Tomahawk, WI 7/31/2013 (Basicsmedia) – Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has just announced its latest results for 2013 3rd quarter. There is a lot of information contained in these results, which as investors, people can learn from and use these to make right decisions regarding where to go next. Remember that investors need information and financial results contain a large amount of the same which they can glean a lot from. This article is intended to encourage investors by equipping them with detailed information regarding how their investments in AAPL are performing.

How Do The Latest Results Compared to Last Year’s?

AAPL has just reported revenues of $35.3b. This in itself is already a huge improvement from the $35b which was the revenue in the same period last year. This year, the company has reported net profit of $6.9b, and this is lower than last year’s figure of around $8.8b. The diluted share for this year has been put at $7.47, which is again lower than last year’s figure of $9.32. This year, AAPL has reported gross margin of 36.9% compared with the 42.8% which it reported during the same quarter last year.

When talking about financial results of AAPL, one has to consider the role played by international market. All the figures indicate that the company’s revenues owe 57% of these figures to what AAPL managed to get from international sales. This is quite educative since it offers a clear picture of the fact that AAPL is highly dependent on the international market for its revenues and profits more than the U.S. It has to find a way of sustaining growth in the local and international markets to attract more revenue.

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This figure shows how AAPL Stock is performing as at Jul 29, 2013. The diagram is courtesy of http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=aapl.

How Many iPhones Did AAPL Sell?

AAPL is mostly known for its iPhones. This is the one product which has made AAPL a major brand nit the entire world. From the latest financial results, it is clear that the company sold more than 30m iPhones worldwide which is a major improvement from last year’s figure of 26m. The sales results of its iPads appear to have dropped from 17 million last year to 14.6 million this year. The sale of Macs has also dropped to 3.8 million pieces compared to 4 million sold last year during the same quarter.

How Much Will AAPL Offer in Dividend?

AAPL has declared that it will pay dividend of $3.05for every share of the company’s common stock held by shareholders. This dividend will be paid on August 15, 2013 and will only be done after looking at the records of shareholders as at the close of business on August 12, 2013. This strong performance is the result of increased demand and sales of iTunes, services and all manner of software manufactured and sold by AAPL.

What Does The Future Gild for AAPL?

AAPL is set to release iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks plus other products which it promises that will take the market by storm. Anyone who knows AAPL well enough, knows that this is a true statement since the company is quite the innovator in many respects. Therefore, I know that the new products together with the ones which are already in the market, will lead to better sales and strong financial performance during the same period next year.

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