Apple has announced it is holding its earnings call for company results in fiscal Q4 (covering July, August and September) on October 20th. Following tradition, Apple will announce earnings in a press release about half an hour before the earnings call at 2PM PST. Apple’s earnings for fiscal Q4 will include the first wave of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, as it went on sale towards the end of the period. However, Apple is unlikely to breakdown the split between new and old iPhone sales, as it only reports total sales numbers for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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For the period, at its last earnings call, Apple guided the following financial information.
- revenue between $37 billion and $40 billion
- gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent
- operating expenses between $4.75 billion and $4.85 billion
- other income/(expense) of $250 million
- tax rate of 26.1 percent
Apple’s conference calls consist of earnings results, statements from Apple CFO Luca Maestri and Apple CEO Tim Cook and Q&A from select investors and analysts. Analyst expectations for device sales are good, with many upping $AAPL price targets on the back of strong iPhone 6 demand. Apple will also state its forecasts for the crucial holiday quarter as part of its earnings releases on October 20th.
As usual, 9to5Mac will cover Apple’s earnings in full detail.