At the end of the month, January 26th, Apple will announce the results of IV quarter of 2015 (the first fiscal quarter of 2016), the company announced on its official website.
According to analysts, Apple reported record iPhone sales in the period. Sales of “Apple” smartphones in the fourth quarter to reach a record 80 million units. If you come true the most optimistic forecast, the implementation of smart phones will increase by 30% compared with last year.
At the same time, some analysts predict a decrease in supply of iPad in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to a year ago — despite the start of sales of iPad Pro. To prevent this, Apple had to sell over 32 million units in the period from October to December. All previous four quarters of last year, iPad sales, the company declined.
Apple’s net profit in the III quarter of 2015 surpassed analysts ‘ forecasts and amounted to $11.1 billion versus $8.5 billion a year earlier. The company’s revenue in the reporting period amounted to $51.5 billion against $42,1 billion in the same period last year. The increase in the profit per share recorded at $1,96 ($1.42 in last year). Sales of iPhones increased from 39.2 to 48 million units. Gross quarterly profit amounted to 39.9% compared to 38% a year earlier. International sales accounted for 62% of the quarter’s revenue.
According to the report, Apple’s profit growth was largely ensured strong demand for the iPhone in the domestic market of China in the last three months.
As always, after the announcement of financial results Apple executives will answer questions from the audience. Apple will hold an audio feed of the event on its web site.