Financial Analysis Of Microsoft Corporation

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Financial Analysis of Microsoft Corporation The student learner was to pick a publicly traded company and perform a financial analysis based on the company’s financial statements. The student learner chose Microsoft Corporation. The student learner will obtain, analyze, and determine Microsoft’s financial well-being. Microsoft has better return on assets, but they can improve in other areas. Microsoft can increase profit margin, asset management and based on Microsoft 's assets, and capital they can focus on making themselves more profitable. William H. Gates III is also known as Bill Gates, left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen (Microsoft Corporation, 2017).…show more content…
Intelligent Cloud This Company’s Intelligent Cloud segment consists of, “Server products and cloud services, including SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, and Enterprise Services, including Premier Support Services and Microsoft Consulting Services”, as described at Reutuer.com (Reutuer, 2017). This includes the server platform, database, business intelligence, storage, management and operations, virtualization, service-oriented architecture platform, security, and identity software (Reutuer, 2017). Microsoft competes with heavily Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, CA Technologies, Linux, Adobe, and Ruby on Rails, Amazon, Google and Salesforce.com (Reutuer, 2017). More Personal Computing Microsoft’s More Personal Computing segment primarily comprises Windows, including Windows OEM, Windows Embedded, MSN and Windows Phone; Devices, including Microsoft Surface (Surface), phones, and computer accessories; Gaming, including Xbox hardware; Xbox Live, consists of different transactions such as game downloads and in-game purchases, subscriptions to Window’s Live services; video games; and third-party video game royalties, and Search advertising (Reutuer, 2017). Microsoft competes with some of Amazon, Apple, Google products ,but mostly with Sony, Nintendo, in this segment (Reutuer, 2017).
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