FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment and corporate communities in the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific. More Details
Proven track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has FactSet Research Systems's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: FDS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: FDS's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Capital Markets
1 Year Return
US Capital Markets
Return vs Industry: FDS underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 68.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: FDS underperformed the US Market which returned 56.6% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is FactSet Research Systems's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is FactSet Research Systems 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: FDS ($314.9) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($238.5)
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 (30.8x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (24.9x).
PE vs Market: FDS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (30.8x) compared to the US market (22.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: FDS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: FDS is good value based on its PB Ratio (12.2x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (68.5x).
How is FactSet Research Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: FDS's forecast earnings growth (6% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: FDS's earnings (6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (18.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: FDS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: FDS's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: FDS's revenue (4.8% 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 very high in 3 years time (40.5%).
How has FactSet Research Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: FDS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: FDS's current net profit margins (25.2%) are higher than last year (25%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: FDS's earnings have grown by 6.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: FDS's earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) is below its 5-year average (6.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: FDS earnings growth over the past year (5.9%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 10.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: FDS's Return on Equity (39.6%) is considered high.
How is FactSet Research Systems's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($867.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($271.3M).
Long Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($867.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($911.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: FDS's debt to equity ratio (58.9%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: FDS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 55.4% to 58.9% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: FDS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (93.5%).
Interest Coverage: FDS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (66.5x coverage).
What is FactSet Research Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.98%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.24%).
High Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.98%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.49%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: FDS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: FDS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.1%), FDS's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: FDS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (25.6% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Phil Snow (56 yo)
Mr. Frederick Philip Snow, also known as Phil, has been the Chief Executive Officer at FactSet Research Systems Inc. since July 1, 2015. Mr. Snow is responsible for the strategies that drive FactSet's miss...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Phil's total compensation ($USD4.72M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.98M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: FDS's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: FDS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: FDS 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.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
- Ticker: FDS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1978
- Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
- Sector: Diversified Financials
- Market Cap: US$11.951b
- Shares outstanding: 37.85m
- Website: https://www.factset.com
Number of Employees
- FactSet Research Systems Inc.
- 45 Glover Avenue
- 7th Floor
- United States
FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment and corporate communities in the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific. The company deli...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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