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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.31
MSI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. MSI: 1.31 )
MSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.31

0.2
3.56
Equity to Asset 0.31
MSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. MSI: 0.31 )
MSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.31

0.26
0.52
Interest Coverage 9.20
MSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 123.29 vs. MSI: 9.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 19.67
Current: 9.2

2.15
19.67
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.87
M-Score: -2.47
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.97
MSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. MSI: 13.97 )
MSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.03   Max: 14.44
Current: 13.97

-19.03
14.44
Net-margin (%) 12.64
MSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. MSI: 12.64 )
MSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.08   Max: 14.12
Current: 12.64

-14.08
14.12
ROE (%) 30.04
MSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. MSI: 30.04 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -44.64   Max: 30.04
Current: 30.04

-44.64
30.04
ROA (%) 9.27
MSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. MSI: 9.27 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.23   Max: 12.79
Current: 9.27

-15.23
12.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 87.60
MSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. MSI: 87.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -97.91   Max: 147.93
Current: 87.6

-97.91
147.93
Revenue Growth (%) 12.60
MSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MSI: 12.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 20.2
Current: 12.6

-41.2
20.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.10
MSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. MSI: 15.10 )
MSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.9   Max: 68.8
Current: 15.1

-58.9
68.8
EPS Growth (%) 78.00
MSI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. MSI: 78.00 )
MSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 78
Current: 78

-13.7
78
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

MSI Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Andreas Halvorsen 1,721,400 sh (New)
Chris Davis 54,296 sh (New)
Jim Simons 78,715 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 23,649 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 2,900,000 sh (+93.33%)
Leon Cooperman 2,076,000 sh (+0.74%)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Glenn Greenberg Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 450,234 sh (-0.87%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,052,508 sh (-2.93%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 800,890 sh (-6.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,478 sh (-20.53%)
Dodge & Cox 79,838 sh (-26.58%)
RS Investment Management 1,484,310 sh (-27.72%)
George Soros 1,688,690 sh (-34.5%)
Steven Cohen 158,603 sh (-76.14%)
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Q2 2013

MSI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 20,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 118,649 sh (+401.71%)
Leon Cooperman 3,308,800 sh (+59.38%)
George Soros 1,935,801 sh (+14.63%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 910,890 sh (+13.73%)
Chase Coleman 3,000,000 sh (+3.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,086,808 sh (+1.12%)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 79,838 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Chris Davis Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 423,201 sh (-6%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,824 sh (-6.76%)
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Q3 2013

MSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Glenn Greenberg 668,470 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,118 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,182,130 sh (+29.78%)
Chase Coleman 3,750,000 sh (+25%)
Leon Cooperman 3,661,701 sh (+10.67%)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 79,838 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,086,301 sh (-0.02%)
George Soros 1,918,552 sh (-0.89%)
Pioneer Investments 417,802 sh (-1.28%)
Ray Dalio 31,110 sh (-73.78%)
» More
Q4 2013

MSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 57,448 sh (+84.66%)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,182,130 sh (unchged)
Glenn Greenberg Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 3,074,401 sh (-0.39%)
Pioneer Investments 410,860 sh (-1.66%)
Dodge & Cox 78,424 sh (-1.77%)
Leon Cooperman 3,303,301 sh (-9.79%)
George Soros 1,580,835 sh (-17.6%)
Chase Coleman 2,986,721 sh (-20.35%)
Steven Cohen 4,339 sh (-69.27%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSI

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Glenn Greenberg 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.8%$59.39 - $67.33 $ 63.15-1%0
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Reduce -9.79%0.32%$59.39 - $67.33 $ 63.15-1%3303301
George Soros 2013-12-31 Reduce -17.6%0.21%$59.39 - $67.33 $ 63.15-1%1580835
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Add 84.66%0.01%$59.39 - $67.33 $ 63.15-1%57448
Glenn Greenberg 2013-09-30 New Buy1.8%$54.01 - $60.39 $ 63.1510%668470
Leon Cooperman 2013-09-30 Add 10.67%0.32%$54.01 - $60.39 $ 63.1510%3661701
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.06%$54.01 - $60.39 $ 63.1510%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 29.78%0.05%$54.01 - $60.39 $ 63.1510%1182130
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Reduce -73.78%0.04%$54.01 - $60.39 $ 63.1510%31110
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Add 59.38%1.08%$55.5 - $64.69 $ 63.158%3308800
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 14.63%0.15%$55.5 - $64.69 $ 63.158%1935801
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Add 401.71%0.05%$55.5 - $64.69 $ 63.158%118649
Glenn Greenberg 2013-03-31 Sold Out 7.5%$55.68 - $64.03 $ 63.155%0
George Soros 2013-03-31 Reduce -34.5%0.59%$55.68 - $64.03 $ 63.155%1688690
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -20.53%0.02%$55.68 - $64.03 $ 63.155%24478
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$55.68 - $64.03 $ 63.155%23649
Dodge & Cox 2013-03-31 Reduce -26.58%$55.68 - $64.03 $ 63.155%79838
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 15.40
MSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. MSI: 15.40 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 58.41
Current: 15.4

5.53
58.41
P/B 4.40
MSI's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. MSI: 4.40 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.37
Current: 4.4

0.3
6.37
P/S 2.00
MSI's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. MSI: 2.00 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.11
Current: 2

0.13
2.11
PFCF 21.60
MSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 332 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 21.59 vs. MSI: 21.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 84.5
Current: 21.6

4.01
84.5
EV-to-EBIT 12.80
MSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. MSI: 12.80 )
MSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 122.7
Current: 12.8

3.3
122.7
PEG 0.30
MSI's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. MSI: 0.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.3

0
2.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
MSI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
57% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. MSI: 1.90 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 10.42
Current: 1.9

0.46
10.42
Dividend Payout 0.28
MSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
67% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. MSI: 0.28 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.28

0.09
0.42
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
MSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
56% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. MSI: 1.90 )
MSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 10.42
Current: 1.9

0.46
10.42
Share Buyback Rate 7.20
MSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. MSI: 7.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2   Max: -9.5
Current: 7.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.60
MSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MSI: 7.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 8.75
Current: 7.6

0.88
8.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
MSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MSI: 2.10 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 24.32
Current: 2.1

0.2
24.32
Price/Median PS Value 2.30
MSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSI: 2.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 2.46
Current: 2.3

0.23
2.46
Price/Graham Number 2.20
MSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.92
Current: 2.2

0.75
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.80
MSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. MSI: 7.80 )
MSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 29.9
Current: 7.8

0.8
29.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 2.20
MSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.6   Max: 15.5
Current: 2.2

-16.6
15.5

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:MTLA.Germany
Motorola Solutions Inc. is an 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 strong patent portfolio. The Company reports financial results for two operating segments namely Government and Enterprise. The Government segment designs, manufactures, sells, and provides services around voice and data communications systems, devices, security products and applications. These products and services are sold to a wide range of customers, including government, public safety and first responder agencies as well as commercial customers who operate private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Enterprise segment designs, manufactures, sells and provides services around WLAN infrastructure, rugged and enterprise-grade advanced data capture and mobile computing devices, security products and applications. These are sold to a wide range of enterprise customers, including those in retail and hospitality, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, energy and utilities, education and healthcare. The Company's enterprise customers are continuously looking to improve their operational efficiency as well as to increase their sales through superior customer service. The markets in which it operates are highly competitive. The Company's products and services are sold to a diverse set of 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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