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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.40
MORN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MORN: 5.40 )
MORN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 12009.86
Current: 5.4

5.4
12009.86
Equity to Asset 0.64
MORN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. MORN: 0.64 )
MORN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.64

0.3
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
MORN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. MORN: No Debt )
MORN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.79
M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
6.44%
17.12%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.51
MORN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. MORN: 14.51 )
MORN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.8   Max: 27.69
Current: 14.51

-82.8
27.69
Net-margin (%) 10.62
MORN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MORN: 10.62 )
MORN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.2   Max: 18.42
Current: 10.62

-38.2
18.42
ROE (%) 12.20
MORN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. MORN: 12.20 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.12   Max: 26.14
Current: 12.2

-25.12
26.14
ROA (%) 7.97
MORN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. MORN: 7.97 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.08   Max: 13.91
Current: 7.97

-7.08
13.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 98.05
MORN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.73 vs. MORN: 98.05 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -111.24   Max: 670.46
Current: 98.05

-111.24
670.46
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
MORN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MORN: 11.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 28.2
Current: 11

6.6
28.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
MORN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MORN: 0.10 )
MORN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -61.8   Max: 66.9
Current: 0.1

-61.8
66.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.20
MORN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MORN: -3.20 )
MORN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 312.1
Current: -3.2

-25.5
312.1
» MORN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MORN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 2,954 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 38,484 sh (+131.89%)
Jim Simons 406,038 sh (+17.42%)
Murray Stahl 10,905 sh (+11.26%)
Chuck Royce 1,762,353 sh (-0.02%)
Ron Baron 1,651,381 sh (-0.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,400 sh (-6.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 230,240 sh (-12.61%)
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Q3 2014

MORN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,380 sh (+115.98%)
Murray Stahl 12,164 sh (+11.55%)
Jim Simons 433,000 sh (+6.64%)
Chuck Royce 1,765,553 sh (+0.18%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,632,989 sh (-1.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 36,614 sh (-4.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 213,980 sh (-7.06%)
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Q4 2014

MORN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 63,337 sh (+72.99%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,885 sh (+70.61%)
Murray Stahl 12,985 sh (+6.75%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 213,980 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,763,593 sh (-0.11%)
Ron Baron 1,630,497 sh (-0.15%)
Jim Simons 416,273 sh (-3.86%)
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Q1 2015

MORN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 213,090 sh (-0.42%)
Chuck Royce 1,666,008 sh (-5.53%)
Ron Baron 1,628,176 sh (-50.07%)
Jim Simons 388,600 sh (-53.32%)
Murray Stahl 11,316 sh (-56.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,885 sh (-63.78%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 42.20
MORN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. MORN: 42.20 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.78   Max: 86.76
Current: 42.2

14.78
86.76
Forward P/E 22.68
MORN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 22.68 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 42.10
MORN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. MORN: 42.10 )
MORN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.77   Max: 86.76
Current: 42.1

14.77
86.76
P/B 5.18
MORN's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MORN: 5.18 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.44   Max: 11.42
Current: 5.18

2.44
11.42
P/S 4.48
MORN's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. MORN: 4.48 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 9.6
Current: 4.48

2.74
9.6
PFCF 33.21
MORN's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 79.50 vs. MORN: 33.21 )
MORN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13   Max: 47.86
Current: 33.21

13
47.86
POCF 22.14
MORN's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. MORN: 22.14 )
MORN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9   Max: 40.25
Current: 22.14

9
40.25
EV-to-EBIT 28.89
MORN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. MORN: 28.89 )
MORN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 47.9
Current: 28.89

7.5
47.9
PEG 7.65
MORN's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 7.65 )
MORN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 10.94
Current: 7.65

0.18
10.94
Shiller P/E 36.89
MORN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 36.89 )
MORN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.03   Max: 42.78
Current: 36.89

25.03
42.78
Current Ratio 1.43
MORN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MORN: 1.43 )
MORN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.43

1.09
2.44
Quick Ratio 1.43
MORN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MORN: 1.43 )
MORN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.43

1.09
2.44
Days Sales Outstanding 67.52
MORN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 79.07 vs. MORN: 67.52 )
MORN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.02   Max: 76.39
Current: 67.52

58.02
76.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.93
MORN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MORN: 0.93 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.93

0.08
1.07
Dividend Payout 0.38
MORN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 0.38 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.38

0.09
0.29
Dividend growth (3y) 79.70
MORN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. MORN: 79.70 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 95.7
Current: 79.7

0
95.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
MORN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. MORN: 0.90 )
MORN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.9

0.08
1.07
Share Buyback Rate 4.10
MORN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MORN: 4.10 )
MORN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1   Max: -6.8
Current: 4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 64.74
MORN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 64.74 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 234.73
Current: 64.74

9.2
234.73
Price/Tangible Book 16.12
MORN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. MORN: 16.12 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 35.86
Current: 16.12

6.13
35.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.77
MORN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 1.77 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.77

1.18
1.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
MORN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MORN: 0.89 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.72
Current: 0.89

0.68
1.72
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 7.42
MORN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 7.42 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 7.21
Current: 7.42

0.71
7.21
Price/Graham Number 5.47
MORN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MORN: 5.47 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 8.97
Current: 5.47

2.21
8.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
MORN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MORN: 3.50 )
MORN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 13.3
Current: 3.5

2.1
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.92
MORN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. MORN: 8.92 )
MORN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 88.9
Current: 8.92

2.1
88.9

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Morningstar Inc was incorporated in Illinois on May 16, 1984. The Company is a provider of investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers products and services for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual investors. It also offers products designed for investors in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and South Africa. The Company serves approximately 260,000 financial advisors, 1,500 asset management firms, 26 retirement plan providers, 237,000 retirement plan sponsors, and 9.3 million individual investors. It has operations in 27 countries. The Company has two product groups, investment information and investment management. The investment information product group includes all of the data, software, and research products and services. These products are sold through subscriptions or license agreements. The investment management product group includes the asset management operations, which earn the majority of their revenue from asset-based fees. The Investment Management products include its asset management operations, which operate as registered investment advisors and earn more than half of their revenue from asset-based fees. The Company promotes its products and services with a staff of sales and marketing professionals, as well as an in-house public relations team. Its sales team includes several strategic account managers who oversee all aspects of institutional client relationships. The Company sells its investment information products and services including Morningstar Data, Morningstar Advisor Workstation, Morningstar Direct, Morningstar Equity Research, Retirement Solutions, and some of its structured credit research and ratings offerings, through license agreements. The Company's customer groups include adviser; asset management; Retirement; and Individual investor. The Company's main competitors include Advent Software, Charles Schwab, Standard & Poor's, SunGard, Tamarac, Thomson Reuters, eVestment Alliance, FactSet Research Systems, Advisor Software, Inc., Financial Express, Interactive Data Corporation, Markit on Demand, Assetmark, Brinker Capital, Curian Capital, Envestnet PMC, Loring Ward, and SEI Investments. 'Morningstar' and the Morningstar logo are registered marks of Morningstar in the United States and in certain other jurisdictions. Investment advisory and broker-dealer businesses are subject to regulation in the United States at both the federal and state level, as well as by self-regulatory organizations.
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