The quarterly of the colossus of Redmond
The cloud still supports the quarterly report of Microsoft, accounts growing, beyond expectations, which, however, were not enough to reverse the course of the a Wall Street, where it continues to descend. Yesterday, shortly after the publication of the accounts, he lost inafter-hours about 5%, after the -2.66% recorded during the session; from the beginning of the year to yesterday’s closing, the stock has lost more than 14%. The software giant led by Satya Nadella has registered revenues of $ 51.7 billion in the second quarter, finished in December, showing a annual growth of 20%.
L’Net income in the period it increased by 21%, reaching i $ 18.8 billion. These results exceeded the analyst forecasts, who expected revenue of $ 50.7 billion and net profit of $ 17.5 billion, according to data collected by FactSet. To support the performance were mainly the revenues from operations on the cloud, which are increased by 32% on an annual basis a 22.1 billion dollars. The cloud infrastructure segment, Azure, showed growth of 46%, up from 48% in the previous quarter.
Nell’outlook for the current quarter, the company has estimated a turnover between 48.5 and 49.3 billion dollars, against the 48.1 billion expected by analysts. The Redmond company was one of the aWinners of the move to work remotely in the last two years. Companies, governments and educational institutions around the world have increasingly adopted technologies based on cloud, many of which were sold by Microsoft. And now, even as the number of companies moving work is increasing, the circulation of the Omicron variant could delay the return to normal and continue to drive the choice of cloud tools.
As of 2025, the business of the cloud could double the turnover
In this frame, the business services cloud is one of the fastest growing segments in the technology sector and could increase turnover from $ 385 billion in 2021 to $ 809 billion by 2025, according to data from the research firm International Data Corp.. According to data from Gartner, Microsoft is the second most active company in the segment cloud with a market share of 20%, behind Amazon, which dominates the sector with a 40% share.
In recent years, the application for personal computer, many of which feature Microsoft’s Windows operating systems. In the last quarter, license revenues Window sales of computers increased by 25% in the last quarter Microsoft Surface increased by 8%. In an attempt to ride the wave of video game and gaming segment success, Microsoft also announced a $ 75 billion offer for Activision Blizzard last week.
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