Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Microsoft's revenue increased by 14% for the quarter while earnings increased by 19%. Revenue growth was led by increased demand for Microsoft's Azure cloud offerings. Microsoft plans to increase their investment in cloud-based systems to continue to shrink the gap between them and Amazon in the cloud service segment. Microsoft has almost doubled its market share in the public cloud infrastructure industry over the last few years. They are now #2 in the cloud industry and well ahead of other competitors. Management is very optimistic about the continued growth of the company providing guidance of double-digit revenue and operating income growth over the next year. Microsoft's debt is dwarfed by its near $1 trillion market cap. This should give the company the flexibility to continue investments in more growth-oriented projects.
From Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio)'s second-quarter 2019 market commentary.
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