Q4: Microsoft Once Again Reports Record Quarterly Results
Article by George Norman
On 23 Jul 2011
Back in April, Microsoft announced record financial results for its Q3 which ended on the 31st of March. As a little reminder, and to put things in perspective, here are the figures Microsoft released at the time:
Total revenue – $16.43 billion, a 13% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Operating income – $5.71 billion, a 10% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Net profit – $5.23 billion, a 31% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Diluted earning per share – $0.61 per share, a 36% increase compared to Q3 2010.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the financial results for its Q4 that ended on the 30th of June. Once againg, the Redmond-based software giant announced record quarterly results. Here are the figures Microsoft Made public:
Total revenue – $17.37 billion, an 8% increase compared to Q4 2010.
Operating income – $6.17 billion, a 4% increase compared to Q4 2010.
Net profit – $5.87 billion, a 35% increase compared to Q4 2010.
Diluted earning per share – $0.69 per share, a 35% increase compared to Q4 2010.

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June 30th marked the end of the fiscal year for Microsoft. The company reported record revenue of $69.94 billion for the end of the fiscal year. That marks a 12% increase compared to the previous fiscal year. The fiscal year can be broken down as follows:
Operating income – $27.16 billion, a 13% increase compared to the previous year.
Net Income – $23.15 billion, a 23% increase compared to the previous year.
Diluted earnings per share – $2.69 per share, a 28% increase compared to the previous year.

“Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated into double-digit revenue growth, and operating margin expansion,” said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “Our platform and cloud investments position us for long-term growth.”

"A strong year of double-digit increases in revenue and earnings is a real credit to all of our Microsoft employees and partners around the world. We continue to see strong business demand across all of our products, from small businesses all the way up to the largest global enterprises,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. "Our move to cloud services continues with the release and momentum of Office 365 and growth in Windows Azure. We’re providing our customers seamless and powerful ways to move to the cloud, and we are well positioned for the coming year.”

In related news, Apple also announced record quarterly results for its Q3 that ended on the 25th of June. Read more about this topic here.



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