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S&P Global Reports Second Quarter Results

S&P Global Reports Second Quarter Results

Revenue Increased 10%

Diluted EPS Increased 12% to $1.44

Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 17% to $1.44

Operating Margin Increased 70 Basis Points to 44.0%

Adjusted Operating Margin Increased 210 Basis Points to 44.1%

Company Release - 7/28/2016 7:10 AM ET

NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) today reported second quarter 2016 results with revenue of $1.48 billion, an increase of 10% compared to the same period last year. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $383 million and $1.44, respectively. Foreign exchange rates had a negligible impact on revenue and a favorable impact of approximately 3 percentage points on operating profit.

Adjusted net income increased 13% to $385 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 17% to $1.44. The adjustments in the second quarter of 2016 were primarily associated with benefits from insurance recoveries related to legal settlements, partially offset by deal-related amortization, divestiture transaction costs and restructuring charges.

"We are pleased that every business segment delivered revenue growth despite macroeconomic pressures including low commodity prices and ongoing volatility in the markets we serve.  Increasingly, market participants look to S&P Global for the benchmarks and essential intelligence needed to conduct business," said Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global.  "In addition to our progress on creating revenue growth, we continue to make progress on our productivity initiatives and SNL integration synergies.  Overall, our performance enables the Company to continue investing in our portfolio of great assets to improve our customer experience while simultaneously delivering excellent financial results."

Outlook: The Company provides guidance on a non-GAAP basis as the Company cannot predict certain elements which are included in reported GAAP results.

2016 adjusted guidance has been updated to reflect the pending close of the sale of J.D. Power in the third quarter.  The Company expects to use stepped up share repurchases to minimize dilution from the sale.  Due to strong first-half results, and our outlook for the remainder of the year, we are increasing the adjusted diluted EPS guidance by $0.05 to a range of $5.05 to $5.20.  In addition, due to the sale of J.D. Power, we are reducing our revenue guidance to mid single-digit growth as we will no longer record several months of J.D. Power revenue.

Return of Capital: During the second quarter, the Company returned $242 million to shareholders by repurchasing 1.4 million shares for $147 million and issuing dividends totaling $95 million.  Year-to-date the Company has returned $538 million to shareholders.  As a result of the Company's ongoing share repurchases, weighted average shares outstanding decreased by over 3% versus the second quarter of 2015.  The Company has authorization from the Board of Directors to repurchase up to an additional 31.9 million shares. 

S&P Global Ratings: Bond issuance improved in the quarter sequentially and year-over-year, helping drive a revenue increase of 4% to $682 million.  Transaction revenue increased 5% to $343 million compared to the same period last year.  This was largely a result of improved contract terms, increased debt issuance, and mid-teens growth in bank loan ratings.  Non-transaction revenue increased 3% to $339 million in the quarter due to growth in surveillance, CRISIL, commercial paper activity, and royalties from Risk Services.

U.S. and international revenue increased 3% and 5%, respectively.  International revenue represented 42% of second quarter revenue.

The business continued to make progress reducing costs in the quarter as reported expenses decreased 4% and adjusted expenses decreased 5% in part due to reduced outside services.

Operating profit increased 10% to $396 million with an operating profit margin that improved 320 basis points to 58%.  Adjusted operating profit increased 12% to $369 million with an adjusted operating profit margin that improved 400 basis points to 54%, driven by increased revenue and decreased expenses.  

The S&P Global Ratings segment includes S&P Global Ratings, which is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization ("NRSRO"), as well as CRISIL, a global analytical company incorporated in India, and certain other ratings-related businesses.

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Revenue increased 29% to $416 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year, while organic revenue grew 8%.  Due to the SNL acquisition, organic growth, and progress on integration-related synergies, quarterly operating profit increased 48% to $93 million and adjusted operating profit increased 48% to $118 million.  The operating margin improved 290 basis points to 22% and the adjusted operating margin improved 370 basis points to 28%.

In the second quarter, S&P Capital IQ Desktop, Enterprise Feeds, and RatingsXpress® were the drivers of organic revenue growth.  In addition, SNL revenue increased 9% to $68 million compared to second quarter 2015, prior to the Company's acquisition of SNL.  Excluding a purchase accounting adjustment, SNL revenue increase 10%.

Both S&P Capital IQ Desktop and SNL experienced year-over-year user growth in the teens.

S&P Dow Jones Indices:  In May, the Company celebrated the 120 year anniversary of one of its most iconic benchmarks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).  Created in 1896, the DJIA is the daily symbol of the U.S. stock market and among the most widely followed indices in the world.

Revenue increased 4% to $153 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Operating profit increased 5% to $100 million. Adjusted operating profit increased 4% to $101 million.  Operating profit attributable to the Company was $73 million.   Adjusted operating profit attributable to the Company increased 3% to $74 million.

Revenue growth was due to steady data license growth and strength in exchange-traded derivative activity due to market volatility.

Average AUM based on S&P DJI's indices increased 3% in the quarter and reached a new quarter-ending record of $855 billion.

S&P Global Platts (includes J.D. Power):  Revenue increased 9% to $255 million. Organic revenue for the segment, excluding revenue from recently acquired NADA Used Car Guide, Petromedia, and RigData, grew 4%.  Operating profit grew 7% to $93 million and adjusted operating profit grew 7% to $98 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Platts delivered 7% revenue growth driven by mid-single digit revenue growth in core subscriptions primarily due to petroleum price assessments and market data augmented by growth in Global Trading Services.

Unallocated Expense:  Unallocated expense includes corporate center functions and certain non-allocated items such as excess real estate. Unallocated expense increased 23% to $31 million, primarily due to a gain on the sale of a non-core asset in the second quarter of 2015.  Adjusted unallocated expense decreased 4% to $34 million.

Provision for Income Taxes:  The Company's effective tax rate in the second quarter of 2016 and 2015 was 32.3% and 32.6%, respectively.  The Company's adjusted effective tax rate decreased to 32.1% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 32.4% in the prior period.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow: Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the second quarter were $1.6 billion, of which approximately $1.5 billion was held outside the United States. In the first six months of 2016, cash provided by operating activities was $571 million.  Free cash flow was $478 million, an increase of $1,466 million from the same period in 2015 due to litigation payments in the first half of 2015.  Free cash flow, excluding the after-tax payments associated with legal and regulatory settlements and insurance recoveries, was $513 million.

Comparison of Adjusted Information to U.S. GAAP Information: Adjusted diluted earnings per share, adjusted net income, adjusted operating profit and margin, adjusted 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 4, 5 and 8.  As described on Exhibit 9, we are unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial information presented without unreasonable effort.

Conference Call/Webcast Details:  The Company's senior management will review the second quarter earnings results on a conference call scheduled for today, July 28, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  Additional information presented on the conference call may be made available on the Company's Investor Relations Website at http://investor.spglobal.com.

The Webcast will be available live and in replay at http://investor.spglobal.com/CustomPage/Index?KeyGenPage=1073751596&event=1073748178. (Please copy and paste URL into Web browser.)

Telephone access is available. U.S. participants may call (888) 391-6568; international participants may call +1 (415) 228-4733 (long distance charges will apply). The passcode is "S&P Global" 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 28, 2016. U.S. participants may call (888) 568-0920; international participants may call +1 (203) 369-3791 (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 report 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."  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 successful completion of the pending sale of J.D. Power to XIO Group;
  • our ability to make acquisitions and dispositions and successfully integrate the businesses we acquire;
  • worldwide economic, financial, political and regulatory conditions, including economic conditions and regulatory changes that may result from the United Kingdom's likely exit from the European Union;
  • the rapidly evolving regulatory environment, in the United States and abroad, affecting S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Platts, S&P Dow Jones Indices, and S&P Global Market Intelligence, including new and amended regulations and the Company's compliance therewith;
  • the outcome of litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries;
  • the health of debt and equity markets, including credit quality and spreads, the level of liquidity and future debt issuances;
  • 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 effect of competitive products and pricing, including the level of success of new product developments and global expansion;
  • 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 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;
  • our ability to incentivize and retain key employees;
  • 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 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;
  • the level of the Company's future cash flows and capital investments;
  • the impact on the Company's revenue and net income caused by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; 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 S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company's divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. S&P Global has approximately 20,000 employees in 31 countries. For more information visit www.spglobal.com.

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

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Contact:
Investor Relations:
Chip Merritt
Vice President, Investor Relations
(212) 438-4321 (office)
chip.merritt@spglobal.com

News Media:
Jason Feuchtwanger
Director, Corporate Media Relations
(212) 438-1247 (office)
jason.feuchtwanger@spglobal.com

 

 

Exhibit 1


S&P Global

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions, except per share data)




(unaudited)

Three Months

Six Months



2016


2015


%
Change



2016


2015


%
Change

















Revenue


$

1,482



$

1,342



10%



$

2,823



$

2,615



8%


Expenses


831



771



8%



1,660



1,543



7%


Other income




(11)



N/M





(11)



N/M


Operating profit


651



582



12%



1,163



1,083



7%


Interest expense, net


42



16



N/M



83



32



N/M


Income before taxes on income


609



566



8%



1,080



1,051



3%


Provision for taxes on income


197



185



7%



345



340



1%


Net income


412



381



8%



735



711



4%


Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


(29)



(28)



5%



(58)



(55)



7%


Net income attributable to S&P Global Inc.


$

383



$

353



9%



$

677



$

656



3%

















Earnings per share attributable to S&P Global Inc. common shareholders:















Net income:















Basic


$

1.45



$

1.29



12%



$

2.56



$

2.40



7%


Diluted


$

1.44



$

1.28



12%



$

2.54



$

2.38



7%

















Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:















Basic


264.5



273.1






264.7



273.3





Diluted


266.7



275.7






267.0



276.0




















Actual shares outstanding at period end









263.9



272.5




















 

N/M - not meaningful

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

 

 

Exhibit 2


S&P Global

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015

(dollars in millions)








(unaudited)


June 30,



December 31,




2016



2015









Assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


$

1,567




$

1,481



Other current assets


1,318




1,312



Assets of businesses held for sale


574




503



Total current assets


3,459




3,296



Property and equipment, net


242




270



Goodwill


2,882




2,882



Other intangible assets, net


1,483




1,522



Other non-current assets


225




213



Total assets


$

8,291




$

8,183










Liabilities and Equity:







Short-term debt


$

309




$

143



Unearned revenue


1,460




1,421



Other current liabilities


869




1,138



Liabilities of businesses held for sale


207




206



Long-term debt


3,470




3,468



Pension, other postretirement benefits and other non-current liabilities


631




644



Total liabilities


6,946




7,020



Redeemable noncontrolling interest


920




920



Total equity


425




243



Total liabilities and equity


$

8,291




$

8,183










 

 


Exhibit 3


S&P Global

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions)








(unaudited)


2016



2015









Operating Activities:







Net income


$

735




$

711



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







Depreciation


40




43



Amortization of intangibles


47




23



Deferred income taxes


(4)




166



Stock-based compensation


34




37



Other


55




55



Accrued legal and regulatory settlements


(108)




(1,609)



Net changes in other operating assets and liabilities


(228)




(323)



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


571




(897)










Investing Activities:







Capital expenditures


(36)




(42)



Acquisitions, net of cash acquired


(52)




(2)



Proceeds from dispositions





14



Changes in short-term investments





(7)



Cash used for investing activities from continuing operations


(88)




(37)










Financing Activities:







Additions to short-term debt, net


166






Proceeds from issuance of senior notes, net





690



Dividends paid to shareholders


(191)




(185)



Dividends and other payments paid to noncontrolling interests


(57)




(49)



Repurchase of treasury shares


(373)




(274)



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


84




111



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


(371)




293



Effect of exchange rate changes on cash from continuing operations


(26)




(7)



Cash provided by (used for) continuing operations


86




(648)



Cash used for discontinued operations





(129)



Net change in cash and cash equivalents


86




(777)



Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


1,481




2,497



Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

1,567




$

1,720










 

 

Exhibit 4


S&P Global

Operating Results

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions)




(unaudited)

Three Months

Six Months



Revenue



Revenue



















2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change

















S&P Global Ratings


$

682



$

658



4%



$

1,234



$

1,264



(2)%


S&P Global Market Intelligence


416



324



29%



824



644



28%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


153



148



4%



304



291



4%


S&P Global Platts


255



234



9%



509



459



11%


Intersegment Elimination


(24)



(22)



(14)%



(48)



(43)



(12)%


Total revenue


$

1,482



$

1,342



10%



$

2,823



$

2,615



8%


































Expenses



Expenses



















2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change

















S&P Global Ratings (a)


$

286



$

297



(4)%



$

576



$

612



(6)%


S&P Global Market Intelligence (b)


323



261



24%



651



519



25%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


53



52



2%



104



100



3%


S&P Global Platts (d)


162



147



10%



313



286



9%


Intersegment Elimination


(24)



(22)



(14)%



(48)



(43)



(12)%


Total expenses


$

800



$

735



9%



$

1,596



$

1,474



8%


































Operating Profit



Operating Profit



















2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change

















S&P Global Ratings (a)


$

396



$

361



10%



$

658



$

652



1%


S&P Global Market Intelligence (b)


93



63



48%



173



125



39%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


100



96



5%



200



191



5%


S&P Global Platts (d)


93



87



7%



196



173



13%


Total operating segments


682



607



12%



1,227



1,141



8%


Unallocated expense (e)


(31)



(25)



23%



(64)



(58)



11%


Total operating profit


$

651



$

582



12%



$

1,163



$

1,083



7%

















 


(a)  

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 include a benefit related to legal settlement insurance recoveries of $37 million and $52 million, respectively, partially offset by legal settlement charges of $3 million and $6 million, respectively. 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. The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 also include restructuring charges of $6 million and $8 million, respectively. Additionally, amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $1 million are included for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 and of $3 million and $2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

(b)   

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 include disposition-related costs of $8 million and the six months ended June 30, 2016 include a technology related impairment charge of $24 million. The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 also include restructuring charges of $12 million. Additionally, amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $18 million and $36 million is included for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, and of $6 million and $12 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.

(c)    

Amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $1 million is included for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 and $3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015.

(d)     

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 include disposition-related costs of $2 million and $4 million, respectively. The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 also include restructuring charges of $1 million. Additionally, amortization of intangibles from acquisitions of $3 million is included for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 and of $5 million and $6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.

(e)      

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 includes $3 million from a disposition-related reserve release. 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 5


S&P Global

Operating Results - Reported vs. Performance

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)




Three Months

(unaudited)


2016



2015



% Change




Reported


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Deal-Related
Amortization


Performance e



Reported


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Deal-Related
Amortization


Performance e



Reported


Performance


S&P Global Ratings


$

396



$

(29)

a


$

1



$

369




$

361



$

(33)

a


$

1



$

330




10%



12%



S&P Global Market Intelligence


93



8

b


18



118




63



12

b


6



80




48%



48%



S&P Dow Jones Indices


100





1



101




96





1



97




5%



4%



S&P Global Platts


93



2

c


3



98




87



1

c


3



91




7%



7%



Segment operating profit


682



(19)



23



686




607



(20)



11



598




12%



15%



Unallocated expense


(31)



(3)

d




(34)




(25)



(10)

d




(35)




23%



(4)%



Operating profit


651



(22)



23



652




582



(30)



11



563




12%



16%



Interest expense, net


42







42




16







16




N/M



N/M



Income before taxes on income


609



(22)



23



610




566



(30)



11



547




8%



12%



Provision for taxes on income


197



(9)



8



196




185



(12)



4



177




7%



10%



Net income


412



(13)



15



414




381



(18)



7



370




8%



12%



Less: NCI net income


(29)







(29)




(28)







(28)




5%



5%



Net income attributable to SPGI


$

383



$

(13)



$

15



$

385




$

353



$

(18)



$

7



$

342




9%



13%



























Diluted EPS


$

1.44



$

(0.05)



$

0.06



$

1.44




$

1.28



$

(0.07)



$

0.03



$

1.24




12%



17%




























Six Months

(unaudited)


2016



2015



% Change




Reported


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Deal-Related
Amortization


Performance e



Reported


Non-GAAP
Adjustments


Deal-Related
Amortization


Performance e



Reported


Performance


S&P Global Ratings


$

658



$

(40)

a


$

3



$

621




$

652



$

(38)

a


$

2



$

616




1%



1%



S&P Global Market Intelligence


173



32

b


36



241




125



12

b


12



148




39%



63%



S&P Dow Jones Indices


200





3



203




191





3



194




5%



5%



S&P Global Platts


196



4

c


5



205




173



1

c


6



180




13%



14%



Segment operating profit


1,227



(4)



47



1,270




1,141



(26)



23



1,138




8%



12%



Unallocated expense


(64)



(3)

d




(67)




(58)



(10)

d




(68)




11%



(1)%



Operating profit


1,163



(7)



47



1,203




1,083



(36)



23



1,070




7%



12%



Interest expense, net


83







83




32







32




N/M



N/M



Income before taxes on income


1,080



(7)



47



1,120




1,051



(36)



23



1,038




3%



8%



Provision for taxes on income


345



(4)



16



357




340



(14)



9



334




1%



7%



Net income


735



(3)



31



763




711



(22)



14



704




4%



9%



Less: NCI net income


(58)







(58)




(55)







(55)




7%



7%



Net income attributable to SPGI


$

677



$

(3)



$

31



$

705




$

656



$

(22)



$

14



$

649




3%



9%



























Diluted EPS


$

2.54



$

(0.01)



$

0.11



$

2.64




$

2.38



$

(0.08)



$

0.05



$

2.35




7%



12%



 

N/M - not meaningful

Note - Totals presented may not sum due to rounding

(a)  

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 include a benefit related to legal settlement insurance recoveries of $37 million and $52 million, respectively, partially offset by legal settlement charges of $3 million and $6 million, respectively. 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. The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015 also include restructuring charges of $6 million and $8 million, respectively.

(b)   

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 include disposition-related costs of $8 million, and the six months ended June 30, 2016 include a technology related impairment charge of $24 million. The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include restructuring charges.

(c)   

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 includes disposition-related costs. The three and six months ended June 30, 2015 include restructuring charges.

(d)  

The three and six months ended June 30, 2016 includes $3 million from a disposition-related reserve release. 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.    

(e)   

Includes adjusted operating profit for S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts; adjusted segment operating profit; adjusted operating profit; adjusted net income attributable to SPGI; and adjusted diluted EPS.

 

 

Exhibit 6


S&P Global

Revenue by Type

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions)











(unaudited)


Subscription / Non-
Transaction



Asset Linked Fees



Non-Subscription /
Transaction




2016


2015


%
Change



2016


2015


%
Change



2016


2015


%
Change


























Three Months


S&P Global Ratings (a)


$

339



$

330



3%



$



$



N/M



$

343



$

328



5%


S&P Global Market Intelligence (b)


382



292



31%







N/M



34



32



4%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


32



28



13%



92



92



—%



29



28



6%


S&P Global Platts (d)


175



154



13%







N/M



80



80



—%


Intersegment elimination


(24)



(22)



(14)%







N/M







N/M


Total revenue


$

904



$

782



15%



$

92



$

92



—%



$

486



$

468



4%


























Six Months


S&P Global Ratings (a)


$

666



$

647



3%



$



$



N/M



$

568



$

617



(8)%


S&P Global Market Intelligence (b)


758



578



31%







N/M



66



66



—%


S&P Dow Jones Indices (c)


62



56



10%



178



184



(3)%



64



51



26%


S&P Global Platts (d)


347



304



14%







N/M



162



155



5%


Intersegment elimination


(48)



(43)



(12)%







N/M







N/M


Total revenue


$

1,785



$

1,542



16%



$

178



$

184



(3)%



$

860



$

889



(3)%
























 

(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 $22 million and $44 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, and $20 million and $40 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively, charged to S&P Global Market Intelligence for the rights to use and distribute content and data developed by S&P Global Ratings.

(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  asset linked fees primarily relate to fees based on assets underlying exchange-traded funds, mutual funds and insurance products. Transaction revenue relates to trading based fees from exchange-traded derivatives.

(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


S&P Global

Revenue by Geographic Area

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions)








(unaudited)


U.S.



International




2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change



















Three Months


S&P Global Ratings


$

398



$

386



3%



$

284



$

272



5%


S&P Global Market Intelligence


284



212



34%



132



112



18%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


128



121



6%



25



27



(8)%


S&P Global Platts


113



102



10%



142



132



8%


Intersegment elimination


(13)



(11)



(18)%



(11)



(11)



(9)%


Total revenue


$

910



$

810



12%



$

572



$

532



7%



















Six Months


S&P Global Ratings


$

727



$

738



(1)%



$

507



$

526



(4)%


S&P Global Market Intelligence


564



424



33%



260



220



18%


S&P Dow Jones Indices


253



235



8%



51



56



(10)%


S&P Global Platts


230



200



15%



279



259



8%


Intersegment elimination


(24)



(22)



(13)%



(24)



(21)



(11)%


Total revenue


$

1,750



$

1,575



11%



$

1,073



$

1,040



3%

















 

 

Exhibit 8


S&P Global

Non-GAAP Financial Information

Three and six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015

(dollars in millions)


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






(unaudited)


Six Months




2016


2015


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


$

571



$

(897)



Capital expenditures


(36)



(42)



Dividends and other payments paid to noncontrolling interests


(57)



(49)



Free Cash Flow


$

478



$

(988)



Payment of legal and regulatory settlements


108



1,609



Legal settlement insurance recoveries


(52)



(65)



Tax benefit from legal settlements


(21)



(258)



Free Cash Flow Excluding Above Items


$

513



$

298









 

S&P Global Organic Revenue


(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change


Total revenue


$

1,482



$

1,342



10%



$

2,823



$

2,615



8%


S&P Global Market Intelligence acquisitions and product closures


(68)



(1)






(135)



(2)





S&P Global Platts acquisitions


(12)








(22)







Total Adjusted Revenue


$

1,402



$

1,341



4%



$

2,666



$

2,613



2%

















Organic Revenue Constant Currency Basis


$

1,403



$

1,341



5%



$

2,675



$

2,613



2%

















 

Adjusted S&P Global Market Intelligence Revenue


(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change


S&P Global Market Intelligence revenue


$

416



$

324



29%



$

824



$

644



28%


Acquisitions and product closures


(68)



(1)






(135)



(2)





Adjusted S&P Global Market Intelligence Revenue


$

348



$

323



8%



$

689



$

642



7%

















 

Adjusted S&P Global Platts Revenue








(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change


S&P Global Platts revenue


$

255



$

234



9%



$

509



$

459



11%


Acquisitions


(12)








(22)







Adjusted S&P Global Platts Revenue


$

243



$

234



4%



$

487



$

459



6%

















 


Adjusted S&P Dow Jones Indices Net Operating Profit








(unaudited)


Three Months



Six Months




2016


2015


% Change



2016


2015


% Change


Adjusted operating profit


$

101



$

97



4%



$

203



$

194



5%


Income attributable to noncontrolling interests


27



25






53



50





Adjusted Net Operating Profit


$

74



$

72



3%



$

150



$

144



4%

















 

 

Exhibit 9

S&P Global
Non-GAAP Guidance

Our 2016 adjusted diluted EPS guidance excludes a range of adjustments to allow investors to view the Company's business from the same perspective as Company management, including full-year 2016 deal-related amortization expense, as well as legal settlement charges, insurance recoveries, restructuring charges, and a technology related impairment charge that were recorded during the first half of 2016 as presented on Exhibit 5. We are unable to reconcile our full year adjusted diluted EPS guidance to comparable GAAP guidance without unreasonable effort because management cannot reliably predict the necessary components of our full year 2016 net income, including the impact and timing of potential acquisitions, pending dispositions, and other structural changes or their probable significance. The impact of such adjustments could be significant. Accordingly, we are unable to provide an accurate non-GAAP to GAAP guidance reconciliation upon which our investors can rely.

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