Analysts expect Apple to report sales of 39.8 million to 43.3 million iPhone handsets for fiscal Q3

Analysts expect Apple to report sales of 39.8 million to 43.3 million iPhone handsets for fiscal Q3
Apple is set to report its fiscal third quarter earnings report on Tuesday after the stock market closes. Usually, Apple releases its report around 5pm EDT. The most anticipated data that comes from the quarterly report is the number of  iPhone units sold by Apple during the three month period. The company's fiscal third quarter covers the calendar second quarter, which runs from April through June.

Apple's fiscal third quarter is typically the slowest period of the year when it comes to iPhone sales. That is because prospective iPhone buyers will usually sit on their wallets during the summer, awaiting the new batch of iOS handsets that are unveiled each September. As a result, Apple's fiscal first quarter, which includes a full three months of sales for the latest models (except for the delayed iPhone X last year) and the holiday shopping season, is the best three-month quarter for the iPhone.

According to a recent report, 17 analysts (10 of them who toil on Wall Street) are expecting Apple to report handset sales in the range of 39.8 million to 43.3 million units for the fiscal third quarter. The average of 42.05 million represents a 2.4% gain year-over-year.

Other numbers to watch include the Average Selling Price of the iPhone. Last quarter, Apple reported that the ASP was $728, up from $655 year-over-year. That seemed to indicate better than expected sales of the premium priced tenth anniversary model. The company also is focusing on its services, and last quarter revenue in that segment rose 31% year-over-year to $9.19 billion.

Last quarter, Apple sold 9.1 million iPad tablets and Tuesday's report should tell us whether the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018), with Apple Pencil support and prices starting at $329, gained any traction during the quarter. While Apple doesn't break out individual Apple Watch sales, last quarter Cook said that sales of wearables rose 50%. A recent report from research firm Canalys said that 3.5 million Apple Watches were shipped during Apple's fiscal third quarter. That is a 30% rise in deliveries year-over-year.

Apple is the leader right now in the race to become the first public company worth one trillion dollars. Based on Friday's closing stock price, Apple is worth close to $942 billion. If the company can blow through iPhone estimates, show a nice gain in the iPhone's ASP and report much higher services revenue, the stock just might take a giant leap toward the magic number.

source: Apple3.0

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7 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And this Fall I’ll be forced to get an iPhone with that ridiculous, ugly notch.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 636; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah and probley the next 5 year

3. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Seems like some android troll hacked your account.

6. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Definitely apple took over the brain of yours. Apple controls you.

7. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The Notch is a terrible compromise by any OEM. Just because you liek it, doesn't mean everyone has too. I like the iPhone X and it would be 99% perfect if it didn't have that stupid eyesore. They could have just reduced the bezel. Just because you don't agree, doesn't make anyone a troll.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 633; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

No, you're not. It's a choice. There are plenty of phones without notches out there.

5. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

So we're calling Apple's highly paid marketing and hype strategists "analysts" now? Back in the ancient times of around 23 days ago A.D. they were called SHILLS.

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