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Microsoft 2Q Profits $4.7 Billion, Up 30PCT

   
10:56 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft reported a rise in quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Windows operating system, and the company raised its full-year profit outlook, sending its shares up 4 percent.

The world's largest software maker said net profit in its fiscal second quarter rose to $4.7 billion, or 50 cents per diluted share, from $2.6 billion, or 26 cents per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 30 percent to $16.37 billion.

Microsoft 2Q Profits $4.7 Billion, Up 30PCT [reuters.com]

11:23 pm on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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not bad... vista seems to be selling ok, so...
12:53 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)



"They continue seeing the business being healthy for the remainder of the fiscal year."

a cash cow. and that is while still being a distant third on search and ads.

4:58 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not really much of a surprise here, new OS, new Office, new Visual Studio etc..
11:53 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Revenue from "Online Services Business", which I assume is search engine and such, increased from $625 million to $863 million. This is a good 38% jump.

On the other hand Google is likely to report revenues of $3.44 billion in last qtr. So MSN is not as far behind Google as we like to assume.

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5:06 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What bodes well is the CE division remained in the black, last quarters profit wasn't a fluke as so many industry analysts portrayed.

Zune & Xbox appear to be turning some cash in ;)

1:13 am on Feb 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not bad for Microsoft. But still money is easy for Google. Billions of dollars of profit from online advertising alone.
 

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