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How FactSet Research Systems Performed in 4Q15


Sep. 23 2015, Published 9:54 p.m. ET

FactSet’s price movement

FactSet Research Systems (FDS) has a market cap of $6.74 billion. FactSet’s YTD (year-to-date) performance is going up day by day. After the 4Q15 earnings report, FDS fell 1.96% to close at $162.67 per share.

The price movement on weekly, monthly, and year-to-date bases is -2.22%, 0.71%, and 16.50%, respectively. It’s trading at -2.21% on a trailing five-day basis.

Technically, FactSet is trading above all the major supports. Currently, it’s trading at 1.42% above the 20-day moving average, 0.84% below the 50-day moving average, and 4.14% above the 200-day moving average.

The iShares S&P North American Tech-Software ETF (IGV) invests 1.46% of its holdings in FactSet Research Systems. IGV tracks a market-cap weighted index of US and Canadian software companies. The YTD of IGV is 4.44%.

The following are competitors of FactSet Research Systems and their market caps:

  • Thomson Reuters (TRI) – $30.91 billion
  • McGraw Hill Financials (MHFI) – $24.86 billion
  • MSCI (MSCI) – $6.69 billion
  • Markit (MRKT) – $5.17 billion
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Performance of FactSet Research in 4Q15 and fiscal 2015

The company has reported net revenue of $261.779 million in 4Q15, an increase of 2.8% on a quarterly basis. Net income and EPS (earnings per share) have increased by 1.2% and 2.0%, respectively.

On August 10, 2015, FactSet announced a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share.

In fiscal 2015, net revenue increased to $1,006.768 million, an increase of 9.3% compared to net revenue of $920.335 million in fiscal 2014. Net income increased 13.9%. EPS was reported at $5.71 per share.

On the balance sheet, cash and cash equivalents and investments have increased 36.5% and 17.4%, respectively. The debt-to-equity ratio increased to 0.38 in fiscal 2015.

About FactSet Research Systems

FactSet Research Systems (FDS) is a leading provider of financial information and analytics. It helps the world’s best investment professional platform. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet’s desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds.


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