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Cloud biz helps Microsoft's December quarter sales go past $50 billion

The results beat predictions from analysts

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Microsoft said its earnings continued to grow last quarter as its Cloud-services business stayed strong.

On Tuesday, the software giant said its sales in the quarter ended in December hit $51.7 billion, up 20% from a year earlier. Its net income rose 21% to $18.8 billion.

The results beat predictions from analysts, who were expecting $50.7 billion in revenue and $17.5 billion in net income, according to FactSet.

Microsoft’s overall cloud revenue increased 32% from the year-earlier quarter to $22.1 billion. Its cloud-infrastructure service, called Azure, grew by 46%, down slightly from the prior quarter’s 48% growth

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First Published: Jan 26 2022 | 11:31 PM IST

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