Today, Apple announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2012. Apple reported a revenue of $36.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $28.27 billion and net quarterly profit of $6.62 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Apple also provided a guidance for this quarter of $34 billion in revenue and earnings of $7.65 per share.
The total revenue of $156.5 billion and net profit of $41.7 billion for fiscal 2012 are both company records. In fiscal 2011, Apple earned $25.9 billion on $108.2 billion in sales.
Last quarter, Apple sold 26.9 million iPhones, up 58 percent from the year-ago quarter, and the company sold 14.0 million iPads, up 26 percent year-over-year. Apple sold 4.9 million Macintosh computers, which is an increase of 1 percent over the year-ago quarter, as well as 5.3 million iPods, representing a 19 percent unit decline year-over-year.
Apple’s guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 is expected to be $52 billion of revenue and earnings per diluted share to be $11.75.