By the Numbers: Apple’s Q4 2013 Conference Call

By the Numbers: Apple’s Q4 2013 Conference Call

Apple held their Q4 2013 earnings conference call this afternoon, and CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and Corporate Comptroller Luca Maestri shared some interesting numbers with the press.

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  • Apple earned $171 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2013.
  • Apple ended the quarter with $148.6 billion in cash, $35.5 billion of it held domestically.
  • The company paid $2.8 billion in dividends in the quarter, 47 million shares have been retired via buybacks.
  • Apple completed 15 strategic acquisitions in the last year.
  • Best Education quarter ever. Up 8% year-over-year. iPad up 22% year-over-year. Mac up 8% year-over-year.
  • $1 billion in Education revenues in a quarter for the first time ever.

The iPhone

  • 33.8 million iPhones were sold in the September quarter.
  • 150 million iPhone sales in fiscal 2013
  • 14.3 million iPhones in the channel inventory at end of quarter.
  • 4-6 weeks of iPhone channel inventory on a look-forward basis.
  • Surveys show that of those planning on buying a phone in the next few weeks, 63% would choose an iPhone.
  • Changewave reports a 96% satisfaction rate for the iPhone.
  • iPhone users spend 53% more time using their device than other smartphone users.
  • More than 14,000 Johnson Control employees are using the iPhone on their jobs.

The Mac

  • Sales for the Mac were down 7% for the quarter, however the overall PC market was down 10%.
  • 4.6 million Macs sold, down from 4.9million last year.
  • 16 million Macs sold in fiscal 2013.

The iPad

  • Apple says the iPad accounted for an amazing 90% of tablet activations last year.
  • Sales of iPads to K-12 educational institutions in the UK have more than doubled from last year.
  • Apple has a 94% share of tablets in education,.

iTunes and the App Store

  • iTunes software and services reached $4.4 billion in the quarter, a 22% year-over-year jump.
  • $13 billion has been paid in total to app developers, half of that in just the last year.
  • 60 billion app downloads.
  • 20 million iTunes Radio listeners.

Apple Retail

  • Retail sales revenue: $4.5 billion for the quarter, up 6% over the same period last year.
  • The company remodeled two stores, while opening eight new ones in the quarter.
  • Average revenue per store amounted to $10.9 million per store.
  • iPhone sales up 36% per store, per week from last year.
  • 99 million customers entered an Apple retail store in the quarter.
  • The greater China region generated over $27 billion for the full year.

Apple’s Next Quarter (Q1 2014)

  • Revenue is expected to be between $55 billion and $58 billion.
  • Gross margins are expected to land somewhere between 36.5% and 37.5%.
  • Operating expenses should fall somewhere between $4.4 billion and $4.5 billion.
  • The expected tax rate for the holiday quarter will be about 26.5%.

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