Microsoft has published its Q2 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $6.56 billion in net income on $24.52 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased by 14 percent from the same period last year, and net income increased by 2.8 percent.
For consumer-related revenues, all eyes are on four parts of Microsoft’s business: Windows, Office consumer subscriptions, Surface, and Xbox. A decline in PC sales continues to impact Windows, with OEM revenue for Windows declining by 3 percent this quarter. Nokia reported 8.2 million Lumia sales during its latest quarter earlier today, and Microsoft’s numbers reflect an improvement on the Windows Phone side. Windows Phone revenue increased by 50 percent, with higher sales of licenses and what Microsoft calls an “increase in mobile phone patent licensing revenue.” Microsoft’s Office 365 Home Premium subscriber growth looks encouraging too. Subscribers doubled to 2 million in just six months previously, but Microsoft is revealing today that the figure has risen to 3.5 million subscribers in the latest quarter.
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