Subba’s Serendipitous moments

April 28, 2009

Market capitalization of Microsoft and Apple

Filed under: Business,Competition,Strategy — Subbaraman Iyer @ 11:17 am

In my last post here, the chart that I picked up from Bloomberg could be misleading. For the sake of clarity let me state the market capitalization numbers:

Microsoft’s market cap is $181B based on the latest data here

Apple’s market cap is $ 111B based on the latest data here

However the main point that I made in the post still stands. Here\’s the market capitalization of both companies over a 5 year period.

Market cap data for Microsoft and Apple

Market cap data for Microsoft and Apple

The Bloomberg chart was on a log scale and I didn’t realize it.

Thanks to Balaji — one of my blog readers for flagging it.

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1 Comment »

  1. Below is MS’s revenue breakdown for Q3. Four of Microsoft’s five business divisions recorded lower sales, including a 16% decline in its flagship Windows business to $3.4 billion.

    Fiscal 3Q revenue by segment, in billions
    3Q Rev Y-o-y (%)
    server and tools $3.47 7%
    Games $1.57 -2%
    Office & Business $4.51 -5%
    Internet $0.72 -14%
    Windows $3.04 -16%

    today’s WSJ had a story that also highlighted some of the points you mentioned in your earlier post.

    allow me to share the link today’s story from WSJ. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124051825214249437.html

    Comment by Krishna Baidya — April 28, 2009 @ 9:58 pm | Reply


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