Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. More Details
Average dividend payer with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Experian's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EXPN is less volatile than 75% of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EXPN's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
GB Professional Services
1 Year Return
GB Professional Services
Return vs Industry: EXPN underperformed the UK Professional Services industry which returned 14.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EXPN underperformed the UK Market which returned 26.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Experian's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Experian undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: EXPN (£27.73) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£24.82)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EXPN is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EXPN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (52.9x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (36.9x).
PE vs Market: EXPN is poor value based on its PE Ratio (52.9x) compared to the UK market (25.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EXPN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EXPN is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.9x) compared to the GB Professional Services industry average (3x).
How is Experian forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EXPN's forecast earnings growth (16.3% per year) is above the savings rate (0.9%).
Earnings vs Market: EXPN's earnings (16.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the UK market (17.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EXPN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EXPN's revenue (8.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the UK market (5.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EXPN's revenue (8.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: EXPN's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (35.1%)
How has Experian performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EXPN has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EXPN's current net profit margins (12.7%) are lower than last year (14.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EXPN's earnings have declined by 2.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EXPN's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: EXPN had negative earnings growth (-9.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Professional Services industry average (-10.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst EXPN's Return on Equity (25.38%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Experian's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EXPN's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($1.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: EXPN's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EXPN's debt to equity ratio (157.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: EXPN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 154.4% to 157.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: EXPN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (36.7%).
Interest Coverage: EXPN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (9.8x coverage).
What is Experian current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EXPN's dividend (1.22%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.36%).
High Dividend: EXPN's dividend (1.22%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.06%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EXPN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: EXPN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.6%), EXPN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: EXPN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (40.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Brian Cassin (52 yo)
Mr. Brian J. Cassin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Experian plc since July 16, 2014 and also serves as its Executive Director since April 30, 2012. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Experian pl...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD12.82M) is above average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.60M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brian's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: EXPN's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: EXPN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Experian plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Experian plc
- Ticker: EXPN
- Exchange: LSE
- Founded: 1897
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: UK£25.330b
- Shares outstanding: 913.44m
- Website: https://www.experianplc.com
Number of Employees
- Experian plc
- Newenham House
- Northern Cross
- Co. Dublin
Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. The company operates through two segments, Business-to-Business and Consumer Services. It provides data services to identify ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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