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Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $21.5 Billion in Second Quarter

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Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $21.46 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.77 billion, $6.38 billion, and $0.76 per share.

These financial results reflect the net deferral of revenue for the Windows Upgrade Offer, Office Upgrade Offer and Pre-sales, and the Entertainment and Devices Division Video Game Deferral, partially offset by the recognition of previously deferred revenue for Windows 8 Pre-sales. The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial results. We have provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company's performance.

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yes, record revenue but guess what? from the WSJ

Microsoft's Profit Down 3.7% as Business, Entertainment Sales Fall
 
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yes, record revenue but guess what? from the WSJ

Microsoft's Profit Down 3.7% as Business, Entertainment Sales Fall
Desktop PC's down 20%. See a correlation? Not bad IMO.
 
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yes, record revenue but guess what? from the WSJ

Microsoft's Profit Down 3.7% as Business, Entertainment Sales Fall
I had the same reaction when I read this. What exactly are they making their profits on? Software would make the only sense, but what software is allowing them to reach this level of Revenue?

Maybe a more precise breakdown will come later, but I doubt it.
 
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I had the same reaction when I read this. What exactly are they making their profits on? Software would make the only sense, but what software is allowing them to reach this level of Revenue?

Maybe a more precise breakdown will come later, but I doubt it.
Profits were down doen't mean they don't make money
 

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I think Office and Server are their main moneymakers. I could be wrong though.
 
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Possibly SQL and Exchange too.
A couple of places I work with still use SQL 2005 for their databases because licenses for the newer versions are expensive.
 
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Maybe Windows 8 is selling well too?
I bought it and some friends for their discounted 39.99$ price, it's actually not bad at all, with Classic Shell it's pretty much Windows 7 with lots of back end improvements.
 
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The value of the dollar is dropping of course you are making 'record profits'
 
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Maybe Windows 8 is selling well too?
I bought it and some friends for their discounted 39.99$ price, it's actually not bad at all, with Classic Shell it's pretty much Windows 7 with lots of back end improvements.
Windows 8 is fine once you get the hang of it..Classic Shell works well.
 

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I think Office and Server are their main moneymakers. I could be wrong though.
Herp derp Windows is actually their biggest one now.
 
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yes, record revenue but guess what? from the WSJ

Microsoft's Profit Down 3.7% as Business, Entertainment Sales Fall
You need to look at what brought their profit down to make a good judgment, remember that there's spending and there's investing. Did they put more $$$ on R&D? Did they buy some startup? Some random factor like exchange rates? Labor costs? Fines?
 

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You need to look at what brought their profit down to make a good judgment, remember that there's spending and there's investing. Did they put more $$$ on R&D? Did they buy some startup? Some random factor like exchange rates? Labor costs? Fines?
well that is exactly my point. reporting record revenue is pointless.