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How to buy Equifax (EFX) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Equifax shares.

Equifax Inc (EFX) is a leading consulting services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$240.25 after a previous close of US$237.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD234.24 to a high of USD240.955. The latest price was USD239.81 (25 minute delay). Equifax is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Equifax

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Equifax. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: EFX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Equifax reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$237.16, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Equifax, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Equifax. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.

Equifax stock price (NYSE:EFX)

Use our graph to track the performance of EFX stocks over time.

Have Equifax's shares ever split?

Equifax's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 December 1995. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Equifax shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Equifax shares which in turn could have impacted Equifax's share price.

Equifax shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-24.
OpenUS$240.25
HighUS$240.955
LowUS$234.24
CloseUS$239.81
Previous closeUS$237.16
Change US$2.65
Change % 1.1174%
Volume 294,432
Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week rangeUS$159.4101 - US$275.1
50-day moving average US$244.5268
200-day moving average US$224.1004
Target priceUS$268.44
PE ratio 54.0424
Dividend yield US$1.56 (0.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.48

Equifax share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Equifax price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $239.81

1 week (2024-05-17) -3.59%
1 month (2024-04-24) 6.25%
3 months (2024-02-23) -9.84%
6 months (2023-11-24) 13.79%
1 year (2023-05-24) 15.44%
2 years (2022-05-24) 25.21%
3 years (2021-05-24) 0.97%
5 years (2019-05-24) 97.02%

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Is it a good time to buy Equifax stock?

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Is Equifax under- or over-valued?

Valuing Equifax stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Equifax's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Equifax's P/E ratio

Equifax's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Equifax shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Equifax's PEG ratio

Equifax's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9039. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Equifax's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Equifax's EBITDA

Equifax's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.6 billion (£1.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Equifax's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Equifax share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Equifax's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$159.4101 up to US$275.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EFX.US volatility(beta: 1.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Equifax's is 1.542. This would suggest that Equifax's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Equifax financials

Revenue TTM US$5.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.17%
Gross profit TTM US$2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.17%
Return on equity TTM 12.83%
Profit margin 10.42%
Book value 36.905
Market capitalisation US$29.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Equifax share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.01% of net profits

Recently Equifax has paid out, on average, around 23.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Equifax shareholders could enjoy a 0.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Equifax's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.

While Equifax's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Equifax is investing more in its future growth.

Equifax's most recent dividend payout was on 13 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Equifax's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Equifax.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Equifax's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Equifax's overall score of 29.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Equifax is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Equifax's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.14/100

Equifax's environmental score of 4.14 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Equifax's social score

Social score: 23.35/100

Equifax's social score of 23.35 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Equifax's governance score

Governance score: 9.08/100

Equifax's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Equifax is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Equifax's controversy score

Controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Equifax scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that Equifax's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Equifax Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.57
Total ESG percentile 49.24
Environmental score 4.14
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 23.35
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.08
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 5

Equifax overview

Equifax Inc. operates as a data, analytics, and technology company. The company operates through three segments: Workforce Solutions, U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), and International. The Workforce Solutions segment offers services that enables customers to verify income, employment, educational history, criminal justice data, healthcare professional licensure, and sanctions of people in the United States; and employer customers with services that assist them in complying with and automating payroll-related and human resource management processes throughout the entire cycle of the employment relationship. The USIS segment provides consumer and commercial information services, such as credit information and credit scoring, credit modeling and portfolio analytics, locate, fraud detection and prevention, identity verification, and other consulting services; mortgage services; financial marketing services; identity management services; and credit monitoring products. The International segment offers information service products, which include consumer and commercial services, such as credit and financial information, and credit scoring and modeling; and credit and other marketing products and services, as well as offers information, technology, and other services to support debt collections and recovery management. The company serves customers in financial services, mortgage, retail, telecommunications, utilities, automotive, brokerage, healthcare, and insurance industries, as well as government agencies. It operates in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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