Dr. Jeeper's-Peeper. : Microsoft earnings +
For its fourth fiscal quarter ended June 30, Microsoft said its net profit was $1.53 billion, or 28 cents per share, up from $65 million, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier when it took a charge on investment losses.
The Redmond, Washington-based company had been expecting to report a net profit in the 41 cents to 42 cents-per-share range, according to a forecast it issued three months ago.
Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were calling for a net profit, excluding goodwill, of 42 cents per share.
Microsoft's revenue was $7.25 billion, better than Wall Street's expectations for $7.06 billion and compared to $6.6 billion a year earlier.