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Reed Elsevier PLC provides professional information solutions in North America and Europe. Its Scientific, Technical & Medical segment publishes research, reference, and education content; and offers database and workflow solutions for scientists, research leaders and administrators, medical researchers, doctors, nurses, health professionals, and students, as well as hospitals, academic and research institutions, health insurers, managed healthcare organizations, research corporations, and governments. This segment also provides abstract and citation database of research literature; solutions for synthetic chemists; Web-based tools for the engineering community; and a suite of products for academic and government research administrators, which helps to evaluate, identify, and assist in their research areas. The company’s Risk Solutions segment offers data and analytics to property and casualty, personal and commercial, and life insurance carriers; and risk and identity management, fraud detection, credit risk management, and compliance solutions for financial institutions and corporate customers in retail, telecommunications, and utilities sectors, as well as offers risk-related information to the legal industry. Its Business Information segment provides information and data services for the chemicals, fertilizers, and energy sectors; payment routing data, anti-money laundering, and compliance information services to the banking and corporate sectors; regulatory guidance, practices, and tools for HR professionals; and online construction data and information to the construction industry. The company’s Legal segment offers legal, regulatory, news and business information, and analysis services to legal, corporate, government, and academic customers. Its Exhibitions segment organizes exhibitions and conferences in various industries. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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reed elsevier plc (REL) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: 2.2M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

reed elsevier plc (REL) Key Developments

Reed Elsevier PLC Proposes 2014 Full Year Dividend; Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Reed Elsevier PLC proposed full year dividend up by 6% to 26.0 pence. The proposed average full year dividend growth rate is broadly in line with adjusted EPS growth at constant currency rates. The company full year dividends are covered 2.2x by adjusted EPS respectively. The company reported earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of GBP 5,773 million compared to GBP 6,035 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was GBP 1,739 million compared to GBP 1,749 million a year ago. Reported operating profit was GBP 1,402 million compared to GBP 1,376 million a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was GBP 1,592 million compared to GBP 1,572 million a year ago. Adjusted net profit was GBP 1,213 million compared to GBP 1,197 million a year ago. Reported net profit was GBP 955 million compared to GBP 1,110 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were 56.3 pence compared to 54.0 pence a year ago. Reported earnings per share were 43.0 pence compared to 48.8 pence a year ago. The improvement in profitability reflects a combination of underlying revenue growth, process innovation and portfolio development. Net debt was GBP 3.5 billion as on 31 December 2014. The tax rate on adjusted profit remained at 23.5%. In terms of cash flow, operating cash flow conversion was well over 90%. Legal CapEx remained at 10% of revenue as the company continue to roll out the new RELX platform. CapEx in STM was at lower than normal due to the projects. Cash interest payments were lower, reflecting lower borrowing costs and the timing of interest payments while cash were in line with accounting charge, giving free cash flow of GBP 1.15 billion, just ahead of 2013. CapEx was actually lower in 2014, but average spend is around GBP 300 million per annum, about 5% of revenue.

Reed Elsevier Seeks Acquisitions

Reed Elsevier PLC (LSE:REL) is looking for acquisitions. Erik Engstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier, states, "Second, we look for value-enhancing acquisitions which support our organic growth strategy. Annual spends on M&A is averaging around GBP300m although it is opportunity-dependent of course and inevitably will vary from year to year."

Reed Elsevier PLC, 2014 Earnings Call, Feb 26, 2015

Reed Elsevier PLC, 2014 Earnings Call, Feb 26, 2015


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