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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.67
MSCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MSCI: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.61 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67
Equity to Asset 0.50
MSCI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
51% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. MSCI: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.5
-0.11
0.76
Interest Coverage 10.60
MSCI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.12 vs. MSCI: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.02  Med: 11.78 Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.6
4.02
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.38
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
6.39%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 33.97
MSCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. MSCI: 33.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.1  Med: 33.83 Max: 37.26
Current: 33.97
18.1
37.26
Net-margin (%) 24.27
MSCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. MSCI: 24.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.69  Med: 19.32 Max: 28.51
Current: 24.27
11.69
28.51
ROE (%) 16.47
MSCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. MSCI: 16.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.03  Med: 14.89 Max: 113.88
Current: 16.47
9.03
113.88
ROA (%) 8.31
MSCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. MSCI: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.36  Med: 7.23 Max: 33.88
Current: 8.31
4.36
33.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 264.82
MSCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.09 vs. MSCI: 264.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 55.49  Med: 458.74 Max: 886.87
Current: 264.82
55.49
886.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.00
MSCI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MSCI: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 5  Med: 10.20 Max: 50.3
Current: 5
5
50.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
MSCI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. MSCI: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 7.00 Max: 97.5
Current: 2.4
0
97.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
MSCI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. MSCI: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.5  Med: 23.30 Max: 37.4
Current: 6.2
-5.5
37.4
» MSCI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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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)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 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%)
Jeff Ubben 9,308,960 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron 2,550,607 sh (-0.05%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 370,727 sh (-86.10%)
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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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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.19
MSCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
69% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. MSCI: 29.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.69  Med: 24.83 Max: 49.38
Current: 29.19
13.69
49.38
Forward P/E 23.09
MSCI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. MSCI: 23.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.60
MSCI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
76% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. MSCI: 36.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.64  Med: 27.07 Max: 48.19
Current: 36.6
13.64
48.19
P/B 4.80
MSCI's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. MSCI: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSCI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 3.83 Max: 18.66
Current: 4.8
2.15
18.66
P/S 7.02
MSCI's P/S is ranked lower than
88% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. MSCI: 7.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSCI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.96  Med: 5.56 Max: 8.34
Current: 7.02
2.96
8.34
PFCF 23.88
MSCI's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. MSCI: 23.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSCI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.84  Med: 21.06 Max: 44.35
Current: 23.88
9.84
44.35
POCF 20.60
MSCI's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. MSCI: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSCI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.24  Med: 18.41 Max: 39.63
Current: 20.6
8.24
39.63
EV-to-EBIT 21.13
MSCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. MSCI: 21.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSCI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.4  Med: 17.10 Max: 36.2
Current: 21.13
10.4
36.2
PEG 2.69
MSCI's PEG is ranked lower than
59% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. MSCI: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSCI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.17 Max: 3.41
Current: 2.69
0.75
3.41
Shiller P/E 40.32
MSCI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. MSCI: 40.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.34  Med: 31.84 Max: 41.4
Current: 40.32
21.34
41.4
Current Ratio 1.75
MSCI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MSCI: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.75
0.2
2.36
Quick Ratio 1.75
MSCI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MSCI: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.36
Current: 1.75
0.2
2.36
Days Sales Outstanding 66.15
MSCI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
59% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. MSCI: 66.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 58.99  Med: 73.15 Max: 356.39
Current: 66.15
58.99
356.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.87
MSCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. MSCI: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.87
0.31
0.65
Dividend Payout 0.21
MSCI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MSCI: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.21
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.87
MSCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. MSCI: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.87
0.31
0.65
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
MSCI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. MSCI: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -6.40 Max: -14.6
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.52
MSCI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. MSCI: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.52
0.98
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
MSCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MSCI: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.46
Current: 1.26
0.65
1.46
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.32
MSCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. MSCI: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.36 Max: 3.28
Current: 3.32
0.92
3.28
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.82
MSCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. MSCI: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 5.80 Max: 9.7
Current: 4.82
2.8
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.18
MSCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. MSCI: 14.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSCI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 23.10 Max: 53.9
Current: 14.18
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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