That is MSFTs net profit in 3 years in a row in 2009, 2010, 2011 fiscal years. Q4 is yet to be done but it is trending 23B minimumCash flow is similarly19B in 2009 -> 24B in 2010 -> 30B in 2011 fiscal years. This is the kind of business anyone would love to have
And this is helping the stock how? From tanking more than it already has?
Bear in mind, all these have been done by maintaing no debt, and cash pile of some $50 billions in the bank, and of course Triple AAA credit rating!!!!