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Cash has been steadily increasing and there is not a whiff of debt, nor has there been as long as I've been following the company.

Although there is no debt in the traditional sense of the word, there is dividend paying preferred stock. Many people (myself included) consider preferred stock a form of disguised debt. Matt counted it as debt when he did his analysis as well.

OTOH you said The Fool Ratio is 0.29, less than its competitors and less than any other company I'm aware of, but we ding it 3 points because it's been 0.29 before.

I do believe that there are times that a company that has achieved a certain level of distinction in any particular metric, something for which I think MSFT would qualify in terms of the flowie and margins, that it should receive a max score regardless of the quarter-to-quarter change.


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