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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 1.75
NAS:MSFT's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. NAS:MSFT: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:MSFT' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 1.75
1.45
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.36
NAS:MSFT's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 2115 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NAS:MSFT: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:MSFT' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.36
0.3
0.86
Debt-to-Equity 0.79
NAS:MSFT's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
79% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NAS:MSFT: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NAS:MSFT' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.2 Max: 1.24
Current: 0.79
0
1.24
Debt-to-EBITDA 1.36
NAS:MSFT's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 1112 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. NAS:MSFT: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NAS:MSFT' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.59 Max: 2.52
Current: 1.36
0.21
2.52
Interest Coverage 14.35
NAS:MSFT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1702 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 46.64 vs. NAS:MSFT: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:MSFT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.19  Med: 54.55 Max: 535.87
Current: 14.35
10.19
535.87
Piotroski F-Score: 8
Altman Z-Score: 4.57
Beneish M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
8.26%
118.26%
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 : 9/10

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Operating Margin % 32.82
NAS:MSFT's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
95% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. NAS:MSFT: 32.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:MSFT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.96  Med: 33.25 Max: 38.83
Current: 32.82
24.96
38.83
Net Margin % 28.31
NAS:MSFT's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
94% of the 2144 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. NAS:MSFT: 28.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:MSFT' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.03  Med: 24.25 Max: 33.1
Current: 28.31
13.03
33.1
ROE % 40.08
NAS:MSFT's ROE % is ranked higher than
95% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.36 vs. NAS:MSFT: 40.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.36  Med: 28.44 Max: 44.84
Current: 40.08
14.36
44.84
ROA % 13.13
NAS:MSFT's ROA % is ranked higher than
86% of the 2199 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. NAS:MSFT: 13.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.63  Med: 14.4 Max: 23.77
Current: 13.13
6.63
23.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 144.20
NAS:MSFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
79% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 23.63 vs. NAS:MSFT: 144.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:MSFT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 120.56  Med: 261.37 Max: 359.25
Current: 144.2
120.56
359.25
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.70
NAS:MSFT's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 1829 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NAS:MSFT: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:MSFT' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.6  Med: 14.2 Max: 38.6
Current: 7.7
3.6
38.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 27.50
NAS:MSFT's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. NAS:MSFT: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:MSFT' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.6  Med: 15.6 Max: 47.4
Current: 27.5
-7.6
47.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 12.90
NAS:MSFT's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. NAS:MSFT: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:MSFT' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 18 Max: 48.9
Current: 12.9
-12.2
48.9
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Guru Trades

Q1 2018

MSFT Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Daniel Loeb 550,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 4,262 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 17,597,640 sh (+3.84%)
George Soros 170,200 sh (+194.97%)
Robert Olstein 148,000 sh (+48.00%)
Ron Baron 183,448 sh (+90.59%)
Joel Greenblatt 306,250 sh (+111.83%)
Tom Russo 4,750 sh (+7.95%)
Tom Gayner 339,000 sh (+8.65%)
Steve Mandel 12,076,471 sh (+26.00%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,329,986 sh (+16.66%)
Lee Ainslie 4,166,070 sh (+18.12%)
Chase Coleman 13,207,300 sh (+37.76%)
David Carlson 925,000 sh (+8.82%)
Jeff Auxier 160,395 sh (+0.20%)
Steven Cohen 569,714 sh (+22.50%)
Mairs and Power 815,184 sh (+445.68%)
Caxton Associates 188,310 sh (+242.38%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,662,974 sh (+1.66%)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 87,200 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 162,821 sh (-28.86%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 5,165,000 sh (-6.26%)
First Eagle Investment 14,062,413 sh (-42.16%)
Dodge & Cox 38,380,491 sh (-1.70%)
Charles Brandes 867,833 sh (-7.97%)
John Rogers 2,748,518 sh (-1.97%)
Chris Davis 3,327,972 sh (-3.62%)
Richard Pzena 652,741 sh (-38.98%)
Murray Stahl 18,779 sh (-7.28%)
NWQ Managers 204,834 sh (-1.47%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,953,920 sh (-27.99%)
John Buckingham 164,682 sh (-1.15%)
Sarah Ketterer 3,260,513 sh (-8.76%)
PRIMECAP Management 41,934,453 sh (-6.47%)
Bill Gates 40,000,000 sh (-16.67%)
Yacktman Asset Management 5,607,223 sh (-10.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 7,797,719 sh (-20.61%)
Spiros Segalas 13,294,623 sh (-6.04%)
Louis Moore Bacon 1,320,000 sh (-47.72%)
First Pacific Advisors 7,438,523 sh (-4.21%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 2,430,200 sh (-24.71%)
Steven Romick 5,520,187 sh (-3.62%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 14,545,276 sh (-5.63%)
Pioneer Investments 25,464,411 sh (-3.81%)
Julian Robertson 361,140 sh (-6.06%)
Mario Gabelli 137,213 sh (-11.63%)
Leon Cooperman 1,064,070 sh (-4.91%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,325,000 sh (-11.67%)
Yacktman Fund 3,300,000 sh (-10.81%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 833,086 sh (-11.69%)
Philippe Laffont 4,544,433 sh (-0.80%)
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Q2 2018

MSFT Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 39,313 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 1,240,033 sh (New)
Jana Partners 742,569 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,939,767 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 18,324,544 sh (+4.13%)
Ron Baron 231,389 sh (+26.13%)
Daniel Loeb 2,250,000 sh (+309.09%)
John Rogers 2,782,243 sh (+1.23%)
Tom Gayner 361,000 sh (+6.49%)
Steve Mandel 12,504,471 sh (+3.54%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,991,441 sh (+6.40%)
Lee Ainslie 4,296,293 sh (+3.13%)
Steven Cohen 1,364,902 sh (+139.58%)
Mairs and Power 1,157,311 sh (+41.97%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 2,986,800 sh (+22.90%)
Pioneer Investments 26,773,847 sh (+5.14%)
Ray Dalio 9,649 sh (+126.40%)
Philippe Laffont 7,148,458 sh (+57.30%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 162,821 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 925,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 4,250 sh (unchged)
George Soros 53,500 sh (-68.57%)
Robert Olstein 66,300 sh (-55.20%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 4,740,000 sh (-8.23%)
First Eagle Investment 11,528,873 sh (-18.02%)
Dodge & Cox 37,789,269 sh (-1.54%)
Joel Greenblatt 305,141 sh (-0.36%)
Charles Brandes 587,503 sh (-32.30%)
Chris Davis 3,255,346 sh (-2.18%)
Richard Pzena 327,267 sh (-49.86%)
Murray Stahl 18,264 sh (-2.74%)
NWQ Managers 135,400 sh (-33.90%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 6,318,644 sh (-9.14%)
Tom Russo 3,850 sh (-18.95%)
John Buckingham 132,424 sh (-19.59%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,457,672 sh (-24.62%)
PRIMECAP Management 41,197,453 sh (-1.76%)
Bill Gates 32,000,000 sh (-20.00%)
Yacktman Asset Management 4,273,489 sh (-23.79%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,786,724 sh (-25.79%)
Spiros Segalas 13,078,256 sh (-1.63%)
Chase Coleman 13,150,300 sh (-0.43%)
Caxton Associates 174,984 sh (-7.08%)
Louis Moore Bacon 565,000 sh (-57.20%)
First Pacific Advisors 4,603,300 sh (-38.12%)
Diamond Hill Capital 4,584,194 sh (-19.05%)
Steven Romick 3,342,300 sh (-39.45%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 12,274,153 sh (-15.61%)
Julian Robertson 310,640 sh (-13.98%)
Mario Gabelli 123,920 sh (-9.69%)
Leon Cooperman 1,036,570 sh (-2.58%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,100,000 sh (-16.98%)
Yacktman Fund 2,300,000 sh (-30.30%)
Jeff Auxier 159,045 sh (-0.84%)
Bernard Horn 70,200 sh (-19.50%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 820,615 sh (-1.50%)
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Q3 2018

MSFT Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Richard Snow 15,900 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 13,392,224 sh (+2.40%)
Ken Fisher 18,769,302 sh (+2.43%)
David Carlson 1,000,000 sh (+8.11%)
Tom Gayner 387,000 sh (+7.20%)
Daniel Loeb 4,100,000 sh (+82.22%)
Ray Dalio 18,010 sh (+86.65%)
Mairs and Power 1,300,471 sh (+12.37%)
John Rogers 2,852,714 sh (+2.53%)
Julian Robertson 368,270 sh (+18.55%)
Murray Stahl 19,154 sh (+4.87%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 3,525,300 sh (+18.03%)
Ron Baron 232,071 sh (+0.29%)
George Soros 482,500 sh (+801.87%)
Steve Mandel 13,737,471 sh (+9.86%)
Larry Robbins 1,401,141 sh (+12.99%)
Joel Greenblatt 330,674 sh (+8.37%)
Steven Cohen 1,799,003 sh (+31.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones 133,759 sh (+240.24%)
MS Global Franchise Fund 870,829 sh (+6.12%)
Yacktman Fund 2,300,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,100,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 70,200 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands Sold Out
Steven Romick 2,341,406 sh (-29.95%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,930,000 sh (-17.09%)
Mario Gabelli 121,635 sh (-1.84%)
Robert Olstein 46,000 sh (-30.62%)
Yacktman Asset Management 4,256,991 sh (-0.39%)
Charles Brandes 360,050 sh (-38.72%)
Richard Pzena 325,238 sh (-0.62%)
First Eagle Investment 8,308,245 sh (-27.94%)
Chris Davis 2,963,695 sh (-8.96%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 9,847,677 sh (-19.77%)
PRIMECAP Management 39,817,635 sh (-3.35%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,759,560 sh (-17.99%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 162,102 sh (-0.44%)
First Pacific Advisors 3,266,548 sh (-29.04%)
Tom Russo 3,795 sh (-1.43%)
Jim Simons 1,651,884 sh (-14.84%)
Philippe Laffont 6,108,508 sh (-14.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,565,124 sh (-3.83%)
Andreas Halvorsen 10,268,044 sh (-6.58%)
Jana Partners 334,359 sh (-54.97%)
Leon Cooperman 921,905 sh (-11.06%)
Pioneer Investments 24,894,848 sh (-7.02%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,071,735 sh (-15.70%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,977,756 sh (-5.39%)
Chase Coleman 13,106,000 sh (-0.34%)
Lee Ainslie 3,795,973 sh (-11.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon 440,000 sh (-22.12%)
NWQ Managers 123,455 sh (-8.82%)
Caxton Associates 41,416 sh (-76.33%)
Bill Gates 24,000,000 sh (-25.00%)
John Buckingham 131,670 sh (-0.57%)
Jeff Auxier 155,570 sh (-2.18%)
Dodge & Cox 36,405,244 sh (-3.66%)
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Q4 2018

MSFT Guru Trades in Q4 2018

Spiros Segalas 13,901,214 sh (+3.80%)
Ken Fisher 19,441,789 sh (+3.58%)
David Carlson 1,100,000 sh (+10.00%)
Tom Gayner 389,000 sh (+0.52%)
Mairs and Power 1,481,678 sh (+13.93%)
NWQ Managers 129,637 sh (+5.01%)
Jana Partners 687,990 sh (+105.76%)
Sarah Ketterer 2,147,760 sh (+3.67%)
Andreas Halvorsen 13,172,062 sh (+28.28%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 4,618,471 sh (+31.01%)
Chase Coleman 13,167,400 sh (+0.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 402,739 sh (+21.79%)
Robert Olstein 46,000 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 15,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 15,900 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 3,795 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 60,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Romick 2,307,750 sh (-1.44%)
Yacktman Fund 2,000,000 sh (-13.04%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 1,000,000 sh (-9.09%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 3,585,000 sh (-8.78%)
Mario Gabelli 118,255 sh (-2.78%)
Yacktman Asset Management 3,939,658 sh (-7.45%)
Richard Pzena 319,758 sh (-1.68%)
First Eagle Investment 6,340,650 sh (-23.68%)
Charles Brandes 338,416 sh (-6.01%)
Diamond Hill Capital 3,548,768 sh (-5.61%)
Chris Davis 2,889,277 sh (-2.51%)
PRIMECAP Management 38,651,173 sh (-2.93%)
First Pacific Advisors 3,258,944 sh (-0.23%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,220,599 sh (-6.19%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,410,881 sh (-9.48%)
Jeff Auxier 141,785 sh (-8.86%)
Murray Stahl 18,628 sh (-2.75%)
John Rogers 2,729,418 sh (-4.32%)
Julian Robertson 291,540 sh (-20.84%)
Caxton Associates 27,591 sh (-33.38%)
Philippe Laffont 5,985,369 sh (-2.02%)
Dodge & Cox 31,983,072 sh (-12.15%)
Leon Cooperman 245,705 sh (-73.35%)
Louis Moore Bacon 110,000 sh (-75.00%)
Steven Cohen 403,009 sh (-77.60%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,631 sh (-79.34%)
Lee Ainslie 3,153,293 sh (-16.93%)
Ron Baron 231,742 sh (-0.14%)
Bill Gates 16,000,000 sh (-33.33%)
Pioneer Investments 24,445,198 sh (-1.81%)
Larry Robbins 1,252,751 sh (-10.59%)
Steve Mandel 10,097,064 sh (-26.50%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 9,495,470 sh (-3.58%)
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Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Microsoft Corp is a technology company. It develop, license, and support a wide range of software products and services. Its business is organized into three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing.

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).

Guru Investment Theses on Microsoft Corp

Jeff Auxier Comments on Microsoft Corp - Feb 12, 2019

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)



Microsoft has been transitioning away from personal computing and toward services, which now make up over 60% of revenues. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella the company has made huge strides in cloud computing. The Azure cloud business has been growing over 75%. Like many companies, their stock has taken a hit since reaching record highs in the fall of 2018, yet they have a fortress balance sheet with over $135 billion in cash and short-term assets and less than $70 billion in long-term debt. Microsoft had over $10 billion in free cash flow in their last quarter.

From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth-quarter 2018 market commentary.

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Steven Romick Comments on Microsoft - Feb 07, 2019

We sold down our Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) position, for example, which had appreciated markedly over the last eight years, and we bought a number of Asian internet platform companies at prices well below recent peaks. Our timing, though, made us look foolish over the short term. The Asian companies continued to trade poorly, declining more in the back half of the year than Microsoft. We believe these investments still have the same growth prospects but now at even more attractive prices. As a group, these investments trade at an average of around 16x earnings net of cash (and lower still net of non-earning assets) as of year-end and are expected to grow their revenues by 18% in 2019.



From Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio)'s Crescent Fund fourth quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Microsoft - Nov 08, 2018

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been very successful in their transition into the new age of computers. Personal computing now only makes up 33% of their revenue and that includes their Xbox, Surface and advertising revenues. LinkedIn now has over 575 million users while Office 365 reaches over two billion first-line users. Microsoft Azure, growing over 70%, is a cloud product that is not in direct competition with its customers. The company has over $130 billion in cash and short-term assets.



From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s third-quarter 2018 shareholder commentary.

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Yacktman Fund Comments on Microsoft - Aug 09, 2018

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) was also a leading contributor to Fund results. Microsoft’s strong performance was a result of exceptional growth in its cloud division. Both Microsoft and Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco) were also beneficiaries of the rise in the technology sector, which has been the strongest S&P 500 sector this year. We reduced our position in Cisco due to its increased valuation and more modest expected returns going forward.



From Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)'s 2nd quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Microsoft Corp - May 07, 2018

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)



Microsoft Corporation’s focus and investment in their Intelligent Cloud continues to be beneficial with overall segment revenue growth of 15% to $7.8B. This was driven by Azure revenue growth of 98% with computer usage more than doubling year over year. Adjusting for the $13.8B net charge related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, net income grew 20% in the quarter to $7.5B. Management has done an excellent job transforming the company to the cloud over the past three years.

From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s first-quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Bernard Horn Comments on Microsoft Corp - Apr 16, 2018

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) also boosted IT sector gains. Commercial cloud offerings fueled growth, as Microsoft posted greater revenues and operating income. The company’s various platforms, including Azure, LinkedIn, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, are also advancing. Strategic initiatives were broadcast at quarter end, as Microsoft sought to unify its artificial intelligence and core Windows into one team; a similar combination was expected between product and office business solutions. Japanese online social networking company, Mixi Inc., and U.S.-based Web.com Group Inc. were the only notable sector detractors.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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Yacktman Funds Comments on Microsoft - Feb 19, 2018

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s stock performed solidly for the fourth quarter and for all of 2017. The company has continued to execute well, delivering solid growth, especially in its cloud-based businesses. It is remarkable how successfully Microsoft has transformed its results under the strong leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.





From Yacktman Fund (Trades, Portfolio)s' fourth quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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Jeff Auxier Comments on Microsoft - Feb 06, 2018

In 2012 the company’s cloud revenue totaled $700 million. Today, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has quarterly cloud revenues exceeding $5 billion with 55% margins. Driven by Azure’s revenue growth of 90%, revenue in Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment increased 14% to $6.9B with commercial cloud annual recurring revenue exceeding $20B. Total revenue grew 12% as their Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments made up for the stalling Personal Computing.







From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s fourth quarter 2018 shareholder letter.

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GAMCO Growth Fund Comments on Microsoft - Nov 14, 2017

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) (5.5%) (MSFT – $74.49 – NASDAQ) is the world’s largest software company and develops software products for computing devices ranging from PC’s to servers to its Xbox game console. Microsoft’s Azure is a fast growing public cloud service that competes with Amazon’s AWS. The recent acquisition of LinkedIn will allow Microsoft to integrate data from LinkedIn with Microsoft’s professional cloud.



From GAMCO Growth Fund third quarter 2017 commentary.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 24.86
MSFT's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1475 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.79 vs. MSFT: 24.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MSFT' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.59  Med: 16 Max: 53.75
Current: 24.86
8.59
53.75
Forward PE Ratio 24.69
MSFT's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 26.18 vs. MSFT: 24.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 24.86
MSFT's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
51% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 24.46 vs. MSFT: 24.86 )
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: 53.75
Current: 24.86
8.59
53.75
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 26.46
MSFT's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
53% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 25.26 vs. MSFT: 26.46 )
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: 14.88 Max: 76.92
Current: 26.46
8.64
76.92
PB Ratio 8.94
MSFT's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 2262 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. MSFT: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MSFT' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.04  Med: 4.86 Max: 10.43
Current: 8.94
3.04
10.43
PS Ratio 7.03
MSFT's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 2268 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. MSFT: 7.03 )
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: 7.91
Current: 7.03
2.27
7.91
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.12
MSFT's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
54% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. MSFT: 26.12 )
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: 27.76
Current: 26.12
7.73
27.76
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 18.07
MSFT's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 1181 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 20.26 vs. MSFT: 18.07 )
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: 11.62 Max: 19.91
Current: 18.07
7.13
19.91
EV-to-EBIT 18.00
MSFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 18.10 vs. MSFT: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 10.3 Max: 24.4
Current: 18
5.1
24.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.30
MSFT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 1661 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 14.06 vs. MSFT: 14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSFT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6  Med: 9 Max: 17.5
Current: 14.3
4.6
17.5
EV-to-Revenue 6.48
MSFT's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
74% of the 2327 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. MSFT: 6.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
MSFT' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.3 Max: 7.4
Current: 6.48
1.8
7.4
PEG Ratio 2.71
MSFT's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. MSFT: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MSFT' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.92 Max: 40.72
Current: 2.71
0.35
40.72
Shiller PE Ratio 41.25
MSFT's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 588 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 33.85 vs. MSFT: 41.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MSFT' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.29  Med: 20.97 Max: 44.75
Current: 41.25
13.29
44.75
Current Ratio 3.12
MSFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2075 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. MSFT: 3.12 )
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: 3.12
1.45
5.29
Quick Ratio 3.08
MSFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 2075 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. MSFT: 3.08 )
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: 3.08
1.41
5.13
Days Inventory 21.76
MSFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. MSFT: 21.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSFT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.45  Med: 25.84 Max: 31.16
Current: 21.76
21.45
31.16
Days Sales Outstanding 60.64
MSFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 2082 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 66.86 vs. MSFT: 60.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSFT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.64  Med: 78.2 Max: 87.58
Current: 60.64
60.64
87.58
Days Payable 66.78
MSFT's Days Payable is ranked higher than
64% of the 1870 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 44.89 vs. MSFT: 66.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSFT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.78  Med: 86.98 Max: 118.53
Current: 66.78
66.78
118.53

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.60
MSFT's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 1450 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MSFT: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MSFT' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.14
Current: 1.6
1.4
3.14
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.40
MSFT's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 919 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. MSFT: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MSFT' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.39 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.4
0.23
0.82
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.90
MSFT's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. MSFT: 10.90 )
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: 10.9
0
62
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.70
MSFT's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
65% of the 1375 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. MSFT: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.96
MSFT's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. MSFT: 2.96 )
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: 2.59  Med: 4.33 Max: 5.81
Current: 2.96
2.59
5.81
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
MSFT's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1507 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. MSFT: 1.50 )
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 Max: 5.1
Current: 1.5
-3.5
5.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 19.57
MSFT's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 2013 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. MSFT: 19.57 )
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: 7.99 Max: 20.75
Current: 19.57
4.02
20.75
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.28
MSFT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. MSFT: 2.28 )
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: 1.37 Max: 6.26
Current: 2.28
0.64
6.26
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.32
MSFT's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
73% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. MSFT: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.07 Max: 4.51
Current: 2.32
0.39
4.51
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.74
MSFT's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 2062 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MSFT: 1.74 )
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: 1.67 Max: 7.16
Current: 1.74
0.68
7.16
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.03
MSFT's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MSFT: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
MSFT' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.95 Max: 8.58
Current: 2.03
0.42
8.58
Price-to-Graham-Number 4.65
MSFT's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. MSFT: 4.65 )
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: 2.93 Max: 7.61
Current: 4.65
1.36
7.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.56
MSFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 2413 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MSFT: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MSFT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 9.7 Max: 19.6
Current: 5.56
4.1
19.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.55
MSFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 939 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 10.12 vs. MSFT: 15.55 )
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  Med: 14.6 Max: 30.2
Current: 15.55
4
30.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $118,459.00
EPS (TTM) $ 4.31
Beta1.03
Volatility17.45%
52-Week Range $87.08 - 116.18
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7,672.21

Analyst Estimate

Jun19 Jun20 Jun21
Revenue (Mil $) 125,585 137,875 152,543
EBIT (Mil $) 41,211 47,375 56,707
EBITDA (Mil $) 54,922 61,698 72,417
EPS ($) 4.47 5.13 6.16
EPS without NRI ($) 4.47 5.13 6.16
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
11.00%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.77 1.91 2.05

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 88
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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