updated 04:50 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
Q4 by the numbers
Posting revenue of $6.22 billion and net quarterly profit of $904 million, Apple surpassed analyst estimates to deliver a blockbuster fiscal fourth quarter that included tremendous growth in Mac and iPhone sales, and and a steady high volume of iPod shipments. In the quarter, Apple shipped 2.164 million Macs, including 817,000 desktops and 1.347 million portables. This compares with 1.610 million Macs in the year-ago quarter (624,000 desktops and 986,000 portables), or 24 percent growth. Europe showed stunning growth, with Apple shipping 499,000 Macs in the region compared with 342,000 in the year-ago quarter; an increase of 46 percent in units.
Japan had moderate growth, with 72,000 units shipping the quarter compared to 62,000 in the year ago quarter, but fell 11% in terms of revenue. Retail also displayed strong growth, with 473,000 Macs moving through Apple's stores compared with 323,000 in the year-ago quarter. In all, Apple showed 34 percent growth in CPU unit sales compared with the year-ago quarter and 29 percent revenue growth.
The iPod showed both sequential and year-over-year growth, selling more than 10.2 million units in the fourth quarter, compared with 8.729 million in the year-ago quarter and 9.815 million the third quarter of 2007; 17 percent growth year-over-year and 4 percent growth sequentially. The iPhone shipped 1.119 million units in the fourth quarter, compared with 270,000 in the previous quarter when only two days worth of post-launch sales data were tracked.
Apple also showed growth in software, service and other sales, which represented $430 million in revenue in the fourth quarter vs. $316 million in the year-ago quarter -- 36 percent growth.