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Apple to Announce 3Q 2012 Earnings on July 24

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  1. macrumors bot



    Apple today updated its investor relations page to note that it will announce its earnings for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2012 on Tuesday, July 24. The earnings release typically occurs just after 4:30 PM Eastern Time following the close of regular stock trading, and the conference call is scheduled to follow at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific.


    MacRumors will provide running coverage of the earnings release and conference call.

    The release should provide a look into the status of iPhone 4S sales after more than 8 months of availability -- and, perhaps most importantly, the strength of Apple's sales in China. Apple reported strong results three months ago and provided guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 expecting revenue of $34 billion and earnings per diluted share of $8.68. If it meets that guidance, it will be the third consecutive quarter with total sales of more than $30 billion.

    Article Link: Apple to Announce 3Q 2012 Earnings on July 24
  2. macrumors regular


    So we will most likely get the date for OSX Mountain Lion announced then, like last year.

    Meaning it will be within days after the call?
  3. macrumors member

    sure hope numbers will push the stock above $650 this time. Its been stuck under $600 for too long.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Slow news week, I remember when this time of the year iPhone would be due... good times :p
  5. macrumors 68020


    So Mountain Lion release the day after then (like last year with Lion)
  6. macrumors member


    This. Combined with the retail vacation blackout scheduled for the same week, we're clear for takeoff!
  7. macrumors demi-god


    Here, kitty kitty!
  8. macrumors 601


    Yup. The only thing missing now in the equation is the GM release.
  9. macrumors 68000


    I think you will see the stock move significantly before that as the analysts all chime in with their predictions. Last quarter it sunk just before earnings announcements that exceeded all but the most optimistic expectations.

    I expect this to be Apple's slowest quarter though since the new iPad has not been available in mainland China yet (only through Hong Kong); however, we should see a full quarter of iPhone sales in China which should help. Next quarter we should see the new iPad in China and that should really open up sales there as they sink a bit in the US and Europe in anticipation of "The new iPhone".

    The holiday quarter should be amazing for AAPL though as they push an LTE iPhone out to consumers and carriers like Verizon start being more willing to sell iPhone since it will use their LTE network which has more bandwidth for all those customers. No phone will help move Verizon customers off 3G CDMA and on to 4G LTE faster than a new iPhone.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Every time I see one of these articles I think to myself, why didn't I buy stock with Apple years ago?

  11. macrumors 6502a


    I can't get my MBP until I get that first dividend check!
  12. macrumors 68000


    With news that Apple will release its quarterly results on July 24, there goes the front runner in the poll of more than 300 voters for the eagerly anticipated iMac update...July 31 is during the Olympics, so have to say July 17 looks the most likely date now...
  13. macrumors 6502

    the 24th? that almost 4 weeks of endless speculation. I said endless not pointless. though...
  14. macrumors 68020

    Going to be interesting to hear about the sales of the RMBP.
  15. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    I predict that AAPL will either go up or down on this news, with a small chance that it will not go up or down.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    imac anyone... imac...
  17. macrumors demi-god


    What's wrong with July 24th. Earnings call , iMac refresh and ML release.

    And I hope Tim doesn't say "we have some great products in our pipeline " unless he defines said pipeline as being more than 2 years.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Aren't they going to announce the details of the dividend payments as well?
  19. macrumors 6502


    Precisely, why o why was I that stupid. Ah well
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Same reason you don't buy now. :)
  21. macrumors 6502a


    My God, you must work at J.P. Morgan as your economic insight is brilliant! :D


    I bought mine in 1998 or 99 @ $24/share and hung on to it.
  22. macrumors 65816


    I think, the value of AAPL will change by the difference between, what the stock was before the announcement and the value after the announcement.
  23. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Thank you, my bill is in the mail.
  24. macrumors 68020

    Where are my dividends?
  25. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    I have them. So what are you going to do about it?

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