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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 1.45
MSFT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.61 vs. MSFT: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MSFT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 1.45
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
MSFT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 1403 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. MSFT: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MSFT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.31
0.31
0.81
Interest Coverage 20.63
MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 173.00 vs. MSFT: 20.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSFT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.24  Med: 77.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 20.63
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.01
Beneish M-Score: -2.86
WACC vs ROIC
11.93%
95.95%
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 % 23.07
MSFT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.12 vs. MSFT: 23.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MSFT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.41  Med: 34.62 Max: 38.83
Current: 23.07
19.41
38.83
Net Margin % 19.57
MSFT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 1433 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. MSFT: 19.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MSFT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 26.47 Max: 33.1
Current: 19.57
13.03
33.1
ROE % 23.11
MSFT's ROE % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1393 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. MSFT: 23.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MSFT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.36  Med: 34.26 Max: 52.48
Current: 23.11
14.36
52.48
ROA % 8.44
MSFT's ROA % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1477 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MSFT: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MSFT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 17.96 Max: 26.01
Current: 8.44
7.03
26.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 119.14
MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
76% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.16 vs. MSFT: 119.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MSFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 119.14  Med: 294.65 Max: 498.73
Current: 119.14
119.14
498.73
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.00
MSFT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 1327 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. MSFT: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MSFT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 12.4 Max: 21.9
Current: 5
5
21.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -2.20
MSFT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. MSFT: -2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MSFT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 6.6 Max: 28.9
Current: -2.2
-7.6
28.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -6.60
MSFT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. MSFT: -6.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MSFT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 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

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%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 1,049,554 sh (+3.63%)
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)
Bernard Horn 87,200 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%)
Bill Nygren 5,190,000 sh (-14.78%)
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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Q4 2016

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Chase Coleman 2,118,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 365,900 sh (New)
George Soros 4,000 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 21,950,056 sh (+60.60%)
Julian Robertson 535,800 sh (+16.91%)
David Carlson 750,000 sh (+15.38%)
Caxton Associates 659,050 sh (+12.85%)
Tom Gayner 207,000 sh (+7.81%)
Steve Mandel 15,213,996 sh (+4.82%)
Ray Dalio 652,548 sh (+4.65%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,775,922 sh (+3.53%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,376,270 sh (+1.90%)
John Rogers 2,548,541 sh (+1.28%)
First Eagle Investment 23,571,290 sh (+0.63%)
Ken Fisher 18,453,273 sh (+0.43%)
Murray Stahl 18,380 sh (+0.27%)
Spiros Segalas 14,319,421 sh (+32.04%)
Steven Romick 6,327,480 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 177,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 50,550 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 38,626,497 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
First Pacific Advisors 8,540,650 sh (-0.41%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 233,013 sh (-0.73%)
John Buckingham 177,315 sh (-1.28%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-1.70%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,280,445 sh (-2.09%)
Mairs and Power 148,318 sh (-2.72%)
Dodge & Cox 42,811,191 sh (-3.69%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,725,000 sh (-3.74%)
NWQ Managers 827,680 sh (-4.30%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,547,271 sh (-4.53%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,733 sh (-5.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 53,576,304 sh (-5.21%)
Pioneer Investments 15,951,296 sh (-7.25%)
Chris Davis 4,100,805 sh (-7.73%)
Yacktman Fund 6,100,000 sh (-8.96%)
Mario Gabelli 176,568 sh (-9.29%)
Donald Yacktman 10,374,243 sh (-11.02%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,400,000 sh (-17.24%)
Charles Brandes 2,956,505 sh (-17.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,105,046 sh (-17.45%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 18,482,343 sh (-20.27%)
Leon Cooperman 803,620 sh (-23.50%)
John Burbank 844,573 sh (-29.22%)
Eric Mindich 3,842,500 sh (-39.64%)
Richard Pzena 1,623,878 sh (-42.24%)
Jim Simons 2,368,100 sh (-61.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,658 sh (-75.46%)
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Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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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

Yacktman Focused Fund Comments on Microsoft - Feb 06, 2017

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s shares were solid contributors to fourth-quarter results as the company continues its remarkable transformation under CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft could be a significant beneficiary of the new administration’s proposed tax repatriation plan.



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

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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
PE Ratio 30.34
MSFT's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 1005 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. MSFT: 30.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MSFT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 16 Max: 42.16
Current: 30.34
8.59
42.16
Forward PE Ratio 21.83
MSFT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.22 vs. MSFT: 21.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.34
MSFT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
60% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.94 vs. MSFT: 30.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MSFT' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 16 Max: 42.16
Current: 30.34
8.59
42.16
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 24.75
MSFT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
52% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.97 vs. MSFT: 24.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.64  Med: 14.53 Max: 76.92
Current: 24.75
8.64
76.92
PB Ratio 7.26
MSFT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 7.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MSFT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.86 Max: 10.79
Current: 7.26
3.04
10.79
PS Ratio 5.97
MSFT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSFT: 5.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MSFT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 4.03 Max: 6.92
Current: 5.97
2.28
6.92
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.59
MSFT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
66% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. MSFT: 18.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 13.76 Max: 26.84
Current: 18.59
7.73
26.84
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.97
MSFT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.92 vs. MSFT: 13.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.12  Med: 11.59 Max: 22.93
Current: 13.97
7.12
22.93
EV-to-EBIT 21.15
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.44 vs. MSFT: 21.15 )
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: 21.15
4.8
23.7
EV-to-EBITDA 15.69
MSFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
60% of the 1095 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.81 vs. MSFT: 15.69 )
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: 15.69
4.3
17.1
Shiller PE Ratio 28.59
MSFT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 38.44 vs. MSFT: 28.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MSFT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.29  Med: 20.22 Max: 38.21
Current: 28.59
13.29
38.21
Current Ratio 2.05
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. MSFT: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.79 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.05
1.45
4.71
Quick Ratio 2.02
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MSFT: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.77 Max: 4.69
Current: 2.02
1.41
4.69
Days Inventory 27.25
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
61% of the 864 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.73 vs. MSFT: 27.25 )
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: 27.25
21.45
44.46
Days Sales Outstanding 61.10
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 66.95 vs. MSFT: 61.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.1  Med: 78.2 Max: 82.15
Current: 61.1
61.1
82.15
Days Payable 71.81
MSFT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 39.59 vs. MSFT: 71.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 71.81  Med: 99.08 Max: 126.95
Current: 71.81
71.81
126.95

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 2.32
MSFT's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MSFT: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MSFT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.32
1.08
3.14
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.69
MSFT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 757 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MSFT: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MSFT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.69
0.23
0.82
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 16.00
MSFT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. MSFT: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MSFT' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 12.4 Max: 62
Current: 16
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.41
MSFT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. MSFT: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.68
MSFT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. MSFT: 5.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MSFT' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.33  Med: 6.12 Max: 7.2
Current: 5.68
5.33
7.2
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
MSFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 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-to-Tangible-Book 21.45
MSFT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. MSFT: 21.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 6.68 Max: 21.45
Current: 21.45
4.02
21.45
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.60
MSFT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. MSFT: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.19 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.6
0.64
5.45
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.49
MSFT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 1228 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. MSFT: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.46 Max: 7.31
Current: 1.49
0.68
7.31
Price-to-Graham-Number 5.38
MSFT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MSFT: 5.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.76 Max: 7.53
Current: 5.38
1.36
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.70
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MSFT: 4.70 )
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: 4.7
4.2
20.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.96
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.41 vs. MSFT: 4.96 )
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: 2.3  Med: 11.6 Max: 34.8
Current: 4.96
2.3
34.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $85,688
EPS (TTM) $ 2.13
Beta1.39
Short Percentage of Float0.54%
52-Week Range $48.04 - 65.91
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7,727.53

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 94,054 101,699 109,444
EPS ($) 2.99 3.33 3.58
EPS without NRI ($) 2.99 3.33 3.58
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
9.72%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.24 1.36 1.88
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