Microsoft has announced its Q4 results for the year ended June 30, 2011. Judging by the numbers, it looks like Microsoft has had a great quarter. It reported Q4 revenues of $17.37 billion, up 8% year on year. Its operating income grew to $6.17 billion, up 4% from Q4 2010, while its net income grew to $5.87 billion, an increase of 30%.
For the entire fiscal year 2011, Microsoft reported revenues of $69.94 billion, a 12% increase over FY 2010. Its operating and net income grew to $27.16 billion, and $23.15 billion, up 13% and 23% respectively.
“Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated into double-digit revenue growth, and operating margin expansion,said Peter Klein, Microsoft CFO. Our platform and cloud investments position us for long-term growth.”
Microsoft’s Business and Windows divisions are doing very well. Microsoft has sold over 100 million Office 2010 licenses and more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses. It successfully launched Office 365 and has a very good chance of dominating the cloud based productivity software market. Even its Server and Tools division is growing reasonably well, driving revenue growth. Though Bing’s U.S. market share is up to 14.4% now, the Online Services division is still bleeding money.
The Entertainment and Devices division has seen its revenue jump 30% in Q4 and 45% for the full year, thanks to the spectacular success of the Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox Live. Coming to Windows Phone 7, it doesn’t represent a significant portion of the revenues, but with Android mired in lawsuits, it is well positioned to become a leading platform in the coming years.
Check out: Microsoft’s 2011 Earnings Release