1/18/2008 - Rhyze of Xboxusersgroup writes:
"Analysts on average expect Microsoft to report earnings of 46 cents a share, on $15.9 billion in revenue for the period ended in December. When Microsoft reported its first-quarter results in October, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell announced that the company was 'slightly ahead of where we want to be.' At that time, Microsoft raised its full year guidance for profit and sales. Highlights of next week's earnings report should include an update on Vista, the latest version of the company's Windows software, and on newer businesses such as online services and sales of the Xbox video game console during the holiday season.