Microsoft Reports Q1 2013 Revenue Of $16.01 Billion

Recently Microsoft announced their Q1 2013 revenues of $16.01 billion.  This was below Wall Street’s expectations at $16.5 billion in sales.  The net income of the company dropped by 22% to $5.31 billion as Microsoft prepares for major hardware and software releases in a few weeks ahead.

Microsoft LogoWindows has been lagging in the months before the release of the Windows 8 operating system.  The Windows and Windows Live division fell to $3.24 billion, which is a decrease of 33% compared to where they were one year ago.

The problem is that the demand for Microsoft is that the demand for PCs have been declining.  Worldwide PC shipments fell 8% in the third quarter as consumers wait for the next version of Windows, which will be released on October 26th.  Microsoft’s business division grew 1% to $5.50 billion in Q1.  Microsoft’s business division includes Microsoft Office.

Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division dropped 1% and hit $1.95 billion in revenue.  Microsoft certified over 1,000 systems for the new operating system, which includes tablets, ultrabooks, AIOs, and desktops.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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