Apple’s Q3 2009: best non-holiday quarter in company history

Apple’s Q3 2009 earnings conference call is under way, you can listen to the live stream beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Apple’s Q3 2009 earnings conference call is under way, you can listen to the live stream beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. PT.

The press release has been posted and Apple reported the best non-holiday quarter revenue and earnings in Apple history. Some highlights:

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended June 27, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.3 percent, up from 34.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 44 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 2.6 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing a four percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 10.2 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. Quarterly iPhones sold were 5.2 million, representing 626 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

AAPL shares are up in after hours trading. Currently: 158.33 +6.82 (4.50%)

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