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Competitiveness


 

MSFT Sales vs. its Competitors Q3 2019



Comparing the results to its competitors, Microsoft reported Total Revenue increase in the 3 quarter 2019 by 13.65 % year on year.
The revenue growth was below Microsoft's competitors average revenue growth of 15.09 %, recorded in the same quarter.

List of MSFT Competitors

With net margin of 32.3 % company achieved higher profitability than its competitors.

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Net Income Comparison


Microsoft Corporation Net Income in the 3 quarter 2019 grew year on year by 21.01 %, while most of its competitors have experienced contraction in net income by -2.6 %.

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Microsoft's Comment on Competitors and Industry Peers


The Windows operating system faces competition from various software products and from alternative platforms and devices, mainly from Apple and Google. We believe Windows competes effectively by giving customers choice, value, flexibility, security, an easy-to-use interface, compatibility with a broad range of hardware and software applications, including those that enable productivity, and the largest support network for any operating system.

Competitors to the versions of Office included in D&C Licensing include global application vendors such as Apple and Google, numerous web-based competitors, and local application developers in Asia and Europe. Apple distributes versions of its pre-installed application software, such as email, note taking, and calendar products, through its PCs, tablets, and phones. Google provides a hosted messaging and productivity suite and distributes its productivity services through the Android and Chrome operating systems. Web-based offerings competing with individual applications can also position themselves as alternatives to our products. We believe our products compete effectively based on our strategy of providing powerful, flexible, secure, and easy to use solutions that work across a variety of devices.
Windows Phone operating system faces competition from iOS, Android, and Blackberry operating systems. Windows Phone competes based on differentiated user interface, personalized applications, compatibility with Windows PCs and tablets, and other unique capabilities.

Our Xbox Platform competes with console platforms from Sony and Nintendo, both of which have a large, established base of customers. The lifecycle for gaming and entertainment consoles averages five to ten years. Nintendo released their latest generation console in November 2012. Sony released their latest generation console in November 2013.
We believe the success of gaming and entertainment consoles is determined by the availability of games for the console, providing exclusive game content that gamers seek, the computational power and reliability of the console, and the ability to create new experiences via online services, downloadable content, and peripherals. In addition to Sony and Nintendo, we compete with other providers of entertainment services through online marketplaces. We believe the Xbox Platform is effectively positioned against competitive products and services based on significant innovation in hardware architecture, user interface, developer tools, online gaming and entertainment services, and continued strong exclusive content from our own game franchises as well as other digital content offerings.

Surface devices face competition from computer, tablet, and other hardware manufacturers, many of which are also current or potential partners and customers.

Our phones face competition primarily from Samsung and Apple, as well as many other mobile device manufacturers. We believe our phones will compete by being tailored for virtually every demographic and geography worldwide, offering unique industrial design and imaging technologies at high and low ranges of price points, and by incorporating Microsoft’s digital work and digital life experiences.

We face competition for our Resale products and services from various online marketplaces, including those operated by Amazon, Apple, and Google.
Our search and display advertising business competes with Google and a wide array of websites, social platforms like Facebook, and portals like Yahoo! that provide content and online offerings to end users. Our success depends on our ability to attract new users, understand intent, and match intent with relevant content and advertiser offerings. We believe we can attract new users by continuing to offer new and compelling products and services. We differentiate our offerings by providing a broad selection of content that helps users make faster, informed decisions, and take action more quickly by providing relevant search results, expanded search services, and deeply-integrated social recommendations.


Competitors to Office 365 Consumer are the same as those discussed above for Office Consumer.

Competitors to Studios are the same as those discussed above for our Xbox gaming and entertainment business, as well as game studios like Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard.

Our server operating system products face competition from a wide variety of server operating systems and applications offered by companies with a range of market approaches. Vertically integrated computer manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Oracle offer their own versions of the Unix operating system preinstalled on server hardware. Nearly all computer manufacturers offer server hardware for the Linux operating system and many contribute to Linux operating system development. The competitive position of Linux has also benefited from the large number of compatible applications now produced by many commercial and non-commercial software developers. A number of companies, such as Red Hat, supply versions of Linux.

We compete to provide enterprise-wide computing solutions and point solutions with numerous commercial software vendors that offer solutions and middleware technology platforms, software applications for connectivity (both Internet and intranet), security, hosting, database, and e-business servers. IBM and Oracle lead a group of companies focused on the Java Platform Enterprise Edition that compete with our enterprise-wide computing solutions. Commercial competitors for our server applications for PC-based distributed client/server environments include CA Technologies, IBM, and Oracle. Our web application platform software competes with open source software such as Apache, Linux, MySQL, and PHP. In middleware, we compete against Java middleware such as Geronimo, Wildfly, and Spring Framework.

Our system management solutions compete with server management and server virtualization platform providers, such as BMC, CA Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and VMware. Our database, business intelligence, and data warehousing solutions offerings compete with products from IBM, Oracle, SAP, and other companies. Our products for software developers compete against offerings from Adobe, IBM, Oracle, other companies, and open-source projects, including Eclipse (sponsored by CA Technologies, IBM, Oracle, and SAP), PHP, and Ruby on Rails, among others.
Our embedded systems compete in a highly fragmented environment in which key competitors include IBM, Intel, and versions of embeddable Linux from commercial

Linux vendors such as Metrowerks and MontaVista Software.
We believe our server products provide customers with advantages in performance, total costs of ownership, and productivity by delivering superior applications, development tools, compatibility with a broad base of hardware and software applications, security, and manageability.
Competitors to Windows Commercial are the same as those discussed above for Windows in the D&C Licensing segment.

Office Commercial revenue growth depends on our ability to add value to the core product set and to continue to expand our product offerings in other areas such as content management, enterprise search, collaboration, unified communications, and business intelligence. Competitors to Office Commercial includes software application vendors such as Adobe Systems, Apple, Cisco Systems, Google, IBM, Oracle, SAP, and numerous web-based competitors as well as local application developers in Asia and Europe. Cisco Systems is using its position in enterprise communications equipment to grow its unified communications business. Google provides a hosted messaging and productivity suite. Web-based offerings competing with individual applications can also position themselves as alternatives to our products. We believe our products compete effectively based on our strategy of providing powerful, flexible, secure, easy to use solutions that work well with technologies our customers already have and are available on a device or via the cloud.

Skype competes with a variety of instant messaging, voice, and video communication providers, ranging from start-ups to established enterprises.
Our Microsoft Dynamics products compete with vendors such as Oracle and SAP in the market for large organizations and divisions of global enterprises. In the market focused on providing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, our Microsoft Dynamics products compete with vendors such as Infor, The Sage Group, and NetSuite. Salesforce.com’s cloud CRM offerings compete directly with Microsoft Dynamics CRM on-premises offerings.

The Enterprise Services business competes with a wide range of companies that provide strategy and business planning, application development, and infrastructure services, including multinational consulting firms and small niche businesses focused on specific technologies.
Competitors to Office 365 Commercial are the same as those discussed above for Office Commercial.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s online offerings primarily compete with Salesforce.com’s on-demand CRM offerings.
Microsoft Azure faces diverse competition from companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, VMware, and other open source offerings.





  

Intelligent Cloud Segment Market Share Q3 2019

With revenue growth of 7.62 % within Intelligent Cloud segment, Microsoft Corporation achieved improvement in market share, within Intelligent Cloud segment to approximate 28.36 %.

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More Personal Computing Segment Market Share Q3 2019

despite revenue deterioration, Microsoft inceased its market share in this segment.

company inceased its market share in this segment.



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Productivity Business Processes Segment Market Share Q3 2019

despite revenue deterioration, Microsoft inceased its market share in this segment.

company inceased its market share in this segment to approximate 23.65 %.



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Total Segment Market Share Q3 2019

overall company, revenue fell by -6.99 % company lost market share within this segment.





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*Market share is not actual measurement, only performance comparison of companies which report and operate within the same segment.


MSFT's vs. Competition, Data

(Revenue and Income for Trailing 12 Months, in Millions of $, except Employees)



COMPANY NAME TICKER MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 1,169,607 129,814 41,094 118,000
Apple Inc. AAPL 1,162,798 269,809 57,862 92,600
Ptc Inc.  PTC 0 1,256 -27 0
Akamai Technologies, Inc AKAM 13,837 2,795 423 2,457
American Software Inc AMSWA 503 109 7 372
Appian Corporation APPN 2,592 251 -51 705
Attunity Ltd ATTU 517 86 6 256
Alteryx, Inc. AYX 6,295 371 35 555
Box Inc BOX 2,528 676 -134 1,784
Xura, Inc. CNSI 0 0 0 1,100
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 189,208 51,991 10,998 70,000
Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS 14,519 3,003 640 10,081
Tableau Software, Inc. DATA 14,700 1,231 -143 3,489
Dell Technologies Inc. DELL 36,072 91,963 4,826 0
Datawatch Corp DWCH 167 42 -9 144
Scandium International Mining Corp. EMC 0 0 628 70,000
Evolving Systems Inc EVOL 11 26 -24 314
F5 Networks, Inc FFIV 8,584 2,242 428 4,178
Alphabet Inc. GOOG 939,387 155,058 32,620 80,110
Hp Inc. HPQ 30,266 58,558 4,568 302,000
Hopto Inc. HPTO 4 3 0 14
International Business Machines Corporation IBM 119,421 77,131 7,712 379,592
Microstrategy Inc MSTR 1,551 485 25 2,216
NOVELL, INC. NOVL 0 0 0 0
Oracle Corporation ORCL 192,017 85,042 10,955 132,000
Red Hat Inc RHT 34,078 3,362 434 7,300
Tibco Software Inc TIBX 0 0 0 0
Validian Corp VLDI 15 0 -1 16
Zim Corp ZIMFC 0 1 1 5
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd. ALPINE 0 21 -5 132
BMC SOFTWARE, INC. BMC 0 0 0 0
Ca, Inc. CA 17,509 4,235 476 11,600
Salesforce.com, Inc. CRM 137,467 19,242 841 16,000
Fireeye, Inc. FEYE 3,442 873 -231 0
Hubspot Inc HUBS 6,337 633 -55 2,081
Imperva Inc IMPV 1,921 315 9 1,020
Intel Corporation INTC 252,991 70,413 19,338 106,700
Mcorpcx, Inc. MCCX 1 4 -1 4
MCAFEE, INC. MFE 0 0 0 0
New Relic, Inc. NEWR 3,829 512 -52 1,284
Nortonlifelock Inc. NLOK 0 4,255 910 0
Qualys, Inc. QLYS 3,474 311 63 869
Rapid7, Inc. RPD 2,592 304 -53 1,079
Secureworks Corp SCWX 1,047 541 -38 2,555
Supercom Ltd SPCB 0 33 -16 215
Splunk Inc. SPLK 22,236 2,190 -312 3,200
Varonis Systems, Inc. VRNS 2,273 269 -58 1,251
Adobe Inc. ADBE 149,149 10,644 2,778 12,499
Astea International Inc ATEA 44 27 -2 171
Blucora, Inc. BCOR 1,166 670 15 487
Isign Solutions Inc. CICI 0 1 -1 8
Commvault Systems, Inc. CVLT 2,120 695 -3 2,839
Cyren Ltd. CYRN 70 48 -23 239
Hortonworks, Inc. HDP 1,118 285 -192 1,175
Intuit Inc INTU 66,502 6,784 1,557 8,000
Paycom Software, Inc. PAYC 15,300 695 167 2,548
Paylocity Holding Corporation PCTY 6,700 494 58 2,115
Graham Holdings Co  GHC 0 0 239 0
Cbs Corporation CBS 15,330 14,391 1,808 0
Comcast corporation CMCSA 193,342 108,390 12,705 0
Cablevision Systems Corp CVC 0 6,232 466 13,656
Directv DTV 0 0 0 32,150
Time Warner Cable Inc. TWC 0 38,663 1,954 0
Time Warner Inc. TWX 91,303 50,198 3,691 34,000
Web.com Group, Inc. WEB 1,373 751 52 3,600
Xunlei Ltd XNET 1,551 231 -39 1,125
Yahoo Inc YHOO 54,618 4,680 -2,183 11,700
Activision Blizzard, inc. ATVI 43,546 6,572 1,443 6,700
American Rebel Holdings Inc CSCP 0 0 -2 1
Walt Disney Co DIS 267,876 69,570 11,584 180,000
Electronic Arts Inc. EA 30,857 5,022 2,147 8,400
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. ERTS 0 0 0 0
Fox Corporation FOXA 22,455 26,369 13,780 20,500
Glu Mobile Inc GLUU 817 403 4 546
Lgbtq Loyalty Holdings, Inc. LFAP 5 0 -4 2
Trupal Media, Inc. TRMM 0 0 0 1
Take-two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO 13,816 2,821 308 4,492
Professional Diversity Network, Inc. IPDN 6 5 -7 167
Audioeye Inc AEYE 43 9 -8 48
Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. AVOI 4 0 0 2
Aware Inc AWRE 76 14 0 68
Ipsidy Inc. IDGS 87 0 -9 71
Intellicheck, Inc. IDN 128 6 -3 29
Imageware Systems Inc IWSY 31 3 -12 64
Logmein, Inc. LOGM 3,941 1,248 15 2,760
Liveperson, Inc. LPSN 2,339 278 -75 981
Qumu Corp QUMU 27 25 -1 121
Voip-pal.com Inc VPLM 38 0 -8 1
AOL Inc. AOL 0 0 0 4,500
Ebay Inc EBAY 29,228 10,856 1,990 34,600
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE 16,969 11,597 643 18,210
Facebook, Inc. FB 581,295 66,529 18,017 9,199
Rocket Fuel Inc. FUEL 23 447 -67 851
Gannett Co., Inc. GCI 690 2,854 42 31,250
Kiwibox.com, Inc. KIWB 0 0 -5 3
Linkedin Corporation LNKD 0 2,610 27 6,897
Monster Worldwide, Inc. MWW 0 1,416 0 4,000
New York Times Co NYT 5,420 1,795 137 3,588
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc RTTR 2 0 -16 0
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. SNI 11,828 3,562 814 2,100
The E.w. Scripps Company SSP 1,196 1,348 -7 2,100
Twitter, Inc. TWTR 24,150 3,361 1,602 3,638
Yandex N.v. YNDX 13,922 1,838 660 7,445
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. SBL 0 0 0 0
Te Connectivity Ltd. TEL 31,578 13,260 2,658 72,000
Clickstream Corp CLIS 0 0 -1 2
Leapfrog Enterprises Inc LF 0 0 0 524
Mindbody, Inc. MB 1,717 194 -13 1,426
Mobileiron, Inc. MOBL 500 205 -48 884
Broadvision Inc BVSN 17 4 -2 104
Accenture Plc ACN 131,601 43,215 4,846 275,000
Adtran Inc ADTN 445 554 -50 2,060
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 881,355 265,468 11,347 117,300
Apptio Inc APTI 1,624 199 -27 753
Blackbaud, Inc. BLKB 3,826 878 32 3,182
Cornerstone Ondemand, Inc. CSOD 3,377 -321 -18 1,891
Ntt Docomo Inc DCM 0 40,793 4,429 26,374
Determine, Inc. DTRM 2 27 -12 148
Edgewater Technology Inc EDGW 63 108 -31 441
Egain Corp EGAN 247 69 5 479
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. EIGI 603 1,125 -16 3,664
Healthstream Inc HSTM 920 251 15 955
Internet Initiative Japan Inc IIJI 457 1,287 38 2,980
Internap Corp INAP 26 298 -81 503
Instructure Inc INST 1,798 246 -65 1,140
Jive Software, Inc. JIVE 415 204 -8 595
Mam Software Group, Inc. MAMS 149 38 4 244
Manhattan Associates Inc MANH 5,124 609 95 2,790
Model N, Inc. MODN 997 141 -19 864
Servicenow, Inc. NOW 52,893 3,224 35 6,222
Progress Software Corp PRGS 1,911 408 50 1,470
Qad Inc QADA 613 315 -11 1,870
Square, Inc. SQ 30,646 4,333 -44 2,338
Upland Software, Inc. UPLD 799 184 -16 375
SUBTOTAL 7,217,998 1,881,207 292,817 2,435,503


             
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