Microsoft business customers bring growth
The U.S. software giant Microsoft In the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012, revenues increased bottom line is something worth less than before Year period, Ensures that but for happy faces on Wall Street. The company has increased its sales in late March closed accounting period by 6 percent to 17.41 billion U.S. dollars (13.25 billion euros). The operating profit grew by 12 percent to 6.37 billion dollars (4.85 billion euros).
Bottom line, Microsoft earned according to the U.S. on Thursday evening after market close figures presented 5.11 billion U.S. dollars (3.89 billion euros) or $ 0.60 per share. The net result of the previous quarter of 5.23 billion U.S. dollars, includes a one-time tax refund in the amount of 461 million U.S. dollars. Microsoft was able to surpass the expectations of Wall Street, the stock price moved noticeably post-trade.
The Windows division (PC operating systems, Windows Live) increased sales by 4 percent to 4.62 billion U.S. dollars. The server business (including Windows Server, SQL Server, Azure) was double-digit growth with an increase of 14 percent to 4.57 billion U.S. dollars. The Microsoft Business Division, inter alia, the Office and Exchange applications are located, grew by 9 percent to 5.81 billion U.S. dollars in sales, and especially the business customers provided for growth.
Sales of the “Entertainment & Devices Division” with Xbox and Windows Mobile, however shrunk because of the console market, declining by 16 percent to 1.62 billion euros, which was reflected an operating loss of 229 million U.S. dollars. More red ink also writes the online business: business with the search engine Google, MSN and online ads ran with a sales increase of 6 percent to 707 million U.S. dollars a little better and was able to operating loss of 776 to 479 million U.S. dollars binding agents.
“We are approaching some exciting Newcomers,” said CEO Steve Ballmer. In the first place is because the new Windows 8: The operating system is expected in the fall and runs on both PC classic as the increasingly popular tablet computers. A preliminary version is already in circulation for testing.