SAN JOSE, Calif. Apple Computer reported healthy gains Wednesday (April 18) in quarterly revenue and profits on the strength of strong computer and iPod shipments.
Apple (Cupertino, Calif.) said net quarterly profit totaled $410 million on second quarter revenues totaling $4.36 billion. The results topped year-ago totals of $3.24 billion in revenue and $290 million in net profits. Second quarter 2006 profits worked out to $0.47 per diluted share.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the computer maker has generated more than $10 billion in revenue and nearly $1 billion in earnings during the first half of 2006. "Our transition to Intel processors is going very well," Jobs added in a statement.
Apple said it shipped 1,112,000 Mac computers and more than 8.5 million iPods music players during the quarter. The iPod shipments represented a 61 percent increase over the same period last year.
Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said the quarterly results represent the second highest quarterly sales in Apple's history. Year-on-year revenue growth totaled 34 percent and sequential earnings growth of 41 percent.
Oppenheimer forecast third quarter revenue growth of between $4.2 billion and $4.4 billion.