Apple’s Q3 2012: 17 miljoen iPads verkocht & 8.8 miljard dollar winst

Apple heeft zojuist haar kwartaalcijfers bekend gemaakt over haar derde kwartaal. Apple hanteert een afwijkend boekjaar ten opzichte van het kalenderjaar. Voor Apple is oktober de start van het nieuwe jaar.

Apple liet weten dat ze 35 miljard dollar omzet hebben geboekt en daarbij 8.8 miljard dollar winst hebben gemaakt. Dat was iets meer dan Q3 van 2011. Ook de winstmarge was gegroeid, van 41,7% naar 42,8%, een knap resultaat.

Het afgelopen kwartaal verkocht Apple 17 miljoen iPads, 26 miljoen iPhones en 4 miljoen Macs. Samsung maakte onlangs bekend dat ze in twee maanden tijd al 10 miljoen Galaxy SIII toestellen heeft verkocht en dat betekent dat Samsung Apple wel op de hielen zit.

CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 42.8 percent compared to 41.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We’re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today”

The Company sold 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 17.0 million iPads during the quarter, an 84 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, a two percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 6.8 million iPods, a 10 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 August 16, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2012.

“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

“We’re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $7.65.”

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