Cu doar cateva minute in urma compania Apple a publicat un comunicat de presa prin care anunta rezultatele financiare pentru ultimele 3 luni de zile(Q1 2014 pentru compania americana). Exact precum in fiecare an de zile vorbim despre vanzari record pentru americani si in ultimele 3 luni de zile Apple a comercializat 51 milioane de iPhone-uri, 26 milioane de tablete iPad si 4.8 milioane de Mac-uri, a incasat 57.6 miliarde de dolari si are un profit de 13.1 miliarde de dolari.
Comparativ cu aceeasi perioada a anului trecut vorbim despre o crestere de: 3.3 milioane de iPhone-uri, 3.14 milioane de tablete iPad, 0.74 milioane de Mac-uri, 3.1 miliarde de dolari a incasarilor si de 0$ in ceea ce priveste profitul. Pana in prezent Apple a comercializat 472.3 milioane de iPhone-uri si 192 de milioane de tablete iPad, numarul total de iDevice-uri comercializate de catre compania americana fiind de 664.4 milioane de unitati. Acesta este cel mai bun trimestru fiscal din istoria companiei Apple din toate punctele de vedere, insa cresterile sunt mai mici de 10% pe aproape toate planurile.
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 38.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“We love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers, and are continuing to invest heavily in our future to make their experiences with our products and services even better.”
The Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 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 February 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 10, 2014.
“We are really happy with our record iPhone and iPad sales, the strong performance of our Mac products and the continued growth of iTunes, Software and Services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers, and are continuing to invest heavily in our future to make their experiences with our products and services even better.”
“We generated $22.7 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.7 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the December quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to over $43 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 second quarter:
• revenue between $42 billion and $44 billion
• gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent
• operating expenses between $4.3 billion and $4.4 billion
• other income/(expense) of $200 million
• tax rate of 26.2 percent