Solera Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results Second Quarter Revenue of $209.2 Million, up 7.2% on a GAAP Basis and up 9.0% on a Constant Currency Basis; Adjusted EBITDA Margin of 43.3% on a Reported Basis and 43.4% on a Constant Currency Basis; Company Raises Guidance; Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

WESTLAKE, Texas, Feb. 7, 2013 /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 second quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Results for the Second Quarter Ended December 31, 2012:

GAAP Results

  • Revenue for the second quarter was $209.2 million, a 7.2% increase over the prior year second quarter revenue of $195.1 million. After adjusting for changes in foreign currency exchange rates ("FX Changes"), revenue for the second quarter increased by approximately 9.0% over the prior year second quarter revenue;
  • Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the second quarter was $19.8 million, a 30.0% decrease over the prior year second quarter net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of $28.2 million, which is primarily attributable to acquisition related costs resulting from acquisitions completed during fiscal year 2013 to date and additional interest expense resulting from the issuance of $400 million of additional senior unsecured notes in April 2012;
  • Diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share for the second quarter was $0.28, a 28.2% decrease over the prior year second quarter diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share of $0.39, which decrease is primarily related to the decrease in net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

"I am pleased to report a good second quarter with 9.0% revenue growth and an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.4%, both on a constant currency basis and above consensus," said Tony Aquila, Solera's founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "This solid performance was driven by the leverage in our global platform and continued adoption of our high-ROI services as well as the benefits from our diversification efforts over the last four fiscal years.  These factors continue to give us the confidence to raise our full-year guidance."

Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $90.5 million, a 6.7% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $84.9 million. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter increased by 8.8% over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 43.3%, a 23 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.5%. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 43.4%, a 7 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin;
  • Adjusted Net Income for the second quarter was $47.7 million, a 1.1% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted Net Income of $47.2 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share for the second quarter was $0.69, a 4.5% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share of $0.66.

Business Statistics

  • EMEA revenues were $117.2 million for the second quarter, representing a 0.8% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, EMEA revenues for the second quarter increased 3.2% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Americas revenues were $92.0 million for the second quarter, representing a 16.8% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, Americas revenues for the second quarter increased 17.5% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from insurance company customers were $98.3 million for the second quarter, representing an 11.0% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from insurance company customers for the second quarter increased 12.8% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from collision repair facility customers were $65.7 million for the second quarter, representing a 2.7% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from collision repair facility customers for the second quarter increased 4.5% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from independent assessors were $18.7 million for the second quarter, representing a 3.7% decrease over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from independent assessors for the second quarter increased 0.4% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers were $26.5 million for the second quarter, representing a 14.2% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers for the second quarter increased 13.9% over the prior year second quarter.

Fiscal Year 2013 Outlook:

We are updating our previously issued outlook for our full fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 as follows:



Previous Fiscal Year

2013 Outlook


Current Fiscal Year

2013 Outlook

Revenues


$810 million — $818 million


$829 million — $835 million

Net Income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.


$85 million — $93 million


$85 million — $91 million

Adjusted EBITDA


$345 million — $353 million


$353 million — $359 million

Adjusted Net Income


$175 million — $180 million


$181 million — $185 million

Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share


$2.52 — $2.60


$2.60 — $2.66

The current 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 2012:

Period


Average Euro-to-

U.S. Dollar

Exchange Rate


Average Pound

Sterling-to-U.S.

Dollar Exchange

Rate

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


Quarter ended September 30, 2012


1.25



1.58


Quarter ended December 31, 2012


1.30



1.61


During the three months ended December 31, 2012 as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2011, the movement of the U.S. dollar against most major foreign currencies we use to transact our business was mixed. Relative to the Euro, the average U.S. dollar strengthened by 3.9%, which decreased our revenues and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 relating to the Euro markets in which we transact business. In contrast, the average U.S. dollar weakened versus the Pound Sterling by 2.1%, which increased our revenues and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 relating to the United Kingdom. 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 $7.1 million and $13.8 million during the three and six months ended December 31, 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. When we refer to consensus, we mean the consensus results, on an actual currency basis, of certain analysts that cover us, as reported on Thompson First Call.

Quarterly Dividend:

The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock and per outstanding restricted stock unit. The Audit Committee also approved a quarterly stock dividend equivalent of $0.125 per outstanding restricted stock unit granted to certain of our executive officers since fiscal year 2011 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 March 6, 2013 to stockholders and restricted stock unit holders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2013.

Earnings Conference Call:

We will host our second quarter ended December 31, 2012 earnings call today at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – February 7, 2013. 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 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2013. A live audiocast will also be accessible to the public by calling (800) 299-8538 or from outside the U.S., (617) 786-2902. When prompted, the following access is required: 17357846. 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 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2013. 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: 96058846.

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

FOR THE THREE and SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,


Six Months Ended December 31,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Revenues


$

209,232



$

195,141



$

404,952



$

393,835


Cost of revenues:









Operating expenses


45,102



41,999



87,442



85,617


Systems development and programming costs


20,543



17,893



38,400



36,938


Total cost of revenues (excluding depreciation and amortization)


65,645



59,892



125,842



122,555


Selling, general and administrative expenses


58,016



52,010



108,925



100,431


Depreciation and amortization


25,585



25,770



49,780



51,778


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


1,739



113



3,193



310


Acquisition and related costs


8,821



2,395



11,979



3,752


Interest expense


17,486



12,352



34,786



24,646


Other expense, net


336



697



735



753




177,628



153,229



335,240



304,225


Income before provision for income taxes


31,604



41,912



69,712



89,610


Income tax provision


9,156



10,775



10,853



24,028


Net income


22,448



31,137



58,859



65,582


Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


2,680



2,913



5,450



6,119


Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.


$

19,768



$

28,224



$

53,409



$

59,463


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









Basic


$

0.28



$

0.40



$

0.77



$

0.84


Diluted


$

0.28



$

0.39



$

0.77



$

0.83


Dividends paid per share


$

0.125



$

0.10



$

0.25



$

0.20


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









Basic


68,781



70,784



68,849



70,772


Diluted


69,062



71,127



69,092



71,149


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 AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended December 31,



Six Months Ended December 31,



2012


2011


2012


2011

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.


$

19,768



$

28,224



$

53,409



$

59,463


Add: Income tax provision


9,156



10,775



10,853



24,028


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


28,924



38,999



64,262



83,491


Add: Depreciation and amortization


25,585



25,770



49,780



51,778


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


1,739



113



3,193



310


Add: Acquisition and related costs


8,821



2,395



11,979



3,752


Add: Litigation related expenses


529





979




Add: Interest expense


17,486



12,352



34,786



24,646


Add: Other expense, net


336



697



735



753


Add: Stock-based compensation expense


7,095



4,533



11,119



8,139


Adjusted EBITDA


$

90,515



$

84,859



$

176,833



$

172,869


  • 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 AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Six Months Ended December 31,


2012


2011


2012


2011

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$

19,768


$

28,224


$

53,409


$

59,463

Add: Income tax provision

9,156


10,775


10,853


24,028

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

28,924


38,999


64,262


83,491

Add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

18,569


18,775


35,249


38,231

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

1,739


113


3,193


310

Add: Acquisition and related costs

8,821


2,395


11,979


3,752

Add: Litigation related expenses

529



979


Add: Other expense, net excluding interest income

637


765


1,155


1,049

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

7,095


4,533


11,119


8,139

Adjusted Net Income before income tax provision

66,314


65,580


127,936


134,972

Less: Assumed provision for income taxes at 28%

(18,568)


(18,362)


(35,822)


(37,792)

Adjusted Net Income

$

47,746


$

47,218


$

92,114


$

97,180

Adjusted Net Income per share:






Basic

$

0.69


$

0.67


$

1.34


$

1.37

Diluted

$

0.69


$

0.66


$

1.33


$

1.37

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






Basic

68,781


70,784


68,849


70,772

Diluted

69,062


71,127


69,092


71,149

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND JUNE 30, 2012

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)


December 31, 2012


June 30, 2012

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

448,244



$

508,246


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,383 and $2,356 at December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively

126,713



129,264


Other receivables

15,744



20,953


Other current assets

25,508



23,015


Deferred income tax assets

5,836



7,709


Total current assets

622,045



689,187


Property and equipment, net

61,928



58,533


Goodwill

1,097,380



999,892


Intangible assets, net

368,783



329,741


Other noncurrent assets

23,963



27,209


Noncurrent deferred income tax assets

65,245



47,254


Total assets

$

2,239,344



$

2,151,816


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

20,226



$

26,940


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

150,987



139,276


Income taxes payable

8,825



7,279


Deferred income tax liabilities

1,616



2,216


Current portion of long-term debt

2,953



2,861


Total current liabilities

184,607



178,572


Long-term debt

1,149,691



1,143,012


Other noncurrent liabilities

43,519



32,181


Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities

28,273



22,067


Total liabilities

1,406,090



1,375,832


Redeemable noncontrolling interests

88,976



88,603


Stockholders' equity:




Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity:




Common shares, $0.01 par value: 150,000 shares authorized; 68,835 and 68,895 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively

586,271



582,693


Retained earnings

168,753



141,814


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(19,999)



(47,273)


Total Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity

735,025



677,234


Noncontrolling interests

9,253



10,147


Total stockholders' equity

744,278



687,381


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

2,239,344



$

2,151,816


 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

SELECTED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended December 31,


2012


2011

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

113,785



$

111,584


Net cash used in investing activities

(133,656)



(28,513)


Net cash used in financing activities

(48,829)



(70,135)


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

8,698



(30,512)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(60,002)



(17,576)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

508,246



371,101


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

448,244



$

353,525






Supplemental cash flow information:




Cash paid for interest

$

33,949



$

23,320


Cash paid for income taxes

$

21,961



$

17,492






Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:




Capital assets financed

$

207



$

246


Accrued contingent purchase consideration

$

19,632



$

3,275


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 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, future revenue, our effective tax rate, continued adoption of our services, the benefits of our diversification efforts and other 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 our 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 September 30, 2012. Solera is under no obligation to (and specifically disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Solera Holdings, Inc.



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