Experian is an information services company that provides information, analytical tools, and marketing services to help clients manage their commercial and financial decisions. The Company helps organizations manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers, and automate decision making. It also enables individuals to check their credit report and credit score as well as protect against identity theft.
TypePublic
HQDublin, IE
Founded1996
Size (employees)16,500 (est)
Websiteexperian.co.uk
Experian was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dublin, IE
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Key People/Management at Experian

Craig Boundy

Craig Boundy

CEO Experian North America and Experian Consumer Services
Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Group Company Secretary
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Experian Office Locations

Experian has an office in Dublin
Dublin, IE (HQ)
Newenham House Malahide Rd
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Experian Financials and Metrics

Experian Revenue

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Experian's revenue was reported to be $4.66 b in FY, 2018 which is a 7.5% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

4.7b

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %

7.5%

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

2.3b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

50%

Net income (FY, 2018)

815.0m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

1.1b

Cash (31-Mar-2018)

156.0m

EV

18.1b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

4.3b4.7b

Revenue growth, %

590%8%

Cost of goods sold

2.1b2.3b

Gross profit

2.2b2.3b
Half Year
USDH1, 2017H1, 2018

Revenue

2.1b2.2b

EBIT

490.0m518.0m

EBIT margin, %

23%24%

Interest expense

2.0m60.0m
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

83.0m156.0m

Accounts Receivable

582.0m703.0m

Prepaid Expenses

154.0m194.0m

Current Assets

1.4b1.3b
Half Year
USDH1, 2017H1, 2018

Cash

144.0m114.0m

Current Assets

1.0b1.1b

PP&E

332.0m323.0m

Goodwill

4.5b4.3b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

865.0m815.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

426.0m438.0m

Inventories

1.0m

Accounts Payable

19.0m72.0m
Half Year
USDH1, 2017H1, 2018

Net Income

383.0m318.0m

Depreciation and Amortization

213.0m212.0m

Accounts Payable

(155.0m)(193.0m)

Cash From Operating Activities

596.0m393.0m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

16.5 x

EV/CFO

15.2 x

Revenue/Employee

282.5k

Debt/Equity

1.3 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
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Experian Operating Metrics

FY, 2017H1, 2018FY, 2018

Credit Reports Delivered

1.70 b

Paying Members

120 k200 k

People Checked

182 m

Social Media Viewers

23 m
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Experian Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
CompuscanDecember 12, 2018$263 m
ClearScoreMarch 15, 2018£275 m

Experian Revenue Breakdown

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Experian revenue breakdown by business segment: 19.9% from Consumer Services, 9.8% from Marketing Services, 14.3% from Decision Analytics and 56.0% from Credit Services

Experian revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.4% from EMEA/Asia Pacific, 17.8% from UK and Ireland, 16.9% from Latin America and 56.9% from North America

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Experian Online and Social Media Presence

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Experian News and Updates

Experian to acquire South Africa's Compuscan for $263 million

Actis, a leading growth markets investor, has announced their agreement to the sale of Compuscan, a...

Actis and management agree to sell African credit information and analytics business Compuscan to Experian

LONDON, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Actis, a leading growth markets investor, has announced their agreement to the sale of Compuscan, a provider of credit information and analytics services, to Experian for ZAR3.72bn. The acquisition is subject to review by the competition regulator in...

Experian ranked the #1 top Workplace by Orange County Register

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing Experian's commitment to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, the Orange County Register named the global information services company the #1 Top Workplace for 2018. The award is based on employee feedback in a survey ...

Experian agrees to buy Compuscan for $263 million

Experian PLC (EXPN.LN) said Monday it has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company, for around $263 million. The U.K. consumer credit reporting agency said that by combining forces with Compuscan it will be better positioned to serve people and business…

Subprime lending hits 11-year low across the automotive loan market, according to new Experian study

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the uptick in average credit scores for vehicle financing across the board, the percentage of subprime loan originations reached its lowest level in 11 years. According to Experian's Q3 2018 State of the Automotive Finance Market report, ...

UK regulator negative on Experian ClearScore deal

The U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority said Wednesday that it has found Experian PLC's (EXPN.LN) takeover of credit-data rival ClearScore could reduce competition. The CMA said its phase 2 investigation provisionally found the combination of the two largest credit-checking firms in the U.K. wo…
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Experian Company Life and Culture

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Experian Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Experian founded?

    Experian was founded in 1996.

  • Who are Experian key executives?

    Experian's key executives are Craig Boundy and Charles Brown.

  • How many employees does Experian have?

    Experian has 16,500 employees.

  • What is Experian revenue?

    Latest Experian annual revenue is $4.7 b.

  • What is Experian revenue per employee?

    Latest Experian revenue per employee is $282.5 k.

  • Who are Experian competitors?

    Competitors of Experian include ABM Industries, Equifax and SharpSpring.

  • Where is Experian headquarters?

    Experian headquarters is located at Newenham House Malahide Rd, Dublin.

  • Where are Experian offices?

    Experian has an office in Dublin.

  • How many offices does Experian have?

    Experian has 1 office.