The Redmond firm also recorded a profit of $ 6 billion in the third quarter of 2013.
Microsoft released its financial results yesterday. The software specialist reported a turnover of 20.5 billion dollars (15.6 billion euros), against 17.4 billion dollars (13.3 billion euros) in the 3rd quarter 2012.
Its net income, for its part, stands at $ 6 billion, against $ 5.1 billion a year earlier. In the second quarter of 2012, however, its net income amounted to $ 6.4 billion.
Without counting the fine imposed by the European Commission, the group’s earnings per share amount to 72 cents. It comes down to 65 cents including the fine and other items as analysts forecast earnings per share of 68 cents.
Microsoft has also announced the departure of its chief financial officer Peter Klein.