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July 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Microsoft beats on revenue, misses on profit in fourth quarter results

Microsoft beat Wall Street expectations for revenue but fell short in earnings per share in its fiscal fourth quarter earnings, reported today.

For the quarter ended June 30, Microsoft reported revenue of $23.38 billion, profit (net income) of $4.61 billion and earnings per share of 55 cents.

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April 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Microsoft reports third quarter earnings today, ahead of Nokia deal closure

Microsoft reports its fiscal third quarter earnings today, a day ahead of the expected closure of Microsoft’s deal to acquire Nokia’s handset business.

CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to be on the earnings conference call today, which will be webcast starting at 2:30 p.m. During the call, Nadella may also address the Nokia deal.

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January 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Microsoft’s second quarter earnings beat estimates

[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…

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January 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

What to look for in Microsoft’s second quarter earnings report today

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…

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October 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Microsoft’s Q1 earnings beat big

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…

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July 20, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Microsoft shares plummet

[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…

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July 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Microsoft hit hard by slumping PC market, lukewarm Windows 8 reception, weak Surface RT sales

[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…

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July 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Microsoft to report its fourth quarter and year-end earnings today

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…

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