[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times Jan. 24, 2014.] Usually, it’s Microsoft’s corporate customers that help the company report solid financial results each quarter. This time, Microsoft’s consumer and hardware customers pulled their weight, too. On Thursday, Microsoft handily beat analysts’ estimates for its fiscal second quarter, which ran from October…More
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Microsoft is reporting its second quarter earnings this afternoon. Things to keep an eye out for include: Any update on the CEO search; any new figures on how many Xbox One consoles have been sold (Microsoft’s latest figure, from earlier this month, was 3 million consoles sold through the end of 2013); an indication of how…More
Microsoft has beaten analysts’ expectations for its first quarter of fiscal year 2014. Microsoft on Thursday reported sales of $18.53 billion and earnings per share of 62 cents on profit of $5.24 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Wall Street analysts, according to a consensus estimate, had expected Microsoft to report sales of $17.77 billion and…More
[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times on July 20, 2013.] A day after Microsoft reported fourth-quarter financial results far below what Wall Street analysts had expected, the company’s stock price plunged 11.4 percent — the biggest single-day drop since January 2009. Microsoft shares closed Friday at $31.40, down $4.04. The slide reversed…More
[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times July 19, 2013.] Microsoft missed big in the fourth-quarter earnings it reported Thursday — hit especially hard on the sales side by the slumping PC market and on the profit side by a write-down in the inventory of Surface RT tablets. Also a factor…More
Microsoft fell short of analysts’ expectations with its fourth-quarter financial results, reported Thursday.
For the quarter ended June 30, Microsoft posted revenue of $19.9 billion and income of $4.97 billion, with earnings per share of 59 cents.More
Microsoft is reporting its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end earnings results this afternoon. Stay tuned to this blog or seattletimes.com for coverage of the earnings report. The earnings conference call, which starts at 2:30 p.m. PT, will also be livestreamed here. In the meantime, here’s a look at what’s of interest going into the…More
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…More
This afternoon, Microsoft will be reporting the earnings results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31. I’ll be reporting on it at www.seattletimes.com. You can also listen in on the earnings conference call, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m., here. In the meantime, my Seattle Times story on what analysts are…More