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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 2.11
MSFT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 1865 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. MSFT: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSFT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.11
Equity to Asset 0.37
MSFT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1764 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MSFT: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSFT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.37
0.41
0.81
Interest Coverage 36.17
MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 60.06 vs. MSFT: 36.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSFT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.25  Med: 125.83 Max: 9999.99
Current: 36.17
23.25
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.84
M-Score: -3.12
WACC vs ROIC
8.99%
102.30%
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 (%) 23.65
MSFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. MSFT: 23.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSFT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.41  Med: 35.54 Max: 38.83
Current: 23.65
19.41
38.83
Net-margin (%) 19.33
MSFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. MSFT: 19.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSFT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 27.80 Max: 33.1
Current: 19.33
13.03
33.1
ROE (%) 21.64
MSFT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. MSFT: 21.64 )
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: 21.64
14.36
52.48
ROA (%) 9.12
MSFT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. MSFT: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSFT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 18.65 Max: 26.01
Current: 9.12
7
26.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 125.62
MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. MSFT: 125.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 139.05  Med: 316.44 Max: 611.21
Current: 125.62
139.05
611.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
MSFT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. MSFT: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSFT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.3  Med: 12.50 Max: 24.2
Current: 9.4
8.3
24.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.50
MSFT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MSFT: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSFT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 7.60 Max: 29.1
Current: 0.5
-7.6
29.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -9.50
MSFT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. MSFT: -9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSFT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: 9.90 Max: 37.4
Current: -9.5
-9.5
37.4
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-10-22)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

MSFT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Caxton Associates 155,569 sh (New)
John Burbank 138,390 sh (New)
Jana Partners 7,697,273 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,114,100 sh (+50235.71%)
Ray Dalio 471,008 sh (+550.88%)
Lee Ainslie 33,500 sh (+126.35%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,908,634 sh (+30.51%)
Eric Mindich 10,633,500 sh (+21.62%)
Robert Olstein 181,000 sh (+17.53%)
John Rogers 2,497,152 sh (+8.13%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,528,993 sh (+4.27%)
Pioneer Investments 16,983,966 sh (+3.00%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,912,690 sh (+2.63%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 6,352,600 sh (+2.52%)
Steven Romick 14,663,330 sh (+0.92%)
Glenn Greenberg 6,280,742 sh (+0.85%)
Mario Gabelli 317,185 sh (+0.43%)
John Buckingham 203,750 sh (+0.05%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 290,675 sh (+0.04%)
Bernard Horn 85,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 75,273,091 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,600 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 1,060,075 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 775,600 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 5,800,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 3,500 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ken Fisher 17,976,307 sh (-0.06%)
First Eagle Investment 33,883,226 sh (-0.26%)
Mairs and Power 160,285 sh (-0.36%)
David Dreman 31,321 sh (-0.40%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,389,000 sh (-0.65%)
Charles Brandes 4,399,530 sh (-0.82%)
Yacktman Fund 9,100,000 sh (-1.09%)
Ruane Cunniff 58,749 sh (-3.13%)
Chuck Royce 308,500 sh (-3.14%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,713,838 sh (-3.29%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 784,804 sh (-3.52%)
Richard Pzena 10,161,006 sh (-4.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 974,797 sh (-4.47%)
Steve Mandel 25,339,024 sh (-4.74%)
PRIMECAP Management 59,627,403 sh (-5.09%)
Donald Yacktman 17,111,829 sh (-5.61%)
Dodge & Cox 74,792,774 sh (-8.57%)
Murray Stahl 15,885 sh (-8.89%)
Jeff Auxier 222,839 sh (-8.99%)
Tom Russo 49,450 sh (-9.18%)
NWQ Managers 1,831,708 sh (-10.91%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 5,200,000 sh (-11.86%)
RS Investment Management 1,839,828 sh (-15.40%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,002,703 sh (-15.90%)
Chris Davis 6,202,237 sh (-16.44%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 31,195,685 sh (-21.20%)
Wallace Weitz 30,000 sh (-25.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,462 sh (-92.52%)
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Q4 2015

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Leon Cooperman 809,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 30,000 sh (New)
Frank Sands 4,250 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%)
John Burbank 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 110,900 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 49,450 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 6,650,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 140,800 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 3,552,873 sh (unchged)
Glenn Greenberg Sold Out
David Dreman 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%)
Tom Russo 49,450 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 158,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,200 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,300 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 56,623,770 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Wallace Weitz Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
Chase Coleman 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

T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,975,000 sh (+6.27%)
Spiros Segalas 12,150,736 sh (+45.11%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,200,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 7,100,000 sh (-1.39%)
Steven Romick 7,732,740 sh (-3.12%)
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Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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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 - 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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Bernard Horn Comments on Microsoft - Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft (MSFT) announced strong earnings, promoting its cloud strategy and game console sales. The company has also spent extensive time and resources developing an integrated operating system for laptops, tablets, phones, etc. that may stem attrition from Microsoft products.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund Q3 2014 Shareholder Letter.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Microsoft Corp - Oct 17, 2014

Shares of software provider Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) advanced following strong quarterly earnings driven by growth in the cloud computing business. Investors also responded favorably to the announcement of a significant cost-cutting program focused on the newly-acquired Nokia division.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Select Fund Third Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Wallace Weitz Comments on Microsoft - Oct 17, 2014

Microsoft (MSFT) reported strong fiscal fourth quarter results in late July with attractive growth across its core franchises accompanied by sound cost discipline. Investors appear to have finally taken notice of Microsoft’s numerous strengths after several years of disproportionate focus on its flaws.

From Wallace Weitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.67
MSFT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.78 vs. MSFT: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSFT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 15.90 Max: 44.2
Current: 27.67
8.59
44.2
Forward P/E 19.72
MSFT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. MSFT: 19.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.67
MSFT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1241 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.26 vs. MSFT: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSFT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 15.90 Max: 44.2
Current: 27.67
8.59
44.2
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 38.45
MSFT's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. MSFT: 38.45 )
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: 14.48 Max: 76.92
Current: 38.45
8.64
76.92
P/B 6.20
MSFT's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. MSFT: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSFT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.85 Max: 10.79
Current: 6.2
3.04
10.79
P/S 5.29
MSFT's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 2022 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. MSFT: 5.29 )
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: 7.58
Current: 5.29
2.28
7.58
PFCF 19.60
MSFT's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. MSFT: 19.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSFT' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.73  Med: 13.74 Max: 26.84
Current: 19.6
7.73
26.84
POCF 14.84
MSFT's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. MSFT: 14.84 )
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: 14.84
7.12
22.93
EV-to-EBIT 23.75
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. MSFT: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.8  Med: 10.20 Max: 24.1
Current: 23.75
4.8
24.1
EV-to-EBITDA 17.19
MSFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. MSFT: 17.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 8.90 Max: 17.5
Current: 17.19
4.3
17.5
PEG 36.83
MSFT's PEG is ranked lower than
96% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSFT: 36.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSFT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.53 Max: 492.13
Current: 36.83
0.32
492.13
Shiller P/E 25.88
MSFT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. MSFT: 25.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSFT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.17  Med: 20.19 Max: 38.21
Current: 25.88
13.17
38.21
Current Ratio 2.90
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MSFT: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.82 Max: 4.71
Current: 2.9
1.45
4.71
Quick Ratio 2.84
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MSFT: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.80 Max: 4.69
Current: 2.84
1.41
4.69
Days Inventory 31.45
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
64% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. MSFT: 31.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSFT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.45  Med: 29.22 Max: 46.97
Current: 31.45
21.45
46.97
Days Sales Outstanding 78.19
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 68.62 vs. MSFT: 78.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.85  Med: 78.17 Max: 82.15
Current: 78.19
69.85
82.15
Days Payable 76.81
MSFT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 43.98 vs. MSFT: 76.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 72.82  Med: 100.27 Max: 138.8
Current: 76.81
72.82
138.8

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.46
MSFT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. MSFT: 2.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSFT' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.14
Current: 2.46
1.08
3.14
Dividend Payout 1.02
MSFT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. MSFT: 1.02 )
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: 1.02
0.18
1.14
Dividend Growth (3y) 16.80
MSFT's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. MSFT: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MSFT' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.40 Max: 62
Current: 16.8
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield 2.55
MSFT's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MSFT: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.85
MSFT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. MSFT: 5.85 )
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: 2.57  Med: 5.39 Max: 7.46
Current: 5.85
2.57
7.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.40
MSFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. MSFT: 1.40 )
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: 1.35 Max: 5.1
Current: 1.4
-2.9
5.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.77
MSFT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. MSFT: 24.77 )
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: 12.64 Max: 117.84
Current: 24.77
5.54
117.84
Price/Tangible Book 8.85
MSFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MSFT: 8.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSFT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 6.66 Max: 18.44
Current: 8.85
4.02
18.44
Price/Projected FCF 1.48
MSFT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MSFT: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSFT' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.17 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.48
0.64
5.45
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.35
MSFT's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
71% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MSFT: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
MSFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSFT: 1.31 )
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: 1.64 Max: 7.31
Current: 1.31
0.68
7.31
Price/Graham Number 3.30
MSFT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 1041 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSFT: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSFT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 2.75 Max: 7.53
Current: 3.3
1.36
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.18
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. MSFT: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 9.80 Max: 20.8
Current: 4.18
4.1
20.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.29
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. MSFT: 4.29 )
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: 4.3  Med: 17.10 Max: 36.8
Current: 4.29
4.3
36.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $85,320
EPS (TTM) $ 2.05
Beta1.05
Short Percentage of Float0.59%
52-Week Range $39.72 - 56.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7,860.47

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 93,267 100,270
EPS ($) 2.92 3.10
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.92 3.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
9.96%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.15 1.14
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