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