Experian

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Experian plc is an information services company. It provides data and analytical tools to a range of organizations and consumers across the world. Clients use these to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships and protect against identity theft. It has four segments: Credit Services, Decision Analytics, Marketing Services and Interactive. Experian provides data and analytical tools to organizations in North America, Latin America, United Kingdom and Ireland, EMEA and Asia Pacific. In January 2011, it acquired a majority interest in Techlightenment. In July 2011, it acquired Virid Interatividade Digital Ltda. In July 2011, the Company acquired LM Group Ltd. In November 2011, it acquired 98% interest in Computec S.A. In December 2011, it acquired Garlik Limited. In March 2012, the Company acquired Court Ventures Inc. In March 2012, it acquired Altovision Inc. For the six months ended 30 September 2010, Experian PLC’s revenues increased 7% to $2B. Net income from continuing operations decreased 18% to $193M. Revenues reflect increased income from Credit Services division and higher income from Interactive division. Net income was offset by an increase in operating expenses, a fall in finance expense, a decrease in finance income and the presence of loss of associates vs. an income. Source: Reuters