Microsoft Corp, released its Q1 2023 earnings call transcript recently. Investors were looking forward to the earnings call to get the latest update about the company's financial performance, business developments, and management's perspective. And also get insights into the company's revenue, profit margins, expenses, and future outlook, including potential risks and opportunities.
Few highlights from the call:
- Microsoft beats Wall Street's expectations in fiscal Quarter earnings despite cloud revenue slowdown.
- Azure and cloud services revenue grows 27% YoY, but decline continues due to capital expense cuts.
- Microsoft reports revenue of $52.9 billion, surpassing expected $51.1 billion.
- Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) reach $2.45, exceeding the expected $2.23.
- Shares of Microsoft rise over 4% after the earnings announcement.
While earnings call transcripts are valuable sources of information for investors, it can be a challenging task to navigate through the large amount of data presented to make informed investment decisions.
Here are 6 ways you can use Needl.ai to analyze the transcript better and get actionable insights in minutes.
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