Apple's fourth quarter earnings report and conference call will take place on October 25th, 2012, according to an Investor Relations update on Apple's website. At the time of the event, Apple will broadcast the call online.
Apple plans to conduct a conference call to discuss financial results of its fourth fiscal quarter on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
For the third quarter, ending on July 24th, Apple earned $35 billion in revenue, a net profit of $8.8 billion, with earnings of $9.32 per diluted share. Comparatively, the year ago quarter for Apple's Q4 2011 conference call brought Apple revenue of $24.98 billion, a net profit of $6.62 million, and earnings of $7.02 per diluted share. For this fiscal quarter, Apple expects revenue of $34 billion and diluted earnings per share of $7.65.
The iPhone 5 was a significant launch this quarter, with over 5 million units sold during the first three days of sale, which does not include the iPhone 5's launch in 22 additional countries a week later (and 100 more countries by the end of the year). As was the case with the iPhone 4S for Q1 2012, the iPhone 5's complete sales numbers should be available at the end of the first fiscal quarter for 2013. While the iPhone 5 should prove to be immensely popular, iPod sales will be worth paying attention to as well thanks to refreshed iPod nanos and iPod touches.
We will provide live updates from the conference call on our site’s homepage on October 25th starting at 2 PM PT.