Reminder: Apple reports Q4 06 and FY 06 earnings today

Apple will announce the company’s Q4 06 and FY 06 earnings today, October 18, 2006, after NASDAQ market close (4:30pm EDT).

Apple’s FY 06 fourth quarter results conference call will be held today at 2pm PDT/5pm EDT and audio webcast live via QuickTime here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq406/

As usual, MacDailyNews will cover the conference call with live text notes beginning at 5pm EDT.

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

So far in 2006, Apple has posted revenue of $14.48 billion, net profit of $1.447 billion, and sold 3,693,000 Macs and 30,680,000 iPods.

For reference, Apple’s Q4 2005:
• Q4 (ended 09/24/06): revenue of $3.68 billion, net quarterly profit of $430 million, 1.236 million Macs, 06.451 million iPods

In the last earnings report in July, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer stated, “Looking ahead to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, we expect revenue of about $4.5 to $4.6 billion.”

Analysts polled by Thomson First Call are expecting a fourth-quarter profit of 51 cents a share on revenue of $4.66 billion.
Get your predictions in now for Mac and iPod unit sales and Apple revenue and profits via reader feedback below. We’ll see whose crystal ball worked best later today.

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