The above graph represents the worldwide Microsoft revenue vs net income by year. Microsoft reported its highest-ever revenue and net income in fiscal 2019, ended on June 30th. The company generated its highest-ever annual revenue of $125,843 million ($125.8 billion) in FY 19, with a net profit of $39,240 million ($39.2 billion). while the revenue increased nearly 14% YoY, net income increased a whopping 137% YoY.
Microsoft Annual Revenue and Net Income: History
|Source||Microsoft Annual reports, SEC Filings|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
Interestingly, the year 2018 was also the very first time when Microsoft annual revenue crossed the $100 billion mark. The total revenue clocked $110,360 million ($110.4 billion) in FY 2018, with 14% YoY increase, globally. However, the company’s net income declined a huge 35% YoY to $16,571 million ($16.6 billion).
In fiscal 2005, Microsft achieved its first milestone as the annual net income of crossed $10 billion mark. The company recorded a whopping 50% YoY increase in its net income, amounting to $12,254 million ($12.3 billion). While the revenue clocked $39,788 million, with 8% YoY growth.
After two years in fiscal 2007, Microsoft achieved another big milestone as the annual revenue crossed $50 billion mark for the first time. The company posted record revenue of $51.12 billion ($51,122 million) for the year ended June 30, 2007, a 15.4% increase over $44.3 billion ($44,282 million) in the prior year. The net income also increased a notable 11.6% YoY to $14,065 million.
About Microsoft: 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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