Steve Ballmer presentation slide reveals $300 million loss on Yahoo! deal

An unpresented slide from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer financial analysts presentation revealed “We’ll lose money in first 2 years ($300m total), then start making decent return ($400m steady). The slide also reveals some information "context -- not for disclosure" that can be seen below. Microsoft expects $600 million to $700 million transition costs, with as much […]

An unpresented slide from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer financial analysts presentation revealed “We’ll lose money in first 2 years ($300m total), then start making decent return ($400m steady). The slide also reveals some information "context -- not for disclosure" that can be seen below. Microsoft expects $600 million to $700 million transition costs, with as much as $200 million in fiscal 2010, which ends June 30. The non-disclosure column breaks down the costs by category.”