As FactSetters around the globe celebrate FactSet’s 35th anniversary, we are pleased to present our annual report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.
When we reflect on our collective accomplishments during fiscal 2013, it is hard to select just a few highlights. With over 6,200 employees in 15 countries, we collaborated on a global scale to produce, sell, and support numerous new products and countless enhancements to existing products in order to meet the needs of our clients.
In a recent interview for an internal employee publication, FactSet founder and retired President and CTO Chuck Snyder was asked what he thought has stayed consistent at FactSet over the past 35 years. He answered, “In those early days of FactSet, we always had nice, hardworking people. I’m not an employee anymore, but everyone I run into at FactSet is of that same ilk: just really nice, hardworking people creating a pleasant working environment. That’s what cofounder Howard Wille and I were always hoping for.”
This 35-year tradition of cooperation and camaraderie continues to define FactSet’s unique culture. Once again, FactSet was named one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, one of the UK’s Best Workplaces, and one of France’s Best Workplaces. These accolades substantiate my belief that FactSet creates an environment that is productive and pleasant for FactSetters, which, in turn, benefits our clients.
Thank you to every one of our employees for working together to make FactSet the successful and innovative company it is today.
To our shareholders, thank you for your continued confidence during this past year. With a talented workforce in place, we are energized about and ready for the opportunities that fiscal 2014 offers FactSet.
2013 Annual Report
During fiscal 2013, we once again set aggressive goals to improve both the speed of computation and the ease of use of our entire product line. Here are some of the major advancements of fiscal 2013:
2013 Financial Highlights
Fiscal 2013 was another successful year for our company as we once again attained record levels of revenues, operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share.