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Monday, January 23, 2012

Apple Earnings Report Due Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple today announced that it will report its earnings from the current holiday quarter on Tuesday, January 24, 2012."

This will be the first fiscal quarter of 2012, so will include the iPhone 4S launch and the holiday season. Expect big numbers and possibly records with this report. Prediction from the street is revenue reports of $38.16 billion and profits of $9.83 billion.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This Just In: Apple Earned a LOT of Money

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:06 PM

"Apple just reported the kind of mammoth earnings that most companies only dream of in these dreary economic days: $28.57 billion of revenue resulting in $7.31 billion earnings, profits that were more than double a year ago. Yowza."

Yowza indeed. Double the profits from the same time period last year. Record revenue of $28.7 billion. Record net profit of $7.31 billion. While not a record, the gross margin was up 2% from last year. Mac sales up 14% and 9.25 million iPads (183% growth) were sold to go along with the 20.34 million iPhones (142% growth) over the last three months. It appears the only thing that didn't sell as well or better than same time last year were the iPods, down 20% with 7.54 million devices sold. Can't wait to see what the numbers will be for the school year quarter.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Records Record Revenue in Q4 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:30 AM

"Apple reported Monday that it brought in a record $20.3 billion in revenue during the September quarter, the company's fiscal fourth quarter, and a record $4.34 billion in profit. That's up 67% year-over-year in revenue and up 73% year-over-year in earnings."

This didn't stop the stock from dropping about 5.6% yesterday to final price of $318.00 USD per share, but the stock had quite the run leading up to the financial conference call yesterday. Among the highlights yesterday besides the revenue of course, were that they sold a record 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from previous year), 14.1 million iPhones (up 91% from previous year) and 4.19 million iPads. The only downer was the sales of 9.05 million iPods (down 11% from last year). The biggest highlight for some was the fact that Steve Jobs made an appearance in the call, saying "we have a few surprises left for the remainder of this calendar year." I can't wait until tomorrow can you?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Apple 4th Quarter Earnings Report Today at 5pm Eastern

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple's earnings conference calls are fast becoming routine affairs. Record breaking earnings, billions in profits, and an astounding number of Mac/iPhone/iPod sales. Indeed, we've almost come to expect Apple to set all-time highs in every financial metric quarter after quarter."

The fourth quarter ended on September 30th, so this should be an eventful conference call. You can tune in to the Apple Investor page and listen in at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Apple Q3 2010 Results, Impressive

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:07 PM

"Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share."

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Pretty good quarter for Apple, and the stock reacted by jumping up about $8.00 USD [link]. The company as a whole had revenue of $15.7 billion USD with a profit during Q3 2010 of #3.25 billion USD. Quite the jump from Q3 2009 when the revenue was $9.73 billion USD and the profit was $1.83 billion USD. International sales were 52 percent of the revenue total, compared to 44% in Q3 2009 [link]. The retail stores results were impressive as well posting a record 60.9 million visitors, up over 20% from the previous record [link].

This should help them pay for the cost of the free cases, expected to cost in the neighborhood of $175 million USD [link].

Follow Along at 5pm Eastern for Apple Q3 Report

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple will be hosting its third quarter earnings conference call at 5PM eastern time today, and The Mac Observer will be covering the event as it happens. Along with our live coverage at the TMO Web site, we'll offer real time updates through Twitter at MacObserverLive, too."

The live coverage is located here, and if you have Twitter account, you can go here and follow along. The conference call starts in just a 60 minutes at 3pm at 5pm Eastern. This should be interesting as this is the first reporting quarter with iPads included.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Record Quarter for Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple posted yet another record quarter Tuesday for the March quarter, the company's second fiscal quarter. The company posted revenue of US$13.5 billion and a quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, or $3.33 earnings per share (EPS). The company reported higher Mac sales, and iPhone sales grew 131% year-over-year."

Apple sold 2.94 million Macs, up 33% from the same quarter a year ago, and also sold 8.75 million iPhones and 10.89 million iPods. This of course did not include the iPad, which will end up in the next quarter report, but it was the best non-holiday quarter ever since revenues were up 49% and profits were up 90%.

And in after hours trading, Apple posted an increase of 6.71% to close at $261.01 USD per share based on the strong earnings report.

Monday, April 19, 2010

How Much do Artists Really Make?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"This incredible infographic from Information is Beautiful really puts the iTunes business model in perspective: for the vast majority of artists, iTunes gives them a significantly larger share of the revenue than traditional retail outlets, and orders of magnitude more cash than any other digital music service out there."

When I first looked at this, after reading the initial paragraph, I thought the writer was delusional. But now that I understand the high end royalty deal is only for the big name artists, I can see the benefit to using something like iTunes for an artist. Of course pressing them yourself will get you the biggest cut but that isn't a viable option for most artists, especially those just starting out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple 2010 Q1 Results

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter's revenue."

And to top it off, according to the report, Apple "sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter."

Pretty solid quarter, and according to Steve Jobs, they are "planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we're really excited about." Can't wait for tomorrow.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Q1 Earnings Report This Afternoon

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"Word on the mean streets of the Internet suggests that Apple CEO Steve Jobs may take the stage of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center on Wednesday January 27. If you're looking for a little pre-show action to get you fired up, then look no further: Apple's announced its quarterly earnings results conference call for Monday January 25."

The call is tomorrow, starting at 2pm Pacific, and you can head over to the Apple site and listen in by going here. Interesting timing, couple days before their event. You can imagine the questions will eventually include the much rumored tablet. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apple's Q4 2009 Results

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple's fiscal results are out and they are, as expected, quite good. The company reported profits of $9.87 billion compared to $7.9 billion in the year ago quarter."

Apple also sold 3.05 million Macs which was a 17% increase from last year. On the iPod front, down 8% at 10.2 million sold while the iPhone sales hit 7.4 million, which was a 7% increase from the same time last year. Pretty hefty profit especially in these economic times, and Steve Jobs said they had a "great lineup" for the holidays and some "new products in the pipeline for 2010." Hmmm, let the rumors begin! More info can be found on the Apple investor site, or from their press release.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Apple Quarterly Earnings Due Monday, Exceeding Wall Street Expectations?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple is due to report its quarterly earnings on Monday, and the Mac maker is predicted to exceed Wall Street expectations with blockbuster Mac sales, according to two research notes released Thursday."

Munster and Abramsky differ a little on their figures, but they both believe this quarter report is going to be huge for Apple. Several factors include the 3GS, back to school sales and the release of Snow Leopard. Speaking of back to school sales, a recent survey of 3,100 respondents showed that if there was a purchase of a computer in the last 90 days, 25% of the sales were Mac sales.

The conference call is set for Monday, October 19th at 2:00pm Pacific.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

AT&T Earnings Fall From Last Year

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

"AT&T's second quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates, but still fell 15 percent year over year, as the highly successful launch of Apple's iPhone 3GS -- a phone subsidized by AT&T -- affected the company's bottom line."

Coming in on the heels of Apple's record setting quarter, AT&T still beat the estimates but didn't have quite the numbers that Apple did. While the quarterly earnings numbers fell 15%, the customer base increased dramatically, adding 6.7 million customers from last year to boost their total customer base to 79.6 million customers. Still, their net income was $3.2 billion USD down from $3.8 billion USD the prior year and blamed on the dreaded subsidy associated with the iPhone.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Apple Earnings Report Due Out Today

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"Does Apple have one more earnings surprise up its sleeve? This week will supply a telling sign of the tech industry's economic health. Intel hinted last week that the worst was over, while Google was more cautious. Now, all eyes will be on reports from a parade of tech bellwethers--including Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, and IBM--for signs that the tech economy is indeed on the road to recovery."

Apple has had pretty good news so far this year, so the conjecture is that it will continue. They are expected to report revenue in the $7.8 Billion USD range, and per share earnings of $1.09 USD. The article breaks down the sales in each of the categories of products that Apple sells, based on information from analysts from Piper Jaffray.

If you want to listen in, head on over to Apple's Investor Relations site to eavesdrop.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Palm's Revenue Collapses

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 02:00 PM

"Palm Inc (PALM.O) on Thursday said its upcoming Pre phone needs "more polishing" but that it was on track to start selling the high profit device in the first half of the year as it looks to grab back smartphone business from rivals. The company gave the update while it reported a wider loss and revenue that fell 70 percent from a year ago, in line with its recent warning for a weak fiscal third quarter. Its shares fell 4.7 percent after the report as some investors may have hoped for a specific launch date for Pre. The Pre is seen as Palm's best hope to fight rivals such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Research In Motion (RIM.TO), which have hurt Palm's smartphone sales in recent years. It said it is working hard to have Pre ready for a launch before the middle of the year at its exclusive U.S. carrier partner Sprint Nextel (S.N). "There's no showstoppers," said Chief Executive Ed Colligan in a call with analysts. "We plan on delivering on the time frame we said we would."

My apologies for the long quote, but I wanted you all to get a perspective on the kinds of issues Palm is facing because they announced the Pre so far ahead of when it would actually be ready for launch. I have serious doubts, considering how Palm has continued to falter in recent weeks financially, that even the Pre can drag them up out of the basement. It's being launched only on one carrier that has exclusivity, mediocre coverage outside of major metro areas, and a history of awful customer service. That's a lot of pressure.

And before you compare that launch situation to the iPhone's in 2007, remember that the iPhone wasn't necessarily the future of Apple, and if the iPhone failed, Apple was in no danger of going out of business. The Pre? Well, I think that's a different story altogether.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dell Shares Can't Reach Bottom Fast Enough

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 01:00 PM

"Shares of computer maker Dell Inc. retreated Thursday after a JPMorgan analyst downgraded the stock, citing the company's high exposure to a withering PC market. Unlike rivals Apple Inc. with smart phones, and Hewlett-Packard Co. with printers, Round Rock, Texas-based Dell hasn't significantly diversified into other markets. That is likely to "make for a bumpy ride given our view on PCs," JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz told investors in a note, downgrading Dell to "Underweight" from "Neutral.""

Remember when Michael Dell said the quote I pasted over Steve Jobs' head? I sure do. It was in 1997, and was during one of the darkest phases of Apple's history. The company was floundering after utterly incompetent leadership left the company in shambles, and Apple had just bought out a small hardware company with some innovative ideas called NeXT. That company was headed by none other than Steve Jobs, who returned to Apple's top seat and turned the company from an also-ran joke into a compulsive innovator.

Today, no one is talking about Apple selling the company and returning money to shareholders in Cupertino. In Round Rock, however, I bet they're wondering if Michael Dell will put some of that bravado into the pockets of his shareholders.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Business Week Columnist Not Concerned About 1%

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 02:00 PM

"Today's Wall Street Journal focuses on how according to the latest NPD figures, Mac sales in November as compared to November of last year are down by 1%, and thus rushes to ring the alarm bells: Apple is being dragged down by the recession."

The article presents an interesting perspective. We'll have to see how it plays out, but one thing's for sure... Entering the low-profit netbook market isn't going to make that big a dent in their sales. The answer? I don't know it and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I think the upcoming Macworld San Francisco ought to set the tone for the next few months and give us a better idea of Apple's direction because right now, everyone's guessing and the theories range from plausible to ridiculous.

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