Apple stock plummets after ‘highest ever’ sales quarter report

SO – Apple shares dropped 11% after Apple reported it’s MOST SUCCESSFUL QUARTER IN THE COMPANIES HISTORY yesterday afternoon. Yeah – you read that right…the stock plummeted.

Why?

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Because Apple forecast lesser earning than analysts predicted that they would.

Now, unfortunately, I am not an expert at this stuff – the stock market has always seemed like nothing more than legal gambling operation that somehow keeps the country running – and obviously yesterday was not a great day for the stock market in general – but things did not go well for Apple after the call ended.

You can find the full press release here.

I’m going to leave it to smarter men than me to explain the hows and the whys.

You can find the Unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations after the jump…

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except share and per share amounts)

Three Months Ended
December 29, 2007 December 30, 2006

Net sales $9,608 $7,115
Cost of sales (1) 6,276 4,895
Gross margin 3,332 2,220
Operating expenses:
Research and development (1) 246 184
Selling, general and
administrative (1) 960 714

Total operating expenses 1,206 898

Operating income 2,126 1,322

Other income and expense 200 126

Income before provision for income
taxes 2,326 1,448

Provision for income taxes 745 444

Net income $1,581 $1,004

Earnings per common share:
Basic $1.81 $1.17
Diluted $1.76 $1.14

Shares used in computing earnings
per share (in thousands):
Basic 875,860 857,691
Diluted 900,054 883,297

(1) Includes stock-based compensation
expense as follows:
Cost of sales $18 $6
Research and development $39 $16
Selling, general and administrative $53 $24

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except share amounts)

December 29, 2007 September 29, 2007

ASSETS:

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $9,162 $9,352
Short-term investments 9,286 6,034
Accounts receivable, less allowances
of $45 and $47, respectively 1,939 1,637
Inventories 459 346
Deferred tax assets 993 782
Other current assets 4,350 3,805
Total current assets 26,189 21,956

Property, plant and equipment, net 1,870 1,832
Goodwill 38 38
Acquired intangible assets, net 311 299
Other assets 1,631 1,222

Total assets $30,039 $25,347

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $5,366 $4,970
Accrued expenses 5,169 4,329
Total current liabilities 10,535 9,299
Non-current liabilities 2,700 1,516
Total liabilities 13,235 10,815

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, no par value;
1,800,000,000 shares authorized;
878,628,867 and 872,328,972 shares
issued and outstanding, respectively 6,046 5,368
Retained earnings 10,684 9,101
Accumulated other comprehensive income 74 63

Total shareholders’ equity 16,804 14,532

Total liabilities and shareholders’
equity $30,039 $25,347

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

Three Months Ended
December 29, 2007 December 30, 2006

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
of the period $9,352 $6,392
Operating Activities:
Net income 1,581 1,004
Adjustments to reconcile net income
to cash generated by operating
activities:
Depreciation, amortization, and
accretion 106 74
Stock-based compensation expense 110 46
Provision for deferred income taxes 22 73
Loss on disposition of property, plant,
and equipment 14 5
Changes in operating assets and
liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (302) (369)
Inventories (113) (33)
Other current assets (550) 36
Other assets (253) 28
Accounts payable 484 495
Deferred revenue 1,048 199
Other liabilities 640 255

Cash generated by operating
activities 2,787 1,813

Investing Activities:
Purchases of short-term investments (6,127) (2,581)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term
investments 2,129 934
Proceeds from sales of investments 758 655
Purchases of long-term investments (9) -
Payment for acquisition of property,
plant, and equipment (224) (142)
Payment for acquisition of intangible
assets (8) (115)
Other 19 15

Cash used in investing activities (3,462) (1,234)

Financing Activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock 179 101
Excess tax benefits from stock-based
compensation 315 87
Cash used to net share settle equity
awards (9) -

Cash generated by financing activities 485 188

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash
equivalents (190) 767

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the
period $9,162 $7,159

Supplemental cash flow disclosure:
Cash paid for income taxes, net $251 $114

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF DEFERRED REVENUE

(in millions)

December 29, 2007 September 29, 2007

Deferred revenue-current:
iPhone and Apple TV $816 $346
AppleCare 467 430
Other 812 634
Total deferred revenue-current 2,095 1,410

Deferred revenue-non-current:
iPhone and Apple TV 624 290
AppleCare 529 495
Other 40 45
Total deferred revenue-non-current 1,193 830

Total deferred revenue $3,288 $2,240

Apple Inc.
Q1 2008 Unaudited Summary Data

Q4 2007 Q1 2007 Q1 2008
CPU Rev CPU Rev CPU Rev
Operating Segments Units K $M Units K $M Units K $M
Americas 965 $2,928 625 $3,521 841 $4,298
Europe 499 1,339 491 1,712 705 2,471
Japan 72 255 70 285 91 400
Retail 473 1,251 308 1,115 504 1,701
Other Segments (1) 155 444 112 482 178 738

Total Operating Segments 2,164 $6,217 1,606 $7,115 2,319 $9,608

Rev Rev Rev
Units K $M Units K $M Units K $M
Product Summary
Desktops (2) 817 $1,195 637 $955 977 $1,515
Portables (3) 1,347 1,908 969 1,455 1,342 2,037
Subtotal CPUs 2,164 3,103 1,606 2,410 2,319 3,552
iPod 10,200 1,619 21,066 3,427 22,121 3,997
Other Music Related
Products and Services
(4) 601 634 808
iPhone and Related
Products & Services
(5) 1,119 118 – – 2,315 241
Peripherals and Other
Hardware 346 297 382
Software, Service and
Other Sales 430 347 628
Total Apple $6,217 $7,115 $9,608

Sequential Change Year/Year Change
CPU CPU
Operating Segments Units Revenue Units Revenue
Americas -13% 47% 35% 22%
Europe 41% 85% 44% 44%
Japan 26% 57% 30% 40%
Retail 7% 36% 64% 53%
Other Segments (1) 15% 66% 59% 53%
Total Operating Segments 7% 55% 44% 35%

Sequential Change Year/Year Change
Units Revenue Units Revenue

Product Summary
Desktops (2) 20% 27% 53% 59%
Portables (3) – 0% 7% 38% 40%
Subtotal CPUs 7% 14% 44% 47%
iPod 117% 147% 5% 17%
Other Music Related Products
and Services (4) 34% 27%
iPhone and Related Products &
Services (5) 107% 104% NM NM
Peripherals and Other Hardware 10% 29%
Software, Service and Other Sales 46% 81%
Total Apple 55% 35%

(1) Other Segments include Asia Pacific and FileMaker.
(2) Includes iMac, eMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, PowerMac and Xserve product
lines.
(3) Includes MacBook, iBook, MacBook Pro and PowerBook product lines.
(4) Consists of iTunes Store sales, iPod services, and Apple-branded and
third-party iPod accessories.
(5) Units consist of iPhone handset sales; Revenue is derived from handset
sales, carrier agreements, and Apple-branded and third-party iPhone
accessories.

NM: Not Meaningful

Comments

  1. I wonder why this happened, I’d think stocks would go up after the biggest report of profit by Apple.

  2. Let me sum up the stock crisis in a few words:

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    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    We’ve know each other for so long
    Your heart’s been aching
    But you’re too shy to say it
    Inside we both know what’s been going on
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    And if you ask me how I’m feeling
    Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see

    (* repeat)

    give you up. give you up
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    I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    (* repeat 3 times)

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