On April 19, 2006, Apple Computer (NASDAQ:AAPL) released Q2 2006 earnings for the period ended April 1.

  • EPS easily exceeded Street expectations, while computer sales came up short. That could be because consumers were waiting on more Intel-based Mac models. Indeed, management warned of such an occurrence during yesterday's conference call, saying that it could stall Mac sales in Q3, according to the Associated Press.

  • Apple sold more than 8.5 million iPods during the quarter, up 61% year over year. Revenue from iPod sales reached $1.7 billion, eclipsing total revenue from portable and desktop computers.

  • Third-quarter projections of $0.39 to $0.43 in per-stub earnings on $4.2 to $4.4 billion in revenue were lighter than expected. Analysts had called for $0.47 per share on $4.72 billion in sales in Q3, according to Capital IQ.

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