I’m on the road but wanted to update you on Apple’s second quarter. Revenue was flat and profits were down compared to last year, while iPhone sales were up, and iPad and Mac sales were down. I expect the current third quarter to be constrained by anticipation of expected product announcements in September. Then, product supply issues will be unable to fully meet Q4 holiday demand for iPhone and iPad.
It sure looks like Apple has managed to compress a year’s worth of opportunities into three or four months. Think how much smoother things might be if product came forth across the entire twelve months of the year.
The text below was supplied by Apple PR. While I cannot vouch for its accuracy, I have no reason at all to dispute it. It’s a useful condensation of the numbers.
– Apple reported quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion and net profit of $6.9 billion, compared to $35 billion and $8.8 billion, respectively, a year ago– Gross margin was 36.9%, compared with 42.8% in the year-ago quarter– International sales accounted for 57% of total quarterly revenue– Apple generated $7.8 billion in cash and has returned $18.8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchasesiPhone:
– Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones, up from 26 million in the year-ago quarter– iPhone leads in customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to numerous third-party research firms, including J.D. Power & Associates, ChangeWave and Kantar– Apple reduced iPhone inventory by 600,000 units in the quarter– iPhone remains strong in the enterprise, and has captured 62.5% of the US commercial market, according to IDCiPad:
– Apple sold 14.6 million iPads in the quarter, compared with 17 million in the year-ago quarter– iPad faced a tough June comparison, as the first iPad with a Retina display was launched in the year-ago quarter and we ramped up inventory– iPad channel inventory was reduced by 700,000 units, making sell-through down just 3% year-over-year– iPad usage share remains incredibly high, and grew to 84.3% last month, according to ChitikaMac:– Apple sold 3.8 million Macs, down from 4 million in the year-ago quarter– The updated MacBook Air line was launched at WWDC in June, making it available for just three weeks of the quarter.– The Mac was though down 7% but again outperformed the market, which contracted 11%, according to IDC– We look forward to the launch OS X Mavericks this fall and of the all new Mac Pro later this yearMusic/Services:– iTunes, software and services together generated $4 billion in quarterly revenue– We now have more than 320 million iCloud accounts and 240 million Game Center accounts– There are more than 900,000 apps in the App Store, with more than 375,000 designed specifically for iPad– Customers have downloaded more than 50 billion apps– Apple has paid more than $11 billion to developers, half of which was earned in the last four quartersEducation:– Our education division experienced its highest ever quarterly revenue– 1.1 million iPads were sold in education, and the Mac experienced strong sales as well– Maine’s statewide education technology program saw 94% of the state’s elementary and high schools choosing Apple products– The first phase of Los Angeles Unified School District’s plan to provide 660,000 students with a tablet was approved, resulting in an initial $30 million iPad saleRetail:– Apple retail stores generated $4.1 billion in revenue, about equal to a year ago– iPhone saw strong growth in sales of our own retail stores– MacBook Air had its most successful Retail launch to date– We opened six new stores across five countries and now have 408 stores, 156 outside the US