Apple Posts Impressive Q4 2012 Results And Predicts A Revenue Of $52 Billion For Q1 2013

In the beginning of October Apple scheduled its 4th quarter earnings call on October 25th, and as such today the fruit company has released its Q4 2012 results. Apple has gone on to make a whopping $36 billion in revenue, and $8.2 billion in profit. The company itself only expected to make $34 billion in revenue, so this is sure to please investors.

Apple Q4 2012 Financial Results

Apple saw growth in all areas of products sales besides the iPod, which was expected. 26 million iPhones were sold in this quarter, 14 million iPads and 4.9 million Macs. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was definitely happy with the company’s 4th quarter results and stated “We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results. We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”

Apple has predicted that due to its new products and the holiday season, its first quarter 2013 results should mean a revenue of about $52 billion. You can take a look at the press release for yourself below…

CUPERTINO, California—October 25, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $36.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.3 billion and net profit of $6.6 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.0 percent compared to 40.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The Company sold 26.9 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 58 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 14.0 million iPads during the quarter, a 26 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.9 million Macs during the quarter, a 1 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 5.3 million iPods, a 19 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2012.

“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”

“We’re pleased to have generated over $41 billion in net income and over $50 billion in operating cash flow in fiscal 2012,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”

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