Apple today reported its financial results for the third quarter (fourth fiscal quarter) of 2012, announcing a revenue of $36.0 billion and a net profit of $8.2 billion, both of which beat analyst expectations. The company reported 40% gross margins in the quarter, and 60% of revenue came from international sales.
Apple sold 26.9 million iPhones in the quarter, a 58% unit increase year-over-year. The company also sold 14 million iPads and 4.9 million Macs during the three-month period. Finally, Apple sold 5.3 million iPods, representing a 19% unit decrease year-over-year.
Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2012.
“We’re very proud to end a fantastic fiscal year with record September quarter results,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re entering this holiday season with the best iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod products ever, and we remain very confident in our new product pipeline.”
“We’re pleased to have generated over $41 billion in net income and over $50 billion in operating cash flow in fiscal 2012,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2013, we expect revenue of about $52 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $11.75.”
Apple will be holding a conference call to discuss its financial earnings starting at 5:00 PM Eastern today.