Apple 2011 Q4 Posts Record $28.27 Billion in Revenue, 17 Million iPhones Sold

Apple has announced their 2011 fiscal fourth quarter earnings this afternoon, with a record $28.27 billion in revenue and a net profit of $6.62 billion. A year ago, these numbers were at $20.34 billion and $4.31 billion respectively. 63% of revenue in this most recent quarter came from international sales.

Sales by the numbers:

  • 17.07 million iPhones (21% growth over year ago quarter)
  • 11.12 million iPads (166% growth over year ago quarter)
  • 4.89 million Macs (26% increase over year ago quarter)
  • 6.62 million iPods (27% decrease over year ago quarter)

Other fiscal notes:

  • $108 billion in annual revenue for 2011
  • $5.4 billion in cash generated
  • 2012 Q1 expected to hit revenue of $37 billion
From the earnings call:
  • 250 million iOS devices sold
  • 500,000 apps in the App Store
  • 18 billion App Store downloads
  • iTunes Store: $1.6 billion in revenue
  • 180 million iBookstore downloads
  • $81.6 billion in cash
Dan Frommer from SplatF has posted an excellent graphical summary of the 2011 Q4 quarter:
The current holiday season falls into the 2011 Q1 fiscal quarter, and Apple expects it to be a massive one. The iPhone 4S release date has been timed perfectly to sell like hotcakes, with over 4 million sold in just the first three days.
Don’t be shocked to expect the next quarter to exceed Apple’s predicted earnings, if iPhone 4S stocks can keep up with demand. The iPhone is currently supported in by 230 carriers in 105 countries, with the iPhone 4S international rollout happening soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Maybe Apple can bail out the American government soon?

  • Haha…not a bad idea. Maybe some European countries too?

  • Anonymous

    Why would they greed is the essence of coporations!

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