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$ROP 2Q15 PR: Net sales for the quarter were $889.5MM compared to $885.2MM in 2Q14. Net earnings for the quarter were $171.3MM compared to $157.4MM in 2Q14. Operating profit for the quarter was $279MM compared to $271MM in 2Q14. GAAP gross margin increased 90BP to 60% & adjusted gross margin increased to 60.1%, a 100BP over prior year.
Apple ($AAPL) reported decline in sales and profits from comparable quarter last year, attributing the decline to announcement of iPhone 7/7s. Sales and profit are being guided higher for next quarter. Apple is a solid company and will continue to dominate tech and consumer electronics segment for a while. Personally, looks like there is little downside in this investment.
Waiting with fingers crossed for $AAPL’s fourth quarter earnings.
Looking ahead to $AAPL earnings release later in the afternoon today? Gene Munster, analyst from Piper Jaffrey and the most respected authority for Apple, had this to say - "The second and slightly larger group of investors believe the tail of the iPhone 7 is irrelevant, and is betting that the iPhone 10th Anniversary will yield a jump in growth from flat to up ~15%."