Sun Shines, But Not Too Brightly

Sun Microsystems just reported an $89 million profit for the first quarter, which marks its fourth consecutive profitable quarter.

While profits are certainly better than losses, investors were disappointed it wasn't a higher margin. Still, the corporate cost-cutting initiatives Sun announced earlier this year seem to be taking effect. Last year, Sun checked in with a $56 million loss for the first quarter.

Of Sun's worldwide operations, India and China showed the strongest growth. Domestic sales are somewhat lackluster. Sun executives are focusing on its higher-end products, identity management software and its Solaris 10 operating system as the greatest revenue generators.

Do you have any Sun systems in your organization? Let me know at llow@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Lafe Low on November 07, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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