Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Volume
NA
Market Cap
NA
52 Week High
NA
52 Week Low 
NA
Supplied by Morningstar Inc
2015 Annual Report
FeedbackFeedback
Earnings Release FY11 Q3
Performance
Portfolio breadth and strength delivers fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth *
Sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit EPS growth,* driven by Office, server products, Xbox, and Kinect
Record operating cash flow of $8.7 billion
Strong business demand for Microsoft platforms and applications
Robust consumer adoption of Office, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect
* Adjusted for deferred revenue related to prior year Windows 7 and Office 2010 tech guarantee

Revenue increased primarily due to strong sales of the Xbox 360 console, Kinect for Xbox 360, the 2010 Microsoft Office system, and Server and Tools products, offset in part by lower sales of Windows 7. Revenue also increased due to the $305 million Office Deferral during the three months ended March 31, 2010. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates had an insignificant impact on revenue.

Operating income increased reflecting an increase in revenue, offset in part by higher operating expenses. Key changes in operating expenses were:

• Cost of revenue increased $1.1 billion or 41%, due to increased volumes of Xbox 360 consoles and Kinect sensors sold and higher costs associated with our online offerings, including traffic acquisition costs and royalty costs relating to Xbox LIVE digital content sold, as well as due to higher expenses from providing Enterprise Services.

• Sales and marketing expenses increased $190 million or 6%, primarily reflecting increased advertising and marketing of the Xbox 360 platform, Windows Phone, and Windows and Windows Live, and higher headcount-related expenses.

• Research and development expenses increased $49 million or 2%, due mainly to higher headcount-related expenses.

Diluted earnings per share increased reflecting higher revenue, repurchases of common stock, and a partial settlement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("I.R.S."), which added $0.05 to our diluted earnings per share, offset in part by higher operating expenses.

FY11 Earnings Release Schedule
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO USERS (summary only, click here for full text of notice); All information is subject to the more comprehensive information contained in our SEC reports and filings. We do not endorse third-party information. All information speaks as of the last fiscal quarter or year for which we have filed a Form 10-K or 10-Q, or for historical information the date or period expressly indicated in or with such information. We undertake no duty to update the information. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties described in our Forms 10-Q and 10-K.