Bullish Analyst Says Apple Has Potential to Become Trillion Dollar Company Within 18 Months

Apple has the potential to become a trillion dollar company by 2019, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani.

In a research note on Monday, Daryanani said Apple could reach or exceed a trillion dollar market cap within the next 12 to 18 months.

An excerpt from Daryanani's research note, edited slightly for clarity:

In aggregate, we see a scenario where in the 2019 fiscal year, Apple sustains $12+ earnings per share and, assuming the valuation frameworks remains stable/improves, it should get AAPL stock toward $192–$195, which would equate to a market cap above $1 trillion.

Daryanani believes the so-called "iPhone 8" and the upgrade supercycle it's expected to drive will be a major catalyst towards Apple's path to a trillion dollar valuation. Looking further ahead, he thinks there is potential for Apple to continue growing its Services category revenue by double digits year over year.

Longer-term, we think there is potential for Apple to continue growing Services revenue by double digit year-over-year given the company's expanding installed base [of devices], increasing App Store sales within the current installed base, demand for cloud storage/compute services, and further adoption of Apple Pay.

Apple's Services category brought in $7.17 billion last quarter, from $6 billion in the year-ago quarter, representing 18 percent year-over-year growth. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Services category is already the size of a Fortune 100 company, with hopes to double the category's revenue by 2020.

Earlier this month, Apple's market cap surpassed the $800 billion mark for the first time ever as the company's shares traded above $153. RBC has raised its Apple stock price target to $168, up from $157, given the upside it anticipates from the iPhone 8 and increasing services-related revenue.

Wall Street analyst Brian White also raised his 12-month price target for Apple's stock to $202, up from $185, earlier this month. White believes Apple "remains among the most underappreciated stocks in the world," and his bullish price target suggests the company could be valued at a trillion dollars within the next year.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
37 months ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Services category is already thesize of a Fortune 100 company, with hopes to double the category's "revenue" by 2020. :- Macrumors quote

Remember Once Former CEO of Apple Said :-

"I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and... it wasn't that important — because I never did it for the money."

"Apple's goal isn't to make money. Our goal is to design and develop and bring to market good products.... We trust as a consequence of that, people will like them, and as another consequence, we'll make some money. But we're really clear about what our goals are."

Times have changed,seems like now it's more for the money,Well done Tim Cook
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
37 months ago

Apple will have to release more than just watch bands to make that happen.

Dude, honestly the watch band comments are getting really old and it doesn't sound as witty as you think it does. Apple has a lot of R&D going on right now in autonomous vehicles and health functions for the Apple Watch. I'm part of a research study right now on my Watch, they're collecting my heart rate data from the Cardiogram app in an effort to make the watch detect heart beat abnormalities, heart disease and cardiac arrest. And yeah, they release bands in pretty colors too. Your point?

Do some research and have some faith. Buy some stock and you may very well make a tidy profit from it. Or just miss out on it, up to you.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
37 months ago
Apple will have to release more than just watch bands to make that happen.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
37 months ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Services category is already thesize of a Fortune 100 company, with hopes to double thecategory's revenue by 2020. :- Macrumors quote

Times have changed,seems like now it's only for the money,Well done Tim Cook

Yeah, hiring 200 biomed PhD's and spending billions in research on a glucose-metering device surely corroborates your point. Only for the money.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
37 months ago

Dude, honestly the watch band comments are getting really old and it doesn't sound as witty as you think it does. Apple has a lot of R&D going on right now in autonomous vehicles and health functions for the Apple Watch. I'm part of a research study right now on my Watch, they're collecting my heart rate data from the Cardiogram app in an effort to make the watch detect heart beat abnormalities, heart disease and cardiac arrest. And yeah, they release bands in pretty colors too. Your point?

Do some research and have some faith. Buy some stock and you may very well make a tidy profit from it. Or just miss out on it, up to you.

Money has become their greatest enemy right now.
It has forced them into a defensive/incumbent position and stalled ambition to make new, revolutionary products. Thus alienated them from their original mission, which is exactly what SJ warned about.
Look at the latest iPad, a 4/5 years old design that denies every form of inspiration/innovation.
Disruptive innovation (launching new products, initially cannibalizing existing products)
has become the opposite of what they want: to keep marketshare, to remain leader, to not disturb current business. Move up the premium laddder, rebranding existing stuff as Pro (adding some gimmicks to justify price increases)
So superfluous budgets, massive R&D, but hardly any incentive to use them. Thousands of patents, but mostly defensive, keeping them unused to prevent the competion to innovate.
Leading to very few new products and designs.
What essentially drives Apple now is greed on a massive scale, requiring TC to save the humble image ("caring" for the impaired, pleading "accessibility", to distract public attention from inaccessibility due to increased prices)
Health: lots of incentives in the approach to conquer new markets. But difficult or impossible to get accreditation in medical world, which they grossly underestimated.
Same for autonomous vehicles: failed partnerships, difficult to innovate, absolutely no position to make an inroad in entirely new market. Huge investments to be written off already. Facial loss will prevent them from getting out. Lack of position/momentum will force them to buy themselves in somewhere. Only then, if any, the race begins.
iPhone will remain strong (it is and remains the cash cow) but it will take them utmost energy to stay current. And with all the attention going into paraphernalia activities, that will go at cost of the mid-segment (Mac, iPad, IT)
Innovation level remains incredibly low: companies of this mammoth size should bring 10/20 new products a year (compare with the car industry to realize what true competition would do)
The secret pact with Samsung (going to its limits supplying key technology on a mass scale, despite being "sued") impairs every form of an open smartphone marketplace currently.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
37 months ago
I kinda hate that they are seeing this much love and bullish predictions in the marketplace. I'm sure they look at this as an indicator that they are making the right decisions, but based on my (albeit anecdotal) experiences and conversations, people are seriously concerned about the Mac line and that may have a bigger impact on phone purchases than Apple realizes.

What happens when the "Sheeple" that raved about Apple's superior products start jumping ship and singing a different tune?

I think the dedicated minority has a bigger influence on the quiet majority than Apple is comfortable admitting.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky

Tuesday March 31, 2020 10:22 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has acquired weather app Dark Sky, Dark Sky's developers announced today. Dark Sky is one of the most popular weather apps on the App Store, known for its accuracy and storm warnings. Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy. There is no ...

Zoom Accused of Misleading Users With 'End-to-End Encryption' Claims Amid Other Security Issues [Updated]

Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:47 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Zoom is facing fresh scrutiny today following a report that the videoconferencing app's encryption claims are misleading. Zoom states on its website and in its security white paper that the app supports end-to-end encryption, a term that refers to a way of protecting user content so that the company has no access to it whatsoever. However, an investigation by The Intercept reveals that...

Case for Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Shows Up at Best Buy With Alleged April 5 Stock Date

Monday March 30, 2020 4:25 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has a new low-cost iPhone in the works, which is supposed to be launching sometime in the first half of 2020. Given the ongoing situation in the United States and other countries, it's been unclear if the device is going to launch within the planned timeline, but there are signs that it could be coming soon. We started seeing cases for the new low-cost iPhone back in early February,...

Bloomberg: Apple's 5G iPhone Still on Schedule for Fall Launch, But Future Products Could Be Delayed

Monday March 30, 2020 2:40 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple's 5G iPhone is still on track to launch within the company's typical annual fall release schedule, according to a new Bloomberg report on filed on Monday. Signs are that Apple's Chinese-centric manufacturing -- of which Hon Hai is the linchpin -- is slowly getting back on track. The next iPhones with 5G wireless capabilities remain on schedule to launch in the fall, partly because mass...

Testing Brydge's New Pro+ Keyboard With Trackpad for iPad Pro

Monday March 30, 2020 2:04 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Well ahead of when Apple introduced trackpad support in iOS 13.4, Brydge announced an iPad Pro keyboard with a built-in multi-touch trackpad. We have one of Brydge's new Pro+ keyboards on hand, and thought we'd check it out to see how it works with Apple's new 2020 iPad Pro models. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Brydge Pro+ keyboard is similar in design to...

Apple's Work on New Upcoming Products Progressing Normally as Employees Adjust to Telecommuting

Monday March 30, 2020 11:58 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple's development of upcoming products is progressing as usual despite the fact that Apple employees around the world are working from home, according to a new report today out from Bloomberg. Apple is still working on new versions of the HomePod, Apple TV, MacBook Pro, budget iPads, Apple Watch, iPhone, and iMac, all of which could be released "as early as later this year" and have been...

Apple Releases ProRes RAW Beta for Windows

Monday March 30, 2020 9:33 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released ProRes RAW for Windows in a beta capacity (via Mark Gurman), with the software designed to allow ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ video files to be watched in compatible applications on Windows machines. According to Apple, the software will let the files be played within several Adobe apps: Adobe After Effects (Beta) Adobe Media Encocder (Beta) Adobe Premiere...

Apple Configurator 2 Updated With New Features, Including Support for Restoring Firmware on 2019 Mac Pro

Tuesday March 31, 2020 5:34 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Configurator 2 has been updated to version 2.12 with several improvements, including support for restoring firmware on the 2019 Mac Pro. The release notes:• Added support for restoring firmware on the 2019 Mac Pro • Allow access to websites using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 • VPN: Configure Provider Designated Requirement for Custom SSL connection type • VPN: Configure network options for ...

Seemingly Unreleased Version of Logic Pro X With Live Loops Appears on Apple's Education Site [Updated]

Sunday March 29, 2020 7:23 am PDT by Hartley Charlton
Update: Apple has replaced the Logic Pro X image with an older version. Original story follows. A seemingly unreleased version of Logic Pro X has appeared on Apple's education site, as spotted by a Reddit user. The image from Apple's education products page shows a 16-inch MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X, but with a familiar interface that looks extremely similar to GarageBand's Live Loops ...

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air vs. 2020 iPad Pro

Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:45 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple in March updated both the MacBook Air and the iPad Pro, and with the iPad Pro increasingly positioned as a computer replacement, we thought we'd compare both new machines to see how they measure up and which one might be a better buy depending on user needs. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We're comparing the base model 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the base model...