Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Record sales for Apple iPad less in demand –

Wednesday January 27 2016 07:06 Apple Inc. (AAPL) has met its own revenue guidance in the last months of 2015 and put new sales records in the books, as it turned out the figures for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended December 26, 2015.
In the last quarter, Apple posted record revenue of $ 75.9 dollars, compared with $ 74.6 billion a year earlier. That met the manufacturer to the previous quarterly publication issued revenue outlook of $ 75.5 billion to $ 77.5 billion for the last three months of 2015.
The gross margin increased from 39.9% to 40.1% and net income increased from $ 18.0 billion to $ 18.4 billion, or $ 3.30 per share.
The sales for both the iPhone and Apple Watch Apple TV broke records.
In total were sold in the last months of 2015 74.8 million iPhones, compared to 74.5 million units a year ago. The iPad was 16.1 million copies sold and the Mac 5.3 million times. Of other products, such as Apple Watch and Apple TV were sold 4.4 million.
The sales did indicate a waning enthusiasm for the iPad, which still 21.4 million last year were sold, and the Mac. Of the latter there were a year earlier, 5.5 million copies.
For the current quarter, Apple expects annual revenue of $ 50 billion to $ 53 billion, with a gross margin of 39.0% to 39%, 5 percent.
Meanwhile, Apple has $ 153 billion of the planned $ 200 billion flow back to shareholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases. Over the past quarter, shareholders can expect a dividend of $ 0.52 per share.
After Apple’s share in regular trading closed 0.6% higher, the fund fell in electronic trading after market close 1.0%.

By: ABM Financial News;; Editors: +31 (0) 20-578 24 80

(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 27, 2016 01:06 ET (06:06 GMT)


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