Is Another Apple Streak About to Die?


After 10 years of year-over-year quarterly earnings growth, Apple proved mortal in its latest quarter. Profitability declined for the first time since 2013.

The next growth streak to come to an end may be Apple's top line. The consumer tech giant's guidance calls for revenue during the current fiscal third quarter to clock in between $33.5 billion and $35.5 billion. We would be looking at $34.5 billion at the midpoint of that range, and that's less than the $35 billion that it rang up a year earlier.

Yes, Apple routinely offers up conservative guidance that it can beat, but in this video longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz discusses how Apple may have a hard time keeping its revenue growth going.

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