Apple shows record-breaking results for Q4 of the fiscal 2018

Apple shows record-breaking results for Q4 of the fiscal 2018
This just in, Apple makes a lot of money! But seriously, now we know exactly how much, after seeing the numbers from the company’s Fourth Quarter Results. If you’re wondering “Why fourth quarter?”, it’s because the fiscal 2018 ends three months earlier than the calendar 2018. So, back to the results, how did Apple do during the last few months? The answer is: pretty damn good.

In terms of revenue, Apple broke its own record with $62.9 billion, 20% up from a year ago. As we talked about a few days ago, the Services segment of Apple’s business has seen a tremendous growth over the last year and has reached $10 billion in revenue, more than a 25% increase year-on-year.

Meanwhile, Apple’s net income was $14.12 billion, almost 32% up from Q4 of the financial 2017, a significant jump, considering Apple was already one of the most profitable companies in the world. The positive results will please Apple’s shareholders as well, as they’ll be receiving $0.73 in cash dividends per share. This might not sound like much, but it’s still 15% more than what they got a year ago.

We told you about Apple’s Services contribution, but how did its product lineup do in terms of revenue? Unsurprisingly, the iPhone remains the top dog with more than 46 million units sold during the last quarter, bringing in $37 billion in revenue, more than half of the company’s total. This shows exactly how much Apple is relying on the three phones it’s releasing each year to keep improving those financial results.

A simple calculation shows that on average, each iPhone sold brought Apple $793 in revenue. Just a reminder that these numbers are for the quarter that ended on September 30, a few weeks after the announcement of the 2018 iPhone models, so most of the sales of the new iPhones, including the most expensive one, the iPhone XS Max, won’t show up until the next report, three months from now.

In third place on the revenue chart come the Mac computers, bringing in a decent $7.41 billion from 5.3 million units sold, while 9.7 million iPads chipped in with a “mere” $4 billion. Apple bundles everything else into the “Other Products” category and only gives a total figure of $4.2 billion in revenue that came from AirPods, Apple Watch, Apple TV and everything else you can find in an Apple Store.

So, did you help Apple achieve this success with a recent purchase? Or you’re a dedicated Android user that’s just checking how the competition is doing, tell us in the comments below.

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28 Comments

1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I guess i am guilty for supporting Apple. I bought an iPhone Xs and I really like this phone. Besides that no other Apple purchases from my side.

14. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

dont feel guilty... its a great phone.... plus this will challenege android OEMs to compete and bring better hardware and features to the market

17. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I don’t really feel guilty. It was just a saying. I am proud of myself because I can withstand all this marketing from all vendors. I really only buy when I see the value but when I buy I only buy premium for the best user experience.

21. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yep, and with the smartphone market starting to plateau i hope they use this money to research some good hardware innovations

18. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The iPhone sales fell, but the other news is Apple is in third spot for the overall number of Smartphone units. Samsung is number 1, and Huawei is number 2 for the second consecutive month in a row.

19. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Apple got a higher iphones sales. Its just that Samsung loses its sales and eaten by Huawei by 5M. Apple doesn’t compete with sales as their market is for high end, which their AsP tells as compared to android woth $200ish.

22. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Sales increased by .04% brosephine. We understand that numbers are too hard for you to understand.

23. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Sgodsell we all know that you’re extremely mad because you know the end of Samsung started some time ago, just let it go, maybe in two years Samsung mobile division will be bought by Microsoft, google or Huawei, it would be nice if the new Nokia is big by that time and they buy Samsung’s mobile division, it’d be the ultimate revenge, but in the meantime let’s grab popcorn and enjoy Samsung’s fall from grace

24. iushnt

Posts: 3124; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I thought u were matured!!

25. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Why. Its your money. Buy whatever. The problem is, you try to down others purchases just because of yours. That's what you should feel guilty about.

2. aries.phills

Posts: 161; Member since: May 17, 2011

Yet to get my XS. Impressive result!

3. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Typical PhoneArena article again... Real news was that iPhone unit sales disappoint and forecast is below expectations. No growth, no supercycle (who really believed that). They are just ripping off their customers.

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Well I see you're not one of the customers, why salty then?

13. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Not salty. Just wonder why this arena is not telling same story as others.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

No growth?? lolzzzzzzz How stupid you think you are....... just asking......lol

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Actually it's 0.4% growth... There you have it, enjoy..

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The high volume iPhone Xr has just launched. This phone will initiate the super cycle not iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The phone that you could walk in on day of launch and get with no issues? The phone that was still available for days after preorder launch with launch day shipping? This is going to drive a super cycle? The phone with battery life that is not aligned with marketing?https://youtu.be/LkiniAkBOyU

16. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I just checked Apple‘s website for delivery dates. It looks like you are right. All iPhone Xr versions are offered with delivery date NOV 5th. The Xr might not sell that well. This is really surprising for me because the Xr is a significant update over iPhone 7 or 8.

9. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

First reports are not backing up that.

26. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No ot wont. They may sell the same or slightly more phone than last year. In case you forgot, they went fr ok m 220M down to 216M. I will guess for 2018 they might sell 225-230M tops.

10. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Real news is that revenue is up +20%

27. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Real news for who? Apple right? Because you benefit zero from how much money they make. They so cheap they wont even includes adpatera premium headphones or the fast charger. Whybaupport fast charging and not include the adapter at $1000? Who else does that? No one. Who has 800p phone for $800? No one. Samsung buys HK and the S8 right after rhebourchae, comes with premium headphones. While Apple still pays foe cables and headphones where the wires break and tear in just be months or less. O own 3 Apple products, 4S, original iPad Pro and a iPad Mini and in the time I've owned them I've bought more charging cables for them than all my Samsung phones combined. You wait, I've never needed to buy a cable for my Samsung phones ever.

15. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I love when android trolls expose spontaneously their low IQ with comments like the one above, do you know that the real sales from the new iPhones crop will add for the next quarter and not the one in this report? :))))

12. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I helped them with a XS and I’m going to help them with an iPad Pro, I just can’t help it

20. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Meanwhile android revenue is 10x smaller than apple. Funny!

28. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

We dont care because we have better phones. The fact you care how much money a company makes just shows yournoriorties are wromg. I'm glad I have better components that do what I need an want. I'm glad my phone even with a bigger battery, charges faster than your small battery, I'm glad to have premium headphones in the box, I'm glad my cameras take better pictures, glad all adapters and fast charger is in the box, so glad I have more storage and that Google gives me 15GB of free storage vs 5GB from Apple. You keep being happy about Apple money as they keep raising costs and giving you less.

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