Microsoft Announces Quarterly Results: Expectations Exceeded

Microsoft presented its figures this Tuesday and exceeded profit expectations. The company was able to surpass the sales forecast.

Microsoft has announced results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2022. The analysts’ expectations are clearly exceeded. It posted total revenues of $ 45.3 billion, up 22% when compared to the same period last year. Operating income was $ 20.2 billion, an increase of 27%.

If you want to see the results in detail, you can find the official quarterly report here. I am going to summarize a few important points here instead of bombarding you with all the numbers. Anyone who has been watching Microsoft’s business figures for a while can now guess where the big sales come from: No, it’s neither the Xbox division nor Microsoft Windows. Rather, the Redmond-based company is now doing big business with the cloud.

Microsoft Expectations Exceeded

The company reported earnings per share of $2.27. Sales were $45.32B. Economists surveyed by had estimated earnings per share of $2.07 ahead of the quarter, while sales were estimated at $43.93B. Microsoft’s shares were up 0.14% in after-hours trading to $309.54.

Microsoft Announces Quarterly Results

Extrapolated over the year, Microsoft’s shares are up 39% and thus perform better than the Dow Jones, which are up 16%.

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Anyone who thought Microsoft could increase its Surface area with new products is wrong: Revenues fell by 17%. However, the new models came out too late to be reflected here. In any case, the stockbrokers were satisfied with the results, as Microsoft exceeded expectations.

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