Last $137.19 USD
Change Today +0.19 / 0.14%
Volume 116.5K
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factset research systems inc (FDS) Snapshot

Open
$137.48
Previous Close
$137.00
Day High
$137.58
Day Low
$136.24
52 Week High
11/13/14 - $138.26
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $101.41
Market Cap
5.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
180.5K
EPS TTM
$4.95
Shares Outstanding
41.7M
EX-Date
11/25/14
P/E TM
27.7x
Dividend
$1.56
Dividend Yield
1.11%
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FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company combines content regarding companies and securities from various markets into a single online platform of information and analytics for portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers, and fixed income professionals. Its applications provide users access to company analysis, multi-company comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alpha testing, portfolio optimization and simulation, and real-time news and quotes, as well as tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. FactSet Research Systems Inc. also offers various solutions for investment managers, including portfolio analysis, equity analysis, economics and market analysis, quant and risk analysis, fixed income analysis, and research management solutions. The company’s solutions for banking and brokerage professionals comprise creating models and presentations in Microsoft office, company and industry analytics, filings, idea screening, deal analytics, people intelligence, and wireless access. It also provides customized solutions to professionals involved in hedge funds, private equity, sell-side research, equity sales, trading, consulting, and investor relations, as well as for law firms and academic institutions. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

6,639 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/30/14
Founded in 1978

factset research systems inc (FDS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President
Total Annual Compensation: $540.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Executive Vice President and Director of Glob...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

factset research systems inc (FDS) Key Developments

Factset Research Systems Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on December 16, 2014

FactSet Research Systems Inc. announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on December 16, 2014 to holders of record of the company's common stock at the close of business on November 28, 2014.

Xignite, Inc. Announces Partnership with FactSet Research Systems Inc

Xignite Inc. has announced a partnership with FactSet Research Systems Inc. to integrate FactSet's global fundamental data into the Xignite's Market Data Cloud platform. Through this partnership, Xignite will now offer a comprehensive global view that is unique within the financial market data cloud industry. This agreement with FactSet will build on Xignite's existing catalog of market data APIs to provide clients with an even wider selection of data points, including historical financials, company fundamentals, earnings, revenue and dividend estimates, as well as earnings calendars. With the addition of the high-quality and timely data from the FactSet Fundamentals database, Xignite clients will benefit from complete global coverage encompassing all major markets and covering more than 75,000 publicly listed companies. These next-generation APIs will fulfill the growing demand for a larger and deeper global data set from the new crop of financial technology innovators using Xignite solutions.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended August 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

FactSet Research Systems Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $238.664 million against $219,332 million a year ago. Operating income was $79,386 million against $70,534 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $79,613 million against $70,880 million a year ago. Net income was $55,407 million against $50,964 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were $1.31 against $1.16 a year ago. Adjusted net income was $55,407 million against $51,828 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $79,386 million against $73,173 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per common share were $1.31 against $1.18 a year ago. Capital expenditures were $6.0 million. In the fourth quarter, free cash flow generation was $65 million compared to $71 million in the year-ago quarter. For the year, the company reported revenues of $920,335 million against $858,112 million a year ago. Operating income was $302,219 million against $269,419 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $303,464 million against $270,910 million a year ago. Net income was $211,543 million against $198,637 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per common share were $4.92 against $4.45 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $265,023 million against $269,809 million a year ago. Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net of proceeds from dispositions was $17,743 million against $18,517 million a year ago. Free cash flow over the last twelve months was $247 million, down 2%. The decrease in free cash flow was driven by a rise in accounts receivable and stock option exercises in the prior year. The company announced that for the fiscal year 2015 revenues are expected to range between $240 million and $243 million. Operating margin is expected to range between 32.8% and 33.8%, which includes a 40 basis point reduction from the acquisition of Matrix. The annual effective tax rate is expected to range between 31.0% and 32.0% and assumes that the U.S. Federal R&D tax credit will not be re-enacted by the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Diluted EPS should range between $1.31 and $1.33. The lapse in the U.S. Federal R&D tax credit reduces the first quarter's EPS range by $0.02 compared to the just completed fourth quarter.

 

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