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35. Microsoft
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 35 (Previous rank: 44)
Compare tool: Microsoft vs. Top 10
CEO: Steven A. Ballmer
Address: 1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-882-8080
Website: www.microsoft.com
Despite its size, the world's largest software maker does not always get what it wants. Microsoft was thwarted last year in its efforts to buy Yahoo, but continues to hold out hope of striking a search engine deal with the company.

Known for a somewhat nerdy image, Microsoft scored points with a new advertising campaign that took a swipe at hipper upstart Apple, a series of spots that initially paired Jerry Seinfield and founder Bill Gates and then went on to feature regular people putting a more positive twist on the phrase, "I'm a PC." - S.K.

  $ millions % change from 2007
Revenues 60,420.0 18.2
Profits 17,681.0 25.7
Assets 72,793.0
Stockholders' equity 36,286.0
Market value (3/27/2009) 161,185.9
Profits as % of  
Revenues 29.3
Assets 24.3
Stockholders' equity 48.7
Earnings per share  
2008 $ 1.87
% change from 2007 31.7
1998-2008 annual growth rate % 16.2
Total return to investors %
2008 -44.4
1998-2008 annual rate -3.9
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Microsoft 35 60,420.0
2 Oracle 113 22,430.0
3 Symantec 419 5,874.4
4 CA 529 4,277.0
5 Electronic Arts 590 3,665.0
6 Adobe Systems 601 3,579.9
7 Intuit 678 3,072.9
8 Autodesk 818 2,315.2
9 Teradata 979 1,762.0
10 BMC Software 994 1,731.6
Issue date: May 4, 2009
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.
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