Consider This Before Taking a Position in Microsoft (MSFT)

Large-cap technology company Microsoft has moved 0.2% this evening, reaching $373.26 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $373.57.

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 0.7%.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Microsoft:

  • Microsoft has moved 54.1% over the last year.

  • MSFT has a forward P/E ratio of 31.4 based on its EPS guidance of 11.88.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 28.7%.

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

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 12.57

Microsoft Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 87,582,000 28,107,000 59,475,000 -8.71
2022 89,035,000 23,886,000 65,149,000 16.09
2021 76,740,000 20,622,000 56,118,000 24.06
2020 60,675,000 15,441,000 45,234,000 18.23
2019 52,185,000 13,925,000 38,260,000 18.63
2018 43,884,000 11,632,000 32,252,000

The firm's free cash flows have a decent average of $49.41 Billion over the last 6 years. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 12.1%, with a year-on-year growth variability coefficient of 112.85%.

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