Bullish Analyst Says Apple Has Potential to Become Trillion Dollar Company Within 18 Months

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has the potential to become a trillion dollar company by 2019, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani.

    In a research note on Monday, Daryanani said Apple could reach or exceed a trillion dollar market cap within the next 12 to 18 months.

    An excerpt from Daryanani's research note, edited slightly for clarity:
    Daryanani believes the so-called "iPhone 8" and the upgrade supercycle it's expected to drive will be a major catalyst towards Apple's path to a trillion dollar valuation. Looking further ahead, he thinks there is potential for Apple to continue growing its Services category revenue by double digits year over year.
    Apple's Services category brought in $7.17 billion last quarter, from $6 billion in the year-ago quarter, representing 18 percent year-over-year growth. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Services category is already the size of a Fortune 100 company, with hopes to double the category's revenue by 2020.

    Earlier this month, Apple's market cap surpassed the $800 billion mark for the first time ever as the company's shares traded above $153. RBC has raised its Apple stock price target to $168, up from $157, given the upside it anticipates from the iPhone 8 and increasing services-related revenue.

    Wall Street analyst Brian White also raised his 12-month price target for Apple's stock to $202, up from $185, earlier this month. White believes Apple "remains among the most underappreciated stocks in the world," and his bullish price target suggests the company could be valued at a trillion dollars within the next year.

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  2. Sunny1990, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 22, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Services category is already thesize of a Fortune 100 company, with hopes to double the category's "revenue" by 2020. :- Macrumors quote

    Remember Once Former CEO of Apple Said :-

    "I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and... it wasn't that important — because I never did it for the money."

    "Apple's goal isn't to make money. Our goal is to design and develop and bring to market good products.... We trust as a consequence of that, people will like them, and as another consequence, we'll make some money. But we're really clear about what our goals are."

    Times have changed,seems like now it's more for the money,Well done Tim Cook
  3. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
    Apple will have to release more than just watch bands to make that happen.
  4. BigDO macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
  5. Kes.Siebring macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2017
    Planet E-arth
    and yet, they can not add zooming to the xCode storyboards (Cocoa apps)
  6. gatortpk macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    I hope everything goes well this fall, otherwise trillion dollar market cap won't happen.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    The rebel has become part of the system.

    Such is the natural cycle.
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  9. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2015
    Long Beach, California
    Dude, honestly the watch band comments are getting really old and it doesn't sound as witty as you think it does. Apple has a lot of R&D going on right now in autonomous vehicles and health functions for the Apple Watch. I'm part of a research study right now on my Watch, they're collecting my heart rate data from the Cardiogram app in an effort to make the watch detect heart beat abnormalities, heart disease and cardiac arrest. And yeah, they release bands in pretty colors too. Your point?

    Do some research and have some faith. Buy some stock and you may very well make a tidy profit from it. Or just miss out on it, up to you.
  10. Bacillus Suspended


    Jun 25, 2009
    Oh man, they should've killed MagSafe ages ago...
  11. Relentless Power, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 22, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It is? Since you decided to quote Steve Jobs, I suggest you reread your quote again. Because Apple is still company that makes exceptional products and the consumer chooses to support Apple's products line and services, which results in Apple making money. It's an exchange for services and there a successful company because of it. They're making money because they make a product that lasts and they stand behind that.
  12. busyscott macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2015
    I kinda hate that they are seeing this much love and bullish predictions in the marketplace. I'm sure they look at this as an indicator that they are making the right decisions, but based on my (albeit anecdotal) experiences and conversations, people are seriously concerned about the Mac line and that may have a bigger impact on phone purchases than Apple realizes.

    What happens when the "Sheeple" that raved about Apple's superior products start jumping ship and singing a different tune?

    I think the dedicated minority has a bigger influence on the quiet majority than Apple is comfortable admitting.
  13. lostngone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2003
    "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders," Michael Dell

  14. djcerla, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 22, 2017

    djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    Yeah, hiring 200 biomed PhD's and spending billions in research on a glucose-metering device surely corroborates your point. Only for the money.
  15. Sunny1990, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 22, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Not every part of the world, apples service is pathetic and very limited where i lived before, their products are deadly expensive and no AC+ no customer support. It's up to you, you take risk and buy these expensive products and if anything wrong happen during the warranty period it's owners loss, they don't even thouch the damn thing.

    I agree with you on their products, they are solid build and can easily outlast their owners if kept with well care + continous software support.
  16. Valtari macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2015
    First thing I read was "******** Analyst"
  17. diipii macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2012
    That old bubble just gets bigger and bigger.......
  18. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    Who is this "Foolish Analist" anyway? And why does he assume Apple actually want to sell trillion dollars instead of iPhones? It's all very well selling trillion dollars but surely not many people will be able to afford them?.

    (I should point out here that I take things literally and beleve everything I read. That's what I read anyway)
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think anybody that buys expensive product takes a risk. But at least I have the comfortability knowing that Apple will stand behind their product and I know I'm receiving a very well-made item in return. Speaking in terms of purchases in the U.S., anytime is I have had issues any of their products, they rectified it. Their Customer service is the other half of why choose to support Apple besides their productline.
  20. Bacillus, May 22, 2017
    Last edited: May 24, 2017

    Bacillus Suspended


    Jun 25, 2009
    Money has become their greatest enemy right now.
    It has forced them into a defensive/incumbent position and stalled ambition to make new, revolutionary products. Thus alienated them from their original mission, which is exactly what SJ warned about.
    Look at the latest iPad, a 4/5 years old design that denies every form of inspiration/innovation.
    Disruptive innovation (launching new products, initially cannibalizing existing products)
    has become the opposite of what they want: to keep marketshare, to remain leader, to not disturb current business. Move up the premium laddder, rebranding existing stuff as Pro (adding some gimmicks to justify price increases)
    So superfluous budgets, massive R&D, but hardly any incentive to use them. Thousands of patents, but mostly defensive, keeping them unused to prevent the competion to innovate.
    Leading to very few new products and designs.
    What essentially drives Apple now is greed on a massive scale, requiring TC to save the humble image ("caring" for the impaired, pleading "accessibility", to distract public attention from inaccessibility due to increased prices)
    Health: lots of incentives in the approach to conquer new markets. But difficult or impossible to get accreditation in medical world, which they grossly underestimated.
    Same for autonomous vehicles: failed partnerships, difficult to innovate, absolutely no position to make an inroad in entirely new market. Huge investments to be written off already. Facial loss will prevent them from getting out. Lack of position/momentum will force them to buy themselves in somewhere. Only then, if any, the race begins.
    iPhone will remain strong (it is and remains the cash cow) but it will take them utmost energy to stay current. And with all the attention going into paraphernalia activities, that will go at cost of the mid-segment (Mac, iPad, IT)
    Innovation level remains incredibly low: companies of this mammoth size should bring 10/20 new products a year (compare with the car industry to realize what true competition would do)
    The secret pact with Samsung (going to its limits supplying key technology on a mass scale, despite being "sued") impairs every form of an open smartphone marketplace currently.
  21. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    well....that will definitely ensure Apple never gets to hear the complaints of the whiny folk such as myself here in Macrumours. The next MBP will cost more, the next iPhone will cost more, the next iPad will cost more and the next adaptor will cost more.
  22. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    "They didn't release the Mac I wanted, so they are doomed."

    -Half the forum users

    If they are so doomed, why are you still worried about them? You should have moved on from them quite some time ago, seeing as that is what happens when companies eventually fail. You should be enjoying your Samsung, HTC, Microsoft or whatever other company product. Everyone loves to state how Apple have lost their way and are bound to fail, yet your continuing to hang around proves the exact opposite.
  23. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world

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