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Moody's Corporation: Not A Good Time To Invest

Apr. 26, 2023 11:38 PM ETMoody's Corporation (MCO)2 Comments
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  • Updated outlook for ’23, and trading at high multiples was why I decided to look into the company’s financials and growth prospects.
  • Moody’s Analytics segment is what has been offsetting some loss of revenue from MIS, but it is nowhere near enough to justify the multiple.
  • The balance sheet isn’t bad, but it is also not helping the company’s bullish sentiment.
  • With reasonable growth assumptions, the model suggests that the company is due for quite a correction as there are no indications of accelerated growth in the near term.

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Investment Thesis

With Q1 results out, in which the management updated its EPS guidance for the full year ’23 to the upside, I wanted to take a look at Moody's Corporation's (NYSE:MCO) financials and growth potential, to see

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Comments (2)

PackMan profile picture
Observation: This company has lost its way because of top management arrogance and they have ticked off many companies with woke nonsense like pushing ESG. Zero interest in owning this.
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what other investments are better than MCO?
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