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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Health Information Services  
Traded in other countries:0I2.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
IMS Health Holdings Inc is an information and technology services company. It offers information offerings developed to meet its clients' needs by using data secured from network of suppliers. It provides service to healthcare organizations.

IMS Health Holdings Inc was formed on October 23, 2009 in Delaware. The Company is an information and technology services company. It provides clients in the healthcare industry with comprehensive solutions to measure and improve their performance. It has collections of healthcare information, spanning sales, prescription and promotional data, medical claims, electronic medical records and social media. The Company provides service to healthcare organizations and decision makers around the world, spanning the breadth of life science companies, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health and medical device manufacturers, as well as distributors, providers, payers, government agencies, policymakers, researchers and the financial community. The Company offers various information offerings developed to meet its clients' needs by using data secured from network of suppliers. The Company's offerings compete with various firms, including Accenture, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Covance, Deloitte, Evidera, GfK, Health Market Science, IBM, Infosys, inVentiv Health, Kantar Health, McKinsey, Nielsen, OptumInsight, Parexel, Press Ganey, Quintiles, RTI Health Solutions, Symphony Health Solutions, Synovate Healthcare, The Advisory Board, Trizetto, Verisk and ZS Associates. The Company has trademarks and service marks that it uses in connection with the operation of its business, including IMS Health, IMS, the IMS logo, IMS One, MIDAS, Xponent, DDD, AppScript, AppNucleus, MD360 Provider Performance Management and Evidence360.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3,123.00
EPS (TTM) $ 0.42
Short Percentage of Float3.43%
52-Week Range $22.36 - 31.59
Shares Outstanding (Mil)329.21

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 3,144 3,289 3,434
EPS ($) 1.57 1.79 1.98
EPS without NRI ($) 1.57 1.79 1.98
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