QUOTE AND NEWS
Motley Fool  Aug 9  Comment 
A deal to go private values Dun & Bradstreet at $145 per share.
MarketWatch  Aug 9  Comment 
Dun & Bradstreet , the 177-year-old financial services firm, has agreed to a $5.4 billion buyout by an investor group group led by CC Capital, Cannae and Thomas H. Lee-affiliated funds, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Dun & Bradstreet...
The Economic Times  Jul 31  Comment 
According to Dun & Bradstreet, in order to sustain growth momentum, the government needs to improve the balance sheet of the country's external sector as well as banks.




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The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) sells business information and research. It maintains information on 125 million companies across 20 countries. DNB has the largest volume of business credit information in the world. It is also known for its D-U-N-S (Data Universal Numbering System), which is used to classify over 100 million companies.


Corporate Overview

Companies spun-off from DNB include: ACNielsen, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), Reuben H. Donnelley and Moody's (MCO).

Financial Metrics

Revenue Segments

DNB reports earning based on two geographic segments: United States and International.

Trends and Forces

Loss of Market Share to Credit Rating Agencies

Currently, all companies that are financed through GE all pull Experian opposed to DnB. Amazon and Lowes are two of the many companies financed through GE.[1]

Products to Improve Cash Flow, Profitability Emphasized in Light of Recession

High Renewal Subscription Products Resist Declines

DNB Positioned to Take Advantage of Need for More Outsourcing Information

Competition

Cortera, Experian, Equifax, MarketWatch, InfoUSA and Yahoo! Finance

Market Share

References

  1. http://www.creditrich.net/dnb-losing-market-share-we-have-to-focus-on-experian-business-as-well/
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