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For FY17, $BGG expects net sales to be $1.84-1.89Bil. The company expects revenue growth of 3% with expectations of the US residential lawn and garden market to grow 1-4%. Net income is expected to be $55-62MM or $1.26-1.41 per diluted share, excluding share repurchases. Operating margin is expected to be approx. 5.4-5.7%.
Apple ($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%."