Apple Makes A Load Selling 10 Million iPods, 5 Million iPhones, etc

No surprise, Apple made a boatload of money the past three months—$US1.23 billion profit out of $US8.34 billion in revenue. It's not the $US10 billion orgy of cash the last quarter was, but not too shabby either.

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Best Non-Holiday Quarter Revenue and Earnings in Apple History

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended June 27, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $US8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $US1.23 billion, or $US1.35 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $US7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $US1.07 billion, or $US1.19 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.3 percent, up from 34.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 44 percent of the quarter's revenue.

In accordance with the subscription accounting treatment required by GAAP, the Company recognises revenue and cost of goods sold for iPhone(TM) and Apple TV® over their estimated economic lives. Adjusting GAAP sales and product costs to eliminate the impact of subscription accounting, the corresponding non-GAAP measures* for the quarter are $US9.74 billion of "Adjusted Sales" and $US1.94 billion of "Adjusted Net Income."

Apple sold 2.6 million Macintosh® computers during the quarter, representing a four percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 10.2 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhones sold were 5.2 million, representing 626 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

"We're making our most innovative products ever and our customers are responding," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're thrilled to have sold over 5.2 million iPhones during the quarter and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications from our App Store in its first year."

"We're extremely pleased to report record non-holiday quarter revenue and earnings and quarterly cash flow from operations of $US2.3 billion," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009, we expect revenue in the range of about $US8.7 billion to $US8.9 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share in the range of about $US1.18 to $US1.23."

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2009 financial results conference call utilizing QuickTime®, Apple's standards-based technology for live and on-demand audio and video streaming. The live webcast will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT on July 21, 2009 at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq309/ and will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

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