I hear what you're sayin' OH&W, but, doesn't the energy sector move in cycles? Summer and Winter are the more profitable seasons while Fall and Spring are less profitable.
As for the price per barrel, for me, that is a certain amount of noise. It is important but not super important for me. From what I've noticed, there is too much that goes into calculating that. You've got geo political factors, day traders, refining issues, transportation issues, domestic collusion and the eastern oil cartels, etc. that all play a part in the price per barrel.
Now, make no mistake Apple has its share of issues as well. Those issues just center more around the consumer. If the consumer doesn't feel like Apple's products are a value and if the company can't keep innovating, then it is stuck. Remember in the early 90's before Steve Job's came back to the company? Apple was about to go under. Microsoft temporarily bailed out Apple.