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Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

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$145.15 USD

145.15
5,628

-0.36 (-0.25%)

Updated Oct 22, 2019 09:51 AM ET

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S&P
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The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

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The ever popular one-page Snapshot reports are generated for virtually every single Zacks Ranked stock. It's packed with all of the company's key stats and salient decision making information. Including the Zacks Rank, Zacks Industry Rank, Style Scores, the Price, Consensus & Surprise chart, graphical estimate analysis and how a stocks stacks up to its peers.

The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

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Fiscal Year End for Equifax, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 224 336 129 93 128
Receivables 469 445 433 350 337
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets 210 217 110 119 140
Total Current Assets 902 998 673 562 605
Net Property & Equipment 765 567 467 367 301
Investments & Advances 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 5,324 5,526 5,393 3,494 3,656
Deposits & Other Assets 162 142 131 87 113
Total Assets 7,153 7,233 6,664 4,509 4,674
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Notes Payable 5 965 585 49 380
Accounts Payable 176 110 81 41 20
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 344 280 308 252 187
Income Taxes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities 302 318 285 262 235
Total Current Liabilities 827 1,674 1,260 604 823
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 316 305 325 206 242
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 2,631 1,739 2,087 1,146 1,146
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 224 277 271 203 229
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 3,998 3,994 3,943 2,159 2,440
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016 12/31/2015 12/31/2014
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 237 237 237 237 237
Capital Surplus 1,357 1,333 1,313 1,261 1,202
Retained Earnings 4,718 4,601 4,153 3,834 3,555
Other Equity -584 -353 -476 -451 -407
Treasury Stock 2,571 2,578 2,506 2,530 2,352
Total Shareholder's Equity 3,156 3,239 2,721 2,350 2,235
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 7,153 7,233 6,664 4,509 4,674
Total Common Equity 3,156 3,239 2,721 2,350 2,235
Shares Outstanding 120.50 120.00 119.70 118.40 120.50
Book Value Per Share 26.19 26.99 22.73 19.85 18.54

Fiscal Year End for Equifax, Inc. falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents NA 136 133 224 253
Receivables NA 503 514 469 468
Notes Receivable NA 0 0 0 0
Inventories NA 0 0 0 0
Other Current Assets NA 175 218 210 166
Total Current Assets NA 814 865 902 888
Net Property & Equipment NA 873 818 765 695
Investments & Advances NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Assets NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges NA 0 0 0 0
Intangibles NA 5,482 5,349 5,324 5,391
Deposits & Other Assets NA 306 304 162 161
Total Assets NA 7,474 7,336 7,153 7,134
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Notes Payable NA 32 70 5 3
Accounts Payable NA 157 171 176 140
Current Portion Long-Term Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Current Portion Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses NA 312 282 344 276
Income Taxes Payable NA 0 0 0 0
Other Current Liabilities NA 997 1,001 302 325
Total Current Liabilities NA 1,498 1,523 827 744
Mortgages NA 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income NA 250 229 316 299
Convertible Debt NA 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt NA 2,833 2,657 2,631 2,629
Non-Current Capital Leases NA 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities NA 316 224 220
Minority Interest (Liabilities) NA 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities NA 4,886 4,725 3,998 3,893
Shareholders Equity 9/30/2019 6/30/2019 3/31/2019 12/31/2018 9/30/2018
Preferred Stock NA 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) NA 237 237 237 237
Capital Surplus NA 1,382 1,369 1,357 1,347
Retained Earnings NA 4,136 4,115 4,718 4,740
Other Equity NA -601 -543 -584 -510
Treasury Stock NA 2,564 2,568 2,571 2,572
Total Shareholder's Equity NA 2,588 2,611 3,156 3,242
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity NA 7,474 7,336 7,153 7,134
Total Common Equity 0 2,588 2,611 3,156 3,242
Shares Outstanding 120.80 120.80 120.70 120.50 120.50
Book Value Per Share 0.00 21.42 21.63 26.19 26.90