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Microsoft NasdaqGS:MSFT Stock Report

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28 May, 2022


Company Financials +
MSFT fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance6/6
Financial Health6/6

MSFT Stock Overview

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide.

Microsoft Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Microsoft
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$273.24
52 Week HighUS$349.67
52 Week LowUS$243.00
1 Month Change-5.66%
3 Month Change-8.10%
1 Year Change9.44%
3 Year Change120.93%
5 Year Change280.77%
Change since IPO44,234.18%

Recent News & Updates

May 26

Here's Why We Are Waiting To Double Down On Microsoft

We have a stake in Microsoft and we love many things about the company. We believe there is a long runway for growth for the company, and Microsoft is expanding to many software verticals through acquisitions. For two major reasons, we believe now is not the right time for us to boost our stake in the company.

May 24
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is Ticking a lot of Boxes vs Peers

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is Ticking a lot of Boxes vs Peers

Very few shares have been spared during the market selloff which has been led by technology stocks. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has fared better than most but is still down 25% year to date and 17% since the end of March. While its share price is likely to remain at the mercy of most market sentiment, it’s also starting to stand out amongst the large-cap tech stocks.

May 19

Microsoft: Resilient, While The Rest Of The Tech Universe Gets Picked Apart

Azure growth still strong and offsetting weakness elsewhere. Clear visibility on earnings growth. As tech investors become picky in an environment of rising rates, Microsoft remains attractive.

May 11

Microsoft: Nearly Perfect But Overvalued

Microsoft has strong fundamentals and has done a great job diversifying its revenue streams. The tech industry is struggling and supply chain issues continue to cause trouble across the market, but Microsoft may be in a better position than its competitors. Unique product expansions and the rising popularity of Edge may help the company generate higher revenue.

Shareholder Returns

MSFTUS SoftwareUS Market

Return vs Industry: MSFT exceeded the US Software industry which returned -9.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MSFT exceeded the US Market which returned -10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is MSFT's price volatile compared to industry and market?
MSFT volatility
MSFT Average Weekly Movement5.3%
Software Industry Average Movement11.0%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.0%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: MSFT is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: MSFT's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1975181,000Satya Nadella

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype,, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL, Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs; GitHub that provides a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers; and Azure, a cloud platform.

Microsoft Fundamentals Summary

How do Microsoft's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
MSFT fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$2.04t
Earnings (TTM)US$72.46b
Revenue (TTM)US$192.56b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
MSFT income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$60.21b
Gross ProfitUS$132.35b
Other ExpensesUS$59.89b

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)9.69
Gross Margin68.73%
Net Profit Margin37.63%
Debt/Equity Ratio30.6%

How did MSFT perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Microsoft undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MSFT ($273.24) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($433.85)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MSFT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MSFT is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.2x) compared to the US Software industry average (41.9x).

PE vs Market: MSFT is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (28.2x) compared to the US market (15.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MSFT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MSFT is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (12.5x) compared to the US Software industry average (3.8x).

Future Growth

How is Microsoft forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 43 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MSFT's forecast earnings growth (11.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: MSFT's earnings (11.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MSFT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: MSFT's revenue (12.5% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MSFT's revenue (12.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: MSFT's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (35.3%)

Past Performance

How has Microsoft performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 6/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MSFT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MSFT's current net profit margins (37.6%) are higher than last year (35%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MSFT's earnings have grown significantly by 28.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MSFT's earnings growth over the past year (29.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (28.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: MSFT earnings growth over the past year (29.4%) exceeded the Software industry 27.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: MSFT's Return on Equity (44.5%) is considered outstanding.

Financial Health

How is Microsoft's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MSFT's short term assets ($153.9B) exceed its short term liabilities ($77.4B).

Long Term Liabilities: MSFT's short term assets ($153.9B) exceed its long term liabilities ($104.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MSFT has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: MSFT's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 120.5% to 30.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: MSFT's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (174.5%).

Interest Coverage: MSFT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (1260.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Microsoft current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 4/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MSFT's dividend (0.91%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.49%).

High Dividend: MSFT's dividend (0.91%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.92%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MSFT's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MSFT's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (25.1%), MSFT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (29.1%), MSFT's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Satya Nadella (54 yo)





Mr. Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Microsoft Corporation since February 2014 and has been its Chairman since June 2021. Before being named CEO in February 2014, he held leadership...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Satya's total compensation ($USD49.86M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD13.06M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Satya's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: MSFT's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: MSFT's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Microsoft Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • Ticker: MSFT
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Systems Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: US$2.044t
  • Shares outstanding: 7.48b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Microsoft Corporation
  • One Microsoft Way
  • Redmond
  • Washington
  • 98052-6399
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/28 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/27 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.