Last $56.78 USD
Change Today -0.54 / -0.94%
Volume 507.4K
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msci inc (MSCI) Snapshot

Open
$57.22
Previous Close
$57.32
Day High
$57.34
Day Low
$56.65
52 Week High
02/23/15 - $58.12
52 Week Low
04/30/14 - $40.26
Market Cap
6.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
470.7K
EPS TTM
$1.75
Shares Outstanding
112.4M
EX-Date
02/18/15
P/E TM
32.5x
Dividend
$0.72
Dividend Yield
0.63%
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msci inc (MSCI) Details

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment decision support tools worldwide. Its tools include indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and multi-asset class market risk analytics products and services. The company also offers analytical tools, data, and real estate benchmarks, as well as environmental, social, and governance research (ESG) products and services. Its products are used in various investment processes, including portfolio construction and rebalancing, performance benchmarking and attribution, risk management, regulatory and client reporting, index-linked investment product creation, asset allocation, investment research and assessment of social responsibility, assessment of corporate management, environmental stewardship, the effects of climate change, and corporate governance on investments marketed under the MSCI, MSCI ESG Research, IPD, RiskMetrics, Barra, InvestorForce, and FEA brands. MSCI Inc. sells its products and services to asset owners, such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, central banks, family offices, and insurance companies; institutional and retail asset managers, including managers of pension assets, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, real estate, hedge funds, and private wealth; and financial intermediaries comprising banks, broker-dealers, exchanges, custodians, and investment consultants. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

2,926 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
Founded in 1998

msci inc (MSCI) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Global Head of Product Group
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

msci inc (MSCI) Key Developments

MSCI Inc. Hires Tim Bradbury as Vice President of ETF Client Coverage in Australia

MSCI Inc. has hired Tim Bradbury as Vice President of ETF Client Coverage in Australia. Based in Sydney, he reports to Michael Anderson, Executive Director and Head of Client Coverage in Australia and New Zealand. In this new role, Mr. Bradbury will be responsible for driving visibility, awareness and usage of the MSCI indexes within the fast growing ETF market in Australia, with a special focus on retail distribution networks and SMSFs. Before joining MSCI, Mr. Bradbury was Managing Director at ETF Consulting and ETF Portfolio Solutions, which he founded in 2010.

MSCI Inc. Announces the Launch of MSCI Barra Peer Analytics

MSCI Inc. announced the launch of MSCI Barra Peer Analytics, a new tool to provide a factor-based analysis of mutual funds. This new offering will deliver holdings-based insight into investment strategies and performance of 6,500 of the US mutual funds over 5 years, offering an unprecedented factor-based analysis of individual funds. MSCI Barra Peer Analytics generates deep factor analysis of any mutual fund using MSCI Barra Portfolio Manager and any MSCI Barra Equity Model, including the recently introduced US Equity Model Suite which includes Systematic Equity Strategies (SES). SES, when represented as factors in risk models, allow investment managers to better understand and monitor the sources of risk and return in equity portfolios while capturing volatility and correlation among stocks consistent with the portfolio's investment horizon be it short, medium or long-term.

MSCI Inc. Declares Cash Dividend for First Quarter 2015, Payable on March 13, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for Full-Year 2015

The board of directors of MSCI Inc. declared a cash dividend of $0.18 per share for first quarter 2015. The first quarter 2015 dividend is payable on March 13, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on February 20, 2015. Teh company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported operating revenues of $251,105,000 against $236,864,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $85,094,000 against $83,647,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $44,340,000 or $0.39 per diluted common share against $47,257,000 or $0.39 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $43,269,000 or $0.38 per diluted common share against $40,875,000 or $0.34 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes was $70,728,000 compared to $76,994,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $104,305,000 compared to $100,434,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $55,531,000 or $0.49 earnings per share compared to $47,765,000 or $0.40 earnings per share a year ago. Cash flow from operations for fourth quarter 2014 was $104.1 million compared to $95.1 million in fourth quarter 2013. Capital expenditures for fourth quarter 2014 were $8.6 million, compared to $20.8 million in fourth quarter 2013. For the year, the company reported operating revenues of $996,680,000 against $913,364,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $337,166,000 against $340,331,000 for the same period a year ago. Net income was $284,113,000 or $2.43 per diluted common share against $222,557,000 or $1.83 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $198,942,000 or $1.70 per diluted common share against $199,910,000 or $1.64 diluted common share for the same period a year ago. Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes was $308,338,000 compared to $312,828,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $408,754,000 compared to $405,148,000 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $233,667,000 or 2.00 earnings per share compared to $229,201,000 or $1.89 earnings per share a year ago. For full-year 2014, cash flow from operations was $305.7 million, compared to $321.2 million in the prior year. For full-year 2014, capital expenditures were $50.9 million, versus $43.5 million for full-year 2013. Total debt as of December 31, 2014 was $800 million and net debt, defined as total debt less cash and cash equivalents, was $291.2 million. The company provided full-Year 2015 guidance. For Full-year 2015, cash flow from operations is expected to be in the range of $275 million to $325 million. Full-year 2015 capital expenditures, including software capitalization, are expected to be in the range of $55 million to $65 million. The effective tax rate for full-year 2015 is expected to be in the range of 35% to 36%. Full-year 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Expenses, defined as operating expenses, less depreciation and amortization and one-time and non-recurring expenses, are expected to be in the range of $620 million to $640 million.

 

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