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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 0.66
MMC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. MMC: 0.66 )
MMC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.66

0.09
0.79
Equity to Asset 0.44
MMC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
77% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. MMC: 0.44 )
MMC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.44

0.27
0.48
Interest Coverage 12.44
MMC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. MMC: 12.44 )
MMC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 14.21
Current: 12.44

1.78
14.21
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.96
M-Score: -2.58
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.58
MMC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. MMC: 17.58 )
MMC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 21.89
Current: 17.58

5.1
21.89
Net-margin (%) 11.50
MMC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. MMC: 11.50 )
MMC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.68   Max: 22.14
Current: 11.5

-0.68
22.14
ROE (%) 18.95
MMC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. MMC: 18.95 )
MMC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.08   Max: 36.29
Current: 18.95

-1.08
36.29
ROA (%) 8.56
MMC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. MMC: 8.56 )
MMC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.45   Max: 13.95
Current: 8.56

-0.45
13.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 132.00
MMC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 134.17 vs. MMC: 132.00 )
MMC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 43.6   Max: 185.09
Current: 132

43.6
185.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.30
MMC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MMC: 4.30 )
MMC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 19
Current: 4.3

-4.1
19
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.50
MMC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. MMC: 21.50 )
MMC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 32.7
Current: 21.5

-24.2
32.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 34.30
MMC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. MMC: 34.30 )
MMC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -44.2   Max: 50.6
Current: 34.3

-44.2
50.6
» MMC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MMC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Robert Olstein 70,000 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,398,483 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 131,800 sh (+0.84%)
Charles Brandes 185,508 sh (+0.07%)
Brian Rogers 7,622,600 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 690,229 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 28,177,863 sh (-0.75%)
Jeff Auxier 129,721 sh (-1.7%)
Chuck Royce 179,300 sh (-4.88%)
Steven Cohen 215,987 sh (-17.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,009 sh (-35.97%)
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Q1 2014

MMC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 6,117 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 13,485 sh (New)
Chris Davis 563,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,455 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 12,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 108,000 sh (+54.29%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,543,122 sh (+6.03%)
Chuck Royce 181,300 sh (+1.12%)
Steven Cohen 217,288 sh (+0.6%)
Charles de Vaulx 690,229 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 129,721 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,622,600 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,595 sh (-0.74%)
Charles Brandes 183,688 sh (-0.98%)
Jeremy Grantham 118,800 sh (-9.86%)
PRIMECAP Management 23,161,851 sh (-17.8%)
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Q2 2014

MMC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Bestinfond 225,026 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 4,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 141,000 sh (+1075%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 67,114 sh (+20.72%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,664,062 sh (+4.76%)
Charles de Vaulx 691,237 sh (+0.15%)
Brian Rogers 7,622,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 108,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 128,421 sh (-1%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,672,151 sh (-6.43%)
Chris Davis 525,970 sh (-6.68%)
Chuck Royce 167,600 sh (-7.56%)
Jeremy Grantham 109,200 sh (-8.08%)
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Q3 2014

MMC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Dodge & Cox 10,880 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 46,698 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,332,700 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 231,000 sh (+63.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 162,700 sh (+48.99%)
Charles de Vaulx 701,790 sh (+1.53%)
Chuck Royce 167,600 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 7,622,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 108,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 4,000 sh (unchged)
Bestinfond Sold Out
Chris Davis 524,370 sh (-0.3%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 66,687 sh (-0.64%)
Jeff Auxier 127,421 sh (-0.78%)
Diamond Hill Capital 2,630,153 sh (-1.27%)
PRIMECAP Management 21,272,914 sh (-1.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MMC

(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
Andreas Halvorsen 2014-09-30 New Buy0.28%$50.35 - $53.5 $ 58.3212%1332700
Tom Gayner 2014-09-30 Add 63.83%0.13%$50.35 - $53.5 $ 58.3212%231000
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$50.35 - $53.5 $ 58.3212%46698
Dodge & Cox 2014-09-30 New Buy$50.35 - $53.5 $ 58.3212%10880
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 Add 1075%0.19%$47.06 - $52.15 $ 58.3218%141000
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$47.06 - $52.15 $ 58.3218%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$47.06 - $52.15 $ 58.3218%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $47.06 - $52.15 $ 58.3218%0
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy$47.06 - $52.15 $ 58.3218%4000
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -17.8%0.28%$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%23161851
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 54.29%0.26%$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%108000
Chris Davis 2014-03-31 New Buy0.08%$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%563600
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%12000
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%13485
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$44.4 - $50.14 $ 58.3222%6117
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 New Buy0.49%$42.37 - $48.33 $ 58.3226%70000
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Guru Investment Theses on Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Marsh & McLennan Co. - Mar 05, 2014

Insurance brokerage and consulting firm Marsh & McLennan Co., Inc. (MMC) is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world, with a very strong position among large corporate clients. The insurance brokerage business is very attractive, with high free cash flow generation and strong global growth opportunities.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.90
MMC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 24.40 vs. MMC: 21.90 )
MMC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.08   Max: 253.3
Current: 21.9

5.08
253.3
P/B 4.00
MMC's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MMC: 4.00 )
MMC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 4.56
Current: 4

1.61
4.56
P/S 2.50
MMC's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. MMC: 2.50 )
MMC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.53
Current: 2.5

0.87
2.53
PFCF 21.40
MMC's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 120.00 vs. MMC: 21.40 )
MMC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.19   Max: 472.29
Current: 21.4

9.19
472.29
EV-to-EBIT 14.61
MMC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 27.31 vs. MMC: 14.61 )
MMC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -110.5   Max: 242.9
Current: 14.61

-110.5
242.9
PEG 1.05
MMC's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MMC: 1.05 )
MMC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 82.96
Current: 1.05

0.55
82.96
Shiller P/E 31.90
MMC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 56.56 vs. MMC: 31.90 )
MMC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.69   Max: 35.78
Current: 31.9

9.69
35.78
Current Ratio 1.66
MMC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MMC: 1.66 )
MMC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.66

0.66
1.82
Quick Ratio 1.66
MMC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. MMC: 1.66 )
MMC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.66

0.66
1.82

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.80
MMC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. MMC: 1.80 )
MMC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 4.76
Current: 1.8

1.59
4.76
Dividend Payout 0.39
MMC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. MMC: 0.39 )
MMC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 4.65
Current: 0.39

0.23
4.65
Dividend growth (3y) 5.80
MMC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MMC: 5.80 )
MMC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -25   Max: 28
Current: 5.8

-25
28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.28
MMC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. MMC: 2.28 )
MMC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 6.02
Current: 2.28

2.01
6.02
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
MMC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. MMC: -0.90 )
MMC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2   Max: -7.2
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 1451.50
MMC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. MMC: 1451.50 )
MMC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.58   Max: 1312
Current: 1451.5

5.58
1312
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
MMC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. MMC: 1.70 )
MMC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 5.43
Current: 1.7

1.03
5.43
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
MMC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MMC: 1.70 )
MMC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.5
Current: 1.7

0.69
2.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
MMC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MMC: 1.00 )
MMC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.15
Current: 1

0.61
4.15
Price/Graham Number 39.20
MMC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. MMC: 39.20 )
MMC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 59
Current: 39.2

2.01
59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
MMC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
78% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MMC: 6.80 )
MMC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 11.4
Current: 6.8

0.4
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 24.19
MMC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. MMC: 24.19 )
MMC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.8   Max: 24.7
Current: 24.19

-20.8
24.7

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Insurance Brokers
Compare:BRO, AON, WSH, ERIE, NFP » details
Traded in other countries:MHM.UK, MSN.Germany,
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc was established in 1871 and was incorporated in Delaware. The Company is a professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of risk experts and specialty consultants, including; Marsh, the insurance broker, intermediary and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman Group, the management, economic and brand consultancy. It provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company carries its business through two segments; Risk and Insurance Services includes risk management activities "risk advice, risk transfer and risk control and mitigation solutions" as well as insurance and reinsurance broking and services. It conducts business in this segment through Marsh and Guy Carpenter. Consulting includes Health, Retirement, Talent and Investments consulting services and products, and specialized management and economic consulting services. It conducts business in this segment through Mercer and Oliver Wyman Group. It operates its business in United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific and others. The Company market and sells its product through Oliver Wyman advises firms in the areas of offer/pricing optimization; product/service portfolio management; product innovation; marketing spend optimization; value-based customer management; and sales and distribution model transformation. The Company faces strong competition in all of its businesses from providers of similar products and services, including competition with regard to identifying and pursuing acquisition candidates. The Company also encounters strong competition throughout its businesses from both public corporations and private firms in attracting and retaining qualified employees. Through its patented electronic platform, MarketConnect, and through other data analyses, Company provides to insurers individualized preference setting and risk identification capabilities, as well as detailed performance data and metrics. The Company's activities are subject to licensing requirements and extensive regulation under United States federal and state laws, as well as laws of other countries in which the Company's subsidiaries operate.
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