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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FDS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 996 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. FDS: No Debt )
FDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 42.18   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.78
FDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 964 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. FDS: 0.78 )
FDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.78

0.72
0.86
Interest Coverage No Debt
FDS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 668 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.34 vs. FDS: No Debt )
FDS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 32.08
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
6.41%
57.29%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.61
FDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. FDS: 32.61 )
FDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.15   Max: 34.87
Current: 32.61

24.15
34.87
Net-margin (%) 23.35
FDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. FDS: 23.35 )
FDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.67   Max: 23.54
Current: 23.35

14.67
23.54
ROE (%) 43.58
FDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. FDS: 43.58 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.92   Max: 40.18
Current: 43.58

25.92
40.18
ROA (%) 33.66
FDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1000 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. FDS: 33.66 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 20.39   Max: 31.26
Current: 33.66

20.39
31.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 487.28
FDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 991 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.37 vs. FDS: 487.28 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 99.65   Max: 491.37
Current: 487.28

99.65
491.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
FDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. FDS: 11.80 )
FDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 31.7
Current: 11.8

10.1
31.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
FDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FDS: 10.50 )
FDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 40.1
Current: 10.5

8.3
40.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
FDS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. FDS: 10.90 )
FDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 41.7
Current: 10.9

10.9
41.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

FDS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 103,000 sh (+25.61%)
Steven Cohen 74,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,663,466 sh (-0.21%)
Chuck Royce 24,200 sh (-0.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,310 sh (-8.00%)
Jim Simons 285,400 sh (-35.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,050 sh (-60.12%)
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Q3 2014

FDS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 53,678 sh (+19.15%)
Chuck Royce 28,200 sh (+16.53%)
Tom Gayner 116,000 sh (+12.62%)
Ron Baron 3,667,104 sh (+0.10%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 40,853 sh (-3.44%)
Jim Simons 161,100 sh (-43.55%)
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Q4 2014

FDS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Tom Gayner 128,000 sh (+10.34%)
Jim Simons 169,200 sh (+5.03%)
Ron Baron 3,712,675 sh (+1.24%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 34,710 sh (-15.04%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,801 sh (-57.52%)
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2015

FDS Guru Trades in 2015

Ron Baron 3,712,675 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Baron Funds Comments on FactSet Research Systems Inc - Mar 20, 2015

Shares of market data vendor FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (FDS) increased again in the fourth quarter, as the company’s organic growth rate accelerated and its customer and seat count additions exceeded expectations. We believe FactSet will continue to take share across all markets, generate strong cash flow, and return it aggressively to shareholders. While end market conditions have been challenging since 2008, we see meaningful acceleration in FactSet’s buy side customer base and improving conditions on the sell side, which should be an added tailwind to growth. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q4 2014 Quarterly Report.



The Fund took advantage of market volatility to add to its position in market data vendor FactSet Research Systems, Inc (FDS). We believe FactSet is serving less than 5% of its addressable market. Through investments in new product development and sales resources, the company is expanding beyond its roots in equity security and portfolio analysis to address new workflows and users, notably in fixed income, wealth management, risk management, and data feeds. We believe FactSet will take share across all of its markets, given its best-in-class product offering, a unique array of portfolio analysis capabilities, and industry-leading customer service. FactSet has an outstanding financial model, with 95% retention rates, high margins, and strong cash flow generation, which is returned to shareholders through aggressive share repurchases and a growing dividend. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baron Partners Fund Fourth Quarter 2014 Commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on FactSet Research Systems Inc. - Aug 02, 2013

FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (FDS) provides financial information and analytics to the global investment community. Shares rose on optimism that rising equity markets will lead to more hiring by asset management firms, which likely would lead to more customers for the company's core equity databases. We believe that FactSet serves a market worth $11-$16 billion annually, or approximately 14-20 times larger than its current revenue base, leaving room for many years of attractive growth.

From the Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Ron Baron Comments on FactSet Research Systems Inc. - Apr 24, 2013

Financial research company FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (FDS) has consistently grown its sales force and invested in proprietary tools that make its services and content among the most sought after on Wall Street.

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds first quarter 2013 investor letter.


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Baron Funds Comments on FactSet Research Systems Inc
Shares of market data vendor FactSet Research Systems, Inc. (FDS) increased again in the fourth quarter, as the company’s organic growth rate accelerated and its customer and seat count additions exceeded expectations. We believe FactSet will continue to take share across all markets, generate strong cash flow, and return it aggressively to shareholders. While end market conditions have been challenging since 2008, we see meaningful acceleration in FactSet’s buy side customer base and improving conditions on the sell side, which should be an added tailwind to growth. (Neal Rosenberg) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.20
FDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.10 vs. FDS: 31.20 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.89   Max: 35.74
Current: 31.2

12.89
35.74
Forward P/E 25.06
FDS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 25.06 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 31.20
FDS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.60 vs. FDS: 31.20 )
FDS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.87   Max: 35.8
Current: 31.2

12.87
35.8
P/B 12.61
FDS's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. FDS: 12.61 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 13.11
Current: 12.61

3.64
13.11
P/S 7.15
FDS's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. FDS: 7.15 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 7.91
Current: 7.15

2.84
7.91
PFCF 25.74
FDS's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.53 vs. FDS: 25.74 )
FDS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.02   Max: 64.63
Current: 25.74

13.02
64.63
POCF 24.17
FDS's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.01 vs. FDS: 24.17 )
FDS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10   Max: 26.96
Current: 24.17

10
26.96
EV-to-EBIT 20.93
FDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.42 vs. FDS: 20.93 )
FDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 23.7
Current: 20.93

8
23.7
PEG 3.39
FDS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 3.39 )
FDS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.32
Current: 3.39

0.64
3.32
Shiller P/E 38.63
FDS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 38.63 )
FDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.74   Max: 51.61
Current: 38.63

18.74
51.61
Current Ratio 2.04
FDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. FDS: 2.04 )
FDS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 5.87
Current: 2.04

1.96
5.87
Quick Ratio 2.04
FDS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. FDS: 2.04 )
FDS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 5.87
Current: 2.04

1.96
5.87
Days Sales Outstanding 38.00
FDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 75.30 vs. FDS: 38.00 )
FDS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.17   Max: 79.54
Current: 38

31.17
79.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.99
FDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. FDS: 0.99 )
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.95
Current: 0.99

0.36
1.95
Dividend Payout 0.30
FDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
89% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 0.30 )
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.3

0.07
0.32
Dividend growth (3y) 14.00
FDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
79% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. FDS: 14.00 )
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 51.2
Current: 14

0
51.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.98
FDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
62% of the 666 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. FDS: 1.98 )
FDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.85
Current: 1.98

0.71
3.85
Share Buyback Rate 3.20
FDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. FDS: 3.20 )
FDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2   Max: -1.9
Current: 3.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 64.93
FDS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 64.93 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.34   Max: 56.4
Current: 64.93

6.34
56.4
Price/Tangible Book 37.13
FDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. FDS: 37.13 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.13   Max: 30.94
Current: 37.13

5.13
30.94
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.93
FDS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. FDS: 1.93 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.42
Current: 1.93

1.09
3.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
FDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. FDS: 1.24 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.24

0.54
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.32
FDS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 3.32 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.88
Current: 3.32

0.68
2.88
Price/Graham Number 6.95
FDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 1143 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. FDS: 6.95 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 6.04
Current: 6.95

2.08
6.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
FDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 987 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FDS: 4.80 )
FDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.8

4.2
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.56
FDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. FDS: 12.56 )
FDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.6   Max: 25.6
Current: 12.56

12.6
25.6

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 1,005 1,091 1,199
EPS($) 5.67 6.30 7.02
EPS without NRI($) 5.67 6.30 7.02

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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FactSet Research Systems, Inc. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded as a Delaware corporation in 1978. The Company provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. It supports the investment process from initial research to published results for buy and sell-side professionals. These professionals include portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers and fixed income professionals. Its operations are organized into three reportable segments based on geographic operations: the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company's applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, real-time news and quotes and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. With Microsoft Office integration, wireless access and customizable options, the Company offers a complete financial workflow solution. The Company aggregates third-party content from more than 170 data suppliers, 100 exchanges and 90 news sources. The Company integrates content from providers such as Thomson Reuters, Standard & Poor's, Axioma, Inc., FTSE, Interactive Data Corporation, Dow Jones & Company Inc., Northfield Information Services, Inc., Barclays Capital, Intex Solutions, Inc., Bureau van Dijk, ProQuote Limited, MSCI Barra, SIX Financial Information USA Inc., APT, Morningstar, Inc., Lipper Inc., Russell Investments, NYSE Euronext, London Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, NASDAQ OMX, Australian Securities Exchange and Toyo Keizai. The Company combines the data from these commercial databases into its dedicated online service which the client accesses to perform analyses. The Comapny's competitors are Bloomberg L.P., Thomson Reuters Inc. and Standard & Poor's Capital IQ. The Company has registered trademarks and copyrights for many of its products and services. The Company is subject to reporting requirements, disclosure obligations and other recordkeeping requirements as per the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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