We've gotten used to record-breaking Apple results these past few years, but the company's latest financials really take the cake. Apple managed to practically double its profits compared to a year ago, and its revenues surged a whopping 59%, too. The numbers aren't too far off from what the company posted for the holiday quarter.
Take a look:
|Revenue||$24.67 billion||$46.33 billion||$39.2 billion|
|Net profit||$5.99 billion||$13.06 billion||$11.6 billion|
Just to put things in perspective, $39.2 billion is more money than Google made for all of last year ($37.9 billion).
As you'd expect, Apple's performance can be attributed largely to strong iPhone and iPad sales. Mac shipment growth was in the single digits, and iPods continued their slow decline into irrelevance:
|iPhones||18.65 million||37.04 million||35.1 million|
|iPads||4.69 million||15.43 million||11.8 million|
|Macs||3.76 million||5.2 million||4 million|
|iPods||9.02 million||15.4 million||7.7 million|
Yep, you're looking at year-over-year growth of 88% for iPhones and 151% for iPads. So much for Android and Windows Phone stealing Apple's thunder.
The surge in revenue should continue during the next calendar quarter (which will correspond to the third quarter of Apple's 2012 fiscal year). Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer expects revenue of $34 billion, which would represent 19% growth compared to the same quarter a year back.
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