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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
VRSK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. VRSK: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.13 Max: N/A
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.14
VRSK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 671 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VRSK: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.18  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.27
Current: 0.14
-1.18
0.27
Interest Coverage 9.44
VRSK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 40.12 vs. VRSK: 9.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.89  Med: 9.49 Max: 12.72
Current: 9.44
7.89
12.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.00
M-Score: -2.48
WACC vs ROIC
7.87%
28.16%
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 (%) 38.40
VRSK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. VRSK: 38.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 29.4  Med: 38.16 Max: 40.65
Current: 38.4
29.4
40.65
Net-margin (%) 21.33
VRSK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. VRSK: 21.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 12.33  Med: 21.27 Max: 23.38
Current: 21.33
12.33
23.38
ROE (%) 75.29
VRSK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. VRSK: 75.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 86.75  Med: 105.46 Max: 419.02
Current: 75.29
86.75
419.02
ROA (%) 15.03
VRSK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. VRSK: 15.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 13.15  Med: 16.87 Max: 21.91
Current: 15.03
13.15
21.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 244.22
VRSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.09 vs. VRSK: 244.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 246.66  Med: 418.53 Max: 751.24
Current: 244.22
246.66
751.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
VRSK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VRSK: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 13.30 Max: 17.8
Current: 10.4
0
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.60
VRSK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. VRSK: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 16.80 Max: 24.5
Current: 11.6
0
24.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
VRSK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VRSK: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 15.20 Max: 38.3
Current: 10.5
0
38.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VRSK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ray Dalio 16,985 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 265,684 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 30,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 44,298 sh (+31.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,528 sh (+15.39%)
David Rolfe 3,216,655 sh (+12.39%)
Jim Simons 1,830,900 sh (+6.04%)
Warren Buffett 1,563,434 sh (unchged)
George Soros 256,684 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,997,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 7,700 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 800,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,252,591 sh (-0.37%)
Ruane Cunniff 61,899 sh (-1.56%)
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Q3 2014

VRSK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Rolfe 3,442,817 sh (+7.03%)
Murray Stahl 7,700 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 800,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,563,434 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 44,298 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,997,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,201,526 sh (-1.20%)
Ruane Cunniff 59,380 sh (-4.07%)
George Soros 231,684 sh (-9.74%)
Ray Dalio 12,485 sh (-26.49%)
Jim Simons 1,235,800 sh (-32.50%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,960 sh (-97.38%)
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Q4 2014

VRSK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 20,229 sh (+190.65%)
David Rolfe 4,107,630 sh (+19.31%)
Ruane Cunniff 59,385 sh (+0.01%)
Columbia Wanger 1,997,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 44,298 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 800,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 7,700 sh (unchged)
George Soros 231,684 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,563,434 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,209,566 sh (-2.12%)
Ron Baron 4,107,796 sh (-2.23%)
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Q1 2015

VRSK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Tom Gayner 9,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 89,300 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 3,185 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,809 sh (New)
Chuck Akre 993,495 sh (+24.19%)
David Rolfe 4,194,784 sh (+2.12%)
Murray Stahl 7,700 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,563,434 sh (unchged)
George Soros 231,684 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 59,236 sh (-0.25%)
Ron Baron 4,068,066 sh (-0.97%)
Chuck Royce 37,200 sh (-16.02%)
Jim Simons 990,200 sh (-18.14%)
Columbia Wanger 1,526,000 sh (-23.59%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Verisk Analytics Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Verisk Analytics - May 21, 2014

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK), a provider of data and analytics to insurance, healthcare and financial end markets, declined in the first quarter on reports of subdued fourth quarter results. Health care trends improved modestly in the period, although this was partially offset by slightly slower growth in the insurance business. The company is investing aggressively in its business to broaden and deepen its set of data and analytics. While this is weighing on margins in the near term, we are confident that this strategy will lead to sustained organic growth. (Neal Rosenberg)



From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to shareholders.



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Baron Funds Comments on Verisk Analytics - May 02, 2014

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK), a provider of data and analytics to insurance, health care and financial end markets, declined on tepid results for the fourth quarter 2013. Trends in its health care unit improved modestly, although this strength was offset by slightly slower growth in its core insurance units. Verisk is investing aggressively across its businesses to broaden and deepen its set of data and analytics, particularly in healthcare, where we believe the long-term opportunity is significant. While this investment weighs on near-term margins, we are confident that this strategy will lead to sustained organic growth.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 letter to investors.



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Baron Funds Comments on Verisk Analytics - Nov 22, 2013

Shares of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK), which provides information about risk to companies in the insurance, healthcare, and mortgage industries, contributed to performance in the third quarter. It was helped by consistent execution and improved organic growth. Growth continued to be led by the company's nascent healthcare offering, which is growing over 20% annually and represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity over the long term. (Neal Rosenberg)

From Ron Baron’s Baron Funds third quarter 2013 letter.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.82
VRSK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. VRSK: 31.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 21.7  Med: 28.08 Max: 43.75
Current: 31.82
21.7
43.75
Forward P/E 24.04
VRSK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. VRSK: 24.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.40
VRSK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
73% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.10 vs. VRSK: 32.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 21.65  Med: 29.63 Max: 44
Current: 32.4
21.65
44
P/B 34.76
VRSK's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. VRSK: 34.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VRSK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 13.46  Med: 34.13 Max: 192.69
Current: 34.76
13.46
192.69
P/S 6.78
VRSK's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VRSK: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VRSK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.56  Med: 5.95 Max: 8.07
Current: 6.78
4.56
8.07
PFCF 30.67
VRSK's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. VRSK: 30.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VRSK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.16  Med: 24.22 Max: 35.73
Current: 30.67
16.16
35.73
POCF 22.82
VRSK's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.77 vs. VRSK: 22.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VRSK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 13.86  Med: 19.24 Max: 24.85
Current: 22.82
13.86
24.85
EV-to-EBIT 18.79
VRSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.15 vs. VRSK: 18.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.6  Med: 17.80 Max: 21.6
Current: 18.79
13.6
21.6
PEG 1.81
VRSK's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. VRSK: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VRSK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.52 Max: 1.98
Current: 1.81
0.81
1.98
Shiller P/E 41.26
VRSK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.05 vs. VRSK: 41.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 35.58  Med: 38.84 Max: 44.89
Current: 41.26
35.58
44.89
Current Ratio 0.64
VRSK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VRSK: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.70 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.64
0.33
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.64
VRSK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VRSK: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.70 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.64
0.33
1.32
Days Sales Outstanding 46.05
VRSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 606 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.10 vs. VRSK: 46.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.78  Med: 39.40 Max: 46.26
Current: 46.05
31.78
46.26

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.14
VRSK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. VRSK: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 2.09 Max: 3.31
Current: 2.14
0.03
3.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.14
VRSK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. VRSK: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.28
Current: 1.14
0.8
1.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.91
VRSK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VRSK: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.51 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.91
1.21
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.39
VRSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VRSK: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 5.60 Max: 7.4
Current: 5.39
4.6
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 19.45
VRSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. VRSK: 19.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VRSK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 19.4  Med: 22.80 Max: 39
Current: 19.45
19.4
39

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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Traded in other countries:VRSK.Mexico, VA7A.Germany,
Verisk Analytics Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1971. The Company provides information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, supply chain, and risk management. Using technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, the Company provides predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, profitability optimization, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, it helps the customers to protect people, property, and financial assets. The Company's business segments include Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. The Risk Assessment segment serves its P&C insurance customers and focuses on the first two decision making processes in its Risk Analysis Framework: prediction of loss and selection and pricing of risk. Within this segment, it also provide solutions to help the insurance customers comply with their reporting requirements in each U.S. state in which it operates. Its customers include P&C insurance providers in the U.S. In the Decision Analytics segment, the Company supports all four phases of its Risk Analysis Framework. The Company develops predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce both standard and customized analytics that help its customers to predict loss, select and price risk, detect fraud before and after a loss event, and quantify losses. The Company also offers its customers access to wholesale and retail price lists, which include structural repair and restoration pricing for 467 separate economic areas in North America. It offers payment accuracy solutions that help healthcare claims payors detect fraud, abuse and overpayment. It also offers a comprehensive suite of data and information services that enables improved compliance with Environmental Health & Safety, or EH&S requirements related to the safe manufacturing, distribution, transportation, usage and disposal of chemicals and products. The Company's competitors include other statistical agents, including the National Independent Statistical Service, the Independent Statistical Service and other advisory organizations, providing underwriting rules, prospective loss costs and coverage language such as the American Association of Insurance Services and Mutual Services Organization, information technology product and services vendors, management and strategy consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting LLP, and smaller specialized information technology firms and analytical services firms including Pinnacle Consulting and EMB, a unit of Towers Watson. The Company sells its products and services through direct interaction with its clients. It employs a three-tier sales structure that includes salespeople, product specialists and sales support. The Company's business involves the distribution of certain personal, public and non-public dat
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