Compania Apple tocmai a anuntat rezultatele financiare pentru T1 2016 si dupa cum prevazuse inca de acum trei luni, vorbim despre scaderi substantiale ale vanzarilor de terminale iPhone, incasarile si profitul fiind deasemenea afectate de aceasta scadere a interesului vis-a-vis de produsul sau vedeta.
51.2 milioane de terminale iPhone, 10.3 milioane de tablete iPad si 4 milioane de Mac-uri au fost vandute de catre compania Apple in T1 2016 cu incasari de 50.6 miliarde de dolari si profit de 10.5 miliarde de dolari, scaderea fiind substantiala fata de aceeasi perioada a anului trecut.
In aceeasi perioada a anului trecut compania Apple a vandut 61.2 milioane de terminale iPhone, 12.6 milioane de tablete iPad si 4.6 milioane de Mac-uri, incasand 58 de miliarde de dolari si avand un profit de 13.6 miliarde de dolari.
Dupa cum ne-a si anuntat Apple, vorbim despre prima scadere in vanzari pentru terminale iPhone din 2007 si pana in prezent, dar si despre prima scadere, din 2003 incoace, a incasarilor si a profitului in aceeasi perioada, diferenta dintre cele doua trimestre fiscale fiind foarte mare.
Desi scaderile nu sunt chiar atat de dezastruoase precum le prevestisera analistii, pretul actiunilor companiei Apple a inceput sa scada pe bursa americana si ramane de vazut daca la ora 00:00 Tim Cook va reusit sa-i linisteasca pe investitori.
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
Capital Return Program Expanding to $250 Billion
CUPERTINO, California — April 26, 2016 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over one billion active devices.”
The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $50 billion to the Company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to spend a cumulative total of $250 billion of cash by the end of March 2018.
“We generated strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion and returned $10 billion to shareholders through our capital return program during the March quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Thanks to the strength of our business results, we are happy to be announcing today a further increase of the program to $250 billion.”
As part of the updated program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $175 billion from the $140 billion level announced last year. The Company also expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units.
The Board has approved an increase of 10 percent to the Company’s quarterly dividend, and has declared a dividend of $.57 per share, payable on May 12, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2016.
From the inception of its capital return program in August 2012 through March 2016, Apple has returned over $163 billion to shareholders, including $117 billion in share repurchases.
The Company plans to continue to access the domestic and international debt markets to assist in funding the program. The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2016 third quarter:
- revenue between $41 billion and $43 billion
- gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38 percent
- operating expenses between $6 billion and $6.1 billion
- other income/(expense) of $300 million
- tax rate of 25.5 percent