Apple Reports $1.67 Billion Profit for Q4 2009, Most Profitable Quarter Ever

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    Apple today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2009. Apple posted revenue of $9.87 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.67 billion, or $1.82 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $7.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.14 billion, or $1.26 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.6 percent, compared to 34.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, and international sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter's revenue. The numbers represent the most profitable quarter in Apple's history and include record-breaking Mac and iPhone quarterly sales.

    Using non-GAAP data, which eliminates subscription-based accounting for the iPhone and Apple TV, Apple would have had $12.25 billion revenue and $2.85 billion of net income. The subscription-based accounting used for Apple's official results parcels out income from iPhone and Apple TV sales over a 24-month period from the date of sale, whereas the non-GAAP results count the entire revenue from these sales in the quarter they were made.

    Apple shipped 3.05 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, a unit increase of 17 percent over the year-ago quarter. The company also sold 10.2 million iPods during the quarter, representing 8 percent unit decline over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone unit sales reached 7.4 million, up 7 percent from the year-ago quarter.
    Apple's guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 includes expected revenue of $11.3 billion to $11.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.70 to $1.78.

    Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2009 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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    AAPL just shot up above $200 in after-hours trading. That's a huge rise for a boom time, let alone a recession.

    Oh, and 3 MILLION Macs SOLD!!! :)
     
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  6. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    “We’ve got a very strong lineup for the holiday season and some really great new products in the pipeline for 2010.”

    I'm on board!
     
  7. Daremo macrumors 68020

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    2 companies that thrive in a recession... Apple and McDonalds. :D
     
  8. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    "We've got a very strong lineup for the holiday season and some really great new products in the pipeline for 2010."

    Does that mean no new macs until after the holidays?
     
  9. currentinterest macrumors 6502

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    Just a rounding error. Don't get too excited.
     
  10. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

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    That's what I was thinking. :(
     
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    Another record. Record Mac sales. Record iPhone sales.

    Wow. Recession-proof Apple does it again.
     
  12. neilw macrumors regular

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    Too bad no one wants to buy a >$1K computer anymore. :eek:
     
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    Wow go Apple.. I wonder if Verizon is now thinking they bit a little more they can chew by going after Apple!
     
  14. milani macrumors 68000

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    Why oh why didn't I buy into Apple like six months ago? :(
     
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    Another record quarter. Now watch AAPL start to go down.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's fantastic!

    I'm still hoping for new imacs tomorrow or next week to steal some of the thunder from the release of Win7.
     
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    Apple is...

    DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!

    Had to get that out there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow! 204.50!!!!
     
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    Of those 3 million Macs, I’d like to see their desktop numbers. They’ve been in the tanker this year.

    Sounds like it. We’ll have to wait to see if they answer questions about desktops in the earnings call.
     
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    Wow, they just keep killing it. Nice work Apple!
     
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    And the porn industry! Yay! :D
     
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