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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 No Debt
MSO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. MSO: No Debt )
MSO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.2   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.52
MSO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. MSO: 0.52 )
MSO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.52

0.48
0.77
Interest Coverage No Debt
MSO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 34.58 vs. MSO: No Debt )
MSO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 12.48   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

12.48
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.66
M-Score: -3.70
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 (%) -6.04
MSO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. MSO: -6.04 )
MSO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -36.86   Max: 15.24
Current: -6.04

-36.86
15.24
Net-margin (%) -3.33
MSO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. MSO: -3.33 )
MSO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -35.68   Max: 7.59
Current: -3.33

-35.68
7.59
ROE (%) -6.82
MSO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. MSO: -6.82 )
MSO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -46.07   Max: 10.76
Current: -6.82

-46.07
10.76
ROA (%) -3.60
MSO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. MSO: -3.60 )
MSO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.29   Max: 7.35
Current: -3.6

-30.29
7.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -94.23
MSO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.16 vs. MSO: -94.23 )
MSO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -423.62   Max: 238.62
Current: -94.23

-423.62
238.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -16.40
MSO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. MSO: -16.40 )
MSO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.4   Max: 18.2
Current: -16.4

-16.4
18.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -45.00
MSO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. MSO: -45.00 )
MSO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 100
Current: -45

0
100
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

MSO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 383,100 sh (+11.85%)
Chuck Royce 1,921,557 sh (+5.78%)
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Q1 2014

MSO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mario Gabelli 14,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 429,510 sh (+12.11%)
Chuck Royce 1,911,557 sh (-0.52%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with MSO

(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
Donald Yacktman 2014-09-30 New Buy$3.6 - $4.86 $ 4.31-2%44000
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 85.71%$3.78 - $4.73 $ 4.310%26000
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 New Buy$3.85 - $5.46 $ 4.31-5%14000
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Sold Out $2.45 - $3.04 $ 4.3156%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Reduce -95.85%0.01%$2.37 - $3.15 $ 4.3159%10503
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Ratios

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history
P/B 4.00
MSO's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. MSO: 4.00 )
MSO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 10.97
Current: 4

0.7
10.97
P/S 1.70
MSO's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. MSO: 1.70 )
MSO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 9.57
Current: 1.7

0.35
9.57
PFCF 20.50
MSO's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 46.40 vs. MSO: 20.50 )
MSO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.66   Max: 443
Current: 20.5

3.66
443
EV-to-EBIT -21.59
MSO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
51% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.07 vs. MSO: -21.59 )
MSO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -395.3   Max: 2382.1
Current: -21.59

-395.3
2382.1
Current Ratio 2.19
MSO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. MSO: 2.19 )
MSO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 3.84
Current: 2.19

1.26
3.84
Quick Ratio 2.18
MSO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. MSO: 2.18 )
MSO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 3.72
Current: 2.18

1.16
3.72

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.60
MSO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. MSO: 21.60 )
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 118.4
Current: 21.6

2.94
118.4
Price/Tangible Book 9.40
MSO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. MSO: 9.40 )
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 16.6
Current: 9.4

1.81
16.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
MSO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. MSO: 1.30 )
MSO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 6.03
Current: 1.3

0.37
6.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.60
MSO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. MSO: -4.60 )
MSO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 22.4
Current: -4.6

-4.6
22.4

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