International tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its highly-anticipated Q4 earnings report today.

The firm beat earnings-per-share expectations, reporting an EPS of $8.26 – well above the anticipated $7.92. It also released numbers on revenues and sales. Take a look at how reality played out for the company as opposed to what had been predicted.

Apple earnings

Apple’s Historical EPS

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s EPS has been increasing gradually over the past four years, especially during the first quarter.

Apple historical EPS

If we compare Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s 2013 performance with that of 2012, however, it’s not looking like a banner year for the company.

PE ratio

Annual EPS vs share price

Finally, we can consider the annual evolution of EPS vs. share price.

Annual EPS

EPS 2012-2013

It is also helpful to take a look at and analyze the company’s PE ratio and its share price over time.