10 November 2015 ─ Experian, the global information services company, today issues its half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 September 2015.
Brian Cassin, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“We are making substantial progress on our five strategic priorities. We’ve taken steps to focus the portfolio, the trend in organic revenue growth has improved and we are returning more capital to shareholders. We have seen particular strength in key parts of the business, such as Credit Services and Decision Analytics, while in other areas our recovery actions are gaining traction. With this progress on our strategic priorities we are creating a strong platform for delivering sustainable growth.”
“As we look ahead for the full year, while foreign exchange will continue to be a headwind, at constant currency we expect organic revenue growth to be in the mid-single digit range, to deliver stable margins and to see further progress in Benchmark earnings per share.”
Brian Cassin Chief Executive Officer +44 (0)20 3042 4215
Lloyd Pitchford Chief Financial Officer
Nadia Ridout-Jamieson Director of Investor Relations
James Russell Director of Corporate Communications
Rollo Head +44 (0)20 7251 3801
There will be a presentation today at 9.30am (UK time) to analysts and investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, 2 King Edward Street, London, EC1A 1HQ. The presentation can be viewed live via the link from the Experian website at www.experianplc.com and can also be accessed live via a dial-in facility on +44 (0)20 3037 9164. The supporting slides and an indexed replay will be available on the website later in the day.
Experian will update on third quarter trading on 15 January 2016.
See Appendix 1 and note 5 to the financial statements for definitions of non-GAAP measures
Certain financial data have been rounded within this announcement. As a result of this rounding, the totals of data presented may vary slightly from the actual arithmetic totals of such data.
Forward looking statements
Certain statements made in this announcement are forward looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any expected future events or results referred to in these forward looking statements. See page 15 for further information on risks and uncertainties facing Experian.
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We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. We also help people to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft. In 2015, we were named by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’.
We employ approximately 17,000 people in 38 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2015 was US$4.8 billion.