Apple has summed up the second fiscal quarter of 2015, published by the relevant report. Results for the period of January 1 to March 31 once again proved to be a record.
Apple’s revenue was $58 billion, while net profit reached $13.6 billion ($ 2.33 per share). For comparison, during the same period last fiscal year, Apple earned $ 45.6 billion with a net profit of $ 10.2 billion. Analysts had forecast a record performance, but the success of the company from Cupertino is still underestimated.
Gross profit for the period increased from 39.3% to 40.8%. This international sales accounted for 69% of total revenue. Apple announced the payment of dividends and $0.52 per share, from May the 14th . It is impossible not to admire a fantastic indicator: the accounts of Apple $178 billion of available funds by the end of the next quarter.
In addition, Apple executives initiated the next expansion of the program to repurchase shares. Expenditures for these purposes will increase from the planned $90 billion to $140 billion. Moreover, by the end of 2017, Apple plans to spend its own shares for a refund of more than $200 billion.
Sale of the devices in the last quarter:
iPhone: it sold 61.1 million against 43.7 million in the same period last year. Still the most profitable line of business Apple.
iPad: it sold 12.6 million against 16.35 million in the same period last year. Another decline in sales of tablets.
Mac: it sold 4.56 million against 4.1 million in the same period last year. While the industry is stagnating, Apple manages to sell more computers.
Finally, in the next quarter, Apple expects to receive revenues of US $46-$48 billion and the gross margin at the level of 38,5-39,5%.
Complete sales results of Apple Watch and the new MacBook, we learn only at the end of the next quarter, and while there is a chance to make something out of the conference of Tim Cook and senior management of Apple, which takes place at the moment.