Note: Microsoft's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Microsoft has actively raised capital from investors. These investors may include private investors, venture capital firms, or other investment vehicles.
July 24, 2020
Complete list of funding rounds and total amounts in the Company Report
Trademark applications show the products and services that Microsoft is developing and marketing.
Microsoft's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
TROVE computer software; downloadable computer software for use in connection with buying, selling, sharing, searching, downloading, customizing, integrating and reviewing information, data, images, and digital files; computer software for user data capture, storage and analysis; computer software allowing users to perform electronic business transactions via a global computer network; computer software for generating coupon codes, payment processing, payment fraud detection, and creating, using and managing virtual currency
AVOWED Software; computer programs, namely, game software for use on computers and video game players
AS DUSK FALLS Software; computer programs, namely, game software for use on computers and video game players
Determine whether Microsoft grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof Microsoft is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Microsoft, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to Microsoft.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
These companies are in the same general field as Microsoft and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.