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Microsoft Run Rate: $80 Billion

Wow, so Microsoft is in trouble... Or so say the critics. In the latest quarter it only pulled in nearly $20 billion in revenue and over $6 billion in pure profit. What a failure!

Once again, Microsoft knocked it out of the park, handily beating Wall Street estimates.

Sales were up in nearly every part of Microsoft's business, with Windows 7 and Office being particularly strong.

There are some signs of caution: PC refreshes in the U.S. have slowed, and Netbooks have lost their luster to tablets.

When it comes to online, Microsoft is still in pure investment mode, losing a bit over a half a billion in the latest quarter. In fact, its online losses almost matched its online revenue!

The weird thing is, no matter how well Microsoft does, its stock never seems to respond.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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