Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jan. 31, 2017, 5:30 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Welcome to the Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Microsoft Corporation Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. If you would like to ask a question, please press "*1" on your telephone keypad. A confirmation tone will indicate your line is in the question queue. You'll press "*2" to remove your question from the queue. For participants using speaker equipment, it may be necessary to pick up your handset prior to pressing the "*" keys. If anyone should require operator assistance during the conference, please press "*0". As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would like to turn the call over to Chris Suh, General Manager of Investor Relations. Chris, please proceed. Chris Suh -- General Manager of Investor Relations Thank you, Roya. Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today. On the call with me are: Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer; Amy Hood, Chief Financial Officer; Frank Brod, Chief Accounting Officer; and Carolyn Frantz, our new Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary. On the Microsoft Investor Relations website, you can find our Earnings Press Release and Financial Summary slide deck, which is intended to supplement our prepared remarks during today's call and provides the reconciliation of differences between GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures. This quarter, we incurred a tax charge related to the enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. We have excluded the impact of this tax charge in our non-GAAP net income and earnings per share metric. These non-GAAP financial metrics should not be considered as a substitute for or superior to the measures of financial performance Continue Reading