Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, financial information provider FactSet Research Systems
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at FactSet's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Norwalk, Conn. (1978)|
|Market Cap||$4.4 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Philip Hadley COO Peter Walsh|
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||31.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$200.2 million / $0|
|Competitors||Bloomberg MSCI Thomson Reuters|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 385 members who have rated FactSet believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
investors are concerned over the recent decline in subscriber growth, hinting that the company is showing signs of weakness. FDS earns revenue on a per-user basis and any cost-cutting measures conducted by financial institutions is a valid concern. But given that FDS has grown revenue every year since 1996, and has successfully captured market share from their larger rivals Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, long-term investors should evaluate if the weakness is temporary.
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