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MSCI Continues to See Healthy Trends in Subscriptions, Market Downturn Weighing on Asset-Based Fees

Rajiv Bhatia, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Rajiv Bhatia, CFA |

Wide-moat-rated MSCI posted a decent start to 2022, though operating results were a bit below consensus expectations. MSCI generated revenue of $560 million during the quarter, which compares with the FactSet consensus of $562 million. On this revenue, MSCI generated $319 million of adjusted EBITDA, 1% below the FactSet consensus, and this resulted in an adjusted EBITDA margin of 56.9%. Overall, there was little in its first-quarter financial results that would alter our long-term view of the firm, and we will maintain our fair value estimate of $375.

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MSCI Inc's Company Profile

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MSCI describes its mission as enabling investors to build better portfolios for a better world. MSCI’s largest and most profitable segment is its index segment, where it provides benchmarking to asset managers and asset owners. In addition, it boasts over $1 trillion in ETF assets linked to MSCI indexes. The MSCI analytics segment provides portfolio management and risk management analytics software to asset managers and asset owners. MSCI’s all other segment was broken out into ESG and climate and private assets segments in 2021. In ESG and climate, MSCI provides ESG data to the investment industry. In the private assets side, MSCI provides real restate reporting, market data, benchmarking, and analytics to investors and real estate managers.

250 Greenwich Street, 49th Floor, 7 World Trade Center
New York, NY, 10007
T +1 212 804-3900
Sector Financial Services
Industry Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 4,361

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