FY17 Q4 - Productivity and Business Processes Performance - Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Productivity and Business Processes

Revenue increased $4.0 billion or 15%, driven by the acquisition of LinkedIn and higher revenue from Office.

• LinkedIn revenue was $2.3 billion, primarily comprised of revenue from Talent Solutions.

• Office Commercial revenue increased $1.2 billion or 6%, driven by higher revenue from Office 365 commercial, mainly due to growth in subscribers, offset in part by lower revenue from products licensed on-premises, reflecting a continued shift to Office 365 commercial.

• Office Consumer revenue increased $425 million or 14%, driven by higher revenue from Office 365 consumer, mainly due to growth in subscribers.

• Dynamics revenue increased 9%, primarily due to higher revenue from Dynamics 365.

Operating income decreased $505 million or 4%, 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 $2.4 billion or 26%, mainly due to LinkedIn and cloud engineering expenses. Operating expenses included $2.3 billion related to our acquisition of LinkedIn, including $359 million of amortization of acquired intangible assets. Sales and marketing expenses increased $1.2 billion or 24%, research and development expenses increased $955 million or 35%, and general and administrative expenses increased $212 million or 14%.

• Gross margin increased $1.8 billion or 9%, primarily due to our acquisition of LinkedIn. Gross margin percentage decreased due to an increased mix of cloud offerings and amortization of acquired intangible assets related to LinkedIn. Cost of revenue included $918 million related to our acquisition of LinkedIn, including $507 million of amortization of acquired intangible assets.

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FY18 Earnings Release Schedule

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