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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
EFX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
93% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. EFX: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EFX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.08 Max: 0.28
Current: 0.06
0.03
0.28
Equity to Asset 0.47
EFX's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. EFX: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EFX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.47
0.12
0.52
Interest Coverage 9.30
EFX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 42.21 vs. EFX: 9.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EFX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5.31  Med: 8.56 Max: 16.27
Current: 9.3
5.31
16.27
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 5.02
M-Score: -2.76
WACC vs ROIC
7.59%
12.13%
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 25.76
EFX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. EFX: 25.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.08  Med: 24.34 Max: 32.18
Current: 25.76
20.08
32.18
Net-margin (%) 15.19
EFX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. EFX: 15.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.76  Med: 14.22 Max: 19.17
Current: 15.19
10.76
19.17
ROE (%) 17.33
EFX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. EFX: 17.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.73  Med: 35.80 Max: 76.64
Current: 17.33
13.73
76.64
ROA (%) 8.36
EFX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. EFX: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.71  Med: 10.78 Max: 15.71
Current: 8.36
6.71
15.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 174.75
EFX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.67 vs. EFX: 174.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 133.46  Med: 207.65 Max: 533.86
Current: 174.75
133.46
533.86
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
EFX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. EFX: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6  Med: 7.30 Max: 16.1
Current: 7.6
-12.6
16.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
EFX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. EFX: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2  Med: 6.30 Max: 16.8
Current: 10.5
-7.2
16.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
EFX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. EFX: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4  Med: 8.30 Max: 30
Current: 16.7
-15.4
30
» EFX's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

EFX Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 166,466 sh (+19.97%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 208,980 sh (-10.01%)
Robert Olstein 67,000 sh (-29.47%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,369,180 sh (-52.55%)
Jim Simons 112,200 sh (-72.19%)
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Q4 2014

EFX Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 184,712 sh (-11.61%)
Robert Olstein 55,000 sh (-17.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 105,002 sh (-36.92%)
Jim Simons 33,200 sh (-70.41%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,850 sh (-99.43%)
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Q1 2015

EFX Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ray Dalio 3,663 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 210,947 sh (+14.20%)
Chuck Royce 24,150 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 104,002 sh (-0.95%)
Robert Olstein 52,000 sh (-5.45%)
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Q2 2015

EFX Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 4,781 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 108,095 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 92,100 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 25,350 sh (+4.97%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 210,197 sh (-0.36%)
Jeremy Grantham 103,302 sh (-0.67%)
Robert Olstein 49,000 sh (-5.77%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.92
EFX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. EFX: 30.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EFX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.96  Med: 18.90 Max: 33.06
Current: 30.92
9.96
33.06
Forward P/E 19.46
EFX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.93 vs. EFX: 19.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.00
EFX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. EFX: 31.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EFX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10  Med: 19.34 Max: 33
Current: 31
10
33
P/B 5.43
EFX's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. EFX: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EFX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 3.45 Max: 8.28
Current: 5.43
1.86
8.28
P/S 4.71
EFX's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. EFX: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EFX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.93 Max: 4.96
Current: 4.71
1.39
4.96
PFCF 20.69
EFX's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. EFX: 20.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EFX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31  Med: 15.51 Max: 21.86
Current: 20.69
7.31
21.86
POCF 17.62
EFX's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. EFX: 17.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EFX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.52  Med: 12.85 Max: 18.82
Current: 17.62
5.52
18.82
EV-to-EBIT 20.16
EFX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. EFX: 20.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EFX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2  Med: 12.50 Max: 21.4
Current: 20.16
8.2
21.4
PEG 3.37
EFX's PEG is ranked lower than
74% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. EFX: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EFX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13  Med: 3.25 Max: 96.5
Current: 3.37
1.13
96.5
Shiller P/E 39.05
EFX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. EFX: 39.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EFX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.31  Med: 21.26 Max: 41.13
Current: 39.05
10.31
41.13
Current Ratio 0.75
EFX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. EFX: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EFX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.75
0.58
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.75
EFX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. EFX: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EFX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.86
Current: 0.75
0.58
1.86
Days Sales Outstanding 52.34
EFX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
55% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.63 vs. EFX: 52.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EFX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.78  Med: 56.87 Max: 85.3
Current: 52.34
47.78
85.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.12
EFX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. EFX: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.58 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.12
0.34
2.12
Dividend Payout 0.34
EFX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
62% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. EFX: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.34
0.05
0.57
Dividend growth (3y) 16.00
EFX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EFX: 16.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -40  Med: 3.90 Max: 65.1
Current: 16
-40
65.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.89
EFX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. EFX: 6.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.09  Med: 3.57 Max: 13.04
Current: 6.89
2.09
13.04
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
EFX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. EFX: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EFX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 1.40 Max: -0.8
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.74
EFX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EFX: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.74
0.6
2.4
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.16
EFX's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
90% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. EFX: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
EFX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. EFX: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.57
Current: 1.6
0.36
1.57
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.17
EFX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
85% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. EFX: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 2.33 Max: 6.54
Current: 3.17
0.62
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.00
EFX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. EFX: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 8.00 Max: 12.2
Current: 5
4.7
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.28
EFX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. EFX: 13.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EFX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 12.70 Max: 20
Current: 13.28
2.7
20

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 2,675 2,889
EPS($) 4.45 4.96
EPS without NRI($) 4.45 4.96

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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