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October 23, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Microsoft beats Wall Street estimates in first quarter earnings

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times Oct. 24, 2014.]

Microsoft beat Wall Street expectations for its fiscal first-quarter earnings with a combination of solid strength among its corporate customers, a fast-growing cloud business, and surprising progress in the consumer-hardware market.

For the quarter ended Sept. 30, Microsoft on Thursday reported revenue of $23.2 billion, profit of $4.54 billion and earnings per share of 54 cents.

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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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