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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) ROA %

: 4.30% (As of Dec. 2023)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Equifax's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $530 Mil. Equifax's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $12,314 Mil. Therefore, Equifax's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 4.30%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Equifax's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

EFX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1   Med: 6.69   Max: 9.37
Current: 4.6

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest ROA % was 9.37%. The lowest was -5.10%. And the median was 6.69%.

EFX's ROA % is ranked better than
57.22% of 1094 companies
in the Business Services industry
Industry Median: 3.65 vs EFX: 4.60

Equifax ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's ROA % can be seen below:

* 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.

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Equifax Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -5.10 5.94 7.21 6.16 4.58

Equifax Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.79 3.89 4.79 5.43 4.30

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Equifax ROA % Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Equifax's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's ROA % falls into.



Equifax ROA % Calculation

Equifax's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=545.3/( (11547.9+12280)/ 2 )
=545.3/11913.95
=4.58 %

Equifax's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=529.6/( (12348.9+12280)/ 2 )
=529.6/12314.45
=4.30 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=529.6/12314.45
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(529.6 / 5306)*(5306 / 12314.45)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=9.98 %*0.4309
=4.30 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2023) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Business Description

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
Kelley John J Iii officer: CVP & CLC 1550 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Julia A Houston officer: Chief Transformation Officer 1155 PERIMETER CENTER WEST, ATLANTA GA 30338
Rodolfo O Ploder officer: Group Executive C/O EQUIFAX INC., 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Bryson R Koehler officer: Chief Technology Officer 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Mark W Begor director, officer: CEO 181 METRO DRIVE, SAN JOSE CA 95110
Melissa D Goodwin director C/O WRIGHT EXPRESS CORPORATION, 97 DARLING AVENUE, SOUTH PORTLAND ME 04106
Gamble John W Jr officer: CVP & CFO ONE LEXMARK CENTRE DR, 740 WEST NEW CIRCLE RD, LEXINGTON KY 40550
James M Griggs officer: SVP & Corp Controller 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Carla Chaney officer: CVP & Chief HR Officer 5302 LAKE VIEW CLUB, DUNWOODY GA 30338
Todd Michael Horvath officer: EVP, President USIS EQUIFAX INC, 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Karen Linn Fichuk director EQUIFAX INC., 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Lisa M Nelson officer: President-International EQUIFAX INC., 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Sid Singh officer: President - USIS 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW, ATLANTA GA 30309
Prasanna Dhore officer: Chief Data & Analytics Officer 10375 PROFESSIONAL CIRCLE, RENO NV 89521
Audrey B Tillman director 1932 WYNNTON RD, COLUMBUS GA 31999