Verisk Analytics, Inc. Reports First-Quarter 2010 Financial Results

Delivers 12.4% revenue growth and $0.33 adjusted EPS

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010:

First-Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights

See Tables 4 and 5 for a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the relevant GAAP measures.

  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share (“diluted GAAP EPS”) were $0.29 for the first-quarter 2010 and diluted adjusted earnings per share (“diluted adjusted EPS”) were $0.33, an increase of 13.8% versus the same period in 2009.
  • Total revenues increased 12.4% for first-quarter 2010, driven by 21.9% growth in Decision Analytics revenues. Risk Assessment revenues grew 3.9% for the quarter, matching the growth rate in 2009 despite weaker premiums for our property/casualty insurance customers. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, total revenues grew 11.8% for the first quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.8% to $123.6 million for first-quarter 2010 and adjusted net income increased 17.7% to $62.0 million.  Net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $55.4 million.
  • The company announced the authorization by the Board of Directors of a $150 million share repurchase program to be executed at management’s discretion.  The program is intended to limit shareholder dilution from option grants and other employee benefit plans.

Frank J. Coyne, chairman, president, and CEO, said, “As we enter 2010, we continue to deliver growth and profitability, demonstrating the value of our solutions to all of our customers.”

“Decision Analytics continues to deliver significant growth over a strong showing in 2009.  Our mortgage analytics services continue to grow nicely in 2010, even after a robust 2009, and recent reduced levels of mortgage originations.  Our integration of Strategic Analytics is proceeding well and we have seen the power of combining Strategic Analytics’ capabilities with our other solutions.  And we remain enthusiastic about the continued strong performance of insurance-facing services, such as our loss quantification solutions, which grew by double digits from both existing services, as well as through our new solutions, such as contents estimation and geographic expansion.”

“Even with premium declines for our property/casualty customers, Risk Assessment continues to show steady growth, illustrating that our customers recognize our solutions as an integral part of managing their businesses through both good and bad times,” Mr. Coyne added.

“We are pleased to deliver revenue growth near the high end of the long-term organic growth target we set at the IPO, while also delivering strong EBITDA and adjusted net income growth. We continue to evaluate M&A opportunities and are optimistic we can find attractive businesses to add to our portfolio,” concluded Mr. Coyne.

Summary of Results for First Quarter

Table 1

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

          Change
2010 2009 %

 

 

 

Revenues
EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA
Net income
Adjusted net income
Diluted GAAP EPS
Diluted adjusted EPS

 

 

 

 $      276,154
 $      123,647
 $      123,647
 $       55,375
 $       62,046
 $           0.29
 $           0.33

 

 

 $    245,751
 $    104,908
 $    107,741
 $     44,915
 $     52,705
 $         0.25
 $         0.29

 

 

12.4%
17.9%
14.8%
23.3%
17.7%
16.0%
13.8%

 

Revenues

Overall, revenues grew 12.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions (TierMed, Enabl-u, and Strategic Analytics), revenues grew 11.8% for the quarter, led by the 20.6% organic growth of Decision Analytics. 

Table 2A

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,

        Change
2010 2009 %

(in thousands)

Decision Analytics revenues by category:
Fraud identification and detection solutions

 $     78,795

 

 $     63,842

 

23.4%

Loss prediction solutions

36,928

 

30,953

 

19.3%

Loss quantification solutions

25,853

 

21,390

 

20.9%

Total Decision Analytics

 $  141,576

 $   116,185

21.9%

 

 

Within the Decision Analytics segment, revenues grew 21.9% for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and 20.6% excluding recent acquisitions.  During the quarter, organic revenue growth was led by a 22.9% increase in the company’s fraud identification solutions revenues, as growth in mortgage fraud analytics and other fraud detection solutions continued, even with a larger revenue base.

Loss prediction solutions revenues grew at 19.3% for the quarter and 16.0% organically, as Verisk saw strong growth from both weather and climate risk predictive modeling and healthcare analytics and continued growth from its catastrophe modeling solutions.  In the first quarter of 2010, D2Hawkeye and AER became a part of the reported organic growth, as they have now been owned in both the reported and comparable periods.

Loss quantification solutions revenues grew 20.9% for first-quarter 2010, with contributions from existing solutions as well as newer solutions and markets. 

Table 2B

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands)
Risk Assessment revenues by category:            
Industry standard insurance programs $84,727 $82,338 2.9% $341,079 $329,858 3.4%
Property-specific rating and underwriting information 32,939 31,261 5.4% 132,027 125,835 4.9%
Statistical agency and data services 7,465 6,895 8.3% 28,619 27,451 4.3%
Actuarial services 5,952 5,355 11.1% 22,251 21,247 4.7%
             
Total Risk Assessment $131,083 $125,849 4.2% $523,976 $504,391 3.9%

 

Within the Risk Assessment segment, revenues grew 3.9% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 as customers continue to value the company’s solutions despite the industry-wide property/casualty premium decline of 4.0% in commercial lines for the 2008 period, which influences the company’s 2010 invoices. Property-specific rating and underwriting information benefited from increased transaction volumes in the first-quarter 2010.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues increased 6.9% in the quarter ended March 31, 2010, and 5.7% excluding the impact of recent acquisitions. The increase in cost of revenues was due to third-party data costs related primarily to the company’s mortgage fraud analytics solutions, as well as increases in salary and benefits.  The cost of revenues for Risk Assessment declined slightly because of decreased salary and benefits, in part related to staff support in property-specific rating and underwriting information.

Selling, General and Administrative

Selling, general and administrative expense grew 12.6% in first-quarter 2010, and 11.6%, excluding the impact of recent acquisitions.  The increase was largely related to increased salary and benefits, primarily due to increased incentive compensation related to IPO stock option grants.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA grew 17.9% and 14.8%, respectively, in the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are now consistent for first-quarter 2010 as the primary adjustments of ESOP allocation expense and IPO-related costs are zero for the current period.

The Adjusted EBITDA margin was 44.8% for first-quarter 2010, an increase from the Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.8% in the same period in 2009. The improved margin reflects decreased salary and benefits as a percentage of revenue versus 2009, which was partially offset by incremental data and consulting costs, primarily related to the growth in transactions in mortgage solutions.

Table 3A

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands)
EBITDA $59,837 $93,611 (36.1%) $373,206 $375,414 (0.6%)
plus: ESOP allocation expense 57,720 2,546   67,322 12,563  
plus: IPO-related costs 3,005 3,034   6,971 6,516  
             
Adjusted EBITDA $120,562 $99,191 21.5% $447,499 $394,493 13.4%
             
EBITDA margin 22.6% 40.4%   36.3% 42.0%  
Adjusted EBITDA margin 45.5% 42.9%   43.6% 44.1%  

Adjusted EBITDA grew 27.8% for Decision Analytics and 5.3% for Risk Assessment for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 as shown in Table 3B. For first-quarter 2010, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margins were 48.7% for Risk Assessment and 41.1% for Decision Analytics.  Expansion of Decision Analytics margin was driven by operating leverage. The Risk Assessment margin benefited from topline growth for first- quarter 2010 while not impacted by annual salary and equity compensation increases that occur annually in the second quarter. Additionally, lower pension expenses provided a benefit in the quarter.

Table 3B

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands)
Segment EBITDA:            
Risk Assessment $33,812 $55,393 (39.0%) $210,928 $222,706 (5.3%)
EBITDA margin 25.8% 44.0%   40.3% 44.2%  
Decision Analytics $26,025 38,218 (31.9%) $162,278 152,708 6.3%
EBITDA margin 19.4% 36.2%   32.3% 39.2%  
Total EBITDA $59,837 $93,611 (36.1%) $373,206 $375,414 (0.6%)
EBITDA margin 22.6% 40.4%   36.3% 42.0%  
             
Adjusted segment EBITDA:            
Risk Assessment $68,507 $59,866 14.4% $253,419 $236,432 7.2%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 52.3% 47.6%   48.4% 46.9%  
Decision Analytics $52,055 $39,325 32.4% $194,080 $158,061 22.8%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 38.8% 37.2%   38.6% 40.6%  
Total adjusted EBITDA $120,562 $99,191 21.5% $447,499 $394,493 13.4%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 45.5% 42.9%   43.6% 44.1%  

Net Income and Adjusted Net Income

Net income increased 23.3% in first-quarter 2010, reflecting the growth in our business. Adjusted net income grew 17.7% in first-quarter 2010. Included in the adjustment to net income was a $2.4 million noncash charge related to recently enacted changes in the tax treatment for the Medicare Part D subsidy. The income tax effect on amortization of intangibles is calculated at 41.0%, our effective rate excluding the impact of the Medicare tax subsidy discussed above.

The table below sets forth a reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and adjusted EPS based on our historical results:

Table 4

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Net income $(6,445) $36,439 (117.7%) $126,614 $158,228 (20.0%)
plus: Amortization of intangibles 7,635 7,577   32,621 29,555  
plus: ESOP allocation expense 57,720 2,546   67,322 12,563  
plus: IPO-related costs 3,005 3,034   6,971 6,516  
plus: Minority investment impairment, net of tax 1,172  —    1,172  —   
less: Income tax effect on amortization of intangibles (3,187) (3,129)   (13,619) (12,209)  
             
Adjusted net income $59,900 $46,467 28.9% $221,081 $194,653 13.6%
             
             
Basic adjusted EPS $0.33 $0.26 26.9% $1.26 $1.06 18.9%
             
Diluted adjusted EPS $0.32 $0.25 28.0% $1.21 $1.02 18.6%
             
             
Weighted average shares outstanding            
Basic 179,545,631 176,701,294   174,767,795 182,885,700  
             
Diluted 188,479,023 183,481,468   182,165,661 190,231,700  

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities and Capital Expenditures

Net cash provided by operating activities was $137.2 million and increased $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 compared with first-quarter 2009. The growth was primarily a result of an $18.1 million increase due to the improved profitability of the business and a $5.4 million decrease in tax payments.  This was offset largely by a $21.8 million increase in working capital related to accelerated timing of certain customer payments that were received in fourth-quarter 2009, while they were received in the first quarter in 2009, as well as timing of other operating payments.

Capital expenditures were $8.9 million in first-quarter 2010, a decrease of $2.7 million from first-quarter 2009 due to investment in infrastructure in 2009 that did not recur in 2010. Capital expenditures were 3.2% of revenue in first-quarter 2010. Verisk expects capital expenditures to be approximately $43 million for full-year 2010. 

Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures represented more than 100% of EBITDA during the quarter, reflecting continued strong cash conversion as well as fees paid in advance for 2010 for some of the company’s services.

Share Repurchase Authorization

Verisk announced today that its Board of Directors approved a new $150 million share repurchase authorization of its stock. Under the new program, Verisk may repurchase shares in the open market or as otherwise may be determined by the company, subject to market conditions, business opportunities, and other factors. The company has no obligation to repurchase shares under the program and intends to use this authorization as a means of offsetting dilution from the issuance of shares under employee compensation plans.

This authorization has no expiration date and may be suspended or terminated at any time. Repurchased shares will be recorded as treasury stock, but will be available for future issuance.

Mr. Coyne noted,”This repurchase program is consistent with our statement to the market about limiting dilution from options.  With significant free cash flow and low leverage, our financial capacity gives us the flexibility to continue to execute our growth strategies, including acquisitions, while giving us flexibility to implement a share repurchase program.”

Conference Call

Verisk’s management team will host a live audio webcast on Friday, May 7, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time (5:30 a.m. Pacific time) to discuss the financial results and business highlights. All interested parties are invited to listen to the live event via webcast on the Verisk investor website at http://investor.verisk.com. The discussion is also available through dial-in number 1-877-368-8165 for U.S./Canada participants or 970-315-0262 for international participants.

A replay of the webcast will be available on the Verisk investor website, http://investor.verisk.com, for 30 days and also through the conference call number 1-800-642-1687 for U.S./Canada participants or 706-645-9291 for international participants using Conference ID #70293505.

About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) is a leading provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision-support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit www.verisk.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control and that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.

Other factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements can be found in Verisk’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K, and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from what we projected. Any forward-looking statement in this release reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Notes Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information as supplemental information regarding its operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. The company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP measures, such as EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income, and adjusted EPS, provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to its financial condition and results of operations. In addition, the company’s management uses these measures for reviewing the financial results of the company and for budgeting and planning purposes.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

The table below sets forth a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA based on our historical results:

Table 5

  Three Months Ended Year Ended
  December 31, December 31,
  2009 2008 2009 2008
  (In thousands)
Net income $(6,445) $36,439 $126,614 $158,228
Depreciation and amortization of fixed and intangible assets 17,679 17,416 71,199 64,872
Investment income and realized losses on securities, net 1,917 646  2,137  327
Interest expense 9,139 8,750 35,265 31,316
Provision for income taxes 37,547 30,360 137,991 120,671
         
EBITDA $59,837 $93,611 $373,206 $375,414
plus: ESOP allocation expense 57,720 2,546 67,322 12,563
plus: IPO-related costs 3,005 3,034 6,971 6,516
         
Adjusted EBITDA $120,562 $99,191 $447,499 $394,493

 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are financial measures that management uses to evaluate the performance of our segments.  The company defines “EBITDA” as net income before investment income, realized (gains)/losses on securities, interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The company defines “Adjusted EBITDA” as EBITDA before ESOP allocation expense, IPO-related costs, and other nonrecurring items.


 

Although EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are frequently used by securities analysts, lenders and others in their evaluation of companies, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for an analysis of our statement of cash flow reported under GAAP. Management uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in conjunction with traditional GAAP operating performance measures as part of its overall assessment of company performance. Some of these limitations are as follows:

·                EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments.

·                EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirement for, our working capital needs.

·                Although depreciation and amortization are noncash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized often will have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements.

·                Other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures.

Attached Financial Statements

Please refer to the full Form 10-Q filing for the complete financial statements and related notes.

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

As of December 31, 2009 and 2008

 

  2009 2008
  (In thousands, except for share and per share data)
ASSETS  
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 71,527  $ 33,185
Available-for-sale securities  5,445  5,114
Accounts receivable, net  89,436  83,941
Prepaid expenses  16,155  13,010
Deferred income taxes, net  4,405  4,490
Federal and foreign income taxes receivable  16,721  12,311
State and local income taxes receivable  —   689
Other current assets  21,656  16,187
Total current assets  225,345  168,927
     
Noncurrent assets:    
Fixed assets, net  89,165  82,587
Intangible assets, net  108,526  112,713
Goodwill  490,829  447,372
Deferred income taxes, net  66,257  100,256
State income taxes receivable  6,536  8,112
Other assets  10,295  8,910
Total assets  $ 996,953  $ 928,877
     
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT  
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $ 101,401  $ 83,381
Acquisition related liabilities  —  82,700
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt  66,660  219,398
Pension and postretirement benefits, current  5,284  5,397
Fees received in advance  125,520  114,023
State and local income taxes payable  1,414  —
Total current liabilities  300,279  504,899
     
Noncurrent liabilities:    
Long-term debt  527,509  450,356
Pension benefits  102,046  133,914
Postretirement benefits  25,108  23,798
Other liabilities  76,960  76,194
Total liabilities  1,031,902  1,189,161
     
Redeemable common stock:    
ISO Class A redeemable common stock, stated at redemption value,
$.0002 par value; 335,000,000 shares authorized; 150,388,050 shares
issued and 37,306,950 outstanding as of December 31, 2008 and vested
options at intrinsic value (1)
 —  752,912
ISO Class A unearned common stock KSOP shares  —  (3,373)
Total redeemable common stock  —  749,539
     
Commitments and contingencies    
Stockholders' deficit:    
Verisk Class A common stock, $.001 par value; 1,200,000,000
shares authorized; 125,815,600 shares issued and outstanding as of
December 31, 2009 (1)
 30  —
ISO Class B common stock, $.0002 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares
authorized; 500,225,000 shares issued and 143,187,100 outstanding
as of December 31, 2008 (1)
 —  100
Verisk Class B (series 1) common stock, $.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 205,637,925 shares issued and 27,118,975 outstanding as of December 31, 2009 (1)  50  —
Verisk Class B (series 2) common stock, $.001 par value; 400,000,000
shares authorized; 205,637,925 shares issued and 27,118,975 outstanding
as of December 31, 2009 (1)
 50  —
Unearned KSOP contributions  (1,305)  —
Additional paid-in capital  652,573  —
Treasury stock, at cost, 357,037,900 shares as of December 31, 2009
and 2008 (1)
 (683,994)  (683,994)
Retained earning/(accumulated deficit)  51,275  (243,495)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (53,628)  (82,434)
Total stockholders' deficit  (34,949)  (1,009,823)
Total liabilities, redeemable common stock and stockholders' deficit  $ 996,953  $ 928,877

 (1) All share and per share data has been adjusted to reflect a fifty-for-one stock split that occurred in October 2009.

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For The Years Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008

  2009 2008
  (In thousands, except for share and per share data)
Revenues  $ 1,027,104  $ 893,550
     
Expenses:    
Cost of revenues (exclusive of items shown separately below)  491,294  386,897
Selling, general and administrative  162,604  131,239
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets  38,578  35,317
Amortization of intangible assets  32,621  29,555
Total expenses  725,097  583,008
     
Operating income  302,007  310,542
     
Other income/(expense):    
Investment income  195  2,184
Realized losses on securities, net  (2,332)  (2,511)
Interest expense  (35,265)  (31,316)
Total other expense, net  (37,402)  (31,643)
     
Income before income taxes  264,605  278,899
Provision for income taxes  (137,991)  (120,671)
 Net income  $ 126,614  $ 158,228
     
Basic net income per share of Class A and Class B (1)  $ 0.72  $ 0.87
     
Diluted net income per share of Class A and Class B (1)  $ 0.70  $ 0.83
     
Weighted average shares outstanding:    
 Basic (1)  174,767,795  182,885,700
 Diluted (1)  182,165,661  190,231,700

 (1) All share and per share data has been adjusted to reflect a fifty-for-one stock split that occurred in October 2009.

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For The Years Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008

 

  2009 2008
  (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $ 126,614  $ 158,228
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets  38,578  35,317
Amortization of intangible assets  32,621  29,555
Amortization of debt issuance costs  785  —
Allowance for doubtful accounts  916  1,536
KSOP compensation expense  76,065  22,274
Acquisition related compensation expense  —  300
Stock-based compensation  12,744  9,881
Non-cash charges/(credits) associated with performance based appreciation awards   4,039  (91)
Interest income on notes receivable from stockholders  —  (1,050)
Proceeds from repayment of interest on notes receivable from stockholders  —  2,318
Realized losses on securities, net  2,332  2,511
Deferred income taxes  12,190  19,895
Other operating  222  284
Loss on disposal of assets  810  1,082
Non-cash charges associated with lease termination  196  —
Excess tax benefits from exercised stock options  (19,976)  (26,099)
     
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable  (1,990)  3,609
Prepaid expenses and other assets  (1,839)  (6,486)
Federal and foreign income taxes  13,662  5,969
State and local income taxes  5,710  (5,977)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  2,986  3,075
Acquisition related liabilities  (300)  (2,200)
Fees received in advance  10,460  (1,042)
Other liabilities  9,576  (4,983)
Net cash provided by operating activities   326,401  247,906

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

For The Years Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008

 

  2009 2008
  (In thousands)
     
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired of $9,477 and $365, respectively  (61,350)  (18,951)
Purchase of cost-based investments  —  (5,800)
Earnout payments  (78,100)  (98,100)
Proceeds from release of contingent escrows  129  558
Escrow funding associated with acquisitions  (7,636)  (1,500)
Purchases of available-for-sale securities  (575)  (361)
Proceeds from sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities  886  21,724
Purchases of fixed assets  (38,694)  (30,652)
Proceeds from repayment of notes receivable from stockholders  —  3,863
Issuance of notes receivable from stockholders  —  (1,247)
Net cash used in investing activities  (185,340)  (130,466)
     
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt, net  —  114,000
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt  80,000  150,000
Redemption of ISO Class A common stock  (46,740)  (387,561)
Repurchase of ISO Class B common stock  —  (5,001)
Repayment of current portion of long-term debt  (100,000)  —
Repayment of short-term debt, net  (59,244)  (35,287)
Debt issuance cost  (4,510)  —
Excess tax benefits from exercised stock options  19,976  26,099
Proceeds from repayment of exercise price loans classified as a component of redeemable common stock  —  29,482
Proceeds from stock options exercised  7,709  892
Net cash used in financing activities  (102,809)  (107,376)
     
Effect of exchange rate changes  90  (928)
     
Increase in cash and cash equivalents  38,342  9,136
     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period  33,185  24,049
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period  $ 71,527  $ 33,185
     
Supplemental disclosures:    
Taxes paid  $ 111,458  $ 99,323
     
Interest paid  $ 34,201  $ 28,976
     
Non-cash investing and financing activities:    
Loans made to directors and officers in connection with the exercise of stock options  $ —  $ (20,148)
     
Redemption of ISO Class A common stock used to repay maturities of notes receivable from stockholders  $ —  $ 42,202
     
Redemption of ISO Class A common stock used to fund the exercise of stock options  $ 2,326  $ 4,281
     
Deferred tax liability established on date of acquisition  $ (5,728)  $ (2,963)
     
Capital lease obligations  $ 3,659  $ 2,610
     
Capital expenditures included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $ 1,388  $ —
     
Decrease in goodwill due to finalization of acquisition related liabilities  $ (4,300)  $ —
     
Accrual of acquisition related liabilities  $ —  $ 82,400
     
Increase in goodwill due to acquisition related escrow distributions  $ 181  $ 4,388

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.

Supplement Cost Information

  For the year ended December 31, 2009
   Total   Risk Assessment   Decision Analytics 
   (In Millions) 
Accelerated ESOP allocation  $ 57.7  $ 32.9  $ 24.8
Cost of revenues  44.4  25.4  19.0
Selling, general and administrative  13.3  7.5  5.8
       
ESOP allocation through the third quarter 2009  $ 9.6  $ 5.5  $ 4.1
Cost of revenues  7.5  4.3  3.2
Selling, general and administrative  2.1  1.2  0.9
       
IPO-related costs  $ 7.0  $ 4.1  $ 2.9
       
Total add-backs to Adjusted EBITDA  $ 74.3  $ 42.5  $ 31.8
       
Incremental pension cost increase over prior year  $ 18.1  $ 15.1  $ 3.0
Cost of revenues  15.0  12.7  2.3
Selling, general and administrative  3.1  2.4  0.7
       
       
  For the three months ended December 31, 2009
   Total   Risk Assessment   Decision Analytics 
   (In Millions) 
Accelerated ESOP allocation, fourth quarter 2009  $ 57.7  $ 32.9  $ 24.8
Cost of revenues  44.4  25.4  19.0
Selling, general and administrative  13.3  7.5  5.8
       
IPO-related costs  $ 3.0  $ 1.7  $ 1.3
       
Total add-backs to Adjusted EBITDA  $ 60.7  $ 34.6  $ 26.1
       
Incremental pension cost increase over prior year  $ 4.5  $ 3.8  $ 0.7
Cost of revenues  4.0  3.4  0.6
Selling, general and administrative  0.5  0.4  0.1
 

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