Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. More Details
Proven track record with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Equifax's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: EFX is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: EFX's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: EFX underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 36.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: EFX underperformed the US Market which returned 43.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Equifax's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Equifax undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: EFX ($228.85) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($270.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: EFX is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: EFX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (28.5x).
PE vs Market: EFX is poor value based on its PE Ratio (46x) compared to the US market (19.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: EFX is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: EFX is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.4x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.2x).
How is Equifax forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: EFX's forecast earnings growth (17.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: EFX's earnings (17.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (15.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: EFX's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: EFX's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: EFX's revenue (6.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: EFX's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (24.5%)
How has Equifax performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: EFX has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: EFX's current net profit margins (13.8%) are higher than last year (8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: EFX's earnings have declined by 16% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: EFX's earnings growth over the past year (109.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (-16% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: EFX earnings growth over the past year (109.5%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 18.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: EFX's Return on Equity (18.2%) is considered low.
How is Equifax's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: EFX's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($2.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: EFX's short term assets ($1.7B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: EFX's debt to equity ratio (127%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: EFX's debt to equity ratio has increased from 121.1% to 127% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: EFX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.8%).
Interest Coverage: EFX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.8x coverage).
What is Equifax current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: EFX's dividend (0.68%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.27%).
High Dividend: EFX's dividend (0.68%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.36%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: EFX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: EFX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: EFX is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of EFX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Begor (62 yo)
Mr. Mark W. Begor serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Equifax Inc. since April 16, 2018. Mr. Begor has been Lead Independent Director at NCR Corporation since April 20, 2021. He is Indepe...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD13.70M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.15M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: EFX's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: EFX's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Equifax Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Equifax Inc.
- Ticker: EFX
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1899
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$27.852b
- Shares outstanding: 121.70m
- Website: https://www.equifax.com
Number of Employees
- Equifax Inc.
- 1550 Peachtree Street, NW
- United States
Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company operates through four segments: U.S. Informatio...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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