FY15 Q1 - Performance - Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Revenue increased $4.7 billion or 25%, reflecting the acquisition of NDS and growth across our consumer and commercial businesses, evidenced by higher revenue from our Commercial Cloud, Xbox Platform, Surface, and server products.

Gross margin increased $1.5 billion or 12%, primarily due to higher revenue, offset in part by a $3.1 billion or 61% increase in cost of revenue. Cost of revenue increased mainly due to the acquisition of NDS, as well as higher volumes of Computing and Gaming devices sold.

Operating income decreased $490 million or 8%, reflecting integration and restructuring expenses in the current fiscal year, as well as increased sales and marketing expenses and research and development expenses, offset in part by higher gross margin. Integration and restructuring expenses were $1.1 billion, or $0.11 in diluted earnings per share, primarily reflecting employee severance charges associated with our restructuring plan announced in July 2014 (“Restructuring Plan”). Key changes in operating expenses were:

• Sales and marketing expenses increased $424 million or 13%, primarily due to NDS expenses.

• Research and development expenses increased $298 million or 11%, due mainly to increased investment in new products and services in our Devices engineering group, including NDS expenses, and Cloud and Enterprise engineering group, reflecting ongoing commitment to our mobile-first and cloud-first strategy.

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FY15 Earnings Release Schedule

  • Q2-Monday, January 26
  • Q3-Thursday, April 23
  • Q4-Tuesday, July 21