So If Bloomberg is Right and Apple Pumps Up the Divy
by 56% Plus.....Just To Round off expect $4.15 a quarter For a total of $16.60 a year. This simply comes from free cash...and does not even touch the 137 Billion which is most likely $150 Billion now. To think in terms of the Holiday Quarter which added 23 billion.....Apple will still be adding big time with 3 Quarters of free cash plus from the Holiday Quarter. Would of liked to see them bring the Divy to $20 but i guess that is asking too much. Should know fairly soon.
There is plenty of cash coming in every quarter here in the US to Support the divy without touching the cash here.... Apple can use offshore cash for a buyback...hire an international brokerage house to buy shares and No Tax! Apple can do both with no issue
Otto and Bronze. with Apple spending roughly 12 billion in the last year on Divi and buyback and 10 billion in cap X it was still able to increase U.S.A. FCF 10 billion. If they increase the divi 60% that is 6 billion more funds. That still gives you 4 billion MORE domestic FCF this fiscal year. They can easily increase the divi 60% and double the buyback and not touch the 43 billion in domestic FCF and increase international another 30 billion to 167 billion. You do the math. That makes the total over 200 billion in 1 year AFTER they increase the divi 60% and double the buyback.
This is why anything short of a big increase in annual divi and buyback will be lame at best.
There is a small buyback in place from last year. Raising the dividend is a good idea. The better idea is to do a large buy back but the dividend will encourage the super funds to hold on and buy more.