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What you should expect from MSFT earnings

Microsoft is going to report its earnings on Thursday. The company faces more and more competition, but it keeps trying to empower its strength features as Microsoft Azure. But even here the competition with other cloud services providers is really tough. What you can expect from Microsoft earnings is right here. 

Earnings: Analysts expect Microsoft to report earnings per share of 64 cents, up slightly from 61 cents per share during the same period a year earlier. Estimize, a software platform that uses crowdsourcing to garner earnings estimates from hedge-fund executives, brokerages and analysts, has Microsoft earnings a bit higher, at 66 cents a share. Microsoft has beat the FactSet consensus for four consecutive quarters.

Revenue: Revenue of $22.087 billion is expected, according to the FactSet consensus, above revenue of $21.729 billion in the same period last year. Contributors on Estimize are forecasting revenue of $22.129 billion. Microsoft has surpassed Wall Street expectations the past 10 consecutive quarters.

Share price: Shares of Microsoft have risen 11.85% over the past three months. Analysts on average rate the stock overweight, according to FactSet.

Other issues: Analysts tended to note the strength of Microsoft’s non-computer products and relative weakness of the company’s computer sales.

What do you expect from MSFT this year?