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Microsoft's Suppliers Performance

MSFT's Supply Chain

MSFT Costs vs Sales of Suppliers Growth

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Microsoft's Suppliers recorded increase in sales by 17.44 % year on year in Q2 2018, sequentially sales grew by 4.99 %, Microsoft recorded increase in cost of sales by 15.21 % year on year, sequentially cost of sales grew by 5.1 % in Q2.

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Microsoft's Comment on Supply Chain

We develop most of our products and services internally through four primary engineering groups.

Applications and Services Engineering Group, focuses on broad applications and services core technologies in productivity, communication, search, and other information categories.

Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Group, focuses on development of Microsoft’s back-end technologies like datacenter, database, and our specific technologies for enterprise IT scenarios and development tools. This group also engineers datacenter development, construction, and operation.

Devices Engineering Group, focuses on all hardware development and supply chain, including Xbox consoles, Surface devices, Lumia Smartphones, other non-Lumia phones, Perceptive Pixel products, and accessories.

Operating Systems Engineering Group, focuses on Microsoft’s operating systems for consoles, mobile devices, PCs, and back-end systems. Studios and Universal Store, the core cloud services for marketplaces, membership, and commerce platform, are also in this group.

Internal development allows us to maintain competitive advantages that come from product differentiation and closer technical control over our products and services. It also gives us the freedom to decide which modifications and enhancements are most important and when they should be implemented. We strive to obtain information as early as possible about changing usage patterns and hardware advances that may affect software design. Before releasing new software platforms, we provide application vendors with a range of resources and guidelines for development, training, and testing. Generally, we also create product documentation internally.

We protect our intellectual property investments in a variety of ways. We work actively in the U.S. and internationally to ensure the enforcement of copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other protections that apply to our software and hardware products, services, business plans, and branding. We are a leader among technology companies in pursuing patents and currently have a portfolio of over 55,000 U.S. and international patents issued and over 40,000 pending. While we employ much of our internally developed intellectual property exclusively in Microsoft products and services, we also engage in outbound and inbound licensing of specific patented technologies that are incorporated into licensees’ or Microsoft’s products. From time to time, we enter into broader cross-license agreements with other technology companies covering entire groups of patents. We also purchase or license technology that we incorporate into our products or services. At times, we make select intellectual property broadly available at no or low cost to achieve a strategic objective, such as promoting industry standards, advancing interoperability, or attracting and enabling our external development community. In conjunction with the NDS acquisition, we received an initial 10-year non-exclusive license to certain Nokia patents. We also agreed to license Nokia’s mapping services and granted Nokia reciprocal rights to use our patents for their mapping and location services.
While it may be necessary in the future to seek or renew licenses relating to various aspects of our products and business methods, we believe, based upon past experience and industry practice, such licenses generally could be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. We believe our continuing research and product development are not materially dependent on any single license or other agreement with a third party relating to the development of our products.

MSFT's Suppliers Net Income grew by MSFT's Suppliers Net margin grew in Q2 to
78.47 % 23.66 %

Microsoft Corporation's Suppliers Sales Growth in Q2 2018 by Industry

Suppliers in Chemicals - Plastics & Rubber Industry      2.16 %
Suppliers in Metal Mining Industry -48.55 %   
Suppliers in Paper & Paper Products Industry      7.05 %
Suppliers in Audio & Video Equipment Industry      1858.39 %
Suppliers in Professional Services Industry      15.41 %
Suppliers in Communications Equipment Industry      18.55 %
Suppliers in Computer Networks Industry      5.86 %
Suppliers in Internet Services & Social Media Industry      1.2 %
Suppliers in Electronic Instruments & Controls Industry -3.52 %   
Suppliers in Semiconductors Industry      23.6 %
Suppliers in Software & Programming Industry      22 %
Suppliers in Specialty Retail Industry      38.02 %
Suppliers in Technology Retail Industry      40.27 %
• MSFT Suppliers Valuation • MSFT Segment Rev. Growth • MSFT Segment Inc. Growth • MSFT Suppliers Mgmt. Effect.

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MSFT's vs. Suppliers, Data

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

Microsoft Corporation MSFT 879,414 110,360 16,571 118,000
Datawatch Corp DWCH 150 40 -8 144
Edgewater Technology Inc EDGW 73 104 -30 441
Motorola Solutions, Inc. MSI 21,382 6,830 -63 15,000
Rr Donnelley & Sons Co RRD 401 7,005 -82 68,000
Marcus & Millichap, Inc. MMI 1,378 760 64 0
Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 225,147 49,330 110 70,000
Universal Electronics Inc UEIC 577 684 7 2,309
Addvantage Technologies Group Inc AEY 14 49 -3 178
Veritiv Corporation VRTV 719 8,614 43 8,800
Nacco Industries Inc NC 223 -232 39 3,600
Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. NVLS 38 0 -18 0
Nvidia Corp NVDA 170,259 11,877 4,302 9,228
Interpublic Group Of Companies, Inc. IPG 8,573 8,298 561 47,400
Cyren Ltd. CYRN 125 31 -16 239
Iac IACI 0 3,833 618 5,000
Accenture Plc ACN 113,337 40,602 4,149 275,000
Akamai Technologies Inc AKAM 12,706 2,616 176 2,457
Logmein, Inc. LOGM 4,502 1,130 140 2,760
Liveperson Inc LPSN 1,595 234 -17 981
Qumu Corp QUMU 24 27 -12 121
Smith Micro Software Inc SMSI 60 24 -6 161
Worlds Inc. WDDD 12 0 -3 1
Synacor, Inc. SYNC 70 151 -5 320
Micron Technology Inc MU 55,649 28,089 12,181 30,400
Viavi Solutions Inc. JDSU 0 880 -46 5,100
Qualcomm Inc QCOM 110,646 22,605 -4,555 33,000
Sandisk Corp SNDK 0 0 0 8,696
Invensense Inc INVN 0 0 0 0
Knowles Corp KN 1,463 674 83 12,000
Koss Corp KOSS 41 24 -3 54
Lrad Corp LRAD 97 31 -1 44
Skullcandy, Inc. SKUL 0 0 0 300
Viscount Systems Inc VSYS 0 0 0 36
U.s. Lithium Corp. LITH 2 0 0 1
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp HMMR 23 0 -8 1
Lithium Exploration Group, Inc. LEXG 2 0 -3 2
Rare Element Resources Ltd REE 0 0 1 13
U.s. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc USMN 3 0 0 1
Niocorp Developments Ltd NIOBF 92 0 8 0
Forward Industries, Inc. FORD 14 31 1 11
Xura, Inc. CNSI 0 0 0 1,100
Counterpath Corp CPAH 12 12 -3 99
East Coast Diversified Corp ECDC 0 0 0 12
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp CTSH 44,823 15,176 1,467 211,500
Intel Corp INTC 219,074 66,230 13,289 106,700
Ncr Corp NCR 3,400 6,499 -49 30,200
Netflix Inc NFLX 165,702 13,879 990 2,045
Time Warner Inc. TWX 78,226 31,532 5,463 34,000
Blackline, Inc. BL 2,952 190 -36 740
Globalscape Inc GSB 90 34 0 133
Paycom Software, Inc. PAYC 9,260 498 104 2,548
Paylocity Holding Corp PCTY 4,447 378 39 2,115
Strikeforce Technologies Inc. SFOR 47 0 0 9
China Digital Tv Holding Co., Ltd. STVVY 5 6 -4 131
SUBTOTAL 1,257,436 328,775 38,864 993,131

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