Oct 19

Apple has posted preliminary financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ending September 30, 2006.

“The Company posted revenue of $4.84 billion and net quarterly profit of $546 million, or $.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $3.68 billion and net profit of $430 million, or $.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 29.2 percent, up from 28.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 40 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple shipped 1,610,000 Macintosh® computers and 8,729,000 iPods during the quarter, representing 30 percent growth in Macs and 35 percent growth in iPods over the year-ago quarter.”

Gartner says that Apple’s share of the US PC vendor market (by units shipped) has risen 1.5% to a 6.1% market share.

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