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FactSet Research Systems Reports Revenue Growth of 8% for Fiscal Q3 2014

For the quarter ended May 31, 2014, revenues advanced to $231.8 million, up 8% over the prior year. Included in this total was $3.7 million from acquisitions completed since June 2013. Operating income was $73.0 million compared to $71.6 million in the year ago quarter. Net income was $51.5 million versus $53.4 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $1.21 compared to $1.20 in the same period of fiscal 2013.

“I’m pleased to see that our ASV growth rate accelerated to 7% and adjusted EPS grew by 11% in the just completed third quarter,” said Philip Hadley, Chairman and CEO. “We continued to capitalize on our opportunities as evidenced by adding 30 net new clients and 620 net new users in the past three months. I’m also excited to announce that Phil Snow has accepted the role as President, effective July 1st.”

Annual Subscription Value (“ASV”) totaled $932 million at May 31, 2014, up 7% organically over the prior year and increased $12.3 million over the last three months. Buy-side clients account for 83.1% of ASV and the remainder from sell-side firms who perform M&A advisory work and equity research. ASV at any given point in time represents the forward-looking revenues for the next 12 months from all services currently being supplied to clients.

FactSet Names 18-Year Veteran, Phil Snow, as President

FactSet also announced that Phil Snow has been named President, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Snow will report directly to Philip Hadley, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Snow joined FactSet in 1996 and is currently Senior Vice President, Director of U.S. Investment Management Sales. In his new role, Mr. Snow will be responsible for the strategies that drive FactSet’s mission: to provide best-of-breed products and client service to financial professionals worldwide. He will have oversight and management responsibility for both FactSet’s Sales and Operations teams. FactSet’s Executive Vice Presidents, Michael Frankenfield and Peter Walsh, will remain in their current roles, both reporting to Mr. Snow.

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Source:  FactSet Research Systems Earnings Release

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