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01/30/2024 |

Microsoft’s Q2 Earnings: Cloud and AI at the Forefront

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Microsoft Cloud Fuels Growth:

Microsoft Corp. has announced a remarkable growth in its second quarter of fiscal year 2024, with revenues reaching $62.0 billion, an 18% increase year-over-year. A significant driver of this surge is Microsoft Cloud, generating $33.7 billion, marking a 24% rise. This growth emphasizes the company’s successful transition to cloud-based solutions and services.

Segment Highlights and Acquisitions:

The Productivity and Business Processes segment rose to $19.2 billion, growing 13%, thanks to a 17% increase in Office 365 Commercial revenue. Notably, Microsoft 365 Consumer subscribers now stand at 78.4 million. The Intelligent Cloud segment saw a 20% increase, reaching $25.9 billion, propelled by Azure’s 30% revenue growth. The recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard has been a game-changer, particularly for the More Personal Computing segment, contributing to a 61% boost in Xbox content and services revenue.

Consistent Shareholder Value and Future Outlook:

Microsoft’s commitment to shareholder value remains steadfast, returning $8.4 billion through share repurchases and dividends. CEO Satya Nadella’s focus on scaling AI across their tech stack positions Microsoft for sustained innovation and market leadership. The company’s robust financial performance and strategic investments suggest a promising outlook for the upcoming quarters.