Experian’s organic revenue comes in 7% higher in the fiscal third quarter

Written by: Wajeeh Khan
January 19, 2021
  • Experian’s organic revenue comes in 7% higher in the fiscal third quarter.
  • The British company gained a little under 10% in the stock market last year.
  • Experian expresses confidence that its annual performance will remain resilient.

Experian plc (LON: EXPN) said on Tuesday that its organic revenue at constant exchange rates saw a 7% annualised growth in the fiscal third quarter. The company also expressed confidence that its full-year performance will also remain resilient. CEO Brian Cassin commented on the quarterly update on Tuesday and said:

“Experian is performing very well, even in the exceptional circumstances created by the pandemic, and we expect to deliver a strong performance for this financial year.”

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Experian shares, that you can learn to buy online here, jumped under 5% in premarket trading on Tuesday but lost almost the entire intraday gain on market open. Including the price action, the British firm is now trading at £27.11 per share in the stock market.

Experian reports a 10% growth in total revenue

Experian said that its total revenue in the three months that concluded on 31st December posted an even broader 10% year over year growth at constant exchange rates. The credit-reporting agency registered a 9% growth in organic revenue in North America. Total revenue in this region recorded an 11% growth as compared to the same quarter last year.

In Latin America, the Anglo-Irish multinational’s organic revenue printed 13% higher than last year. Total revenue saw an 11% growth versus the comparable quarter of fiscal 2020. In separate news from the United Kingdom, property development and investment company, British Land, said that it had appointed Bhavesh Mistry as its new Chief Financial Officer on Tuesday. Mistry has previously served the country’s largest retailer, Tesco plc, in a similar capacity.

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Experian’s Q3 performance in the remaining regions

According to Experian, its performance in the remaining regions was mixed in the third quarter. In Ireland and the United Kingdom combined, its organic and total revenue posted a negative growth of 2% compared to the year-ago figure.

In the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific combined, its total revenue jumped 16% in Q3 and organic revenue registered a negative growth of 11%. In a report published in November, the Dublin-headquartered company said its pre-tax profit slid to £345.46 million in the fiscal first half.

Experian performed slightly upbeat in the stock market last year with an annual gain of a little under 10%. At the time of writing, the London-listed company has a market cap of almost £25 billion and a price to earnings ratio of 51.69.