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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Debt-to-Equity

: 1.26 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Equifax's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $963 Mil. Equifax's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $4,748 Mil. Equifax's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $4,534 Mil. Equifax's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 1.26.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

The historical rank and industry rank for Equifax's Debt-to-Equity or its related term are showing as below:

EFX' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51   Med: 1.13   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.26

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Equifax was 1.48. The lowest was 0.51. And the median was 1.13.

EFX's Debt-to-Equity is ranked worse than
80.04% of 937 companies
in the Business Services industry
Industry Median: 0.38 vs EFX: 1.26

Equifax Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's Debt-to-Equity 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
Debt-to-Equity
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.31 1.38 1.48 1.46 1.26

Equifax Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
Debt-to-Equity 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 1.46 1.43 1.35 1.40 1.26

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's Debt-to-Equity, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-Equity 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 Debt-to-Equity Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Equifax's Debt-to-Equity distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Equifax Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Equifax's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Equifax's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

* 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.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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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