The above graph represents Microsoft quarterly revenue by geography, starting from fiscal Q1 2017 to the most recent quarter. The quarterly revenue is classified by the major geographic areas in which the company’s customers are located. In fiscal Q1 2020, Microsoft generated $33,055 million in revenue, worldwide. Interestingly, over 52% of the company’s total revenue came from the United States. Microsoft revenue from the US in fiscal Q1 2020 increased 17.2% YoY to $17,270 million. However, it’s 0.17% QoQ decline. The other countries revenue also increased a significant 10% YoY to $15,785 million during the first fiscal quarter.

Microsoft Revenue from US & Other Countries: History

RegionUS, and Worldwide
SourceMicrosoft Quarterly reportsSEC Filings
Last Updated09 November 2019
Graph ID399
NoteMicrosoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30

Microsoft US revenue reached a record-high $17,300 million in fiscal Q4 2019, with 16.6% YoY increase. The revenue from other countries also increased 7.6% YoY during the same period, amounting to $16,417 million – highest-ever to date.

Microsoft quarterly revenue from the US crossed the $15 billion mark for the first time in fiscal Q2 2018. The company generated nearly 52.3% of its total revenue from the United States, totalling $15,110 million ($15.1 billion).

Similarly, Microsoft quarterly revenue from other countries surpassed the $15-billion barrier for the first time in fiscal Q4 2018. The company recorded an appreciable 25.5% YoY growth in its other countries revenue, clocking $15,253 million ($15.3 billion) during the fiscal fourth quarter.

Note: Microsoft says, no sales to an individual customer or country other than the United States accounted for more than 10% of revenue.

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational technology company, founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. The company is best known for its software products such as Microsoft Windows OSs, Microsoft Office Suite, and web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market during the 1980-81 when it formed a partnership with IBM to provide MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) for IBM PCs. This implied that for every computer sold by IBM having Microsoft’s OS, a royalty was paid to Microsoft.

On November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched Windows – a graphical operating environment that runs on MS-DOS.

On March 13, 1986, Microsoft had a highly successful initial public offering (IPO) for $21 per share. By the end of the day, the stock price had risen to $35.50, which made Bill Gates an instant multi-millionaire, with 44.8% of the company’s stock.

On May 22, 1990, Microsoft launched Windows 3.0. Interestingly, Microsoft’s Windows 3.0 became the first widely successful version of Windows, from the very first day.

Microsoft has made ten acquisitions worth over one billion dollars: Skype (2011), aQuantive (2007), Fast Search & Transfer (2008), Navision (2002), Visio Corporation (2000), Yammer (2012), Nokia’s mobile and devices division (2013), Mojang (2014), LinkedIn (2016) and GitHub (2018).

Microsoft recently overtook Apple to become the world’s most valuable company, clocking $1 trillion valuation.

Here are some more interesting facts about Microsoft.


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