Consider This Before Taking a Position in Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft logged a 0.2% change during today's overnight session, and is now trading at a price of $309.46 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $331.45.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. The large-cap company is based in the United States. Microsoft currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.9%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Microsoft:

  • Microsoft has moved 16.0% over the last year.

  • MSFT has a forward P/E ratio of 28.3 based on its EPS guidance of 10.92.

  • Over the last 4 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 16.2%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.55.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 11.82

Microsoft Has a Pattern of Improving Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cashflow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-06-30 89,035,000 -23,886,000 65,149,000 16.09
2021-06-30 76,740,000 -20,622,000 56,118,000 24.06
2020-06-30 60,675,000 -15,441,000 45,234,000 18.23
2019-06-30 52,185,000 -13,925,000 38,260,000 n/a

Microsoft's free cash flow history is impressive because it displays year-on-year increases over the last 4 years. Averaging out at $51.19 Billion, and following a compounded average growth rate of 14.2%, investors who focus on cash flow growth should do further research on this firm.

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