On Jan. 18, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released Q1 2006 earnings for the period ended Dec. 31, 2005.

  • Not surprisingly, Apple's sales and EPS both trounced forecasts. CEO Steve Jobs had indicated as much by announcing at Macworld that his company sold more than 14 million iPods during the Christmas quarter.
  • Can you believe it? Apple's 64.7% year-over-year revenue increase is 9% lower than it was last year.
  • Hey, Steve, how about sharing some of that $8.7 billion cash hoard?
  • Maybe that would appease investors displeased by your second-quarter guidance of $4.3 billion in sales and $0.42 per share in non-GAAP earnings. Both are well below average estimates of $4.63 billion in revenue and $0.48 in per-stub net income.

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