PRESS RELEASE 30 January 2019

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

Services, Mac and Wearables Set New All-Time Revenue Records

EPS Reaches All-Time High at US$4.18

Cupertino, California — 30 January, 2019 — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 first quarter ended 29 December, 2018. The Company posted quarterly revenue of US$84.3 billion, a decline of 5 per cent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of US$4.18, up 7.5 per cent. International sales accounted for 62 per cent of the quarter’s revenue.
Revenue from iPhone® declined 15 per cent from the prior year, while total revenue from all other products and services grew 19 per cent. Services revenue reached an all-time high of US$10.9 billion, up 19 per cent over the prior year. Revenue from Mac® and Wearables, Home and Accessories also reached all-time highs, growing 9 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, and revenue from iPad® grew 17 per cent.
“While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we manage Apple for the long term, and this quarter’s results demonstrate that the underlying strength of our business runs deep and wide,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Our active installed base of devices reached an all-time high of 1.4 billion in the first quarter, growing in each of our geographic segments. That’s a great testament to the satisfaction and loyalty of our customers, and it’s driving our Services business to new records thanks to our large and fast-growing ecosystem.”
“We generated very strong operating cash flow of US$26.7 billion during the December quarter and set an all-time EPS record of US$4.18,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned over US$13 billion to our investors during the quarter through dividends and share repurchases. Our net cash balance was US$130 billion at the end of the quarter, and we continue to target a net cash neutral position over time.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2019 second quarter:
  • revenue between US$55 billion and US$59 billion
  • gross margin between 37 per cent and 38 per cent
  • operating expenses between US$8.5 billion and US$8.6 billion
  • other income/(expense) of US$300 million
  • tax rate of approximately 17 per cent
Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of US$0.73 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on 14 February, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on 11 February, 2019.
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q1 2019 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PST on 29 January, 2019 at This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.
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