5 Killer Stats

$84.3 billion

Apple sales over Christmas

The tech giant updated the market with its latest quarterly results this week, covering the lucrative Christmas period. As had been expected, sales fell 5% from a year ago, although income from its iPhone lines dropped by 15%. The market had however been expecting worse and shares jumped around $10 – or almost 7% – as a result.

$84.3 billion

10%

Fall in Royal Mail share price

A trading statement from the UK postal operator left shares looking distinctly second class this week. Parcel volumes continue to grow as the company sees the benefits of the nation’s obsession with online shopping, but the number of letters sent keeps sliding. Promised productivity savings are yet to be delivered and the company remains constrained by its obligation to provide a universal service, delivering for the same price right across the country.

 
10%

535,000

Pizzas sold by Dominos in a day

The fast food chain served up a trading statement this week, showing a bumper run up to Christmas with over half a million pizzas being sold in the UK on the Friday before Christmas. However, despite the strong performance at home, the company is struggling to make inroads abroad. There’s a separate company for Dominos in the USA but with sales in Norway, Switzerland and Iceland struggling, London listed shares fell almost 10% at the start of the week.

535,000

$21.4 billion

Full year profits at Shell

The oil production company saw profits jump an impressive 36% this week to a four-year high. Cost cutting from several years back is now filtering through, whilst the divestment program has allowed the business to focus on core activities. These numbers are at the upper end of expectations and shares were lifted around 4% in early trade on Thursday as a result.

 

$21.4 billion

$7.23 billion

Quarterly sales at Tesla

Elon Musk’s electric car business posted a quarterly update this week, showing revenues having more than doubled from the same period a year ago. The company also managed to post a profit, but the departure of the Chief Financial Officer and concerns about the impact of tax credits which had been helping boost sales is weighing. The share price fell around 5%  following the news.

Elon Musk’s electric car business posted a quarterly update this week, showing revenues having more than doubled from the same period a year ago. The company also managed to post a profit, but the departure of the Chief Financial Officer and concerns about the impact of tax credits which had been helping boost sales is weighing. The share price fell around 5%  following the news.

$7.23 billion

For information purposes only, not intended to constitute financial advice from us. The customer should assess the risk of  potential loss carefully and individually before investing in any financial products. Dabbl Group Limited is authorised by the FCA under the reference numbers 767263 as an appointed representative of its Principal firm VIBHS Financial Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the reference number 613381.