Microsoft reports Q2 earnings per share of $0.73

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Microsoft reports Q2 earnings per share of $0.73

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its quarterly earnings report today, which stated that they had acquired a quarterly revenue of $18.06 billion for the quarter ending on June 30, 2012. The statement also mentioned that Microsoft’s operating income and loss per share were $192 million and $0.06 per share, respectively.

After adjusting for all taxes and the deferral of costs related to the Windows Upgrade Offer, their non-GAAP fourth quarter revenue, operating income, and earnings per share were as follows: $18.6 billion,$6.93 billion, and $0.73 per share, respectively. These figures represent respective increases of 7%, 12%, and 6%, over last year’s figures.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, said, “We delivered record fourth quarter and annual revenue, and we’re fast approaching the most exciting launch season in Microsoft history!” He is directly referring to releases of new product versions of Windows, Office, Windows Server, Windows Phone, and other products.

After a year which yielded $73.72 billion in revenue, and $2.00 per share, Ballmer has an optimistic outlook on the market. Peter Klein, the company’s CFO, says “We are focusing our resources in strategic areas that will deliver shareholder value and long term growth opportunities.”

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) just announced closure on a deal to purchase Yammer, and this has investors all over the world excited. This deal will help drive Microsoft’s revenue ever upward, and even in a soft economy, the company seems to be weathering the storm well.

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