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Neustar Reports Results For Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2012

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising sectors, today announced results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 and provided guidance for 2013.

Summary of Fourth Quarter Results Compared to Fourth Quarter of 2011

  • Revenue increased 23% to $214.2 million
  • Income from continuing operations increased 102% to $37.8 million or $0.56 per share
  • Adjusted net income increased 37% to $50.7 million, representing a margin of 24%
  • Adjusted earnings per share increased 47% to $0.75
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $101.3 million compared to $78.5 million

Summary of 2012 Results Compared to 2011

  • Revenue increased 34% to $831.4 million
  • Income from continuing operations increased 26% to $156.1 million or $2.30 per share
  • Adjusted net income increased 30% to $206.4 million, representing a margin of 25%
  • Adjusted earnings per share increased 43% to $3.04
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $398.2 million compared to $298.7 million

“We successfully executed on our priorities in 2012. We exceeded our financial performance targets, we successfully integrated a major acquisition that furthered our transition into information and analytics, and we made strong progress in instilling a culture of ownership,” said Lisa Hook, Neustar’s president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to continuing to capitalize on the opportunities we see in the market and renewing the NPAC contract.”

Paul Lalljie, Neustar’s chief financial officer added, “Our 2012 operating results demonstrate strong execution across all of our business segments while integrating a significant acquisition. In addition, we repurchased nearly $100 million of our common stock and improved our financial flexibility through our recently executed credit facility and notes offering. Our guidance for 2013 reflects the momentum from 2012, operating leverage, and the impact of our new debt structure.”

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