toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.13 ( + 1.24 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Q4 by the numbers: 34 percent Mac increase

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.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. zaghahzag

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    where's my cut?

    Minis?!? Any info yet?!?!

    are they going to ship an Xmac? That's all we care about!

  1. guytoronto

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    What?

    Couldn't hit a billion? Come on Apple!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Superlative!

    Normally you don't see news sites using words like "Blockbuster", "tremendous", and "stunning". What is this, an Apple press release?

    Although saying the iPhone had "Tremendous" growth compared to a two-day sale last quarter is stretching it.

    But, if you want to look at it pessimistically (I normally wouldn't think of doing such a thing...), Apple sold 113,000 iPhones a day in Q3, and that has fallen all the way down to 12,296 a day in Q4, a 98.5% drop. At this rate, they'll be lucky to sell just 1 the entire Q4 of 2009.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: where's my cut

    What's an xMac?

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: testudo

    hey idiot boy, what's in it for you? are you stockholder?

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    xMac

    A new model to boost Xmas sales but they won't need it i think.

    Google and Apple are now worth more than Microsoft, not bad at all. Pretty nice growth for the Mac, just make osX available to all PC's and Micro$* is dead meat.

  1. Neil Anderson

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    next quarter

    Apple will post over a billion dollars profit.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: testudo

    hey idiot boy, what's in it for you? are you stockholder?

    Yes, I am actually. How about yourself?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: xmac

    Google and Apple are now worth more than Microsoft, not bad at all.

    What's the point of this? "Hey, let's pick two companies, combine them (even though they have little cross-company work), and combine them to a third company!"

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: testudo

    You know very well that Apple and Google are not randomly picked, they sit on each others boards and are Microsoft biggest competitors. The three together basically control the computer industry. Microsoft has always been that ultra big company that is way bigger than any other competitor, not anymore.

    5 years ago i put all my savings solely on Apple and still holding on to most of them, i honestly believe Apple will take over gross of the computer market. Not the game consoles but portable's for sure and maybe also the desktop.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Pure Jongo T2 wireless speaker

Multi-room audio compatibility is a key metric for wireless sound systems these days. The entry cost into a house-spanning system can ...

toggle

Most Commented