“It will be Apple Computer that’ll most likely dazzle Wall Street when it reports earnings on Oct. 18. Robust demand for its new Intel-based Macs and Mac Books, as well as its next generation of iPods, should help the Cupertino, Calif., company easily outperform its earlier guidance of $4.5 billion to $4.6 billion in revenue with earnings per share between 46 cents and 48 cents for its fiscal fourth quarter. ‘Apple continues to innovate and dominate when it comes to digital media and products,’ says Standard & Poor’s equity analyst Scott Kessler,” Nicole Ridgway reports for SmartMoney.
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple will announce Q4 earnings on October 18th after market close.
Apple’s 2006 earnings and unit sales information through Q3:
• Q1 (ended 12/31/05): revenue of $5.75 billion, net quarterly profit of $565 million, 1.254 million Macs, 14.043 million iPods
• Q2 (ended 04/01/06): revenue of $4.36 billion, net quarterly profit of $410 million, 1.112 million Macs, 08.526 million iPods
• Q3 (ended 07/01/06): revenue of $4.37 billion, net quarterly profit of $472 million, 1.327 million Macs, 08.111 million iPods
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