Microsoft has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The year on year segment figures look like this:
Quarter ending March 31st 2014 vs quarter ending March 31st 2013, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Gross margin Change Devices and Consumer Licensing 4382 +30 3906 -23 Devices and Consumer Hardware 1973 +571 258 -135
…continue reading Microsoft financials: strong quarter especially in cloud services. We have a very different way to think about Windows says Nadella
Microsoft delivered record revenue of $18.53 billion in the quarter ended September 30th 2013 – which might come as a surprise if you have been focusing on the companies failings in tablets and smartphones versus Apple and Android, the steep decline in PC sales, and its small market share in search versus Google, but less
…continue reading Microsoft proves resilience with bumper quarter, but is not yet a devices and services business
Yesterday Microsoft released its financial figures for the first three months of 2013.
Quarter ending March 31st 2013 vs quarter ending March 31st 2012, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 5703 +1070 3459 +480 Server and Tools 5039 +508 1979 +293 Online 832 +125 -262 +218 Business (Office) 6319 +477
…continue reading Microsoft shrugs off Windows 8 issues with record revenue
Yesterday Microsoft released its financial figures for the last three months of 2012.
Quarter ending December 31st 2012 vs quarter ending December 31st 2011, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 5881 +1140 3296 +416 Server and Tools 5186 +171 2121 +409 Online 869 +85 -283 +176 Business (Office) 5691 -619
…continue reading Microsoft financials: record revenue, signs of Windows 8 concern
I am in the habit of putting Microsoft’s results into a simple table. Here are the latest:
Quarter ending June 30th 2012 vs quarter ending June 30th 2011, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4145 -598 2397 -511 Server and Tools 5092 +568 2095 +409 Online 735 +55 -6672 -5927 Business
…continue reading Microsoft financials: still growing in the cloud era, but watch out for tablets
If we are really in the post-PC era, then one of two things will happen. Either Microsoft will make a big success of non-PC products, or it will start delivering shocking financial results. Neither is yet true. Here are the results just announced, broken down into a simple table.
Quarter ending December 31st 2011 vs
…continue reading Microsoft financials: Windows under stress, Server and Office making up
Microsoft has announced its quarterly figures for July-September 2011. Despite its problems in mobile and in search, and the declaration of a post-PC era by competitors, the company is still a huge money-making machine. Here is my at-a-glance summary of the segment breakdown:
Quarter ending September 30th 2011 vs quarter ending September 30th 2010, $millions
…continue reading Microsoft financials: Server and Office business still growing
Microsoft has released its results for the quarter ending March 31 2011. The figures are pretty good; but despite much talk about the cloud there is little sign that Microsoft is reinventing its business – unless you count Xbox, which has had another excellent quarter and is delivering meaningful operating income for the company.
…continue reading Decent Microsoft results, but where is the cloud? where is mobile?