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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

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In CASH?!?!?!?

dparra137

May 10, 2011, 12:53 PM
Microsoft is starting to sound more like a loan shark if they have 8.5 Billion in CASH!!! Eh?
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dh8ight

May 10, 2011, 4:25 PM
Really!?!?!?! It means that Skype willa ctually recieve funds for the sale and not assets (ie: hardware, software, stocks, bonds). Pleas tell me you were trying to be cut...cuz then you wouldn't sound retarded and just like a dumb-ass.
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MadLib

May 10, 2011, 7:57 PM
Do you think that Microsoft (or any company, for that matter) would literally use paper money for a transaction of this size?

The days of large cash transactions are over, brah. Back in the day before computers, banks (you know, the institutions consumers and companies use to handle their money) used very, very large denomination bills to transfer money. There used to be a $100,000 bill, but that was back in the 20's, and in that time, there was no such thing as an $8 billion company. Thus, never, ever, ever, EVAR, no matter what time period, would a company use paper money to purchase something in the billions - or even millions - of dollars.

What this article means is that Microsoft will not be trading shares to buy the company. A l...
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Fredd

May 12, 2011, 3:33 PM
Microsoft total revenue for period ending Jun 30, 2010 was $62,484MM. Net income was $18,760MM. So that is 45% of net income for one year. The purchase price will be amortized over several years, does not dilute the MS shareholders interest, so likely will end up in a net increase in EPS.

What puzzles me more is the lack of reaction from those adamantly opposed to the AT&T/T-Mo merger. Why is MS gobbling up others less bothersome to those that complain about AT&T "monopoly"?
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