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Microsoft enjoys record Q4 2012 with $18.06 billion in revenue

Microsoft posts $18.06 billion revenue for Q4 2012, still gets hit by the after effects of aQuantive
By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 20, 2012 @ 6:10 CDT

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.


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