Monday announced it will be taking more than $700 million in pretax charges related to legal issues.
The company will take pretax charges of $123 million for its settlement with
Inc. and $41 million for its settlement with Burst.com Inc., in addition to charges previously taken for these claims. The company also will take a pretax charge of $550 million to reserve for certain antitrust-related claims described in its prior quarter 10-Q periodic report. The charges outlined apply to the quarter ended March 31.
The company emphasized that it is "not updating previously announced earnings guidance, except for the charges related to these legal matters.
Analysts expect Microsoft to earn $3.66 billion, or 32 cents a share, on revenue of $9.82 billion.
The company reports third-quarter results April 28.
Microsoft shares rose 10 cents to $25.04 in the premarket. Gateway added 20 cents to $4.28.