The above graph represents Microsoft annual revenue by segment, starting from fiscal 2002 to the most recently completed year. The company reported its financial performance based on these three segments: Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and More Personal Computing. Microsoft’s revenue in fiscal 2019 clocked $125,843 million, globally. The 14% YoY growth was driven by the growth across each of its segments.
Microsoft Segment Revenue by Year: More Details
|Source||Microsoft Annual reports, SEC Filings|
|Last Updated||11 November 2019|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
Interestingly, nearly 36.3% of the company’s total revenue in FY19 came from its More Personal Computing segment. While Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments accounted for 32.7% and 31% of the company’s total revenue in fiscal 2019, respectively.
Microsoft annual revenue from More Personal Computing segment reached an all-time high of fiscal 2019. The company generated $45,698 million in revenue, representing 8.1% YoY growth.
Interestingly, Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes revenue also increased an appreciable 14.8% YoY in fiscal 2019, to $41,160 million – highest-ever till date. The growth was primarily driven by Office and LinkedIn.
Microsoft recorded a splendid 21% YoY growth in its annual revenue from the Intelligent Cloud segment, amounted to $38,985 million in fiscal 2019. The growth was driven by server products and cloud services.
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.
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