The above graph represents Microsoft quarterly revenue by segment, starting from fiscal Q1 2015 to the most recent quarter. 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 Q1 2020 clocked $33,055 million ($33.1 billion), worldwide. Nearly 33.7% of that came from its More Personal Computing segment. While the Productivity and Business Processes, and Intelligent Cloud segments accounted for nearly 33.5% and 32.8% of the company’s total revenue during the first quarter of fiscal 2020, respectively.
Microsoft Segment Revenue by Quarter: History
|Source||Microsoft Quarterly reports, SEC Filings|
|Last Updated||09 November 2019|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
In fiscal Q1 2020, Microsoft’s revenue from More Personal Computing increased 3.6% YoY to $11,133 million. The growth was primarily driven by its Windows and Search advertising business. However, the company witnessed a 1.29% decline in its revenue from More Personal Computing segment when compared to the previous quarter.
Productivity and Business Processes revenue in fiscal Q1 2020 reached an all-time high $11,077 million. The 13.4% YoY growth in revenue was primarily driven by LinkedIn and Dynamics products and cloud services.
Microsoft’s revenue from Intelligent Cloud increased an impressive 26.6% YoY in fiscal Q1 2020, to $10,845 million. The growth was primarily driven by Microsoft’s server products and cloud services. However, Microsoft Intelligent Cloud revenue declined a notable 4.8% QoQ when the company posted its highest-ever revenue of $11,391 million in FY Q4 2019.
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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