I'm sure you haven't forgotten that today is Apple's 4th quarter earnings call. In anticipation Apple has released preliminary fourth quarter results. Why are these results so preliminary? Because of a certain stock options issue that is going to force Apple to restate some historical financial results which will, in turn, have an impact on these results.

Onto the numbers:
  • Apple posted a revenue of $4.84 billion and a net quarterly profit of $546 million ($.62 per diluted share)
  • Gross margin was 29.2%, up from 28.1%
  • International sales accounted for 40% of this revenue
  • 1,610,000 Macs were shipped this quarter (30% growth in Mac shipments)
  • 8,729,000 iPods were shipped (35% growth in iPod shipments)
  • Apple has over $10 billion in cash
  • expects revenue of $6 to $6.2 billion for first quarter 2007
Not too shabby, and a 30% increase in Mac shipments? That's a pretty big deal, folks.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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