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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by HangLoose on Fri 26th Oct 2007 16:46 UTC
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Microsoft is facing competition from all the sides with Linux distros getting better, mass migration of governments(such india/brasil) to linux desktops, broader OPF support by governments, searches, advertisment, enterteinment (xbox/zune) it is REALLY incredible that they are doing that good.

The guy knows how to grow money!

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RE: Wow...
by bryanv on Fri 26th Oct 2007 16:50 in reply to "Wow..."
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The guy knows how to grow money!

1.) Establish near monopoly on OS & Office productivity applications.
2.) Release new versions.
3.) Profit!

Easier than taking candy from a baby.

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RE[2]: Wow...
by snowflake on Fri 26th Oct 2007 20:25 in reply to "RE: Wow..."
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"Easier than taking candy from a baby."

If it's so easy why haven't you done
it, or have you?

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RE: Wow...
by Phloptical on Sat 27th Oct 2007 00:29 in reply to "Wow..."
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The guy knows how to grow money!

It's really not that hard when you have complete control of all aspects of your market, and more than $4B in the bank in cash to ride out the rough spots. They can put out mediocre products and still sell, fanboy related zealotry notwithstanding. All they have to do is cash the checks every month.

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