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    Competitive financial position of Microsoft vs HP 2009-2011

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    How does Microsoft compare to HP?

    Review the financial position of each and discuss how they compare to each other on:

    Return on assets
    Profit margin
    Asset Utilization
    DuPont Analysis
    Free Cash Flow
    Receipt and use of cash

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    I have always been curious about Microsoft and HP and love technology. While I like their products, I wonder about them as an investment. Are they equally interesting to own as a stockholder? Are they both well managed? How are they similar or different? I hope to learn how financial information can give me a better picture about ...

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    Your tutorial is 279 words and three references and discusses the financial position and cash position of Microsoft and HP. A ratio analysis for 2009, 2010 and 2011 is presented for both firms.