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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 1.16
MSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. MSI: 1.16 )
MSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.16

0.2
3.56
Equity to Asset 0.26
MSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. MSI: 0.26 )
MSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.26

0.26
0.49
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.34
M-Score: -1.93
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -14.61
MSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. MSI: -14.61 )
MSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.03   Max: 15.21
Current: -14.61

-19.03
15.21
Net-margin (%) 20.13
MSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. MSI: 20.13 )
MSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.08   Max: 22.09
Current: 20.13

-14.08
22.09
ROE (%) 37.20
MSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.25 vs. MSI: 37.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.01   Max: 40.63
Current: 37.2

-34.01
40.63
ROA (%) 11.21
MSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. MSI: 11.21 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.54   Max: 13.72
Current: 11.21

-13.54
13.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -60.85
MSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.27 vs. MSI: -60.85 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -83.24   Max: 154.37
Current: -60.85

-83.24
154.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
MSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MSI: -0.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 20.2
Current: -0.3

-41.2
20.2
» MSI's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,504 sh (New)
Jana Partners 1,888,677 sh (New)
David Dreman 4,425 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,725,315 sh (+156.08%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,226,930 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners 4,624,800 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 415,955 sh (-0.67%)
Louis Moore Bacon 6,185 sh (-2.41%)
Dodge & Cox 68,424 sh (-5.52%)
Leon Cooperman 2,938,976 sh (-6.01%)
George Soros 1,836,840 sh (-20.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 95,821 sh (-75.75%)
Ray Dalio 11,053 sh (-75.92%)
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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%)
Jana Partners 3,251,100 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,226,930 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman 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)
Dodge & Cox 67,996 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,474,776 sh (-0.11%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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

Brian Rogers 750,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 11.70
MSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 94.60 vs. MSI: 11.70 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 58.41
Current: 11.7

5.53
58.41
Forward P/E 14.66
MSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 14.66 )
N/A
P/B 5.30
MSI's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MSI: 5.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.37
Current: 5.3

0.3
6.37
P/S 2.52
MSI's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. MSI: 2.52 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.52

0.13
2.7
EV-to-EBIT -13.46
MSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.41 vs. MSI: -13.46 )
MSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -49.4   Max: 122.7
Current: -13.46

-49.4
122.7
Shiller P/E 20.60
MSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 20.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 1690.77
Current: 20.6

2.42
1690.77
Current Ratio 3.06
MSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. MSI: 3.06 )
MSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 3.06
Current: 3.06

1.18
3.06
Quick Ratio 2.90
MSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MSI: 2.90 )
MSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.9
Current: 2.9

0.86
2.9
Days Inventory 41.97
MSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.12 vs. MSI: 41.97 )
MSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.8   Max: 118.04
Current: 41.97

33.8
118.04
Days Sales Outstanding 79.70
MSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 82.32 vs. MSI: 79.70 )
MSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.29   Max: 156.6
Current: 79.7

42.29
156.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.21
MSI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. MSI: 2.21 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 10.42
Current: 2.21

0.46
10.42
Dividend Payout 0.47
MSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 0.47 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.47

0.09
0.42
Dividend growth (3y) 43.50
MSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. MSI: 43.50 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 43.5
Current: 43.5

0
43.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
MSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
55% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 10.42
Current: 2.2

0.46
10.42
Share Buyback Rate 10.20
MSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. MSI: 10.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.2   Max: -7.5
Current: 10.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.20
MSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. MSI: 6.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 8.75
Current: 6.2

0.88
8.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
MSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 24.32
Current: 2.2

0.2
24.32
Price/Median PS Value 2.60
MSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MSI: 2.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 2.98
Current: 2.6

0.22
2.98
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.80
MSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 1.80 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.33
Current: 1.8

Price/Graham Number 1.60
MSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. MSI: 1.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.61
Current: 1.6

0.8
2.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -7.30
MSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
56% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MSI: -7.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -7.4   Max: 29.9
Current: -7.3

-7.4
29.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.89
MSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. MSI: 19.89 )
MSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.9   Max: 36.2
Current: 19.89

-11.9
36.2

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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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