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MSFT Sales vs. its Competitors Q4 2020



Comparing the results to its competitors, Microsoft reported Total Revenue increase in the 4 quarter 2020 by 16.72 % year on year.
The revenue growth was below Microsoft's competitors average revenue growth of 19.43 %, recorded in the same quarter.

List of MSFT Competitors

With net margin of 35.9 % company achieved higher profitability than its competitors.

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Net Income Comparison


Microsoft Corporation Net Income in the 4 quarter 2020 grew year on year by 32.74 %, faster than average growth of Microsoft's competitiors of 21.41 %

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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 Q4 2020

With revenue growth of 7.62 % within Intelligent Cloud segment, Microsoft Corporation achieved improvement in market share, within Intelligent Cloud segment to approximate 28.21 %.

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More Personal Computing Segment Market Share Q4 2020

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 Q4 2020

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

company inceased its market share in this segment to approximate 23.28 %.



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Total Segment Market Share Q4 2020

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 MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Microsoft Corporation 153,284 1,769,806 51,310 118,000
Apple Inc 294,135 2,075,206 63,930 92,600
Akamai Technologies Inc 3,198 15,676 557 2,457
American Software Inc 115 664 7 372
Appian Corporation 305 12,098 -33 705
Attunity Ltd 86 517 6 256
Alteryx Inc 495 6,344 -24 555
Box Inc 737 2,839 -104 1,784
Xura, Inc. 0 0 0 1,100
Cisco Systems Inc 48,026 189,980 10,129 70,000
Citrix Systems Inc 3,237 16,755 504 10,081
Tableau Software Inc 1,231 14,700 -143 3,489
Dell Technologies Inc 91,506 62,016 2,249 0
Datawatch Corp 42 167 -9 144
Scandium International Mining Corp 0 0 -1 70,000
Evolving Systems Inc 26 34 -1 314
F5 Networks Inc 2,406 11,832 297 4,178
Alphabet Inc 182,527 1,390,976 40,269 80,110
Hp inc 56,639 39,312 2,844 0
Hopto Inc 3 5 0 14
International Business Machines Corporation 73,620 106,925 5,590 379,592
Microstrategy Incorporated 481 7,058 -8 2,216
Oracle Corporation 75,820 196,497 10,380 132,000
Ptc Inc 1,531 16,105 119 0
Red Hat Inc 3,362 34,078 434 7,300
Tibco Software Inc 0 0 0 0
Validian Corp 0 9 -1 16
Zim Corp 0 0 0 5
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd 34 0 -6 132
Ca, Inc. 4,235 17,509 476 11,600
Salesforce com Inc 20,286 203,294 3,557 16,000
Fireeye Inc 941 4,430 -207 0
Hubspot Inc 883 23,688 -85 2,081
Imperva Inc 315 1,921 9 1,020
Intel Corporation 77,867 250,474 20,899 106,700
Mcx Technologies Corp 3 5 0 4
MCAFEE, INC. 0 0 0 0
New Relic Inc 655 3,742 -161 1,284
Nortonlifelock Inc 1,896 11,647 591 0
Qualys Inc 363 3,961 92 869
Rapid7 Inc 411 3,967 -99 1,079
Secureworks Corp 563 1,176 -18 2,555
Supercom Ltd 33 23 -16 215
Splunk Inc 2,275 22,955 -791 3,200
Varonis Systems Inc 293 5,833 -94 1,251
Adobe Inc 12,635 218,540 5,319 12,499
Astea International Inc 27 44 -2 171
Blucora Inc 755 779 -343 487
Isign Solutions Inc 1 0 -1 8
Commvault Systems Inc 697 3,060 -28 2,839
Cyren Ltd 37 55 -18 239
Hortonworks, Inc. 285 1,118 -192 1,175
Intuit Inc 7,717 106,508 1,747 8,000
Paycom Software Inc 841 21,815 143 2,548
Paylocity Holding Corporation 584 10,772 67 2,115
Activision Blizzard inc 8,086 74,863 2,197 6,700
American Rebel Holdings Inc 1 0 -10 1
Walt Disney Co 58,543 344,620 -6,065 180,000
Electronic Arts Inc 5,670 39,119 1,179 8,400
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. 0 0 0 0
Fox Corporation 12,303 20,341 1,062 20,500
Glu Mobile Inc 541 2,557 20 546
Lgbtq Loyalty Holdings Inc 0 2 -3 2
Trupal Media, Inc. 0 0 0 1
Take two Interactive Software inc 3,294 21,412 493 4,492
Professional Diversity Network Inc 4 35 -5 167
Audioeye Inc 18 296 -6 48
Advanced Voice Recognition Systems Inc 0 5 0 0
Aware Inc 11 95 -8 68
Alphabet Inc 182,527 1,380,767 40,269 118,990
Ipsidy Inc 2 92 -13 71
Intellicheck Inc 11 228 -1 29
Imageware Systems Inc 5 15 -10 64
Logmein Inc 1,313 4,232 9 2,760
Liveperson Inc 344 4,361 -122 981
Qumu Corporation 28 122 -7 121
Voip pal com Inc 0 29 -2 1
Zoom Video Communications Inc 1,957 111,806 425 0
AOL Inc. 0 0 0 4,500
Ebay Inc 10,271 39,268 5,667 34,600
Expedia Group Inc 5,199 22,935 -2,728 18,210
Facebook Inc 85,965 750,705 29,146 9,199
Rocket Fuel Inc. 447 23 -67 851
Gannett Co Inc 3,331 662 -672 31,250
Kiwibox.com, Inc. 0 1 -5 3
Linkedin Corporation 2,610 0 27 6,897
Monster Worldwide, Inc. 1,416 0 0 4,000
New York Times Co 1,784 8,605 101 3,588
Qualigen Therapeutics Inc 0 9 -29 0
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. 3,562 11,828 814 2,100
The E w Scripps Company 1,857 15,335 269 2,100
Twitter Inc 3,716 61,187 -1,136 3,638
Time Warner Inc. 50,198 91,303 3,691 34,000
Yahoo Inc 4,680 54,618 -2,183 11,700
Yandex N.v. 1,838 21,487 660 7,445
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 0 0
Te Connectivity ltd 12,526 43,300 114 72,000
Clickstream Corp 0 18 -1 2
Leapfrog Enterprises Inc 0 0 0 524
Web.com Group, Inc. 751 1,373 52 3,600
Xunlei Ltd 181 2,206 -53 1,125
Mindbody, Inc. 194 1,717 -13 1,426
Mobileiron Inc 213 829 -45 884
Broadvision Inc 4 22 -2 104
Accenture Plc 44,730 162,302 5,332 275,000
Adtran Inc 507 817 2 2,060
Amazon com Inc 386,064 1,586,673 21,331 117,300
Apptio Inc 199 1,624 -27 753
Blackbaud Inc 913 3,376 8 3,182
Cornerstone Ondemand Inc 741 3,271 -40 1,891
Ntt Docomo Inc 40,793 0 4,429 26,374
Determine, Inc. 27 2 -12 148
Edgewater Technology Inc 108 63 -31 441
Egain Corporation 76 380 8 479
Endurance International Group Holdings Inc 1,102 1,397 19 3,664
Healthstream Inc 245 736 14 955
Internet Initiative Japan Inc 1,287 457 38 2,980
Internap Corp 292 2 -138 503
Instructure Inc 258 1,855 -81 1,140
Jive Software, Inc. 204 415 -8 595
Mam Software Group, Inc. 38 149 4 244
Manhattan Associates Inc 586 7,928 87 2,790
Model N Inc 165 1,480 -16 864
Servicenow Inc 4,519 110,245 119 6,222
Progress Software Corp 442 1,920 80 1,470
Qad Inc 303 909 3 0
Square Inc 9,498 130,092 213 2,338
Upland Software Inc 292 1,452 -51 375
SUBTOTAL 2,086,235 12,036,885 323,434 2,204,815


       
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