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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 0.07
EFX's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 993 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. EFX: 0.07 )
EFX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.07

0.03
0.31
Equity to Asset 0.50
EFX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 959 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 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
50% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.17 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: 6
Z-Score: 4.77
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
6.28%
11.00%
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 (%) 26.24
EFX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.76 vs. EFX: 26.24 )
EFX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 20.08   Max: 32.18
Current: 26.24

20.08
32.18
Net-margin (%) 14.48
EFX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 989 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. EFX: 14.48 )
EFX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.76   Max: 19.17
Current: 14.48

10.76
19.17
ROE (%) 14.96
EFX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. EFX: 14.96 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.73   Max: 76.64
Current: 14.96

13.73
76.64
ROA (%) 7.47
EFX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1001 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. EFX: 7.47 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 15.71
Current: 7.47

6.7
15.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 166.03
EFX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 992 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.02 vs. EFX: 166.03 )
EFX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 123.2   Max: 469.48
Current: 166.03

123.2
469.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.20
EFX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 808 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. EFX: 8.20 )
EFX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.6   Max: 16.1
Current: 8.2

-12.6
16.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
EFX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. EFX: 10.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -7.2   Max: 16.8
Current: 10.5

-7.2
16.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.10
EFX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. EFX: 13.10 )
EFX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.4   Max: 30
Current: 13.1

-15.4
30
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

EFX Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 26,324 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 2,774,040 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 275,000 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)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Robert Olstein 95,000 sh (-3.06%)
Jim Simons 403,500 sh (-22.07%)
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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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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
Robert Olstein 2014-12-31 Reduce -17.91%0.12%$70.37 - $82.15 $ 93.3821%55000
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Reduce -29.47%0.27%$72.3 - $79.86 $ 93.3822%67000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$65.04 - $73.25 $ 93.3833%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $65.04 - $73.25 $ 93.3833%0
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Reduce -20.97%0.25%$67.45 - $72.81 $ 93.3834%98000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$67.45 - $72.81 $ 93.3834%26324
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$67.45 - $72.81 $ 93.3834%3763
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$58.98 - $69.35 $ 93.3844%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 172.68%0.05%$59.03 - $65.43 $ 93.3852%42517
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $59.03 - $65.43 $ 93.3852%0
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -29.63%0.15%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 93.3855%170800
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 New Buy0.04%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 93.3855%15592
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 24.99%0.01%$56.21 - $63.81 $ 93.3855%237543
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$56.21 - $63.81 $ 93.3855%3900
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.95%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 93.3866%0
Meridian Funds 2013-03-31 Reduce -32.4%0.25%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 93.3866%242700
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 93.3866%0
Donald Yacktman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 93.3866%0
Ken Fisher 2013-03-31 Add 21.73%0.01%$53.13 - $59.72 $ 93.3866%190053
Robert Olstein 2012-12-31 Reduce -21.05%0.27%$47.43 - $54.93 $ 93.3882%120000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -59.28%0.04%$47.43 - $54.93 $ 93.3882%8736
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 93.3899%21455
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 93.3899%141130
Donald Yacktman 2012-09-30 Reduce -57.56%0.01%$45.52 - $49.03 $ 93.3899%21600
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.05%$42.98 - $47.62 $ 93.38106%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 92.63%0.02%$38.42 - $44.54 $ 93.38140%11691
Robert Olstein 2011-12-31 Reduce -22%0.36%$29.56 - $39.13 $ 93.38164%195000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.24%0.02%$29.56 - $39.13 $ 93.38164%6069
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 33.60
EFX's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.40 vs. EFX: 33.60 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 33.8
Current: 33.6

9.96
33.8
Forward P/E 21.79
EFX's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFX: 21.79 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.80
EFX's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.10 vs. EFX: 33.80 )
EFX' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10   Max: 33.77
Current: 33.8

10
33.77
P/B 4.90
EFX's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. EFX: 4.90 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 9.34
Current: 4.9

1.86
9.34
P/S 4.80
EFX's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. EFX: 4.80 )
EFX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 4.89
Current: 4.8

1.39
4.89
PFCF 22.50
EFX's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.46 vs. EFX: 22.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.31   Max: 22.65
Current: 22.5

7.31
22.65
POCF 19.42
EFX's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. EFX: 19.42 )
EFX' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.52   Max: 19.42
Current: 19.42

5.52
19.42
EV-to-EBIT 20.31
EFX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.71 vs. EFX: 20.31 )
EFX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 20.9
Current: 20.31

8.2
20.9
PEG 5.63
EFX's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFX: 5.63 )
EFX' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 96.5
Current: 5.63

1.13
96.5
Shiller P/E 39.20
EFX's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFX: 39.20 )
EFX' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.26   Max: 39.58
Current: 39.2

10.26
39.58
Current Ratio 0.72
EFX's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. EFX: 0.72 )
EFX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.72

0.58
1.86
Quick Ratio 0.72
EFX's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 975 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. EFX: 0.72 )
EFX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.72

0.58
1.86
Days Sales Outstanding 49.47
EFX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 75.74 vs. EFX: 49.47 )
EFX' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.78   Max: 85.3
Current: 49.47

47.78
85.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
EFX's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. EFX: 1.10 )
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 2.12
Current: 1.1

0.3
2.12
Dividend Payout 0.34
EFX's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFX: 0.34 )
EFX' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.34

0.05
0.57
Dividend growth (3y) 46.50
EFX's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.60 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) 7.97
EFX's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. EFX: 7.97 )
EFX' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.17   Max: 15.36
Current: 7.97

2.17
15.36
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
EFX's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. EFX: 0.70 )
EFX' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.7   Max: -0.8
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.79
EFX's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. EFX: 1.79 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 2.4
Current: 1.79

0.6
2.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
EFX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. EFX: 1.70 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.7

0.29
1.35
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.34
EFX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EFX: 3.34 )
EFX' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.54
Current: 3.34

0.62
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
EFX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EFX: 4.90 )
EFX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 12.2
Current: 4.9

4.8
12.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.50
EFX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.42 vs. EFX: 13.50 )
EFX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 20
Current: 13.5

1.2
20

Business Description

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