Apple’s quarterly figures: Expectations exceeded

Apple-Quartalszahlen aktuell - iMac auf Schreibtisch

Apple’s quarterly figures have been released. Here are the most important figures.

Sales are at 91.8 billion Dollars (previous year quarter 84.3/expected 88).

Earnings per share are $4.99 (prior-year quarter 4.18/expected 4.55).

The share is quoted at +2.2% after trading.

Apple expects a turnover of 63-67 billion Dollars for the current 1st quarter (2nd fiscal quarter 2020) according to previous expectations of 62.3 billion Dollars.

At the very end of the table you can see the sales of the individual product categories in US Dollars. In comparison to the same quarter of the previous year, you can see that the share of iPhones in total sales fell slightly from 61.7% to 60.9%. Nevertheless: Apart from Macs and iPads, sales are increasing in all areas. Especially services and devices like airpods show good growth.

The margin rose from 32% to 35.2%. It is expected to be 38%-39% in the current quarter (previously expected at 38.1%).

Almost all markets are up

Apple can increase its sales in all major markets, only in Japan it is declining.

Here are the headline statements from the CEO and CFO (everything is fine):

“We are thrilled to report Apple’s highest quarterly revenue ever. Fueled by strong demand for our iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models, and all-time records for Services and Wearables,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “During the holiday quarter our active installed base of devices grew in each of our geographic segments and has now reached over 1.5 billion. We see this as a powerful testament to the satisfaction, engagement and loyalty of our customers. And a great driver of our growth across the board.”

“Our very strong business performance drove an all-time net income record of $22.2 billion and generated operating cash flow of $30.5 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We also returned nearly $25 billion to shareholders during the quarter. Including $20 billion in share repurchases and $3.5 billion in dividends and equivalents, as we maintain our target of reaching a net cash neutral position over time.”

Apple Quartalszahlen im Detail
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