Microsoft has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. The latest quarter ending on June 30, overall revenue reached $46.15 billion, higher than the originally projected $44.24 billion estimated. It surpasses analysts’ expectations. Revenue was up 21% YoY.
Specifically, the revenue of each item of Microsoft is below.
– $14.69 billion – Microsoft’s “Productivity and Business Processes”.
– $14.09 billion – The “More Personal Computing” includes revenue from Windows, hardware, gaming, and search ads.
However, Windows licenses to OEMs (preloaded on computers) is down 3% in sales YoY.
Microsoft’s revenue reached $46.15 billion, up 20% YoY
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 7 Plus and Surface Laptop 4 reflected in this quarter’s earnings. The company’s revenue of Surface hardware has fell 20% due to the chip shortage. As known, Surface hardware sales was particularly strong during the same quarter last year from the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Microsoft Office’s consumer product revenue increased 19% and the Business Suite was up 20%. Microsoft reported up 22% Microsoft 365 subscribers for the quarter, up to 51.9 million people. Azure grew by 51%, Cloud revenue is up 34%, and Microsoft’s cloud services revenue is up 53%.
It is expected that later this year, Microsoft will release Windows 11. They hopes to boost Windows OEM revenue. Less PCs are shipping due the chip shortage. Windows OEM and Hardware revenue should stabilize once the chip constraints do the same. It may happen later into 2022.