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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.07
VRSK's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 714 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. VRSK: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VRSK' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.1 Max: N/A
Current: 0.07
Equity-to-Asset 0.29
VRSK's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. VRSK: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VRSK' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.18  Med: 0.1 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.29
-1.18
0.32
Interest Coverage 6.55
VRSK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. VRSK: 6.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VRSK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.79  Med: 8.75 Max: 12.72
Current: 6.55
5.79
12.72
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.20
Beneish M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
5.79%
14.31%
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 : 7/10

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Operating Margin % 38.04
VRSK's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. VRSK: 38.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VRSK' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.4  Med: 38.62 Max: 44.18
Current: 38.04
29.4
44.18
Net Margin % 30.29
VRSK's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
96% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.85 vs. VRSK: 30.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VRSK' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.33  Med: 22.61 Max: 30.29
Current: 30.29
12.33
30.29
ROE % 43.80
VRSK's ROE % is ranked higher than
94% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. VRSK: 43.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VRSK' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.72  Med: 86.75 Max: 419.02
Current: 43.8
43.72
419.02
ROA % 12.52
VRSK's ROA % is ranked higher than
86% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. VRSK: 12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VRSK' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.56  Med: 16.69 Max: 21.91
Current: 12.52
11.56
21.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 215.19
VRSK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 706 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. VRSK: 215.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VRSK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 211.8  Med: 339.09 Max: 483.44
Current: 215.19
211.8
483.44
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 8.00
VRSK's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VRSK: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VRSK' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.4 Max: 14.9
Current: 8
0
14.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 10.30
VRSK's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. VRSK: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VRSK' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.4 Max: 24.6
Current: 10.3
0
24.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 9.90
VRSK's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. VRSK: 9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VRSK' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 15.2 Max: 38.3
Current: 9.9
0
38.3
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 561499    SIC: 7389
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Traded in other countries:VRSK.Austria, VA7A.Germany, VRSK.Mexico,
Headquarter Location:USA
Verisk Analytics Inc is a provider of data analytics in insurance, natural resources and financial services. It offers predictive analytics and decision support solutions to clients in rating, underwriting, claims, catastrophe, weather risk etc.

Verisk Analytics is a data analytics provider for insurance, natural resources and financial services. The company's predictive analytics are used in rating applications, underwriting, claims, catastrophe and weather risk assessment, global risk assessment, natural resources intelligence, economic forecasting, and other related fields. Verisk's revenue is largely based on long-term contracts and subscriptions. Verisk's clients are located primarily in the United States. The company has risk assessment and decision analytics segments. Risk assessment segment serves P and C insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk and compliance with their reporting requirements. Decision analytics segment encompasses development of predictive models to forecast scenarios and produce standard and customised analytics.

Guru Investment Theses on Verisk Analytics Inc

Baron Asset Fund Comments on Verisk - Apr 13, 2017

Verisk (VRSK) provides risk information to the insurance, financial services, and energy industries. We think Verisk has a unique competitive position. The company is investing to expand its product set in Insurance and Financials. It also acquired two companies over the last two years to give it energy exposure, creating a path to sustained double digit growth. The stock has almost tripled since our initial investment. Verisk generates robust margins and significant free cash flow, which it has been using to repurchase stock and make acquisitions.



From Baron Asset Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.



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Sequoia Fund Comments on Verisk Analytics - Aug 28, 2015

Question:



I know you have a relatively small position in Verisk Analytics. Just a question on the investment thesis, the valuation, capital allocation, and more specifically the Wood Mackenzie acquisition, which the company announced in March.



Chase Sheridan:



I will try to be brief. Our position in Verisk (NASDAQ:VRSK) rounds to 0.0% of the portfolio. So I would not consider it a real position. It is a great business. Verisk is basically becoming a platform for buying data analytics firms. Its core business in the insurance space has as big a moat as you are going to find anywhere but the returns on its expansion businesses, the jury is still out. The acquired businesses are good but the returns on those investments are not anywhere approaching the returns in its core business. It is probably not worth it to take any more time because we really do not have a material position.



From Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb Investor Day 2015 Transcript Part II - Sequoia Fund.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 23.33
VRSK's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. VRSK: 23.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
VRSK' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.8  Med: 26.93 Max: 44.64
Current: 23.33
21.8
44.64
Forward PE Ratio 25.77
VRSK's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. VRSK: 25.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 31.49
VRSK's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
68% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.98 vs. VRSK: 31.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
VRSK' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.8  Med: 30.17 Max: 44.64
Current: 31.49
21.8
44.64
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 20.74
VRSK's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
52% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.01 vs. VRSK: 20.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 20.73 Max: 28.91
Current: 20.74
16.5
28.91
PB Ratio 9.94
VRSK's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VRSK: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VRSK' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.39  Med: 19.49 Max: 196.37
Current: 9.94
8.39
196.37
PS Ratio 7.06
VRSK's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VRSK: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VRSK' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.56  Med: 6.66 Max: 9.48
Current: 7.06
4.56
9.48
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.00
VRSK's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. VRSK: 35.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.14  Med: 26.72 Max: 37.35
Current: 35
16.14
37.35
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 25.22
VRSK's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
83% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. VRSK: 25.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 20.18 Max: 26.63
Current: 25.22
13.9
26.63
EV-to-EBIT 20.53
VRSK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. VRSK: 20.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VRSK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.6  Med: 19.1 Max: 22.3
Current: 20.53
13.6
22.3
EV-to-EBITDA 16.10
VRSK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.37 vs. VRSK: 16.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VRSK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.7  Med: 15.6 Max: 18.1
Current: 16.1
11.7
18.1
PEG Ratio 2.40
VRSK's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VRSK: 2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
VRSK' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.5
Current: 2.4
0.84
2.5
Current Ratio 0.76
VRSK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. VRSK: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VRSK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.76
0.33
1.32
Quick Ratio 0.76
VRSK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. VRSK: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VRSK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.7 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.76
0.33
1.32
Days Sales Outstanding 54.37
VRSK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
57% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 59.57 vs. VRSK: 54.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VRSK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.78  Med: 40.09 Max: 54.37
Current: 54.37
31.78
54.37

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.10
VRSK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. VRSK: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VRSK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 1.3 Max: 0
Current: 0.1
-0.3
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.15
VRSK's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VRSK: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.13 Max: 3.46
Current: 2.15
1.88
3.46
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.06
VRSK's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VRSK: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.06
0.71
1.3
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 2.47
VRSK's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. VRSK: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
VRSK' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 1.7 Max: 2.47
Current: 2.47
1.21
2.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.87
VRSK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
51% of the 717 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. VRSK: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VRSK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 5.2 Max: 7.4
Current: 4.87
4.5
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 15.79
VRSK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.52 vs. VRSK: 15.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
VRSK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.7  Med: 19.2 Max: 39
Current: 15.79
15.7
39

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,005.10
EPS (TTM) $ 3.55
Beta0.70
Short Percentage of Float3.10%
52-Week Range $75.60 - 87.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)165.34

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 2,075 2,205 2,348
EPS ($) 3.17 3.47 3.76
EPS without NRI ($) 3.17 3.47 3.76
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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