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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Altman Z2-Score

: 2.25 (As of Today)
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Equifax has a Altman Z2-Score of 2.25, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Equifax is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may face bankrupcy risk.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Altman Z2-Score <= 1.1, it is in Distress Zones.
When Altman Z2-Score >= 2.6, it is in Safe Zones.
When Altman Z2-Score is between 1.1 and 2.6, it is in Grey Zones.

The historical rank and industry rank for Equifax's Altman Z2-Score or its related term are showing as below:

EFX' s Altman Z2-Score Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42   Med: 3.56   Max: 5.48
Current: 2.25

During the past 13 years, Equifax's highest Altman Z2-Score was 5.48. The lowest was 1.42. And the median was 3.56.


Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Altman Z2-Score Historical Data

The historical data trend for Equifax's Altman Z2-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
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Altman Z2-Score Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3.08 3.48 1.72 2.51 1.88

Equifax Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Altman Z2-Score 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 3.10 1.88 1.99 1.94 2.25

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Altman Z2-Score Competitive Comparison

For the Consulting Services subindustry, Equifax's Altman Z2-Score, along with its competitors' market caps and Altman Z2-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 (NYSE:EFX) Altman Z2-Score Distribution

For the Business Services industry and Industrials sector, Equifax's Altman Z2-Score distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Equifax's Altman Z2-Score falls into.



Equifax Altman Z2-Score Calculation

Altman Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

Z2-Score, also known as Z"-Score is the Z-Score for non-manufacturing companies excluding property/financial companies.

Equifax's Altman Z2-Score for today is calculated with this formula:

Z=6.56*X1+3.26*X2+6.72*X3+1.05*X4_2
=6.56*-0.064+3.26*0.4595+6.72*0.0967+1.05*0.499
=2.25

* 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. GuruFocus does not calculate Altman Z2-Score when X4_2 value is 0.

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2022:
Total Assets was $11,308 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $1,295 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $2,019 Mil.
Retained Earnings was $5,196 Mil.
Pre-Tax Income was 219.7 + 264.8 + 303.8 + 138.2 = $927 Mil.
Interest Expense was -47.1 + -41.6 + -39.7 + -38.5 = $-167 Mil.
Total Liabilities was $7,532 Mil.

* Note that for stock reported semi-annually or annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data.

X1=Working Capital/Total Assets
=(Total Current Assets - Total Current Liabilities)/Total Assets
=(1294.9 - 2018.7)/11308
=-0.064

X2=Retained Earnings/Total Assets
=5195.8/11308
=0.4595

X3=Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets
=(Pre-Tax Income - Interest Expense)/Total Assets
=(926.5 - -166.9)/11308
=0.0967

X4_2=Net Worth/Total Liabilities
=(Total Stockholders Equity - Preferred Stock)/Total Liabilities
=(3759 - 0)/7532.4
=0.499

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Distress Zones - 1.1 < Grey Zones < 2.6 - Safe Zones

Equifax has a Altman Z2-Score of 2.25 indicating it is in Grey Zones.


Equifax  (NYSE:EFX) Altman Z2-Score Explanation

The original Z-Score model was based on publicly traded manufacturing companies while the Z2-Score, also known as Z"-score can be used for any type of company excluding property/financial companies. Both Z-Score and Z2-Score describes the financial health of a company, and its likelihood of financial distress.

X1: The Working Capital/Total Assets (WC/TA) ratio is a measure of the net liquid assets of the firm relative to the total capitalization. Working capital is defined as the difference between current assets and current liabilities. Ordinarily, a firm experiencing consistent operating losses will have shrinking current assets in relation to total assets. Altman found this one proved to be the most valuable liquidity ratio comparing with the current ratio and the quick ratio. This is however the least significant of the five factors.

X2: Retained Earnings/Total Assets: the RE/TA ratio measures the leverage of a firm. Retained earnings is the account which reports the total amount of reinvested earnings and/or losses of a firm over its entire life. Those firms with high RE, relative to TA, have financed their assets through retention of profits and have not utilized as much debt.

X3, Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets (EBIT/TA): This ratio is a measure of the true productivity of the firm's assets, independent of any tax or leverage factors. Since a firm's ultimate existence is based on the earning power of its assets, this ratio appears to be particularly appropriate for studies dealing with corporate failure. This ratio continually outperforms other profitability measures, including cash flow.

X4_2, Net Worth (Total Stockholders Equity - Preferred Stock)/Total Liabilities (NW/TL): it compares a company’s stock net worth with its total liabilities and can be used to assess the extent of its reliance on debt.

Read more about Altman Z2-Score, the original research on Z-Score and the additional research on Z2-Score.


Be Aware

Altman Z2-Score does not apply to financial companies.


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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Business Description

Equifax logo
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
Nelson Lisa M officer: President-International EQUIFAX INC. 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Tillman Audrey B director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Goodwin Melissa D director C/O WRIGHT EXPRESS CORPORATION 97 DARLING AVENUE SOUTH PORTLAND ME 04106
Bindal Sunil officer: SVP, Corp Development EQUIFAX INC. 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Parker Lindsay B officer: Chief Marketing Officer EQUIFAX INC 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Anderson Beverly J officer: Pres-Global Consumer Solutions 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Selander Robert W director MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL 2000 PURCHASE STREET PURCHASE NY 10577
Marcus Robert D director C/O TIME WARNER CABLE INC. 60 COLUMBUS CIRCLE, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10023
Mckinley John A director C/O EQUIFAX INC 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Stock Elane B director 351 PHELPS DRIVE IRVING TX 75038
Chaney Carla officer: CVP & Chief HR Officer 5302 LAKE VIEW CLUB DUNWOODY GA 30338
Hough G. Thomas director P.O. BOX 407 LAKELAND FL 33802
Wilson Heather H director 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Singh Sid officer: President - USIS 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309
Griggs James M officer: SVP & Corp Controller 1550 PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA 30309

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