Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second
quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue
of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33
per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6
billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted
share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent
compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International
sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone and
Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store.
If there’s a dark cloud in the numbers, it’s the iPad. Sales dropped precipitously year-over-year, from 16.3 million in Q2 2014 to 12.6 million this quarter.
But overall, Apple’s growth continues to amaze. They’re the largest company in the world by market cap, but are reporting double-digit growth. For context, five years ago Steve Jobs noted, with considerable pride, that Apple had become a $50 billion company in annual revenue. Today, they’re a $50 billion company in quarterly revenue, and are easily on pace to book $50 billion in annual profit this financial year.
★ Monday, 27 April 2015