Apple has announced its latest quarter results including $52.9b in revenue with $11.03b profit from 50.7m iPhones, 8.92m iPads, and 4.19m Macs sold. In terms of new products, the quarter includes launch day sales for the cheaper $329 iPad and Product RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

FY17 Q2 results compare to the previous quarter’s $78.4 billion in revenue, $17.89 billion in profit, 78.3 million iPhones, 13 million iPads, and 5.3 million Macs. In the same quarter a year ago, Apple reported $50.6 billion in revenue, $10.5 billion in profit, 51.1 millions iPhones sold, 10.2 million iPads sold, and 4 million Macs sold.

Full press release after the break, and stick around for our earnings call live blog at the top of the hour:

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Apple’s first three months of this year:

“We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve seen great customer response to both models of the new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum of our Services business, with our highest revenue ever for a 13-week quarter. Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome attendees from around the world to our annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month in San Jose.”

And Apple CFO Luca Maestri:

“We generated strong operating cash flow of $12.5 billion and returned over $10 billion to our investors in the March quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Given the strength of our business and our confidence in our future, we are happy to announce another $50 billion increase to our capital return program today.”

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Capital Return Program Expanding to $300 Billion

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.9 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.10. These results compare to revenue of $50.6 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.90 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve seen great customer response to both models of the new iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition and we’re thrilled with the strong momentum of our Services business, with our highest revenue ever for a 13-week quarter. Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome attendees from around the world to our annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month in San Jose.”

Apple also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $50 billion to the Company’s program to return capital to shareholders and is extending the program timeframe by four quarters. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to spend a cumulative total of $300 billion by the end of March 2019.

“We generated strong operating cash flow of $12.5 billion and returned over $10 billion to our investors in the March quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Given the strength of our business and our confidence in our future, we are happy to announce another $50 billion increase to our capital return program today.”

As part of the latest update to the program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $210 billion from the $175 billion level announced a year ago. The Company also expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units.

The Board has approved a 10.5% increase to the Company’s quarterly dividend, and has declared a dividend of $0.63 per share of the Company’s common stock, payable on May 18, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2017.

From the inception of its capital return program in August 2012 through March 2017, Apple has returned over $211 billion to shareholders, including $151 billion in share repurchases.

The Company plans to continue to access the domestic and international debt markets to assist in funding the program. The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2017 third quarter: • revenue between $43.5 billion and $45.5 billion • gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38.5 percent • operating expenses between $6.6 billion and $6.7 billion • other income/(expense) of $450 million • tax rate of 25.5 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2017 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on May 2, 2017 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. 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), tax rate, and plans for return of capital. 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 24, 2016, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, and its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 1, 2017 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 revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
April 1, 2017 March 26, 2016 April 1, 2017 March 26, 2016
Net sales $ 52,896 $ 50,557 $ 131,247 $ 126,429
Cost of sales (1) 32,305 30,636 80,480 76,085
Gross margin 20,591 19,921 50,767 50,344
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 2,776 2,511 5,647 4,915
Selling, general and administrative (1) 3,718 3,423 7,664 7,271
Total operating expenses 6,494 5,934 13,311 12,186
Operating income 14,097 13,987 37,456 38,158
Other income/(expense), net 587 155 1,408 557
Income before provision for income taxes 14,684 14,142 38,864 38,715
Provision for income taxes 3,655 3,626 9,944 9,838
Net income $ 11,029 $ 10,516 $ 28,920 $ 28,877
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 2.11 $ 1.91 $ 5.50 $ 5.22
Diluted $ 2.10 $ 1.90 $ 5.46 $ 5.19
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 5,225,791 5,514,381 5,262,226 5,536,656
Diluted 5,261,688 5,540,886 5,294,841 5,567,506
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.57 $ 0.52 $ 1.14 $ 1.04
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 217 $ 191 $ 446 $ 395
Research and development $ 575 $ 468 $ 1,164 $ 934
Selling, general and administrative $ 425 $ 389 $ 863 $ 797
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)

April 1, 2017 September 24, 2016
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 15,157 $ 20,484
Short-term marketable securities 51,944 46,671
Accounts receivable, less an allowance of $53 at each period end 11,579 15,754
Inventories 2,910 2,132
Vendor non-trade receivables 9,033 13,545
Other current assets 11,367 8,283
Total current assets 101,990 106,869
Long-term marketable securities 189,740 170,430
Property, plant and equipment, net 27,163 27,010
Goodwill 5,473 5,414
Acquired intangible assets, net 2,617 3,206
Other non-current assets 7,549 8,757
Total assets $ 334,532 $ 321,686
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 28,573 $ 37,294
Accrued expenses 23,096 22,027
Deferred revenue 7,682 8,080
Commercial paper 9,992 8,105
Current portion of long-term debt 3,999 3,500
Total current liabilities 73,342 79,006
Deferred revenue, non-current 3,107 2,930
Long-term debt 84,531 75,427
Other non-current liabilities 39,470 36,074
Total liabilities 200,450 193,437
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.00001 par value: 12,600,000 shares authorized; 5,205,815 and 5,336,166 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 33,579 31,251
Retained earnings 100,925 96,364
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (422 ) 634
Total shareholders’ equity 134,082 128,249
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 334,532 $ 321,686
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In millions)

Six Months Ended
April 1, 2017 March 26, 2016
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 20,484 $ 21,120
Operating activities:
Net income 28,920 28,877
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,319 5,431
Share-based compensation expense 2,473 2,126
Deferred income tax expense 2,822 3,092
Other (209 ) 308
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 4,183 4,538
Inventories (778 ) 68
Vendor non-trade receivables 4,512 5,899
Other current and non-current assets (896 ) 186
Accounts payable (6,862 ) (9,388 )
Deferred revenue (221 ) 219
Other current and non-current liabilities 316 (2,292 )
Cash generated by operating activities 39,579 39,064
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (99,821 ) (86,242 )
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 12,429 9,148
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 60,454 50,051
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net (67 ) (140 )
Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (6,309 ) (5,948 )
Payments for acquisition of intangible assets (126 ) (657 )
Payments for strategic investments (126 )
Other 116 (196 )
Cash used in investing activities (33,324 ) (34,110 )
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 273 247
Excess tax benefits from equity awards 225 264
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (788 ) (751 )
Payments for dividends and dividend equivalents (6,134 ) (5,871 )
Repurchases of common stock (18,012 ) (13,530 )
Proceeds from issuance of term debt, net 10,975 15,584
Change in commercial paper, net 1,879 (503 )
Cash used in financing activities (11,582 ) (4,560 )
Increase/(Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (5,327 ) 394
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 15,157 $ 21,514
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 6,878 $ 6,630
Cash paid for interest $ 1,007 $ 565
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Q2 2017 Unaudited Summary Data
(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)
Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q2 2016 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Operating Segments Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
Americas $21,157 $31,968 $19,096 – 34% 11%
Europe 12,733 18,521 11,535 – 31% 10%
Greater China 10,726 16,233 12,486 – 34% – 14%
Japan 4,485 5,766 4,281 – 22% 5%
Rest of Asia Pacific 3,795 5,863 3,159 – 35% 20%
Total Apple $52,896 $78,351 $50,557 – 32% 5%
Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q2 2016 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Product Summary Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue
iPhone (1) 50,763 $33,249 78,290 $54,378 51,193 $32,857 – 35% – 39% – 1% 1%
iPad (1) 8,922 3,889 13,081 5,533 10,251 4,413 – 32% – 30% – 13% – 12%
Mac (1) 4,199 5,844 5,374 7,244 4,034 5,107 – 22% – 19% 4% 14%
Services (2) 7,041 7,172 5,991 – 2% 18%
Other Products (1)(3) 2,873 4,024 2,189 – 29% 31%
Total Apple $52,896 $78,351 $50,557 – 32% 5%
(1) Includes deferrals and amortization of related software upgrade rights and non-software services.
(2) Includes revenue from Digital Content and Services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and other services.
(3) Includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, iPod and Apple-branded and third-party accessories.