Microsoft announces record revenues for latest quarter

Microsoft announced today record revenues for its last fiscal quarter which ended on September 30. The company revealed today that revenues came in at $17.37 billion for the quarter, a 7 percent increase compared to the same time period a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $5.74 billion, a 6 percent increase compared to the same time period a year ago. The revenue numbers were above expectations from financial analysts while the diluted earnings per share of $0.68 were in line with previous expectations.

Microsoft also announced expected revenues for the current fiscal quarter to be between $28.6 billion to $29.2 billion. Those numbers include revenues from Microsoft's newly acquired Skype business which Microsoft closed on earlier this month.

Among Microsoft's various business sections, the Windows and Windows Live division brought in $3.25 billion in net income in the quarter, slightly lower than the $3.29 billion it generated a year ago. The Microsoft Business Division, which has the Microsoft Office business, brought in net income of $3.66 billion in the last quarter, up from $3.47 billion for the same period a year ago. The Entertainment and Devices division, which includes the Xbox 360 business and the Windows Phone division, had a net income of $352 million for the quarter, down slightly from the $386 million in net income for the same period a year ago.

The Server and Tools division brought in $1.6 billion in net income for the quarter, up from $1.54 billion for the same period a year ago. The Online Services division, which includes the Bing search business, lost $494 million in the quarter but that was better than the $558 million it lost in the same time period a year ago.

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Wow Server and Tools is the third cash cow for MS. Why don't they get rid of Client Access Licenses (CALs) and maybe people will buy even more servers.

Damn those pirates. Microsoft could be making way more! At this rate their employees won't be able to feed their families. They were right, those pirates should be legally railroaded and bankrupted.

Slayer said,
Damn those pirates. Microsoft could be making way more! At this rate their employees won't be able to feed their families. They were right, those pirates should be legally railroaded and bankrupted.
Could be worse - Apple is having to use the same slave-labor as ordinary PC makers now in order to maintain their absurd 20% plus profits per item sold.

Nerd Rage said,
Good on MS, hopefully the new phones are good and the next Xbox is a success in 2013
Who cares? Their cash cow OS is dying.

Jebadiah said,
Who cares? Their cash cow OS is dying.

yeah, sure it is... windows server + windows OS still made more money then it did in previous periods