Microsoft's announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year.
"Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $6.17 billion, $5.87 billion, and $0.69 per share, which represented increases of 4%, 30%, and 35%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period," Microsoft stated.
Microsoft reported record revenue of $69.94 billion, a 12% increase from the prior year, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the year were $27.16 billion, $23.15 billion, and $2.69, which represented increases of 13%, 23%, and 28%, respectively, when compared with the prior year.
- "Microsoft Business Division revenue grew 7% in Q4 and 16% for full year. Office 2010 continues to be the fastest-selling version of Microsoft Office in history with over 100 million licenses sold.
- Server & Tools revenue grew 12% in Q4, the fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, grew 11% for full year. Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server continued to drive revenue growth in the segment.
- Windows and Windows Live Division revenue declined 1% in Q4 and decreased 2% for full year. Excluding the impact of the prior year Windows 7 launch and revenue deferral, we estimate full-year revenue growth was in line with PC market growth of 2% to 4%. Windows 7 has sold over 400 million licenses and business deployments continue to accelerate.
- Online Services Division revenue grew 17% in Q4 and 15% for full year, primarily driven by increases in search revenue. Bing's U.S. search share increased 340 basis points year-over-year to 14.4% this quarter.
- Entertainment & Devices Division revenue grew 30% for Q4 and 45% for full year, due to the ongoing momentum of the console, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Xbox 360 has been the top-selling game console in the U.S. over the past twelve months," revealed Microsoft.
[Source: Microsoft Press]