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CoreLogic Reports Record First Quarter 2021 Revenue, Operating Income, Profit Margins and Cash Flow

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Fueled by Double-Digit Revenue Growth Driven by Housing Market Activity and Share Gains, Operating Leverage and Cost Productivity

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global provider of property information, insight, analytics and data-enabled solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

"Capitalizing on momentum from record 2020 performance, CoreLogic delivered strong double-digit revenue and profit growth and expanded profit margins during the first three months of 2021. Free cash flow conversion rates enabled the return of $24 million in capital to our stockholders and paydown of $100 million in debt," said Frank Martell, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Looking ahead, share gains, pricing and the launch of new innovative solutions in insurance, geospatial and core mortgage should position us well to continue to accelerate our positive operating and financial trends well into the future. CoreLogic is firing on all cylinders and we have started 2021 with strong momentum and believe we are well positioned to capitalize on our many value-creation opportunities over the balance of this year and beyond," Martell added.

First Quarter Financial(1) and Business Highlights

Growth Focus –Share Gains, Mega Wins and Pricing Drive Sustained, High Organic Growth Rates

  • Revenues of $423 million were up 20% over the prior year. PIRM segment growth totaled 8%, benefiting from robust growth in property insights and international. UWS revenues grew 28% on strong market volumes and market outperformance across the segment as a whole.

  • Core mortgage market outperformance in UWS and continued strong organic growth in the PIRM segment demonstrate the durable and positive impacts of mega wins and share gains achieved in 2020 and continued momentum into 2021.

Profitability – Operating Leverage, Favorable Mix and Productivity Fuel Expanded Profit and Margins

  • Operating income of $85 million, up by $30 million

  • Net income from continuing operations of $55 million, up by $31 million

  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.73 and adjusted EPS of $1.20; up 143% and 85%, respectively

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $160 million, up 39%

  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 38%, up 530 basis points

Liquidity and Capital Return – Record Cash Flow Generation

  • Net operating cash provided by continuing operations for the 12 months ended March 31, 2021 was $574 million. Free cash flow ("FCF") for the 12 months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $475 million or 70% of adjusted EBITDA

  • Debt outstanding on March 31, 2021 of $1.79 billion compared with $1.89 billion on December 31, 2020

  • $450 million available on revolving credit facility; covenant debt leverage at 2.4 times

  • Dividends paid to shareholders totaled $24 million in the first quarter

(1) The Company’s financial results presented in this release reflect continuing operations. Reseller operations held for sale are presented as discontinued operations for all periods presented.

Discontinued Operations

Consistent with our previously announced intentions, the Company has exited its multi-family tenant screening operations and intends to exit its mortgage credit and borrower verification operations. Although market leaders in their respective business areas, these reseller businesses are not compatible with the Company’s long-term strategic imperatives. The divestiture of these operations is expected to improve the Company’s revenue growth trends, revenue mix, and significantly enhance profit margins. These reseller operations have been classified as discontinued operations and prior period results have been presented on a comparable basis.

In October 2020, we consummated the sale of a component of our multi-family tenant screening for $9.0 million of proceeds. In February 2021, we sold the remainder of our multi-family tenant screening business for proceeds of $51.2 million.

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About CoreLogic

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), the leading provider of property insights and solutions, promotes a healthy housing market and thriving communities. Through its enhanced property data solutions, services and technologies, CoreLogic enables real estate professionals, financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies and other housing market participants to help millions of people find, buy, and protect their homes. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.

Safe Harbor / Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to those statements related to (i) projections and trends regarding financial performance and operating results, including with respect to revenue growth, margin gains, contract wins, pricing optimization, technological innovation, market share gains, new products, and long-term stockholder value, and (ii) our intention to exit our reseller operations. Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause the results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include the risks and uncertainties set forth in Part I, Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such risk factors may be amended, supplemented, or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: our ability to satisfy the remaining conditions to close the acquisition of the Company by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners (the "Merger") in a timely manner, or at all; the potential impact of, and any potential developments related to, the proposed Merger; the potential impact of, and any potential developments related to, activist shareholder activity; compromises in the security or stability of our data and systems, including from cyber-based attacks, the unauthorized transmission of confidential information or systems interruptions, which could impair the delivery of our products and services; changes in applicable government legislation, regulations and the level of regulatory scrutiny affecting our clients or us, including with respect to consumer financial services and the use of public records and consumer data; reliance on our top ten clients for a significant portion of our revenue and profit; intense competition in the market against third parties and the in-house capabilities of our clients; risks related to the outsourcing of services and international operations; potential impairment of our substantial goodwill and other intangible assets; the potential impact that the COVID-19 pandemic, or the perception of its effects, may have on our business; our ability to protect proprietary technology rights and avoid infringement of others’ proprietary technology rights; the level of our indebtedness, our ability to service our indebtedness and the restrictions in our various debt agreements; our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of certain acquisitions and the timing thereof; the impact of our adoption of a shareholder rights plan; difficult or uncertain conditions in the mortgage and consumer lending industries and the economy generally; and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. [delete extra period] The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. CoreLogic does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

Use of Non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) Financial Measures

This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EPS and FCF, which are provided only as supplemental information. Investors should consider these non-GAAP financial measures only in conjunction with their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of non-GAAP measures for historical periods to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included in this press release. CoreLogic believes that its presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful supplemental information to investors and management regarding CoreLogic's financial condition and results of operations. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income from continuing operations adjusted for interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, non-operating gains/losses, and other adjustments. Adjusted EPS is defined as diluted net income from continuing operations , net of tax per share, adjusted for share-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, non-operating gains/losses, and other adjustments; and assumes an effective tax rate of 26% for 2021 and 26% for 2020. FCF is defined as net cash provided by continuing operating activities, less capital expenditures for purchases of property and equipment, capitalized data, and other intangible assets. Other firms may calculate non-GAAP measures differently than the Company, which limits comparability between companies. Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, U.S. GAAP. Because the non-GAAP measures for future periods included herein are forward-looking, CoreLogic is not able to provide a reconciliation, without unreasonable efforts, of such forward-looking guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure due to the unknown effect, timing, and potential significance of special charges or gains that are material to the comparable GAAP financial measure.

CoreLogic, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months
Ended March 31,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

2021

2020

Operating revenues

$

422,785

$

352,920

Cost of services (excluding depreciation and amortization shown below)

162,559

144,525

Selling, general and administrative expenses

130,008

109,624

Depreciation and amortization

44,781

43,578

Total operating expenses

337,348

297,727

Operating income

85,437

55,193

Interest expense:

Interest income

98

414

Interest expense

16,401

18,193

Total interest expense, net

(16,303

)

(17,779

)

Loss on investments and other, net

(502

)

(3,857

)

Income from continuing operations before equity in earnings of affiliates and income taxes

68,632

33,557

Provision for income taxes

13,689

9,785

Income from continuing operations before equity in earnings of affiliates

54,943

23,772

Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of tax

512

Net income from continuing operations

54,943

24,284

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

3,907

9,535

Loss from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

(5,288

)

Net income

$

53,562

$

33,819

Basic income per share:

Net income from continuing operations

$

0.75

$

0.31

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

0.05

0.12

Loss from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

(0.07

)

Net income

$

0.73

$

0.43

Diluted income per share:

Net income from continuing operations

$

0.73

$

0.30

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

0.05

0.12

Loss from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

(0.07

)

Net income

$

0.71

$

0.42

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

Basic

73,228

79,028

Diluted

75,135

80,525

Please refer to the full Form 10-Q filing for the complete financial statements and related notes that are an integral part of the financial statements.

CoreLogic, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except par value)

March 31,

December 31,

Assets

2021

2020

Current assets:

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$

227,102

$

167,422

Accounts receivable (less allowance for credit losses of $8,636 and $9,838 as of March 31,
2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)

320,609

303,202

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

66,148

82,794

Assets of discontinued operations

166,621

202,417

Total current assets

780,480

755,835

Property and equipment, net

401,552

406,114

Operating lease assets

80,724

82,459

Goodwill, net

2,319,411

2,315,495

Other intangible assets, net

310,226

320,921

Capitalized data and database costs, net

321,528

321,211

Other assets

114,502

81,187

Total assets

$

4,328,423

$

4,283,222

Liabilities and Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

$

208,149

$

177,606

Accrued salaries and benefits

57,698

57,499

Contract liabilities, current

478,074

411,821

Liabilities of discontinued operations

56,339

44,677

Current portion of long-term debt

9,003

43,230

Operating lease liabilities, current

14,833

15,566

Total current liabilities

824,096

750,399

Long-term debt, net of current

1,763,212

1,828,003

Contract liabilities, net of current

631,019

617,318

Deferred income tax liabilities

99,280

91,853

Operating lease liabilities, net of current

97,953

99,966

Other liabilities

156,778

172,421

Total liabilities

3,572,338

3,559,960

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 500 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding

Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 180,000 shares authorized; 73,619 and 73,152 shares
issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

1

1

Additional paid-in capital

Retained earnings

914,622

893,404

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(158,538

)

(170,143

)

Total stockholders' equity

756,085

723,262

Total liabilities and equity

$

4,328,423

$

4,283,222

Please refer to the full Form 10-Q filing for the complete financial statements and related notes that are an integral part of the financial statements.

CoreLogic, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended
March 31,

(in thousands)

2021

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

53,562

$

33,819

Less: Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

3,907

9,535

Less: Loss from sale of discontinued operations, net of tax

(5,288

)

Net income from continuing operations

54,943

24,284

Adjustments to reconcile net income from continuing operations to net cash provided by
operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

44,781

43,578

Amortization of debt issuance costs

1,237

1,235

Amortization of operating lease assets

3,660

3,656

Provision for bad debt and claim losses

5,089

3,357

Share-based compensation

9,634

7,961

Equity in earnings of affiliates, net of taxes

(512

)

Deferred income tax

2,942

2,092

Loss on investments and other, net

502

3,857

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

(16,570

)

7,709

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(5,755

)

3,538

Accounts payable and other accrued expenses

26,907

(15,459

)

Contract liabilities

79,954

24,457

Income taxes

20,749

4,930

Dividends received from investments in affiliates

185

Other assets and other liabilities

(39,936

)

(9,808

)

Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

188,137

105,060

Net cash provided by operating activities - discontinued operations

1,156

7,804

Total cash provided by operating activities

$

189,293

$

112,864

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchases of property and equipment

$

(12,447

)

$

(12,344

)

Purchases of capitalized data and other intangible assets

(8,599

)

(8,540

)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(8,072

)

(11,760

)

Purchases of investments

(631

)

Cash received from sale of discontinued operations

49,838

Proceeds from investments and other

651

Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities - continuing operations

20,720

(32,624

)

Net cash used in investing activities - discontinued operations

(1,694

)

(2,892

)

Total cash provided by/(used in) investing activities

$

19,026

$

(35,516

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Repayment of long-term debt

$

(100,708

)

$

(723

)

Proceeds from issuance of shares in connection with share-based compensation

3,109

2,932

Payment of tax withholdings related to net share settlements

(21,417

)

(8,051

)

Shares repurchased and retired

(2,431

)

Dividends paid

(24,140

)

(17,374

)

Contingent consideration payments subsequent to acquisitions

(6,448

)

Net cash used in financing activities - continuing operations

(149,604

)

(25,647

)

Net cash used in financing activities - discontinued operations

(41

)

Total cash used in financing activities

$

(149,645

)

$

(25,647

)

Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(561

)

(4,690

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

58,113

47,011

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

177,833

114,679

Less: Change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash - discontinued operations

(579

)

4,912

Plus: Cash swept from discontinued operations

941

4,051

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$

237,466

$

160,829

Please refer to the full Form 10-Q filing for the complete financial statements and related notes that are an integral part of the financial statements.

CoreLogic, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

(in thousands)

PIRM

UWS

CORP

ELIM

CoreLogic

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

18,441

$

108,803

$

(72,301

)

$

$

54,943

Income taxes

13,689

13,689

Depreciation and amortization

24,059

12,241

8,481

44,781

Interest expense/(income), net

410

(10

)

15,903

16,303

Share-based compensation

1,740

1,806

6,088

9,634

Non-operating (gains)/losses

1,301

1,346

2,647

Efficiency investments and other

(679

)

(3

)

7,076

6,394

Transaction costs

165

313

66

544

Unsolicited Proposal Related Costs

11,420

11,420

Adjusted EBITDA

$

45,437

$

123,150

$

(8,232

)

$

$

160,355

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

(in thousands)

PIRM

UWS

CORP

ELIM

CoreLogic

Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

$

15,267

$

67,530

$

(58,513

)

$

$

24,284

Income taxes

9,955

9,955

Depreciation and amortization

23,136

12,035

8,407

43,578

Interest (income)/expense, net

419

(10

)

17,370

17,779

Share-based compensation

1,543

882

5,536

7,961

Non-operating (gains)/losses

685

3,464

4,149

Efficiency investments and other

484

488

3,980

4,952

Transaction costs

1,348

237

889

2,474

Amortization of acquired intangibles included in equity in
losses of affiliates

Adjusted EBITDA

$

42,882

$

81,162

$

(8,912

)

$

$

115,132

CoreLogic, Inc.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EPS

(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31,

(Diluted income per share)

2021

2020

Net income from continuing operations

$

0.73

$

0.30

Share-based compensation

0.13

0.10

Non-operating gains

0.04

0.05

Efficiency investments and other

0.09

0.06

Transaction costs

0.01

0.03

Depreciation and amortization of acquired software and intangibles

0.23

0.21

Unsolicited Proposal Related Costs

0.15

Income tax effect on adjustments

(0.18

)

(0.10

)

Adjusted EPS

$

1.20

$

0.65

CoreLogic, Inc.

Reconciliation to Free Cash Flow

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

For the Twelve Months
Ended March 31, 2021

Net cash provided by operating activities - continuing operations

$

574,255

Purchases of property and equipment

(57,771)

Purchases of capitalized data and other intangible assets

(41,501)

Free cash flow

$

474,983

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Contacts

Investors: Dan Smith, office phone: 703-610-5410, e-mail: danlsmith@corelogic.com

Media: George Sard, Sard Verbinnen & Co, office phone: 212-687-8080, e-mail: GSard@SARDVERB.com