Microsoft’s revenue fell to $13.65 billion in the last quarter, representing a six per cent year-on-year decline.
This is the first fall in sales that the firm has seen since its establishment as a public company 23 years ago.
Operating income did rise by three per cent to $4.44 billion, however net income fell by 32 per cent to $2.98 billion.
Microsoft said that the figures included $290 million of severance charges related to the reduction up to 5,000 jobs and $420 million of impairments to investments.
“While market conditions remained weak during the quarter, I was pleased with the organization’s ability to offset revenue pressures with the swift implementation of cost-savings initiatives,” said Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell. “We expect the weakness to continue through at least the next quarter.”