FY18 Q4 - Productivity and Business Processes Performance - Investor Relations - Microsoft

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Revenue increased $6.0 billion or 20%.

LinkedIn revenue increased $3.0 billion to $5.3 billion. Fiscal year 2018 includes a full period of results, whereas fiscal year 2017 only includes results from the date of acquisition on December 8, 2016. LinkedIn revenue primarily consisted of revenue from Talent Solutions.

Office Commercial revenue increased $2.4 billion or 11%, driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth, mainly due to growth in subscribers and average revenue per user, offset in part by lower revenue from products licensed on-premises, reflecting a continued shift to Office 365 commercial.

Office Consumer revenue increased $382 million or 11%, driven by Office 365 consumer revenue growth, mainly due to growth in subscribers.

Dynamics revenue increased 13%, driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth.

Operating income increased $1.5 billion or 13%, including a favorable foreign currency impact of 2%.

Gross margin increased $4.4 billion or 19%, driven by LinkedIn and growth in Office commercial. Gross margin percentage decreased slightly, due to an increased mix of cloud offerings, offset in part by gross margin percentage improvement in Office 365 commercial and LinkedIn. LinkedIn cost of revenue increased $818 million to $1.7 billion, including $888 million of amortization for acquired intangible assets.

Operating expenses increased $2.9 billion or 25%, driven by LinkedIn expenses and investments in commercial sales capacity and cloud engineering. LinkedIn operating expenses increased $2.2 billion to $4.5 billion, including $617 million of amortization of acquired intangible assets.

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