Microsoft is a multinational corporation, which develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. The Company's best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. It also offers Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and LinkedIn online professional network. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, and enterprise services. Microsoft's flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. 

Redmond, US
Size (employees)
124,000 (est)
Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, US
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Key People/Management at Microsoft

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Chief Technology Officer
Terry Myerson

Terry Myerson

Executive Vice President
Jeff Weiner

Jeff Weiner

CEO of LinkedIn
Judson Althoff

Judson Althoff

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business
Kurt DelBene

Kurt DelBene

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Operations
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Microsoft Office Locations

Microsoft has offices in Tiranë, Kyiv, Colombo, Hoàn Kiếm and in 87 other locations
Redmond, US (HQ)
1 Microsoft Way
San Nicolas, AR
710 Bouchard
North Ryde, AU
1 Epping Rd
Wien, AT
3 Am Europl.
Bakı, AZ
21 Zərifə Əliyeva
Dhaka, BD
8 Gulshan Ave
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Microsoft Financials and Metrics

Microsoft Financials

Microsoft's revenue was reported to be $89.95 b in FY, 2017 which is a 5.4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Q2, 2018)

53.5 b

Gross profit (Q2, 2018)

34.1 b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2018), %


Net income (Q2, 2018)

274 m

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

16.4 b

Market capitalization (18-Apr-2018)

743.6 b

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

12.9 b


807.5 b
Microsoft's current market capitalization is $743.6 b.
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


93.6 b85.3 b90 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

33 b32.8 b34.3 b

Gross profit

60.5 b52.5 b55.7 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


23.2 b26.5 b21.7 b20.4 b23.8 b20.5 b20.5 b24.1 b22.1 b24.5 b53.5 b

Cost of goods sold

8.3 b10.1 b7.2 b7.2 b9.9 b7.7 b7.8 b9.9 b8.1 b8.3 b19.3 b

Gross profit

14.9 b16.3 b14.6 b13.2 b13.9 b12.8 b12.6 b14.2 b14 b16.3 b34.1 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


5.6 b6.5 b7.7 b

Accounts Receivable

17.9 b18.3 b19.8 b


2.9 b2.3 b2.2 b

Current Assets

124.7 b139.7 b159.9 b
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


6.3 b6.4 b7.4 b5.4 b7.2 b7.2 b13.9 b8.5 b6.7 b6.9 b12.9 b

Accounts Receivable

12.9 b16.2 b12.4 b11.4 b14.5 b12.2 b11.1 b14.3 b12.9 b14.6 b18.4 b


3.1 b2.1 b2.5 b3.8 b2.7 b2.5 b3.1 b2 b2 b3.2 b2 b

Current Assets

112 b116 b118 b122 b128 b128 b158 b145 b146 b161 b167.6 b
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

12.2 b16.8 b21.2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

6 b6.6 b8.8 b


(272 m)600 m50 m

Accounts Payable

(1.1 b)88 m81 m
USDQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

4.5 b5.9 b5 b4.6 b5 b3.8 b4.7 b5.2 b4.8 b6.6 b274 m

Depreciation and Amortization

1.4 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.7 b1.8 b2.2 b2.5 b2.5 b2.5 b


(483 m)1.1 b(430 m)(937 m)1.1 b241 m(867 m)1.1 b(16 m)(1 b)182 m

Accounts Payable

(659 m)137 m(390 m)(135 m)369 m(129 m)(443 m)99 m(425 m)(407 m)531 m
USDY, 2017


49.3 x


102.5 x


431.1 k


1 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Microsoft Operating Metrics

Microsoft's Mobile Phones Sold was reported to be 89.3 m in FY, 2016.
FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Monthly Active Users (Xbox Live)

30 m37 m37 m37 m37 m39 m48 m46 m49 m49 m47 m55 m52 m53 m53 m59 m

Consumer Subscribers (Office 365)

7.10 m9.20 m12.40 m15.20 m15.20 m18.20 m20.60 m22.20 m23.10 m23.10 m24 m24.90 m26.20 m27 m28 m29.20 m

Units Sold (Xbox console)

2.40 m6.60 m1.60 m1.40 m12.10 m

Mobile Phones Sold

36.10 m163.60 m89.30 m
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Microsoft Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Skype Communications S.á r.l.
Microsoft Ireland Research
Microsoft Capital Group
Microsoft Global Finance
Microsoft Ireland Operations
Microsoft Online
Microsoft Operations
Microsoft Operations Puerto Rico
Microsoft Regional Sales Corporation
Mojang Synergies
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Microsoft News and Updates

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Windows Defender improvements

Microsoft has release Windows 10 build 17650 from the RS5 branch. Among the changes are Windows Defender Security Center and Windows Defender Firewall improvements.

The making of a hardware founder

Working in tech, it’s hard to avoid the many stories and congratulatory tweets about the latest company to close a funding round, and little wonder. It’s a milestone worth celebrating before getting back to work. Yet what’s happening in the trenches before those funding announcements roll out is oft…

Xbox One is blazing a trail for multi-generational backward compatibility

ANALYSIS: Backward compatibility is not new. ColecoVision’s 1982 Expansion Module 1 and Sega’s 1989 Power Base Converter set the stage for new consoles to play older models’ games. But it’s not a mandatory feature, either. Nintendo famously infuriated parents by leaving NES support out of the SNES, …

Microsoft has run out of Windows Phone stock

The Microsoft Store is "out of stock" for Windows Phone products, which are powered by Windows 10 Mobile. Both the HP Elite x3 and the Alcatel Idol 4S are simply not available for purchase, at least right now, and it's only a matter of time before you won't be able to get them anywhere else.

Microsoft adds Windows Defender anti-phishing tool to Chrome

Google's popular browser gets more secure with Windows Defender plug-in.

How IT can stop losing the shadow IT war

The shadow IT war is hurting everyone, and it’s time for it to end.
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