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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Apple Reports Record-Breaking Q3 2011: $7.31 Billion Profit on $28.57 Billion in Revenue






Apple today announced financial results for the second calendar quarter and third fiscal quarter of 2011. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $28.57 billion and net quarterly profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 41.7 percent, compared to 39.1 percent in the year-ago quarter, and international sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue. Apple's quarterly profit and revenue were both company records.

Apple shipped 3.95 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, a unit increase of 14 percent over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone unit sales reached 20.34 million, up 142 percent from the year-ago quarter, and the company also sold 7.54 million iPods during the quarter, representing 20 percent unit decline over the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 9.25 million iPads during the quarter, up 183 percent over the year-ago quarter.
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"We're thrilled to deliver our best quarter ever, with revenue up 82 percent and profits up 125 percent," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Right now, we're very focused and excited about bringing iOS 5 and iCloud to our users this fall."
Apple's guidance for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 includes expected revenue of $25 billion and earnings per diluted share of $5.50.

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2011 financial results conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights.

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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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According to Eric Schmidt this has nothing to do with innovation
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Apple in a decade.... just unbelievable!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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Why oh why didn't I buy a month ago when shares were trading at $315?
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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OMFG! Wow... didn't expect that! Amazing growth!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:39 PM   #6
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Eric Schmidt minions are googling "profits".
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:39 PM   #7
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9.25 million iPads? that's pretty sick. i wonder how many BB PlayBooks were sold last quarter? can we have some Lion meat now?
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:39 PM   #8
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Apple's gross margin continues to amaze me. Once again, it has gone UP (to over 40%).

Even more amazing possibly is that Apple's revenue guidance for Q4, historically LOW, is 25 billion, 5 billion HIGHER than what they actually brought in last year. Should be a good quarter...
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:40 PM   #10
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9.25 million iPads? that's pretty sick. i wonder how many BB PlayBooks were sold last quarter? can we have some Lion meat now?
9.25 milli BB playbooks.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 03:40 PM   #11
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Good lord... that's verging on unbelievable!

Big stand out figure for me is iPad sales. 9.25 million while they're still supply-limited is a hell of a performance, would love to know what that would do to Apple's overall sales ranking if the analysts started counting them like they should do, as computers.

And it's not as if they're slowing down either... that iPhone figure was for a model that's a year old by now so there's a new version to come very soon, iOS 5 and iCloud coming out in September, OS X Lion due very soon (tomorrow I hope), probably revised and improved Air's due very soon... future looks very bright indeed.

Edit Sorry for the edit but just realised this was technically for a quarter that saw, what, new iMac's and that's about it? Every other product I think didn't see a major change in the quarter (please correct me if I'm wrong on that). Granted they were ramping up on iPad 2 but still... There's a part of me that wonders if other smartphone makers are going to look at the iPhone figures and its age and wonder if maybe, just maybe, three to six month product cycles ain't the way to go.
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'iPhone spills blood in the water'
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$7.79 per diluted share?

WOW! That's > $1 more than the average expectation by amateurs and > $2 more than the average expectation by the pros. This is getting hot.
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Steve is at every Apple event these days! I thought he was on medical leave. He just wanted a vacation
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9.25 million iPads? that's pretty sick. i wonder how many BB PlayBooks were sold last quarter? can we have some Lion meat now?
RIM is calling both customers now to thank them for their loyalty.
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Buy stock now, it's only going up for the foreseeable future. iOS 5, new iPhone and iCloud are going to push Apple through the stratosphere.
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Buy stock now, it's only going up for the foreseeable future. iOS 5, new iPhone and iCloud are going to push Apple through the stratosphere.
To the infinity and beyond
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In a word, wow.
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Unsurprising. Why didn't i buy Apple stock in the 90s.
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Will I be able to listen to the conference call on my iPhone? Bc my work blocks installing QuickTime
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Yet still the stock will sputter. What happened to the stock the last time Apple announced a barn-burning quarter? Not much.

Apple needs to split the stock and get regular Joes investing in it again - not merely institutional investors who love to play with the buttons and levers.
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International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue!

And one new Apple Store every 50 hours for the next two months... they really are pushing international sales!!!!
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Eric Schmidt minions are googling "profits".
They found it, in their own earnings release.

Despite their products being almost entirely software, they managed to show earnings of $2.51bn for the same period - not bad for a company that didn't even exist just over 10 years ago.
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According to Eric Schmidt this has nothing to do with innovation
SIMPLY SPECTACULAR. What else can be said? Apple should start donating some money to bankrupt US, because they seem to be the only company doing a good job there.

MS IS DEAD. AND SO IS GOOGLE.

GO APPLE!
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