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Solera Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

February 7, 2013

WESTLAKE, Texas, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Results for the Second Quarter Ended December 31, 2012:

GAAP Results

  • Revenue for the second quarter was $209.2 million, a 7.2% increase over the prior year second quarter revenue of $195.1 million. After adjusting for changes in foreign currency exchange rates (“FX Changes”), revenue for the second quarter increased by approximately 9.0% over the prior year second quarter revenue;
  • Net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. for the second quarter was $19.8 million, a 30.0% decrease over the prior year second quarter net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. of $28.2 million, which is primarily attributable to acquisition related costs resulting from acquisitions completed during fiscal year 2013 to date and additional interest expense resulting from the issuance of $400 million of additional senior unsecured notes in April 2012;
  • Diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share for the second quarter was $0.28, a 28.2% decrease over the prior year second quarter diluted net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per common share of $0.39, which decrease is primarily related to the decrease in net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc.

“I am pleased to report a good second quarter with 9.0% revenue growth and an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.4%, both on a constant currency basis and above consensus,” said Tony Aquila, Solera’s founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This solid performance was driven by the leverage in our global platform and continued adoption of our high-ROI services as well as the benefits from our diversification efforts over the last four fiscal years. These factors continue to give us the confidence to raise our full-year guidance.”

Non-GAAP Results

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $90.5 million, a 6.7% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $84.9 million. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter increased by 8.8% over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA;
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 43.3%, a 23 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin of 43.5%. After adjusting for FX Changes, Adjusted EBITDA margin for the second quarter was 43.4%, a 7 basis point decrease over the prior year second quarter Adjusted EBITDA margin;
  • Adjusted Net Income for the second quarter was $47.7 million, a 1.1% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted Net Income of $47.2 million;
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share for the second quarter was $0.69, a 4.5% increase over the prior year second quarter Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share of $0.66.

Business Statistics

  • EMEA revenues were $117.2 million for the second quarter, representing a 0.8% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, EMEA revenues for the second quarter increased 3.2% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Americas revenues were $92.0 million for the second quarter, representing a 16.8% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, Americas revenues for the second quarter increased 17.5% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from insurance company customers were $98.3 million for the second quarter, representing an 11.0% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from insurance company customers for the second quarter increased 12.8% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from collision repair facility customers were $65.7 million for the second quarter, representing a 2.7% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from collision repair facility customers for the second quarter increased 4.5% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from independent assessors were $18.7 million for the second quarter, representing a 3.7% decrease over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from independent assessors for the second quarter increased 0.4% over the prior year second quarter;
  • Revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers were $26.5 million for the second quarter, representing a 14.2% increase over the prior year second quarter. After adjusting for FX Changes, revenues from automotive recycling, salvage and other customers for the second quarter increased 13.9% over the prior year second quarter.

Fiscal Year 2013 Outlook:

We are updating our previously issued outlook for our full fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 as follows:

                        Previous Fiscal Year        Current Fiscal Year
                            2013 Outlook                2013 Outlook
                            ------------                ------------
    Revenues        $810 million - $818 million $829 million - $835 million
    Net Income
     attributable
     to Solera
     Holdings, Inc.   $85 million - $93 million   $85 million - $91 million
    Adjusted EBITDA $345 million - $353 million $353 million - $359 million
    Adjusted Net
     Income         $175 million - $180 million $181 million - $185 million
    Adjusted Net
     Income per
     diluted common
     share                        $2.52 - $2.60               $2.60 - $2.66

The current fiscal year 2013 outlook above assumes constant currency exchange rates from those currently prevailing, no acquisitions of businesses, no repurchases of our common stock, and an assumed 28% tax rate to calculate Adjusted Net Income.

Exchange rates between most of the major foreign currencies we use to transact our business and the U.S. dollar have fluctuated significantly over the last few years and we expect that they will continue to fluctuate. The majority of our revenues and costs are denominated in Euros, Pound Sterling, Swiss francs, Canadian dollars and other international currencies. The following table provides the average quarterly exchange rates for the Euro and Pound Sterling since the beginning of fiscal year 2012:

    Period                           Average Euro-
                                           to-            Average Pound
                                       U.S. Dollar         Sterling-to-
                                                               U.S.
                                     Exchange Rate       Dollar Exchange
                                                               Rate
                                                               ----
    Quarter ended September 30, 2011               $1.42                 $1.61
    Quarter ended December 31, 2011            1.35                1.57
    Quarter ended March 31, 2012               1.31                1.57
    Quarter ended June 30, 2012                1.28                1.58
    Quarter ended September 30, 2012           1.25                1.58
    Quarter ended December 31, 2012            1.30                1.61

During the three months ended December 31, 2012 as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2011, the movement of the U.S. dollar against most major foreign currencies we use to transact our business was mixed. Relative to the Euro, the average U.S. dollar strengthened by 3.9%, which decreased our revenues and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 relating to the Euro markets in which we transact business. In contrast, the average U.S. dollar weakened versus the Pound Sterling by 2.1%, which increased our revenues and expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 relating to the United Kingdom. A hypothetical 5% increase or decrease in the U.S. dollar versus other currencies in which we transact our business would have resulted in an increase or decrease, as the case may be, to our revenues of $7.1 million and $13.8 million during the three and six months ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

All percentage amounts and ratios were calculated using the underlying data in whole dollars. We measure constant currency, or the effects on our results that are attributable to FX Changes, by measuring the incremental difference between translating the prior period and the current results at the monthly average rates for the same period from the prior year. When we refer to consensus, we mean the consensus results, on an actual currency basis, of certain analysts that cover us, as reported on Thompson First Call.

Quarterly Dividend:

The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock and per outstanding restricted stock unit. The Audit Committee also approved a quarterly stock dividend equivalent of $0.125 per outstanding restricted stock unit granted to certain of our executive officers since fiscal year 2011 in lieu of the cash dividend, which dividend equivalent will be paid to the restricted stock unit holders as the restricted stock unit vests. The dividends are payable on March 6, 2013 to stockholders and restricted stock unit holders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2013.

Earnings Conference Call:

We will host our second quarter ended December 31, 2012 earnings call today at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) – February 7, 2013. The conference call will be webcast live in listen-only mode and can be accessed by visiting the Investor Center section of the Solera website: www.solerainc.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2013. A live audiocast will also be accessible to the public by calling (800) 299-8538 or from outside the U.S., (617) 786-2902. When prompted, the following access is required: 17357846. Callers should dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call begins. For those unable to participate in the live audiocast, a replay will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2013. To access the replay, dial (888) 286-8010 or from outside the U.S., (617) 801-6888, and enter the following access code when prompted: 96058846.

    SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
    FOR THE THREE and SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)

                                                           Three Months Ended December 31,        Six Months Ended December 31,
                                                           -------------------------------        -----------------------------
                                                            2012                        2011     2012             2011
                                                            ----                        ----     ----             ----
    Revenues                                                       $209,232                  $195,141                           $404,952 $393,835
                                                                   --------                  --------                           -------- --------
    Cost of revenues:
    Operating expenses                                    45,102                      41,999            87,442                    85,617
    Systems development and
     programming costs                                    20,543                      17,893            38,400                    36,938
                                                          ------                      ------            ------                    ------
    Total cost of revenues (excluding
     depreciation and amortization)                       65,645                      59,892           125,842                   122,555
    Selling, general and
     administrative expenses                              58,016                      52,010           108,925                   100,431
    Depreciation and amortization                         25,585                      25,770            49,780                    51,778
    Restructuring charges, asset
     impairments, and other costs
     associated with exit and disposal
     activities                                            1,739                         113             3,193                       310
    Acquisition and related costs                          8,821                       2,395            11,979                     3,752
    Interest expense                                      17,486                      12,352            34,786                    24,646
    Other expense, net                                       336                         697               735                       753
                                                             ---                         ---               ---                       ---
                                                         177,628                     153,229           335,240                   304,225
                                                         -------                     -------           -------                   -------
    Income before provision for income
     taxes                                                31,604                      41,912            69,712                    89,610
    Income tax provision                                   9,156                      10,775            10,853                    24,028
                                                           -----                      ------            ------                    ------
    Net income                                            22,448                      31,137            58,859                    65,582
    Less: Net income attributable to
     noncontrolling interests                              2,680                       2,913             5,450                     6,119
                                                           -----                       -----             -----                     -----
    Net income attributable to Solera
     Holdings, Inc.                                                 $19,768                   $28,224                            $53,409  $59,463
                                                                    =======                   =======                            =======  =======
    Net income attributable to Solera
     Holdings, Inc. per common share:
    Basic                                                             $0.28                     $0.40                              $0.77    $0.84
                                                                      =====                     =====                              =====    =====
    Diluted                                                           $0.28                     $0.39                              $0.77    $0.83
                                                                      =====                     =====                              =====    =====
    Dividends paid per share                                         $0.125                     $0.10                              $0.25    $0.20
                                                                     ======                     =====                              =====    =====
    Weighted-average shares used in
     the calculation of net income
     attributable to Solera Holdings,
     Inc. per common share:
    Basic                                                 68,781                      70,784            68,849                    70,772
                                                          ======                      ======            ======                    ======
    Diluted                                               69,062                      71,127            69,092                    71,149
                                                          ======                      ======            ======                    ======

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use a number of non-GAAP financial measures that are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentations, but are provided because management believes that they provide additional information with respect to the performance of our fundamental business activities and are also frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties to facilitate the evaluation of our business on a comparable basis to other companies. The three primary non-GAAP financial measures that we use are Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share are useful to investors in providing information regarding our operating results. We rely on Adjusted EBITDA as a primary measure to review and assess the operating performance of our company and our management team in connection with our executive compensation and bonus plans. Adjusted EBITDA also allows us to compare our current operating results with corresponding prior periods as well as to the operating results of other companies in our industry. We present Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share because we believe both of these measures provide useful information regarding our operating results in addition to our GAAP measures. We believe that Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share provide investors with valuable insight into our profitability exclusive of unusual adjustments, and provide further insight into the cash impact resulting from the different treatments of goodwill for financial reporting and tax purposes.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, net income per share and other consolidated income statement data prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share should not be considered as a replacement for net income. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, and Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share as supplemental information.

  • Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., excluding (i) interest expense, (ii) provision for income taxes, (iii) depreciation and amortization, (iv) stock-based compensation expense, (v) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (vi) other (income) expense, net, (vii) litigation related expenses, and (viii) acquisition and related costs. Acquisition and related costs include legal and professional fees and other transaction costs associated with completed and contemplated business combinations and asset acquisitions, costs associated with integrating acquired businesses, including costs incurred to eliminate workforce redundancies and for product rebranding, and other charges incurred as a direct result of our acquisition efforts. These other charges include changes to the fair value of contingent purchase consideration, acquired assets and assumed liabilities subsequent to the completion of the purchase price allocation, purchase price that is deemed to be compensatory in nature, incentive compensation arrangements with continuing employees of acquired companies and gains and losses resulting from the settlement of a pre-existing contractual relationship with an acquiree. A reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.
    SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.
    RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
    FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)

                                                Three Months Ended December
                                                             31,                      Six Months Ended December 31,
                                               ----------------------------            -----------------------------
                                                    2012                      2011            2012               2011
                                                    ----                      ----            ----               ----
    Net income attributable to
     Solera Holdings, Inc.                                 $19,768                 $28,224                             $53,409  $59,463
    Add: Income tax provision                      9,156                    10,775          10,853                      24,028
                                                   -----                    ------          ------                      ------
    Net income attributable to
     Solera Holdings, Inc.
     before income tax
     provision                                    28,924                    38,999          64,262                      83,491
    Add: Depreciation and
     amortization                                 25,585                    25,770          49,780                      51,778
    Add: Restructuring
     charges, asset
     impairments, and other
     costs associated with
     exit and disposal
     activities                                    1,739                       113           3,193                         310
    Add: Acquisition and
     related costs                                 8,821                     2,395          11,979                       3,752
    Add: Litigation related
     expenses                                        529                         -             979                           -
    Add: Interest expense                         17,486                    12,352          34,786                      24,646
    Add: Other expense, net                          336                       697             735                         753
    Add: Stock-based
     compensation expense                          7,095                     4,533          11,119                       8,139
                                                   -----                     -----          ------                       -----
    Adjusted EBITDA                                        $90,515                 $84,859                            $176,833 $172,869
                                                           =======                 =======                            ======== ========
  • Adjusted Net Income is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., excluding (i) provision for income taxes, (ii) amortization of acquired intangible assets, (iii) stock-based compensation expense, (iv) restructuring charges, asset impairments, and other costs associated with exit and disposal activities, (v) other (income) expense, not including interest income, (vi) litigation related expenses, and (vii) acquisition and related costs. From this amount, we subtract an assumed provision for income taxes to arrive at Adjusted Net Income. We assume a 28% income tax rate as an approximation of our long-term effective corporate income tax rate, which includes certain benefits from net operating loss carryforwards, tax credits, tax deductible goodwill and amortization, and certain holding companies in low tax-rate jurisdictions. A reconciliation of our Adjusted Net Income to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc., the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.
  • Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents Adjusted Net Income (as defined above) divided by the number of diluted shares outstanding for the period used in the calculation of GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per diluted common share. A reconciliation of our Adjusted Net Income per diluted common share to GAAP net income attributable to Solera Holdings, Inc. per diluted common share, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, is provided in the attached table.
    SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.
    RECONCILIATION TO ADJUSTED NET INCOME
    FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)

                                           Three Months Ended December      Six Months Ended December
                                                        31,                           31,
                                          ----------------------------   --------------------------
                                              2012                2011     2012                 2011
                                              ----                ----     ----                 ----
    Net income
     attributable to
     Solera Holdings,
     Inc.                                            $19,768            $28,224                       $53,409 $59,463
    Add: Income tax
     provision                               9,156              10,775   10,853               24,028
                                             -----              ------   ------               ------
    Net income
     attributable to
     Solera Holdings,
     Inc. before income
     tax provision                          28,924              38,999   64,262               83,491
    Add: Amortization
     of acquisition-
     related
     intangibles                            18,569              18,775   35,249               38,231
    Add: Restructuring
     charges, asset
     impairments, and
     other costs
     associated with
     exit and disposal
     activities                              1,739                 113    3,193                  310
    Add: Acquisition
     and related costs                       8,821               2,395   11,979                3,752
    Add: Litigation
     related expenses                          529                   -      979                    -
    Add: Other expense,
     net excluding
     interest income                           637                 765    1,155                1,049
    Add: Stock-based
     compensation
     expense                                 7,095               4,533   11,119                8,139
                                             -----               -----   ------                -----
    Adjusted Net Income
     before income tax
     provision                              66,314              65,580  127,936              134,972
    Less: Assumed
     provision for
     income taxes at
      28%                                  (18,568)           (18,362) (35,822)              (37,792)
    Adjusted Net Income                              $47,746            $47,218                       $92,114 $97,180
                                                     =======            =======                       ======= =======
    Adjusted Net Income per share:
    Basic                                              $0.69              $0.67                         $1.34   $1.37
                                                       =====              =====                         =====   =====
    Diluted                                            $0.69              $0.66                         $1.33   $1.37
                                                       =====              =====                         =====   =====
    Weighted-average shares used in
     the calculation of GAAP Net Income
     attributable to Solera Holdings,
     Inc. and Adjusted Net Income per
     share:
    Basic                                   68,781              70,784   68,849               70,772
                                            ======              ======   ======               ======
    Diluted                                 69,062              71,127   69,092               71,149
                                            ======              ======   ======               ======

    SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
    AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND JUNE 30, 2012
    (In thousands, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)
                                                           December 31, 2012             June 30, 2012
                                                           -----------------             -------------
                                     ASSETS
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                                                   $448,244                    $508,246
    Accounts receivable, net of allowance
     for doubtful accounts of $2,383 and
     $2,356 at December 31, 2012 and June
     30, 2012, respectively                                          126,713                     129,264
    Other receivables                                                 15,744                      20,953
    Other current assets                                              25,508                      23,015
    Deferred income tax assets                                         5,836                       7,709
                                                                       -----                       -----
    Total current assets                                             622,045                     689,187
    Property and equipment, net                                       61,928                      58,533
    Goodwill                                                       1,097,380                     999,892
    Intangible assets, net                                           368,783                     329,741
    Other noncurrent assets                                           23,963                      27,209
    Noncurrent deferred income tax assets                             65,245                      47,254
                                                                      ------                      ------
    Total assets                                                              $2,239,344                  $2,151,816
                                                                              ==========                  ==========
                      LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable                                                             $20,226                     $26,940
    Accrued expenses and other current
     liabilities                                                     150,987                     139,276
    Income taxes payable                                               8,825                       7,279
    Deferred income tax liabilities                                    1,616                       2,216
    Current portion of long-term debt                                  2,953                       2,861
                                                                       -----                       -----
    Total current liabilities                                        184,607                     178,572
    Long-term debt                                                 1,149,691                   1,143,012
    Other noncurrent liabilities                                      43,519                      32,181
    Noncurrent deferred income tax
     liabilities                                                      28,273                      22,067
                                                                      ------                      ------
    Total liabilities                                              1,406,090                   1,375,832
    Redeemable noncontrolling interests                               88,976                      88,603
    Stockholders' equity:
    Solera Holdings, Inc. stockholders' equity:
    Common shares, $0.01 par value:
     150,000 shares authorized; 68,835 and
     68,895 issued and outstanding as of
     December 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012,
     respectively                                                    586,271                     582,693
    Retained earnings                                                168,753                     141,814
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss                             (19,999)                    (47,273)
                                                                     -------                     -------
    Total Solera Holdings, Inc.
     stockholders' equity                                            735,025                     677,234
    Noncontrolling interests                                           9,253                      10,147
                                                                       -----                      ------
    Total stockholders' equity                                       744,278                     687,381
                                                                     -------                     -------
    Total liabilities and stockholders'
     equity                                                                   $2,239,344                  $2,151,816
                                                                              ==========                  ==========

    SOLERA HOLDINGS, INC.
    SELECTED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS INFORMATION
    FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND 2011
    (In thousands)
    (Unaudited)
                                                         Six Months Ended December 31,
                                                         -----------------------------
                                                         2012                          2011
                                                         ----                          ----
    Net cash provided
     by operating
     activities                                                 $113,785                    $111,584
    Net cash used in
     investing
     activities                                      (133,656)                     (28,513)
    Net cash used in
     financing
     activities                                       (48,829)                     (70,135)
    Effect of foreign
     currency exchange
     rate changes on
     cash and cash
     equivalents                                        8,698                      (30,512)
                                                        -----                       -------
    Net change in cash
     and cash
     equivalents                                      (60,002)                     (17,576)
    Cash and cash
     equivalents,
     beginning of
     period                                           508,246                       371,101
                                                      -------                       -------
    Cash and cash
     equivalents, end
     of period                                                  $448,244                    $353,525
                                                                ========                    ========

    Supplemental cash flow information:
    Cash paid for
     interest                                                    $33,949                     $23,320
    Cash paid for
     income taxes                                                $21,961                     $17,492

    Supplemental disclosure of non-
     cash investing and financing
     activities:
    Capital assets
     financed                                                       $207                        $246
    Accrued contingent
     purchase
     consideration                                               $19,632                      $3,275

About Solera:

Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. Solera is active in over 60 countries across six continents. The Solera companies include Audatex in the United States, Canada, and in more than 45 additional countries, Informex in Belgium and Greece, Sidexa in France, ABZ and Market Scan in the Netherlands, HPI in the United Kingdom, Hollander serving the North American recycling market, AUTOonline providing salvage disposition in a number of European and Latin American countries, IMS providing medical review services, and Explore providing data and analytics to United States property and casualty insurers. For more information, please refer to the company’s website at http://www.solerainc.com.

Cautions about Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about our expectations regarding our prospects and business outlook for fiscal year 2013; our expectations and beliefs regarding changes in foreign currency exchange rates; and statements about dividends, acquisitions, common stock repurchases, future revenue, our effective tax rate, continued adoption of our services, the benefits of our diversification efforts and other historical results or performance that may suggest trends for our business. These statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to many risks, uncertainties and unknown future events that could cause actual results to differ materially. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: our reliance on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of our revenues; unpredictability and volatility of our operating results, which include the volatility associated with foreign currency exchange risks, our sales cycle, seasonality, global economic conditions, acquisitions and other factors; risks associated with and possible negative consequences of acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and similar transactions, including our ability to successfully integrate our acquired businesses; effects of competition on our software and service pricing and our business; time and expenses associated with customers switching from competitive software and services to our software and services; rapid technology changes in our industry; risks associated with operating in multiple countries; effects of changes in or violations by us or our customers of government regulations; use of cash to service our debt and effects on our business of restrictive covenants in our debt facility and indenture; our ability to obtain additional financing as necessary to support our operations, including Mission 2020; costs and possible future losses or impairments relating to our acquisitions; the financial impact of future significant restructuring and severance charges; the impact of changes in our tax provision (benefit) or effective tax rate; our ability to pay dividends or repurchase shares in future periods; our dependence on a limited number of key personnel; effects of system failures or security breaches on our business and reputation; our reliance on third-party information for our software and services; and any material adverse impact of current or future litigation on our results or business. For a discussion of these and other factors that could impact our operations or financial results and cause our results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2012. Solera is under no obligation to (and specifically disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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