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MSCI earnings: expect 5% revenue growth

11:42 am ET, 02 May 2019

MSCI Inc (MSCI) is announcing earnings on May 02, before market opening. Wondering what revenue and earnings will look like?

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $370M, which implies 5% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $1.41. If this materializes, EPS will grow 8% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, MSCI Inc (MSCI) returned +16.24%.

How is the stock valued?

MSCI Inc (MSCI) forward P/E ratio is 31.13, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

What do analysts say about the stock?

MSCI Inc (MSCI) average analyst price target is -15.97% below its current price ($225.38).

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MSCI Inc (MSCI) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:37 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for MSCI stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MSCI quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on MSCI stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "MSCI". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "MSCI news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell MSCI Inc (MSCI)? Interested in getting the full scoop on MSCI, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this MSCI stock guide, we'll address key questions about MSCI, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are MSCI earnings?
2. What is MSCI dividend?
3. What is MSCI dividend yield?
4. What is MSCI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. MSCI buy or sell? What is MSCI Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy MSCI? Why should I buy MSCI stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell MSCI? Why should I sell MSCI stock?
8. What are MSCI key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are MSCI earnings?

MSCI trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $6.14.

2. What is MSCI dividend?

MSCI forward dividend is $3.12.

3. What is MSCI dividend yield?

MSCI forward dividend yield is 0.84%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is MSCI stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on MSCI analyst price targets, MSCI stock forecast is $413.38 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MSCI stock is $413.38. The prediction is based on 10 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MSCI is $360.00, while the high price target is $511.00.

MSCI analyst rating is Hold.

Analysis

5. MSCI buy or sell? What is MSCI Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:57}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell MSCI, resulting in Finny Score of 57.

6. What are the reasons to buy MSCI? Why should I buy MSCI stock?

Here are the reasons to buy MSCI stock:

  • MSCI's subscription-based business model, combined with 90%-plus client retention rates, provides meaningful revenue and cash flow visibility.
  • Secular trends toward lower-cost, passive investment strategies represent long-term upside for an established global index provider like MSCI.
  • Enhanced data analytics and performance and risk tools are becoming increasingly important throughout the institutional investment ecosystem, which can translate into cross-selling opportunities for MSCI.
  • MSCI quarterly revenue growth was 6.20%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.74% and 1.27%, respectively). See MSCI revenue growth chart.
  • MSCI profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.19 percentage points. See MSCI profitability chart.
  • MSCI average analyst price target ($413.38) is above its current price ($340.36). See MSCI price target chart.
  • MSCI cash to debt ratio is 0.39, higher than the average industry (0.18) and sector (0.18) cash to debt ratio. See MSCI cash to debt chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell MSCI? Why should I sell MSCI stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell MSCI stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • MSCI derives a portion (roughly 18%) of its revenue from fees based on assets under management, exposing the company's top line to the fluctuations in global equity markets.
  • MSCI competes against entrenched players in the portfolio analytics and risk management market, which makes material share gains difficult. If competitors turn irrational, profitability may suffer.
  • MSCI's financial performance would be significantly affected if BlackRock, its biggest customer at 10% of revenue, were to follow Vanguard and de-emphasize or drop MSCI as its index provider.
  • MSCI forward P/E ratio is 45.93, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See MSCI forward P/E ratio chart.
  • MSCI Price/Sales ratio is 19.41, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MSCI forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • MSCI Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 20.51, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MSCI Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

8. What are MSCI key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for MSCI:

Metrics MSCI
Price $340.81
Average Price Target / Upside $414.00 / 21.48%
Average Analyst Rating Hold
Forward Dividend Yield 0.87%
Industry Capital Markets
Sector Financial Services
Number of Employees 3,112
Market Cap $30.03B
Forward P/E Ratio 43.63
Price/Book Ratio 18.45
Revenue (TTM) $1.63B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 6.20%
Profit Margin 32.14%

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