Today Microsoft posted its Q2 2013 earnings results, which saw record revenue of $21.46 billion with an earnings per share of $0.76. Of the revenue, Microsoft kept $6.38 billion in net income and had an operating income of $7.77 billion. The company saw both wins and losses when it comes to matching analysts’ expectations of $21.6 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.75.
“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 CEO Steve Ballmer. It’s true that the Windows division was pretty successful this quarter. It posted revenue $5.88 billion, a 24 percent increase from the year-ago quarter.
Microsoft says it has sold over 60 million Windows 8 licenses so far, but what’s interesting is the lack of details on Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Aside from Windows 8 itself, the Surface was one of the big product launches during the quarter that kicked off the Windows 8 OS. The number of units shipped or sold are nowhere to be found in the press release. Hmm… makes you think, doesn’t it?
As good as results from the Windows division were overall, especially considering that Microsoft’s biggest product launches during the quarter revolved around Windows, enterprise is really where it’s at for the company. CFO Peter Klein commented, “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.”
Other notable figures are the $5.69 billion in revenue for Office and $889 million for online services.
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