Profits Rise At Equifax

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ATLANTA - (04/22/05) -- Credit bureau Equifax Inc. saidearnings for its fiscal first quarter rose 15% to $58.6 million, or44 cents a share, over the same period last year, based on strongdemand for the company's core credit reports. The company saidfirst quarter revenues climbed 11% to $343 million, with its NorthAmerican unit growing its revenues by 10%, to $282 million.Personal solutions, through which the company provides creditreports directly to consumers, grew 19% during the quarter to $30million.

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