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IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE:INFO) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE:INFO) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of March 20 and a Sell Date of August 16 has resulted in a geometric average return of 11.11% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 6 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 6 years by an average of 2.22% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 6 years of data is available for shares of INFO, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

IHS Markit is a leading provider of data and analytics to corporate and sovereign clients across a wide variety of industries. Financial markets accounted for 39% of fiscal 2019 revenue, transportation 28%, resources (energy and chemicals) 21%, and CMS (consolidated markets) 12%. Approximately 60% of fiscal 2019 revenue came from the United States. IHS Markit has approximately 15,500 employees worldwide. About 72% of fiscal 2019 revenue was recurring and fixed, 13% recurring and variable, and 15% non-recurring. S&P Global has offered to acquire IHS Markit, with holders of the target firm set to receive 0.2838 shares of the combined entity (a little less than one third of the total), in a deal valued at $44 billion upon announcement.

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