As predicted, Apple has just released its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter 2017 which ended on September 30, that is, it already included the initial sales of iPhones 8/8 Plus.
The company reported a turnover of $ 52.6 billion, 12% higher than a year ago, profit of US $ 10.7 billion (annual growth of 18.6%) and diluted earnings by 24% higher than in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, the $ 2.07. International sales comprised 62% of all quarterly billing.
Here are the numbers by operating segments:
- iPhone: 46.7 million units (+ 3%), $ 28.9 billion in revenue (+ 2%)
- iPad: 10.3 million units (+ 11%), $ 4.8 billion in revenue (+ 14%)
- Mac: 5.4 million units (+ 10%), $ 7.2 billion in revenue (+ 25%)
- Services: $ 8.5 billion in revenue (+ 34%)
- Others: $ 3.2 billion in revenue (+ 36%)
Absolutely everything, everything positive.
Check the statement of the executive director (CEO) Tim Cook:
We are pleased to announce a very strong conclusion to an excellent fiscal year of 2017, with a record turnover for the fourth quarter, annual growth in all of our product categories and our best quarter in the history for Services. With fantastic new products including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple TV 4K joining our line, we are excited for another great holiday season, and with the launch of the iPhone X taking place now , we cannot be more excited as we begin to deliver our vision for the future of this incredible device.
And that of the CFO Luca Maestri:
Apple's annual revenue growth rate accelerated for the fourth consecutive quarter and drove growth in earnings by diluted to 24% in the September quarter. We also generated a strong operating cash flow of $ 15.7 billion and returned $ 11 billion to investors through our capital return program.
Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple predicts revenue between $ 84 and $ 87 billion (a huge jump from the record $ 78.4 billion in the first fiscal quarter of 2017), a gross margin of 38% and 38.5%, operating expenses between $ 7.65 and $ 7.75 billion, other income / (expenses) of $ 600 million and a tax rate of 25.5%.
Apple's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $ 0.63 per company share, payable on November 16, 2017 to all registered shareholders until the closing of business on November 13, 2017.
From 7 pm, for the summer time in Brasilia, Apple will broadcast an audio conference live to publicize all these financial results (and more). By tomorrow, we?ll publish an overview of it here on MacMagazine.
Update 11/02/2017 s 18:51
Wall Street has already responded very well not only to the figures for the quarter, but also the forecast given by Apple for the next.
While the $ AAPL closed this Thursday at a slight increase of 0.73%, quoted at $ 168.11, it had not reached the historical record of $ 169.04 of Tuesday, since it fell yesterday.
Now, in the NASDAQ post-closing negotiations, stocks are already firing 3.3% listed at this time $ 173.59. We'll see what tomorrow looks like.