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FDS

FactSet Research SystemsNYSE:FDS Stock Report

Last Price

US$420.12

Market Cap

US$15.9b

7D

-1.6%

1Y

31.2%

Updated

22 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
FDS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends4/6

FDS Stock Overview

FactSet Research Systems Inc., a financial data and analytics company, provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Rewards

Earnings are forecast to grow 8.52% per year

Earnings have grown 7.2% per year over the past 5 years

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for FDS from our risk checks.

FactSet Research Systems Competitors

CME Group

NasdaqGS:CME

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Moody's

NYSE:MCO

US$63.6b

MSCI

NYSE:MSCI

US$41.3b

Nasdaq

NasdaqGS:NDAQ

US$29.6b

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for FactSet Research Systems
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$420.12
52 Week HighUS$495.40
52 Week LowUS$294.21
Beta0.75
1 Month Change-12.39%
3 Month Change-2.52%
1 Year Change31.19%
3 Year Change96.09%
5 Year Change142.17%
Change since IPO9,352.69%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 02
With EPS Growth And More, FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) Is Interesting

With EPS Growth And More, FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) Is Interesting

It's only natural that many investors, especially those who are new to the game, prefer to buy shares in 'sexy' stocks...

Dec 28

FactSet Research: Looking At The Facts

FactSet has been a continued, stable and secular growth play. The company has seen solid execution, including an interesting acquisition just before year-end 2021. I like this deal, but overall valuations have run away far too high here to see any appeal.

Shareholder Returns

FDSUS Capital MarketsUS Market
7D-1.6%-5.1%-6.1%
1Y31.2%23.4%4.2%

Return vs Industry: FDS exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned 23.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FDS exceeded the US Market which returned 4.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is FDS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
FDS volatility
FDS Average Weekly Movement2.9%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement0.7%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.5%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: FDS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.

Volatility Over Time: FDS's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
197810,898Phil Snowhttps://www.factset.com

FactSet Research Systems Inc., a financial data and analytics company, provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of research, analytics and trading, content and technology solutions, and wealth. It serves portfolio managers, investment banks, asset managers, wealth advisors, corporate clients, and other financial services entities.

FactSet Research Systems Fundamentals Summary

How do FactSet Research Systems's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
FDS fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$15.88b
Earnings (TTM)US$406.03m
Revenue (TTM)US$1.63b

39.1x

P/E Ratio

9.8x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
FDS income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$1.63b
Cost of RevenueUS$805.46m
Gross ProfitUS$822.50m
ExpensesUS$416.47m
EarningsUS$406.03m

Last Reported Earnings

Nov 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)10.74
Gross Margin50.52%
Net Profit Margin24.94%
Debt/Equity Ratio52.4%

How did FDS perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Dividends

0.8%

Current Dividend Yield

30%

Payout Ratio

Valuation

Is FactSet Research Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

39.11x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FDS ($420.12) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($360.42)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FDS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FDS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (39.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (14.4x).

PE vs Market: FDS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (39.1x) compared to the US market (16.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FDS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.6x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FDS is good value based on its PB Ratio (14.5x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (35.5x).


Future Growth

How is FactSet Research Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

8.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FDS's forecast earnings growth (8.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).

Earnings vs Market: FDS's earnings (8.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.9% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FDS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FDS's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FDS's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FDS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (38.3%)


Past Performance

How has FactSet Research Systems performed over the past 5 years?

7.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FDS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FDS's current net profit margins (24.9%) are lower than last year (25.1%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FDS's earnings have grown by 7.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FDS's earnings growth over the past year (6.8%) is below its 5-year average (7.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FDS earnings growth over the past year (6.8%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 84.5%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FDS's Return on Equity (36.9%) is considered high.


Financial Health

How is FactSet Research Systems's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($948.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($272.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($948.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($882.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FDS has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: FDS's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 73.5% to 52.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FDS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (93.6%).

Interest Coverage: FDS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (69.3x coverage).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is FactSet Research Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.78%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.78%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.61%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FDS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FDS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30%), FDS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FDS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.6% payout ratio).


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Snow (57 yo)

6.5yrs

Tenure

US$5,468,745

Compensation

Mr. Frederick Philip Snow, also known as Phil, has been the Chief Executive Officer at FactSet Research Systems Inc. since July 1, 2015. He served as Director at Quantopian, Inc. since December 19, 2019. H...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD5.47M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.47M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: FDS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: FDS's board of directors are considered experienced (6.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

FactSet Research Systems Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
  • Ticker: FDS
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1978
  • Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$15.879b
  • Shares outstanding: 37.80m
  • Website: https://www.factset.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • FactSet Research Systems Inc.
  • 45 Glover Avenue
  • 7th Floor
  • Norwalk
  • Connecticut
  • 6850
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/22 23:13
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/11/30
Annual Earnings2021/08/31


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.