Press Release Details

Verisk Reports First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

05/04/2021
  • Consolidated revenues were $726.1 million, up 5.3%, and up 3.4% on an organic constant currency (OCC) basis for the first quarter of 2021.
  • Net income attributable to Verisk was $168.6 million, down 1.8% for the first quarter of 2021. Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $345.5 million, up 8.7%, and up 5.2% on an OCC basis.
  • Diluted GAAP earnings per share attributable to Verisk (diluted EPS) were $1.03 for the first quarter of 2021, down 1.0%. Diluted adjusted earnings per share (diluted adjusted EPS), a non-GAAP measure, were $1.23, up 5.1%.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $448.7 million, up 23.7% for the first quarter of 2021. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, was $389.5 million, up 25.8%.
  • We paid a cash dividend of 29 cents per share on March 31, 2021. Our Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of 29 cents per share payable on June 30, 2021.
  • We repurchased $100.0 million of our shares during the first quarter of 2021.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading global data analytics provider, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Scott Stephenson, chairman, president, and CEO, said, “I am very pleased with our start to 2021. Our first quarter results demonstrate solid financial performance and continued operating excellence despite the ongoing challenges from the pandemic. As we mark our 50th anniversary, our mission remains the same as it was at the start – to serve as a trusted partner to our customers by transforming data into insights and operational efficiencies and to solve their most complex problems. We have strong conviction in our long-term growth strategy and our plans to create durable shareholder value." 

Lee Shavel, CFO and group president, said, “Verisk delivered organic constant currency revenue growth of 3.4% and organic constant currency adjusted EBITDA growth of 5.2% in the first quarter, led by continued strength in our insurance business. We generated solid free cash flow to invest in future growth opportunities while also returning capital to shareholders. We remain focused on maximizing value creation for all our stakeholders.”

Summary of Results (GAAP and Non-GAAP)
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Note: Adjusted EBITDA, diluted adjusted EPS attributable to Verisk, and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures.

    Three Months Ended          
    March 31,          
    2021     2020     Change  
Revenues   $ 726.1     $ 689.8       5.3 %
Net income attributable to Verisk     168.6       171.7       (1.8 )
Adjusted EBITDA     345.5       318.0       8.7  
Diluted GAAP EPS attributable to Verisk     1.03       1.04       (1.0 )
Diluted adjusted EPS     1.23       1.17       5.1  
Net cash provided by operating activities     448.7       362.6       23.7  
Free cash flow     389.5       309.7       25.8  


Revenues
Consolidated revenues increased 5.3%, and 3.4% on an OCC basis, for first-quarter 2021. In late March 2020, we analyzed our solutions and services to assess the impact of COVID-19 on our revenue streams. We did not identify any material impact stemming from COVID-19 on approximately 85% of our revenues as much of these revenues are subscription-based and subject to long-term contracts. These revenues increased 4.9% on an OCC basis in the first quarter of 2021. Of the remaining 15%, we have identified specific solutions and services, largely transactional in nature, that are being negatively impacted by COVID-19. These revenues declined approximately 5.9% on an OCC basis in first-quarter 2021 compared to the prior-year period.

Revenues and Revenue Growth by Segment
(in millions)

                    Revenue Growth  
    Three Months Ended     Three Months Ended  
    March 31,     March 31, 2021  
    2021     2020     Reported     OCC  
Underwriting & rating   $ 377.1     $ 350.0       7.7 %     5.3 %
Claims     158.5       145.3       9.0       7.9  
Insurance     535.6       495.3       8.1       6.0  
Energy and Specialized Markets     156.2       154.2       1.3       (0.6 )
Financial Services     34.3       40.3       (15.0 )     (12.8 )
Revenues   $ 726.1     $ 689.8       5.3       3.4  

Insurance segment revenues grew 8.1% in the first quarter and 6.0% on an OCC basis. 

  Underwriting and rating revenues increased 7.7% in the quarter and 5.3% on an OCC basis, resulting primarily from annual increases in prices derived from continued enhancements to the content of the solutions within our industry-standard insurance programs, as well as selling expanded solutions to existing customers in commercial and personal lines. In addition, catastrophe modeling services and our international software solutions contributed to the growth. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in certain transactional revenues.

 

  Claims revenues grew 9.0% in the quarter and 7.9% on an OCC basis. Growth was primarily driven by our repair cost estimating solutions revenue.

Energy and Specialized Markets segment revenue increased 1.3% in the quarter and declined 0.6% on an OCC basis. Growth in core research and environmental health and safety service revenues was offset by declines in transactional and consulting revenues.

Financial Services segment revenue decreased 15.0% in the quarter and 12.8% on an OCC basis, primarily due to certain contract transitions, projects that did not reoccur and lower levels of consulting spending from our bank customers stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA
During first-quarter 2021, net income attributable to Verisk declined 1.8%. Adjusted EBITDA increased 8.7%, and 5.2% on an OCC basis. 

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA by Segment
(in millions)
Note: Consolidated EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Margin is calculated as a percentage of revenues. See "Non-GAAP Reconciliations" below for a reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure. 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    EBITDA     EBITDA Margin     Adjusted EBITDA     Adjusted EBITDA Growth     Adjusted EBITDA Margin  
                                                    2021     2021                  
    2021     2020     2021     2020     2021     2020     Reported     OCC     2021     2020  
Insurance   $ 289.0     $ 273.2       54.0 %     55.2 %   $ 288.9     $ 257.4       12.2 %     8.3 %     53.9 %     52.0 %
Energy and Specialized Markets     53.7       49.4       34.4       32.0       53.7       49.4       8.8       6.6       34.4       32.0  
Financial Services     2.9       14.7       8.3       36.4       2.9       11.2       (74.4 )     (73.8 )     8.3       27.6  
Consolidated   $ 345.6     $ 337.3       47.6       48.9     $ 345.5     $ 318.0       8.7       5.2       47.6       46.1  


Earnings Per Share
Diluted EPS attributable to Verisk decreased 1.0% to $1.03 for the first quarter of 2021 primarily due to a higher effective tax rate.

Diluted adjusted EPS increased 5.1% to $1.23 for the first quarter of 2021, reflecting cost discipline in the business, a reduction in travel expenses as a result of COVID-19, and a lower average share count.

Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities was $448.7 million for the first quarter of 2021, up 23.7%. Capital expenditures were $59.2 million for the first quarter, up 11.9%. Free cash flow was $389.5 million, up 25.8%, primarily due to an increase in cash collections from customers and a reduction in travel payments as a result of COVID-19.

Free cash flow represented 112.7% of adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter, compared with 97.4% in the prior-year period.

 

Dividend
On March 31, 2021, we paid a cash dividend of 29 cents per share of common stock issued and outstanding to the holders of record as of March 15, 2021. 

On April 28, 2021, our Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of 29 cents per share of common stock issued and outstanding, payable on June 30, 2021, to holders of record as of June 15, 2021. 

 

Share Repurchases
Including the accelerated share repurchase (ASR) settled in the first quarter of 2021, we repurchased approximately 561 thousand shares at an average price of $178.40, for a total cost of $100.0 million for the first quarter of 2021. On March 31, 2021, we had $478.8 million remaining under our share repurchase authorization.
  

Conference Call
Our management team will host a live audio webcast to discuss the financial results and business highlights on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. EDT (5:30 a.m. PDT, 1:30 p.m. BST). All interested parties are invited to listen to the live event via webcast on our investor website at http://investor.verisk.com. The discussion will also be available through dial-in number 1-877-755-3792 for U.S./Canada participants or 512-961-6560 for international participants.

A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days on our investor website and through the conference call number 1-855-859-2056 for U.S./Canada participants or 404-537-3406 for international participants using Conference ID #7598329.


About Verisk
We (Nasdaq:VRSK) provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. More than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 100 uses our advanced technologies to manage risks, make better decisions and improve operating efficiency. Our analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, natural resources, catastrophes, economic forecasting, geopolitical risks, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we continue to make the world better, safer, and stronger, and foster an inclusive and diverse culture where all team members feel they belong. With more than 100 offices in nearly 35 countries, we consistently earn certification by Great Place to Work®. For more, please visit our website at www.verisk.com or follow our social media profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Contact:

Investor Relations  
Stacey Brodbar
Head of Investor Relations
Verisk 
201-469-4327 
IR@verisk.com

Media
Alberto Canal
Head of External Communications
201-469-2618
Alberto.Canal@verisk.com


Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. This includes, but is not limited to, our expectation and ability to pay a cash dividend on our common stock in the future, subject to the determination by our Board of Directors and based on an evaluation of our earnings, financial condition and requirements, business conditions, capital allocation determinations, and other factors, risks, and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “target,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control and that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements.

Other factors that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements can be found in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K, and current reports on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from what we projected. Any forward-looking statement in this release reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Notes Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We have provided certain non-GAAP financial information as supplemental information regarding our operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, U.S. GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. We believe that our presentation of non-GAAP measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. In addition, our management uses these measures for reviewing our financial results, for budgeting and planning purposes, and for evaluating the performance of senior management.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted EBITDA Expenses: EBITDA represents GAAP net income adjusted for (i) depreciation and amortization of fixed assets; (ii) amortization of intangible assets; (iii) interest expense; and (iv) provision for income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for acquisition-related costs (earn-outs), gain/loss from dispositions (which includes businesses held for sale), and nonrecurring gain/loss. Adjusted EBITDA expenses represent adjusted EBITDA net of revenues. We believe these measures are useful and meaningful because they allow for greater transparency regarding our operating performance and facilitate period-to-period comparison.

Adjusted Net Income and Diluted Adjusted EPS: Adjusted net income represents GAAP net income adjusted for (i) amortization of intangible assets, net of tax; (ii) acquisition-related costs (earn-outs), net of tax; (iii) gain/loss from dispositions (which includes businesses held for sale), net of tax; and (iv) nonrecurring gain/loss, net of tax. Diluted adjusted EPS represents adjusted net income divided by weighted-average diluted shares. We believe these measures are useful and meaningful because they allow evaluation of the after-tax profitability of our results excluding the after-tax effect of acquisition-related costs and nonrecurring items.

Free Cash Flow: Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP minus payments for capital expenditures. We believe free cash flow is an important measure of the recurring cash generated by our operations that may be available to repay debt obligations, repurchase our stock, invest in future growth through new business development activities, or make acquisitions.

Organic Constant Currency (OCC): Our operating results, such as, but not limited to, revenue and adjusted EBITDA, reported in U.S. dollars are affected by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations because the underlying foreign currencies in which we transact changes in value over time compared with the U.S. dollar; accordingly, we present certain constant currency financial information to assess how we performed excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. We calculate constant currency by translating comparable prior-year-period results at the currency exchange rates used in the current period. We define “organic” as operating results excluding the effect of recent acquisitions and dispositions (which include businesses held for sale) that have occurred over the past year. An acquisition is included as organic at the beginning of the calendar quarter that occurs subsequent to the one-year anniversary of the acquisition date. Once an acquisition is included in its current-period organic base, its comparable prior-year-period operating results are also included to calculate organic growth. A disposition (which includes a business held for sale) is excluded from organic at the beginning of the calendar quarter in which the disposition occurs (or when a business meets the held-for-sale criteria under U.S. GAAP). Once a disposition is excluded from its current-period organic base, its comparable prior-year-period operating results are also excluded to calculate organic growth. The organic presentation enables investors to assess the growth of the business without the impact of recent acquisitions for which there is no prior-year comparison. A disposition’s results are removed from all prior periods presented to allow for comparability. We believe organic constant currency is a useful and meaningful measure to enhance investors’ understanding of the continuing operating performance of our business and to facilitate the comparison of period-to-period performance because it excludes the impact of foreign exchange rate movements, acquisitions, and dispositions.

See page 10 for a reconciliation of consolidated adjusted EBITDA and a segment results summary and a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA. See page 11 for a reconciliation of segment adjusted EBITDA margin, a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA expenses, and a reconciliation of diluted adjusted EPS. See page 12 for a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow.


Attached Financial Statements
Please refer to the full Form 10-Q filing for the complete financial statements and related notes.

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

    2021     2020  
    (in millions, except for share and per share data)  
ASSETS:  
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 390.9     $ 218.8  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $19.3 and $17.7, respectively     519.5       432.4  
Prepaid expenses     82.9       81.2  
Income taxes receivable           25.4  
Other current assets     48.3       36.4  
Total current assets     1,041.6       794.2  
Noncurrent assets:                
Fixed assets, net     646.6       632.3  
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net     264.0       267.6  
Intangible assets, net     1,355.7       1,384.8  
Goodwill     4,135.6       4,108.1  
Deferred income tax assets     9.0       9.1  
Other noncurrent assets     358.0       365.7  
Total assets   $ 7,810.5     $ 7,561.8  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:  
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     380.2       407.3  
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt     464.8       514.3  
Deferred revenues     723.9       466.7  
Operating lease liabilities     37.5       38.7  
Income taxes payable     16.5       3.8  
Total current liabilities     1,622.9       1,430.8  
Noncurrent liabilities:                
Long-term debt     2,699.6       2,699.6  
Deferred income tax liabilities     399.6       396.9  
Operating lease liabilities     269.6       271.6  
Other noncurrent liabilities     47.3       64.7  
Total liabilities     5,039.0       4,863.6  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ equity:                
Common stock, $.001 par value; 2,000,000,000 shares authorized; 544,003,038 shares issued; 162,466,592 and 162,817,526 shares outstanding, respectively     0.1       0.1  
Additional paid-in capital     2,515.3       2,490.9  
Treasury stock, at cost, 381,536,446 and 381,185,512 shares, respectively     (4,277.0 )     (4,179.3 )
Retained earnings     4,884.1       4,762.2  
Accumulated other comprehensive losses     (366.2 )     (375.7 )
Total Verisk stockholders' equity     2,756.3       2,698.2  
Noncontrolling interest     15.2        
Total stockholders’ equity     2,771.5       2,698.2  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 7,810.5     $ 7,561.8  

  

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
    (in millions, except for share and per share data)  
Revenues   $ 726.1     $ 689.8  
Operating expenses:                
Cost of revenues (exclusive of items shown separately below)     262.4       257.7  
Selling, general and administrative     119.8       112.1  
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets     48.5       46.1  
Amortization of intangible assets     45.0       41.0  
Other operating income           (19.4 )
Total operating expenses     475.7       437.5  
Operating income     250.4       252.3  
Other income (expense):                
Investment income (loss) and others, net     1.7       (2.1 )
Interest expense     (35.4 )     (33.5 )
Total other expense, net     (33.7 )     (35.6 )
Income before income taxes     216.7       216.7  
Provision for income taxes     (48.7 )     (45.0 )
Net income     168.0       171.7  
Less: Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest     (0.6 )      
Net income attributable to Verisk   $ 168.6     $ 171.7  
Basic net income per share attributable to Verisk   $ 1.04     $ 1.05  
Diluted net income per share attributable to Verisk   $ 1.03     $ 1.04  
Weighted-average shares outstanding:                
Basic     162,641,819       162,894,306  
Diluted     164,436,717       165,724,120  

  

VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
    (in millions)  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income   $ 168.0     $ 171.7  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets     48.5       46.1  
Amortization of intangible assets     45.0       41.0  
Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount, net of original issue premium     0.4       0.3  
Provision for doubtful accounts     3.2       1.5  
Gain on sale of assets           (19.4 )
Stock-based compensation expense     25.4       19.6  
Realized loss on available-for-sale securities, net           0.5  
Deferred income taxes     (0.7 )     (0.1 )
Loss on disposal of fixed assets, net           0.3  
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions:                
Accounts receivable     (89.5 )     (96.5 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets     (4.2 )     (18.5 )
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net     10.4       9.3  
Income taxes     38.4       41.0  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     (25.9 )     (61.8 )
Deferred revenues     256.9       237.6  
Operating lease liabilities     (10.1 )     (10.5 )
Other liabilities     (17.1 )     0.5  
Net cash provided by operating activities     448.7       362.6  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Acquisitions and purchase of controlling interest, net of cash acquired of $3.8 and $0.0, respectively     (13.7 )      
Proceeds from sale of assets           23.1  
Investments in nonpublic companies           (63.8 )
Capital expenditures     (59.2 )     (52.9 )
Payment of contingent liability related to acquisition     (1.2 )      
Other investing activities, net     0.4       6.1  
Net cash used in investing activities     (73.7 )     (87.5 )

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
    (in millions)  
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Repayments of short-term debt, net     (50.0 )     (75.0 )
Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt with original maturities greater than three months           20.0  
Repurchases of common stock     (100.0 )     (173.8 )
Proceeds from stock options exercised     7.6       19.2  
Net share settlement of taxes from restricted stock and performance share awards     (7.8 )      
Dividends paid     (47.1 )     (43.9 )
Other financing activities, net     (1.9 )     (1.9 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (199.2 )     (255.4 )
Effect of exchange rate changes     (3.7 )     (0.2 )
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents     172.1       19.5  
Cash and cash equivalents classified within current assets held for sale, beginning of period           0.3  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     218.8       184.6  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 390.9     $ 204.4  
Supplemental disclosures:                
Income taxes paid   $ 10.8     $ 4.1  
Interest paid   $ 19.5     $ 22.6  
Noncash investing and financing activities:                
Deferred tax liability established on date of acquisition   $ 2.2     $  
Finance lease additions   $ 2.0     $ 1.5  
Operating lease additions, net of terminations   $ 6.7     $ 1.6  
Fixed assets included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 0.9     $ 0.7  
Dividends included in accrued liabilities and other liabilities   $ 0.4     $ 1.0  
Gain on sale of assets included in other current and long-term assets   $     $ 3.5  
Held for sale assets contributed to a nonpublic company   $     $ 65.9  

  

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
(in millions)
Note: Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. Margin is calculated as a percentage of consolidated revenues.

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2021     2020  
    Total     Margin     Total     Margin  
Net income   $ 168.0       23.1 %   $ 171.7       24.9 %
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets     48.5       6.7       46.1       6.7  
Amortization of intangible assets     45.0       6.2       41.0       6.0  
Interest expense     35.4       4.9       33.5       4.8  
Provision for income taxes     48.7       6.7       45.0       6.5  
EBITDA     345.6       47.6       337.3       48.9  
Acquisition-related costs (earn-outs)     (0.1 )           0.1        
Gain from dispositions                 (19.4 )     (2.8 )
Adjusted EBITDA     345.5       47.6       318.0       46.1  
Adjusted EBITDA from acquisitions and dispositions     (3.2 )     (0.5 )     3.1       0.5  
Organic adjusted EBITDA   $ 342.3       47.1     $ 321.1       46.6  


Segment Results Summary and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation
(in millions)
Note: Organic revenues and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures.

    Three Months Ended March 31, 2021     Three Months Ended March 31, 2020  
    Insurance     Energy and Specialized Markets     Financial Services     Insurance     Energy and Specialized Markets     Financial Services  
Revenues   $ 535.6     $ 156.2     $ 34.3     $ 495.3     $ 154.2     $ 40.3  
Revenues from acquisitions and dispositions     (12.5 )                 (4.0 )           (1.4 )
Organic revenues   $ 523.1     $ 156.2     $ 34.3     $ 491.3     $ 154.2     $ 38.9  
                                                 
EBITDA   $ 289.0     $ 53.7     $ 2.9     $ 273.2     $ 49.4     $ 14.7  
Acquisition-related costs (earn-outs)     (0.1 )                 0.1              
Gain from dispositions                       (15.9 )           (3.5 )
Adjusted EBITDA     288.9       53.7       2.9       257.4       49.4       11.2  
Adjusted EBITDA from acquisitions and dispositions     (3.2 )                 3.9             (0.8 )
Organic adjusted EBITDA   $ 285.7     $ 53.7     $ 2.9     $ 261.3     $ 49.4     $ 10.4  

  

Segment Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reconciliation
Note: Segment adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated as a percentage of respective segment revenues.

    Three Months Ended March 31, 2021     Three Months Ended March 31, 2020  
    Insurance     Energy and Specialized Markets     Financial Services     Insurance     Energy and Specialized Markets     Financial Services  
EBITDA margin     54.0 %     34.4 %     8.3 %     55.2 %     32.0 %     36.4 %
Acquisition-related costs (earn-outs)     (0.1 )                              
Gain from dispositions                       (3.2 )           (8.8 )
Adjusted EBITDA margin     53.9       34.4       8.3       52.0       32.0       27.6  


Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA Expense Reconciliation
(in millions)
Note: Adjusted EBITDA expenses are a non-GAAP measure.

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2021     2020  
Operating expenses   $ 475.7     $ 437.5  
Depreciation and amortization of fixed assets     (48.5 )     (46.1 )
Amortization of intangible assets     (45.0 )     (41.0 )
Investment (income) loss and others, net     (1.7 )     2.1  
Acquisition-related costs (earn-outs)     0.1       (0.1 )
Gain from dispositions           19.4  
Adjusted EBITDA expenses   $ 380.6     $ 371.8  


Diluted Adjusted EPS Reconciliation
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Note: Diluted adjusted EPS is a non-GAAP measure.

    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2021     2020  
Net income   $ 168.0     $ 171.7  
plus: Amortization of intangibles     45.0       41.0  
less: Income tax effect on amortization of intangibles     (9.9 )     (9.0 )
plus: Acquisition-related costs and interest expense (earn-outs)     (0.1 )     0.1  
less: Gain from dispositions           (19.4 )
plus: Income tax effect on gain from dispositions           9.6  
Adjusted net income   $ 203.0     $ 194.0  
                 
Diluted EPS attributable to Verisk   $ 1.03     $ 1.04  
Diluted adjusted EPS   $ 1.23     $ 1.17  
                 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding     164.4       165.7  

  

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation
(in millions)
Note: Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure.

    Three Months Ended          
    March 31,          
    2021     2020     Change  
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 448.7     $ 362.6       23.7 %
Capital expenditures     (59.2 )     (52.9 )     11.9  
Free cash flow   $ 389.5     $ 309.7       25.8  

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Source: Verisk Analytics, Inc.