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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Solid track record average dividend payer.


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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.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.4%

FDS

3.5%

US Capital Markets

2.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

24.3%

FDS

11.5%

US Capital Markets

19.8%

US Market

Return vs Industry: FDS exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned 11.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FDS exceeded the US Market which returned 19.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

FDSIndustryMarket
7 Day0.4%3.5%2.1%
30 Day3.7%13.2%8.1%
90 Day-8.6%9.5%6.0%
1 Year25.5%24.3%14.3%11.5%22.5%19.8%
3 Year65.4%60.2%30.2%20.2%46.5%36.8%
5 Year97.3%86.5%87.2%64.0%96.9%75.3%

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?


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Valuation

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

32.83x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FDS ($322.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($216.2)

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 (32.8x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (23.2x).

PE vs Market: FDS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (32.8x) compared to the US market (19.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FDS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.7x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FDS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.7x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (4.7x).


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Future Growth

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

5.8%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FDS's forecast earnings growth (5.8% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: FDS's earnings (5.8% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: FDS's revenue (4.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FDS's revenue (4.9% 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 (39.7%)


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Past Performance

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

6.6%

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%) are higher than last year (24.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FDS's earnings have grown by 6.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FDS's earnings growth over the past year (5.7%) is below its 5-year average (6.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: FDS earnings growth over the past year (5.7%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: FDS's Return on Equity (41.6%) is considered outstanding.


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Financial Health

How is FactSet Research Systems's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($841.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($276.3M).

Long Term Liabilities: FDS's short term assets ($841.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($910.7M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FDS's debt to equity ratio (64.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: FDS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 7.7% to 64.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FDS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (87.2%).

Interest Coverage: FDS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (44.7x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

0.95%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.96%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.47%).

High Dividend: FDS's dividend (0.96%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).


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 (30.3%), 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 (25.9% payout ratio).


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Management

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

2.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Phil Snow (56 yo)

5.33yrs

Tenure

US$4,719,062

Compensation

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 ($USD4.72M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.83M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Phil's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frederick Snow
CEO & Director5.33yrsUS$4.72m0.010%
$ 1.3m
Helen Shan
Executive VP & CFO2.17yrsUS$2.16m0.0012%
$ 144.7k
Rachel Stern
Chief Legal Officer19.83yrsUS$1.43m0%
$ 0
Goran Skoko
Executive VPno dataUS$1.57m0.0089%
$ 1.1m
Gene Fernandez
Executive VP and Chief Technology & Product Officerno dataUS$1.46m0%
$ 0
Gregory Moskoff
Senior VP1.33yrsno data0.00029%
$ 35.6k
Demetry Zilberg
Chief Technology Officer0.083yrno datano data
Cindy Finkelman
Chief Information Officerno datano datano data
Rima Hyder
Vice President of Investor Relations3.83yrsno datano data
Daniel Viens
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.92yrsno data0.0051%
$ 620.4k
Christopher Ellis
Head of Business Development & Strategy2.17yrsno datano data
Alan Daines
Chief Information Security Officer2.42yrsno datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: FDS's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Frederick Snow
CEO & Director5.33yrsUS$4.72m0.010%
$ 1.3m
Robin Abrams
Independent Chairman of the Board0.42yrUS$110.03k0.0056%
$ 685.3k
James McGonigle
Lead Independent Director15.17yrsUS$110.03k0.032%
$ 4.0m
Joseph Zimmel
Independent Director13.75yrsUS$110.03k0.0071%
$ 865.6k
Scott Billeadeau
Independent Director19.83yrsUS$110.03k0.0016%
$ 202.3k
Laurie Siegel
Independent Director5.17yrsUS$110.03k0.00026%
$ 31.9k
Malcolm Frank
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$110.03k0%
$ 0
Lee Shavel
Independent Director0.42yrUS$6.61kno data
Sheila Jordan
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$110.03kno data
Siew Choy
Independent Director0.42yrUS$6.61kno data

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

56.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: FDS's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

FactSet Research Systems Inc.'s company bio, 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
  • Market Cap: US$12.260b
  • Shares outstanding: 37.99m
  • Website: https://www.factset.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
FDSNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1996
FA1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1996
FDS *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJun 1996

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/27 23:38
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Earnings2020/08/31
Annual Earnings2020/08/31


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.