Sources: Microsoft, FT [analyst estimates; MSFT], AMD, FT [analyst estimates; AMD]
quote: Despite slowing PC sales and criticisms about its design direction with Windows 8, Microsoft drew revenue of $20.5B USD in its fiscal third quarter -- up from $17.4B USD in 2012's fiscal Q3. Windows revenue was essentially flat, but was up 23 percent with the inclusion of deferred Windows 8 upgrade income.Microsoft made $6.06B USD in profit. While the revenue was roughly in line with a Financial Times survey of 23 analysts, the profit was a bit of a surprise: the surveyed analysts only expected $5.7B USD in profit.
quote: Tony would be interested in my post, not yours. And if it's not trolling then excuse me please, but it definitely sounded a bit like trolling to me.
quote: Of course you do. It is a balm to your soul to make up for each time you swing your legs over the bed when you get up in the afternoon hearing your knees and hip joints creak and grind in protest.
quote: Haven't you ever wondered why Microsoft has been able to meet or beat the Street's expectations for the vast majority of the last 30 years? Now you know -- and it's 100% legal and acceptable to the financial community.