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When it comes to performance, how do the top companies in the information industry compare? And how does the industry stack up against the giants of the digital age? Convergence is bringing these groups closer together, as partners, suppliers, and competitors. The 2016 Outsell 50 Performance Rankings report, measuring the performance of top information industry firms over the three-year period 2013-15, includes:

  • Performance rankings for the industry’s top firms across four key metrics — revenue growth, EBIT margin, net margin improvement, and market capitalization growth;
  • Comparisons of 40 core information companies with 10 “digitals”, companies setting the pace in consumer media and commerce and enterprise software;
  • Profiles of the 10 best core information performers;
  • Essential actions, such as using data from digital services, operating within convergence, and thinking globally.

This report serves as a tool for executives, directors, and investors in information companies who want to compare performance, learn from the factors behind it, and compare firms’ strategies and executions.

Table of contents

Why This Topic?


Core Information Group

Digitals Group

Data Collection


Performance Rankings

Overall Performance — Core

Revenue Growth

EBIT and Net Margin

Market Capitalization

Top Performer Profiles

Essential Actions


Related Research


Tables & Figures

Table 1. Top 10 Core — Overall Performance 2012-15

Table 2. Bottom 10 Core — Overall Performance

Table 3. Industry Performance — Revenue CAGR 2012-15

Table 4. Top 10 Core Performers — Revenue CAGR 2012-15

Table 5. Industry Performance — EBIT Margin 2013-15

Table 6. Net Margin Change 2012-15

Table 7. Top 10 Core Performers — EBIT Margin 2013-15

Table 8. Top 10 Core Performers — Net Margin Change 2012-15

Table 9. Industry Performance — Market Cap Growth 2012-15

Table 10. Top 10 Core Performers - Market Cap Growth 2012-15

Table 11. Core 40 – Overall Performance All Metrics

Table 12. Outsell 50 - All Performance Metrics (Alphabetical)

Figure 1. Midpoints for Each Metric (Core and Digitals) 2013-15

Figure 2. Size of Company vs. Revenue Growth Performance

Figure 3. Size of Company vs Overall Performance

Figure 4. Rankings History of 2016 Top 10 Core Companies


Top Performer Profiles

Moody’s Corporation

Verisk Analytics, Inc.

Equifax, Inc.

MSCI, Inc.

Factset Research System, Inc.

S&P Global Inc.

Fair Isaac Corporation

Wolters Kluwer nv

Gartner, Inc.

The Corporate Executive Board

Simon Alterman
London, England
Finance, Legal & GRC
Science Technology & Healthcare
Education, Training & Human Capital Mgmnt
B2B & Business Info
Content Technology
Content Technology & Distribution Services
Aggreg. & Distrib.
Credit & Financial
Legal, Tax & Regul.
Marketing Solutions
Education Content
Science Technology
Geo info
Education Technology
Mngmt Consult.
Health Info
Publication Services
Exec Search
Content Creation Software
B2B Trade
Company info
Market. analytics
Legal & Regulatory
Media Monitoring
Tax & Acctg
Consumer & Entertainment
Professional Services - Content & Knowledge Processing
Yellow Pages & Directories
HR Services & Solutions
Education Learning Solutions
Corporate Training
Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions
Scientific & Technical Information & Solutions
Medical Info
Geophysical and Geomapping
Education Institutional Solutions
Financial Services
Professional Services - Management Consulting
Pharma Information & Solutions
Health Information & Health IT
Professional Services - Printing Services
Professional Services - Executive Search
Marketing Research
B2B Trade Publishing & Business Information
Company, Contact & Personal Information
Credit Information & Solutions
Financial Information & Solutions
Marketing Services
Legal & Regulatory (L&R) Solutions
Supply Chain Automation & Procurement Solutions
CRM Solutions
Tax & Accounting Solutions
Journals, Publications, Articles
Business Information & Databases
Events & Webinars
Economic & Geopolitical Data & Information Solutions
Contact Information
Company Profiles
Executive Profiles
Supplier Information
Data Brokers
Sample & Panel Providers
Survey Software
Syndicated Industry Research Services (non IT)
Market Research Aggregators
Press Releases and PR Monitoring Solutions
Content Marketing
Site Development & Optimization
Direct Response Media
eCommerce solutions
Digital Security and Authentication
Calls and Call Centers
Communities & Reviews
Channel Specific Services
Agencies, Agency Trading Desks, Creatives and Design
eMail Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Marketing Automation
SEO/SEM/Testing and Optimization
Customer Experience and VoC
Web & Mobile Analytics
Marketing Analytics
Ad Retargeters
Ad Servers
Media Planning and Tag Management
Search and Social Marketing and Ads
DSPs (Demand Side Platforms)
DMPs (Data Management Platforms)
SSPs (Supply Side Platform)
Media Management Systems and Operations
Ad Networks
Ad Exchanges
Newspapers; general & specialized news
News Aggregators
Blog Posts and Blog Aggregators
Magazines, Websites
Cable & Satellite
Broadcast Television
Broadcast & Satellite Radio
Social Networks
Web Search & Portals
Events and consumer shows
Financial News, Data, and Information
Regulatory Filings, Company Filings, and Public Records
Trading Solutions
Business Intelligence (BI) for Financial Services
Crowdfunding Solutions
Interbank Networks
Payment Networks
Insurance Data and Information
CFA certification and continuing education
Commercial Credit Solutions
Consumer Credit Solutions
Credit Rating Solutions
Legal Research Platforms
Legal Process Workflow
Legal Books
Legal Compliance Solutions
Legal Information for Consumers
Legal Practice Management Software
Legal Competitive Intelligence Solutions
Legal Services Marketing Websites
Legal News
Information as a Legal Service
Onine Dispute Resolution Systems
Court Technology
Patent Research & Analytics
Patent Portfolio Management
Trademark Research & Analytics
Trademark Portfolio Management
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Board and Governance Solutions
Financial Disclosure Solutions
Audit Management Solutions
Internal Controls Management Solutions
Policy Management Solutions
Customer, Employee, Supplier & Partner Screening
Regulatory Intelligence & Training
Operational Risk Management
Financial Compliance and Risk Management
CPA certification and continuing education
Tax Research Offerings
Tax Calculation Solutions
Tax Preparation Solutions
Tax Filing Solutions
Tax Remittance Solutions
Tax Continuing Education
International Tax Information and Solutions
Tax and Accounting Certification
Accounting Research Offerings
Accounting Calculation Software
Accounting Practice Management Solutions
Accounting Continuing Education
Financial Reporting and Consolidation Solutions
Accounts Payable Solutions
Accounts Receivable Solutions
Treasury Management Solutions
Clinical trials software and solutions
Drug discovery and pipeline information and solutions (e.g., business intelligence - not journals)
Company performance data (benchmarks, prescribing data, etc.) and management tools
Sales and marketing data, analytics, and tools
Lab management information and solutions
Scientific and Technical Books
Scientific and Technical Journals
Scientific and Technical Major Reference Databases and Tools (e.g., CAS)
Scientific and Technical Certification/Testing
Scientific and Technical A&I databases
Bibiliometrics, Altmetrics, Analytics software and solutions
Research Management Software and Platforms (includes social network platforms - SNPs)
Engineering Discovery, Workflow and Software Solutions 
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Funding Analysis Platforms
Seismic data
Reservoir imaging
Mapping databases
Aviation data
Location-based data services
Geospatial analytics
Geographic information systems
Weather information & mapping
Medical Books
Medical Journals
Medical Reference Databases
Medical Education
Physician Certification/Recertification software and solutions
Medical Reference Books and Databases
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Drug Information
Medical Coding software and solutions
Risk Management software and solutions
Clinical Decision Support/Reference Tools
Clinical survellience tools
Clinical Order Sets
Patient Medication Adherence solutions
Electronic Health Record Systems
Healthcare-Related (including wearable) Mobile Applications
Telemedicine Software & Apps
Medical Device Information and Data Analytics
Practice Management Software Systems
Patient Data & Analytics
Patient Education Information (includes social network specialty sites)
Homecare Monitoring Software and Solutions
Healthcare Management & Administration - software, solutions, analytics
Management Training and Leadership
Sales Training
IT Certification
Communication Skills
Functional Skills
Language and Culture Skills
Project Management Skills
Marketing Training
Human Resources
Assessment & Aptitude Tests
Career Networking Services
Employee Assistance Programs
Employee Benefits & Compensation Data
Employee Surveys
Executive Search Solutions
HR & Recruitment Software
Recruitment Classifieds
Payroll Services
Screening Checks
Talent Management
Professional Books
Print Textbooks
Digital Replica texbooks
Whole Course Solutions
Reference Content & Databases
Coursepacks, Sourcebooks & Custom Publishing
Learning Software and Digital Curricula
Adaptive Learning Software
Open Educational Resources
Educational Games
Special Educational Needs Solutions
After-School Learning Materials
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Test Prep
Virtual Schools (K12)
Online-Only Courses
Online Tutoring
Applications and Admissions Software
School Management Systems
Student Information Systems
Learning Management Systems & Virtual Learning Environments
Teacher Training
Plagiarism Detection
Lecture Capture
Automatic Essay Grading
Online Course Development
Career Guidance
College Research & Applications
College Readiness
Workplace Readiness
Content Technology & Distribution Services
Reproduction & Rights Organizations (RROs)
Information Distribution Solutions
Document Delivery Services
Subscription Agents, Management & Analytics
Retail Stores & Services
Print on Demand / POS Printing Services
Syndicators & Syndication Services
Authoring/Editing Tools
Design Tools
Content Migration / Transformation tools
Web scraping/aggregation/search & semantic software
Publishing Platforms & Systems
Content Management & Use Software
Web & Enterprise Content Management
Digital Asset Management
Web Governance tools
Records Management
Digital Rights Management
Content Intelligence Software
Multilingual Mgmt. & translation technologies
Business Intelligence & Visualization
Collaboration Software
Retail Marketing
Predictive Analytics
Agency Trading Desks
Asia Pacific
Latin America
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