Apple Reports First Quarter Results

In a report that should surprise absolutely no one in the entire world, Apple has posted an earnings report today for the past quarter (the Holiday quarter, mind you, of 2010) and it's ginormous. On the other hand the sales of iPads alone are... what's the word... shocking.

Apple officially unveiled the latest numbers from their first quarter financial results. Following the announcement of Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence, Apple has confirmed that the company is still one of the most profitable on the planet. They've posted a $6 billion profit with $26.7 billion in total revenue for the quarter. The iPhone 4 managed to sell 16.2 million units through the quarter.

Mac sales increased a total of 23 percent, selling 4.13 million. iPod sales saw a seven percent decline, though, with 19.45 million sold. The iPad, however, saw another increase, as it moved an additional 7.33 million units.

We'll say few words here on how any of this has a bearing on the future of the company and etc., but expect a large amount of thoughts on the subject in the near future.

Check out the full press release below:

Press Release

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

Record Mac, iPhone, iPad Sales Drive Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever

Revenue Grows 71 Percent; Earnings Grow 78 Percent

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.68 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.5 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue.

Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter.

"We had a phenomenal holiday quarter with record Mac, iPhone and iPad sales," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We are firing on all cylinders and we've got some exciting things in the pipeline for this year including iPhone 4 on Verizon which customers can't wait to get their hands on."

"We couldn't be happier with the performance of our business, generating $9.8 billion in cash flow from operations during the December quarter," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we expect revenue of about $22 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $4.90."

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2011 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PST on January 18, 2011 at 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 and earnings per share. 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 other legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to time in the Company's public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 25, 2010 and its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 25, 2010 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.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website (, or call Apple's Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042.

© 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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(in millions, except share amounts which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

December 25, 2010

December 26, 2009

Net sales $ 26,741 $ 15,683

Cost of sales (1) 16,443 9,272

Gross margin 10,298 6,411

Operating expenses:

Research and development (1) 575 398

Selling, general and administrative (1) 1,896 1,288

Total operating expenses 2,471 1,686

Operating income 7,827 4,725

Other income and expense 136 33

Income before provision for income taxes 7,963 4,758

Provision for income taxes 1,959 1,380

Net income $ 6,004 $ 3,378

Earnings per common share:

Basic $ 6.53 $ 3.74

Diluted $ 6.43 $ 3.67

Shares used in computing earnings per share:

Basic 919,294 903,542

Diluted 933,154 919,783

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Cost of sales $ 52 $ 37

Research and development $ 113 $ 74

Selling, general and administrative $ 134 $ 94

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(in millions, except share amounts)

December 25, 2010 September 25, 2010


Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents $ 10,734 $ 11,261

Short-term marketable securities 16,243 14,359

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $62 and $55, respectively 6,027 5,510

Inventories 885 1,051

Deferred tax assets 1,724 1,636

Vendor non-trade receivables 4,847 4,414

Other current assets 3,467 3,447

Total current assets 43,927 41,678

Long-term marketable securities 32,730 25,391

Property, plant and equipment, net 5,868 4,768

Goodwill 741 741

Acquired intangible assets, net 522 342

Other assets 2,954 2,263

Total assets $ 86,742 $ 75,183


Current liabilities:

Accounts payable $ 14,301 $ 12,015

Accrued expenses 5,953 5,723

Deferred revenue 3,541 2,984

Total current liabilities 23,795 20,722

Deferred revenue – non-current 1,216 1,139

Other non-current liabilities 7,065 5,531

Total liabilities 32,076 27,392

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, no par value; 1,800,000,000 shares authorized;

921,035,475 and 915,970,050 shares issued and outstanding, respectively



Retained earnings 43,050 37,169

Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 114 (46 )

Total shareholders' equity 54,666 47,791

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 86,742 $ 75,183

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(in millions)

Three Months Ended

December 25, 2010

December 26, 2009

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 11,261 $ 5,263

Operating activities:

Net income 6,004 3,378

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:

Depreciation, amortization and accretion 356 209

Stock-based compensation expense 299 205

Deferred income tax expense 823 425

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net (517 ) 271

Inventories 166 (121 )

Vendor non-trade receivables (433 ) (95 )

Other current and non-current assets (558 ) (369 )

Accounts payable 2,346 956

Deferred revenue 634 606

Other current and non-current liabilities 653 316

Cash generated by operating activities 9,773 5,781

Investing activities:

Purchases of marketable securities (19,575 ) (12,922 )

Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 3,279 6,216

Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 6,853 3,199

Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (1,214 ) (376 )

Payments for acquisition of intangible assets (49 ) (5 )

Other (23 ) (70 )

Cash used in investing activities (10,729 ) (3,958 )

Financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock 208 374

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 454 252

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (233 ) (103 )

Cash generated by financing activities 429 523

(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (527 ) 2,346

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 10,734 $ 7,609

Supplemental cash flow disclosure:

Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 826 $ 980

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Q1 2011 Unaudited Summary Data