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D&B Stock Retreats on Q4 2012 Earnings Results

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $463.1 million, down 7% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 included the results from businesses that were divested or shut down.

  • Risk Management Solutions revenue of $272.4 million, down 3% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period;
  • Sales & Marketing Solutions revenue of $162.0 million, up 3% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period; and
  • Internet Solutions revenue of $28.7 million, down 6% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period.

Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $172.4 million, up 2% from the prior year similar period. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $158.7 million, up 9% from the prior year similar period.

D&B 2012 Full Year Results by Service SegmentTotal revenue for the full year 2012 was $1,225.6 million, down 2% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period. Total revenue for the full year 2011 included the results of Allbusiness, Purisma and a small supply management company, that were all divested.

“2012 proved to be a challenging year primarily due to weakness in our North America business. While we were not satisfied with our overall top line performance, we are pleased with the successful completion of the build and market test of our new data supply chain,” said Sara Mathew, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Looking ahead, we are focused on driving growth in North America by leveraging our new infrastructure and making substantial investments in data and analytics. We believe these actions enhance our existing offerings and allow us to expand into adjacent markets that provide the foundation to return our business to sustainable growth.”

D&B Stock Price Feb 13 2013D&B Stock fell as much as 9 percent to $77.60 in New York trading. The stock had climbed 8.4 percent this year through yesterday.     Source: D&B Earnings Release

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