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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 3.19
MSFT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. MSFT: 3.19 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 3.19   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.19

Equity to Asset 0.53
MSFT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MSFT: 0.53 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.53

0.49
0.81
Interest Coverage 46.50
MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 1326 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1176.93 vs. MSFT: 46.50 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 46.5   Max: 9999.99
Current: 46.5

46.5
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.09
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
7.66%
80.71%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 28.97
MSFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.37 vs. MSFT: 28.97 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.53   Max: 50.86
Current: 28.97

24.53
50.86
Net-margin (%) 22.12
MSFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2100 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. MSFT: 22.12 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 22.17   Max: 41.04
Current: 22.12

22.17
41.04
ROE (%) 23.26
MSFT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2033 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MSFT: 23.26 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.69   Max: 52.48
Current: 23.26

11.69
52.48
ROA (%) 12.51
MSFT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 2126 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. MSFT: 12.51 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 28.22
Current: 12.51

9.28
28.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 214.26
MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2105 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. MSFT: 214.26 )
MSFT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 108.69   Max: 626.41
Current: 214.26

108.69
626.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.30
MSFT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. MSFT: 8.30 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 34
Current: 8.3

-1.1
34
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
MSFT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. MSFT: 3.40 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.6   Max: 46.3
Current: 3.4

-7.6
46.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -0.70
MSFT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. MSFT: -0.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.2   Max: 47.8
Current: -0.7

-12.2
47.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MSFT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 1,724,200 sh (New)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 283,900 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 125,000 sh (New)
David Abrams 3,420,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 892,645 sh (+119.43%)
David Dreman 80,469 sh (+57.86%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,717,633 sh (+28.17%)
Bernard Horn 85,500 sh (+25.74%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,819,710 sh (+15.85%)
Steve Mandel 28,064,888 sh (+10.17%)
John Hussman 615,000 sh (+8.85%)
John Rogers 1,017,243 sh (+7.45%)
Jeff Ubben 71,285,530 sh (+6.61%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 34,090,987 sh (+5.92%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,407,127 sh (+5.44%)
Pioneer Investments 14,916,466 sh (+3.84%)
PRIMECAP Management 64,191,731 sh (+2.5%)
RS Investment Management 2,415,273 sh (+0.93%)
Murray Stahl 18,619 sh (+0.71%)
Glenn Greenberg 3,984,111 sh (+0.59%)
John Buckingham 216,978 sh (+0.43%)
Dodge & Cox 85,845,688 sh (+0.15%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,874,500 sh (+0.08%)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 2,999,705 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 15,350,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,370 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 9,396,200 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,920,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 254,422 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 2,020,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 14,980,000 sh (-0.22%)
Bill Frels 192,396 sh (-0.8%)
Tom Russo 61,244 sh (-0.81%)
Tom Gayner 818,000 sh (-0.86%)
Wallace Weitz 1,808,775 sh (-1.57%)
Richard Pzena 10,758,726 sh (-1.68%)
Ruane Cunniff 63,841 sh (-2.37%)
Ken Fisher 16,811,352 sh (-2.44%)
James Barrow 40,560,801 sh (-2.7%)
John Keeley 62,610 sh (-3.11%)
Donald Yacktman 32,936,754 sh (-3.75%)
Mario Gabelli 381,906 sh (-4.15%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 590,515 sh (-4.57%)
Chuck Royce 540,600 sh (-8.65%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,000,000 sh (-8.95%)
Jeremy Grantham 45,087,434 sh (-9.26%)
Chris Davis 10,316,723 sh (-9.33%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 846,843 sh (-11.98%)
Charles Brandes 6,324,050 sh (-14.03%)
NWQ Managers 7,828,530 sh (-18.68%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 390,695 sh (-30.98%)
Steven Cohen 69,796 sh (-31.64%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 352,800 sh (-47.18%)
Larry Robbins 2,487,967 sh (-52.72%)
Joel Greenblatt 199,599 sh (-57.39%)
Louis Moore Bacon 34,874 sh (-77.99%)
George Soros 412,460 sh (-83.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (-83.89%)
Jim Simons 60,400 sh (-97.14%)
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Q2 2014

MSFT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 2,224,366 sh (+439.29%)
John Rogers 1,402,231 sh (+37.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,100 sh (+24.56%)
Glenn Greenberg 4,838,894 sh (+21.45%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,148,133 sh (+15.84%)
RS Investment Management 2,642,585 sh (+9.41%)
Mario Gabelli 402,546 sh (+5.4%)
Ken Fisher 17,687,522 sh (+5.21%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 35,671,805 sh (+4.64%)
Jeff Ubben 74,236,642 sh (+4.14%)
Louis Moore Bacon 35,922 sh (+3.01%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 864,296 sh (+2.06%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 601,869 sh (+1.92%)
Bill Nygren 6,030,000 sh (+1.86%)
Wallace Weitz 1,832,944 sh (+1.34%)
John Buckingham 218,975 sh (+0.92%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 392,575 sh (+0.48%)
James Barrow 40,707,983 sh (+0.36%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,918,200 sh (+0.26%)
Steven Romick 14,980,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 818,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Yacktman 32,936,787 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 3,420,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 12,000,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 61,244 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 85,500 sh (unchged)
Steve Mandel 1,400,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 15,350,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Larry Robbins Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 6,397,776 sh (-0.15%)
Dodge & Cox 85,613,638 sh (-0.27%)
Jeff Auxier 253,682 sh (-0.29%)
PRIMECAP Management 63,897,236 sh (-0.46%)
Murray Stahl 18,480 sh (-0.75%)
Charles Brandes 6,234,462 sh (-1.42%)
Pioneer Investments 14,673,952 sh (-1.63%)
Charles de Vaulx 2,934,704 sh (-2.17%)
John Keeley 61,110 sh (-2.4%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 15,339,112 sh (-3.04%)
Richard Pzena 10,241,463 sh (-4.81%)
Ruane Cunniff 59,976 sh (-6.05%)
Steve Mandel 26,347,204 sh (-6.12%)
Chris Davis 9,651,997 sh (-6.44%)
Bill Frels 175,547 sh (-8.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 40,595,844 sh (-9.96%)
Ray Dalio 781,945 sh (-12.4%)
Brian Rogers 8,146,200 sh (-13.3%)
Chuck Royce 465,000 sh (-13.98%)
John Hussman 507,500 sh (-17.48%)
NWQ Managers 6,361,462 sh (-18.74%)
David Dreman 56,203 sh (-30.16%)
Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (-80%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,315 sh (-91.83%)
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Q3 2014

MSFT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Frank Sands 4,400 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 163,351 sh (+354.74%)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (+45.61%)
Ruane Cunniff 63,309 sh (+5.56%)
Murray Stahl 19,180 sh (+3.79%)
Bill Nygren 6,150,000 sh (+1.99%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 36,286,262 sh (+1.72%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 285,800 sh (+0.67%)
Pioneer Investments 15,946,778 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,310 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 818,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 85,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 74,237,469 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Glenn Greenberg 4,833,947 sh (-0.1%)
PRIMECAP Management 63,751,297 sh (-0.23%)
John Keeley 60,940 sh (-0.28%)
Jeff Auxier 252,882 sh (-0.32%)
Ken Fisher 17,602,653 sh (-0.48%)
Chuck Royce 461,000 sh (-0.86%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,117,733 sh (-0.97%)
Richard Pzena 10,131,902 sh (-1.07%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 595,418 sh (-1.07%)
Bill Frels 171,978 sh (-2.03%)
Tom Russo 59,850 sh (-2.28%)
Chris Davis 9,372,850 sh (-2.89%)
Dodge & Cox 83,135,795 sh (-2.89%)
James Barrow 39,459,770 sh (-3.07%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,192,972 sh (-3.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,778 sh (-3.29%)
John Buckingham 210,542 sh (-3.85%)
John Rogers 1,331,896 sh (-5.02%)
First Pacific Advisors 16,053,200 sh (-5.11%)
Steven Romick 14,198,300 sh (-5.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,600 sh (-7.04%)
Mario Gabelli 372,116 sh (-7.56%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 789,357 sh (-8.67%)
John Hussman 456,500 sh (-10.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 36,301,641 sh (-10.58%)
Yacktman Fund 13,520,000 sh (-11.92%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 10,500,000 sh (-12.5%)
Donald Yacktman 28,228,587 sh (-14.29%)
Steve Mandel 22,335,690 sh (-15.23%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,762,500 sh (-16.8%)
Charles de Vaulx 2,319,467 sh (-20.96%)
Wallace Weitz 1,443,400 sh (-21.25%)
NWQ Managers 4,865,012 sh (-23.52%)
Brian Rogers 6,196,200 sh (-23.94%)
RS Investment Management 1,997,804 sh (-24.4%)
George Soros 1,534,700 sh (-31.01%)
Charles Brandes 3,984,231 sh (-36.09%)
David Dreman 34,939 sh (-37.83%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 200,190 sh (-49.01%)
Ray Dalio 14,645 sh (-98.13%)
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Q4 2014

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 836,500 sh (+5201.69%)
Ray Dalio 601,045 sh (+4004.1%)
Paul Tudor Jones 130,471 sh (+1876.83%)
Louis Moore Bacon 254,953 sh (+56.08%)
John Rogers 1,606,672 sh (+20.63%)
Robert Olstein 102,000 sh (+13.33%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 889,749 sh (+12.72%)
Glenn Greenberg 5,120,165 sh (+5.92%)
RS Investment Management 2,078,363 sh (+4.03%)
Chuck Royce 479,500 sh (+4.01%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,230,385 sh (+3.61%)
Pioneer Investments 16,286,645 sh (+2.13%)
Murray Stahl 19,505 sh (+1.69%)
James Barrow 39,780,091 sh (+0.81%)
Ken Fisher 17,621,737 sh (+0.11%)
John Keeley 60,985 sh (+0.07%)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 74,238,243 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 818,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 6,150,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 85,500 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 1,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 6,196,200 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 36,228,679 sh (-0.16%)
Diamond Hill Capital 6,181,868 sh (-0.18%)
Ruane Cunniff 63,149 sh (-0.25%)
PRIMECAP Management 63,532,691 sh (-0.34%)
Jeff Auxier 251,794 sh (-0.43%)
Tom Russo 59,550 sh (-0.5%)
Dodge & Cox 82,070,749 sh (-1.28%)
Charles Brandes 3,918,781 sh (-1.64%)
David Dreman 34,312 sh (-1.79%)
Bill Frels 164,303 sh (-4.46%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 190,315 sh (-4.93%)
John Buckingham 198,276 sh (-5.83%)
Mario Gabelli 344,376 sh (-7.45%)
Jeremy Grantham 32,442,547 sh (-10.63%)
Steven Romick 12,561,100 sh (-11.53%)
First Pacific Advisors 14,119,800 sh (-12.04%)
NWQ Managers 4,161,108 sh (-14.47%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 10,814,879 sh (-15.26%)
Richard Pzena 8,451,927 sh (-16.58%)
Chris Davis 7,797,416 sh (-16.81%)
Donald Yacktman 21,990,391 sh (-22.1%)
John Hussman 353,500 sh (-22.56%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 7,983,000 sh (-23.97%)
Yacktman Fund 10,256,000 sh (-24.14%)
Charles de Vaulx 1,285,540 sh (-44.58%)
Steve Mandel 5,449,944 sh (-75.6%)
Wallace Weitz 40,000 sh (-97.23%)
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Latest Guru Trades with MSFT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Steve Mandel 2014-12-31 Reduce -75.6%3.02%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%5449944
Wallace Weitz 2014-12-31 Reduce -97.23%1.94%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%40000
Yacktman Fund 2014-12-31 Reduce -24.14%1.33%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%10256000
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-12-31 Reduce -23.97%1.25%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%7983000
Donald Yacktman 2014-12-31 Reduce -22.1%1.22%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%21990391
George Soros 2014-12-31 Sold Out 0.53%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%0
Glenn Greenberg 2014-12-31 Add 5.92%0.46%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%5120165
Richard Pzena 2014-12-31 Reduce -16.58%0.43%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%8451927
John Hussman 2014-12-31 Reduce -22.56%0.41%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%353500
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -14.47%0.35%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%4161108
NWQ Managers 2014-12-31 Reduce -14.47%0.35%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%4161108
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-12-31 Reduce -15.26%0.32%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%10814879
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Add 5201.69%0.3%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%836500
Chris Davis 2014-12-31 Reduce -16.81%0.22%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%7797416
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 Add 4004.1%0.21%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%601045
John Rogers 2014-12-31 Add 20.63%0.15%$42.74 - $49.61 $ 43.88-7%1606672
David Abrams 2014-09-30 Add 45.61%4.29%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%4980000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-09-30 Reduce -49.01%1.42%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%200190
Charles Brandes 2014-09-30 Reduce -36.09%1.12%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%3984231
Donald Yacktman 2014-09-30 Reduce -14.29%0.8%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%28228587
Steve Mandel 2014-09-30 Reduce -15.23%0.67%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%22335690
Yacktman Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -11.92%0.66%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%13520000
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -23.52%0.64%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%4865012
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-09-30 Reduce -12.5%0.63%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%10500000
Wallace Weitz 2014-09-30 Reduce -21.25%0.49%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%1443400
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Reduce -16.8%0.39%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%12762500
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Reduce -23.94%0.29%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%6196200
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -98.13%0.24%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%14645
George Soros 2014-09-30 Reduce -31.01%0.22%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%1534700
John Hussman 2014-09-30 Reduce -10.05%0.16%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%456500
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Reduce -37.83%0.07%$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%34939
Frank Sands 2014-09-30 New Buy$41.67 - $47.52 $ 43.88-2%4400
Glenn Greenberg 2014-06-30 Add 21.45%1.43%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%4838894
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%0
Jeff Ubben 2014-06-30 Add 4.14%0.91%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%74236642
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 439.29%0.57%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%2224366
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -18.74%0.52%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%6361462
John Hussman 2014-06-30 Reduce -17.48%0.33%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%507500
Steve Mandel 2014-06-30 Reduce -6.12%0.31%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%26347204
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 37.85%0.19%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%1402231
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 Reduce -13.3%0.19%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%8146200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 4.64%0.16%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%35671805
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Reduce -4.81%0.12%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%10241463
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -91.83%0.11%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%16315
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -30.16%0.08%$39.06 - $42.25 $ 43.888%56203
David Abrams 2014-03-31 New Buy11.1%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%3420000
Jeff Ubben 2014-03-31 Add 6.61%1.37%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%71285530
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-03-31 Reduce -30.98%1.15%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%390695
Arnold Van Den Berg 2014-03-31 Reduce -47.18%1.13%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%352800
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -83.89%0.68%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%412460
NWQ Managers 2014-03-31 Reduce -18.68%0.6%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%7828530
Charles Brandes 2014-03-31 Reduce -14.03%0.48%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%6324050
Yacktman Focused Fund 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.95%0.47%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%12000000
Steve Mandel 2014-03-31 Add 10.17%0.46%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%28064888
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 15.85%0.33%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%15819710
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -57.39%0.24%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%199599
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 5.92%0.21%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%34090987
Donald Yacktman 2014-03-31 Reduce -3.75%0.2%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%32936754
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 119.43%0.16%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%892645
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Add 8.85%0.15%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%615000
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 57.86%0.09%$34.98 - $40.5 $ 43.8817%80469
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Guru Investment Theses on Microsoft Corp

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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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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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.50
MSFT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 56.70 vs. MSFT: 17.50 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 43.17
Current: 17.5

8.6
43.17
Forward P/E 14.29
MSFT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 14.29 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.70
MSFT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 59.00 vs. MSFT: 17.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.59   Max: 43.03
Current: 17.7

8.59
43.03
P/B 3.90
MSFT's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 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 3.90
MSFT's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.67 vs. MSFT: 3.90 )
MSFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.27   Max: 8.64
Current: 3.9

2.27
8.64
PFCF 13.40
MSFT's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 102.32 vs. MSFT: 13.40 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.73   Max: 26.68
Current: 13.4

7.73
26.68
POCF 11.34
MSFT's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.43 vs. MSFT: 11.34 )
MSFT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.13   Max: 22.62
Current: 11.34

7.13
22.62
EV-to-EBIT 9.96
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 36.34 vs. MSFT: 9.96 )
MSFT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.2   Max: 32.6
Current: 9.96

5.2
32.6
PEG 2.21
MSFT's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 2.21 )
MSFT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 12.52
Current: 2.21

0.31
12.52
Shiller P/E 18.10
MSFT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 18.10 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.24   Max: 38.42
Current: 18.1

11.24
38.42
Current Ratio 2.45
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 2080 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MSFT: 2.45 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 4.71
Current: 2.45

1.45
4.71
Quick Ratio 2.41
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 2080 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. MSFT: 2.41 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 4.69
Current: 2.41

1.41
4.69
Days Inventory 25.98
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 148.79 vs. MSFT: 25.98 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 4.38   Max: 46.97
Current: 25.98

4.38
46.97
Days Sales Outstanding 63.22
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 84.50 vs. MSFT: 63.22 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.9   Max: 82.15
Current: 63.22

26.9
82.15

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.70
MSFT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MSFT: 2.70 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.14
Current: 2.7

0.56
3.14
Dividend Payout 0.46
MSFT's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 0.46 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.46

0.18
1.14
Dividend growth (3y) 20.60
MSFT's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MSFT: 20.60 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 62
Current: 20.6

0
62
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.05
MSFT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. MSFT: 6.05 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 7.03
Current: 6.05

1.25
7.03
Share Buyback Rate 0.80
MSFT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1473 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. MSFT: 0.80 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 12.6   Max: -14.2
Current: 0.8

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 49.30
MSFT's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
83% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 49.30 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.55   Max: 1579.7
Current: 49.3

6.55
1579.7
Price/Net Current Asset Value 17.62
MSFT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSFT: 17.62 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 736.75
Current: 17.62

6.02
736.75
Price/Tangible Book 5.75
MSFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. MSFT: 5.75 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.03   Max: 20.01
Current: 5.75

4.03
20.01
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.91
MSFT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.56 vs. MSFT: 0.91 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 5.45
Current: 0.91

0.64
5.45
Price/Median PS Value 0.94
MSFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. MSFT: 0.94 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 7.09
Current: 0.94

0.66
7.09
Price/Graham Number 2.11
MSFT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 2303 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. MSFT: 2.11 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.35   Max: 7.79
Current: 2.11

1.35
7.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.10
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2102 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. MSFT: 10.10 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 19.4
Current: 10.1

3.1
19.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.29
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1125 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 12.92 vs. MSFT: 11.29 )
MSFT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 36.8
Current: 11.29

-1.5
36.8

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 94,754 102,041 109,890
EPS($) 2.66 3.07 3.53
EPS without NRI($) 2.66 3.07 3.53

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure
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Traded in other countries:MSF.Netherlands, MSF.Germany, 04338.Hongkong, MSFT34.Brazil, MSFT.Mexico, MSFT.Argentina, MSFT.Chile, MSFT.Switzerland,
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
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