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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.84
MSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MSI: 0.84 )
MSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 3.56
Current: 0.84

0.2
3.56
Equity to Asset 0.26
MSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. MSI: 0.26 )
MSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.26

0.22
0.5
Interest Coverage 9.20
MSI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
118% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.56 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.82
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
6.23%
26.21%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.43
MSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. MSI: 12.43 )
MSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19.03   Max: 14.44
Current: 12.43

-19.03
14.44
Net-margin (%) 16.15
MSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. MSI: 16.15 )
MSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.08   Max: 14.12
Current: 16.15

-14.08
14.12
ROE (%) 41.37
MSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. MSI: 41.37 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -34.01   Max: 31.74
Current: 41.37

-34.01
31.74
ROA (%) 12.08
MSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MSI: 12.08 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.54   Max: 13.72
Current: 12.08

-13.54
13.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 65.84
MSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. MSI: 65.84 )
MSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -41.18   Max: 154.37
Current: 65.84

-41.18
154.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.60
MSI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. MSI: 12.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.2   Max: 20.2
Current: 12.6

-41.2
20.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.10
MSI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
128% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. MSI: 15.10 )
MSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.9   Max: 68.8
Current: 15.1

-58.9
68.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 78.00
MSI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
141% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -3.80 vs. MSI: 78.00 )
MSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.7   Max: 78
Current: 78

-13.7
78
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Louis Moore Bacon 6,338 sh (New)
Jim Simons 673,747 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 395,068 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 23,804 sh (+448.61%)
George Soros 2,299,335 sh (+45.45%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,226,930 sh (+3.79%)
Pioneer Investments 418,740 sh (+1.92%)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 3,126,876 sh (-5.34%)
Dodge & Cox 72,424 sh (-7.65%)
Ray Dalio 45,898 sh (-20.11%)
Chase Coleman 1,922,000 sh (-35.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (-98.12%)
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Q2 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jana Partners 1,888,677 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,504 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)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,226,930 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 57,900 sh (unchged)
Jeff Ubben 28,907,623 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 67,996 sh (-0.63%)
Leon Cooperman 2,477,576 sh (-15.7%)
Jim Simons 275,815 sh (-84.01%)
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Q4 2014

MSI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Wallace Weitz 1,016,270 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 15,753 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 (-13.8%)
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jeff Ubben 2014-12-31 Reduce -39.16%4.82%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%17588576
Wallace Weitz 2014-12-31 New Buy1.9%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%1016270
George Soros 2014-12-31 Reduce -41.88%0.46%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%1383022
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -65.85%0.2%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%160800
Brian Rogers 2014-12-31 New Buy0.18%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%750000
Ray Dalio 2014-12-31 New Buy0.01%$58.5 - $67.87 $ 67.946%15753
Leon Cooperman 2014-09-30 Reduce -15.7%0.41%$58.89 - $67.41 $ 67.948%2477576
George Soros 2014-09-30 Add 29.54%0.25%$58.89 - $67.41 $ 67.948%2379455
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 391.34%0.24%$58.89 - $67.41 $ 67.948%470805
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$58.89 - $67.41 $ 67.948%0
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$58.89 - $67.41 $ 67.948%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -20.11%0.3%$62.5 - $67.8 $ 67.943%1836840
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -75.75%0.29%$62.5 - $67.8 $ 67.943%95821
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Reduce -6.01%0.16%$62.5 - $67.8 $ 67.943%2938976
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy0.02%$62.5 - $67.8 $ 67.943%4425
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -75.92%0.02%$62.5 - $67.8 $ 67.943%11053
George Soros 2014-03-31 Add 45.45%0.47%$62.72 - $67.5 $ 67.944%2299335
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.38%$62.72 - $67.5 $ 67.944%395068
PRIMECAP Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -98.12%0.25%$62.72 - $67.5 $ 67.944%57900
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Reduce -5.34%0.17%$62.72 - $67.5 $ 67.944%3126876
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Reduce -20.11%0.01%$62.72 - $67.5 $ 67.944%45898
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.30
MSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.20 vs. MSI: 12.30 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 58.41
Current: 12.3

5.53
58.41
Forward P/E 16.13
MSI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 16.13 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.20
MSI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.10 vs. MSI: 24.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.64   Max: 192.73
Current: 24.2

5.64
192.73
P/B 5.10
MSI's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. MSI: 5.10 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 6.37
Current: 5.1

0.3
6.37
P/S 2.00
MSI's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. MSI: 2.00 )
MSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2.46
Current: 2

0.13
2.46
PFCF 23.60
MSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 246.00 vs. MSI: 23.60 )
MSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.01   Max: 84.5
Current: 23.6

4.01
84.5
POCF 18.07
MSI's POCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.93 vs. MSI: 18.07 )
MSI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 40.09
Current: 18.07

3.88
40.09
EV-to-EBIT 12.81
MSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.45 vs. MSI: 12.81 )
MSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -49.4   Max: 122.7
Current: 12.81

-49.4
122.7
Shiller P/E 95.40
MSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 95.40 )
MSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.43   Max: 1268.08
Current: 95.4

2.43
1268.08
Current Ratio 2.37
MSI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. MSI: 2.37 )
MSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.55
Current: 2.37

1.16
2.55
Quick Ratio 2.26
MSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. MSI: 2.26 )
MSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.37
Current: 2.26

0.81
2.37
Days Inventory 35.44
MSI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
84% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 74.00 vs. MSI: 35.44 )
MSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 33.8   Max: 118.04
Current: 35.44

33.8
118.04
Days Sales Outstanding 47.57
MSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 79.70 vs. MSI: 47.57 )
MSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.29   Max: 156.6
Current: 47.57

42.29
156.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.90
MSI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 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 0.47
MSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
100% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 0.47 )
MSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 4
Current: 0.47

0.06
4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
MSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
50% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 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
98% of the 486 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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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.90
MSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. MSI: 5.90 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 8.75
Current: 5.9

0.88
8.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.20
MSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.72 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 179.53
Current: 2.2

0.2
179.53
Price/Median PS Value 2.20
MSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. MSI: 2.20 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3
Current: 2.2

0.22
3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
MSI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. MSI: 1.10 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.1

0.33
2.25
Price/Graham Number 2.40
MSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. MSI: 2.40 )
MSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 3.09
Current: 2.4

0.66
3.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
MSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MSI: 7.70 )
MSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 29.9
Current: 7.7

0.8
29.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.43
MSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. MSI: 25.43 )
MSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 36.2
Current: 25.43

-11.7
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 Companys 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 Companys 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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