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Apple” announces its financial results for the first quarter of 2014
Announced the “Apple” Wednesday announced its financial results for the first quarter of this year 2014, which exceeded expectations, was that rose as a result of the numbers of high shares of “Apple” during the hearings yesterday, to 564.47 dollars per share, an increase of 38.72 million or 7.57 percent.
The company said its profit amounted to 10.2 billion dollars or 11.62 dollars per share, and revenue of $ 45.6 billion, compared to an increase by the share price of $ 10.18 and revenue of $ 43.5 billion dollars was expected by analysts.
However, the company indicated that it expects revenue to fall to between 36 and 38 billion dollars during the second quarter of this year, which expires at the end of the month of June next.
He revealed the company’s CEO, “Tim Cook” to “Apple” sold so far 20 million units of the device broadcast TV “Apple TV” Apple TV, compared to 13 million had been announced in May / May.
During the first three months of the year 2014, the company achieved the “Apple” strong results in relation to sales of smart phone “iPhone”, which has announced that it has sold during this period, 43.7 million units, the highest in the non-holiday seasons.
True to analysts’ expectations , sales came in computer “iPad” tablet a little low, it revealed the “Apple” they sold during the first quarter of this year, 16.3 million units, a figure that is lower than the company has achieved during the same period last year, which was the sale of 19.5 million The unit of the computer “iPad.”
However, computers have “IPad” accounted for 95 percent of the education market in the United States, according to a study cited by Cook during the event disclosure of the financial results of the company.
With respect to all desktop personal “Mac”, announced the “Apple,” it has sold 4.1 million units compared to 3.95 million units were sold during the same period last year.
Cook revealed during the event on Wednesday that the program “iTunes” now has nearly 800 million account, with most of them have bank accounts, as the company generated net revenues of the “iTunes” during the first quarter of this year, about 2.6 billion dollars, a record number.
It was also announced that the company “Apple” during the past 18 months, acquiring 24 companies, and that the criticism which is owned by the company currently stands at 150.6 billion dollars, compared to 158.8 was owned during the fourth quarter of last year.
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