This is a brief post but I just saw some stats that were interesting about Microsoft.

Using standard valuation metrics the company has an overall enterprise value of $399.3 billion. This estimate implies a fair-value share price of about $47 — Microsoft shares closed Friday at $25.30.

Microsoft’s Business Division, accounts for more than half the company’s total enterprise value. This is the business unit responsible for Office and Dynamics.

The Windows unit accounts for more than a quarter. The Server and Tools segment adds 14%.

Everything else — the Xbox gaming platform, the Bing search engine, MSN, Windows Phone — contributes negligibly to Microsoft’s value.

I got these stats from an LA Times article I read. I actually thought Windows business unit would be doing a lot more than 25% of revenue. Whenever you hear about almost 500 million licenses of Windows 7, it just seemed like it would be a much bigger share than 25%.

Interesting that Office and Dynamics are so important. That raises some interesting questions. How will Windows 8 impact businesses?

Stay tuned for more analysis of that question here…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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