As expected, Microsoft reported yesterday afternoon for a loss this quarter for the first time in 26 years of company stock. Giant ago warned out of your earnings over $ 6 billion for the purchase of aQuantive. The total loss for the quarter amounts to 492 million dollars, or $ 0.06 per share – a far cry from 5.9 billion dollars net profit, the company announced for the same quarter a year earlier.
However, the situation is not so bad: income (ie everything that the company has earned before deducting expenses) increased by 4% from last year to 18.06 billion dollars. This figure would be higher if the decline in sales of computers do not harm sales of the Windows operating system from Microsoft. Windows & Windows Live Division reported 13 percent drop in earnings for the fourth quarter and 3% for the year. On the other hand, Entertainment and Devices Division met the highest growth: Revenue grew 20% last quarter and 8% for the year.
CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, reminded investors that there is something to be expected by the end of 2012th, emerging with Office 15 and Windows Phone 8.