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Microsoft reports record revenues, $19.02 billion for quarter

The Microsoft machine seems to be picking up some serious steam. Sparked by  sales of its Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft announced very strong quarterly earnings yesterday — highlighted by revenues of $19.02 billion; a new company record.  Here are some other figures from the balance sheet:

  • Operating income $8.51 billion, up 43% year-over-year
  • Net income $6.66 billion, up 60% year-over-year
  • Diluted earnings per share $0.74, up 57% year-over-year
  • Revenue of $19.02 billion includes $1.71 billion in deferred revenue from Windows upgrade program and OEM pre-sales
  • Adjusted revenue $17.31 billion
  • Adjusted earnings per share $0.60

Microsoft also mentioned that they have sold over 60 million Windows 7 licenses since its launch on October 27th of 2009, making Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system to date.