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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Earnings Yield %

: 2.53% (As of today)
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The earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

As of today (2023-02-03), the stock price of Equifax is $227.735. Equifax's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $5.76. Therefore, Equifax's earnings yield of today is 2.53%.

The earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. Equifax's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 was 0.00%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


Equifax Earnings Yield % Calculation

Earnings yield is the reciprocal of the P/E Ratio.

Equifax's Earnings Yield for today is calculated as

Earnings Yield=Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)/Share Price
=5.760/227.735
=2.53 %

Equifax's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $5.760 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Earnings Yield=Net Income /Market Cap

The earnings in the calculation is the Trailing Twelve Months earnings.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) Earnings Yield % Explanation

If the P/E ratio is an indication of how many years it takes for the company to earn back the stock price shareholders pay to buy the shares, the earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders' investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.

If a company loses money, the earnings yield is negative. This gives a more straightforward indication that the company is losing money. This is an advantage of using earnings yield instead of the P/E ratio in valuation. For valuation purposes, the P/B Ratio and the P/S Ratio should be used for companies that are losing money.

Like the P/E ratio, the earnings yield can be used to compare investments in different industries. It can even be used to compare the attractiveness of different asset classes such as bonds and cash. Of course, the earnings yield should not be the only factor in deciding which asset classes to invest.

Also similar to the P/E ratio, the earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A growing company with the same earnings yield should be more attractive than a company that has the same earnings yield but does not grow.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %.

Be Aware

Just like the P/E Ratio, non-recurring items such as selling part of the business, selling a previous investment, etc., can affect earnings yield dramatically. The earning yield is also a poor indication for cyclical companies. When a cyclical stock has a high earnings yield it is usually at the peak of its cycle.


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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Business Description

Equifax logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1550 Peachtree Street N.W., Atlanta, GA, USA, 30309
Along with Experian and TransUnion, Equifax is one of the leading credit bureaus in the United States. Equifax's credit reports provide credit histories on millions of consumers, and the firm's services are critical to lenders' credit decisions. In addition, about a third of the firm's revenue comes from workforce solutions, which provides income verification and employer human resources services. Equifax generates over 20% of its revenue from outside the United States.
Executives
Lisa M Nelson officer: President-International EQUIFAX INC., 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Audrey B Tillman director 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999
Melissa D Goodwin director C/O WRIGHT EXPRESS CORPORATION, 97 DARLING AVENUE, SOUTH PORTLAND ME 04106
Sunil Bindal officer: SVP, Corp Development EQUIFAX INC., 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Lindsay B Parker officer: Chief Marketing Officer EQUIFAX INC, 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Beverly J Anderson officer: Pres-Global Consumer Solutions 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Robert W Selander director MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL, 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY 10577
Robert D Marcus director C/O TIME WARNER CABLE INC., 60 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, 17TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY 10023
John A Mckinley director C/O EQUIFAX INC, 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Elane B Stock director 351 PHELPS DRIVE, IRVING TX 75038
Carla Chaney officer: CVP & Chief HR Officer 5302 LAKE VIEW CLUB, DUNWOODY GA 30338
G. Thomas Hough director P.O. BOX 407, LAKELAND FL 33802
Heather H Wilson director 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Sid Singh officer: President - USIS 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
James M Griggs officer: SVP & Corp Controller 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309

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