Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Oct 2007 15:31 UTC
Microsoft Strong sales of new and old products alike led Microsoft to its fastest first-quarter growth in eight years, with the company reporting growth in all five business segments and both revenue and earnings per share that beat analyst expectations. Revenue for the fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30 was up 27 percent at USD 13.76 billion compared to USD 10.81 billion a year ago, Microsoft said Thursday. Consensus estimates from Thomson First Call analysts were for the company to generate revenue of USD 12.57 billion. Microsoft's EPS for the quarter was USD 0.45, which also soundly beat Thomson First Call consensus estimate of USD 0.39. Net income for the quarter was USD 4.29 billion, a 23 percent increase over the USD 3.48 billion reported a year ago. At USD 5.92 billion, operating income for the quarter also had double-digit percentage growth: an increase of more than 25 percent over operating income reported for the same period last year of USD 4.47 billion.
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RE[4]: Many thanks ...
by twenex on Sat 27th Oct 2007 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Many thanks ..."
twenex
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2006-04-21

Ah good ol' trusty "You must work for Microsoft" argument. Love it!

Actually, most people in this thread supporting Microsoft have done that work for us: they've admitted they either (a) have shares in MS, (b) write apps for MS OSes, (c) are fans of Microsoft or (d) just don't know and/or care about OSes and technology (where members of group (c) who are not also members of (a) or (b) are almost invariably members of group (d) instead. It's not surprising when people with a vested interest in Microsoft are happy when Microsoft claims to do well, even if and when the claims are total bull.

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