Company Microsoft summed up the results of the third quarter of the financial year, which was completed in March. Profits are growing, financial performance pleases owners and surprises analysts, but to overtake a long-time competitor, the company Apple still failed.
The company's profit, according to financial statements, amounted to 5.2 billion dollars for the quarter, which is 31% more than last year. Basic rate Microsoft made on its leading developments - Kinect и Xbox, the sale of which brought the main profit, the company's main products, Windows 7 and Office 2010, are also called sales leaders. Although analysts note a drop in sales of the Windows operating system by almost 4%, the main reason for this was a decrease in PC sales, due to the growing popularity of tablet computers .
But with all the excellent performance, it was still not possible to bypass the “apple” company in numbers - profit Apple for that de period amounted to 5.99 billion dollars. The companies' revenues were $16.4 and $24.7 billion, with a significant margin Apple. Apple also overtook Microsoft and in terms of market capitalization, pushing the perennial leader to second place.