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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.35
MORN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. MORN: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
MORN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: No Debt Max: 12009.86
Current: 1.35
1.22
12009.86
Equity-to-Asset 0.53
MORN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. MORN: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
MORN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.67 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.53
0.3
0.75
Interest Coverage 104.31
MORN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. MORN: 104.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
MORN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 104.31  Med: 406.01 Max: No Debt
Current: 104.31
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.29
Beneish M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
7.21%
22.05%
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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 20.45
MORN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. MORN: 20.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
MORN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.89  Med: 23.53 Max: 27.69
Current: 20.45
13.89
27.69
Net Margin % 18.42
MORN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
90% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. MORN: 18.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
MORN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.3  Med: 16.9 Max: 20.16
Current: 18.42
10.3
20.16
ROE % 22.46
MORN's ROE % is ranked higher than
83% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. MORN: 22.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
MORN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.65  Med: 15.57 Max: 24.09
Current: 22.46
11.65
24.09
ROA % 12.84
MORN's ROA % is ranked higher than
87% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. MORN: 12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
MORN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.67  Med: 10.84 Max: 13.53
Current: 12.84
7.67
13.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 148.38
MORN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
84% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. MORN: 148.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
MORN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 102.88  Med: 206.17 Max: 670.46
Current: 148.38
102.88
670.46
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.10
MORN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
62% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. MORN: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
MORN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 12.15 Max: 28.2
Current: 7.1
6.6
28.2
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 13.80
MORN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. MORN: 13.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
MORN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.1  Med: 11.9 Max: 66.8
Current: 13.8
-61.1
66.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 11.80
MORN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. MORN: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
MORN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.5  Med: 11.8 Max: 93.9
Current: 11.8
-25.5
93.9
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 523930    SIC: 6282
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Traded in other countries:MRS.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Morningstar Inc is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers products and services for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual investors.

Morningstar is a provider of independent investment research to financial advisers, asset managers, and investors. The company focuses its operations on two core sectors: data and research. It offers data on investments such as mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, and variable annuities. Further, the company tracks real-time market data of equity, derivative, and currency exchanges and other investments. In its research operation, Morningstar offers analyst research on passive and active mutual funds, alternative funds, and college saving plans. Morningstar's largest share of revenue is generated in the United States of America.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 22.66
MORN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. MORN: 22.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
MORN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.84  Med: 30.54 Max: 57.7
Current: 22.66
14.84
57.7
PE Ratio without NRI 22.66
MORN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
50% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.98 vs. MORN: 22.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
MORN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.84  Med: 30.73 Max: 57.7
Current: 22.66
14.84
57.7
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 15.07
MORN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
67% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.01 vs. MORN: 15.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
MORN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.95  Med: 23.28 Max: 36.75
Current: 15.07
8.95
36.75
PB Ratio 4.69
MORN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. MORN: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
MORN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.42  Med: 4.6 Max: 10.05
Current: 4.69
2.42
10.05
PS Ratio 4.16
MORN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. MORN: 4.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
MORN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.73  Med: 4.81 Max: 9.6
Current: 4.16
2.73
9.6
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.45
MORN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
56% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. MORN: 18.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
MORN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.96  Med: 24.45 Max: 44.61
Current: 18.45
12.96
44.61
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.72
MORN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. MORN: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
MORN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.02  Med: 20.17 Max: 37.85
Current: 13.72
9.02
37.85
EV-to-EBIT 15.30
MORN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
56% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. MORN: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
MORN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 18.2 Max: 35.8
Current: 15.3
7.5
35.8
EV-to-EBITDA 11.33
MORN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
55% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. MORN: 11.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
MORN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 14.05 Max: 29.9
Current: 11.33
6.4
29.9
PEG Ratio 1.77
MORN's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. MORN: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
MORN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 3.1 Max: 8.49
Current: 1.77
0.18
8.49
Shiller PE Ratio 33.22
MORN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.39 vs. MORN: 33.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
MORN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.81  Med: 40.04 Max: 54.99
Current: 33.22
30.81
54.99
Current Ratio 1.62
MORN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. MORN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
MORN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.7 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.62
1.09
2.44
Quick Ratio 1.62
MORN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. MORN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
MORN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.7 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.62
1.09
2.44
Days Sales Outstanding 63.65
MORN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. MORN: 63.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
MORN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.66  Med: 65.27 Max: 72.88
Current: 63.65
59.66
72.88

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.15
MORN's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. MORN: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
MORN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.73 Max: 1.29
Current: 1.15
0.08
1.29
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.26
MORN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. MORN: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
MORN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.26
0.03
0.4
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 17.80
MORN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. MORN: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
MORN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 121.7
Current: 17.8
0
121.7
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.18
MORN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
84% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. MORN: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.84
MORN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
64% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. MORN: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
MORN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 2.44 Max: 4.31
Current: 3.84
0.27
4.31
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
MORN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. MORN: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
MORN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: 0.05 Max: 4
Current: 1.5
-5.3
4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 74.34
MORN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
98% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. MORN: 74.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
MORN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.13  Med: 12.9 Max: 167.95
Current: 74.34
6.13
167.95
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.62
MORN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. MORN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
MORN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.62
1.22
2.11
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.62
MORN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
59% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. MORN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.87
MORN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. MORN: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
MORN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.79
Current: 0.87
0.71
1.79
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.82
MORN's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. MORN: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
MORN' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.88 Max: 7.37
Current: 1.82
0.71
7.37
Price-to-Graham-Number 8.66
MORN's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
95% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. MORN: 8.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
MORN' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.27 Max: 12.14
Current: 8.66
2.2
12.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.55
MORN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. MORN: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
MORN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 5.5 Max: 13.3
Current: 6.55
2.8
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 16.36
MORN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
66% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. MORN: 16.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
MORN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.3 Max: 88.5
Current: 16.36
2.1
88.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $816.00
EPS (TTM) $ 3.48
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float1.75%
52-Week Range $67.74 - 85.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)42.93

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 858 895
EPS ($) 2.64 2.84
EPS without NRI ($) 2.64 2.84
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
12.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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