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Research and Markets: Microsoft - Playing Catch up with Windows 8: 2013

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/27jmwv/microsoft) has announced the addition of the "Microsoft - Playing Catch up with Windows 8" company profile to their offering.

Investment thesis - A digital dinosaur lumbers on.

Microsoft had an excellent financial track record until recently; Microsoft is hampered by ineffective management execution. Since S. Ballmer became CEO in 2000, there has been a series of product failures and strategic blunders.

The main problem is limited prospects due to dependence on a maturing PC industry

Microsoft is a digital dinosaur: large, un-innovative, slow and heading for extinction.

A lot hinges on Windows 8's success; to stay relevant with the shift to mobile devices.

Uninspiring 2013 Q2 results following Windows 8 release.

Q2 revenues rose 3%, EBIT margins fell 2% and GAAP EPS fell 3%. Revenues & margins have been in a downward trend since 2010 as fundamentals erode.

Independent, buy-side, fundamental, financial analysis.

Key Topics Covered:

Investment Thesis & SWOT Analysis

News Flow - Significant Recent Events

Industry & Company Analysis

Key IT Industry Trends Impacting Microsoft

Business, Legal & Regulatory, Strategy

Management, Executive Compensation, Board & History

Key Divisions

Windows 8

The Surface, Nokia, Skype & Yahoo! Alliance

Income Tax Considerations

Business Model - Snapshot of the last 12 Months

SWOT Analysis

Current Investment Issues

Analysis of Financial Results - Quarterly Since 2002

Profit & Loss Summary

Revenue Analysis

Revenue & Pre-tax Profit by Region

Revenue Analysis by Division

EBIT Analysis by Division

Unearned Revenue Analysis

Cost Analysis

Cash Flow Analysis

Balance Sheet Analysis

Return Analysis

Unusual Items

Valuation

Share Price Performance & Valuation Multiples

Historical Valuation Multiples

Fundamental Valuation of Microsoft

DCF Valuation & Sensitivity Analysis

Additional Industry Analysis

Overview of the IT Industry

Key IT Industry Trends Impacting Microsoft

Enterprise Software Industry Overview

Online Advertising Industry Overview

SmartPhone Industry Overview

Financial Tables

Quarterly Financial Accounts

Annual Financial Accounts

Revenue Data

Unearned Revenue Data

EBIT Data

Explanations and Definitions

Legal and Important Information

List of Tables

List of Figures

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/27jmwv/microsoft

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