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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 0.07
MDCA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. MDCA: 0.07 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: -0.29   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

-0.29
No Debt
Equity to Asset -0.23
MDCA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. MDCA: -0.23 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.23   Max: 0.52
Current: -0.23

-0.23
0.52
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.47
M-Score: -2.50
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) -0.79
MDCA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. MDCA: -0.79 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.78   Max: 10.63
Current: -0.79

-2.78
10.63
Net-margin (%) -7.21
MDCA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. MDCA: -7.21 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.75   Max: 9.49
Current: -7.21

-13.75
9.49
ROA (%) -5.83
MDCA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. MDCA: -5.83 )
MDCA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.1   Max: 7.24
Current: -5.83

-15.1
7.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -18.70
MDCA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.56 vs. MDCA: -18.70 )
MDCA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -63.15   Max: 85.44
Current: -18.7

-63.15
85.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.40
MDCA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MDCA: 16.40 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: 55.2
Current: 16.4

-41.8
55.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 131.00
MDCA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MDCA: 131.00 )
MDCA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.9   Max: 131
Current: 131

-19.9
131
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MDCA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 17,527 sh (New)
Jim Simons 807,800 sh (+90.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 18,416 sh (+63.73%)
Mario Gabelli 16,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q1 2014

MDCA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 11,179 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 706,564 sh (-12.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,923 sh (-14.86%)
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Q2 2014

MDCA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,644 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 510,995 sh (-27.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,564 sh (-35.91%)
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Q3 2014

MDCA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 18,663 sh (+95.14%)
Mario Gabelli 16,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 272,300 sh (-46.71%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MDCA

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Sold Out $18.73 - $22.58 $ 22.758%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$19.63 - $25.02 $ 22.751%11644
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$20.84 - $26.32 $ 22.75-5%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 63.73%$18.413 - $25.51 $ 22.755%18416
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$12.59 - $18.39 $ 22.7546%7499
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$7.53 - $10.78 $ 22.75159%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -38.89%$6.47 - $8.35 $ 22.75212%11000
Leon Cooperman 2012-09-30 Add 22.07%0.01%$6.17 - $8.33 $ 22.75227%200000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$6.17 - $8.33 $ 22.75227%18000
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$6.21 - $7.39 $ 22.75243%163838
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Ratios

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P/S 0.90
MDCA's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MDCA: 0.90 )
MDCA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.9

0.13
1.15
EV-to-EBIT -207.26
MDCA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.98 vs. MDCA: -207.26 )
MDCA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -273.6   Max: 250.8
Current: -207.26

-273.6
250.8
Current Ratio 0.69
MDCA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. MDCA: 0.69 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.69

0.61
2.34
Quick Ratio 0.69
MDCA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. MDCA: 0.69 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.69

0.48
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.25
MDCA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. MDCA: 3.25 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 7.55
Current: 3.25

0.77
7.55
Dividend growth (3y) 15.80
MDCA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. MDCA: 15.80 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.8
Current: 15.8

0
15.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.20
MDCA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. MDCA: 3.20 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 7.55
Current: 3.2

0.77
7.55
Share Buyback Rate -3.70
MDCA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
64% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. MDCA: -3.70 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 19.2   Max: -35.6
Current: -3.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.91
MDCA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. MDCA: 1.91 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.91

0.11
2.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.50
MDCA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
55% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MDCA: -0.50 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.8
Current: -0.5

0.4
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.97
MDCA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
50% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Marketing Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.96 vs. MDCA: -14.97 )
MDCA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -29.7   Max: 41.1
Current: -14.97

-29.7
41.1

Business Description

Industry: Advertising & Marketing Services » Marketing Services
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Traded in other countries:MDZ.A.Canada,
MDC Partners Inc was formed by Certificate of Amalgamation effective December 19, 1986, pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). Effective December 19, 1986, MDC amalgamated with Branbury Explorations Limited, and thereby became a public company operating under the name of MDC Corporation. On January 1, 2004, MDC changed its name to its current name, MDC Partners Inc. The Company is a provider of marketing, activation, communications and marketing effectiveness solutions and services to customers. The Companys subsidiaries provide customized marketing, activation, communications and consulting services, including advertising and consumer communication services, media management and effectiveness across all channels, interactive and mobile marketing, direct marketing, database and customer relationship management, sales promotion, corporate communications, market research, date and analytics and insights, corporate identity, design and branding, social media, marketing, product and service innovation, ecommerce and other related services. The Company reports in two segments. The segments are as follows: The Strategic Marketing Services segment; and The Performance Marketing Services segment. The Strategic Marketing Services segment generally consists of ?rms that offer a full suite of integrated marketing communication and consulting services, including advertising and media, interactive marketing, direct marketing, public relations, corporate communications, market research, corporate identity and branding, product and service innovation, and sales promotion to national clients. The Strategic Marketing Services segment is comprised of the following agencies: 72andSunny; Allison & Partners; Anomaly; Attention; Bruce Mau Design; Capital C; Colle + McVoy; among others. The Performance Marketing Services segment includes ?rms that provide consumer insights and analytic solutions to satisfy the growing need for targetable, measurable solutions or cost effective means of driving return on marketing investment and growth for regional, national clients. The Performance Marketing Services segment is comprised of the following agencies: 6degrees Communications; Accent; Boom Marketing; Bryan Mills Iradesso; Integrated Media Solutions; Kenna Communications; among others. The Company competes with Omnicom Group Inc., Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., WPP Group plc, Publicis Group SA, Dentsu Inc., and Havas Advertising. Its operations are in compliance with all regulations concerning the discharge of materials into the environment.
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