|Last Price||97.73||Max Price||98.03|
|Min Price||68.17||1 Year return||42.35|
|Avg. Target||99.73||Expected Return||3.50 %|
|Sector||Technology||Subsector||Software & services|
|Annual report 2017|
Microsoft is a corporate company founded on April 4, 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. It is an American corporation with its headquarter in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft is a technology company that nurtures the invention of, manufactures and licenses goods and services about computing. Today, it has grown to be the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses harness their full potential.
The organization has two main categories. The engineering groups and the business functions. The former groups include cloud and enterprise, office product, Windows and devices, and technology and research. All the listed groups operate independently, each of them assigned a particular role to play. Business functions comprise of business development, finance team, global sales and marketing, and corporate strategy and planning. Business groups, just like the engineering groups, operates independently.
Microsoft is ubiquitous. It’s well known for Microsoft Windows operating system, and Office suite of productivity software take over the markets. The company also has a cloud computing platform, Azure, being one of the leaders in that flourishing market. Due to their reliable products, they have won customers ranging from individuals and small businesses to some of the world's largest companies and government organizations. Microsoft leads in making electronics such as tablets (Surface), game consoles (Xbox), and laptop computers which they launched in 2015, and it also manages and runs Skype, the video meeting service.