Microsoft Net Income by Quarter: FY Q1 1996 – Q3 2020

The below graph represents the quarterly distribution of Microsoft net income, starting from fiscal Q1 1990 to the most recent quarter. In December 2019 quarter, the company recorded an appreciable 38% YoY growth in its net profit, amounting to $11,649 million ($11.6 billion).

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The above graph represents Microsoft net income by quarter, starting from fiscal Q1 1990 to the most recent quarter. In fiscal Q2 2020, Microsoft posted a net income of $11,649 million ($11.6 billion), with an appreciable 38.35% YoY increase. On a quarterly basis, the company recorded a 9.1% growth in its net profit.

Microsoft Quarterly Net Income: History

RegionWorldwide
SourceMicrosoft Quarterly reportsSEC Filings
Graph ID275
NoteMicrosoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30

Microsoft’s net income in fiscal Q4 2019 increased a whopping 48.6% YoY to $13,187 million – the highest-ever in history.

Compared to the previous year, Microsoft’s net profit soared to $8,809 million in fiscal Q3 2019, with an 18.7% YoY increase. Interestingly, in fiscal Q4 2018, Microsoft posted a net profit of $8,873 million – the highest in the last 22 years. That was nearly 10% YoY and 19.5% QoQ increase. However, surprisingly in the second quarter of the same year (FY Q2 2018), the company reported a huge $6.3 billion ($6,302 million) net loss, reflecting a $13.8 billion tax payment related to Microsoft profits held overseas.

The fiscal Q2 2010 was the very first time when Microsoft quarterly net income crossed $5 billion mark. The technology giant reported a net profit of $6,662 million ($6.7 billion), with a whopping 59.6% YoY growth. However, after that, it has started declining until Q4 2017 when Microsoft generated $8,069 million ($8.1 billion) in net income.

About Microsoft Corporation: Additional Information

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational technology company, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. The company is best known for its software products such as Microsoft Windows OSs, Microsoft Office Suite, and web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market during the 1980-81 when it formed a partnership with IBM to provide MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) for IBM PCs. This implied that for every computer sold by IBM having Microsoft’s OS, a royalty was paid to Microsoft.

On November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched Windows – a graphical operating environment that runs on MS-DOS.

On March 13, 1986, Microsoft had a highly successful initial public offering (IPO) for $21 per share. By the end of the day, the stock price had risen to $35.50, which made Bill Gates an instant multi-millionaire, with 44.8% of the company’s stock.

On May 22, 1990, Microsoft launched Windows 3.0. Interestingly, Microsoft’s Windows 3.0 became the first widely successful version of Windows, from the very first day.

Microsoft has made ten acquisitions worth over one billion dollars: Skype (2011), aQuantive (2007), Fast Search & Transfer (2008), Navision (2002), Visio Corporation (2000), Yammer (2012), Nokia’s mobile and devices division (2013), Mojang (2014), LinkedIn (2016) and GitHub (2018).

Microsoft recently overtook Apple to become the world’s most valuable company, clocking $1 trillion valuation.

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