Apple just announced its all-time quarterly revenue and earnings today at Cupertino, California, for its firscal 2012 first quarter which spanned 14 weeks and ended December 31, 2011. $46.33 billion in revenue, $13.06 billion net profit and $13.87 per diluted share. Compare to the year ago quarter, gross margin was 44.7%. 58% of revenue came from international sales.
All numbers are whopping, including the number of units were sold on all its hardware. 37.04 million iPhones, 15.43 million iPads, and 5.2 million Macs were sold during the period. Even the number sold on iPods, which is 15.4 million, is unbelieverable, despite the fact that it’s a 21% dropping.
“We’re thrilled with our outstanding results and record-breaking sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.”
The operational income was over $17.4 billion in cash flow. And “Looking ahead to the second fiscal quarter of 2012,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “we expect revenue of about $32.5 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $8.5.”
Apple is leaving everyone else far behind, in terms of the earning numbers.