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TransUnion Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - TransUnion today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. This is a combined announcement that includes consolidated financial statements for TransUnion Holding Company, Inc. ("TransUnion Holding," and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the "Company") and TransUnion Corp., a direct 100% owned subsidiary of TransUnion Holding(1).

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Total revenue for the second quarter increased 6.2%. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.3%, while acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.8%.   

    • Revenue in International emerging markets increased 6.7%, driven by constant currency growth in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.  

      • Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in emerging markets revenue of 10.1%.  

      • Acquisitions accounted for an increase in emerging markets revenue of 7.0%.

    • Revenue in the Interactive segment increased 13.9%, driven by an increase in the average number of subscribers and volumes in the indirect channel and higher average revenue per subscriber in the direct channel.

    • Revenue in USIS Online Data Services increased 5.3%, driven by an increase in online credit report volumes in the financial services and reseller markets.

    • Revenue in USIS Decision Services increased 2.9%, driven by growth in financial services and healthcare. 

  • Adjusted EBITDA(2)  was $94.4 million, a decrease of 5.6% compared to the prior year, due to investments in new initiatives to drive long-term revenue growth and more efficient operations.   

"In the second quarter, we generated solid organic constant currency revenue growth," said Jim Peck, the Company's president and chief executive officer. "As exhibited in the second quarter, we are directing near-term earnings into the business to drive long-term growth and value creation. This will result in a well-diversified business with a healthy, and sustainable, growth and margin profile."

Second Quarter 2013 Results

The Company reported revenue of $300.8 million, an increase of 6.2% compared to the second quarter of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.3%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.8%.

Operating income was $39.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to an operating loss of $29.3 million in the prior year. The second quarter of 2013 was impacted by a $2.3 million loss on the disposal of a small operating company in Africa and a $2.9 million one-time adjustment for tax expense related to prior years. The second quarter of 2012 was impacted by $90.7 million of accelerated stock-based compensation and related expenses resulting from the acquisition of TransUnion Corp. by TransUnion Holding on April 30, 2012 (the acquisition and related transactions being referred to herein as the "2012 Change in Control Transaction"). Adjusted Operating Income of $44.7 million, compared to $61.5 million in the prior year, was negatively impacted by an $8.9 million increase in depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments to record tangible and intangibles assets at fair value due the 2012 Change in Control Transaction. 

Adjusted EBITDA was $94.4 million, a decrease of 5.6% compared to the prior year, due to investments in new initiatives to drive long-term revenue growth and bottom-line savings. 

Non-operating expense was $47.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $71.5 million in the prior year. The second quarter of 2013 included a $6.1 million increase in interest expense related primarily to the issuance of $600 million and $400 million principal amount of senior unsecured PIK toggle notes in the second and fourth quarters of 2012, respectively. The prior year included $28.3 million of acquisition expense primarily related to the 2012 Change in Control Transaction. These factors contributed to a net loss attributable to the Company of $7.8 million in the second quarter of 2013 and a net loss of $68.6 million in the second quarter of 2012. 

Segment Highlights

U.S. Information Services (USIS)

USIS revenue was $187.9 million, an increase of 4.1% percent compared to the second quarter of 2012, with increases in all three operating platforms due to improved market conditions and growth in financial services and healthcare.

  • Online Data Services revenue was $132.0 million, an increase of 5.3%, driven by an increase in online credit report volumes in the financial services and reseller markets.

  • Credit Marketing Services revenue was $30.9 million, an increase of 0.3%, due to higher batch activity in financial services.

  • Decision Services revenue was $25.0 million, an increase of 2.9%, driven by growth in financial services and healthcare. 

Operating income was $37.3 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $10.8 million in the prior year. The second quarter of 2012 was adversely impacted by $41.1 million of 2012 Change in Control Transaction related expenses. Conversely, the second quarter of 2013 was impacted by a $2.6 million one-time adjustment for tax expense related to prior years. Excluding these items, Adjusted Operating Income was $39.9 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $51.9 million in the prior year. This comparison was negatively impacted by $5.9 million of additional depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments related to the 2012 Change of Control Transaction. Excluding depreciation and amortization, USIS Adjusted Operating Income decreased 7.8% compared to the second quarter of 2012, due to investments in new initiatives to drive long-term revenue growth and bottom-line savings.

International

International revenue was $61.3 million, an increase of 6.6% compared to the second quarter of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 6.4%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 4.2%. 

  • Developed markets revenue was $24.5 million, an increase of 6.5%, as constant currency growth in Hong Kong was offset by weakness in Canada. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 0.9%.

  • Emerging markets revenue was $36.8 million, an increase of 6.7%, driven by constant currency growth in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 10.1%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 7.0%.

Operating income was $4.1 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to an operating loss of $6.4 million in the prior year. The second quarter of 2012 was adversely impacted by $14.4 million of 2012 Change in Control Transaction related expenses. Conversely, the second quarter of 2013 was impacted by a $2.3 million loss associated with the disposition of a small business in Africa. Excluding these items, Adjusted Operating Income was $6.4 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to $8.0 million in the prior year. This comparison was negatively impacted by $1.9 million of additional depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments related to the 2012 Change of Control Transaction. Excluding depreciation and amortization, International Adjusted Operating Income increased 1.9%. 

Interactive

Interactive revenue was $51.6 million, an increase of 13.9% compared to the second quarter of 2012, driven by an increase in the average number of subscribers and volumes in the indirect channel and higher average revenue per subscriber in the direct channel.

Operating income was $15.9 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 12.0% compared to the prior year. The second quarter of 2012 was adversely impacted by $2.3 million of 2012 Change in Control Transaction related expenses. Excluding these one-time items, Adjusted Operating Income was $15.9 million compared to $16.5 million in the prior year. This comparison was negatively impacted by $0.6 million of additional depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments related to the 2012 Change of Control Transaction. Excluding depreciation and amortization, Interactive Adjusted Operating Income was flat compared to the second quarter of 2012. 

Year-to-Date 2013 Results

The Company reported revenue of $591.3 million for the first half of 2013, an increase of 4.9% compared to the first half of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 1.3%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.7%. 

  • Revenue for U.S. Information Services was $371.6 million, an increase of 2.9% compared to the first half of 2012.

  • Revenue for International was $117.0 million, an increase of 2.5% compared to the first half of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 6.4%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 3.5%. 

  • Revenue for Interactive was $102.7 million, an increase of 16.0% compared to the first half of 2012.

Operating income was $83.6 million in the first half of 2013 compared to $36.3 million in the first half of 2012. The first half of 2012 was adversely impacted by $90.7 million of 2012 Change in Control Transaction related expenses. Conversely, the first half of 2013 was impacted by a $2.9 million one-time adjustment for tax expense related to prior years and a net $1.2 million loss associated with the disposition of a small business in Africa and small product line in our USIS segment. Excluding these items, Adjusted Operating Income was $87.7 million in the first half of 2013 compared to $127.0 million in the prior year. This comparison was negatively impacted by $32.3 million of additional depreciation and amortization, primarily resulting from purchase accounting adjustments related to the 2012 Change of Control Transaction. 

Adjusted EBITDA was $186.6 million, a decrease of 1.9% compared to the first half of 2012, due to investments in new initiatives to drive long-term revenue growth and bottom-line savings. 

Non-operating expense was $97.6 million in the first half of 2013 compared to $113.2 million in the first half of 2012. The first half of 2013 included a $23.7 million increase in interest expense related primarily to the issuance of $600 million and $400 million principal amount of senior unsecured PIK toggle notes in the second and fourth quarters of 2012, respectively. The first half of 2012 included $41.3 million of acquisition fees related primarily to the 2012 Change in Control Transaction. These factors contributed to a net loss attributable to the Company of $14.2 million in the first half of 2013 and a net loss of $66.9 million in the first half of 2012. 

Selected Liquidity Data

Cash and cash equivalents was $130.2 million at June 30, 2013 and $154.3 million at December 31, 2012. Year-to-date cash provided by operating activities of TransUnion Holding was $47.3 million. Other year-to-date cash activity of TransUnion Holding included: $30.2 million used for cash capital expenditures; $24.2 million used for other investing activities; $12.2 million used for financing activities; and $4.8 million used from the effect of exchange rate changes on cash.

Recent Developments

Registration of 8.125%/8.875% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2018 

On July 18, 2013, TransUnion Holding Company announced an exchange offer for its outstanding unregistered 8.125%/8.875% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2018, Series A. These notes were originally issued on November 1, 2012, in a private placement exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million. Holders of these notes may exchange them for an equal principal amount of a new issue of 8.125%/8.875% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2018, Series B pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Terms of the new notes are substantially identical to those of the original notes, except that the transfer restrictions and registration rights relating to the original notes do not apply to the new notes. 

Earnings Conference Call

In conjunction with this release, TransUnion will host a conference call today, Aug. 7, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. (CT) via a live teleconference to discuss the business trends supporting second quarter 2013 results. The discussion will be available via replay on the Investor Relations page at TransUnion.com shortly after the teleconference. This earnings release is also available on that website. The teleconference dial-in information is:

Domestic dial-in: 866-515-2907
International dial-in: 617-399-5121
Teleconference code: 96874330

About TransUnion

As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering high quality data, and integrating advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion reaches businesses and consumers in 33 countries around the world.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any statements made in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of our business plans and strategies. These statements often include words such as "anticipate," "expect," "suggest," "plan," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "target," "project," "forecast," "should," "could," "would," "may," "will" and other similar expressions.

We base these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, plans and assumptions that we have made in light of our experience in the industry, as well as our perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances and at the time such statements were made. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect our actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may materially affect such forward-looking statements include: macroeconomic and industry trends and adverse developments in the debt, consumer credit and financial services markets; our ability to maintain the security and integrity of our data; our ability to deliver services timely without interruption; our ability to maintain our access to data sources; government regulation and changes in the regulatory environment; changes in federal, state, local or foreign tax law; litigation or regulatory proceedings; our ability to effectively develop and maintain strategic alliances and joint ventures; our ability to make acquisitions and integrate the operations of other businesses; our ability to timely develop new services; our ability to manage and expand our operations and keep up with rapidly changing technologies; our ability to manage expansion of our business into international markets; economic and political stability in international markets where we operate; fluctuations in exchange rates; our ability to effectively manage our costs; our ability to provide competitive services and prices; our ability to make timely payments of principal and interest on our indebtedness; our ability to satisfy covenants in the agreements governing our indebtedness; our ability to maintain our liquidity; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to retain or renew existing agreements with long-term customers; our ability to access the capital markets; further consolidation in our end customer markets; reliance on key management personnel; and other factors described under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" of TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Corp.'s combined Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Many of these factors are beyond our control. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

1 Due to the acquisition of TransUnion Corp. by TransUnion Holding, TransUnion Corp.'s financial statements are prepared on a Predecessor and Successor basis. In this earnings release, we present the TransUnion Holding consolidated results for the three months ended June 30, 2013, and compare this to the combination of TransUnion Holding consolidated results for the three months ended June 30, 2013, and the TransUnion Corp Predecessor consolidated results for the one month ended April 30, 2012, (combined results for the three months ended June 30, 2013). To facilitate comparability with the prior year, we present below the TransUnion Holding consolidated results for the six months ended June 30, 2013, and compare this to the combination of TransUnion Holding consolidated results from inception through June 30, 2013, combined with the TransUnion Corp Predecessor consolidated results for the four months ended April 30, 2012, (combined results for the six months ended June 30, 2013). TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Corp. operate as one business, with one management team. Management believes combining the earnings release of TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Corp. provides the following benefits: enhances investors' understanding of TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Corp. by enabling investors to view the business as a whole, the same manner as management views and operates the business; provides a more readable presentation of required disclosures with less duplication, since a substantial portion of the Company's disclosures apply to both TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Corp; and creates time and cost efficiencies through the preparation of one combined report instead of two separate reports.

2 See page 18 for a reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income & Adjusted EBITDA to their most directly comparable GAAP measures, operating income and net income attributable to the Company, respectively.

 
TRANSUNION HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
 
    June 30,
2013
    December 31,
 2012
 
    Unaudited        
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 130.2     $ 154.3  
  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1.0 and $1.7     179.4       163.6  
  Other current assets     76.5       82.7  
Total current assets     386.1       400.6  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $48.2 and $26.4     108.9       121.2  
Other marketable securities     10.9       11.4  
Goodwill     1,792.9       1,804.2  
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $153.7 million and $86.6 million     1,848.9       1,911.6  
Other assets     127.4       129.8  
Total assets   $ 4,275.1     $ 4,378.8  
                 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity                
Current liabilities:                
  Trade accounts payable   $ 80.9     $ $ 78.4  
  Current portion of long-term debt     9.5       10.6  
  Other current liabilities     107.9       129.3  
Total current liabilities     198.3       218.3  
                 
Long-term debt     2,657.2       2,670.3  
Other liabilities     656.3       679.4  
Total liabilities     3,511.8       3,568.0  
                 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests     20.4       14.7  
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200.0 million shares authorized at June 30, 2013, 110.2 million and 110.2 million shares issued at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively, and 109.8 million shares and 110.1 million shares outstanding as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively     1.1       1.1  
  Additional paid-in capital     1,113.2       1,109.4  
  Treasury stock at cost; 0.4 million shares at June 30, 2013 and 0.1 million shares at December 31, 2012     (2.7 )     (0.7 )
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     (396.8 )     (382.6 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (61.8 )     (24.4 )
Total TransUnion Holding Company, Inc. stockholders' equity     653.0       702.8  
Noncontrolling interests     89.9       93.3  
Total stockholders' equity     742.9       796.1  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 4,275.1     $ 4,378.8  
                 
 
TRANSUNION HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
    Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
2013
    From the Date of Inception Through
June 30,
2012 
 
    2013     2012  
Revenue   $ 300.8     $ 190.9     $ 591.3     $ 190.9  
                                 
Operating expenses                                
  Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization below)     121.3       74.6       239.0       74.6  
  Selling, general and administrative     94.8       50.8       178.2       50.8  
  Depreciation and amortization     45.2       29.0       90.5       29.0  
Total operating expenses     261.3       154.4       507.7       154.4  
                                 
Operating income     39.5       36.5       83.6       36.5  
                                 
Non-operating income and expense                                
  Interest expense     (49.2 )     (33.3 )     (99.0 )     (34.8 )
  Interest income     0.2       0.1       0.5       0.1  
  Other income and (expense), net     1.5       (7.8 )     0.9       (14.8 )
Total non-operating income and expense     (47.5 )     (41.0 )     (97.6 )     (49.5 )
                                 
Income (loss) from operations before income taxes     (8.0 )     (4.5 )     (14.0 )     (13.0 )
                                 
Benefit (provision) for income taxes     1.9       2.2       2.7       2.2  
                                 
Net Income (loss)     (6.1 )     (2.3 )     (11.3 )     (10.8 )
                                 
Less: net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests     (1.7 )     (1.2 )     (2.9 )     (1.2 )
Net income (loss) attributable to TransUnion Holding Company Inc.   $ (7.8 )   $ (3.5 )   $ (14.2 )   $ (12.0 )
                                 
 
TRANSUNION HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in millions)
 
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
2013
    From the Date of Inception Through
June 30,
2012
 
Cash flows from operating activities:                
  Net income (loss)   $ (11.3 )   $ (10.8 )
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:                
    Depreciation and amortization     90.5       29.0  
    Deferred financing fees     5.2       0.5  
    Stock-based compensation     3.5       0.4  
    Provision for losses on trade accounts receivable     0.4       0.1  
    Equity in net income of affiliates, net of dividends     -       3.8  
    Deferred taxes     (10.1 )     (6.1 )
    Amortization of senior notes purchase accounting fair value adjustment and note discount     (8.4 )     (2.6 )
    Loss (gain) on sale of assets     (1.3 )     -  
    Other     (0.1 )     0.2  
    Changes in assets and liabilities:                
      Trade accounts receivable     (12.2 )     (9.1 )
      Other current and long-term assets     1.1       (79.4 )
      Trade accounts payable     9.2       (5.2 )
      Other current and long-term liabilities     (19.2 )     (5.4 )
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities     47.3       (84.6 )
                 
Cash flows from investing activities:                
  Capital expenditures for property and equipment     (30.2 )     (7.4 )
  Proceeds from sale of trading securities     2.2       -  
  Investments in trading securities     (1.4 )     (0.1 )
  Acquisition of TransUnion Corp., net of cash acquired     -       (1,485.9 )
  Other acquisitions and purchases of noncontrolling interests, net of cash acquired     (30.3 )     (10.5 )
  Proceeds from sale of other assets     4.2       -  
  Other     1.1       -  
Cash used in investing activities     (54.4 )     (1,503.9 )
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:                
  Proceeds from 9.625% notes     -       600.0  
  Proceeds from senior secured credit facility     923.4       -  
  Extinguishment of senior secured credit facility     (923.4 )     -  
  Repayments of debt     (5.8 )     (2.4 )
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock     0.3       1,094.2  
  Debt financing fees     (3.7 )     (16.3 )
  Treasury stock purchases     (2.0 )     -  
  Distributions to noncontrolling interests     (1.1 )     (0.3 )
  Other     0.1       0.1  
Cash (used in) provided by financing activities     (12.2 )     1,675.3  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents     (4.8 )     (0.8 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     (24.1 )     86.0  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     154.3       -  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 130.2     $ 86.0  
                 
 
TRANSUNION CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
 
    Successor
June 30,
2013
    Successor
December 31,
2012
 
    Unaudited        
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 130.2     $ 154.3  
  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1.0 and $1.7     179.4       163.6  
  Other current assets     43.6       58.7  
Total current assets     353.2       376.6  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $48.2 and $26.4     108.9       121.2  
Other marketable securities     10.9       11.4  
Goodwill     1,792.9       1,804.2  
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $153.7 million and $86.6 million.     1,848.9       1,911.6  
Other assets     96.2       95.7  
Total assets