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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.66
FDS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FDS: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FDS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.66
Equity to Asset 0.53
FDS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. FDS: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FDS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.53
0.53
0.86
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 11.60
M-Score: -3.07
WACC vs ROIC
8.72%
50.54%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.16
FDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. FDS: 32.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FDS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.31  Med: 32.83 Max: 34.57
Current: 32.16
31.31
34.57
Net-margin (%) 23.52
FDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. FDS: 23.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FDS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.41  Med: 23.23 Max: 23.94
Current: 23.52
21.41
23.94
ROE (%) 46.68
FDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. FDS: 46.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FDS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.46  Med: 31.81 Max: 46.24
Current: 46.68
26.46
46.24
ROA (%) 29.82
FDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. FDS: 29.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FDS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.61  Med: 25.01 Max: 34.44
Current: 29.82
20.61
34.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 522.88
FDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.45 vs. FDS: 522.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 216.26  Med: 279.96 Max: 567.84
Current: 522.88
216.26
567.84
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
FDS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. FDS: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.1  Med: 18.00 Max: 31.7
Current: 10.7
10.1
31.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
FDS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. FDS: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 18.30 Max: 39.9
Current: 8.7
8.2
39.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
FDS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FDS: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FDS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 21.40 Max: 40.9
Current: 11.5
10.9
40.9
» FDS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-06-16)


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

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Guru Trades

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 3,700,993 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

Tom Gayner 152,000 sh (+7.80%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 224,600 sh (-0.22%)
Ron Baron 3,649,186 sh (-1.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,200 sh (-2.33%)
Joel Greenblatt 9,054 sh (-6.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,400 sh (-45.79%)
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Q3 2015

FDS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 5,900 sh (New)
Jim Simons 278,800 sh (+24.13%)
Tom Gayner 164,000 sh (+7.89%)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 17,300 sh (-0.57%)
Ron Baron 3,601,023 sh (-1.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,400 sh (-19.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,857 sh (-79.49%)
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Q4 2015

FDS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 8,502 sh (+150.06%)
Jim Simons 379,350 sh (+36.07%)
Tom Gayner 164,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,555,775 sh (-1.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 15,900 sh (-8.09%)
Ray Dalio 1,300 sh (-77.97%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.86
FDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.09 vs. FDS: 24.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FDS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.89  Med: 25.07 Max: 35.74
Current: 24.86
12.89
35.74
Forward P/E 20.79
FDS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. FDS: 20.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.86
FDS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
65% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 24.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FDS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.87  Med: 25.07 Max: 35.8
Current: 24.86
12.87
35.8
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 17.50
FDS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.89 vs. FDS: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FDS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.43  Med: 21.05 Max: 35.32
Current: 17.5
12.43
35.32
P/B 11.28
FDS's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. FDS: 11.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FDS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.69  Med: 7.36 Max: 13.68
Current: 11.28
3.69
13.68
P/S 5.87
FDS's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. FDS: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FDS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.84  Med: 5.79 Max: 7.91
Current: 5.87
2.84
7.91
PFCF 20.23
FDS's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.11 vs. FDS: 20.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FDS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.07  Med: 22.28 Max: 42.39
Current: 20.23
13.07
42.39
POCF 17.94
FDS's POCF is ranked lower than
70% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.57 vs. FDS: 17.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FDS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.02  Med: 18.71 Max: 27.03
Current: 17.94
10.02
27.03
EV-to-EBIT 18.05
FDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.24 vs. FDS: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FDS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 16.85 Max: 23.7
Current: 18.05
8
23.7
EV-to-EBITDA 16.45
FDS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
72% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. FDS: 16.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FDS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 14.50 Max: 20.1
Current: 16.45
6.9
20.1
PEG 2.60
FDS's PEG is ranked lower than
61% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. FDS: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
FDS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.6
0.64
3.22
Shiller P/E 37.79
FDS's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
70% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.30 vs. FDS: 37.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
FDS' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.71  Med: 41.13 Max: 69.35
Current: 37.79
24.71
69.35
Current Ratio 2.34
FDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. FDS: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FDS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.11 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.34
1.96
5.87
Quick Ratio 2.34
FDS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. FDS: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FDS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.96  Med: 3.11 Max: 5.87
Current: 2.34
1.96
5.87
Days Sales Outstanding 36.18
FDS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.72 vs. FDS: 36.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FDS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.17  Med: 36.36 Max: 55.77
Current: 36.18
31.17
55.77

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.18
FDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 619 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. FDS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
FDS' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.95
Current: 1.18
0.36
1.95
Dividend Payout 0.29
FDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. FDS: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
FDS' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.29
0.07
0.32
Dividend Growth (3y) 12.70
FDS's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
61% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. FDS: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
FDS' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.00 Max: 51.2
Current: 12.7
0
51.2
Forward Dividend Yield 1.18
FDS's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. FDS: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.27
FDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. FDS: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
FDS' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.06 Max: 3.75
Current: 2.27
0.69
3.75
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.70
FDS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. FDS: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
FDS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.9  Med: 1.10 Max: 3.2
Current: 2.7
-1.9
3.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.62
FDS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FDS: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
FDS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.88 Max: 2.79
Current: 1.62
1.09
2.79
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.28
FDS's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
61% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. FDS: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.01
FDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. FDS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FDS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.01
0.54
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.56
FDS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. FDS: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
FDS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.13
Current: 2.56
0.68
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.54
FDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. FDS: 5.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FDS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.2  Med: 5.90 Max: 12.4
Current: 5.54
4.2
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.41
FDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. FDS: 13.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
FDS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.5  Med: 19.70 Max: 25.4
Current: 13.41
12.5
25.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1069
EPS $ 5.99
Beta0.92
Short Percentage of Float5.01%
52-Week Range $135.95 - 177.28
Shares Outstanding(Mil)40.88

Analyst Estimate

Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Revenue(Mil) 1,135 1,233 1,313
EPS($) 6.32 7.16 7.71
EPS without NRI($) 6.32 7.16 7.71

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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