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Microsoft reports revenue of $21.5 billion in quarter
Microsoft has announced their quarterly financial details, allowing us to have a look at their revenue, losses and profit.
Microsoft made $21.5 billion in revenue during the quarter, with $6.38 billion of that profit for the company.
“Our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows as well as launch Surface and Windows Phone 8 has sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “With new Windows devices, including Surface Pro, and the new Office on the horizon, we’ll continue to drive excitement for the Windows ecosystem and deliver our software through devices and services people love and businesses need.”
Microsoft also announced that they have sold >60 million Windows 8 licenses since it’s launch and that 60% of enterprise desktops worldwide has Windows 7 installed as their operating system.
“We see strong momentum in our enterprise business. With the launch of SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012, we continue to see healthy growth in our data platform and infrastructure businesses and win share from our competitors,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. “With the coming launch of the new Office, we will provide a cloud-enabled suite of products that will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility.”
“We saw strong growth in our enterprise business driven by multi-year commitments to the Microsoft platform, which positions us well for long-term growth,” said Peter Klein, chief financial officer at Microsoft. “Multi-year licensing revenue grew double-digits across Windows, Server & Tools, and the Microsoft Business Division.”
Microsoft also announced that their mobile division is doing fairly well, announcing that Windows Phone sales are up four times than what they were a year ago.