November 16, 2003

Monopoly is nice if you can get it

The MSN unit made a profit of $58 million and therefore had costs of $433 million. The percentage profit for this unit was 12.2%.

The Server and Tools unit had a profit of $370 million and costs of $1496, resulting in a profit margin of 24.7%.

The Information Worker unit, responsible for application software like Word, returned a profit of $1591 million but with costs of just $696 million, that represents a percentage profit of 228.6%.

Finally the unit responsible for Windows made a profit of $2264 million on costs of just $545 million, resulting in a percentage profit of a massive 415.4%. In other words, every $100 spent on developing and supporting Windows returns $415.

Link: The Inquirer

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