Apple has just announced their financial results for the third calendar quarter of 2012 and fourth fiscal quarter for 2012. Apple posted $36 billion in revenue, and $8.2 billion ($8.67 per diluted share) in profit for the quarter. Compare this to the year-ago quarter wherein the company saw $28.27 billion in revenue and profit of $6.62 billion ($7.05 per diluted share).
Pulling all of their numbers together, Apple announced that they took in $156.5 billion in revenue and $41.7 billion in profit for fiscal 2012. Both of these numbers are company records. Compare these numbers to fiscal 2011′s $25.9 billion profit and $108.2 billion revenue and you can see that the company is still experiencing significant growth.
Apple announced that their gross margin for Q4 was 40.0% compared to 40.3% from a year ago. International sales made up 60% of revenue for the company. The company has also declared another dividend payment of $2.65 per share payable on November 15 to shareholders as of the close of trading on November 12. Lastly, the company now has $124.25 billion in cash and marketable securities on hand.
Breaking down where all of this money came from, Apple announced that they sold 26.9 million iPhone units in Q4, which is up 58% from the year-ago quarter. The company also sold 14 million iPads, which is up 26% from the year-ago quarter. Apple sold $4.9 million Macintosh computers, which is a 1% increase year-over-year, and 5.3 million iPods, which is a 19% decline year-over-year.
As for the holiday shopping quarter (fiscal Q1 for 2013) Apple issued guidance of $52 billion and earnings per diluted share of $11.75.