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Earnings Release FY22 Q4

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Performance

Revenue increased $30.2 billion or 18% driven by growth across each of our segments. Intelligent Cloud revenue increased driven by Azure and other cloud services. Productivity and Business Processes revenue increased driven by Office 365 Commercial and LinkedIn. More Personal Computing revenue increased driven by Search and news advertising and Windows.

Cost of revenue increased $10.4 billion or 20% driven by growth in Microsoft Cloud.

Gross margin increased $19.8 billion or 17% driven by growth across each of our segments.

Gross margin percentage decreased slightly. Excluding the impact of the fiscal year 2021 change in accounting estimate for the useful lives of our server and network equipment, gross margin percentage increased 1 point driven by improvement in Productivity and Business Processes.

Microsoft Cloud gross margin percentage decreased slightly to 70%. Excluding the impact of the change in accounting estimate, Microsoft Cloud gross margin percentage increased 3 points driven by improvement across our cloud services, offset in part by sales mix shift to Azure and other cloud services.

Operating expenses increased $6.3 billion or 14% driven by investments in cloud engineering, LinkedIn, Gaming, and commercial sales.

Key changes in operating expenses were:

Research and development expenses increased $3.8 billion or 18% driven by investments in cloud engineering, Gaming, and LinkedIn.

Sales and marketing expenses increased $1.7 billion or 8% driven by investments in commercial sales and LinkedIn. Sales and marketing included a favorable foreign currency impact of 2%.

General and administrative expenses increased $793 million or 16% driven by investments in corporate functions.

Operating income increased $13.5 billion or 19% driven by growth across each of our segments.

Current year net income and diluted EPS were positively impacted by the net tax benefit related to the transfer of intangible properties, which resulted in an increase to net income and diluted EPS of $3.3 billion and $0.44, respectively. Prior year net income and diluted EPS were positively impacted by the net tax benefit related to the India Supreme Court decision on withholding taxes, which resulted in an increase to net income and diluted EPS of $620 million and $0.08, respectively.

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