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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 No Debt
MORN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MORN: No Debt )
MORN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5303.5   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.67
MORN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MORN: 0.67 )
MORN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.67

0.26
0.73
Interest Coverage No Debt
MORN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.89 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: 8.19
M-Score: -2.85
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 (%) 24.44
MORN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MORN: 24.44 )
MORN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.8   Max: 27.69
Current: 24.44

-82.8
27.69
Net-margin (%) 17.69
MORN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. MORN: 17.69 )
MORN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.2   Max: 18.42
Current: 17.69

-38.2
18.42
ROE (%) 17.90
MORN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 920 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.29 vs. MORN: 17.90 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -75.27   Max: 19.21
Current: 17.9

-75.27
19.21
ROA (%) 11.99
MORN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. MORN: 11.99 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.39   Max: 11.99
Current: 11.99

-21.39
11.99
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 162.55
MORN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.75 vs. MORN: 162.55 )
MORN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -62.15   Max: 613.64
Current: 162.55

-62.15
613.64
Revenue Growth (%) 11.00
MORN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 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 604 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 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
80% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 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

Q1 2013

MORN Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jeremy Grantham 6,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 113,000 sh (+6.3%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,691,464 sh (-1.22%)
Chuck Royce 1,915,779 sh (-5.29%)
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Q2 2013

MORN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 2,951 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 11,100 sh (+79.03%)
Jim Simons 137,000 sh (+21.24%)
Ron Baron 1,655,452 sh (-2.13%)
Chuck Royce 1,837,273 sh (-4.1%)
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Q3 2013

MORN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Murray Stahl 4,289 sh (New)
Jim Simons 158,600 sh (+15.77%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,327 sh (+12.74%)
Ron Baron 1,693,170 sh (+2.28%)
Chuck Royce 1,832,953 sh (-0.24%)
Jeremy Grantham 9,500 sh (-14.41%)
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Q4 2013

MORN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 3,114 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,619 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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MORN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 786.5%0.05%$73.86 - $85.23 $ 75.44-5%29494
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$63.58 - $77.58 $ 75.449%2951
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Reduce -21.54%0.18%$57.01 - $62.64 $ 75.4427%1766121
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$55.04 - $62.93 $ 75.4430%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$58.55 - $62.96 $ 75.4433%4221
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$55.22 - $60.77 $ 75.4428%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 70.49%0.02%$52.25 - $63.61 $ 75.4429%44531
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.50
MORN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. MORN: 28.50 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 14.78   Max: 86.76
Current: 28.5

14.78
86.76
P/B 5.02
MORN's P/B is ranked lower than
64% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. MORN: 5.02 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 10.06
Current: 5.02

2.42
10.06
P/S 5.03
MORN's P/S is ranked lower than
82% of the 948 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MORN: 5.03 )
MORN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.74   Max: 9.6
Current: 5.03

2.74
9.6
PFCF 22.93
MORN's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. MORN: 22.93 )
MORN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13   Max: 47.86
Current: 22.93

13
47.86
EV-to-EBIT 18.01
MORN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. MORN: 18.01 )
MORN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 47.9
Current: 18.01

7.5
47.9
PEG 2.74
MORN's PEG is ranked higher than
53% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. MORN: 2.74 )
MORN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 10.94
Current: 2.74

0.19
10.94
Shiller P/E 35.94
MORN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
57% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.49 vs. MORN: 35.94 )
MORN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 24.82   Max: 42.43
Current: 35.94

24.82
42.43

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.80
MORN's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. MORN: 0.80 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.8

0.08
0.68
Dividend Payout 0.14
MORN's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MORN: 0.14 )
MORN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.24
Current: 0.14

0.03
0.24
Dividend growth (3y) 95.70
MORN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 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) 0.80
MORN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. MORN: 0.80 )
MORN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.8

0.08
0.68
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
MORN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 674 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 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/Net Current Asset Value 73.96
MORN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. MORN: 73.96 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 12.21   Max: 76.56
Current: 73.96

12.21
76.56
Price/Tangible Book 13.33
MORN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. MORN: 13.33 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 7.26   Max: 18.56
Current: 13.33

7.26
18.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.72
MORN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
52% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MORN: 1.72 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.72

1.38
1.81
Price/Median PS Value 0.98
MORN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 891 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MORN: 0.98 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.98

0.68
1.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.29
MORN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MORN: 3.29 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 5.14
Current: 3.29

0.76
5.14
Price/Graham Number 4.08
MORN's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. MORN: 4.08 )
MORN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 6.18
Current: 4.08

2.4
6.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
MORN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. MORN: 5.60 )
MORN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 13.3
Current: 5.6

2.1
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.11
MORN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. MORN: 11.11 )
MORN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 81.1
Current: 11.11

1.7
81.1

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:MRS.Germany
Morningstar Inc was incorporated in Illinois on May 16, 1984. The Company provides independent investment research to investors around the world. It offers an extensive line of data, software, and research products for individual investors, financial advisors, and institutional clients through its Investment Information segment. It also provides asset management services for advisors, institutions, and retirement plan participants through its Investment Management segment. In addition to its U.S.-based products and services, it offers local versions of its products designed for investors in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and South Africa. Morningstar serves approximately 8.9 million individual investors, 260,000 financial advisors, and 5,100 institutional clients. The Company has operations in approximately 27 countries. Morningstar has two operating segments: Investment Information and Investment Management. The Investment Information segment includes all of its data, software and research products and services. These products and services are typically sold through subscriptions or license agreements. The Investment Information segment also includes Morningstar Equity Research, which it distributes through several channels. The Company also offers a variety of financial communications materials, real-time data, other investment software and investment indexes, as well as several print and online publications focusing on stocks, mutual funds, personal finance and other investing topics. The Investment Management segment includes its asset management operations, which operate as registered investment advisors and earn more than half of their revenue from asset-based fees. The products and services in this segment based on revenue are Investment Consulting, which focuses on investment monitoring and asset allocation for funds of funds, including mutual funds and variable annuities. It emphasizes a decentralized approach to running its business to empower its managers and to create a culture of responsibility and accountability. The Company client base in this segment includes banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, mutual fund companies and retirement plan sponsors and providers. It currently offers investment management services in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. The Company promotes its print, software, web-based products and services and consulting services with a staff of sales and marketing professionals, as well as an in-house public relations team. The Company's marketing staff includes both product specialists and a corporate marketing group that manages company initiatives. It operates in a highly competitive industry, with many investment research providers competing for business from individual investors, financial advisors and institutional clients. It competes with many different types of companies that vary in size, product scope and media focus, including well-established distributors o

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