Make No Mistake: Microsoft Is in a Lost Decade

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) shares have been off to the races this year, having gained about 33% year to date, which has handily outperformed the Nasdaq Composite Index. In this video, Fool contributor Steve Heller gets to the root of what's been driving this rally and whether Microsoft is likely to exit its decade of sideways performance.

It's been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who've watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In a new premium report on Microsoft, a Motley Fool analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, so are the challenges. The report includes regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.


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  • Report this Comment On June 10, 2013, at 8:18 PM, bluegill88 wrote:

    You forgot to mention MSFT's growth in the Cloud as a driver... Oh well, another short who thinks MSFT is only about PC's?

  • Report this Comment On June 10, 2013, at 8:50 PM, TMFTopDown wrote:

    @bluegill88 -

    Last quarter, about 59% of Microsoft's revenue was still tied to the PC. Server and Tools, which Cloud is part of only made up about 25% of Microsoft's revenue last quarter.

    Even with high growth in Servers and Tools , I'm not so sure it will be enough to wag the dog, especially once you consider the cannibalization that the PC market is currently experiencing.

    Thanks,

    Steve Heller (TMFTopDown)

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