Alibaba, Apple, Twitter, Q3 2015 Earnings, LIVE Webcasts Oct 27

UPDATE 27 Oct 2015: Apple reports iPhone, Apple Watch & App Store Drive Revenue Growth of 22%

CUPERTINO, California, Earnings Press Release, October 27, 2015: Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.9 percent compared to 38 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The growth was fueled by record fourth quarter sales of iPhone®, the expanded availability of Apple Watch®, and all-time records for Mac® sales and revenue from services.

“Fiscal 2015 was Apple’s most successful year ever, with revenue growing 28% to nearly $234 billion. This continued success is the result of our commitment to making the best, most innovative products on earth, and it’s a testament to the tremendous execution by our teams,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are heading into the holidays with our strongest product lineup yet, including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch with an expanded lineup of cases and bands, the new iPad Pro and the all-new Apple TV which begins shipping this week.”

“Apple’s record September quarter results drove earnings per share growth of 38% and operating cash flow of $13.5 billion,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We returned $17 billion to our investors during the quarter through share repurchases and dividends, and we have now completed over $143 billion of our $200 billion capital return program.”

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2016 first quarter:
revenue between $75.5 billion and $77.5 billion
gross margin between 39 percent and 40 percent
operating expenses between $6.3 billion and $6.4 billion
other income/(expense) of $400 million
tax rate of 26.2 percent

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $.52 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 12, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 9, 2015.

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2015 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 27, 2015 at www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq415. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

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Alibaba, Apple, Twitter--BABA, AAPL, TWTR--Q3 2015 Earnings, LIVE Webcasts, Tuesday, October 27, 2015:

UPDATE: Q3 EPS of RMB3.63 beats by RMB0.21.
Revenue of RMB22.17B (+31.7% Y/Y) beats by RMB850M.
NYSE: BABA (stock UP pre-market Oct 27, 2015 after earnings release)
Alibaba Group:
September Quarter 2015 Earnings Press Release
Alibaba Group’s Earnings Conference Call for September Quarter 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM ET (U.S. Eastern Time) 
Listen to the Webcast
Details of the conference call are as follows:
International: +65 6713 5090
U.S.: +1 845 675 0437
U.K.: +44 203 059 8139
Hong Kong: +852 3018 6771
China: 400 620 8038 or 800 819 0121
Conference ID: 52573326

Apple - Investor Relations: FY 15 Fourth Quarter Results (fourth fiscal quarter results)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 PM ET.
Listen to the audio webcast (Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Edge on Windows 10.)

Investor relations | AboutTwitter Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call
October 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET
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Watch on Periscope

Twitter Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results (pdf): Twitter, Inc.has announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.
• Q3 revenue of $569 million, up 58% year-over-year, and above the previously forecast range of $545 million to $560 million. Excluding the impact of year-over-year changes in foreign exchange rates, revenue would have increased 64%
• Q3 GAAP net loss of $132 million and non-GAAP net income of $67 million
• Q3 GAAP EPS of ($0.20) and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.10
• Q3 adjusted EBITDA of $142 million, up 108% year-over-year, and above the previously forecast range of $110 million to $115 million, representing an adjusted EBITDA margin of 25%


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