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As Satya Nadella enters his third year as CEO, Microsoft finds itself at the top of the cloud computing market, second only to Amazon. That’s no mean feat considering the company built its legacy on Windows and Office software that ran only on corporate servers and PCs. Still, Microsoft finds itself working to convince more customers to use Office 365, which runs in Microsoft’s own data centers, without overly cannibalizing sales of its old-fashioned software. (Its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft’s biggest buy yet, might help.) And it’s working to convince startups and small businesses to view Microsoft Azure, the company’s public cloud infrastructure, as a welcoming place to do business. Elsewhere, gaming continues to be a sweet spot for Microsoft as Xbox Live’s monthly active user base grew to 49 million, up by a third from the year prior. Even Bing, while not reaching Google levels of ubiquity, is showing life as search advertising revenue climbed by 17%. As a result of all of this Microsoft stock has surged quarter after quarter, reaching all-time highs.

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CEO

Satya Nadella

CEO Title

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Sector

Technology

Industry

Computer Software

HQ Location

Redmond, WA

Years on Fortune 500 List

23

Employees

114,000

Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2016., Acquired LinkedIn (2015 rank: 733), Dec. 8, 2016.Profile provided by S&P Global.
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$85,320-8.8%
Profits ($M)$16,798.037.8%
Assets ($M)$193,694
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$71,997
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$508,935
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues19.7%
Profits as % of Assets8.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.3%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)2.10
EPS % Change (from 2015)41.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-4.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)5.8%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)15.0%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)22.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)10.2%
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