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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Mohanram G-Score

: 5 (As of Sep. 2022)
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Mohanram G-Score is a financial indicator developed by professor Partha Mohanram to help investors find the best investment opportunities in the growth stocks. Companies have higher G-score tends to generate higher return. According to his study, the best growth stocks that have a G-Score greater than 6 tend to beat the market, while those with a G-Score lower than 1 tend to have negative absolute returns.

Thus, the zones of discrimination were as such:

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Equifax has an G-score of 5.

The historical rank and industry rank for Equifax's Mohanram G-Score or its related term are showing as below:

EFX' s Mohanram G-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2   Med: 5   Max: 7
Current: 5

During the past 13 years, the highest Piotroski G-score of Equifax was 7. The lowest was 2. And the median was 5.


Equifax Mohanram G-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's Mohanram G-Score 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
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Mohanram G-Score
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.00 6.00 4.00 6.00 5.00

Equifax Quarterly Data
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Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's Mohanram G-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Mohanram G-Score 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 Mohanram G-Score Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Equifax's Mohanram G-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's Mohanram G-Score falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Mohanram G-Score's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



Equifax Mohanram G-Score Calculation

The calculation of the Mohanram G-score consists of eight criteria. Assign one point for each criterion met, then add up all the points to get the G-Score.

Profitability

Question 1. Return on Assets (ROA)

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate earnings.

Score 1 if ROA > ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 2. Cash ROA

Cash ROA equals to Cash Flow from Operations divided by average Total Assets. It measures how well a company uses its asset to generate cash.

Score 1 if Cash ROA > Cash ROA Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 3. CFO and Net Income

Score 1 if CFO > Net Income, 0 otherwise.

Earnings Predictability

Question 4. Earnings Variability

Earnings Variability is measured as the variance of a firm's ROA in the past five years.

Score 1 if Earnings Variability < Earnings Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 5. Sales Growth Variability

Sales Growth Variability is measured as the 5-year variance in sales growth.

Score 1 if Sales Growth Variability < Sales Growth Variability Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Accounting Conservatism

Question 6. Research & Development Intensity

Research & Development Intensity is calcualted by Research & Development divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if Research & Development Intensity > Research & Development Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 7. CAPEX Intensity

CAPEX Intensity is calcualted by Capital Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets.

Score 1 if CAPEX Intensity > CAPEX Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

Question 8. Advertising Expenditure Intensity

Advertising Expenditure Intensity is calcualted by Advertising Expenditure divided by the beginning Total Assets. Note that Advertising Expenditure is not reported as a seperate line item for many companies, thus Selling, General, & Admin. Expense is used in this calculation.

Score 1 if Advertising Expenditure Intensity > Advertising Expenditure Intensity Industry Median, 0 otherwise.

* 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.

* Note that all the Industry Median used for comparison in his original research, are substituted with Sector Median due to the limitation of data within certain countries.

Good or high score = 6, 7, 8
Bad or low score = 0, 1

Equifax has an G-score of 5.

Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) Mohanram G-Score Explanation

Partha Mohanram is the John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing at Rotman and the Acting Vice-Dean of Research Strategy and Resources.

In 2000, he wrote a research paper called "Separating Winners from Losers Among Low Book-to-Market Stocks Using Financial Statement Analysis".

This paper tests whether a strategy based on financial statement analysis of low book-to-market (growth) stocks is successful in differentiating between winners and losers in terms of future stock performance. Based on the research, a strategy based on buying high G-score (6, 7 or 8) firms and shorting low G-score (0 or 1) firms consistently earns significant excess returns. Further, the results do not support a risk based explanation for the book-to-market effect as the strategy returns positive returns in all years, and firms that ex-ante appear less risky have better future returns.

To conclude, one can use a modified fundamental analysis strategy (G-score) to identify mispricing and earn substantial abnormal returns.


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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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