Follow us:

Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Janet I. Tu.

April 18, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Microsoft’s 3Q earnings beat analysts’ predicted profit estimates, fall slightly short of revenue forecasts

Microsoft exceeded analysts’ predicted estimates for profit, but fell just slightly short of revenue forecasts in its latest quarterly results.

For its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, Microsoft posted earnings per share of 72 cents on revenue of $20.49 billion. It reported $6.06 billion in profit.

That’s an 18 percent increase in revenue and 19 percent increase in profit from the same quarter last year.

Analysts’ consensus estimate for Microsoft’s third quarter was earnings per share of 68 cents on revenue of $20.66 billion.

The full story — with updates to come later this afternoon – is here.

Comments | More in Microsoft | Topics: earnings, third quarter earnings

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►