This afternoon Apple announced their 2013 Q4 earnings, which resulted in $37.5 billion in revenue along with the sales of 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs. Take a look at the fourth quarter illustrated by Dan Frommer reporting for TechCrunch:
The iPhone now makes up 52% of Apple’s revenues.
Here are some numbers and tidbits from Apple’s live earnings call (via this transcript):
- 2013 fiscal year sales: 150 million iPhones, 71 million iPads and 16 million Macs
- $16 billion revenue from iTunes software and services
- almost 400 million visitors to our retail stores and opened or remodelled 49 new stores
- second year in a row over $50 million in revenue per store.
- record total company revenue of $171 billion
- earnings of $37 billion and operating cash flow of $54 billion
- Over $8 billion in capital expenditures to both to our supply chain, expand our infrastructure and increased our retail footprint
- completed 15 strategic acquisitions
- returned over $36 billion to shareholders to dividend and share repurchases in the last five quarters alone
- 60 billion cumulative app downloads; developers have now earned 13 billion from sales to the App Store, half of which they’ve earned in the last year
- iTunes Radio users now 20 million and growing
- ended the quarter with 146.8 billion in cash plus short term and long term marketable securities
- $900 million sequential increase in the net amount of revenue deferred for software upgrade rights and non-software services (i.e. based on OS X Mavericks, iLife, iWork and more being free)
- Tim Cook: “I think it’s going to be an iPad Christmas”; also says iPad mini stock could be tight at launch
It was a pretty good quarter for Apple but of course Wall Street is just too hard to please. After hours trading sees AAPL down $6.45 (-1.22%), despite the record quarter beating analysts’ estimates:
The third quarter is always a tricky one for Apple, as iPad sales usually slump due to people anticipating new models and holding off buying new ones. Also, iPhone sales only make up a couple weeks of the quarter so we’ll have to wait until Q4 is over before we can see the real impact of new iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.