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May 2, 2007

What we do in 18 days takes Google 3 months … and other stats

Filed under: Uncategorized — jamesone111 @ 5:21 pm

Yahoo finance has a story “10 reinvigorating facts about Microsoft’s profits.”:

The writer opens “I have written extensively about Microsoft’s problems” and goes on Microsoft last week announced quarterly revenue of $14.4 billion and net income of $4.93 billion… Do some quick math and you’ll learn it takes Microsoft only about…

  • 10 hours or so (yes, hours!) to exceed Red Hat’s quarterly net income of $20.5 million.
  • four days to exceed Research In Motion’s  quarterly net income of $187.9 million.
  • four days to exceed Starbucks’  quarterly net income of $205 million.
  • one week to exceed Nike’s  quarterly net income of $350.8 million.
  • two weeks to exceed McDonalds’ quarterly net income of $762 million.
  • two weeks to exceed Apple’s quarterly net income of $770 million.
  • 18 days to exceed Google’s quarterly net income of $1 billion.
  • 23 days to exceed Coca-Cola’s quarterly net income of $1.26 billion.
  • five weeks to exceed IBM’s quarterly net income of $1.85 billion.
  • 10 weeks to exceed Wal-Mart’s  quarterly net income of $3.9 billion.
  • He concludes for a dead company, Microsoft’s profits certainly look lively.

    Dead ? I think I’ve covered that before.


    This post originally appeared on my technet blog.

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