IHS Markit Ltd. ( INFO Quick Quote INFO - Free Report) reported impressive second-quarter fiscal 2021 results, with earnings and revenues beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Adjusted earnings (excluding 41 cents from non-recurring items) per share of 81 cents beat the consensus mark by 1.3% and increased 17.4% on a year-over-year basis. Total revenues came in at $1.2 billion, surpassing the consensus mark by 3.8% and increasing 15% from the year-ago quarter’s levels on a reported basis and 13% organically.
We observe that shares of IHS Markit have gained 55.7% in the past year compared with 8.3% rise of the
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Financial services segment’s revenues increased 11% year over year on a reported basis and 9% on an organic basis, to $493.4 million. Revenues in the Resources segment totaled $220.8 million, up 1% year over year on a reported basis.
The Transportation segment witnessed year-over-year revenue growth of 41% on a reported basis to reach $344.1 million. Revenues increased 39% organically. Revenues in the Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment amounted to $123.1 million, up 2% year over year on a reported basis and 1% organically.
Recurring fixed revenues of $836 million were up 11% year over year on a reported basis and 9% organically. Recurring variable revenues of $182.6 million increased 16% year over year on a reported and 11% on an organic basis. Non-recurring revenues totaled $162.8 million, up 44% year over year on a reported and 41% on an organic basis.
Adjusted EBITDA of $517.4 million was up 14% from the year-ago quarter’s figure. Adjusted EBITDA margin deteriorated 40 basis points (bps) year over year to 43.8%.
IHS Markit ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalent balance of $217.4 million compared with $172 million in the prior quarter. Long-term debt was $4.6 billion, flat with the previous quarter’s figure.
Cash flow from operations and free cash flow amounted to $372 million and $301.4 million, respectively, in the quarter. CapEx was $71.2 million. The company paid out $79.7 million in dividends in the quarter.
Zacks Rank and Stocks to Consider
IHS Markit currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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