Verisk Analytics, Inc., Reports Third-Quarter 2015 Financial Results

  • Total revenue grew 22.7%; organic revenue growth was 5.6%, excluding recent acquisitions and pass-through healthcare revenue.
  • Income from continuing operations grew 33.1% to $131.8 million; Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations grew 31.9% to $278.8 million.
  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share (diluted GAAP EPS) grew 32.8% to $0.77; diluted adjusted EPS increased 32.8% to $0.85.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures was $414.3 million, an increase of 50.3% year to date and 46.8% excluding recent acquisitions.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., October 27, 2015 - Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced results for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Scott Stephenson, president and chief executive officer, said, "Our third-quarter results were solid, with mid-single-digit organic revenue growth adjusted for pass-through healthcare revenue and faster Adjusted EBITDA growth as margins expanded. WoodMac saw good subscription growth, highlighting the team's strong ability to execute in a challenging environment for our customers. We are positioned to execute on our strategies to drive profitable growth and create value for our shareholders over the long term."

Table 1: Summary of Results
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Note: Continuing operations reflect the 2014 sale of the mortgage services business. Adjusted net income and adjusted EPS exclude second-quarter nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition.

  Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,       September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Revenues from continuing operations $ 550.4     $ 448.7     22.7 %        $ 1,507.4     $ 1,281.9     17.6 %
Income from continuing operations $ 131.8     $ 99.0     33.1 %   $ 393.8     $ 271.5     45.0 %
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $ 278.8     $ 211.4     31.9 %   $ 732.7     $ 588.4     24.5 %
Adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 145.5     $ 107.8     35.0 %   $ 381.7     $ 298.0     28.1 %
Diluted GAAP EPS from continuing operations $ 0.77     $ 0.58     32.8 %   $ 2.36     $ 1.60     47.5 %
Diluted adjusted EPS from continuing operations        $ 0.85     $ 0.64     32.8 %   $ 2.28     $ 1.75     30.3 %

 

Revenue
Total revenue increased 22.7% in third-quarter 2015 compared with third-quarter 2014. Organic revenue growth was 7.3%, excluding the healthcare analytics business and recent acquisitions in both periods. Insurance solutions led the organic revenue growth in the quarter.

Decision Analytics segment revenue grew 31.8% in the third quarter of 2015 and represented approximately 68.8% of total revenue. Decision Analytics organic revenue growth was 8.1%, excluding the healthcare analytics business and recent acquisitions.

  • Insurance category revenue increased 8.6%, led by strong growth in loss quantification solutions, insurance fraud revenue, and catastrophe modeling services in the quarter. 
  • Financial services category revenue increased 7.3% in the quarter, driven by continued underlying demand for our core solutions and services.
  • Healthcare revenue, net of pass-through revenue in the current and prior-year quarters, declined 2.0%.
  • Energy and specialized markets category organic revenue grew 5.6%. Including the recently acquired Wood Mackenzie and Maplecroft businesses, growth was 431.2%. Wood Mackenzie revenue growth in pounds for the nine months ended September 30 was approximately 7%.

Table 2: Decision Analytics Revenues by Category
(in millions)

  Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,       September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Insurance $ 162.4     $ 149.5     8.6 %         $ 481.4     $ 443.8     8.5 %
Financial services   27.0       25.3     7.3 %     88.6       68.1     30.2 %
Healthcare   80.0       91.9     (13.0 )%     224.1       220.9     1.5 %
Energy and specialized markets   109.2       20.5     431.2 %     198.9       63.4     213.7 %
Total Decision Analytics                    $ 378.6     $ 287.2     31.8 %   $ 993.0     $ 796.2     24.7 %

 

Risk Assessment segment revenue grew 6.4% in the quarter.

  • Revenue growth in industry-standard insurance programs was 6.7%, resulting primarily from the annual effect of growth in 2015 invoices effective from January 1 and growth from new solutions.
  • Property-specific rating and underwriting information revenue grew 5.2% in the third quarter. Growth was led by new sales.

Table 3: Risk Assessment Revenues by Category
(in millions)

  Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,       September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change        2015   2014   Change
Industry-standard insurance programs $ 131.2     $ 122.9     6.7 %     $ 392.5     $ 369.8     6.1 %
Property-specific rating and underwriting information   40.6       38.6     5.2 %     121.9       115.9     5.2 %
Total Risk Assessment                                                        $ 171.8     $ 161.5     6.4 %   $ 514.4     $ 485.7     5.9 %

 

Expenses and Adjusted EBITDA
Cost of revenues increased 16.2% compared with third-quarter 2014. The year-over-year increase is primarily due to contributions from acquisitions as well as salaries, benefits, and rent to support business growth.

Selling, general, and administrative expense, or SG&A, increased 41.2% in the quarter, which is primarily due to acquisitions.

Income from continuing operations increased 33.1% to $131.8 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased 31.9%. Excluding acquisitions and a $15.6 million gain on sale of third-party warrants, Adjusted EBITDA increased 7.2% in the quarter.

  • The 49.0% increase in Decision Analytics Adjusted EBITDA to $176.6 million was the result of acquisitions, growth in the business, and improved operations. Decision Analytics Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter, excluding recent acquisitions and the gain on sale of warrants, grew 4.9%.
  • The third-quarter 2015 Adjusted EBITDA in Risk Assessment increased 10.1% to $102.2 million as a result of revenue growth and good expense management, including the impact of lower costs resulting from the fourth-quarter 2014 talent realignment.

Table 4: Segment Results Summary
(in millions)
Note: Continuing operations reflect the 2014 sale of the mortgage services business. Excludes second-quarter nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition.

  Three Months Ended Three Months Ended  
  September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 Change
  DA   RA   Total DA   RA   Total            DA      RA      Total
Revenues $ 378.6     $ 171.8     $ 550.4   $ 287.2     $ 161.5     $ 448.7   31.8 %   6.4 %   22.7 %
Cost of revenues   (161.9 )     (48.3 )     (210.2 )   (129.9 )     (50.9 )     (180.8 ) 24.5 %   (5.0 )%   16.2 %
SG&A   (58.1 )     (21.2 )     (79.3 )   (38.6 )     (17.6 )     (56.2 ) 50.4 %   21.1 %   41.2 %
Investment income and other   18.0       (0.1 )     17.9     -       (0.3 )     (0.3 ) 100.0 %   94.6 %   6,391.2 %
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations                 $ 176.6     $ 102.2     $ 278.8   $ 118.7     $ 92.7     $ 211.4   49.0 %   10.1 %   31.9 %
                                           
Adjusted EBITDA margin from continuing operations   46.6 %     59.5 %     50.7 %   41.3 %     57.5 %     47.1 %          
                                           
  Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended  
  September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 Change
  DA   RA   Total DA   RA   Total DA   RA   Total
Revenues $ 993.0     $ 514.4     $ 1,507.4   $ 796.2     $ 485.7     $ 1,281.9   24.7 %   5.9 %   17.6 %
Cost of revenues   (434.0 )     (149.6 )     (583.6 )   (369.8 )     (153.2 )     (523.0 ) 17.4 %   (2.3 )%   11.6 %
SG&A   (148.0 )     (60.2 )     (208.2 )   (115.3 )     (55.1 )     (170.4 ) 28.4 %   9.3 %   22.2 %
Investment income and other   17.0       0.1       17.1     -       (0.1 )     (0.1 ) 100.0 %   326.6 %   22,667.0 %
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations $ 428.0     $ 304.7     $ 732.7   $ 311.1     $ 277.3     $ 588.4   37.6 %   9.9 %   24.5 %
                                           
Adjusted EBITDA margin from continuing operations   43.1 %     59.2 %     48.6 %   39.1 %     57.1 %     45.9 %          

 

Adjusted EPS
GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.77. Diluted adjusted earnings per share (adjusted EPS) were $0.85 for third-quarter 2015, an increase of 32.8% compared with the same period in 2014. Adjusted EPS increased because of solid operations, both organic and acquired. The increases were partially offset by higher fixed asset depreciation and amortization expense and higher interest costs related to new debt issuance.

Free Cash Flow
Free cash flow, defined as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, increased 50.3% to $414.3 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015, including the contribution from acquisitions. This represented 56.5% of Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations. Capital expenditures increased 2.7% to $105.7 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Capital expenditures were 7.0% of revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

As part of its commitment to delevering, the company repaid $120 million of debt in the quarter.

Conference Call
Verisk's management team will host a live audio webcast on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 a.m. PDT, 12:30 p.m. GMT) 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 1-877-755-3792 for U.S./Canada participants or 512-961-6560 for international participants.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days on the Verisk investor website and also through the conference call number 1-855-859-2056 for U.S./Canada participants or 404-537-3406 for international participants using Conference ID #56055540.

About Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, 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, please 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, U.S. 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 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income from continuing operations, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow, 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.

Adjusted EBITDA is a financial measure that management uses to evaluate the performance of our segments. In all periods shown here and going forward, the company defines "Adjusted EBITDA" as net income from continuing operations before interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization of fixed and intangible assets and excluding second quarter nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition.

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

  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments.
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements 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 Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements.
  • Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting the usefulness of their calculations as comparative measures.

 

Table 5: Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
(in millions)

  Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,       September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Income from continuing operations $ 131.8     $ 99.0     33.1 %          $ 393.8     $ 271.5     45.0 %
Depreciation and amortization of fixed and intangible assets   52.0       36.2     44.0 %     148.1       105.1     40.9 %
Interest expense   33.0       17.5     88.6 %     88.9       52.4     69.7 %
Provision for income taxes   62.0       58.7     5.6 %     160.5       159.4     0.7 %
plus: Nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition   -       -     - %     (58.6 )     -     (100.0 )%
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations   278.8       211.4     31.9 %     732.7       588.4     24.5 %
less: Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations from recent acquisitions and gain on sale of warrants   (52.2 )     -     (100.0 )%     (65.0 )     -     (100.0 )%
Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations excluding recent acquisitions and gain on sale of warrants           $ 226.6     $ 211.4     7.2 %   $ 667.7     $ 588.4     13.5 %

 

Note: Nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition include gain on foreign exchange hedges, professional services fees, financing and investment banking fees, and retention costs.

 

Table 6: Adjusted Net Income from Continuing Operations Reconciliation
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Note: Continuing operations reflect the 2014 sale of the mortgage services business.

  Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,       September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Income from continuing operations $ 131.8     $ 99.0     33.1 %           $ 393.8     $ 271.5     45.0 %
plus: Amortization of intangible assets   18.5       14.2           61.5       42.6      
less: Income tax effect on amortization of intangible assets   (4.8 )     (5.4 )         (17.7 )     (16.1 )    
plus: Nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition   -       -           (45.2 )     -      
less: Income tax effect on one-time items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition             -       -           (10.7 )     -      
Adjusted net income from continuing operations $ 145.5     $ 107.8     35.0 %   $ 381.7     $ 298.0     28.1 %
                               
Basic adjusted EPS from continuing operations $ 0.86     $ 0.65     32.3 %   $ 2.33     $ 1.79     30.2 %
Diluted adjusted EPS from continuing operations $ 0.85     $ 0.64     32.8 %   $ 2.28     $ 1.75     30.3 %
                               
Weighted average shares outstanding                              
Basic   168.7       166.2           163.7       166.5      
Diluted   172.2       169.5           167.1       169.8      

 

Note: Nonrecurring items related to the Wood Mackenzie acquisition include gain on foreign exchange hedges, professional services fees, financing and investment banking fees, and retention costs.

 

Table 7: Free Cash Flow Reconciliation
(in millions)

  Nine Months Ended    
  September 30,    
  2015   2014   Change
Operating cash flow $ 520.0     $ 378.6       37.3 %
less: Capital expenditures   (105.7 )     (103.0 )   2.7 %
Free cash flow                           $ 414.3     $ 275.6     50.3 %

 

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 September 30, 2015 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2014

 

  2015   2014
  (unaudited)      
  (In thousands, except for
share and per share data)
ASSETS
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 168,825     $ 39,359  
Available-for-sale securities   3,630       3,801  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,727 and $5,995, respectively   266,000       220,668  
Prepaid expenses   46,129       31,496  
Deferred income taxes, net   4,769       4,772  
Income taxes receivable   45,209       65,512  
Other current assets   83,200       18,875  
Total current assets   617,762       384,483  
Noncurrent assets:          
Fixed assets, net   391,625       302,273  
Intangible assets, net   1,415,566       406,476  
Goodwill   3,119,485       1,207,146  
Pension assets   31,245       18,589  
Other assets   43,414       26,363  
Total assets $ 5,619,097     $ 2,345,330  
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 266,467     $ 180,726  
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt   905,473       336,058  
Pension and postretirement benefits, current   1,894       1,894  
Fees received in advance   366,924       252,592  
Total current liabilities   1,540,758       771,270  
Noncurrent liabilities:          
Long-term debt   2,292,892       1,100,874  
Pension benefits   13,413       13,805  
Postretirement benefits   2,475       2,410  
Deferred income taxes, net   401,422       202,540  
Other liabilities   54,501       43,388  
Total liabilities   4,305,461       2,134,287  
Commitments and contingencies          
Stockholders' equity:          
Common stock, $.001 par value; 1,200,000,000 shares authorized; 544,003,038 shares issued and 169,104,003 and 157,913,227 outstanding, respectively   137       137  
Unearned KSOP contributions   -       (161 )
Additional paid-in capital   1,999,779       1,171,196  
Treasury stock, at cost, 374,899,035 and 386,089,811 shares, respectively   (2,554,832 )     (2,533,764 )
Retained earnings   2,047,969       1,654,149  
Accumulated other comprehensive losses   (179,417 )     (80,514 )
Total stockholders' equity   1,313,636       211,043  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 5,619,097     $ 2,345,330  

 

 

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

 

 

  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2015   2014   2015   2014
  (In thousands, except for share and per share data)
Revenues $ 550,401     $ 448,665     $ 1,507,448     $ 1,281,862  
Expenses:                      
Cost of revenues (exclusive of items shown separately below)   210,167       180,873       589,579       523,016  
Selling, general and administrative   79,310       56,164       228,908       170,372  
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets   33,501       21,951       86,571       62,455  
Amortization of intangible assets   18,543       14,187       61,496       42,620  
Total expenses   341,521       273,175       966,554       798,463  
Operating income   208,880       175,490       540,894       483,399  
Other income (expense):                      
Investment income and others, net   17,912       (285 )     17,153       (76 )
Gain on derivative instruments   -       -       85,187       -  
Interest expense   (33,003 )     (17,498 )     (88,927 )     (52,396 )
Total other (expense) income, net   (15,091 )     (17,783 )     13,413       (52,472 )
Income before income taxes   193,789       157,707       554,307       430,927  
Provision for income taxes   (61,975 )     (58,692 )     (160,487 )     (159,372 )
Income from continuing operations   131,814       99,015       393,820       271,555  
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $0 and $23,365, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively   -       -       -       31,117  
Net income $ 131,814     $ 99,015     $ 393,820     $ 302,672  
Basic net income per share:                      
Income from continuing operations $ 0.78     $ 0.60     $ 2.41     $ 1.63  
Income from discontinued operations   -       -       -       0.19  
Basic net income per share $ 0.78     $ 0.60     $ 2.41     $ 1.82  
Diluted net income per share:                      
Income from continuing operations $ 0.77     $ 0.58     $ 2.36     $ 1.60  
Income from discontinued operations   -       -       -       0.18  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.77     $ 0.58     $ 2.36     $ 1.78  
Weighted average shares outstanding:                      
Basic   168,739,437       166,187,540       163,656,387       166,504,384  
Diluted   172,171,337       169,522,448       167,079,550       169,815,867  

 

 

 

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

 

  2015   2014
  (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income $ 393,820     $ 302,672  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets   86,571       63,450  
Amortization of intangible assets   61,496       42,731  
Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount   11,770       1,989  
Allowance for doubtful accounts   1,151       953  
KSOP compensation expense   10,575       11,613  
Stock based compensation   25,471       16,323  
Gain on derivative instruments   (85,187 )     -  
Gain on sale of discontinued operations   -       (65,410 )
Realized loss (gain) on available-for-sale securities, net   19       (122 )
Gain on exercise of common stock warrants   (15,602 )     -  
Deferred income taxes   1,498       (3,348 )
(Gain) loss on disposal of fixed assets   (2 )     510  
Excess tax benefits from exercised stock options and restricted stock awards   (18,214 )     (16,665 )
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:          
Accounts receivable   39,651       (23,530 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets   2,662       (12,102 )
Income taxes   44,716       45,369  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (1,175 )     (2,164 )
Fees received in advance   (30,772 )     26,651  
Pension and postretirement benefits   (10,552 )     (9,763 )
Other liabilities   2,148       (522 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   520,044       378,635  
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired of $35,398 and $0, respectively   (2,811,759 )     (4,001 )
Purchase of non-controlling interest in non-public companies   (101 )     (5,000 )
Sale of non-controlling equity investments in non-public companies   101       -  
Proceeds from sale of discontinued operations   -       151,170  
Escrow funding associated with acquisition   (78,694 )     -  
Proceeds from the settlement of derivative instruments   85,187       -  
Capital expenditures   (105,765 )     (102,992 )
Purchases of available-for-sale securities   (54 )     (83 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of available-for-sale securities   281       381  
Cash received from exercise of common stock warrants   15,602       -  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (2,895,202 )     39,475  
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of original issue discount   1,243,966       -  
Repayment of short-term debt, net   (90,000 )     -  
Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt with original maturities greater than three months             830,000       -  
Repayment of current portion of long-term debt   (170,000 )     -  
Repayment of long-term debt   (50,000 )     -  
Payment of debt issuance costs   (23,942 )     -  
Repurchases of common stock   -       (183,093 )
Excess tax benefits from exercised stock options and restricted stock awards   18,214       16,665  
Proceeds from stock options exercised   31,283       20,855  
Proceeds from issuance of stock as part of a public offering   720,848       -  
Net share settlement of restricted stock awards   (2,350 )     (1,613 )
Other financing activities, net   (4,784 )     (4,448 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   2,503,235       (151,634 )
Effect of exchange rate changes   1,389       213  
Increase in cash and cash equivalents   129,466       266,689  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   39,359       165,801  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 168,825     $ 432,490  
Supplemental disclosures:          
Taxes paid $ 111,867     $ 140,462  
Interest paid $ 56,583     $ 50,567  
Noncash investing and financing activities:          
Repurchases of common stock included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ -     $ 4,878  
Tenant improvement included in other liabilities $ 1,168     $ 8,856  
Capital lease obligations $ 1,158     $ 4,682  
Capital expenditures included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 605     $ 1,662  

 

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Eva Huston
Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Knowledge Officer
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
201-469-2142
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David Cohen
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Verisk Analytics, Inc.
201-469-2174
david.e.cohen@verisk.com

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