Cu putin timp inaintea conferintei pentru prezentarea rezultatelor financiare pentru Q4 2013(Q3 pentru restul lumii), compania Apple a anuntat ca in ultimele trei luni de zile a comercializat 33.8 milioane de iPhone-uri, 14.1 milioane de tablete iPad, 4.6 milioane de Mac-uri, 3.9 milioane de iPod-uri si a generat incasari de 37.5 miliarde de dolari si profit de 7.5 miliarde de dolari. Facand o comparatie cu anul trecut, compania Apple a generat vanzari cu 1.5 miliarde de dolari mai mari, insa profitul a scazut cu 700 de milioane de dolari.
In ceea ce priveste o comparatie a terminalelor, vanzarile de terminale iPhone au crescut cu 6.9 milioane de unitati, cele de tablete iPad cu 0.1 milioane de unitati, iar cele de Mac-uri au scazut cu 0.3 milioane de unitati. Prin aceste rezultate, compania Apple si-a intrecut inclusiv estimarile privind incasarile, acestea situandu-se intre 34 si 37 de miliarde de dolari. In cursul acestei seri Tim Cook si Peter Oppenheimer vor discuta despre aceste rezultate financiare.
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37 percent compared to 40 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones”
The Company sold 33.8 million iPhones, a record for the September quarter, compared to 26.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 14.1 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 14 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.6 million Macs, compared to 4.9 million in the year-ago quarter.
Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 14, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 11, 2013.
“We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.”
“We generated $9.9 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the September quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to $36 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.