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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Apple Results for Q2 One For Record Books

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:55 AM

"Apple on Tuesday announced its best-ever second fiscal quarter, as the company saw its earnings rise 94 percent to $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share, on quarterly revenue of $39.19 billion."

When you compare it to year ago numbers of $24.7 billion revenue and profits of $6.0 billion, it is impressive. And a record 2nd quarter results for Apple. Also impressive was the number of iPhones sold, namely 35.1 million of them which is growth of 88 percent from a year ago. iPad? Also up in numbers with 11.8 million sold, a paltry 151% increase over the same period last year. You can listen to the meeting via Apple, and if you are curious what the analysts thing, have a look here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apple and Wall Street, A Love Story

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:35 PM

"Apple's record quarter is prompting a lot of analysts and Wall Street watchers to up their estimates for the stock's performance."

Well, maybe love story is too much but they certainly do like what Apple is doing and have increased their estimates regarding the stock's performance projection. This was in response to yesterday's financial report by Apple. Lots of good news in that report too including:

  • iPad sales up 111% to 15.4 million units;
  • iPhone Q1 sales were 37.04 million units;
  • Apple retail sales up 43% from last year at the same time;
  • Apple has $97.68 billion cash on hand;
  • Apple's Q1 revenue topped $46 billion.

Lots to digest for sure, including the news that Apple TV sales were 2.8 million units during the last fiscal year ending in September of 2011, but the little device that would not die set Q1 sales record with 1.4 million units sold. So 50% of last years total in the first quarter of this fiscal year is nothing to sneeze at, although it certainly doesn't reach the numbers of the other devices in the lineup. But then, why should it when it really isn't being pushed by Apple, and when it is still considered a "hobby" device in Tim Cook's words. What does give me hope that it will continue is that he said he couldn't live without it. What are your thoughts on the Apple fiscal report?

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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Impressive Results from Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:41 AM

"Apple's results for the just-completed financial quarter, Q2-2011, are predictably impressive."

Impressive indeed, earning a net profit of $5.99 billion on revenues of $24.67 billion. This is a record for their second quarter earnings. Some of the highlights:

  • Macs - 3.76 million sold, up 28% over last year;
  • iPhone - 18.65 million sold internationally, up 113% over last year, with an increase of 155% in the US;
  • iPad - This included the iPad 2, although only the last three weeks of the quarter, but had sales of 4.7 million in 59 countries. The figures were total without breaking apart the original from the iPad 2 however;
  • iTunes Store - The online store brought in $1.6 billion, which made it the best quarter ever. The store carries over 350,000 apps and has paid out over $2 billion to the iOS developers. The iBookstore added 17,000 titles during the quarter and has recorded over 100 million downloads;
  • Apple Retail Stores - In May (the 19th to be exact) it will be ten years since the first store opened, and in this quarter the stores served 71.7 million visitors with an average of $9.39 billion revenue per store.

There is more to the report and you can read it in its entirety here at Apple.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Perspective on Apple's Financial Results

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 PM

"A merry holiday season helped Apple kick off its 2011 fiscal year with a stellar first quarter that blew away Wall Street expectations. Apple saw sales of $26.74 billion and a net profit of $6 billion-both quarterly records-for the three months ended December 25, 2010, the company announced Tuesday."

I know, I know, we have already posted on this story earlier today, but if you want a version with some fancy graphs this Macworld article is your ticket. It gives you another perspective on the Tuesday conference call and really illustrates the impressive results.

Apple Financial, Yea, They are in Pretty Good Shape I'd Say

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:25 AM

"Listening to Apple's quarterly conference calls these days is like watching a once-in-a-generation sports team demolish every other team in the league."

With growth from same time last year of 70% (yes, 70%) I'd say they did demolish everyone else. That is a pretty incredible number by anyone's standard. So impressive were most of their figures that they called the 23% growth in Mac sales "disappointing." Yea, it's only 8 times the growth of the PC market. Another figure I found interesting was that the retail division is a $16 billion dollar a year revenue source for Apple, and revenues from same time last year jumped 95%. The story we linked to has several other interesting tidbits from yesterdays financial call, and the stock market has taken notice since in early trading Apple Shares are at an all time high of $348.60 USD, gaining $7.95 USD, a new intraday high. You can see a transcript of the conference call here, or check it out at the Apple Investor site and hear the details yourself.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Speaking of Financial Apps...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"The iTunes App Store offers downloads of PageOnce Pro: Money & Bills for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch for free. That's a $13 drop and the best deal we've seen for this finance tool."

I really like PageOnce Pro, and have used it in all of it's various incarnations to check balances on all my financial accounts. Now that it is free, it's an even better deal and since we were talking about getting out of debt earlier today, isn't a free app that monitors your financial health a right step?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Need Some Financial Help? Perhaps One of These Mobile Solutions is For You

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 PM

"As the nation digs out from one of the worst financial crises in history, guess what is the No. 1 financial New Year's resolution? If you answered, "Get out of debt" - DING! DING! DING! - you are correct."

And a few of these apps may actually help you accomplish that goal, if it's one of your goals that is. For me, I'm trying to scale back on "things" and that includes the apps on my iPad and iPhone. But if I keep reading list stories I will never get there, especially the stories like this one, that actually has some good apps on it. I use a couple on this list, namely Mint and a different gas app called Fuel Finder [affiliate link]. Gas Buddy is free, but I really like the interface of the Fuel Finder app, which costs $2.99 USD. As far as the rest of the apps on the list, some are free, some are paid, but one thing is for certain when you go through lists like this - keep paying for apps on lists and you will never get out of debt!

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].

Monday, February 1, 2010

Now That The Dust Has Settled...

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

"Apple's stock soared after the iPad, a hybrid iPhone and netbook computer, was unveiled Wednesday and then plunged with the rest of the market Thursday morning. That shows the best and worst aspects of investing in Apple, all in less than 24 hours."

Apple stock opened at $206.85 USD on the day of the iPad announcement, fluctuating to a high of $210.58 USD after going as low as $199.53 USD before finally settling in to close at $207.88 USD for the day. But the glow from the event wouldn't last as by Friday, brought down in large part to sell offs in the market as a whole, Apple was down to $192.06 USD as a closing price. Here is hoping today will be a better day!


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. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Apple Event Announcement Boosts Stock

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"The news that Apple is going to announce something on January 27th has the stock market in a tizzy. At one point this morning, Apple shares were up to $214.16, up $8.23 or about 4.0%."

Currently Apple Stock is down to $210.40 USD, just a little over five dollars shy of their 52-week high of $215.59 USD that they reached on January 5, 2010. I guess we shall see in about a week what happens when all is revealed at the event!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Apple Shares at All-Time High

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

"Apple Inc shares reached their all-time high on Thursday as excitement builds over the expected release of its tablet computer. Although Apple has never acknowledged that a device exists, anticipation is peaking as the company enters the new year."

The previous all-time high was $208.71 USD, which was surpassed on Thursday as the stock hit $209.35 USD before the dust settled and it closed at $209.04 USD. There are lots of quotes about this being anticipation of an Apple Tablet, and since it is expected to be announced in January, I suppose buying based on tablet anticipation isn't too far from the truth.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Apple Stock Hits All Time High

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

"Apple's stock price has hit an all-time high today, surging over 4% at the moment to top $207 per share. The peak eclipses Apple's previous high set in late December 2007. Apple's stock subsequently sank to a low of under $80 per share in late 2008 amid uncertain economic times before rebounding strongly over the past eight months."

This was yesterday, and on top of that news the crazy stock guy over at, Jim Cramer, has predicted Apple will hit $300.00 USD. He is basing it on those "words I love to hear" when Apple Executives said they cannot meet the demand for certain products, one of which is the iPhone.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

AT&T Has a Good Q1 2009

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

"AT&T has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2009, and the iPhone 3G is still a big part of the company's good news. More than 1.6 million iPhones were activated in the last quarter, down from about 1.9 million in Q4 of 2008. While that is a 16 percent drop sequentially, it's similar to the drop experienced in Q1 of 2008 and still represents a 100 percent growth in iPhone activations year-over-year."

The subscriber base for 3G users has doubled over the last year, in no small part to the iPhone 3g. Quite a bit of cash involved here since the iPhone brings in on average about $95 per user per month in revenue. They also note, and it seems pretty obvious, that the revenue is expected to drop in the next quarter in the lead up to the expected June release of the next generation of iPhones.

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