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Microsoft Posts Q1 Earnings Ahead of Windows 8 Launch

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Microsoft today posted its earnings for Q1FY2013.

Microsoft today announced earnings for its first fiscal quarter for 2013. The company's revenue for the quarter ended September 30 was $16.01 billion. Operating income and net income were $4.47 billion and $0.53, respectively, while diluted earnings per share was $0.53 per share.

Microsoft's Business Division posted $5.50 billion in first-quarter revenue, while represents a 2 percent decrease from the same period last year. The Windows & Windows Live Division posted revenue of $3.24 billion, a 33 percent decrease from the prior year period. Microsoft said that adjusting for the impact of the Office Offer, non-GAAP revenue for the Business Division increased 1 percent. Adjusting for the Windows Upgrade offer and pre-sales of Windows 8 to OEMs, the Windows division non-GAAP revenue fell by 9 percent for Q1. The Entertainment and Devices division also fell, posting a revenue of $1.95 billion, a decrease of 1 percent from the same period last year.

It's not all bad news, though. Microsoft's Server & Tools business reported first-quarter revenue of an 8 percent increase from last year. Additionally, the company's Online Services Division reported a revenue increase of 9 percent, equating to $697 million for the quarter, and a 15 percent increase in advertising revenue.

This is a massive month for Microsoft with the company prepping launches for Windows 8, its Surface tablet, and Windows Phone 8.

"We're incredibly excited to be approaching general availability of Windows 8 and Windows RT," said Kevin Turner, Microsoft chief operating officer.  "We've already certified more than 1,000 systems for Windows 8 from our hardware partners, ranging from the smallest tablets and convertibles to touch-enabled ultrabooks and all-in-ones to the most powerful desktop computers."

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    Thunderfox , October 19, 2012 2:19 PM
    "Operating income and net income were $4.47 billion and $0.53"

    MS only made 53 cents this quarter? Man people REALLY don't want windows 8.
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2012 2:27 PM
    you think microsoft earnings are bad now

    wait til they release windows 8
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2012 2:29 PM
    net income went down 22% to 4.47 billion (or 0.53USD per share) from 5.7 billion last year (or 0.68USD per share)
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    gmarsack , October 19, 2012 2:30 PM
    Headline should follow with "... just in case Windows 8 really IS THAT BAD"
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    captaincharisma , October 19, 2012 2:53 PM
    just wait till after the launch
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    ejb222 , October 19, 2012 2:58 PM
    ^looks like the trolls are up early this morning. Must be hungry.
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    Thunderfox , October 19, 2012 3:02 PM
    ^looks like the trolls are up early this morning. Must be hungry.
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    bllue , October 19, 2012 3:03 PM
    Surface will probably do well, especially the Pro version. MS probably won't have much of a loss next quarter
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2012 3:06 PM
    looks like the spammers are up early this morning. must be bored ;) 
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    p05esto , October 19, 2012 3:14 PM
    Who is spamming? Windows 8 will burn and rash, no doubt about that one. MS screwed themselves with that horrible UI. It looks pretty at first but is not good for getting down to work at your 8hr a day job. Who thinks employers want a lame start screen full of time wasting internet activities? They should have a pro and consumer version. Make the consumer version made of tinker toys for all I care.
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    ejb222 , October 19, 2012 3:21 PM
    p05estoWho is spamming? Windows 8 will burn and rash, no doubt about that one. MS screwed themselves with that horrible UI. It looks pretty at first but is not good for getting down to work at your 8hr a day job. Who thinks employers want a lame start screen full of time wasting internet activities? They should have a pro and consumer version. Make the consumer version made of tinker toys for all I care.

    Dude, on what basis are your suppositions made? You seriously think because your opinion is not favorable that every business agrees? Funny thing is So many OEMS have already produced a ton hardware for this. They are already out in stores. Business have already preordered hardware and software. Unfortunately the fact of the matter is your opinion is really based on taste, not any real world numbers or facts. Give me some fact behind the statement that it will crash and burn. Fact is you can't So YES you are spamming. Now if you said, you don't like it and will hold out on buying it. Then who can argue with you. But too imply that the WORLD agrees with you and MS is going to flop on this is truely unfounded. The real test to your Trollness, is if you reply to this comment with an actual explaination. But my guess is you're going to downvote and come up with some 3rd grade comeback that is somehow supposted to prove your and adult with an informed opinion.
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    nieur , October 19, 2012 4:02 PM
    I don't understand Why so many people say trash about Microsoft and only complain about their UI. As we know the Microsoft software ecosystem there will be apps for disabling windows 8 UI and go directly to Desktop mode within hours of windows 8 launch. So stop complaining about the UI and argue on some real factors
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    AM2A , October 19, 2012 6:18 PM
    There's a typo, operating income was 5.31b and net income was 4.47b
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    zloginet , October 19, 2012 6:33 PM
    ejb222Dude, on what basis are your suppositions made? You seriously think because your opinion is not favorable that every business agrees? Funny thing is So many OEMS have already produced a ton hardware for this. They are already out in stores. Business have already preordered hardware and software. Unfortunately the fact of the matter is your opinion is really based on taste, not any real world numbers or facts. Give me some fact behind the statement that it will crash and burn. Fact is you can't So YES you are spamming. Now if you said, you don't like it and will hold out on buying it. Then who can argue with you. But too imply that the WORLD agrees with you and MS is going to flop on this is truely unfounded. The real test to your Trollness, is if you reply to this comment with an actual explaination. But my guess is you're going to downvote and come up with some 3rd grade comeback that is somehow supposted to prove your and adult with an informed opinion.

    ejb222Dude, on what basis are your suppositions made? You seriously think because your opinion is not favorable that every business agrees? Funny thing is So many OEMS have already produced a ton hardware for this. They are already out in stores. Business have already preordered hardware and software. Unfortunately the fact of the matter is your opinion is really based on taste, not any real world numbers or facts. Give me some fact behind the statement that it will crash and burn. Fact is you can't So YES you are spamming. Now if you said, you don't like it and will hold out on buying it. Then who can argue with you. But too imply that the WORLD agrees with you and MS is going to flop on this is truely unfounded. The real test to your Trollness, is if you reply to this comment with an actual explaination. But my guess is you're going to downvote and come up with some 3rd grade comeback that is somehow supposted to prove your and adult with an informed opinion.



    Sadly, you could of made that paragraph one sentence because you typed the same thing over and over and over again.
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2012 5:50 AM
    Yes ejb222, the win8 for desktop WILL crash and burn! You can write that down. Business is not buying it...thats BS. Some are atracted to it beocuse of the low price and will drop it as soon as they realize their error. Why do you think M$ has slushed its prices down so radicly? they haved lerned just how bad the reaction to it was so they are willing to sell for low price untill adoption of it rises and trhen they can go back to high prices for win9 which is probobly going to be fully or almost fully cloud based so they have access to your privete data to which you will give them the permission by just installing it.......nvm the access your and other govermants will have to the data fot it being online. NO THX