Apple had a boffo quarter, and once again the indies clobbered the pros.
A tip of the hat to...
- Veteran Apple watcher Jeff F., who came in second in both revenue and earnings, which put him in first place on the average.
- "Beltway" Greg Boyd, who nailed EPS to the penny.
- Above Avalon's Neil Cybart, who placed in four out of seven categories, which put him in first overall.
A wag of the finger at...
- Wedbush's Daniel Ives, who scored first in the September quarter but came in dead last in the December. Was he too busy appearing on TV to update his AAPL spreadsheet?
In a return to form, the indies swept the top 10 spots. Only Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, at number 11, came close.
Below: The full list of analysts, sorted by the top-and-bottom lines, with the pros in blue and the amateurs in green.
Finally, a color-coded spreadsheet that shows — in each category — best, second-best, and third-best estimates (in bright green and light blue) and worst, second-worst and third-worst (in bright red and pink). Corrections appreciated.