Microsoft Profits $26.8b in Fiscal Year, 1M X360's Shipped in 4Q - News/ 5,496 Views
Microsoft has released their financial report for the fourth quarter for its 2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2013. They also released their full year results. For the fourth quarter revenue reached $19.90 billion, up from $18.06 billion during the same period a year ago. Profits for the quarter were $6.07 billion.
"While our fourth quarter results were impacted by the decline in the PC market, we continue to see strong demand for our enterprise and cloud offerings, resulting in a record unearned revenue balance this quarter," said Microsoft CFO Amy Hood. "We also saw increasing consumer demand for services like Office 365, Outlook.com, Skype, and Xbox Live."
"We are working hard to deliver compelling new devices and high value experiences from Microsoft and our partners in the coming months, including new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Our new products and the strategic realignment we announced last week position us well for long-term success, as we focus our energy and resources on creating a family of devices and services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value the most."
For the full fiscal year Microsoft reported revenue of $77.85 billion, up from $73.72 billion a year ago. Profits reached $26.76 billion for the full year, this is an increase from $21.76 billion during the same period a year ago.
The Entertainment and Devices Division saw profits grow to $848 million for the full fiscal year. This is up from $380 million a year ago. Microsoft also shipped 1 million Xbox 360's in the quarter, which is down from 1.1 million a year ago. Xbox Live revenue grew 20 percent in the quarter.
Looking at sales for the other division the Microsoft Business Division revenue grew three percent for the full year due to Office 365 which is now at a $1.5 billion annual revenue rate. The Windows Division revenue grew five percent, the Server & Tools Division revenue grew nine percent and the Online Services Division revenue grew 12 percent.
"We continue to see strong demand for our enterprise products and services, with more and more customers making long-term commitments to the Microsoft platform," said Microsoft COO Kevin Turner. "The growing adoption of our cloud services, including Office 365, Windows Azure and Dynamics CRM, continues to demonstrate our leadership position in the cloud."
For the 2014 fiscal year Microsoft is expecting profits between $31.3 billion and $31.9 billion.