equifax inc (EFX) Key Developments
Equifax Inc. Launches Enhanced Lost Sales Analysis Tool for Automotive Lenders
Aug 26 15
Equifax Inc. announced the introduction of new features to its Lost Sales Analysis tool for guiding automotive lenders business decisions based on analysis of their lost opportunities. First launched in April 2014, Lost Sales Analysis uses auto loan application data, DMV title and vehicle registrations and credit attributes to evaluate the deals lenders lost to competitors and how those lost opportunities are performing. The information includes the financing source that booked the application; deal metrics such as customers' annual percentage rate, amount financed, type of loan, term, performance metrics; payment history as reported by the booking lender; and vehicle description. Equipped with these insights, lenders have been able to evaluate lost sales applications and determine how their credit offers compared to the competition. As a result, many lenders have been able to enhance their lending practice within 30 days of losing the sale. Through a partnership with Black Book, Lost Sales Analysis from Equifax now incorporates vehicle values, which aid auto financers when calculating Loan-to-Value ratios to better match loan terms to the depreciated value of the collateral. In addition, the new version of Lost Sales Analysis provides lenders with greater flexibility to synthesize the specific attributes they are most interested in. Auto lenders can submit up to 50 custom fields for analysis, and they will receive the information tailored to their specific business needs. Additionally, existing Equifax consumer insight products, such as Equifax Risk Score and Bankruptcy Navigator Index 4.0, are now integrated into Lost Sales Analysis to better evaluate auto loan applicants' credit worthiness.
Equifax Inc. and Danal, Inc. Announce the Release of a New Service
Aug 25 15
Equifax Inc. and Danal, Inc. announced the release of a new service that will help improve the mobile shopping experience for consumers, while also empowering merchants to sell products and acquire more store card holders. The two companies will work in tandem to leverage the Instatouch Mobile Commerce Services by Equifax and Danal's real-time Mobile Identity Suite. Additionally, the service aims to improve consumer shopping-cart abandonment rates, thereby helping conversions for merchants. Via the relationship, Danal will authenticate both the mobile device number and the subscriber using that device when certain Instatouch services are used. As a result, consumers will be able to simply, securely and instantly help verify their identity to automatically fill out registration and payment forms on smartphones, tablets and personal computers with minimal screen taps.
Equifax Inc. - Special Call
Aug 20 15
To discuss the company's second quarter performance, as well as the strategic outlook for the second half of the year
Equifax Inc. - Shareholder/Analyst Call
Jul 27 15
To discuss the company's second quarter performance, as well as its outlook for growth for the second half of the year
Equifax Inc. Announces Consolidated Unaudited Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter and Full Year of 2015
Jul 22 15
Equifax Inc. announced consolidated unaudited financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported operating revenue of $678.1 million against $613.9 million a year ago. Operating income was $188.5 million against $167.4 million a year ago. Consolidated income from operations before income taxes was $158.4 million against $150.5 million a year ago. Net income attributable to company was $111 million against $92.8 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share was $0.92 against $0.75 a year ago. Net income attributable to Equifax, adjusted for items was $139.1 million against $119.7 million a year ago. Diluted EPS attributable to Equifax, adjusted for items was $1.15 against $0.96 a year ago.
For the six months, net income of $202.1 million against $180.8 million a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $289.6 million against $224.6 million a year ago. Capital expenditures was $55.2 million against $37.7 million a year ago.
For the third quarter of 2015, the company expects revenue between $655 and $670 million, or up approximately 10% to 12% over third quarter of 2014, on a local currency basis. Adjusted EPS, is expected to be between $1.08 and $1.11, up 10% to 13% year-over-year, on a local currency basis. Foreign exchange is expected to negatively impact revenue growth by 3% and adjusted EPS by $0.03.
For the full year of 2015, based on the current level of domestic and international business activity, the company anticipates revenue between $2.645 and $2.670 billion, and Adjusted EPS between $4.38 and $4.42. Given the recent strength of the US dollar, at current exchange rates, the company expects foreign currency to negatively impact 2015 revenue growth by 3%, and Adjusted EPS by approximately $0.10. On a local currency basis, revenue is expected to grow 11% to 12% in 2015. On a local currency basis, adjusted EPS is expected to grow 15% to 16%.