Apple Q4 2013 results: 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs sold

Apple announces Q4 2013 results: iPhones, iPads, Macs sold

Apple today announced their financial results for Q4 2013 and it included 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs sold. That's including the first weekend of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales, which, according to Apple's previous reports, counted for 9 million units all on their own. Revenue was $37.5 billion which allowed for quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple:

We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones. We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.

Apple will, as usual, be holding a conference and investor Q&A call started at 2pm PT, 5pm ET today. It's available via Apple's investor page. We'll be covering the highlights, also as usual, and bringing you our color, commentary, and analysis during and after the call.

Full press release below. Meanwhile, did Apple's Q4 2013 live up to your expectations?

Source: Apple

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37 percent compared to 40 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The Company sold 33.8 million iPhones, a record for the September quarter, compared to 26.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 14.1 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 14 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.6 million Macs, compared to 4.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 14, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 11, 2013.

“We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. "We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.”

“We generated $9.9 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the September quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to $36 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 first quarter:

  • revenue between $55 billion and $58 billion

  • gross margin between 36.5 percent and 37.5 percent

  • operating expenses between $4.4 billion and $4.5 billion

  • other income/(expense) of $200 million

  • tax rate of 26.25 percent

Rene Ritchie

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Apple Q4 2013 results: 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, 4.6 million Macs sold

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The iPad and iPhone lines are definitely showing signs of aging. They are no longer the insane growth engines they used to be now that the market is saturated. Apple is only sustaining these growth figures by opening up to more markets on day 1, but eventually that won't work anymore as iPhones are already available in most countries. Show us the iWatch please!!!

Looking at Apple's annual reports, here's a stunning number (derived from the 2012 and 2013 reports). Apple's non-retail employment grew by over 26% in 2013! I wonder how much, if any, was U.S. manufacturing?