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Microsoft Announces Surge in Revenue, up to $61.9 Billion for Fiscal Q3 2024

Microsoft's Q3 2024 results soar with revenue at $61.9 billion (up 17%) and net income at $21.9 billion (up 20%).

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has announced its financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2024, ending March 31, with the company witnessing a substantial increase in both revenue and net income. Microsoft reports revenues of $61.9 billion, marking a significant rise from the $52.9 billion recorded in the same period the previous year. Furthermore, Microsoft's net income has seen a notable increase, reaching $21.9 billion, up from $18.3 billion year-over-year. The earnings per share for the quarter stood at $2.93, an increase from $2.45 in the prior year, surpassing the expectations of financial analysts.

Revenue Streams and Growth Drivers

A key driver of Microsoft's impressive performance this quarter has been its segment. Microsoft Cloud contributed over half of the total revenue, with $35.1 billion, a jump from $28.5 billion in the previous year. This growth underscores the increasing reliance of businesses and consumers on cloud services for their digital transformation efforts.

The Productivity and Business Processes division, which encompasses Office, Dynamics, and LinkedIn, also showed robust growth, generating $19.6 billion in revenue, a 12 percent increase from the previous year. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Cloud division, which includes Azure and other server products, reported $26.7 billion in revenue, marking a 21 percent increase year-over-year.

Microsoft's More Personal Computing division, covering Windows, devices, and Xbox, reported revenues of $15.6 billion, up 17 percent from the previous year. Notably, the Xbox division experienced a remarkable 62 percent increase in revenue, significantly bolstered by the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Windows revenues saw an 11 percent increase, with both OEM and commercial products and cloud services experiencing growth. However, the company noted a 17 percent decline in device revenues for the quarter.

Subscriptions and Future Outlook

The number of Microsoft 365 Consumer subscribers has risen to 80.8 million, up from 65.4 million a year ago, indicating strong consumer demand for Microsoft's suite of productivity applications. Microsoft is scheduled to hold a conference call with financial analysts later today, which is anticipated to provide further insights into the company's future earnings projections and strategic initiatives.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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