Microsoft: $21.46 billion in revenue for Q4 2012

Microsoft has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter 2012 calendar year (Microsoft's second quarter for its 2013 fiscal year) with overall revenues of $21.46 billion for the quarter. The company had a net profit of $6.38 billion for the quarter, which is down slightly from $6.62 billion from the same period a year ago. The results were still ahead of analysts forecasts.

There's no information at the moment about sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet in the company's press release. However, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer did have a statement which said:

Our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows as well as launch Surface and Windows Phone 8 has sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers, With new Windows devices, including Surface Pro, and the new Office on the horizon, we’ll continue to drive excitement for the Windows ecosystem and deliver our software through devices and services people love and businesses need.

Microsoft did say that its Windows division had $5.9 billion of revenue, up 24 percent from the same period a year ago, thanks mostly to the launch of Windows 8. Its business division had revenues of $5.691 billion, down 10 percent from its same period a year ago. The Entertainment and Devices division, which includes its Xbox business, had revenues of $3.772 billion, down 11 percent from the same period a year ago.

Microsoft will hold a conference call with analysts later today that should offer more information on the company's current financial state, and hopefully more info on sales of the Surface tablet.

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