FY10 Q2 - Performance - Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Performance

Windows 7 demand and solid execution led to record performance

  • Record revenue and net income
  • Revenue growth driven by Windows 7 consumer demand
  • Continued cost discipline
  • Adjusted EPS* growth of 28% over the comparable period last year
  • Strong product pipeline into 2010 and beyond

Revenue increased mainly due to the launch of Windows 7 on October 22, 2009. Operating income increased reflecting increased revenue and decreased operating expenses in most categories.

• Cost of revenue decreased $279 million or 7%, primarily reflecting decreased Xbox 360 console costs and cost controls, offset in part by increased online costs, mainly traffic acquisition costs.

• Research and development decreased $211 million or 9%, primarily reflecting a decrease in third-party development and programming costs, a decrease in headcount, and the capitalization of certain software development costs.

• General and administrative expenses increased $293 million or 35%, primarily due to increased legal charges.

Diluted earnings per share increased primarily reflecting increased net income and share repurchases during the past 12 months.

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FY10 Earnings Release Schedule

  • Q3-Thursday, April 22
  • Q4-Thursday, July 22

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