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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. The company’s 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, idea screening, deal analytics, people intelligence, and wireless access. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 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. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

6,372 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/10/14
Founded in 1978

factset research systems inc (FDS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $465.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $830.0K
Executive Vice President and Director of Glob...
Total Annual Compensation: $830.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

factset research systems inc (FDS) Key Developments

FactSet Research Systems Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on September 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 September 16, 2014 to holders of record of FactSet's common stock at the close of business on August 29, 2014.

CNI Research Ltd Enters into Content Sharing Agreement with FactSet Research Systems Inc

CN1 Research Limited announced a new tie up with FactSet Research Systems Inc, to provide its research content. Through this agreement, CNI Research will maRe available stock market analysis and research reports to FactSet Research Systems on a non-exclusive basis. FactSet Research Systems wilLbe made available CNI Research's content, research reports, through a royalty-free worldwide license to receive, store copy, distribute this content. In exchange CNI Research will have the worldwide license to use FactSet application and reporting software.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended May 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014; Appoints Phil Snow as President, Effective from July 1, 2014

FactSet Research Systems Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for third quarter and nine months ended May 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of USD 231,761,000 compared with USD 214,613,000 for the same period last year. Operating income was USD 73,037,000 compared with USD 71,637,000 for the same period last year. Income before income taxes was USD 73,371,000 compared with USD 71,998,000 for the same period last year. Net income was USD 51,532,000 or USD 1.21 diluted per share compared with USD 53,367,000 or USD 1.20 diluted per share for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income was USD 76,084,000 compared with USD 71,637,000 for the same period last year. Adjusted net income was USD 53,095,000 or USD 1.25 diluted per share compared with USD 50,085,000 or USD 1.13 diluted per share for the same period last year. Free cash flow was USD 91 million. Capital expenditures were USD 3.7 million. For the nine months, the company reported revenues of USD 681,671,000 compared with USD 638,779,000 for the same period last year. Operating income was USD 222,833,000 compared with USD 198,885,000 for the same period last year. Income before income taxes was USD 223,851,000 compared with USD 200,031,000 for the same period last year. Net income was USD 156,136,000 or USD 3.62 diluted per share compared with USD 147,674,000 or USD 3.30 diluted per share for the same period last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was USD 193,722,000 compared with USD 193,627,000 for the same period last year. Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net of proceeds from dispositions was USD 11,704,000 compared with USD 13,288,000 for the same period last year. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, the company’s revenues are expected to range between USD 235 million and USD 240 million. Operating margin is expected to range between 32.5% and 33.5%, which includes a 100 basis point reduction from the recent acquisitions of Revere and Matrix. The annual effective tax rate is expected to range between 30% and 31% and assumes that the U.S. Federal R&D tax credit will not be re-enacted by the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Diluted EPS should range between USD 1.30 and USD 1.32. The lapse in the U.S. Federal R&D tax credit on December 31, 2013 reduced each end of the diluted EPS range by USD 0.03. The company also announced that Phil Snow has been named President, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Snow will report directly to Philip Hadley, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Snow joined the company in 1996 and is currently Senior Vice President, Director of U.S. Investment Management Sales. In his new role, Mr. Snow will be responsible for the strategies that drive company’s mission to provide best-of-breed products and client service to financial professionals worldwide. He will have oversight and management responsibility for both company’s Sales and Operations teams. Company’s Executive Vice Presidents, Michael Frankenfield and Peter Walsh, will remain in their current roles, both reporting to Mr. Snow.


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