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Apple's Quarterly Results

pudge posted more than 12 years ago | from the i-gotta-git-me-some-o-dat dept.

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Juanvaldes writes "Apple posts $40 million profit for the second quarter on revenues of 1.5 billion up 4% from this quarter last year..." I thought Apple was dead. Hm!

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Funny (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3362773)

Microsoft [yahoo.com] increased revenues by 18% in the previous quarter, YOY.

Truth is Lies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3362837)

Don't tell us the truth, tell us what we want to hear!

Re:Funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3371482)

http://www.billparish.com/presslist.html

Heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3386293)

I thought Bill Parish was long forgotten. I guess not.

And you people said Apple was overpriced... (1)

Daniel Wood (531906) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362808)

Revenues for the quarter were $1.5 billion, up 4 percent from the year ago quarter, and gross margins were 27.4 percent, compared to 26.9 percent in the year ago quarter.

Hah!

Re:And you people said Apple was overpriced... (1)

Juanvaldes (544895) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362996)

I'm not a finance guy (go figure posting to slashdot...) so are gross margins how much they mark up the price of their product over cost?

Re:And you people said Apple was overpriced... (1)

goon america (536413) | more than 12 years ago | (#3363049)

Don't forget that gross margins are not evenly distributed across all products.

In other words, the margin on an iMac (targeted at more price-sensitive consumers) is probably way, way less than that of a TiBook. So keep that in mind.

Re:And you people said Apple was overpriced... (2, Insightful)

Aniquel (151133) | more than 12 years ago | (#3363059)

Naw. Gross margins are the difference between net (absolute total) sales and cost of goods sold. What's more interesting about this is that gross margins are higher, which is good, revenue is higher (which is also good), but then earnings per share is down (arguably bad). So Apple the company seems to be doing good (w/ 4.3 billion in CA$H), but it wouldn't seem to be a great investment. Unless, of course, you bought it 10 years ago.

Re:And you people said Apple was overpriced... (2, Insightful)

presearch (214913) | more than 12 years ago | (#3363546)

Unless, of course, you bought it 10 years ago.

...and sold it two years ago.

Dead? (2, Funny)

Gaetano (142855) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362815)

"I thought Apple was dead. Hm!"

-1 Troll. :)

Good to hear (1)

AnamanFan (314677) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362872)

I'm glad to hear this good news! Now lets hope that Apple can keep it going strong.

Economy or Jobs? (2, Interesting)

D.A. Zollinger (549301) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362896)

So, is this an indicator that the economy has turned around, and people are willing to spend hard earned cash on a good computer system? Or is it the masterful leadership of Jobs that has turned this computer company around?

Although I do think the economy is playing a part in this, I think that it is more the strong leadership of Jobs who has been able to deliver on the hype, and who has focused the creative talents of his employees to produce an excellent operating system, and some cool looking computers and computing devices.

Re:Economy or Jobs? (2, Insightful)

Surlyboi (96917) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362985)

Careful, someone might accuse you of being under the
influence of the Reality Distortion Field

Still I agree with you, I don't think it's the
economy picking back up. (Actually, it's not so
much picked up as bottomed out, but I digress...)
Apple's been turning in decent quarterly results
since the downturn started. They must be doing
something right.

Delivering on the hype?!?!?!?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3369587)

Where's my flat panel iMac?

Maybe you mean the strong leadership of Jobs who looks like he'll eventually deliver on the hype, several months late, for a mere extra $100 than promised.

The stock is too pricey... (1)

PoiBoy (525770) | more than 12 years ago | (#3362963)

Supposing AAPL earns $0.60/share for the fiscal year ending in September, the stock is trading at 41 times forward earnings. Moreover, I don't see how they can grow more than 20% or so per year, so the stock relatively little upside from here.

Yes, I think Apple makes great products; and I may buy one later this year. The stock, however, is fully valued.

Re:The stock is too pricey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3370733)

You have to look at the long term when investing. Most all stocks trade at values significantly higher than their projected earnings for a given quarter. They have very good signs of growth potential indicated buy; wise technology purchases, cash on hand, loyal user base (that helped them be profitable when many weren't), an apparently very compitent executive team, and a product line of hardware and software that is attractive to repeat and new consumers.

Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem (4, Funny)

SocialWorm (316263) | more than 12 years ago | (#3363066)

CART MASTER:
Bring out your dead! [clang] Bring out your dead! [clang]

MICROSOFT:
Here's one.

APPLE:
I'm not dead!

CART MASTER:
'Ere. He says he's not dead!

MICROSOFT:
Yes, he is.

APPLE:
I'm not! I had a 40 million dollar profit last quarter!

CART MASTER:
He isn't?

MICROSOFT:
Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.

APPLE:
I'm getting better!

MICROSOFT:
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.

To see the original: Bring out your dead. [mwscomp.com]

Seriously, I think I made a bad bet [ideosphere.com] .

Re:Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem (-1, Offtopic)

Roto-Rooter Man (520267) | more than 12 years ago | (#3363152)

Monty Python quotes and parodies are karma whoring in the extreme. Throw in some Simpsons quotes while you're at it.

I'm exercising my "+1 troll bonus" and posting this at 0.

During a 'shipment limited' quarter too! (3, Insightful)

freerangegeek (451133) | more than 12 years ago | (#3366009)

Given the 'reported' problems [slashdot.org] with the importing the new iMacs and that the units only seem to have been shipping in large quantities [apple.com] in the last month or so, I think this is amazingly good news. With the new 10G iPod and the ability to ship iMacs at rate, I suspect Q2 is going to be prettty damn amazing for apple.

Remember folks, almost every other home computer company is really struggling to make numbers these days. Apple made them with production problems.

Re:During a 'shipment limited' quarter too! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3370315)

soon as the economy picks up or those g5's come out apples desktop line will take off again.
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