Microsoft announced today that it earned a net income of $13.9 billion on revenues of $37.2 billion for the quarter ending September 30, increases of 30 percent and 12 percent, respectively, year-over-year (YOY).
“Demand for our cloud offerings drove a strong start to the fiscal year with our commercial cloud revenue generating $15.2 billion, up 31 percent year-over-year,” Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said in a prepared statement. “We continue to invest against the significant opportunity ahead of us to drive long-term growth.”
Microsoft’s three top-level business units, Intelligent Cloud, Productivity and Business Processes, and More Personal Computing, delivered $13 billion (up 20 percent), $12.3 billion (up 11 percent), and $11.8 billion (up 6 percent) in revenues, respectively.
Some key data from the quarter:
- Server products and cloud services revenue increased 22 percent, driven by Azure revenue growth of 48 percent.
- Server revenue declined 1 percent YOY.
- The Enterprise Mobility installed base grew 27 percent to 152 million seats.
- Office Commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 9 percent, driven by Office 365 Commercial revenue growth of 21 percent.
- Office Consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 13 percent, while the Microsoft 365 consumer subscriber base increased to 45.3 million.
- Windows revenues from PC makers decreased 5 percent.
- Windows Pro revenues from PC makers grew 31 percent, driven by consumer (not commercial) demand.
- Windows commercial products and cloud services increased 13 percent.
- Gaming revenue grew 21 percent overall, but Xbox content and services revenue increased 30 percent.
- Surface revenues increased 37 percent, with Microsoft citing “product launch timing” compared to the previous year, plus general PC demand.