Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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Are those the real numbers?
by kragil on Fri 12th Feb 2010 23:45 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I know that MS made nearly 6.66 billion (6.62 actually, but the number of the beast is so fitting I couldn't resist) this quarter and 3.57 in the one before that.

The way I read this graph it looks like MS made around 8 (subtracting the below zero stuff).

Businessinsider seems not to be be very accurate with their business numbers ..

Edited 2010-02-12 23:47 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I know that MS made nearly 6.66 billion (6.62 actually, but the number of the beast is so fitting I couldn't resist) this quarter and 3.57 in the one before that.


Might be a difference between GAAP and non-GAAP, but I dunno, I don't usually follow MS's earnings.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I know that MS made nearly 6.66 billion (6.62 actually, but the number of the beast is so fitting I couldn't resist) this quarter and 3.57 in the one before that.


Hmm... worse, those appear to be monthly profits, not quarterly.

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zegenie Member since:
2005-12-31

Hmm... worse, those appear to be monthly profits, not quarterly.


Yes, that's an average of $7 *billion* dollars, each *month*, just from MS Office. Blows my mind.

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