Industry: Software Programming
Fortune Rank: 36
Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses & supports a range of software products, including scalable operating systems, server applications, worker productivity applications and software development tools. For the fiscal year ended 6/30/05, revenues rose 8% to $39.79B. Net income rose 50% to $12.25B. Results reflect continued improvements in overall IT spending and lower research and development costs.
Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for various computing devices. The Company's software products include scalable operating systems for servers, personal computers (PCs) and intelligent devices; server applications for client/server environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; software development tools, and mobile and embedded devices. Microsoft provides consulting services and product support services and trains and certifies system integrators and developers. The Company sells the Xbox video game console, along with games and peripherals. Its online businesses include the MSN subscription and the MSN network of Internet products and services. The Company's seven product segments are: Client, Server and Tools, Information Worker, Microsoft Business Solutions, MSN, Mobile and Embedded Devices and Home and Entertainment.
Microsoft Corporation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Microsoft Corporation was ranked number 36 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 36th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.
Microsoft Corporation achieved revenue of $58,437.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $14,569.00 million.
Microsoft Corporation's rank changes
The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 35th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $60,420 million (a change of -2 million compared to 2010) and profits of $17,681 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010).
Another point of view
To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Microsoft Corporation would be ranked 2nd rather than 36th due to its profits of $14,569 in 2010.
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