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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter March 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 4:30:00 PM
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Apple (AAPL) reported 2nd Quarter March 2018 earnings of $2.73 per share on revenue of $61.1 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $2.69 per share on revenue of $61.3 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $2.78 per share. Revenue grew 15.6% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter revenue of $51.5 billion to $53.5 billion, with gross margins of 38% to 38.5%, which calculates to earnings of $2.05 to $2.24 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.11 per share on revenue of $51.79 billion for the quarter ending June 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
$2.73
Earnings Whisper
$2.78
Consensus Estimate
$2.69
Reported Revenue
$61.14 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$61.33 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Earnings Release

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Revenue Grows 16 Percent and EPS Grows 30 Percent to New March Quarter Records

New $100 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced, Dividend Raised by 16 Percent

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ended March 31, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $61.1 billion, an increase of 16 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.73, up 30 percent. International sales accounted for 65 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with strong revenue growth in iPhone, Services and Wearables,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter. We also grew revenue in all of our geographic segments, with over 20% growth in Greater China and Japan.”

“Our business performed extremely well during the March quarter, as we grew earnings per share by 30 percent and generated over $15 billion in operating cash flow,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “With the greater flexibility we now have from access to our global cash, we can more efficiently invest in our US operations and work toward a more optimal capital structure. Given our confidence in Apple’s future, we are very happy to announce that our Board has approved a new $100 billion share repurchase authorization and a 16 percent increase in our quarterly dividend.”

The Company will complete the execution of the previous $210 billion share repurchase authorization during the third fiscal quarter.

Reflecting the approved increase, the Board has declared a cash dividend of $0.73 per share of Apple’s common stock payable on May 17, 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 14, 2018.

The Company also expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units.

From the inception of its capital return program in August 2012 through March 2018, Apple has returned $275 billion to shareholders, including $200 billion in share repurchases. The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.

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

• revenue between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion
• gross margin between 38 percent and 38.5 percent
• operating expenses between $7.7 billion and $7.8 billion
• other income/(expense) of $400 million
• tax rate of approximately 14.5 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2018 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on May 1, 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 service quality problems 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; 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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Apple Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 31,
2018
  April 1,
2017
March 31,
2018
  April 1,
2017
Net sales $ 61,137 $ 52,896 $ 149,430 $ 131,247
Cost of sales (1) 37,715   32,305   92,096   80,480
Gross margin 23,422   20,591   57,334   50,767
 
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 3,378 2,776 6,785 5,647
Selling, general and administrative (1) 4,150   3,718   8,381   7,664
Total operating expenses 7,528   6,494   15,166   13,311
 
Operating income 15,894 14,097 42,168 37,456
Other income/(expense), net 274   587   1,030   1,408
Income before provision for income taxes 16,168 14,684 43,198 38,864
Provision for income taxes 2,346   3,655   9,311   9,944
Net income $ 13,822   $ 11,029   $ 33,887   $ 28,920
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 2.75 $ 2.11 $ 6.69 $ 5.50
Diluted $ 2.73 $ 2.10 $ 6.63 $ 5.46
 
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 5,024,877 5,225,791 5,068,877 5,262,226
Diluted 5,068,493 5,261,688 5,113,140 5,294,841
 
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.63 $ 0.57 $ 1.26 $ 1.14
 
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 257 $ 217 $ 509 $ 446
Research and development $ 666 $ 575 $ 1,312 $ 1,164
Selling, general and administrative $ 425 $ 425 $ 823 $ 863
 
     

Apple Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)

 
March 31,
2018
September 30,
2017
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 45,059 $ 20,289
Short-term marketable securities 42,881 53,892
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $60 and $58, respectively 14,324 17,874
Inventories 7,662 4,855
Vendor non-trade receivables 8,084 17,799
Other current assets 12,043   13,936  
Total current assets 130,053 128,645
 
Long-term marketable securities 179,286 194,714
Property, plant and equipment, net 35,077 33,783
Other non-current assets 23,086   18,177  
Total assets $ 367,502   $ 375,319  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 34,311 $ 49,049
Accrued expenses 26,756 25,744
Deferred revenue 7,775 7,548
Commercial paper 11,980 11,977
Current portion of long-term debt 8,498   6,496  
Total current liabilities 89,320 100,814
 
Deferred revenue, non-current 3,087 2,836
Long-term debt 101,362 97,207
Other non-current liabilities 46,855   40,415  
Total liabilities 240,624   241,272  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.00001 par value: 12,600,000 shares authorized; 4,943,282 and 5,126,201 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 38,044 35,867
Retained earnings 91,898 98,330
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (3,064 ) (150 )
Total shareholders’ equity 126,878   134,047  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 367,502   $ 375,319  
 
   

Apple Inc.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In millions)

 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
2018
  April 1,
2017
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 20,289   $ 20,484  
Operating activities:
Net income 33,887 28,920
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,484 5,319
Share-based compensation expense 2,644 2,473
Deferred income tax expense/(benefit) (34,235 ) 2,822
Other (151 ) (209 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 3,523 4,183
Inventories (2,807 ) (778 )
Vendor non-trade receivables 9,715 4,512
Other current and non-current assets (1,053 ) (896 )
Accounts payable (13,220 ) (6,862 )
Deferred revenue 478 (221 )
Other current and non-current liabilities 39,158   541  
Cash generated by operating activities 43,423   39,804  
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (48,449 ) (99,821 )
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 31,884 12,429
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 38,942 60,454
Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (7,005 ) (6,309 )
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net (305 ) (67 )
Other 53   (10 )
Cash generated by/(used in) investing activities 15,120   (33,324 )
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 327 273
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (1,190 ) (788 )
Payments for dividends and dividend equivalents (6,529 ) (6,134 )
Repurchases of common stock (32,851 ) (18,012 )
Proceeds from issuance of term debt, net 6,969 10,975
Repayments of term debt (500 )
Change in commercial paper, net 1   1,879  
Cash used in financing activities (33,773 ) (11,807 )
Increase/(Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 24,770   (5,327 )
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 45,059   $ 15,157  
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 6,340 $ 6,878
Cash paid for interest $ 1,356 $ 1,007
 
 

Apple Inc.
Q2 2018 Unaudited Summary Data
(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)

 
                       
Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2017 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
 
Reportable Segments Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
Americas $ 24,841 $ 35,193 $ 21,157 - 29 % 17 %
Europe 13,846 21,054 12,733 - 34 % 9 %
Greater China 13,024 17,956 10,726 - 27 % 21 %
Japan 5,468 7,237 4,485 - 24 % 22 %
Rest of Asia Pacific   3,958   6,853   3,795 - 42 % 4 %
Total Apple     $ 61,137 $ 88,293 $ 52,896 - 31 % 16 %
 
     
Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2017 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
 
Product Summary Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue
iPhone (1) 52,217 $ 38,032 77,316 $ 61,576 50,763 $ 33,249 - 32 % - 38 % 3 % 14 %
iPad (1) 9,113 4,113 13,170 5,862 8,922 3,889 - 31 % - 30 % 2 % 6 %
Mac (1) 4,078 5,848 5,112 6,895 4,199 5,844 -20 % - 15 % - 3 % 0 %
Services (2) 9,190 8,471 7,041 8 % 31 %
Other Products (1)(3)   3,954   5,489   2,873 - 28 % 38 %
Total Apple     $ 61,137 $ 88,293 $ 52,896 - 31 % 16 %
 
 
(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.
(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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