XBox, Cloud Drive Microsoft’s $6.5Bn Profit, No CEO Found
AS Microsoft is still searching for a new CEO, it announced “record” revenues – up 14% to US$24.52 billion for the second quarter to December 31.
Net income also soared to $6.56 bn, attributed to “strong
CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft’s changing focus is paying off.
“The investments we are making in devices and services that deliver high-value experiences to our customers, and the work we are doing with our partners, are driving strong results and positioning us well for long-term growth,” he said.
However, Microsoft all-important Windows OEM unit, which
But Windows OEM Pro sales were “strong” with 12% growth, the
Devices and Consumer revenue grew 13% to $11.91 bn, Surface
Microsoft sold 7.4 million Xbox’s including 3.9
“We delivered record revenue as demand for our business offerings remains high and we made strong progress in our Devices and Consumer segment,” said Amy Hood, Microsoft CFO.
Redmond’s Commercial revenue grew 10% to $12.67 billion, a division
Commercial cloud services revenue grew over
Despite the good results, which beat many analysts expectations, the search for Ballmer’s
MSFT shares rose 5% in after-hours trading.