Yesterday (apologies for the delay I was in travel status when the results came out) Microsoft announced their Q3 results for fiscal year 2015, and revenue was up 6% year-over-year, coming in at $21.7 billion for this quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was $14.6 billion, or 67%. Operating income for the quarter was $6.6 billion, down 5% year-over-year, and earnings per share (EPS) was $0.61, down from $0.66 in Q3 2014. Microsoft Q3 2015 Financial Results (GAAP) Q3'2015 Q2'2015 Q3'2014 Revenue (in Billions USD) $21.729 $26.470 $20.403 Operating Income (in Billions USD) $6.594 $7.776 $6.974 Gross Margin (in Billions USD) $14.568 $16.334 $14.425 Margins 67% 61.7% 70.7% Basic Earnings per Share (in USD) $0.61 $0.71 $0.68 Normally Microsoft does not release Non-GAAP measures, but due to the strengthening of the US Dollar over the last year, Microsoft’s earnings were actually weaker than as compared to last year’s...

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