Apple made a very interesting announcement to all its shareholders during the last financial results press conference: the company is increasing its dividend from 45 to 100 billion dollars . And that also confirms something that was already being considered two months ago: Apple has to ask for a credit from the banks to avoid losing too much money with the taxes that international banks require to transfer money to California.
Thus, even though Apple has excess money after distributing that hundred billion dollars, the company will borrow from banks to save money . It has to buy back 60 billion dollars in its own shares, and consequently will sell bonds to investors such as Deutcshe Bank or Goldman Sachs. The latter, for their part, have been surprised since Apple was the only technological giant that did not have any debt.
Cupertino’s company is supposed to be able to cover that debt with the profits it generates in the future, which depend on the success of its own launches. Fortunately, Apple is one of the most stable and reliable companies financially, so I don’t think Tim Cook will have any problems in getting this whole operation on the right track.