Definition : First Quarter
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What does Q1 mean?

First Quarter (Q1) or Quarter 1, is a shorthand expression for the first quarter of a calendar year or fiscal year. Q1, from the beginning of January to the end of March. The calendar year is divided into 4 quarters, abbreviated as Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4:
Q1 - January, February, and March
Q2 - April, May, and June
Q3 - July, August, and September
Q4 - October, November, December