Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth
quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly
revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion,
or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
$37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted
share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent
compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International
sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. […]
“Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books, including the
biggest iPhone launch ever with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus,” said
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With amazing innovations in our new
iPhones, iPads and Macs, as well as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, we
are heading into the holidays with Apple’s strongest product
lineup ever. We are also incredibly excited about Apple Watch and
other great products and services in the pipeline for 2015.”
This is the first time I can recall that Apple’s press release for its quarterly results doesn’t include unit sales by product line — the total number of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and iPods sold. It’s listed in the “Data Summary” PDF, but not in the press release.
Year over year, iPhone sales were up (39M from 34M), iPad sales down (12M from 14M), and Mac sales had the biggest percentage change of all, up 21 percent (5.5M from 4.5M).
Update: Looks like they stopped including unit sales numbers in the press release earlier this year. Not sure why I didn’t notice then.
★ Monday, 20 October 2014