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Equifax (EFX) Competitors

$229.68
-1.18 (-0.51%)
(As of 12:45 PM ET)

EFX vs. VRSK, FCN, EXPO, DNB, CBZ, ICFI, HURN, VSEC, CRAI, and ACTG

Should you be buying Equifax stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Equifax include Verisk Analytics (VRSK), FTI Consulting (FCN), Exponent (EXPO), Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), CBIZ (CBZ), ICF International (ICFI), Huron Consulting Group (HURN), VSE (VSEC), CRA International (CRAI), and Acacia Research (ACTG). These companies are all part of the "research & consulting services" industry.

Equifax vs.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) and Equifax (NYSE:EFX) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, community ranking, institutional ownership, media sentiment, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Verisk Analytics has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Equifax. Verisk Analytics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Equifax, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Verisk Analytics$2.68B13.14$614.60M$5.3646.07
Equifax$5.27B5.42$545.30M$4.4951.39

Verisk Analytics pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Equifax pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Verisk Analytics pays out 29.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Equifax pays out 34.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Verisk Analytics has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

In the previous week, Verisk Analytics had 6 more articles in the media than Equifax. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Verisk Analytics and 11 mentions for Equifax. Equifax's average media sentiment score of 1.10 beat Verisk Analytics' score of 0.79 indicating that Verisk Analytics is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Verisk Analytics
7 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Equifax
6 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Equifax received 55 more outperform votes than Verisk Analytics when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.11% of users gave Verisk Analytics an outperform vote while only 62.76% of users gave Equifax an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Verisk AnalyticsOutperform Votes
545
65.11%
Underperform Votes
292
34.89%
EquifaxOutperform Votes
600
62.76%
Underperform Votes
356
37.24%

Verisk Analytics has a net margin of 28.45% compared to Verisk Analytics' net margin of 10.42%. Equifax's return on equity of 268.19% beat Verisk Analytics' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verisk Analytics28.45% 268.19% 20.04%
Equifax 10.42%19.08%6.96%

90.0% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.2% of Equifax shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Verisk Analytics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Equifax shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Verisk Analytics currently has a consensus price target of $254.31, indicating a potential upside of 2.99%. Equifax has a consensus price target of $270.19, indicating a potential upside of 17.09%. Given Verisk Analytics' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Equifax is more favorable than Verisk Analytics.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verisk Analytics
0 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.43
Equifax
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
14 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.82

Verisk Analytics has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its share price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Equifax has a beta of 1.54, suggesting that its share price is 54% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Verisk Analytics beats Equifax on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding EFX and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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EFX vs. The Competition

MetricEquifaxConsumer credit reporting agencies, mercantile reporting agencies, IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$29.24B$42.84B$6.46B$17.76B
Dividend Yield0.66%1.00%2.99%3.54%
P/E Ratio51.3926.1628.1821.49
Price / Sales5.425.13823.3310.07
Price / Cash20.0817.5527.7719.29
Price / Book6.235.394.525.82
Net Income$545.30M$661.52M$119.04M$975.72M
7 Day Performance-2.70%-2.75%0.25%-0.51%
1 Month Performance4.80%2.31%1.51%2.67%
1 Year Performance9.49%2.00%5.84%22.10%

Equifax Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
VRSK
Verisk Analytics
3.7747 of 5 stars
$251.58
+0.9%
$254.31
+1.1%
+13.8%$35.90B$2.68B46.947,500Short Interest ↑
Positive News
FCN
FTI Consulting
4.3081 of 5 stars
$220.78
+0.9%
$255.00
+15.5%
+12.7%$7.88B$3.49B25.677,990Short Interest ↓
Positive News
EXPO
Exponent
2.0358 of 5 stars
$96.28
+0.9%
$99.50
+3.3%
+0.9%$4.88B$536.77M48.631,320
DNB
Dun & Bradstreet
2.9042 of 5 stars
$10.03
-1.3%
$13.64
+36.0%
-3.6%$4.44B$2.31B-125.386,414Positive News
High Trading Volume
CBZ
CBIZ
3.3631 of 5 stars
$78.99
+0.7%
$63.00
-20.2%
+49.2%$3.96B$1.59B31.986,700Short Interest ↓
Positive News
ICFI
ICF International
3.4282 of 5 stars
$144.15
+1.0%
$162.75
+12.9%
+25.9%$2.70B$1.97B29.309,000Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
HURN
Huron Consulting Group
4.828 of 5 stars
$87.17
+1.9%
$130.75
+50.0%
+5.4%$1.57B$1.40B25.126,480Analyst Forecast
VSEC
VSE
2.9167 of 5 stars
$78.25
+1.2%
$87.00
+11.2%
+60.4%$1.25B$860.49M23.801,200Dividend Announcement
Short Interest ↑
CRAI
CRA International
3.4753 of 5 stars
$171.84
+1.2%
$186.00
+8.2%
+76.8%$1.19B$642.92M28.081,004Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
ACTG
Acacia Research
3.5219 of 5 stars
$5.55
-0.4%
$7.00
+26.1%
+40.5%$555.11M$125.10M15.42170Short Interest ↑

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This page (NYSE:EFX) was last updated on 5/30/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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