Analyst Estimates Microsoft Only Sold 1 Million Surfaces Last Quarter

Posted January 14, 2013 at 11:01pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6679 views

UBS analyst Brent Thill has released a report estimating that Microsoft only sold 1 million Surface tablets last quarter.

Cutting FQ2 by $1.1B/$0.08 to $21.3B/$0.76 (Street $21.7B/$0.76) on lower Windows division revs to $5.9B (from $6.7B) on CQ4 PC sales -6.4% per IDC and our revised Surface RT sales e.stimate of 1M units (prior 2M). PCs also hit MBD transactional revs cutting MBD to $5.6B from $5.9B. With PC weakness likely to linger we cut FQ3 to $21.0B/$0.76 from $21.5B/$0.78 (Street $20.9B/$0.78). FY13 est’s cut to $79.6B/$2.80 (revs +8.0%, margins 36.6%) from $80.8B/$2.90.

In comparison, Apple is estimated to have sold over 20 million iPads. Despite the slow sales Thill is cautiously optimistic about the product noting that Microsoft only sold the device at its stores and that the company's use of Intel chips is good for corporations.

[via BusinessInsider]

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surface - January 15, 2013 at 6:10pm
When the better version of the surface comes out they should do better. The one that actually runs full programs and has usb 3.0
Jimmy Crack Corn - January 15, 2013 at 5:51pm
Microsoft Office is an excellent product. Sometimes overly complicated, but excellent nonetheless. EVERYTHING ELSE Microsoft since DOS has been a big fail. Microsoft should stick with Office and abandon everything else. Leave OSs to the big boys.
Barack Obama - January 15, 2013 at 3:24pm
1 Million Surface tablet sold by Microsoft, but Apple's stock is going down, iPhone 5 production is reduced... now who is in trouble ??? ... STUPID APPLE iFANS !!
Jack Mioff - January 15, 2013 at 1:49am
Horrible decision to launch the Surface with Windows 8, possibly the worst OS that Microsoft has ever produced.
odedo1 - January 15, 2013 at 3:24am
io don't know I got windows 8 installed on my iPad and I believe that for a touch screen its a perfect OS infect I can't wait for Microsoft to reales a none RT full version Win 8 Surface, I'll sure get one the thing is its a full PC not just a play tablet like my LTE 64GB iPad 3 also just today Apple admitted that coming out with the iPhone 5 was a mistake and they said it after Apple stocks dropped again for another 20 percent.
Nick - January 15, 2013 at 1:34am
It seems pretty stupid that they aren't selling it at the major retailers as well, they're missing out in a lot of the market.
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