Salesforce is a global cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis. It is best known for its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. It offers users with a customer community, partner community, developer community, and an app exchange marketplace. Salesforce provides its products and services to various industries, including healthcare, finance, life sciences, automotive, media, retail, manufacturing, and communications.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
25,000 (est)
Salesforce was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Salesforce

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

Chairman & CEO
Shinichi Koide

Shinichi Koide

Chairman and CEO, Salesforce Japan
Parker Harris

Parker Harris

George Hu

George Hu

Chief Operating Officer
Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins

Anthony Fernicola

Anthony Fernicola

President, Global Enterprise Sales
David Havlek

David Havlek

Senior Vice President, Finance
Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

President, Sales and Customer Success
Keith Block

Keith Block

Vice Chairman and President
Joe Allanson

Joe Allanson

SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Jim Cavalieri

Jim Cavalieri

Alex Dayon

Alex Dayon

President, Products

Salesforce Office Locations

Salesforce has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
300 1 Market St

Salesforce Metrics

Salesforce Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$6.7 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$5 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

($47.4 m)

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$58.4 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Jan-2016)

$1.2 b
Salesforce's current market capitalization is $58.4 b.
Salesforce's revenue was reported to be $6.7 b in FY, 2016 which is a 24.1% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$4.1 b$5.4 b$6.7 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$968.4 m$1.3 b$1.7 b

Gross profit

$3.1 b$4.1 b$5 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Sales and marketing expense

$2.2 b$2.8 b$3.2 b

R&D expense

$623.8 m$792.9 m$946.3 m

General and administrative expense

$596.7 m$679.9 m$748.2 m

Operating expense total

$3.4 b$4.2 b$4.9 b


($286.1 m)($145.6 m)$114.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$77.2 m$73.2 m$72.5 m

Interest income

$10.2 m$10 m$15.3 m

Pre tax profit

($357.9 m)($213.1 m)$64.3 m

Income tax expense

$125.8 m($49.6 m)($111.7 m)

Net Income

($232.2 m)($262.7 m)($47.4 m)
Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$747.2 m$781.6 m$908.1 m$1.2 b

Accounts Receivable

$1.4 b


$309.2 m$280.6 m$250.6 m

Current Assets

$2.7 b$3.6 b$4.3 b


$1.2 b$1.1 b$1.7 b


$3.5 b$3.8 b$3.8 b

Total Assets

$9.2 b$10.7 b$12.8 b

Total Debt

Current Liabilities

$4 b$4.4 b$5.6 b

Total Liabilities

Additional Paid-in Capital

$3.4 b$4.6 b$5.7 b

Retained Earnings

($343.2 m)($605.8 m)($653.3 m)

Total Equity

$3 b$5 b

Shares Outstanding

$597.6 k$624.1 k$661.6 k

Financial Leverage

3 x2.6 x
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

($232.2 m)($262.7 m)($47.4 m)

Accounts Receivable

($424.7 m)($582.4 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

$875.5 m$1.6 b

Capital Expenditures

($299.1 m)($284.5 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

($2.4 b)($1.5 b)

Cash From Financing Activities

$1.6 b$132.6 m

Interest Paid

$21.5 m$38 m

Free Cash Flow

$1.2 b$1.9 b

Salesforce Operating Metrics

FY, 2015

Average Daily Transactions

2.3 b


150 k

Salesforce Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
KruxNovember 01, 2016$700 m
BeyondCoreAugust 15, 2016$110 m
QuipAugust 01, 2016$750 m
DemandwareJune 01, 2016$2.9 b
Salesforce MetaMindApril 04, 2016$32.8 m
SteelBrickDecember 23, 2015$360 m
Relate iqJuly 11, 2014$390 m
ExactTargetJune 04, 2013$2.5 b
Salesforce Buddy MediaJune 04, 2012$689 m
Salesforce Radian6March 30, 2011$326 m
HerokuDecember 08, 2010$250 m
JigsawApril 21, 2010$142 m

Salesforce Market Value History

Salesforce Revenue Breakdown

Salesforce Expenses Breakdown

Salesforce's employees are reported to be approximately 30% female and 70% male.

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