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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 0.17
DNB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. DNB: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DNB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.27 Max: N/A
Current: 0.17
Equity to Asset -0.56
DNB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DNB: -0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DNB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.66  Med: -0.32 Max: 0.05
Current: -0.56
-0.66
0.05
Interest Coverage 12.67
DNB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.02 vs. DNB: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DNB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.89  Med: 10.84 Max: 19.82
Current: 12.67
8.89
19.82
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.91
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
9.45%
112.35%
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 (%) 21.73
DNB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. DNB: 21.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DNB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.16  Med: 26.13 Max: 27.53
Current: 21.73
24.16
27.53
Net-margin (%) 10.68
DNB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. DNB: 10.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DNB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 16.62 Max: 18.93
Current: 10.68
14.8
18.93
ROA (%) 9.21
DNB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. DNB: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DNB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.32  Med: 15.04 Max: 19.75
Current: 9.21
13.32
19.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1247.11
DNB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.08 vs. DNB: 1247.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 786.58  Med: 898.27 Max: 1169.85
Current: 1247.11
786.58
1169.85
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
DNB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. DNB: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
55% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. DNB: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
68% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. DNB: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DNB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: 16.95 Max: 37.9
Current: 14.8
-1.7
37.9
» DNB's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

DNB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 10,500 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 252,000 sh (New)
John Keeley 5,765 sh (+5.97%)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Rogers 810,801 sh (-1.64%)
Jim Simons 121,200 sh (-16.87%)
John Hussman 40,000 sh (-20.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,937 sh (-59.45%)
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Q3 2015

DNB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 6,600 sh (New)
John Keeley 6,040 sh (+4.77%)
John Rogers 832,071 sh (+2.62%)
Dodge & Cox 5,425 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Chuck Royce 10,200 sh (-2.86%)
Columbia Wanger 242,000 sh (-3.97%)
Jim Simons 94,500 sh (-22.03%)
Joel Greenblatt 4,872 sh (-45.49%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
DNB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.82 vs. DNB: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DNB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.07  Med: 15.95 Max: 25.56
Current: 18.7
11.07
25.56
Forward P/E 11.82
DNB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. DNB: 11.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.50
DNB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. DNB: 15.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DNB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 15.92 Max: 25.66
Current: 15.5
11.06
25.66
P/S 1.99
DNB's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. DNB: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DNB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.75  Med: 2.57 Max: 4.15
Current: 1.99
1.75
4.15
PFCF 12.89
DNB's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.96 vs. DNB: 12.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DNB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.48  Med: 15.08 Max: 23.99
Current: 12.89
10.48
23.99
POCF 10.43
DNB's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.11 vs. DNB: 10.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DNB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.08  Med: 12.46 Max: 23.21
Current: 10.43
9.08
23.21
EV-to-EBIT 14.10
DNB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 814 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.92 vs. DNB: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DNB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.5  Med: 12.00 Max: 18
Current: 14.1
8.5
18
EV-to-EBITDA 11.78
DNB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
55% of the 865 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. DNB: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DNB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 10.50 Max: 15.2
Current: 11.78
7.6
15.2
PEG 2.87
DNB's PEG is ranked lower than
71% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. DNB: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DNB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.73 Max: 7.99
Current: 2.87
0.68
7.99
Shiller P/E 15.78
DNB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.78 vs. DNB: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DNB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.91  Med: 18.71 Max: 23.19
Current: 15.78
13.91
23.19
Current Ratio 0.89
DNB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. DNB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DNB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.89
0.46
1.07
Quick Ratio 0.89
DNB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DNB: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DNB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.89
0.46
1.07
Days Sales Outstanding 81.06
DNB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.94 vs. DNB: 81.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DNB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 96.16  Med: 103.52 Max: 114.4
Current: 81.06
96.16
114.4
Days Payable 24.88
DNB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.20 vs. DNB: 24.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DNB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.55  Med: 27.01 Max: 47.84
Current: 24.88
20.55
47.84

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.97
DNB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DNB: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DNB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.63 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.97
0.26
2.33
Dividend Payout 0.29
DNB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. DNB: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DNB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.29
0.14
0.41
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.90
DNB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 254 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 Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11.9
Current: 6.9
0
11.9
Forward Dividend Yield 1.97
DNB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 635 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. DNB: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.53
DNB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. DNB: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DNB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 2.09 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.53
0.33
2.99
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 9.20
DNB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. DNB: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DNB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 5.20 Max: 9.2
Current: 9.2
2.6
9.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.34
DNB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. DNB: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DNB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.80 Max: 3.12
Current: 2.34
1
3.12
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.10
DNB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
69% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. DNB: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
DNB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 866 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DNB: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DNB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.78
0.32
1.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.91
DNB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. DNB: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DNB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.52 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.91
0.73
3.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.10
DNB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. DNB: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 8.30 Max: 11.7
Current: 7.1
5.6
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.09
DNB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.89 vs. DNB: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DNB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.7  Med: 16.10 Max: 23.5
Current: 12.09
7.7
23.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1721
EPS $ 5.04
Beta1.45
Short Percentage of Float3.35%
52-Week Range $91.70 - 137.25
Shares Outstanding(Mil)36.13

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,741 1,818
EPS($) 7.45 7.96
EPS without NRI($) 7.45 7.96

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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