Wall St. discounts Apple's growth potential

Apple, with its $50 a share in cash, could earn as much as $17 to $20 a share in 2011, which means the stock is trading at a cheap 12.5 times next year’s earnings. Cramer said even if Apple hits his $300 target, the stock will still be cheap trading at just 15 times earnings.

“That’s less than almost every single growth stock I follow,” Cramer said, “and even less than the S&P 500’s multiple.”

via Jim Cramer Predicts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will hit $300 a Share | Madd Money.

S&P forecasts the S&P 500 average P/E for 6/30/2010 at 22.57.

Readers of this blog may recall that I noticed Apple’s discounted valuation several times.


2 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. Tom Ross Ross,

    Partly it could still be the effect of subscription accounting.

  2. Very unlikely in my opinion. My pet theory is that the stock is discounted because of Steve Jobs. His mortality hangs like a pall over everything.

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