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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) PS Ratio

: 5.42 (As of Today)
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The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. As of today, Equifax's share price is $227.27. Equifax's Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $41.92. Hence, Equifax's PS Ratio for today is 5.42.

Warning Sign:

Equifax Inc stock PS Ratio (=5.5) is close to 1-year high of 5.88

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

EFX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67   Med: 4.63   Max: 7.44
Current: 5.48

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest PS Ratio was 7.44. The lowest was 2.67. And the median was 4.63.

EFX's PS Ratio is ranked worse than
86.59% of 1044 companies
in the Business Services industry
Industry Median: 1.15 vs EFX: 5.48

Equifax's Revenue per Sharefor the three months ended in Sep. 2022 was $10.09. Its Revenue per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022 was $41.92.

During the past 12 months, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate of Equifax was 8.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 12.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 8.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 9.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest 3-Year average Revenue per Share Growth Rate was 16.00% per year. The lowest was -14.20% per year. And the median was 6.70% per year.

Back to Basics: PS Ratio


Equifax PS Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's PS 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 Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
PS Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.26 3.31 4.87 5.74 7.35

Equifax Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
PS Ratio 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 6.53 7.35 5.78 4.38 4.09

Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's PS Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PS 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 PS Ratio Distribution

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

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



Equifax PS Ratio Calculation

The PS Ratio, or Price-to-Sales ratio, or Price/Sales, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Revenue per Share. It is a ratio widely used to value stocks and it was first used by Ken Fisher.

Equifax's PS Ratio for today is calculated as

PS Ratio=Share Price/Revenue per Share (TTM)
=227.27/41.924
=5.42

Equifax's Share Price of today is $227.27.
Equifax's Revenue per Share 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 $41.92.

* 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:

PS Ratio=Market Cap/Revenue

The Revenue here is for the trailing 12 months.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) PS Ratio Explanation

The PS Ratio is an excellent valuation indicator if you want to compare a stock with its historical valuation or with the stocks in the same industry. The PS Ratio works especially well when you want to compare the stock's current valuation with its historical valuation. The PS Ratio is a great valuation tool for evaluating cyclical businesses where the PE Ratio works poorly. It works the best when comparing the current valuation with the historical valuation because over time, a company's profit margin tends to revert to the mean.

When the PS Ratio is applied to the whole stock market, it can be used to evaluate the current market valuation and projected returns. In this case, the price is the total market cap of all stocks that are traded, and sales are the GDP of the country. This is how Warren Buffett estimates the broad market valuation and project future returns.

Similar to the PE Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PS 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

The PS Ratio does not tell you how cheap or expensive the stock is. It cannot be used to compare companies in different industries. It works better for companies within the same industry because these companies tend to have similar capital structures and profit margins. It works the best when comparing a company with itself in the past.


Equifax PS Ratio Related Terms

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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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