Apple announced its fiscal Q4 earnings this afternoon. The company is reporting $36 billion in revenue, $8.2 billion net profit, or $8.67 per diluted share. As for device sales during the quarter, the folks in Cupertino cranked out 26.9 million iPhones, 14 million iPads (up 25 percent y/o/y), 4.9 million Macs (up 1 percent y/o/y), and 5.3 million iPods (down 19 percent y/o/y).
Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer shared their thoughts on the company’s performance:
“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”
“We’re pleased to have generated over $41 billion in net income and over $50 billion in operating cash flow in fiscal 2012,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”
For the holiday quarter, Apple is expecting revenue of $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75. Holiday shoppers picking up the iPad mini, iPod touches, etc., will fuel the quarter.
Apple announced it would continue with its plan to award a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the company’s common stock—as previously explained by the company. The dividend is payable “on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2012.”
Cook and company will hold their conference call at 5 p.m. EST to discuss numbers, iPhone 5, and more. Follow along on our live blog for the latest.
Press release below: