Apple yesterday announced its financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ending June 30, 2012, posting quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. This represents a drop from $28.6 billion and net profit of $7.3 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter, with a gross margin of 42.8% compared to 41.7% in the year-ago quarter. Apple also said that international sales accounted for 62% of the revenue.
Breaking down these figures further, Apple said that it sold 26 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 28% unit growth over the year-ago quarter, and 17 million iPads, representing an 84% unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Four million Macs were sold during the quarter, representing a 2% increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 6.8 million iPods, which represented a 10% decline from the year-ago quarter.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,â€ said Tim Cook, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œWeâ€™ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products weâ€™ve got in the pipeline.â€
â€œWeâ€™re continuing to invest in the growth of our business and are pleased to be declaring a dividend of $2.65 per share today,â€ said Peter Oppenheimer, Appleâ€™s CFO. â€œLooking ahead to the fourth fiscal quarter, we expect revenue of about $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of about $7.65.â€