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Strong quarterly earnings for Microsoft

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
29 Ianuarie 2021
Both the actual figures and guidance beat expectations

One of the most expected quarterly earnings became public. Microsoft reported fiscal second-quarter figures that beat expectations.

Microsoft had an adjusted EPS of $2.03 on revenues of $43.08 billion in the past quarter. Both figures topped expectations of $1.64 per share, and $40.18 billion, respectively. On an annualized basis, Microsoft’s revenue grew 17%, beating the 12% reported in the prior quarter.

Microsoft Azure revenue reported a 50% growth, beating the 42% expected by the market. However, the company didn’t disclose the segment’s revenue in dollars. At the same time, the Intelligent Cloud business segment revenue figures came in at $14.60 billion, 23% higher than the $13.77 billion forecasted.

For the future, Microsoft expects its revenues to reach a high of $41.25 billion in the fiscal third quarter.

Following the news, Microsoft stock price gained 1.22% closing at an all-time high for the first time since September. Since the beginning of 2021, its stock price went up 5%, while USA500 added 3%.

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez

Miguel a lucrat pentru instituții financiare importante, precum Banco Santander și Banco Central-Hispano. De asemenea, a publicat cărți despre Forex.