Apple posted record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings

Jan 21, 2009
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Apple posted record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings

Despite the long and dry global economic crisis, Apple managed to report another huge numbers for its fiscal first quarter financial result ended December 27th. Surpassing Wall Street’s expectation, Apple recorded revenue of $10.17 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion. The results topped year-ago totals of $9.6 billion in revenue and $1.58 billion in net profits. Gross margin was 34.7 percent, equivalent to the year-ago quarter.

During the quarter, Apple said the sales of Macs, ipods as well as iPhone all broke previous records. It sold 2.5 million Mac computers with 9% growth, 22.7 millions iPods with 3% growth and posted an 88% growth over the year-ago quarter on iPhone alone, shipped an estimate 4.4 millions units worldwide.

"Even in these economically challenging times, we are incredibly pleased to report our best quarterly revenue and earnings in Apple history -- surpassing $10 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO.

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter ended December 27, 2008. The Company posted record revenue of $10.17 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion, or $1.78 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion, or $1.76 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 34.7 percent, equal to the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter's revenue.

In accordance with the subscription accounting treatment required by GAAP, the Company recognizes revenue and cost of goods sold for iPhone(TM) and Apple TV(R) over their economic lives. Adjusting GAAP sales and product costs to eliminate the impact of subscription accounting, the corresponding non-GAAP measures* for the quarter are $11.8 billion of "Adjusted Sales" and $2.3 billion of "Adjusted Net Income."

Apple sold 2,524,000 Macintosh(R) computers during the quarter, representing nine percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold a record 22,727,000 iPods during the quarter, representing three percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone units sold were 4,363,000, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

"Even in these economically challenging times, we are incredibly pleased to report our best quarterly revenue and earnings in Apple history -- surpassing $10 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO.

"Our outstanding results generated over $3.6 billion in cash during the quarter," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2009, we expect revenue in the range of about $7.6 billion to $8 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $.90 to $1.00."

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2009 financial results conference call utilizing QuickTime(R), Apple's standards-based technology for live and on-demand audio and video streaming. The live webcast will begin at 2:00 p.m. PST on January 21, 2009 at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq109/ and will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.


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