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S&P Capital IQ Adds Credit Ratings and Frequent Delivery to Xpressfeed

S&P Capital IQ, the data and analytics business of McGraw-Hill Financial, has made credit ratings from rival ratings agency Moody’s available via its real-time Xpressfeed data delivery platform to provide investment banks with additional metrics for credit risk analysis, and plans to add other ratings from other agencies in response to customer demand. The vendor is sourcing Moody’s ratings directly ... Read More »

FICO Releases FICO Score Economic Calibration Service 2.0

Improves loss forecasting and capital allocation decisions as Lenders can make better capital allocation decisions under different economic conditions by understanding the resulting impact on consumer credit risk To help lenders predict future consumer risk under a variety of economic scenarios, FICOannounced the release of FICO® Score Economic Calibration Service 2.0. This service forecasts how credit risk levels at each FICO Score range ... Read More »

Moody’s Corporation Second Quarter 2014 Revenues Up 16%

Moody’s reported revenue of $873.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, up 16% from $756.0 million for the second quarter of 2013. Operating expenses for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $461.8 million, a 14% increase from the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $411.7 million, a 17% increase from $350.8 million for the same ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics to Acquire WebEquity Solutions

Moody’s Analytics announced that it has agreed to acquire WebEquity Solutions, LLC. (“WebEquity”), a leading provider of cloud-based loan origination solutions for financial institutions.   The acquisition strengthens Moody’s Analytics’ position as a leader in loan origination software and bolsters its suite of award-winning risk management products for banks, insurance companies and corporations. WebEquity’s hosted platform is used by more than ... Read More »

Moody’s Corporation Q1 2014 Revenues Up 5%

Moody’s revenue of $767.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 increased 5% from $731.8 million for the first quarter of 2013.  Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $434.2 million, a 4% decline from the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $333.0 million, a 19% increase from $280.4 million from the same period ... Read More »

Moody’s Q4 Revenues Up 3% – Full Year Up 9%

What a difference two quarters make.  Following a great first half the revenue growth in rating services has slowed significantly in the second half.  For 2014 Moody’s expects revenue growth to be in the mid-single digit range. Moody’s reported revenue of $779.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, up 3% from $754.2 million for the fourth quarter ... Read More »

Moody’s Acquires Amba Investment Services

Acquisition bolsters Copal Partners to create a leading outsourcer to corporate finance, investment research and asset management customers Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners. The acquisition will bolster the research and analytical capabilities offered ... Read More »

FICO Introduces FICO® Score Economic Calibration Service in Co-operation with Moody’s Analytics

Predicting Impact of Future Economic Fluctuations on Consumer Credit Risk To meet the needs of lenders to have a reliable “crystal ball” into the impact of future changes in the economy on consumers, FICO introduces FICO® Score Economic Calibration Service.  This new product allows lenders to better understand how different economic scenarios, provided by Moody’s Analytics, a leading economic forecasting ... Read More »

Moody’s Q3 Revenues Disappoint with 2% Growth

Moody’s reported revenue of $705.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, up 2% from $688.5 million for the third quarter of 2012.  Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $414.0 million, 1% lower than the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $291.5 million, an 8% increase from $269.7 million for the same period last year.  Adjusted operating income, defined as operating income ... Read More »

Business Information: What Grows?

What Grows?  The Q1 earnings season is now behind us and there are some interesting contrasts!  … And the winners are:  S&P Indices, Credit Rating Agencies and Creditsafe! Equifax’s results were buoyed by an acquisition in the fourth quarter, otherwise the results in US CIS would have been a meager 2%.  Experian motored ahead with double digit growth; it admitted challenging ... Read More »

Moody’s Q1 2013 Revenues up 13%

For Moody’s Corporation overall, global revenue of $731.8 million for the first quarter of 2013 was up 13% from the first quarter of 2012. U.S. revenue of $406.1 million for the first quarter of 2013 increased 18% from the first quarter of 2012, while revenue generated outside the U.S. of $325.7 million increased 8% from the prior-year period. Revenue generated outside the U.S. represented 45% of ... Read More »

Moody’s Corporation: Moody’s Analytics Launches New B&H Economic Capital Calculator Solution for Insurers

Moody’s Analytics announced the addition of the B&H Economic Capital Calculator to Moody’s Analytics Capital Modelling Framework.  A Monte Carlo based aggregator, the B&H Economic Capital Calculator helps life insurers to process large data volumes associated with capital modelling. Moody’s Analytics developed the solution using enterprise technology to help users meet the high performance requirements for economic capital calculations. The ... Read More »

Business Information: What Grows and What Does Not?

This is BIIA’s latest update on 2012 revenue growth based on the latest annual reports.  We have mapped the individual growth rates of major business information suppliers against Outsell’s growth estimates for 2012.   Outsell’s Credit & Financial Information segment grew by 6% to US$ 55bn. The company information segment grew by 6% to US$ 5bn.  The Outsell growth benchmark of ... Read More »