Apple is out with its Q2 2015 earnings results today reporting $58 billion in revenue including $13.6 billion in profit earned during the first three months of this year.

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Aside from revenue and profit, Apple disclosed sales numbers or revenue for the these categories:

  • iPhone: 61.1 million units
  • iPad: 12.6 million units
  • Mac: 4.5 million units

Totals:

  • Revenue: $58 billion
  • EPS: $2.33 per share

Apple CEO Tim Cook had this to say:

“We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.”

Apple CFO Luca Maestri added:

“The tremendous customer demand for our products and services in the March quarter drove revenue growth of 27 percent and EPS growth of 40 percent,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Cash flow from operations was also outstanding at $19.1 billion.”

Following last quarter’s record revenue and blockbuster iPhone numbers, the attention today ahead of the call largely focused on if Apple could maintain strong iPhone numbers after the initial launch and holiday season. Apple has previously shared that it does not plan to disclose Apple Watch sales numbers, which began earlier this month and will be included in the “Other” category with iPods during the company’s next quarterly report.

Apple’s Q2 2015 numbers compare to last quarter’s results of $74.6 billion in revenue and sales of 74 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, and 5.5 million Macs. For the same quarter a year ago, Apple reported $45.6 billion in revenue and sales of 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads, and 4.1 million Macs. Compare also to profit last quarter of $18 million and a year ago of $9.5 billion.

Apple will hold its conference call soon at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern to discuss the company’s quarterly report. Stay tuned for our coverage of the call. Cook and Maestri typically share prepared remarks then address product and financial questions from analysts on the call.

The full Q2 earnings report is below:

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Q12015-earnings

Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“Cash flow from operations was also outstanding at $19.1 billion.”

The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone® and Mac® and all-time record performance of the App Store℠.

“We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.”

“The tremendous customer demand for our products and services in the March quarter drove revenue growth of 27 percent and EPS growth of 40 percent,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Cash flow from operations was also outstanding at $19.1 billion.”

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2015 third quarter:

• revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion

• gross margin between 38.5 percent and 39.5 percent

• operating expenses between $5.65 billion and $5.75 billion

• other income/(expense) of $350 million

• tax rate of 26.3 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2015 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on April 27, 2015 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq215. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), and tax rate. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 27, 2014, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 27, 2014, and its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2015 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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Apple Inc.UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 28, 2015 March 29, 2014 March 28, 2015 March 29, 2014
Net sales $ 58,010 $ 45,646 $ 132,609 $ 103,240
Cost of sales (1) 34,354 27,699 79,212 63,447
Gross margin 23,656 17,947 53,397 39,793
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 1,918 1,422 3,813 2,752
Selling, general and administrative (1) 3,460 2,932 7,060 5,985
Total operating expenses 5,378 4,354 10,873 8,737
Operating income 18,278 13,593 42,524 31,056
Other income/(expense), net 286 225 456 471
Income before provision for income taxes 18,564 13,818 42,980 31,527
Provision for income taxes 4,995 3,595 11,387 8,232
Net income $ 13,569 $ 10,223 $ 31,593 $ 23,295
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 2.34 $ 1.67 $ 5.43 $ 3.76
Diluted $ 2.33 $ 1.66 $ 5.39 $ 3.74
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 5,793,799 6,123,302 5,818,411 6,197,903
Diluted 5,834,858 6,156,699 5,858,330 6,233,430
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.47 $ 0.44 $ 0.94 $ 0.88
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 142 $ 110 $ 282 $ 219
Research and development $ 384 $ 300 $ 758 $ 589
Selling, general and administrative $ 401 $ 286 $ 775 $ 569
Apple Inc.UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)
March 28, 2015 September 27, 2014
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 14,489 $ 13,844
Short-term marketable securities 18,607 11,233
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $83 and $86, respectively 10,905 17,460
Inventories 2,396 2,111
Deferred tax assets 5,141 4,318
Vendor non-trade receivables 7,259 9,759
Other current assets 9,094 9,806
Total current assets 67,891 68,531
Long-term marketable securities 160,443 130,162
Property, plant and equipment, net 20,151 20,624
Goodwill 4,711 4,616
Acquired intangible assets, net 4,061 4,142
Other assets 3,937 3,764
Total assets $ 261,194 $ 231,839
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 23,159 $ 30,196
Accrued expenses 22,827 18,453
Deferred revenue 8,944 8,491
Commercial paper 3,799 6,308
Total current liabilities 58,729 63,448
Deferred revenue – non-current 3,571 3,031
Long-term debt 40,072 28,987
Other non-current liabilities 29,816 24,826
Total liabilities 132,188 120,292
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.00001 par value: 12,600,000 shares authorized; 5,762,278 and 5,866,161 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 25,376 23,313
Retained earnings 100,920 87,152
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,710 1,082
Total shareholders’ equity 129,006 111,547
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 261,194 $ 231,839
Apple Inc.UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(In millions)
Six Months Ended
March 28, 2015 March 29, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 13,844 $ 14,259
Operating activities:
Net income 31,593 23,295
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,054 4,031
Share-based compensation expense 1,815 1,377
Deferred income tax expense 1,879 2,059
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 6,555 3,401
Inventories (285) (65)
Vendor non-trade receivables 2,500 1,419
Other current and non-current assets 2,448 14
Accounts payable (5,428) (2,375)
Deferred revenue 993 1,414
Other current and non-current liabilities 5,679 1,638
Cash generated by operating activities 52,803 36,208
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (92,523) (90,360)
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 5,871 10,869
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 48,924 80,241
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net (115) (559)
Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (5,586) (3,367)
Payments for acquisition of intangible assets (155) (163)
Other 88 (23)
Cash used in investing activities (43,496) (3,362)
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 309 341
Excess tax benefits from equity awards 357 363
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards (608) (430)
Dividends and dividend equivalents paid (5,544) (5,430)
Repurchase of common stock (12,000) (23,000)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net 11,332 0
Repayments of commercial paper, net (2,508) 0
Cash used in financing activities (8,662) (28,156)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 645 4,690
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 14,489 $ 18,949
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 7,058 $ 5,369
Cash paid for interest $ 220 $ 161
Apple Inc.
Q2 2015 Unaudited Summary Data
(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)
Q2’15 Q1’15 Q2’14 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Operating Segments Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
Americas $21,316 $30,566 $17,982 – 30% 19%
Europe 12,204 17,214 10,941 – 29% 12%
Greater China 16,823 16,144 9,835 4% 71%
Japan 3,457 5,448 4,047 – 37% – 15%
Rest of Asia Pacific 4,210 5,227 2,841 – 19% 48%
Total Apple $58,010 $74,599 $45,646 – 22% 27%
Q2’15 Q1’15 Q2’14 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Product Summary Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue
iPhone (1) 61,170 $40,282 74,468 $51,182 43,719 $26,064 – 18% – 21% 40% 55%
iPad (1) 12,623 5,428 21,419 8,985 16,350 7,610 – 41% – 40% – 23% – 29%
Mac (1) 4,563 5,615 5,519 6,944 4,136 5,519 -17% – 19% 10% 2%
Services (2) 4,996 4,799 4,573 4% 9%
Other Products (1)(3) 1,689 2,689 1,880 – 37% – 10%
Total Apple $58,010 $74,599 $45,646 – 22% 27%
(1) Includes deferrals and amortization of related non-software services and software upgrade rights.
(2) Includes revenue from the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and other services.
(3) Includes sales of iPod, Apple TV, Beats Electronics and Apple-branded and third-party accessories.

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