Apple will hold its quarterly conference call with analysts to discuss financial results of its first fiscal quarter of 2009 today (21 January 2009) at 2:00 pm PT, 5:00 pm ET.
On average, the analysts are looking for the Cupertino-based electronics maker to sell approximately 4.5 million iPhones, 18.5 million iPods and about 2.45 million Macs.
Fortune has posted an AAPL earnings smackdown comparing:
The Street (Thompson Financial):
expects Apple to report a relatively anemic quarter, with earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.74 billion. (Apple’s guidance offered a range: EPS between $1.06 and $1.35 on sales somewhere between $9.0 and $10.0 billion.)
to The Blogger (Zaky):
expecting a blow-out quarter so much better than the Street’s consensus — as much as $1 billion — that trading in Apple shares could be halted. The key will be the adjusted — or non-GAAP — earnings that fully report revenue from iPhone sales
On 13 January 2009 AAPL shares were trading at 86.91 – today AAPL is trading around 80.58.
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