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Apple Reports Quarterly Earnings: 8 Things You Should Know

Apple reported their FY 16 4th Quarter results on October 25th.  Here are 8 things you should know:

1. FY 2016 Revenue was $216B: If Apple was a country, they’d be the 47th largest according GDP, ahead of Portugal, Vietnam and Greece.  This was down nearly 8% from 2015 ($234B).

2. Quarterly Revenue Down 9% YoY: Revenue for the quarter was $46.9B, down from $51.5B last year.


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Earnings Calendar for Top Entertainment/Tech/Telecom Companies

Starting next week, through the second week of November will be the quarterly earnings conference calls for the major entertainment, tech and telecom companies.  The chart below has the complete schedule.  As usual, Netflix will kick things off first, with their Monday 5PM ET call.

Showbiz Brief will have a write up after each call.

Company DOW Date  Time
Netflix Mon Oct 17 5:00pm ET
Verizon Thu Oct 20 8:30am ET
AT&T Tue Oct 25 4:30pm ET
Apple Tue Oct 25 5:00pm ET
Comcast Wed Oct 26 8:30am ET
Amazon Thu Oct 27 5:30pm ET
Alphabet Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Twitter Thu Oct 27 5:00pm ET
Regal Entertainment Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Discovery Tue Nov 01 8:30am ET
Sony Corp Tue Nov 01 4:15am ET
Frontier Communications Tue Nov 01 4:30pm ET
Time Warner Wed Nov 02 8:30am ET
21st Century Fox Wed Nov 02 4:00pm ET
Facebook Wed Nov 02 5:00pm ET
Charter Thu Nov 03 10:00am ET
CBS Thu Nov 03 4:30pm ET
Lionsgate Thu Nov 03 5:00pm ET
AMC Networks Thu Nov 03 11:00am ET
Scripps Networks Mon Nov 07 11:00am ET
Viacom Wed Nov 09 8:30am ET
Disney Thu Nov 10 5:00pm ET
Altice Thu Nov 10 TBD
AMC Entertainment TBD
Cinemark TBD
Dish Network Corp TBD

Q2 2016 (technically their Q3) – Apple Earnings Call Summary


Below are my key takeaways from the Apple Q3 2016 Earnings Call on July 26:


Successfully launched the iPhone SE.  Switchers accounted for the highest percentage of iPhone sales ever.  Grew services business by 19% YoY and had highest App Store revenue ever.  Returned $13B to investors through share repurchases and dividends.

Very bullish in China and India.  In China, opened 41st Greater China retail store saw install base of iPhones grow by 34% YoY, making it the most common brand on country’s mobile network. In first 9 months of the year, have already seen $40B, up 55% from same time frame last year.  In India, the first three quarters of the year saw iPhone sales up 51% YoY.

Apple Pay is being used in 75% of contact-less payments in the US.  More than 11MM contactless ready locations in the countries where Apple Pay is available including 3MM locations in the US.

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