Apple has just announced the date for its Q1 2017 Q1 2017 financial results conference. It will be held on January 31 at 2 pm Pacific time.
Although the normal might seem to match the fiscal year with the natural, it is not so in all cases. Traditionally for Apple, the Q1 2017 fiscal corresponds to the sales of the months of October, November and December. In this way, the results include the bulk of Christmas sales. It also coincides that this quarter includes 14 weeks, an event that did not happen since Q1 2012. This means extra time for sales, which analysts say will account for 3 to 6 million more iPhone sold.
We will see reflected in the results of this Q1 the numbers corresponding to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, put up for sale in mid-September, but did not have opportunity to reflect its benefits in the last quarter. In addition, for this quarter will be known sales figures of, it seems that successful, AirPods or new MacBook Pro.
The last quarter of the previous fiscal year did not leave good numbers for Apple. Those of Cupertino have been suffering gradually a decrease in sales and income, which despite shedding good quantities, have been much lower than the past. The iPhone, a flagship product, suffered a drop in sales that led to 45.5 million devices. Closing the period with $46.9 billion of income and profits of 9 billion.
Still, according to analysts, this first quarter of 2017 would be the return to growth of Apple, which is estimated to reach revenues of $76 to $78 billion.
If you are interested in following the presentation live, it is available to the public from the web that Apple enables for it, although that yes, only in audio format.
And you, what do you expect from Apple’s financial results? Do you think the company will benefit from the sales of the new iPhone 7, AirPods and MacBook Pro?