Microsoft Corporation has announced a revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ending on September 30, 2007, a 27% increase over the same period of the prior year. Microsoft's businesses of Client, Microsoft Business Division, and Server and Tools grew combined revenue in excess of 20%, and experienced robust demand for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Windows Server, and SQL Server. "Customer demand for Windows Vista this quarter continued to build with double-digit growth in multi-year agreements by businesses and with the vast majority of consumers purchasing premium editions," said Kevin Johnson, president of the Platform and Services Division at Microsoft.
Interesting Quarter Notes:
- The fastest revenue growth of any first quarter since 1999
- Operating income = $5.92 billion, net income = $4.29 billion, diluted earnings per share = $0.45
- Microsoft's largest acquisition occured, aQuantive was purchased for $6 billion
- Halo 3 achieved the biggest entertainment launch day in history