Apple Reports Record Sales

I told you all earlier that Apple was holding a conference call this afternoon to reveal their latest finances.  Well that time has come and gone.  I don’t want to bore you with all the details, so here are the highlights.

Apple posted revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion, or $4.64 per diluted share for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2010.  Gross margin was 36.9 percent, and international sales accounted for 57 percent of the revenue.

Apple shipped…

3.89 million Macs
14.1 million iPhones
9.05 million iPods
4.19 million iPads

Steve Jobs, company CEO and co-founder had the following to say about this record breaking quarter.

We are blown away to report over $20 billion in revenue and over $4 billion in after-tax earnings – both all-time records for Apple.  iPhone sales of 14.1 million were up 91 percent year-over-year, handily beating the 12.1 million phones RIM sold in their most recent quarter. We still have a few surprises left for the remainder of this calendar year.

I could go on and on with tons of other little details, but I think most people are only interested in the cold hard numbers, so now you have them.  iTunes also brought in over a billion dollars in revenue for the quarter.  It’s just incredible how much this company has changed in the past decade.  Remarkable.

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