The above graph represents the share of Microsoft annual revenue by geography, starting from fiscal 2002 to the most recently completed year. In fiscal 2019, Microsoft reported a record $125,843 million in revenue, worldwide. The growth was driven by the increase in revenue from the US and other major geographic areas. The United States remains the biggest market for the company, accounted for a whopping 51% of its total revenue in FY 2019. While the rest 49% of the revenue came from the other countries.
Microsoft Annual Revenue Share By Geography: History
|Source||Microsoft Annual reports, SEC Filings|
|Last Updated||11 November 2019|
|Note||Microsoft financial year – from July 1 to June 30|
The contribution of the US revenue to Microsoft’s annual revenue has always been greater than 50%, except for one year i.e. fiscal 2015.
As the graph shows, the United States accounted for a whopping 70.7% of the company’s total revenue in fiscal 2002. In just 6 years, the share of Microsoft US revenue declined to 59.46%. Meanwhile, the contribution of other countries to Microsoft’s total revenue increased, from 29.26% in fiscal 2002 to 40.54% in fiscal 2008.
In fiscal 2015, Microsoft annual revenue totalled $93,580 million, with a year-over-year increase of 7.8%. That was the first time when the US share of the company’s total revenue during FY 2015 declined to below 50%, while the other countries’ share increased to 50%.
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).
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