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Adequate balance sheet with acceptable track record.
Share Price & News
How has TransUnion's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: TRU is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: TRU's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Professional Services
1 Year Return
US Professional Services
Return vs Industry: TRU underperformed the US Professional Services industry which returned 41.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: TRU underperformed the US Market which returned 46% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is TransUnion's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StEstimating The Fair Value Of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)
Is TransUnion 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: TRU ($108.04) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($99.58)
Significantly Below Fair Value: TRU is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: TRU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (51.3x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (28x).
PE vs Market: TRU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (51.3x) compared to the US market (19.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: TRU is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (3.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: TRU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (7.8x) compared to the US Professional Services industry average (3.2x).
How is TransUnion 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: TRU's forecast earnings growth (13.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: TRU's earnings (13.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: TRU's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: TRU's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: TRU's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: TRU's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (18.1%).
How has TransUnion performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: TRU has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: TRU's current net profit margins (14.5%) are higher than last year (12.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: TRU's earnings have grown significantly by 20.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: TRU's earnings growth over the past year (14.8%) is below its 5-year average (20.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: TRU earnings growth over the past year (14.8%) underperformed the Professional Services industry 14.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: TRU's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.
How is TransUnion's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: TRU's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($630.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: TRU's short term assets ($1.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($3.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: TRU's debt to equity ratio (123.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: TRU's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 163.9% to 123.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: TRU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (23.6%).
Interest Coverage: TRU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.6x coverage).
What is TransUnion current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: TRU's dividend (0.35%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.25%).
High Dividend: TRU's dividend (0.35%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.41%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: TRU is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: TRU is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: TRU is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of TRU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Cartwright (55 yo)
Mr. Christopher A. Cartwright, also known as Chris, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of TransUnion and TransUnion LLC since May 8, 2019. Mr. Cartwright was an Executive Vice Preside...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD8.63M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.19M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: TRU's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: TRU's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: TRU insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
TransUnion's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: TransUnion
- Ticker: TRU
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1968
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$20.668b
- Shares outstanding: 191.30m
- Website: https://www.transunion.com
Number of Employees
- 555 West Adams
- United States
TransUnion provides risk and information solutions. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Markets, International, and Consumer Interactive. The U.S. Markets segment provides consumer reports, action...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.