CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37 percent compared to 40 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The Company sold 33.8 million iPhones, a record for the September quarter, compared to 26.9 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 14.1 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 14 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.6 million Macs, compared to 4.9 million in the year-ago quarter.
Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 14, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 11, 2013.
“We’re pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. "We’re excited to go into the holidays with our new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, iOS 7, the new iPad mini with Retina Display and the incredibly thin and light iPad Air, new MacBook Pros, the radical new Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks and the next generation iWork and iLife apps for OS X and iOS.”
“We generated $9.9 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the September quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to $36 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 first quarter:
• revenue between $55 billion and $58 billion
• gross margin between 36.5 percent and 37.5 percent
• operating expenses between $4.4 billion and $4.5 billion
• other income/(expense) of $200 million
• tax rate of 26.25 percent
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2013 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 28, 2013 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq413. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), and tax rate. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of other legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2012, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 29, 2012, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2013, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 29, 2013, and its Form 10-K for the year ended September 28, 2013 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.
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UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended||
Twelve Months Ended
|Cost of sales (1)||23,601||21,565||106,606||87,846|
|Research and development (1)||1,168||906||4,475||3,381|
|Selling, general and administrative (1)||2,673||2,551||10,830||10,040|
|Total operating expenses||3,841||3,457||15,305||13,421|
|Other income/(expense), net||113||(51)||1,156||522|
|Income before provision for income taxes||10,143||10,893||50,155||55,763|
|Provision for income taxes||2,631||2,670||13,118||14,030|
|Earnings per share:|
|Shares used in computing earnings per share:|
|Cash dividends declared per common share||$||3.05||$||2.65||$||11.40||$||2.65|
|(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:|
|Cost of sales||$||88||$||69||$||350||$||265|
|Research and development||$||209||$||168||$||917||$||668|
|Selling, general and administrative||$||258||$||211||$||986||$||807|
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||14,259||$||10,746|
|Short-term marketable securities||26,287||18,383|
|Accounts receivable, less allowances of $99 and $98, respectively||13,102||10,930|
|Deferred tax assets||3,453||2,583|
|Vendor non-trade receivables||7,539||7,762|
|Other current assets||6,882||6,458|
|Total current assets||73,286||57,653|
|Long-term marketable securities||106,215||92,122|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||16,597||15,452|
|Acquired intangible assets, net||4,179||4,224|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:|
|Total current liabilities||43,658||38,542|
|Deferred revenue – non-current||2,625||2,648|
|Other non-current liabilities||20,208||16,664|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, no par value; 1,800,000 shares authorized; 899,213 and 939,208 shares issued and outstanding, respectively||19,764||16,422|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss)||(471)||499|
|Total shareholders' equity||123,549||118,210|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||207,000||$||176,064|
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|Twelve Months Ended|
|September 28, 2013||September 29, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year||$||10,746||$||9,815|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||6,757||3,277|
|Share-based compensation expense||2,253||1,740|
|Deferred income tax expense||1,141||4,405|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable, net||(2,172)||(5,551)|
|Vendor non-trade receivables||223||(1,414)|
|Other current and non-current assets||1,080||(3,162)|
|Other current and non-current liabilities||4,521||2,552|
|Cash generated by operating activities||53,666||50,856|
|Purchases of marketable securities||(148,489)||(151,232)|
|Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities||20,317||13,035|
|Proceeds from sales of marketable securities||104,130||99,770|
|Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net||(496)||(350)|
|Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment||(8,165)||(8,295)|
|Payments for acquisition of intangible assets||(911)||(1,107)|
|Cash used in investing activities||(33,774)||(48,227)|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||530||665|
|Excess tax benefits from equity awards||701||1,351|
Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards
|Dividends and dividend equivalent rights paid||(10,564)||(2,488)|
|Repurchase of common stock||(22,860)||0|
|Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net||16,896||0|
|Cash used in financing activities||(16,379)||(1,698)|
|Increase in cash and cash equivalents||3,513||931|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year||$||14,259||$||10,746|
|Supplemental cash flow disclosure:|
|Cash paid for income taxes, net||$||9,128||$||7,682|
|Q4 2013 Unaudited Summary Data|
|(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)|
|Greater China (a)||5,733||4,641||5,427||24%||6%|
|Rest of Asia Pacific||1,980||2,046||2,110||- 3%||- 6%|
|iPad (b)||14,079||6,186||14,617||6,374||14,036||7,133||- 4%||- 3%||0%||- 13%|
|Mac (b)||4,574||5,624||3,754||4,893||4,923||6,617||22%||15%||- 7%||- 15%|
|iPod (b)||3,498||573||4,569||733||5,344||820||- 23%||- 22%||- 35%||- 30%|
Greater China includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Includes deferrals and amortization of related non-software services and software upgrade rights.
Includes revenue from sales on the iTunes Store, the App Store, the Mac App Store, and the iBooks Store, and revenue from sales of AppleCare, licensing and other services.
Includes sales of hardware peripherals and Apple-branded and third-party accessories for iPhone, iPad, Mac and iPod.