Maybe I am making a mistake. How come Microsoft net income doubled from 8billion in 04 to 17.6 billion in 08 But shareholder equity went from 74billion down to 36.2 billion? What is happening to the shareholder equity? Diluted earnings per share in 08 was 1.87 compared to .75 in 04 The dividends do not account for this either. They collected 60 billion in revenue in 08 I am a bit confused what seems to be going on and why would I invest in MSFT. Seems like a bad deal. Anyhow am I looking at something wrong?