Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Date: September 20, 2016
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:
  • Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
  • Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
  • SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
  • Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
  • Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
  • Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
  • Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
  • Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
  • Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
  • Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
  • Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
  • Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.
Highlights

Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) is a technology-based company that develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices. The company offers a comprehensive range of operating systems, cross-device productivity applications, server applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools, video games and training and certification services. It also designs, manufactures, and sells PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices. It provides a broad spectrum of services, including cloud-based solutions, solution support and consulting services. Microsoft markets, distributes and sells its offerings through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, and resellers, online media, and Microsoft retail stores and other partner channels. The company operates through offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, the US.

Microsoft Corporation Key Recent Developments

Jul 22, 2016: Microsoft to Deploy Largest U.S. Data Center in West Des Moines
Jul 11, 2016: GE and Microsoft partner to bring Predix to Azure, accelerating digital transformation for industrial customers
Jun 16, 2016: Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters
Jun 02, 2016: IRENA Joins Public/Private Sector Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables
Apr 27, 2016: Twist Bioscience Announces Microsoft Purchase of its Synthetic DNA for Digital Data Storage Research

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Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company
SECTION 1 - ABOUT THE COMPANY

Microsoft Corporation - Key Facts
Microsoft Corporation - Key Employees
Microsoft Corporation - Key Employee Biographies
Microsoft Corporation - Major Products and Services
Microsoft Corporation - History
Microsoft Corporation - Company Statement
Microsoft Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries
Head Office
Other Locations & Subsidiaries
Joint Venture

SECTION 2 – COMPANY ANALYSIS

Microsoft Corporation - Business Description
Microsoft Corporation - Corporate Strategy
Microsoft Corporation - SWOT Analysis
SWOT Analysis - Overview
Microsoft Corporation - Strengths
Strength - Cloud Platform: Azure
Strength - Research and Development Activities
Strength - Strong Intellectual Property
Strength - Robust Distribution, Sales and Marketing Network
Microsoft Corporation - Weaknesses
Weakness - Rising Debt Burden
Weakness - Business Performance: More Personal Computing
Microsoft Corporation - Opportunities
Opportunity - Growing Demand for Cloud Computing
Opportunity - Strategic Partnerships
Opportunity - Demand for Smartphones
Microsoft Corporation - Threats
Threat - Intense competition
Threat - Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Risk
Threat - Rapid Technological Changes
Microsoft Corporation - Key Competitors

SECTION 3 – COMPANY FINANCIAL RATIOS

Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios
Performance Chart
Financial Performance
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts
Microsoft Corporation, Recent Deals Summary

SECTION 4 – COMPANY’S RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Jul 22, 2016: Microsoft to Deploy Largest U.S. Data Center in West Des Moines
Jul 11, 2016: GE and Microsoft partner to bring Predix to Azure, accelerating digital transformation for industrial customers
Jun 16, 2016: Microsoft Partners With Primus Power to Drive Energy Innovation at Datacenters
Jun 02, 2016: IRENA Joins Public/Private Sector Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables
Apr 27, 2016: Twist Bioscience Announces Microsoft Purchase of its Synthetic DNA for Digital Data Storage Research
Apr 05, 2016: Schneider Electric to collaborate with Microsoft on cloud-based monitoring solutions for utility-scale solar power plants
Mar 18, 2016: ABB innovations improve energy efficiency of Microsoft landmark building
Mar 16, 2016: Public-Private Partnership among Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion Delivers Additional Solar Energy to the State
Mar 09, 2016: Upstream Oil And Gas Companies Spend Smarter On Digital Technologies To Drive Value, Reduce Costs In Downturn, Accenture And Microsoft Survey Finds
Mar 02, 2016: BC Platforms and Microsoft to Provide Expanded Genomic Data Management Solutions in the Cloud

SECTION 5 – APPENDIX

Methodology
Ratio Definitions
About GlobalData
Contact Us
Disclaimer

LIST OF TABLES

Microsoft Corporation, Key Facts
Microsoft Corporation, Key Employees
Microsoft Corporation, Key Employee Biographies
Microsoft Corporation, Major Products and Services
Microsoft Corporation, History
Microsoft Corporation, Subsidiaries
Microsoft Corporation, Joint Venture
Microsoft Corporation, Key Competitors
Microsoft Corporation, Ratios based on current share price
Microsoft Corporation, Annual Ratios
Microsoft Corporation, Interim Ratios
Microsoft Corporation, Recent Deals Summary
Currency Codes
Capital Market Ratios
Equity Ratios
Profitability Ratios
Cost Ratios
Liquidity Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Efficiency Ratios

LIST OF FIGURES

Microsoft Corporation, Performance Chart (2012 - 2016)
Microsoft Corporation, Ratio Charts

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