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Appeared on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
iPhone Sales Drive Apple's Record March Quarter Revenue

Apple today posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014.

These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter?s revenue.

Apple has sold higher than expected 43.72 million iPhones.

"We're very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We're eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market."

"We generated $13.5 billion in cash flow from operations and returned almost $21 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the March quarter," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "That brings cumulative payments under our capital return program to $66 billion."

For the third quarter, Apple expects a revenue between $36 billion and $38 billion.

Apple also approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.




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