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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Risk Assessment


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Risk Assessment represents the investment risk of a stock derived from our exclusive method. It suggests how risky the investment opportunity is based on the valuation and the fundamental performance of the stock. It is derived from following key aspects:

1. GuruFocus internally developed valuations of the stock, such as GF valuation.
2. Quality Rank, a business quality indicator developed by GuruFocus.
3. Fundamental performance: Piotroski F-Score, Altman Z-Score, Beneish M-Score, etc.
4. Growth opportunities: 5-year revenue growth rate, 5-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate, etc.

Value investors are always willing to find undervalued stocks. However, not all the undervalued stocks are good deals, we should also be careful of how risky the investment opportunity is. We believe that if the company's financial strength and profitability are strong, and the stock price is within a reasonable range of the GF valuation, or stock has a high return with its price being undervalued, then it might be a good investment opportunity with low risk.

Based on those aspects listed above, GuruFocus believes the risk assessment of Equifax is: Moderate Risk: Sensitive, better choose undervalued stock.


Competitive Comparison

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's Risk Assessment falls into.



Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) Risk Assessment Explanation

Based on the four aspects listed above, GuruFocus provides the following 7 evaluations:

All-in-One Screener Examples (1)
Low Risk: Strong fundamentals, worth long-term holding
Moderate Risk: Sensitive, better choose undervalued stock
High Risk: High uncertainty with risk-return tradeoff
High Risk: Good fundamentals, beware of shrinking business
High Risk: Sensitive to economic or industry trends
High Risk: High uncertainty
No Data: Cannot be evaluated

(1) These are some simple examples. You can access our Risk Assessment filter under All-in-One Screener’s Fundamental tab and set your own criteria.


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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