Apple announces Q2 2016 income of $50.6b: 51.1m iPhones, 10.2m iPads, 4m Macs

Apple has officially posted its Q2 2016 earnings results with $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profit from the January to March quarter. Apple’s guidance last quarter first pointed to a year-over-year decline in iPhone sales for the quarter following the holiday season citing global economic issues and inflated iPhone 6 demand due to supply constraints the year earlier. Apple’s updated 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro launched at the end of March.

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Here’s Apple’s breakdown of iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales from the quarter:

  • iPhone: 51.1 million units
  • iPad: 10.2 million units
  • Mac: 4 million units

For iPhone sales, that’s an 18% year-over-year drop and a 19% drop for iPads.

Apple CEO Tim Cook had this to say:

“Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over one billion active devices.”

And Luca Maestri, chief financial officer, said this:

“We generated strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion and returned $10 billion to shareholders through our capital return program during the March quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Thanks to the strength of our business results, we are happy to be announcing today a further increase of the program to $250 billion.”

Apple’s Q2 results compare to the prior quarter’s $75.9 billion in revenue, 74.8 million iPhone sales, 16.1 million iPad sales, and 5.3 million Mac sales. In the same quarter a year ago, Apple reported $58 billion in revenue, 61.1 million iPhones sold, 12.6 million iPads sold, and 4.5 million Macs sold. Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit in the prior quarter and $13.6 billion in profit in the year ago quarter.

China, which has been a growth market, dropped 26% year-over-year in terms of revenue while Asia Pacific dropped 25% year-over-year. Total Apple revenue dropped 13% year-over-year. The US and EU dropped 10% and 5% year-over-year, respectively.

Apple’s guidance for the next quarter falls between $41 billion and $43 billion. Tim Cook also shared that iPhone SE is currently supply constrained, meaning sales could climb when Apple catches up with demand, and Apple Music now has more than 13 million subscribers. Apple also saw its highest number of Android switchers during H1.

Read on for Apple’s full Q2 earnings report, and stay tuned as we await Apple’s quarterly conference call at 2 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. ET to discuss these results. Tim Cook and Luca Maestri are expected to deliver prepared commentary on the earnings results then field questions from analysts participating on the call.

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $58 billion and net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.4 percent compared to 40.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 67 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“Our team executed extremely well in the face of strong macroeconomic headwinds,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are very happy with the continued strong growth in revenue from Services, thanks to the incredible strength of the Apple ecosystem and our growing base of over one billion active devices.”

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $50 billion to the Company’s program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to spend a cumulative total of $250 billion of cash by the end of March 2018.

“We generated strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion and returned $10 billion to shareholders through our capital return program during the March quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Thanks to the strength of our business results, we are happy to be announcing today a further increase of the program to $250 billion.”

As part of the updated program, the Board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $175 billion from the $140 billion level announced last year. The Company also expects to continue to net-share-settle vesting restricted stock units.

The Board has approved an increase of 10 percent to the Company’s quarterly dividend, and has declared a dividend of $.57 per share, payable on May 12, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 9, 2016.

From the inception of its capital return program in August 2012 through March 2016, Apple has returned over $163 billion to shareholders, including $117 billion in share repurchases.

The Company plans to continue to access the domestic and international debt markets to assist in funding the program. The management team and the Board will continue to review each element of the capital return program regularly and plan to provide an update on the program on an annual basis.

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2016 third quarter: • revenue between $41 billion and $43 billion • gross margin between 37.5 percent and 38 percent • operating expenses between $6 billion and $6.1 billion • other income/(expense) of $300 million • tax rate of 25.5 percent

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2016 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on April 26, 2016 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including without limitation those about the Company’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), tax rate, and plans for dividends, share repurchases and public debt issuance. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2015, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 26, 2015, and its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 26, 2016 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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Apple Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 26, 2016 March 28, 2015 March 26, 2016 March 28, 2015
Net sales $ 50,557 $ 58,010 $ 126,429 $ 132,609
Cost of sales (1) 30,636 34,354 76,085 79,212
Gross margin 19,921 23,656 50,344 53,397
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 2,511 1,918 4,915 3,813
Selling, general and administrative (1) 3,423 3,460 7,271 7,060
Total operating expenses 5,934 5,378 12,186 10,873
Operating income 13,987 18,278 38,158 42,524
Other income/(expense), net 155 286 557 456
Income before provision for income taxes 14,142 18,564 38,715 42,980
Provision for income taxes 3,626 4,995 9,838 11,387
Net income $ 10,516 $ 13,569 $ 28,877 $ 31,593
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 1.91 $ 2.34 $ 5.22 $ 5.43
Diluted $ 1.90 $ 2.33 $ 5.19 $ 5.39
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 5,514,381 5,793,799 5,536,656 5,818,441
Diluted 5,540,886 5,834,858 5,567,506 5,858,330
Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.52 $ 0.47 $ 1.04 $ 0.94
(1) Includes share-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 191 $ 142 $ 395 $ 282
Research and development $ 468 $ 384 $ 934 $ 758
Selling, general and administrative $ 389 $ 401 $ 797 $ 775
Apple Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except number of shares which are reflected in thousands and par value)

March 26, 2016 September 26, 2015
ASSETS:
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,514 $ 21,120
Short-term marketable securities 33,769 20,481
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $60 and $63, respectively 12,229 16,849
Inventories 2,281 2,349
Vendor non-trade receivables 7,595 13,494
Other current assets 10,204 15,085
Total current assets 87,592 89,378
Long-term marketable securities 177,645 164,065
Property, plant and equipment, net 23,203 22,471
Goodwill 5,249 5,116
Acquired intangible assets, net 3,843 3,893
Other non-current assets 7,745 5,556
Total assets $ 305,277 $ 290,479
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 25,098 $ 35,490
Accrued expenses 23,208 25,181
Deferred revenue 9,461 8,940
Commercial paper 7,998 8,499
Current portion of long-term debt 2,500 2,500
Total current liabilities 68,265 80,610
Deferred revenue, non-current 3,322 3,624
Long-term debt 69,374 53,463
Other non-current liabilities 33,859 33,427
Total liabilities 174,820 171,124
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock and additional paid-in capital, $0.00001 par value: 12,600,000 shares authorized; 5,478,446 and 5,578,753 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 29,484 27,416
Retained earnings 102,021 92,284
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) (1,048) (345)
Total shareholders’ equity 130,457 119,355
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 305,277 $ 290,479
Apple Inc.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

Six Months Ended
March 26, 2016 March 28, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period $ 21,120 $ 13,844
Operating activities:
Net income 28,877 31,593
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash generated by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 5,431 5,054
Share-based compensation expense 2,126 1,815
Deferred income tax expense 3,092 1,879
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net 4,620 6,555
Inventories 68 (285)
Vendor non-trade receivables 5,899 2,500
Other current and non-current assets 300 2,448
Accounts payable (9,475) (5,428)
Deferred revenue 219 993
Other current and non-current liabilities (2,093) 5,679
Cash generated by operating activities 39,064 52,803
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (86,242) (92,523)
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities 9,148 5,871
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities 50,051 48,924
Payments made in connection with business acquisitions, net (140) (115)
Payments for acquisition of property, plant and equipment (5,948) (5,586)
Payments for acquisition of intangible assets (657) (155)
Other (322) 88
Cash used in investing activities (34,110) (43,496)
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 247 309
Excess tax benefits from equity awards 264 357
Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards (751) (608)
Payments for dividends and dividend equivalents (5,871) (5,544)
Repurchase of common stock (13,530) (12,000)
Proceeds from issuance of term debt, net 15,584 11,332
Change in commercial paper, net (503) (2,508)
Cash used in financing activities (4,560) (8,662)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents 394 645
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $ 21,514 $ 14,489
Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $ 6,630 $ 7,058
Cash paid for interest $ 565 $ 220
Apple Inc.
Q2 2016 Unaudited Summary Data
(Units in thousands, Revenue in millions)
Q2 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 2015 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Operating Segments Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue
Americas $19,096 $29,325 $21,316 – 35% – 10%
Europe 11,535 17,932 12,204 – 36% – 5%
Greater China 12,486 18,373 16,823 – 32% – 26%
Japan 4,281 4,794 3,457 – 11% 24%
Rest of Asia Pacific 3,159 5,448 4,210 – 42% – 25%
Total Apple $50,557 $75,872 $58,010 – 33% – 13%
Q2 2016 Q1 2016 Q2 2015 Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Product Summary Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue Units Revenue
iPhone (1) 51,193 $32,857 74,779 $51,635 61,170 $40,282 – 32% – 36% – 16% – 18%
iPad (1) 10,251 4,413 16,122 7,084 12,623 5,428 – 36% – 38% – 19% – 19%
Mac (1) 4,034 5,107 5,312 6,746 4,563 5,615 – 24% – 24% – 12% – 9%
Services (2) 5,991 6,056 4,996 – 1% 20%
Other Products (1)(3) 2,189 4,351 1,689 – 50% 30%
Total Apple $50,557 $75,872 $58,010 – 33% – 13%
(1) Includes deferrals and amortization of related software upgrade rights and non-software services.
(2) Includes revenue from Internet Services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing and other services.
(3) Includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, iPod and Apple-branded and third-party accessories.

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