As expected, Apple has just announced its financial results for the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2016. The Cupertino company recorded quarterly sales ($ 78.4 billion) and record quarterly net income ($ 3.36 per diluted share). For the same quarter last year, Apple had sales of $ 75.9 billion. We also learned that international sales represented 64% of total sales for the quarter.
Specifically, Apple has passed 78.3 million iPhones (+ 5% compared to the first quarter of 2016), 13.1 million iPad tablets (-19%) and 7.2 million Mac computers (+ 1%). Services like iCloud and Apple Music, meanwhile, generated: $ 6.3 billion generated (+ 18%) Finally, other products (Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats accessories, iPod, etc.) generated $ 4 billion dollars generated (-8%).
“We are delighted to announce that the figures for the holiday season represent the best quarterly results ever recorded by Apple and break several other records in the process. We have sold more iPhones than ever before and set a new sales record for the iPhone, services, Mac and Apple Watch”Said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, Apple plans to generate revenue between $ 51.5 billion and $ 53.5 billion, and a gross margin between 38% and 39%. Following the announcement of these results, the AAPL share soared by more than 5%.