Microsoft Reports Record Financial Results Again

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The Bill Gates-founded company raked in revenues to the tune of $45 billion in the first quarter of its 2021-2022 fiscal year, again buoyed by the cloud.

Following the release of Microsoft's latest financial results, the company's share price experienced a "small downturn". However, it is rather a drop in circumstance that has not lasted as the performance recorded by the American company is impressive. In this first quarter of its fiscal year 2021-2022, Microsoft has simply increased its revenue by about 20% compared to the same period last year, to 51.7 billion dollars or about 46 billion euros.

At the same time, Microsoft's operating profit increased by 24% to $22.2 billion (€19.7 billion) and net profit reached $18.8 billion (€16.7 billion), an increase of 22% year-on-year. The details of Microsoft's financial results are broken down into three main areas: " productivity and business processes ", " more personal computing " and " intelligent cloud ". This third part of Microsoft's business is also the one that has grown the most over a year with a turnover of $ 18.3 billion (16.21 billion euros) up 26%, thanks in particular to the activities of Azure.

However, the other departments are not in a state of perdition. The " productivity and business processes " division, which includes Office 365 software and the LinkedIn social network, increased its revenues by 19% to $15.9 billion (€14.1 billion). In detail, the turnover of services associated with Office 365(Office commercial) has increased by 14% while that of Office consumer products has climbed 15%. For LinkedIn, the increase was 37%, while Dynamics products saw a 29% increase in revenues.

Finally, the " More Personal Computing " division, which includes the Windows operating system, the Bing search engine, the Surface range of hardware and all Xbox products, achieved revenues of $17.5 billion (€15.5 billion), an increase of 15%. The Surface range had the least flamboyant increase at "only" 8% year-on-year, while Windows OEM saw its sales rise by 25%. Finally, advertising revenues linked to Bing searches increased by 32%, while revenues from the Xbox division only grew by 10%.