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Microsoft reached its highest ranking ever on the Fortune 500, up five spots from last year, and churned out $39 billion in profits to boot. In Microsoft’s fiscal 2019, overall sales soared 14% year-over-year, to $125.8 billion. Last fall, the software titan won a coveted cloud-computing contract with the Pentagon worth up to $10 billion, a deal that would help solidify Microsoft’s reputation as a leading cloud vendor. (That deal is on hold and under review, however, after rival bidder Amazon raised questions about the bidding process.) So far in 2020, a surge in remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has led to even greater demand for the company’s Azure cloud service and its Office 365 workplace apps. Microsoft’s shares hit an all-time high in February at nearly $189, underscoring Wall Street’s enthusiasm for the company's evolution under CEO Satya Nadella.
Lists ranking Microsoft
World’s Most Admired Companies - 2021After a year in which humanity leaned more heavily...READ MOREview in list
Change the World - 2020As we face unprecedented collective challenges, co...READ MOREview in list
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Fortune 500 - 2020This year's Fortune 500 marks the 66th running of ...READ MOREview in list