Apple (AAPL:US) announced today its fourth quarter results ending September 2015. According to the press release, the company reported a new record level of iPhones sales and operating income. Apple´s sales were 51,5 billion dollars (42,1 billion in the year earlier or 49,6 billion dollars previous quarter). Operating income was 14,6 billion dollars, growth from the 11,2 billion dollars a year ago and diluted EPS was 1,97 dollars compared to 1,43 dollars. The gross margin was 39,9 (38) percent. The company sold 48 000 iPhones units compared to 47,534 units in the previous quarter.
– Fiscal 2015 was Apple´s most successfull year ever, with revenue growing 28 % to the nearly 234 billion dollars, said CEO Tim Cook in the press release.
According to the company, the near future stays positive with gross margin estimate to 39- 40 percent. Apple said its Apple Pay introduction has grown very well in the US and UK markets and Apple Store gained new record levels. The sales numbers of Apple Watch are not published but the company said it is head of expectations. The sales in China declined a little and were 12,5 billion dollars compared to 13,3 billion dollars in the previous quarter. On the other hand, the company is heading to have 40 stores in China by mid 2016 and has published a new programm for renewable energy in China.
The company annonced a new strategic partnership with Cicso in September and they are looking for the corproate markets with IBM as well.
The Apple shares were down a little, 0,63 percent to 114,55 dollars in the trading. The company market cap is huge, 653 billion dollars.