Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Apple Reports Blowout Earnings, with Over 8.75 Million iPhones Shipped in Best Non-Holiday Quarter Ever

Apple (AAPL) shares, which fell 1% to $244.59 during the trading day, were up about $15 in after-hours trading after the company reported the best non-holiday financial quarter in its 34-year history. The company reported revenues of $3.33 per share compared with consensus analyst expectations of $2.70, and said it had sold 8.75 iPhones in the quarter.

The guts of Apple's news release on its quarterly financial results is presented below, and the company's conference call webcast will remain available for about two weeks at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq210/.

Apple said it was thrilled with the iPad's U.S. launch and will be shipping the iPad to nine additional countries by the end of May.

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Record March Quarter Revenue and Profit
iPhone Sales More Than Double

Data Summary


CUPERTINO, California—April 20, 2010—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010. The Company posted revenue of $13.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, or $3.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.08 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.62 billion, or $1.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 41.7 percent, up from 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 2.94 million Macintosh® computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.75 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 131 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 10.89 million iPods during the quarter, representing a one percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

“We’re thrilled to report our best non-holiday quarter ever, with revenues up 49 percent and profits up 90 percent,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve launched our revolutionary new iPad and users are loving it, and we have several more extraordinary products in the pipeline for this year.”

“Looking ahead to the third fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue in the range of about $13.0 billion to $13.4 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $2.28 to $2.39,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.

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