Microsoft Q2 Reports Record $0.77 Earnings Per Share

Microsoft announced Q2 revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31st. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively.Prior year results reflect $1.71 billion of deferred revenue relating to Windows 7 Upgrade Option program and sales of Win7 before […]

Microsoft announced Q2 revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31st. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $8.17 billion, $6.63 billion and $0.77 per share, respectively.

  • Prior year results reflect $1.71 billion of deferred revenue relating to Windows 7 Upgrade Option program and sales of Win7 before general availability in Oct'09
  • Q2 growth rates for revenue and earnings per share were 5% and 4%, respectively
  • Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft's fastest downloaded beta browser of all time with over 20 million downloads to date
  • 55% growth in revenue for the Entertainment & Devices Division, as the success of the Kinect sensor boosted sales of Xbox 360 consoles, Xbox Live subscriptions and Xbox games
  • Microsoft Business Division revenue grew 24% year-over-year
  • Office 2010 is the fastest-selling consumer version of Office in history, with license sales over 50% ahead of Office 2007 over an equivalent period following launch
  • over 300 million Windows 7 licenses, and Windows 7 is now running on over 20% of Internet-connected PCs

Microsoft Q2 earning report

Among the other product and business highlights Microsoft reported in the quarter:

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