Financial-Research-Report-Fin-534

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This paper will provide a complete financial report on Microsoft, a US publicly-traded company headquartered in the United States. A company overview will be conducted to describe the company’s operations, locations, markets, and lines of business. Financial statements for the past three years will be discussed along with ratio analysis. The company’s common stock price will also be analyzed for the past five years and compared to the Standard & Poor’s Stock Market Index. This research considers the company's culture, a critical factor in the corporation's success.

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Financial Research ReportAngelo LoganStrayer UniversityProfessor Jeffery WooFIN 534September 3, 2011AbstractThis paper will provide a complete financial report on Microsoft, a US publicly-traded company headquartered in the United States. A company overview will be conducted to describe the companys operations, locations, markets, and lines of business. Financial statements for the past three years will be discussed along with ratio analysis. The companys common stock price will also be analyzed for the past five years and compared to the Standard & Poors Stock Market Index. This research considers the company's culture, a critical factor in the corporation's success.Company OverviewToday, Microsoft's operating system controls the largest share of personal computers in the world, and one of its founders, Bill Gates, is recognized as being either the wealthiest, or among the wealthiest individuals on earth. From revolution to evolution, Microsoft continues a tradition of innovation. In 1975, you couldn't buy a personal computer-unless you wanted to build it yourself. Collaborating with coworkers meant poring over photo or carbon copies of documents. And keeping in touch? Most of us still turned to Uncle Sam or Ma Bell. Yet, in 1975, Bill Gates and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen saw the potential to turn a hobbyist's toy into something more. They sold the first software language program, called BASIC, for the Micro Instrumentation and

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