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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
96% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 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
89% of the 945 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 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
99% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 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: 29.74
M-Score: -2.82
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 (%) 32.74
FDS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. FDS: 32.74 )
FDS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 24.15   Max: 34.87
Current: 32.74

24.15
34.87
Net-margin (%) 22.90
FDS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. FDS: 22.90 )
FDS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 14.67   Max: 23.54
Current: 22.9

14.67
23.54
ROE (%) 41.51
FDS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. FDS: 41.51 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 25.92   Max: 40.18
Current: 41.51

25.92
40.18
ROA (%) 32.66
FDS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. FDS: 32.66 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 20.39   Max: 31.26
Current: 32.66

20.39
31.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 486.50
FDS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.07 vs. FDS: 486.50 )
FDS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 99.65   Max: 491.37
Current: 486.5

99.65
491.37
Revenue Growth (%) 11.80
FDS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. FDS: 11.80 )
FDS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.1   Max: 31.7
Current: 11.8

10.1
31.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.50
FDS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 688 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. FDS: 10.50 )
FDS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.3   Max: 40.1
Current: 10.5

8.3
40.1
EPS Growth (%) 10.90
FDS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. FDS: 10.90 )
FDS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 41.7
Current: 10.9

10.9
41.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FDS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 10,035 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 48,993 sh (+730.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 69,439 sh (+227.88%)
Tom Gayner 56,000 sh (+51.35%)
Jim Simons 482,750 sh (+12.48%)
Ron Baron 3,730,176 sh (+0.97%)
Chuck Royce 135,300 sh (+0.97%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 130,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 16,765 sh (-8.34%)
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Q1 2014

FDS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 45,990 sh (+174.32%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,967 sh (+62.69%)
Tom Gayner 82,000 sh (+46.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 4,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 130,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,671,020 sh (-1.59%)
Jim Simons 443,750 sh (-8.08%)
Steven Cohen 17,091 sh (-65.12%)
Chuck Royce 24,400 sh (-81.97%)
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Q2 2014

FDS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tom Gayner 103,000 sh (+25.61%)
Steven Cohen 74,300 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Ron Baron 3,663,466 sh (-0.21%)
Chuck Royce 24,200 sh (-0.82%)
Jeremy Grantham 42,310 sh (-8%)
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 (+0.1%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 40,853 sh (-3.44%)
Jim Simons 161,100 sh (-43.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FDS

(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
John Hussman 2014-09-30 New Buy0.52%$119.09 - $128.68 $ 142.2315%50000
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.45%$102.49 - $119.88 $ 142.2331%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -60.12%0.11%$102.49 - $119.88 $ 142.2331%45050
Tom Gayner 2014-06-30 Add 25.61%0.07%$102.49 - $119.88 $ 142.2331%103000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $102.49 - $119.88 $ 142.2331%0
Tom Gayner 2014-03-31 Add 46.43%0.09%$101.99 - $114.65 $ 142.2334%82000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 62.69%0.07%$101.99 - $114.65 $ 142.2334%112967
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 227.88%0.13%$107.76 - $117.07 $ 142.2328%69439
Tom Gayner 2013-12-31 Add 51.35%0.06%$107.76 - $117.07 $ 142.2328%56000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -33.98%0.05%$89.41 - $103.76 $ 142.2348%22068
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 Add 20.69%0.02%$89.41 - $103.76 $ 142.2348%35000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 392.69%0.13%$88.06 - $100.6 $ 142.2351%33424
Tom Gayner 2013-03-31 New Buy0.1%$88.06 - $100.6 $ 142.2351%29000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -33.1%0.02%$87.45 - $96.39 $ 142.2355%6784
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 98.8%0.03%$88.58 - $103.84 $ 142.2351%10141
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$90.86 - $108.13 $ 142.2341%5101
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$78.45 - $102.99 $ 142.2359%0
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Guru Investment Theses on FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 28.20
FDS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.80 vs. FDS: 28.20 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.89   Max: 35.74
Current: 28.2

12.89
35.74
P/B 11.70
FDS's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. FDS: 11.70 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.64   Max: 11.7
Current: 11.7

3.64
11.7
P/S 6.40
FDS's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. FDS: 6.40 )
FDS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 7.91
Current: 6.4

2.84
7.91
PFCF 23.20
FDS's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.00 vs. FDS: 23.20 )
FDS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.02   Max: 64.63
Current: 23.2

13.02
64.63
EV-to-EBIT 18.81
FDS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.34 vs. FDS: 18.81 )
FDS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8   Max: 23.7
Current: 18.81

8
23.7
PEG 2.96
FDS's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 2.96 )
FDS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.94
Current: 2.96

0.64
2.94
Shiller P/E 34.50
FDS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 34.50 )
FDS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.74   Max: 51.61
Current: 34.5

18.74
51.61
Current Ratio 2.04
FDS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 965 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 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
79% of the 965 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

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.10
FDS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FDS: 1.10 )
FDS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.1

0.36
1.95
Dividend Payout 0.30
FDS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 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
78% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 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) 2.17
FDS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 657 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FDS: 2.17 )
FDS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.85
Current: 2.17

0.71
3.85
Share Buyback Rate 3.20
FDS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 96.80
FDS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 96.80 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.29   Max: 112.01
Current: 96.8

7.29
112.01
Price/Tangible Book 32.30
FDS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.18 vs. FDS: 32.30 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.13   Max: 31.08
Current: 32.3

5.13
31.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.70
FDS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. FDS: 1.70 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.42
Current: 1.7

1.09
3.42
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
FDS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. FDS: 1.10 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.1

0.54
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.00
FDS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 3.00 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.88
Current: 3

0.68
2.88
Price/Graham Number 6.30
FDS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. FDS: 6.30 )
FDS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 6.06
Current: 6.3

2.08
6.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
FDS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 969 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. FDS: 5.30 )
FDS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 12.4
Current: 5.3

4.2
12.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.91
FDS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.24 vs. FDS: 12.91 )
FDS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.7   Max: 26.5
Current: 12.91

12.7
26.5

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 995 1,072 1,188
EPS($) 5.60 6.23 7.01
EPS without NRI($) 5.60 6.23 7.01

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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