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Competitiveness


 

MSFT Sales vs. its Competitors Q1 2020



Comparing the results to its competitors, Microsoft reported Total Revenue increase in the 1 quarter 2020 by 14.56 % year on year.
The sales growth was above Microsoft's competitors average revenue growth of 9.26 %, recorded in the same quarter.

List of MSFT Competitors

With net margin of 30.7 % company achieved higher profitability than its competitors.

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Net Income Comparison


Microsoft Corporation Net Income in the 1 quarter 2020 grew year on year by 22.06 %, faster than average growth of Microsoft's competitiors of 9.06 %

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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 Q1 2020

With revenue growth of 7.62 % within Intelligent Cloud segment, Microsoft Corporation achieved improvement in market share, within Intelligent Cloud segment to approximate 28.12 %.

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More Personal Computing Segment Market Share Q1 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 Q1 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 Q1 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 TICKER MARKET CAP REVENUES INCOME EMPLOYEES
Microsoft Corporation MSFT 1,583,046 138,699 46,266 118,000
Apple Inc AAPL 1,603,792 267,981 57,215 92,600
Akamai Technologies Inc AKAM 18,516 2,951 494 2,457
American Software Inc AMSWA 517 112 8 372
Appian Corporation APPN 3,568 280 -45 705
Attunity Ltd ATTU 517 86 6 256
Alteryx Inc AYX 11,489 451 6 555
Box Inc BOX 3,226 717 -133 1,784
Xura, Inc. CNSI 0 0 0 1,100
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 193,608 50,575 10,784 70,000
Citrix Systems Inc CTXS 20,111 3,011 682 10,081
Tableau Software Inc DATA 14,700 1,231 -143 3,489
Dell Technologies Inc DELL 40,439 92,143 5,382 0
Datawatch Corp DWCH 167 42 -9 144
Scandium International Mining Corp EMC 0 0 -2 70,000
Evolving Systems Inc EVOL 13 25 -9 314
F5 Networks Inc FFIV 8,461 2,307 341 4,178
Alphabet Inc GOOG 1,014,457 166,677 34,522 80,110
Hp inc HPQ 24,566 57,097 3,009 0
Hopto Inc HPTO 4 3 0 14
International Business Machines Corporation IBM 107,105 76,536 9,015 379,592
Microstrategy Incorporated MSTR 1,182 482 43 2,216
Oracle Corporation ORCL 177,026 75,030 10,135 132,000
Ptc Inc PTC 9,081 1,346 38 0
Red Hat Inc RHT 34,078 3,362 434 7,300
Tibco Software Inc TIBX 0 0 0 0
Validian Corp VLDI 13 0 -1 16
Zim Corp ZIMFC 0 1 1 5
Alpine 4 Technologies Ltd ALPINE 0 28 -3 132
Ca, Inc. CA 17,509 4,235 476 11,600
Salesforce com Inc CRM 175,716 18,226 -167 16,000
Fireeye Inc FEYE 2,703 903 -258 0
Hubspot Inc HUBS 10,064 722 -60 2,081
Imperva Inc IMPV 1,921 315 9 1,020
Intel Corporation INTC 254,969 75,732 22,735 106,700
Mcorpcx Inc MCCX 1 3 -1 4
MCAFEE, INC. MFE 0 0 0 0
New Relic Inc NEWR 4,262 600 -91 1,284
Nortonlifelock Inc NLOK 12,633 2,490 3,887 0
Qualys Inc QLYS 4,248 333 75 869
Rapid7 Inc RPD 2,650 348 -65 1,079
Secureworks Corp SCWX 937 561 -31 2,555
Supercom Ltd SPCB 27 33 -16 215
Splunk Inc SPLK 32,075 2,368 -487 3,200
Varonis Systems Inc VRNS 2,878 254 -79 1,251
Adobe Inc ADBE 214,831 12,045 3,700 12,499
Astea International Inc ATEA 44 27 -2 171
Blucora Inc BCOR 549 755 -82 487
Isign Solutions Inc CICI 0 1 -1 8
Commvault Systems Inc CVLT 1,810 671 -6 2,839
Cyren Ltd CYRN 73 38 -16 239
Hortonworks, Inc. HDP 1,118 285 -192 1,175
Intuit Inc INTU 80,599 6,857 1,337 8,000
Paycom Software Inc PAYC 18,716 780 196 2,548
Paylocity Holding Corporation PCTY 8,442 551 70 2,115
Activision Blizzard inc ATVI 59,915 6,489 1,503 6,700
American Rebel Holdings Inc CSCP 0 1 -9 1
Walt Disney Co DIS 203,831 75,125 10,945 180,000
Electronic Arts Inc EA 38,947 5,537 3,039 8,400
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. ERTS 0 0 0 0
Fox Corporation FOXA 16,494 26,369 13,780 20,500
Glu Mobile Inc GLUU 1,493 423 0 546
Lgbtq Loyalty Holdings Inc LFAP 3 0 -5 2
Trupal Media, Inc. TRMM 0 0 0 1
Take two Interactive Software Inc TTWO 16,675 3,089 404 4,492
Professional Diversity Network Inc IPDN 27 5 -4 167
Audioeye Inc AEYE 90 13 -7 48
Advanced Voice Recognition Systems Inc AVOI 5 0 0 0
Aware Inc AWRE 67 12 -10 68
Alphabet Inc GOOGL 1,018,079 166,677 34,522 118,990
Ipsidy Inc IDGS 87 3 -12 71
Intellicheck Inc IDN 124 9 -1 29
Imageware Systems Inc IWSY 45 4 -11 64
Logmein Inc LOGM 4,151 1,275 -17 2,760
Liveperson Inc LPSN 2,766 303 -114 981
Qumu Corp QUMU 55 24 -8 121
Voip pal com Inc VPLM 20 0 -4 1
AOL Inc. AOL 0 0 0 4,500
Ebay Inc EBAY 41,151 10,531 4,680 34,600
Expedia Group Inc EXPE 11,954 11,949 -849 18,210
Facebook Inc FB 669,449 73,357 20,958 9,199
Rocket Fuel Inc. FUEL 23 447 -67 851
Gannett Co Inc GCI 168 2,126 -246 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
The New York Times Company NYT 7,016 1,817 143 3,588
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc RTTR 16 0 -7 0
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. SNI 11,828 3,562 814 2,100
The E w Scripps Company SSP 652 1,563 -23 2,100
Twitter Inc TWTR 24,360 3,459 1,466 3,638
Time Warner Inc. TWX 91,303 50,198 3,691 34,000
Viacomcbs Inc VIAC 31,624 27,812 3,339 0
Yahoo Inc YHOO 54,618 4,680 -2,183 11,700
Yandex N.v. YNDX 16,618 1,838 660 7,445
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. SBL 0 0 0 0
Te Connectivity ltd TEL 27,001 13,052 699 72,000
Clickstream Corp CLIS 5 0 -1 2
Leapfrog Enterprises Inc LF 0 0 0 524
Web.com Group, Inc. WEB 1,373 751 52 3,600
Xunlei Ltd XNET 1,196 181 -53 1,125
Mindbody, Inc. MB 1,717 194 -13 1,426
Mobileiron Inc MOBL 557 207 -44 884
Broadvision Inc BVSN 22 4 -2 104
Accenture Plc ACN 139,329 44,547 5,025 275,000
Adtran Inc ADTN 509 501 -64 2,060
Amazon com Inc AMZN 1,462,492 296,274 10,562 117,300
Apptio Inc APTI 1,624 199 -27 753
Blackbaud Inc BLKB 2,844 908 18 3,182
Cornerstone Ondemand Inc CSOD 2,403 587 -14 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 340 69 5 479
Endurance International Group Holdings Inc EIGI 600 1,105 -11 3,664
Healthstream Inc HSTM 712 250 17 955
Internet Initiative Japan Inc IIJI 457 1,287 38 2,980
Internap Corp INAP 2 292 -138 503
Instructure Inc INST 1,855 258 -81 1,140
Jive Software, Inc. JIVE 415 204 -8 595
Mam Software Group, Inc. MAMS 149 38 4 244
Manhattan Associates Inc MANH 5,968 623 87 2,790
Model N Inc MODN 1,212 150 -16 864
Servicenow Inc NOW 83,332 3,718 676 6,222
Progress Software Corp PRGS 1,745 433 65 1,470
Qad Inc QADA 851 307 -13 1,870
Square Inc SQ 50,410 5,135 308 2,338
Upland Software Inc UPLD 889 242 -58 375
SUBTOTAL 9,832,182 1,965,472 326,753 2,206,685


       
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