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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
MC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1214 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.34
MC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. MC: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.34
0.23
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
MC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 1128 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. MC: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
Z-Score: 5.60
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.17
MC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1364 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 51.87 vs. MC: 27.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.06  Med: 9.53 Max: 17.04
Current: 27.17
-4.06
17.04
Net-margin (%) 5.72
MC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1369 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.78 vs. MC: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3.18  Med: 4.28 Max: 17.07
Current: 5.72
-3.18
17.07
ROE (%) 27.52
MC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. MC: 27.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.42  Med: 24.66 Max: 27.08
Current: 27.52
-1.42
27.08
ROA (%) 7.69
MC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MC: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.66  Med: 16.60 Max: 17.49
Current: 7.69
-0.66
17.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2013.47
MC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 801 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.08 vs. MC: 2013.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 764.27  Med: 1281.47 Max: 1315.07
Current: 2013.47
764.27
1315.07
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Daniel Loeb 341,044 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 787,827 sh (-0.24%)
Chuck Royce 5,900 sh (-50.00%)
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Q4 2014

MC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Leon Cooperman 48,480 sh (New)
Jim Simons 6,300 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,485,274 sh (+88.53%)
Chuck Royce 5,900 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 170,523 sh (-50.00%)
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Q1 2015

MC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 27,700 sh (+339.68%)
Ron Baron 1,522,774 sh (+2.52%)
Daniel Loeb 170,523 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 170,523 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 5,900 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,485,274 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
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Q2 2015

MC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 9,043 sh (New)
Jim Simons 162,020 sh (+484.91%)
Ron Baron 2,503,365 sh (+64.40%)
Ron Baron 2,503,365 sh (+64.40%)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Baron Funds Comments on Moelis & Company - Aug 18, 2015

Ken Moelis, the preeminent investment banker with a storied career at numerous bulge-bracket firms, believed he could create a better banking structure. Investment banking is an industry that is heavily reliant on attracting and retaining quality people who can source and close deals. Ken recognized an opportunity to form his own boutique investment bank, Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC), during the depths of the financial crisis. The financial recession significantly lowered deferred compensation of target employees who were attracted to Ken’s idea of building a premier boutique investment bank. Recognizing inherent flaws in the bulge-bracket banks that have dominated the industry, Ken created a bank void of conflicts of interest, reducing regulatory focus. Without sales, trading and lending, Moelis can focus solely on advisory services and earn the coveted “seats at the table” from management and boards who value their advice. Without the business lines that create conflicts, Moelis’ employees, in our opinion, are properly incented to deliver for their clients.





Investment banking is an undeniably cyclical and lumpy industry. There is little consistent year to year recurring revenue in these businesses. However, there is the opportunity to build loyalty over the long term with clients by providing unbiased advice. Moelis provides such advice. Further, Moelis is well positioned in the current environment to take advantage of increased acquisition activity. Companies are finding organic growth difficult and major acquisitions are supplementing stagnant outlooks. Financial sponsors are also increasing their activity due to the ease of raising funds and low interest rates to execute leveraged deals. Additionally, shareholders and management teams of target firms have been increasingly willing to sell their companies due to improved multiples and profitability. Not only do we feel the mergers and acquisitions environment is poised for growth, but we believe that Moelis should continue to win share amongst its rivals. (Michael Baron)



From Baron Funds' second quarter commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about Moelis & Company

Baron Funds Comments on Moelis & Company
Ken Moelis, the preeminent investment banker with a storied career at numerous bulge-bracket firms, believed he could create a better banking structure. Investment banking is an industry that is heavily reliant on attracting and retaining quality people who can source and close deals. Ken recognized an opportunity to form his own boutique investment bank, Moelis & Company (NYSE:MC), during the depths of the financial crisis. The financial recession significantly lowered deferred compensation of target employees who were attracted to Ken’s idea of building a premier boutique investment bank. Recognizing inherent flaws in the bulge-bracket banks that have dominated the industry, Ken created a bank void of conflicts of interest, reducing regulatory focus. Without sales, trading and lending, Moelis can focus solely on advisory services and earn the coveted “seats at the table” from management and boards who value their advice. Without the business lines that create conflicts, Moelis’ employees, in our opinion, are properly incented to deliver for their clients. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 17.90
MC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1022 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.70 vs. MC: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.87  Med: 19.03 Max: 19.99
Current: 17.9
17.87
19.99
Forward P/E 14.66
MC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.84 vs. MC: 14.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.90
MC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. MC: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 17.89  Med: 19.05 Max: 20.01
Current: 17.9
17.89
20.01
P/B 10.30
MC's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. MC: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 10.3  Med: 14.94 Max: 26.3
Current: 10.3
10.3
26.3
P/S 1.02
MC's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1244 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. MC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.34 Max: 4.21
Current: 1.02
0.92
4.21
PFCF 3.37
MC's PFCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. MC: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.94  Med: 3.33 Max: 6.3
Current: 3.37
1.94
6.3
POCF 3.26
MC's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. MC: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.92  Med: 3.28 Max: 6.29
Current: 3.26
1.92
6.29
EV-to-EBIT 9.53
MC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. MC: 9.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 11.80 Max: 31.9
Current: 9.53
3.5
31.9
Current Ratio 0.97
MC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. MC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.42 Max: 5.33
Current: 0.97
0.81
5.33
Quick Ratio 0.97
MC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 904 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. MC: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.42 Max: 5.33
Current: 0.97
0.81
5.33
Days Sales Outstanding 16.25
MC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 39.31 vs. MC: 16.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 16.17  Med: 25.54 Max: 35.61
Current: 16.25
16.17
35.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.31
MC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MC: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.94
Current: 3.31
0.57
2.94
Dividend Payout 0.53
MC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
59% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. MC: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.53
0.38
0.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.31
MC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1503 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MC: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.41
Current: 3.31
0.57
3.41

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.30
MC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 1287 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. MC: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 10.88  Med: 15.81 Max: 24.36
Current: 10.3
10.88
24.36
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
MC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. MC: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.89
Current: 0.76
0.76
2.89
Price/Graham Number 2.33
MC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
89% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. MC: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.46  Med: 4.13 Max: 6.03
Current: 2.33
2.46
6.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.50
MC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1362 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MC: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 8.50 Max: 28.4
Current: 10.5
3.1
28.4

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 536 619 680
EPS($) 1.65 1.85 2.02
EPS without NRI($) 1.65 1.85 2.02

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:17M.Germany,
Moelis & Company was incorporated in Delaware on January 9, 2014. The Company is an international investment bank that provides strategic and financial advice to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The Company's activities as an investment banking advisory firm constitute a single business segment offering clients, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors, various advisory services with expertise across all major industries in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters. The Company's competitors are Bank of America Corporation, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and other large investment banking firms as well as independent investment banking firms such as Evercore Partners Inc., Greenhill & Co., Inc., Houlihan Lokey, Inc., Lazard Ltd and NM Rothschild & Sons Limited. The Company's business, as well as the financial services industry generally, is subject to extensive regulation in the U.S. and internationally.
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