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Company Profile
 
Ticker: ACXM
Exchange: NAS
Year Established: 1969
Employees: 6,300
Fiscal Year Ends in March

Phone: 501 342-1000
Fax:
Address: 601 East Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States

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Types Of Business

Industry NAICS code: 511210K

Consumer Data Management
Consumer Databases
Consulting and Analytics
Risk Mitigation Services
CDI Technology
Consumer Privacy Solutions
Industry Ranks
1. SalesForce.com Inc4,071,003,000
2. Amdocs Ltd3,345,854,000
3. Acxiom Corp1,099,359,000
4. CSG Systems International Inc747,468,000
5. MicroStrategy Inc575,888,000
6. Aspect Software Inc515,600,000
7. RightNow Technologies Inc185,522,000
8. LivePerson Inc177,805,000
9. Responsys Inc134,939,000
10. Support.com Inc88,163,000
Contacts
Jerry JonesAssistant Secretary/Executive VP/Other Executive Officer
Scott HoweCEO/Director/President
Warren JensonCFO/Chief Accounting Officer/Executive VP
Jerry GramagliaChairman of the Board/Director
Richard FoxDirector
Ann HasselmoDirector
William DillardDirector
William HendersonDirector
John BattelleDirector
Clark KokichDirector
Timothy CadoganDirector
Nada StirrattExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer
Philip MuiExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer
Timothy SutherOther Executive Officer/Senior VP
Catherine HughesSecretary/Other Corporate Officer
Jennifer ComptonSenior VP, Divisional


Auditor: KPMG LLP
Legal Advisor: Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Description
Acxiom Corp. is a customer information management firm that assists its marketers in managing audiences, personalizing consumer experiences and creating profitable relationships. Its operations are divided into three segments: marketing and data services, IT infrastructure management and other services. The marketing and data services unit integrates Acxiom products and services with consulting. Its services include the design and creation of marketing databases and data warehouses; data integration and customer-recognition systems; and marketing applications. This division includes customer data integration (CDI), multichannel marketing services and consulting services business lines. CDI solutions analyze prospects and customers, while the multichannel marketing unit designs, plans and manages campaigns, then tracks the results and assists clients in improving business through e-mail, search marketing and personalizing web sites. Consulting and analytics solutions include diagnostic software, analytic consulting and other professional services to support existing customer information. The IT infrastructure management division provides various services related to IT outsourcing, including mainframe and server hosting and cloud computing services. The other services segment consists of the firm’s e-mail fulfillment business, which executes e-mail campaigns on behalf of its clients; the U.S. risk business, which is involved in evaluating, predicting and managing clients’ risk; and the U.K. fulfillment business, which provides outsourced call-center operations. Acxiom's clients include finance, insurance, information services, direct marketing, publishing, retail and telecommunications companies.
$USD, In whole numbers,
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Financials
    Revenue1,099,359,0001,130,624,0001,159,970,0001,099,235,0001,276,573,0001,384,079,000
    Cost of Revenue841,826,000869,794,000884,888,000839,269,000975,186,0001,087,760,000
    Gross Margin %23.4323.0723.7123.6523.6121.41
    R&D Expense - - - - - -
    Operating Income102,719,00085,563,00030,924,00098,813,00092,861,00040,246,000
    Operating Margin %9.347.572.678.997.272.91
    SGA Expense152,804,000144,826,000159,884,000162,097,000169,960,000219,721,000
    Net Income57,607,00077,263,000(23,147,000)44,549,00037,504,000(7,780,000)
    Earnings Per Share0.760.90-0.290.560.48-0.10
    Dividends0.000.000.000.000.120.12
    Book Value Per Share9.098.297.477.987.116.24
    Operating Cash Flow150,132,000229,451,000166,219,000239,282,000268,841,000267,806,000
    Capital Expenditure58,370,00056,853,00063,576,00084,973,00078,249,00054,945,000
    Free Cash Flow91,762,000172,598,000102,643,000154,309,000190,592,000212,861,000
Profitability
    EBITDA219,079,000218,856,000175,813,000266,802,000293,494,000314,261,000
    Return on Assets %4.776.10-1.733.262.64-0.50
    Return on Equity %9.3612.91-3.998.237.44-1.52
    Net Margin %5.246.83-2.004.052.94-0.56
    Assets Turnover0.910.890.870.810.900.89
    Financial Leverage1.922.012.232.372.692.94
Brands
Top Salaries
NameTitleSalary (US$)Bonus (US$)
Scott HoweCEO/President6,375,0010
Philip MuiExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer371,8681,000,006
Nada StirrattExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer500,0000
Warren JensonCFO/Executive VP450,0000
Jerry JonesExecutive VP/Other Executive Officer380,0000
Other Thoughts
Apparent Female Officers or Directors:
Corporate Culture
Acxiom offers employees health, life and disability insurance; a 401(k) plan; and a stock purchase plan.

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