Microsoft announces first loss in its history: USD $492 million
Every streak must come to an end, even those who had never had a negative history. Microsoft today broke a trend maintained since its founding to announce – for the first time – he had lost money in a three-month accounting section.
The red figure is USD $492 million.
Anyway, not something that really turn alarms or stop being a statistic within the headquarters of the company, as also their earnings reached USD $18.06 billion in the last 90 days, marking a 7% increase in the company’s revenue compared to the same period of 2011.
The main increases were in the entertainment area and equipment, with gains of around 20% – more than USD $1,700 million – in this period. The business area also recorded gains, reaching a 7% increase in this period.
The area further decline in the total mark is windows and Windows Live, which fell nearly 13%. Anyway, your numbers are equally good, although their losses in particular can be understood looking at the context in which Microsoft is currently immersed: A renewal of their operating systems for PC and mobile undoubtedly makes curb sales.
Figures more or less numbers, people in Redmond can be quiet. In this fiscal year have achieved net income of USD $16.98 billion, right on the doorstep of one of the most important changes that the company has faced at the hands of the total renovation – and almost simultaneously – of all flavors of Windows.
For all information broken down, you can watch the detailed information on the Microsoft site.
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