MCO
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Moody's
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017 7:00:02 AM
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Moody's Beats

Moody's (MCO) reported 3rd Quarter September 2017 earnings of $1.52 per share on revenue of $1.1 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.40 per share on revenue of $979.4 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.44 per share. Revenue grew 15.9% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2017 earnings of $5.85 to $6.00 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $5.35 to $5.50 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $5.72 per share for the year ending December 31, 2017.

Moody' Corporation provides credit ratings, credit and economic related research, data and analytical tools, software solutions and related risk management services, quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training & certification services.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.52
Earnings Whisper
$1.44
Consensus Estimate
$1.40
Reported Revenue
$1.06 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$979.4 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Moody’s Corporation Reports Results for Third Quarter 2017

3Q17 operating income of $445.4 million up 12% from 3Q16

--3Q17 diluted EPS of $1.63 up 24% from 3Q16; adjusted diluted EPS of $1.52 up 10%

FY 2017 diluted EPS guidance range is now $6.18 to $6.33; adjusted diluted EPS guidance range is now $5.85 to $6.00; both ranges up approximately $0.50 from prior guidance

Adjusted diluted EPS now also excludes amortization of all acquisition-related intangible assets

Moody’s Corporation (MCO) today announced results for the third quarter of 2017 and provided its current outlook for full year 2017. Results and guidance include Bureau van Dijk starting from the acquisition close date of August 10, 2017.

"Moody’s strong third quarter financial results were driven by record revenue in Moody’s Investors Service, with corporate and structured finance contributing the largest gains, double-digit organic revenue growth in Moody’s Analytics, and the addition of Bureau van Dijk," said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s. "Primarily due to strong underlying business performance, we are increasing our full year 2017 diluted EPS guidance range to $6.18 to $6.33 and our adjusted diluted EPS guidance range to $5.85 to $6.00."

Mr. McDaniel added, "We are excited to welcome our Bureau van Dijk colleagues to Moody’s, and we remain confident in the complementary nature of the businesses and the many exciting opportunities ahead."

THIRD QUARTER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Moody’s Corporation reported record revenue of $1.1 billion for the three months ended September 30, 2017, up 16% from the same period in 2016.

Operating expenses totaled $617.5 million, up 19% from the prior-year period, of which Bureau van Dijk operating expenses and expenses associated with the Bureau van Dijk acquisition ("Acquisition-Related Expenses") constituted eight percentage points.

Operating income was $445.4 million, up 12%. Adjusted operating income was $498.5 million, up 14%. Third quarter 2017 adjusted operating income excludes depreciation and amortization, as well as Acquisition-Related Expenses. Third quarter 2016 adjusted operating income excludes depreciation and amortization, as well as a restructuring charge. Operating margin for the third quarter was 41.9% and the adjusted operating margin was 46.9%.

Diluted EPS of $1.63 was up 24% from the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted diluted EPS of $1.52 was up 10%. Third quarter 2017 adjusted diluted EPS excludes a $0.23 per share gain on a foreign currency hedge associated with the Bureau van Dijk acquisition (the "Purchase Price Hedge Gain"), $0.08 per share related to amortization of all acquisition-related intangible assets and $0.04 per share of Acquisition-Related Expenses. Third quarter 2016 adjusted diluted EPS excludes $0.04 per share related to amortization of all acquisition-related intangibles and $0.03 per share from a restructuring charge. Both third quarter 2017 diluted EPS and adjusted diluted EPS include a $0.04 per share tax benefit related to the adoption of accounting standard update ASU 2016-09, "Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting."

MCO THIRD QUARTER 2017 REVENUE UP 16%

Moody’s Corporation reported global revenue of $1.1 billion for the third quarter of 2017, up 16% from the third quarter of 2016.

U.S. revenue was $588.4 million, up 8%, and non-U.S. revenue was $474.5 million, up 28%. Revenue generated outside the U.S. constituted 45% of total revenue, up from 40% in the prior-year period. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted Moody’s revenue by 1%.

MIS Third Quarter Revenue Up 13%

Global revenue for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) for the third quarter of 2017 was $694.2 million, up 13% from the prior-year period. U.S. revenue was $427.7 million, up 9%, while non-U.S. revenue was $266.5 million, up 21%. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted MIS revenue by 1%.

Corporate finance revenue was $350.2 million, up 17% from the prior-year period. This result reflected strong U.S. investment grade and Asian speculative grade bond issuance as well as a strong contribution from U.S. rated bank loans. U.S. and non-U.S. corporate finance revenues were each up 17%.

Structured finance revenue totaled $128.3 million, up 23% from the prior-year period, primarily driven by strong CLO issuance and an increase in U.S. CMBS rated transactions. U.S. and non-U.S. structured finance revenues were up 25% and 19%, respectively.

Financial institutions revenue was $102.1 million, up 7% from the prior-year period. This result was largely driven by an increase in banking issuance from infrequent issuers in EMEA. U.S. financial institutions revenue was down 2%, while non-U.S. revenue was up 13%.

Public, project and infrastructure finance revenue was $109.2 million, up 4% from the prior-year period. This result was primarily driven by increased infrastructure finance activity in EMEA and Asia, offset by a decrease in U.S. public finance issuance. U.S. public, project and infrastructure finance revenue was down 16%, while non-U.S. revenue was up 53%.

MA Third Quarter Revenue Up 21%

Global revenue for Moody’s Analytics (MA) for the third quarter of 2017 was $368.7 million, up 21% from the third quarter of 2016. U.S. revenue was $160.7 million, up 4%, while non-U.S. revenue was $208.0 million, up 38%. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted MA revenue by 1%. Excluding Bureau van Dijk, global organic MA revenue for the third quarter of 2017 was $338.5 million, up 11% from the third quarter of 2016.

Global revenue from research, data and analytics (RD&A) was $218.4 million, up 30% from the prior-year period. The growth in RD&A revenue was driven by the addition of Bureau van Dijk, as well as strength in the credit research and data feeds businesses. U.S. and non-U.S. RD&A revenues were up 7% and 65%, respectively. Excluding Bureau van Dijk, global organic RD&A revenue was $188.2 million, up 12% from the third quarter of 2016. Bureau van Dijk’s revenue contribution for the third quarter was reduced by $14 million as a result of a deferred revenue adjustment required as part of acquisition accounting.

Global enterprise risk solutions (ERS) revenue was $112.6 million, up 11% from the prior-year period. U.S. ERS revenue was down 4%, while non-U.S. revenue was up 21%.

Global revenue from professional services of $37.7 million was up 6% from the prior-year period. U.S. and non-U.S. professional services revenues were up 5% and 6%, respectively.

THIRD QUARTER 2017 OPERATING EXPENSES UP 19%

Third quarter 2017 operating expenses for Moody’s Corporation totaled $617.5 million, up 19% from the prior-year period, of which Bureau van Dijk operating expenses and Acquisition-Related Expenses constituted eight percentage points. The overall increase was primarily attributable to higher accruals for incentive compensation, Bureau van Dijk operating expenses, including amortization of acquired intangible assets, and Acquisition-Related Expenses. The impact of foreign currency translation was negligible.

Operating income was $445.4 million, up 12%. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted operating income by 2%. Adjusted operating income of $498.5 million was up 14% from the prior-year period. Operating margin was 41.9%, down from 43.3%. Adjusted operating margin was 46.9%, down from 47.8%.

Moody’s effective tax rate was 31.4% for the third quarter of 2017, up from 30.5% for the prior-year period. This increase is primarily due to an increase in the rate of non-U.S. taxes and the tax on the Purchase Price Hedge Gain, partially offset by a tax benefit from the adoption of the new accounting standard for equity compensation.

YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 REVENUE UP 14%

For Moody’s Corporation overall, global revenue was $3,038.6 million for the first nine months of 2017, up 14% from the first nine months of 2016. U.S. revenue was $1,734.0 million, up 10%, while non-U.S. revenue was $1,304.6 million, up 20% from the prior-year period. The impact of foreign currency translation was negligible.

Year-to-Date MIS Revenue Up 16%

MIS revenue totaled $2,049.1 million for the first nine months of 2017, up 16% from the prior-year period. U.S. revenue was $1,262.6 million, up 12%. Non-U.S. revenue was $786.5 million, up 24%, and represented 38% of MIS revenue, up from 36% in the first nine months of 2016.

Year-to-Date MA Revenue Up 10%

MA revenue totaled $989.5 million for the first nine months of 2017, up 10% from the prior-year period. U.S. revenue of $471.4 million was up 6%. Non-U.S. revenue was $518.1 million, up 14%, and represented 52% of MA revenue, up from 50% in the first nine months of 2016. Excluding Bureau van Dijk, organic MA revenue was $959.3 million, up 7% from the first nine months of 2016.

YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 OPERATING EXPENSES UP 9%

Operating expenses for Moody’s Corporation in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,692.3 million, up 9% from the prior-year period, of which Bureau van Dijk operating expenses and Acquisition-Related Expenses constituted three percentage points. The overall increase was primarily driven by higher accruals for incentive compensation and Bureau van Dijk operating expenses, including amortization of acquired intangible assets, and Acquisition-Related Expenses. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted expenses by 1%.

Operating income was $1,346.3 million, up 21% from the first nine months of 2016. Foreign currency translation favorably impacted operating income by 1%. Adjusted operating income of $1,471.4 million was up 21% from the prior-year period. Moody’s reported operating margin was 44.3%, up from 41.8%. Adjusted operating margin was 48.4%, up from 45.7%.

The effective tax rate for the first nine months of 2017 was 29.0%, down from 31.5% in the prior-year period, primarily due to the non-cash, non-taxable gain from a strategic realignment and expansion involving Moody’s Chinese affiliate China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd. (the "CCXI Gain") and a tax benefit from the adoption of the new accounting standard for equity compensation.

Diluted EPS of $5.02 for the first nine months of 2017 was up 41% compared to the same period in 2016. Adjusted diluted EPS of $4.57 for the first nine months of 2017 increased 24% from the same period in 2016. Year-to-date adjusted diluted EPS excludes the $0.36 per share Purchase Price Hedge Gain, $0.31 per share CCXI Gain, $0.14 per share related to amortization of all acquisition-related intangibles, and $0.08 per share of Acquisition-Related Expenses. Year-to-date 2016 adjusted diluted EPS excludes $0.09 per share related to amortization of all acquisition-related intangibles and $0.04 per share from a restructuring charge. Both 2017 diluted EPS and adjusted diluted EPS include an $0.18 per share tax benefit related to the adoption of the new accounting standard for equity compensation.

2017 CAPITAL ALLOCATION AND LIQUIDITY

$101.7 Million Returned to Shareholders in Third Quarter

During the third quarter of 2017, Moody’s repurchased 0.2 million shares at a total cost of $29.1 million, or an average cost of $130.75 per share, and issued 0.3 million shares as part of its employee stock-based compensation plans. Moody’s returned $72.6 million to its shareholders via dividend payments during the third quarter of 2017.

Over the first nine months of 2017, Moody’s repurchased 1.4 million shares at a total cost of $163.6 million, or an average cost of $116.70 per share, and issued 2.2 million shares as part of its employee stock-based compensation plans. Moody’s returned $217.8 million to its shareholders via dividend payments during the first nine months of 2017.

Outstanding shares as of September 30, 2017 totaled 191.1 million and were approximately flat to September 30, 2016. As of September 30, 2017, Moody’s had approximately $600 million of share repurchase authority remaining.

At quarter-end, Moody’s had $5.7 billion of outstanding debt and approximately $700 million of additional borrowing capacity available under its revolving credit facility. Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at quarter-end were $1.1 billion, down 52% from December 31, 2016. Cash flow from operations for the first nine months of 2017 was $342.7 million, a decline from $889.0 million in the first nine months of 2016. Free cash flow for the first nine months of 2017 was $273.3 million, a decline from $804.2 million in the first nine months of 2016. These declines in cash flow were due to payments the Company made in the first quarter of 2017 pursuant to its 2016 settlement with the Department of Justice and various states attorneys general.

ASSUMPTIONS AND OUTLOOK FOR FULL YEAR 2017

Moody’s outlook for 2017 is based on assumptions about many geopolitical conditions and macroeconomic and capital market factors, including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, corporate profitability and business investment spending, mergers and acquisitions, consumer borrowing and securitization, and the amount of debt issued. These assumptions are subject to uncertainty, and results for the year could differ materially from our current outlook. Our guidance assumes foreign currency translation at end-of-quarter exchange rates. Specifically, our forecast reflects exchange rates for the British pound (?) of $1.34 to ?1 and for the euro (EUR) of $1.18 to EUR1.

Moody’s full year 2017 guidance incorporates Bureau van Dijk’s results starting from the acquisition close date of August 10, 2017. Bureau van Dijk’s revenue contribution for full year 2017 will be reduced by an estimated $39 million ($14 million in the third quarter and an estimated $25 million in the fourth quarter) as a result of a deferred revenue adjustment required as part of acquisition accounting.

Certain components of Moody’s 2017 guidance have been modified to reflect the company’s current view of business conditions.

Full year 2017 diluted EPS is now expected to be $6.18 to $6.33. Excluding the impacts from the Purchase Price Hedge Gain, the CCXI Gain, amortization of all acquisition-related intangibles and Acquisition-Related Expenses, full year 2017 adjusted diluted EPS is now expected to be $5.85 to $6.00 (refer to Table 12 - 2017 Outlook for a reconciliation of diluted EPS to adjusted diluted EPS). Both ranges include an estimated $0.20 per share tax benefit related to the adoption of the new accounting standard for equity compensation.

Moody’s now expects revenue to increase in the low-teens percent range. Operating expenses are now expected to decrease in the 20% to 25% range. Excluding the 2016 settlement and restructuring charges and Acquisition-Related Expenses, adjusted operating expenses are now expected to increase in the low-double-digit percent range. Depreciation and amortization expense is now expected to be approximately $160 million.

Free cash flow is now expected to be approximately $600 million.

For MIS, Moody’s now expects 2017 revenue to increase in the low-teens percent range. U.S. revenue is now expected to increase in the low-double-digit percent range and non-U.S. revenue is now expected to increase in the high-teens percent range.

Corporate finance revenue is now expected to increase in the low-twenties percent range. Structured Finance revenue is now expected to increase approximately 10%. Financial institutions revenue is now expected to increase in the low-double-digit percent range. Public, project and infrastructure finance revenue is now expected to be approximately flat.

For MA, Moody’s now expects 2017 revenue to increase in the low-teens percent range. Non-U.S. revenue is now expected to increase in the low-twenties percent range. Excluding Bureau van Dijk, MA revenue is still expected to increase in the high-single-digit percent range.

RD&A revenue is now expected to increase in the low-twenties percent range. Excluding Bureau van Dijk, RD&A revenue is still expected to increase in the low-double-digit percent range.

A full summary of Moody’s guidance as of November 3, 2017 is included in Table 12 - 2017 Outlook table at the end of this press release.

CONFERENCE CALL

Moody’s will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2017 results and its updated 2017 outlook on November 3, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Individuals within the U.S. and Canada can access the call by dialing +1-877-400-0505. Other callers should dial +1-719-234-7477. Please dial into the call by 11:20 a.m. ET. The passcode for the call is 5032731.

The teleconference will also be webcast with an accompanying slide presentation which can be accessed through Moody’s Investor Relations website, ir.moodys.com, under "Featured Events and Presentations". The webcast will be available until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on December 2, 2017.

A replay of the teleconference will be available from 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, November 3, 2017 until 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, December 2, 2017. The replay can be accessed from within the United States and Canada by dialing +1-888-203-1112. Other callers can access the replay at +1-719-457-0820. The replay confirmation code is 5032731.

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ABOUT MOODY’S CORPORATION

Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (MCO) is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 11,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking statements and are based on future expectations, plans and prospects for Moody’s business and operations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof, and Moody’s disclaims any duty to supplement, update or revise such statements on a going-forward basis, whether as a result of subsequent developments, changed expectations or otherwise. In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Moody’s is identifying certain factors that could cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those indicated by these forward-looking statements. Those factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, world-wide credit market disruptions or an economic slowdown, which could affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets; other matters that could affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets, including regulation, credit quality concerns, changes in interest rates and other volatility in the financial markets such as that due to the U.K.’s referendum vote whereby the U.K. citizens voted to withdraw from the EU; the level of merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. and abroad; the uncertain effectiveness and possible collateral consequences of U.S. and foreign government actions affecting world-wide credit markets, international trade and economic policy; concerns in the marketplace affecting our credibility or otherwise affecting market perceptions of the integrity or utility of independent credit agency ratings; the introduction of competing products or technologies by other companies; pricing pressure from competitors and/or customers; the level of success of new product development and global expansion; the impact of regulation as an NRSRO, the potential for new U.S., state and local legislation and regulations, including provisions in the Financial Reform Act and regulations resulting from that Act; the potential for increased competition and regulation in the EU and other foreign jurisdictions; exposure to litigation related to our rating opinions, as well as any other litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquires to which the Company may be subject from time to time; provisions in the Financial Reform Act legislation modifying the pleading standards, and EU regulations modifying the liability standards, applicable to credit rating agencies in a manner adverse to credit rating agencies; provisions of EU regulations imposing additional procedural and substantive requirements on the pricing of services; the possible loss of key employees; failures or malfunctions of our operations and infrastructure; any vulnerabilities to cyber threats or other cybersecurity concerns; the outcome of any review by controlling tax authorities of the Company’s global tax planning initiatives; exposure to potential criminal sanctions or civil remedies if the Company fails to comply with foreign and U.S. laws and regulations that are applicable in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including sanctions laws, anti-corruption laws, and local laws prohibiting corrupt payments to government officials; the impact of mergers, acquisitions or other business combinations and the ability of the Company to successfully integrate acquired businesses; currency and foreign exchange volatility; the level of future cash flows; the levels of capital investments; and a decline in the demand for credit risk management tools by financial institutions. Other factors, risks and uncertainties relating to our acquisition of Bureau van Dijk could cause our actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including risks relating to the integration of Bureau van Dijk’s operations, products and employees into Moody’s and the possibility that anticipated synergies and other benefits of the acquisition will not be realized in the amounts anticipated or will not be realized within the expected timeframe; risks that the acquisition could have an adverse effect on the business of Bureau van Dijk or its prospects, including, without limitation, on relationships with vendors, suppliers or customers; claims made, from time to time, by vendors, suppliers or customers; changes in the European or global marketplaces that have an adverse effect on the business of Bureau van Dijk; and other factors, risks and uncertainties relating to the transaction as set forth under the caption "’Safe Harbor’ Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 " in Moody’s report on Form 8-K filed on May 15, 2017, which are incorporated by reference herein. These factors, risks and uncertainties as well as other risks and uncertainties that could cause Moody’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, projected, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements are described in greater detail under "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and in other filings made by the Company from time to time with the SEC or in materials incorporated herein or therein. Stockholders and investors are cautioned that the occurrence of any of these factors, risks and uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, projected, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements, which could have a material and adverse effect on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition. New factors may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict new factors, nor can the Company assess the potential effect of any new factors on it.

Table 1 - Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Amounts in millions, except per share amounts
Revenue
$
1,062.9
$
917.1
$
3,038.6
$
2,662.1
Expenses:
Operating
317.2
253.2
880.4
761.3
Selling, general and administrative
247.2
225.3
686.8
683.2
Restructuring
-
8.4
-
12.0
Depreciation and amortization
43.0
32.7
108.4
93.8
Acquisition-Related Expenses
10.1
-
16.7
-
Total expenses
617.5
519.6
1,692.3
1,550.3
Operating income
445.4
397.5
1,346.3
1,111.8
Non-operating (expense) income, net
Interest expense, net
(48.1 )
(35.4 )
(135.5 )
(103.8 )
Other non-operating income (expense), net
(1.4 )
6.9
(2.5 )
15.5
CCXI Gain
-
-
59.7
-
Purchase price hedge gain
69.9
-
111.1
-
Total non-operating income (expense), net
20.4
(28.5 )
32.8
(88.3 )
Income before provision for income taxes
465.8
369.0
1,379.1
1,023.5
Provision for income taxes
146.1
112.4
399.9
322.2
Net income
319.7
256.6
979.2
701.3
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
2.4
1.3
4.1
6.1
Net income attributable to Moody’s Corporation
$
317.3
$
255.3
$
975.1
$
695.2
Earnings per share attributable to Moody’s common shareholders
Basic
$
1.66
$
1.33
$
5.10
$
3.60
Diluted
$
1.63
$
1.31
$
5.02
$
3.55
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Basic
191.1
191.7
191.1
193.3
Diluted
194.1
194.3
194.1
196.0
Table 2 - Supplemental Revenue Information (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
Amounts in millions
2017
2016
2017
2016
Moody’s Investors Service
Corporate Finance
$
350.2
$
299.6
$
1,058.8
$
844.7
Structured Finance
128.3
104.2
347.7
306.3
Financial Institutions
102.1
95.8
316.8
280.4
Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance
109.2
105.2
312.0
309.0
MIS Other
4.4
7.5
13.8
22.6
Intersegment royalty
29.0
25.3
82.0
73.9
Sub-total MIS
723.2
637.6
2,131.1
1,836.9
Eliminations
(29.0 )
(25.3 )
(82.0 )
(73.9 )
Total MIS revenue
694.2
612.3
2,049.1
1,763.0
Moody’s Analytics
Research, Data and Analytics
218.4
167.7
574.7
500.9
Enterprise Risk Solutions
112.6
101.5
305.8
288.5
Professional Services
37.7
35.6
109.0
109.7
Intersegment revenue
4.1
4.2
11.6
9.8
Sub-total MA
372.8
309.0
1,001.1
908.9
Eliminations
(4.1 )
(4.2 )
(11.6 )
(9.8 )
Total MA revenue
368.7
304.8
989.5
899.1
Total Moody’s Corporation revenue
$
1,062.9
$
917.1
$
3,038.6
$
2,662.1
Moody’s Corporation revenue by geographic area
United States
$
588.4
$
545.7
$
1,734.0
$
1,571.6
International
474.5
371.4
1,304.6
1,090.5
$
1,062.9
$
917.1
$
3,038.6
$
2,662.1
Table 3 - Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited)
September 30,
December 31,
2017
2016
Amounts in millions
Cash and cash equivalents
$
962.8
$
2,051.5
Short-term investments
108.3
173.4
Total current assets
2,278.9
3,253.1
Non-current assets
6,026.0
2,074.2
Total assets
8,304.9
5,327.3
Total current liabilities (1,2)
1,982.7
2,428.2
Total debt (3)
5,721.4
3,363.0
Other long-term liabilities
1,371.7
863.4
Total shareholders’ (deficit)
(156.8 )
(1,027.3 )
Total liabilities and shareholders’ (deficit)
8,304.9
5,327.3
Actual number of shares outstanding
191.1
190.7
(1) The 2016 amount includes an $863.8 million accrued
settlement charge related to the agreement with the U.S. Department
of Justice and 21 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to
resolve pending and potential civil claims related to credit ratings
that MIS assigned to certain structured finance instruments in the
financial crisis era. This settlement charge was paid by the Company
in the first quarter of 2017.
(2) Both periods include $300 million of debt
classified as a current liability as the maturities are within
twelve months of the balance sheet date. The 2017 amount also
includes $314.8 million of borrowings under the Company’s
commercial paper program.
(3) Includes debt classified in both current liabilities
and long-term debt.
Table 4 - Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Data (Unaudited)
Continued
Total debt consists of the following:
September 30, 2017
Amounts in millions
Principal
Fair Value
Unamortized
Unamortized
Carrying
Amount
of Interest
(Discount)
Debt
Value
Rate Swap
Premium
Issuance
(1)
Costs
Notes Payable:
5.50% 2010 Senior Notes, due 2020
$500.0
$
4.1
$
(1.1)
$
(1.3)
$
501.7
4.50% 2012 Senior Notes, due 2022
500.0
-
(2.1)
(1.8)
496.1
4.875% 2013 Senior Notes, due 2024
500.0
-
(1.9)
(2.5)
495.6
2.75% 2014 Senior Notes (5-Year), due 2019
450.0
(0.1)
(0.3)
(1.2)
448.4
5.25% 2014 Senior Notes (30-Year), due 2044
600.0
-
3.3
(5.7)
597.6
1.75% 2015 Senior Notes, due 2027
591.1
-
-
(3.5)
587.6
2.75% 2017 Senior Notes, due 2021
500.0
-
(1.4)
(3.4)
495.2
2017 Floating Rate Senior Notes, due 2018
300.0
-
-
(0.7)
299.3
2.625% 2017 Private Placement Notes, due 2023
500.0
-
(1.1)
(3.7)
495.2
3.25% 2017 Private Placement Notes, due 2028
500.0
-
(5.3)
(4.0)
490.7
2017 Term Loan Facility, due 2020
500.0
-
-
(0.8)
499.2
Commercial Paper
315.0
-
(0.2)
-
314.8
Total debt
$5,756.1
$
4.0
$ (10.1)
$ (28.6)
$
5,721.4
Current portion
(614.1)
Total long-term debt
5,107.3
December 31, 2016
Principal
Fair Value
Unamortized
Unamortized
Carrying
Amount
of Interest
(Discount)
Debt
Value
Rate Swap
Premium
Issuance
(1)
Costs
Notes Payable:
6.06% Series 2007-1 Notes due 2017
$300.0
$
-
$
-
$
-
$
300.0
5.50% 2010 Senior Notes, due 2020
500.0
5.5
(1.3)
(1.6)
502.6
4.50% 2012 Senior Notes, due 2022
500.0
(0.2)
(2.4)
(2.1)
495.3
4.875% 2013 Senior Notes, due 2024
500.0
-
(2.1)
(2.7)
495.2
2.75% 2014 Senior Notes (5-Year), due 2019
450.0
0.9
(0.4)
(1.7)
448.8
5.25% 2014 Senior Notes (30-Year), due 2044
600.0
-
3.3
(5.9)
597.4
1.75% 2015 Senior Notes, due 2027
527.4
-
-
(3.7)
523.7
Total debt
$3,377.4
$
6.2
$
(2.9)
$ (17.7)
$
3,363.0
Current portion
(300.0)
Total long-term debt
$
3,063.0
(1) The Company has entered into interest rate swaps on
the 2010 Senior Notes, 2012 Senior Notes and the 2014 Senior Notes
(5-Year).
Table 5 - Non-Operating (Expense) Income, Net
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Amounts in millions
Interest:
Expense on borrowings(1)
$
(48.8 )
$
(35.6 )
$
(139.9 )
$
(105.6 )
Income
4.3
2.5
13.0
8.2
Legacy Tax benefit
-
0.2
-
0.2
UTPs and other tax related liabilities
(3.9 )
(2.5 )
(9.4 )
(7.0 )
Interest Capitalized
0.3
-
0.8
0.4
Total interest expense, net
$
(48.1 )
$
(35.4 )
$
(135.5 )
$
(103.8 )
Other non-operating (expense) income, net:
FX gain (loss)
$
(6.7 )
$
4.3
$
(12.5 )
$
9.1
Legacy Tax benefit
-
1.6
-
1.6
Joint venture income
2.7
2.3
7.7
7.2
Other
2.6
(1.3 )
2.3
(2.4 )
Other non-operating (expense) income, net
(1.4 )
6.9
(2.5 )
15.5
CCXI Gain (2)
-
-
59.7
-
Purchase Price Hedge Gain (3)
69.9
-
111.1
-
Total non-operating (expense) income, net
$
20.4
$
(28.5 )
$
32.8
$
(88.3 )
(1) The three and nine month periods ending September
30, 2017 reflect interest and fees on $1.5 billion in notes and a
term-loan issued as well as a $1.5 billion undrawn bridge loan
facility to fund the acquisition of Bureau van Djik. Additionally,
includes interest on $800 million in notes issued to fund a
settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and various state
attorneys general and the repayment of the Series 2007-1 Notes.
(2) Reflects the non-cash, non-taxable gain from a
strategic realignment and expansion involving Moody’s China
affiliate, China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd.
(3) Reflects a realized gain on a foreign currency
collar and forward contracts to economically hedge the Bureau van
Dijk euro-denominated purchase price.

Table 6 - Financial Information by Segment

The table below presents revenue, adjusted operating income and operating income by reportable segment. The Company defines adjusted operating income as operating income excluding depreciation and amortization, Acquisition-Related Expenses and restructuring.

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
Amounts in millions
MIS
MA
Eliminations
Consolidated
MIS
MA
Eliminations
Consolidated
Revenue
$
723.2
$
372.8
$
(33.1 )
$
1,062.9
$
637.6
$
309.0
$
(29.5 )
$
917.1
Operating, selling, general and administrative expense
319.2
278.3
(33.1 )
564.4
272.8
235.2
(29.5 )
478.5
Adjusted operating income
404.0
94.5
-
498.5
364.8
73.8
-
438.6
Restructuring
-
-
-
-
7.6
0.8
-
8.4
Acquisition-Related Expenses
-
10.1
-
10.1
-
-
-
-
Depreciation and amortization
18.6
24.4
-
43.0
19.1
13.6
-
32.7
Operating income
$
385.4
$
60.0
$
-
$
445.4
$
338.1
$
59.4
$
-
$
397.5
Adjusted operating margin
55.9 %
25.3 %
46.9 %
57.2 %
23.9 %
47.8 %
Operating margin
53.3 %
16.1 %
41.9 %
53.0 %
19.2 %
43.3 %
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
MIS
MA
Eliminations
Consolidated
MIS
MA
Eliminations
Consolidated
Revenue
$
2,131.1
$
1,001.1
$
(93.6 )
$
3,038.6
$
1,836.9
$
908.9
$
(83.7 )
$
2,662.1
Operating, selling, general and administrative expense
898.9
761.9
(93.6 )
1,567.2
830.1
698.1
(83.7 )
1,444.5
Adjusted operating income
1,232.2
239.2
-
1,471.4
1,006.8
210.8
-
1,217.6
Restructuring
-
-
-
-
10.2
1.8
-
12.0
Acquisition-Related Expenses
-
16.7
-
16.7
-
-
-
-
Depreciation and amortization
56.4
52.0
-
108.4
54.8
39.0
-
93.8
Operating income
$
1,175.8
$
170.5
$
-
$
1,346.3
$
941.8
$
170.0
$
-
$
1,111.8
Adjusted operating margin
57.8 %
23.9 %
48.4 %
54.8 %
23.2 %
45.7 %
Operating margin
55.2 %
17.0 %
44.3 %
51.3 %
18.7 %
41.8 %

Table 7 - Transaction and Relationship Revenue

The tables below summarize the split between transaction and relationship revenue. In the MIS segment, excluding MIS Other, transaction revenue represents the initial rating of a new debt issuance as well as other one-time fees while relationship revenue represents the recurring monitoring of a rated debt obligation and/or entities that issue such obligations, as well as revenue from programs such as commercial paper, medium-term notes and shelf registrations. In MIS Other, transaction revenue represents revenue from professional services and outsourcing engagements and relationship revenue represents subscription based revenues. In the MA segment, relationship revenue represents subscription-based revenues and software maintenance revenue. Transaction revenue in MA represents software license fees and revenue from risk management advisory projects, training and certification services, and analytical and research engagements.

Three Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
Amounts in millions
Transaction
Relationship
Total
Transaction
Relationship
Total
Corporate Finance
$
254.3
$
95.9
$
350.2
$
211.2
$
88.4
$
299.6
73 %
27 %
100 %
70 %
30 %
100 %
Structured Finance
$
84.1
$
44.2
$
128.3
$
62.8
$
41.4
$
104.2
66 %
34 %
100 %
60 %
40 %
100 %
Financial Institutions
$
40.6
$
61.5
$
102.1
$
39.4
$
56.4
$
95.8
40 %
60 %
100 %
41 %
59 %
100 %
Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance
$
71.1
$
38.1
$
109.2
$
66.7
$
38.5
$
105.2
65 %
35 %
100 %
63 %
37 %
100 %
MIS Other
$
0.4
$
4.0
$
4.4
$
2.6
$
4.9
$
7.5
9 %
91 %
100 %
35 %
65 %
100 %
Total MIS
$
450.5
$
243.7
$
694.2
$
382.7
$
229.6
$
612.3
65 %
35 %
100 %
63 %
37 %
100 %
Moody’s Analytics
$
77.6
$
291.1
$
368.7
$
74.6
$
230.2
$
304.8
21 %
79 %
100 %
24 %
76 %
100 %
Total Moody’s Corporation
$
528.1
$
534.8
$ 1,062.9
$
457.3
$
459.8
$
917.1
50 %
50 %
100 %
50 %
50 %
100 %
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
Transaction
Relationship
Total
Transaction
Relationship
Total
Corporate Finance
$
777.4
$
281.4
$ 1,058.8
$
577.8
$
266.9
$
844.7
73 %
27 %
100 %
68 %
32 %
100 %
Structured Finance
$
216.8
$
130.9
$
347.7
$
180.6
$
125.7
$
306.3
62 %
38 %
100 %
59 %
41 %
100 %
Financial Institutions
$
137.9
$
178.9
$
316.8
$
106.2
$
174.2
$
280.4
44 %
56 %
100 %
38 %
62 %
100 %
Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance
$
197.5
$
114.5
$
312.0
$
193.7
$
115.3
$
309.0
63 %
37 %
100 %
63 %
37 %
100 %
MIS Other
$
1.0
$
12.8
$
13.8
$
8.2
$
14.4
$
22.6
7 %
93 %
100 %
36 %
64 %
100 %
Total MIS
$
1,330.6
$
718.5
$ 2,049.1
$
1,066.5
$
696.5
$
1,763.0
65 %
35 %
100 %
60 %
40 %
100 %
Moody’s Analytics
$
205.0
$
784.5
$
989.5
$
216.7
$
682.4
$
899.1
21 %
79 %
100 %
24 %
76 %
100 %
Total Moody’s Corporation
$
1,535.6
$
1,503.0
$ 3,038.6
$
1,283.2
$
1,378.9
$
2,662.1
51 %
49 %
100 %
48 %
52 %
100 %

Adjusted Financial Measures

The tables below reflect certain adjusted results that the SEC defines as "non-GAAP financial measures" as well as a reconciliation of each adjusted measure to its most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management believes that such adjusted financial measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s reported results, can provide useful supplemental information for investors analyzing period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s performance, facilitate comparisons to competitors’ operating results and to provide greater transparency to investors of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. These adjusted measures, as defined by the Company, are not necessarily comparable to similarly defined measures of other companies. Furthermore, these adjusted measures should not be viewed in isolation or used as a substitute for other GAAP measures in assessing the operating performance or cash flows of the Company.

Table 8 - Adjusted Operating Income and Adjusted Operating Margin

The Company presents Adjusted Operating Income because management deems this metric to be a useful measure of assessing the operating performance of Moody’s. Adjusted Operating Income excludes depreciation and amortization, Acquisition-Related Expenses and restructuring. Acquisition-Related Expenses consist of expenses incurred to complete and integrate the acquisition of Bureau van Dijk. Depreciation and amortization are excluded because companies utilize productive assets of different ages and use different methods of acquiring and depreciating productive assets. Acquisition-Related Expenses are excluded due to the material nature of these expenses which are not expected to recur at this dollar magnitude subsequent to the completion of the multi-year integration effort. Acquisition related expenses from previous acquisitions were not material. Restructuring charges are excluded as the frequency and magnitude of these charges may vary widely across periods and companies. Management believes that the exclusion of depreciation and amortization, Acquisition-Related Expenses and restructuring, as detailed in the reconciliation below, allows for an additional perspective on the Company’s operating results from period to period and across companies. The Company defines Adjusted Operating Margin as Adjusted Operating Income divided by revenue.

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
Amounts in millions
2017
2016
2017
2016
Operating income
$
445.4
$
397.5
$
1,346.3
$
1,111.8
Restructuring
-
8.4
-
12.0
Depreciation & amortization
43.0
32.7
108.4
93.8
Acquisition-Related Expenses
10.1
-
16.7
-
Adjusted operating income
$
498.5
$
438.6
$
1,471.4
$
1,217.6
Operating margin
41.9 %
43.3 %
44.3 %
41.8 %
Adjusted operating margin
46.9 %
47.8 %
48.4 %
45.7 %

Table 9 - Free Cash Flow

The table below reflects a reconciliation of the Company’s net cash flows from operating activities to free cash flow. The Company defines free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities minus payments for capital additions. Management deems capital expenditures essential to the Company’s product and service innovations and maintenance of Moody’s operational capabilities. Accordingly, capital expenditures are deemed to be a recurring use of Moody’s cash flow. Management believes that free cash flow is a useful metric in assessing the Company’s cash flows to service debt, pay dividends and to fund acquisitions and share repurchases.

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Amounts in millions
2017
2016
Net cash flows provided by operating activities
$
342.7
$
889.0
Capital additions
(69.4 )
(84.8 )
Free cash flow
$
273.3
$
804.2
Net cash used in investing activities
$
(3,407.4 )
$
(2.4 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
$
1,896.7
$
(915.0 )

Table 10 - Organic Revenue and Growth Measures

The Company presents the organic revenue and growth for the MA segment and RD&A LOB because management deems this metric to be a useful measure which provides additional perspective in assessing the revenue growth of the Company’s MA segment and RD&A LOB excluding the revenue impacts from the acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a material acquisition. The Company calculates the organic revenue and growth by excluding $30 million in revenue from Bureau van Dijk (which is net of a $14 million reduction to revenue due to a $52 million fair value adjustment to acquired deferred revenue) from the global MA revenue and RD&A revenue. Below is a reconciliation of the Company’s organic revenue and growth rates:

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
Amounts in millions
2017
2016
Change
Growth
2017
2016
Change
Growth
MA Revenue
$
368.7
$
304.8
$
63.9
21%
$
989.5
$
899.1
$
90.4
10%
Less: Bureau van Dijk Revenue
30.2
-
30.2
10%
30.2
-
30.2
3%
Organic MA revenue
$
338.5
$
304.8
$
33.7
11%
$
959.3
$
899.1
$
60.2
7%
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Amounts in millions
2017
2016
Change
Growth
RD&A Revenue
$
218.4
$
167.7
$
50.7
30%
Less: Bureau van Dijk Revenue
30.2
-
30.2
18%
Organic RD&A revenue
$
188.2
$
167.7
$
20.5
12%

Table 11 - Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted EPS Attributable to Moody’s Common Shareholders

Beginning in the third quarter of 2017, the Company modified this adjusted measure to exclude the impact of amortization of acquired intangible assets as companies utilize intangible assets with different ages and have different methods of acquiring and amortizing intangible assets. Furthermore, the timing and magnitude of business combination transactions are not predictable and the purchase price allocated to amortizable intangible assets and the related amortization period are unique to each acquisition and can vary significantly from period to period and across companies. Also, management believes that excluding acquisition-related amortization expense provides additional perspective when comparing operating results from period to period, and with both acquisitive and non-acquisitive peer companies.

In addition to excluding acquisition-related amortization expense, current and prior-year adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude the CCXI Gain, the Purchase Price Hedge Gain, Acquisition-Related Expenses and restructuring charges. The Company excludes these items to provide additional perspective on the Company’s operating results from period to period and across companies as the frequency and magnitude of similar transactions may vary widely across periods. Additionally, the Acquisition-Related Expenses are excluded due to the material nature of these expenses which are not expected to recur at this dollar magnitude subsequent to the completion of the multi-year integration effort relating to Bureau van Dijk. Acquisition-Related Expenses from previous acquisitions were not material.

Below is a reconciliation of this measure to its most directly comparable U.S. GAAP amount.

Amounts in millions
Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Net income attributable to Moody’s common shareholders
$
317.3
$
255.3
$
975.1
$
695.2
Pre-Tax Restructuring
-
8.4
-
12.0
Tax on Restructuring
-
(2.7 )
-
(3.9 )
Net Restructuring
-
5.7
-
8.1
CCXI Gain
-
-
(59.7 )
-
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Expenses
$
10.1
$
-
$
16.7
$
-
Tax on Acquisition-Related Expenses
(1.6 )
-
(1.6 )
-
Acquisition-Related Expenses (1)
8.5
-
15.1
-
Pre-Tax Purchase Price Hedge Gain
$
(69.9 )
$
-
$
(111.1 )
$
-
Tax on Purchase Price Hedge Gain
25.5
-
41.4
-
Net Purchase Price Hedge Gain
(44.4 )
(69.7 )
-
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
$
18.8
$
8.9
$
35.9
$
25.5
Tax on Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
(5.0 )
(2.6 )
(9.9 )
(7.3 )
Net Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
13.8
6.3
26.0
18.2
Adjusted net income attributable to Moody’s common shareholders
$
295.2
$
267.3
$
886.8
$
721.5
Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2017
2016
2017
2016
Earnings per share attributable to Moody’s common shareholders
$
1.63
$
1.31
$
5.02
$
3.55
Pre-Tax Restructuring
-
$
0.04
-
$
0.06
Tax on Restructuring
-
(0.01 )
-
(0.02 )
Net Restructuring
-
0.03
-
0.04
CCXI Gain
-
-
(0.31 )
-
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Expenses
$
0.05
$
-
$
0.09
$
-
Tax on Acquisition-Related Expenses
(0.01 )
-
(0.01 )
-
Acquisition-Related Expenses (1)
0.04
-
0.08
-
Pre-Tax Purchase Price Hedge Gain
$
(0.36 )
$
-
$
(0.57 )
$
-
Tax on Purchase Price Hedge Gain
0.13
-
0.21
-
Net Purchase Price Hedge Gain
(0.23 )
-
(0.36 )
-
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
$
0.10
$
0.05
$
0.18
$
0.13
Tax on Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
(0.02 )
(0.01 )
(0.04 )
(0.04 )
Net Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
0.08
0.04
0.14
0.09
Adjusted Diluted EPS attributable to Moody’s common shareholders
$
1.52
$
1.38
$
4.57
$
3.68
(1) Certain Acquisition-Related Expenses are not
deductible for tax.

Table 12 - 2017 Outlook

Moody’s outlook for 2017 is based on assumptions about many macroeconomic and capital market factors, including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, corporate profitability and business investment spending, merger and acquisition activity, consumer borrowing and securitization, and the amount of debt issued. These assumptions are subject to some degree of uncertainty, and results for the year could differ materially from our current outlook. Moody’s guidance assumes foreign currency translation at end-of-quarter exchange rates. Specifically, our forecast reflects exchange rates for the British pound (?) of $1.34 to ?1 and for the euro (EUR) of $1.18 to EUR1.

Full-year 2017 Moody’s Corporation guidance
MOODY’S CORPORATION
Current guidance
Last publicly disclosed guidance
Revenue
increase in the low-teens percent range
increase in the high-single-digit percent range
Operating expenses(1)
decrease in the 20% to 25% range
decrease in the 25% to 30% range
Adjusted operating expense(2)
increase in the low-double-digit percent range
increase in the mid-single-digit percent range
Depreciation & amortization
approximately $160 million
approximately $135 million
Operating margin
approximately 43%
NC
Adjusted operating margin(2)
approximately 47%
NC
Effective tax rate
approximately 30%
NC
Diluted EPS
$6.18 - $6.33
$5.69 - $5.84
Adjusted Diluted EPS(2)
$5.85 - $6.00
$5.35 - $5.50
Capital expenditures
approximately $100 million
NC
Operating cash flow(3)
approximately $700 million
approximately $600 million
Free cash flow(2,3)
approximately $600 million
approximately $500 million
Share repurchases
approximately $200 million (subject to available cash, market
NC
conditions and other ongoing capital allocation decisions)
NC- There is no difference between the Company’s current guidance
and the last publicly disclosed guidance for this item.
Note: All last publicly disclosed guidance is as of July 21, 2017.
(1) Operating expenses in 2016 include the settlement charge related
to an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the
attorneys general of 21 U.S. states and the District of Columbia as
well as a restructuring charge associated with cost management
initiatives.
(2) These metrics are adjusted measures. See below for
reconciliation of these measures to their comparable GAAP measure.
(3) Includes payment of the settlement charge related to an
agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the attorneys
general of 21 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Full-year 2017 revenue guidance
MIS
Current guidance
Last publicly disclosed guidance
MIS global
increase in the low-teens percent range
increase in the high-single-digit percent range
MIS U.S.
increase in the low-double-digit percent range
increase in the mid-single-digit percent range
MIS Non-U.S.
increase in the high-teens percent range
increase in the low-teens percent range
CFG
increase in the low-twenties percent range
increase in the low-teens percent range
SFG
approximately 10%
increase in the mid-single-digit percent range
FIG
increase in the low-double-digit percent range
increase in the high-single-digit percent range
PPIF
approximately flat
increase in the low-single-digit percent range
MA
MA global(4)
increase in the low-teens percent range
increase in the high-single-digit percent range
MA U.S.
increase in the mid-single-digit percent range
NC
MA Non-U.S.
increase in the low-twenties percent range
increase in the low-double-digit percent range
RD&A(4)
increase in the low-twenties percent range
increase in the low-double-digit percent range
ERS
increase in the mid-single-digit percent range
NC
PS
increase in the low-single-digit percent range
NC
NC- There is no difference between the Company’s current guidance
and the last publicly disclosed guidance for this item.
Note: All last publicly disclosed guidance is as of July 21, 2017.
(4) Excluding Bureau van Dijk, MA global and RD&A current guidance
has not changed since the last publicly disclosed guidance for
these items.
Table 12 - 2017 Outlook Continued
The following are reconciliations of the Company’s adjusted forward
looking measures to their comparable GAAP measure:
Projected for the Year Ended
December 31, 2017
Operating margin guidance
Approximately 43%
Depreciation and amortization
Approximately 3%
Acquisition-Related Expenses
Approximately 1%
Adjusted operating margin guidance
Approximately 47%
Projected for the Year Ended
December 31, 2017
Operating expenses guidance
Decrease in the 20% to 25% range
Impact of 2016 settlement and restructuring charges and 2017
Bureau van Dijk acquisition-related expenses
Adjusted operating expense guidance
Increase in the low-double-digit percent range
Projected for the Year Ended
December 31, 2017
Operating cash flow guidance
Approximately $700 million
Capital expenditures
Approximately $100 million
Free cash flow guidance
Approximately $600 million
Projected for the Year Ended
December 31, 2017
Diluted EPS attributable to Moody’s common shareholders - GAAP
$
6.18 - 6.33
Guidance
CCXI Gain
(0.31)
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Expenses
$
0.12
Tax on Acquisition-Related Expenses (1)
(0.01)
Net Acquisition-Related Expenses
0.11
Pre-Tax Purchase Price Hedge Gain
(0.57)
Net Tax on Purchase Price Hedge Gain
0.21
Purchase Price Hedge Gain
(0.36)
Pre-Tax Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
0.32
Tax on Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
(0.09)
Net Acquisition-Related Intangible Amortization Expenses
0.23
Diluted EPS attributable to Moody’s common shareholders -
$
5.85 - 6.00
Non-GAAP Guidance
(1) Certain Acquisition-Related Expenses are not
deductible for tax.

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