Equifax, Inc.

Equifax, Inc.

Equifax, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1913

Headquarters

1550 Peachtree Street, NW,Atlanta, GA 30309-2468

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

10.9K

Industries

Accounting & Financial Services
Consumer Finance
Retail & Commercial Banking
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
Advertising & Marketing

Company Description

Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses — large and small — rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 15 countries through North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Transformation Officer

Corporate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller

Chief Human Resources Officer

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at MSouth Equity Partners LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.

Director-Corporate Law Study Center at Yale University - Yale Law School

Former Director, Interactive Systems Group at Microsoft Corporation

President at The Selander Foundation

Group President, Kimberly-Clark International at Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Former Area Managing Partner, Southeast Area at Ernst & Young LLP

Former Chief Data Scientist at L Brands, Inc.

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CRMC's International Investors division invests primarily in the stocks of large-cap growth-oriented companies across practically all sectors. Although they invest internationally, most of their investments are in the stocks of North American companies. They maintain an investment philosophy that is distinguished by four key beliefs: (1) solid research is fundamental to sound investment decisions; (2) investment decisions should not be made lightly; (3) a long-term approach; (4) the capital system.

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MFS Investment Management utilizes various investment techniques to implement its investment strategies, including, but not limited to, long and short-term purchases, short sales, margin transactions, options, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives or other methods to seek to achieve performance. They employ a variety of methods to evaluate securities, including fundamental and quantitative analysis. MFS Investment Management offers fundamental, active and research-driven equity strategies that strive for less volatility relative to benchmarks and greater value through changing markets. Fixed income strategy offers total return focused and credit oriented approach. Multi-Asset strategy is goal-oriented, diversified and disciplined investment approach that combines broad diversification across multiple asset classes, active asset allocation, and bottom-up security selection. MFS' retirement solutions are designed with a goal of maximizing growth and supporting income over a lifetime by focusing on long-term returns. MFS Blended Research is an approach to active equity management that combines the firm's fundamental research expertise with highly systematic quantitative research.

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Independent Franchise Partners is an active manager which aims to deliver attractive long-term returns while focusing on absolute risk inherent in equity investment. The firm's investment approach is based on the belief that a concentrated portfolio of exceptionally high quality companies, whose primary competitive advantage is supported by a dominant intangible asset, will tend to earn attractive long-term returns with less than average volatility, particularly when the investments are selected with an absolute value bias. Independent Franchise Partners does not invest more than 10 percent of any portfolio in any one company, nor does it invest more than 25 percent of a portfolio in any one industry. Additionally, they do not hold more than 10 percent of the outstanding shares of any publicly listed company. The firm does not invest in options, futures or other derivatives except, where permitted by client guidelines; it may invest in forward foreign exchange contracts used for currency hedging purposes. Independent Franchise Partners does not use leverage. Sector, industry and country weightings result from the firm's stock selection process and it does not impose any hard or soft benchmark-relative exposure limits.

Recent Transactions
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Equifax, Inc. purchases PayNet, Inc.

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Equifax, Inc., Equifax Canada Co. (Canada) purchase JLR, Inc. from Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, W Investments, Inc., ECLO Capital, Inc.

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Equifax, Inc. purchases DataX Ltd.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
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Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases Consumer Information Solutions Group from R.L. Polk & Co.

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Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases PayNet, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases APPRO Systems, Inc.

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Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases PayNet, Inc.

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Advised onEquifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.

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Advised onEquifax, Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC purchase CSC Credit Services, Inc. /Credit Services Business from Computer Sciences Corp.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Advisor

Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Clients

CDK Global, Inc. engages in the provision of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. It operates through following segments: Retail Solutions North America, Advertising North America, and CDK International. The Retail Solutions North America segment offers technology based solutions, including automotive website platforms, that help automotive retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and other industry participants manage the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, and repair and maintenance of vehicles. The Advertising North America segment delivers advertising solutions, including management of digital advertising spend for OEMs and automotive retailers. The CDK International segment caters to the United States and Canada. The company was founded on September 30, 2014 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the science, medical, risk, legal and business sectors. We leverage deep customer understanding to deliver demonstrably improved outcomes to our professional customers. We do this by combining content and data with analytics and technology in global platforms, sharing institutional skills, assets and resources across Reed Elsevier

Pegasystems, Inc. engages in the development, market, license, and support of software, which allows organizations to build, deploy, and change enterprise applications. The company was founded by Alan Trefler in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$16.7B
Total Enterprise Value
$13.8B
Earnings Per Share
$2.47
Revenue
$3.41B
Net Profit
$300M
EBITDA
$804M
EBITDAMargin
23.58%
Total Debt
$2.64B
Total Equity
$3.16B
Enterprise Value Sales
4.03x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
17.11x
TEVNet Income
45.92x
Debt TEV
0.19x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.61%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.17%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$250
2014
$1,000
2014
$1,000
2014
Investments
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Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) is a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. We are recognized as the preferred partner of major financial institutions in North America, providing custom identity management solutions. Intersections has protected more than 35 million consumers since 1996. Our partnerships with the ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center and The Center for Identity at The University of Texas provide a real benefit to our partners as we continue to identify trends, work closely with law enforcement and the financial community, and research and develop innovative solutions for our partners and their valuable customer base.

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Boa Vista Serviços SA operates as a credit information company. It offers solutions for credit and business management decisions. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Bill Me Later, Inc. provides online-payment services. It's a platform designed for purchasing on the web or over the phone using an open-end credit account. The company was founded by Gary Marino in 2000 and is headquartered in Timonium, Maryland.

Investors
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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ripple Labs, Inc.

Suppliers
Fair Isaac Corporation IT Consulting & Services | San Jose, California

FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Founded in 1956, FICO introduced analytic solutions such as credit scoring that have made credit more widely available, not just in the United States but around the world. We have pioneered the development and application of critical technologies behind decision management. These include predictive analytics, business rules management and optimization. We use these technologies to help businesses improve the precision, consistency and agility of their complex, high–volume decisions.

International Business Machines Corporation Appliances & Electronics | Armonk, NY

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Tata Consultancy Services Limited Other Business & Consulting Services | Mumbai, MA

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization. The firm offers consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services which includes application development and maintenance, business intelligence, enterprise solutions, assurance services, engineering and industrial services, infrastructure services, consulting, asset leveraged Solutions and business process services. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Financial Services, & Insurance; Manufacturing; Retail & Consumer Business; Communication, Media, & Technology; and Others. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Competitors
Oracle Corp. Computer Software - Redwood Shores, CA

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. The company specializes primarily in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products — particularly its own brands of database management systems. In 2018, Oracle was the third-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft and Alphabet. The company also develops and builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software, and supply chain management (SCM) software.

Salesforce.com, Inc. Computer Software - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Salesforce.com, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. Salesforce.com offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. IT Consulting & Services

Automatic Data Processing is a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Their unmatched experience, deep insights and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.

Awards & Honors
Rank #801
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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