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Equifax, Incorporated is a source of consumer and commercial credit information worldwide. The Company provides, to a wide range of customers information management, consumer credit information, marketing, business information and identity verification services to enable credit and business decisions. The Company, through its Consumer Direct business, provides credit reporting and identity theft monitoring services directly to consumers, enabling them to proactively manage their credit health and safeguard against identity theft. The Company operates in 13 countries: North America (the United States and Canada), Europe (the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Portugal) and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Peru and Uruguay).
Equifax principally provides information services to businesses to help them grant credit and authorize and process credit cards and check transactions. For the six months ended 6/30/02, revenues fell 7% to $531.7 million. Net income from continuing operations rose 23% to $89.2 million. Revenues reflect global economic slowdown and foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings benefitted from cost control efforts and the absence of a $12.7 million goodwill amortization charge.