Apple shook off lingering doubts over weakening growth for its mobile devices and computers with record iPhone, iPad and Mac sales powering all-time high quarterly revenues.
For the three months ending December, the company booked a record US$57.6 billion in revenue, $13.1 billion in profit and $14.50 in earnings per share. The results came in above analyst consensus of $57.46 billion in revenue and $14.09 EPS, and were toward the upper range of Apple’s initial guidance of between $55 billion and $58 billion.
The company sold 51 million iPhones – up from 47.8 million in Q1 2013 – and 26 million iPads in the quarter, compared to the 22.9 million sold during the year-ago period. While the iPhone numbers were below consensus of 54.6 million, iPad sales exceeded pre-reporting estimates of 24.9 million. Mac sales of 4.8 million topped the year-ago quarter’s 4.1 million, and all figures were all-time quarterly records for the company.
The company’s board declared a $3.05 per share cash dividend.
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