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Summary: Experian Finance PLC Jan 09
Standard & Poors, January 2009
The ratings on U.K.-based Experian Finance PLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of international information services provider Experian Group Ltd., reflect the group's participation in the information services industry, which has good medium-term growth prospects; its strong operating track record; and its high profitability. The ratings are constrained by Experian's moderate financial policy. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects that Experian will use most of the financial headroom at the rating level to fund potential acquisitions or to implement shareholder friendly measures. At the end of September 2008, total reported debt was $2.8 billion. With revenues from continuing operations of about $4 billion in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2008, and adjusted EBITDA margins of about 30%, Experian is a...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Experian Finance PLC
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Experian Finance PLC