Considering a "healthy demand backdrop" and Apple's "strong" portfolio across its product lines, the Street estimate for 2022 revenue growth of only 5% is too low with the push-out of some revenue from 2021 already accounting for three percentage points of growth, Ho notes.
The analyst believes there is an upward bias to Apple's estimates. While supply chain constraints are a near-term headwind to revenue, Apple's supply chain has improved at a faster pace, with iPhone wait times shortening to only a few days, and that should be enough to drive a "beat-and-raise," Ho says.
Further, he thinks Apple shares will "benefit from a flight to quality in an inflationary environment."
Price Action: AAPL shares traded lower by 1.57% at $170.36 in the premarket session on the last check Tuesday.
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