Microsoft continues to reap profits from Windows during the first quarter of 2013




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Microsoft continues to reap profits from Windows during the first quarter of 2013

Microsoft has $ 6.06 billion as net profit during the first quarter of 2013

20 April 2013

Microsoft revealed its financial results during the first quarter of this year, and revenue of 20.49 billion U.S. dollars revenue registered an increase from the same period in 2012, which amounted to 17.41 billion dollars.

And Microsoft’s net profit of $ 6.06 billion, equivalent to 72 cents per share, which exceeded the expectations of some analysts arrival of earnings per share for the sixty-eight cents. It also increases the net profit for the same period in 2012, which amounted to $ 5.1 billion.

Although analyzes of earlier talked about the failure of “Windows 8” in reviving sales of computers, which has seen a significant decline during the first quarter of 2013 , however, this quarter saw an increase of 23% from last year in revenue Microsoft of Windows, and amounted to 5.7 billion dollars.

Microsoft also has $ 5.04 billion of products, servers, up 11% from last year, as total revenue from Internet services of $ 832 million, up 18%, and sustained Internet advertising revenues increased by 22%.

And recorded revenues of Microsoft entertainment and gaming products increased by 56%; reaching during the first quarter of the current year of $ 2.53 billion. The company pointed to the arrival of members of the platform for games, “Xbox Live” Xbox Live to 46 million members worldwide, an increase of 18% from last year.

Microsoft’s profits were affected in the first quarter of this year, partly as a result fined by the European Commission for violating the terms of the antitrust agreement within the European Union.

Commented Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, in a company statement saying that the bookmakers bold carried out by the company’s cloud services have paid off; since growing trend users to choose services Microsoft such as “Office 365,” and “Windows Azure”, and “Xbox Live “and” Skype “.

Said Peter Klein, chief financial officer for Microsoft, said the company’s diversified business continues to deliver strong financial results in the time in which it explores the changing market for devices.

In a related context, Microsoft announced to leave the financial director Peter Klein end of the current fiscal year, which resolved in last June, after four years held the position, and eleven years of work in the company. Microsoft said it will announce the name of his successor from among team working over the next few weeks.

It is noteworthy that the first quarter of 2013 approves the third quarter of the fiscal year for Microsoft, which begins with a quarter of the first on July 1, and the quarter Aalthani on October 1, and continues the third quarter from the first of January to the end of March, to begin the fourth quarter from the first of April and until the thirtieth of June .
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