Description:Ã‚Â MEASURED by profits, Microsoft trounces Apple and Google. In the most recent three months, Microsoft earned $4.52 billion, versus AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $3.25 billion and GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $1.8 billion. But, dear investors, where is the love for this beaten-down company?
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the reasons given for MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s poor image in many investorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ minds.
- Do you agree with this view?
- What are your forecasts for Microsoft?
- What advice would you pass along to management to improve prospects?