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Microsoft falls short of expectations

27 July 2022 By Klavs Valters

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Microsoft Corporation reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the closing bell on Wall Street on Tuesday, missing analyst estimates for the quarter.

The company reported revenue of $51.9 billion (up by 12% year-over-year) vs. $52.384 billion expected.

Earnings per share reported at $2.23 per share (up by 3% year-over-year) vs. $2.29 per share estimate.

”We see real opportunity to help every customer in every industry use digital technology to overcome today’s challenges and emerge stronger,” Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft said in a press release after the latest results.

”No company is better positioned than Microsoft to help organizations deliver on their digital imperative – so they can do more with less,” Nadella added.

”In a dynamic environment we saw strong demand, took share, and increased customer commitment to our cloud platform. Commercial bookings grew 25% and Microsoft Cloud revenue was $25 billion, up 28% year over year,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.

”As we begin a new fiscal year, we remain committed to balancing operational discipline with continued investments in key strategic areas to drive future growth,” Hood concluded.

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Shares of Microsoft ended Tuesday down by 2.68% at $251.53 per share.

Here is how the stock has performed in the past year:

  • 1 Month -1.79%
  • 3 Month -6.78%
  • Year-to-date -25.10%
  • 1 Year -12.09%

Microsoft price targets

  • Rosenblatt $330
  • Wells Fargo $350
  • Cowen & Co. $330
  • Mizuho $340
  • Citigroup $330
  • BMO Capital $305
  • Morgan Stanley $354

Microsoft is the 3rd largest company in the world with a market cap of $1.883 trillion.

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