Apple Sets Q4 2011 Earnings Release For October 18th

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Apple issued a press release today stating that it will announce its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011 (third calendar quarter) and host a conference call regarding the release on Tuesday, October 18th.

The conference call at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific will follow the earnings release itself which typically comes around 4:30 PM Eastern.

Apple last quarter announced record-breaking results in a number of areas, including $7.31 billion in profit on revenue of $28.57 billion. For the fourth fiscal quarter, Apple has issued guidance of $25 billion in revenue with profits of $5.50 per share.

Article Link: Apple Sets Q4 2011 Earnings Release For October 18th
 

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Well done Apple ! Can I please have a little percentage of the profit.
 

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Is the 4s in that report? I'm not sure how all the works.
No. Apple's year-end is in September (it changes a little each year since it's based on the last Friday of the week vs. a standard date like September 30). Apple might put out a press release with some preliminary information about the iPhone 4S, and might talk about it a little, but it won't be included in their earnings for the quarter.

Unfortunately, one question that won't be asked this time is Steve Jobs' health. :-(
 

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Apple last quarter announced record-breaking results in a number of areas, including $7.31 billion in profit on revenue of $28.57 billion. For the fourth fiscal quarter, Apple has issued guidance of $25 billion in revenue with profits of $5.50 per share.

Article Link: Apple Sets Q4 2011 Earnings Release For October 18th
Unless I'm reading this wrong (I got a C in Economics 101), that's a 25.5% profit margin.:eek:

Not too bad. It speaks of an incredible mark-up over cost for Apple's products. Is that the "Apple Tax"? :confused: :rolleyes:
 

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Is the 4s in that report? I'm not sure how all the works.
I'm sure they'll have something to say about the 4S launch.

A million pre-orders in the first day... millions more sold in the first days available in stores... lines around the block... etc.

But that will be in the opening dialog... not the report.
 

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Let me guess, records all-over the place..
 

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How is Apple doing against Exxon these days? And when will Apple be announcing the iCar? (Which by the way won't be refueling at Exxon stations.)
 

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Unless I'm reading this wrong (I got a C in Economics 101), that's a 25.5% profit margin.:eek:

Not too bad. It speaks of an incredible mark-up over cost for Apple's products. Is that the "Apple Tax"? :confused: :rolleyes:
You might be able to argue that if the majority of their revenue and profits came from Macs. But it's actually primarily from iPhones and iPads. It's harder to argue about an Apple Tax when those two items aren't priced any higher than the competition. It hints more that they are highly efficient in managing their inventory and production, and are capable of negotiating better component prices. The vertical integration (hardware AND software) helps a lot too.
 

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You might be able to argue that if the majority of their revenue and profits came from Macs. But it's actually primarily from iPhones and iPads. It's harder to argue about an Apple Tax when those two items aren't priced any higher than the competition. It hints more that they are highly efficient in managing their inventory and production, and are capable of negotiating better component prices. The vertical integration (hardware AND software) helps a lot too.
Makes sense.

Your point about efficient handling of inventory and production certainly accounts for some portion of the savings leading to a high profit margin.

However, your point about negotiating low component prices still suggests that they make the phone cheaply, and mark up significantly.

Anyway, thanks for the cogent response. :D
 

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Makes sense.

Your point about efficient handling of inventory and production certainly accounts for some portion of the savings leading to a high profit margin.

However, your point about negotiating low component prices still suggests that they make the phone cheaply, and mark up significantly.

Anyway, thanks for the cogent response. :D
Somehow Apple is able to build an iPhone for $100 less then Samsung can build their Galaxy S2 from virtually the same components. Why - because they buy in bulk by the billions UP FRONT for CASH.
 

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No. Apple's year-end is in September (it changes a little each year since it's based on the last Friday of the week vs. a standard date like September 30). Apple might put out a press release with some preliminary information about the iPhone 4S, and might talk about it a little, but it won't be included in their earnings for the quarter.

Unfortunately, one question that won't be asked this time is Steve Jobs' health. :-(
I am glad it is not the second Friday of the week. That might put a bit of a delay on it.
 

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Unless I'm reading this wrong (I got a C in Economics 101), that's a 25.5% profit margin.:eek:

Not too bad. It speaks of an incredible mark-up over cost for Apple's products. Is that the "Apple Tax"? :confused: :rolleyes:
Hmm, Google just reported their result for the quarter. Per Forbes:

Non-GAAP operating margin was 37%, flat with Q2, and down from 40% a year ago.
:eek:

Funny thing is, no one ever talks about the "Google Tax." :rolleyes:
 

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You have to figure that he will talk about the 4S sales and give some prelim numbers. Why? Because the numbers are going to be better than any phone in history. They won't be able to stop from touting about how successful their "disappointing" phone is.