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The above graph represents Microsoft revenue and net income by quarter. Microsoft’s revenue and net income in fiscal Q2 2020 clocked $36,906 million and $11,649 million, respectively. That’s an impressive 13.7% YoY increase in revenue and a 38% YoY increase in net income. On a quarterly basis, the company recorded 11.65% and 9.09% growth in its revenue and net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 (FY Q2 2020), respectively.
Microsoft Quarterly Revenue, Net Income: History
|Source||Microsoft Quarterly reports, SEC Filings|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
In fiscal Q4 2018, Microsoft quarterly revenue surpassed $30 billion ($30,085 million) mark for the first time, with a net profit of $8,873 million. Exactly after a year, in FY Q4 2019, the company’s revenue and net income both reached a record-high $33,717 million and $13,187 million, respectively.
As the graph shows, in FY Q2 2018 (CY Q4 2017), Microsoft reported a massive $6,302 million ($6.3 billion) in net loss, compared to $6,267 million ($6.3 billion) net profit during the same period a year ago.
It was fiscal Q2 1999 when the tech giant achieved its first $5-billion revenue milestone in a single quarter. The total quarterly revenue increased a whopping 37% YoY to $5,195 million ($5.2 billion), with a net profit of $1,983 million (~$2 billion).
Again in fiscal Q2 2004, the company achieved another revenue milestone; total quarterly revenue clocked $10,153 million ($10.2 billion), with an 18.9% YoY and 23.6% QoQ increase.
About Microsoft Corporation
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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