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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.45
MSI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
77% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. MSI: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.45
0.26
3.56
Equity to Asset -0.01
MSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. MSI: -0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.49
Current: -0.01
-0.01
0.49
Interest Coverage 5.43
MSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 25.08 vs. MSI: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.46  Med: 6.84 Max: 12.21
Current: 5.43
3.46
12.21
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
3.46%
32.78%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 17.44
MSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. MSI: 17.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.11  Med: 9.70 Max: 17.45
Current: 17.44
-17.11
17.45
Net-margin (%) 10.71
MSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. MSI: 10.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.08  Med: 9.63 Max: 22.09
Current: 10.71
-14.08
22.09
ROE (%) 49.01
MSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. MSI: 49.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.01  Med: 17.59 Max: 46.41
Current: 49.01
-34.01
46.41
ROA (%) 6.71
MSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. MSI: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.54  Med: 6.18 Max: 11.66
Current: 6.71
-13.54
11.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 103.00
MSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. MSI: 103.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.91  Med: 49.87 Max: 141.63
Current: 103
-83.91
141.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.20
MSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. MSI: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.2  Med: -1.60 Max: 20.2
Current: 10.2
-41.2
20.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.40
MSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. MSI: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.9  Med: 1.60 Max: 53.2
Current: 17.4
-58.9
53.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.10
MSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. MSI: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.7  Med: 12.10 Max: 68.6
Current: 12.1
-13.7
68.6
» MSI's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-05)


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

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Guru Trades

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)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 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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Q3 2015

MSI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Wallace Weitz 1,092,813 sh (+3.17%)
Jeff Ubben 17,588,576 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Leon Cooperman 2,622,376 sh (-0.87%)
Dodge & Cox 66,596 sh (-1.19%)
George Soros 764,859 sh (-19.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,654 sh (-85.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,773 sh (-99.41%)
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Q4 2015

MSI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jerome Dodson 400,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 72,232 sh (+966.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,712 sh (+93.83%)
Jeff Ubben 17,588,576 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 66,596 sh (unchged)
Wallace Weitz 837,746 sh (-23.34%)
Leon Cooperman 1,904,121 sh (-27.39%)
George Soros 510,224 sh (-33.29%)
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Q1 2016

MSI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jerome Dodson 300,000 sh (-25.00%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.67
MSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.08 vs. MSI: 23.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
MSI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.53  Med: 15.94 Max: 58.41
Current: 23.67
5.53
58.41
Forward P/E 14.62
MSI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.44 vs. MSI: 14.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.58
MSI's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.99 vs. MSI: 22.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
MSI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.64  Med: 22.06 Max: 192.71
Current: 22.58
5.64
192.71
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 16.21
MSI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. MSI: 16.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
MSI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.32  Med: 12.70 Max: 184.76
Current: 16.21
5.32
184.76
P/S 2.69
MSI's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MSI: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.12 Max: 3.61
Current: 2.69
0.13
3.61
PFCF 18.27
MSI's PFCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.41 vs. MSI: 18.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
MSI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.21  Med: 21.41 Max: 85.48
Current: 18.27
4.21
85.48
POCF 15.12
MSI's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. MSI: 15.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
MSI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.95  Med: 17.63 Max: 72190
Current: 15.12
3.95
72190
EV-to-EBIT 13.93
MSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. MSI: 13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -146.6  Med: 9.10 Max: 479.6
Current: 13.93
-146.6
479.6
EV-to-EBITDA 12.27
MSI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. MSI: 12.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MSI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.6  Med: 8.50 Max: 46.2
Current: 12.27
-26.6
46.2
Shiller P/E 39.93
MSI's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 28.59 vs. MSI: 39.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
MSI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.04  Med: 33.19 Max: 407.78
Current: 39.93
8.04
407.78
Current Ratio 2.09
MSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. MSI: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.92 Max: 3.06
Current: 2.09
1.18
3.06
Quick Ratio 1.95
MSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. MSI: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.9
Current: 1.95
0.86
2.9
Days Inventory 42.19
MSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.72 vs. MSI: 42.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.8  Med: 48.23 Max: 118.04
Current: 42.19
33.8
118.04
Days Sales Outstanding 87.29
MSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.66 vs. MSI: 87.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.29  Med: 81.64 Max: 156.6
Current: 87.29
42.29
156.6
Days Payable 80.09
MSI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
68% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.52 vs. MSI: 80.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
MSI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.5  Med: 64.73 Max: 236.17
Current: 80.09
53.5
236.17

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.01
MSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MSI: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
MSI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.85 Max: 10.42
Current: 2.01
0.46
10.42
Dividend Payout 0.45
MSI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MSI: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
MSI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.45
0.09
0.45
Dividend Growth (3y) 14.20
MSI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSI: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
MSI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 43.5
Current: 14.2
0
43.5
Forward Dividend Yield 2.21
MSI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
55% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. MSI: 2.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.01
MSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
58% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. MSI: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
MSI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1.85 Max: 10.42
Current: 2.01
0.46
10.42
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 12.10
MSI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MSI: 12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MSI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.5  Med: -1.20 Max: 12.1
Current: 12.1
-7.5
12.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 3.87
MSI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. MSI: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.17 Max: 24
Current: 3.87
0.2
24
Price/Median PS Value 2.42
MSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. MSI: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.58
Current: 2.42
0.18
2.58
Price/Graham Number 4.92
MSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. MSI: 4.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
MSI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.1
Current: 4.92
0.81
3.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.14
MSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MSI: 7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 7.50 Max: 36.4
Current: 7.14
0.2
36.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -17.28
MSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. MSI: -17.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
MSI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.2  Med: 6.30 Max: 36.2
Current: -17.28
-8.2
36.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $5695
EPS $ 3.14
Beta0.23
Short Percentage of Float2.53%
52-Week Range $56.40 - 76.83
Shares Outstanding(Mil)174.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 5,969 6,159 6,321
EPS($) 4.67 5.08 4.74
EPS without NRI($) 4.67 5.08 4.74

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:MSI.Argentina, MTLA.Germany, MSI.Mexico,
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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