Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Earnings Release  FY13 Q3
Solid results across the datacenter and data platform
Product revenue up 11%
Multi-year licensing revenue up 20%
Enterprise Services revenue up 11%
Continued datacenter strength
Hyper-V continues to take share, up 4% pts
System Center revenue grew 22%
Continued data platform growth
SQL Server revenue grew 16%, outpacing the market
Windows Azure momentum

Server and Tools revenue increased in both product sales and Enterprise Services. Product revenue increased $396 million or 11%, driven primarily by growth in SQL Server, System Center, and Windows Server. Enterprise Services revenue grew $112 million or 11%, due to growth in both Premier product support and consulting services.

Server and Tools operating income increased, primarily due to revenue growth, offset in part by higher cost of revenue and sales and marketing expenses. Cost of revenue increased $151 million or 15%, primarily reflecting higher headcount-related and datacenter expenses. Sales and marketing expenses grew $47 million or 4%, reflecting increased fees paid to third-party enterprise software advisors and corporate sales and marketing activities.

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Server and Tools
RESULTS (in millions, except percentages)
Q313 Q312 Change
Revenue $ 5,039 $ 4,531 11%
Operating
Income
$ 1,979 $ 1,686 17%
FY13 Earnings Release Schedule
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