The above graph represents the worldwide Microsoft revenue by year, starting from fiscal 1990 to 2021. Microsoft revenue in fiscal 2020 reached an all-time high of $143,015 million, globally. The 13.65% year-over-year growth was driven by growth across each of its segments – Intelligent Cloud, Productivity and Business Processes and More Personal Computing. Nearly 26.6 of the company’s total revenue in FY’20 came in the fourth quarter alone. Microsoft revenue in fiscal Q4 2020 reached a record-high $38,033 million, with a 12.8% YoY increase.
Microsoft Annual Revenue: History
|Source||Microsoft Annual reports, SEC Filings|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
In the fiscal year 2007, Microsoft annual revenue crossed the $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.
In fiscal 2018, Microsoft achieved its first $100 billion revenue milestone. The total annual revenue crossed increased 14% YoY to $110,360 million ($110.4 billion), globally.
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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