Apple today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Apple posted revenue of $8.16 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.21 billion, or $1.33 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $7.51 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.05 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.4 percent, compared to 32.9 percent in the year-ago quarter, and international sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The numbers represent the best March Quarter revenue and earnings in Apple history.
Using non-GAAP data, which eliminates subscription-based accounting for the iPhone and Apple TV, Apple would have had $9.06 billion revenue and $1.66 billion of net income.
Apple shipped 2.22 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, a unit decline of 3 percent over the year-ago quarter. The company also sold 11.01 million Pods during the quarter, representing 3 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhone unit sales reached 3.79 million, up 123 percent from the year-ago-quarter.
«We are extremely pleased to report the best non-holiday quarter revenue and earnings in our history,» said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. «Apple’s financial condition remains very robust, with almost $29 billion in cash and marketable securities on our balance sheet.»
Apple’s guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 includes expected revenue of $7.7 billion to $7.9 billion and earnings per diluted share of $0.95 to $1.00.
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2009 financial results conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights.