Apple reports fiscal Q1 2009 earnings - ships 2.524 million Macs

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By: switchtoamac at: 10:32 PM on January 21, 2009 | Comments (0)
Apple released their fiscal 2009 first quarter earnings on Wednesday January 21 during which they reported record revenue for a quarter of $10.17 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion.  This compares to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion in the year-ago quarter (Q1 2008).  These results mark Apple's best ever quarterly revenue and earnings numbers.  Apple shipped 2,524,000 Macintosh computers during the quarter up from 2,319,000 in the year-ago quarter.
Gross margin checked in at 34.7 percent, equal to the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter's revenue.

Mac shipment overview
The 2,524,000 Macs shipped in the quarter represents a rise of 8.84 percent versus the 2,319,000 shipped in Q1 2008 but a decline of 3.33 percent versus the prior quarter (Q4 2008).  

Mac Breakdown

  • Portables sales: 1,796,000
  • Desktop sales: 728,000
Portable shipments set a new record by increasing 33.83 percent over the year ago quarter whereas desktops saw a substantial decline of 25.48 percent over the same period.  According to Apple's footnotes, portables are comprised of the MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro product lines whereas desktops are comprised of the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and Xserve product lines.

Mac Unit Breakdown by Region and Operating Segment
  • Americas: 912,000
  • Europe: 795,000
  • Japan: 99,000
  • Retail: 515,000
  • Other Segments: 203,000
Apple did not reach a new quarterly Mac shipment record during Q1 2009.  The Mac shipment record was achieved in Q4 2008 when Apple shipped a total of 2,611,000 Macs.

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