Microsoft have just released their Q4 2012 earnings report, where they had a record Q4 revenue of $18.06 billion, but took a hit with a net loss of $492 million for the past three months. This time last year, Microsoft were enjoying a net profit of $5.87 billion.
But, the net loss is due to the collapsed aQuantive deal, costing the Redmond-based company a hefty $6.2 billion. Microsoft is looking up, though, as Windows 8 is nearly here, and they know that it will be a great time for them in the next two quarters. A big part of that ballooned revenue is thanks to Microsoft's Business and Servers divisions, which saw growths of 7- and 13-percent, respectively.
The Entertainment and Devices division grew year-over-year thanks to Skype, and saw $1.78 billion of the total revenue thanks to their good work. Microsoft also released their year-end financials, with revenues up $3.76 billion from 2011. Even with the aQuantive arrow to the knee, Microsoft still managed to post a net income of $16.98 billion for the year.