Frager Factor

Friday, February 24, 2012

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Now at $525: What Say You Now, Mr. Schilling?

A flashback from when I first discussed Apple on Frank Schilling's blog on October 25, 2007.

Even more significant is today's announcement from P&G CEO Bob McDonald: Company Will Shift Money to Digital, Reduce Headcount and Use More Multibrand Promotions to save $10 BILLION!-

YEP, because The Frager Creative Group was the world's first virtual ad agency relying on nothing but Apple computers and award-winning Madison Ave freelance talent working from geographically dispersed locations we offered these benefits to our clients like Ricoh and Alcatel in 1990 and posted the archival video on YouTube to prove it! I

In the video I say "Working digitally we can move fast from approved concept to finished film and store all of the elements to re purpose again as digital assets when needed."

And now P&G Chairman-CEO Bob McDonald gets that too. He told analysts today that "Procter & Gamble Co. will cut costs totaling more than $10 billion over the next five years, including $1 billion in external marketing spending and a reduction of more than 5,700 jobs in non-manufacturing areas including marketing."

Can Apple and cloud computing be part of the plan?

You bet.

And that's also what's driving the high stakes stampede for the last remaining supplies of premium generic domain names too.

Well imagine what one can do with a 20 year advantage on working with Apple and all the library of assets I've built. I know what untapped power there is that you can only understand when you use it. As the Navy will be doing and as Enterprises everywhere will be doing soon.

$1000 is my lowest low expectation for AAPL shares and it may happen this year.

Our video looks so old and dated but not when you realize P&G has taken 20 years to get what we did back then:

Apple to realize Frager Factor's $1000 forecast sooner rather than later

– With a market value of about $460 billion, Apple is worth more than Google, Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Ford, Starbucks and Boeing combined.
– Apple is now worth almost twice as much as Microsoft (about $258 billion) and more than twice as much as Google ($198 billion).
– It is also worth more than twice as much as General Electric (about $202 billion), I.B.M. (about $224 billion) or Wal-Mart ($212 billion).
– Apple — ranked 35th in the Fortune 500, which is based on annual sales — is worth eight times as much as the company just below it on the Fortune list (Boeing, at about $56.5 billion). Its value is 20 times as much as the company just above it (Medco Health Solutions, about $23.4 billion).

And over at Fortune‘s Apple blog, Philip Elmer-DeWitt compiles an amusing list of things that Apple is now worth more than:

– The gross domestic product of Sweden ($458 billion)
– All the gold in the Federal Reserve, and then some. ($350 billion)
– All the illegal drugs in the world, and then some ($321 billion)
– Six and a half years of global coffee consumption ($70 billion/year)
– More than six years of U.S. beef consumption ($74 billion/year)
– More than five U.S. Civil Wars ($74-$84 billion each)
– More than 2.5 Apollo space programs ($145-$170 billion apiece)
– Three times the entire U.S. clothing industry ($150 billion)
– Fourteen National Football Leagues ($33 billion for all the teams combined)

And now look at these first time buyers coming online:

As if to underscore Apple (AAPL) CFO Peter Oppenheimer's claim that "nearly all" Fortune 500 companies "approve and support" iPhones on their networks, three major purchase orders came to light this week:

Halliburton announced that over the next year the oil services company will be "transitioning" from Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry platform to "smartphone technology via the iPhone." A spokesperson told AppleInsider that about 4,500 Halliburton employees currently carry BlackBerries.

NOAA, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, is also dumping its BlackBerries, according The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, and replacing them with iPhones and iPads. The agency's 2011 budget was $5.6 billion.

The U.S. Air Force may buy as many as 18,000 iPads to lighten the load of flight crews, according to a Bloomberg report. The purchase order would be one of the military's biggest -- if not the biggest -- order of computer tablets to date.

PS. And just so I won't be the only forward thinker to be embarrassed by archive video- Check out Monte Cahn explaining domains to a TV station

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