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May
2013
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02:30 PM
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TransUnion Reports First Quarter 2013 Results


CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - TransUnion today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 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).


First Quarter 2013 Highlights




  • Total revenue for the first quarter increased 3.5%. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.3% and acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.6%. 

    • Revenue in USIS Online Data Services increased 4.6%, driven by an increase in online credit report volumes in the financial services and reseller markets.

    • Revenue in USIS Decision Services increased 6.9%, driven by growth in Financial Services and Healthcare. 

    • Revenue in International emerging markets declined 1.5%, as constant currency growth in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific was offset by the impact of weakening foreign currencies. 

      • Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in emerging markets revenue of 10.2%. 

      • Acquisitions accounted for an increase in emerging markets revenue of 4.7%.



    • Revenue in the Interactive segment increased 18.0%, 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.



  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $93.3 million, an increase of 3.3% compared to the prior year, while the Company continued to invest in new initiatives to drive long-term growth. 






"In the first quarter we generated organic constant currency growth, versus a particularly strong first quarter of 2012, while continuing to invest in long-term growth initiatives," said Jim Peck, the Company's president and chief executive officer. "In my first quarter at TransUnion, I've found a company abundant with potential. We will further unlock this potential by continuing to identify, pursue and invest in organic growth initiatives that will drive long-term growth and value creation." 


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 March 31, 2013, and compare this to the combination of TransUnion Holding stand-alone results from inception through March 31, 2012, and the TransUnion Corp. Predecessor consolidated results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 (combined results for the three months ended March 31, 2012). 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 TransUnion Holding and TransUnion Crop. Combined Segment Information Unaudited 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.


First Quarter 2013 Results


The Company reported revenue of $290.5 million, an increase of 3.5% compared to the first quarter of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.3%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.6%.


Operating income of $44.2 million in the first quarter, compared to $65.6 million in the prior year, was negatively impacted by a $23.4 million increase in depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments to record tangible and intangibles assets at fair value due to 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"). Excluding depreciation and amortization, operating income increased 2.3% compared to the first quarter of 2012, while the Company continued to invest in new initiatives to drive long-term growth. 


Non-operating expense was $50.1 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $41.7 million in the prior year due to an 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 first and fourth quarters of 2012, respectively. Higher interest expense and the purchase accounting depreciation and amortization contributed to the net loss attributable to the Company of $6.3 million compared to net income of $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. 


Segment Highlights


U.S. Information Services (USIS)


USIS revenue was $183.7 million, an increase of 1.7% percent compared to the first quarter of 2012, with increases in Online Data Services and Decision Services due to improved market conditions and growth in Financial Services, Resellers and Healthcare.




  • Online Data Services revenue was $127.1 million, an increase of 4.6%, driven by an increase in credit report volumes.

  • Credit Marketing Services revenue was $31.8 million, a decrease of 11.7%, due to a large one-time batch job in the first quarter of 2012.

  • Decision Services revenue was $24.8 million, an increase of 6.9%, driven by growth in Financial Services and Healthcare. 



Operating income of $43.1 million, compared to $55.6 million in the prior year, was negatively impacted by $14.4 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 operating income increased 2.6% compared to the first quarter of 2012 as the Company continued to invest in new initiatives to drive long-term growth. 


International


International revenue was $55.7 million, a decrease of 1.6% compared to the first quarter of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 6.4%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 2.8%. 




  • Developed markets revenue was $22.0 million, a decrease of 1.8%, as growth in Hong Kong was offset by weakness in Canada. A weakening Canadian dollar accounted for a reduction in revenue of 0.4%.

  • Emerging markets revenue was $33.7 million, a decrease of 1.5%, as constant currency growth in Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific was offset by the impact of weakening foreign currencies. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 10.2%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 4.7%.



Operating income of $2.4 million, compared to $14.8 million in the prior year, was negatively impacted by $7.5 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 operating income declined 28.2% compared to the first quarter of 2012. The remaining decline is attributable to planned integration costs of our Brazilian and South African acquisitions, continued investment in growth and the negative impact of foreign currency. 


Interactive


Interactive revenue was $51.1 million, an increase of 18.0% compared to the first 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 of $15.4 million increased 55.6% compared to the prior year due to the increase in revenue and despite the negative impact of $1.0 million from additional depreciation and amortization, resulting primarily from purchase accounting adjustments related to the 2012 Change of Control Transaction. Excluding depreciation and amortization, Interactive operating income increased 59.6% compared to the first quarter of 2012. 


Selected Liquidity Data


Cash and cash equivalents was $117.4 million at March 31, 2013 and $154.3 million at December 31, 2012. Cash provided by operating activities of TransUnion Holding in the first quarter of 2013 was $13.5 million. Other first quarter 2013 cash activity of TransUnion Holding included: $16.4 million used for cash capital expenditures; $24.3 million used for other investing activities; $7.7 million used for financing activities; and $2.0 million used from the effect of exchange rate changes on cash.


Recent Developments


Refinancing of Senior Secured Credit Facilities


On March 1, 2013, amendment No. 4 to the Company's senior secured credit facility became effective. The amendment, among other things, lowered the floor on the term loan from 1.50% to 1.25%, lowered the margin on the term loan from 4.00% to 3.00%, extended the term loan maturity date one year to February 2019, delayed the first required excess cash payments until 2014, and relaxed certain covenant requirements.


Earnings Conference Call


In conjunction with this release, TransUnion will host a conference call today, May 7, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. (CT) via a live teleconference to discuss the business trends supporting first 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: 877-415-3186

International dial-in: 857-244-7329

Teleconference code: 37094686


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 March 31, 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.



























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 
TRANSUNION HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in millions, except per share data)
 
    March 31,

2013
    December 31,

 2012
 
    Unaudited          
Assets                
Current assets:                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 117.4     $ 154.3  
  Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance of $0.8 and $1.7     180.8       163.6  
  Other current assets     75.8       82.7  
Total current assets     374.0       400.6  
                 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $37.9 and $26.4     116.3       121.2  
Other marketable securities     10.8       11.4  
Goodwill     1,809.0       1,804.2  
Other intangibles, net     1,886.6       1,911.6  
Other assets     132.8       129.8  
Total assets   $ 4,329.5     $ 4,378.8  
                 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity                
Current liabilities:                
  Trade accounts payable   $ 82.6     $ 78.4  
  Current portion of long-term debt     10.5       10.6  
  Other current liabilities     108.1       129.3  
Total current liabilities     201.2       218.3  
                 
Long-term debt     2,663.9       2,670.3  
Other liabilities     671.7       679.4  
Total liabilities     3,536.8       3,568.0  
                 
Redeemable noncontrolling interests     22.2       14.7  
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
  Common stock, $0.01 par value; 200.0 million shares authorized at March 31, 2013, 110.2 million and 110.2 million shares issued at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively, and 109.8 million shares and 110.1 million shares outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively     1.1       1.1  
  Additional paid-in capital     1,111.5       1,109.4  
  Treasury stock at cost; 0.4 million shares at March 31, 2013 and 0.1 million shares at December 31, 2012     (2.7 )     (0.7 )
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     (389.0 )     (382.6 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (40.7 )     (24.4 )
Total TransUnion Holding Company, Inc. stockholders' equity     680.2       702.8  
Noncontrolling interests     90.3       93.3  
Total stockholders' equity     770.5       796.1  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 4,329.5     $ 4,378.8  
                 
                 




























































































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TRANSUNION HOLDING COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in millions)
 
    Three Months Ended

March 31, 2013
      From the Date of Inception Through

March 31, 2012
    Unaudited          
Revenue   $ 290.5     $ -  
                 
Operating expenses                
  Cost of services (exclusive of depreciation and amortization below)     117.7       -  
  Selling, general and administrative     83.3       -
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