Under the leadership of Nadella, exceptMicrosoftShare prices have risen sharply, and in the past three years, Microsoft's annual revenue has also increased. In the fiscal year ending June 2018, the company's revenue reached 110.4 billion US dollars, setting a new record.
When Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft, Microsoft was faltering because of the huge losses caused by the acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone manufacturing business.
In the fourth quarter of last year, Microsoft's cloud business revenue increased by 76% year-on-year, higher than Amazon's 45% cloud revenue growth. In the same period, Google Cloud business revenue increased by 30%. In the third quarter, IBM's cloud business revenue fell by 3.0%.
In the past 10 years, Microsoft's annual EBITDA (ie profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) has grown at an average rate of 6.50%.
At the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on Friday, Microsoft shares rose $0.40 to close at 105.67, or 0.38%. As of the close of the day, Microsoft's market value was 810.722 billion US dollars.