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Earnings results so far show companies are effectively navigating supply issues and rising costs

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Halfway through third-quarter earnings season, and there are two key catalysts: 

  1. Demand is strong.
  2. Cost inflation and supply-chain issues are the main headwind, but companies are learning to navigate through them. 

In some cases, supply chain disruption has taken a serious toll. Apple CEO Tim Cook said supply chain issues had cost the company $6 billion, driven by chip shortages and COVID-related manufacturing disruptions in Southeast Asia.

The major issues debated among investors watching earnings: Are supply chain and cost inflation issues peaking, and how long can corporate America keep raising prices? 

Earnings:  the good, the bad, and the ugly

There’s much to like in earnings so…



Source cnbc.com

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