In the last fiscal quarter of 2011, Apple grossed over $40 billion dollars with over 36 million iPhones sold.
This year analysts expect the company to set a new record.
Their analysis is based on expenses that Apple intends to do, as the company plans to spend no more than $7.5 billion in 2012. This money represents expenditures designed to increase its capital.
“Apple’s revenue and capex ex-retail stores have been 97% correlated over the past seven years and the acceleration in capex growth signals a similar acceleration in revenue growth, in our view,” Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty wrote in a note to investors this week.
Compared to 2011, the amount increases to over $3 billion and the growth in revenues would be nearly $ 10 billion.
In recent years, each increase in the expenditures was correlated with an increase in revenues and this year Apple might have the best fiscal quarter ever.
The iPhone 5 is expected to generate very high sales during the holidays.