May 18 Experian Plc, the world's
biggest credit data company, expects another year of good
growth, it said on Thursday, after reporting a 5 percent rise in
full-year organic revenue from ongoing activities at constant
exchange rates, helped by strong growth across all regions.
The company, best known for running consumer credit checks
for banks, landlords and retailers, reported a 10.9 percent rise
in pre-tax profit to $1.07 billion.
The FTSE-100 company said revenue for the year ended 2016
rose 2.3 percent to $4.34 billion, excluding the impact of a 75
percent stake sale in its email marketing division.
"We anticipate another year of good growth with stable
margins and further progress in benchmark earnings per share,"
the company said in a statement.
Experian, which earns the bulk of its revenue overseas, said
benchmark earnings before interest and taxes for the period rose
4.7 percent to $1.20 billion.
The company said in January that it expected full-year
organic revenue to grow in mid-single digits in percentage terms
on a constant currency basis, and an impact of about 1 percent
to full-year benchmark earnings before interest and taxes on
current exchange rates.
(Reporting By Justin George Varghese; editing by Susan Thomas)