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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 0.06
EFX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EFX: 0.06 )
EFX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.06

0.03
0.31
Equity to Asset 0.50
EFX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 990 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. EFX: 0.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.5

0.12
0.52
Interest Coverage 8.71
EFX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. EFX: 8.71 )
EFX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.31   Max: 16.27
Current: 8.71

5.31
16.27
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.12
M-Score: -2.62
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 (%) 26.54
EFX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. EFX: 26.54 )
EFX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 15.06   Max: 32.18
Current: 26.54

15.06
32.18
Net-margin (%) 14.34
EFX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. EFX: 14.34 )
EFX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 8.46   Max: 19.17
Current: 14.34

8.46
19.17
ROE (%) 14.87
EFX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.51 vs. EFX: 14.87 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.73   Max: 76.64
Current: 14.87

13.73
76.64
ROA (%) 7.38
EFX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. EFX: 7.38 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 15.71
Current: 7.38

6.7
15.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 164.04
EFX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.44 vs. EFX: 164.04 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 123.2   Max: 267.24
Current: 164.04

123.2
267.24
Revenue Growth (%) 8.20
EFX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. EFX: 8.20 )
EFX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 16.1
Current: 8.2

-12.6
16.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.50
EFX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. EFX: 10.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 16.8
Current: 10.5

-7.2
16.8
EPS Growth (%) 13.10
EFX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. EFX: 13.10 )
EFX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 30
Current: 13.1

-15.4
30
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

EFX Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 132,903 sh (+310.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,517 sh (+172.68%)
Jim Simons 708,795 sh (+133.24%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Robert Olstein 127,000 sh (-2.31%)
Ken Fisher 227,218 sh (-4.35%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,801 sh (-9.16%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (-62.07%)
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Q4 2013

EFX Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 751,295 sh (+6%)
Jeremy Grantham 4,949 sh (+3.08%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ken Fisher 222,943 sh (-1.88%)
Robert Olstein 124,000 sh (-2.36%)
Steven Cohen 31,318 sh (-76.44%)
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Q1 2014

EFX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 26,324 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 275,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,774,040 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 3,763 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 75,854 sh (+1432.71%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 212,733 sh (-4.58%)
Robert Olstein 98,000 sh (-20.97%)
Jim Simons 517,800 sh (-31.08%)
Steven Cohen 17,801 sh (-43.16%)
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Q2 2014

EFX Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 138,756 sh (+82.93%)
Ken Fisher 232,235 sh (+9.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,885,660 sh (+4.02%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Robert Olstein 95,000 sh (-3.06%)
Jim Simons 403,500 sh (-22.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with EFX

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$65.04 - $73.25 $ 72.884%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $65.04 - $73.25 $ 72.884%0
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -20.97%0.25%$67.45 - $72.81 $ 72.884%98000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$67.45 - $72.81 $ 72.884%26324
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$67.45 - $72.81 $ 72.884%3763
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$58.98 - $69.35 $ 72.8812%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 172.68%0.05%$59.03 - $65.43 $ 72.8818%42517
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $59.03 - $65.43 $ 72.8818%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -29.63%0.15%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 72.8821%170800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 72.8821%15592
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 24.99%0.01%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 72.8821%237543
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$56.21 - $63.81 $ 72.8821%3900
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.95%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 72.8829%0
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -32.4%0.25%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 72.8829%242700
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 72.8829%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 72.8829%0
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Add 21.73%0.01%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 72.8829%190053
Robert Olstein 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.05%0.27%$47.43 - $54.93 $ 72.8842%120000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -59.28%0.04%$47.43 - $54.93 $ 72.8842%8736
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 72.8855%21455
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 72.8855%141130
Donald Yacktman 2012-09-30 Reduce -57.56%0.01%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 72.8855%21600
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$42.98 - $47.62 $ 72.8861%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 92.63%0.02%$38.42 - $44.54 $ 72.8887%11691
Robert Olstein 2011-12-31 Reduce -22%0.36%$29.56 - $39.13 $ 72.88106%195000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.24%0.02%$29.56 - $39.13 $ 72.88106%6069
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -70.5%0.12%$28.79 - $35.64 $ 72.88126%10155
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.03%$28.79 - $35.64 $ 72.88127%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.90
EFX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.30 vs. EFX: 26.90 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 29.5
Current: 26.9

9.96
29.5
P/B 3.70
EFX's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. EFX: 3.70 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 10.01
Current: 3.7

1.86
10.01
P/S 3.85
EFX's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. EFX: 3.85 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 4.22
Current: 3.85

1.39
4.22
PFCF 18.27
EFX's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.50 vs. EFX: 18.27 )
EFX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 20.02
Current: 18.27

7.31
20.02
EV-to-EBIT 16.65
EFX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. EFX: 16.65 )
EFX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 18.8
Current: 16.65

8.2
18.8
PEG 2.80
EFX's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EFX: 2.80 )
EFX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 18.92
Current: 2.8

1.13
18.92
Shiller P/E 30.80
EFX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 219.86 vs. EFX: 30.80 )
EFX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 33.7
Current: 30.8

10.31
33.7
Current Ratio 0.73
EFX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. EFX: 0.73 )
EFX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.73

0.58
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.73
EFX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. EFX: 0.73 )
EFX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.73

0.58
1.86

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.33
EFX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 683 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. EFX: 1.33 )
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.33

0.3
2.12
Dividend Payout 0.35
EFX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. EFX: 0.35 )
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.35

0.05
0.57
Dividend growth (3y) 46.50
EFX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
96% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. EFX: 46.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -40   Max: 65.1
Current: 46.5

-40
65.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.48
EFX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. EFX: 11.48 )
EFX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 18.72
Current: 11.48

2.65
18.72
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
EFX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. EFX: 0.70 )
EFX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -0.8
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.45
EFX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EFX: 1.45 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.45

0.6
2.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
EFX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EFX: 1.35 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.35

0.26
1.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.93
EFX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EFX: 2.93 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 6.54
Current: 2.93

0.64
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
EFX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EFX: 6.00 )
EFX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 12.2
Current: 6

5.3
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.44
EFX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 791 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.42 vs. EFX: 12.44 )
EFX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.9   Max: 19.5
Current: 12.44

-0.9
19.5

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Equifax Inc. was originally incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia in 1913 and its predecessor company dates back to 1899. Equifax is a global provider of information solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company has a group of clients and customers, including financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals. Equifax's products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial, public record, demographic and marketing data. The Company uses proprietary analytical tools to analyze this data to create customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for businesses. Equifax helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and to make more informed financial decisions. Additionally, it is a provider of payroll-related and human resources business process outsourcing services in the United States of America, or U.S. Equifax currently operates in three global regions: North America, Europe and Latin America. It also maintains support operations in Costa Rica and the Republic of Ireland. The Company is organized and report its business results in five operating segments, as follows: U.S. Consumer Information Solutions - provides consumer information solutions to businesses in the U.S. including online credit data and credit decision technology solutions, mortgage reporting and settlement solutions, consumer credit-based marketing services and direct marketing services based on demographic and other consumer information; International - includes its Canada Consumer, Europe and Latin America business units. The International operating segment includes the Company's Canada Consumer, Europe and Latin America business units. Its European operation provides information solutions, marketing and personal solutions products. Latin Americ: The Company's Latin American operation provides consumer and commercial information solutions products and marketing products. It offers a full range of consumer products, generated from credit records that it maintains, including credit reporting and scoring, risk management, identity verification and fraud detection services. Equifax's Personal Solutions products give consumers information to make financial decisions and monitor and protect credit, credit score and identity information through its Credit Watch, Score Watch and ID Patrol monitoring products. The Company's Commercial Solutions products are derived from databases of credit, financial and marketing information regarding businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Equifax's products and services serve clients across a range of industries, including financial services, consumer, human resources, commercial, retail, telecommunications, automotive, utilities, brokerage, healthcare and insurance industries, as well as state and federal governments. It also serves consumers directly. The Company markets its p
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