Apple posts US$40 million profit

Apple this afternoon reported a second-quarter profit of US$40 million, or 11 cents per share, on revenues of $1.5 billion. Analysts had been expecting Apple to post a profit of 10 cents per share. Apple’s earnings were down a penny per share from the year-ago quarter, while revenues were up 4 percent. Apple shipped 813,000 Macs during the quarter, including 220,000 flat-panel iMacs. The company also announced that it plans to open another 20 retail stores this year and closed the quarter with $4.3 billion in cash.

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