Microsoft registers record Q1 revenue as its enterprise presence grows

Microsoft registers record Q1 revenue as its enterprise presence grows
Microsoft might still struggle to get proper traction with its tablets and Windows Phone mobile operating system, but on the whole it is in great financial health. The Redmond-based company reported $18.53 billion in revenue for the quarter ending on September 30 and net income stood at the whopping $5.24 billion while operating income amounted to $6.33 billion. The revenue results are the best for Microsoft in its fiscal Q1 result history.

Microsoft is undergoing reorganization and to help better understand where the profits came from it broke down the results by departments as they would have looked under the previous structure.

All departments grew revenues. The Windows team scored $4.47 billion revenue in fiscal Q1, up from $3.24 in the same period last year. Business division grew to $5.99 billion from $5.5 billion and Entertainment and Services increased revenues slightly to $2 billion.

“Our new commercial services will help us continue to outgrow the enterprise market, and we are seeing lots of consumer excitement for Xbox One, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, and the full spectrum of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone devices,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said.

Microsoft also stressed that its Surface tablet efforts are finally starting to see some success, especially with the Surface RT model that sold better than the Surface Pro.

Microsoft registers record Q1 revenue as its enterprise presence grows


source: Microsoft

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11 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Good going MS! Hoping very strong efforts in WP world very soon with money pouring into refreshed Nokia.

2. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Better WP device by next year please?

3. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yep, they need to get the Windows Phone Blue update out, the update will be the decider in WP's future. So it better be good!

7. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

WP Blue? Is that something that they've planned for release after GDR 3 + Nokia Black?

9. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

wp blue from what i understand is wp 8.1. i think that's what timmehor is talking about.

11. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

We've already seen the new quad cores coming out. Whatever releases they slap on them will be note worthy. That Verizon 929 slotted for Nov looks like a solid starter.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's big profit.

5. papss unregistered

So much for doom and gloom comments... that's a pretty healthy amount of profit.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but by the usual money makers, not the new directions. The PC market is stagnant, not dead, and the competition hasn't really entered it yet. The phone and tablet market is where it was before and hasn't helped them at all. Doom and gloom is the future, not the present, they will still make money on their entrenched software until the competition increases there.

10. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

"The PC market is stagnant, not dead, and the competition hasn't really entered it yet." it's been YEARS since microsoft won the pc market. when is this so called competition supposed to be entering it?

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And Apple is dreaming of unseating their domainance witrh Office Productivity tools .. Apple execs dreaming ...

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