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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.92
IT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
56% of the 2111 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.63 vs. IT: 0.92 )
IT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.92

Equity to Asset 0.09
IT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 2039 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. IT: 0.09 )
IT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.04   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.09

-0.04
0.59
Interest Coverage 26.52
IT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1106.00 vs. IT: 26.52 )
IT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 9999.99
Current: 26.52

1.9
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.02
M-Score: -2.81
WACC vs ROIC
10.27%
88.05%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.16
IT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2090 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. IT: 14.16 )
IT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 23.5
Current: 14.16

2.56
23.5
Net-margin (%) 9.09
IT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2090 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. IT: 9.09 )
IT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.88   Max: 14.3
Current: 9.09

-6.88
14.3
ROE (%) 82.83
IT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2028 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. IT: 82.83 )
IT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -328.53   Max: 335.74
Current: 82.83

-328.53
335.74
ROA (%) 10.20
IT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. IT: 10.20 )
IT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.31   Max: 13.42
Current: 10.2

-7.31
13.42
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 368.75
IT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.15 vs. IT: 368.75 )
IT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 40.36   Max: 514.02
Current: 368.75

40.36
514.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
IT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. IT: 13.40 )
IT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 37.7
Current: 13.4

-14.2
37.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
IT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1358 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. IT: 20.60 )
IT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.2   Max: 57.9
Current: 20.6

-23.2
57.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.20
IT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. IT: 26.20 )
IT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 71
Current: 26.2

-23.9
71
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

IT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,264,100 sh (+7.91%)
Ron Baron 9,186,550 sh (+0.12%)
Pioneer Investments 82,106 sh (-2.68%)
Chuck Royce 750,600 sh (-24.99%)
Steven Cohen 4,307 sh (-95.07%)
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Q2 2014

IT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 9,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 6,754 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,373,617 sh (+8.66%)
Steven Cohen 126,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 750,600 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 9,110,715 sh (-0.83%)
Pioneer Investments 78,349 sh (-4.58%)
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Q3 2014

IT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 55,659 sh (+504.99%)
Chuck Royce 750,600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 76,091 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 9,076,791 sh (-0.37%)
Jim Simons 1,059,400 sh (-22.88%)
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Q4 2014

IT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 2,400 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,454 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 750,600 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 75,364 sh (-0.96%)
Ron Baron 8,979,967 sh (-1.07%)
Jeremy Grantham 49,100 sh (-11.78%)
Jim Simons 904,500 sh (-14.62%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IT

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 New Buy$72.43 - $87.4 $ 83.112%2454
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$68.42 - $76.79 $ 83.1114%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$65.73 - $74.9 $ 83.1119%6754
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 7.98%0.2%$57.68 - $71.22 $ 83.1132%9175270
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Guru Investment Theses on Gartner Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Gartner Inc. - Feb 20, 2014

Shares of Gartner, Inc. (IT), the leading independent provider of research and analysis on the Information Technology industry, rose on reported strength in its core research segment, where contract value grew 12% in the most recent quarter. We expect to see improving sales momentum through 2014 as Gartner expands its sales force, modestly raises prices, benefits from pent-up demand in the U.S. and U.K. federal sectors, and expands its research coverage to serve a new constituency - chief marketing officers. We anticipate the company will continue to return capital via share repurchases, and we believe there is a chance for an accelerated capital return if Gartner adds moderate leverage to its balance sheet.





From Baron Funds' fourth quarter letter 2013 to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Gartner Inc. - Apr 25, 2013

Gartner, Inc. (IT) is the leading independent provider of research and analysis on the information technology (IT) industry, generating most of its revenues from annual subscriptions to its analysts' research commentary. Its shares performed well, as Gartner delivered solid financial results among uneven global end markets. The company generated record new bookings in its research business, with the contract value of its subscription revenues increasing 14%. We expect the company to maintain its sales momentum through 2013 and beyond as it grows its sales force, raises prices, and expands its efforts to services for Chief Marketing Officers, who are rapidly becoming an important constituent in setting and executing corporate IT strategy.

From Baron Funds' first quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 41.30
IT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.50 vs. IT: 41.30 )
IT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.54   Max: 100.83
Current: 41.3

8.54
100.83
Forward P/E 26.39
IT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IT: 26.39 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 41.30
IT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.00 vs. IT: 41.30 )
IT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.51   Max: 95.85
Current: 41.3

8.51
95.85
P/B 45.42
IT's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. IT: 45.42 )
IT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 307
Current: 45.42

2.93
307
P/S 3.90
IT's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. IT: 3.90 )
IT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.06
Current: 3.9

0.69
4.06
PFCF 24.02
IT's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 97.32 vs. IT: 24.02 )
IT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.35   Max: 288.4
Current: 24.02

5.35
288.4
POCF 21.70
IT's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.58 vs. IT: 21.70 )
IT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.78   Max: 99.75
Current: 21.7

4.78
99.75
EV-to-EBIT 26.32
IT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.07 vs. IT: 26.32 )
IT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 159.7
Current: 26.32

6.5
159.7
PEG 2.99
IT's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IT: 2.99 )
IT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 15.62
Current: 2.99

0.18
15.62
Shiller P/E 55.53
IT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IT: 55.53 )
IT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 17.19   Max: 743.33
Current: 55.53

17.19
743.33
Current Ratio 0.71
IT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. IT: 0.71 )
IT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.71

0.58
1.5
Quick Ratio 0.71
IT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 2071 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. IT: 0.71 )
IT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.71

0.58
1.5
Days Sales Outstanding 99.69
IT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 84.10 vs. IT: 99.69 )
IT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 90.89   Max: 157.98
Current: 99.69

90.89
157.98

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 45.42
IT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. IT: 45.42 )
IT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.74   Max: 598.45
Current: 45.42

6.74
598.45
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.15
IT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IT: 2.15 )
IT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 4.19
Current: 2.15

1.03
4.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
IT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. IT: 1.80 )
IT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 4.84
Current: 1.8

0.32
4.84
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.15
IT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IT: 2.15 )
IT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 32.41
Current: 2.15

0.42
32.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
IT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2094 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. IT: 3.80 )
IT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 15.3
Current: 3.8

0.6
15.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 22.30
IT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1118 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. IT: 22.30 )
IT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 57.8
Current: 22.3

-20.3
57.8

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Gartner Inc was founded in 1979. It is an information technology research and advisory company. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to supply chain professionals and technology investors, the company partners to clients in 14,099 distinct organizations. They work with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles. The Company operates in three segments: Research, Consulting and Events. Research provides objective insight on critical and timely technology and supply chain initiatives for CIOs, other IT professionals, supply chain leaders, technology companies and the investment community through reports, briefings, proprietary tools, access to its analysts, peer networking services and membership programs that enable its clients to make better decisions about their IT and supply chain investments. Consulting provides customized solutions to client needs through on-site, day-to-day support, as well as proprietary tools for measuring and improving IT performance with a focus on cost, performance, efficiency and quality. Events provide IT, supply chain and business professionals the opportunity to attend various symposia, conferences and exhibitions to learn, contribute and network with their peers. From its flagship event Symposium/ITxpo, to summits focused on specific technologies and industries, to experimental workshop-style seminars, its events distill the latest Gartner research into applicable insight and advice.
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