Apple earnings for Q3 2012 and extensive growth
Apple has now dished the dirt on their financial results for Q3 2012 ending on the 30th of July, and to no one’s surprise, the company has done well, posting a quarterly revenue of $35 billion along with a quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, as compared to $28.6 billion and $7.3 billion net profit the year previous.
According to Apple they sold some 26 million iPhone handsets during the quarter, which is a unit growth of 28% over the quarter a year ago, whilst during the quarter they sold 17 million iOS slates, which is an 84% increase. When it comes to the iPod, Apple sold 6.8 million which is a 10% decline on the quarter a year ago, and 4 million Macs, a 2% increase.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that they are thrilled about the record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter, and that Mountain Lion will be released as of tomorrow the 25th of July (today), and that they will also deliver iOS 6 in the fall.
The board of directors at Apple have declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the firm’s common stock, and this dividend will be payable as of the 16th of August, and paid to stockholders of record on the 13th of August at the close of business.
Apple CEO Peter Oppenheimer has said that they will continue to invest in growth and are pleased at declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share, and look forward to Q4 along with expecting a revenue of roughly $34 billion.
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