Verisk Analytics, Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal-Year 2009 Financial Results

Delivers 14.9% Revenue Growth and $1.21 Adjusted EPS for 2009

JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009:

Financial Highlights

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

  • Diluted GAAP earnings/(loss) per share ("diluted GAAP EPS") were $0.70 for the fiscal-year 2009 and ($0.03) for fourth-quarter 2009, reflecting the one-time noncash charge of $57.7 million related to an accelerated ESOP allocation, which is not deductible for income tax. Diluted adjusted earnings per share ("diluted adjusted EPS") were $1.21 for fiscal-year 2009 and $0.32 for fourth-quarter 2009, an increase of 18.6% and 28.0%, respectively, versus the same periods in 2008.
  • Total revenues increased 14.9% for fiscal-year 2009 and 14.5% for the fourth quarter, driven by 29.3% and 26.9% increases, respectively, in Decision Analytics revenues. Risk Assessment revenues grew 3.9% and 4.2% for fiscal year 2009 and fourth-quarter 2009, respectively, despite the weak growth of premiums for our property/casualty insurance customers. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, total revenues grew 11.2% and 10.9% for the fiscal year and fourth quarter, respectively.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 13.4% to $447.5 million for fiscal-year 2009 and 21.5% to $120.6 million for fourth-quarter 2009. Adjusted net income increased 13.6% to $221.1 million for fiscal-year 2009 and 28.9% to $59.9 million for fourth-quarter 2009.
  • Net income for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, was $126.6 million, and adjusted net income was $221.1 million after adding back ESOP expense, including the accelerated ESOP allocation and other adjustments detailed in Table 4. For the fourth quarter, net income/(loss) and adjusted net income were ($6.4) million and $59.9 million, respectively.

Frank J. Coyne, chairman, president, and CEO, said, "We are pleased to report these strong results in our first year-end report as a public company. Verisk has a proven business model that continues to deliver profitable growth in a tough economic environment. In Decision Analytics, we continue to see strong performance of our mortgage analytics business, among others. With the recent acquisition of Strategic Analytics, we have enhanced our analytic capabilities in the mortgage market and extended our reach to the consumer lending market. We also remain excited about the cross-sell opportunity between our Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics businesses, having achieved some valuable sales at the end of 2009."

"In addition to the impressive growth in our Decision Analytics businesses, we have been able to continue to grow our Risk Assessment businesses despite the weakness in property/casualty insurance premiums for our customers. While we recognize the challenges continue for our customers, we believe the value proposition of our offerings is even more important to them in this environment. As a result, we can continue to grow our revenues in the face of declining premiums," added Coyne.

Summary of Results for Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter 2009

Table 1

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands, except per share amounts)
Revenues $265,126 $231,469 14.5% $1,027,104 $893,550 14.9%
Adjusted EBITDA $120,562 $99,191 21.5% $447,499 $394,493 13.4%
Net income $(6,445) $36,439 (117.7%) $126,614 $158,228 (20.0%)
Adjusted net income $59,900 $46,467 28.9% $221,081 $194,653 13.6%
Diluted GAAP EPS $(0.03) $0.20 (115.0%) $0.70 $0.83 (15.7%)
Diluted adjusted EPS $0.32 $0.25 28.0% $1.21 $1.02 18.6%

Revenues

Revenues grew 14.9% for the fiscal year and 14.5% for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions (AER, D2Hawkeye, TierMed, and Enabl-u), revenues grew 11.2% for fiscal-year 2009 and 10.9% for the quarter.

Table 2A

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended  
  December 31, Change December 31, Change
  2009 2008 (%) 2009 2008 (%)
  (In thousands)
Decision Analytics revenues by category:        
Fraud identification and detection solutions $73,325 $56,340 30.1% $273,103 $213,994 27.6%
Loss prediction solutions 36,626 25,775 42.1% 137,328 95,128 44.4%
Loss quantification solutions 24,092 23,505 2.5% 92,697 80,037 15.8%
             
Total Decision Analytics $134,043 $105,620 26.9% $503,128 $389,159 29.3%

Within the Decision Analytics segment, revenues grew 29.3% for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and 20.8% excluding recent acquisitions. Fiscal 2009 revenue growth not related to acquisitions was led by a 27.6% increase in our fraud identification solutions revenues, as growth in mortgage fraud and other fraud detection solutions continued.

Loss quantification solutions revenues grew 15.8% for the year and reported 2.5% growth for fourth-quarter 2009. Fourth quarter revenue from 2008 included additional professional services revenue from a customer that did not recur in 2009. Excluding this 2008 revenue, loss quantification revenues for the fourth quarter would have grown double-digits. Loss prediction solutions revenues grew at 9.7% for fiscal 2009 and 9.6% for the quarter, excluding the impact of the recent acquisitions.

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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. The slightly higher growth of 4.2% in the fourth quarter reflected increased usage of actuarial services for special projects and growth in our statistical agency and data services.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues increased 27.0% in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, and 10.9% excluding the impact of recent acquisitions and the accelerated ESOP allocation. After also excluding the increased pension costs primarily due to the downturn in the global financial markets and the associated decline in our pension assets, cost of revenues grew 7.1%. The remaining increase in cost of revenues was primarily due to increases in salary and benefits, as well as third-party data costs related primarily to our mortgage fraud analytics solutions.

Cost of revenues increased 56.7% in fourth-quarter 2009 and 7.5% excluding the impact of recent acquisitions and the accelerated ESOP allocation. After also excluding the increased pension costs discussed above, cost of revenues grew 3.4%.

Selling, General, and Administrative

Selling, general, and administrative expense increased 23.9% in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, and 4.1% excluding the impact of recent acquisitions and the accelerated ESOP allocation. After also excluding the increased pension costs discussed earlier, selling, general, and administrative expense grew 1.8%.

Selling, general, and administrative expense grew 30.1% in the fourth-quarter 2009, but declined 12.3% excluding the impact of recent acquisitions and the accelerated ESOP allocation. After also excluding the increased pension costs discussed previously, selling, general, and administrative declined 13.5%, reflecting the benefit of an insurance recovery paid to Verisk, savings in 401(k) costs due to the ESOP acceleration, as well as adjustments to staffing levels.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA declined 0.6% in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 as a result of the accelerated ESOP allocation, and Adjusted EBITDA grew 13.4% in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 as shown in Table 3A. For the fourth quarter, Adjusted EBITDA grew 21.5%.

At the time of our initial public offering, the company accelerated the allocation of ESOP shares, causing a one-time, noncash charge of $57.7 million in fourth-quarter 2009. This acceleration will eliminate the portion of ESOP expense not associated with the 401(k) and profit sharing contributions going forward. Because Verisk does not expect these ESOP allocation expenses, or IPO-related costs, to impact EBITDA in 2010 and forward, the company believes it is appropriate to present Adjusted EBITDA.

The Adjusted EBITDA margin was 43.6% for fiscal-year 2009, a decline from Adjusted EBITDA margin of 44.1% in the same period in 2008. The overall Adjusted EBITDA margin in fourth-quarter 2009 was 45.5% compared to 42.9% in the comparable period of 2008. The 2009 margin benefited from an insurance recovery paid to Verisk of $2.0 million and by approximately $1.8 million in savings in 401(k) costs due to the ESOP acceleration. Increased pension expense, as discussed earlier, negatively impacted Adjusted EBITDA margin by 1.8% for the full year and 1.7% for the fourth quarter.

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 22.8% for Decision Analytics and 7.2% for Risk Assessment for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 as shown in Table 3B. However, increased pension costs primarily related to the global economic downturn in 2008 had a negative impact on Adjusted EBITDA margin of 0.6% for Decision Analytics and 2.9% for Risk Assessment.

For fiscal 2009, Adjusted EBITDA margins were 48.4% and 38.6% for Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics, respectively. Risk Assessment Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 52.3% in the fourth quarter, benefiting in part from $1.7 million of the insurance recovery and reduction in 401(k) costs discussed above. Decision Analytics Adjusted EBITDA margin was 38.8% in the quarter, up from 37.2% in fourth-quarter 2008.

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 declined 20.0% in fiscal-year 2009 primarily because of the $57.7 million noncash, nondeductible charge related to the accelerated ESOP allocation, which was partially offset by growth in our business. Adjusted net income grew 13.6% in fiscal-year 2009 and 28.9% for fourth-quarter 2009. Included in the adjustment to net income was a $1.2 million noncash charge, net of tax, related to an impairment of a minority investment in a telematics business.

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 $326.4 million and increased $78.5 million, or 31.7%, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 compared to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. This growth was primarily a result of a $58.5 million increase due to the improved profitability of the business, $21.4 million due to working capital benefit, and $10.2 million due to decreased employee-related payments related to an additional pay cycle that occurred in 2008. This was partially offset by $6.0 million of increased tax payments, net of benefits related to exercised stock options, and an increase of $5.2 million in interest expense versus 2008 due to higher borrowing costs and increased debt balances.

Capital expenditures were $43.7 million in 2009, an increase of $10.5 million over 2008 due to investment in infrastructure, acquisitions, and new product development. Capital expenditures were 4.3% of revenue in 2009.

Business Outlook

Mr. Coyne concluded, "We're confident in our ability to execute our growth plans and are pleased with the double-digit revenue growth we have been able to deliver this year. Our revenue growth has been achieved while continuing to deliver attractive EBITDA margins and free cash flow growth."

Conference Call

Verisk's management team will host a live audio webcast on Wednesday, March 10, 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 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 #58951656.

About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of risk assessment solutions to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage lending, government, risk management, and human resources. 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.

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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:

  • 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-K 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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