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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 1.50
MSFT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 1921 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. MSFT: 1.50 )
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: 1.5
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
MSFT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 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: 0.73 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.31
0.31
0.86
Interest Coverage 10.50
MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 173.79 vs. MSFT: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSFT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 77.23 Max: No Debt
Current: 10.5
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.28
Beneish M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
9.86%
89.86%
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 % 23.01
MSFT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1862 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. MSFT: 23.01 )
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: 23.01
19.41
38.83
Net Margin % 20.42
MSFT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. MSFT: 20.42 )
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: 20.42
13.03
33.1
ROE % 25.04
MSFT's ROE % is ranked higher than
85% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. MSFT: 25.04 )
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: 25.04
14.36
52.48
ROA % 8.58
MSFT's ROA % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. MSFT: 8.58 )
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: 8.58
7.03
26.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 116.94
MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1883 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. MSFT: 116.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MSFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 116.94  Med: 294.65 Max: 498.73
Current: 116.94
116.94
498.73
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 5.00
MSFT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
51% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 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: 15.6 Max: 45.5
Current: 5
5
45.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -2.20
MSFT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 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: 18.1 Max: 47.4
Current: -2.2
-7.6
47.4
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 1098 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 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: 20.3 Max: 51.8
Current: -6.6
-12.2
51.8
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Guru Trades

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)
Bernard Horn 87,200 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 189,646 sh (-0.08%)
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%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,725,000 sh (-3.74%)
Dodge & Cox 42,782,491 sh (-3.75%)
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%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 977,981 sh (-6.82%)
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%)
Bill Nygren 3,890,000 sh (-25.05%)
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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Q1 2017

MSFT Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Louis Moore Bacon 1,190,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 1,624,200 sh (New)
George Soros 12,800 sh (+220.00%)
Andreas Halvorsen 29,019,028 sh (+32.20%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,245,444 sh (+19.86%)
Tom Gayner 243,000 sh (+17.39%)
Sarah Ketterer 4,021,170 sh (+13.36%)
First Eagle Investment 24,210,041 sh (+2.71%)
Murray Stahl 18,709 sh (+1.79%)
Mairs and Power 150,810 sh (+1.68%)
Ken Fisher 18,652,532 sh (+1.08%)
John Rogers 2,548,452 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
David Abrams 4,980,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 650,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 2,118,000 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 750,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 232,538 sh (-0.20%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,183,673 sh (-0.79%)
PRIMECAP Management 53,101,394 sh (-0.89%)
Dodge & Cox 42,209,631 sh (-1.34%)
Tom Russo 49,400 sh (-2.27%)
Charles Brandes 2,874,411 sh (-2.78%)
Jeff Auxier 184,246 sh (-2.85%)
Pioneer Investments 15,451,628 sh (-3.13%)
Chris Davis 3,947,741 sh (-3.73%)
Ruane Cunniff 15,100 sh (-4.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 13,455,036 sh (-4.61%)
John Buckingham 169,063 sh (-4.65%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 17,423,447 sh (-5.73%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,250,000 sh (-6.25%)
Steven Romick 5,905,380 sh (-6.67%)
Mario Gabelli 163,628 sh (-7.33%)
Donald Yacktman 9,562,517 sh (-7.82%)
First Pacific Advisors 7,844,100 sh (-8.16%)
Yacktman Fund 5,600,000 sh (-8.20%)
NWQ Managers 759,172 sh (-8.28%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 7,050,000 sh (-8.74%)
Robert Olstein 157,000 sh (-11.30%)
Caxton Associates 583,400 sh (-11.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 4,098,486 sh (-14.18%)
Richard Pzena 1,377,964 sh (-15.14%)
Julian Robertson 441,800 sh (-17.54%)
Eric Mindich 2,386,500 sh (-37.89%)
Jeff Ubben 23,012,089 sh (-40.42%)
Leon Cooperman 436,570 sh (-45.67%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (-66.67%)
Steven Cohen 79,400 sh (-78.30%)
John Burbank 44,130 sh (-94.77%)
Ray Dalio 23,710 sh (-96.37%)
Spiros Segalas 13,382,046 sh (-6.55%)
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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 is a global provider of software, hardware, and services. Its business is organized into three segments: productivity and business processes (including Microsoft Office and Dynamics), intelligent cloud (including Azure, Windows Server OS, and SQL Server), and more personal computing (including Windows Client, Xbox, Surface, phones, and Bing search advertising). These segments represent 28%, 25%, and 46% of sales, respectively.

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

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 30.31
MSFT's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. MSFT: 30.31 )
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: 30.31
8.59
42.16
Forward PE Ratio 20.08
MSFT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. MSFT: 20.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 30.31
MSFT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
58% of the 1229 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.21 vs. MSFT: 30.31 )
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: 30.31
8.59
42.16
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 25.83
MSFT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
54% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. MSFT: 25.83 )
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: 14.5 Max: 76.92
Current: 25.83
8.64
76.92
PB Ratio 7.63
MSFT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 1789 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. MSFT: 7.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MSFT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.87 Max: 10.79
Current: 7.63
3.04
10.79
PS Ratio 6.21
MSFT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. MSFT: 6.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MSFT' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 4.03 Max: 6.87
Current: 6.21
2.27
6.87
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.98
MSFT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
64% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.32 vs. MSFT: 18.98 )
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: 26.68
Current: 18.98
7.73
26.68
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.63
MSFT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
61% of the 856 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. MSFT: 14.63 )
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: 7.13  Med: 11.58 Max: 22.8
Current: 14.63
7.13
22.8
EV-to-EBIT 21.39
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
98% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. MSFT: 21.39 )
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: 23.5
Current: 21.39
4.8
23.5
EV-to-EBITDA 15.67
MSFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
98% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. MSFT: 15.67 )
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: 15.67
4.3
17.1
Shiller PE Ratio 30.07
MSFT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 38.24 vs. MSFT: 30.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MSFT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.29  Med: 20.93 Max: 37.82
Current: 30.07
13.29
37.82
Current Ratio 2.81
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MSFT: 2.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSFT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.94 Max: 5.29
Current: 2.81
1.45
5.29
Quick Ratio 2.78
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MSFT: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSFT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 2.88 Max: 5.13
Current: 2.78
1.41
5.13
Days Inventory 25.42
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. MSFT: 25.42 )
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: 25.42
21.45
44.46
Days Sales Outstanding 53.89
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 68.98 vs. MSFT: 53.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.89  Med: 78.2 Max: 82.15
Current: 53.89
53.89
82.15
Days Payable 67.17
MSFT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 43.37 vs. MSFT: 67.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.17  Med: 99.08 Max: 126.95
Current: 67.17
67.17
126.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.24
MSFT's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1282 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MSFT: 2.24 )
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: 2.24
1.08
3.14
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.66
MSFT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. MSFT: 0.66 )
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: 0.66
0.23
0.82
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 16.00
MSFT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 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: 0 Max: 62
Current: 16
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.27
MSFT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MSFT: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.06
MSFT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
99% of the 1572 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MSFT: 5.06 )
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: 2.44  Med: 5.29 Max: 7.09
Current: 5.06
2.44
7.09
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
MSFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 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: -3.5  Med: -0.6 Max: 5.1
Current: 2.1
-3.5
5.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 21.69
MSFT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. MSFT: 21.69 )
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: 7.69 Max: 21.69
Current: 21.69
4.02
21.69
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.67
MSFT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 771 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. MSFT: 1.67 )
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: 1.35 Max: 5.94
Current: 1.67
0.64
5.94
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.54
MSFT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. MSFT: 1.54 )
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: 1.62 Max: 7.32
Current: 1.54
0.68
7.32
Price-to-Graham-Number 5.40
MSFT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 882 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. MSFT: 5.40 )
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: 2.83 Max: 7.53
Current: 5.4
1.36
7.53
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.65
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 2521 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. MSFT: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MSFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 9.8 Max: 20.8
Current: 4.65
4.3
20.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 5.98
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
64% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. MSFT: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MSFT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 16.95 Max: 36.9
Current: 5.98
4.2
36.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $87,247
EPS (TTM) $ 2.27
Beta1.38
Short Percentage of Float0.55%
52-Week Range $48.04 - 69.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7,720.51

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Revenue (Mil $) 94,503 100,843 110,009
EPS ($) 2.99 3.43 3.74
EPS without NRI ($) 2.99 3.43 3.74
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
10.02%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.55 1.70 1.88
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