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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
MC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1399 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 Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

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N/A
No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.43
MC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. MC: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.43
0.23
0.81
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.41
M-Score: -4.13
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) 25.05
MC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 48.09 vs. MC: 25.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.06  Med: 9.53 Max: 17.04
Current: 25.05
-4.06
17.04
Net-margin (%) 6.00
MC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 37.33 vs. MC: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.18  Med: 0.59 Max: 9.13
Current: 6
-3.18
9.13
ROE (%) 23.51
MC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. MC: 23.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.42  Med: 2.54 Max: 27.08
Current: 23.51
-1.42
27.08
ROA (%) 8.24
MC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MC: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.66  Med: 1.71 Max: 17.49
Current: 8.24
-0.66
17.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1753.65
MC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. MC: 1753.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 764.27  Med: 1281.47 Max: 1315.07
Current: 1753.65
764.27
1315.07
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-29)


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Guru Trades

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%)
Daniel Loeb Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q3 2015

MC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chuck Royce 276,083 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,873,970 sh (+14.80%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 115,200 sh (-28.90%)
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Q4 2015

MC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 15,799 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 949,413 sh (+243.89%)
Jim Simons 142,739 sh (+23.91%)
Ron Baron 2,862,560 sh (-0.40%)
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Q1 2016

MC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 1,836,456 sh (+93.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,968 sh (+83.35%)
Jim Simons 176,500 sh (+23.65%)
Ron Baron 2,867,028 sh (+0.16%)
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:NYSE:JNS, ASX:PTM, NAS:PSEC, HKSE:00142, BOM:500490, BOG:CORFICOLCF » details
Traded in other countries:17M.Germany,
Moelis & Company is an independent investment bank. It offers clients, including corporations, governments & financial sponsors advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructuring and other corporate finance matters.

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.

Guru Investment Theses on Moelis & Co

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 & Co

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) 16.84
MC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. MC: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.76  Med: 17.61 Max: 19.99
Current: 16.84
15.76
19.99
Forward P/E 15.82
MC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. MC: 15.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.84
MC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. MC: 16.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.73  Med: 17.63 Max: 20.01
Current: 16.84
15.73
20.01
P/B 8.34
MC's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MC: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.41  Med: 11.72 Max: 26.3
Current: 8.34
7.41
26.3
P/S 1.00
MC's P/S is ranked higher than
89% of the 1254 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. MC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.14
Current: 1
0.6
1.14
PFCF 3.22
MC's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. MC: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MC' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 3.24 Max: 4.62
Current: 3.22
1.51
4.62
POCF 3.14
MC's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 761 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. MC: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.15 Max: 4.49
Current: 3.14
1.49
4.49
EV-to-EBIT 8.91
MC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 986 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.49 vs. MC: 8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.10 Max: 31.9
Current: 8.91
2.3
31.9
EV-to-EBITDA 8.74
MC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
63% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.30 vs. MC: 8.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 4.95 Max: 27.7
Current: 8.74
2.3
27.7
Current Ratio 1.00
MC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. MC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.15 Max: 5.33
Current: 1
0.81
5.33
Quick Ratio 1.00
MC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 930 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. MC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.15 Max: 5.33
Current: 1
0.81
5.33
Days Sales Outstanding 13.60
MC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 40.66 vs. MC: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.17  Med: 25.54 Max: 35.61
Current: 13.6
16.17
35.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.45
MC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. MC: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.76 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.45
0.57
4.45
Dividend Payout 0.69
MC's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
53% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. MC: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MC' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.69
0.38
0.97
Forward Dividend Yield 4.45
MC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. MC: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.45
MC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. MC: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.76 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.45
0.57
4.45

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.34
MC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. MC: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.73  Med: 12.04 Max: 24.36
Current: 8.34
8.73
24.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
MC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. MC: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.03
0.68
1.16
Price/Graham Number 2.50
MC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
88% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MC: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.56  Med: 2.68 Max: 3.03
Current: 2.5
2.56
3.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.20
MC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1447 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. MC: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 20.45 Max: 43
Current: 11.2
3.1
43

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $578.8
EPS (TTM) $ 1.60
Short Percentage of Float8.21%
52-Week Range $22.91 - 31.84
Shares Outstanding (Mil)51.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 585 636 674
EPS ($) 1.55 1.70 1.80
EPS without NRI ($) 1.55 1.70 1.80
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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