Microsoft’s Q1 2013 Earning Miss Expectations: $16.01B Revenue, Earnings Per Share Of $0.53

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http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft just released its earnings for the company’s first financial quarter of 2013. Microsoft posted revenues of $16.01  billion and earnings per share of $0.53. That’s down from the company’s Q4 2012 results of $18.06 billion but up from last quarter’s loss per share of $0.06. It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s results in the last quarter were also highly influenced by the company’s ill-fated aQuantive acquisition. To account for this, Microsoft took a $6.19 billion writedown last quarter. Ahead of the earnings release, the analyst consensus wa (IT news)