World's largest Software Company: Analysis of Microsoft


Should FAANG be renamed FAAMG? Microsoft has more in common with Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google than Netflix has.

Microsoft is the largest software company in the world and was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Some major products include MS-Dos, Windows. They also acquired Skype and LinkedIn

Microsoft had three CEOs: Bill Gates(1975-2000), Steve Ballmer(2000-2014), Satya Nadella (2014- )

Stock price peaked in 1999 during the dotcom bubble but took 16 years to recover. Ballmer was wrong about the iPhone and Microsoft failed to enter the smartphone business.

The company today has 3 revenue streams: 1. Products and Business Processed 2. Intelligent Cloud 3. More Personal Computing

Microsoft have good fundamentals but it is right now too expensive.

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