Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. More Details
Solid track record with mediocre balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Apple's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AAPL is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AAPL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AAPL underperformed the US Tech industry which returned 68% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AAPL exceeded the US Market which returned 50.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Apple's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Apple undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AAPL ($127.45) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($117.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AAPL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AAPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.4x) compared to the US Tech industry average (22.6x).
PE vs Market: AAPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (28.4x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AAPL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (13.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AAPL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (30.7x) compared to the US Tech industry average (2.5x).
How is Apple forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 35 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AAPL's forecast earnings growth (2.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AAPL's earnings (2.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: AAPL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: AAPL's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AAPL's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AAPL's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (185.4%).
How has Apple performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AAPL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AAPL's current net profit margins (23.5%) are higher than last year (21.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AAPL's earnings have grown by 7.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AAPL's earnings growth over the past year (33.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (7.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: AAPL earnings growth over the past year (33.4%) exceeded the Tech industry 1.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst AAPL's Return on Equity (110.31%) is outstanding, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Apple's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AAPL's short term assets ($121.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($106.4B).
Long Term Liabilities: AAPL's short term assets ($121.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($161.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AAPL's debt to equity ratio (173.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AAPL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 61.4% to 173.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AAPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (82.9%).
Interest Coverage: AAPL earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Apple current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: AAPL's dividend (0.69%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: AAPL's dividend (0.69%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.42%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AAPL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: AAPL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: AAPL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AAPL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim Cook (59 yo)
Mr. Timothy D. Cook, also known as Tim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc. since August 24, 2011. Mr. Cook served as the Chief Operating Officer of Apple Inc., from October 14, 2005 to Augu...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD14.77M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tim's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: AAPL's management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AAPL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Apple Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Apple Inc.
- Ticker: AAPL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1977
- Industry: Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$2.127t
- Shares outstanding: 16.69b
- Website: https://www.apple.com
Number of Employees
- Apple Inc.
- One Apple Park Way
- United States
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. The company offers iPhone, a line of sm...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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