To date, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has not confirmed or denied that the SEC is investigating those executives for insider trading, according to the Associated Press.
The credit bureau is also facing more than 60 government investigations from states, U.S. federal agencies and the British and Canadian governments, the earnings report revealed.
Equifax estimates that the breach-related costs will total $87.5 million, including the cost of the free credit-monitoring services it provides to breach victims. The company said it did not know how much it would cost them to address any judgments, settlements or penalties as a result of the breach.
“As we report our third-quarter results, we recognize that we have an important journey in front of us to regain the trust and confidence of consumers and our business customers,” said Paulino Barros, Equifax's interim chief executive in the release. “Our teams have taken immediate actions to improve our data security and provide improved support for consumers who were impacted by our cybersecurity incident.”
Equifax reported $834.8 million in revenue in its third quarter, which is up 4 percent from the same time last year; analysts had expected this, as the bulk of the company's money comes from selling services to other business, not consumers. Profits, however, were down 27 percent from the previous year at $96.3 million — in large part due to the breach.
Shares of Equifax, which have fallen more than 20 percent since the breach, took another hit after the report, down as much as 3 percent from its market close of $108.95. As of time of writing, shares were trading slightly down at $108.50.