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Gaming and Azure Drive Strong Results for Microsoft Reports; Raise FVE to $263

Dan Romanoff, CPA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Dan Romanoff, CPA |

Microsoft is benefiting from a second wave of digital transformation as well as strength in gaming, which helped the company once again drive material upside compared with its revenue and EPS outlook for the quarter. Guidance for the third quarter was nicely above consensus as well. Azure remains strong, while consumer-related revenue was once again ahead of our expectations as the global lockdowns continued this quarter. Importantly, commercial bookings and RPO, two forward-looking metrics, both continue to outpace revenue growth. We remain impressed with Microsoft's ability to drive revenue and margins at this scale and we believe there is more to come on both fronts. Results continue to underscore our thesis, which centers on customer adoption of hybrid cloud environments with Azure. Microsoft continues to use its dominant position of on-premises architecture to allow customers to move to the cloud easily and at their own pace, which we believe will continue over the next five years. Quarterly strength along with upside to guidance and a variety of minor model tweaks drive our fair value estimate to $263 from $235 per share. We still see loosely 10% upside to this high-quality wide-moat name.

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Business Description

Microsoft develops and licenses consumer and enterprise software. It is known for its Windows operating systems and Office productivity suite. The company is organized into three equally sized broad segments: productivity and business processes (legacy Microsoft Office, cloud-based Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, LinkedIn, Dynamics), intelligence cloud (infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings Azure, Windows Server OS, SQL Server), and more personal computing (Windows Client, Xbox, Bing search, display advertising, and Surface laptops, tablets, and desktops).

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One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052-6399
T +1 425 882-8080
Sector Technology
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Most Recent Earnings Dec 31, 2020
Fiscal Year End Jun 30, 2021
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 163,000

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