FORTUNE -- This was tough quarter to call and none of the 47 Apple (AAPL) analysts we polled -- 29 professionals and 18 amateurs -- got everything right. Or even close to right.
Wells Fargo's Maynard Um, who came in first place on the top and bottom lines -- having missed EPS by only a penny -- came in 12th when his unit sales were factored in.
Aaron Rakers of Stifel Nicholaus, who came in first on all categories -- having predicted better than anyone the fall-off in iPod sales -- was 26th in the rankings for revenue and EPS.
Still, special mention goes to:
There were plenty of bad calls.
Below the fold: Our annotated master spreadsheet, with the best estimates highlighted in bright green, the second and third best in light green, the worst in red and the second and third worst in pink.
For the first time since April 2012, the bloggers clobbered the pros.
FORTUNE -- In the Apple (AAPL) Earnings Smackdowns we've been running every quarter for the past five years, the amateurs who follow the company tend to do better than Wall Street's professionals in quarters where Apple beats expectations.
And on Monday, with Apple reporting revenues, earnings and unit sales that were all better than the Street's consensus, the indies did it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2013 8:16 AM ET
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