This is an overview of Microsoft for fiscal year 2009-2010 based in the content of the annual report for the period between 1 of July 2009 and 30 of June 2010. This annual report was published on 30 of July 2010.
This review will be divided in three posts: Profile and Results, Financial Performance and External Factors and Future.
- Based: Redmond, Seattle, US
- Founded: 1975
- Offices: in more than 100 countries
- Employees: 89,000 on a full time role (54,000 in the US and 35,000 internationally)
- Revenues from: Developing, manufacturing, licensing and supporting a wide range of products and services for computing devices (fees and advertising)
- Divisions: Windows and Windows Live, Servers and Tools, On-line Service, Products and Services, Microsoft Business, Entertainment and Devices
- Total Revenues FY2010: $62,484 M ($36,173 M in the US, $26,311 M in other countries)
Microsoft costumers are: individuals, small-sized and medium-sized organisations, enterprises, governmental institutions, educational institutions, internet service providers (ISP), application developers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
- Windows and Windows Live: This division is extremely correlated to the PC market and its grow. All the varieties of Windows operating system, Windows live applications and Web services belong to this division. The direct competitors are Apple, Google, Linux, Mozilla, Opera, Yahoo. Its indirect competitors are products or services for any possible computer substitute such as mobiles or tablets.
- Servers and Tools: This division is focused in IT professionals and developers. It represents a core opportunity for cloud computing services and training/certification business. It includes all Microsoft’s products for servers, Azure, SQL, Visual Studio, Silverlight, consulting services and support. The competitors for this division areare HP, IBM, Oracle, Unix, Linux, Novell, Red Hat, Java, CA Technologies, Apache, My SQL, PHP, Geron imo, JBoss, Spring Framework, BMC, VMWare, McAfee, Symatec, Trend Micro, Sybase, Adobe, Borland, Ruby on Rails, Google and Salesforce.
- Online Service: Division dedicated to all online information offerings and online advertising platform such as Bing, adCenter, MSN and Atlas on-line. The competitors in this division are Google, Yahoo! and a wide array of web sites.
- Microsoft Business: It consist on Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions for which 80% of the revenues come from businesses, reason why this division does depend more on the number of licensed employees than on the PC market. Competitors for this division are Adobe, Apple, Corel, Google, IBM, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, Zoho, OpenOffice, 37Signals, AjaxWrite, gOffice, ShareOffice, Socailtext, ThinkFree, Infor, Sage, SAP and SalesForce.
- Entertainment and Devices: It is everything related to Xbox, PC software games, Mediaroom, Windows Phone, Embedded device platform, Zune and other applications. This division is highly competitive and is competed by Nintendo, Sony, Apple, Google, Nokia, Openwave Systems, Palm, Qualcomm, RIM, Symbian, IBM, Intel, Linux and other hardware manufacturers.
Stock Price (min – max):
- 2010: $22.00 – $31.58
- 2009: $14.87 – $28.50
Dividends per share:
- $0.13 for both 2009 and 2010
2010 Income Statement
2010 Balance Sheet
2010 Cash Flow Statement
In the following posts:
- Financial Performance
- External Factors and Future