Declining PC sales impact Microsoft's bottom line
Net profit down 14%, revenues up 11% in Q1
San Francisco: Microsoft has reported 14 per cent decrease in its net profit for its first quarter of 2023 (July-September period), while revenues went up 11 per cent amid global decline in PC sales.
Microsoft made $50.1 billion in revenue and $17.6 billion in net income in its first quarter of 2023.
"In a world facing increasing headwinds, digital technology is the ultimate tailwind," said Satya Nadella, chairman and CEO of Microsoft.
"In this environment, we're focused on helping our customers do more with less, while investing in secular growth areas and managing our cost structure in a disciplined way," Nadella said in a statement late on Tuesday.
Microsoft Cloud revenue was $25.7 billion, up 24 per cent year-over-year.
"We continue to see healthy demand across our commercial businesses including another quarter of solid bookings as we deliver compelling value for customers," said Amy Hood, executive vice president and CFO of Microsoft.
The loss in net profit is majorly due to decline in the traditional PC market as global shipments totalled 74.3 million units during the July-September period, a year-over-year contraction of 15 per cent, according to the IDC. Microsoft said that LinkedIn revenue increased 17 per cent while revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $20.3 billion and increased 20 per cent.
Revenue in More Personal Computing was $13.3 billion and decreased slightly. Xbox content and services revenue decreased 3 per cent while devices revenue increased 2 per cent. Nadella said that "nearly half of the Xbox Series S buyers are new to our ecosystem."