Just like Google, Apple have enjoyed the privilege of registering a profit in the third quarter of the year proving that the recession hasn‘t had much of an impact on the growth of the company.
Apple posted a $8.34 billion revenue along with a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion.
The year-to year comparison also sees Apple ahead from the same quarter last year where it registered a profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share.
The Gross-Margin was also up at 36.3 percent compared to 34.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales contributed 44% to the overall revenue.
Talking about the growth from sales perspective Apple sold 2.6 million Mac computers during the quarter, a four percent increase over the year-ago quarter.
In the same period 10.2 million iPods were sold which is a 7 percent increase over the quarter year ago. Also, 5.2 million iPhones were sold representing 626 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Not to forget the 1.5 billion applications downloaded from the App store in the first year.
Looks like a very good year for Apple don’t you think?