This article discusses the statistics on Microsoft: Revenue Growth by Product 2020. While Microsoft has a wide range of products on offer, this article will focus on three major ones namely LinkedIn, Azure and Surface.
Surface is a series of tablet computers developed by Microsoft. It was launched in 2012 with an aim to integrate the Windows operating system into a personal computer designed and distributed exclusively by the multinational technology company. Microsoft Corp acquired professional networking site LinkedIn for $ 26 billion in 2016 with the goal of integrating it with the company’s cloud computing services, such as Azure. The company further hopes to provide an enhanced digital experience to its users by synergizing Azure and Surface.
Analysis of the performance of Microsoft based on revenue growth
The Azure revenue has been on a downtrend since the third quarter of FY 2018. In Q1 FY 2020, the cloud computing service of Microsoft recorded its lowest growth rate of 59%, which once stood at 116% during the first quarter of FY 2017. The decline seems to have been sparked in Q2 FY 2017 by a 23% fall in revenue growth.
LinkedIn has faced a steady growth of 25% in Q4 FY 2019 and in Q1 FY 2020. This Microsoft product has also faced a downswing in its revenue growth rate since the first quarter of FY 2019, by 4% in each of the first two quarters of FY 2019 and by 2% in each of the last two quarters of FY 2019.
Surface revenue faced a revenue growth of -4% in Q1 FY 2020. This was the product’s first negative growth since 2017. The highest growth from Surface revenue was off 39% during Q2 FY 2019.
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