Apple records whopping quarterly profit of $18.4 billion

By Scorpus ยท 6 replies
Jan 26, 2016
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  1. Apple's financial results for the first quarter of their fiscal 2016, which ended on December 26, 2015, have revealed the company amassed $75.9 billion in revenue for profits of $18.4 billion. The amount of profit Apple generated during this quarter is particularly staggering: it's the largest ever by a single publicly-traded company.

    While Apple recorded good financial figures, the company saw essentially no growth in iPhone sales compared to the same quarter last year. Over the past three months, Apple managed to sell 74.8 million smartphones, compared to 74.5 million at the end of 2014. Regardless of no growth, it is still a astonishing figure.

    iPad sales continue to decline despite the launch of the iPad Pro, recording 16.1 million sales in the past quarter compared to 21.4 million the previous year. Mac sales were down slightly, coming in at 5.3 million sales compared to 5.7 million the same quarter last year.

    Apple's revenue and profit managed to grow slightly relative to the same period last year despite declines in sales of several key products. This can mostly be attributed to increased revenue for Apple's services and "other products," which includes the Apple Watch, new Apple TV, as well as Apple Music.

    News isn't as good for the upcoming quarter. Apple expects revenues to fall in the $50-53 billion range, which, while still a huge figure for any company, would be a decline compared to the $58 billion the company made in the same quarter last year.

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  2. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    18.4 Billion in profit. That's a whole lotta dough.
  3. noel24

    noel24 TS Evangelist Posts: 356   +203

    While other IT companies struggle to make 5% profit, Apple makes 25%. The conclusion I have is their toys are definately overpriced. and maybe they didn't have much spending on R&D lately? No more inventing fire wheel and America this last few years?
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Not bad for a company who's staff should all be wearing ski masks, or tuxedo's, if you believe their smoke and mirrors horse dung... and it seems there's a lot.
  5. ThanosPAS

    ThanosPAS TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +12

    Well, in accounting Net Income is not pure profit - which is usually called Free Cash Flow (FCF) (and I say "usually" because the formula changes based on many factors including to whom this profit goes to). I haven't gone through their statements but given their enormous Capital Expenditures (CapEx) they must logically have, what can be considered as pure profit should be considerably less. In any case, still, "pure profit" will be a significant amount.
  6. BobHome

    BobHome TS Member Posts: 18

    Either way Thanos, how much will Uncle Sam see of that? Or is it all 'hidden' overseas?
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  7. ThanosPAS

    ThanosPAS TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +12

    Well, I guess we all know the answer to that...

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