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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
IHS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. IHS: 0.14 )
IHS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14

Equity to Asset 0.39
IHS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 988 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. IHS: 0.39 )
IHS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.39

0.34
0.65
Interest Coverage 4.45
IHS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.86 vs. IHS: 4.45 )
IHS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 161.95
Current: 4.45

0.35
161.95
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.51
M-Score: -2.93
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 (%) 12.54
IHS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. IHS: 12.54 )
IHS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.56   Max: 19.26
Current: 12.54

-0.56
19.26
Net-margin (%) 7.94
IHS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1004 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. IHS: 7.94 )
IHS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.15   Max: 15.56
Current: 7.94

-2.15
15.56
ROE (%) 8.95
IHS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 972 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.51 vs. IHS: 8.95 )
IHS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 23.6
Current: 8.95

0.92
23.6
ROA (%) 3.29
IHS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. IHS: 3.29 )
IHS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 13.73
Current: 3.29

0.38
13.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 107.93
IHS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1014 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.21 vs. IHS: 107.93 )
IHS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 97.02   Max: 267.74
Current: 107.93

97.02
267.74
Revenue Growth (%) 18.60
IHS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 845 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. IHS: 18.60 )
IHS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.1   Max: 25.2
Current: 18.6

-17.1
25.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.60
IHS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. IHS: 13.60 )
IHS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 76.5
Current: 13.6

6.8
76.5
EPS Growth (%) -1.80
IHS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. IHS: -1.80 )
IHS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 27
Current: -1.8

-1.8
27
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

IHS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 72,500 sh (New)
Ron Baron 788,700 sh (+4.21%)
John Griffin 1,680,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen 3,301 sh (-90.52%)
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Q4 2013

IHS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 18,500 sh (+460.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 387,500 sh (+434.48%)
John Griffin 1,680,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 483,355 sh (-38.71%)
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Q1 2014

IHS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ron Baron 484,422 sh (+0.22%)
John Griffin 1,680,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 250,554 sh (-35.34%)
Steven Cohen 11,102 sh (-39.99%)
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Q2 2014

IHS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 3,684 sh (New)
John Griffin 1,680,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 478,919 sh (-1.14%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with IHS

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$117.88 - $139.47 $ 130.395%3684
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Reduce -38.71%0.16%$107.59 - $118.66 $ 130.3915%483355
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$104.16 - $115.91 $ 130.3918%0
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy0.01%$95.66 - $111.75 $ 130.3927%7300
John Griffin 2012-12-31 New Buy2.2%$84.39 - $97.56 $ 130.3944%1680000
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Add 38.03%0.11%$91.36 - $118.63 $ 130.3920%642174
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 51.30
IHS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. IHS: 51.30 )
IHS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 20.7   Max: 62.85
Current: 51.3

20.7
62.85
P/B 4.22
IHS's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. IHS: 4.22 )
IHS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 5.21
Current: 4.22

2.1
5.21
P/S 4.07
IHS's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. IHS: 4.07 )
IHS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 7.56
Current: 4.07

2.42
7.56
PFCF 15.39
IHS's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 44.00 vs. IHS: 15.39 )
IHS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.93   Max: 45.78
Current: 15.39

11.93
45.78
EV-to-EBIT 38.08
IHS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.88 vs. IHS: 38.08 )
IHS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.8   Max: 51.9
Current: 38.08

15.8
51.9
PEG 4.50
IHS's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IHS: 4.50 )
IHS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.42
Current: 4.5

0.58
5.42
Shiller P/E 56.77
IHS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 228.80 vs. IHS: 56.77 )
IHS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 40.05   Max: 61.99
Current: 56.77

40.05
61.99
Current Ratio 0.71
IHS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. IHS: 0.71 )
IHS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.71

0.58
1.22
Quick Ratio 0.71
IHS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1009 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. IHS: 0.71 )
IHS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.22
Current: 0.71

0.58
1.22

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 1.42
IHS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. IHS: 1.42 )
IHS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.42

1.38
1.77
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
IHS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IHS: 0.95 )
IHS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.95

0.63
1.76
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.76
IHS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. IHS: 3.76 )
IHS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 5.13
Current: 3.76

0.94
5.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
IHS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
59% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. IHS: 2.60 )
IHS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 6.3
Current: 2.6

1.9
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.27
IHS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. IHS: 16.27 )
IHS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 14.5   Max: 44.8
Current: 16.27

14.5
44.8

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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IHS Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1994 and completed its initial public offering on November 16, 2005. It is a source of information and insight in critical areas that shape the business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing, and cost. The Company creates customer solutions by integrating its information with proprietary and widely used decision-support technology on scalable platforms, thus producing critical information solutions designed to meet customer needs. Its product development teams have also created proprietary web services and application interfaces that enhance access to its information. These services allow its customers to integrate the information with other data, business processes and applications (e.g., computer-aided design, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, and product data/lifecycle management). The Company converts raw data into information through a series of transformational steps that reduce the uncertainty that is inherent in unrefined data. Its sales teams are organized to support three geographic segments: Americas, EMEA, and APAC. The Company's marketing teams are organized at the corporate, regional, and product levels. Its corporate team provides marketing infrastructure and tools to support increasing scale, drives alignment of its messaging strategy and value story across the business, and strategizes on new ways to reach customers through emerging social and online marketing vehicles. The Company sells its products to various government agencies and entities. The Company sells its offerings primarily through subscriptions, which tend to generate recurring revenue and cash flow for it. The Company's subscriptions are usually for one-year periods and have historically seen high renewal rates. Subscriptions are generally paid in full within one or two months after the subscription period commences; as a result, the timing of its cash flows generally precedes the recognition of revenue and income. The Company's critical information offerings compete with offerings from DrillingInfo, Inc., TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, Wood Mackenzie, Ltd., and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, among others. The Company's Energy consulting and advisory services compete with the Energy practices of Accenture, Deloitte, and Wood Mackenzie, Ltd., among others. The Company's geosciences software competes with products from Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton, LMKR, and Paradigm Ltd., among others. Other competitors of the Company are McGraw-Hill, Gannett, Forecast International, and Control Risks Group, SAP and Verisk, Economist Intelligence Unit and Moody's Corporation.

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