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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.51
TW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. TW: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.51
Equity to Asset 0.54
TW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. TW: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.26  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.54
-0.26
0.57
Interest Coverage 64.86
TW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.21 vs. TW: 64.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 21.9  Med: 75.37 Max: 9999.99
Current: 64.86
21.9
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.83
M-Score: -2.75
WACC vs ROIC
11.23%
15.42%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.15
TW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. TW: 16.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.13  Med: 10.96 Max: 16.15
Current: 16.15
4.13
16.15
Net-margin (%) 10.56
TW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. TW: 10.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.97  Med: 7.21 Max: 10.56
Current: 10.56
2.97
10.56
ROE (%) 12.77
TW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. TW: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.55  Med: 16.19 Max: 58.05
Current: 12.77
8.55
58.05
ROA (%) 7.12
TW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. TW: 7.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.89  Med: 8.58 Max: 12.31
Current: 7.12
3.89
12.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 128.84
TW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.67 vs. TW: 128.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 57.34  Med: 98.97 Max: 155.47
Current: 128.84
57.34
155.47
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
TW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. TW: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 5.55 Max: 20.9
Current: 3.4
-0.8
20.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
TW's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. TW: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.8  Med: 13.75 Max: 30
Current: 11.9
-3.8
30
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.30
TW's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. TW: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 17.55 Max: 34.5
Current: 15.3
-9.2
34.5
» TW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

TW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 8,384 sh (New)
Jim Simons 305,400 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 80,000 sh (+56.86%)
Joel Greenblatt 646,405 sh (+52.36%)
Ron Baron 389,602 sh (+38.35%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,817 sh (+28.46%)
John Rogers 315,059 sh (+0.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,149,838 sh (+0.03%)
Pioneer Investments 208,094 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

TW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 256,336 sh (+23.18%)
John Rogers 352,140 sh (+11.77%)
Robert Olstein 84,000 sh (+5.00%)
Chuck Royce 1,152,838 sh (+0.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ron Baron 379,672 sh (-2.55%)
Joel Greenblatt 382,168 sh (-40.88%)
Jim Simons 118,700 sh (-61.13%)
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Q1 2015

TW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 1,635 sh (New)
Ron Baron 634,836 sh (+67.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 384,444 sh (+0.60%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 254,085 sh (-0.88%)
Chuck Royce 1,112,606 sh (-3.49%)
Robert Olstein 64,000 sh (-23.81%)
John Rogers 245,214 sh (-30.36%)
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Q2 2015

TW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 389,095 sh (+53.14%)
Ron Baron 688,235 sh (+8.41%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Rogers 244,601 sh (-0.25%)
Joel Greenblatt 380,773 sh (-0.95%)
Chuck Royce 786,371 sh (-29.32%)
Robert Olstein 31,836 sh (-50.26%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Towers Watson & Co

Baron Funds Comments on Towers Watson & Co. - Aug 19, 2015

Towers Watson & Co. (NASDAQ:TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. We believe the company is poised to leverage its breadth of relationships in benefits and health care consulting to become a leading player in private health care exchanges in the U.S. Our research suggests that private health care exchanges are poised for explosive growth, and are projected to represent a $12 billion annual market by 2018-19.





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Baron Funds Comments on Towers Watson & Co.
Towers Watson & Co. (NASDAQ:TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. We believe the company is poised to leverage its breadth of relationships in benefits and health care consulting to become a leading player in private health care exchanges in the U.S. Our research suggests that private health care exchanges are poised for explosive growth, and are projected to represent a $12 billion annual market by 2018-19. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.28
TW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. TW: 22.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.14  Med: 18.30 Max: 29.43
Current: 22.28
10.14
29.43
Forward P/E 18.83
TW's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. TW: 18.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.60
TW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. TW: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.13  Med: 18.50 Max: 29.4
Current: 22.6
10.13
29.4
P/B 2.89
TW's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TW: 2.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.45  Med: 2.37 Max: 3.85
Current: 2.89
1.45
3.85
P/S 2.35
TW's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TW: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.71
Current: 2.35
0.91
2.71
PFCF 19.40
TW's PFCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. TW: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.4  Med: 20.60 Max: 278.62
Current: 19.4
8.4
278.62
POCF 14.87
TW's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. TW: 14.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.33  Med: 12.79 Max: 165.87
Current: 14.87
6.33
165.87
EV-to-EBIT 13.31
TW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. TW: 13.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 11.90 Max: 20.4
Current: 13.31
6.3
20.4
PEG 1.31
TW's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. TW: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.84 Max: 47.16
Current: 1.31
0.43
47.16
Shiller P/E 30.27
TW's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. TW: 30.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.8  Med: 21.50 Max: 36.19
Current: 30.27
13.8
36.19
Current Ratio 1.62
TW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. TW: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.62
1.09
2.86
Quick Ratio 1.62
TW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. TW: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.62
1.09
2.86
Days Sales Outstanding 48.02
TW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.63 vs. TW: 48.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 48.02  Med: 68.66 Max: 87.12
Current: 48.02
48.02
87.12

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.50
TW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
94% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. TW: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.5
0.1
1.2
Dividend Payout 0.11
TW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. TW: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.11 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.11
0.05
0.19
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
TW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. TW: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
TW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 58.7
Current: 14.5
0
58.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.88
TW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. TW: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 1.07 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.88
0.18
2.11
Share Buyback Rate 1.20
TW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. TW: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -4.95 Max: -19.2
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.47
TW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TW: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TW' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.32 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.47
0.69
1.76
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.46
TW's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
53% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. TW: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.81
TW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. TW: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.81
0.74
1.86
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.26
TW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. TW: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.40 Max: 3.6
Current: 1.26
0.47
3.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.51
TW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. TW: 7.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 8.40 Max: 16
Current: 7.51
4.9
16
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.71
TW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. TW: 21.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 5  Med: 14.85 Max: 31.2
Current: 21.71
5
31.2

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 3,776 4,137
EPS($) 6.49 7.21
EPS without NRI($) 6.49 7.21

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:TW6.Germany,
Towers Watson & Co was formed on January 1, 2010, from the merger of Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc., & Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. The Company is a professional services company that helps organizations improves performance through effective people, risk and financial management. It offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, risk and capital management and healthcare exchanges for both retirees and active employees. The Company offers its clients with services through four business segments; Benefits; Risk and Financial Services; Talent and Rewards; and Exchange Solutions. The Benefits segment provides benefits consulting and administration services through four lines of business; Retirement; Health and Group Benefits; Technology and Administration Solutions; and International Consulting. Retirement supports organizations worldwide in designing, managing, administering and communicating retirement plans. Health and Group Benefits provides advice on the strategy, design, financing, delivery, ongoing plan management and communication of health and group benefit programs. Technology and Administration Solutions line deliver cost-effective benefit outsourcing solutions. The International Consulting Group provides expertise in dealing with international human capital management and related benefits and compensation advice. The Risk and Financial Services segment has two lines of business; Risk Consulting and Software; and Investment. The Risk Consulting and Software provides risk consulting and financial modeling software solutions primarily to the insurance industry. Investment provides consulting and solutions focused on investment strategy, risk assessment, asset allocation, manager selection and investment execution to institutional investors including pension plans. The Talent and Rewards segment has three lines of business Executive Compensation; Rewards, Talent and Communication; and Data, Surveys and Technology. The Rewards, Talent and Communication provides services including designing and implementing pay and other human resource programs and processes that influence employees' behavior, engagement and performance. The Data, Surveys and Technology enhances workforce management programs through reward administration and talent management technology, compensation benchmarking, employee opinion surveys, and human resource (HR) function metrics. The Exchange Solutions segment includes two lines of business; Retiree & Access Exchanges; and Liazon. Its OneExchange Retiree solution operates private Medicare insurance exchange in the U.S. Its retiree solution enables employers to transition their retirees to individual, defined contribution health plans at an annual cost that the employer controls - versus group-based, defined benefit health plans. Its Clients includes approximately 92% of the Fortune Global 500 companies and 84% of the Fortune 1000. It also provides advice to insurance
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on Towers Watson & Co. Aug 19 2015 
Industry Acknowledges Consumer Confusion About Health Savings and Reimbursement Accounts Jul 29 2015 
Basel I. Awad May 01 2015 
Joel Greenblatt Interview With Wealthtrack Nov 15 2014 
Investors Continued to Move Away from Equities to New Investment Opportunities Jul 15 2014 
John Rogers Comments on Towers Watson Jul 25 2013 
John Rogers' Ariel Appreciation Fund Second Quarter 2013 Commentary Jul 25 2013 
Towers Watson & Co: Fundamental Stock Research Analysis Jan 08 2013 
Ken Fisher’s 5 Recommendations Jul 07 2011 
21st Century Insurance Group (TW) CEO and Chair of the Board John J Haley sells 9,085 Shares Oct 04 2010 

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