$MSFT (Microsoft Corporation)

$MSFT {{ '2016-09-20T21:16:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $MSFT declared a quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share. The dividend is payable on December 8, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 17, 2016. The ex-dividend date will be November 15, 2016. The Board also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $40Bil in share repurchases.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:29:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's gaming revenue grew 3% in 4Q17, helped by strength in Xbox software and services, offset by lower hardware revenue. Xbox software and services revenue grew 11%, while Xbox live monthly active users grew 8% to 53MM, with growth in Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile platforms.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:28:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of More Personal Computing segment, $MSFT's biggest segment, declined 2% in 4Q17, hurt by declining phone revenue, offset by growth in search, Windows, and gaming revenue. Windows OEM and Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased by 1% and 8%, respectively. Surface revenue slipped 2% and phone revenue declined $361MM.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of Productivity and Business Processes segment, $MSFT's second largest segment, grew 21% in 4Q17 helped by LinkedIn and Office 365 offerings. LinkedIn, which was acquired by $MSFT in 2016, contributed $1.07Bil to Microsoft's revenue in 4Q17. Operating expenses increased 41% or $1Bil for the segment, hurt by LinkedIn related expenses.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T12:34:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's Intelligent Cloud unit revenue grew 11% in 4Q17, boosted by growth in server products and cloud services. Revenue of server products and cloud services was up 15%, while Azure, the software giant's cloud platform, surged 97%. Last week, $MSFT announced that $DNB and Chinese Internet firm $BIDU will use Azure for their cloud computing needs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T11:53:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's GAAP revenue grew 13% YoY to $23.3Bil and non-GAAP revenue was up 9% at $24.7Bil in 4Q17. The increase in revenue was driven by growth in Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments, and a decrease in the net revenue deferrals of $1.4Bil related to Windows 10 operating system.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T21:41:07+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$MSFT {{ '2017-07-19T21:56:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $DNB announces a strategic partnership. $DNB will use Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform. Dun & Bradstreet data will be made available through Microsoft Dynamics 365, a cloud-powered service, and the Microsoft’s Common Data Service. Also, the tech giant and D&B will enter into a co-selling arrangement beginning later this year.

$DNB {{ '2017-07-19T14:40:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DNB said it is teaming up with $MSFT to give companies worldwide direct access to its data through $MSFT's cloud services. $DNB has selected $MSFT as a strategic cloud provider to accelerate the company's digital transformation and deliver its customers more efficient and seamless access to its commercial data.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T14:54:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT partners with Chinese Internet search giant $BIDU. Baidu will use the tech giant's cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure for its self-driving car project Apollo. Baidu, which competes with $GOOG and $TSLA in the self-driving vehicle market, will use Microsoft's Azure and share its technologies with Apollo partners outside China.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-18T12:18:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Kate Johnson to join $MSFT as President and Corporate VP of Microsoft US on Sept 8, 2017. Johnson currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer of GE Digital, a unit of $GE.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-13T21:38:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and Puget Sound Energy receive approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for energy purchasing agreement. This contract enables Microsoft to buy more carbon-free energy. $MSFT added that when the transaction is completed, the vast majority of its Puget Sound campus will be powered exclusively by carbon-free fuels.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-11T18:05:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT introduced the Mixed Reality Partner program, which expands the existing HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program. More system integrators and digital agencies around the world will join the new program, which will also include the existing HoloLens Agency Readiness Partners. HoloLens is a holographic computer and head-mounted display.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-11T17:37:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT launches all-in-one software bundle Microsoft 365. This includes Windows 10 updates, Office 365, and various security and analytics tools. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed for large organizations. Microsoft 365 Business, which will be available for preview on August 2, will cater the needs of small- to medium-sized businesses.

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