UBS Says Apple Can Reduce Impact of Tariffs; Not a Big Deal -- But That May Mean the Selling is Overdone
Date Published: 2018-11-27
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LEDEUBS analyst Timothy Arcuri sent a note to clients today emphasizing that the impact of tariffs on Apple could be mitigated and would be incremental at worst.
StoryOn 11-26-2018 CMLviz reported that Apple iPhones Will Face Tariffs Soon and all Chinese Imports May be Next if Negotiations Don't Go Well in Upcoming Summit.
Today we get one analyst's opinion, which may alleviate some fear around a disastrous outcome, according to Markets Insider.
While the entire world watches the upcoming G20 summit to see if China and the United States will come closer to a trade deal, if the two countries leave with a sour taste in their mouths, UBS still feels that Apple will be hurt only incrementally.
Selling Overdone?For a look at current estimates, we turn to the Analyst Tab on this site (www.CMLviz.com). We will start with revenue estimates.
Even with the wave of seemingly bad news surrounding iPhone demand irrespective of the tariffs, Wall Street analysts as surveyed by Factset still show Apple growing revenue from $279.5 billion to $291 billion.
Next we can look at earnings per share (EPS). We can see that analysts are calling for current fiscal year EPSof $13.42 and see that increasing to $14.87 next fiscal year.
Those EPS numbers imply a next fiscal year forward PE ratio of 11.63 for Apple, well below the S&P 500's current PE of 21.86.
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