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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 No Debt
MSO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. MSO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
MSO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.62
MSO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MSO: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
MSO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.62
0.48
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
MSO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 141.94 vs. MSO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MSO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.48  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
12.48
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.98
M-Score: -2.49
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.36
MSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. MSO: -6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -36.86  Med: -2.61 Max: 15.24
Current: -6.36
-36.86
15.24
Net-margin (%) -4.01
MSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. MSO: -4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.68  Med: -3.56 Max: 7.59
Current: -4.01
-35.68
7.59
ROE (%) -7.45
MSO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. MSO: -7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -46.07  Med: -7.03 Max: 10.76
Current: -7.45
-46.07
10.76
ROA (%) -3.99
MSO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. MSO: -3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.29  Med: -4.00 Max: 7.35
Current: -3.99
-30.29
7.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -179.98
MSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. MSO: -179.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -423.62  Med: -26.12 Max: 238.62
Current: -179.98
-423.62
238.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -14.30
MSO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. MSO: -14.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.4  Med: -8.15 Max: 18.2
Current: -14.3
-16.4
18.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -38.70
MSO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. MSO: -38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -65.6  Med: 6.25 Max: 113.6
Current: -38.7
-65.6
113.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -31.50
MSO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. MSO: -31.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -18.50 Max: 100
Current: -31.5
0
100
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

MSO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 26,000 sh (+85.71%)
Jim Simons 450,405 sh (+4.86%)
Chuck Royce 1,971,557 sh (+3.14%)
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Q3 2014

MSO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Donald Yacktman 44,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 476,783 sh (+5.86%)
Chuck Royce 2,035,779 sh (+3.26%)
Mario Gabelli 26,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

MSO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Donald Yacktman 55,000 sh (+25.00%)
Chuck Royce 2,051,375 sh (+0.77%)
Chuck Royce 2,051,375 sh (+0.77%)
Mario Gabelli 26,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 433,124 sh (-9.16%)
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Q1 2015

MSO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 587,100 sh (+35.55%)
Mario Gabelli 27,000 sh (+3.85%)
Chuck Royce 2,069,627 sh (+0.89%)
Donald Yacktman 55,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 19.12
MSO's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. MSO: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 5.44
MSO's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. MSO: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
MSO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 2.69 Max: 10.97
Current: 5.44
0.7
10.97
P/S 2.87
MSO's P/S is ranked lower than
83% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. MSO: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
MSO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.33 Max: 9.57
Current: 2.87
0.35
9.57
EV-to-EBIT -38.66
MSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
201% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. MSO: -38.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MSO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -395.3  Med: -11.85 Max: 2382.1
Current: -38.66
-395.3
2382.1
Current Ratio 2.58
MSO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. MSO: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MSO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.25 Max: 3.84
Current: 2.58
1.26
3.84
Quick Ratio 2.58
MSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. MSO: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MSO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16  Med: 2.19 Max: 3.72
Current: 2.58
1.16
3.72
Days Inventory 7.44
MSO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. MSO: 7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
MSO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 9.02  Med: 18.04 Max: 26.15
Current: 7.44
9.02
26.15
Days Sales Outstanding 35.09
MSO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. MSO: 35.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MSO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.76  Med: 70.32 Max: 104.86
Current: 35.09
46.76
104.86

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 30.05
MSO's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
84% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. MSO: 30.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.14  Med: 18.40 Max: 132
Current: 30.05
4.14
132
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.72
MSO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. MSO: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.38  Med: 11.05 Max: 40.52
Current: 13.72
2.38
40.52
Price/Tangible Book 11.27
MSO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. MSO: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 5.78 Max: 16.6
Current: 11.27
1.81
16.6
Price/Projected FCF 25.24
MSO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. MSO: 25.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 6.57 Max: 52.14
Current: 25.24
1.81
52.14
Price/Median PS Value 2.16
MSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. MSO: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.32 Max: 6.03
Current: 2.16
0.37
6.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.60
MSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. MSO: -2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
MSO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.00 Max: 22.4
Current: -2.6
0.1
22.4

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