25 Oct 2023

Cloud growth is all what matters to the market these days

Unlike Alphabet/Google, Microsoft shares jumped as much as 6% in extended trading Tuesday after the software maker issued fiscal first-quarter results and quarterly revenue guidance that beat Wall Street estimates. Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment produced $24.26 billion in revenue, up 19% and above the $23.49 billion consensus among analysts surveyed by StreetAccount. The unit comprises the Azure public cloud, SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, Nuance, GitHub and enterprise services. The firm also reported a surge in profit due to a slower pace of operating expense growth. In a nutshell: $MSFT Microsoft Q1 FY24 (ending in Sept): • Revenue +13% Y/Y to $56.5B ($1.95B beat). • Gross margin 71% (+2pp Y/Y) • Operating margin 48% (+5pp Y/Y). • EPS $2.99 ($0.34 beat). ☁️ Azure +28% fx neutral. Reaccelerating from +27% in Q4 FY23 Source: App Economy Insights


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