Apple Announces Q3 2012 Financial Results Today: $35 Billion Revenue

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Many are ramping up to hear Apple Inc.’s latest financial reveal since its close on Tuesday. While it did have a great run through with iPads, the company saw a downward demand in iPhones, which is especially not good with the company’s upcoming iPhone 5.

In an informational preview article by 24/7 Wall St., we’re told that Apple does have a significant currency risk due to the fact that two-thirds of its business is conducted outside of the US, which could make a serious dent in results.

Another article by ValueWalk explains how Apple’s shares are lower than they were on April 25th, where on April 23rd its stock fell to a low of 560. With stock that’s been selling for over 600 through most of this month, the company’s shares value still dialed to surpass said barrier – even with the upcoming launch of its latest iPhone – but this doesn’t serve as the end all for the company.

The article continues that Apple “still sits on the frontier of value,” and that “the company is still almost 50 percent more valuable than the second biggest firm, Exxon Mobil Corporation.” The article goes on to explain that Apple is indeed “the world’s most valuable company,” which has “reached a plateau in the growth of nominal value because of the cult that surrounds it.”

Only time can tell, though, and that time is finally upon us.

It turns out Apple’s quarterly revenue missed Wall Street expectations. The company’s $35 billion revenue did end up falling short of the $37 billion estimation, as well as its own revenue earnings of $39.2 billion in Q2 2012. While many thought the sales of the new iPad would offset the low sales of the company’s signature iPhone, its shares ultimately suffered going down almost five percent. Additionally, the company’s quarterly net profit stood at $8.8 billion. Both figures, however, increased from its previous revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion this time last year.

Apple also reported selling 26 million iPhones, 17 million iPads, and 4 million macs, and a cash dividend of $2.65 per share for investors has been announced and will be paid out August 16, 2012.

Apple’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer stated the following about its most recent results: “We’re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today.”

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, stated, “We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter.”

Earlier today, the company also claimed it was entitled to $2.525 billion worth of damages in its ongoing battle with Samsung Electronics over patents for tech used in its smartphones and tablets (ie. iPhone and iPad).




Edited by Rich Steeves
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