Equifax Inc (EFX)
Financial | Credit Services
CEO: Richard F. Smith
Unfortunately we don't have enough data to calculate Equifax Inc's tickrz rank.
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Equifax Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 30.8x, a P/B ratio of 5.8x, a P/S ratio of 5.3x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 18.4x. .
WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Equifax Inc ranks 212 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. However, the company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Equifax Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Financial sector.
Equifax Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 3 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 7.92x, a debt/equity ratio of 90% and a Moat Rank of 110 translate to an average Financial Strength score.
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 11.3% over the last 12 months. This performance is average compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 264.
VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 1.01%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Equifax Inc ranks 148 among the S&P 500 constituents.
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. Its 16.5% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 9.9% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 9.3% speak to its impressive growth ranking.