As expected, Apple delays quarterly results due to stock-options grants review

“Apple Computer Inc. on Friday told securities regulators its quarterly report would not be filed on time as it reviewed stock-options grants, a delay that had been expected after a company announcement last week,” Reuters reports.

“On August 3, Apple said it would likely need to restate earnings and delay its filing its report with the SEC because of the options review, adding that its financial communications issued since September 29, 2002, should not be relied on,” Reuters reports.

Reuters reports, “Apple said on Friday it expected “significant changes” to its results from operations for its fiscal third quarter, ended July 1, 2006, according to a filing with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.”

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  1. I don’t think Apple would be using Arthur Andersen to handle their books.

    The deal here is that many companies are going through the same problem. Whether it is bad accounting or deliberate corruption at work, it’s good that this mess is being exposed. For too long many corporations have followed in the idea that they are immune from certain laws and or the fact that they can hide things like Enron did. Well, guess what? NO MORE. Apple is still considered to be one of the most ethical companies out there. I don’t think they are going anywhere soon and I think that shareholders have an obligation to let these corporations know that they want operations performed in a moral and ethical manner.

  2. Loss of investor confidence? Gimme a break. Like the investors don’t dump the stock anyway at almost every hint of good news? The investors have been steadily shitting on Apple, and shitting on Apple and then shitting on Apple some more. The only thing they were confident about was that they could keep shitting on Apple indefinitely without it hurting anything. And if that’s the kind of confidence that gets lost .. well, good riddance to them and their bad judgement.

  3. Investors are shitting on AAPL?

    August 11, 2003 AAPL = $10
    August 11, 2004 AAPL = $17
    August 11, 2005 AAPL = $45
    August 11, 2006 AAPL = $63

    All prices are split adjusted and rounded to nearest dollar

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