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Thomson Reuters Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2012 Results

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thomson Reuters Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2012 Results07:13 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013- Revenues grew 3% for full year and 2% for fourth quarter, before currency- Adjusted EBITDA margin up 100 basis points for full year and up 240 basis points for fourth quarter- Underlying operating profit margin down 130 basis points for full year and up slightly for fourth quarter- Full-year adjusted EPS was $2.12, up 8% and fourth-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.60, up 11%- Board approved $0.02 annual dividend increase to $1.30 per share- 2013 Outlook providedNEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. The company reported full-year revenues from ongoing businesses of $12.9 billion, a 3% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% from the prior year and the corresponding margin was 27.4% versus 26.4% in 2011. Underlying operating profit decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 18.6% versus 19.9% in the prior year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130208/MM57185LOGO )For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenues from ongoing businesses of $3.4 billion, a 2% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA margin of 28.2% and underlying operating profit margin of 19.6% were both up versus the fourth quarter of 2011. Full-year adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $2.12, up $0.16 from the prior year while fourth-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.60, up $0.06 from the prior-year period. "2012 was a watershed year for us," said James C. Smith, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. "First and foremost, we achieved our targets for the full year for revenues, profit and free cash flow. Given the headwinds we faced in 2012, that performance reaffirmed just how strong this business really is.""2012 will best be known as the year we turned the tide in our Financial & Risk business. I said last year that our journey would entail a multi-quarter turnaround; we are halfway through that process. We laid the groundwork for future success with solid improvements in product quality, customer service and execution capabilities.""We enter 2013 with more confidence and a much stronger foundation." Consolidated Financial Highlights – Full-Year ResultsTwelve Months Ended December 31, (Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)IFRS Financial Measures20122011ChangeRevenues$13,278$13,807-4%Operating profit (loss)1$2,651($705)nm2Diluted earnings (loss) per share (EPS)1$2.49($1.67)nm2Cash flow from operations$2,704$2,5974%Non-IFRS Financial Measures320122011ChangeChange Before CurrencyRevenues from ongoing businesses$12,899$12,7431%3%Adjusted EBITDA$3,529$3,3685%6%Adjusted EBITDA margin27.4%26.4%100bp90bpUnderlying operating profit$2,405$2,541-5%-4%Underlying operating profit margin18.6%19.9%-130bp-130bpAdjusted earnings per share (EPS)$2.12$1.968%Free cash flow$1,737$1,6028%Free cash flow from ongoing businesses$1,667$1,38720%Revenues from ongoing businesses were $12.9 billion, a 3% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% and the corresponding margin increased to 27.4% versus 26.4% in the prior year driven by higher revenues, the elimination of integration expenses in 2012 and the continued focus on cost containment, partially offset by investments in customer service and customer administration. Underlying operating profit decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 18.6% versus 19.9% in the prior year due to higher depreciation and amortization expense related to recent acquisitions and new product launches. Adjusted EPS was $2.12 compared to $1.96 in the prior year. The increase was primarily attributable to the elimination of integration expenses and a lower tax rate, partially offset by lower underlying operating profit. Foreign exchange had a $0.04 negative impact on adjusted EPS. Free cash flow was $1.7 billion, up 8% compared to the prior year. Free cash flow from ongoing businesses was $1.7 billion, up 20% from 2011.Unless otherwise noted, all revenue growth comparisons in this news release are before the impact of foreign currency as Thomson Reuters believes this provides the best basis to measure the performance of its business.1 In 2011, operating loss and diluted loss per share included a $3.0 billion non-cash goodwill impairment charge. This charge is excluded from adjusted earnings, adjusted EBITDA and underlying operating profit. 2 nm – not meaningful3 These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.Full-Year Business Segment HighlightsFinancial & Risk Revenues were up 1% (-1% organic) from the prior year as growth in Trading's Commodities & Energy and Elektron Managed Services businesses, Investors Enterprise Content business and Marketplaces Tradeweb and FXall businesses was offset by weakness in other segments, primarily Trading's Equities business and Investors Investment Management business. Governance, Risk & Compliance grew 43% (17% organic). EBITDA of $1.8 billion declined 7% and the related margin declined 140 basis points versus the prior year driven by a 1% decline in organic revenue and continued investments into the business. Operating income of $1.2 billion declined 13% and the related margin declined 220 basis points versus the prior year due to a decline in organic revenue and a $50 million increase in depreciation and amortization primarily from new product launches and investments made in prior periods.Trading Revenues decreased 3% with growth in Commodities & Energy, Data Feeds and Elektron Managed Services offset by legacy desktop cancellations primarily in Equities and Fixed Income. Recoveries revenues were flat.InvestorsRevenues declined 1%. A 10% increase in Enterprise Content and a 1% increase in Wealth Management were offset by a 7% decline in Investment Management (due to the impact of negative net sales) and a 2% decline in Corporates.MarketplacesRevenues increased 8% (1% organic) driven by the acquisition of FXall and a 19% increase (5% organic) in Tradeweb (due to the acquisition of Rafferty in 2011). Governance, Risk & ComplianceRevenues grew 43% (17% organic) to $219 million driven by new sales and continued strong demand for risk and compliance solutions.LegalRevenues increased 3% (1% organic). US Law Firm Solutions grew 1% driven by a 12% increase in Business of Law (FindLaw and Elite), offset by a 2% decline in research-related revenues. Corporate, Government & Academic and Risk & Compliance revenues increased 3%. Global businesses grew 8% with solid growth in Latin America. US print revenues declined 5% as firms continued to control discretionary spending. Excluding US print, revenues grew 5% (3% organic). EBITDA increased 3% and the corresponding margin was 37.8% compared to 37.6% in the prior year. Operating profit increased 2% and the corresponding margin was 29.3% compared to 29.2% in the prior year. Tax & AccountingRevenues increased 16% (5% organic) driven by acquisitions and strong growth from the ONESOURCE suite and software sales to accounting firms. Government (5% of total revenues) declined 29% and was the only business within Tax & Accounting that saw organic revenues decline as the number of new government contracts slowed. EBITDA increased 13% and the related margin decreased 40 basis points to 31.2%. Excluding Government, EBITDA rose 20% and the related margin increased more than 100 basis points. Operating profit increased 10% and the related margin decreased 100 basis points to 21.6% due to software amortization from acquisitions. Excluding Government, operating profit rose 22% and the related margin increased more than 100 basis points.Intellectual Property & ScienceRevenues were up 6% (3% organic), driven by strong subscription growth (up 9%), somewhat offset by a decline in transactional revenues (down 4%). IP Solutions grew 3%, Life Sciences increased 5% and Scientific & Scholarly Research increased 2%. EBITDA increased 2% with the corresponding margin declining 80 basis points to 33.9% primarily due to the dilutive impact of the MarkMonitor acquisition and the decline in high-margin transaction revenues. Operating profit decreased 1% with the corresponding margin declining 150 basis points to 26.3%. The decline in the margin reflected the same items that impacted the EBITDA margin as well as an increase in depreciation and amortization due to products released in the second half of 2011.Consolidated Financial Highlights – Fourth-Quarter ResultsThree Months Ended December 31, (Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)IFRS Financial Measures20122011ChangeRevenues$3,399$3,577-5%Operating profit (loss)1$557($2,593)nm2Diluted earnings (loss) per share (EPS)1$0.45($3.11)nm2Cash flow from operations$954$9421%Non-IFRS Financial Measures320122011ChangeChange Before CurrencyRevenues from ongoing businesses$3,358$3,3082%2%Adjusted EBITDA$948$85211%13%Adjusted EBITDA margin28.2%25.8%240bp260bpUnderlying operating profit$658$6462%3%Underlying operating profit margin19.6%19.5%10bp20bpAdjusted earnings per share (EPS)$0.60$0.5411%Free cash flow$707$6696%Free cash flow from ongoing businesses$698$60216%Revenues from ongoing businesses were $3.4 billion, a 2% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 11% and the corresponding margin was 28.2% versus 25.8% in the prior-year period. The margin improvement was driven by the elimination of integration expenses, lower reorganization costs and continued cost containment, partially offset by flat organic revenue growth. Underlying operating profit increased 2% and the corresponding margin was 19.6% versus 19.5% in the prior-year period driven by continued cost containment and lower reorganization costs, offset in part by flat organic revenue growth and higher depreciation and amortization expense (40 basis point impact) from investments made in prior periods. Adjusted EPS was $0.60, an increase of $0.06 from the prior-year period. Higher underlying operating profit and the elimination of integration expenses were partially offset by a higher tax rate. Foreign exchange had a $0.01 negative impact on adjusted EPS.1 In 2011, operating loss and diluted loss per share included a $3.0 billion non-cash goodwill impairment charge. This charge is excluded from adjusted earnings, adjusted EBITDA and underlying operating profit. 2 nm – not meaningful3 These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.Fourth-Quarter Business Segment HighlightsFinancial & Risk Revenues were up 1% versus the prior-year period as the benefit from acquisitions was offset by a 1% decline in organic growth. Growth in Marketplaces and Governance, Risk & Compliance was offset by a decline in the Trading business. Investors revenues were unchanged from the prior-year period. Recurring subscription-related revenues decreased 1%. Transactions-related revenues increased 12% (-1% organic) due to acquisitions. Recoveries revenues were flat and Outright revenues increased 9%. By geography, revenues in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) were down 3%, revenues in the Americas were up 6%, while revenues in Asia declined 3% primarily related to Japan. EBITDA was $483 million, up 5%, with a related margin of 26.7%. EBITDA margin increased 150 basis points from the prior-year period due to effective cost control and the $44 million of reorganization charges incurred in the prior-year period that did not repeat. Operating profit was $324 million, up 4%, with a related margin of 17.9%. Operating profit margin increased 70 basis points related to the same items that impacted the EBITDA margin, offset by higher depreciation and amortization primarily from new product launches and investments made in prior periods. Eikon desktops totaled 33,900 at the end of the fourth quarter, up approximately 33% from the end of the third quarter of 2012.Trading Revenues decreased 3% with growth in Commodities & Energy, Data Feeds and Elektron Managed Services offset by legacy desktop cancellations primarily in Equities and Fixed Income. Recoveries revenues were down 3%.InvestorsRevenues were flat versus the prior-year period. Enterprise Content grew 9% and Wealth Management grew 5%. This was offset by a 7% decline in Investment Management (due to the impact of negative net sales) and a 3% decline in Corporates. Investment Banking was flat versus the prior-year period. MarketplacesRevenues increased 11% (flat organic) driven by the acquisitions of FXall and Rafferty in Tradeweb.Governance, Risk & ComplianceRevenues grew 22% (18% organic) to $61 million.LegalRevenues increased 2% (1% organic). US Law Firm Solutions declined 1% with Business of Law revenues (FindLaw and Elite) growing 6% and research-related revenues declining 3%. Corporate, Government & Academic revenues rose 2%. Global businesses grew 10% with continued strong performance by Latin American operations. EBITDA was up 5% from the prior-year period and the associated margin increased 100 basis points to 38.0%. Operating profit was up 5% and the related margin was 29.8% compared to 28.9% in the prior-year period. 76% of Westlaw revenue was converted to WestlawNext as of the end of the fourth quarter. Tax & AccountingRevenues increased 4% (1% organic). Excluding Government, organic revenues rose 6%. EBITDA declined 4% and the corresponding margin decreased 260 basis points to 37.3%. Excluding Government, EBITDA rose 9% and the related margin was flat. 35% of full-year 2012 EBITDA was generated in the fourth quarter. Operating profit decreased 6% and the related margin decreased 300 basis points to 29.3%. Excluding Government, operating profit rose 10% and the related margin rose 30 basis points. 39% of full-year 2012 operating profit was generated in the fourth quarter. Small movements in the timing of revenues and expenses can impact margins in any given quarter for the Tax & Accounting business. Full-year margins are more reflective of the segment's underlying performance. Intellectual Property & ScienceRevenues were up 12% (3% organic). Life Sciences increased 6% and Scientific & Scholarly Research revenues increased 7%. IP Solutions revenues were up 20% related to the MarkMonitor acquisition in the third quarter of 2012. EBITDA increased 5% with the corresponding margin declining 200 basis points to 33.6% primarily due to the dilutive impact of the MarkMonitor acquisition. Operating profit increased 3% with the corresponding margin declining 200 basis points to 26.4%. The decline in the margin reflected the same items that impacted the EBITDA margin. Small movements in the timing of revenues and expenses can impact margins in any given quarter for the Intellectual Property & Science business. Full-year margins are more reflective of the segment's underlying performance. Corporate & Other (Including Media) Media revenues for the full year 2012 were $331 million, up 1% from the prior year. Corporate & Other costs for the full year 2012 were $270 million, unchanged from the prior year.Fourth-quarter Media revenues were $87 million, up 1% from the prior-year period. Fourth-quarter Corporate & Other costs were $92 million compared to $84 million in the prior-year period. Business Outlook (Before Currency)Thomson Reuters today issued its business outlook for 2013. The company expects:revenues to grow low single-digits; adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 26% and 27%; underlying operating profit margin to range between 16.5% and 17.5%; and free cash flow to range between $1.7 billion and $1.8 billion in 2013.Our 2013 business outlook is based on expectations including adjustments for two new accounting pronouncements as well as the reclassification of certain businesses into disposals. To facilitate comparison with our 2013 outlook, Appendix A revises our 2012 actual results to a comparable basis.The information in this section is forward-looking and should be read in conjunction with the section below entitled "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Material Assumptions and Material Risks."Dividend and Share RepurchasesThe board of directors approved a $0.02 per share increase in the annual dividend to $1.30 per share. A quarterly dividend of $0.325 per share is payable on March 15, 2013 to common shareholders of record as of February 25, 2013. This dividend increase marks the 20th consecutive annual dividend increase by the company. In 2012, the company repurchased 5.9 million shares for an aggregate purchase price of $168 million pursuant to its Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB). The company repurchased 4.3 million shares under the current NCIB program which was renewed in May 2012 and authorizes the company to purchase up to 15 million shares.Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURESThomson Reuters prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). This news release includes certain non-IFRS financial measures. Thomson Reuters uses these non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These measures do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to the calculation of similar measures used by other companies, and should not be viewed as alternatives to measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the appended tables. SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND MATERIAL RISKSCertain statements in this news release, including, but not limited to, statements in the "Business Outlook (Before Currency)" section and Mr. Smith's comments, are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and reflect our company's current expectations. As a result, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There is no assurance that the events described in any forward-looking statement will materialize. A business outlook is provided for the purpose of presenting information about current expectations for 2013. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements which reflect expectations only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable law, Thomson Reuters disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.The company's 2013 business outlook is based on various external and internal assumptions. Economic and market assumptions include, but are not limited to, positive GDP growth in the countries where Thomson Reuters operates led by rapidly developing economies and a continued increase in the number of professionals around the world and their demand for high quality information and services. Internal financial and operational assumptions include, but are not limited to, continuing operational improvement in the Financial & Risk business and the successful execution of the company's ongoing product release programs, globalization strategy, other growth initiatives and efficiency initiatives. Some of the material risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, changes in the general economy; actions of competitors; failure to develop new products, services, applications and functionalities to meet customers' needs, attract new customers or expand into new geographic markets; increased accessibility to free or relatively inexpensive information sources; failures or disruptions of network systems or the Internet; failure to maintain a high renewal rate for subscription-based services; dependency on third parties for data, information and other services; changes to law and regulations, including the impact of the Dodd-Frank legislation and similar financial services laws around the world; failure to adapt to recent organizational changes; failure to recruit, motivate and retain high quality management and key employees; failure to meet the challenges involved in operating globally; failure to protect the brands and reputation of Thomson Reuters; additional impairment of goodwill and identifiable intangible assets; inadequate protection of intellectual property rights; threat of legal actions and claims; risk of antitrust/competition-related claims or investigations; downgrading of credit ratings and adverse conditions in the credit markets; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates; the effect of factors outside of the control of Thomson Reuters on funding obligations in respect of pension and post-retirement benefit arrangements; actions or potential actions that could be taken by the company's principal shareholder, The Woodbridge Company Limited; and failure to derive fully the anticipated benefits from existing or future acquisitions, joint ventures, investments or dispositions. These and other factors are discussed in materials that Thomson Reuters from time to time files with, or furnishes to, the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomson Reuters annual and quarterly reports are also available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com.CONTACTMEDIACarla JonesSenior Vice President+1 646 223 5285carla.jones@thomsonreuters.comINVESTORSFrank J. GoldenSenior Vice President, Investor Relations+1 646 223 5288frank.golden@thomsonreuters.comThomson Reuters will webcast a discussion of its full-year and fourth-quarter 2012 results today beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). You can access the webcast by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com. An archive of the webcast will be available following the presentation. Thomson Reuters Corporation Business Segment Information (millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Three Months Ended December 31,Change20122011(1)TotalBefore CurrencyOrganicRevenuesTrading$830$869-4%-3%-3%Investors601606-1%0%-1%Marketplaces32029010%11%0%Governance, Risk & Compliance615022%22%18%Financial & Risk1,8121,8150%1%-1%Legal 8618432%2%1%Tax & Accounting3513413%4%1%Intellectual Property & Science25022511%12%3%Corporate & Other (includes Media)87870%1%1%Eliminations(3)(3)Revenues from ongoing businesses (2)3,3583,3082%2%0%Other businesses (3)41269Revenues$3,399$3,577-5%ChangeMarginAdjusted EBITDA(4)TotalBefore Currency20122011ChangeFinancial & Risk$483$4585%8%26.7%25.2%150bpLegal 3273125%5%38.0%37.0%100bpTax & Accounting131136-4%-4%37.3%39.9%-260bpIntellectual Property & Science84805%5%33.6%35.6%-200bpCorporate & Other (includes Media)(77)(70)Integration programs expenses-(64)Adjusted EBITDA$948$85211%13%28.2%25.8%240bpUnderlying Operating Profit(5)Financial & Risk$324$3124%7%17.9%17.2%70bpLegal 2572445%5%29.8%28.9%90bpTax & Accounting103110-6%-6%29.3%32.3%-300bpIntellectual Property & Science66643%3%26.4%28.4%-200bpCorporate & Other (includes Media)(92)(84)Underlying operating profit$658$6462%3%19.6%19.5%10bpThomson Reuters CorporationBusiness Segment Information (millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Twelve Months EndedDecember 31,Change20122011(1)TotalBefore CurrencyOrganicRevenuesTrading$3,345$3,537-5%-3%-3%Investors2,4162,472-2%-1%-2%Marketplaces1,2131,1347%8%1%Governance, Risk & Compliance21915442%43%17%Financial & Risk7,1937,297-1%1%-1%Legal 3,2863,2212%3%1%Tax & Accounting1,2061,05015%16%5%Intellectual Property & Science8948525%6%3%Corporate & Other (includes Media)331336-1%1%1%Eliminations(11)(13)Revenues from ongoing businesses (2)12,89912,7431%3%0%Other businesses (3)3791,064Revenues$13,278$13,807-4%ChangeMarginAdjusted EBITDA(4)TotalBefore Currency20122011ChangeFinancial & Risk$1,842$1,972-7%-4%25.6%27.0%-140bpLegal 1,2431,2103%3%37.8%37.6%20bpTax & Accounting37633213%14%31.2%31.6%-40bpIntellectual Property & Science3032962%2%33.9%34.7%-80bpCorporate & Other (includes Media)(235)(227)Integration programs expenses-(215)Adjusted EBITDA$3,529$3,3685%6%27.4%26.4%100bpUnderlying Operating Profit(5)Financial & Risk$1,215$1,396-13%-9%16.9%19.1%-220bpLegal 9649412%2%29.3%29.2%10bpTax & Accounting26123710%11%21.6%22.6%-100bpIntellectual Property & Science235237-1%-1%26.3%27.8%-150bpCorporate & Other (includes Media)(270)(270)Underlying operating profit$2,405$2,541-5%-4%18.6%19.9%-130bpThomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Operating Profit (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA (4)(millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,20122011Change20122011ChangeOperating profit (loss)$557($2,593)nm$2,651($705)nmAdjustments to remove: Goodwill impairment-3,010-3,010 Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets160166619612 Integration programs expenses-64-215 Fair value adjustments15(37)36(149) Other operating (gains) losses, net(81)98(883)(204) Operating losses (profit) from Other businesses (1), (3)7(62)(18)(238)Underlying operating profit (1)$658$6462%$2,405$2,541-5%Adjustments:Add: integration programs expenses-(64)-(215)Remove: depreciation and amortization of computer software (excluding Other businesses (1), (3))2902701,1241,042Adjusted EBITDA (1)$948$85211%$3,529$3,3685%Underlying operating profit margin19.6%19.5%10bp18.6%19.9%-130bpAdjusted EBITDA margin28.2%25.8%240bp27.4%26.4%100bpThomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Earnings (Loss) from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA (4)(millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,20122011Change20122011ChangeEarnings (loss) from continuing operations$385($2,604)nm$2,121($1,396)nmAdjustments to remove:Tax expense (benefit)51(78)157293Other finance costs (income)4(4)(40)15Net interest expense9595390396Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets160166619612Amortization of computer software184178700659Depreciation106114429438EBITDA$985($2,133)nm$4,376$1,017nmAdjustments to remove:Share of post tax earnings and impairment in equity method investees22(2)23(13)Other operating (gains) losses, net(81)98(883)(204)Goodwill impairment-3,010-3,010Fair value adjustments15(37)36(149)EBITDA from Other businesses (1), (3)7(84)(23)(293)Adjusted EBITDA (1)$948$85211%$3,529$3,3685%nm = not meaningfulThomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Underlying Operating Profit (5) to Adjusted EBITDA (4) by Business Segment(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Three Months EndedDecember 31, 2012Three Months EndedDecember 31, 2011 (1)UnderlyingOperating ProfitAdd:Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software**AdjustedEBITDAUnderlying Operating ProfitAdd:Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software **AdjustedEBITDAFinancial & Risk$324$159$483$312$146$458Legal 2577032724468312Tax & Accounting 1032813111026136Intellectual Property & Science 661884641680Corporate & Other (includes Media)(92)15(77)(84)14(70)Integration programs expensesnana-nana(64)$658$290$948$646$270$852Twelve Months EndedDecember 31, 2012Twelve Months EndedDecember 31, 2011 (1)UnderlyingOperating ProfitAdd:Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software**AdjustedEBITDAUnderlying Operating ProfitAdd:Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software **AdjustedEBITDAFinancial & Risk$1,215$627$1,842$1,396$576$1,972Legal 9642791,2439412691,210Tax & Accounting 26111537623795332Intellectual Property & Science 2356830323759296Corporate & Other (includes Media)(270)35(235)(270)43(227)Integration programs expensesnana-nana(215)$2,405$1,124$3,529$2,541$1,042$3,368** excludes Other businesses (1), (3)na = not applicableThomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Earnings (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholdersto Adjusted Earnings (6)(millions of U.S. dollars, except as otherwise indicated and except for per share data)(unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Earnings (loss) attributable to common shareholders $372($2,572)$2,070($1,390)Adjustments to remove:Goodwill impairment-3,010-3,010Goodwill impairment attributable to non-controlling interests-(40)-(40)Operating loss (profit) from Other businesses (1), (3)7(62)(18)(238)Fair value adjustments15(37)36(149) Other operating (gains) losses, net(81)98(883)(204)Other finance costs (income)4(4)(40)15Share of post tax earnings and impairment in equity method investees22(2)23(13)Tax on above items24(47)208143Interim period effective tax rate normalization (7)810--Discrete tax items(30)(72)(254)(105)Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets160166619612Discontinued operations(3)(2)(2)(4)Dividends declared on preference shares(1)(1)(3)(3)Adjusted earnings (1)$497$445$1,756$1,634Adjusted earnings per share (1)$0.60$0.54$2.12$1.96Diluted weighted average common shares (in millions) 829.2829.7829.6835.8Thomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activitiesto Free Cash Flow from Ongoing Businesses (8)(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Net cash provided by operating activities$954$942$2,704$2,597Capital expenditures, less proceeds from disposals(251)(282)(977)(1,041)Other investing activities5101349Dividends paid on preference shares(1)(1)(3)(3)Free cash flow7076691,7371,602Remove: Other businesses (1), (3)(9)(67)(70)(215)Free cash flow from ongoing businesses (1)$698$602$1,667$1,387Footnotes(1) Prior-period amounts have been reclassified to reflect the current presentation.(2) Revenues from ongoing businesses are revenues from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (which includes the Media business) less eliminations. Other businesses (see note (3) below) are excluded. To facilitate comparison of actual results to the 2012 business outlook, ongoing businesses includes the Financial & Risk segment's Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia businesses (Corporate Services), which were announced for sale in December 2012. As our 2013 business outlook is based on expectations excluding these businesses, we have provided supplemental 2012 financial information in Appendix A, which excludes the results of these businesses.(3) Other businesses are businesses that have been or are expected to be exited through sale or closure that did not qualify for discontinued operations classification, except for Corporate Services (see note (2) above).(millions of U.S. dollars)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,Other businesses2012201120122011Revenues$41$269$379$1,064Operating (loss) profit($7)$62$18$238Depreciation and amortization of computer software-22555EBITDA ($7)$84$23$293(4) Thomson Reuters defines adjusted EBITDA as underlying operating profit excluding the related depreciation and amortization of computer software but including integration programs expense. Adjusted EBITDA margin is adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues from ongoing businesses.(5) Underlying operating profit is operating profit from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (includes Media). Underlying operating profit margin is the underlying operating profit expressed as a percentage of revenues from ongoing businesses. (6) Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share include dividends declared on preference shares and integration programs expense, but exclude the pre-tax impacts of amortization of other identifiable intangible assets as well as the post-tax impacts of fair value adjustments, other operating (gains) and losses, certain impairment charges, the results of Other businesses (see note (3) above), other finance (income) costs, Thomson Reuters share of post-tax earnings and impairment in equity method investees, discontinued operations and other items affecting comparability. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated using diluted weighted average shares and does not represent actual earnings or loss per share attributable to shareholders.(7) Adjustment to reflect income taxes based on estimated full-year effective tax rate. Reported earnings or loss for interim periods reflect income taxes based on the estimated effective tax rates of each of the jurisdictions in which Thomson Reuters operates. The adjustment reallocates estimated full-year income taxes between interim periods, but has no effect on full-year income taxes.(8) Free cash flow is net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, other investing activities and dividends paid on the company's preference shares. Other businesses (see note (3) above) are also removed to arrive at free cash flow from ongoing businesses.Thomson Reuters CorporationConsolidated Income Statement(millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data)(unaudited)Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Revenues$3,399$3,577$13,278$13,807Operating expenses(2,473)(2,604)(9,762)(9,997)Depreciation(106)(114)(429)(438)Amortization of computer software(184)(178)(700)(659)Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets(160)(166)(619)(612)Goodwill impairment-(3,010)-(3,010)Other operating gains (losses), net81(98)883204Operating profit (loss)557(2,593)2,651(705)Finance costs, net: Net interest expense(95)(95)(390)(396) Other finance (costs) income(4)440(15)Income (loss) before tax and equity method investees458(2,684)2,301(1,116)Share of post tax earnings and impairment in equity methodinvestees(22)2(23)13Tax (expense) benefit(51)78(157)(293)Earnings (loss) from continuing operations385(2,604)2,121(1,396)Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax3224Net earnings (loss)$388($2,602)$2,123($1,392)Earnings (loss) attributable to:Common shareholders372(2,572)2,070(1,390)Non-controlling interests16(30)53(2)Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.45($3.11)$2.50($1.67)Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.45($3.11)$2.49($1.67)Basic weighted average common shares827,175,200828,185,741827,640,398833,459,452Diluted weighted average common shares829,180,975828,185,741829,603,780833,459,452Thomson Reuters CorporationConsolidated Statement of Financial Position(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)December 31,December 31,20122011AssetsCash and cash equivalents$1,301$422Trade and other receivables1,8351,984Other financial assets72100Prepaid expenses and other current assets641641Current assets excluding assets held for sale3,8493,147Assets held for sale302767Current assets4,1513,914Computer hardware and other property, net 1,4231,509Computer software, net1,6821,640Other identifiable intangible assets, net8,1358,471Goodwill16,25615,932Other financial assets360425Other non-current assets515535Deferred tax5050Total assets$32,572$32,476Liabilities and equityLiabilitiesCurrent indebtedness$1,008$434Payables, accruals and provisions2,6332,675Deferred revenue1,2241,379Other financial liabilities9581Current liabilities excluding liabilities associated with assets held for sale4,9604,569Liabilities associated with assets held for sale3535Current liabilities4,9954,604Long-term indebtedness6,2237,160Provisions and other non-current liabilities2,5142,513Other financial liabilities3727Deferred tax1,3051,422Total liabilities15,07415,726EquityCapital10,37110,288Retained earnings8,3117,633Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,537)(1,516)Total shareholders' equity17,14516,405Non-controlling interests353345Total equity17,49816,750Total liabilities and equity$32,572$32,476Thomson Reuters CorporationConsolidated Statement of Cash Flow(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Three Months EndedDecember 31,Twelve Months Ended December 31,2012201120122011Cash provided by (used in):Operating activitiesNet earnings$388($2,602)$2,123($1,392)Adjustments for:Depreciation106114429438Amortization of computer software184178700659Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets160166619612Net (gains) losses on disposals of businesses and investments(14)1(829)(388)Goodwill impairment-3,010-3,010Deferred tax9827(118)(202)Other(20)(22)(61)139Changes in working capital and other items5270(159)(279)Net cash provided by operating activities9549422,7042,597Investing activitiesAcquisitions, net of cash acquired (26)(172)(1,301)(1,286)Proceeds from (payments for) disposals, net of taxes paid94(90)1,901415Capital expenditures, less proceeds from disposals(251)(282)(977)(1,041)Other investing activities5101349Investing cash flows from continuing operations(178)(534)(364)(1,863)Investing cash flows from discontinued operations-59056Net cash used in investing activities(178)(529)(274)(1,807)Financing activitiesProceeds from debt-349-349Repayments of debt-(2)(2)(648)Net borrowings (repayments) under short-term loan facilities1(663)(422)400Repurchases of common shares-(7)(168)(326)Dividends paid on preference shares(1)(1)(3)(3)Dividends paid on common shares (255)(248)(1,021)(960)Other financing activities13(8)65(39)Net cash used in financing activities(242)(580)(1,551)(1,227)Translation adjustments on cash and cash equivalents(2)--(5)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 532(167)879(442)Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period769589422864Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$1,301$422$1,301$422Appendix AThe following supplemental information is provided to facilitate comparison to our 2013 business outlook which is based on expectations including the adjustments described in note 1 to this appendix.Thomson Reuters Corporation2012 Supplemental Information (1),(2)(millions of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts) (unaudited)Twelve Months EndedDecember 31,Twelve Months EndedDecember 31,2012IFRS Accounting Amendments2012Non-IFRS Financial Measures Actual Less:DisposalsJoint venturesPensionRevised Revenues from ongoing businesses (3)$12,899(310)(146)-$12,443Adjusted EBITDA (5)$3,529(125)(46)(48)$3,310Underlying operating profit (6)$2,405(119)(33)(48)$2,205Adjusted earnings (7)$1,756(89)(19)(81)$1,567Adjusted earnings per share (7)$2.12($0.11)($0.02)($0.10)$1.89Free cash flow from ongoing businesses (8)$1,667(116)--$1,551Appendix AThomson Reuters CorporationBusiness Segment Information2012 Supplemental Information (1),(2)(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Twelve Months EndedDecember 31, 2012RevisedRevenuesTrading$2,624Investors2,195Marketplaces1,764Governance, Risk & Compliance219Financial & Risk6,802Legal3,266Tax & Accounting1,161Intellectual Property & Science894Corporate & Other (includes Media)331Eliminations(11)Revenues from ongoing businesses (3)$12,443Adjusted EBITDA(5)MarginFinancial & Risk$1,69124.9%Legal1,24638.2%Tax & Accounting35230.3%Intellectual Property & Science30333.9%Corporate & Other (includes Media) (282)Adjusted EBITDA $3,31026.6%Underlying Operating Profit(6)MarginFinancial & Risk$1,08215.9%Legal96729.6%Tax & Accounting23820.5%Intellectual Property & Science23526.3%Corporate & Other (includes Media)(317)Underlying operating profit$2,20517.7%Appendix AThomson Reuters CorporationReconciliation of Underlying Operating Profit (6)to Adjusted EBITDA (5) by Business Segment2012 Supplemental Information (1),(2)(millions of U.S. dollars)(unaudited)Twelve Months EndedDecember 31, 2012RevisedUnderlying Operating ProfitAdd:Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software (9)AdjustedEBITDAFinancial & Risk$1,082$609$1,691Legal9672791,246Tax & Accounting238114352Intellectual Property & Science 23568303Corporate & Other (includes Media)(317)35(282)$2,205$1,105$3,310Footnotes(1) The following adjustments are included in the supplemental schedules in this appendix to facilitate comparison to our 2013 business outlook, which is based on expectations including these adjustments:New disposals we will report in 2013, including our Financial & Risk segment's Corporate Services business announced for sale in December 2012, are excluded from ongoing businesses. Effective January 1, 2013, with retrospective application to 2012, IFRS no longer allows proportionate consolidation of joint ventures. Joint ventures must now be accounted for as equity investments. Thomson Reuters excludes equity investments from adjusted earnings. Effective January 1, 2013, with retrospective application to 2012, IFRS requires new accounting for the interest component of pension expense. This change increased 2012 pension expense by $111 million. Additionally, the 2012 interest component of pension expense, $63 million, will now be reported as a component of interest expense rather than as part of operating expenses.(2) The realignment of certain products within the Financial & Risk segment, effective January 1, 2013, has been reflected in this appendix to facilitate comparability of our business results.(3) Revenues from ongoing businesses are revenues from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (which includes the Media business) less eliminations. Other businesses (see note (4) below) are excluded. (4) Other businesses are businesses that have been or are expected to be exited through sale or closure that did not qualify for discontinued operations classification (see note (1) above).(5) Thomson Reuters defines adjusted EBITDA as underlying operating profit excluding the related depreciation and amortization of computer software. Adjusted EBITDA margin is adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues from ongoing businesses.(6) Underlying operating profit is operating profit from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (includes Media). Underlying operating profit margin is the underlying operating profit expressed as a percentage of revenues from ongoing businesses.(7) Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share include dividends declared on preference shares, but exclude the pre-tax impacts of amortization of other identifiable intangible assets as well as the post-tax impacts of fair value adjustments, other operating gains, certain impairment charges, the results of Other businesses (see note (4) above), other finance costs (income), Thomson Reuters share of post-tax earnings and impairment in equity method investees, discontinued operations and other items affecting comparability. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated using diluted weighted average shares and does not represent actual earnings or loss per share attributable to shareholders.(8) Free cash flow from ongoing businesses is net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, other investing activities and dividends paid on the company's preference shares and excludes Other businesses (see note (4) above).(9) Excludes Other businesses (see note (4) above).SOURCE: Thomson ReutersFor further information: http://www.thomsonreuters.comhttp://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130208/MM57185LOGO