Edison Expands US Technology Sector Presence With Launch of Coverage of Solera

May 15, 2013, 11:20 ET from Edison Investment Research

LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, announces the initiation of coverage of Solera Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLH), a leading supplier of software and services to the global automotive repair processing industry.

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Edison's comprehensive report, In good repair, was published today, and examines the investment case for Solera, the leading supplier of productivity solutions to the worldwide automotive repair industry.

Highlights from the analysis from Dan Ridsdale, head of Edison's Technology team, include:

Valuation toward the premium end of Solera's peer group, justified by the defensibility of the company's position, its strong earnings visibility and cash generation.

Solera is well placed to continue generating leverage through its 'industrialised private equity' acquisition model.

The company benefits from a global footprint and strong market position in all its key geographies.

Solera operates in 63 countries, holding number one or two market position in all its core markets. Audatex, its core product, is the leading solution for estimating repair costs and times globally. The company generated revenues of $790m in 2012 with $346m EBITDA, and is targeting growth to $2bn sales and $800m EBITDA by 2020. 

For the full report see: http://www.edisoninvestmentresearch.co.uk/research/company/solera

The launch of coverage on Solera marks a further expansion of Edison's worldwide technology coverage. Edison provides research coverage on more than 60 technology companies across the UK, mainland Europe, North America and Australasia. All reports published by Edison are available to download free of charge from its website http://www.edisongroup.com.

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Edison is not an adviser or broker-dealer and does not provide investment advice. Edison's reports are not solicitations to buy or sell any securities.

For more information please contact: Dan Ridsdale         Edison Investment Research             +44(0)20-3077-5729 tech@edisongroup.com

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