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Joe Wilcox on Microsoft’s Q1 2011 Numbers

So, yes, it was a good quarter for Microsoft, but there are a couple of “buts”. For one thing, Apple has, for the first time, surpassed them in revenue (and it wasn’t even close). But here’s the other thing: net income by division:

  • Windows and Windows Live: $3.32 billion
  • Business: $3.39 billion
  • Entertainment and Devices: $382 million

They boast about Xbox sales in their statement, but profit-wise, it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to Office and Windows. Worse, the Online Services division posted another big loss: $560 million in the hole.

Thursday, 28 October 2010