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Earnings Report

Qualcomm announced its fourth quarter earnings today and despite shipping more chips, earnings were down from the previous quarter. The main news from the earnings report is that the company is reporting net income of $1.89 billion on revenues of $6.69 billion. Revenues and income are both up year-over-year, but down from the previous quarter. In addition, Qualcomm's operating income rose to $1.99 billion, up 25 percent year-over-year, but also down 4 percent sequentially.

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Microsoft has revealed that during Q2 of its 2013 financial year it has broken revenue records with a taking of $21.5 billion. $6.38 billion of that grand total was actual profit, providing shareholder's with $0.76 per-share. While EPS was down year-over-year, net income is reported to be up from $5.87 billion a year ago. It's looking good for the company.

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Is this really a whole new Microsoft?


Yesterday, Microsoft reported a year over year (YoY) revenue decline of 8%.  But accounting rules being what they are, the Redmond giant deferred $1.36 billion in revenue coming from Windows 8, which hasn’t yet been released. Things like pre-sales are not counted as revenue yet because Microsoft hasn’t launched the product yet.  It’s an accounting thing, and it’s normal.  So from a business perspective, Microsoft revenues are essentially flat.     Looking at the various segments of their business, it is the Server & Tools business that is showing the best growth (8% YoY), driven by SQL Server and System Center.  The Business Division (Microsoft Office and other software) is down 2%.  The Windows & Windows Live Division was down a whopping 33% though.  This is where the revenue deferral happened, so if you adjust for the timing or revenue recognition, the business was down only 9%.  
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Microsoft has announced it's first quarterly report for the 2013 Fiscal Year. The company reported a quarterly revenue of $16.01 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. This is down 8% from a year ago and likely due to consumers holding off on computer purchases until Windows 8 hits the shelves.

Other key numbers from the FY13 Q1 Earnings report has Operating Income at $5.31 billion and Diluted Earnings Per Share at $.53 per share. Both Income and Diluted EPS were down 26% and 22% respectively from last year.

The Entertainment and Devices Division that is responsible for the Xbox and Windows Phones posted revenue of $1.95 billion. This represents a 1% decrease from the previous year. On the positive, Xbox consoles continue to dominate with a 49% market share and the newly acquired Skype continues it's positive growth with over 280 million users.

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The Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012 was very good to Microsoft. The company announced today a quarterly revenue of $20.89 billion which represents a 5% increase from the prior year period. Operating Income is reported at $7.99 billion with Net Income rising to $6.62 billion.

Commenting on the financial report, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer states,

“We delivered solid financial results, even as we prepare for a launch year that will accelerate many of our key products and services. Coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, we’re seeing very positive reviews for our new phones and PCs, and a strong response to our new Metro style design that will unify consumer experiences across our phones, PCs, tablets, and television in 2012.”

With Windows 8 on the horizon and new Windows Phones just around the corner, 2012 could be very successful for Microsoft. You catch the full Quarterly Release past the break.

Source: Microsoft

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Microsoft released their First Quarter Earnings Report for fiscal year 2011 that included reported revenue of $16.2 Billion, a 25% increase from the same period of the prior year.

Peter Klein, Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft stated,

“This was an exceptional quarter, combining solid enterprise growth and continued strong consumer demand for Office 2010, Windows 7, and Xbox 360 consoles and games. Our ability to grow revenue while continuing to control costs allowed us to deliver another quarter of year-over-year margin expansion.”

Additional increases for the Quarter included $7.12 Billion in Operating Income (59% increase), $5.41 Billion in Net Income (51% boost) and $.62 per share in diluted earnings (55% rise).

Things appear to be on the up-swing for Microsoft with the 25% setting a new earnings record.  It will be interesting to see how Windows Phone 7 will impact the company's Second Quarter Report. Could we see another earnings report set?

Follow the break for the full Press Release and you can find the full financial report here.

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AT&T has released it's second quarter earning report and life over at the wireless company is looking pretty good. AT&T experienced positive revenue growth during the quarter with consolidated revenues totaling $30.8 billion, up $194 million from last year's second quarter. AT&T can also boast a 25.9% boost in EPS (earnings per share) of $.68 compared to $.54 last year.

Wireless service revenue increased 10.3% and Wireless data revenue experienced a 27.2% growth, up $936 million compared to year-earlier quarter. Apparently the new data plan structures haven't been that bad.

Total wireless subscribers rose to 90.1 million, a 1.6 million net increase, setting a best-ever second quarter mark. The other wireless highlight was, despite "antennagate", AT&T set a company record by activating 3.2 million iPhones.

Confidence is high over at AT&T heading into the second half of the year. As a launch partner for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, AT&T should be at the forefront this Fall when WP7 hits the shelves. It will be interesting to see what impact the new Windows Phone will have on future earnings.

You can read the full press from AT&T here.

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Microsoft released their third quarter numbers today and things are looking good over at Redmond. Third Quarter Revenue was reported at $14.50 billion (a 6% boost compared to last year) which is another earnings record for the company. While Windows 7 may get a lot of the credit for the boost in revenue, Bing is getting a little credit as well.

Peter Klein, Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft, stated "Windows 7 continues to be a growth engine but we also saw strong growth in other areas like Bing Search, Xbox Live and our emerging cloud services."

Windows revenue was up 28% compared to the same quarter last year and with more than 10% of the computers in the world running Windows 7, it becomes the fastest selling OS in history.

While I don't think Microsoft's overall success hinges on the Windows Phone market, it will be interesting to see how the release of the Kin next month and the Windows Phone 7 later this Fall will influence the financial statements. You can find all the numbers on the Third Quarter Report here.

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It looks like AT&T isn't the only company sharing positive earnings reports these days. Microsoft has released its earnings report for the second quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2009, and the numbers are impressive. Microsoft earned $19.02 billion last quarter, a 14% increase over the same period last year. Year-to-date earnings were at $31.94 billion, slightly ahead of last year's pace, which was $31.69 billion.

Microsoft is crediting Windows 7 for the growth. Peter Klein, Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft states, "Exceptional demand for Windows 7 led to the positive top-line growth for the company. Our continuing commitment to managing costs allows us to drive earning performance ahead of the revenue growth." Through the second quarter, Microsoft has sold over 60 million Windows 7 licenses.

Hopefully, seven will be Microsoft's lucky number and similar results will be experienced when they release the next "7" with Windows Mobile 7. Speaking of which, Microsoft confirmed during the earnings conference call that WM7 would be shown at next months Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  It will be interesting to see how much we've heard about Windows Mobile "Seven" is fact or fiction.

You find all the numbers and details of Microsoft's earning report here.

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