∞ Apple reports $5.99 billion second quarter profit

Apple on Wednesday reported a fiscal second quarter profit of $5.99 billion. Apple said it did $24.67 billion in revenue for the quarter.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]In the same quarter last year Apple post revenue of $13.5 billion and a quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, the company said in releasing the fiscal results. International sales accounted for 59 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“With quarterly revenue growth of 83 percent and profit growth of 95 percent, we’re firing on all cylinders,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We will continue to innovate on all fronts throughout the remainder of the year.”

Apple said it sold 3.76 million Macs during the quarter, a 28 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. It also sold 18.65 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 113 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter and 9.02 million iPods during the quarter, representing a 17 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

Apple also said it sold 4.69 million iPads during the quarter.

Looking ahead to the third quarter, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said he expects revenue of about $23 billion and we expect diluted earnings per share of about $5.03.

Apple stock closed up $4.55 or 1.35 percent at $342.41. In after hours trading the stock is up $0.59 or 0.17 percent at $343.

  • Anonymous

    up $9 in after hours trading now.

  • I’m really glad I bought more AAPL yesterday

  • That’s an astonishing figure!!..

  • Jth9234

    9 million iPods sold? Thats amazing, considering the MP3 player has been replaced by the smartphone. Only Apple could convince 9 million to buy an outdated device. I think they should sell the iVCR next, people would still buy it if it looked nice and had the Apple logo on it…

    • Not everyone owns a smartphone like you. Repetitious troll is repetitious.

  • One day it might drive me mad to think how much money I could have made when Apple stock dropped back down to $70 almost 2 years ago. You can ask anyone I know and they’ll tell you I was screaming about how the drop was artificial and wouldn’t last. Good grief I wish I’d had the money to invest…

  • jaydot

    I like ‘firing on all cylinders’! guess, steve still have more innovative ways to turbo charge his Apple engines with Lion coming in this year.