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Apple Computer on Wednesday announced preliminary financial results for its fiscal 2006 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2006, which included net quarterly profits of $546 million, or $.62 per diluted share, on revenues of $4.84 billion.

"These preliminary results may be subject to significant adjustment as a result of a likely restatement of historical results," Apple said in its release.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company shipped 1,610,000 Macintosh computers and 8,729,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 30 percent growth in Macs and 35 percent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter.

The results compare to revenue of $3.68 billion and net profit of $430 million, or $.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

Apple said international sales accounted for 40 percent of the quarter's revenue. Meanwhile, gross margin was 29.2 percent, up from 28.1 percent in the year-ago quarter.

"This strong quarter caps an extraordinary year for Apple. Selling more than 39 million iPods and 5.3 million Macs while performing an incredibly complex architecture transition is something we are all very proud of," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. "Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple's history."

"We are pleased to have finished the year with over $10 billion in cash and to have increased annual revenue by $11 billion in the last two years," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the first fiscal quarter of 2007, we expect revenue of $6.0 to $6.2 billion and earnings per diluted share of $.70 to $.73."

Results subject to significant adjustment

As previously announced on October 4, 2006, an independent committee investigating Apple's stock option practices has reported its findings, which are under review by the company and its independent auditors.

The investigation determined, among other things, that stock option grants made on 15 dates between 1997 and 2002 appear to have grant dates that precede the approval of those grants for accounting purposes. As a result, management continues to believe, and the audit committee agrees, that Apple will likely need to restate its historical financial statements to record non-cash charges for compensation expense and related cash and non-cash tax adjustments relating to past stock option grants.

"The Company and its independent auditors are reviewing accounting guidance regarding stock option grants recently published by the SEC, and have not yet determined the amount of such charges, the resulting tax and accounting impact, or which periods may require restatement," Apple said.
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Wow, was I close or what. I predicted 1,640,000 Macs sold in the quarter back on October 10 8)
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I predicted exactly 8,728,897 iPods... I'm AMAZING!!!
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post #5 of 27
Oh and...

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
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Stock is up about 6% in after close trading.

aapl could be around 100 per share at MacWorld.
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That would be nice.

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post #8 of 27
....QT screen went black... mmm... (1:56 PM PST)

In the meantime, enjoy "Shrimp on a treadmill"
http://www.livescience.com/php/video...shrimpActivity

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post #9 of 27
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....QT screen went black... mmm... (1:56 PM PST)

I think it said the conference call isn't until 8pm EST.
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You have to hand it to the management at Apple - they are doing an incredible job. This morning I watched the keynote from Macworld Boston 1997 (which can be found here) - man, have they come a long way since then.
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post #11 of 27
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That would be nice.

It just seems like the stock has been stuck here for a while, waiting for a bunch of quarters to prove these new products are solid. Like the new Macbooks. I think the proof is in that the Intel switch was a success.

This is a historic time for aapl - their biggest chance to capture market share in a long long time. And I think they are taking advantage of it with things like Boot Camp.

The phone thing worries me. People are too hyped up about it - and I don't know that aapl can deliver something to please everyone. I'm not that interested in an appl phone, unless it's like the equivalent of a smartphone only OSX. With GOOD web access.

You never know though, aapl comes up with solutions nobody saw coming.

I think a full screen ipod will be big. Not sure a tablet is in the works. if MS can't move them with all the business needs for them aapl might not be interested.

I really wonder what the big new products might be??
post #12 of 27
Call is right now at 5pm Est. Apple.com/Pr you will find it
post #13 of 27
Here's my prediction on October 10.
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post #15 of 27
you really did nail it. Congrats
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you really did nail it. Congrats

Thanks. I really read in between the lines and that's how I reached my conclusion. I only over estimated by 30,000 units.

Note that Wall Street consensus was 1.47 million. They were way off. I think I had the closet published prediction.
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Originally Posted by amac4me

Thanks. I really read in between the lines and that's how I reached my conclusion. I only over estimated by 30,000 units.

Note that Wall Street consensus was 1.47 million. They were way off. I think I had the closet published prediction.

so seeing as you are good at predicting, when will the Core 2 Duo Macbook Pros be out?
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so seeing as you are good at predicting, when will the Core 2 Duo Macbook Pros be out?

Tuesday.






Just don't ask me which Tuesday.

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post #19 of 27
Heheh and Wu Ching Mong said iPod sales were not as good as last year. Pfft. Analysts...

Well done Apple! :-D
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Originally Posted by amac4me

Thanks. I really read in between the lines and that's how I reached my conclusion. I only over estimated by 30,000 units.

Note that Wall Street consensus was 1.47 million. They were way off. I think I had the closet published prediction.

Can't point to an exact date. In fact, I thought MacBook Pro's who have been updated by now. But you can bet that Apple will have them out prior to the Firday after Thanksgiving, you know the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season.

That means on or before November 24, 2006.
post #21 of 27
"Boom!"

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hmmm....no mention of movie sales numbers. I was hopping to see those anounced to get a read on the advance of future movie offerings from other studio's other than Disney. The lack of specifics on these sales does not boost my hopes that Apple is getting further along with negotiation with the other studio's.
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Heheh and Wu Ching Mong said iPod sales were not as good as last year. Pfft. Analysts...

Well done Apple! :-D

I don't recall that.

Where did you read that he said that iPod sales wouldn't be as good as last years quarter?
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hmmm....no mention of movie sales numbers. I was hopping to see those anounced to get a read on the advance of future movie offerings from other studio's other than Disney. The lack of specifics on these sales does not boost my hopes that Apple is getting further along with negotiation with the other studio's.

We won't see anything from other studios until after the holidays.
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We won't see anything from other studios until after the holidays.

You would have thought that if the sales were at all remarkable, Apple would have said so, in order to wake up the other studios.
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You would have thought that if the sales were at all remarkable, Apple would have said so, in order to wake up the other studios.

That's not the reason.

The widely circulated reports, which I'm sure you have seen, as they have been discussed here, are talking about the studio's wanting to wait until after the holiday season because the largest chunk of their DVD's sell during that season.

With the difficulties thay are having with WalMart and Target, they don't want to upset the sales cart until later.

Even if Apple announced a million sales, it wouldn't have mattered.
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the studio's wanting to wait until after the holiday season because the largest chunk of their DVD's sell during that season.

Good point.
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