Microsoft shares are up in later half of trade today. This was inspired by the software company posting good results for the newest quarter. Microsoft also gave us positive pointers for later this year. For the fiscal Q4 Microsoft presented revenue of $46.2 billion which is up 21% compared with last year. Profits were $2.17 per-share which beat the Wall Street prediction of $1.90 per-share. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood has made comments that the company foresees “healthy double-digit revenue growth” for the coming year.
Microsoft did better than its own forecasters expected in the major operating segments. Productivity and Business Processes saw revenue of $14.7 billion which is an increase of 25%. or 21%. Measuring in constant currency avoids confounding fluctuations in local currency prices. Intelligent Cloud revenue streams from things including Azure was at $17.4 billion. This figure represents an increase of 30%, or 26% in constant currency. This beat the guidance range of $16.2 billion to $16.45 billion.
Revenue from the More Personal Computing sector clocked in at $14.1 billion. This sector, which is made up of includes Windows, Xbox, and Surface, is up 9%, or 6% in constant currency. Profits from Azure was also inclined 51% from last year; this is 45% in constant currency.
In other sectors we saw revenue increase 46% at LinkedIn. Ad revenue on LinkedIn topped $1 billion for the very first time ever. LinkedIn now creates in excess of $10 billion in yearly revenue for Microsoft. Xbox hardware jumped 172% according to the report. This drove 11% overall profit growth from gaming and we saw a 4% decline in Xbox content and services. MetaNews gets these reports everyday day and focuses on the information out readers need the most. Microsoft shares are up in later half of trade today, and MetaNews is reporting. Also, Microsoft is expected to continue this streak. This prediction is based on current numbers.