Apple announces net profit of $14 million for fiscal 2003 second quarter

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2003 second quarter ended March 29, 2003 in a press release. For the quarter, the Company posted a net profit of $14 million, or $.04 per diluted share. These results compare to a net profit of $40 million, or $.11 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenues for the quarter were $1.475 billion, down 1 percent from the year-ago quarter, and gross margins were 28.3 percent, up from 27.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 47 percent of the quarter’s revenues.

Apple shipped 711,000 Macintosh units during the quarter.

“Our ‘year of the notebook’ is off to a great start, led by the incredible demand for our new aluminum 12-inch and 17-inch PowerBook G4s,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO in the press release. “This quarter over 40 percent of the Macs we shipped were notebooks — our highest percentage ever and well ahead of the industry average.”

“We are very pleased to have achieved our revenue target for the second quarter while maintaining channel inventories under 4.5 weeks,” said Fred Anderson, Apple’s CFO in the press release. “Continued strong asset management enabled us to increase cash to over $4.5 billion. Looking ahead to the third quarter of 2003, we expect revenue to be relatively flat with the March quarter and expect a slight profit for the quarter.”


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