Going back ten years, we see Microsoft’s net earnings as percentage of total revenue increasing, as well as earnings per share generally increasing. I believe the dip seen in earnings per share is caused by unadjusted EPS numbers after a stock split in 1997. The significant difference between Microsoft in the 90’s and 2000’s is found in the net earnings. We see a general increase in the 90’s, but sporadic numbers in the 2000’s. Also, the General and Administration costs are much lower in the 90’s.