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Summary:MSFT profits in its latest quarter exceeded GOOG's total revenues.Microsoft Corp.

MSFT profits in its latest quarter exceeded GOOG's total revenues.
Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, a 27% increase over the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.92 billion, $4.29 billion and $0.45, respectively.
Source: MSFT
Google reported revenues of $4.23 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, an increase of 57% compared to the third quarter of 2006 and an increase of 9% compared to the second quarter of 2007.
Source: GOOG

At first glance, the numbers look similar, but they refer to two very different metrics. MSFT reported more in profit ($4.3 billion) than GOOG reported in total revenues ($4.2 billion).

Topics: Banking, Enterprise Software, Microsoft

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