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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016:

  • Revenue was $ 24.1 billion GAAP, and $ 26.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 6.2 billion GAAP, and $ 8.2 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 5.2 billion GAAP, and $ 6.5 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $ 0.66 GAAP, and $ 0.83 non-GAAP

Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”) on December 8, 2016. Financial results from the acquired business are reported in the Productivity and Business Processes segment. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, the results of LinkedIn, including amortization of acquired intangible assets, contributed revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share of $ 228 million, $ (201) million, $ (100) million, and $ (0.01), respectively.

“Our customers are seeing greater value and opportunity as we partner with them through their digital transformation,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Accelerating advancements in AI across our platforms and services will provide further opportunity to drive growth in the Microsoft Cloud.”

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Additional information regarding our non-GAAP definition is provided below. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 23,796 $ 6,026 $ 5,018 $ 0.62
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,710 1,710 1,128 0.14
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 24,090 $ 6,177 $ 5,200 $ 0.66
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,976 1,976 1,315 0.17
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 1% 3% 4% 6%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% 5% 6% 9%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 4% 8% 10% 13%

 

Microsoft is providing the following table to help investors compare results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn.

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) from Table Above $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) from Table Above $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
LinkedIn Results Including Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets 228 (201) (100) (0.01)
2016 As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) $ 25,838 $ 8,354 $ 6,615 $ 0.84
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) 1% 8% 8% 11%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 3% 11% 12% 15%

Microsoft returned $ 6.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

“I am pleased with our results this quarter. We see strong demand for our cloud-based services and are executing well on our long-term growth strategy,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft.

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes was $ 7.4 billion and increased 10% (up 12% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 7% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 47% (up 49% in constant currency)
  • Office consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 22% (up 21% in constant currency) and Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 24.9 million
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 7% (up 9% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth
  • LinkedIn contributed revenue of $ 228 million for the period beginning on December 8, 2016

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $ 6.9 billion and increased 8% (up 10% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 12% (up 14% in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth
  • Azure revenue increased 93% (up 95% in constant currency) with Azure compute usage more than doubling year-over-year
  • Enterprise Services revenue decreased 4% (down 2% in constant currency) with declines in custom support agreements offset by growth in Premier Support Services and consulting

Revenue in More Personal Computing was $ 11.8 billion and decreased 5% (down 4% in constant currency) driven primarily by lower phone revenue, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue increased 5% (up 5% in constant currency)
  • Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 6% in constant currency) driven by annuity revenue growth
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs increased 10% (up 11% in constant currency) driven by increased revenue per search and search volume
  • Gaming revenue decreased 3% (down 1% in constant currency) with lower Xbox console revenue offset by Xbox software and services revenue growth

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn on December 8, 2016 and the sale of its feature phone business in November 2016.

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on January 26, 2018.

“As Adjusted” Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During the second quarter of fiscal years 2017 and 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the net impact from Windows 10 revenue deferrals. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the results of LinkedIn. These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these non-GAAP measures gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance.

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. With respect to our non-GAAP measures related to Windows 10 revenue, we believe these measures bridge investor information and minimize potential confusion during the brief period between the time Windows 10 revenue recognition moved from upfront to ratable, and the adoption of the new revenue standard, when Windows 10 will again be recognized predominantly upfront. The net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from adoption of the new revenue standard.

LinkedIn Results. With respect to our non-GAAP measure related to LinkedIn results, we believe this measure will help investors compare actual results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn. We do not anticipate providing this non-GAAP measure in the future as our guidance will incorporate expected results for LinkedIn.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definitions

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. Microsoft recorded net revenue deferrals of $ 2.0 billion during the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 and net revenue deferrals of $ 1.7 billion during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, related to Windows 10.

With the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, Windows 10 customers receive future versions and updates at no additional charge. Under current revenue recognition accounting guidance, when standalone software is sold with future upgrade rights, revenue must be deferred over the life of the computing device on which it is installed. This is different from prior versions of Windows, which were sold without upgrade rights, where all revenue from original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers was recognized at the time of billing, i.e., upfront.

When Microsoft adopts the new revenue standard, predominantly all Windows OEM revenue will be recognized at the time of billing, which is similar to the revenue recognition for prior versions of Windows. Additional information regarding the new revenue standard is provided in the “Recent Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted” section of Microsoft’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 (Notes to Financial Statements). Microsoft reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP)” revenue to provide comparability during the short period where Windows 10 will be recognized over the estimated life of a device, i.e., ratable, rather than at the time of billing.

LinkedIn Results. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, LinkedIn contributed revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share of $ 228 million, $ (201) million, $ (100) million, and $ (0.01), respectively. Microsoft excludes the results of LinkedIn and reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP)” to help investors compare results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a non-GAAP framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period non-GAAP results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods. The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Financial Performance Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 23,796 $ 6,026 $ 5,018 $ 0.62
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 24,090 $ 6,177 $ 5,200 $ 0.66
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
2016 As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) $ 25,838 $ 8,354 $ 6,615 $ 0.84
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 1% 3% 4% 6%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% 5% 6% 9%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) 1% 8% 8% 11%
Constant Currency Impact $ (339) $ (228) $ (260) $ (0.03)
Constant Currency Impact Excluding LinkedIn $ (333) $ (223) $ (251) $ (0.03)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 4% 8% 10% 13%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 3% 11% 12% 15%

Segment Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions) Productivity and Business Processes Intelligent Cloud More Personal Computing
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,690 $ 6,343 $ 12,473
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 7,382 $ 6,861 $ 11,823
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 10% 8% (5)%
Constant Currency Impact $ (108) $ (112) $ (119)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 12% 10% (4)%

Selected Product and Service Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation       

Three Months Ended December 31,
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) Constant Currency Impact Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency
Office commercial products and cloud services 5% 2% 7%
Office 365 commercial 47% 2% 49%
Office consumer products and cloud services 22% (1)% 21%
Dynamics products and cloud services 7% 2% 9%
Server products and cloud services 12% 2% 14%
Azure 93% 2% 95%
Enterprise Services (4)% 2% (2)%
Windows OEM 5% 0% 5%
Windows commercial products and cloud services 5% 1% 6%
Search advertising excluding traffic acquisition costs 10% 1% 11%
Gaming (3)% 2% (1)%

 Commercial Cloud Annualized Revenue Run Rate

Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate is calculated by taking revenue in the final month of the quarter multiplied by twelve for Office 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics 365, and other cloud properties.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims, or fines against us;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business, including the effects of foreign currency exchange;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

All information in this release is as of January 26, 2017. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016:

  • Revenue was $ 24.1 billion GAAP, and $ 26.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 6.2 billion GAAP, and $ 8.2 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 5.2 billion GAAP, and $ 6.5 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $ 0.66 GAAP, and $ 0.83 non-GAAP

Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”) on December 8, 2016. Financial results from the acquired business are reported in the Productivity and Business Processes segment. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, the results of LinkedIn, including amortization of acquired intangible assets, contributed revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share of $ 228 million, $ (201) million, $ (100) million, and $ (0.01), respectively.

“Our customers are seeing greater value and opportunity as we partner with them through their digital transformation,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Accelerating advancements in AI across our platforms and services will provide further opportunity to drive growth in the Microsoft Cloud.”

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Additional information regarding our non-GAAP definition is provided below. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 23,796 $ 6,026 $ 5,018 $ 0.62
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,710 1,710 1,128 0.14
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 24,090 $ 6,177 $ 5,200 $ 0.66
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,976 1,976 1,315 0.17
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 1% 3% 4% 6%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% 5% 6% 9%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 4% 8% 10% 13%

 

Microsoft is providing the following table to help investors compare results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn.

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) from Table Above $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) from Table Above $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
LinkedIn Results Including Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets 228 (201) (100) (0.01)
2016 As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) $ 25,838 $ 8,354 $ 6,615 $ 0.84
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) 1% 8% 8% 11%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 3% 11% 12% 15%

Microsoft returned $ 6.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

“I am pleased with our results this quarter. We see strong demand for our cloud-based services and are executing well on our long-term growth strategy,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft.

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes was $ 7.4 billion and increased 10% (up 12% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 7% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 47% (up 49% in constant currency)
  • Office consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 22% (up 21% in constant currency) and Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 24.9 million
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 7% (up 9% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth
  • LinkedIn contributed revenue of $ 228 million for the period beginning on December 8, 2016

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $ 6.9 billion and increased 8% (up 10% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 12% (up 14% in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth
  • Azure revenue increased 93% (up 95% in constant currency) with Azure compute usage more than doubling year-over-year
  • Enterprise Services revenue decreased 4% (down 2% in constant currency) with declines in custom support agreements offset by growth in Premier Support Services and consulting

Revenue in More Personal Computing was $ 11.8 billion and decreased 5% (down 4% in constant currency) driven primarily by lower phone revenue, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue increased 5% (up 5% in constant currency)
  • Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 6% in constant currency) driven by annuity revenue growth
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs increased 10% (up 11% in constant currency) driven by increased revenue per search and search volume
  • Gaming revenue decreased 3% (down 1% in constant currency) with lower Xbox console revenue offset by Xbox software and services revenue growth

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Microsoft completed the acquisition of LinkedIn on December 8, 2016 and the sale of its feature phone business in November 2016.

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on January 26, 2018.

“As Adjusted” Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During the second quarter of fiscal years 2017 and 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the net impact from Windows 10 revenue deferrals. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the results of LinkedIn. These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these non-GAAP measures gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance.

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. With respect to our non-GAAP measures related to Windows 10 revenue, we believe these measures bridge investor information and minimize potential confusion during the brief period between the time Windows 10 revenue recognition moved from upfront to ratable, and the adoption of the new revenue standard, when Windows 10 will again be recognized predominantly upfront. The net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from adoption of the new revenue standard.

LinkedIn Results. With respect to our non-GAAP measure related to LinkedIn results, we believe this measure will help investors compare actual results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn. We do not anticipate providing this non-GAAP measure in the future as our guidance will incorporate expected results for LinkedIn.

These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definitions

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. Microsoft recorded net revenue deferrals of $ 2.0 billion during the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 and net revenue deferrals of $ 1.7 billion during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, related to Windows 10.

With the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, Windows 10 customers receive future versions and updates at no additional charge. Under current revenue recognition accounting guidance, when standalone software is sold with future upgrade rights, revenue must be deferred over the life of the computing device on which it is installed. This is different from prior versions of Windows, which were sold without upgrade rights, where all revenue from original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers was recognized at the time of billing, i.e., upfront.

When Microsoft adopts the new revenue standard, predominantly all Windows OEM revenue will be recognized at the time of billing, which is similar to the revenue recognition for prior versions of Windows. Additional information regarding the new revenue standard is provided in the “Recent Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted” section of Microsoft’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 (Notes to Financial Statements). Microsoft reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP)” revenue to provide comparability during the short period where Windows 10 will be recognized over the estimated life of a device, i.e., ratable, rather than at the time of billing.

LinkedIn Results. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, LinkedIn contributed revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share of $ 228 million, $ (201) million, $ (100) million, and $ (0.01), respectively. Microsoft excludes the results of LinkedIn and reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP)” to help investors compare results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the guidance previously provided for the quarter, which excluded LinkedIn.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a non-GAAP framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period non-GAAP results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods. The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Financial Performance Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 23,796 $ 6,026 $ 5,018 $ 0.62
2015 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 25,506 $ 7,736 $ 6,146 $ 0.76
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 24,090 $ 6,177 $ 5,200 $ 0.66
2016 As Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals (non-GAAP) $ 26,066 $ 8,153 $ 6,515 $ 0.83
2016 As Further Adjusted for Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals, Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) $ 25,838 $ 8,354 $ 6,615 $ 0.84
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 1% 3% 4% 6%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% 5% 6% 9%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) 1% 8% 8% 11%
Constant Currency Impact $ (339) $ (228) $ (260) $ (0.03)
Constant Currency Impact Excluding LinkedIn $ (333) $ (223) $ (251) $ (0.03)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 4% 8% 10% 13%
Percentage Change Y/Y Excluding LinkedIn Results (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 3% 11% 12% 15%

Segment Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended December 31,
($ in millions) Productivity and Business Processes Intelligent Cloud More Personal Computing
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,690 $ 6,343 $ 12,473
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 7,382 $ 6,861 $ 11,823
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 10% 8% (5)%
Constant Currency Impact $ (108) $ (112) $ (119)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 12% 10% (4)%

Selected Product and Service Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation       

Three Months Ended December 31,
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) Constant Currency Impact Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency
Office commercial products and cloud services 5% 2% 7%
Office 365 commercial 47% 2% 49%
Office consumer products and cloud services 22% (1)% 21%
Dynamics products and cloud services 7% 2% 9%
Server products and cloud services 12% 2% 14%
Azure 93% 2% 95%
Enterprise Services (4)% 2% (2)%
Windows OEM 5% 0% 5%
Windows commercial products and cloud services 5% 1% 6%
Search advertising excluding traffic acquisition costs 10% 1% 11%
Gaming (3)% 2% (1)%

 Commercial Cloud Annualized Revenue Run Rate

Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate is calculated by taking revenue in the final month of the quarter multiplied by twelve for Office 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics 365, and other cloud properties.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims, or fines against us;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business, including the effects of foreign currency exchange;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

All information in this release is as of January 26, 2017. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. Pacific time conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud strength highlights first quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — October 20, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016:

  • Revenue was $ 20.5 billion GAAP, and $ 22.3 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 5.2 billion GAAP, and $ 7.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 4.7 billion GAAP, and $ 6.0 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $ 0.60 GAAP, and $ 0.76 non-GAAP

“We are helping to lead a profound digital transformation for customers, infusing intelligence across all of our platforms and experiences,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “We continue to innovate, grow engagement, and build our total addressable market.”

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Additional information regarding our non-GAAP definition is provided below. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Three Months Ended September 30
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,379 $ 5,793 $ 4,902 $ 0.61
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,281 1,281 759 0.09
2015 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 21,660 $ 7,074 $ 5,661 $ 0.70
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,453 $ 5,225 $ 4,690 $ 0.60
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 1,881 1,881 1,299 0.16
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,334 $ 7,106 $ 5,989 $ 0.76
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 0% (10)% (4)% (2)%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 3% 0% 6% 9%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 5% 4% 10% 13%

Microsoft returned $ 6.6 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. During the quarter, the company announced an 8% increase in its quarterly dividend to $ 0.39 per share, a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $ 40 billion in share repurchases, and reaffirmed it is on track to complete its current $ 40 billion share repurchase program by December 31, 2016.

“Our first quarter results showed continued demand for our cloud-based services,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft. “We continue to invest, position ourselves for long-term growth, and execute well across our businesses.”

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes grew 6% (up 8% in constant currency) to $ 6.7 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue grew 5% (up 8% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 51% (up 54% in constant currency)
  • Office consumer products and cloud services revenue grew 8% (up 8% in constant currency) and Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 24.0 million
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue grew 11% (up 13% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics online revenue growth

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud grew 8% (up 10% in constant currency) to $ 6.4 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 11% (up 13% in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth
  • Azure revenue grew 116% (up 121% in constant currency) with Azure compute usage more than doubling year-over-year
  • Enterprise Services revenue increased 1% (up 2% in constant currency) with growth in Premier Support Services and consulting offset by declines in custom support agreements

Revenue in More Personal Computing declined 2% (down 1% in constant currency) to $ 9.3 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue was flat year-over-year (flat in constant currency), slightly ahead of the PC market
  • Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue was flat year-over-year (up 2% in constant currency) driven by annuity revenue
  • Phone revenue declined 72% (down 71% in constant currency)
  • Gaming revenue declined 5% (down 4% in constant currency) driven by lower Xbox console revenue offset by higher Xbox software and services revenue
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs grew 9% (up 10% in constant currency) driven by increased revenue per search and search volume

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Microsoft expects to close the acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation and the sale of our entry-level feature phone business in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on October 20, 2017.

“As Adjusted” Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the net impact from Windows 10 revenue deferrals. This item is defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these non-GAAP measures gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance. With respect to our non-GAAP measures related to Windows 10 revenue, we believe these measures bridge investor information and minimize potential confusion during the brief period between the time Windows 10 revenue recognition moved from upfront to ratable, and the adoption of the new revenue standard, when Windows 10 will again be recognized predominantly upfront. The net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from adoption of the new revenue standard. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definition

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. Microsoft recorded net revenue deferrals of $ 1.9 billion during the three months ended September 30, 2016 and net revenue deferrals of $ 1.3 billion during the three months ended September 30, 2015, related to Windows 10.

With the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, Windows 10 customers receive future versions and updates at no additional charge. Under current revenue recognition accounting guidance, when standalone software is sold with future upgrade rights, revenue must be deferred over the life of the computing device on which it is installed. This is different from prior versions of Windows, which were sold without upgrade rights, where all revenue from original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers was recognized at the time of billing, i.e., upfront.

When Microsoft adopts the new revenue standard, predominantly all Windows OEM revenue will be recognized at the time of billing, which is similar to the revenue recognition for prior versions of Windows. Additional information regarding the new revenue standard is provided below. Microsoft reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Adjusted (non-GAAP)” revenue to provide comparability during the short period where Windows 10 will be recognized over the estimated life of a device, i.e., ratable, rather than at the time of billing.

New Revenue Standard

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a new standard related to revenue recognition. Under the new standard, revenue is recognized when a customer obtains control of promised goods or services and is recognized in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The FASB has recently issued several amendments to the standard, including clarification on accounting for licenses of intellectual property and identifying performance obligations.

The guidance permits two methods of adoption: retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented (full retrospective method), or retrospectively with the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance recognized at the date of initial application (the cumulative catch-up transition method). We currently anticipate adopting the standard using the full retrospective method to restate each prior reporting period presented.

The new standard will be effective for us beginning July 1, 2018, and adoption as of the original effective date of July 1, 2017 is permitted. We currently anticipate early adoption of the new standard effective July 1, 2017. Our ability to early adopt using the full retrospective method is dependent on system readiness, including software procured from third-party providers, and the completion of our analysis of information necessary to restate prior period financial statements.

We anticipate this standard will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. While we are continuing to assess all potential impacts of the standard, we currently believe the most significant impact relates to our accounting for software license revenue. We expect revenue related to hardware, cloud offerings, and professional services to remain substantially unchanged. Specifically, under the new standard we expect to recognize Windows 10 revenue predominantly upfront rather than ratably over the life of the related device. We also expect to recognize license revenue upfront rather than over the subscription period from certain multi-year commercial software subscriptions that include both software licenses and software assurance. Due to the complexity of certain of our commercial license subscription contracts, the actual revenue recognition treatment required under the standard will be dependent on contract-specific terms, and may vary in some instances from upfront recognition.

We currently believe the net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from the adoption of the new standard.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a non-GAAP framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period non-GAAP results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods. The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Financial Performance Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended September 30
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,379 $ 5,793 $ 4,902 $ 0.61
2015 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 21,660 $ 7,074 $ 5,661 $ 0.70
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,453 $ 5,225 $ 4,690 $ 0.60
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,334 $ 7,106 $ 5,989 $ 0.76
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 0% (10)% (4)% (2)%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 3% 0% 6% 9%
Constant Currency Impact $ (341) $ (256) $ (209) $ (0.03)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 5% 4% 10% 13%

Segment Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended September 30
($ in millions) Productivity and Business Processes Intelligent Cloud More Personal Computing
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,306 $ 5,892 $ 9,462
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,658 $ 6,382 $ 9,294
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 6% 8% (2)%
Constant Currency Impact $ (125) $ (119) $ (97)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 8% 10% (1)%

 


 

Selected Product and Service Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

Three Months Ended September 30
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) Constant Currency Impact Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency
Office commercial products and cloud services 5% 3% 8%
Office 365 commercial 51% 3% 54%
Office consumer products and cloud services 8% 0% 8%
Dynamics products and cloud services 11% 2% 13%
Server products and cloud services 11% 2% 13%
Azure 116% 5% 121%
Enterprise Services 1% 1% 2%
Windows OEM 0% 0% 0%
Windows commercial products and cloud services 0% 2% 2%
Phone (72)% 1% (71)%
Gaming (5)% 1% (4)%
Search advertising excluding traffic acquisition costs 9% 1% 10%

Commercial Cloud Annualized Revenue Run Rate

Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate is calculated by taking revenue in the final month of the quarter multiplied by twelve for Office 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics Online, and other cloud properties.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims, or fines against us;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business, including the effects of foreign currency exchange;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

All information in this release is as of October 20, 2016. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. Pacific time conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud strength highlights fourth quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — July 19, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016:

  • Revenue was $ 20.6 billion GAAP, and $ 22.6 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 3.1 billion GAAP, and $ 6.2 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 3.1 billion GAAP, and $ 5.5 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $ 0.39 GAAP, and $ 0.69 non-GAAP

“This past year was pivotal in both our own transformation and in partnering with our customers who are navigating their own digital transformations,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “The Microsoft Cloud is seeing significant customer momentum and we’re well positioned to reach new opportunities in the year ahead.”

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Additional information regarding non-GAAP definitions is provided below. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

  Three Months Ended June 30,  
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income (Loss) Net Income (Loss) Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 22,180 $ (2,053) $ (3,195) $ (0.40)
Impairment, Integration, and Restructuring Expenses 8,438 8,262 1.02
2015 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,180 $ 6,385 $ 5,067 $ 0.62
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,614 $ 3,080 $ 3,122 $ 0.39
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 2,028 2,028 1,467 0.19
Impairment, Integration, and Restructuring Expenses 1,110 895 0.11
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,642 $ 6,218 $ 5,484 $ 0.69
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) (7)% * * *
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% (3)% 8% 11%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 5% 6% 23% 27%
* Not meaningful        

During the quarter, Microsoft returned $ 6.4 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.

The current quarter effective tax rate reflected a favorable mix of our income between the U.S. and foreign countries, as well as benefits associated with distributions from foreign affiliates. As such, the GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates were 7% and 15%, respectively.

“This fiscal year we invested in innovation and expanded our market presence in key product areas and geographies,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft. “I am pleased with the execution from our sales teams and partners this quarter who delivered a strong finish to the fiscal year.”

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes grew 5% (up 8% in constant currency) to $ 7.0 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue grew 5% (up 9% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 54% (up 59% in constant currency)
  • Office consumer products and cloud services revenue grew 19% (up 18% in constant currency) with Office 365 consumer subscribers increasing to 23.1 million
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue grew 6% (up 7% in constant currency) with Dynamics CRM Online paid seats growing more than 2.5x year-over-year

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud grew 7% (up 10% in constant currency) to $ 6.7 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 8% in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth
  • Azure revenue grew 102% (up 108% in constant currency) with Azure compute usage more than doubling year-over-year
  • Enterprise Mobility customers nearly doubled year-over-year to over 33,000, and the installed base grew nearly 2.5x year-over-year

Revenue in More Personal Computing declined 4% (down 2% in constant currency) to $ 8.9 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM non-Pro revenue grew 27% (up 27% in constant currency), outpacing the consumer PC market, and Windows OEM Pro revenue grew 2% (up 2% in constant currency)
  • Surface revenue increased 9% (up 9% in constant currency) driven by Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
  • Phone revenue declined 71% (down 70% in constant currency)
  • Xbox Live monthly active users grew 33% year-over-year to 49 million
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs grew 16% (up 17% in constant currency) with continued benefit from Windows 10 usage

Fiscal Year 2016 Results

Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016:

  • Revenue was $ 85.3 billion GAAP, and $ 92.0 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 20.2 billion GAAP, and $ 27.9 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 16.8 billion GAAP, and $ 22.3 billion non-GAAP
  • Diluted earnings per share was $ 2.10 GAAP, and $ 2.79 non-GAAP

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with GAAP to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. The items included in our non-GAAP presentation have changed this quarter to reflect the recent Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”). Additional information regarding non-GAAP definitions is provided below. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

 

 

  Twelve Months Ended June 30,  
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income Net Income Diluted Earnings per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 93,580 $ 18,161 $ 12,193 $ 1.48
Impairment, Integration, and Restructuring Expenses 10,011 9,494 $ 1.15
2015 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 93,580 $ 28,172 $ 21,687 $ 2.63
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 85,320 $ 20,182 $ 16,798 $ 2.10
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 6,643 6,643 4,635 0.58
Impairment, Integration, and Restructuring Expenses 1,110 895 0.11
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 91,963 $ 27,935 $ 22,328 $ 2.79
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) (9)% 11% 38% 42%
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) (2)% (1)% 3% 6%

The current year GAAP and non-GAAP effective tax rates were 15% and 19%, respectively.

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on July 19, 2017.

“As Adjusted” Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During fiscal year 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include the net impact from Windows 10 revenue deferrals. During fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2015, GAAP operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share include impairment, integration, and restructuring expenses. These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these non-GAAP measures gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance. With respect to our non-GAAP measures related to Windows 10 revenue we believe these measures bridge investor information and minimize potential confusion during the brief period between the time Windows 10 revenue recognition moved from upfront to ratable, and the adoption of the new revenue standard, when Windows 10 will again be recognized predominantly upfront. The net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from adoption of the new revenue standard. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definitions

Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals. Microsoft recorded net revenue deferrals of $ 2.0 billion during the three months ended June 30, 2016 and net revenue deferrals of $ 6.6 billion during the twelve months ended June 30, 2016, related to Windows 10.

With the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, Windows 10 customers receive future versions and updates at no additional charge. Under current revenue recognition accounting guidance, when standalone software is sold with future upgrade rights, revenue must be deferred over the life of the computing device on which it is installed. This is different from prior versions of Windows, which were sold without upgrade rights, where all revenue from original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers was recognized at the time of billing, i.e., upfront.

When Microsoft adopts the new revenue standard, predominately all Windows OEM revenue will be recognized at the time of billing, which is similar to the revenue recognition for prior versions of Windows. Additional information regarding the new revenue standard is provided below. Microsoft reflects the recognition of Windows 10 revenue at the time of billing in “As Adjusted (non-GAAP)” revenue to provide comparability during the short period of time where Windows 10 will be recognized over the estimated life of a device, i.e., ratable, rather than at the time of billing.

Impairment, Integration and Restructuring Expenses. During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, restructuring and related impairment expenses were $ 1.1 billion. Microsoft recorded $ 630 million of asset impairment charges which reflected the performance of our phone business, and $ 480 million of restructuring charges primarily related to our previously announced phone business restructuring plans.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, impairment, integration, and restructuring expenses were $ 8.4 billion. Microsoft recorded $ 7.5 billion of goodwill and asset impairment charges related to our phone business, and $ 940 million of integration and restructuring expenses primarily related to our phone business restructuring plans.

For fiscal year 2015, impairment, integration, and restructuring expenses were $ 10.0 billion. Microsoft recorded $ 7.5 billion of goodwill and asset impairment charges related to the phone business, and $ 2.5 billion of integration and restructuring expenses primarily related to our phone business restructuring plans.

New Revenue Standard

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a new standard related to revenue recognition. Under the new standard, revenue is recognized when a customer obtains control of promised goods or services and is recognized in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. The FASB has recently issued several amendments to the standard, including clarification on accounting for licenses of intellectual property and identifying performance obligations.

The guidance permits two methods of adoption: retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented (full retrospective method), or retrospectively with the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance recognized at the date of initial application (the cumulative catch-up transition method). We currently anticipate adopting the standard using the full retrospective method to restate each prior reporting period presented.

The new standard will be effective for us beginning July 1, 2018, and adoption as of the original effective date of July 1, 2017 is permitted. We currently anticipate early adoption of the new standard effective July 1, 2017. Our ability to early adopt using the full retrospective method is dependent on system readiness, including software procured from third-party providers, and the completion of our analysis of information necessary to restate prior period financial statements.

We anticipate this standard will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. While we are continuing to assess all potential impacts of the standard, we currently believe the most significant impact relates to our accounting for software license revenue. We expect revenue related to hardware, cloud offerings, and professional services to remain substantially unchanged. Specifically, under the new standard we expect to recognize Windows 10 revenue predominantly upfront rather than ratably over the life of the related device. We also expect to recognize license revenue upfront rather than over the subscription period from certain multi-year commercial software subscriptions that include both software licenses and software assurance. Due to the complexity of certain of our commercial license subscription contracts, the actual revenue recognition treatment required under the standard will be dependent on contract-specific terms, and may vary in some instances from upfront recognition.

We currently believe the net change in Windows 10 revenue from period to period is indicative of the net change in revenue we expect from the adoption of the new standard.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a non-GAAP framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period non-GAAP results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods. The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Financial Performance Constant Currency Reconciliation

  Three Months Ended June 30,
($ in millions, except per share amounts) Revenue Operating Income (Loss) Net Income (Loss) Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 22,180 $ (2,053) $ (3,195) $ (0.40)
2015 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,180 $ 6,385 $ 5,067 $ 0.62
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 20,614 $ 3,080 $ 3,122 $ 0.39
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 22,642 $ 6,218 $ 5,484 $ 0.69
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) (7)% * * *
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) 2% (3)% 8% 11%
Constant Currency Impact $ (596) $ (575) $ (764) $ (0.10)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 5% 6% 23% 27%
* Not meaningful        

Segment Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

  Three Months Ended June 30,
($ in millions) Productivity and Business Processes Intelligent Cloud More Personal Computing
2015 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,661 $ 6,296 $ 9,243
2016 As Reported (GAAP) $ 6,969 $ 6,711 $ 8,897
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) 5% 7% (4)%
Constant Currency Impact $ (249) $ (215) $ (133)
Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency 8% 10% (2)%

 


 

Selected Product Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation

  Three Months Ended June 30,
Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP) Constant Currency Impact Percentage Change Y/Y (non-GAAP) Constant Currency
Office commercial products and cloud services 5% 4% 9%
Office 365 commercial 54% 5% 59%
Office consumer products and cloud services 19% (1)% 18%
Dynamics products and cloud services 6% 1% 7%
Server products and cloud services 5% 3% 8%
Azure 102% 6% 108%
Windows OEM non-Pro 27% 0% 27%
Windows OEM Pro 2% 0% 2%
Surface 9% 0% 9%
Phone (71)% 1% (70%)
Search advertising excluding traffic acquisition costs 16% 1% 17%

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rates

The following table provides a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP effective tax rates for the current quarter and current year:

  Effective Tax Rate
Three Months Ended June 30, Twelve Months Ended June 30,
2016 As Reported (GAAP) 7% 15%
Net Impact from Windows 10 Revenue Deferrals 5% 4%
Impairment, Integration, and Restructuring Expenses 3% 0%
2016 As Adjusted (non-GAAP) 15% 19%

Commercial Cloud Annualized Revenue Run Rate

Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate is calculated by taking revenue in the final month of the quarter multiplied by twelve for Office 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics Online, and other cloud properties.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims, or fines against us;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business, including the effects of foreign currency exchange;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

All information in this release is as of July 19, 2016. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. Pacific time conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — January 28, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015:

  • Revenue was $ 23.8 billion GAAP, and $ 25.7 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 6.0 billion GAAP, and $ 7.9 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 5.0 billion GAAP, and $ 6.3 billion non-GAAP
  • Earnings per share was $ 0.62 GAAP, and $ 0.78 non-GAAP

During the quarter, Microsoft returned $ 6.5 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.

“Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Businesses are also piloting Windows 10, which will drive deployments beyond 200 million active devices.”

The following table reconciles our financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

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“We delivered double-digit operating income growth in non-GAAP constant currency while investing in key strategic areas that position Microsoft for continued long term growth,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes declined 2% (up 5% in constant currency) to $ 6.7 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue grew 5% in constant currency driven by Office 365 revenue growth of nearly 70% in constant currency
  • Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 20.6 million
  • Dynamics revenue grew 11% in constant currency with Dynamics CRM Online seat adds more than doubling year-over-year for the fifth consecutive quarter

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud grew 5% (up 11% in constant currency) to $ 6.3 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue grew 10% in constant currency
  • Azure revenue grew 140% in constant currency with revenue from Azure premium services growing nearly 3x year-over-year
  • Over one third of the Fortune 500 have chosen our Enterprise Mobility solutions, up nearly 3x year-over-year

Revenue in More Personal Computing declined 5% (down 2% in constant currency) to $ 12.7 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue declined 5% in constant currency, outperforming the PC market, driven by higher consumer premium and mid-range device mix
  • Surface revenue increased 29% in constant currency driven by the launch of Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book
  • Phone revenue declined 49% in constant currency reflecting our strategy change announced in July 2015
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs grew 21% in constant currency with continued benefit from Windows 10 usage
  • Xbox Live monthly active users grew 30% year-over-year to a record 48 million

“It was a strong holiday season for Microsoft highlighted by Surface and Xbox,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. “Our commercial business executed well as our sales teams and partners helped customers realize the value of Microsoft’s cloud technologies across Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online.”

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on January 28, 2017.

Adjusted Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and earnings per share include the net impact from revenue deferrals. For the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and earnings per share include the recognition of previously deferred net revenue and charges related to integration and restructuring expenses. These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these non-GAAP measures gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definitions

Revenue Deferrals. Microsoft recorded a net $ 1.9 billion revenue deferral during the three months ended December 31, 2015, primarily related to Windows 10 and Halo 5.

Microsoft recognized a net $ 326 million of previously deferred revenue during the three months ended December 31, 2014, primarily related to sales of bundled products and services.

Integration and Restructuring Charges. Integration and restructuring expenses were $ 243 million during the three months ended December 31, 2014. Integration and restructuring expenses include employee severance expenses and costs associated with the consolidation of facilities and manufacturing operations related to restructuring activities, and systems consolidation and other business integration expenses associated with the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a non-GAAP framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period non-GAAP results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.  The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

 

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About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims or fines against us;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

All information in this release is as of January 28, 2016. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

For more information, press only:

Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, (503) 443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

For more information, financial analysts and investors only:

Chris Suh, general manager, Investor Relations, (425) 706-4400

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news/. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. Pacific time conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

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postheadericon Strong execution drives Microsoft first quarter results

Windows 10 running on 110 million devices; commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $ 8.2 billion

REDMOND, Wash. — October 22, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015:

  • Revenue was $ 20.4 billion GAAP, and $ 21.7 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $ 5.8 billion GAAP, and $ 7.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $ 4.6 billion GAAP, and $ 5.4 billion non-GAAP
  • Earnings per share was $ 0.57 GAAP, and $ 0.67 non-GAAP

Non-GAAP financial results exclude the deferral and recognition of revenue primarily related to Windows 10.

During the quarter, Microsoft announced a 16% increase in its quarterly dividend to $ 0.36 and returned $ 6.9 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.

“We are making strong progress across each of our three ambitions by delivering innovation people love,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Customer excitement for new devices, Windows 10, Office 365 and Azure is increasing as we bring together the best Microsoft experiences to empower people to achieve more.”

The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

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“We’re pleased with our operating results this quarter. With financial discipline and strong execution, we grew operating income by 11 percent in non-GAAP constant currency,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.

Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes declined 3% (up 4% in constant currency) to $ 6.3 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue grew 5% in constant currency with Office 365 revenue growth of nearly 70% in constant currency and continued user growth across our productivity offerings
  • Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 18.2 million, with approximately 3 million subscribers added in the quarter
  • Dynamics revenue grew 12% in constant currency, with the Dynamics CRM Online enterprise installed base growing more than 3x year-over-year

Revenue in Intelligent Cloud grew 8% (up 14% in constant currency) to $ 5.9 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Server products and cloud services revenue grew 13% in constant currency, with revenue from premium products and services growing double-digits
  • Azure revenue and compute usage more than doubled year-over-year
  • Enterprise Mobility customers more than doubled year-over-year to over 20,000, and the installed base grew nearly 6x year-over-year

Revenue in More Personal Computing declined 17% (down 13% in constant currency) to $ 9.4 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue declined 6%, performing better than the overall PC market, as the Windows 10 launch spurred PC ecosystem innovation and helped drive hardware mix toward premium devices
  • Phone revenue declined 54% in constant currency reflecting our updated strategy
  • Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs grew 29% in constant currency with Bing US market share benefiting from Windows 10 usage
  • Xbox Live monthly active users grew 28% to 39 million

“We’re seeing great traction with businesses who want to bring Microsoft’s cloud, mobile device management technology and data analytics together to improve security and productivity resulting in almost 70 percent year-over-year growth in our commercial cloud run rate,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft.

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. PDT (5:30 p.m. EDT) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on October 22, 2016.

Adjusted Financial Results and non-GAAP Measures

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, GAAP revenue, operating income, net income, and earnings per share include the net impact from Windows 10 revenue deferrals. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the financial results included the charges related to the integration and restructuring expenses related to both Microsoft’s restructuring plan announced in July 2014 and the ongoing integration of Nokia Devices and Services (“NDS”). These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these measures without the impact of these items gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Non-GAAP Definitions

Microsoft recorded $ 1.28 billion net deferrals of revenue related to Windows 10 during the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Integration and restructuring expenses were $ 1.14 billion during the three months ended September 30, 2014, due mainly to restructuring charges of $ 1.05 billion, including employee severance expenses and the write-down of certain assets in connection with the restructuring plan.

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.  The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

All information in this release is as of October 22, 2015. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

For more information, press only:

Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, (503) 443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

For more information, financial analysts and investors only:

Chris Suh, general manager, Investor Relations, (425) 706-4400

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com/. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. PDT conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

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postheadericon Microsoft Cloud and Hardware Results Drives Fourth Quarter Performance

REDMOND, Wash. — July 21, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were $ 22.2 billion.  Gross margin, operating loss, and loss per share for the quarter were $ 14.7 billion, $ (2.1) billion, and $ (0.40) per share, respectively.

These results include the impact of a $ 7.5 billion non-cash impairment charge related to assets associated with the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) business, in addition to a restructuring charge of $ 780 million.  There was also a charge of $ 160 million related to the previously announced integration and restructuring plan.  Combined, these items totaled $ 8.4 billion or a $ 1.02 per share negative impact.  Excluding this impact, operating income and EPS would have been $ 6.4 billion and $ 0.62, respectively.

During the quarter, Microsoft returned $ 6.7 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends.

The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) to Non-GAAP financial results. Microsoft has provided this Non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

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The strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the GAAP amounts, on a constant currency basis, revenue and gross margin would have declined 2% and 3%, and operating income and EPS would have declined 129% and 176%, respectively.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the Non-GAAP amounts, on a constant currency basis, revenue and gross margin would have declined 2% and 3%, respectively, and operating income and EPS would have declined 1% and increased 8%, respectively.
“Our approach to investing in areas where we have differentiation and opportunity is paying off with Surface, Xbox, Bing, Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online all growing by at least double-digits,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “And the upcoming release of Windows 10 will create new opportunities for Microsoft and our ecosystem.”The strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the GAAP amounts, on a constant currency basis, revenue and gross margin would have declined 2% and 3%, and operating income and EPS would have declined 129% and 176%, respectively.  Excluding the effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the Non-GAAP amounts, on a constant currency basis, revenue and gross margin would have declined 2% and 3%, respectively, and operating income and EPS would have declined 1% and increased 8%, respectively.

“We finished the fiscal year with solid progress against our strategic priorities, through strong execution and financial discipline, which is reflected in our results for the quarter and the year,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft.

Devices and Consumer revenue declined 13% (down 10% in constant currency) to $ 8.7 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Windows OEM revenue decreased 22% as revenue was impacted by PC market declines following the XP end-of-support refresh cycle
  • Surface revenue grew 117% to $ 888 million, driven by Surface Pro 3 and launch of the Surface 3
  • Total Xbox revenue grew 27% based on strong growth in consoles, Xbox Live transactions and first party games
  • Search advertising revenue grew 21% with Bing U.S. market share at 20.3%, up 110 basis points over the prior year
  • Office 365 Consumer subscribers increased to 15.2 million, with nearly 3 million subscribers added in the quarter

Commercial revenue increased slightly (up 4% in constant currency) to $ 13.5 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Commercial cloud revenue grew 88% (up 96% in constant currency) driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online and is now on an annualized revenue run rate of over $ 8 billion
  • Server products and services revenue grew 4% (up 9% in constant currency), with stable annuity performance offsetting declines in transactional revenue
  • Dynamics revenue grew 6% (up 15% in constant currency), with the Dynamics CRM Online install base growing almost 2.5x
  • Office Commercial products and services revenue declined 4% (up 1% in constant currency), with continued transition to Office 365 and lower transactional revenue due to declining business PCs following the XP end-of-support refresh cycle
  • Windows volume licensing revenue declined 8% (down 4% in constant currency), driven primarily by transactional revenue declining following the XP end-of-support refresh cycle with annuity growth on a constant currency basis

“In our commercial business we continue to transform the product mix to annuity cloud solutions and now have 75,000 partners transacting in our cloud,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. “We are also expanding the opportunity for more partners to sell Surface, and in the coming months will go from over 150 to more than 4,500 resellers globally.”

For Microsoft’s fiscal year 2015, the company’s revenue, gross margin, operating income, and diluted EPS were $ 93.6 billion, $ 60.5 billion, $ 18.2 billion, and $ 1.48 per share, respectively.  Excluding the impact of impairment, integration and restructuring charges, full year operating income and EPS would have been $ 28.2 billion and $ 2.63, respectively.

The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP to Non-GAAP financial results. This Non-GAAP financial information has been provided to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance.

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Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. PDT (5:30 p.m. EDT) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on July 21, 2016.

Adjusted Financial Results and Non-GAAP Measures

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, GAAP revenue, gross margin, operating loss, and loss per share included impairment, integration, and restructuring charges. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, the financial results included the charges related to the integration expenses associated with the acquisition of NDS . These items are defined below. In addition to these financial results reported in accordance with GAAP, Microsoft has provided certain Non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. Presenting these measures without the impact of these items gives additional insight into operational performance and helps clarify trends affecting the company’s business. For comparability of reporting, management considers this information in conjunction with GAAP amounts in evaluating business performance. These Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Non-GAAP Definitions

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, impairment, integration, and restructuring charges were $ 8.4 billion.  Microsoft recorded $ 7.5 billion of goodwill and asset impairment charges related to Phone Hardware, and $ 780 million of restructuring expenses, primarily costs associated with the restructuring announced on July 8, 2015.  There was also a charge of $ 160 million related to the previously announced integration and restructuring plan.

For fiscal year 2015, impairment, integration, and restructuring charges were $ 10.0 billion, compared with $ 127 million in the prior year.  This includes $ 7.5 billion of goodwill and asset impairment charges related to Phone Hardware, and $ 780 million of restructuring expenses, primarily costs associated with the restructuring announced on July 8, 2015.  There was also a charge of approximately $ 1.7 billion related to the previously announced integration and restructuring plan.

Prior year expenses of $ 127 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 were associated with the acquisition and integration of NDS. These expenses consisted of transaction fees and direct acquisition costs, including legal, finance, consulting and other professional fees. These costs also included employee compensation and termination costs associated with certain reorganization activities.

 

Constant Currency

Microsoft presents constant currency information to provide a framework for assessing how our underlying businesses performed excluding the effect of foreign currency rate fluctuations. To present this information, current and comparative prior period results for entities reporting in currencies other than United States dollars are converted into United States dollars using the average exchange rates from the comparative period rather than the actual exchange rates in effect during the respective periods.  The non-GAAP financial measures presented below should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, the measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

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About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

All information in this release is as of July 21, 2015. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

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Commercial cloud revenue grows triple-digits for the sixth consecutive quarter, reaching an annualized revenue run rate of $ 5.5 billion.

REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $ 26.5 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $ 16.3 billion, $ 7.8 billion, and $ 0.71 per share, respectively.

These financial results include $ 243 million of integration and restructuring expenses, or a $ 0.02 per share negative impact, related to both Microsoft’s restructuring plan announced in July 2014 and the ongoing integration of the Nokia Devices and Services (“NDS”) business.  There is also a $ 0.04 per share negative impact related to income tax expense resulting from an IRS audit adjustment.

Microsoft also announced its intention to complete the existing $ 40 billion share repurchase authorization by December 31, 2016.

The following table notes the impact of the integration and restructuring expenses on the company’s financial performance (“Noted Items”). This financial information is provided to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance. All growth comparisons relate to the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.

Earnings FY15 Q2“Microsoft is continuing to transform, executing against our strategic priorities and extending our cloud leadership,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft.  “We are taking bold steps forward across our business, and specifically with Windows 10, to deliver new experiences, new categories, and new opportunities to our customers.”

“We remain disciplined in our approach to operational and execution excellence, balanced with investments that drive meaningful growth for the business while increasing capital return to shareholders,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.

Devices and Consumer revenue grew 8% to $ 12.9 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Surface revenue of $ 1.1 billion, up 24%, driven by Surface Pro 3 and accessories
  • Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers increased to over 9.2 million, up 30% sequentially over prior quarter
  • Search advertising revenue grew 23%, with Bing U.S. market share at 19.7%, up 150 basis points over prior year
  • Xbox console sales totaled 6.6 million units, with strong holiday season performance
  • Phone Hardware revenue of $ 2.3 billion, with 10.5 million Lumia units sold driven by growth in affordable smartphones
  • Windows OEM Pro revenue declined 13%; revenue was impacted by the business PC market and Pro mix returning to pre-Windows XP end of support levels and by new lower-priced licenses for devices sold to academic customers
  • Windows OEM non-Pro revenue declined 13%, with license growth from opening price point devices

Commercial revenue grew 5% to $ 13.3 billion, with the following business highlights:

  • Commercial cloud revenue grew 114% driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamic CRM Online, and is now on an annualized revenue run rate of $ 5.5 billion
  • Office Commercial products and services revenue declined 1%; transactional revenue was impacted by the continued transition to Office 365 and declines in commercial PCs following the XP refresh cycle
  • Server products and services revenue grew 9%, with double-digit growth of SQL Server and System Center
  • Windows volume licensing revenue increased by 3%, with annuity revenue growth partially offset by declining transactional revenue

“We again saw enthusiasm and demand around our cloud offerings like Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Azure, as well as Surface Pro 3,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft. “Our sales engagement worldwide continues to focus on helping customers and partners transition to the cloud and navigate the shifting product mix related to our services and solutions.”

Business Outlook

Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.

Webcast Details

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on January 26, 2016.

Noted Items Definition

Integration and restructuring expenses were $ 243 million during the three months ended December 31, 2014.  Integration and restructuring expenses include employee severance expenses and costs associated with the consolidation of facilities and manufacturing operations, including asset write-downs and contract termination costs, resulting from Microsoft’s restructuring plan. Integration and restructuring expenses also include systems consolidation and other business integration expenses, as well as transaction fees and direct acquisition costs, associated with the acquisition of NDS.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are “forward-looking statements” are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

  • intense competition in all of Microsoft’s markets;
  • increasing focus on services presents execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in new products and services that may not be profitable;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • Microsoft’s continued ability to protect and earn revenues from its intellectual property rights;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • the possibility of unauthorized disclosure of significant portions of Microsoft’s source code;
  • cyber-attacks and security vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and services that could reduce revenue or lead to liability;
  • disclosure of personal data that could cause liability and harm to Microsoft’s reputation;
  • outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • government litigation and regulation that may limit how Microsoft designs and markets its products;
  • potential liability under trade protection and anti-corruption laws resulting from our international operations;
  • Microsoft’s ability to attract and retain talented employees;
  • adverse results in legal disputes;
  • unanticipated tax liabilities;
  • Microsoft’s hardware and software products may experience quality or supply problems;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business;
  • catastrophic events or geo-political conditions may disrupt our business; and
  • adverse economic or market conditions may harm our business.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

All information in this release is as of January 26, 2015. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company’s expectations.

For more information, financial analysts and investors only:

Chris Suh, general manager, Investor Relations, (425) 706-4400

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com/. Web links, telephone numbers, and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. Shareholder and financial information, as well as today’s 2:30 p.m. PST conference call with investors and analysts, is available at http://www.microsoft.com/investor.

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