Apple surpasses expectations with the jump in sales of the iPhone. Microsoft slows instead: net profit falls 7.1% to 4.61 billion dollars on revenues of 23.38 billion dollars, 18% more than last year. Also weighing on the accounts of Redmond is Nokia, whose negative impact overshadows the strong performance of Windows, Office and other software. "I am proud that our aggressive push to the cloud is paying off," says the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella.
Ready to bet on the big screen with an iPhone(cute phone cases), Apple announces results in growth, exceeding expectations. Net income for the third quarter of salt by 12% to 7.75 billion dollars. Revenue increased 6%, to 37.4 billion dollars. The gross margin was 39.4%, compared to 36.9% in the same quarter a year ago. International sales accounted for 59% of the quarter's revenue. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones, 13% more than last year and 13.3 million iPads.
"Our record sales for the June quarter was fueled by strong sales of the iPhone and Mac, and the steady growth in revenues from the ecosystem Apple, the base of the highest rates of growth in our earnings per share in seven quarters," says the 'CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, stressing that "we are incredibly excited about the upcoming versions of iOS and OS X 8 Yosemite, as well as other new products and services that we can not wait to introduce."
"We generated $ 10.3 billion in cash flow from operations and we have returned more than $ 8 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the June quarter," highlights the chief financial officer, Luca Maestri . "We have acted in this way on over $ 74 billion, compared with $ 130 billion provided by our program of return of capital, with six quarters remaining for its completion."
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