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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
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Cash to Debt 0.67
MSCI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MSCI: 0.67 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67

Equity to Asset 0.50
MSCI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. MSCI: 0.50 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.5

-0.11
0.76
Interest Coverage 10.60
MSCI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.10 vs. MSCI: 10.60 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.02   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.6

4.02
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.37
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
7.15%
12.29%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 33.97
MSCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. MSCI: 33.97 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.1   Max: 37.26
Current: 33.97

18.1
37.26
Net-margin (%) 24.27
MSCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. MSCI: 24.27 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.69   Max: 28.51
Current: 24.27

11.69
28.51
ROE (%) 16.47
MSCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1029 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.75 vs. MSCI: 16.47 )
MSCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.03   Max: 113.88
Current: 16.47

9.03
113.88
ROA (%) 8.31
MSCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.88 vs. MSCI: 8.31 )
MSCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.36   Max: 33.88
Current: 8.31

4.36
33.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 261.85
MSCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1068 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.73 vs. MSCI: 261.85 )
MSCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 46.3   Max: 894.55
Current: 261.85

46.3
894.55
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
MSCI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MSCI: 5.00 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5   Max: 50.3
Current: 5

5
50.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
MSCI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MSCI: 2.40 )
MSCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 97.5
Current: 2.4

0
97.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
MSCI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MSCI: 6.20 )
MSCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.5   Max: 37.4
Current: 6.2

-5.5
37.4
» MSCI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MSCI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (+210.71%)
Jim Simons 77,121 sh (+110.02%)
Tom Gayner 58,000 sh (+75.76%)
Jeff Ubben 9,341,288 sh (+14.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 103,184 sh (+11.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,600,708 sh (+8.33%)
Ray Dalio 5,070 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,662,767 sh (-32.14%)
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Q3 2014

MSCI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Tom Gayner 86,000 sh (+48.28%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,666,868 sh (+2.54%)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeff Ubben 9,308,960 sh (-0.35%)
Ron Baron 2,551,783 sh (-4.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 13,971 sh (-86.46%)
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Q4 2014

MSCI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 101,000 sh (+17.44%)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 9,308,960 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron 2,550,607 sh (-0.05%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 370,727 sh (-86.10%)
» More
Q1 2015

MSCI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Columbia Wanger 210,399 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 114,000 sh (+12.87%)
Jeff Ubben 9,308,960 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,549,717 sh (-0.03%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 352,167 sh (-5.01%)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 29.80
MSCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. MSCI: 29.80 )
MSCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.69   Max: 49.38
Current: 29.8

13.69
49.38
Forward P/E 23.64
MSCI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 23.64 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.40
MSCI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.10 vs. MSCI: 36.40 )
MSCI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.64   Max: 48.19
Current: 36.4

13.64
48.19
P/B 4.95
MSCI's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. MSCI: 4.95 )
MSCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 18.66
Current: 4.95

2.15
18.66
P/S 7.18
MSCI's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. MSCI: 7.18 )
MSCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.96   Max: 8.34
Current: 7.18

2.96
8.34
PFCF 24.39
MSCI's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 79.50 vs. MSCI: 24.39 )
MSCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.84   Max: 44.35
Current: 24.39

9.84
44.35
POCF 21.07
MSCI's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. MSCI: 21.07 )
MSCI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.24   Max: 39.63
Current: 21.07

8.24
39.63
EV-to-EBIT 21.34
MSCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. MSCI: 21.34 )
MSCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.4   Max: 36.2
Current: 21.34

10.4
36.2
PEG 2.68
MSCI's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 2.68 )
MSCI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 3.4
Current: 2.68

0.75
3.4
Shiller P/E 41.14
MSCI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 41.14 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.34   Max: 41.18
Current: 41.14

21.34
41.18
Current Ratio 1.75
MSCI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MSCI: 1.75 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.75

0.2
2.36
Quick Ratio 1.75
MSCI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 1027 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. MSCI: 1.75 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.36
Current: 1.75

0.2
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 66.15
MSCI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 79.07 vs. MSCI: 66.15 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.99   Max: 356.39
Current: 66.15

58.99
356.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.85
MSCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MSCI: 0.85 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.85

0.31
0.65
Dividend Payout 0.21
MSCI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 0.21 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.46
Current: 0.21

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
MSCI'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. MSCI: 0.90 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.9

0.31
0.65
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
MSCI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. MSCI: 1.50 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -14.6
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.55
MSCI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 1.55 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.55

0.98
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
MSCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MSCI: 1.29 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.46
Current: 1.29

0.65
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.39
MSCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSCI: 3.39 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 3.28
Current: 3.39

0.92
3.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.70
MSCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1051 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MSCI: 4.70 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 9.7
Current: 4.7

2.8
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.20
MSCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. MSCI: 14.20 )
MSCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 53.9
Current: 14.2

3.3
53.9

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:3HM.Germany,
MSCI Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1998. The Company provides investment decision support tools, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance products and services. Its products and services address multiple markets, asset classes and geographies and are sold to a diverse client base, including asset owners, such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, central banks, family offices and insurance companies; institutional and retail asset managers, such as managers of pension assets, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, real estate, hedge funds and private wealth; financial intermediaries, such as banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, custodians and investment consultants; and corporate clients. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had approximately 8,300 clients across 84 countries. It had offices in 34 cities in 22 countries to help serve its diverse client base. The Company consists of two businesses: the Performance and Risk business and the Governance business. The Performance and Risk business provides investment decision support tools, including equity indexes, real estate indexes and benchmarks, portfolio risk and performance analytics, credit analytics and environmental, social and governance products. Its Performance and Risk products are used in many areas of the investment process, including portfolio construction and rebalancing, performance benchmarking and attribution, risk management, regulatory and client reporting, index-linked investment product creation, asset allocation, the assessment of corporate management of ESG risks and opportunities, investment manager selection and investment research. The Companys Governance business provides corporate governance products and services to institutional investors and corporations. Among other things, the Governance business facilitates the voting of proxies by institutional investors and provides in-depth research and analysis to help inform voting decisions and identify issuer-specific risk. The Governance business offers both equity security coverage and fully integrated products and services, including proxy voting; policy creation, application and management; research; vote recommendations; vote execution; post-vote disclosure and reporting; and data and analytical tools. It also provides securities class action monitoring and claims filing services to aid institutional investors in the recovery of funds from securities class action settlements. The Companys registered trademarks include MSCI, Barra, FEA, InvestorForce, IPD and RiskMetrics. Its main competitors include FTSE International, Ltd., Russell Investment Group, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Advanced Portfolio Technologies, Axioma, Inc., Bloomberg Finance L.P., and Barclays Capital. The Company is subject to reporting, disclosure and recordkeeping obligations pursuant to SEC requirements.

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