Experian eyes global growth

City A.M. Reporter
EXPERIAN, the world’s biggest credit data company, yesterday reported a seven per cent rise in annual earnings, in line with market expectations, and said it would buy back shares worth £321m.

The FTSE 100 firm, best known for running consumer credit checks for banks, landlords and retailers, said its earnings before interest and tax rose to $1.25bn (£806m) for the year to the end of March. Chief executive Don Robert said the firm was targeting “mid to high single-digit” sales growth in the coming year, excluding acquisitions.