Apple to Release Q2 2009 Financial Results on April 22nd

Apple today issued a media alert announcing details for the April 22nd release of its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2009. The results will cover sales from December 28th, 2008 through March 27th, 2009, and will be released at the close of trading (4:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Pacific) on Wednesday. Apple's conference call discussing the results will follow at 2:00 PM Pacific and will be available via a live audio webcast.

At Macworld Expo 2009 early in the quarter, Apple announced the new 17" MacBook Pro, iLife '09, and iWork '09. In early March, Apple introduced new Mac Pros, as well as updated models of the iMac, Mac mini, AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Time Capsule. The iPod shuffle also saw a significant redesign near the end of the quarter.

For the quarter, analysts are predicting net earnings of $1.09 per share on revenue of just under $8 billion, near the high end of or slightly above Apple's guidance of $0.90-$1.00 profit on $7.6-$8.0 billion of revenue. Apple's year-ago results for the second quarter of 2008 included net earnings of $1.16 per share on revenue of $7.51 billion.