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

Apple moved 0.1% this afternoon session, trading between a high of $174.01 and a low of $169.94 per share. Yesterday the stock finished at $172.88 per share, compared to an average analyst target price of $187.73.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. The large-cap computer manufacturing company is based in the United States, and over the last twelve months it has returned a dividend yield of 0.5%. Apple has trailing twelve months earnings per share (EPS) of 5.96, which at today's prices amounts to a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.0.

Based on its expected future earnings growth, the company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 4.33. Usually a PEG ratio between 0 and 1 indicates a potentially undervalued company.

Overview of the Company's Gross Margins:

Date Reported Revenue ($ k) Cost of Revenue ($ k) Gross Margins (%) YoY Growth (%)
2022-10-28 394,328,000 -223,546,000 43 2.38
2021-10-29 365,817,000 -212,981,000 42 10.53
2020-10-30 274,515,000 -169,559,000 38 0.0
2019-10-31 260,174,000 -161,782,000 38 0.0
2018-11-05 265,595,000 -163,756,000 38 0.0
2017-11-03 229,234,000 -141,048,000 38

Apple's 39.5% average gross margins are thinner than the 36.39% average of the Computer Hardware industry, implying that the firm might be lacking in competitivity.

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