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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2016
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 6:30:00 AM
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Thomson Reuters (TRI) Recent Earnings

Thomson Reuters (TRI) reported 3rd Quarter September 2016 earnings of $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.48 per share on revenue of $2.8 billion. Revenue fell 7.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Thomson Reuters Corp provides information for businesses and professionals. The company allows market participants to connect, access content, and trade in a secure environment.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.54
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.48
Reported Revenue
$2.74 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.75 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Thomson Reuters Reports Third-Quarter 2016 Results

Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016.

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"It is encouraging to see our continued progress flow through in the third-quarter numbers," said Jim Smith, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. "Our core subscription businesses are moving in the right direction, our cost controls are working and we are increasingly confident in our execution capability. That is why we are going to pick up the pace of our transformation efforts."

Consolidated Financial Highlights - Third Quarter (All amounts are from continuing operations, except cash flow measures)

IFRS Financial Measures

Three Months Ended September 30,
(Millions of U.S. dollars, except earnings per share (EPS) and
margins)
IFRS Financial Measures
2016
2015(1)
Change
Revenues
$2,744
$2,747
0%
Operating profit
$385
$386
0%
Diluted EPS
$0.34
$0.32
6%
Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations)
$758
$680
11%
--
Revenues were essentially unchanged as growth in subscription
revenues was offset by the impact of foreign currency and a
decline in low margin recoveries revenues
--
Operating profit was essentially unchanged as higher
subscription revenues were offset by the impact of foreign
currency, which included unfavorable fair value adjustments
associated with foreign currency derivatives embedded in
certain customer contracts
--
Diluted EPS increased 6% to $0.34, with the increase driven by
the benefit of lower common shares outstanding
--
Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued
operations, increased 11% to $758 million, primarily due to
favorable timing of working capital

Non-IFRS Financial Measures ((2))

2016 2015(1) Change
Change Before
Currency
Revenues
$2,744
$2,747
0%
1%
Adjusted EBITDA
$814
$782
4%
2%
Adjusted EBITDA margin
29.7%
28.5%
120bp
20bp
Underlying operating profit
$559
$524
7%
3%
Underlying operating profit margin
20.4%
19.1%
130bp
30bp
Adjusted EPS
$0.54
$0.45
20%
13%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations)
$519
$449
16%

(1) Unless otherwise indicated, results exclude the Intellectual Property & Science (IP & Science) business, which was sold in October 2016. IP & Science was classified as a discontinued operation for 2016 reporting purposes through the closing date of sale. 2015 amounts (except cash flow measures) are restated to conform to the current year's presentation.

(2) In addition to results reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.

--
Revenues were unchanged. Before currency, revenues increased 1%
o Excluding recoveries, revenues increased 2% (before currency)
--
Adjusted EBITDA increased 4% to $814 million, and the margin
increased 120 basis points to 29.7% from 28.5% in the
prior-year period. Excluding currency, the margin increased 20
basis points
--
Underlying operating profit increased 7% to $559 million, and
the margin increased 130 basis points to 20.4% from 19.1% in
the prior-year period. Excluding currency, the margin increased
30 basis points
--
Adjusted EPS increased 20% to $0.54, an increase of $0.09 per
share. Currency had a $0.03 favorable impact

Planned Charge in Fourth-Quarter 2016 and Updated Full-Year 2016 Outlook

--
Thomson Reuters today announced that it plans to record a
charge of approximately $200 million to $250 million to be
incurred in the fourth quarter of 2016. This charge is intended
to accelerate the pace of the company’s Transformation program
by further simplifying and streamlining the business. The
majority of the charges will be taken in Financial & Risk and
the Enterprise, Technology & Operations Group that was created
in January 2016. The resulting run-rate cash savings in 2017
are estimated to be of a similar magnitude to the planned
charge, with some of the savings to be reinvested in the
business.
--
The company updated its 2016 full-year outlook to reflect the
planned charge, as outlined in the Business Outlook section of
this news release.

Sale of IP & Science Business

The IP & Science business was sold for $3.55 billion in cash on October 3, 2016. The net proceeds from the sale will be approximately $3.2 billion. The company utilized $1.7 billion of the proceeds to repay commercial paper during October and it plans to use the remaining proceeds primarily to buy back shares under its current $1.5 billion share repurchase program, further pay down debt and for reinvestment in the business.

Highlights by Business Unit

Unless otherwise noted, all revenue growth comparisons in this news release are before the impact of foreign currency (constant currency) as Thomson Reuters believes this provides the best basis to measure the performance of its business.

Financial & Risk

--
Revenues increased 1%. Revenues grew approximately 2% excluding
the impact of some temporary items, primarily the impact of
lower recoveries revenues and commercial pricing adjustments
related to the migration of certain customers to new platforms.
o Recurring revenues (77% of the segment’s revenues in the
quarter) were up 2%, primarily due to the impact of an annual
price increase and a positive net sales trend, partly offset
by lower revenues resulting from the pricing adjustments
referred to above and macro-economic conditions impacting
large European banks and banks in several emerging markets.
o Transactions revenues (15% of the segment’s revenues in the
quarter) were up 4% due to increased revenue from Tradeweb,
BETA brokerage processing and transactional revenues from the
Risk business. This increase was offset by the impact of
lower foreign exchange trading volumes.
o Low-margin recoveries revenues (8% of the segment’s revenues
in the quarter) decreased 12% as some third-party partners
continue to move to direct billing with their customers. The
rate of decline in these revenues is expected to lessen again
in the fourth quarter.
# Recoveries represent revenues for content or services
provided by third parties and distributed through Financial
& Risk’s platform. Reductions in recoveries revenue have no
impact on the unit’s EBITDA or operating profit.
--
By geography, revenues in the Americas were up 3% (up 4%
excluding recoveries). Revenues in Europe, Middle East and
Africa (EMEA) were unchanged (up 2% excluding recoveries).
Revenues in Asia were unchanged (up 1% excluding recoveries).
--
EBITDA increased 10% to $460 million and the margin increased
260 basis points to 30.3% from 27.7% in the prior-year period.
Excluding the impact of currency, the margin increased 160
basis points. The increase in the margin was primarily due to
higher revenues and savings related to efficiency initiatives
and platform closures in 2015.
--
Operating profit increased 15% to $313 million and the margin
increased 270 basis points to 20.6% from 17.9% in the
prior-year period. Excluding the impact of currency, the margin
increased 160 basis points. The operating profit margin
improvement reflected the same factors that impacted EBITDA.
--
Net sales were positive in all regions, marking the tenth
consecutive quarter of positive total net sales.

Legal

--
Revenues were unchanged from the prior-year period. Excluding
US print, revenues grew 1%.
o Solutions businesses (45% of the segment’s revenues in the
quarter) grew 1%. Solutions subscription revenue growth of 5%
was offset by a 9% reduction in transactional revenues.
o US Online Legal Information (42% of the segment’s revenues in
the quarter) grew 2%, marking the seventh consecutive quarter
of growth.
o US Print (13% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter)
declined 8%.
--
Subscription revenues (75% of the segment’s revenues in the
quarter) grew 3%. However, transactional revenues (12% of the
segment’s revenues in the quarter) declined 8% due to lower
Legal Managed Services and Elite transactional revenues.
--
EBITDA declined 2% to $328 million and the margin increased 10
basis points to 39.3% from 39.2% in the prior-year period.
Excluding the impact of currency, the margin declined 30 basis
points.
--
Operating profit decreased 3% to $264 million and the margin
decreased 20 basis points to 31.6% from 31.8% in the prior-year
period. Excluding the impact of currency, the margin declined
40 basis points.

Tax & Accounting

--
Revenues increased 6%, driven by the Corporate, Professional
and Knowledge Solutions businesses, partially offset by a
decline in the Government business. Recurring revenues (90% of
the segment’s revenues in the quarter) increased 11%.
--
EBITDA increased 10% to $87 million and the margin increased
120 basis points to 26.9% from 25.7% in the prior-year period.
Excluding the impact of currency, the margin increased 70 basis
points.
--
Operating profit increased 18% to $59 million and the margin
increased 200 basis points to 18.3% from 16.3% in the
prior-year period. Excluding the impact of currency, the margin
increased 120 basis points.
--
The timing of revenues and expenses can impact margins in any
given quarter for the Tax & Accounting business. Full-year
margins are more reflective of the segment’s underlying
performance.

Corporate & Other (Including Reuters News)

--
Reuters News revenues were $73 million, down 1% compared to the
prior-year period.
--
Corporate & Other costs were $77 million compared to $68
million in the prior-year period.

Consolidated Financial Highlights - Nine Months (All amounts are from continuing operations, except cash flow measures)

IFRS Financial Measures

Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)
2016
2015(1)
Change
Revenues
$8,306
$8,370
-1%
Operating profit
$1,096
$1,093
0%
Diluted EPS
$0.99
$0.91
9%
Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations) $1,986
$1,875
6%
--
Revenues declined 1% as higher subscription revenues were more
than offset by the impact of foreign currency and a decline in
low margin recoveries revenues
--
Operating profit was essentially unchanged as higher
subscription revenues were offset by the impact of foreign
currency, which included unfavorable fair value adjustments
associated with foreign currency derivatives embedded in
certain customer contracts
--
Diluted EPS increased 9% to $0.99, primarily due to lower tax
expense as well as the benefit of lower common shares
outstanding
--
Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued
operations, increased 6% due to higher operating profit before
the impact of non-cash items such as depreciation, amortization
and fair value adjustments

Non-IFRS Financial Measures ((2))

2016 2015(1) Change
Change Before
Currency
Revenues
$8,306
$8,370
-1%
1%
Adjusted EBITDA
$2,319
$2,287
1%
0%
Adjusted EBITDA margin
27.9%
27.3%
60bp
-10bp
Underlying operating profit
$1,562
$1,495
4%
2%
Underlying operating profit margin
18.8%
17.9%
90bp
30bp
Adjusted EPS
$1.47
$1.24
19%
15%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations) $1,267
$1,093
16%

(1) Unless otherwise indicated, results exclude the IP & Science business, which was sold in October 2016. IP & Science was classified as a discontinued operation for 2016 reporting purposes through the closing date of sale. 2015 amounts (except cash flow measures) are restated to conform to the current period's presentation.

(2) In addition to results reported in accordance with IFRS, the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.

--
Revenues declined 1%. Before currency, revenues increased 1%.
Excluding recoveries, revenues increased 2% (before currency)
--
Adjusted EBITDA increased 1% to $2.3 billion, and the margin
increased 60 basis points to 27.9% from 27.3% in the prior-year
period. Excluding the impact of currency, the margin was down
10 basis points from the prior-year period
--
Underlying operating profit increased 4% to $1.6 billion, and
the margin increased 90 basis points to 18.8% from 17.9% in the
prior-year period. Excluding the impact of currency, the margin
increased 30 basis points
--
Adjusted EPS increased 19% to $1.47, an increase of $0.23 per
share. Currency had a $0.04 favorable impact
--
Free cash flow for the first nine months of the year increased
16% to $1.3 billion compared to $1.1 billion in the prior-year
period

Business Outlook (Before Currency)

Thomson Reuters updated its full-year business outlook for 2016 to reflect the planned fourth-quarter charge discussed earlier in this news release.

The company's 2016 Outlook assumes constant currency rates compared to 2015 and all metrics below (except for free cash flow) exclude the IP & Science business, which was classified as a discontinued operation for 2016 reporting purposes through the closing date. The 2016 Outlook is based on the expected performance of the company's remaining businesses and does not factor in the impact of any other acquisitions or divestitures that may occur during the year.

For the full-year 2016, the company expects:

--
Low single-digit revenue growth
o 2% to 3% revenue growth excluding Financial & Risk’s
recoveries revenues, which are low margin revenues and are
expected to decline as partners move to direct billing with
their customers
--
Adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 25.0% to 26.0% -
Including planned charge
o Adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 27.3% and 28.3% -
Excluding planned charge
--
Underlying operating profit margin to range between 16.0% to
17.0% - Including planned charge
o Underlying operating profit margin to range between 18.4% and
19.4% - Excluding planned charge
--
Free cash flow to range between $1.7 billion and $1.9 billion
in 2016 (most of cash impact from planned charge to be incurred
in 2017)

The information in this section is forward-looking and should be read in conjunction with the section below entitled "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Material Assumptions and Material Risks."

Dividend and Share Repurchases

In February 2016, the Thomson Reuters board of directors approved a $0.02 per share annualized increase in the dividend to $1.36 per common share. A quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share is payable on December 15, 2016 to common shareholders of record as of November 17, 2016.

From January 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016, the company repurchased approximately 31.2 million shares at a cost of $1.2 billion. Of this amount, 13.2 million shares were repurchased in the third quarter at a cost of $542 million. Under the current $1.5 billion share repurchase program announced in February 2016, the company has repurchased approximately 26.4 million shares at a cost of about $1.1 billion through September 30, 2016.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

Thomson Reuters prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

This news release includes certain non-IFRS financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA and the related margin, underlying operating profit and the related margin, free cash flow, adjusted EPS, and selected measures before the impact of foreign currency. Thomson Reuters uses these non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These measures do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to the calculation of similar measures used by other companies, and should not be viewed as alternatives to measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the appended tables.

As previously disclosed in July 2016, the company redefined adjusted earnings and adjusted EPS in relation to certain tax computations to better align with current market practices and to reflect guidance issued earlier this year by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These changes were effective for the third quarter and have not impacted the company's reporting of revenues, adjusted EBITDA, underlying operating profit or free cash flow.

The company's outlook contains various non-IFRS financial measures. For outlook purposes only, the company is unable to reconcile these non-IFRS measures to the most comparable IFRS measures because it cannot predict, with reasonable certainty, the 2016 impact of changes in foreign exchange rates or the company's share price which impact (i) the translation of its results reported at average foreign currency rates for the year, (ii) fair value adjustments associated with foreign currency derivatives embedded in certain customer contracts, (iii) the valuation of certain share-based awards and (iv) other finance income or expense related to foreign exchange contracts and intercompany financing arrangements. Additionally, the company cannot reasonably predict the occurrence or amount of other operating gains and losses, which generally arise from business transactions that it does not anticipate.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND MATERIAL RISKS

Certain statements in this news release, including, but not limited to, statements in the "2016 Business Outlook (Before Currency)" section, Mr. Smith's comments and statements regarding the planned fourth-quarter charge and expected run-rate savings resulting from the charge, are forward-looking. As a result, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There is no assurance that the events described in any forward-looking statement will materialize. A business outlook is provided for the purpose of presenting information about current expectations for 2016. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements which reflect expectations only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable law, Thomson Reuters disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

The company's 2016 Business Outlook is based on various external and internal assumptions. Economic and market assumptions include, but are not limited to, GDP growth in most of the countries where Thomson Reuters operates and a continued increase in the number of professionals around the world and their demand for high quality information and workflow solutions. Internal financial and operational assumptions include, but are not limited to, the successful execution of sales initiatives, ongoing product release programs, our globalization strategy and other growth and efficiency initiatives.

Some of the material risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, changes in the general economy; actions of competitors; failure to develop new products, services, applications and functionalities to meet customers' needs, attract new customers or expand into new geographic markets and identify areas of higher growth; failures or disruptions of telecommunications, network systems or the Internet; fraudulent or unpermitted data access or other cyber-security or privacy breaches; increased accessibility to free or relatively inexpensive information sources; failure to maintain a high renewal rate for subscription-based services; dependency on third parties for data, information and other services; changes to law and regulations, including the impact of the Dodd-Frank legislation and similar financial services laws around the world; tax matters, including changes to tax laws, regulations and treaties; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates; failure to adapt to recent organizational changes and effectively implement strategic initiatives; failure to recruit, motivate and retain high quality management and key employees; failure to meet the challenges involved in operating globally; failure to derive fully the anticipated benefits from existing or future acquisitions, joint ventures, investments or dispositions; failure to protect the brands and reputation of Thomson Reuters; impairment of goodwill and identifiable intangible assets; inadequate protection of intellectual property rights; threat of legal actions and claims; risk of antitrust/competition-related claims or investigations; downgrading of credit ratings and adverse conditions in the credit markets; the effect of factors outside of the control of Thomson Reuters on funding obligations in respect of pension and post-retirement benefit arrangements; and actions or potential actions that could be taken by the company's principal shareholder, The Woodbridge Company Limited. These and other factors are discussed in materials that Thomson Reuters from time to time files with, or furnishes to, the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomson Reuters annual and quarterly reports are also available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com.

CONTACTS

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David Crundwell
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Senior Vice President, Corporate
Affairs
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+1 646 223 5285
+1 646 223 5288
david.crundwell@tr.com
frank.golden@tr.com

Thomson Reuters will webcast a discussion of its third-quarter 2016 results today beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). You can access the webcast by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com. An archive of the webcast will be available following the presentation.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Consolidated Income Statement
(millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1)
2016
2015(1)
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Revenues
$2,744
$2,747
$8,306
$8,370
Operating expenses
(1,964)
(1,958)
(6,064)
(6,083)
Depreciation
(78)
(85)
(239)
(263)
Amortization of
computer software
(177)
(173)
(518)
(529)
Amortization of other
identifiable
intangible assets
(128)
(135)
(388)
(415)
Other operating
(losses) gains, net
(12)
(10)
(1)
13
Operating profit
385
386
1,096
1,093
Finance costs, net:
Net interest expense
(108)
(102)
(304)
(314)
Other finance (costs)
income
(3)
(15)
(28)
24
Income before tax and
equity method
investments
274
269
764
803
Share of post-tax
earnings in equity
method investments
2
1
2
8
Tax (expense) benefit
(8)
(7)
16
(42)
Earnings from
continuing
operations
268
263
782
769
Earnings from
discontinued
operations, net of
tax
18
30
126
125
Net earnings
$286
$293
$908
$894
Earnings attributable to:
Common shareholders
273
280
872
847
Non-controlling
interests
13
13
36
47
Earnings per share:
Basic earnings per share:
From continuing
operations
$0.34
$0.32
$0.99
$0.92
From discontinued
operations
0.03
0.04
0.17
0.16
Basic earnings per
share
$0.37
$0.36
$1.16
$1.08
Diluted earnings per share:
From continuing
operations
$0.34
$0.32
$0.99
$0.91
From discontinued
operations
0.02
0.04
0.16
0.16
Diluted earnings per
share
$0.36
$0.36
$1.15
$1.07
Basic weighted-
average common
shares
743,939,102
778,334,806
752,226,485
785,932,003
Diluted weighted-
average common
shares
745,772,211
781,170,075
753,916,599
788,797,817

(1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
September 30,
December 31,
2016
2015(1)
Assets
Cash
and
cash
equivalents
$831
$966
Trade
and
other
receivables
1,403
1,755
Other
financial
assets
125
176
Prepaid
expenses
and
other
current
assets
668
683
Current
assets
excluding
assets
held
for
sale
3,027
3,580
Assets
held
for
sale
1,674
-
Current
assets
4,701
3,580
Computer
hardware
and
other
property,
net
943
1,067
Computer
software,
net
1,399
1,486
Other
identifiable
intangible
assets,
net
5,862
6,417
Goodwill
14,795
15,878
Other
financial
assets
109
116
Other
non-
current
assets
555
544
Deferred
tax
49
47
Total
assets
$28,413
$29,135
Liabilities and equity
Liabilities
Current
indebtedness
$2,855
$1,595
Payables,
accruals
and
provisions
2,128
2,278
Deferred
revenue
896
1,319
Other
financial
liabilities
193
238
Current
liabilities
excluding
liabilities
associated
with
assets
held
for
sale
6,072
5,430
Liabilities
associated
with
assets
held
for
sale
474
-
Current
liabilities
6,546
5,430
Long-
term
indebtedness
6,307
6,829
Provisions
and
other
non-
current
liabilities
2,404
2,124
Other
financial
liabilities
344
387
Deferred
tax
982
1,265
Total
liabilities
16,583
16,035
Equity
Capital
9,627
9,852
Retained
earnings
5,599
6,458
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
(3,878)
(3,697)
Total
shareholders'
equity
11,348
12,613
Non-
controlling
interests
482
487
Total
equity
11,830
13,100
Total
liabilities
and
equity
$28,413
$29,135

(1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
Three Months
Nine Months
Ended
Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1)
2016
2015(1)
Cash provided by (used
in):
Operating activities
Earnings
from
continuing
operations
$268
$263
$782
$769
Adjustments for:
Depreciation
78
85
239
263
Amortization
of
computer
software
177
173
518
529
Amortization
of
other
identifiable
intangible
assets
128
135
388
415
Net
(gains)
losses
on
disposals
of
businesses
and
investments
(2)
1
(4)
(24)
Deferred
tax
(46)
(43)
(130)
(108)
Other
129
88
354
184
Changes
in
working
capital
and
other
items
37
(35)
(344)
(401)
Operating
cash
flows
from
continuing
operations
769
667
1,803
1,627
Operating
cash
flows
from
discontinued
operations
(11)
13
183
248
Net cash
provided
by
operating
activities
758
680
1,986
1,875
Investing activities
Acquisitions,
net of
cash
acquired
-
(2)
(111)
(17)
Proceeds
from
disposals
of
businesses
and
3
-
4
75
investments,
net of taxes
paid
Capital
expenditures,
less
proceeds
from
disposals
(213)
(203)
(658)
(703)
Other
investing
activities
3
2
23
5
Investing
cash
flows
from
continuing
operations
(207)
(203)
(742)
(640)
Investing
cash
flows
from
discontinued
operations
(13)
(14)
(38)
(40)
Net cash
used in
investing
activities
(220)
(217)
(780)
(680)
Financing activities
Proceeds
from
debt
-
4
498
4
Repayments
of debt
-
(593)
(503)
(593)
Net
borrowings
under
short-
term
loan
facilities
398
529
702
1,099
Repurchases
of
common
shares
(542)
(554)
(1,232)
(1,250)
Dividends
paid on
preference
shares
(1)
(1)
(2)
(2)
Dividends
paid on
common
shares
(243)
(253)
(740)
(765)
Dividends
paid to
non-
controlling
interests
(15)
(15)
(44)
(42)
Other
financing
activities
9
11
22
63
Net cash
used in
financing
activities
(394)
(872)
(1,299)
(1,486)
Increase
(decrease)in
cash and
bank
overdrafts
144
(409)
(93)
(291)
Translation
adjustments
(2)
(10)
(3)
(19)
Cash and
bank
overdrafts
at
beginning
of
period
684
1,124
922
1,015
Cash and
bank
overdrafts
at end
of
period
$826
$705
$826
$705
Cash and bank overdrafts
at end of period
comprised of:
Cash and
cash
equivalents
$831
$900
$831
$900
Bank
overdrafts
(5)
(195)
(5)
(195)
$826
$705
$826
$705

(1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins
Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency by Business Segment
(millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Change
2016
2015(1)
Total
Foreign
Currency (4)
Before
Currency (4)
Revenues
Financial & Risk
$1,516
$1,517
0%
-1%
1%
Legal
835
851
-2%
-2%
0%
Tax & Accounting
323
307
5%
-1%
6%
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
73
74
-1%
0%
-1%
Eliminations
(3)
(2)
Revenues
$2,744
$2,747
0%
-1%
1%
Change
Total
Foreign
Before
Currency (4)
Currency (4)
Adjusted EBITDA (2)
Financial & Risk
$460
$420
10%
3%
7%
Legal
328
334
-2%
-1%
-1%
Tax & Accounting
87
79
10%
1%
9%
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(61)
(51)
n/a
n/a
n/a
Adjusted EBITDA
$814
$782
4%
2%
2%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)
Financial & Risk
30.3%
27.7%
260bp
100bp
160bp
Legal
39.3%
39.2%
10bp
40bp
-30bp
Tax & Accounting
26.9%
25.7%
120bp
50bp
70bp
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Adjusted EBITDA margin
29.7%
28.5%
120bp
100bp
20bp
Change
Total
Foreign
Before
Currency (4)
Currency (4)
Underlying Operating Profit (3)
$313
Financial & Risk
$271
15%
5%
10%
Legal
264
271
-3%
-2%
-1%
Tax & Accounting
59
50
18%
4%
14%
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(77)
(68)
n/a
n/a
n/a
Underlying operating profit
$559
$524
7%
4%
3%
Underlying Operating Profit Margin (3)
Financial & Risk
20.6%
17.9%
270bp
110bp
160bp
Legal
31.6%
31.8%
-20bp
20bp
-40bp
Tax & Accounting
18.3%
16.3%
200bp
80bp
120bp
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Underlying operating profit margin
20.4%
19.1%
130bp
100bp
30bp

n/a - not applicable

Refer to page 16 for footnotes.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins
Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency by Business Segment
(millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins)
(unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Change
2016
2015(1)
Total
Foreign
Currency (4)
Before
Currency (4)
Revenues
Financial & Risk
$4,549
$4,621
-2%
-2%
0%
Legal
2,503
2,527
-1%
-2%
1%
Tax & Accounting
1,036
1,007
3%
-2%
5%
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
227
222
2%
-1%
3%
Eliminations
(9)
(7)
Revenues
$8,306
$8,370
-1%
-2%
1%
Change
Total
Foreign
Before Currency (4)
Currency (4)
Adjusted EBITDA (2)
Financial & Risk
$1,340
$1,251
7%
1%
6%
Legal
936
941
-1%
-1%
0%
Tax & Accounting
283
295
-4%
1%
-5%
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(240)
(200)
n/a
n/a
n/a
Adjusted EBITDA
$2,319
$2,287
1%
1%
0%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)
Financial & Risk
29.5%
27.1%
240bp
80bp
160bp
Legal
37.4%
37.2%
20bp
50bp
-30bp
Tax & Accounting
27.3%
29.3%
-200bp
100bp
-300bp
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Adjusted EBITDA margin
27.9%
27.3%
60bp
70bp
-10bp
Change
Total
Foreign
Before Currency (4)
Currency (4)
Underlying Operating Profit (3)
15%
2%
Financial & Risk
$905
$786
13%
0%
0%
Legal
749
749
0%
-7%
2%
Tax & Accounting
197
211
-9%
n/a
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(289)
(251)
n/a
n/a
4%
2%
Underlying operating profit
$1,562
$1,495
2%
Underlying Operating Profit Margin (3)
Financial & Risk
19.9%
17.0%
290bp
70bp
220bp
Legal
29.9%
29.6%
30bp
40bp
-10bp
Tax & Accounting
19.0%
21.0%
-200bp
80bp
-280bp
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Underlying operating profit margin
18.8%
17.9%
90bp
60bp
30bp

n/a - not applicable

Refer to page 16 for footnotes.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted EBITDA (2)
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1) Change
2016
2015(1) Change
Operating profit
$385
$386
0%
$1,096
$1,093
0%
Adjustments to remove:
Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets
128
135
388
415
Fair value adjustments
34
(7)
77
-
Other operating losses (gains), net
12
10
1
(13)
Underlying operating profit
$559
$524
7%
$1,562
$1,495
4%
Remove: depreciation and amortization of computer
255
258
757
792
software
Adjusted EBITDA
$814
$782
4%
$2,319
$2,287
1%
Underlying operating profit margin (3)
20.4%
19.1%
130bp
18.8%
17.9%
90bp
Adjusted EBITDA margin (2)
29.7%
28.5%
120bp
27.9%
27.3%
60bp
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Earnings from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA (2)
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1) Change
2016 2015(1) Change
Earnings from continuing operations
$268
$263
2%
$782
$769
2%
Adjustments to remove:
Tax expense (benefit)
8
7
(16)
42
Other finance costs (income)
3
15
28
(24)
Net interest expense
108
102
304
314
Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets
128
135
388
415
Amortization of computer software
177
173
518
529
Depreciation
78
85
239
263
EBITDA
$770
$780
$2,243
$2,308
Adjustments to remove:
Share of post-tax earnings in equity method
(2)
(1)
(2)
(8)
investments
Other operating losses (gains), net
12
10
1
(13)
Fair value adjustments
34
(7)
77
-
Adjusted EBITDA
$814
$782
4%
$2,319
$2,287
1%

Refer to page 16 for footnotes.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Underlying Operating Profit (3) to Adjusted EBITDA (2) by Business Segment
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015(1)
Underlying
Add:
Adjusted
Underlying
Add:
Adjusted
Operating Profit
Depreciation
EBITDA
Operating Profit
Depreciation and Amortization of
Computer Software
EBITDA
and
Amortization
of Computer Software
Financial & Risk
$313
$147
$460
$271
$149
$420
Legal
264
64
328
271
63
334
Tax & Accounting
59
28
87
50
29
79
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(77)
16
(61)
(68)
17
(51)
$559
$255
$814
$524
$258
$782
Nine Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2016
September 30, 2015(1)
Underlying
Add:
Adjusted
Underlying
Add:
Adjusted
Operating Profit
Depreciation
EBITDA
Operating Profit
Depreciation and Amortization of
Computer Software
EBITDA
and
Amortization
of Computer Software
Financial & Risk
$905
$435
$1,340
$786
$465
$1,251
Legal
749
187
936
749
192
941
Tax & Accounting
197
86
283
211
84
295
Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)
(289)
49
(240)
(251)
51
(200)
$1,562
$757
$2,319
$1,495
$792
$2,287

Refer to page 16 for footnotes.

Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Earnings Attributable to Common Shareholders to Adjusted Earnings (5)
(millions of U.S. dollars, except for share and per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1) Change
2016
2015(1)
Change
Earnings attributable to common shareholders
$273
$280
-3%
$872
$847
3%
Adjustments to remove:
Fair value adjustments
34
(7)
77
-
Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets
128
135
388
415
Other operating losses (gains), net
12
10
1
(13)
Other finance costs (income)
3
15
28
(24)
Share of post-tax earnings in equity method investments
(2)
(1)
(2)
(8)
Tax on above items
(46)
(39)
(138)
(108)
Tax items impacting comparability
7
3
13
1
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax
(18)
(30)
(126)
(125)
Interim period effective tax rate normalization (6)
13
(13)
-
(8)
Dividends declared on preference shares
(1)
(1)
(2)
(2)
Adjusted earnings
$403
$352
14%
$1,111
$975
14%
Adjusted earnings per share
$0.54
$0.45
20%
$1.47
$1.24
19%
Foreign currency(4)
7%
4%
Before currency(4)
13%
15%
Diluted weighted-average common shares (millions)
745.8
781.2
753.9
788.8
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow (7)
(millions of U.S. dollars)
(unaudited)
Three Months
Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015(1)
2016
2015(1)
Net cash provided by
operating activities
$758
$680
$1,986
$1,875
Capital expenditures,
less proceeds from
disposals
(213)
(203)
(658)
(703)
Other investing
activities
3
2
23
5
Dividends paid on
preference shares
(1)
(1)
(2)
(2)
Dividends paid to
non-controlling
interests
(15)
(15)
(44)
(42)
Capital expenditures
from discontinued
operations
(13)
(14)
(38)
(40)
Free cash flow
$519
$449
$1,267
$1,093

Refer to page 16 for footnotes.

Footnotes

(1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the reclassification of the Intellectual Property & Science segment as a discontinued operation through the closing date of the sale.

(2) Thomson Reuters defines adjusted EBITDA as underlying operating profit excluding the related depreciation and amortization of computer software. Adjusted EBITDA margin is adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues. Thomson Reuters uses adjusted EBITDA as it provides a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors as an indicator of a company's operating performance and as a valuation metric. Additionally, this measure is used by Thomson Reuters and investors to assess a company's ability to incur and service debt.

(3) Underlying operating profit is operating profit from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News). Underlying operating profit margin is the underlying operating profit expressed as a percentage of revenues. Thomson Reuters uses underlying operating profit as it provides a basis to evaluate operating profitability and performance trends, excluding the impact of items which distort the performance of the company's operations.

(4) The changes in revenues, adjusted EBITDA and underlying operating profit and the related margins, and adjusted earnings per share before currency (at constant currency or excluding the effects of currency) are determined by converting the current and prior-year period's local currency equivalent using the same exchange rates.

(5) Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) include dividends declared on preference shares but exclude the post-tax impacts of fair value adjustments, amortization of other identifiable intangible assets, other operating (gains) and losses, certain impairment charges, other finance (income) costs, Thomson Reuters share of post-tax (earnings) losses in equity method investments, discontinued operations and other items affecting comparability. Thomson Reuters calculates the post-tax amount of each item excluded from adjusted earnings based on the specific tax rules and tax rates associated with the nature and jurisdiction of each item. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated using diluted weighted-average shares and does not represent actual earnings or loss per share attributable to shareholders. Thomson Reuters uses adjusted earnings and adjusted EPS as they provide a more comparable basis to analyze earnings and they are also measures commonly used by shareholders to measure the company's performance.

(6) Adjustment to reflect income taxes based on estimated full-year effective tax rate. Earnings or losses for interim periods under IFRS reflect income taxes based on the estimated effective tax rates of each of the jurisdictions in which Thomson Reuters operates. The non-IFRS adjustment reallocates estimated full-year income taxes between interim periods, but has no effect on full-year income taxes.

(7) Free cash flow (includes free cash flow from continuing and discontinued operations) is net cash provided by operating activities, and other investing activities less capital expenditures, dividends paid on the company's preference shares, and dividends paid to non-controlling interests. Thomson Reuters uses free cash flow as it helps assess the company's ability, over the long term, to create value for its shareholders as it represents cash available to repay debt, pay common dividends and fund share repurchases and new acquisitions.

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