FY17 Q4 - Intelligent Cloud Performance - Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Revenue increased $2.4 billion or 10%, primarily due to higher revenue from server products and cloud services.

• Server products and cloud services revenue grew $2.5 billion or 13%, driven by Azure revenue growth of 99% and server products licensed on-premises revenue growth of 4%.

• Enterprise Services revenue decreased 2%, driven by a decline in revenue from custom support agreements, offset in part by higher revenue from Premier Support Services and Microsoft Consulting Services.

Operating income decreased $177 million or 2%, primarily due to higher operating expenses, offset in part by higher gross margin. Operating income included an unfavorable foreign currency impact of 3%.

• Operating expenses increased $973 million or 11%, driven by investments in sales capacity, cloud engineering, and developer engagement. Sales and marketing expenses increased $547 million or 13%, research and development expenses increased $468 million or 14%, and general and administrative expenses decreased $42 million or 3%.

• Gross margin increased $796 million or 4%, driven by growth in server products and cloud services revenue and cloud services scale and efficiencies, offset in part by a decline in Enterprise Services gross margin. Gross margin included an unfavorable foreign currency impact of 2%. Gross margin percentage decreased due to an increased mix of cloud offerings and lower Enterprise Services gross margin percent, offset by improvement in Azure gross margin percent.

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FY18 Earnings Release Schedule

  • Q1-Thursday, October 26
  • Q2-Wednesday, January 31
  • Q3-Thursday, April 26
  • Q4-Thursday, July 19

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