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McGraw Hill Financial Reports Second Quarter Results

McGraw Hill Financial Reports Second Quarter Results

Conference Call Rescheduled to 9am EDT Today (Details Below)

Revenue Increased 3%; Excluding Foreign Exchange Impact, Revenue Increased 6%

Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Increased 23% to $1.28

Adjusted Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Increased 17% to $1.21

Operating Margin Increased 670 Basis Points to 43.3%

Adjusted Operating Margin Increased 450 Basis Points to 41.1%

Company also Announced Acquisition of SNL Financial

2015 Guidance Maintained Despite Anticipated Dilution from Acquisition

Company Release - 7/27/2015 7:31 AM ET

NEW YORK, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MHFI) today reported second quarter 2015 results with revenue of $1.34 billion, an increase of 3% compared to the same period last year. Net income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $353 million and $1.28, respectively.

Adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 17% to $335 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 17% to $1.21. The adjustments in the second quarter of 2015, which netted to a gain, were primarily related to insurance recoveries related to legal settlements, additional restructuring actions, and a gain on the sale of a legacy construction business asset.

"Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, the Company delivered 6% revenue growth. That, combined with excellent cost control, led to significant margin expansion by every business segment," said Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McGraw Hill Financial. "This was particularly noteworthy in the face of declining oil prices, as well as turbulent global macroeconomic conditions, largely due to uncertainty surrounding Greece and China, which curtailed debt issuance outside the United States."

Outlook:  The Company is maintaining its full-year guidance for adjusted earnings per share in the range of $4.35 to $4.45 despite anticipated dilution of $0.05 to $0.07 from the SNL Financial acquisition.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services:  The segment produced its second highest quarterly revenue compared to the record set one year ago in the same period. This year-over-year comparison reflects a 1% decline to $658 million in the current quarter, primarily due to unfavorable foreign exchange rates and tepid bond issuance outside the United States due to geopolitical concerns.

Transaction revenue grew 1% to $329 million compared to the same period last year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, transaction revenue growth was 4%. This was primarily due to record U.S. public finance issuance and domestic M&A driven investment-grade issuance.

Non-transaction revenue decreased 2% to $329 million in the quarter, due primarily to the strong U.S. dollar. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, non-transaction revenue increased 3% due primarily to annual fee growth.

Domestic revenue increased 9% while international revenue, impacted by geopolitical events which curtailed debt issuance, decreased 12%. International revenue represented 41% of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' second-quarter revenue.

Adjusted expenses in the quarter decreased 7% due to reduced legal fees and decreased incentive and compensation costs primarily resulting from the benefit of 2014 restructuring actions, partially offset by increased costs related to Dodd-Frank implementation.

Operating profit increased 17% to $361 million with an operating profit margin that increased 860 basis points to 55%.

Adjusted operating profit increased 7% to $329 million with an adjusted operating profit margin that increased 370 basis points to 50%.

S&P Capital IQ:  Revenue increased 6% to $324 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year. Expenses increased 3% and operating profit increased 15% to $63 million. Adjusted expenses decreased 1% and adjusted operating profit increased 37% to $74 million.

The S&P Capital IQ Desktop product continues to have the most meaningful impact on revenue with low-teens revenue growth resulting from a similar increase in the number of users.

S&P Capital IQ's international revenue increased 5% to $112 million in the second quarter and represented 35% of the business unit's total revenue.

S&P Dow Jones Indices:  Revenue increased 11% to $148 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year. Operating profit increased 16% to $96 million. Operating profit attributable to the Company increased 16% to $71 million.

Top-line growth in the quarter can be attributed to licensing revenue associated with increased exchange-traded fund AUM, derivative trading, and data subscriptions. AUM in exchange-traded funds based on S&P Dow Jones Indices increased 10% to $792 billion at the end of the quarter.

Commodities & Commercial Markets:  Revenue increased 7% to $234 million. Operating profit grew 13% to $87 million and adjusted operating profit grew 15% to $88 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

Despite depressed oil prices, Platts continued to experience steady revenue growth in the high single-digits as a result of strength in price assessments and market data subscriptions. Based on recent product additions, revenue from the Metals, Agriculture & Petrochemicals group was particularly robust. In addition, licensing revenue from Global Trading Services increased primarily due to The Steel Index derivative activity and record eWindow trading volumes.

J.D. Power delivered a low single-digit increase in revenue with its Power Information Network (PIN) leading the growth.

Two businesses were recently added to the Commodities & Commercial Markets segment. Platts acquired Petromedia Ltd. to add to its petroleum business and J.D. Power added NADA Used Car Guide to complement its PIN offering.

Unallocated Expense:  Unallocated expense includes corporate center functions and certain non-performance related items such as excess real estate. Adjusted unallocated expense decreased by 22% to $35 million in the second quarter primarily due to costs associated with the sale of the corporate aircraft and a data center that were incurred in the second quarter of 2014.

Return of Capital:  Second quarter return of capital to shareholders, in the form of share repurchases and dividends, was $255 million. During the quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 1.6 million shares. Year-to-date, the Company has returned $459 million, which includes $274 million for the repurchase of 2.6 million shares. The Company has approximately 42.9 million shares remaining under the existing authorization from the Board of Directors.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow:  The Company issued $700 million of senior notes during the quarter to increase liquidity and improve financial flexibility. Part of the proceeds was used to pay down $365 million of short-term debt incurred earlier in the year. Cash and equivalents at the end of the second quarter were $1.7 billion, of which approximately $1.2 billion was held outside the United States. In the first six months of 2015, cash used for operating activities from continuing operations was $897 million. Free cash flow from continuing operations was $(988) million, a decrease of $1,367 million from the same period in 2014. Free cash flow, excluding the payments associated with legal settlements, was $621 million.

Comparison of Adjusted Information to U.S. GAAP Information: Adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, adjusted net income, adjusted operating profit and margin, adjusted expense, adjusted unallocated expense, free cash flow, and free cash flow excluding certain items are non-GAAP financial measures contained in this earnings release that are derived from the Company's continuing operations. This information is provided in order to allow investors to make meaningful comparisons of the Company's operating performance between periods and to view the Company's business from the same perspective as Company management. These non-GAAP measures may be different than similar measures used by other companies. Reconciliations for the differences between non-GAAP measures used in this earnings release and comparable financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP are attached as Exhibits 5 and 8.

Conference Call/Webcast Details:  The Company's senior management will review the second quarter earnings results on a conference call scheduled for today, July 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Additional information presented on the conference call may be made available on the Company's Investor Relations Website at http://investor.mhfi.com.

The Webcast will be available live and in replay at http://investor.mhfi.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96562&p=irol-EventDetails&EventId=5197218. (Please copy and paste URL into Web browser.)

Telephone access is available. Domestic participants may call (888) 391-6568; international participants may call +1 (415) 228-4733 (long distance charges will apply). The passcode is "MHFI" and the conference leader is Douglas Peterson. A recorded telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the meeting concludes and will remain available until August 27, 2015. Domestic participants may call (800) 789-9018; international participants may call +1 (203) 369-3337 (long distance charges will apply). No passcode is required.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which express management's current views concerning future events, trends, contingencies or results, appear at various places in this press release and use words like "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "intend," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "strategy," "target" and similar terms, and future or conditional tense verbs like "could," "may," "might," "should," "will" and "would." For example, management may use forward-looking statements when addressing topics such as: the outcome of contingencies; future actions by regulators; changes in the Company's business strategies and methods of generating revenue; the development and performance of the Company's services and products; the expected impact of acquisitions and dispositions; the Company's effective tax rates; and the Company's cost structure, dividend policy, cash flows or liquidity.

Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements include, among other things:

  • the impact of the acquisition of SNL Financial, including the impact on the Company's results of operations; any failure to successfully integrate SNL Financial into the Company's operations and generate anticipated synergies and other cost savings; any failure to attract and retain key employees to execute SNL Financial's growth strategy; and any failure to realize the intended tax benefits of the acquisition;
  • the Company's ability to obtain the requisite regulatory approvals and to satisfy the other conditions to complete the SNL Financial acquisition; the Company's ability to obtain sufficient debt to finance the acquisition on favorable terms; the risk of litigation, competitive responses, or unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from or relating to the acquisition; and any disruption to the business of the Company or SNL Financial due to the announcement or completion of the acquisition or any transaction-related uncertainty;
  • the rapidly evolving regulatory environment, in the United States and abroad, affecting Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, Platts, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Capital IQ, SNL Financial and the Company's other businesses, including new and amended regulations and the Company's compliance therewith;
  • the outcome of litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries;
  • worldwide economic, financial, political and regulatory conditions;
  • the health of debt and equity markets, including credit quality and spreads, the level of liquidity and future debt issuances;
  • the level of interest rates and the strength of the credit and capital markets in the United States and abroad;
  • the demand and market for credit ratings in and across the sectors and geographies where the Company operates;
  • concerns in the marketplace affecting the Company's credibility or otherwise affecting market perceptions of the integrity or utility of independent credit ratings;
  • the Company's ability to maintain adequate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect the security of confidential information and data, and the potential of a system or network disruption that results in regulatory penalties, remedial costs or improper disclosure of confidential information or data;
  • the effect of competitive products and pricing;
  • consolidation in the Company's end-customer markets;
  • the impact of cost-cutting pressures across the financial services industry;
  • a decline in the demand for credit risk management tools by financial institutions;
  • the level of success of new product developments and global expansion;
  • the level of merger and acquisition activity in the United States and abroad;
  • the volatility of the energy marketplace;
  • the health of the commodities markets;
  • the impact of cost-cutting pressures and reduced trading in oil and other commodities markets;
  • the strength and performance of the domestic and international automotive markets;
  • the impact on the Company's revenue and net income caused by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
  • the level of restructuring charges the Company incurs;
  • the level of the Company's capital investments;
  • the level of the Company's future cash flows;
  • the Company's ability to make acquisitions and dispositions and to integrate, and realize expected synergies, savings or benefits from the businesses it acquires;
  • the Company's ability to successfully recover should it experience a disaster or other business continuity problem from a hurricane, flood, earthquake, terrorist attack, pandemic, security breach, cyber-attack, power loss, telecommunications failure or other natural or man-made event;
  • changes in applicable tax or accounting requirements; and
  • the Company's exposure to potential criminal sanctions or civil penalties if it fails to comply with foreign and U.S. laws and regulations that are applicable in the domestic and international jurisdictions in which it operates, including sanctions laws relating to countries such as Iran, Russia, Sudan and Syria, anti-corruption laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act of 2010, and local laws prohibiting corrupt payments to government officials, as well as import and export restrictions.

The factors noted above are not exhaustive. The Company and its subsidiaries operate in a dynamic business environment in which new risks emerge frequently. Accordingly, the Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it is made, except as required by applicable law. Further information about the Company's businesses, including information about factors that could materially affect its results of operations and financial condition, is contained in the Company's filings with the SEC, including the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

About McGraw Hill Financial:  McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's iconic brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, and J.D. Power. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 30 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

Investor Relations: http://investor.mhfi.com

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Contact: 
Investor Relations: 
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Vice President, Investor Relations 
(212) 512-4321 (office) 
chip.merritt@mhfi.com

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Director, Corporate Media Relations
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jason.feuchtwanger@mhfi.com

 

Exhibit 1

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

 

(unaudited)

Three Months

Six Months



2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change

















Revenue


$

1,342



$

1,302



3%



$

2,615



$

2,498



5%


Expenses


771



817



(5)%



1,543



1,593



(3)%


Other (income) loss


(11)



9



N/M



(11)



9



N/M


Operating profit


582



476



22%



1,083



896



21%


Interest expense, net


16



14



16%



32



28



15%


Income from continuing operations before
   taxes on income


566



462



22%



1,051



868



21%


Provision for taxes on income


185



152



21%



340



290



17%


Income from continuing operations


381



310



23%



711



578



23%


Income from discontinued operations (a)




6



N/M





12



N/M


Net income


381



316



21%



711



590



20%


Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling
   interests - continuing


(28)



(24)



18%



(55)



(50)



8%


Net income attributable to McGraw Hill
   Financial, Inc.


$

353



$

292



21%



$

656



$

540



21%

















Amounts attributable to McGraw Hill
   Financial, Inc. common shareholders:















Income from continuing operations


$

353



$

286



23%



$

656



$

528



24%


Income from discontinued operations




6



N/M





12



N/M


Net income


$

353



$

292



21%



$

656



$

540



21%

















Earnings per share attributable to McGraw
   Hill Financial, Inc. common shareholders:















Income from continuing operations:















Basic


$

1.29



$

1.05



23%



$

2.40



$

1.94



24%


Diluted


$

1.28



$

1.04



23%



$

2.38



$

1.91



25%


Income from discontinued operations:















Basic


$



$

0.02



N/M



$



$

0.05



N/M


Diluted


$



$

0.02



N/M



$



$

0.05



N/M


Net income:















Basic


$

1.29



$

1.08



20%



$

2.40



$

1.99



21%


Diluted


$

1.28



$

1.06



21%



$

2.38



$

1.95



22%

















Weighted-average number of common shares
   outstanding:















Basic


273.1



271.5






273.3



271.7





Diluted


275.7



276.1






276.0



276.7





















N/M - not meaningful

 

Note - % change in the tables throughout the exhibits are calculated off of the actual number, not the rounded number presented.

 

(a)   

In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company sold McGraw Hill Construction, which historically was included in our Commodities & Commercial segment. As a result, this business has been reflected as a discontinued operation for the three and six months ending June 30, 2014.


 

 


Exhibit 2

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

(dollars in millions)

 

(unaudited)


June 30,



December 31,




2015



2014









Assets:







Cash and equivalents


$

1,720




$

2,497



Other current assets


1,493




1,469



Total current assets


3,213




3,966



Property and equipment, net


208




206



Goodwill and other intangible assets, net


2,360




2,391



Other non-current assets


232




208



Total assets


$

6,013




$

6,771










Liabilities and Equity:







Unearned revenue


$

1,387




$

1,323



Other current liabilities (a)


853




2,644



Long-term debt


1,494




799



Pension, other postretirement benefits and other non-current liabilities


654




656



Total liabilities


4,388




5,422



Redeemable noncontrolling interest


810




810



Total equity


815




539



Total liabilities and equity


$

6,013




$

6,771












(a)

Includes an unpaid liability of $23 million and $1.6 billion related to legal and regulatory settlements as of June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

 


Exhibit 3

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions)

 

(unaudited)


2015



2014









Operating Activities:







Income from continuing operations


$

711




$

578



Adjustments to reconcile income from operations to cash (used for) provided by
   operating activities from continuing operations:







Depreciation


43




42



Amortization of intangibles


23




24



Deferred income taxes


166




2



Stock-based compensation


37




47



Other


26




8



Accrued legal and regulatory settlements


(1,609)






Net changes in other operating assets and liabilities


(294)




(255)



Cash (used for) provided by operating activities from continuing operations


(897)




446










Investing Activities:







Capital expenditures


(42)




(37)



Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(2)




(16)



Proceeds from dispositions


14






Changes in short-term investments


(7)




1



Cash used for investing activities from continuing operations


(37)




(52)










Financing Activities:







Proceeds from issuance of senior notes, net


690






Dividends paid to shareholders


(185)




(164)



Dividends and other payments paid to noncontrolling interests


(49)




(30)



Repurchase of treasury shares


(274)




(362)



Exercise of stock options, excess tax benefits from share-based payments and other


111




204



Cash provided by (used for) financing activities from continuing operations


293




(352)



Effect of exchange rate changes on cash from continuing operations


(7)




19



Cash (used for) provided by continuing operations


(648)




61



Cash (used for) provided by discontinued operations


(129)




14



Net change in cash and equivalents


(777)




75



Cash and equivalents at beginning of period


2,497




1,542



Cash and equivalents at end of period


$

1,720




$

1,617










 

 

 

Exhibit 4

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Operating Results

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions)

 

 

(unaudited)

Three Months

Six Months


















Revenue



Revenue



















2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change

















S&P Ratings Services


$

658



$

664



(1)%



$

1,264



$

1,233



3%


S&P Capital IQ


324



307



6%



644



608



6%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


148



133



11%



291



269



8%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


234



219



7%



459



431



7%


Intersegment Elimination


(22)



(21)



(5)%



(43)



(43)



(1)%


Total revenue


$

1,342



$

1,302



3%



$

2,615



$

2,498



5%


































Expenses



Expenses



















2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change

















S&P Ratings Services (a)


$

297



$

356



(17)%



$

612



$

685



(11)%


S&P Capital IQ


261



253



3%



519



501



4%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


52



51



4%



100



95



5%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


147



142



3%



286



285



1%


Intersegment Elimination


(22)



(21)



(5)%



(43)



(43)



(1)%


Total expenses


$

735



$

781



(6)%



$

1,474



$

1,523



(3)%


































Operating Profit



Operating Profit



















2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change

















S&P Ratings Services (a)


$

361



$

308



17%



$

652



$

548



19%


S&P Capital IQ


63



54



15%



125



107



17%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


96



82



16%



191



174



10%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


87



77



13%



173



146



18%


Total operating segments


607



521



16%



1,141



975



17%


Unallocated expense


(25)



(45)



(45)%



(58)



(79)



(27)%


Total operating profit


$

582



$

476



22%



$

1,083



$

896



21%



















(a)  

The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include a benefit related to legal settlement insurance recoveries of $45 million and $80 million, respectively, partially offset by legal settlement charges of $4 million and $34 million, respectively.

 

 


Exhibit 5

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Operating Results - Reported vs. Performance

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 


Three Months

(unaudited)


2015



2014



% Change




Reported


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Performance



Reported


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Performance



Reported


Performance






















S&P Ratings Services


$

361



$

(33)


a

$

329




$

308



$



$

308




17%


7%


S&P Capital IQ


63



12


b

74




54





54




15%


37%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


96





96




82





82




16%


16%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


87



1


b

88




77





77




13%


15%


Segment operating profit


607



(20)



587




521





521




16%


13%


Unallocated expense


(25)



(10)


c

(35)




(45)





(45)




(45)%


(22)%


Operating profit


582



(30)



552




476





476




22%


16%


Interest expense, net


16





16




14





14




16%


16%


Income before taxes on income


566



(30)



536




462





462




22%


16%


Provision for taxes on income


185



(12)



173




152





152




21%


14%


Income from continuing operations


381



(18)



363




310





310




23%


17%


Income from discontinued operations









6



(6)






N/M


N/M


Net income


381



(18)



363




316



(6)



310




21%


17%


Less: NCI net income - continuing


(28)





(28)




(24)





(24)




18%


18%


Net income - continuing


353



(18)



335




286





286




23%


17%


Net income - discontinued









6



(6)






N/M


N/M


Net income attributable to MHFI


$

353



$

(18)



$

335




$

292



$

(6)



$

286




21%


17%






















Diluted EPS - continuing


$

1.28



$

(0.07)



$

1.21




$

1.04



$



$

1.04




23%


17%


Diluted EPS - total


$

1.28



$

(0.07)



$

1.21




$

1.06



$

(0.02)



$

1.04




21%


17%























Six Months

(unaudited)


2015



2014



% Change




Reported


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Performance



Reported


Non-GAAP Adjustments


Performance



Reported


Performance






















S&P Ratings Services


$

652



$

(38)


a

$

614




$

548



$



$

548




19%


12%


S&P Capital IQ


125



12


b

137




107





107




17%


28%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


191





191




174





174




10%


10%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


173



1


b

174




146





146




18%


19%


Segment operating profit


1,141



(26)



1,115




975





975




17%


14%


Unallocated expense


(58)



(10)


c

(68)




(79)





(79)




(27)%


(14)%


Operating profit


1,083



(36)



1,047




896





896




21%


17%


Interest expense, net


32





32




28





28




15%


15%


Income before taxes on income


1,051



(36)



1,015




868





868




21%


17%


Provision for taxes on income


340



(14)



326




290





290




17%


13%


Income from continuing operations


711



(22)



689




578





578




23%


19%


Income from discontinued operations









12



(12)






N/M


N/M


Net income


711



(22)



689




590



(12)



578




20%


19%


Less: NCI net income - continuing


(55)





(55)




(50)





(50)




8%


8%


Net income - continuing


656



(22)



634




528





528




24%


20%


Net income - discontinued









12



(12)






N/M


N/M


Net income attributable to MHFI


$

656



$

(22)



$

634




$

540



$

(12)



$

528




21%


20%






















Diluted EPS - continuing


$

2.38



$

(0.08)



$

2.30




$

1.91



$



$

1.91




25%


21%


Diluted EPS - total


$

2.38



$

(0.08)



$

2.30




$

1.95



$

(0.05)



$

1.91




22%


21%



N/M - not meaningful

Note - Totals presented may not sum due to rounding

(a)   

The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include a benefit related to legal settlement insurance recoveries of $45 million and $80 million, respectively, partially offset by legal settlement charges of $4 million and $34 million, respectively, and restructuring charges.

(b) 

The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include restructuring charges.

(c)  

The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include a gain of $11 million on the sale of our interest in a legacy McGraw Hill Construction investment and restructuring charges.

 

 


Exhibit 6

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Revenue Information

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions)

Subscription / Non-Transaction vs. Non-Subscription / Transaction Revenue

 

(unaudited)


Subscription / Non-Transaction



Non-Subscription / Transaction




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change



















Three Months


S&P Ratings Services (a)


$

329



$

337



(2)%



$

329



$

327



1%


S&P Capital IQ (b)


292



278



5%



32



29



10%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


30



28



7%



118



105



13%


Commodities & Commercial Markets (d)


154



142



9%



80



77



3%


Intersegment elimination


(22)



(21)



(5)%









Total revenue


$

783



$

764



3%



$

559



$

538



4%



















Six Months


S&P Ratings Services (a)


$

645



$

661



(2)%



$

619



$

572



8%


S&P Capital IQ (b)


578



549



5%



66



59



12%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


59



54



10%



232



215



7%


Commodities & Commercial Markets (d)


304



283



8%



155



148



5%


Intersegment elimination


(43)



(43)



(1)%









Total revenue


$

1,543



$

1,504



3%



$

1,072



$

994



8%



















(a)  

Non-transaction revenue is primarily related to annual fees for frequent issuer programs and surveillance, while transaction revenue is related to ratings of publicly-issued debt, bank loan ratings and corporate credit estimates. Non-transaction revenue also includes an intersegment revenue elimination, which mainly consists of the royalty of $20 million and $40 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, and $19 million and $38 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, charged to S&P Capital IQ for the rights to use and distribute content and data developed by S&P Ratings Services.

(b) 

Subscription revenue is related to credit ratings-related information products, S&P Capital IQ Desktop, investment research products and other data subscriptions, while non-subscription revenue is related to certain advisory, pricing and analytical services.

(c)  

Subscription revenue is related to data subscriptions, which support index fund management, portfolio analytics and research, while non-subscription revenue relates to fees based on assets underlying exchange-traded funds, as well as certain advisory, pricing and analytical services.

(d) 

Subscription revenue at Platts is related to real-time news, market data, and price assessments, along with other information products, while non-subscription revenue is related to licensing of its proprietary market price data and price assessments to commodity exchanges, conference sponsorship, consulting engagements and events. Subscription revenue at J.D. Power is related to information products primarily serving the automotive market, while non-subscription revenue is related to syndicated and proprietary research studies, advertising, consulting engagements and events.

 

 


Exhibit 7

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Domestic vs. International

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions)

 

(unaudited)


Domestic



International




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change



















Three Months


S&P Ratings Services


$

386



$

356



9%



$

272



$

308



(12)%


S&P Capital IQ


212



201



6%



112



106



5%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


121



105



15%



27



28



(1)%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


102



100



2%



132



119



10%


Intersegment elimination


(11)



(11)



2%



(11)



(10)



8%


Total revenue


$

810



$

751



8%



$

532



$

551



(4)%



















Six Months


S&P Ratings Services


$

738



$

661



12%



$

526



$

572



(8)%


S&P Capital IQ


424



400



6%



220



208



6%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


235



213



10%



56



56



(1)%


Commodities & Commercial Markets


200



195



3%



259



236



10%


Intersegment elimination


(22)



(23)



(4)%



(21)



(20)



6%


Total revenue


$

1,575



$

1,446



9%



$

1,040



$

1,052



(1)%

















 

 


Exhibit 8

 

McGraw Hill Financial

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014

(dollars in millions)

Computation of Free Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow Excluding Certain Items

 

(unaudited)


Six Months




2015


2014


Cash (used for) provided by operating activities from continuing operations             


$

(897)



$

446



Capital expenditures


(42)



(37)



Dividends and other payments paid to noncontrolling interests


(49)



(30)



Free Cash Flow


$

(988)



$

379



Payment of legal and regulatory settlements


1,609





Free Cash Flow Excluding Above Item


$

621



$

379










 

McGraw Hill Financial Organic Revenue

 

(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change


Total revenue


$

1,342



$

1,302



3%



$

2,615



$

2,498



5%


C&C Eclipse acquisition


(2)








(4)







S&P Capital IQ product closures and divestitures




(1)








(2)





Total Adjusted Revenue


$

1,340



$

1,301



3%



$

2,611



$

2,496



5%

















 

Adjusted S&P Capital IQ Revenue

 

(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change


S&P Capital IQ revenue


$

324



$

307



6%



$

644



$

608



6%


Product closures and divestitures




(1)








(2)





Adjusted S&P Capital IQ Revenue


$

324



$

306



6%



$

644



$

606



6%

















 

Adjusted Commodities & Commercial Markets Revenue

 

(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change


C&C revenue


$

234



$

219



7%



$

459



$

431



7%


Eclipse acquisition


(2)








(4)







Adjusted C&C Revenue


$

232



$

219



6%



$

455



$

431



6%

















 

Adjusted S&P Dow Jones Indices Net Operating Profit

 

(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2015


2014


% Change



2015


2014


% Change


Operating profit


$

96



$

82



16%



$

191



$

174



10%


Income attributable to noncontrolling interests


25



22






50



46





Adjusted Net Operating Profit


$

71



$

60



16%



$

141



$

128



10%

















 

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