Yesterday, Apple officially announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012 and posted revenue of $35.0 billion for the timeframe, along with net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share.
For the same quarter a year ago, Apple posted revenue of $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share.
For this fiscal year’s third quarter, the company also announced gross margin of 42.8 percent, up from the 41.7 percent a year ago.
Additionally, it announced that International sales accounted for no less than 62 percent of the quarter’s entire revenue.
When it comes to actual unit sales, Apple confirmed that it managed to move 26.0 million iPhones in the quarter, which marks an increase of 28 percent when compared to the same timeframe the previous year.
Sales of the iPad went up to 17.0 million units, an increase of 84 percent over the same three-month period a year ago.
Apple also managed to move 4.0 million Macs during the quarter, registering an increase of two percent over last year’s quarter, and sold 6.8 million iPods, a decline of 10 percent over the same timeframe a year ago.
“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion
tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6
this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”
Also yesterday, Apple announced that its Board of Directors has declared “a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock,” payable on August 16, 2012 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2012.
“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,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $7.65.”