Microsoft Wins In The Cloud, Suffers On PCs In New CEO’s First Quarter

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

On one hand, Microsoft’s third quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates: earnings per share registered at $0.68 vs. $0.63 estimated, and revenue hit $20.4 billion vs. $20.39 billion estimated. But those numbers represent a decline from a year ago. Sales fell 0.4%, while profit declined 6.5%.  What growth there was came from cloud services, like Office 365, where revenue grew over 100%, and Azure, which grew more than 150%. Bing US search grew market share too, reaching 18.6% and driving search advertising revenue up 38%.
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