Microsoft (MSFT) : Q216 Earnings Whisper

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is set to announce its financial results for the holiday shopping quarter of fiscal 2015 after the market close today. Analysts expect the software giant to report non-GAAP EPS of $0.71 and revenue of $25.26 billion, down 4.6% YoY. That would be $0.14 higher the $0.57 per share posted last quarter and flat compared to the second-quarter of 2015. Revenue is projected to be $1.24 billion lower than the $26.5 billion posted in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, reports a whisper number of $0.75 per share.

As a quick reminder, Microsoft reported Q116 EPS of $0.57, $0.02 lower than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.59. Revs decreased 12.07% year-over-year to $20.4 billion versus the $21.03 billion consensus.

MSFT was up $0.59 at $51.81 in midday trade, moving within a 52-week range of $39.72 to $56.85. The name, valued at $413.85 billion, opened at $51.82.

On valuation measures, Microsoft Corp. shares are currently priced at 34.45x this year’s forecasted earnings. Ticker has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 4.51. EPS for the same period registers at $1.50.

As for passive income investors, the firm pays stockholders $1.44 per share annually in dividends, yielding 2.78%.

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