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Summary: Experian Finance PLC Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
The ratings on U.K.-based Experian Finance PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global credit information service provider Experian PLC (not rated; together with Experian Finance, "Experian"), reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's leading position in credit information services, strong operating track record, and solid free cash flow generation, which contribute to our assessment of its business risk profile as "strong." We consider the ratings to be constrained by Experian's moderate financial policies, resulting in an "intermediate" financial risk profile. Experian reported robust organic growth of 8% and 6% in the financial year ended March 31, 2011, and in the first six months of financial year 2012, respectively, partly due to organic growth in the North America...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Experian Finance PLC
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Experian Finance PLC