CORRECTED - CORRECTED-(July 23)-BRIEF-Microsoft Q4 results

viernes 24 de julio de 2009 15:34 CEST

(Corrects 4th bullet-point in July 23 story to clarify that the 5,000 job cuts were announced previously and are not new)

July 23 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Cotización): * Reports fourth-quarter results * Q4 earnings per share $0.34 * Q4 revenue fell 17 percent to $13.1 billion * Says as previously announced, it will cut up to 5,000 jobs as part of a resource management program by June 30, 2010 * Says providing operating expense guidance of $26.6 billion to $26.9 billion, for the full year ending June 30 * Says business continued to be negatively impacted by weakness in the global PC and server markets * Says Q4 included deferral of $276 million of revenue related to the Windows 7 upgrade option program * Says revenue from Windows operating systems declined reflecting PC market weakness * Reuters Estimates Q4 earnings per share view $0.36, revenue view $14,482.30 million * Says revenue deferral reduced Q4 earnings per share by $0.02 * Says repurchased 318 million shares during the twelve months ended June 30, 2009