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Moody’s Corporation Q3 2012 Revenues Up 30%

Moody’s reported revenue of $688.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, up 30% from $531.3 million for the third quarter of 2011.  Expenses for the third quarter of 2012 totaled $418.8 million, 25% higher than in the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $269.7 million, a 38% increase from $196.1 million for the same period last year.

Global revenue for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) for the third quarter of 2012 was $473.5 million, up 35% from the prior-year period. U.S. revenue of $289.1 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased 45% from the third quarter of 2011. Outside the U.S., revenue of $184.4 million increased 21% from the year-ago period. Foreign currency translation unfavorably impacted MIS revenue by 4 percent.

Global revenue for Moody’s Analytics (MA) for the third quarter of 2012 was $215.0 million, up 20% from the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, revenue growth was 21 percent.  In the U.S., MA revenue of $86.3 million for the third quarter of 2012 increased 14% from the prior-year period. Outside the U.S., revenue of $128.7 million grew 23% as compared with the same quarter of 2011.

Source: Moody’s Press Release

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