EQUIFAX INC (EFX)       192.62  -1.44 (-0.74%)

192.62  -1.44 (-0.74%)

US2944291051 - Common Stock


Fundamental Rating

4

Overall EFX gets a fundamental rating of 4 out of 10. We evaluated EFX against 70 industry peers in the Professional Services industry. While EFX is still in line with the averages on profitability rating, there are some concerns on its financial health. While showing a medium growth rate, EFX is valued expensive at the moment.




Profitability

Profitability Rating

5

EFX's Profit Margin of 13.72% is amongst the best returns of the industry. EFX outperforms 85% of its industry peers. The industry average Profit Margin is 4.53%.
EFX has a Return On Assets of 6.28%. This is comparable to the industry average of 5.21%.

EFX has a Return On Equity of 18.89%. This is comparable to the industry average of 18.47%.
The Piotroski-F score of EFX is 5.00. This is a neutral score and indicates average health and profitability for EFX.
VS Industry

ROA (6.28%) VS Industry: 55% outperformed.

-415.60
46.57

ROE (18.89%) VS Industry: 52% outperformed.

0.52
249.34

Profit Margin (13.72%) VS Industry: 85% outperformed.

-268.22
37.19

Valuation

Valuation Rating

0

The Price/Earnings Ratio is 24.44, which indicates a rather expensive current valuation of EFX.
With a Forward Price/Earnings Ratio of 22.73, EFX is valued rather expensively.
With a price book ratio of 6.27, EFX is valued correctly.
Compared to an average industry Price/Earning Ratio of 17.03, EFX is valued slightly more expensive.

The high PEG Ratio, which compensates the Price/Earnings for growth, indicates EFX does not grow enough to justify the current Price/Earnings ratio.
When comparing the price book ratio of EFX to the average industry price book ratio of 2.39, EFX is valued more expensive than its industry peers. 88% of the companies listed in the same industry are valued cheaper.
Compared to an average industry Enterprise Value to EBITDA ratio of 12.72, EFX is valued more expensive than its industry peers.
VS Industry

Price/Earnings (24.44) VS Industry: 32% outperformed.

1,190.00
1.95

Price/Book (6.27) VS Industry: 12% outperformed.

72.55
0.04

Enterprise Value/ EBITDA (17.83) VS Industry: 25% outperformed.

49.33
0.32

Growth

Growth Rating

5

Based on estimates for the next 5 years, EFX will show a quite strong growth in Earnings Per Share. The EPS will grow by 12.56% on average per year.
The EPS growth is accelerating: in the next 5 years the growth will be better than in the last years.
EFX shows a small growth in Earnings Per Share. In the last year, the EPS has grown by 1.03%.
Measured over the past 5 years, EFX shows a small growth in Earnings Per Share. The EPS has been growing by 6.72% on average per year.

The Revenue has been growing slightly by 8.11% in the past year.
EFX shows a small growth in Revenue. Measured over the last 5 years, the Revenue has been growing by 9.38% yearly.
Based on estimates for the next 5 years, EFX will show a small growth in Revenue. The Revenue will grow by 3.97% on average per year.
The Revenue growth is decreasing: in the next 5 years the growth will be less than in the last years.

PastFuture
5Y3Y1Y1Y2Y3Y5Y
EPS6.72% 9.75% 1.03% 0.41% 5.33% 10.57% 12.56%
Revenue9.38% 13% 8.11% 3.72% 3.15% 5.48% 3.97%

Health

Health Rating

3

EFX has an Altman-Z score of 3.32. This indicates that EFX is financially healthy and little risk of bankruptcy at the moment.
The Altman-Z score is in line with the industry averages, which is at 3.20.
EFX has a Piotroski-F score of 5.00. This indicates an average health and profitability for EFX.
A Current Ratio of 0.64 indicates that EFX may have some problems paying its short term obligations.

Compared to an average industry Current Ratio of 1.43, EFX is worse placed to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. 90% of its industry peers have a better Current Ratio.
A Quick Ratio of 0.64 indicates that EFX may have some problems paying its short term obligations.
Compared to an average industry Quick Ratio of 1.43, EFX is worse placed to pay its short term obligations than its industry peers. 90% of its industry peers have a better Quick Ratio.
EFX has one of the worst Debt to Equity ratios in its industry. 90% of its industry peers require less debt for financing their operations.
VS Industry

Debt/Equity (1.28) VS Industry: 10% outperformed.

6.11
0.00

Quick Ratio (0.64) VS Industry: 10% outperformed.

0.17
15.36

Current Ratio (0.64) VS Industry: 10% outperformed.

0.17
15.36

Altman-Z (3.32) VS Industry: 55% outperformed.

-47.12
45.26

Dividend

Dividend Rating

3

EFX pays out 26.85% of its income as dividend. This is a sustainable payout ratio.
EFX has paid a dividend for at least 10 years, which is a reliable track record.
EFX has a yearly dividend return of 0.78%, which is pretty low.

Compared to an average industry Dividend Yield of 1.48, EFX's dividend is way lower than its industry peers. On top of this 84% of the companies listed in the same industry pay a better dividend than EFX!
Compared to an average S&P500 Dividend Yield of 2.43, EFX's dividend is way lower than the S&P500 average.
VS Industry

Dividend Yield (0.78%) VS Industry: 16% outperformed.

0.50
4.51
EFX Daily chart

EQUIFAX INC192.62

NYSE:EFX (12/7/2022, 1:15:35 PM)-1.44 (-0.74%)

Chartmill FA Rating
GICS Sector Industrials
GICS IndustryGroup Commercial & Professional Services
GICS Industry Professional Services
Earnings (Last) 10-19 2022-10-19/amc Earnings (Next) 02-07 2023-02-07
Ins Owners 0.36% Inst Owners 192.91%
Market Cap 23.58B Analysts 75.83
Valuation
PE 24.44 Fwd PE 22.73
PEG (NY) 59.52 PEG (5Y) 3.64
P/S 4.56 P/B 6.27
EV/EBITDA 17.83
Dividend
Dividend Yield 0.78% Dividend Growth N/A
DP 26.85% Ex-Date 11-22 2022-11-22 (0.39)
Growth
EPS 1Y 1.03% EPS 3Y 9.75%
EPS 5Y 6.72% EPS growth Q2Q -6.49%
EPS Next Y 0.41% EPS Next 2Y 5.33%
EPS Next 3Y 10.57% EPS Next 5Y 12.56%
Revenue growth 1Y 8.11% Revenue growth 3Y 13%
Revenue growth 5Y 9.38% Revenue growth Q2Q 1.75%
Revenue Next Year 3.72% Revenue Next 2Y 3.15%
Revenue Next 3Y 5.48% Revenue Next 5Y 3.97%
Health
Current Ratio 0.64 Quick Ratio 0.64
Altman-Z 3.32 F-Score 5
Debt/Equity 1.28 WACC 7.27%
ROIC/WACC 15.44
Profitability
ROA 6.28% ROE 18.89%
ROICexgc 112.22% ROIC 9.56%
PM 13.72% OM 22.03%
Asset Turnover 0.46

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