Yesterday, Satya Nadella spoke about the results to investors. He had to talk about his first fiscal quarter, with Microsoft accounts ending in June. The reality is that profits have reached a new level, trading profits at $ 15.2 billion.
The cloud improves Microsoft’s bottom line every day
Enterprise cloud revenue for Microsoft is approaching an annual revenue rate of $ 61 billion. Azure sales are up 48% for the quarter. It is clear that the commitment to the cloud has been a success.
If we talk about the numbers in general terms, we are talking about revenues of $ 13.9 billion. We are talking about a dividend per share of $ 1.82, or more than 1%. Revenue was $ 37.2 billion, 12% more than a year ago.
Amy Hood said demand for cloud offerings is high. Overall, Microsoft has had strong results in all areas. And that’s a good sign that we’re going to study in depth.
The Productivity and Business Process unit achieved incredible results with revenues of $ 12.3 billion, up 11%. Revenue from Office commercial products and cloud services increased 9% due to a 21% growth in Office 365 Commercial sales.
Surface area and more personal computing are developing
The More Personal Computing division reached $ 11.8 billion, up 6%. Windows OEM revenue fell 5%, but Surface revenue increased 37%. Search revenues, excluding traffic acquisition costs, decreased 10% in the quarter. In summary:
LinkedIn revenue increased 16% thanks to the growth of marketing tools. Microsoft Office 365 ended the quarter with 45.3 million subscribers, up 27% from last year. Surface sales were $ 1,550 million.
The reality is that the well-functioning Microsoft cloud drives the rest of the divisions. Those in Redmond have managed to have results and a strong business with virtually no cracks. We hope this will allow a gradual return to some business divisions.