On June 30, the fourth fiscal quarter and thus also the financial year 2021 came to an end for Microsoft. It was once again a record year for Microsoft with new historical highs in terms of sales and profit.
Revenue in the past fiscal year was $ 168.1 billion, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year. The profit rose even more clearly, namely by 38 per cent to 61.3 billion dollars.
The figures for the fourth quarter were also good, although there were some significant losses to report.
In the fourth quarter, Microsoft had 46.2 billion dollars (+ 21% compared to the same period last year), the profit was 16.6 billion (+ 47%).
The greatest growth was once again in the “Intelligent Cloud” division, where sales rose by 30 per cent to 17.4 billion. Azure cloud services contributed 51 per cent growth to this result.
Sales in the “Productivity and Business Processes” segment climbed 25 per cent to 14.7 billion US dollars, with commercial office services increasing by 20 per cent and consumer versions of Office by 18 per cent could. The Microsoft 365 Home and Personal services now have 51.9 million subscribers.
Sales also grew in the “More Personal Computing” segment, but only by 9 per cent to 14.1 billion. While Windows commercial products grew 20 per cent and the search engine business grew 53 per cent, Windows OEM sales fell 3 per cent.
A little surprising: the Xbox services also recorded a decline in sales of four per cent compared to the previous year. The downhill trend was even more pronounced for the Surface, where sales fell by 20 per cent.