Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010. They sold 9.41 million iPods during the quarter which represents an 8% drop from the year-ago quarter. Does everyone have an iPod these days? Or are they too durable to replace every year?
How about Apple’s other products?
- 3.47 million Macs were sold which represents a quarterly record and 33% increase
- 8.4 million iPhones which represents a 61% unit growth over the year-ago quarter
- 3.27 million iPads which they just started selling during the quarter
Here’s the rest of the PR:
The Company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion, or $2.01 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.1 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 52 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
“It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year.”
“We’re really pleased to have generated over $4 billion of cash during the quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010, we expect revenue of about $18 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $3.44”
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2010 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on July 20, 2010 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq310/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter