While Microsoft still sits behind Amazon which is now valued at $782 and, of course, Apple with its staggeringly high market cap of $923, the company still diversifies itself enough to remain competitive.
It is interesting that as Microsoft and Google ahead of analysts ' forecasts for the last quarter. The ballooning valuations have fueled speculation as to which US tech company will be the first to reach a $1 trillion-market cap. Microsoft is estimated today to cost 760 billion dollars, while Alphabet Inc.is estimated at $ 746 billion.
Apple has been closing that elusive $1 trillion market value for quite some time, however Microsoft could catch up rapidly as analysts predict the company's cloud business to potentially double in the next few years.
Microsoft's cloud-computing business is a piece of what has impelled its development.
Morgan Stanley and Evercore ISI think Microsoft's market value may soon top $1 trillion.
The Azure cloud service had 93% growth in the income. Apple is flirting with a $1 trillion market capitalization. While 33 per cent of its revenue came from services such as Office and LinkedIn, the company earned 28 per cent of its profits from its cloud services, and almost 38 per cent of its revenue came from Windows, Surface and its gaming division. The company is increasingly building an identity around Cloud, and moving away from its traditional Windows-centric image. Income from Cloud services and Office commercial goods ramped up 14%, which was boosted by Office 365. He's propagated a "cloud-first" approach at Microsoft ever since he took over from Steve Ballmer in 2014.
Patrick Seitz of Investor's Business Daily credits Redmond's recent push into cloud-computing for the increase in the company's stock market value.