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Solera Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results Fiscal Year Revenue of $790.2 Million, up 15.4% on a GAAP Basis and up 17.4% on a Constant Currency Basis; Fourth Quarter Revenue of $198.4 Million, up 8.9% on a GAAP Basis and up 17.3% on a Constant Currency Basis; Company Issues Guidance for Fiscal Year 2013

WESTLAKE, Texas, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.

Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012:

GAAP Results

  • Revenue for fiscal year 2012 was $790.2 million, a 15.4% increase over the prior fiscal year revenue of $684.7 million. After adjusting for changes in foreign currency exchange rates ("FX Changes"), revenue for fiscal year 2012 increased by approximately 17.4% over the prior fiscal year revenue. After excluding the revenues of Explore Information Services LLC, which we acquired in June 2011, total revenue increased 2.9% over the prior fiscal year revenue and, after adjusting for FX Changes, increased 4.9% over the prior fiscal year revenue;
  • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $198.4 million, an 8.9% increase over the prior year fourth quarter revenue of $182.1 million. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenue for the fourth quarter increased by approximately 17.3% over the prior fourth quarter revenue. After excluding the revenues of Explore, fourth quarter revenue decreased 2.3% over the prior fourth quarter revenue and, after adjusting for FX Changes, increased 6.3% over the prior fourth quarter revenue;
  • Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for fiscal year 2012 was $107.0 million, a 32.0% decrease over the prior fiscal year net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of $157.4 million, which is primarily attributable to the release of the valuation allowance on our U.S. deferred tax assets in fiscal year 2011 as described below;
  • Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the fourth quarter was $20.8 million, a 20.6% increase over the prior year fourth quarter net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of $17.2 million;
  • Diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share for fiscal year 2012 was $1.51, a 32.0% decrease over the prior fiscal year diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share of $2.22, which is primarily attributable to the release of the valuation allowance on our U.S. deferred tax assets in fiscal year 2011 as described below;
  • Diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share for the fourth quarter was $0.30, a 25.0% increase over the prior year fourth quarter diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share of $0.24.

"I'm very pleased to announce that during fiscal year 2012, our constant currency total revenue growth was 17.4% for the full year and 17.3% for the fourth quarter, despite the volatility in our markets," said Tony Aquila, Solera's founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "On a constant currency basis, our Adjusted EBITDA margin was 44.4% for the full year - up 127 basis points year over year, and our fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.5% - up 167 basis points year over year.  Looking ahead, we are excited to announce Mission 2020 - $2 billion in revenue and $800 million in Adjusted EBITDA by fiscal 2020.  With our solid foundation in the Solera principles, multiple growth levers and a large and growing global market, we believe that we are well-positioned to execute on and achieve this mission."

Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2012 was $345.5 million, a 17.0% increase over the prior fiscal year Adjusted EBITDA of $295.3 million. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA for fiscal year 2012 increased by 20.8% over the prior fiscal year Adjusted EBITDA;
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $84.9 million, an 11.4% increase over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $76.2 million. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter increased by 22.0% over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin for fiscal year 2012 was 43.7%, a 59 basis point increase over the prior fiscal year Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.1%. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA margin for fiscal year 2012 was 44.4%, a 127 basis point increase over the prior fiscal year Adjusted EBITDA margin;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter was 42.8%, a 93 basis point increase over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin of 41.9%. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA margin for the fourth quarter was 43.5%, a 167 basis point increase over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin;
  • Adjusted Net Income for fiscal year 2012 was $190.8 million, a 9.9% increase over the prior fiscal year Adjusted Net Income of $173.5 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income for the fourth quarter was $44.3 million, a 0.2% increase over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted Net Income of $44.2 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share for fiscal year 2012 was $2.71, a 10.2% increase over the prior fiscal year Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share of $2.46.
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share for the fourth quarter was $0.64, a 3.2% increase over the prior year fourth quarter Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share of $0.62.

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, we announced the formation of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland ("NGAS") Region to leverage the operational and technological achievements and investments we made in the Highly Established Markets Initiative ("HEMI") Region across our markets. As a result of the creation of the NGAS Region, we transferred our Netherlands operating segment from our Americas reportable segment to our EMEA reportable segment in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. The financial information presented below reflects the inclusion of the Netherlands in the EMEA reportable segment for all periods.

Business Statistics

  • EMEA revenues were $114.1 million and $464.4 million for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing a 4.5% decrease and a 2.5% increase over the respective prior year periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, EMEA revenues for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year increased 5.7% and 4.7% over the respective prior year periods;
  • Americas revenues were $84.3 million and $325.8 million for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing a 34.7% and a 40.7% increase over the respective prior year periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, Americas revenues for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year increased 39.5% and 42.2% over the respective prior year periods;
  • Revenues from insurance company customers were $91.8 million and $359.9 million for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing a 24.6% and 30.8% increase over the respective prior periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from insurance company customers for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year increased 33.3% and 33.1% over the respective prior year periods. After excluding the revenues of Explore, revenues from insurance company customers decreased 1.9% and increased 0.9% over the respective prior periods and, after adjusting for FX Changes, increased 7.3% and 3.2% over the respective prior year periods;
  • Revenues from collision repair facility customers were $63.8 million and $257.5 million for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing a 1.3% decrease and a 5.7% increase over the respective prior year periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from collision repair facility customers for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year increased 7.4% and 7.9% over the respective prior year periods;
  • Revenues from independent assessors were $17.9 million and $74.4 million for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing a 5.2% decrease and a 4.7% increase over the respective prior year periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from independent assessors for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year increased 6.7% and 7.1% over the respective prior year periods;
  • Revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers were $24.9 million and $98.4 million, for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year, respectively, representing no change and a 3.7% increase over the respective prior year periods. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year increased 3.6% and 4.0% over the respective prior year periods.

Fiscal year 2013 Outlook:

Our initial outlook for our full fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 is as follows:





Full Fiscal Year

Revenues




$780 million — $788 million

Net Income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.




$83 million — $89 million

Adjusted EBITDA




$337 million — $344 million

Adjusted Net Income




$170 million — $177 million

Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share




$2.45 — $2.55

The fiscal year 2013 outlook above assumes constant currency exchange rates from those currently prevailing, no acquisitions of businesses, no repurchases of our common stock, and an assumed 28% tax rate to calculate Adjusted Net Income.

Exchange rates between most of the major foreign currencies we use to transact our business and the U.S. dollar have fluctuated significantly over the last few years and we expect that they will continue to fluctuate. The majority of our revenues and costs are denominated in Euros, Pound Sterling, Swiss francs, Canadian dollars and other international currencies. The following table provides the average quarterly exchange rates for the Euro and Pound Sterling since the beginning of fiscal year 2011: 

Period

Average Euro-to-
U.S. Dollar
Exchange Rate


Average Pound
Sterling-to-
U.S. Dollar
Exchange Rate

Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

$       1.29


$       1.55

Quarter Ended December 31, 2010

1.36


1.58

Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

1.37


1.60

Quarter Ended June 30, 2011

1.44


1.63

Quarter Ended September 30, 2011

1.42


1.61

Quarter Ended December 31, 2011

1.35


1.57

Quarter Ended March 31, 2012

1.31


1.57

Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

1.28


1.58

During fiscal year 2012 as compared to fiscal year 2011, the U.S. dollar strengthened against most major foreign currencies we use to transact our business. The average U.S. dollar strengthened versus the Euro by 1.8% and the Pound Sterling by 0.4%, which decreased our revenues and expenses for fiscal year 2012. A hypothetical 5% increase or decrease in the U.S. dollar versus other currencies in which we transact our business would have resulted in an increase or decrease, as the case may be, to our revenues of $6.8 million and $27.7 million during the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, respectively.

All percentage amounts and ratios were calculated using the underlying data in whole dollars. We measure constant currency, or the effects on our results that are attributable to FX Changes, by measuring the incremental difference between translating the prior period and the current results at the monthly average rates for the same period from the prior year.

GAAP Income Tax Provision:

In fiscal year 2012, we recognized an income tax provision of $45.7 million, as compared to an income tax benefit of $14.4 million recognized in fiscal year 2011, reflecting the release of $55.2 million of the valuation allowance on our U.S. net deferred tax assets in fiscal year 2011.  The release of the valuation allowance resulted from our recent sustained history of operating profitability in the U.S. and Canada, and the determination by management that the future realization of the net deferred tax assets was judged to be more-likely-than-not. Additional details regarding the GAAP income tax provision will be provided in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended June 30, 2012 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by August 29, 2012.

Quarterly Dividend:

Our Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per outstanding share of common stock and per outstanding restricted stock unit. Our Board of Directors also approved a quarterly stock dividend equivalent of $0.125 per outstanding restricted stock unit granted to certain of our executive officers during fiscal year 2012 in lieu of the cash dividend, which dividend equivalent will be paid to the restricted stock unit holders as the restricted stock unit vests. The dividends are payable on September 18, 2012 to stockholders and restricted stock unit holders of record at the close of business on September 6, 2012.

Earnings Conference Call:

We will host our fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 earnings call today at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)Aug 23, 2012. The conference call will be webcast live in listen-only mode and can be accessed by visiting the Investor Center section of the Solera website: www.solerainc.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website until 11:59PM EDT on September 5, 2012. A live audiocast will also be accessible to the public by calling (800) 638-4930 or from outside the U.S., (617) 614-3944. When prompted, the following access is required: 49101613. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins. For those unable to participate in the live audiocast, a replay will be available until 11:59PM EDT on September 5, 2012. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or, from outside the U.S., (617) 801-6888 and enter the following access code when prompted: 22017407.



SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS AND FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended June 30,


Fiscal Year Ended June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenues

$

198,376


$

182,084


$

790,207


$

684,697

Cost of revenues:







Operating expenses

42,449


36,241


171,763


134,649

Systems development and programming costs

18,439


19,269


73,914


68,932

Total cost of revenues (excluding depreciation and amortization)

60,888


55,510


245,677


203,581

Selling, general and administrative expenses

55,079


50,933


206,639


187,701

Depreciation and amortization

25,930


22,607


103,510


83,088

Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

969


4,878


7,057


7,093

Acquisition and related costs

2,304


6,706


7,962


9,687

Interest expense

17,079


8,913


53,593


31,102

Other expense, net

295


8,295


1,665


7,815


162,544


157,842


626,103


530,067

Income before provision for income taxes

35,832


24,242


164,104


154,630

Income tax provision (benefit)

12,552


4,415


45,718


(14,427)

Net income

23,280


19,827


118,386


169,057

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

2,480


2,586


11,398


11,680

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$

20,800


$

17,241


$

106,988


$

157,377

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share:







Basic

$

0.30


$

0.24


$

1.52


$

2.23

Diluted

$

0.30


$

0.24


$

1.51


$

2.22

Dividends paid per share

$

0.10


$

0.08


$

0.40


$

0.30

Weighted-average shares used in the calculation of net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share:







Basic

69,402


70,693


70,178


70,349

Diluted

69,711


71,045


70,527


70,683

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use a number of non-GAAP financial measures that are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations, but are provided because management believes that they provide additional information with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities and are also frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to facilitate the evaluation of our business on a comparable basis to other companies. The three primary non-GAAP financial measures that we use are Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share are useful to investors in providing information regarding our operating results. We rely on Adjusted EBITDA as a primary measure to review and assess the operating performance of our company and our management team in connection with our executive compensation and bonus plans. Adjusted EBITDA also allows us to compare our current operating results with corresponding prior periods as well as to the operating results of other companies in our industry. We present Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share because we believe both of these measures provide useful information regarding our operating results in addition to our GAAP measures. We believe that Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share provide investors with valuable insight into our profitability exclusive of unusual adjustments, and provide further insight into the cash impact resulting from the different treatments of goodwill for financial reporting and tax purposes.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, net income per share and other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share should not be considered as a replacement for net income. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share as supplemental information.

  • Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) provision for income taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) stock-based compensation expense, (v) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (vi) other (income) expense, net, (vii) litigation related expenses, and (viii) acquisition and related costs. Acquisition and related costs include legal and professional fees and other transaction costs associated with completed and contemplated business combinations and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs incurred to eliminate workforce redundancies and for product rebranding, and other charges incurred as a direct result of our acquisition efforts. These other charges include changes to the fair value of contingent purchase consideration, acquired assets and assumed liabilities subsequent to the completion of the purchase price allocation, purchase price that is deemed to be compensatory in nature, incentive compensation arrangements with continuing employees of acquired companies and gains and losses resulting from the settlement of a pre-existing contractual relationship with an acquiree. A reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.


SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

FOR THE THREE MONTHS AND FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended June 30,


Fiscal Year Ended June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$

20,800


$

17,241


$

106,988


$

157,377

Add: Income tax provision (benefit)

12,552


4,415


45,718


(14,427)

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. before income tax provision (benefit)

33,352


21,656


152,706


142,950

Add: Depreciation and amortization

25,930


22,607


103,510


83,088

Add: Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

969


4,878


7,057


7,093

Add: Acquisition and related costs

2,304


6,706


7,962


9,687

Add: Litigation related expenses

500



600


Add: Interest expense

17,079


8,913


53,593


31,102

Add: Other (income) expense, net

295


8,295


1,665


7,815

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,482


3,192


18,394


13,579

Adjusted EBITDA

$

84,911


$

76,247


$

345,487


$

295,314

  • Adjusted Net Income is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., excluding (i) provision for income taxes, (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (iii) stock-based compensation expense, (iv) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (v) other (income) expense, not including interest income, (vi) litigation related expenses, and (vii) acquisition and related costs. From this amount, we subtract an assumed provision for income taxes to arrive at Adjusted Net Income. We assume a 28% income tax rate as an approximation of our long-term effective corporate income tax rate, which includes certain benefits from net operating loss carryforwards, tax credits, tax deductible goodwill and amortization, and certain holding companies in low tax-rate jurisdictions. A reconciliation of our Adjusted Net Income to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents Adjusted Net Income (as defined above) divided by the number of diluted shares outstanding for the period used in the calculation of GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per diluted common share. A reconciliation of our Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per diluted common share, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.


SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS AND FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)






Three Months Ended June 30,


Fiscal Year Ended June 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$

20,800


$

17,241


$

106,988


$

157,377

Add: Income tax provision (benefit)

12,552


4,415


45,718


(14,427)

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. before income tax provision (benefit)

33,352


21,656


152,706


142,950

Add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

19,024


16,053


75,723


57,809

Add: Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

969


4,878


7,057


7,093

Add: Acquisition and related costs

2,304


6,706


7,962


9,687

Add: Litigation related expenses

500



600


Add: Other expense, not including interest income

864


8,874


2,535


9,921

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,482


3,192


18,394


13,579

Adjusted Net Income before income tax provision

61,495


61,359


264,977


241,039

Less: Assumed provision for income taxes at 28%

(17,219)


(17,181)


(74,194)


(67,491)

Adjusted Net Income

$

44,276


$

44,178


$

190,783


$

173,548

Adjusted Net Income per share:








Basic

$

0.64


$

0.62


$

2.72


$

2.47

Diluted

$

0.64


$

0.62


$

2.71


$

2.46

Weighted-average shares used in the calculation of GAAP Net Income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. and Adjusted Net Income per share:








Basic

69,402


70,693


70,178


70,349

Diluted

69,711


71,045


70,527


70,683



SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




June 30,


2012


2011

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

508,246


$

371,101

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,356 and $2,769 at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively

129,264


135,589

Other receivables

20,953


19,037

Other current assets

23,015


24,895

Deferred income tax assets

7,709


10,321

Total current assets

689,187


560,943

Property and equipment, net

58,533


64,485

Goodwill

999,892


1,059,749

Intangible assets, net

329,741


416,100

Other noncurrent assets

27,209


19,462

Noncurrent deferred income tax assets

47,254


48,396

Total assets

$

2,151,816


$

2,169,135

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

26,940


$

37,798

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

139,276


140,270

Income taxes payable

7,279


10,837

Deferred income tax liabilities

2,216


1,187

Current portion of long-term debt

2,861


24,042

Total current liabilities

178,572


214,134

Long-term debt

1,143,012


1,020,383

Other noncurrent liabilities

32,181


24,127

Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities

22,067


30,541

Total liabilities

1,375,832


1,289,185

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

88,603


94,841

Stockholders' equity:




Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity:




Common shares, $0.01 par value: 150,000 shares authorized; 68,895 and 70,795 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively

582,693


587,265

Retained earnings

141,814


151,366

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(47,273)


36,413

Total Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity

677,234


775,044

Noncontrolling interests

10,147


10,065

Total stockholders' equity

687,381


785,109

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,151,816


$

2,169,135



SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

SELECTED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Fiscal Year Ended June 30,


2012


2011

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

222,992


$

211,531

Net cash used in investing activities

(47,819)


(543,558)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(17,966)


410,901

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(20,062)


51,705

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

137,145


130,579

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

371,101


240,522

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

508,246


$

371,101





Supplemental cash flow information:




Cash paid for interest

$

60,619


$

30,884

Cash paid for income taxes

$

42,383


$

39,289





Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:




Capital assets financed

$

1,435


$

8,684

Accrued contingent purchase consideration

$

3,735


$

800

About Solera:

Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 60 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, Informex in Belgium and Greece, Sidexa in France, ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands, HPI in the United Kingdom, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries, IMS providing medical review services, and Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers. For more information, please refer to the company's website at http://www.solerainc.com.

Cautions about Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about: our Mission 2020, including our ability to achieve the revenue and Adjusted EBITDA targets; growth of global markets; our expectations regarding our prospects and business outlook for fiscal year 2013; our expectations and beliefs regarding changes in foreign currency exchange rates; and statements about dividends, acquisitions, common stock repurchases, our effective tax rate and historical results or performance that may suggest trends for our business. These statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: our reliance on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of our revenues; unpredictability and volatility of our operating results, which include the volatility associated with foreign currency exchange risks, our sales cycle, seasonality, global economic conditions, acquisitions and other factors; risks associated with and possible negative consequences of acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and similar transactions, including our ability to successfully integrate Explore or our other acquired businesses; effects of competition on our software and service pricing and our business; time and expenses associated with customers switching from competitive software and services to our software and services; rapid technology changes in our industry; risks associated with operating in multiple countries; effects of changes in or violations by us or our customers of government regulations; use of cash to service our debt and effects on our business of restrictive covenants in our debt facility and indenture; our ability to obtain additional financing as necessary to support our operations, including Mission 2020; costs and possible future losses or impairments relating to our acquisitions; the financial impact of future significant restructuring and severance charges; the impact of changes in our tax provision (benefit) or effective tax rate; our ability to pay dividends or repurchase shares in future periods; our dependence on a limited number of key personnel; effects of system failures or security breaches on our business and reputation; our reliance on third-party information for our software and services; and any material adverse impact of current or future litigation on our results or business. For a discussion of these and other factors that could impact our operations or financial results and cause our results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012. Solera is under no obligation to (and specifically disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Solera Holdings, Inc.



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