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)

11.4K

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

Corporate Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Corporate Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Product Officer

Board of Directors

Partner & Co-Founder at MSouth Equity Partners LLC

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at WEX, Inc.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Aflac, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Broadcom Corp.

Chief Executive Officer at Equifax, Inc.

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

President at The Selander Foundation

Chief Executive Officer at Clara Analytics, Inc.

Operating Partner at Catalyst Investors LLC

Senior Vice President at Mergers & Acquisitions

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MFS Investment Management employs a variety of methods to evaluate securities, including fundamental analysis and quantitative analysis. The firm 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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Generation Investment Management Generation is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership with offices in London and New York. The firm was co-founded in 2004 by Al Gore and David Blood. Team The Generation team of 55 people represents 16 countries and speaks over 21 languages. Our investment team was founded by bringing together seasoned investment analysts and leaders from the sustainability research field. Today these skills are integrated into Generation's team of 25 investment professionals who have over 150 years of combined investment experience. Sustainable Investing for the Long Term Generation's investment approach is based on the idea that sustainability factors—economic, environmental, social and governance criteria—will drive a company's returns over the long term. By integrating sustainability issues with traditional analysis, we seek to provide superior investment returns.* We are closely aligned with our clients, and our performance is measured over the long term. A Unique Research Platform to Analyze Global Challenges Generation has built a global research platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental equity analysis. We focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation; poverty and development; water and natural resource scarcity; pandemics and healthcare; and demographics, migration and urbanization. These global challenges pose risks and opportunities that can materially affect a company's ability to sustain profitability and deliver returns. Our research plays an important role in forming our views on the quality of the business, the quality of management and valuation. A Diverse Advisory Board Our Advisory Board, convened by our Chairman Al Gore, helps set our long term thematic research agenda into global sustainability issues. The Advisory Board is a diverse set of global thinkers who help us anticipate the changing context for business. Vision Generation's vision is to embed sustainability into the mainstream capital markets, and our core values reflect a commitment to responsible citizenship. Five percent of the profitability of the firm is allocated to the Generation Foundation, which will support global non-profit sustainability initiatives.

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Mackenzie Investments uses different methods of analysis depending on the account’s mandate including fundamental analysis, technical analysis, cyclical investing and charting. They offer a wide range of investment strategies including Canadian and global growth and value strategies across all market-caps, a Canadian Bond strategy, a North American large-cap growth strategy, Canadian balanced large-cap, large-cap growth and all-cap value strategies, and Canadian and global resources strategies. The majority of their US and non-North American equity investments are run by outside money managers.

Recent Transactions
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Equifax, Inc. purchases Appriss Insights from Appriss, Inc.

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Equifax, Inc. purchases Teletrack LLC from CoreLogic, Inc.

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Equifax, Inc. purchases Paradigm National Consultants LP from Karlani Capital LLC

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.

Attorney

Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases Appriss Insights from Appriss, Inc.

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Advised onEquifax, Inc. purchases Appriss Insights from Appriss, Inc.

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

Advisor

Former Audit Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Clients

CDK Global, Inc. engages in the provision of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries. The firm focuses on providing a suite of subscription-based software and technology solutions for automotive retailers in North America. The company was founded on May 6, 2014 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (the \"Company\" or \"FactSet\") is a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services for the investment and corporate communities. Since inception, global financial professionals have utilized the Company's content and multi-asset class solutions across each stage of the investment process. FactSet's goal is to provide a seamless user experience spanning idea generation, research, portfolio construction, trade execution, performance measurement, risk management, reporting, and portfolio analysis, in which the Company serves the front, middle, and back offices to drive productivity and improved performance. FactSet's flexible, open data and technology solutions can be implemented both across the investment portfolio lifecycle or as standalone components serving different workflows in the organization. FactSet is focused on growing the business throughout each of its three segments, the Americas, EMEA (formerly known as Europe), and Asia Pacific. The Company primarily delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of Research, Analytics and Trading, Content and Technology Solutions (\"CTS\") and Wealth. FactSet currently serves financial professionals, which include portfolio managers, investment research professionals, investment bankers, risk and performance analysts, wealth advisors and corporate clients. FactSet provides both insights on global market trends and intelligence on companies and industries, as well as capabilities to monitor portfolio risk and performance and to execute trades. The Company combines dedicated client service with open and flexible technology offerings, such as a configurable desktop and mobile platform, comprehensive data feeds, an open marketplace and digital portals and application programming interfaces (\"APIs\"). The Company’s revenue is primarily derived from subscriptions to products and services such as workstations, analytics, enterprise data, and research management. FactSet Research Systems was founded by Howard E. Wille and Charles J. Snyder in September 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.

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.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$34.6B
Total Enterprise Value
$26.4B
Earnings Per Share
$4.24
Revenue
$4.13B
Enterprise Value / Sales
6.4x
TEVNet Income
50.79x
Debt TEV
0.17x
Total Debt
$4.38B
Total Equity
$3.21B
Net Profit
$520M
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.07%
EBITDAMargin
26.64%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
24.03x
EBITDA
$1.1B
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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Urjanet, Inc. provides online data feeds for company power usage management. The firm provides an energy data platform that collects, reconciles, and analyzes energy and carbon-related data from different sources including smart meters. The company was founded by Sanjoy Malik and Rob Burson in 2009 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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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.

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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

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 170 countries. The company began in 1911, founded in Endicott, New York, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924. IBM is incorporated in New York. IBM produces and sells computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most annual U.S. patents generated by a business (as of 2020) for 28 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s. IBM has continually shifted business operations aimed at focusing on higher-value, more profitable markets. This includes spinning off printer manufacturer Lexmark in 1991 and the sale of personal computer (ThinkPad/ThinkCentre) and x86-based server businesses to Lenovo (in 2005 and 2014, respectively), and acquiring companies such as PwC Consulting (2002), SPSS (2009), The Weather Company (2016), and Red Hat (2019). In 2015, IBM announced that it would go "fabless", continuing to design semiconductors, but offloading manufacturing to GlobalFoundries, and in 2020, the company announced the spin-off of the Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division, with expected completion by the end of 2021. Nicknamed Big Blue, IBM is one of 30 companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and one of the world's largest employers, with over 345,000 employees as of 2020. At least 70% of IBM employees are based outside the United States, and the country with the largest number of IBM employees is India. IBM employees have been awarded five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, ten National Medals of Technology (USA) and five National Medals of Science (USA).

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

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. is an information technology services, consulting, and business solutions organization. The firm offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, portfolio of business, technology, and engineering services and solutions. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Financial Services, & Insurance; Manufacturing; Retail & Consumer Business; Communication, Media, & Technology; and Others, such as energy, resources and utilities, life sciences and healthcare, s-governance, and products. The company was founded in April 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Competitors
Oracle Corp. Computer Software - Austin, Texas

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.

Paychex, Inc. Human Resources & Personnel Services - Rochester, NY

Paychex, Inc. is a recognized leader in the payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing industry, with a steadfast commitment to success and a record of achievement that continues a tradition of delivering excellence. The company was founded in 1971 by B. Thomas Golisano with just $3,000 and a good idea – to make payroll outsourcing easy and affordable for small businesses. From those early days with just one employee, Paychex now has more than 12,000 employees serving more than half a million small- to medium-sized businesses nationwide. With 100+ office locations across the nation, Paychex produced $2.1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2011. The company offers an ever-growing variety of payroll and human resource products and services that help clients do what they do best — run their business. With a wide range of services – including payroll processing, retirement services, insurance, and a fully outsourced human resource solution – Paychex customizes its offering to the client's business, whether it is small or large, simple or complex.

Willis Towers Watson Plc Insurance Brokerage - London, United Kingdom

Willis Towers Watson Plc engages in the provision of advisory, broking, and solutions services. It operates through the following segments: Human Capital and Benefits (HCB); Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB); Investment, Risk and Reinsurance (IRR); and Benefits Delivery and Administration (BDA). The HCB segment provides advice, broking, solutions, and software for employee benefit plans, the human resources organizations, and the management teams. The CRB segment offers a range of risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services to clients ranging from small businesses to corporations. The IRR segment focuses in helping clients free up capital and manage investment complexity. The BDA segment covers medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across both the group and individual markets. The company was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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