IHS Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

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IHS Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IHS Inc. (NYS: IHS) , the leading global source of information and analytics, today reported results for the third quarter ended August 31, 2013.

  • Revenue of $480 million, up 25 percent from the prior-year period
  • Organic revenue growth rate of five percent overall
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $144 million, up 19% from the prior-year period
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted share (adjusted EPS) of $1.27, up six percent from the prior-year period
  • Free cash flow of $279 million year-to-date, up 42 percent from the prior-year period

Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures used by management to measure operating performance. These terms are defined elsewhere in this release. Please see schedules appearing later in this release for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.


Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2013 Financial Performance

        
Three months ended August 31,ChangeNine months ended August 31,Change
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)2013  2012$  %2013  2012$  %
Revenue$480,288$385,609$94,67925%$1,280,956$1,115,511$165,44515%
 
Net income$23,362$44,082$(20,720)(47)%$90,923$111,748$(20,825)(19)%
Adjusted EBITDA$143,853$121,259$22,59419%$392,203$344,978$47,22514%
 
GAAP EPS$0.35$0.66$(0.31)(47)%$1.36$1.68$(0.32)(19)%
Adjusted EPS$1.27$1.20$0.076%$3.61$3.32$0.299%
 
Cash flow from operations$83,203$68,082$15,12122%$344,369$246,256$98,11340%
Free cash flow$60,228$50,057$10,17120%$278,958$196,557$82,40142%
 

"Positive third-quarter results were highlighted by our best overall organic revenue growth rate yet this year and very strong initial results from our recent R.L. Polk acquisition," said Scott Key, IHS president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, we completed a series of strategic product releases during the quarter that have us on track in our strategy of converging IHS information, workflow tools, insight, research and analytics capabilities onto integrated platforms. The development and rollout of these integrated platforms represents the largest commercial deployment in our company's history and are a key element in our delivery of long-term profitable growth."

Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2013 Revenue Performance

Third quarter 2013 revenue increased 25 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, and year-to-date 2013 revenue increased 15 percent compared to the same period of 2012. The components of revenue growth for these periods are described below by segment and in total.

  
Increase in revenue 
Third quarter 2013 vs. third quarter 2012   Year-to-date 2013 vs. year-to-date 2012 
(All amounts represent percentage points)Organic  Acquisitive  Foreign

Currency

Organic  Acquisitive  Foreign

Currency

Americas4%28%%3%16%%
EMEA6%8%(1)%3%5%(1)%
APAC8%7%(2)%11%5%(1)%
Total5%21%(1)%4%11%(1)%
 

The subscription-based business grew five percent organically in the current quarter compared to the third quarter of 2012, as described in the following table.

Three months ended August 31, Percent change  Nine months ended August 31, Percent change 
(in thousands, except percentages)2013 2012Total Organic2013 2012Total Organic
Subscription revenue$365,025$294,51624%5%$986,675$855,16015%6%
Non-subscription revenue115,263 91,093 27%5%294,281 260,351 13%(3)%
Total revenue$480,288 $385,609 25%5%$1,280,956 $1,115,511 15%4%

Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2013 Segment Performance

On a consolidated basis, IHS continued to deliver solid organic revenue growth across all regions. Segment results were as follows:

  • Americas. Third quarter revenue for the Americas increased $75 million, or 32 percent, to $307 million. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA for the Americas increased $26 million, or 28 percent, to $122 million. Third quarter operating income for the Americas increased $1 million, or two percent, to $71 million.

Year-to-date revenue for the Americas increased $124 million, or 19 percent, to $794 million. Year-to-date adjusted EBITDA for the Americas increased $56 million, or 21 percent, to $325 million. Year-to-date operating income for the Americas increased $23 million, or 12 percent, to $213 million.

  • EMEA. Third quarter revenue for EMEA increased $14 million, or 13 percent, to $122 million. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA for EMEA decreased $5 million, or 16 percent, to $26 million. Third quarter operating income for EMEA was down $5 million, or 20 percent, to $20 million. EMEA profit was impacted by product mix in a lower-growth environment, increased selling costs and adverse foreign currency movements.

Year-to-date revenue for EMEA increased $23 million, or seven percent, to $345 million. Year-to-date adjusted EBITDA for EMEA decreased $11 million, or 12 percent, to $77 million. Year-to-date operating income for EMEA decreased $13 million, or 19 percent, to $56 million.

  • APAC. Third quarter revenue for APAC increased $6 million, or 13 percent, to $51 million. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA for APAC decreased $0.5 million, or four percent, to $10 million. Third quarter operating income for APAC decreased $1 million, or 10 percent, to $9 million.

Year-to-date revenue for APAC increased $18 million, or 14 percent, to $142 million. Year-to-date adjusted EBITDA for APAC increased $0.5 million, or two percent, to $31 million. Year-to-date operating income for APAC decreased $0.5 million, or two percent, to $29 million.

Outlook (forward-looking statement)

For the year ending November 30, 2013, IHS expects:

  • Revenue in a range of $1.80 billion to $1.82 billion;
  • Adjusted EBITDA in a range of $540 million to $560 million; and
  • Adjusted EPS in a range of $4.75 to $5.00 per diluted share.

The above outlook assumes no further currency movements, acquisitions, divestitures, pension mark-to-market adjustments or unanticipated events. See discussion of non-GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

As previously announced, IHS will hold a conference call to discuss third quarter 2013 results on September 19, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The conference call will be simultaneously webcast on the company's website: www.ihs.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Non-GAAP results are presented only as a supplement to our financial statements based on U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Non-GAAP financial information is provided to enhance the reader's understanding of our financial performance, but none of these non-GAAP financial measures are recognized terms under GAAP and non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of the most directly comparable GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures, such as adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow are provided within the schedules attached to this release.

We use non-GAAP measures in our operational and financial decision-making, believing that it is useful to eliminate certain items in order to focus on what we deem to be a more reliable indicator of ongoing operating performance and our ability to generate cash flow from operations. As a result, internal management reports used during monthly operating reviews feature the adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow metrics. We also believe that investors may find non-GAAP financial measures useful for the same reasons, although investors are cautioned that non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for GAAP disclosures.

Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to other similarly-titled measures of other companies. However, these measures can still be useful in evaluating our performance against our peer companies because we believe the measures provide users with valuable insight into key components of GAAP financial disclosures.

IHS Forward-Looking Statements:

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "predict," "estimate," "expect," "continue," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "might," "should," "will," the negative of these terms and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding guidance relating to net income, net income per share, and expected operating results, such as revenue growth and earnings.

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, our ability to successfully manage risks associated with changes in demand for our products and services as well as changes in our targeted industries, our ability to develop new products and services, pricing, and other competitive pressures, and changes in laws and regulations governing our business, the extent to which we are successful in gaining new long term relationships with customers or retaining existing ones and the level of service failures that could lead customers to use competitors' services, our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions into our existing businesses and manage risks associated therewith, and the other factors described under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent Forms 10-Q, along with our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Please consult our public filings at www.sec.gov or www.ihs.com.

About IHS Inc. (www.ihs.com)

IHS Inc. (NYS: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

© 2013 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

    

IHS INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except for share and per-share amounts)

 
As ofAs of
August 31, 2013November 30, 2012
(Unaudited)(Audited)
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$270,995$345,008
Accounts receivable, net395,584372,117
Income tax receivable14,66720,464
Deferred subscription costs43,23647,065
Deferred income taxes61,30855,084
Other42,424 24,145 
Total current assets828,214 863,883 
Non-current assets:
Property and equipment, net233,294163,013
Intangible assets, net1,188,415554,552
Goodwill3,047,3031,959,223
Other25,142 8,540 
Total non-current assets4,494,154 2,685,328 
Total assets$5,322,368 $3,549,211 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt$394,248$170,102
Accounts payable56,19452,079
Accrued compensation56,51350,497
Accrued royalties23,26133,637
Other accrued expenses86,85655,304
Deferred revenue561,137 515,318 
Total current liabilities1,178,209876,937
Long-term debt1,913,124890,922
Accrued pension and postretirement liability24,14930,027
Deferred income taxes362,634139,235
Other liabilities41,87927,732
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders' equity:
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 160,000,000 shares authorized, 67,621,367 shares issued, and 67,187,567 and 65,577,530 shares outstanding at August 31, 2013 and November 30, 2012, respectively676676
Additional paid-in capital736,890681,409
Treasury stock, at cost: 433,800 and 2,043,837 shares at August 31, 2013 and November 30, 2012, respectively(36,293)(139,821)
Retained earnings1,179,7101,088,787
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(78,610)(46,693)
Total stockholders' equity1,802,373 1,584,358 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$5,322,368 $3,549,211
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