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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.92
MSI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. MSI: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.87 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.92
0.2
3.56
Equity to Asset 0.20
MSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. MSI: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.2
0.2
0.5
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.44
M-Score: -2.34
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -15.01
MSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. MSI: -15.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.03  Med: 6.02 Max: 15.21
Current: -15.01
-19.03
15.21
Net-margin (%) 9.64
MSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. MSI: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.08  Med: 4.05 Max: 22.09
Current: 9.64
-14.08
22.09
ROE (%) 20.16
MSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. MSI: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.01  Med: 7.46 Max: 40.63
Current: 20.16
-34.01
40.63
ROA (%) 5.31
MSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. MSI: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.54  Med: 3.18 Max: 13.72
Current: 5.31
-13.54
13.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -57.23
MSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. MSI: -57.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -83.91  Med: 15.98 Max: 154.37
Current: -57.23
-83.91
154.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
MSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. MSI: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.2  Med: -3.10 Max: 20.2
Current: -0.3
-41.2
20.2
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 470,805 sh (+391.34%)
Jana Partners 3,083,794 sh (+63.28%)
George Soros 2,379,455 sh (+29.54%)
First Eagle Investment 1,226,930 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners 3,251,100 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 67,996 sh (-0.63%)
Leon Cooperman 2,477,576 sh (-15.70%)
Jim Simons 275,815 sh (-84.01%)
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Q4 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 15,753 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 1,016,270 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 750,000 sh (New)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 67,996 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,474,776 sh (-0.11%)
First Eagle Investment 1,057,570 sh (-13.80%)
Jeff Ubben 17,588,576 sh (-39.16%)
George Soros 1,383,022 sh (-41.88%)
Jim Simons 115,115 sh (-58.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 160,800 sh (-65.85%)
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Q1 2015

MSI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Eric Mindich 1,510,479 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 41,655 sh (New)
Jim Simons 593,415 sh (+415.50%)
George Soros 2,537,929 sh (+83.51%)
Leon Cooperman 2,708,376 sh (+9.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 250,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 17,588,576 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 750,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,057,570 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 67,396 sh (-0.88%)
Wallace Weitz 827,724 sh (-18.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 3,964 sh (-97.53%)
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Q2 2015

MSI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 1,144,990 sh (+28784.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 64,735 sh (+55.41%)
Jim Simons 825,715 sh (+39.15%)
Wallace Weitz 1,059,244 sh (+27.97%)
Jeff Ubben 17,588,576 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 67,396 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,645,476 sh (-2.32%)
First Eagle Investment 867,915 sh (-17.93%)
Eric Mindich 985,671 sh (-34.74%)
George Soros 951,609 sh (-62.50%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.72
MSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.20 vs. MSI: 26.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53  Med: 15.29 Max: 58.41
Current: 26.72
5.53
58.41
Forward P/E 16.23
MSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. MSI: 16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 7.54
MSI's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. MSI: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.89 Max: 7.54
Current: 7.54
0.3
7.54
P/S 2.53
MSI's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. MSI: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.96
Current: 2.53
0.13
2.96
Shiller P/E 20.20
MSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
56% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.46 vs. MSI: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.41  Med: 21.89 Max: 1449.23
Current: 20.2
2.41
1449.23
Current Ratio 2.86
MSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. MSI: 2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.87 Max: 3.06
Current: 2.86
1.16
3.06
Quick Ratio 2.67
MSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MSI: 2.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.9
Current: 2.67
0.81
2.9
Days Inventory 41.81
MSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.24 vs. MSI: 41.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.8  Med: 56.07 Max: 118.04
Current: 41.81
33.8
118.04
Days Sales Outstanding 71.19
MSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.78 vs. MSI: 71.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.29  Med: 59.38 Max: 156.6
Current: 71.19
42.29
156.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.08
MSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. MSI: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.80 Max: 10.42
Current: 2.08
0.46
10.42
Dividend Payout 0.47
MSI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. MSI: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.29 Max: 4
Current: 0.47
0.06
4
Dividend growth (3y) 43.50
MSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
89% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MSI: 43.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 43.5
Current: 43.5
0
43.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.08
MSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MSI: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.80 Max: 10.42
Current: 2.08
0.46
10.42
Share Buyback Rate 10.20
MSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. MSI: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
MSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.2  Med: -1.40 Max: -9.5
Current: 10.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 10.23
MSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. MSI: 10.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.68 Max: 14.27
Current: 10.23
0.88
14.27
Price/Projected FCF 1.86
MSI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 254 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MSI: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.75 Max: 179.53
Current: 1.86
0.2
179.53
Price/Median PS Value 2.75
MSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. MSI: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.81 Max: 3.13
Current: 2.75
0.21
3.13
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.27
MSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
685% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MSI: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.56 Max: 2.25
Current: 2.27
0.33
2.25
Price/Graham Number 3.51
MSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MSI: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.55 Max: 3.49
Current: 3.51
0.66
3.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -5.95
MSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSI: -5.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6.15  Med: 8.30 Max: 29.9
Current: -5.95
-6.15
29.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.62
MSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.08 vs. MSI: 18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -11.9  Med: 5.40 Max: 36.2
Current: 18.62
-11.9
36.2

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 5,712 5,974 6,206 6,423
EPS($) 3.46 4.01 3.80 4.65
EPS without NRI($) 3.46 4.01 3.80 4.65

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:MSI.Mexico, MSI.Argentina, MTLA.Germany,
Motorola Solutions Inc is a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware as the successor to an Illinois corporation organized in 1928. The Company is a provider of mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software and services. Its communication products and services help government and enterprise customers improve their operations through increased effectiveness and efficiency of their mobile workforces. The Company's customers benefit from its footprint and thought leadership. The Company is positioned for success with sales in more than 100 countries, an industry leadership position, an unmatched portfolio of products and services and a patent portfolio. The Company reports financial results for two operating segments namely Products and Services. The Products segment offers portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software. The primary customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers who operate private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Services segment provides offerings for government, public safety and commercial communication networks. The Service segment has following product lines: Integration services, Managed services, Smart Public Safety Solutions and iDEN services. The Company's products and services are sold to customers, including government and public safety agencies and militaries, as well as retail, utility, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, healthcare and other commercial customers.
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