Analysts: Evidence of innovation and upside in Apple’s 10Q filing

“Apple shares are down 4 cents at $115.55 two days following its report of fiscal Q4 revenue slightly below expectations, and a forecast for revenue this quarter well above consensus,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s.

“The Street is focused today on the company’s 10-Q filing,” Ray reports. “Tavis McCourt with Raymond James, who has an Outperform rating on the shares, digs through and finds that capital spending is taking a big leap: ‘Capital expenditures are expected to rise to $16.0 billion in FY17 vs. $12.8 billion in FY16 (+25%). We note that FY16 capital spending was only up ~13% y/y, so some of this may be timing of expenditures. Although no details were given, the majority of capital spending for Apple is product tooling, and the higher capital spending levels would suggest substantial new machine tool purchases for next year’s iPhone, which as most expect will be a more differentiated design than the last few models.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Engel machines for Liquidmetal production?

“For the other off-balance-sheet items, Cowen & Co.’s Timothy Arcuri thinks they are signs of continued innovation…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hmm…

Liquidmetal has partnered exclusively with manufacturing equipment maker Engel, which many consider the leader in injection molding. If something of quality has been injection molded, it’s probably used an Engel machine.

Now think about that for a second. Liquidmetal has an exclusive partnership with Engel to make manufacturing equipment and Engel is the leader in injection molding. On top of that, in order to get one of these Engel Liquidmetal machines, you must have a license from Liquidmetal technologies. Guess who has one? Apple.

Engel is a private, family-run business. Finding out investor information is not easy. This may benefit a super secretive company like Apple because there is no public information on how many machines they’ve sold.Abdel Ibrahim, AppAdvice, October 18, 2016

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