Daily Market Blog: Apple aces aplenty
"58 billion Dollars worth of sales in 90 odd days is amazing, net profits of 13.6 billion for the quarter is even more amazing. That translates to 2.33 Dollars per share. Gross margin improved to 40.8 percent from the comparable quarter (Q2 2014) last year, where it clocked 39.3 percent. Forget the strong Dollar, which has been the flavour for the reporting season thus far, 69 percent of Apple's sales are beyond the US borders. Meaning that only 31 percent of their sales are mainland US. In fact, for the first time iPhone sales in China were bigger than that of the US"
To market, to market to buy a fat pig. Although I do not like holidays encroaching on work time, I do believe that yesterday, Freedom Day is a special day for our country. I think that every year I tell you my boring story of how there was no queue when I voted in the 1994 elections, I voted a day early at the embassy in Maputo. On the 26th. There were three or four people ahead of my parents and my sister, that was it. No excitement, singing or dancing. I must admit that I felt empowered in some strange way, I was a little nervous doing something that 19,533,498 other people did that day. That is according to the Wikipedia entry South African general election, 1994.