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Reference no. 9-803-019
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2002
Version: 10 September 2002

Abstract

Contains a detailed analysis of Microsoft''s financial performance from 1985 to 2001. During this time, Microsoft has improved its profitability and cash flow generation--changes that have led to a dramatic rise in valuation. Also addresses the issue of determining how much excess profit the company might have earned as a result of its illegal activities, as alleged and proved by the U.S. government.; Careful financial analysis of an important public company.

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Abstract

Contains a detailed analysis of Microsoft''s financial performance from 1985 to 2001. During this time, Microsoft has improved its profitability and cash flow generation--changes that have led to a dramatic rise in valuation. Also addresses the issue of determining how much excess profit the company might have earned as a result of its illegal activities, as alleged and proved by the U.S. government.; Careful financial analysis of an important public company.

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