Microsoft Reports 27% Revenue Growth

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
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