Second Quarter Revenues of $282.7 Million, up 18.3% on a Reported Basis and up 23.8% on a Constant Currency Basis; Adjusted EBITDA up 15.0% on a Reported Basis and up 21.8% on a Constant Currency Basis; Company Updates Guidance and Announces Quarterly Dividend

WESTLAKE, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), a leading provider of software and services to the global P&C insurance claims processing and decision support industries, focused on risk and asset management of vehicles as well as property, today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Results for the Second Quarter Ended December 31, 2014:

GAAP Results

  • Revenues for the second quarter were $282.7 million, an 18.3% increase over the prior year second quarter revenues of $238.9 million. On a constant currency basis, revenues for the second quarter increased by approximately 23.8% over the prior year second quarter revenues;
  • Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the second quarter was $4.4 million, as compared to prior year second quarter net loss attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of $51.1 million. The net loss attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. reported in the prior year second quarter was primarily due to certain non-recurring charges as described below;
  • Diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share for the second quarter was $0.06, as compared to prior year second quarter diluted net loss attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share of $0.74 resulting from the net loss attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. incurred in the prior year second quarter.

“We are pleased to report our highest quarterly revenue ever of $282.7 million on a GAAP basis and our highest organic growth in over five years,” said Tony Aquila, Solera’s founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Our Cash EPS of $0.77 cents and Adjusted EBITDA of $115.7 million represent a 20.3% and 15.0% increase, respectively, over the prior year. We are very encouraged by our business opportunities as we continue to develop a diversified offering for insurers, OEMs, dealers, the SMR industry and beyond, creating a unique marketplace that empowers the customer’s customer to manage their vehicle lifecycle digitally.”

Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $115.7 million, a 15.0% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $100.6 million. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter increased by 21.8% over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 40.9%, a 120 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin of 42.1%. On a constant currency basis, Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 41.4%, a 70 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin;
  • Adjusted Net Income for the second quarter was $52.9 million, an 18.4% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted Net Income of $44.7 million;
  • Cash EPS for the second quarter was $0.77, a 20.3% increase over the prior year second quarter Cash EPS of $0.64.

Business Statistics

  • EMEA revenues were $134.7 million for the second quarter, representing a 5.4% increase over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, EMEA revenues for the second quarter increased 14.0% over the prior year second quarter. After excluding the revenue of CAP Automotive (“CAP”), EMEA revenues increased 1.5% over the prior year second quarter and, on a constant currency basis, increased 9.9% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Americas revenues were $148.0 million for the second quarter, representing a 33.2% increase over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, Americas revenues for the second quarter increased 35.1% over the prior year second quarter. After excluding the revenues of Service Repair Solutions, Inc. (“SRS”) and the Insurance and Services Division of Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC (“I&S”), Americas revenues increased 5.9% over the prior year second quarter and, on a constant currency basis, increased 8.2% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from insurance company customers were $112.2 million for the second quarter, representing a 16.5% increase over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, revenues from insurance company customers for the second quarter increased 22.0% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from collision and glass repair facility customers were $72.3 million for the second quarter, representing a nominal increase over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, revenues from collision and glass repair facility customers for the second quarter increased 7.0% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from independent assessors were $18.2 million for the second quarter, representing a 9.2% decrease over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, revenues from independent assessors for the second quarter increased 0.1% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from service, maintenance and repair facilities customers, were $31.8 million for the second quarter, representing a 114.7% increase over the prior year second quarter on both an actual and constant currency basis.
  • Revenues from automotive recycling, salvage, dealership and other customers were $48.2 million for the second quarter, representing a 35.6% increase over the prior year second quarter. On a constant currency basis, revenues from automotive recycling, salvage, dealership and other customers for the second quarter increased 38.6% over the prior year second quarter.

Prior Year Second Quarter Net Loss Attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.:

The net loss attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. reported in the prior year second quarter was primarily attributable to a one-time charge associated with the November 2013 redemption of our senior unsecured notes due 2018 (“2018 Senior Notes”) of $39.1 million, which is net of the related income tax benefit of $21.1 million, and establishing a valuation allowance on our U.S. deferred tax assets of $29.7 million.

Absent the charge associated with the redemption of our 2018 Senior Notes, net of the related income tax benefit, and the U.S. deferred tax asset valuation allowance, on a pro forma basis, we would have generated net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of approximately $17.7 million in the prior year second quarter.  The 75.1% decrease in net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the second quarter, as compared to pro forma net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the prior year second quarter, is primarily due to increased acquired intangible asset amortization expense and acquisition and related costs due to our recent acquisitions of SRS, I&S and CAP.

Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook:

We are updating our previous outlook for our full fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 announced on November 6, 2014 as follows:

Previous Fiscal Year

2015 Outlook

Current Fiscal Year

2015 Outlook

Revenues

$1,130 million — $1,150 million

$1,130 million — $1,150 million

Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$54 million — $68 million

$21 million — $35 million

Adjusted EBITDA

$458 million — $472 million

$458 million — $472 million

Adjusted Net Income

$220 million — $231 million

$211 million — $221 million

Cash EPS

$3.19 — $3.34

$3.09 — $3.24

The current fiscal year 2015 outlook above assumes constant currency exchange rates from those currently prevailing, no further acquisitions of businesses, no further repurchases of our common stock and an assumed 26% tax rate to calculate Adjusted Net Income.

Exchange rates between most of the major foreign currencies we use to transact our business and the U.S. dollar have fluctuated significantly over the last few years and we expect that they will continue to fluctuate. The majority of our revenues and costs are denominated in Euros, Pound Sterling, Swiss francs, Canadian dollars and other international currencies. The following table provides the average quarterly exchange rates for the Euro and Pound Sterling since the beginning of fiscal year 2014:

Period

Average Euro-to-

U.S. Dollar

Exchange Rate

Average Pound

Sterling-to-U.S.

Dollar Exchange

Rate

Quarter ended September 30, 2013

$

1.32

$

1.55

Quarter ended December 31, 2013

1.36

1.62

Quarter ended March 31, 2014

1.37

1.65

Quarter ended June 30, 2014

1.37

1.68

Quarter ended September 30, 2014

1.33

1.67

Quarter ended December 31, 2014

1.25

1.58

During the three months ended December 31, 2014 as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2013, the U.S. dollar strengthened against most major foreign currencies we use to transact our business. Relative to the Euro and the Pound Sterling, the average U.S. dollar strengthened by 8.2% and 2.2%, respectively, which decreased our revenues and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2014 relating to the Euro markets in which we transact business and the United Kingdom. A hypothetical 5% increase or decrease in the U.S. dollar versus other currencies in which we transact our business would have resulted in an increase or decrease, as the case may be, to our revenues of $7.9 million and $16.0 million during the three and six months ended December 31, 2014, respectively.

All percentage amounts and ratios were calculated using the underlying data in whole dollars. We measure constant currency by converting the current period results into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the same period from the prior year.

Quarterly Dividend:

The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.195 per share of outstanding common stock and per outstanding restricted stock unit. The dividends are payable on March 3, 2015 to stockholders and restricted stock unit holders of record at the close of business on February 19, 2015.

Earnings Conference Call:

We will host our second quarter ended December 31, 2014 earnings call today at 5.00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – February 5, 2015. The conference call will be webcast live in listen-only mode and can be accessed by visiting the Investor Center section of the Solera website: www.solerainc.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 19, 2015. A live audiocast will also be accessible to the public by calling (866) 953-6860 or from outside the U.S., (617) 399-3484. When prompted, the following access code is required: 25364475. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins. For those unable to participate in the live audiocast, a replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 19, 2015. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or from outside the U.S., (617) 801-6888, and enter the following access code when prompted: 29555491.

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Six Months Ended December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Revenues

$

282,697

$

238,915

$

562,780

$

456,943

Cost of revenues:

Operating expenses

72,437

54,758

140,969

104,509

Systems development and programming costs

25,480

21,636

51,382

41,208

Total cost of revenues (excluding depreciation and amortization)

97,917

76,394

192,351

145,717

Selling, general and administrative expenses (1)

75,591

71,087

157,467

136,194

Depreciation and amortization

39,368

29,594

77,366

54,697

Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

633

720

2,890

1,111

Acquisition and related costs

11,458

6,288

22,810

17,483

Interest expense

28,961

28,531

56,593

55,460

Other expense, net

17,818

61,502

18,281

62,217

271,746

274,116

527,758

472,879

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

10,951

(35,201)

35,022

(15,936)

Income tax provision

1,753

12,513

9,252

15,209

Net income (loss)

9,198

(47,714)

25,770

(31,145)

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

4,751

3,339

8,959

6,217

Net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

$

4,447

$

(51,053)

$

16,811

$

(37,362)

Net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share:

Basic

$

0.06

$

(0.74)

$

0.24

$

(0.54)

Diluted

$

0.06

$

(0.74)

$

0.24

$

(0.54)

Dividends paid per share

$

0.195

$

0.17

$

0.39

$

0.34

Weighted-average shares used in the calculation of net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share:

Basic

68,057

68,829

68,263

68,833

Diluted

68,397

68,829

68,691

68,833

(1) Includes share-based compensation expense of $4.2 million and $9.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $14.3 million and $19.4 million for the six months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Six Months Ended December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Net income (loss)

9,198

(47,714)

25,770

(31,145)

Add: Income tax provision

1,753

12,513

9,252

15,209

Net income (loss) before income tax provision

10,951

(35,201)

35,022

(15,936)

Add: Depreciation and amortization

39,368

29,594

77,366

54,697

Add: Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

633

720

2,890

1,111

Add: Acquisition and related costs

11,458

6,288

22,810

17,483

Add: Litigation related expenses

2,289

186

2,289

586

Add: Interest expense

28,961

28,531

56,593

55,460

Add: Other expense, net

17,818

61,502

18,281

62,217

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,208

9,011

14,312

19,398

Adjusted EBITDA

$

115,686

$

100,631

$

229,563

$

195,016

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME

FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Six Months Ended December 31,

2014

2013

2014

2013

Net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

4,447

(51,053)

16,811

(37,362)

Add: Income tax provision

1,753

12,513

9,252

15,209

Net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. before income tax provision

6,200

(38,540)

26,063

(22,153)

Add: Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles

28,725

20,988

56,240

38,409

Add: Restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities

633

720

2,890

1,111

Add: Acquisition and related costs

11,458

6,288

22,810

17,483

Add: Litigation related expenses

2,289

186

2,289

586

Add: Other expense, net excluding interest income

17,979

61,714

18,657

62,601

Add: Stock-based compensation expense

4,208

9,011

14,312

19,398

Adjusted Net Income before income tax provision

71,492

60,367

143,261

117,435

Less: Assumed provision for income taxes

(18,588)

(15,695)

(37,248)

(30,533)

Adjusted Net Income

$

52,904

$

44,672

$

106,013

$

86,902

Cash EPS:

Basic

$

0.78

$

0.65

$

1.55

$

1.26

Diluted

$

0.77

$

0.64

$

1.54

$

1.25

Weighted-average shares used in the calculation of Cash EPS:

Basic

68,057

68,829

68,263

68,833

Diluted

68,397

69,325

68,691

69,275

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND JUNE 30, 2014

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

December 31, 2014

June 30, 2014

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

393,037

$

837,751

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $5,082 and $5,098 at December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively

152,418

153,150

Other receivables

21,566

23,002

Other current assets

50,606

35,594

Deferred income tax assets

31,846

8,184

Total current assets

649,473

1,057,681

Property and equipment, net

88,595

76,977

Goodwill

1,959,054

1,574,937

Intangible assets, net

872,521

584,756

Other noncurrent assets

20,202

13,012

Noncurrent deferred income tax assets

91,122

92,723

Total assets

$

3,680,967

$

3,400,086

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

47,376

$

37,413

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

213,286

216,828

Income taxes payable

24,129

15,179

Deferred income tax liabilities

4,568

13,332

Total current liabilities

289,359

282,752

Long-term debt

2,284,238

1,867,808

Other noncurrent liabilities

70,508

63,433

Noncurrent deferred income tax liabilities

137,185

106,295

Total liabilities

2,781,290

2,320,288

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

408,806

382,298

Stockholders’ equity:

Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders’ equity:

Common shares, $0.01 par value: 150,000 shares authorized; 67,289 and 68,552 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively

598,418

629,247

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

(7,448)

71,417

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(108,960)

(12,688)

Total Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders’ equity

482,010

687,976

Noncontrolling interests

8,861

9,524

Total stockholders’ equity

490,871

697,500

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

3,680,967

3,400,086

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

SELECTED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND 2013

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended December 31,

2014

2013

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

79,869

$

127,082

Net cash used in investing activities

(803,255)

(351,860)

Net cash provided by financing activities

292,968

465,123

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(14,296)

6,354

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(444,714)

246,699

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

837,751

464,239

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

393,037

$

710,938

Supplemental cash flow information:

Cash paid for interest

$

60,963

$

61,538

Cash paid for income taxes

$

34,906

$

23,621

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:

Capital assets financed

$

1,342

$

287

Accrued contingent purchase consideration

$

11,973

$

1,469

 

SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.

SUPPLEMENTAL REVENUE GROWTH INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

 

The tables below set forth the following supplemental information about revenue growth for our (i) consolidated group, (ii) Americas reporting segment and (iii) EMEA reporting segment:

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q2 FY14

Sequential Change

Year/Year Change

As Reported Total Revenue Growth

Consolidated Group

18.3

%

28.5

%

14.2

%

(10.1)

%

4.1

%

Americas

33.2

%

50.1

%

20.7

%

(16.9)

%

12.4

%

EMEA

5.4

%

11.4

%

9.0

%

(6.0)

%

(3.6)

%

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q4 FY14

Q3 FY14

Q2 FY14

As Reported Total Revenue Growth

Consolidated Group

18.3

%

28.5

%

22.6

%

22.3

%

14.2

%

Americas

33.2

%

50.1

%

35.8

%

41.6

%

20.7

%

EMEA

5.4

%

11.4

%

11.9

%

7.9

%

9.0

%

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q2 FY14

Sequential Change

Year/Year Change

Constant Currency Total Revenue Growth (1)

Consolidated Group

23.8

%

28.1

%

13.4

%

(4.3)

%

10.4

%

Americas

35.1

%

50.8

%

22.7

%

(15.6)

%

12.4

%

EMEA

14.0

%

10.2

%

6.0

%

3.7

%

7.9

%

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q2 FY14

Sequential Change

Year/Year Change

Constant Currency Organic Revenue Growth (2)

Consolidated Group

7.9

%

4.7

%

3.7

%

3.2

%

4.2

%

Americas

10.6

%

3.1

%

3.6

%

7.5

%

7.0

%

EMEA

5.6

%

6.0

%

3.8

%

(0.4)

%

1.8

%

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q4 FY14

Q3 FY14

Q2 FY14

Constant Currency Total Revenue Growth (1)

Consolidated Group

23.8

%

28.1

%

20.6

%

21.9

%

13.4

%

Americas

35.1

%

50.8

%

37.4

%

44.7

%

22.7

%

EMEA

14.0

%

10.2

%

7.0

%

5.0

%

6.0

%

Q2 FY15

Q1 FY15

Q4 FY14

Q3 FY14

Q2 FY14

Constant Currency Organic Revenue Growth (2)

Consolidated Group

7.9

%

4.7

%

4.7

%

5.6

%

3.7

%

Americas

10.6

%

3.1

%

3.3

%

8.6

%

3.6

%

EMEA

5.6

%

6.0

%

5.7

%

3.5

%

3.8

%

(1) Constant Currency Total Revenue Growth represents As Reported Total Revenue Growth for each period converted into U.S. dollars at the average exchange rates in effect for the same period from the prior year.

(2) Constant Currency Organic Revenue Growth represents Constant Currency Total Revenue Growth excluding the incremental revenue growth from businesses acquired since the same period from the prior year.

 

About Solera:

Solera is a leading provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace including the global P&C insurance industry. Solera is active in over 70 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include: Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries; Informex in Belgium and Greece; Sidexa in France; ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands; HPI, CarweB and CAP Automotive in the United Kingdom; Hollander serving the North American recycling market; AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries; IMS providing medical review services; Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers; Service Repair Solutions, a joint venture with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, that provides solutions for the service, maintenance and repair market; and I&S, a provider of software and business management tools, third-party claims administration, first notice of loss and network management services to the U.S. auto and property repair industries, specializing in glass claims. For more information, please refer to the company’s website at http://www.solerainc.com.

Cautions about Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about: our ability to provide new and existing risk and asset management software and services to our customers (including but not limited to insurers, OEMs, dealers, and the SMR industry) and our customer’s customer to digitally manage the vehicle lifecycle; our expectations regarding our prospects and business outlook for fiscal year 2015; our expectations and beliefs regarding changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our effective tax rate; and statements about our operating performance, including revenue (both total revenue and organic revenue), Adjusted EBITDA, cash EPS, dividends, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, common stock repurchases, our effective tax rate and other historical results or performance that may suggest trends for our business. These statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: our reliance on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of our revenues; unpredictability and volatility of our operating results, which include the volatility associated with foreign currency exchange risks, our sales cycle, seasonality, global economic conditions, acquisitions and other factors; risks associated with and possible negative consequences of acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and similar transactions, including regulatory matters and our ability to successfully integrate our acquired businesses; we may not complete any subsequent acquisitions of additional equity interests of SRS; the failure to realize the expected benefits from our joint venture with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe or our investment in or subsequent acquisition of SRS; our inability to successfully integrate SRS’s business, including SRS’s existing employees, infrastructure and service offerings, with our existing businesses at reasonable cost, or at all; our inability to pay (or finance, as applicable) the call price or put prices at our expected cost, or at all, and the possible reduction in our cash balance or increase in outstanding debt after payment of the closing purchase price, call price or put prices; successful integration of acquired businesses that operate in industries outside of our core market; risks associated with a diversified business; effects of competition on our software and service pricing and our business; time and expenses associated with customers switching from competitive software and services to our software and services; rapid technology changes in our industry; risks associated with operating in multiple countries; effects of changes in or violations by us or our customers of government regulations; use of cash to service our debt and effects on our business of restrictive covenants in our bond indentures; our ability to obtain additional financing as necessary to support our operations, including Mission 2020 ($2 billion in revenue and $840 million in Adjusted EBITDA by June 30, 2020); our reliance on third-party information for our software and services; costs and possible future losses or impairments relating to our acquisitions; the financial impact of future significant restructuring and severance charges; the impact of changes in our tax provision (benefit) or effective tax rate; our ability to pay dividends or repurchase shares in future periods; our dependence on a limited number of key personnel; effects of system failures or security breaches on our business and reputation; and any material adverse impact of current or future litigation on our results or business, including litigation with Mitchell International. For a discussion of these and other factors that could impact our operations or financial results and cause our results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2014. Solera is under no obligation to (and specifically disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Explanation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial results on a GAAP basis, we use a number of non-GAAP financial measures that management believes provide additional information with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities and are also frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to facilitate the evaluation of our business on a comparable basis to other companies.  Our non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The three primary non-GAAP financial measures that we use are Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Cash EPS. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Cash EPS are useful to investors in providing information regarding our operating results. We rely on Adjusted EBITDA as a primary measure to review and assess the operating performance of our company and our management team in connection with our executive compensation and bonus plans. Adjusted EBITDA also allows us to compare our current operating results with corresponding prior periods as well as to the operating results of other companies in our industry. We present Adjusted Net Income and Cash EPS because we believe both of these measures provide useful information regarding our operating results in addition to our GAAP measures. We believe that Adjusted Net Income and Cash EPS provide investors with valuable insight into our profitability exclusive of unusual adjustments, and provide further insight into the cash impact resulting from the different treatments of goodwill for financial reporting and tax purposes.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Cash EPS have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, net income per share and other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Cash EPS should not be considered as a replacement for GAAP net income. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Cash EPS as supplemental information.

  • Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income (loss) excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) provision for income taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) stock-based compensation expense, (v) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (vi) other (income) expense, net, (vii) litigation related expenses, and (viii) acquisition and related costs. Acquisition and related costs include legal and professional fees and other transaction costs associated with completed and contemplated business combinations and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs incurred to eliminate workforce redundancies and for product rebranding, and other charges incurred as a direct result of our acquisition efforts. These other charges include changes to the fair value of contingent purchase consideration, acquired assets and assumed liabilities subsequent to the completion of the purchase price allocation, purchase price that is deemed to be compensatory in nature and incentive compensation arrangements with continuing employees of acquired companies.
  • Adjusted Net Income is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. excluding (i) provision for income taxes, (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (iii) stock-based compensation expense, (iv) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (v) other (income) expense, net excluding interest income, (vi) litigation related expenses, and (vii) acquisition and related costs. From this amount, we subtract an assumed provision for income taxes to arrive at Adjusted Net Income. During the three months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, we assumed a 26% income tax rate, respectively, as an approximation of our long-term effective corporate income tax rate, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that includes certain benefits from net operating loss carryforwards, tax credits, tax deductible goodwill and amortization, and certain holding companies in low tax-rate jurisdictions.
  • Cash EPS is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents Adjusted Net Income (as defined above) divided by the number of diluted shares outstanding for the period used in the calculation of GAAP net income (loss) attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per diluted common share.

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