Apple has just released its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015, completed on September 26.
The company revealed a turnover of $ 51.5 billion (it predicted, last quarter, $ 49- $ 51 billion) and a net profit of $ 11.1 billion, or $ 1.96 put in thin. A year ago, these figures were $ 42.1 billion, $ 8.5 billion and $ 1.42 respectively.
Gross margin in the period was 39.9%, against 38% a year ago and above what Apple predicted (between 38.5% and 39.5%). International sales comprised 62% of the entire turnover for the quarter.
According to Apple, growth was spurred by record sales of iPhones in a fourth fiscal quarter, the growing international expansion of the Apple Watch and record historic sales / revenue for Macs in services.
Here are the numbers for the quarter:
- 48 million iPhones (against 39.3 million a year ago, + 22%)
- 9.9 million iPads (against 12.3 million a year ago, -20%)
- 5.7 million Macs (against 5.5 million a year ago + 3%)
Statement by the executive director (CEO) Tim Cook:
Fiscal year 2015 was the most successful in Apple's history, with revenue growing 28% to almost $ 234 billion. This continued success is the result of our commitment to creating the best and most innovative products in the world, and a testament to the tremendous execution of our teams. We're going to the end of the year with our strongest product line in history, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the Apple Watch with expanded lines of cases and bracelets, the new iPad Pro and the all-new Apple TV that start shipping this week.
And that of the CFO Luca Maestri:
Record results for Apple's September quarter led growth in steel earnings to 38% and our operating cash flow to $ 13.5 billion. We returned $ 17 billion to our investors during the quarter through share buybacks and dividends, and we now reach more than $ 143 billion of the $ 200 billion in our capital return program.
Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2016, Apple expects revenue between $ 75.5 and $ 77.5 billion, gross margin between 39% and 40%, operating expenses between $ 6.3 and $ 6.4 billion, other income / (expenses) of $ 400 million and a tax rate of 26.2%.
Apple's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $ 0.52 per share of the company, payable on November 12 to all shareholders registered at the close of NASDAQ's trading session on November 9, 2015.
at 7 pm (for the summer time in Brasilia), Apple will start an audio conference to speak and discuss all these financial results. Soon, we will publish all of her highlights here on MacMagazine.