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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
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history
Cash to Debt 7.59
MORN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MORN: 7.59 )
MORN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 7.59   Max: 12009.86
Current: 7.59

7.59
12009.86
Equity to Asset 0.66
MORN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MORN: 0.66 )
MORN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.66

0.3
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
MORN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.18 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: 7.15
M-Score: -2.57
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.56
MORN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.23 vs. MORN: 13.56 )
MORN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.8   Max: 27.69
Current: 13.56

-82.8
27.69
Net-margin (%) 10.50
MORN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 968 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. MORN: 10.50 )
MORN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.2   Max: 18.42
Current: 10.5

-38.2
18.42
ROE (%) 11.22
MORN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 927 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. MORN: 11.22 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.12   Max: 26.14
Current: 11.22

-25.12
26.14
ROA (%) 7.53
MORN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. MORN: 7.53 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.08   Max: 13.91
Current: 7.53

-7.08
13.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 94.50
MORN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 971 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.41 vs. MORN: 94.50 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -111.24   Max: 670.46
Current: 94.5

-111.24
670.46
Revenue Growth (%) 11.00
MORN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MORN: 11.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 28.2
Current: 11

6.6
28.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.50
MORN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. MORN: 13.50 )
MORN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.8   Max: 66.9
Current: 13.5

-61.8
66.9
EPS Growth (%) 16.10
MORN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. MORN: 16.10 )
MORN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.5   Max: 312.1
Current: 16.1

-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

Q4 2013

MORN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,619 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,114 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 29,494 sh (+786.5%)
Jim Simons 343,437 sh (+116.54%)
Murray Stahl 6,654 sh (+55.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,000 sh (+5.26%)
Ron Baron 1,680,196 sh (-0.77%)
Chuck Royce 1,783,953 sh (-2.67%)
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Q1 2014

MORN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 263,470 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 9,801 sh (+47.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 10,100 sh (+1%)
Jim Simons 345,800 sh (+0.69%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 1,762,653 sh (-1.19%)
Ron Baron 1,657,919 sh (-1.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,596 sh (-43.73%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MORN

(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 2014-06-30 Add 131.89%0.02%$68.91 - $79.85 $ 66.98-8%38484
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -43.73%0.02%$73.98 - $83.66 $ 66.98-16%16596
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 786.5%0.05%$73.86 - $85.23 $ 66.98-16%29494
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$63.58 - $77.58 $ 66.98-3%2951
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Reduce -21.54%0.18%$57.01 - $62.64 $ 66.9813%1766121
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$55.04 - $62.93 $ 66.9815%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$58.55 - $62.96 $ 66.9818%4221
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$55.22 - $60.77 $ 66.9814%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 70.49%0.02%$52.25 - $63.61 $ 66.9814%44531
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 39.00
MORN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.80 vs. MORN: 39.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.78   Max: 86.76
Current: 39

14.78
86.76
P/B 4.40
MORN's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. MORN: 4.40 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 10.06
Current: 4.4

2.42
10.06
P/S 4.00
MORN's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MORN: 4.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 9.6
Current: 4

2.74
9.6
PFCF 37.30
MORN's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 187.82 vs. MORN: 37.30 )
MORN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13   Max: 47.86
Current: 37.3

13
47.86
EV-to-EBIT 27.61
MORN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.99 vs. MORN: 27.61 )
MORN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 47.9
Current: 27.61

7.5
47.9
PEG 3.76
MORN's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MORN: 3.76 )
MORN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 10.94
Current: 3.76

0.18
10.94
Shiller P/E 32.80
MORN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MORN: 32.80 )
MORN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.82   Max: 42.78
Current: 32.8

24.82
42.78
Current Ratio 1.34
MORN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MORN: 1.34 )
MORN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.34

1.09
2.44
Quick Ratio 1.34
MORN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. MORN: 1.34 )
MORN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.34

1.09
2.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
MORN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. MORN: 1.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.01
Current: 1

0.08
1.01
Dividend Payout 0.37
MORN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MORN: 0.37 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.29
Current: 0.37

0.09
0.29
Dividend growth (3y) 95.70
MORN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. MORN: 95.70 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 95.7
Current: 95.7

0
95.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
MORN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
82% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. MORN: 1.00 )
MORN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 1.01
Current: 1

0.08
1.01
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
MORN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. MORN: 2.80 )
MORN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -6.8
Current: 2.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 15.97
MORN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. MORN: 15.97 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 35.86
Current: 15.97

6.13
35.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.62
MORN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. MORN: 1.62 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 1.99
Current: 1.62

1.19
1.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
MORN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MORN: 0.80 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.8

0.68
1.7
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.24
MORN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MORN: 5.24 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.57
Current: 5.24

0.71
5.57
Price/Graham Number 5.21
MORN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MORN: 5.21 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.16   Max: 8.02
Current: 5.21

2.16
8.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.60
MORN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 960 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. MORN: 3.60 )
MORN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 13.3
Current: 3.6

2.1
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.01
MORN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. MORN: 11.01 )
MORN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 88.9
Current: 11.01

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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