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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.21
DNB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DNB: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DNB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.27 Max: N/A
Current: 0.21
Equity to Asset -0.60
DNB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DNB: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DNB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.66  Med: -0.32 Max: 0.05
Current: -0.6
-0.66
0.05
Interest Coverage 9.73
DNB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.12 vs. DNB: 9.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DNB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.89  Med: 13.12 Max: 19.82
Current: 9.73
8.89
19.82
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.13
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
9.44%
165.05%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 24.19
DNB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. DNB: 24.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 12.03  Med: 25.06 Max: 27.53
Current: 24.19
12.03
27.53
Net-margin (%) 14.92
DNB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. DNB: 14.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 11.24  Med: 15.32 Max: 18.93
Current: 14.92
11.24
18.93
ROA (%) 13.33
DNB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. DNB: 13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 9.59  Med: 13.68 Max: 19.75
Current: 13.33
9.59
19.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1175.87
DNB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.09 vs. DNB: 1175.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 107.61  Med: 841.21 Max: 1169.85
Current: 1175.87
107.61
1169.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
DNB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DNB: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2  Med: 7.90 Max: 14.5
Current: 8.5
2
14.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
DNB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DNB: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.4  Med: 9.95 Max: 17.9
Current: 7.7
-0.4
17.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.80
DNB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. DNB: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.7  Med: 16.90 Max: 37.9
Current: 14.8
-1.7
37.9
» DNB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

DNB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 863 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,440 sh (+1.87%)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 3,933 sh (-4.72%)
John Rogers 821,894 sh (-6.27%)
Joel Greenblatt 214,137 sh (-30.65%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,894 sh (-69.92%)
Jim Simons 16,300 sh (-92.42%)
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Q3 2014

DNB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 31,500 sh (+93.25%)
John Rogers 825,347 sh (+0.42%)
John Keeley 5,440 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 79,723 sh (-62.77%)
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Q4 2014

DNB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 208,500 sh (+561.90%)
John Rogers 829,097 sh (+0.45%)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 5,340 sh (-1.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 71,992 sh (-9.70%)
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Q1 2015

DNB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 1,600 sh (New)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,440 sh (+1.87%)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 824,326 sh (-0.58%)
Jim Simons 145,800 sh (-30.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,041 sh (-69.38%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.97
DNB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. DNB: 17.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DNB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.07  Med: 15.86 Max: 25.56
Current: 17.97
11.07
25.56
Forward P/E 15.29
DNB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. DNB: 15.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.50
DNB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
58% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. DNB: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DNB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.06  Med: 15.86 Max: 25.66
Current: 18.5
11.06
25.66
P/S 2.69
DNB's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. DNB: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DNB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.75  Med: 2.62 Max: 4.15
Current: 2.69
1.75
4.15
PFCF 17.41
DNB's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. DNB: 17.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DNB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.48  Med: 15.35 Max: 23.99
Current: 17.41
10.48
23.99
POCF 14.36
DNB's POCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. DNB: 14.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DNB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 9.08  Med: 12.62 Max: 23.21
Current: 14.36
9.08
23.21
EV-to-EBIT 14.79
DNB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. DNB: 14.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DNB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.7  Med: 11.60 Max: 16.4
Current: 14.79
7.7
16.4
PEG 3.43
DNB's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. DNB: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DNB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.79 Max: 10.73
Current: 3.43
0.67
10.73
Shiller P/E 19.50
DNB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. DNB: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DNB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.45  Med: 17.41 Max: 34.01
Current: 19.5
11.45
34.01
Current Ratio 0.76
DNB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. DNB: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DNB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.76
0.46
1.07
Quick Ratio 0.76
DNB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. DNB: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DNB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.76
0.46
1.07
Days Sales Outstanding 99.78
DNB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
83% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. DNB: 99.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DNB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 88.91  Med: 98.92 Max: 114.4
Current: 99.78
88.91
114.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.47
DNB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. DNB: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DNB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.47
0.26
2.33
Dividend Payout 0.26
DNB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. DNB: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DNB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.26
0.14
0.41
Dividend growth (3y) 6.90
DNB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. DNB: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11.9
Current: 6.9
0
11.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.89
DNB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. DNB: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.09 Max: 2.99
Current: 1.89
0.33
2.99
Share Buyback Rate 9.20
DNB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. DNB: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DNB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.2  Med: 5.20 Max: 2.6
Current: 9.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.69
DNB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DNB: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DNB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.72 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.69
1
2.8
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.32
DNB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
58% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DNB: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
DNB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
60% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. DNB: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DNB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.03
0.32
1.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.52
DNB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DNB: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DNB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.85
Current: 2.52
0.7
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.92
DNB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. DNB: 6.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 8.60 Max: 12.9
Current: 6.92
6.1
12.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.21
DNB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. DNB: 12.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DNB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7.3  Med: 16.20 Max: 24
Current: 12.21
7.3
24

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Dun & Bradstreet Corp was incorporated in 2000 in the State of Delaware. The Company is the source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling customers to Decide with Confidence. The Company's commercial database contains more than 220 million business records. The database is enhanced by its proprietary DUNSRight Quality Process, which provides its customers with quality business information. The Company provides solution sets that meet a diverse set of customer needs. The Company's strategy relies on four core competitive advantages that support its commitment to driving. These core competitive advantages include Trusted Brand; DUNSRight Quality Process; Team Member Engagement and Financial Flexibility. DUNSRight is the Company's proprietary quality process that powers all of its customer solution sets and serves as its key strategic differentiator as a commercial insight company. To build leadership, it has developed and deployed a consistent, principles-based leadership model throughout the Company. Financial Flexibility is an ongoing process that reallocates its spending from low-growth or low-value activities to activities that would create greater value for shareholders through enhanced revenue growth, improved profitability and/or quality improvements. The Company manage and report its business through three segments namely (which consists of its operations in the United States ('U.S.') and Canada) Asia Pacific (which primarily consists of operations in Australia, Greater China, India and Asia Pacific Worldwide Network) and Europe and other International Markets (which primarily consists of operations in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Latin America and European Worldwide Network). The Company solutions for Customer Data Integration, which are a suite of solutions that cleanse, identify, link and enrich customer information with its DUNSRight Quality Process. The Company's Direct Marketing Lists, which benefit from its DUNSRight Quality Process to enable its customers to create an accurate and marketing campaign. Its customers are banks and other credit and financial institutions, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, government agencies, insurance companies and telecommunication companies, as well as sales, marketing and business development professionals. It owns and controls various intellectual property rights, such as trade secrets, confidential information, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, patents and applications therefore. Certain types of information it gathers, compiles and publishes are subject to regulation by governmental authorities in certain markets in which it operates, particularly in its international markets.
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