Apple’s Q4 2017 earnings call is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. PDT on Thursday, Nov. 2. Here are some numbers to consider.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net profit of $9 billion. That compares to revenue of $51.5 billion and a net profit of $11.1 billion in 4Q15. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in 2015.
Apple’s guidance for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter is for revenue of between $49 billion and $52 billion.
Cupertino sold 45.5 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2016. On average, analysts see iPhone sales of 46.6 million units during the fourth quarter of 2017.
That’s the number of iPads sold during the fourth quarter of 2016. One year earlier, the company sold 9.88 million iPads.
Sales for Mac fell one year ago from 5.71 million to 4.89 million units.
This number represents revenues from services generated in 2016, which was an increase of 24 percent from the year before. This includes internet services, AppleCare, Apple Pay, licensing, and other services.
Other products accounted for $2.37 billion in sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. This number stood at $3.05 billion in 2015. Includes sales of Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories.
Apple’s Q4 2017 earnings call will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. PDT. You can access it via audio webcast at this link. Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.