NIXsolutions: Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2024 Q3 Financial Report Highlights

Microsoft has announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2024, showcasing impressive performance across key indicators. Here’s a breakdown of the highlights:


Microsoft exceeded analysts’ forecasts with earnings per share of $2.94, surpassing expectations of $2.82, and revenue of $61.86 billion, higher than the projected $60.80 billion.

Strong Growth Trajectory:

Total revenue for the quarter ended March 31 increased by 17% year over year, with net profit reaching $21.94 billion, a significant rise from the previous year’s $18.30 billion.

Future Outlook:

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2024, Microsoft anticipates revenue of $64 billion, slightly below analysts’ estimates. However, the operating margin is expected to be higher than projected.

Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud division, including Azure, Windows Server, Nuance, and GitHub, reported revenue of $26.71 billion, up 21% from the previous year. Azure’s growth, particularly in AI systems, contributed significantly to this increase.

Productivity and Business Processes:

Revenue from this segment, which includes the Office suite, LinkedIn, and Dynamics applications, reached $19.57 billion, exceeding analysts’ expectations. The Copilot add-on for Microsoft 365 subscriptions, powered by OpenAI’s AI models, contributed to this success.

More Personal Computing:

Revenue from Windows, Surface PCs, games, and search reached $15.58 billion, with notable growth in Xbox content and services, driven by the acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

During the quarter, Microsoft introduced the Surface PC with a shortcut button to its Copilot chatbot and expanded access to Copilot within the Microsoft 365 suite.

Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind AI laboratory, joined Microsoft, signaling the company’s commitment to advancing AI technologies.

Microsoft’s Q3 fiscal report reflects robust performance across its divisions, driven by strategic investments in AI, cloud computing, and acquisitions, concludes NIXsolutions. We’ll keep you updated on further developments.