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Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, and devices. It operates in three business segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. The Productivity and Business Processes segment consists of productivity, communication, and information services, including Office Commercial, Office Consumer, LinkedIn, and Dynamics business solutions. The Intelligent Cloud segment provides public, private, and hybrid server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, GitHub, and Azure, as well as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting Services. The More Personal Computing segment is engaged in Windows OEM and Windows Commercial licensing, Windows cloud services and IoT, MSN advertising; devices, including Surface, PC accessories, and gaming, spanning Xbox hardware, software, and services, video games, and third-party video game royalties; and search business, comprising Bing and Microsoft Advertising.
TypePublic
Founded1975
HQRedmond, US
Websitemicrosoft.com
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureA-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jun 2020)163,000(+14%)
Job Openings5,953
Revenue (FY, 2020)$143 B(+14%)
Share Price (Nov 2020)$213.9 (+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingFMore

Key People/Management at Microsoft

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-Founder
Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President
Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Capossela

Chris Capossela

Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Business
Kurt DelBene

Kurt DelBene

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Core Services Engineering and Operations
Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie

Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud + AI Group
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Microsoft Office Locations

Microsoft has offices in Redmond, Albany, Alpharetta, Atlanta and in 144 other locations
Redmond, US (HQ)
Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way
Albany, US
54 State St 7th Floor Suite 701
Alpharetta, US
8000 Avalon Blvd #800
Atlanta, US
84 Peachtree St
Austin, US
10900 Stonelake Blvd #225
Bellevue, US
700 Bellevue Way NE 22nd Floor
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Microsoft Financials and Metrics

Microsoft Revenue

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Microsoft's revenue was reported to be $143.02 b in FY, 2020 which is a 13.6% increase from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q1, 2021)

37.2b

Gross profit (Q1, 2021)

26.2b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2021), %

70.4%

Net income (Q1, 2021)

13.9b

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

15.9b

Market capitalization (24-Nov-2020)

1.6t

Closing stock price (24-Nov-2020)

213.9

Cash (30-Sept-2020)

17.2b

EV

1.7t
Microsoft's current market capitalization is $1.6 t.
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

110.4b125.8b143.0b

Revenue growth, %

23%14%14%

Cost of goods sold

38.4b42.9b46.1b

Gross profit

72.0b82.9b96.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

29.1b32.5b30.6b33.1b36.9b35.0b37.2b

Cost of goods sold

9.9b12.4b10.2b10.4b12.4b11.0b11.0b

Gross profit

19.2b20.0b20.4b22.6b24.5b24.0b26.2b

Gross profit Margin, %

66%62%67%69%67%69%70%
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

11.9b11.4b13.6b

Accounts Receivable

26.5b29.5b32.0b

Inventories

2.7b2.1b1.9b

Current Assets

169.7b175.6b181.9b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

15.1b6.6b11.2b13.1b8.9b11.7b17.2b

Accounts Receivable

17.4b19.7b19.3b19.1b23.5b22.7b22.9b

Inventories

3.6b2.0b2.0b2.6b1.8b1.6b2.7b

Current Assets

164.2b156.9b159.9b165.9b167.1b170.5b177.1b
Annual
USDFY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

16.6b39.2b44.3b

Depreciation and Amortization

10.3b11.7b12.8b

Inventories

(465.0m)597.0m168.0m

Accounts Payable

1.1b232.0m3.0b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Net Income

8.8b17.2b26.1b10.7b22.3b33.1b13.9b

Depreciation and Amortization

2.8b5.8b8.8b3.0b6.2b9.3b2.6b

Inventories

(956.0m)698.0m710.0m(561.0m)238.0m419.0m(808.0m)

Accounts Payable

(395.0m)(835.0m)(1.0b)(547.0m)(554.0m)(8.0m)315.0m
USDFY, 2018

EV/EBIT

23.6 x

EV/CFO

18.9 x

Revenue/Employee

842.4k

Debt/Equity

1 x

Debt/Assets

0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x

P/E Ratio

46.3
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Microsoft Operating Metrics

FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018FY, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019FY, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020FY, 2020Q1, 2021

Monthly Active Users (Xbox Live)

53 m53 m59 m59 m57 m57 m64 m63 m65 m

Consumer Subscribers (Office 365)

27 m28 m29.20 m30.60 m31.40 m32.50 m33.30 m34.20 m34.80 m35.60 m37.20 m39.60 m42.70 m45.30 m

Subscribers (Xbox Game Pass)

10 m

Console and PC Titles (Xbox Game Pass)

100
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Microsoft Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
ZeniMaxSeptember 21, 2020$7.50 b
Orions SystemsAugust 08, 2020
ADRM SoftwareJune 18, 2020
SoftomotiveMay 19, 2020
Metaswitch NetworksMay 14, 2020
CyberXMay 05, 2020$165 m
Affirmed NetworksMarch 26, 2020
MoverOctober 21, 2019
MovereSeptember 04, 2019
JClarityAugust 19, 2019
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Microsoft Revenue Breakdown

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Microsoft revenue breakdown by business segment: 5.4% from LinkedIn, 6.1% from Search Advertising, 9.0% from Gaming, 16.2% from Windows, 25.9% from Server Products and Cloud Services, 25.2% from Office Products and Cloud Services and 12.1% from Other

Microsoft revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 51.0% from United States and 49.0% from Other Countries

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Microsoft Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

F

58/100

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Microsoft Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

60-79

out of 100

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Microsoft Online and Social Media Presence

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Microsoft Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    75/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    82/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    82/100

  • Diversity

    B+

    74/100

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Microsoft News and Updates

ISG to Publish Study on Microsoft Ecosystem Providers

Upcoming ISG Provider Lens™ report will focus on providers that support enterprise products Office 365, Azure and Dynamics 365 Upcoming ISG Provider Lens™ report will focus on providers that support enterprise products Office 365, Azure and Dynamics 365

Microsoft collaborates with Social Alpha to accelerate growth of healthtech startups in India

Microsoft has launched a dedicated program for healthtech startups. The program is designed to help startups scale with advanced technology and joint go-to-market support. Microsoft is also collaborating with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of participating startups

Microsoft starts selling the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 in India

Microsoft has begun selling the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 in India. Announced earlier this year, the Surface Go 2 is a refresh for the company’s smallest Surface tablet, while the Surface Book 3 is Microsoft’s most powerful convertible notebook

Microsoft reveals Pluton, a custom security chip built into Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors

For the past two years, some of the world’s biggest chip makers have battled a series of hardware flaws, like Meltdown and Spectre, which made it possible — though not easy — to pluck passwords and other sensitive secrets directly from their processors. The chip makers rolled out patches, but requir…

Microsoft gave its new top dealmaker stock awards worth more than $22 million (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Microsoft gave Christopher Young, the company's new head of business development and former McAfee CEO, stock awards worth more than $22 million today, according to securities filings late Friday afternoon. The company issued 101,940 shares of common stock. Microsoft stock cl…
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Microsoft Blogs

World Update II: USA for Microsoft Flight Simulator now available for free

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Making credit flow again in India during the pandemic

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Research reveals three distinct parent mindsets about remote and hybrid learning

The post Research reveals three distinct parent mindsets about remote and hybrid learning appeared first on Stories.

Full lineup of Xbox Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals announced

The post Full lineup of Xbox Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals announced appeared first on Stories.

The future of work unbound: 2020 and the strange new mobility of space and time

The post The future of work unbound: 2020 and the strange new mobility of space and time appeared first on Stories.

Latest updates to Education Insights in Teams help teachers support individual student needs

The post Latest updates to Education Insights in Teams help teachers support individual student needs appeared first on Stories.
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Microsoft Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Microsoft founded?

    Microsoft was founded in 1975.

  • Who are Microsoft key executives?

    Microsoft's key executives are Bill Gates, Brad Smith and Satya Nadella.

  • How many employees does Microsoft have?

    Microsoft has 163,000 employees.

  • What is Microsoft revenue?

    Latest Microsoft annual revenue is $143 b.

  • What is Microsoft revenue per employee?

    Latest Microsoft revenue per employee is $877.4 k.

  • Who are Microsoft competitors?

    Competitors of Microsoft include Lenovo, Google and IBM.

  • Where is Microsoft headquarters?

    Microsoft headquarters is located at Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way, Redmond.

  • Where are Microsoft offices?

    Microsoft has offices in Redmond, Albany, Alpharetta, Atlanta and in 144 other locations.

  • How many offices does Microsoft have?

    Microsoft has 150 offices.