Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate reaches $20.4 billion
REDMOND, Wash. — October 26, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017:
- Revenue was $24.5 billion and increased 12%
- Operating income was $7.7 billion and increased 15%
- Net income was $6.6 billion and increased 16%
- Diluted earnings per share was $0.84 and increased 17%
“This quarter we exceeded $20 billion in commercial cloud ARR, outpacing the goal we set just over two years ago,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Our results reflect accelerating innovation and increased usage and engagement across our businesses as customers continue to choose Microsoft to help them transform.”
Microsoft returned $4.8 billion to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. During the quarter, the company announced an 8% increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.42 per share.
“Our strong start to the fiscal year reflects the impact of our continued investment in product innovation and sales capacity to capture expanding market opportunities,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Microsoft.
Revenue in Productivity and Business Processes was $8.2 billion and increased 28% (up 28% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:
- Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 10% (up 10% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 42% (up 42% in constant currency)
- Office consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 12% (up 10% in constant currency) and Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 28.0 million
- Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 13% (up 12% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth of 69% (up 69% in constant currency)
- LinkedIn contributed revenue of $1.1 billion during the quarter
Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $6.9 billion and increased 14% (up 13% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:
- Server products and cloud services revenue increased 17% (up 17% in constant currency) driven by Azure revenue growth of 90% (up 89% in constant currency)
- Enterprise Services revenue increased 1% (0% in constant currency) with growth in Premier Support Services offset by declines in custom support agreements
Revenue in More Personal Computing was $9.4 billion and relatively unchanged (down 1% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:
- Windows OEM revenue increased 4% (up 4% in constant currency), ahead of the overall PC market
- Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 7% (up 6% in constant currency) driven by annuity revenue growth
- Search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs increased 15% (up 15% in constant currency) driven by higher revenue per search and search volume
- Surface revenue increased 12% (up 11% in constant currency) driven by sales of the new Surface Laptop
- Gaming revenue increased 1% (0% in constant currency) with Xbox software and services revenue growth of 21% (up 20% in constant currency) offset by lower hardware revenue
Microsoft will provide forward-looking guidance in connection with this quarterly earnings announcement on its earnings conference call and webcast.
Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Frank Brod, chief accounting officer, John Seethoff, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, and Chris Suh, general manager of Investor Relations, will host a conference call and webcast at 2:30 p.m. Pacific time (5:30 p.m. Eastern time) today to discuss details of the company’s performance for the quarter and certain forward-looking information. The session may be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor. The webcast will be available for replay through the close of business on October 26, 2018.
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Financial Performance Constant Currency Reconciliation
|Three Months Ended September 30,|
|($ in millions, except per share amounts)||Revenue||Operating Income||Net Income||Diluted Earnings per Share|
|2016 As Reported||$21,928||$6,715||$5,667||$0.72|
|2017 As Reported||$24,538||$7,708||$6,576||$0.84|
|Percentage Change Y/Y||12%||15%||16%||17%|
|Constant Currency Impact||$95||$12||$28||$0.00|
|Percentage Change Y/Y Constant Currency||11%||15%||16%||17%|
Segment Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation
|Three Months Ended September 30,|
|($ in millions)||Productivity and Business Processes||Intelligent Cloud||More Personal Computing|
|2016 As Reported||$6,436||$6,097||$9,395|
|2017 As Reported||$8,238||$6,922||$9,378|
|Percentage Change Y/Y||28%||14%||0%|
|Constant Currency Impact||$24||$32||$39|
|Percentage Change Y/Y Constant Currency||28%||13%||(1)%|
Selected Product and Service Revenue Constant Currency Reconciliation
|Three Months Ended September 30, 2017|
|Percentage Change Y/Y (GAAP)||Constant Currency Impact||Percentage Change Y/Y Constant Currency|
|Office commercial products and cloud services||10%||0%||10%|
|Office 365 commercial||42%||0%||42%|
|Office consumer products and cloud services||12%||(2)%||10%|
|Dynamics products and cloud services||13%||(1)%||12%|
|Server products and cloud services||17%||0%||17%|
|Windows commercial products and cloud services||7%||(1)%||6%|
|Search advertising excluding traffic acquisition costs||15%||0%||15%|
|Xbox software and services||21%||(1)%||20%|
Commercial Cloud Annualized Revenue Run Rate
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate is calculated by multiplying revenue for the last month of the quarter by twelve for Office 365 commercial, Azure, Dynamics 365, and other cloud properties.
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