Apple Q4 Breakdown Shows Strong International Sales

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Apple reported yet another record breaking quarter on Monday, and the growth leading up to those figures was from increases in the United States and internationally, too. Apple reported US$4.34 billion in profit on $20.3 billion in revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter.

Revenue for the quarter was up 67 percent year-over-year, and earnings jumped 73 percent compared to the same quarter last year. The company sold a record number 3.89 million Macs, 14.1 million iPhones, and 4.19 million iPads during the quarter.

Overall, Mac sales were up some 27 percent year-over-year, and  iPhone sales jumped 91 percent.

The company’s revenue was up by 17 percent year-over-year in the U.S., but rose even more overseas. Europe saw a 29 percent increase, Japan was up by 49 percent, and the Asia Pacific region climbed 56 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

Apple reported $1.67 billion in desktop Mac sales for the fourth fiscal quarter, up 58 percent world wide. Portable Mac sales were up by 17 percent year-over-year.

The company’s iPod sales, however, dipped for the quarter just as its executives warned would happen during the third quarter earnings conference call. Units sold dropped 11 percent compared to the same quarter last year, but the company still sold over 9 million of its portable media players.

The iPad generated some $2.7 billion for Apple during its fourth quarter, too. Since the multimedia tablet device wasn’t available this time last year, annual sales comparisons aren’t possible yet.

Despite Apple’s strong numbers for the quarter, the company’s stock dipped over 5 percent in after hours trading. At one point, AAPL was down $18.30, although it later inched back up over $300 again for a short time.

Apple is currently trading after hours at $299.73, down 18.27 (-5.75%).

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