D&B Reports 2009 Results;
Provides 2010 Financial Guidance;
Announces One-Time Strategic Technology
l 2009 Full Year Diluted EPS Before Non-Core Gains and Charges Up 3%; GAAP Diluted EPS Up 7%
l Full Year Core Revenue Up 1% Before the Effect of Foreign Exchange; (Down 1% After the Effect of
l Full Year Total Revenue on a GAAP Basis Down 1% Before the Effect of Foreign Exchange (Down
2% After the Effect of Foreign Exchange), Reflecting the Impact of a Divested Business in the Second
Quarter of 2009
l Declares Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.35 Per Share
February 04, 2010 05:21 PM Eastern Time
SHORT HILLS, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--D&B (NYSE: DNB), the leading provider of global
business information, tools and commercial insight, today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended
December 31, 2009. The Company also announced its 2010 financial guidance, its expected financial flexibility
savings for 2010 and a one-time strategic technology investment.
“Our 2009 performance was in line with our expectations. International performed extremely well all year, and we
expect this trend to continue. The difficult economic conditions impacted our customers in North America through
most of the year and we expect a gradual improvement in 2010,” said Sara Mathew, D&B’s President and CEO.
Fourth Quarter 2009 Results
Diluted earnings per share before non-core gains and charges for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, were
$1.75, down 6 percent from $1.87 in the prior year similar period. On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share for
the quarter ended December 31, 2009, were $1.61, down 13 percent from $1.85 in the prior year similar period.
See attached Schedule 3 for a reconciliation of diluted earnings per share before non-core gains and charges to
earnings per share on a GAAP basis, as well as the definitions of the non-GAAP financial measures that the
Company uses to evaluate the business.
Core revenue for the fourth quarter o