$FDS (FactSet Research Systems Inc.)

$FDS {{ '2016-06-28T12:18:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS said its BoD on June 27 elected two new directors, Sheila Jordan and Malcolm Frank. In conjunction with their election to Board, Jordan was appointed to serve as member of Audit Committee and Frank will serve on Compensation Committee. Both will stand for election by a vote of stockholders at Annual Meeting in December 2016.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T16:34:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS said it plans to make investments in analytics in the coming months, in addition to investing in acquisitions. While being confident about its capability to integrate the recently acquired entities in a seamless manner, the company believes it would take up to 24 months for margins to return to the historically high levels.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T16:06:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS attributed the strong growth in Annual Subscription Value to its premium products and Feed business. In 1Q18, the company intends to revive margin growth, which stayed at the low end of its guidance in the fourth quarter of 2017 due the impact of costs associated with acquisitions.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T15:39:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS said the 4Q17 revenues and adjusted earnings were at the high end of its outlook. GAAP results were impacted by costs related to restructuring activities. FactSet continues to diversify its products through acquisitions and product investment. In 2018, the company intends to maintain focus on integrating acquisitions.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T11:47:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS said it paid a quarterly dividend of around $22MM, or $0.56 per share, to common shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company also repurchased 270,000 shares for about $44MM during the quarter, under its existing share repurchase program.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T11:43:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS reported a 15% YoY growth in Annual Subscription Value (ASV) to $1.32Bil in 4Q17, helped by new acquisitions in key growth areas. Organic ASV, excluding the effects of acquisitions, dispositions and foreign currency, increased 5.7%. ASV from US operations was $825MM, up 9% compared to last year.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T11:34:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS expects to record GAAP revenue between $327MM and $333MM in 1Q18. GAAP operating margin is forecast in the 28-29% range, while non-GAAP operating margin is estimated between 31% and 32%. GAAP EPS and non-GAAP EPS are expected to be in the range of $1.75-$1.81 and $1.93-$1.99 respectively. The midpoint of Non-GAAP EPS represents 12% YoY growth.

$FDS {{ '2017-09-26T11:23:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS, a provider of financial analytics services, reported a marked decline in 4Q17 profit, despite a 14% growth in revenues. Earnings per share fell 57% to $1.52 from $3.55 last year, while revenues rose to $326.6MM from $287.3MM. However, adjusted earnings, excluding special items, moved up to $1.90 per share from $1.69 per share in 4Q16.

$FDS {{ '2017-08-11T13:19:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $FDS approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.56 per share. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 19, 2017 to stockholders of record of its common stock at the close of business on Aug. 31, 2017.

$FDS {{ '2017-07-26T15:52:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS, a provider of integrated financial information, has integrated Liquidnet’s Broker Vote and Commission Management System with FactSet’s Research Management Solutions (RMS). Now, firms can track the research they have consumed, the value they derive from it, and all relevant interactions around an investment decision in FactSet RMS.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T15:53:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS is primarily focused on getting the recent acquisitions integrated well and getting back to the margins it had prior to the M&A activity. The company is focused on revenue growth as the most important factor. $FDS believes that once investments have been made in all the high-growth areas, it can evaluate opportunities to expand margins.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T15:42:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS continues to invest in its core workstation product. The company is experiencing pricing pressure in the market due to competition. $FDS is growing its terminals but the pricing pressure is higher and the company is offsetting this with more sales of value-added products.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T15:31:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS' US revenues grew 5% organically in 3Q17, with most of this increase primarily coming from the Analytics and Data Feeds products. International revenues increased 8% on an organic basis with strong performance from the Asia-Pacific region.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T15:20:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $FDS’ organic revenues and organic ASVs grew 6% YoY. Adjusted operating margin was 32%. The results were impacted by cost pressures within the industry as clients seek to lower their total cost of ownership. $FDS sees this as an opportunity to partner with clients and help them leverage technology to optimize costs.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T11:43:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS repurchased 300,000 shares for $48.3MM during 3Q17 under its existing share repurchase program. Over the last 12 months, FactSet has returned $458MM to stockholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends. As of May 31, 2017, $288.2MM is available for future share repurchases.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T11:41:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17, $FDS sees GAAP Revenues in the range of $321-328MM. GAAP EPS is expected to be $1.67-1.73 and adjusted EPS in the range of $1.86-1.92. The midpoint of the adjusted EPS range represents 12% growth over the prior year. GAAP operating margin is anticipated between 28% and 29%.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T11:37:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Client count for $FDS as of May 31, 2017 was 4,629, an increase of 225 clients in the past three months. This increase includes 117 new clients from the acquisitions of BISAM and FDSG. User count grew 237 to 86,025 during the quarter and annual client retention was greater than 95% of Annual Subscription Value.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T11:33:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS' Annual Subscription Value (ASV) improved 5.7% to $1.28Bil at May 31, 2017, compared with prior-year ASV of $1.16Bil. ASV from US operations was $807.8MM, up 4.2% YoY; while that from international operations was $474.3MM, up 24.6% YoY.

$FDS {{ '2017-06-27T11:28:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Financial data and software company $FDS reported 8.6% growth in 3Q17 revenue to $312.1MM, despite incurring $2.5MM of acquisition related expenses. Net income slid to $65.4MM from $66.7MM in the year-over period, but EPS grew 2.5% to $1.66 on reduced share count. Adjusted EPS for the quarter rose 12.8% to $1.85.

$FDS {{ '2017-05-08T20:19:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDS BoD approved a 12% increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend from $0.50 per share to $0.56 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on June 20, 2017 to holders of record of the company's common stock at the close of business on May 31, 2017.

$FDS {{ '2017-03-28T15:58:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$FDS performed well in Asia-Pacific in 2Q17 and this is a strong region on which the company is focused. EMEA came in strong but $FDS was slightly weaker in the Americas. From a product suite standpoint, the analytics suite had a good quarter in 2Q17. $FDS believes there is huge opportunity in its blue chip client base.

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