Apple has just released its financial results for its fiscal third quarter of 2019, finalized on the 29th of June.
In it, the company had a turnover of $ 53.8 billion, net profit of $ 10 billion and earnings by diluted $ 2.18 well according to the company's own forecasts. The results compare, respectively, to $ 53.3 billion (thus an increase of 0.9%), $ 11.5 billion (down 13%) and $ 2.34 (down 6.8%). in the second fiscal quarter of 2018.
Gross margin for the period was 37.6%, and Apple's international sales accounted for 59% of all quarterly revenue.
The breakdown of revenue by segment was as follows:
- iPhone: $ 25.9 billion (-10.9%)
- Mac: $ 5.8 billion (+ 11.5%)
- iPad: $ 5 billion (+ 8.6%)
- Clothing, Home & Accessories: $ 5.5 billion (+ 48.6%)
- Services: $ 11.4 billion (+ 12.8%)
Here's the statement from the CEO Tim cook:
This was our biggest quarter of June driven by record Services revenue, accelerating Wearables growth, strong iPad and Mac performance and a significant improvement in iPhone trends. These results are promising in all our geographic segments and we are confident of what is to come. The 2019 calendar balance will be an exciting time, with major launches on all our platforms, new services and a number of new products.
And the CFO Luca Maestri:
The performance of our business year over year improved compared to March quarter and boosted strong operating cash flow of $ 11.6 billion. We returned more than $ 21 billion to shareholders during the quarter, including $ 17 billion through repurchases of nearly 88 million Apple shares in the market and $ 3.6 billion in dividends and cash equivalents.
Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, Apple forecasts revenue of $ 61-64 billion, gross margin between 37.5% and 38.5%, operating expenses between $ 8.7 and $ 8.8 billion, other income / (expenses) of $ 200 million and a tax rate of approximately 16.5%.
Apple's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $ 0.77 per company's common stock (which remained exactly the same as in 2018), payable on August 15, 2019 to all registered shareholders at the close of business. August 12 next.
From 6:00 pm (GMT), Apple will hold an audio conference to talk about these numbers and answer press questions. Later, we'll do a full coverage with highlights of what to roll over here in the .
Update 7/30/2019 6:38 PM
Apple shares closed the day at $ 208.78 (down 0.43%). In post-close trading, however, $ AAPL is rising by more than 4%, showing that the market received the third fiscal quarter numbers in a very positive way.
If the papers really stay that way tomorrow, the company's market value will once again cross the $ 1 rail barrier.