Apple’s global picture

“In the first half of Apple’s current fiscal year, revenue rose 5.22% to $103.24 billion,” Robert Paul Leitao writes for Posts at Eventide. “This is the first time Apple’s revenue surpassed $100 billion in a six-month period and is emblematic of the fact the company’s operations are truly global in scope.”

“For the six-month period ended March 29, 2014, nearly 56% of reported revenue was sourced from the company’s traditional strongholds in North America and Europe. Combined, Greater China and Japan delivered 26.19% of reported revenue versus 22.57% of revenue sourced from Europe alone,” Leitao writes. “Currently, the United States and China are the only two countries that deliver 10% or more of Apple’s revenue. Japan is quickly closing the gap and may soon gain entry to this exclusive group of nations.”

“In the six-month period, Greater China delivered revenue growth at a 20.54% rate followed by Japan with a 17.59% growth rate. Europe lagged the aggregate growth rate of 5.22% with a 4.57% revenue growth performance and revenue in the Americas region was virtually static with a 0.04% revenue growth rate,” Leitao writes. “In fact, year-over-year in the Americas region, revenue rose by only $15 million… The company’s fundamental strength viewed through an analysis of Apple’s regional segment performances suggests a foundation for revenue and earnings growth to support the current share price and support for further share price advances as revenue growth rates accelerate through the March quarter of next fiscal year. ”

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.

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