Apple & Google Q2 Earnings Results

Apple & Google Q2 Earnings Results
TradeGM Analysis date_range July 28th, 2021
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The Headlines


apple demolishes earnings

Key Points:

  • Apple reported strong fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, demolishing Wall Street expectations.
  • Every one of Apple’s major product lines grew over 12% on an annual basis. 
  • iPhone sales increased nearly 50% on an annual basis.  
  • Despite the strong quarterly results, Apple shares fell after executives warned that chip supply constraints could impact iPhones and iPads this quarter.

Overall, Apple’s sales were up 36% from the June quarter last year. iPhone sales increased nearly 50% on an annual basis.

Apple stock was down over 2% in extended trading. It dropped on Tuesday after Apple warned on its earnings call growth in the September quarter would not be as strong as June’s.

EPS: $1.30 vs. $1.01 estimated

Revenue: $81.41 billion vs. $73.30 billion estimated, up 36% year-over-year 

iPhone revenue: $39.57 billion vs. $34.01 billion estimated, up 49.78% year-over-year 

Services revenue: $17.48 billion vs. $16.33 billion estimated, up 33% year-over-year 

Other Products revenue: $8.76 billion vs. $7.80 billion estimated, up 40% year-over-year 

Mac revenue:$8.24 billion vs. $8.07 billion estimated, up 16% year-over-year 

iPad revenue: $7.37 billion vs. $7.15 billion estimated, up 12% year-over-year 

Gross margin: 43.3% vs. 41.9% estimated 


apple Q3 2021

Key Points:

  • Apple’s services revenue surpassed analyst estimates.
  • Profit margins on the company’s services revenue are much larger than on revenue generated through product sales.
  • iPhone sales rose 49.8% compared to the year-ago quarter.
apple earnings results table

Earnings per share (EPS) came in well above expectations, doubling from the year-ago quarter. Revenue also exceeded analyst forecasts by a wide margin, rising 36.4% year over year (YOY) to a record high for the June quarter. 

Apple’s services revenue beat analysts’ estimates. The company’s shares were up slightly in after-hours trading. Over the past year, Apple’s shares have provided a total return of 55.9%, well above the S&P 500’s total return of 35.9%.



Google's digital ad sales

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s stock jumped more than 3% in extended trading Tuesday after it reported advertising sales that shot its revenue and earnings well past analysts’ estimates.

The search-engine giant GOOGL, -1.59% GOOG, -2.04%, turbocharged by digital advertising, reported net income of $18.53 billion, or $27.26 a share, in its fiscal second quarter, compared with net income of $6.96 billion, or $10.13 a share, in the same quarter last year.

Key Number:

  • Revenue after removing traffic-acquisition costs ($10.93 billion) jumped to $50.95 billion from $31.6 billion in the year-ago period. Overall revenue soared 62% to $61.9 billion. It is the first time Alphabet has cracked $60 billion in quarterly sales.
  • Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated net income of $19.24 a share, on ex-TAC revenue of $56.2 billion.
  • Of special note, Alphabet’s operating margin improved to 31% in the quarter, vs. 17% in the same quarter a year ago.


Google advertising revenue

Key Points:

  • Alphabet crushed Wall Street’s expectations as it saw dramatic advertising growth amid the pandemic bounce-back.
  • YouTube revenue came in over $7 billion, up 83% from last year, drawing close to Netflix’s quarterly revenue, which was $7.34 billion.
  • The stock rose more than 3% in after-hours trading.

Alphabet (Google) reported Q2 2021 earnings after the bell. The stock rose more than 3% after hours on the strong numbers, which crushed analyst expectations.

Earnings per share (EPS): $27.26 vs $19.34 per share

Revenue: $61.88 billion vs $56.16 billion

YouTube advertising revenue: $7.00 billion vs $6.37 billion expected

Google Cloud revenue: $4.63 billion vs $4.40 billion expected

Traffic acquisition costs (TAC): $10.93 billion vs $9.74 billion expected


alphabet (google) Q2 2021

Key Points:

  • Google Cloud revenue surpassed analyst estimates.
  • Google Cloud is one of Alphabet’s primary business segments. It provides developers with a cloud platform for building, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Google advertising revenue rose 68.9% compared to the year-ago quarter.
alphabet (google) earnings results table


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