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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review Reference Code: GDTC22599FSA One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-6399 United States Phone Fax Website Exchange www.microsoft.com MSFT [NASDAQ] +1 425 8828080 Revenue Net Profit Employees Industry Publication Date: FEB 2012 69,943 (million USD) 23,150 (million USD) 90,000 Technology Communications and

Company Overview
Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) is one of the leading providers of software and storage products and services. The company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting software products worldwide. It conducts business through five reportable business segments, namely, Windows & Windows Live segment, Server and Tools segment, Microsoft Business Division segment, Entertainment and Devices segment, and Online Services segment.

Key Executives
Name William H. Gates III Steve Ballmer James I. Cash Jr Dina Dublon Raymond V. Gilmartin Chairman Chief Executive Officer Director Director Director Title

SWOT Analysis
Microsoft Corporation, SWOT Analysis Strengths Comprehensive Product Portfolio Focused Research and Development Operations Weaknesses Declining Brand Equity and Valuations Increased Debt

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

Share Data
Microsoft Corporation Share Price (USD) as on 30-Jan2012 EPS (USD) Market Cap (million USD) Enterprise Value (million USD) Shares Outstanding (million) Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

Opportunities

Threats

29.61 2.69 247,528 248,850 8,391

Substantial Growth in Software Global Economic Slowdown plus Services Highly Competitive Inorganic Growth Environment

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

Financial Performance

Recent Developments
Jan 11, 2012 Jan 09, 2012 Nov 22, 2011 Oct 05, 2011 UNIT4 Receives Contract To Support Water Improvement Initiative In Ethiopia Tri Cascade Launches Comprehensive Home Energy Management System CSCI Releases New Computing White Paper Energy Savers

Telvent Announces Smart Grid Solutions For Utility Companies Worldwide

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2 List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 5 Microsoft Corporation - Key Facts ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 Microsoft Corporation - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................. 6 Microsoft Corporation - Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................... 7...
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