PC sales down 21%, MSFT Windows & Office sales will be down 21%
only sales at retail is down. in fact, most sales of Windows and Offcie are into corporations and governements, and a high % of Offcie and Windows are now sold on long term basis, and some are sold as softwares only, not depending on hardware sales.
Do not be stupid! Long term propspects for MSFt is bright, and effctive p/e for MSFT is only 5. Best buing portunity of a life time.
before Win 8, msft was not even a players in tablets and it has smartphone market share just 2.5%, now Surface Tablet PC and and more than a doazon of other tablets based on Win 8 are all out selling. All these tablets businesses are new for MSFt. The last time i checked expansyst, WIn 8 tablets are all among best sellers for tablets. As for smartphones, MSFT WIndows phones are selling very well in this quater, most expect WIndows market share finannnly breaking the 5%, surpassing Blackberry for the first time.
MSFT servers and Tools are doing extremely well. Over the last a couple of years, MSFt have worked to shift a high % of their Ofice to long term multi year contracts.
all considerred, MSFt future prospects are great, and the company is finanncially one of the strongest in the world, and it is trading like dirt with effective p/e just 5. Great buy!