FNFV Reports First Quarter 2015 Results With Completion of Several Monetization Efforts and $1.2 Billion Book Value of Portfolio Company Investments, or $14.69 Per Share
Jacksonville, Fla. -- (May 4, 2015) -- FNFV (NYSE:FNFV), a tracking stock established to highlight the inherent value of the portfolio companies of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), today reported operating results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015.
- Total revenue of $478 million in the first quarter versus $383 million in the first quarter of 2014
- First quarter adjusted diluted EPS of $0.03 versus adjusted diluted EPS of $0.03 in the first quarter of 2014
- Adjusted EBITDA of $40 million for the first quarter versus adjusted EBITDA of $28 million for the first quarter of 2014
- First quarter FNFV free cash flow used of $3 million versus $59 million used in the first quarter of 2014
- $110 million in holding company cash on March 31, 2015
- $364 million in total revenue, adjusted EBITDA of $25 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.9% for the first quarter versus approximately $354 million in total revenue, adjusted EBITDA of $24 million and an adjusted EBITDA margin of 6.8% in the first quarter of 2014
- American Blue Ribbon Holdings generated $308 million in total revenue and adjusted EBITDA of nearly $18 million; same store sales increased approximately 2.4% in the first quarter, with Ninety Nine and Bakers Square leading the way at 7% and 5%, respectively; O'Charley's and Village Inn both also had positive same stores sale at 1% and 2%, respectively
- J. Alexander's produced $56 million in total revenue and adjusted EBITDA of nearly $8 million; same store sales growth was approximately 6% at both the J. Alexander's and Stoney River concepts in the first quarter
- First quarter total revenue of approximately $208 million, a 5% decline from the first quarter of 2014, a pre-tax loss of $6 million, EBITDA of more than $30 million and an EBITDA margin of more than 14%
- First quarter total revenue of $28 million, a 24% increase over the first quarter of 2014; pre-tax earnings of more than $1 million, EBITDA of nearly $7 million, a 22% increase over the first quarter of 2014, and a first quarter EBITDA margin of more than 23%
- Closed sale of Cascade Timberlands to Whitefish Cascade Forest Resources on February 18, 2015; FNFV received a total cash distribution of approximately $63 million from Cascade Timberlands at closing
- Completed the modified Dutch auction tender for the purchase of $185 million of FNFV common stock on March 20, 2015; repurchased a total of 12.3 million shares of FNFV common stock for $15.00 per share
- Received $80 million from Digital Insurance on March 31, 2015, as full repayment of principal and interest on the loan between FNFV and Digital Insurance
"We again completed several monetization events during the quarter at FNFV," said Chairman William P. Foley, II. "We were excited to monetize the value of Cascade for our shareholders as we had been owners of Cascade for approximately eight years and felt it was in the best interest of our shareholders to seek another use for this cash in hopes of maximizing the value of our FNFV assets. We used the $63 million cash distribution from Cascade to partially fund the $185 million modified Dutch tender offer in March, repurchasing a total of approximately 12.3 million shares at a price $15.00 per share. Finally, we received $80 million as full repayment of our loan with Digital Insurance, as they were able to secure a standalone credit facility with a group of banks. As we move through 2015 and beyond, we will continue to seek strategies to most efficiently monetize our existing investments in hopes of maximizing the value of each for the benefit of our FNFV shareholders."
We will host a call with investors and analysts to discuss first quarter 2015 results of FNFV on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Events and Multimedia page of the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com. The conference call replay will be available via webcast through the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com. The telephone replay will be available from 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on May 5, 2015, through May 12, 2015, by dialing 800-475-6701 (USA) or 320-365-3844 (International). The access code will be 357916.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) is organized into two groups, FNF Core (NYSE: FNF) and FNF Ventures (NYSE: FNFV). Through our Core operations, FNF is a leading provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries. FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York - that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF also provides industry-leading mortgage technology solutions and transaction services, including MSP®, the leading residential mortgage servicing technology platform in the U.S., through its majority-owned subsidiaries, Black Knight Financial Services, LLC and ServiceLink Holdings, LLC. In addition, in our FNFV group, we own majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, J. Alexander's, LLC, Ceridian HCM, Inc., Fleetcor Technologies, Inc. and Digital Insurance, Inc. More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
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Any non-GAAP measures should be considered in context with the GAAP financial presentation and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP net earnings. Further, FNF's non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently from similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to related GAAP measures are provided below.
Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; weakness or adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; our potential inability to find suitable acquisition candidates, acquisitions in lines of business that will not necessarily be limited to our traditional areas of focus, or difficulties in integrating acquisitions; our dependence on distributions from our title insurance underwriters as a main source of cash flow; significant competition that our operating subsidiaries face; compliance with extensive government regulation of our operating subsidiaries.
This press release should be read in conjunction with the press release filed for the results of FNF on this same date as well as the risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-Q,10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
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