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(Updated – 29 January 2019 at 16:32 EST)
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported Q1 EPS of $ 4.18, $ 0.01 better than analysts' estimate of $ 4.17 . Quarterly revenue came to $ 84.3 billion over the $ 84 billion consensus estimate.
"While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we handle Apple in the long term, and the quarterly results show that our underlying strength is running deep and wide," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Our active installed base of units reached full-time $ 1
" We generated a very strong cash flow of $ 26.7 billion in December quarter and set an all-time EPS record of $ 4.18, "says Luca Maestri , Apple's CFO. "We returned over $ 13 billion to our investors in the quarter through dividends and share repurchases. Our net cash balance was $ 130 billion at the end of the quarter, and we continue to target a net control over time."
GUIDANCE:  Apple sees second-quarter revenue between $ 55 billion and $ 59 billion over $ 59 billion consensus. Also see:
- gross margin between 37% and 38%
- operating expenses between $ 8.5 billion and $ 8.6 billion
- second income / expense of $ 300 million
- tax rate of approximately. 17%
For earnings history and earnings-related data on Apple (AAPL) click here.