About Equifax (NYSE:EFX)
Equifax Inc. is a global provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data. It uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry BUSINESS SERVICES
Sub-IndustryResearch & Consulting Services
Trailing P/E Ratio25.2277955026822
Forward P/E Ratio20.45
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales4.33
Cash Flow$8.38 per share
Price / Cash14.45
Book Value$26.97 per share
Price / Book4.49
Net Income$587.30 million
Return on Equity23.31%
Return on Assets10.28%
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Equifax's stock symbol?
Equifax trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EFX."
How often does Equifax pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Equifax?
Equifax declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share on Friday, March 30th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. View Equifax's Dividend History.
How were Equifax's earnings last quarter?
Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.39 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.04. The credit services provider had revenue of $838.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $825.70 million. Equifax had a net margin of 17.47% and a return on equity of 23.31%. The company's revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.42 EPS. View Equifax's Earnings History.
When will Equifax make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Equifax's stock going? Where will Equifax's stock price be in 2018?
16 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Equifax's shares. Their forecasts range from $110.00 to $166.00. On average, they anticipate Equifax's stock price to reach $130.07 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Equifax.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Equifax stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Equifax stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Last year's cyber attack at Equifax, under which criminals stole highly sensitive personal data of approximately 143 million of its consumers, has heavily tarnished the brand image, reputation and credibility of the company. The company is facing huge customer criticism, while cybersecurity companies are questioning its preparedness and response to this massive data breach. Moreover, with lawmakers and investigating agencies probing the mishap, troubles for Equifax are unlikely to end any time soon. Notably, shares have underperformed the industry in the last one year. Nonetheless, we believe that management’s efforts, such as strategic initiatives for product innovation and expansion of data assets through acquisitions should act as tailwinds. Also, the company’s strong correlation with the consumer and financial markets, and exposure in the U.S. and Europe are likely to propel growth." (1/16/2018)
- 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We came away from today's management meeting with the view that organic revenue growth in 2018 will be at the high end of the 6%-8% range due to very strong new product initiatives (NPI), all else being equal. It was clear to us that innovation around creating new data sets/analytics is a core growth driver for each of the business units and an activity the company spends considerable time and energy on ' we believe this is the right approach for creating a sustainable and healthy organic growth trajectory for years. The company's innovation focus is becoming more fruitful, and this focus, together with commentary that banks are starting to spend more on new products and tools, is likely to drive organic growth at the high end of the targeted organic growth range in 2018, after YOY mortgage headwinds abate. While trended data outside of mortgage is not likely to be adopted as quickly ' (other verticals like auto and credit card will be more ROI driven on a case by case basis), it represents a rich opportunity set. We are raising our 2018 organic revenue growth estimate from 7.3% to 7.9%, and tweaking our 2018 EPS estimate from $6.76 to $6.83. We are raising our target price from $144 to $149, which represents roughly 22x our 2018 EPS estimate and roughly 14x our 2018 EBITDA estimate (EV/EBITDA). We reiterate our Buy rating on the shares." (3/22/2017)
Who are some of Equifax's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Equifax include Thomson Reuters (TRI), Paychex (PAYX), Aptiv (APTV), Republic Services (RSG), Iqvia (IQV), Capgemini (CGEMY), WPP plc American Depositary Shares (WPP), Experian (EXPGY), SGS (SGSOY), IHS Markit (INFO), Waste Connections (WCN), Global Payments (GPN), Sodexo (SDXAY), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Omnicom Group (OMC), Publicis Groupe (PUBGY) and Total System Services (TSS).
Who are Equifax's key executives?
Equifax's management team includes the folowing people:
- Paulino do Rego Barros Jr., Interim Chief Executive Officer, President - U.S. Information Solutions (Age 61)
- John W. Gamble Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President (Age 54)
- J. Dann Adams, President - Global Consumer Solutions (Age 58)
- John T. Hartman, President - International (Age 57)
- Rodolfo O. Ploder, President of Workforce Solutions (Age 56)
- Coretha M. Rushing, Chief Human Resources Officer, Corporate Vice President (Age 61)
- Nuala M. King, Senior Vice President, Controller (Age 63)
- Mark Rohrwasser, Chief Investment Officer
- Joseph M. Loughran III, Chief Marketing Officer (Age 49)
- Laura Louise Wilbanks, Chief Marketing Officer
Has Equifax been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about EFX stock has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equifax earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.88 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.
Who are Equifax's major shareholders?
Equifax's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.29%), Viking Global Investors LP (1.95%), OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1.69%), Two Sigma Advisers LP (1.30%), Farallon Capital Management LLC (1.08%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.02%). Company insiders that own Equifax stock include Coretha M Rushing, G Thomas Hough, J Dann Adams, John W Gamble Jr, Joseph Michael Loughran III, Mark B Templeton, Paulino R Barros, Richard F Smith and Rodolfo O Ploder. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Equifax.
Which major investors are selling Equifax stock?
EFX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Hound Partners LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Alliancebernstein L.P. and Standard Life Aberdeen plc. Company insiders that have sold Equifax company stock in the last year include John W Gamble Jr, Joseph Michael Loughran III and Rodolfo O Ploder. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equifax.
Which major investors are buying Equifax stock?
EFX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Viking Global Investors LP, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp, Millennium Management LLC, Platinum Investment Management Ltd. and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have bought Equifax stock in the last two years include G Thomas Hough and Mark B Templeton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Equifax.
How do I buy shares of Equifax?
Shares of EFX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Equifax's stock price today?
One share of EFX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $121.07.
How big of a company is Equifax?
Equifax has a market capitalization of $14.69 billion and generates $3.36 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $587.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.83 on an earnings per share basis. Equifax employs 10,300 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Equifax?
Equifax's mailing address is 1550 PEACHTREE ST NW, ATLANTA GA, 30309. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at 404-885-8000 or via email at [email protected]
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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.56||2.53||2.53||2.64|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
9 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$130.07||$128.07||$128.93||$133.27|
|Price Target Upside: ||7.43% upside||2.10% upside||9.82% upside||35.64% upside|
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Consensus Price Target History
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/21/2016 forward)
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Equifax (NYSE EFX) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|3/1/2018||Q4 2017||$1.35||$1.39||$825.70 million||$838.50 million||View||Listen|
|11/9/2017||Q3 17||$1.49||$1.53||$847.28 million||$834.80 million||View||N/A|
|7/26/2017||Q2 2017||$1.57||$1.60||$860.48 million||$856.70 million||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||$1.41||$1.44||$825.14 million||$832.20 million||View||N/A|
|2/8/2017||Q416||$1.38||$1.42||$799.53 million||$801.10 million||View||Listen|
|10/26/2016||Q316||$1.36||$1.44||$208.05 million||$804.10 million||View||N/A|
|7/27/2016||Q216||$1.36||$1.43||$802.85 million||$811.30 million||View||N/A|
|4/27/2016||Q116||$1.15||$1.23||$699.06 million||$728.30 million||View||N/A|
|2/10/2016||Q415||$1.11||$1.14||$663.00 million||$666.30 million||View||Listen|
|10/21/2015||Q315||$1.10||$1.14||$663.78 million||$667.40 million||View||Listen|
|7/22/2015||Q215||$1.10||$1.15||$662.52 million||$678.10 million||View||Listen|
|4/22/2015||Q115||$1.02||$1.07||$635.43 million||$651.80 million||View||Listen|
|2/11/2015||Q414||$1.02||$1.02||$618.13 million||$624.60 million||View||Listen|
|10/22/2014||Q314||$0.99||$1.01||$622.20 million||$613.40 million||View||Listen|
|7/23/2014||Q214||$0.94||$0.96||$616.03 million||$613.90 million||View||N/A|
|4/23/2014||Q114||$0.87||$0.89||$586.65 million||$584.50 million||View||N/A|
|2/11/2014||Q413||$0.91||$0.91||$579.76 million||$578.50 million||View||N/A|
|10/24/2013||Q313||$0.89||$0.90||$576.00 million||$572.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/24/2013||Q2 2013||$0.90||$0.92||$576.85 million||$586.90 million||View||N/A|
|4/24/2013||Q1 2013||$0.87||$0.87||$568.11 million||$566.50 million||View||Listen|
|2/6/2013||Q4 2012||$0.74||$0.78||$556.89 million||$558.10 million||View||Listen|
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.90
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Dividend Information
|Dividend Growth:||16.00% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||32.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
26.35% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
24.07% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Equifax (NYSE EFX) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.29%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.36%
Equifax (NYSE EFX) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|8/2/2017||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||1,719||$145.70||$250,458.30||43,648|| |
|8/1/2017||John W Gamble Jr||CFO||Sell||6,500||$145.60||$946,400.00||42,078|| |
|8/1/2017||Joseph Michael Loughran III||Insider||Sell||4,000||$146.02||$584,080.00||42,723|| |
|5/23/2017||John W Gamble Jr||CFO||Sell||14,000||$136.44||$1,910,160.00||48,578|| |
|11/29/2016||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||3,341||$119.74||$400,051.34||40,595|| |
|11/14/2016||G. Thomas Hough||Director||Buy||1,000||$113.91||$113,910.00||5,307|| |
|11/10/2016||G. Thomas Hough||Director||Buy||1,000||$122.25||$122,250.00||4,307|| |
|11/7/2016||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||434||$125.00||$54,250.00||57,370|| |
|11/4/2016||Mark B Templeton||Director||Buy||3,400||$123.64||$420,376.00||34,759|| |
|10/28/2016||G. Thomas Hough||Director||Buy||2,000||$123.85||$247,700.00||3,307|| |
|8/31/2016||Paulino R Barros||Insider||Sell||5,205||$132.00||$687,060.00||10,786|| |
|8/29/2016||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||3,100||$131.87||$408,797.00||46,936|| |
|8/17/2016||Richard F Smith||Chairman||Sell||48,432||$130.51||$6,320,860.32||253,228|| |
|8/16/2016||Richard F Smith||Chairman||Sell||71,568||$130.79||$9,360,378.72||216,364|| |
|8/12/2016||Richard F Smith||Chairman||Sell||120,000||$132.63||$15,915,600.00||264,796|| |
|7/29/2016||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||4,422||$134.00||$592,548.00||57,804|| |
|5/31/2016||Paulino R Barros||Insider||Sell||5,050||$125.55||$634,027.50||20,356|| |
|5/24/2016||Paulino R Barros||Insider||Sell||7,000||$124.00||$868,000.00||25,406|| |
|5/11/2016||Richard F Smith||CEO||Sell||190,000||$122.63||$23,299,700.00||394,796|| |
|5/6/2016||Mark B Templeton||Director||Buy||2,000||$119.67||$239,340.00||29,359|| |
|5/4/2016||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||11,344||$119.61||$1,356,855.84||16,389|| |
|5/2/2016||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||5,672||$120.22||$681,887.84||16,389|| |
|2/29/2016||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||2,500||$105.89||$264,725.00||62,226|| |
|2/29/2016||Joseph Michael Loughran III||CMO||Sell||6,216||$106.23||$660,325.68||44,541|| |
|2/24/2016||Richard F Smith||CEO||Sell||84,812||$103.43||$8,772,105.16||204,796|| |
|2/23/2016||David Webb||Insider||Sell||6,084||$103.38||$628,963.92||21,349|| |
|2/18/2016||John J. Kelley III||VP||Sell||8,946||$102.03||$912,760.38||10,843|| |
|2/17/2016||J Dann Adams||insider||Sell||3,349||$101.37||$339,488.13||62,017|| |
|2/12/2016||David Webb||Insider||Sell||3,983||$96.61||$384,797.63||19,202|| |
|2/12/2016||John J Kelley III||VP||Sell||17,827||$96.94||$1,728,149.38||10,843|| |
|10/30/2015||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||12,820||$106.96||$1,371,227.20||15,285|| |
|10/29/2015||Coretha M. Rushing||insider||Sell||25,000||$106.55||$2,663,750.00||28,105|| |
|10/28/2015||Joseph Michael Loughran III||CMO||Sell||12,000||$106.85||$1,282,200.00||33,772|| |
|7/24/2015||Richard F Smith||CEO||Sell||87,500||$99.57||$8,712,375.00|| |
|5/29/2015||Joseph Michael Loughran III||CMO||Sell||6,831||$99.99||$683,031.69|| |
|5/11/2015||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||1,148||$99.31||$114,007.88|| |
|5/5/2015||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||9,245||$99.22||$917,288.90|| |
|5/1/2015||Paulino R Barros||Insider||Sell||7,239||$98.17||$710,652.63|| |
|4/30/2015||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||25,000||$97.25||$2,431,250.00|| |
|2/27/2015||David Webb||Insider||Sell||5,521||$93.30||$515,109.30|| |
|2/26/2015||Richard F Smith||CEO||Sell||107,224||$93.14||$9,986,843.36|| |
|2/24/2015||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||1,000||$93.10||$93,100.00|| |
|2/20/2015||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||5,000||$93.72||$468,600.00|| |
|2/18/2015||Alejandro Gonzalez||Insider||Sell||3,832||$92.89||$355,954.48|| |
|2/17/2015||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||2,000||$92.71||$185,420.00|| |
|2/13/2015||Nuala M King||SVP||Sell||10,353||$91.52||$947,506.56|| |
|2/13/2015||Paulino R Barros||Insider||Sell||24,283||$91.90||$2,231,607.70|| |
|7/29/2014||Alejandro Gonzalez||Insider||Sell||23,500||$76.98||$1,809,030.00|| |
|5/30/2014||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||18,537||$70.48||$1,306,487.76|| |
|5/22/2014||Richard Smith||CEO||Sell||139,242||$69.59||$9,689,850.78||276,351|| |
|5/20/2014||Joseph Michael Loughran III||Insider||Sell||8,500||$69.87||$593,895.00||33,439|| |
|5/16/2014||Mark Templeton||Director||Buy||3,500||$70.33||$246,155.00||24,082|| |
|5/14/2014||David Webb||Insider||Sell||5,998||$70.80||$424,658.40||30,190|| |
|5/14/2014||Nuala King||SVP||Sell||28,000||$70.63||$1,977,640.00||17,511|| |
|2/28/2014||Paulino Barros||Insider||Sell||17,333||$70.05||$1,214,176.65||43,269|| |
|2/19/2014||Paulino Barros||Insider||Sell||36,000||$69.75||$2,511,000.00||37,825|| |
|2/18/2014||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||7,000||$68.75||$481,250.00||78,795|| |
|8/6/2013||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||10,000||$65.11||$651,100.00||78,795|| |
|8/1/2013||Alejandro Gonzalez||Insider||Sell||14,250||$64.83||$923,827.50|| |
|7/31/2013||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||125,000||$63.32||$7,915,000.00|| |
|7/30/2013||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||10,000||$63.83||$638,300.00|| |
|7/26/2013||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||10,000||$61.95||$619,500.00|| |
|7/26/2013||Lee Adrean||CFO||Sell||71,000||$61.79||$4,387,090.00|| |
|5/31/2013||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||18,000||$61.36||$1,104,480.00|| |
|5/30/2013||Rodolfo O Ploder||Insider||Sell||35,000||$61.76||$2,161,600.00|| |
|5/9/2013||J Dann Adams||Insider||Sell||6,667||$63.36||$422,421.12|| |
|5/7/2013||Coretha M Rushing||Insider||Sell||25,000||$63.02||$1,575,500.00|| |
|5/1/2013||Mark B Templeton||Director||Buy||3,300||$61.48||$202,884.00|| |
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