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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter June 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:30:00 PM
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Apple (AAPL) reported 3rd Quarter June 2018 earnings of $2.34 per share on revenue of $53.3 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $2.17 per share on revenue of $52.4 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $2.25 per share. Revenue grew 17.3% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects fourth quarter revenue of $60.0 billion to $62.0 billion with gross margins of 38.0% to 38.5%, which calculates to earnings of $2.62 to $2.82 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.60 per share on revenue of $58.59 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.

Apple Inc designs, manufactures, & markets mobile communication & media devices, personal computers, & portable digital music players, & sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, & third-party digital content.

Results
Reported Earnings
$2.34
Earnings Whisper
$2.25
Consensus Estimate
$2.17
Reported Revenue
$53.27 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$52.37 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
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Earnings Release

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Revenue Up 17 Percent and EPS Up 40 Percent to New June Quarter Records

Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $53.3 billion, an increase of 17 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.34, up 40 percent. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We’re thrilled to report Apple’s best June quarter ever, and our fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our Q3 results were driven by continued strong sales of iPhone, Services and Wearables, and we are very excited about the products and services in our pipeline.”

“Our strong business performance drove revenue growth in each of our geographic segments, net income of $11.5 billion, and operating cash flow of $14.5 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned almost $25 billion to investors through our capital return program during the quarter, including $20 billion in share repurchases.”

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter:

• revenue between $60 billion and $62 billion
• gross margin between 38 percent and 38.5 percent
• operating expenses between $7.95 billion and $8.05 billion
• other income/(expense) of $300 million
• tax rate of approximately 15 percent before discrete items

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.73 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 16, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2018.

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q3 2018 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on July 31, 2018 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), tax rate, and plans for return of capital. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation: the effect of global and regional economic conditions on the Company's business, including effects on purchasing decisions by consumers and businesses; the ability of the Company to compete in markets that are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change; the ability of the Company to manage frequent product introductions and transitions, including delivering to the marketplace, and stimulating customer demand for, new products, services and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing and product mix, and increases in component and other costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the dependency of the Company on the performance of distributors of the Company's products, including cellular network carriers and other resellers; the inventory and other asset risks 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, services and new technologies essential to the Company's business, including components and technologies that may only be available from sole or limited sources; the dependency of the Company on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties, many of which are located outside of the US and which may affect the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered to the Company; the effect of product and services design and manufacturing defects on the Company’s financial performance and reputation; the dependency of the Company on third-party intellectual property and digital content, which may not be available to the Company on commercially reasonable terms or at all; the dependency of the Company on support from third-party software developers to develop and maintain software applications and services for the Company’s products; the impact of unfavorable legal proceedings, such as a potential finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the impact of changes to laws and regulations that affect the Company’s activities, including the Company’s ability to offer products or services to customers in different regions; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with its international activities, including complying with laws and regulations affecting the Company’s international operations; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with the Company’s retail stores; the ability of the Company to manage risks associated with the Company’s investments in new business strategies and acquisitions; the impact on the Company's business and reputation from information technology system failures, network disruptions or losses or unauthorized access to, or release of, confidential information; the ability of the Company to comply with laws and regulations regarding data protection; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; political events, international trade disputes, war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other business interruptions that could disrupt supply or delivery of, or demand for, the Company’s products; financial risks, including risks relating to currency fluctuations, credit risks and fluctuations in the market value of the Company’s investment portfolio; and changes in tax rates and exposure to additional tax liabilities. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s most recently filed periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)

 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
June 30,
2018
  July 1,
2017
June 30,
2018
  July 1,
2017
Net sales $ 53,265 $ 45,408 $ 202,695 $ 176,655
Cost of sales (1) 32,844   27,920   124,940   108,400
Gross margin 20,421   17,488   77,755   68,255
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 3,701 2,937 10,486 8,584
Selling, general and administrative (1) 4,108   3,783   12,489   11,447
Total operating expenses 7,809   6,720   22,975   20,031
 
Operating income 12,612 10,768 54,780 48,224
Other income/(expense), net 672   540   1,702   1,948
Income before provision for income taxes 13,284 11,308 56,482 50,172
Provision for income taxes 1,765   2,591   11,076   12,535
Net income $ 11,519   $ 8,717   $ 45,406   $ 37,637
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 2.36 $ 1.68 $ 9.07 $ 7.18
Diluted $ 2.34 $ 1.67 $ 8.99 $ 7.14
 
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 4,882,167 5,195,088 5,006,640 5,239,847
Diluted 4,926,609 5,233,499 5,050,963 5,274,394
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.73 $ 0.63 $ 1.99 $ 1.77
 
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 250 $ 216 $ 759 $ 662
Research and development $ 675 $ 566 $ 1,987 $ 1,730
Selling, general and administrative $ 426 $ 411 $ 1,249 $ 1,274
 
   

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)

 
June 30,
2018
  September 30,
2017
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 31,971 $ 20,289
Short-term marketable securities 38,999 53,892
Accounts receivable, net 14,104 17,874
Inventories 5,936 4,855
Vendor non-trade receivables 12,263 17,799
Other current assets 12,488   13,936  
Total current assets 115,761 128,645
 
Long-term marketable securities 172,773 194,714
Property, plant and equipment, net 38,117 33,783
Other non-current assets 22,546   18,177  
Total assets $ 349,197   $ 375,319  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 38,489 $ 49,049
Accrued expenses 25,184 25,744
Deferred revenue 7,403 7,548
Commercial paper 11,974 11,977
Current portion of long-term debt 5,498   6,496  
Total current liabilities 88,548 100,814
 
Deferred revenue, non-current 2,878 2,836
Long-term debt 97,128 97,207
Other non-current liabilities 45,694   40,415  
Total liabilities 234,248   241,272  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.00001 par value: 12,600,000 shares authorized; 4,842,917 and 5,126,201 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 38,624 35,867
Retained earnings 79,436 98,330
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (3,111 ) (150 )
Total shareholders’ equity 114,949   134,047  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 349,197   $ 375,319  
 
 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In millions)

 
    Nine Months Ended
June 30,
2018
  July 1,
2017
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 20,289   $ 20,484  
Operating activities:
Net income 45,406 37,637
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 8,149 7,673
Share-based compensation expense 3,995 3,666
Deferred income tax expense/(benefit) (33,109 ) 4,764
Other (410 ) (142 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 3,756 3,381
Inventories (1,114 ) (1,014 )
Vendor non-trade receivables 5,536 3,312
Other current and non-current assets (65 ) (3,229 )
Accounts payable (11,139 ) (5,212 )
Deferred revenue (103 ) (418 )
Other current and non-current liabilities 37,009   (1,942 )
Cash generated by operating activities 57,911   48,476  
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (56,133 ) (123,781 )
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 46,290 19,347
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 41,614 76,747
Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (10,272 ) (8,586 )
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net (431 ) (248 )
Purchases of non-marketable securities (1,788 ) (213 )
Proceeds from non-marketable securities 310 126
Other (523 ) 104  
Cash generated by/(used in) investing activities 19,067   (36,504 )
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 328 274
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (2,267 ) (1,646 )
Payments for dividends and dividend equivalents (10,182 ) (9,499 )
Repurchases of common stock (53,634 ) (25,105 )
Proceeds from issuance of term debt, net 6,969 21,725
Repayments of term debt (6,500 ) (3,500 )
Change in commercial paper, net (10 ) 3,866  
Cash used in financing activities (65,296 ) (13,885 )
Increase/(Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 11,682   (1,913 )
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 31,971   $ 18,571  
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 8,819 $ 9,752
Cash paid for interest $ 2,120 $ 1,456
 
 
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Q3 2018 Unaudited Summary Data
(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)
                     
     
Q3 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2017 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
 
Reportable Segments Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
Americas $24,542 $24,841 $20,376 - 1 % 20 %
Europe 12,138 13,846 10,675 - 12 % 14 %
Greater China 9,551 13,024 8,004 - 27 % 19 %
Japan 3,867 5,468 3,624 - 29 % 7 %
Rest of Asia Pacific 3,167 3,958 2,729 - 20 % 16 %
Total Apple     $53,265 $61,137 $45,408 - 13 % 17 %
 
     
Q3 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2017 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
 
Product Summary Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue
iPhone (1) 41,300 $29,906 52,217 $38,032 41,026 $24,846 - 21 % - 21 % 1 % 20 %
iPad (1) 11,553 4,741 9,113 4,113 11,424 4,969 27 % 15 % 1 % - 5 %
Mac (1) 3,720 5,330 4,078 5,848 4,292 5,592 -9 % - 9 % - 13 % - 5 %
Services (2) 9,548 9,190 7,266 4 % 31 %
Other Products (1)(3) 3,740 3,954 2,735 - 5 % 37 %
Total Apple     $53,265 $61,137 $45,408 - 13 % 17 %
 
 
(1) Includes deferrals and amortization of related software upgrade rights and non-software services.

(2) Includes revenue from Digital Content and Services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and other services. Services revenue in the third quarter of 2018 included a favorable one-time item of $236 million in connection with the final resolution of various lawsuits.

(3) Includes sales of AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories.
 

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Josh Rosenstock, 408-862-1142
jrosenstock@apple.com
or
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