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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 5.23
FDS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. FDS: 5.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FDS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 4.21  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.23
Equity to Asset 0.73
FDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FDS: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FDS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.73
0.72
0.86
Interest Coverage No Debt
FDS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.25 vs. FDS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FDS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 26.03
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
2.28%
60.74%
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 (%) 33.11
FDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. FDS: 33.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.15  Med: 31.95 Max: 34.87
Current: 33.11
24.15
34.87
Net-margin (%) 23.82
FDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. FDS: 23.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.67  Med: 22.95 Max: 23.54
Current: 23.82
14.67
23.54
ROE (%) 45.24
FDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. FDS: 45.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.92  Med: 28.72 Max: 40.18
Current: 45.24
25.92
40.18
ROA (%) 34.38
FDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. FDS: 34.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 20.39  Med: 22.42 Max: 31.26
Current: 34.38
20.39
31.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 550.89
FDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.49 vs. FDS: 550.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 99.65  Med: 230.82 Max: 491.37
Current: 550.89
99.65
491.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.80
FDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. FDS: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.1  Med: 18.25 Max: 31.7
Current: 11.8
10.1
31.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
FDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FDS: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 8.3  Med: 18.70 Max: 40.1
Current: 10.5
8.3
40.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
FDS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. FDS: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 10.9  Med: 21.75 Max: 41.7
Current: 10.9
10.9
41.7
» FDS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

FDS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 225,100 sh (+33.04%)
Tom Gayner 141,000 sh (+10.16%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,712,675 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 3,700,993 sh (-0.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 32,100 sh (-7.52%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,691 sh (-57.50%)
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Q2 2015

FDS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.90
FDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
68% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. FDS: 29.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FDS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.89  Med: 25.06 Max: 35.74
Current: 29.9
12.89
35.74
Forward P/E 26.11
FDS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. FDS: 26.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.90
FDS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. FDS: 29.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FDS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.87  Med: 25.06 Max: 35.8
Current: 29.9
12.87
35.8
P/B 12.92
FDS's P/B is ranked lower than
95% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. FDS: 12.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.69  Med: 7.32 Max: 12.99
Current: 12.92
3.69
12.99
P/S 7.13
FDS's P/S is ranked lower than
90% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. FDS: 7.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.84  Med: 5.75 Max: 7.91
Current: 7.13
2.84
7.91
PFCF 25.68
FDS's PFCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.53 vs. FDS: 25.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FDS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.02  Med: 22.47 Max: 64.63
Current: 25.68
13.02
64.63
POCF 23.87
FDS's POCF is ranked lower than
75% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. FDS: 23.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FDS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 10  Med: 18.72 Max: 26.96
Current: 23.87
10
26.96
EV-to-EBIT 20.62
FDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.78 vs. FDS: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8  Med: 16.60 Max: 23.7
Current: 20.62
8
23.7
PEG 3.25
FDS's PEG is ranked lower than
67% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. FDS: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FDS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.67 Max: 3.19
Current: 3.25
0.64
3.19
Shiller P/E 37.86
FDS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.77 vs. FDS: 37.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.63  Med: 33.61 Max: 51.22
Current: 37.86
18.63
51.22
Current Ratio 2.26
FDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. FDS: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FDS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.13 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.26
1.96
5.87
Quick Ratio 2.26
FDS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FDS: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FDS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.13 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.26
1.96
5.87
Days Sales Outstanding 34.09
FDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.44 vs. FDS: 34.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FDS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.17  Med: 52.75 Max: 79.54
Current: 34.09
31.17
79.54

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.97
FDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 700 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. FDS: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.97
0.36
1.95
Dividend Payout 0.29
FDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. FDS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.29
0.07
0.32
Dividend growth (3y) 14.00
FDS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. FDS: 14.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 18.30 Max: 51.2
Current: 14
0
51.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.92
FDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FDS: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.06 Max: 3.85
Current: 1.92
0.71
3.85
Share Buyback Rate 3.20
FDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. FDS: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
FDS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 1.05 Max: -1.9
Current: 3.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 63.47
FDS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.65 vs. FDS: 63.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.34  Med: 17.82 Max: 63.75
Current: 63.47
6.34
63.75
Price/Tangible Book 37.48
FDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
97% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. FDS: 37.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.13  Med: 11.37 Max: 37.37
Current: 37.48
5.13
37.37
Price/Projected FCF 1.93
FDS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. FDS: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.8
Current: 1.93
1.09
2.8
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.42
FDS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
51% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. FDS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.24
FDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. FDS: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.24
0.54
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.13
FDS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. FDS: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.46 Max: 3.12
Current: 3.13
0.68
3.12
Price/Graham Number 6.99
FDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. FDS: 6.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08  Med: 3.83 Max: 6.97
Current: 6.99
2.08
6.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.80
FDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. FDS: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.2  Med: 6.00 Max: 12.4
Current: 4.8
4.2
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.71
FDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.25 vs. FDS: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 12.6  Med: 20.20 Max: 25.6
Current: 12.71
12.6
25.6

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 1,007 1,094 1,205
EPS($) 5.62 6.35 7.03
EPS without NRI($) 5.62 6.35 7.03

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