Financial Analysis for Microsoft ‫‬

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Al-Azhar University - Gaza
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Business Administration Department

Financial Analysis For :

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Prepared by:

Ahmed Al-Saqqa
Ibrahem Al-Shanti

Under the supervision of:

Mr.. Nizar Naim

2010-2011
Introduction
Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest companies in the field of software and information technology, noted in recent years, the performance drop valuable company, which used to occupy pride of place in this sector, probably due to the enormous development in this area as well as the emergence of new competitors.

Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system (OS) market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of OSs. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. The company has diversified in recent years into the video game industry with the Xbox and its successor, the Xbox 360 as well as into the consumer electronics market with Zune and the Windows Phone OS. The ensuing rise of stock in the company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO) made an estimated four billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.
The company is run by a board of directors made up of mostly company outsiders, as is customary for publicly traded companies. Members of the board of directors as of June 2010 are: Steve Ballmer, Dina Dublon, Bill Gates (chairman), Raymond Gilmartin, Reed…...

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