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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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Cash to Debt 1.83
NAS:MSFT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. NAS:MSFT: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:MSFT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.83  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 1.83
Equity to Asset 0.33
NAS:MSFT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:MSFT: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:MSFT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.33
0.33
0.81
Interest Coverage 26.29
NAS:MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
66% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 166.16 vs. NAS:MSFT: 26.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:MSFT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.24  Med: 77.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 26.29
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.23
M-Score: -3.06
WACC vs ROIC
11.65%
115.88%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 22.97
NAS:MSFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. NAS:MSFT: 22.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.41  Med: 34.62 Max: 38.83
Current: 22.97
19.41
38.83
Net-margin (%) 19.40
NAS:MSFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. NAS:MSFT: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 26.47 Max: 33.1
Current: 19.4
13.03
33.1
ROE (%) 22.30
NAS:MSFT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. NAS:MSFT: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.36  Med: 34.26 Max: 52.48
Current: 22.3
14.36
52.48
ROA (%) 8.80
NAS:MSFT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NAS:MSFT: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 17.96 Max: 26.01
Current: 8.8
7.03
26.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 123.77
NAS:MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. NAS:MSFT: 123.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 123.77  Med: 294.65 Max: 498.73
Current: 123.77
123.77
498.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
NAS:MSFT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NAS:MSFT: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.2  Med: 12.4 Max: 28
Current: 5
-1.2
28
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.20
NAS:MSFT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. NAS:MSFT: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 9.7 Max: 28.9
Current: -2.2
-7.6
28.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -6.60
NAS:MSFT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NAS:MSFT: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:MSFT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 10.5 Max: 37.1
Current: -6.6
-12.2
37.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Frank Sands 4,250 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 30,000 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 809,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 713,051 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 410,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (+4185.71%)
John Burbank 4,432,616 sh (+3102.99%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 9,245,000 sh (+45.53%)
Jana Partners 9,924,299 sh (+28.93%)
Bernard Horn 103,900 sh (+21.52%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 916,406 sh (+16.77%)
Murray Stahl 18,185 sh (+14.48%)
Ray Dalio 538,008 sh (+14.22%)
Steve Mandel 27,262,024 sh (+7.59%)
Ruane Cunniff 60,579 sh (+3.11%)
Ken Fisher 18,219,161 sh (+1.35%)
Tom Russo 49,450 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 140,800 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 110,900 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 3,552,873 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Glenn Greenberg Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 59,435,593 sh (-0.32%)
Mairs and Power 159,657 sh (-0.39%)
RS Investment Management 1,827,947 sh (-0.65%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 288,613 sh (-0.71%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,875,456 sh (-0.85%)
John Rogers 2,475,332 sh (-0.87%)
Pioneer Investments 16,751,223 sh (-1.37%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,181,567 sh (-2.24%)
Mario Gabelli 308,175 sh (-2.84%)
John Buckingham 196,291 sh (-3.66%)
Jeff Auxier 214,594 sh (-3.70%)
NWQ Managers 1,723,671 sh (-5.90%)
Charles Brandes 4,134,222 sh (-6.03%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 29,239,493 sh (-6.27%)
Lee Ainslie 29,850 sh (-10.90%)
Dodge & Cox 66,559,905 sh (-11.01%)
First Eagle Investment 30,026,046 sh (-11.38%)
Robert Olstein 158,000 sh (-12.71%)
Chris Davis 5,337,272 sh (-13.95%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,165,000 sh (-16.13%)
Wallace Weitz 25,000 sh (-16.67%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 798,126 sh (-18.12%)
First Pacific Advisors 13,798,278 sh (-18.41%)
Yacktman Fund 7,400,000 sh (-18.68%)
Eric Mindich 8,537,500 sh (-19.71%)
Steven Romick 11,584,828 sh (-20.99%)
Donald Yacktman 12,932,358 sh (-24.42%)
Jeff Ubben 56,623,770 sh (-24.78%)
Richard Pzena 7,348,676 sh (-27.68%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,300,000 sh (-36.54%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,131,315 sh (-45.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,578,622 sh (-46.70%)
Chuck Royce 144,500 sh (-53.16%)
Charles de Vaulx 480,014 sh (-54.72%)
Caxton Associates 45,000 sh (-71.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,093 sh (-76.73%)
Steven Cohen 210,500 sh (-90.04%)
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Q1 2016

MSFT Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 63,100 sh (New)
David Carlson 480,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 133,598 sh (+681.59%)
Leon Cooperman 1,755,920 sh (+117.05%)
Tom Gayner 64,000 sh (+113.33%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (+66.67%)
Lee Ainslie 45,230 sh (+51.52%)
Ray Dalio 640,248 sh (+19.00%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 1,052,420 sh (+14.84%)
Pioneer Investments 17,433,744 sh (+4.07%)
Murray Stahl 18,630 sh (+2.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 815,056 sh (+2.12%)
RS Investment Management 1,849,241 sh (+1.16%)
PRIMECAP Management 59,535,523 sh (+0.17%)
John Rogers 2,475,772 sh (+0.02%)
Ken Fisher 18,220,618 sh (+0.01%)
Spiros Segalas 8,373,457 sh (+135.68%)
Robert Olstein 158,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 49,450 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,200 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 56,623,770 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 3,568,173 sh (-0.29%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,823,461 sh (-1.34%)
Mairs and Power 157,184 sh (-1.55%)
Yacktman Fund 7,200,000 sh (-2.70%)
Donald Yacktman 12,544,378 sh (-3.00%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (-3.03%)
NWQ Managers 1,667,271 sh (-3.27%)
John Buckingham 189,509 sh (-3.46%)
Mario Gabelli 297,030 sh (-3.62%)
Charles Brandes 3,976,955 sh (-3.80%)
Ruane Cunniff 57,904 sh (-4.42%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,478,611 sh (-4.97%)
Bill Nygren 6,300,000 sh (-5.26%)
Steve Mandel 25,771,549 sh (-5.47%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 27,352,460 sh (-6.45%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 14,036,258 sh (-7.54%)
Chris Davis 4,784,499 sh (-10.36%)
Jeff Auxier 191,619 sh (-10.71%)
Jana Partners 8,625,033 sh (-13.09%)
Bernard Horn 87,200 sh (-16.07%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 236,663 sh (-18.00%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,504,700 sh (-18.82%)
Dodge & Cox 52,928,060 sh (-20.48%)
First Eagle Investment 23,621,438 sh (-21.33%)
John Burbank 3,226,002 sh (-27.22%)
First Pacific Advisors 9,527,339 sh (-30.95%)
Steven Romick 7,981,360 sh (-31.11%)
Richard Pzena 4,104,570 sh (-44.15%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 517,100 sh (-55.61%)
Chuck Royce 61,000 sh (-57.79%)
Eric Mindich 2,517,500 sh (-70.51%)
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Q2 2016

MSFT Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Caxton Associates 584,000 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 403,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 5,633,782 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,377 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,111,200 sh (+3245.80%)
Tom Gayner 160,000 sh (+150.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 273,227 sh (+104.51%)
Eric Mindich 5,135,500 sh (+103.99%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,480,332 sh (+25.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,602,194 sh (+17.02%)
David Carlson 560,000 sh (+16.67%)
Robert Olstein 177,000 sh (+12.03%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,224,009 sh (+8.46%)
First Pacific Advisors 10,261,650 sh (+7.71%)
Sarah Ketterer 4,100,271 sh (+7.24%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,975,000 sh (+6.27%)
John Rogers 2,523,380 sh (+1.92%)
RS Investment Management 1,878,707 sh (+1.59%)
Tom Russo 50,150 sh (+1.42%)
Ken Fisher 18,300,756 sh (+0.44%)
Spiros Segalas 12,150,736 sh (+45.11%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 191,619 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 56,624,678 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 87,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 17,413,244 sh (-0.12%)
Donald Yacktman 12,524,050 sh (-0.16%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 235,538 sh (-0.48%)
Mario Gabelli 294,984 sh (-0.69%)
First Eagle Investment 23,454,394 sh (-0.71%)
Mairs and Power 155,804 sh (-0.88%)
Murray Stahl 18,430 sh (-1.07%)
Yacktman Fund 7,100,000 sh (-1.39%)
PRIMECAP Management 58,516,633 sh (-1.71%)
Chris Davis 4,671,550 sh (-2.36%)
Dodge & Cox 51,487,095 sh (-2.72%)
Steven Romick 7,732,740 sh (-3.12%)
John Buckingham 183,605 sh (-3.12%)
Bill Nygren 6,090,000 sh (-3.33%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 1,012,758 sh (-3.77%)
Charles Brandes 3,798,127 sh (-4.50%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 759,479 sh (-6.82%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 25,085,291 sh (-8.29%)
John Hussman 227,600 sh (-8.96%)
Leon Cooperman 1,532,820 sh (-12.71%)
Richard Pzena 3,423,007 sh (-16.60%)
Jana Partners 6,898,327 sh (-20.02%)
Steve Mandel 17,298,996 sh (-32.88%)
Ruane Cunniff 34,279 sh (-40.80%)
John Burbank 1,646,373 sh (-48.97%)
Ray Dalio 299,048 sh (-53.29%)
NWQ Managers 693,572 sh (-58.40%)
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Q3 2016

MSFT Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Stanley Druckenmiller 264,700 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,613,038 sh (+507.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 116,799 sh (+502.77%)
Jim Simons 6,096,584 sh (+188.77%)
Andreas Halvorsen 13,667,274 sh (+142.60%)
Ray Dalio 623,548 sh (+108.51%)
NWQ Managers 864,855 sh (+24.70%)
Eric Mindich 6,366,000 sh (+23.96%)
Tom Gayner 192,000 sh (+20.00%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,086,571 sh (+17.01%)
David Carlson 650,000 sh (+16.07%)
Julian Robertson 458,300 sh (+13.72%)
Tom Russo 50,550 sh (+0.80%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 8,025,000 sh (+0.63%)
Ken Fisher 18,374,574 sh (+0.40%)
Robert Olstein 177,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 584,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment 23,422,566 sh (-0.14%)
John Rogers 2,516,316 sh (-0.28%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 234,738 sh (-0.34%)
Murray Stahl 18,330 sh (-0.54%)
Jeff Auxier 189,795 sh (-0.95%)
Pioneer Investments 17,199,047 sh (-1.23%)
Mairs and Power 152,472 sh (-2.14%)
John Buckingham 179,611 sh (-2.18%)
PRIMECAP Management 56,519,174 sh (-3.41%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,294,462 sh (-4.15%)
Chris Davis 4,444,519 sh (-4.86%)
Yacktman Fund 6,700,000 sh (-5.63%)
Charles Brandes 3,579,049 sh (-5.77%)
Donald Yacktman 11,659,480 sh (-6.90%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 23,181,015 sh (-7.59%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,900,000 sh (-9.38%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,715,639 sh (-9.38%)
Dodge & Cox 44,449,176 sh (-13.67%)
Steve Mandel 14,513,996 sh (-16.10%)
First Pacific Advisors 8,575,770 sh (-16.43%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,542,683 sh (-17.61%)
Richard Pzena 2,811,349 sh (-17.87%)
Steven Romick 6,327,480 sh (-18.17%)
John Burbank 1,193,225 sh (-27.52%)
Leon Cooperman 1,050,534 sh (-31.46%)
Jeff Ubben 38,624,678 sh (-31.79%)
John Hussman 152,600 sh (-32.95%)
Mario Gabelli 194,644 sh (-34.02%)
Ruane Cunniff 16,576 sh (-51.64%)
Spiros Segalas 10,845,153 sh (-10.74%)
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Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones and other devices.

Microsoft Corp was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in the State of Washington. The Company generates revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting software products and services for different types of computing devices. The Company's software products and services include operating systems for personal computers, servers, and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; high-performance computing applications; software development tools; and video games. It provides consulting and product and solution support services, and it trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. It also designs and sells hardware including the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console and accessories, and Microsoft personal computer hardware products. The Company operates its business in five segments namely Windows & Windows Live Division, Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. Windows Division offerings consist of premium and standard edition Windows operating systems and online software and services through Windows Live. Premium Windows operating systems are those that include additional functionality and are sold at a price above its standard editions. Product and services include Windows operating system: Windows 8, including Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise, and Starter Edition; Windows Vista, including Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise and Starter Edition; and Windows XP Home Windows Live suite of applications and web services. Server and Tools division develops and markets server software, software developer tools, services, and solutions that are designed to make information technology professionals and developers and their systems more productive and efficient. Server and Tools offers enterprise consulting and product support services that assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions. Products and services division include Windows Server operating system; Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server; Visual Studio; Silverlight; System Center products; Microsoft Consulting Services; product support services; and other products and services. The Online Services Division consists of online information offerings such as Bing, MSN portals and channels, as well as an online advertising platform with offerings for both publishers and advertisers. Products and services include Bing; Bing Ads; and MSN. Microsoft Business Division's offerings consist of the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions. Microsoft Office system products are designed to increase personal, team, and organization productivity through a range of programs, services, and software solutions. Products and services include Microsoft Office; Mic

Guru Investment Theses on Microsoft Corp

First Eagle Investments Comments on Microsoft Corp - Oct 24, 2016

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) did well in the quarter, based on continued momentum for its cloud-distributed software business and its Office products, as well as promising signs for its customer relationship management business. Microsoft’s management has main­tained control over operating expenses while at the same time making sizable investments in many areas, such as cloud software, machine learning and artificial intelligence.



From First Eagle Global Value Fund third-quarter 2016 commentary.



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Yacktman Funds Comments on Microsoft - Aug 05, 2016

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s shares were weaker during the quarter due to a modest earnings disappointment. We think CEO Satya Nadella is doing an excellent job of repositioning the company for solid long-term growth and we believe the stock is attractively priced.


From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio) second quarter 2016 commentary.


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First Eagle Investments Comments on Microsoft - Jul 25, 2016

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) also declined at the end of the quarter in reaction to the company’s acquisition of LinkedIn. The price Microsoft paid may have looked expensive on an enterprise value/EBITDA basis, but we think LinkedIn’s EBITDA margins could potentially move up meaningfully over time.



From First Eagle Global Value Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Meridian Funds Comments on Microsoft Corp - Mar 07, 2016

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a global leader in software for PC’s and enterprise computing. The company had struggled for a number of years to find growth outside of its traditional markets, missing out on large opportunities in the social and mobile markets. Last year, shares were hit hard due to weak end markets related to PC’s as well as foreign exchange headwinds. Based on our research, we felt new management was reinvigorating innovation and the company was well positioned to offer compelling cloud-based computing services. In 2015, we began to see the signs of progress in this transformation, with shares propelled by an 80% increase in cloud computing revenue during the September quarter. We continue to hold our shares as the cloud transformation is in its early innings and we think the company has the potential to generate $4 of free cash flow per share within the next 2-3 years.





From Meridian Contrarian Fund Semi-Annual Shareholder Letter 2016.



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Yacktman Fund Comments on Microsoft - Feb 05, 2016

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s shares were strong as investors continued to gain enthusiasm for the company’s cloud-based business prospects, which should return the company to steady growth. Microsoft’s stock is on the more positive side of investor enthusiasm recently after being out of favor for years while its business momentum stalled. We were attracted to the shares because we felt the valuation was too pessimistic and the company had many new business opportunities that we were, in essence, getting for free.


From the Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio) fourth quarter 2015 commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on Microsoft Corp - Jan 22, 2016

Computing giant Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) gained +25.95% after reporting continued growth and operating momentum in cloud-based businesses such as Azure cloud and Office 365. The company also benefitted as it guided to lower-than-expected expenses for the full year. We continue to hold the shares.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' fourth quarter 2015 Ariel Global Fund Commentary.

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GAMCO Investors Comments on Microsoft Corp - Oct 19, 2015

Microsoft Corp. (4.4%) (NASDAQ:MSFT)(MSFT – $44.26 – NASDAQ), the world’s largest software company, develops, manufacturers, and licenses a range of software products for a variety of computing devices from PC’s to servers to its Xbox game console. While the company’s core desktop operating system and applications software franchise (Windows/MS Office) is maturing, Microsoft is gaining share in the enterprise market and, with its Internet and Xbox efforts, in the consumer markets also. The company’s latest operating system, Windows 10, was released in July, 2015.





From GAMCO's Growth Fund third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Donald Yacktman Comments on Microsoft - Aug 06, 2015

During the second quarter, top contributors included Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Anthem (NYSE:ANTM).

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares rebounded in the second quarter after declining in the first. The price movement demonstrates the short-term orientation that has overtaken many stocks recently, as we did not think either quarter produced much to be either panicked or excited about. We continue to like the long-term prospects for significant cash flow generation the company has, and believe the new management team is executing well.

From Yacktman Focused Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2nd Quarter 2015 Commentary.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.35
MSFT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.96 vs. MSFT: 28.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSFT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 16 Max: 42.16
Current: 28.35
8.59
42.16
Forward P/E 20.12
MSFT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.75 vs. MSFT: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.35
MSFT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.17 vs. MSFT: 28.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSFT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 16 Max: 42.16
Current: 28.35
8.59
42.16
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 24.27
MSFT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.79 vs. MSFT: 24.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MSFT' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.64  Med: 14.53 Max: 76.92
Current: 24.27
8.64
76.92
P/B 6.55
MSFT's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. MSFT: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSFT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.87 Max: 10.79
Current: 6.55
3.04
10.79
P/S 5.53
MSFT's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSFT: 5.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSFT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 4.03 Max: 7.26
Current: 5.53
2.28
7.26
PFCF 17.58
MSFT's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. MSFT: 17.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSFT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 13.76 Max: 26.84
Current: 17.58
7.73
26.84
POCF 13.12
MSFT's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. MSFT: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSFT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.12  Med: 11.59 Max: 22.93
Current: 13.12
7.12
22.93
EV-to-EBIT 18.88
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. MSFT: 18.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 10.2 Max: 23.7
Current: 18.88
4.8
23.7
EV-to-EBITDA 14.19
MSFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
53% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. MSFT: 14.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 8.9 Max: 17.1
Current: 14.19
4.3
17.1
Shiller P/E 26.58
MSFT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 36.25 vs. MSFT: 26.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSFT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.29  Med: 20.16 Max: 37.82
Current: 26.58
13.29
37.82
Current Ratio 2.69
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. MSFT: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.8 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.69
1.45
4.71
Quick Ratio 2.63
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MSFT: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.78 Max: 4.69
Current: 2.63
1.41
4.69
Days Inventory 31.33
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. MSFT: 31.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSFT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.45  Med: 28.11 Max: 44.46
Current: 31.33
21.45
44.46
Days Sales Outstanding 47.57
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. MSFT: 47.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.57  Med: 78.2 Max: 82.15
Current: 47.57
47.57
82.15
Days Payable 68.77
MSFT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
66% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. MSFT: 68.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 68.77  Med: 99.08 Max: 126.95
Current: 68.77
68.77
126.95

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.50
MSFT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
71% of the 1291 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. MSFT: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSFT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.33 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.5
1.08
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.69
MSFT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
67% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MSFT: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSFT' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.32 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.69
0.18
1.14
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.00
MSFT's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
66% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MSFT: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MSFT' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.4 Max: 62
Current: 16
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield 2.64
MSFT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1219 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MSFT: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.65
MSFT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. MSFT: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSFT' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.44  Med: 5.26 Max: 7.09
Current: 5.65
2.44
7.09
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
MSFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. MSFT: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MSFT' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 1.4 Max: 5.1
Current: 2.1
-2.9
5.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 29.33
MSFT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. MSFT: 29.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MSFT' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.54  Med: 12.71 Max: 117.84
Current: 29.33
5.54
117.84
Price/Tangible Book 9.42
MSFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
74% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. MSFT: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSFT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 6.68 Max: 18.44
Current: 9.42
4.02
18.44
Price/Projected FCF 1.54
MSFT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MSFT: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSFT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.18 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.54
0.64
5.45
Price/Median PS Value 1.38
MSFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MSFT: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSFT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.52 Max: 7.31
Current: 1.38
0.68
7.31
Price/Graham Number 3.45
MSFT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. MSFT: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSFT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.76 Max: 7.53
Current: 3.45
1.36
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.30
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSFT: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 9.8 Max: 20.8
Current: 5.3
4.2
20.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.71
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. MSFT: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSFT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 17.8 Max: 36.8
Current: 4.71
4.2
36.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $85,394
EPS (TTM) $ 2.09
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float0.69%
52-Week Range $48.04 - 61.41
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7,775.35

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 92,434 99,508 106,464
EPS ($) 2.99 3.28 3.52
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.99 3.28 3.52
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.53%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.17 1.27 1.87
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