Apple’s second quarter earnings are coming up on April 27, and analysts at Citi think the company is going to blow away expectations.
Last quarter, Apple reported a record quarter with iPhone sales of more than 74 million as the company raked in more than $18 billion in profit, the most profitable quarter in corporate history.
And as the world’s biggest company closes in on its next quarter, Citi’s Jim Suva expects Apple will beat expectations.
Here’s Suva’s breakdown of just how good Apple’s quarter is going to be relative to expectations:
Suva also expects that Apple will increase its capital return plans, upping its share buyback program to $120 billion from $90 billion, and increasing its dividend by at least 10%.
This note follows commentary from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, who wrote in a note on Tuesday that Apple Watch sales will likely total 1 million units in its opening weekend.
Of course, there are always risks to any forecast, and the 3 big ones that Suva sees for Apple are:
Citi has a “Buy” rating and $145 price target on shares and has added the stock to its “US Focus List,” reserved for the firm’s highest conviction stock ideas.
This story originally appeared on Business Insider.
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