From this roundup from 9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy on analyst expectations:
Ahead of tomorrow’s AAPL Q3 2021 earnings report, analysts are expecting good news. The Wall Street consensus is that the Cupertino company will report fiscal Q3/calendar Q2 revenue of $72.93B – up from 59.69B in the same quarter last year.
They expect earnings per share to reflect both this dramatic revenue growth and continued stock buybacks that effectively increase the value of each remaining share.
Certainly a core issue on the call will be Tim Cook’s comments on the pandemic, both in the previous quarter and in terms of its impact on future performance.