Microsoft Corporation: Technology and Communications Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

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					Microsoft Corporation

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Microsoft Corporation                                                        Financial Snapshot

                                                                             Operating Performance
Fast Facts
                                       One Microsoft Way, REDMOND, 98052-    The company reported revenue of US$69,943 million
Headquarters Address
                                       6399,United States of America         during the fiscal year 2011 (2011). The company's
                                                                             revenue grew at a CAGR of 8.15% during 2007–
Telephone                              + 14258828080
                                                                             2011, with an annual growth of 11.94% over 2010. In
                                                                             2011, the company recorded an operating margin of
Fax                                    N/A                                   38.83%, as against 38.68% in 2010.

Website                                www.microsoft.com
                                                                             Revenue and Margins
Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange          MSFT, NASDAQ

Number of Employees                    94,000

Fiscal Year End                        June

Revenue (in US$ million)               69,943




SWOT Analysis

Strengths                              Weaknesses

Diversified product portfolio          Geographic concentration of revenue

Strong market position                 Lawsuits

Strong R&D activities

Opportunities                          Threats

Positive outlook for cloud computing   Foreign exchange risks

Strategic acquisitions                 Intense competition

Strategic alliances                    Piracy




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 5
    1.1       Company Overview ................................................................................................................................................5
    1.2       Business Description ..............................................................................................................................................5
    1.3       Major Products and Services .................................................................................................................................7
2     Analysis of Key Performance Indicators ............................................................................................... 8
    2.1       Five Year Snapshot: Overview of Financial and Operational Performance Indicators ..........................................8
    2.2       Key Financial Performance Indicators .................................................................................................................11
      2.2.1       Revenue and Operating Profit .........................................................................................................................11
      2.2.2       Asset and Liabilities .........................................................................................................................................12
      2.2.3       Net Debt vs. Gearing Ratio ..............................................................................................................................13
      2.2.4       Operational Efficiency ......................................................................................................................................14
      2.2.5       Solvency ..........................................................................................................................................................15
      2.2.6       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................16
    2.3       Competitive Benchmarking ..................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.1       Market Capitalization .......................................................................................................................................17
      2.3.2       Efficiency ..........................................................................................................................................................18
      2.3.3       Valuation ..........................................................................................................................................................19
      2.3.4       Turnover – Inventory and Asset .......................................................................................................................20
3     SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 21
    3.1       SWOT Analysis - Overview ..................................................................................................................................21
    3.2       Strengths ..............................................................................................................................................................21
    3.3       Weaknesses .........................................................................................................................................................21
    3.4       Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................22
    3.5       Threats .................................................................................................................................................................22
4     History .................................................................................................................................................... 24
5     Key Employees ...................................................................................................................................... 28
6     Key Employee Biographies................................................................................................................... 29
7     Locations and Subsidiaries .................................................................................................................. 30
    7.1       Head Office ..........................................................................................................................................................30
    7.2       Other Locations and Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................30
8     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 34
    8.1       Methodology .........................................................................................................................................................34
    8.2       Ratio Definitions ...................................................................................................................................................34
    8.3       Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................38




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List of Tables

Table 1: Major Products and Services....................................................................................................................................7
Table 2: Key Ratios - Annual ..................................................................................................................................................8
Table 3: Key Ratios - Interim ................................................................................................................................................10
Table 4: Key Capital Market Indicators ................................................................................................................................10
Table 5: History.....................................................................................................................................................................24
Table 6: Key Employees .......................................................................................................................................................28
Table 7: Key Employee Biographies ....................................................................................................................................29
Table 8: Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................30




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List of Figures

Figure 1: Revenue and Operating Profit ...............................................................................................................................11

				
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