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  • Previous Rank
    63
  • Revenues ($M)
    $85,320
  • Revenue Percent Change
    -8.8%
  • Profits ($M)
    $16,798
  • Profits Percent Change
    37.8%
  • Assets ($M)
    $193,694
  • Employees
    114,000

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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Company Information

CEO
Satya Nadella
Sector
Technology
Industry
Computer Software
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Websitehttp://www.microsoft.com
Years on Global 500 List20
Employees114,000
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Microsoft Rank History

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$85,320-8.8%
Profits ($M)$16,79837.8%
Assets ($M)$193,694-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$71,997-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues19.7%
Profits as % of Assets8.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity23.3%