Fundamentals to Watch About Microsoft (MSFT)

Large-cap technology company Microsoft has moved -2.5% this evening, reaching $330.22 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $386.9.

Microsoft Corporation develops and supports software, services, devices and solutions worldwide. The company is based in the United States. Microsoft currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.8%.

Make Sure to Consider the Following Before Buying Microsoft:

  • Microsoft has moved 36.0% over the last year.

  • MSFT has a forward P/E ratio of 26.2 based on its EPS guidance of 12.62.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 19.9%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.14.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 11.9

Microsoft Has a Pattern of Improving Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-07-28 89,035,000 -23,886,000 112,921,000 18.11
2021-07-29 74,986,000 -20,622,000 95,608,000 31.51
2020-07-30 57,258,000 -15,441,000 72,699,000 9.97
2019-08-01 52,185,000 -13,925,000 66,110,000 19.08
2018-08-03 43,884,000 -11,632,000 55,516,000 16.54
2017-08-02 39,507,000 -8,129,000 47,636,000

Microsoft's free cash flow history is impressive because it displays year-on-year increases over the last 6 years. Averaging out at $75.08 Billion, and following a compounded average growth rate of 0.0%, investors who focus on cash flow growth should do further research on this firm.

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