Thanks for reading and your useful comments.
I’m betting you have some sort of accounting background. Some of the facts of how they treat the goodwill and intangibles amortization are there in their 10K. But I glossed over it in case the average reader falls asleep.
Though it would be interesting to know how they kept LinkedIn’s top line growing every quarter when LinkedIn couldn’t do so on their own. Unfortunately those compelling details are also left out by Microsoft in their reports and PR.