FactSet was founded in 1978 and has been publicly held since 1996. The Company is dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “FDS.” Fiscal 2016 marked the Company’s 38th year of operation, its 36th consecutive year of revenue growth and its 20th consecutive year of earnings growth as a public company.
As of August 31, 2016, FactSet has a market capitalization of $7.12 billion, which is up 9.5% over last year. The Company currently has 46 office locations in 21 countries employing more than 8,500 individuals. In March 2016, FactSet was ranked #89 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”, marking the Company’s eighth appearance on the list in the last nine years. FactSet was also recognized as one of the UK’s “Best Workplaces” by the Great Place to Work® Institute UK for the eighth consecutive year, and included in the “2016 Best Places to Work in France” list for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, the Company was awarded the Best Research and Analytics tool at the 2016 Systems in the City Awards, and the Best Overall Provider, Best Research Provider, and Best Analytics Provider at the 2016 Inside Market Data Awards.
Since becoming a public company in 1996, FactSet has evolved from a US-centric software firm into a global company generating approximately a third of its revenues from clients outside the US. Through technological proficiency, a dedicated workforce, and an unwavering commitment to client service, the Company has driven revenue and earnings per share to new heights, as well as increased its international presence, and ultimately, its competitive edge.