More on Apple: FQ3 gross margin was 36.9%, -590 bps Y/Y but above guidance midpoint of 36.5%. GM...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

More on Apple: FQ3 gross margin was 36.9%, -590 bps Y/Y but above guidance midpoint of 36.5%. GM of 36%-37% expected in FQ4. Americas and Japan were strong spots: exc. retail, sales rose 12% and 27% Y/Y, up from FQ2's +7% and +19%. Europe (-8% vs. +11%), China (-14% vs. +8%), and rest of Asia-Pac (-18% vs. +26%) were weak. Retail sales flat vs. FQ2's +19%. $146.6B in cash/investments and $17B in debt at quarter's end. iPhone revenue +15%, up from FQ2's +3%. But iPad -27% (+40% prior); Mac -1% (+7% prior). 4.6M iPods sold, revenue -31% Y/Y. iTunes/software/services +25% to $4B, Accessories -4% to $1.2B. AAPL +4.6% AH. (PR)