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Microsoft Looking to Acquire U.S. Operations of TikTok; Fair Value Estimate Unchanged

Analyst Note

| Dan Romanoff, CPA |

Reports surfaced July 31 that Microsoft was looking to acquire the U.S. operations of TikTok, which is wholly owned by Chinese software developer ByteDance. The deal would also reportedly include TikTok’s operations in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Talks fizzled after the Trump administration floated an outright ban on the app, then were back on again. The motivation for ByteDance to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations stems from national security issues raised by the White House as it relates to personal data collection by the Chinese government.

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Business Description

Microsoft develops and licenses consumer and enterprise software. It is known for its Windows operating systems and Office productivity suite. The company is organized into three overarching segments: productivity and business processes (legacy Microsoft Office, cloud-based Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, LinkedIn, Dynamics), intelligence cloud (infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service offerings Azure, Windows Server OS, SQL Server), and more personal computing (Windows Client, Xbox, Bing search, display advertising, and Surface laptops, tablets, and desktops). Through acquisitions, Microsoft owns Xamarin, LinkedIn, and GitHub. It reports revenue in product and service and other revenue on its income statement.

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052-6399
T +1 425 882-8080
Sector Technology
Industry Software - Infrastructure
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Jun 30, 2021
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 163,000