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Equifax (Equifax) PE Ratio : 56.06 (As of May. 21, 2024)


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What is Equifax PE Ratio?

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2024-05-21), Equifax's share price is $251.69. Equifax's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $4.49. Therefore, Equifax's PE Ratio for today is 56.06.

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest PE Ratio was 79.38. The lowest was 19.70. And the median was 32.40.

Equifax's EPS (Diluted) for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $1.00. Its EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $4.49.

As of today (2024-05-21), Equifax's share price is $251.69. Equifax's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $6.33. Therefore, Equifax's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 39.76.

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 47.97. The lowest was 18.12. And the median was 30.66.

Equifax's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $1.50. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $6.33.

During the past 12 months, Equifax's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 17.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 16.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 37.20% per year. The lowest was -10.30% per year. And the median was 11.30% per year.

Equifax's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $1.01. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $4.53.

Back to Basics: PE Ratio


Equifax PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's PE Ratio 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 PE Ratio Chart

Equifax Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
PE Ratio
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only At Loss 45.48 48.64 34.40 56.20

Equifax Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
PE Ratio Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 42.61 55.36 43.41 56.20 59.58

Competitive Comparison of Equifax's PE Ratio

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio 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's PE Ratio Distribution in the Business Services Industry

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

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's PE Ratio falls into.



Equifax PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

Equifax's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=251.69/4.490
=56.06

Equifax's Share Price of today is $251.69.
Equifax's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $4.49.


* 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:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio, Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio.

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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Equifax (Equifax) 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