Want to join the conversation?
Jim Suva of Citi asks about DMS as it seemed like operating at a loss. $JBL said that in its DMS, specifically Green Point, the company has put investments in and there are two main variables for 3Q16. One was a hit in volumes that was abrupt and couldn't get out of some of the variable cost. Secondly, most of cost allocation for Green Point.
Apple ($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%."