The above graph represents Microsoft annual revenue by geography, starting from fiscal 2002 to the most recently completed year. In fiscal 2019, Microsoft annual revenue increased an impressive 14% YoY to reach an all-time high of $125,843 million ($125.8 billion), globally. Interestingly, over half of the company’s revenue came from the United States. Microsoft reported its highest-ever $64,199 million in revenue from the United States, which increased approximately 14.8% YoY in fiscal 2019. While the revenue from other counties also increased 13.2% YoY to a record $61,644 million.
Microsoft Revenue from the US & Other Countries: History
|Source||Microsoft Annual reports, SEC Filings|
|Last Updated||11 November 2019|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
It was the first time in fiscal 2017, ended on June 30th, when Microsoft US revenue crossed the $50 billion mark. The tech giant generated a whopping $51,078 million ($51 billion) in revenue from the United States, registering 52.9% of the company’s total revenue in fiscal 2017.
On the other hand, Microsoft revenue from other countries clocked over $50 billion for the first time in fiscal 2015. The company recorded an impressive 16.8% YoY growth in its annual revenue from the other countries, amounted to $50,639 million ($50.6 billion) in FY 2015.
Note: No sales to an individual customer or country other than the United States accounted for more than 10% of the company’s annual revenue for the given fiscal years.
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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