Compania Apple tocmai a anuntat rezultatele financiare pentru al doilea trimestru fiscal al anului 2016, cei din Cupertino, iar conform informatiilor furnizate de catre ea, vorbim despre 40.4 milioane de terminale iPhone, 9.9 milioane de tablete iPad si 4.2 milioane de Mac-uri vandute in perioada 01 aprilie – 30 iunie 2016.
Pentru aceste trei luni, compania Apple a incasat 42.4 miliarde de dolari si a avut profit de 7.8 miliarde de dolari, rezultatele sale fiind desigur mai mici decat cele inregistrate in cel de-al doilea trimestru fiscal al anului 2015, insa acest lucru era de asteptat, avand in vedere ca nici in T1 2016 lucrurile n-au stat mai bine.
Fata de T2 2015 vanzarile de terminale iPhone au scazut cu peste 6.6 milioane de unitati, vanzarile de tablete iPad au scazut cu 1 milion de unitati, in timp ce vanzarile de Mac-uri au scazut cu 0.5 milioane de unitati, incasarile fiind cu 6.6 miliarde de dolari mai mici, profitul scazand cu 2.9 miliarde de dolari.
Practic, Observam ca Apple continua trendul negativ din T1 2016 si acest lucru se va prelungi pentru T3 2016 si poate chiar pentru cel de-al patrulea trimestru fiscal al anului, vanzarile produselor importante ale companiei Apple inregistrand scaderi constante pe fondul unei scaderi a intereuslui consumatorilor.
Desi Apple a reusit sa isi depaseasca propriile estimari privind rezultatele financiare pentru T2 2016, din pacate comparatia cu acelasi trimestru fiscal al anului precedent ne da de inteles ca este nevoie de schimbari majore pentru ca vanzarile sa creasca, iar produsele actuale nu sunt suficient de atractive pentru consumatori.
Cu un iPhone 7 care nu va aduce schimbarile pe care clientii le cer, exista posibilitatea ca pana in toamna anului 2017 vanzarile companiei Apple sa fie la fel de slabe si nu doar pentru iPhone, ci si pentru iPad, sau chiar linia de Mac-uri.
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
Services Revenue Grows 19% as App Store Hits All-Time Record
CUPERTINO, California — July 26, 2016 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $49.6 billion and net income of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“We are pleased to report third quarter results that reflect stronger customer demand and business performance than we anticipated at the start of the quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We had a very successful launch of iPhone SE and we’re thrilled by customers’ and developers’ response to software and services we previewed at WWDC in June.”
“Our Services business grew 19 percent year-over-year and App Store revenue was the highest ever, as our installed base continued to grow and transacting customers hit an all-time record,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over $13 billion to investors through share repurchases and dividends, and we have now completed almost $177 billion of our $250 billion capital return program.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter:
- revenue between $45.5 billion and $47.5 billion
- gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38 percent
- operating expenses between $6.05 billion and $6.15 billion
- other income/(expense) of $350 million
- tax rate of 25.5 percent
Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.57 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 11, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 8, 2016.
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2016 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on July 26, 2016 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), and tax rate. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2015, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 26, 2015, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 26, 2016, and its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 25, 2016 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.