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Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Microsoft Corp., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-22), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23).

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Microsoft Corp.’s P/E ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Microsoft Corp.’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Microsoft Corp.’s P/S ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Microsoft Corp.’s P/BV ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Microsoft Corp., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Net income (loss) (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors5
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Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-22), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2020 Calculation
EPS = (Net income (loss)Q4 2020 + Net income (loss)Q3 2020 + Net income (loss)Q2 2020 + Net income (loss)Q1 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Microsoft Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2020 Calculation
P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Microsoft Corp.’s P/E ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Microsoft Corp., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Operating income (in millions)
Operating profit per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Facebook Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-22), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2020 Calculation
Operating profit per share = (Operating incomeQ4 2020 + Operating incomeQ3 2020 + Operating incomeQ2 2020 + Operating incomeQ1 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Microsoft Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2020 Calculation
P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Microsoft Corp.’s P/OP ratio decreased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 but then increased from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020 exceeding Q2 2020 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Microsoft Corp., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Revenue (in millions)
Sales per share2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Facebook Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-22), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2020 Calculation
Sales per share = (RevenueQ4 2020 + RevenueQ3 2020 + RevenueQ2 2020 + RevenueQ1 2020) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ( + + + ) ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Microsoft Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2020 Calculation
P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Microsoft Corp.’s P/S ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Microsoft Corp., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (US$)
Stockholders’ equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)2
Share price1, 3
Valuation Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors5
Adobe Inc.
Alphabet Inc.
Autodesk Inc.
Facebook Inc.
International Business Machines Corp.
Intuit Inc.
Oracle Corp.
salesforce.com inc.
ServiceNow Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-01-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-23), 10-K (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-01-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-24), 10-K (filing date: 2018-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-01-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-26), 10-K (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-01-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-22), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-01-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Q4 2020 Calculation
BVPS = Stockholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

3 Closing price as at the filing date of Microsoft Corp.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

4 Q4 2020 Calculation
P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

5 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Valuation ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company’s required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Microsoft Corp.’s P/BV ratio increased from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 and from Q3 2020 to Q4 2020.