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Here Are All The Important Numbers From Today’s Apple Earnings Call


Last quarter was bright but the future's even brighter, according to Apple.
Last quarter was bright but the future's even brighter, according to Apple.

Apple just posted one of their most successful financial quarters ever. A bunch of records were broken for iPad sales, iPhone sales, net revenue, and net profit.

Sorting through the pile of information and numbers Tim Cook and Peter Oppenheimer just gave us can make your head spin, so we’ve broken it down for you. Here are the most important numbers you need to know from today’s earnings call:

The Positives

  • $54.5 billion in net revenue and $13.1 billion in profit were posted (new records)
  • Apple sold 10 iOS devices *per second* in the quarter
  • 47 million iPhones were sold versus 37 million in year ago quarter (new record)
  • 22.9 million iPads were sold versus 15.4 million a year ago (new record)
  • 500 million iOS devices have been sold to date
  • Apple’s average weekly revenue jumped up to $4.2 billion from $3.3 billion.
  • iPhone sales doubled in China
  • Over 2 billion iMessages get sent every day
  • iTunes generated  $2.1 billion in revenue.
  • App Store sold two billion apps in December alone
  • The App Store is now available in 155 countries
  • $7 billion paid to app developers last quarter
  • iPod touch accounts for more than 50% of all iPods sold.
  • 2 million Apple TVs sold last quarter, up over 60% year over year
  • $4 billion in cash was returned to shareholders
  • Apple now has $137.1 billion in cash

The Negatives

  • 312,000 thousand Macs were sold every week, versus 371,0000 per week last year (down 16%)
  • 12.7 million iPods were sold, versus 15.4 million a year ago.
  • Apple’s profit gain was statistically insignificant (0.1%) even as revenue rose 17.6%.


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