As one of the world’s leading technology companies, Apple’s stock price and market value have always been ranked top in the world. Once, as the world’s first technology company with a market value of over US$1 trillion, Apple has recently set a new record.
Apple’s market value broke through the $3 trillion mark in intraday trading on Monday, but then fell below this mark. Apple’s stock price corresponding to a market value of 3 trillion US dollars is 182.86 US dollars.
According to foreign media reports, since the late Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone in January 2007, Apple’s stock price has risen 5,800%, far exceeding 230% of the S&P 500 index over the same period. Increase.
Foreign media analysts pointed out that although Apple’s market value of over $3 trillion is more meaningful than symbolic, it shows that investors are optimistic about Apple’s stock and its ability to grow. According to the market value of 3 trillion US dollars, the company’s stock price has doubled in four years, and many analysts believe that Apple’s stock price still has a lot of room to rise in the future.
It is understood that Apple once reached a market value of US$1 trillion in intraday trading on August 2, 2018, becoming the first US listed company with a market value of US$1 trillion. Just two years later, on August 19, 2020, its market value reached US$2 trillion, and it took less than a year and a half to go from US$2 trillion to US$3 trillion. This speed can be said to rise like a rocket.
Why is Apple able to maintain such a high stock price without too much volatility? Stock repurchase is a very important reason.
Stock repurchases can reduce the supply of stocks in the market, thereby pushing up the company’s stock price, and actually returning funds to investors at a higher stock price. In addition, the reduction of outstanding shares can increase earnings per share, which is an indicator used by many value-based investors to judge a stock.
It is understood that Apple began paying quarterly dividends and repurchasing shares in March 2012. According to data provided by S&P Global Markets Financial Intelligence, Apple has spent more than $467 billion on stock repurchases since then until last summer.
Of course, behind such a strong stock price, it is impossible to have strong fiscal revenue.
According to data released by the research organization Counterpoint Research and other parties, in fiscal 2021, Apple’s revenue set a new record, reaching 365.8 billion U.S. dollars, of which iPhone revenue was as high as 191.973 billion U.S. dollars, which was an increase of 54.192 billion over the 2020 fiscal year. Dollar.
As of the third quarter of 2021, Apple ranked second in the world with a 15% market share. With the help of the iPhone13 series, Apple has maintained its position as the number one domestic shipment for two consecutive months in October and November.
As Apple’s most watched product, the iPhone is very much anticipated by every generation of updates.
I believe that the iPhone 13 launched last year can see its popularity from the above data. Then the new year comes, and the news about the new iPhone has gradually surfaced.
According to previous revelations, Apple finally plans to upgrade the camera parameters on the iPhone 14. The first is to “cut off” all the lens highlights in appearance, returning to the era when there was no lens protrusion many years ago.
In addition, the pixels of the lens will also be increased from today’s 12 million pixels to a higher level. It is speculated that it may be increased to 48 million at one time.
In addition, recently analyst Jeff Pu also said that in 2023 next year, Apple will launch at least one iPhone 15 model equipped with a periscope telephoto lens.
Although the periscope telephoto lens has appeared on many Android flagship models, it has never appeared on the iPhone. If Apple really wants to adopt the periscope telephoto lens in the future, then it can be foreseen that the telephoto performance of the iPhone will be Will get a lot of improvement.