8-K 1 d29775d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K














Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) September 29, 2015



Microsoft Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


0-14278   91-1144442


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington   98052-6399
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(425) 882-8080

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

In June 2015, Microsoft Corporation (the “Company”) announced a change in organizational structure as part of its transformation in the mobile-first, cloud-first world. During the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, the Company’s chief operating decision maker (its chief executive officer) changed the information he regularly reviews to allocate resources and assess performance. As a result, beginning in fiscal year 2016, the Company will report its financial performance based on the three reportable segments described below, and analyze operating income as the measure of segment profitability.

We are furnishing this Form 8-K under Regulation FD to provide a description of our new reporting structure and present summary financial information and historical data on a basis consistent with the new structure. Beginning with the quarter ending September 30, 2015, our financial statements will reflect the new reporting structure with prior periods adjusted accordingly.

Reportable Segments

Productivity and Business Processes

Our Productivity and Business Processes segment consists of products and services in our portfolio of productivity, communication, and information services, spanning a variety of devices and platforms. This segment primarily comprises:


    Office Commercial, including volume licensing and subscriptions to Office 365 Commercial, for products and services such as Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business, and related Client Access Licenses (“CALs”).


    Office Consumer, including Office sold through retail or through an Office 365 Consumer subscription, and revenue from Outlook.com, OneDrive, and consumer Skype services.


    Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Dynamics ERP products, Dynamics CRM on-premises, and Dynamics CRM Online (“Microsoft Dynamics”).

Intelligent Cloud

Our Intelligent Cloud segment consists of our public, private, and hybrid server products and services that can power modern business. This segment primarily comprises:


    Server products and services, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Microsoft Azure.


    Enterprise Services, including Premier Support Services and Microsoft Consulting Services.

More Personal Computing

Our More Personal Computing segment consists of products and services geared towards harmonizing the interests of end users, developers, and IT professionals across screens of all sizes. This segment primarily comprises:


    Windows, including Windows OEM licensing (“Windows OEM”) and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, volume licensing of the Windows operating system (“Windows VL”), patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing.


    Devices, including phones, Surface, and Microsoft PC accessories.


    Gaming, including Xbox hardware; Xbox Live, comprising transactions, subscriptions, and advertising; first-party video games; and second- and third-party video game royalties.


    Search advertising.

Corporate and Other

Corporate and Other includes impairment, integration, and restructuring expenses, adjustments to conform our internal accounting policies to U.S. GAAP, and other corporate-level activity not specifically attributed to a segment. Significant internal accounting policies that differ from U.S. GAAP relate to revenue recognition, income statement classification, and depreciation.

Recast Segment Financial Results

The following tables provide recast segment revenue and operating income (loss) for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. The recasting of previously issued financial information does not represent a restatement of previously issued financial statements and does not affect our reported net income, earnings per share, total assets, or stockholders’ equity for any of the previously reported periods.


(In millions)

Year Ended June 30,    2015      2014  



Productivity and Business Processes

   $ 26,431       $ 26,972   

Intelligent Cloud

     23,715         21,732   

More Personal Computing

     42,953         38,407   

Corporate and Other

     481         (278 )







Total revenue

   $ 93,580       $ 86,833   







(In millions)

Year Ended June 30,    2015      2014  

Operating income (loss)


Productivity and Business Processes

   $ 13,087       $ 13,940   

Intelligent Cloud

     9,871         8,443   

More Personal Computing

     5,179         6,150   

Corporate and Other

     (9,976 )      (774 )







Total operating income (loss)

   $ 18,161       $ 27,759   







See Exhibit 99.1 for more details about the new segment structure and recast quarterly segment financial results.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.





99.1    Microsoft Reporting Segments Presentation


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 29, 2015      


      Frank H. Brod

Corporate Vice President, Finance and

Administration; Chief Accounting Officer






99.1    Microsoft Reporting Segments Presentation