The above graph represents the share of Microsoft quarterly revenue by type – Product, and Service and Other. A whopping 52.3% of Microsoft’s total revenue in fiscal Q1 2020 came from services and other businesses. That’s approximately 11.78 percent point increase from fiscal Q1 2019. On the other hand, the share of Microsoft products revenue declined to 47.7% during the first quarter, when compared to the whopping 59.48% during the year-ago period. That’s approximately 11.78 percent point decline.

Share of Microsoft Quarterly Revenue by Type: History

SourceMicrosoft Quarterly reportsSEC Filings
Last Updated09 November 2019
Graph ID558
NoteMicrosoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30

In Q1 2017, Microsoft generated an impressive 68.3% of its total quarterly revenue from the sale of its products, amounting to $14,968 million. In just one year, the contribution of products revenue to the company’s total revenue declined 10% point to 58.27%.

On the other hand, Microsoft services business accounted for just 31.74% of the company’s total revenue during fiscal Q1 2017. In just one year, the share of services revenue increased 10% point to 41.73%. The company’s revenue from services and other business increased from just $6,960 million to $10,240 million during the same period, representing an astonishing 47% YoY increase.

About Microsoft Corporation: Additional Information

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.

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