Quarterly results from Microsoft
Microsoft achieved a profit of 2.21 billion dollars in the first quarter of the current fiscal year (same quarter of the previous year 2.1) with quarterly sales of 5.8 billion dollars. Microsoft has thus exceeded expectations, so that the share on the stock exchange was able to gain immediately.
Due to the threatened split of the company and the falling demand on the PC market, the share has been more than half since December like. Only in Europe, the Middle East and Africa did sales slightly decrease compared to the previous year.