Printr-un comunicat de presa publicat in aceasta seara, compania Apple a anuntat ca a vandut 47.8 milioane de iPhone-uri(fata de 37 de milioane vandute in Q1 2012), 22.9 milioane de tablete iPad(fata de 15.4 de milioane vandute in Q1 2012), 12.7 milioane de iPod-uri(fata de 15.4 de milioane vandute in Q1 2012), 4.1 milioane de Mac-uri(fata de 4.3 de milioane vandute in Q1 2012), a inregistrat incasari de 54.5 miliarde de dolari(fata de 46.3 de miliarde inregistrate in Q1 2012) si profit de 13.1 miliarde de dolari(fata de 13.1 de miliarde inregistrate in Q1 2012). Acesta este un nou record stabilit de catre compania din Cupertino, anul trecut vanzarile inregistrate in acelasi trimestru fiscal fiind mai mici, iar probabil acest anunt va genera o noua crestere a pretului actiunilor Apple pe bursa americana.
In jumatate de ora compania Apple va tine o conferinta audio in care Tim Cook si cativa dintre vicepresedintii sai vor discuta despre situatia financiara a companiei si nu numai. Practic Apple a stabilit un nou record propriu in ceea ce priveste vanzarile de iPhone-uri/tablete iPad, insa si in ceea ce priveste incasarile. Vanzarile de Mac/iPod-uri au scazut fata de aceeasi perioada a anului trecut, insa acest lucru era de asteptat, avand in vedere ca iDevice-urile au devenit extrem de populare.
CUPERTINO, California—January 23, 2013—Apple® today announced financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 29, 2012. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $46.3 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, in the 14-week year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.6 percent compared to 44.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
Average weekly revenue was $4.2 billion in the quarter compared to $3.3 billion in the year-ago quarter.
The Company sold a record 47.8 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 37 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold a record 22.9 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 15.4 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.1 million Macs, compared to 5.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 12.7 million iPods in the quarter, compared to 15.4 million in the year-ago quarter.
Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 11, 2013.
“We’re thrilled with record revenue of over $54 billion and sales of over 75 million iOS devices in a single quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re very confident in our product pipeline as we continue to focus on innovation and making the best products in the world.”
“We’re pleased to have generated over $23 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “We established new all-time quarterly records for iPhone and iPad sales, significantly broadened our ecosystem, and generated Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2013 second quarter:
• revenue between $41 billion and $43 billion
• gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38.5 percent
• operating expenses between $3.8 billion and $3.9 billion
• other income/(expense) of $350 million
• tax rate of 26%