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38. Microsoft
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Rank: 38 (Previous rank: 36)
CEO: Steven A. Ballmer
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Microsoft is still working to keep its image fresh. CEO Steve Ballmer has come under fire recently for focusing too much on the Windows platform, stifling innovation in other areas. Its search engine Bing is slowly gaining share, but doesn't yet pose a real threat to Google's dominance.

Microsoft has been making moves to compete with Groupon -- in early March it partnered with a local and national deal aggregator called Dealmap to break into social shopping. --S.D.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2009
Revenues 62,484.0 6.9
Profits 18,760.0 28.8
Assets 86,113.0
Stockholders' equity 46,175.0
Market value (3/25/2011) 215,269.0
Profits as % of  
Revenues 30.0
Assets 21.8
Stockholders' equity 40.6
Earnings per share  
2010 $ 2.10
% change from 2009 29.6
2000-2010 annual growth rate % 9.5
Total return to investors %
2010 -6.5
2000-2010 annual rate 4.9
Rank Company 500
($ millions)
1 Microsoft 38 62,484.0
2 Oracle 96 26,820.0
3 Symantec 382 5,985.0
Issue date: May 23, 2011
Figures are for fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
New York 57
California 53
Texas 51
Company Rank
Microsoft 38
Goldman Sachs 54
Intel 56
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AT&T $19,864.0
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