Quarterly Financial Results

19 July 2004

Apple Computer (fiscal Q3 ended June 26)
Fiscal third-quarter earnings rose to $61 million (€49.05m; £32.61m) from $19 million a year earlier.
    Excluding an after-tax restructuring charge, net income was $67m, while sales rose to $2.014 billion from $1.545bn.
   The international segment accounted for 39% of sales for the period. Macintosh computer sales rose 14% to 876,000 units.

Dow Jones & Co (calendar Q2)
The publisher of The Wall Street Journal reported a rise in profit as as a rain of dollars relieved the advertising drought, albeit noting that results remained below pre-drought levels.
    Profit rose year-on-year to $34 million (€27.34m; £18.17m) from $30.8m. The year-earlier figure included one-time gains equivalent to 11 cents a share. Revenue grew to $437.8m from $393.6m a year earlier.

Nokia (calendar Q2)
Although profit at the world's biggest cellphone maker rose 14%, sales fell 5.7% thereby prompting a warning that future profitability remains threatened by increased competition, lower prices and a lack of popular new models.
    Earnings rose year-on-year to €712 million ($885.51m; £473.33m), up from €624m -- a figure that included a €399m restructuring charge relating to the networks business. .
    Revenue fell to €6.6bn from €7bn in 2003. Nokia expects increased third-quarter earnings, before special items.

PepsiCo (calendar Q2)
Profit rose to $1.06 billion (€852.30m; £566.60m) from $944 million a year earlier. Revenue increased 8% to $7.07bn from $6.54bn. .
   The weaker dollar, compared with a year earlier, added one percentage point to revenue growth.

Data sourced from multiple origins; additional content by WARC staff