Apple today introduced financial outcomes for its fiscal 2019 third quarter ended June 29, 2019. The Firm posted a quarterly income of $53.8 billion, a rise of 1 % from the year-in the past quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.18, down 7 %. International sales accounted for 59 % of the quarter’s income.
“This was our greatest June quarter ever — pushed by all-time report revenue from Companies, accelerating growth from Wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends,” mentioned Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “These results are promising across all our geographic segments, and we’re assured about what’s ahead. The balance of calendar 2019 will likely be an exciting period, with major launches on all of our platforms, new services and a number of other new products.”
“Our year-over-year business performance improved compared to the March quarter and drove strong operating cash flow of $11.6 billion,” mentioned Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over $21 billion to shareholders during the quarter, together with $17 billion through open market repurchases of just about 88 million Apple shares, and $3.6 billion in dividends and equivalents.”Apple’s board of administrators has declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Firm’s common stock. The interest is payable on August 15, 2019, to shareholders of the report as of the close of business on August 12, 2019. This press release contains forward-looking statements, throughout which means of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include without limitation those about the Company’s estimated income, gross margin, other income/expense, tax rate, and plans for return of capital.