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What To Expect From Microsoft’s Earnings

Microsoft delivers its earnings report at 5:30 pm Eastern today. Analysts were projecting Microsoft to report quarterly earnings of 39 cents per share, at the high end of their guidance for the quarter. However, taking into account the $1 billion charge for Xbox 360 warranty problems, they predict a mere extra loss of 7 cents per share, down to 32 cents.

Todd Bishop has some background on what to expect, including that PC sales grew $300 million, or 11-13.5% year-over-year, and PC shipments rose 12.5% on the quarter.

July 19th, 2007 Posted by | Corporate, General | 2 comments



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  1. So is the estimate 39, 32, or 7 cts?

    Inside MS: “However, taking into account the $1 billion charge for Xbox 360 warranty problems, they predict a mere 7 cents per share.”

    Todd Bishop: “However, a subsequent poll by Bloomberg, taking into account the Xbox 360 charge, showed analysts reducing the profit estimates, on average, by 7 cents a share.”

    7 cts or 32 cts……quite a difference.

    Comment by Joris | July 19, 2007

  2. Sorry Joe, I means 7 cents less, not seven cents entirely. 32 cents was the prediction, and pretty damn close.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | July 20, 2007

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