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Verisk Analytics, Inc., Delivers 16.4% Revenue in Q1 2013

Total revenue increased 16.4% in first-quarter 2013 compared with first-quarter 2012. Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.8% for first-quarter 2013. Revenue growth in the first quarter was driven by a 24.4% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 5.3% growth in Risk Assessment revenue. EBITDA increased 12.6% to $179.7 million for first-quarter 2013, with ... 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 »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. 2012 Revenues Up by 15.2%

Total revenue increased 18.2% in the fourth quarter and 15.2% for fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.7% for fourth-quarter 2012 and 7.3% for fiscal year 2012.  Revenue growth in the fourth quarter was driven by a 28.7% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 2.9% growth in Risk Assessment revenue.   ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics Unit ISO Launches Wind Rating Program

Program to provide review of building characteristics, factors that affect a building’s wind resistance. ISO, a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, has launched an Enhanced Wind Rating Program, a commercial property rating program designed to address wind peril. ISO says the program provides a detailed review of building characteristics and geographic and environmental factors that may ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics: More Financial Firepower for Acquisitions

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK) announced today it has exercised an expansion feature under its revolving credit facility to increase the total facility to $850 million and extend the maturity until October 2017. The company also increased the maximum permitted Debt to EBITDA covenant to 3.50x from 3.25x. Prior to this amendment, the facility totaled $725 million with a maturity date ... Read More »

Sharp Contrasts in Growth of Analytics, Credit Information and Rating Services

We previously wrote that analytics and platforms are becoming key differentiators in business information services.  2011 and first half 2012 revenue growth figures of key players in credit information and rating services provide a stark contrast to those companies who do not have a substantial stake in analytics.   Analytical services are growing at a very healthy double digit rate. Consumer ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics Inc. Acquires Argus Information & Advisory Services

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC (“Argus”) for US$ 425 million. Argus is a premier provider of information, competitive benchmarking, scoring solutions, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions and regulators in North America, Latin America, and Europe.  The acquisition will ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc., Second-Quarter 2012 Revenues Up 14%

Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading source of information about risk, announced total revenue increased 14.0%, and excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.4% for second-quarter 2012.  Revenue growth in the second quarter was driven by a 22.6% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 2.6% growth in Risk Assessment revenue. Risk Assessment revenue growth ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics to Acquire Aspect Loss Prevention to Enhance Retail Loss Prevention

Verisk Analytics, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Minneapolis-based Aspect Loss Prevention, a leading provider of loss prevention software and analytic solutions to the retail, entertainment, and food industries. Throughout the United States and parts of Europe and Asia, Aspect has saved customers significant amounts of money attributed to internal theft through its state-of-the-art exception-based reporting and ... Read More »

Verisk Insurance Introduces 360Virtual Inspection

Verisk Insurance Solutions, a unit of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), announced it has incorporated a new desktop inspection feature into 360ValueR .   on high-quality aerial imagery, 360Virtual Inspection(TM) lets insurers confirm property location and examine many exterior building characteristics during the underwriting process. 360Virtual Inspection provides up to seven different views of the property to determine characteristics including building style, roof ... Read More »

Verisk Insurance Solutions and TransUnion Announce the Launch of A-PLUS 2.0

JERSEY CITY, N.J., and CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 – Verisk Insurance Solutions and TransUnion today announced the release of A-PLUS 2.0 – the next-generation A-PLUSTM auto loss-history database. A-PLUS 2.0 offers new patent-pending household-based search technology from TransUnion that returns approximately 21 percent more claims, virtually eliminates false positives, and provides a new “alert” feature that can greatly streamline the quote ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics Forms Verisk Crime Analytics Division

Verisk Analytics, Inc. a leading source of information about risk, announced today the formation of Verisk Crime Analytics.  The division reflects the company’s recent growth in crime analytics as well as the market potential in this area. As a result of recent product launches and acquisitions, Verisk now owns and operates national crime databases that provide services to the construction, ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics to Buy MediConnect Global

Insurance data specialist Verisk Analytics Inc. said Friday that it is buying medical record company MediConnect Global Inc. for $348.6 million, boosting Verisk Analytics’ presence in the business of analyzing health records. The deal is expected to close this month, although it is still subject to approval by MediConnect Global’s shareholders and by regulators. Verisk Analytics makes data analysis systems ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Results Boyed by Decision Analytics

Total revenue increased 19.9% for the fourth quarter and 17.0% for full-year 2011. Revenue growth in the fourth quarter was driven by a 34.0% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 3.9% growth in Risk Assessment revenue. Excluding the effect of recent acquisitions, total revenue grew 7.6% for both fourth-quarter and fiscal-year 2011. EBITDA increased 20.5% to ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc.: Interthinx Responds to Industry Demand and Enhances Collateral Risk Solution

In response to increased regulatory demand and based on feedback from users nationwide, Interthinx announced the release of major enhancements to ValueGUARD®, the firm’s collateral risk solution. The improvements strengthen the already successful platform with data fortification, improved visibility, and an elevated user experience offering interior and exterior MLS photos of neighborhood comparable sales, listings, and distressed property exhibits, as well as interactive ... Read More »