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Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud Segment Amounted to $21.51B, Up 18% – $MSFT $DIA $INVO

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) released Q2 earnings ended December 31 missing Wall Street’s expectations. 

Quarter Highlights:

  • Adjusted Earnings per share of $2.32 per share was reported, versus $2.29 per share expected.
  • Revenue of $52.75 billion was reported, versus $52.94 billion estimated.
  • Net income dropped to $16.43 billion from $18.77 billion in the year-ago quarter. 
  • The company took a $1.2 billion charge in the quarter in connection with its decision to cut 10,000 jobs, revise its hardware lineup and consolidate leases. The charge includes $800 million in employee severance costs.
  • Revenue in Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment amounted to $21.51 billion, up 18% and slightly above the $21.44 billion  estimates. The unit includes the Azure public cloud, Windows Server, SQL Server, Nuance and Enterprise Services. 
  • Revenue from Azure and other cloud services grew by 31%, slightly above the average estimate of just under 31%. In the previous quarter, the category grew 35%.
  • The Productivity and Business Processes unit including Microsoft 365, LinkedIn and Dynamics, delivered $17 billion in revenue, up by 7% and exceeding estimates of $16.79 billion. 
  • The More Personal Computing segment featuring Windows, Xbox, Surface and search advertising contributed $14.24 billion, representing a revenue decline of 19%.
  • Sales of Windows licenses to device makers declined 39% year over year, worsening from a decline of 15% from previous quarter.

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