Apple posts record-breaking second fiscal quarter results
35.1 million iPhones sold in 3 months
Apple has just released its second quarter FY12 financial figures for the three months ending March 31st, 2012.
The Cupertino-based company posted a record second quarter revenue of $39.2 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.6 billion, ensuring gross margin was 47.4 percent. This compares to last year's Q2 revenue of $24.7 billion and $6.0 billion net profit.
International sales accounted for 64 percent of the company's revenue this quarter.
Having announced the results, Apple picked up the phone to address various members of the tech press and a number of influential analysts.
During the conference call, Apple revealed sales of 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads this quarter.
“Our record March quarter results drove $14 billion in cash flow from operations,” Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO, said.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also shared his positive appraisal of his company's financial figures and of the existing product line-up with the press.
“The new iPad is off to a great start, and across the year you’re going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver," Cook said.