McGraw-Hill Reports 4th Quarter And Full-year 2012 Results
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McGraw-Hill Education Reclassified to Discontinued Operations in Anticipation of the Sale Closing in the 1st Quarter
McGraw Hill Financial Revenue Increased 22% in the 4th Quarter and 13% for the Full Year
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Increased 80% to $0.67 in the 4th Quarter and 19% to $2.37 for the Full Year
Adjusted Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations Increased 56% to $0.72 in the 4th Quarter and 32% to $2.75 for the Full Year, Creating a Baseline for Future Comparisons
Introduces 2013 Adjusted Diluted EPS Guidance for McGraw Hill Financial of $3.10 to $3.20, an Increase of Approximately 15% Versus Comparable 2012 EPS of $2.75
NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results. Because of the pending sale of McGraw-Hill Education, this business has been reclassified as a discontinued operation and its results are excluded from continuing operations. In addition, in anticipation of the formation of McGraw Hill Financial and the first full year of operation of the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture, the Company is reporting S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices as distinct business segments beginning this quarter.
McGraw Hill Financial: The Company reported fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $1,226 million, an increase of 22% compared to the same period last year. Net income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $190 million and $0.67, respectively. For the full year, revenue increased 13% to $4,450 million and net income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $676 million and $2.37, respectively.
Excluding the impact of one-time costs related to the Growth and Value Plan, and a gain from modifications to the vacation policy, adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 52% to $205 million, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 56% to $0.72. For the full year, adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 24% to $783 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 32% to $2.75.
"As we approach the successful completion of the Growth and Value Plan, I could not be more pleased with the execution of the Plan and the value it has unlocked for shareholders," said Harold McGraw III, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies. He continued, "The sale of McGraw-Hill Education is anticipated in the first quarter. Now we reflect on the tremendous opportunity both McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw-Hill Education have before them. In 2012, McGraw Hill Financial delivered 13% revenue growth and 32% diluted adjusted EPS from continuing operations growth. This performance demonstrates the growth potential of McGraw Hill Financial, with its market-leading positions providing essential intelligence to its customers."
The Outlook: The Company reported full-year 2012 revenue of $4,450 million and adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $2.75. "This creates a baseline at McGraw Hill Financial for future comparisons," said Mr. McGraw. He added, "We are introducing 2013 revenue guidance of high single-digit growth and adjusted diluted EPS guidance of $3.10 to $3.20, approximately a 15% increase. This new company has the capability to deliver more pronounced growth for our shareholders and employees."
The Growth and Value Plan has delivered:
Separation: The sale of McGraw-Hill Education to Apollo Global Management was the cornerstone of the Growth and Value Plan. Its sale will be the culmination of this transformative initiative.