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News: Apple Reports Q2 Results, Stock Split

by on April 23, 2014

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ending March 29, 2014. In the conference call, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share.

If you recall from the first quarter results in January, Apple’s guidance followed a range format:

  • revenue between $42 billion and $44 billion
  • gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent
  • operating expenses between $4.3 billion and $4.4 billion
  • other income/(expense) of $200 million
  • tax rate of 26.2 percent

Apple beat those estimates this quarter, as per the press release:

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market.”

“We generated $13.5 billion in cash flow from operations and returned almost $21 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the March quarter,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “That brings cumulative payments under our capital return program to $66 billion.”

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 third quarter:

  • revenue between $36 billion and $38 billion
  • gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent
  • operating expenses between $4.4 billion and $4.5 billion
  • other income/(expense) of $200 million
  • tax rate of 26.1 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2014 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on April 23, 2014 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq214. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

Additionally, the company announced that there will be a seven-for-one stock split at the close of business on June 2 and another increase in returning capital to shareholders, utilizing a total of $130 billion by the end of calendar 2015.

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