Will Microsoft be the 1st to hit $5T?
12 charts you can't miss to understand Microsoft's moat
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When Apple became the first $1 trillion company in 2019, many thought it was impossible and the valuation was crazy. Now let’s do a crazier mental exercise. Which company if any has a good chance to hit the $5 trillion market cap first?
With a diverse product portfolio, dominance in enterprise software, and a focus on innovation, Microsoft has positioned itself as a decent contender in the tech industry. While the $5 trillion (or any figurative number) mark may seem far-fetched, the ever-evolving tech landscape and Microsoft's strategic investments in AI make it a company to watch in the coming years. Let’s explore.
Impressive return since IPO
It's worth noting that Microsoft has outperformed other big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon in terms of share price performance since its IPO. Microsoft went public in 1986 at a price of $0.1 per share (adjusting for stock splits since then), and as of May 2023, its stock price has risen to over $300 per share.
While all four companies have been highly successful, Microsoft's long-term performance has been particularly impressive, making it one of the most valuable companies in the world now at more than $2T market cap.
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