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  • williamdavis960 williamdavis960 Apr 18, 2013 4:39 PM Flag

    Windows 8 lifts Microsoft's profit 19%

    Well done M$FT!! hey Suxers! how do you like them apples? LOL!!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Apr 21, 2013 1:36 AM Flag

      see if you can find article:

      "Here's the first part of what happened. In June, Microsoft offered a scheme where people who bought a Windows 7 PC could update it to Windows 8 for just $15. The scheme ran through to December, and only after that could all the money received in it be cashed in. That gave a $1.1bn boost in "deferred" revenue which was really earned in the preceding six months, but couldn't be recognised then.

      Take that away from the latest total, and you're left with $4.60bn in this latest quarter, compared to $4.63bn a year ago."

      "Note that point about Surface. Although Surface has only sold an estimated 1m-1.5m devices (Microsoft didn't give numbers), its revenues (and profits, if any) are allocated to the Windows division. Depending what price you put on it, you get different numbers; given that the Surface RT sold for around $900, principally through Microsoft's stores, the margins might have been thin but the revenue boost would be solid – perhaps as much as $1bn, perhaps only $500m.

      Even so, those are the sorts of numbers that can make a significant difference. If Surface goosed Windows figures even by just $500m, then that boosted them from $4.10bn. And compared with the year before, that would have been 12% down."

      and add $billion defer revenue from last qtr.

      other trick too.

      not w8. just tricky bookkeeping,,,,,,,,,,

      :haha:

    • corneliusflake@rocketmail.com corneliusflake Apr 18, 2013 6:27 PM Flag

      you have insider info? because they not announce w8 number.

      "On April 18, Microsoft didn't share the one number many company watchers had been awaiting: An updated count of number of Windows 8 licenses sold.
      win8pcs

      There was no guarantee the Softies would provide an updated count today, the day it released its Q3 FY2013 earnings. But many of us had been expecting it."

      ~~ cut ~~

      "What Microsoft did say about Windows 8

      The Windows division posted revenues of $5.7 billion for the quarter. After adjusting for the $1.1 billion of revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer, the Windows division's revenue was flat."

      ~~ cut ~~

      "I'm curious when and if Microsoft provides a new update on number of Window 8 licenses sold. Maybe that will happen at Computex or TechEd North America -- both happening the first week of June this year? In any case, today's silence on this front is ... interesting."

      little-willie walk into bar. bartender say, you invisible? or not tall enough to see?

      i be here.

      with you all weak.

      that how it done,,,,,,,,,,,

 
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