Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is one of the top stock that a long investor should own. Microsoft has delivered a good return of investment for year after year. Listed below are why investors should own this stock.
- Microsoft cloud computing business continue to grow in revenue. The Microsoft Azure cloud service division’s revenue increased 48% year over year. Azure continues to win new business from large corporations. Azure is the second-largest player in the cloud computing business, second only to Amazon Web Services.
- Microsoft’s consumer products division continue to perform well. The user for Windows 10 grew by double digits year over year. The gaming segment, including Xbox content and services, revenue jumped 30% year over year. The Xbox Game Pass subscription services has 15 million members.
- Microsoft is very profitable business and is considered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider.
- Microsoft is a financially sound company which has lot of cash on hand, $134 billion in cash and investments at the end of 2019). It has $50 billion in annual net cash flow.
Therefore, Microsoft is the best stock to own for long term investors who like steady growth stock.