Stock: Microsoft (US large caps), ISIN: US5949181045

Last Price 258.26 Max Price 260.74
Min Price 169.81 1 Year return 63.77

Microsoft

(US5949181045)/ MSFT

The headquarter of Microsoft is located in Redmond. The company mostly operates in the software sector. Satya Nadella manages the company as a CEO. Amy Hood is financially responsible for the company as CFO. Between 2006 and 2016 the global software & services companies gained around 70 percent. Measured since 2011 the sector is 68 percent higher and over the past 12 months (December 2015-December 2016) there is a plus of 70 percent.

The past year gave good returns for Microsoft investors

Over the past year the company' stock gained around 16 percent. The period between August 2011 and August 2016 was a profitable period for the investors. The stock rose on average 148 percent. Microsoft's revenues between 2011 and 2015 were very fluctuating and moved between 73,72 billion dollars and 93,58 billion dollars. Microsoft's net results between 2011 and 2015 were quite unstable and moved between 23,15 billion dollars and 12,19 billion dollars.

The American company paid out dividends in the past 5 years. Microsoft's dividend return over the period 2011 - 2015 was around 4,72 percent per year.

At the end of 2015 Microsoft employed at around 118 thousand people.

Microsoft financed with relatively low debt

At the end of 2015 the American company's balance sheet was worth 176,22 billion dollars. At the end of 2015 the total debt positon equaled 96,14 billion dollars. This is around 54,56 percent of the total balance sheet. At the end of 2015 the software & services company's stock was traded with a price/earnings-ratio 20. So the stock' value was 20 times the 2015' earnings per share. Based on it's price/earnings-ratio and dividend yield the American stock can be seen as a value stock.

At the end of 2015 the market capitalization (the number of shares outstanding multiplied by the stock price) of the software & services company equaled around 436,43 billion dollars. At the end of 2015 the American company had around 8,03 billion stocks listed.

All Microsoft's financial reports are available here. More information about Microsoft can be found it's website. .