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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.47
MSCI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. MSCI: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSCI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.57 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.47
Equity to Asset 0.17
MSCI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. MSCI: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSCI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.11  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.17
-0.11
0.76
Interest Coverage 4.92
MSCI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
81% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.91 vs. MSCI: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSCI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 7.07 Max: 236.64
Current: 4.92
4.02
236.64
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.31
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
8.16%
18.60%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 41.53
MSCI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. MSCI: 41.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSCI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.81  Med: 34.61 Max: 41.53
Current: 41.53
26.81
41.53
Net-margin (%) 22.29
MSCI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 745 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. MSCI: 22.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSCI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 21.37 Max: 28.51
Current: 22.29
13.9
28.51
ROE (%) 33.85
MSCI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. MSCI: 33.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSCI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.03  Med: 15.34 Max: 33.85
Current: 33.85
9.03
33.85
ROA (%) 8.16
MSCI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. MSCI: 8.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSCI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 7.17 Max: 9.44
Current: 8.16
4.36
9.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 482.36
MSCI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.34 vs. MSCI: 482.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSCI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.49  Med: 458.74 Max: 886.87
Current: 482.36
55.49
886.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.40
MSCI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. MSCI: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 10.75 Max: 50.4
Current: 13.4
5
50.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.20
MSCI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MSCI: 11.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.15 Max: 98.6
Current: 11.2
0
98.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
MSCI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MSCI: 16.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSCI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.5  Med: 17.4 Max: 37.4
Current: 16.6
-5.5
37.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

MSCI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

RS Investment Management 5,239 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,780 sh (+29.17%)
Chuck Royce 8,700 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 137,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,545,937 sh (-0.15%)
Jeff Ubben 6,327,311 sh (-32.03%)
Jim Simons 163,100 sh (-59.27%)
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Q1 2016

MSCI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 16,293 sh (+10.24%)
Ron Baron 2,545,937 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 137,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Ubben 4,060,900 sh (-35.82%)
Chuck Royce 4,300 sh (-50.57%)
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Q2 2016

MSCI Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 166,421 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 45,940 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 4,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 137,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,538,237 sh (-0.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,777 sh (-39.99%)
Jeff Ubben 1,300,900 sh (-67.97%)
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Q3 2016

MSCI Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Tom Gayner 137,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,538,237 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 6,936 sh (-29.06%)
Jim Simons 85,821 sh (-48.43%)
Chuck Royce 2,150 sh (-50.00%)
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7389
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Traded in other countries:3HM.Germany,
MSCI Inc provides investment decision support tools, including indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance products and services from brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics and IPD.

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. 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 Company's 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 Company's 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, 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 32.57
MSCI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. MSCI: 32.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSCI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.69  Med: 27.63 Max: 48.78
Current: 32.57
13.69
48.78
Forward P/E 23.04
MSCI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. MSCI: 23.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.44
MSCI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.33 vs. MSCI: 32.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSCI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.64  Med: 30.07 Max: 48.78
Current: 32.44
13.64
48.78
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 25.61
MSCI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
67% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. MSCI: 25.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MSCI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.63  Med: 23.6 Max: 69.63
Current: 25.61
10.63
69.63
P/B 14.14
MSCI's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MSCI: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSCI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.15  Med: 4.4 Max: 18.66
Current: 14.14
2.15
18.66
P/S 7.30
MSCI's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MSCI: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSCI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 5.87 Max: 8.29
Current: 7.3
2.96
8.29
PFCF 24.84
MSCI's PFCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.38 vs. MSCI: 24.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSCI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 23.26 Max: 45.85
Current: 24.84
9.82
45.85
POCF 21.59
MSCI's POCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. MSCI: 21.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSCI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.23  Med: 20.09 Max: 45.74
Current: 21.59
8.23
45.74
EV-to-EBIT 17.93
MSCI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. MSCI: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSCI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 18.5 Max: 32.8
Current: 17.93
10.3
32.8
EV-to-EBITDA 15.33
MSCI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. MSCI: 15.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSCI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 15.3 Max: 27.6
Current: 15.33
8.2
27.6
PEG 3.06
MSCI's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. MSCI: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
MSCI' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.11 Max: 5.95
Current: 3.06
0.76
5.95
Shiller P/E 50.36
MSCI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.44 vs. MSCI: 50.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSCI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.7  Med: 46.83 Max: 55.57
Current: 50.36
34.7
55.57
Current Ratio 2.44
MSCI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. MSCI: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSCI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.62
Current: 2.44
0.2
2.62
Quick Ratio 2.44
MSCI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. MSCI: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSCI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.46 Max: 2.62
Current: 2.44
0.2
2.62
Days Sales Outstanding 76.12
MSCI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 58.29 vs. MSCI: 76.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSCI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 63.6  Med: 71.65 Max: 81.3
Current: 76.12
63.6
81.3
Days Payable 1.80
MSCI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
95% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 37.78 vs. MSCI: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSCI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 3.43 Max: 5.78
Current: 1.8
0.21
5.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.95
MSCI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
89% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. MSCI: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSCI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.95
0.31
1.3
Dividend Payout 0.28
MSCI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MSCI: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSCI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.28
0.11
0.38
Forward Dividend Yield 1.36
MSCI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. MSCI: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.96
MSCI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. MSCI: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSCI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.96
0.31
1.3
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.60
MSCI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. MSCI: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MSCI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.1  Med: -5.35 Max: 5.6
Current: 5.6
-21.1
5.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.94
MSCI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MSCI: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSCI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.59 Max: 2.61
Current: 1.94
0.98
2.61
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.87
MSCI's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
54% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. MSCI: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
MSCI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. MSCI: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSCI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.37
Current: 1.25
0.62
1.37
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.57
MSCI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. MSCI: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MSCI' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.02 Max: 5
Current: 3.57
0.97
5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.60
MSCI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 731 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. MSCI: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSCI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 5.4 Max: 9.7
Current: 5.6
3
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.16
MSCI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. MSCI: 12.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSCI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 16.3 Max: 53.9
Current: 12.16
10.2
53.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,131
EPS (TTM) $ 2.53
Beta0.87
Short Percentage of Float2.34%
52-Week Range $62.17 - 90.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)94.12

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,145 1,245 1,379
EPS ($) 2.96 3.53 4.38
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.96 3.53 4.38
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
19.53%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.98 1.16 1.29

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