ihs inc-class a (IHS) Key Developments
IHS Seeks Acquisitions
May 20 15
IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) is looking for acquisitions. Scott Key, President and Chief Executive Officer of IHS states, "So we are in a position now to make scaled acquisitions and have them be very accretive to growth rate earnings and margins. And we're still then looking for those capabilities. We generate between $500 million and $600 million in free cash flow on an annual basis. We use that cash flow primarily to acquire. Now we have had a couple of buybacks in our history. We've got a $100 million program in place now. So we've had some balance of capital returns to shareholders, but most of our capital going to acquisitions. We track about 2,000 companies at any one point in time. In that 15-year history of acquisitions, 80% of our acquisitions are not done in an auction. It's done strategically, with IHS going and talking to a potential asset with the capability we need, and then closing that transaction. So we have a long pipeline of companies that we talk to every given year. We might have 100 conversations resulting on average in about six acquisitions."
IHS Inc. Reaffirms its Earnings Guidance 2015
May 19 15
IHS Inc. reaffirmed its earnings guidance 2015. For the year ending November 30, 2015, the company reaffirms and expects, revenue in a range of $2.27 billion to $2.31 billion, including 5-6% subscription organic growth and negative non-subscription organic growth; Adjusted EBITDA in a range of $715 million to $735 million; and Adjusted EPS in a range of $5.77 to $5.97 per diluted share. The outlook assumes no further currency movements, acquisitions, divestitures, pension mark-to-market adjustments or unanticipated events.
IHS Inc. Elects Deborah Doyle McWhinney to its Board
May 19 15
IHS Inc. announced that it has increased the size of its Board of Directors from nine to 10 and has also elected Deborah Doyle McWhinney to its Board, effective May 15, 2015. As a respected leader at Citibank from 2009 through 2014, McWhinney championed financial services innovations and guided numerous businesses through transformational change. Prior to joining Citibank she worked at Schwab Inc., where she was President of Schwab Institutional and was a member of the executive committee, the Schwab Bank board, and headed the global risk committee. McWhinney also previously held executive roles at Visa International and Engage Media. Earlier in her career, she worked 17 years at Bank of America in both corporate and retail banking.
IHS and TH Hill Partner to Provide the Standard DS-1 to Oil & Gas Operators and Drilling Equipment Companies
May 11 15
IHS Inc. announced the partnership with T H Hill Associates, Inc., that allows IHS to sell the Standard DS-1, a global standard for drilling equipment specifications, interoperability and quality assurance. The DS-1 standard is now available in print and electronic PDF and can be ordered online through the IHS Standards Store.
IHS Inc. Presents at 18th Asia Oil and Gas Conference, May-17-2015
Apr 23 15
IHS Inc. Presents at 18th Asia Oil and Gas Conference, May-17-2015 . Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Speakers: Rajiv Biswas, Asa-Pacific Chief Economist.