Entertainment Microsoft share in Green: Microsoft with sales and profit jump

17:50  26 january  2022
17:50  26 january  2022 Source:   finanzen.net

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The IT Group Microsoft has opened its books and reported on its business development.

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Microsoft has earned more than expected in its second quarter thanks to the strong cloud business. Some investors had expected an even stronger growth of the cloud business, analyst Brad Reback of Stifel explained the initially negative course reaction. In the conference call with analysts, financial chief Amy Hood, however, again presented a higher growth momentum for the ongoing quarter of a year.

The company from Redmond, a city in the Greater Seattle, reported on Tuesday night after US stock exchanges for the quarter finished in December a net profit of $ 18.8 billion. Compared to the previous year, an increase was 21 percent. For the first time, sales crashed the mark of $ 50 billion, he rose by 20 percent to $ 51.7 billion. Analysts had estimated the result to 17.5 billion dollars and sales to $ 50.7 billion. Earnings per share in the quarter was 2.48 (previous year: 2,03) dollars. The analysts had calculated after a factset consensus with only $ 2.32 per shareholding.

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Revenues related to the Cloud Service Azure rose by 46 percent. While this was less than in the previous two quarters of 50 or 51 percent, analysts, however, had seen Azure sales by only 45.3 percent. Azure has become a larger source of revenue last year than the Windows operating system. The Due to the Corona Crisis Trend to Home Office and Homeschooling had given the cloud computing business from Microsoft additional boost. In the field of video games Microsoft reported sales of 17.47 (previous year: 15.12) billion dollars. According to FACTSET, analysts appreciated the sales of this segment to $ 16.62 billion.

Microsoft had recently explained to be the acquisition of a heavyweight from the video game industry already not want to increase small business in this area. The software line wants to take over Activision Blizzard for $ 68.7 billion in cash. The transaction would be when she succeeds, the largest in its company's history. With Activison Microsoft would expand its business with the game console Xbox and the games like Minecraft and Doom to expand some of the most popular offers on the market, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush.

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For analysts, the number work came across a positive echo. Microsoft has trimmed excellently, wrote Analyst Ingo Wermann from DZ Bank. "All sales and profit growth marks are green." In the technology sector, the papers are a defensive base investment for him. According to Analyst Kash Rangan from Goldman Sachs , the desirable price losses were exaggerated on the eve of the eve. Expert Rishi Jaluria From the Canadian Bank RBC, the quarterly numbers called a solid and appeared mainly from the outlook on the third business quarter.

high growth rates, as it has now reported Microsoft, are more common in new companies, but not in established and dominating corporations, explained capital market strategists Jürgen Molnar from Broker Robomarkets. Now for Microsoft, above all, the acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the implementation in the Group is important. If this succeeds, it should be associated with further price potential. Microsoft had announced the purchase of the Game Developer for nearly $ 70 billion dollars last week and wants to strengthen its own gaming division.

The software group is located on the market in a small round with companies whose stock market assessment is 13 digits. Despite the high price loss of more than 14 percent since the beginning of the year in the course of the sales in the technology sector, market capitalization still amounts to around 2.2 trillion dollars, measured at the closing price of Tuesday. The fear of the market before rising interest rates the highly evaluated technology values ​​is currently heavily charged. On Monday only the Microsoft titles with $ 276 had slipped to a deep since July 2021.

The Microsoft share temporarily places 5.33 percent at the NASDAQ by 5.33 percent to $ 303.87.

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