74.4 milioane de iPhone, 21.4 milioane de tablete iPad, 5.5 milioane de Mac-uri si milioane de iPod-uri au fost vandute in Q1 2015(Q4 2014) pentru restul lumii) de Apple. Compania americana a avut 74.6 miliarde de dolari in incasari, 18 miliarde de dolari in profit, acesta fiind cel mai profitabil trimestru fiscal din istoria sa. Facand o comparatie cu aceeasi perioada a anului trecut, compania Apple a avut incasari cu 17 miliarde mai mari si profit cu 4.9 miliarde mai mare, vanzarile de terminale iPhone 6 si iPhone 6 Plus ajutand-o sa isi creasca substantial performantele financiare.
China a fost principall „motor” de crestere pentru compania Apple, cei din Cupertino devenind acolo principalii vanzatori de smartphone-uri intr-un trimestru fiscal extrem de interesant. Pentru prima oara in istorie Apple a vandut mai multe smartphone-uri in China decat in SUA, deci vorbim despre o adevarata realizare pentru cei din Cupertino in ultimele trei luni. Majoritatea analistilor din intreaga lume s-au asteptat la realizari foarte mari din partea companiei Apple si se pare ca ea nu a dezamagit, asa ca pretul actiunilor sale vor creste cel mai probabil pe masura in urmatoarele ore.
La ora 12:00 compania Apple va sustine o conferinta de presa pentru a discuta despre rezultatele sale financiare, iar aici veti gasi toate detaliile prezentate de catre ea.
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $57.6 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The results were fueled by all-time record revenue from iPhone® and Mac® sales as well as record performance of the App Store℠. iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also set a new record.
“We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal.”
“Our exceptional results produced EPS growth of 48 percent over last year, and $33.7 billion in operating cash flow during the quarter, an all-time record,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We spent over $8 billion on our capital return program, bringing total returns to investors to almost $103 billion, over $57 billion of which occurred in just the last 12 months.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2015 second quarter:
• revenue between $52 billion and $55 billion
• gross margin between 38.5 percent and 39.5 percent
• operating expenses between $5.4 billion and $5.5 billion
• other income/(expense) of $350 million
• tax rate of 26.3 percent
Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.47 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 12, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 9, 2015.