Contrasting Experian (EXPGF) & Its Competitors

Experian (OTCMKTS:EXPGFGet Rating) is one of 197 publicly-traded companies in the “Business Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Experian to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

41.0% of Experian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of shares of all “Business Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.6% of shares of all “Business Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Experian and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Experian N/A N/A 41.81
Experian Competitors $1.08 billion $74.12 million 968.86

Experian’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Experian. Experian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Experian pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Experian pays out 44.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Business Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out -11,047.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Experian lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.


This table compares Experian and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Experian N/A N/A N/A
Experian Competitors -2.82% -15.50% -0.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Experian and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Experian 0 1 1 0 2.50
Experian Competitors 742 3855 5980 103 2.51

Experian currently has a consensus target price of $31.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.20%. As a group, “Business Services” companies have a potential upside of 18.31%. Given Experian’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Experian has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Experian rivals beat Experian on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Experian

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Experian Plc is a global information services company, which engages in the provision of data and analytical tools that are used to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers, and automate decision making. Its activities are grouped into four global business lines: Credit Services, Decision Analytics, Marketing Services, and Consumer Services. The Credit Services provides information to organizations to help manage the risks associated with extending credit and preventing fraud. The Decision Analytics unlocks the value of its vast store of credit and marketing information, as well as other data sources, by applying expert consulting, analytical tools and software to convert data into valuable business decisions. The Marketing Services helps many of the organizations target and engage to customers through sophisticated marketing strategies that generate significant return on investment. The Consumer Services provides credit monitoring services to millions of consumers via the internet. The company was founded by John Wilfred Peace in 1980 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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