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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 1.22
MDSO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 2690 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. MDSO: 1.22 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.4   Max: N/A
Current: 1.22

Equity to Asset 0.42
MDSO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 2437 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. MDSO: 0.42 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.75   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.42

-1.75
0.67
Interest Coverage 1.31
MDSO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 1680 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. MDSO: 1.31 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.31

1.31
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.13
M-Score: -2.92
WACC vs ROIC
11.51%
36.06%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.63
MDSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. MDSO: 6.63 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -36.17   Max: 14
Current: 6.63

-36.17
14
Net-margin (%) 2.30
MDSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. MDSO: 2.30 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -52.41   Max: 21.36
Current: 2.3

-52.41
21.36
ROE (%) 3.24
MDSO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. MDSO: 3.24 )
MDSO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.48   Max: 63.95
Current: 3.24

2.48
63.95
ROA (%) 1.35
MDSO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 2705 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. MDSO: 1.35 )
MDSO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -106.4   Max: 22.66
Current: 1.35

-106.4
22.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.33
MDSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2674 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.98 vs. MDSO: 57.33 )
MDSO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -324.06   Max: 274.82
Current: 57.33

-324.06
274.82
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
MDSO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MDSO: 17.50 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 17.5
Current: 17.5

-21.7
17.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.70
MDSO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. MDSO: -2.70 )
MDSO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.7
Current: -2.7

0
14.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -48.40
MDSO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. MDSO: -48.40 )
MDSO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.4   Max: 42.9
Current: -48.4

-48.4
42.9
» MDSO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MDSO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 126,666 sh (New)
Frank Sands 4,720,008 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,360,500 sh (+105.36%)
Steven Cohen 47,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 230,635 sh (-55.48%)
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Q3 2014

MDSO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 1,793,500 sh (+31.83%)
Frank Sands 4,866,217 sh (+3.10%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 193,346 sh (-16.17%)
George Soros 6,666 sh (-94.74%)
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Q4 2014

MDSO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 5,494 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,999,800 sh (+11.50%)
Frank Sands 5,126,077 sh (+5.34%)
Frank Sands 5,126,077 sh (+5.34%)
Chuck Royce 40,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
Ron Baron 189,579 sh (-1.95%)
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Q1 2015

MDSO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 19,844 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 166,765 sh (+316.91%)
Frank Sands 5,399,777 sh (+5.34%)
Columbia Wanger 2,008,800 sh (+0.45%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 147,353 sh (-22.27%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 394.70
MDSO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 82.20 vs. MDSO: 394.70 )
MDSO' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.44   Max: 2448.5
Current: 394.7

11.44
2448.5
Forward P/E 45.45
MDSO's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 45.45 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 393.10
MDSO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 83.80 vs. MDSO: 393.10 )
MDSO' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.53   Max: 2448.5
Current: 393.1

11.53
2448.5
P/B 11.00
MDSO's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 2994 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. MDSO: 11.00 )
MDSO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 28.83
Current: 11

4.53
28.83
P/S 8.70
MDSO's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. MDSO: 8.70 )
MDSO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 12.62
Current: 8.7

1.31
12.62
PFCF 41.40
MDSO's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 200.00 vs. MDSO: 41.40 )
MDSO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.91   Max: 276.85
Current: 41.4

12.91
276.85
POCF 35.97
MDSO's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.54 vs. MDSO: 35.97 )
MDSO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10.42   Max: 133.3
Current: 35.97

10.42
133.3
EV-to-EBIT 128.51
MDSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.26 vs. MDSO: 128.51 )
MDSO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 381.8
Current: 128.51

8.8
381.8
PEG 206.89
MDSO's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 206.89 )
MDSO' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 209.64
Current: 206.89

7.91
209.64
Shiller P/E 139.20
MDSO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 139.20 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 110.05   Max: 6000
Current: 139.2

110.05
6000
Current Ratio 3.68
MDSO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 2484 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MDSO: 3.68 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.35
Current: 3.68

0.44
5.35
Quick Ratio 3.68
MDSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 2484 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. MDSO: 3.68 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.35
Current: 3.68

0.44
5.35
Days Sales Outstanding 83.59
MDSO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 84.07 vs. MDSO: 83.59 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.45   Max: 90.9
Current: 83.59

45.45
90.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 137.60
MDSO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 137.60 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 8.65   Max: 4775
Current: 137.6

8.65
4775
Price/Tangible Book 12.20
MDSO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. MDSO: 12.20 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.32   Max: 151.5
Current: 12.2

6.32
151.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.95
MDSO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 5.95 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 10.1
Current: 5.95

4.85
10.1
Price/Median PS Value 2.28
MDSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MDSO: 2.28 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.28

0.35
3.11
Price/Graham Number 14.37
MDSO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 2995 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MDSO: 14.37 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 29.93
Current: 14.37

1.91
29.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.80
MDSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. MDSO: 0.80 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 11.3
Current: 0.8

0.3
11.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -3.79
MDSO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Health Information Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.74 vs. MDSO: -3.79 )
MDSO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.8   Max: 21.2
Current: -3.79

-3.8
21.2

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Health Information Services
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Medidata Solutions Inc was incorporated in June 1999and reincorporated in the State of Delaware in May 2000. The Company is a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, designed to transform clinical development and increase the value of the customers' research investments. Medidata's solutions are designed to address the underlying requirements of clinical development, rather than just its current processes, to maximize the value of the overall research process. Its cloud-based solutions, metrics and services allow users to accurately and efficiently design clinical trials; manage and monitor ongoing trial activities; develop and administer trial budgets; capture, manage and report clinical trial data; plan and execute randomized subject allocation methodologies; manage and allocate clinical trial supplies; and view, track, and evaluate trial progress through easy-to-use, Internet-enabled platforms. The Company compete with firms such as Oracle, Perceptive Informatics and others offering products and services that compete with one or more of the solutions. It competes on the basis of several factors, including, breadth and depth of solution offerings; platform capabilities, including interoperability; ease of use of solutions and rates of user adoption; solution functionality and flexibility; analytics and benchmarking; speed and performance required to enable customers to access clinical trial data in real-time; product reliability and scalability; infrastructure accessibility and security; regulatory compliance; financial stability; commercial and technology partnerships; depth of expertise and quality of professional services and customer support on a global basis; and sales and marketing capabilities, including the ability to create and communicate operational value. The Company has registered trademarks and service marks in the United States and abroad, and filed applications for the registration of additional trademarks and service marks. The principal trademarks are "Medidata," "Medidata Clinical Cloud," "Medidata Patient Cloud," "Medidata CRO Contractor," "Medidata Designer," "Medidata Grants Manager," "Medidata Rave," "Medidata Balance," "Medidata Coder," and "Medidata Insights." It also holds several domain names, including the domain names "mdsol.com" and "medidatasolutions.com". The use of Company's software products, services and hosted solutions by customers engaged in clinical trials must be done in a manner that is compliant with a complex array of United States federal and state laws and regulations, including regulation by the Food and Drug Administration, as well as regulations and guidance issued by foreign governments and international non-governmental organizations.
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