Here Are the Facts You Need to Understand Apple (AAPL)

After moving 1.0% during today's afternoon session, Apple is now trading at a price of $174.1 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $199.56.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide.

Potential Apple Investors Should Analyze the Following:

  • Apple has moved 19.0% over the last year.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.84. A number between 0 and 1 could mean that the market is undervaluing Apple's estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 45.2

  • Apple currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.5%.

Understanding Apple's Operating Margins

Date Reported Total Revenue ($ k) Operating Expenses ($ k) Operating Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-10-28 394,328,000 -51,345,000 30 0.0
2021-10-29 365,817,000 -43,887,000 30 25.0
2020-10-30 274,515,000 -38,668,000 24 -4.0
2019-10-31 260,174,000 -34,462,000 25 -7.41
2018-11-05 265,595,000 -30,941,000 27 0.0
2017-11-03 229,234,000 -26,842,000 27

Apple's operating margins have averaged 27.2% over the last 6 years, which is significantly higher than the Computer Hardware industry average of 21.41%. The firm's margins exhibit a relatively stable growth trend of 1.9%.

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