Microsoft reports record fiscal Q1 2012 earnings

Oct 20, 2011

Microsoft's fiscal year Q1 2012 ended on September 30, 2011 and the earnings results are in. The software giant reported record revenue of $17.37 billion, representing a 7 percent increase from the same quarter the year before. The strong figures were due largely to Microsoft's business products and especially Microsoft Office, which earned $5.62 billion, an 8 percent year-over-year increase.

The company's Server & Tools division reported $4.25 billion in revenue, up 10 percent from the same period last year, while the Windows and Windows Live Division reported $4.87 billion in revenue, up 2 percent year-over-year. Xbox also did quite well, although the specific figures weren't posted and neither were numbers given for Windows Phone sales.

Operating income came in at $7.2 billion and net income was $5.74 billion, up 6 percent from the same period last year. Diluted earnings for shareholders were $0.68 per share, up 10 percent year-over-year. Starting next quarter, the company's earnings will include the results of Skype.

[via Microsoft]

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