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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.65
MSFT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 1620 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 27.13 vs. MSFT: 3.65 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.65   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.65

Equity to Asset 0.55
MSFT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 1591 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MSFT: 0.55 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.55

0.49
0.83
Interest Coverage 62.39
MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 387.00 vs. MSFT: 62.39 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 57.27   Max: 9999.99
Current: 62.39

57.27
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.75
M-Score: -2.52
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 34.38
MSFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. MSFT: 34.38 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.53   Max: 50.86
Current: 34.38

24.53
50.86
Net-margin (%) 28.08
MSFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1592 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MSFT: 28.08 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 22.17   Max: 41.04
Current: 28.08

22.17
41.04
ROE (%) 27.69
MSFT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. MSFT: 27.69 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 48.73
Current: 27.69

10.92
48.73
ROA (%) 15.35
MSFT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1605 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. MSFT: 15.35 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.66   Max: 24.29
Current: 15.35

8.66
24.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 267.88
MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. MSFT: 267.88 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 58.18   Max: 623.4
Current: 267.88

58.18
623.4
Revenue Growth (%) 9.50
MSFT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. MSFT: 9.50 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 34
Current: 9.5

-1.1
34
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.80
MSFT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. MSFT: 5.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 46.3
Current: 5.8

-7.6
46.3
EPS Growth (%) 7.10
MSFT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. MSFT: 7.10 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 47.8
Current: 7.1

-12.2
47.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

MSFT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ken Heebner 445,000 sh (New)
Jim Chanos 333,500 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 2,862,515 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,777,660 sh (+897.23%)
Steven Cohen 54,021 sh (+128.57%)
Jeff Ubben 57,750,000 sh (+73.15%)
John Hussman 10,000 sh (+66.67%)
Mark Hillman 66,233 sh (+36.77%)
Meryl Witmer 30,238,107 sh (+19.55%)
Richard Snow 443,766 sh (+16.7%)
Chuck Royce 577,000 sh (+9.81%)
NWQ Managers 11,493,113 sh (+8.9%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 30,054,503 sh (+8.55%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,365,300 sh (+3.13%)
PRIMECAP Management 63,165,491 sh (+2.99%)
Ruane Cunniff 64,561 sh (+2.54%)
Bill Frels 243,922 sh (+2.13%)
Jeremy Grantham 56,462,122 sh (+1.78%)
Jim Simons 5,760,284 sh (+1.63%)
First Pacific Advisors 13,073,800 sh (+0.87%)
Bill Nygren 5,920,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,012 sh (unchged)
Meridian Funds 17,295 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 11,715,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 68,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 10,896,200 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham 212,361 sh (-0.05%)
Ken Fisher 17,205,857 sh (-0.11%)
Jeff Auxier 259,637 sh (-0.25%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 650,435 sh (-0.36%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,299,357 sh (-0.44%)
Dodge & Cox 77,260,349 sh (-1.03%)
James Barrow 41,193,032 sh (-1.07%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 821,503 sh (-1.86%)
Tom Russo 64,267 sh (-2.06%)
Tom Gayner 772,600 sh (-3.74%)
Pioneer Investments 13,315,996 sh (-5.14%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 16,765,947 sh (-5.44%)
Scott Black 75,458 sh (-6.29%)
Richard Pzena 12,425,297 sh (-6.79%)
Yacktman Fund 16,196,000 sh (-6.92%)
Chris Davis 11,712,043 sh (-7.48%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 941,325 sh (-8.16%)
Wallace Weitz 1,854,955 sh (-8.88%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 14,000,000 sh (-9.09%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,201,222 sh (-9.38%)
Charles Brandes 8,488,452 sh (-11.31%)
John Rogers 275,424 sh (-11.36%)
David Dreman 86,611 sh (-11.95%)
Donald Yacktman 36,140,945 sh (-12.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 368,660 sh (-16.13%)
Mario Gabelli 340,600 sh (-17.01%)
Robert Olstein 278,000 sh (-21.69%)
Charles de Vaulx 2,999,705 sh (-28.19%)
David Tepper 1,400,000 sh (-59.83%)
Ray Dalio 84,204 sh (-94.03%)
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Q3 2013

MSFT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 16,388 sh (New)
Glenn Greenberg 3,936,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 115,523 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,900 sh (New)
John Keeley 64,530 sh (New)
George Soros 12,580,700 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 1,500,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 515,000 sh (+5050%)
Larry Robbins 8,649,165 sh (+202.15%)
RS Investment Management 2,987,413 sh (+68.05%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,037,757 sh (+56.83%)
John Rogers 415,887 sh (+51%)
Joel Greenblatt 480,884 sh (+30.44%)
Steven Romick 15,013,700 sh (+28.16%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,641,700 sh (+27.29%)
Richard Pzena 14,552,334 sh (+17.12%)
Jeff Ubben 66,865,530 sh (+15.78%)
Mario Gabelli 392,845 sh (+15.34%)
Dodge & Cox 86,524,349 sh (+11.99%)
Chuck Royce 620,900 sh (+7.61%)
Pioneer Investments 14,141,124 sh (+6.2%)
Tom Gayner 802,300 sh (+3.84%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 31,130,505 sh (+3.58%)
John Buckingham 214,720 sh (+1.11%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,251,707 sh (+0.81%)
James Barrow 41,411,057 sh (+0.53%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 651,750 sh (+0.2%)
Wallace Weitz 1,855,775 sh (+0.04%)
Whitney Tilson 29,900 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,920,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 2,999,705 sh (unchged)
George Soros 126,500 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,012 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 68,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 14,000,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 17,165,072 sh (-0.24%)
Ruane Cunniff 64,389 sh (-0.27%)
Mark Hillman 66,013 sh (-0.33%)
PRIMECAP Management 62,747,091 sh (-0.66%)
Donald Yacktman 35,747,708 sh (-1.09%)
Chris Davis 11,538,873 sh (-1.48%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 926,494 sh (-1.58%)
Charles Brandes 8,322,031 sh (-1.96%)
Jeff Auxier 254,422 sh (-2.01%)
Jeremy Grantham 55,295,985 sh (-2.07%)
Tom Russo 62,558 sh (-2.66%)
David Dreman 82,287 sh (-4.99%)
Yacktman Fund 15,350,000 sh (-5.22%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,805,734 sh (-5.73%)
Brian Rogers 9,646,200 sh (-11.47%)
NWQ Managers 10,170,365 sh (-11.51%)
Richard Snow 352,504 sh (-20.57%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 639,860 sh (-22.11%)
Bill Frels 185,898 sh (-23.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,032,751 sh (-24.36%)
Robert Olstein 140,000 sh (-49.64%)
Steven Cohen 8,044 sh (-85.11%)
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Q4 2013

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steve Mandel 25,474,910 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 406,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,115,084 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 102,096 sh (+1169.22%)
John Rogers 946,694 sh (+127.63%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,380 sh (+109.35%)
Louis Moore Bacon 158,434 sh (+37.14%)
Murray Stahl 18,488 sh (+12.81%)
John Hussman 565,000 sh (+9.71%)
Bill Frels 193,954 sh (+4.33%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,120,352 sh (+4.05%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 32,185,263 sh (+3.39%)
Tom Gayner 825,100 sh (+2.84%)
Pioneer Investments 14,364,527 sh (+1.58%)
Ruane Cunniff 65,389 sh (+1.55%)
Mario Gabelli 398,455 sh (+1.43%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,861,200 sh (+1.32%)
James Barrow 41,688,472 sh (+0.67%)
John Buckingham 216,059 sh (+0.62%)
Glenn Greenberg 3,960,893 sh (+0.61%)
Ken Fisher 17,231,721 sh (+0.39%)
John Keeley 64,620 sh (+0.14%)
Jeff Ubben 66,865,530 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,376 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 254,422 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 15,350,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 68,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,920,000 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 1,650,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 2,999,705 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 15,013,700 sh (unchged)
George Soros 126,500 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
Kyle Bass Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 62,626,141 sh (-0.19%)
Mark Hillman 65,866 sh (-0.22%)
Dodge & Cox 85,715,099 sh (-0.94%)
Wallace Weitz 1,837,625 sh (-0.98%)
Tom Russo 61,744 sh (-1.3%)
Chris Davis 11,378,912 sh (-1.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 468,479 sh (-2.58%)
Brian Rogers 9,396,200 sh (-2.59%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,076,472 sh (-2.8%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 618,764 sh (-3.3%)
Donald Yacktman 34,218,647 sh (-4.28%)
Chuck Royce 591,800 sh (-4.69%)
NWQ Managers 9,626,260 sh (-5.35%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 13,180,000 sh (-5.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 962,124 sh (-6.84%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,690,399 sh (-10.14%)
Charles Brandes 7,356,300 sh (-11.6%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 566,065 sh (-13.15%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 13,655,318 sh (-13.61%)
RS Investment Management 2,393,036 sh (-19.9%)
Richard Pzena 10,942,967 sh (-24.8%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 667,977 sh (-27.9%)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (-35.71%)
David Dreman 50,974 sh (-38.05%)
Larry Robbins 5,261,967 sh (-39.16%)
George Soros 2,560,900 sh (-79.64%)
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Q1 2014

MSFT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Brian Rogers 9,396,200 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 15,350,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 14,980,000 sh (-0.22%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,000,000 sh (-8.95%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 352,800 sh (-47.18%)
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Latest Guru Trades with MSFT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -47.18%1.13%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 40.017%352800
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.95%0.47%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 40.017%12000000
Steve Mandel 2013-12-31 New Buy4.1%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%25474910
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -79.64%3.66%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%2560900
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-12-31 Reduce -27.9%0.84%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%667977
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 Reduce -13.15%0.57%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%566065
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -11.6%0.42%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%7356300
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-12-31 Reduce -5.86%0.32%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%13180000
Donald Yacktman 2013-12-31 Reduce -4.28%0.23%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%34218647
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Add 9.71%0.13%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%565000
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.12%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%406800
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 3.39%0.11%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%32185263
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.05%0.1%$33.01 - $38.94 $ 40.0110%50974
Glenn Greenberg 2013-09-30 New Buy5.9%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%3936900
George Soros 2013-09-30 New Buy4.6%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%12580700
Jeff Ubben 2013-09-30 Add 15.78%2.74%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%66865530
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Add 5050%0.92%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%515000
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Add 11.99%0.35%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%86524349
Scott Black 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.31%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%0
Yacktman Fund 2013-09-30 Reduce -5.22%0.31%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%15350000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 30.44%0.12%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%480884
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.04%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%64530
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$31.152 - $36.27 $ 40.0122%0
Jeff Ubben 2013-06-30 Add 73.15%8.66%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%57750000
Donald Yacktman 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.59%0.77%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%36140945
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -9.09%0.55%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%14000000
Yacktman Fund 2013-06-30 Reduce -6.92%0.41%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%16196000
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -11.31%0.36%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%8488452
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -94.03%0.35%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%84204
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Add 8.55%0.25%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%30054503
Arnold Van Den Berg 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.16%0.23%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%941325
Wallace Weitz 2013-06-30 Reduce -8.88%0.21%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%1854955
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 66.67%0.01%$28.56 - $35.67 $ 40.0122%10000
Jeff Ubben 2013-03-31 New Buy10.8%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%33353513
Yacktman Fund 2013-03-31 Add 53.3%2.04%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%17400000
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Add 38.51%1.7%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%41348690
Yacktman Focused Fund 2013-03-31 Add 35.09%1.57%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%15400000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -99.7%1.4%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%6000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.91%1.1%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%652760
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Add 14.64%0.34%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%78067804
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$26.46 - $28.605 $ 40.0145%0
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Yacktman Funds Comments on Microsoft - Mar 12, 2014

Microsoft Corp’s shares were up solidly during the quarter on stronger than expected earnings and anticipation of positive changes at the company after a new Chief Executive Officer is hired.





From Yacktman Funds' 2013 Annual Report - Portfolio Manager's Comments



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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Microsoft Corp - Jan 15, 2014

Software provider Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) reported a number of noteworthy events during the quarter. Investors reacted positively to the announcement that Microsoft will appoint a new CEO within the next 12 months to replace Steve Ballmer. However, shares retreated after the company announced the purchase of Nokia's phone business along with certain patent rights for $7.2 billion as many investors question whether that market will ever prove profitable.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Microsoft - Oct 24, 2012

Software company Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) continued to produce modest operating income growth and attractive cash generation. However, the stock declined slightly during the quarter as investors remained focused on the company's release of Windows 8 in October and whether the company can generate any momentum in mobile devices.

From Diamond Hill Capital's third quarter Select Fund Commentary.


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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.80
MSFT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. MSFT: 14.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 43.17
Current: 14.8

8.6
43.17
P/B 3.90
MSFT's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. MSFT: 3.90 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 10.8
Current: 3.9

3.04
10.8
P/S 4.04
MSFT's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 1660 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MSFT: 4.04 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 9.95
Current: 4.04

2.27
9.95
PFCF 14.93
MSFT's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. MSFT: 14.93 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 26.75
Current: 14.93

7.73
26.75
EV-to-EBIT 9.69
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 1286 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.42 vs. MSFT: 9.69 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 32.6
Current: 9.69

5.2
32.6
PEG 1.90
MSFT's PEG is ranked higher than
62% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. MSFT: 1.90 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 22.42
Current: 1.9

0.31
22.42
Shiller P/E 17.18
MSFT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. MSFT: 17.18 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 40.49
Current: 17.18

11.24
40.49

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.60
MSFT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
78% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSFT: 2.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.6

0.59
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.38
MSFT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. MSFT: 0.38 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.38

0.18
1.14
Dividend growth (3y) 19.60
MSFT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MSFT: 19.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 19.6

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.60
MSFT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 863 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. MSFT: 5.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 6.77
Current: 5.6

1.27
6.77
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
MSFT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1059 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. MSFT: 1.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.6   Max: -14.2
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 21.40
MSFT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
93% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. MSFT: 21.40 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 1579.7
Current: 21.4

6.55
1579.7
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.73
MSFT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. MSFT: 11.73 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 1733.6
Current: 11.73

6.02
1733.6
Price/Tangible Book 4.92
MSFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1230 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MSFT: 4.92 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 20.01
Current: 4.92

4.03
20.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.99
MSFT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MSFT: 0.99 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.29
Current: 0.99

0.64
5.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
MSFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1501 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSFT: 0.92 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.7
Current: 0.92

0.62
6.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
MSFT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MSFT: 2.40 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 5.86
Current: 2.4

0.41
5.86
Price/Graham Number 1.79
MSFT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSFT: 1.79 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 7.79
Current: 1.79

1.35
7.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.30
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1328 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. MSFT: 10.30 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 19.4
Current: 10.3

3.1
19.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.70
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. MSFT: 11.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 36.5
Current: 11.7

-1.5
36.5

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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Traded in other countries:MSF.Netherlands, MSF.Germany, 04338.Hongkong
Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in the State of Washington. The Company generates revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many 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, the Zune digital music and entertainment device and accessories, and Microsoft personal computer (PC) 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 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 a broad range of enterprise consulting and product support services (Enterprise Services) that assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions. Products and services include Windows Server operating system; Windows Azure; Microsoft SQL Server; SQL Azure; Visual Studio; Silverlight; System Center products; Biz Talk Server; Microsoft Consulting Services; product support services; and other products and services. The Online Services Division (OSD) 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; Microsoft adCenter; MSN; and Atlas online tools for advertisers and publishers. Microsoft Business Division (MBD) offerings consist of the Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions.

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