Impressive ... but Not Apple Impressive

Apple falls short of sky-high expectations, but is the stock cheap? At 11 times earnings, it's hard to argue that it's not -- though there's one metric that should make investors very nervous. The Fool's Eric Bleeker explains in the following video.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and more importantly, your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On January 23, 2013, at 7:45 PM, luxetlibertas wrote:

    The lower margins were expected. Apple had much higher costs, due to the new and difficult to make product designs. Remember Foxconn (and its workers) complaining about that?

    Perfectionism costs money. *My* main takeaway is that Apple still rapidly expands its user base and its ecosystem, and demand outstrips capacity for key products. Not bad at all.

    The prices did not come down (although that will inevitably happen at some point in the future), and despite these prices demand was very healthy. But costs went up. I don't think that amounts to a fundamental problem for Apple.

    Of course, Google's Android and Samsung *do* represent a a big challenge. But Apple is doing fine.

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