Apple’s 2012 Q4 Conference Call Set for October 25th
Apple has announced October 25th as the date for its 2012 Q4 conference call, set to take place at the regular time of 2PM PST:
Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its fourth fiscal quarter on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
During Apple’s 2012 Q3 conference call in July, the company announced $35 billion dollars in revenue, selling 17 million iPads and 26 million iPhones during that quarter. As for expectations in the fourth quarter, here were Apple’s projections from the Q3 earnings call transcript:
We expect revenue to be about $34 billion compared to $28.3 billion in the September quarter last year. We expect gross margin to be about 38.5%, reflecting approximately $70 million related to stock-based compensation expense. We expect OpEx to be about $3.5 billion, including about $390 million related to stock-based compensation. We expect OI&E to be about $175 million and we expect the tax rate to be about 25.50%. We are targeting EPS of about $7.65.
Apple’s Q4 quarter concluded at the end of September and will include numbers from iPhone 5 pre-orders and launch sales, which topped 5 million over the opening weekend.