On 1 August, late at night in Moscow, after closing of the stock markets, Apple will announce the results of the second quarter of 2017 (fiscal third quarter).
Analysts predict that financial performance, which will announce the iPhone maker will not be higher than expected. In the second quarter, the Corporation began selling a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and an updated Mac, and also provided operating systems iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.
Estimates of Apple’s sales from a variety of analytical and investment agencies are markedly different from each other. Experts differ in their predictions of the results of iPhone sales, some of them a decline in sales of smartphones, due to seasonal fluctuations.
Publishing financial results for the second quarter of the 2017 financial year, the company has forecast Apple to the third quarter: income from $43.5 billion to $45.5 billion, the gross quarterly profit on the level from 37.5% to 38.5%, operating expenses between $6.6 billion to $6.7 billion, other income/(expense) in the amount of $450 million, tax rate of 25.5%.
In the previous quarter, Apple reported a decline in sales of the iPhone and iPad. The company sold for 50.7 million smartphones iPhone vs 51.1 mln in the same quarter of 2016 (-1%), sales of iPads made up 8.92 million against 10.3 million a year earlier (-13%).
Traditionally, after the announcement of the results of the top managers of Apple, will answer questions from the audience. The company will carry out the audio of the event on its web site.