Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 23:24 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $6.17 billion, $5.87 billion, and $0.69 per share, which represented increases of 4%, 30%, and 35%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Microsoft reported record revenue of $69.94 billion, a 12% increase from the prior year. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the year were $27.16 billion, $23.15 billion, and $2.69, which represented increases of 13%, 23%, and 28%, respectively, when compared with the prior year."
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Wow
by WorknMan on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 03:29 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

They must be selling a lot of Kinects ;)

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RE: Wow
by Sauron on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 15:43 UTC in reply to "Wow"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

More like, thieving off a lot of android phones! ;)

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Two Words
by tuaris on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 04:35 UTC
tuaris
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2007-08-05

Intellectual Property.

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RE: Two Words
by Bobthearch on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 05:43 UTC in reply to "Two Words"
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2006-01-27

Are you sure you read the story?

[Quote]Office 2010 continues to be the fastest-selling version of Microsoft Office in history with over 100 million licenses sold... Bing's U.S. search share increased 340 basis points year-over-year to 14.4% this quarter... Entertainment & Devices Division revenue grew 30% for the fourth quarter and 45% for the full year, due to the ongoing momentum of the console, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Xbox 360 has been the top-selling game console in the U.S. over the past twelve months.[/Quote]

Undoubtedly they did earn some money from IP licensing. A brief scan of the new SEC report did not, however, reveal where this income is itemized or summarized.

Edited 2011-07-22 05:44 UTC

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One word enron.
by oiaohm on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 08:49 UTC
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2009-05-30

Unaudited reports are not worth a cracker.

Those reports are not up to the normal grade has been submitted to the stock market in the past.

www.microsoft.com Ok why are they releasing reports that are not up to their normal standard.

This kind of behavior was early actions that showed problems with enron.

Lets wait for the Audited verisons before making any claims on profits. Yes there is a chance after auditing it could be different numbers completely.

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RE: One word enron.
by Bobthearch on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 14:21 UTC in reply to "One word enron."
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Comparing Microsoft to Enron? Nice try, troll.

Last year MS released form 8-K the "Current Report" on July 22. The audited Annual Report, form 10-K, was released on July 30. The earnings and profit numbers are identical between the two reports.

If they do the same this year, it's only one week until the audited report is available. You really think Microsoft will alter their earnings significantly between now and the end of the month? When have they previously done so?

And how is this year's form 8-K Current Report not up to the "normal standards" of previous years'?

Edited 2011-07-22 14:29 UTC

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RE[2]: One word enron.
by oiaohm on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE: One word enron."
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

"You really think Microsoft will alter their earnings significantly between now and the end of the month? When have they previously done so?"

Early 2000 one of the reports did have a error. It was a under report back then. Simple fact most normal companies don't go press nuts until they have the 10-K in their hands prevents egg on face as well.

Yes unless there is a error they should be the same. Errors are not impossible this is why the requirement to audit exists.

Its very Enron to be using the 8-K report. Yes it was Enron that made to common for a while for 8-K reports to be sent to press before 10-K were ready.

Really waiting a few weeks for the 10-K before doing assessments is the 100 percent wise thing todo.

Edited 2011-07-22 15:20 UTC

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RE[2]: One word enron.
by Jennimc on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE: One word enron."
Jennimc Member since:
2011-06-22

You really think Microsoft will alter their earnings significantly between now and the end of the month? When have they previously done so?


http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2002/05/52867

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RE[3]: One word enron.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 08:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: One word enron."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

A company had some flaw in its numbers 9 years ago! News at 11!

Wasn't it your pet company Apple that came under massive scrutiny due to a stock option scandal?

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oh wow
by hussam on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 15:11 UTC
hussam
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2006-08-17

$23.15 billion net income!

Edited 2011-07-22 15:12 UTC

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