SOURCE: Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation

February 14, 2013 09:00 ET

Interactive Data Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - Interactive Data Corporation today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012. Interactive Data's fourth-quarter 2012 revenue increased 1.0% to a record $224.3 million from $222.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, Interactive Data's organic (non-GAAP) revenue grew 0.9% from the fourth quarter in 2011.

Interactive Data's fourth-quarter 2012 income from operations was $27.8 million, compared with income from operations of $33.2 million in same period one year ago. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA (which excludes items that are either not part of the Company's ongoing core operations, or do not require a cash outlay, or are not otherwise expected to recur in the ordinary course) for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased 12.2% to a record $93.7 million from $83.5 million in the same period one year ago.

"Interactive Data's fourth-quarter 2012 financial results were highlighted by strong adjusted EBITDA growth and excellent free cash flow," stated Mason Slaine, Interactive Data's president and chief executive officer. "Our Pricing and Reference Data segment continued to generate organic revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2012 despite persistently challenging market conditions as our value proposition continued to resonate with customers worldwide. Throughout the year, we managed our expense base carefully while remaining committed to advancing key product development and technology infrastructure initiatives. We made good progress on these fronts during the fourth quarter. Looking ahead, we believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities we see across our business to bring new and enhanced offerings to the marketplace."

Segment Reporting and Related Operating Highlights

As previously disclosed, effective for the fourth quarter of 2011, Interactive Data's two reportable segments were reorganized as Pricing and Reference Data, and Trading Solutions. The change was made in response to operational and organizational initiatives undertaken during the preceding year and completed in the fourth quarter of 2011, and reflects the way the Company currently approaches the market and analyzes operating performance. The Pricing and Reference Data segment represents the Company's evaluated pricing, reference data and fixed income analytics product areas. The Trading Solutions segment represents the Company's real-time data feeds, ultra low latency infrastructure services, hosted web applications and workstations. Historical financial results have been reclassified to reflect this change.

Pricing and Reference Data Segment:

  • Interactive Data's Pricing and Reference Data segment reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenue of $155.2 million, a 3.0% increase over the fourth quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, fourth-quarter 2012 organic (non-GAAP) revenue for this business increased by 2.8% from the same period last year due to expansion in its evaluated pricing and reference data services product areas. Fourth-quarter 2012 highlights for this segment included the official launch of Apex(SM), Interactive Data's innovative suite of reference data services, and continued customer adoption of and ongoing enhancements to Vantage(SM), an innovative web application that provides transparency into Interactive Data's evaluated pricing and facilitates client workflows to support valuation and risk management processes. In addition, Interactive Data continued to expand its evaluated pricing services with the launch of a new leveraged loan evaluation service during the fourth quarter of 2012.

  • Interactive Data's Trading Solutions segment generated fourth-quarter 2012 revenue of $69.1 million, a 3.2% decline from the same quarter last year. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, fourth-quarter 2012 organic (non-GAAP) revenue for this business decreased 3.0%. Continued growth in the 7ticks ultra low latency trading infrastructure services and improved results within the Company's hosted web applications business were more than offset by lower consolidated feeds and workstation revenue. Key milestones in this segment during the past several months have included a new version of the Interactive Data RMDS Feed Handler, a new suite of ETF tools and continued expansion of the 7ticks network.

Other Fourth-Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Highlights

Effects of Foreign Exchange:

  • The net effect of changes in foreign exchange rates on fourth-quarter 2012 operating results was immaterial.

Balance Sheet Highlights:

  • As of December 31, 2012, Interactive Data had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $248.2 million, compared with $262.2 million at the same time last year and $289.4 million at the end of the third quarter of 2012. The Company's cash position reflects the payment of a $100.0 million dividend in December 2012. Igloo Holdings Corporation ("Igloo"), Interactive Data's indirect parent company, used this dividend, along with net proceeds of $339 million raised through an offering of 8.25%/9.00% senior PIK toggle notes due 2017 issued by Igloo, to fund a cash dividend paid to Igloo stockholders and a cash distribution to holders of Igloo stock options that totaled approximately $439 million. Interactive Data's gross debt outstanding as of December 31, 2012 was approximately $2.0 billion.

  • On February 7, 2013, Interactive Data completed a refinancing of its $1.3 billion term loan facility through an amendment to its Credit Agreement that provides for, among other things, a decrease in applicable interest rates. As a result of the refinancing activity, the Company expects to reduce its annual cash interest expense by more than $8 million in 2013, and, assuming our current interest rates and principal balance remain in place, by more than $9 million annually thereafter.

Full-Year 2012 Results

  • For the year ended December 31, 2012, Interactive Data reported record revenue of $880.2 million, an increase of $12.4 million, or 1.4%, from $867.7 million in 2011. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and the reduction in 2011 revenue of $0.9 million associated with the deferred revenue adjustment in connection with the acquisition of the Company in July 2010, organic revenue grew by 2.1% in 2012.

  • Interactive Data's income from operations for 2012 was $131.9 million, compared with income from operations of $101.7 million in 2011. Non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA (which excludes items that are not part of the Company's ongoing core operations, or do not require a cash outlay, or are not otherwise expected to recur in the ordinary course) increased by 4.0% to a record $342.6 million in 2012 from $329.3 million in 2011.

Conference Call Information

Interactive Data Corporation will host a conference call to discuss the Company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The dial-in number for the conference call is (785) 424-1826 and the related access code is IDCQ412. For those who cannot listen to this broadcast, a replay of the call will be available from February 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., and it can be accessed by dialing (402) 220-7214 or (800) 756-8809 (no access code is required).

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to presenting our results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we also disclose the following non-GAAP information:

  • Management includes information regarding organic revenue. Organic revenue excludes the effects of foreign currency exchange rates, adjustments related to the amortization of acquisition-related deferred revenue, and, if applicable, the contribution of businesses recently acquired (and related intercompany eliminations as appropriate). Management believes reporting organic revenue facilitates period-to-period comparisons, and provides a better understanding of underlying business trends and our future revenue growth prospects.

  • Management includes organic revenue for our Pricing and Reference Data, and Trading Solutions segments because management believes this additional level of detail provides further insight into underlying performance trends.

  • Management includes information regarding earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). We also include information regarding adjusted EBITDA, which we define as earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges and benefits, adjustments related to the amortization of acquisition-related deferred revenue, and other non-cash, non-operational or non-recurring items. In addition, management also includes information regarding pro forma adjusted EBITDA. We define this metric as earnings, excluding all of the above factors as well as other adjustments permitted under the Company's senior secured credit facilities. Management considers these measures to be important indicators of the Company's operational profitability and cash generation strength and a good measure of the Company's historical operating trend because it eliminates items that are either not part of the Company's ongoing core operations, do not require a cash outlay, or are not otherwise expected to recur in the ordinary course of business. In addition, the Company's pro forma adjusted EBITDA measure is based on the definition of EBITDA set forth in the agreements governing the Company's senior secured credit facilities.

  • Management includes information regarding free cash flow, which we define as adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures. Management considers free cash flow as another important measure of the Company's cash generation strength that supports the Company's ability to repay its debt obligations and invest in future growth through new business development activities or acquisitions.

  • Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures, in addition to GAAP financial measures, as the basis for measuring the Company's core operating performance and comparing such performance to that of prior periods and to the performance of our competitors. Such measures are also used by management in their financial and operating decision-making, and for forecasting and planning purposes. In addition, management also considers pro forma adjusted EBITDA to be an important indicator which can be used for the purpose of analyzing covenant compliance under the Company's senior secured credit facilities.

  • The non-GAAP financial measures of the Company's results of operations included in this press release should not be considered in isolation from comparable measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered superior to or a substitute for the Company's results of operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures are set forth in the accompanying tables. The non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements and include our statements discussing our goals, beliefs, strategies, objectives, plans, future financial conditions, future challenges and opportunities, including our statements about our belief that we are well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities we see across our business to bring new and enhanced offerings to the marketplace. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available in the "Investors" section of our Website under the heading "SEC Filings." Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties relating to: (i) the implementation of strategies designed to improve revenue and profit growth; (ii) the impact of cost-cutting pressures across the industries we serve; (iii) general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties; (iv) consolidation of financial services companies, within and across industries, or the failure of financial institutions; (v) decline in activity levels in the securities markets, weak or declining financial performance of market participants or the failure of market participants; (vi) the intensity of competition we face; (vii) a prolonged outage at one of our data centers or other major disruptions of our computer operations or those of our suppliers; (viii) our ability to maintain relationships with our key suppliers and providers of market data; (ix) our ability to maintain our relationships with service bureaus and custodian banks and our other customers; (x) the need to develop new products and adapt to legal, regulatory, technology or other change; (xi) our cost-savings plans may not be effective or yield the expected efficiencies or may take longer than anticipated; (xii) risks related to our substantial leverage, including our ability to raise additional capital to fund operations or react to changes in the economy or our industry, and our exposure to interest rate risk on our variable rate debt (to the extent the risk is not mitigated by the interest rate hedge and cap arrangements that we may have in place from time to time); (xiii) our ability to negotiate and enter into strategic acquisitions or alliances on favorable terms, if at all, (xiv) our ability to realize the anticipated benefits from any strategic acquisitions or alliances that we enter into; (xv) we are subject to regulatory oversight and we provide services to financial institutions that are subject to regulatory oversight; (xvi) certain of our subsidiaries are subject to complex regulations and licensing requirements; (xvii) the risks of doing business internationally; (xviii) intellectual property related risks, including any allegations that we infringe the intellectual property rights of others; and (xix) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and other key personnel. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to today.

About Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.interactivedata.com.

                         
INTERACTIVE DATA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS  
Unaudited  
(In thousands)  
             
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
REVENUE   $ 224,313     $ 222,073       880,161     $ 867,723  
                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:                                
    Cost of services     71,003       74,442       292,378       293,472  
    Selling, general and administrative     79,732       67,976       276,436       258,065  
    Depreciation     11,334       9,198       41,456       39,391  
    Amortization     34,472       37,222       138,040       175,077  
  Total costs and expenses     196,541       188,838       748,310       766,005  
                                 
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS     27,772       33,235       131,851       101,718  
                                 
  Interest expense, net     (37,162 )     (38,095 )     (149,526 )     (157,120 )
  Other income (expense), net     220       (1,011 )     824       (3,719 )
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       (25,450 )
                                 
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAXES     (9,170 )     (5,871 )     (16,851 )     (84,571 )
                                 
  Income tax benefit     (830 )     (3,960 )     (17,868 )     (55,255 )
                                 
NET (LOSS) INCOME   $ (8,340 )   $ (1,911 )   $ 1,017     $ (29,316 )
                                 
                                 
                                 
INTERACTIVE DATA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands)  
             
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011  
ASSETS   (Unaudited)        
Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 224,597     $ 262,152  
Short-term investments     23,581       -  
Accounts receivable, net     134,855       118,248  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     25,021       27,419  
Income tax receivable     6,253       6,251  
Deferred income taxes     23,396       42,281  
                 
Total current assets     437,703       456,351  
                 
Property and equipment, net     142,920       122,289  
Goodwill     1,640,541       1,637,126  
Intangible assets, net     1,690,652       1,818,117  
Deferred financing costs, net     44,854       54,478  
Other assets     5,638       5,310  
                 
Total Assets   $ 3,962,308     $ 4,093,671  
                 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                
                 
Liabilities:                
Accounts payable, trade   $ 17,323     $ 17,911  
Accrued liabilities     87,347       89,214  
Borrowings, current     20,258       56,417  
Interest payable     30,310       30,584  
Income taxes payable     5,578       7,008  
Deferred revenue     22,608       24,944  
                 
Total current liabilities     183,424       226,078  
                 
Income taxes payable     10,992       10,906  
Deferred tax liabilities     604,322       647,090  
Other liabilities     57,816       59,908  
Borrowings, net of current portion and original issue discount     1,941,887       1,929,784  
                 
Total Liabilities     2,798,441       2,873,766  
                 
Equity:                
Common stock     -       -  
Additional paid-in-capital     1,253,821       1,333,344  
Accumulated loss     (122,562 )     (123,579 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     32,608       10,140  
                 
Total Equity     1,163,867       1,219,905  
                 
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 3,962,308     $ 4,093,671  
                 
                 
                 
INTERACTIVE DATA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  
Unaudited  
(In thousands)  
             
             
    Year Ended December 31,     Year Ended December 31,  
    2012     2011  
                 
Cash flows provided by operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ 1,017     $ (29,316 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:                
  Depreciation and amortization     179,496       214,468  
  Amortization of deferred financing costs and accretion of note discounts     17,597       17,741  
  Deferred income taxes     (25,787 )     (63,232 )
  Non-cash stock-based compensation     14,108       4,229  
  Non-cash interest expense     1,507       376  
  Provision (recovery) for doubtful accounts and sales credits     492       (1,605 )
  Loss on dispositions of fixed assets     2,415       513  
  Loss on extinguishment of debt     -       25,450  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net                
  Accounts receivable     (11,232 )     (10,068 )
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,766       (6,314 )
  Accounts payable, interest payable and income taxes payable and receivable, net     (1,977 )     30,158  
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     (3,308 )     5,471  
  Deferred revenue     (2,073 )     516  
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES     174,021       188,387  
                 
Cash flows used in investing activities:                
  Purchase of property and equipment     (61,443 )     (50,260 )
  Business and asset acquisitions, net of acquired cash     -       53  
  Purchase of short term investments     (23,540 )     -  
  Proceeds from sale of short term investments     250       -  
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES     (84,733 )     (50,207 )
                 
Cash flows (used in) provided by financing activities:                
  Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of issuance costs     -       1,358  
  Principal payments on long-term debt     (32,029 )     (10,088 )
  Principal payments on capital leases     (364 )     -  
  Proceeds from issuance of parent company common stock     -       11,850  
  Capital contribution resulting from exercise of parent company stock options     787       -  
  Payment of interest rate cap     (1,664 )     (415 )
  Return of capital to parent company     (100,000 )     -  
  Capital contribution from parent company     6,628       -  
  Capital reduction resulting from special dividend payment     (3,020 )     -  
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES     (129,662 )     2,705  
                 
  Effect of change in exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents     2,819       (2,437 )
NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS     (37,555 )     138,448  
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD     262,152       123,704  
                 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD   $ 224,597     $ 262,152  
                 
                 
                 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES  
   
Total Organic (Non-GAAP) Revenue  
(Revenue Before Efects of Deferred Revenue Adjustment and Foreign Exchange)  
(In thousands)  
                               
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011   Change     2012   2011   Change  
                                       
Revenue   $ 224,313     $ 222,073   1.0 %   $ 880,161   $ 867,723   1.4 %
  Total deferred revenue adjustment     -       -   -       -     902   -  
Non-GAAP revenue before total deferred revenue adjustment     224,313       222,073   1.0 %     880,161     868,625   1.3 %
  Total effects of foreign exchange     (202 )     -   -       6,632     -   -  
Total organic (non-GAAP) revenue   $ 224,111     $ 222,073   0.9 %   $ 886,793   $ 868,625   2.1 %
                                       
                                       
                                       
Organic (Non-GAAP) Revenue by Segment - Pricing and Reference Data  
(Revenue Before Effects of Deferred Revenue Adjustment and Foreign Exchange)  
(In thousands)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011   Change     2012   2011   Change  
Pricing and Reference Data Revenue   $ 155,235     $ 150,690   3.0 %   $ 612,422   $ 591,921   3.5 %
  Effects of deferred revenue adjustment     -       -   -       -     600   -  
Non-GAAP revenue before effects of deferred revenue adjustment     155,235       150,690   3.0 %     612,422     592,521   3.4 %
  Effects of foreign exchange     (363 )     -   -       2,092     -   -  
Total organic (non-GAAP) revenue   $ 154,872     $ 150,690   2.8 %   $ 614,514   $ 592,521   3.7 %
                                       
                                       
                                       
Organic (Non-GAAP) Revenue by Segment - Trading Solutions  
(Revenue Before Effects of Deferred Revenue Adjustment and Foreign Exchange)  
(In thousands)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011   Change     2012   2011   Change  
Trading Solutions Revenue                                      
  Real-Time Feeds and Trading Infrastructure Services   $ 28,152     $ 30,214   -6.8 %   $ 110,305   $ 114,300   -3.5 %
  Hosted Web Applications and Workstations     40,926       41,169   -0.6 %     157,434     161,502   -2.5 %
Total Trading Solutions Revenue   $ 69,078     $ 71,383   -3.2 %   $ 267,739   $ 275,802   -2.9 %
  Effects of deferred revenue adjustment     -       -   -       -     302   -  
Non-GAAP revenue before effects of deferred revenue adjustment   $ 69,078     $ 71,383   -3.2 %   $ 267,739   $ 276,104   -3.0 %
  Effects of foreign exchange     161       -   -       4,540     -   -  
Total organic (non-GAAP) revenue   $ 69,239     $ 71,383   -3.0 %   $ 272,279   $ 276,104   -1.4 %
                                       
                                       
                                       
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)  
   
Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA1  
(In thousands, except margin data)  
                         
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2011     2012     2011  
Net (Loss) Income   $ (8,340 )   $ (1,911 )   $ 1,017     $ (29,316 )
  Interest expense     37,162       38,095       149,526       157,120  
  Other (income) expense     (220 )     1,011       (824 )     3,719  
  Income tax benefit     (830 )     (3,960 )     (17,868 )     (55,255 )
  Depreciation and amortization     45,806       46,420       179,496       214,468  
EBITDA   $ 73,578     $ 79,655     $ 311,347     $ 290,736  
                                 
Adjustments:                                
  Non-cash stock-based compensation     11,528       1,489       14,108       4,229  
  Other non-recurring charges2     6,126       557       8,353       29,892  
  Other charges3     2,420       1,756       8,821       4,483  
    Total Adjustments     20,074       3,802       31,282       38,604  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 93,652     $ 83,457     $ 342,629     $ 329,340  
                                 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin4     41.8 %     37.6 %     38.9 %     37.9 %
                                 
Other Adjustments                                
  Pro forma cost savings5     7,500       7,500       30,000       30,000  
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA   $ 101,152     $ 90,957     $ 372,629     $ 359,340  
                                 
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA Margin4     45.1 %     41.0 %     42.3 %     41.4 %
 
1 Interactive Data's adjusted EBITDA excludes items that are either not part of the Company's ongoing core operations, do not require a cash outlay or are not otherwise expected to recur in the ordinary course. In addition to excluding the aforementioned items, Interactive Data's pro forma adjusted EBITDA also reflects other adjustments permitted under the Company's senior secured credit facilities. The Company's pro forma adjusted EBITDA measure is based on the definition of EBITDA set forth in the agreements governing the Company's senior secured credit facilities. Please note that the sum of certain amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.
 
2 Other non-recurring charges include the impact of the deferred revenue adjustment, the loss on extinguishment of debt, facility consolidation costs, and certain severance and retention expenses.
 
3 Other charges include management fees, earnout-related expense, non-cash foreign exchange expense, acquisition-related adjustments, professional fees related to the registration of the Company's debt securities, and other costs.
 
4 Adjusted EBITDA margin and pro forma adjusted EBITDA margin are calculated by dividing each EBITDA measure by non-GAAP revenue (total revenue less deferred revenue adjustment).
 
5 Pro forma cost savings of up to a maximum of $30 million annually is an adjustment permitted under the Company's credit agreements for activities that may include, but are not limited to, the consolidation of a number of legacy organizational silos, technology platforms and content databases.
 
 
 
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES (CONTINUED)  
   
Trailing Four Quarters and Trailing Twelve Months  
Quarterly Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA and Non-GAAP Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA1  
(In thousands, except margin data)  
                               
   
Three Months Ended
    Trailing Twelve
Months Ended
 
    March 31,     June 30,     September 30,     December 31,     December 31,  
    2012     2012     2012     2012     2012  
Net (Loss) Income   $ (8,792 )   $ 107     $ 18,042     $ (8,340 )   $ 1,017  
  Interest expense     37,824       37,168       37,372       37,162       149,526  
  Other income     (247 )     (28 )     (329 )     (220 )     (824 )
  Income tax expense (benefit)     264       1,055       (18,357 )     (830 )     (17,868 )
  Depreciation and amortization     44,201       44,677       44,812       45,806       179,496  
EBITDA   $ 73,250     $ 82,979     $ 81,540     $ 73,578     $ 311,347  
                                         
Adjustments:                                        
  Non-cash stock-based compensation     831       874       875       11,528       14,108  
  Other non-recurring charges2     809       351       1,067       6,126       8,353  
  Other charges3     1,531       1,534       3,335       2,420       8,821  
    Total Adjustments     3,171       2,759       5,277       20,074       31,282  
                                         
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 76,421     $ 85,738     $ 86,817     $ 93,652     $ 342,629  
                                         
Adjusted EBITDA Margin4     35.3 %     38.8 %     39.8 %     41.8 %     38.9 %
                                         
Other Adjustments                                        
  Pro forma cost savings5     7,500       7,500       7,500       7,500       30,000  
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA   $ 83,921     $ 93,238     $ 94,317     $ 101,152     $ 372,629  
                                         
Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA Margin4     38.8 %     42.1 %     43.3 %     45.1 %     42.3 %
 
1 Interactive Data's adjusted EBITDA excludes items that are either not part of the Company's ongoing core operations, do not require a cash outlay or are not otherwise expected to recur in the ordinary course. In addition to excluding the aforementioned items, Interactive Data's pro forma adjusted EBITDA also reflects other adjustments permitted under the Company's senior secured credit facilities. The Company's pro forma adjusted EBITDA measure is based on the definition of EBITDA set forth in the agreements governing the Company's senior secured credit facilities. Please note that the sum of certain amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.
 
2 Other non-recurring charges include the impact of the deferred revenue adjustment, the loss on extinguishment of debt, facility consolidation costs, and certain severance and retention expenses.
 
3 Other charges include management fees, earnout-related expense, non-cash foreign exchange expense, acquisition-related adjustments, professional fees related to the registration of the Company's debt securities, and other costs.
 
4 Adjusted EBITDA margin and pro forma adjusted EBITDA margin are calculated by dividing each EBITDA measure by non-GAAP revenue (total revenue less deferred revenue adjustment).
 
5 Pro forma cost savings of up to a maximum of $30 million annually is an adjustment permitted under the Company's credit agreements for activities that may include, but are not limited to, the consolidation of a number of legacy organizational silos, technology platforms and content databases.
 
 
 
Non-GAAP Free Cash Flow  
(In thousands)  
   
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended  
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2012   2011   Change     2012   2011   Change  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 93,652   $ 83,457   12.2 %   $ 342,629   $ 329,340   4.0 %
  Capital Expenditures     15,483     19,457   -20.4 %     61,443     50,260   22.3 %
Free Cash Flow   $ 78,169   $ 64,000   22.1 %   $ 281,186   $ 279,080   0.8 %
                                     
                                     
                                     

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