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Equifax (EFX) earnings: expect -2% revenue decline

6:36 pm ET, 08 May 2019

Equifax (EFX) is announcing earnings on May 09 after the market closes. We combed through analyst estimates to understand what the company revenue and earnings are predicted to look like.

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $848M, which implies a -2% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $1.19. If this materializes, EPS will decline -17% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Equifax (EFX) returned +1.5%.

How is the stock valued?

Equifax (EFX) forward P/E ratio is 19.95, and it’s low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Equifax (EFX) average analyst price target is -3.3% below its current price ($121.25).

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Equifax, Inc. (EFX) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:36 pm ET, 17 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for EFX stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "EFX quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on EFX stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "EFX". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "EFX news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Equifax, Inc. (EFX)? Interested in getting the full scoop on EFX, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this EFX stock guide, we'll address key questions about EFX, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are EFX earnings?
2. What is EFX dividend?
3. What is EFX dividend yield?
4. What is EFX stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
5. EFX buy or sell? What is EFX Finny Score?
6. What are the reasons to buy EFX? Why should I buy EFX stock?
7. What are the reasons to sell EFX? Why should I sell EFX stock?
8. What are EFX key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are EFX earnings?

EFX trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.45.

2. What is EFX dividend?

EFX forward dividend is $1.56.

3. What is EFX dividend yield?

EFX forward dividend yield is 0.92%.

Analyst Predictions

4. What is EFX stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on EFX analyst price targets, EFX stock forecast is $186.71 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for EFX stock is $186.71. The prediction is based on 16 analyst estimates.

The low price target for EFX is $150.00, while the high price target is $220.00.

EFX analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

5. EFX buy or sell? What is EFX Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:78}Our quantitative analysis shows 7 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell EFX, resulting in Finny Score of 78.

6. What are the reasons to buy EFX? Why should I buy EFX stock?

Here are the reasons to buy EFX stock:

  • Equifax's businesses lines are characterized by the lack of capital required to run operations, high ROICs, and significant competitive advantages.
  • The scalable nature of Equifax's business could lead to margin improvement over time.
  • Equifax's international business raises its growth profile.
  • EFX quarterly revenue growth was 11.70%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (0.94% and 1.01%, respectively). See EFX revenue growth chart.
  • EFX profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.93 percentage points. See EFX profitability chart.
  • EFX forward dividend yield is 0.92%, higher than the industry (0.39%) and sector (0.49%) forward dividend yields. See EFX forward dividend chart.
  • EFX Price/Book ratio is 7.61, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See EFX forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  • EFX average analyst rating is Buy. See EFX analyst rating chart.
  • EFX average analyst price target ($186.71) is above its current price ($159.16). See EFX price target chart.
  • EFX cash to debt ratio is 0.31, higher than the average industry (0.12) and sector (0.12) cash to debt ratio. See EFX cash to debt chart.

7. What are the reasons to sell EFX? Why should I sell EFX stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell EFX stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • Equifax's efforts to expand its business could draw it into less moaty areas.
  • Mortgage-related business has been a tailwind in recent years, and is poised to now turn into a headwind as interest rates increase.
  • Compared with peer Experian, Equifax has taken a less value-creative path in expanding the business, in our opinion, and is not as well positioned to take advantage of international opportunities.
  • EFX PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 8.07, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See EFX PEG chart.
  • EFX short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.69. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See EFX short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

8. What are EFX key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for EFX:

Metrics EFX
Price $136.59
Average Price Target / Upside $190.17 / 39.22%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.95%
Industry Business Services
Sector Industrials
Number of Employees 10,900
Market Cap $19.94B
Forward P/E Ratio 26.27
Price/Book Ratio 5.36
Revenue (TTM) $3.72B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 11.70%
Profit Margin 8.03%

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