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$NOV 2Q15 PR: Revenues were $3.91Bil, a decrease of 19% from 1Q15 and a decrease of 26% from 2Q14. NOV earned net income of $289MM compared to $619MM in 2Q14. Operating profit, excluding other items, was $455MM, or 11.6% of sales. EBITDA, excluding other items, was $627MM, or 16% of sales, down 45% from the prior year.
Apple ($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%."