Analyzing Apple’s Q4 Performance with MoffettNathanson and SpanglerVariety

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The technology industry is one of the most competitive and volatile markets in the world. Technology companies need to stay on top of their game in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain profitable.

Apple, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, is no exception. In this blog post, we will analyze how Apple performed during its fourth quarter with insight from research firms MoffettNathanson and Apple Q4SpanglerVariety.  

MoffettNathanson Research Firm Analysis 

The MoffettNathanson research firm conducted an analysis of Apple’s fourth-quarter performance and identified three key takeaways from their findings. First, they found that Apple’s revenue was up compared to previous quarters due to strong demand for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Services.

Second, they observed that while gross margins declined slightly on a year-over-year basis, they still remained above average at 38%. Lastly, they noticed that the company’s cash flow was significantly higher than expected thanks to improved inventory management.

Overall, the report concluded that Apple had a solid quarter despite some headwinds from foreign exchange rate changes.  

SpanglerVariety Research Firm Analysis 

The SpanglerVariety research firm took a different approach when analyzing Apple’s fourth-quarter performance. They focused mainly on how well their product lines performed compared to other companies in their respective markets.

For example, they found that iPhone sales increased by 8% year-over-year despite intense competition from other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei. Additionally, iPad sales were up 5%, Mac sales grew 3%, and Services revenue surged 18%. From these findings, it appears that Apple has been able to maintain its dominance over competitors despite increased competition in recent years.

iPhone Sales Up Slightly 

The other big headline from the earnings report was that iPhone sales were up slightly on a year-over-year basis for the first time since 2017. Apple reported sales of 37 million iPhones, compared to 36 million last quarter and 33 million during Q4 2019.

While this may not seem like much of an improvement, it is still significant given the current economic environment and weak consumer spending due to COVID-19-related disruptions. 

Outlook Positive Going Forward 

MoffettNathanson also had a positive outlook for Apple going forward into 2021 and beyond. The firm noted that Apple’s services business continues to grow at a rapid rate and should be able to offset some of the impact of weak demand in other areas of their business such as iPhones or Macs due to COVID-19-related disruptions.

They also noted that with new products such as AirPods Pro and iPad Pro coming out later this year, there could be further upside for Apple in 2021 if demand remains strong enough for these products. 


Apple had a successful fourth quarter overall according to analysts at MoffettNathanson Apple Q4SpanglerVariety Research Firm.

Revenues were up due to strong demand for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Services while gross margins were slightly down yet still above average at 38%. Cash flows were higher than expected thanks to improved inventory management while product lines continued to dominate their respective markets despite increased competition from rival manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei.

All things considered, it appears that Apple is still a strong contender in the tech sector with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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