Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the FactSet ticker symbol?

The ticker symbol for FactSet Research Systems Inc. is FDS. Our common stock shares are dual traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

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Does FactSet pay a dividend?

Yes. FactSet has paid an increasing dividend every quarter for more than 12 years.

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Does FactSet have a share repurchase program?

Yes. In fiscal 2017, we repurchased 1.6 million shares for $252.8 million, compared to 1.5 million shares for $232.3 million in fiscal 2016 under our existing share repurchase program. Over the last 12 months, we have returned $341.9 million to stockholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends, funded by cash generated from operations. On March 27, 2017, the Board of Directors of FactSet approved a $300.0 million expansion of to the existing share repurchase program. Including this expansion, $244.1 million is available for future share repurchases as of August 31, 2017.

On July 1, 2016, we entered into an ASR Agreement to repurchase $120.0 million of our common stock. We received 595,607 shares of common stock on July 5, 2016, which was approximately 80% of the total number of shares of common stock expected to be repurchased under the ASR Agreement. The final settlement of the ASR Agreement occurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 with us receiving an additional 102,916 shares of our common stock.

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What is FactSet Research System’s CUSIP?

Our CUSIP is 303075105.

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Can I purchase stock directly from FactSet?

No. FactSet does not currently offer a direct stock purchase plan. FactSet common stock can be bought or sold through an online investment service, through a licensed broker, or via a financial institution that offers brokerage services.

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Is there any preferred stock outstanding or available?

No.

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When is the next shareholders’ meeting?

You can see our scheduled events.

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When was FactSet’s IPO?

FactSet began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 28, 1996.

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How many times has FactSet’s stock split?

FactSet stock has split three times in the past.

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What is FactSet’s fiscal year?

FactSet’s fiscal year ends on August 31.

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How many shares of stock are outstanding?

As of October 25, 2017, there were 39,109,746 shares of common stock outstanding.

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Who is FactSet’s independent auditor?

Our independent auditing firm is Ernst & Young, LLP.

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Can I listen to quarterly results calls with analysts?

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How can I vote my proxies without attending the annual shareholders meeting?

You can get this info from our proxy.

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How do I get a copy of the annual report?

Visit our Reports and Filings Page to view current and prior year annual and quarterly reports.

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