In urma cu cateva minute, compania Apple a anuntat rezultatele financiare pentru Q2 2013 (in Romania, primul trimestru fiscal al anului). In acest trimestrul incheiat in urma cu aproape o luna, Apple a avut incasari de 43.6 $ miliarde de dolari si un profit net de 9.5 miliarde de dolari, sau 10.09 $ per actiune. In comparatie cu anul trecut, Apple a avut incasari mai mari, dar un profit mai mic. In acelasi trimestru fiscal, anul trecut Apple incasa 39.2 $ miliarde de dolari si avea un profit net de 11.6 miliarde de dolari, sau 12.30 $ per actiune. Marja bruta pentru acest trimestru fiscal a fost de 37.5 procente in comparatie cu cele 47.4 procente obtinute anul trecut.
In Q2 2013, Apple a vandut 37.4 milioane de iPhone-uri, in comparatie cu cele 35.1 milioane de terminale vandute anul trecut, a vandut 19.5 miliarde de iPad-uri, in crestere fata de cele 11.8 milioane de dispozitive vandute anul trecut, si a vandut putin sub 4 milioane de Mac-uri in comparatie cu cele 4 milioane de computere vandute anul trecut.
Apple a mai declarat si crestere cu 15 procente a valorii dividendelor per actiune, incepand cu 16 mai urmand sa plateasca actionarilor dividende in valoare de 3.05 $ per actiune. Apple plateste anual 11 miliarde de dolari dividende, fiind unul dintre cei mai mari platitori de dividende din lume. Compania din Cupertino isi declara intentia ca pana in 2015 sa returneze investitorilor 100 de miliarde de dolari in programul de returnare a dividendelor si rascumparare a actiunilor. Consiliul director al companiei a aprobat si rascumpararea de actiuni in valoare de 60 de miliarde de dolari de la actionari, o crestere semnificativa fata de cei 10 miliarde de dolari pe care i-au aprobat anul trecut. Conform celor din Cupertino, compania Apple detine in acest moment 145 miliarde de dolari in lichiditati si investitii, 102 miliarde de dolari aflandu-se in afara SUA. Actiunile companiei americane au crescut cu peste 5 procente dupa anuntarea acestor rezultate, care, asa cum poate ne-am asteptat deja, sunt peste previziunile analistilor.
Acum este Apple tine o conferinta audio transmisa live in care CEO Tim Cook si CFO Peter Oppenheimer discuta aceste incasari si raspund intrebarilor unor jurnalisti.
Trebuie mentionat faptul ca primul trimestru (Q2), spre deosebire de ultimul trimestru fiscal al fiecarui an (Q1) este putin mai slab, deoarece la sfarsitul anului sunt sarbatorile de iarna in care oamenii cheltuie multi bani pe cadouri, si practic vanzarile de produse sunt foarte ridicate. Totodata, spre deosebire de ultimul trimestru fiscal al anului trecut in care a lansat cele mai importante produse, Apple nu a lansat nimic important in 2013, doar a adus un upgrade minor MacBook Pro-ului Retina si a lansat iPad-ul generatia a patra cu o capacitate de stocare de 128 GB.
Mai jos aveti intregul comunicat de presa transmis de catre Apple:
Sursa: Apple, via MacRumors
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
37.4 Million iPhones Sold; 19.5 Million iPads Sold
CUPERTINO, California—April 23, 2013—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $39.2 billion and net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.5 percent compared to 47.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.
“We are pleased to report record March quarter revenue thanks to continued strong performance of iPhone and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our teams are hard at work on some amazing new hardware, software, and services and we are very excited about the products in our pipeline.”
“Our cash generation remains very strong, with $12.5 billion in cash flow from operations during the quarter and an ending cash balance of $145 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2013 third quarter:
- revenue between $33.5 billion and $35.5 billion
- gross margin between 36 percent and 37 percent
- operating expenses between $3.85 billion and $3.95 billion
- other income/(expense) of $300 million
- tax rate of 26%
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2013 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on April 23, 2013 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq213. 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 other 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 29, 2012, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 29, 2012, and its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2013 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.