From all of us at Elf, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July! Our offices are closed tomorrow and we will reopen at 9 a.m. EDT sharp. :) Have a great holiday!
We are excited to see how renewable energy sources are becoming more mainstream in some states and also abroad in several countries. There have been some great examples of companies taking the initiative to power their activities with renewable energy such as Apple.
At Elf, we value the environment and our impact upon it. Stewardship of natural resources is very important to us. We have taken some initiatives over the last few years to reduce our impact and to move towards a net zero carbon footprint.
Currently, we rent our offices and studios worldwide. Some of our working spaces have a combination of both renewable and fossil fuel energy. We are purchasing carbon offsets to counteract this. However, this is a temporary measure. Our goal is to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy. That is in perfect alignment with our ethics and vision for our agency as we grow. This is a goal we are working towards in the near future. We will post updates as we get closer to achieving our goal.
Apple’s announcement on April 30th of its fiscal results show strong service revenue income
While the company’s quarterly revenue at $58 billion was down by 5 percent from a year ago, service income is up significantly and growing. 61 percent of Apple’s Q2 earnings came from international sales. The full investor call is available for listening at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/ for up to two weeks. Apple has an installed base of over 1.4 billion active devices. View consolidated statements on Apple.com.
Apple’s board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Company’s common stock, up by five percent, payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders by the close of business on May 13, 2019.
Apple offers the following information about its fiscal 2019 third quarter:
revenue between $52.5 billion and $54.5 billion
gross margin between 37 percent and 38 percent
operating expenses between $8.7 billion and $8.8 billion
other income/(expense) of $250 million
tax rate of approximately 16.5 percent
More information is available on Apple’s website.