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Participants
Mark Grant Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Doug Peterson President and Chief Executive Officer
Ewout Steenbergen Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
George Tong Goldman Sachs
Manav Patnaik Barclays
Toni Kaplan Morgan Stanley
Ashish Sabadra RBC Capital Markets
Alex Kramm UBS
Andrew Nicholas William Blair
Andrew Steinerman JPMorgan
Hans Hoffman Jefferies
Owen Lau Oppenheimer
Craig Huber Huber Research Partners
Jeff Silber BMO Capital Markets
Jeff Meuler Robert W. Baird & Co.
Faiza Alwy Deutsche Bank
Shlomo Rosenbaum Stifel
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Operator

Good morning and welcome to S&P Global’s First Quarter 2022 Earnings Conference Call. I’d like to inform you that this call is being recorded for broadcast. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to introduce Mr. Mark Grant, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for S&P Global. Sir, you may begin.

Mark Grant

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Doug Peterson

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Mark Grant

Thank you, Ewout.

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Operator

[Operator with Goldman Instructions] comes from Tong first question Our Sachs. George

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George Tong

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Doug Peterson

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Ewout Steenbergen

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George Tong

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what were into You the quarter? initial the mentioned than elaborate of the performance? that of segments outperformed key six which performing heading your you divisions Can driving line expectations. And the upside expectations are five in on better factors or the actually

Ewout Steenbergen

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of that for an and clearly offset overall revenue. element So transactional also the is stability

Doug Peterson

George. Thanks,

George Tong

Very helpful. Thank you.

Operator

Thank you.

comes question with Manav next Our Barclays. from Patnaik

Your is line open.

Manav Patnaik

Thank you.

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Doug Peterson

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Manav Patnaik

the business, of the it. somewhat Indices in asset-linked Got fees of what's assumption the least at similarly the then the of in And embedded maybe just terms business? on side portion

Ewout Steenbergen

looking, way trading seen Index and growth Yes, other mind appreciation, natural we But around. performed those assuming offset, the Manav, are actually, asset will has are of for And if a and derivative market always the very dynamics. the the of with the remainder a And levels. based where on down, the going hedge actual this come kind the we up then you to we levels have see asset the is this in that as quarter, the very modest activity at keep business well respect because partial we year. the development have business

in in circumstances very of historically, we business circumstances, has And So, volatile different market have revenues business the it the due growing you and been for many, that business. over that Index dynamics is exactly row model Index the at look the if streams years. actually in the revenue business different to the a many years the very

Manav Patnaik

it. Got you. Thank

Doug Peterson

Thanks, Manav.

Operator

Thank you.

comes Kaplan Stanley. Morgan with question from Our next Toni

Your line open. is

Toni Kaplan

I ask wanted the about much. so margins. to Thanks

side, cost maybe to Ratings sort operating margin segments. that guide? Ratings some You of weakness. just Just stay the how risks Obviously, kept other offset talk the sort adjusted the Thanks. gives by what to of labor And maybe But anything weakness? there'll the pro you some of be forma the at trending? on flat. what about the the that’s inflation, that's margin are level I'm confidence despite imagining

Ewout Steenbergen

Good morning, Ton.

There our respect are right. let that me reemphasize expectation. elements our margin mix go with to many margin expectations. the different You're in first But

overall basis XXXX. points the natural We, to still are our have on business. XXX And course, growth guiding businesses. based So, margin compensation some have activities of the during business the will expansion in the growth is see usual environment. as we of of course, some We, of expense is reason what we our impact

job increases have We targeted done some in certain groups.

are at a expense we're, higher jurisdictions, environment, than We have have the have careful then Definitely, in raised course, in perspective. the that of management taking. very time, previous done we several the current an But we certain same we also merit bit actions in years. from

benefits see So, management will actions. from those we of some

this of synergies that have also And then you the some will if our that of during of We variable course will top benefit come expenses cost the layer of down very that year. the on be very we where can we, significant a margins, margins today, macro in meaningful actually that in improve -- are pleased and company, we our significant, environment a as environment are still increase an very that way. our

Toni Kaplan

how years? cetera? it. just sort sure organic That's then update the maybe for overall are same expectation X% you to growth? the X.X% I'm any the -- of just year, miss great. mentioned year the growth And easier organic you pricing I because Just on the The it. side, the Thanks. revenue on is rising levers just to this happened still for of next et And X cost different environment, expecting

Ewout Steenbergen

growth five to six better that, very and closely. X.X% in time. Yes. we our will respect reason we monitor revenue reason divisions have that we combined, expected. to are the continue X% Toni, in as mentioned, from But with line is this than no our 'XX effort, back performing And obviously, of own at for that away to 'XX to or point

been So, we that movie the environment main back. coming question in And have when the is issuance times before. many is

last after impacts on But decade, there the very were that seen for three situations was and what one negative, maybe in the revenue. there's we back or then Ratings you a If the usually where look is came issuance have a quarters, back few strong environment way.

coming matter about timing is the really of the back. uncertainty when is it that the So,

to expectations moment combined. back and 'XX at reason that this we for have 'XX from reason, our away for no So, revenue

Toni Kaplan

Thanks very much.

Ewout Steenbergen

Thanks, Toni.

Operator

Our next Ashish comes Capital with question Markets. RBC from Sabadra

is line Your open.

Ashish Sabadra

Thanks for taking question. my

pretty synergies, cost progress itself. the good on the quarter first So in

seeing was feedback How the that if on further you what any year? -- should front? from cost drill kind you're on traction quarterly think this initial And So, could we of wondering how the I takeout? down about cadence

Ewout Steenbergen

you, Thank Yes. Ashish.

we think important out I X-month to results company. combined first are in that a it's only point as in these

of report already that in annualized cost number respect that to X million we provided on context think information very on the So, our to already $XXX a that’s absolute But call. to out basis, and important synergies that is actually our strong we good what the being cost synergies, made point compared during we nothing March able merger phasing that is changed are we With the of has progress. an indicator. to

realized as total on We And we so expect numbers. comfortable very said, in year. that recall we XX% in million And numbers. we to of like that will we we you that something are hit and those to I are XX% XXXX, very are track this can we said confident those $XXX that to hit in that about be cost and synergies confident achieve able

Ashish Sabadra

subscription And follow-up on synergies. on a was Kensho there question the in being broader to strength the That’s then Again, used a front. reference maybe organization also across color. MI processes then to automate the great revenue and the

started there question SMB to way into IHS you integrating ability some your INFO other traction of feedback customers products marketplaces data as cross-sell, the was and Thanks. those global and any customer Markit into the or from base So, the around? initial upsell

Doug Peterson

of from We’ve merged together. within our working the start teams response we've to been commercial and We’ve all able team. thrilled that. we the our Let divisions getting started with get merger as been me with customers been the

about out where the key transition, thesis what they they're out listening of ESG, talk been of to customers about. with. deal a to lot I listening have and about hearing So, energy some and talking began this They're Ewout we customers. about

data that our interested addition, out their we've have already and machine In seen market. in AI organizations can the in link And with how ours. they data commercial they're and been learning,

cross-sell within strong have pipelines all divisions. We of the

that products have also a at looking be of set we'll We over time.

end. As built side with very the very customers, you but very deal from good areas us, strong different be of and relationships the already the the were will that all revenue merger are the itself. the for the synergies thesis very, But we powerful towards with coming main seeing core back are know, of dialogue

Ashish Sabadra

That’s color, solid Congrats great results. Doug. Thank on you.

Doug Peterson

Thanks, Ashish.

Operator

Thank you.

Our next with UBS. question Kramm Alex from comes

open. Your line is

Alex Kramm

as speaking, little morning, very Can good has I bit everyone. a S&P you to Hey, you've commercial sales to moved Market think what about over Maybe last the Yes. a follow-up opportunities. years a just force? integrated maybe talked detail license you give Intelligence on the approach. historically how just the enterprise more exactly few

I very Markit product was think specialist-focused. IHS

made So revenue things you've just wondering little pick up quickly? commercially what maybe align opportunity And changes to a incremental exactly as on already? if synergies you there's to

Doug Peterson

Yes.

for you that. thank So,

us is on well. a to provided that are installed new going Intelligence, their of Global, services, volume at enterprise had differently or As of access you more for generally we some where for two comes approach basis different of services an the It be Market to the they're of customers also priced all of exciting in S&P and the services where gave enterprise per pointed Intelligence an opportunity as with user was within from basis. users a the that an priced us approach the products some having Market are are software, some have products area, There to came At approaches. are Markit IHS model. products that which an financial new because really had which we an more out,

that going there IHS necessarily that reference merger. some like opportunities seen product fit of Markit, of is are lot pricing, the moving not are pricing, bond we've But things Desktop. of into the within data, So, those moving within to a the which

that as products moved data as services are In of where that Compustat, addition, software can some into the have for solutions. we long that had be data and even something we've there's that

cross-sell one servicing. There's person together. or brought other. we other the cross-training understand been products some companies have every the I And of been themes traditional opportunities on for two We’ve of customers the have that ESG. teams commercial seen from the the immediate mentioned, of both side as single started don't each So, so also the that in that products biggest

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see There's is ESG of a interest data we a theme. as theme, Private markets So, another credit in lot area. as risk. a

It's since we is month been closed. X closed, we momentum only since enthusiasm, for this the So, but been months X excellent. the it's quarter

Alex Kramm

combined you, but seems it a And release, direct maybe be Thank portion Intelligence. you of a Market Thanks on wondering color. keeping very follow-up standing to the for recurring talk little bit large or guess revenue Still the true business just hit if there. subscription-based, were business year-over-year. look cyclicality up variable the a press could fees down only this When that in Solutions And about I I XX% at the more. X%. Enterprise your

seems just capital flush maybe with that markets of choppy, what this the maybe side impacts a a the could thinking out previously? bit components on than Intelligence we are impacting little Market cyclical you about So a on be the business were as core Market remainder the Intelligence year-over-year year basis. little should what about think exactly bit as those more variable be that here And the you

Ewout Steenbergen

explanation bit of variable. in exactly breakdown give happening is me let what yes, a you the Alex, and recurring

You're right.

some of of that platforms, is fixed you yes, you X% we approximately markets. and again. that seeing, in that's in that as market impact. where equity bit subscription-based, in markets bit both that that you XX%. a a environment by business was impacted And market and MI the Intelligence, see M&A Market a the back, market the M&A equity more at see non-subscription. the activity that fluctuations, those has at of subscription we also would is stability origination that because subscription way. very is platforms. that There see to category capital in are And and some fluctuations a some more strong look general we XX% growing when between growing impact But income expect And coming you markets some and issuance variable you approximately time, faster And of component see when capital see the the see market in whole, overall, of variable being nevertheless, business the environment over is platforms, the If have the a is capital we from a then

underlying the in happening the MI that’s So business. that dynamic is

Alex Kramm

again. Very right. All Thanks helpful.

Ewout Steenbergen

Alex. Thanks,

Operator

Thank you.

next Blair. Andrew comes with from Our William Nicholas question

Your line is open.

Andrew Nicholas

more quarter Hi, good or I into bit wanted you issuance questions. start tough the with that merger you guidance have the when had I months? time my curious, changed yield. it quickly That Could of subsegments high was expectations to April? with on or for least spend you at maybe the over some I your X morning. March in Thanks about Or drill Has deteriorated it taking -- think call, outlook than further. X a certain would really there you realized what some front. past I’m on gave asset classes drill that a February first weaker-than-expected be specifically sense expected? But weakness talking the a that been are issuance helpful. in

Doug Peterson

a all, you of really drilling key little the two factors. more, bit there's and thank first question down Well, for

longer and the at looked you without coming gone times high-yield if market. been even when There's into quite all, of and an in issuance to weak. one it then April, March First even February issuer we've into week entire has

had the a change. Given environment, external that's also

there the invasion If and And seen the going hadn't last spoke, Ukraine markets. rates. were commodity didn't markets the guidance back of markets on yet doing what time, they time Fed we March, had any you the volatility had of just the also, of the We have beginning at to energy interest yet go to on from the be of clear -- the started. major impact we

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Andrew Nicholas

a your a growth you Thank little sticking about year headwinds sense. transaction my that expectations And with miss the Ratings for that? on color. year Obviously, then didn't we've you Obviously, for revenue follow-up. revenue if for bit last talk strong non-transaction talked Can Makes the has I about. really front.

about segment, items were that think non-transaction in if XXXX. there be I Thanks revenue expectations talk one-time you would your that But some could for again. helpful. in

Ewout Steenbergen

look non-transaction, mix bucket. that a bit at a go is particularly see you annual So, fees. if into of strength What there elements in of that is we

for frequent So, the and from strong surveillance, with in that example, fees benefit is of course, category. last and Also, after issuance issuer that we some very loans X that. years, going bonds more environment over the outstanding are see

performance also goes also And So stable. we in same time, the very CRISIL very at the that is non-transaction strong. that see being

we M&A Evaluation are less the business on growing CRISIL benchmarking it's Where risk activity. in as is moving in up, domestic non-transaction the Ratings see and rapidly, revenue well not bucket as Services, global research, the both business. very mostly So Indian Rating the

issuer So Rating Evaluation impacting and is Service also new that credit ratings.

X% see Given of the year, would activity in that we positive is nice non-transaction. of see slowing that bit We expect but there. also the environment, down the course, little a growth a to Nevertheless, would it remainder territory. less for growth still for a I probably current be

Operator

you. Thank

question comes next Steinerman with Andrew from JPMorgan. Our

open. is line Your

Andrew Steinerman

kind question issuance? included rated case, issuance China that or also large And wanted weighted about I get just I know for issuances, between that just Slide in the forecast X% is, or is ask But minus credit just issuance issuance. the minus to at like Hi. in of minus forecast, difference for my to X%? I don't footnote, is similar. usually I for looking you credit and is a not? if if they're X% quite there When this XX, know wanted ask I the all

Doug Peterson

our all same we what as is the use for at. Yes. we talk global been markets team all when issuance. and an This of overall It's issuance issuance. exact looks about Take what this estimate types It quarter-by-quarter. the base has that includes

Andrew Steinerman

be issuance rated would different much minus than And X%?

Doug Peterson

could guidance basis there's use for issuance quite where China a adjust use. we if Asia, for bit still the rated you same forecast are -- issuance we a look -- that different that you in be the little we kind a and fees the It's if Yes, market, would but provided. the the at not that's of

Andrew Steinerman

you. Thank Okay.

Operator

you. Thank

comes Jefferies. Mazari question next Our with from Hamzah

Your line is open.

Hans Hoffman

for Hi. just European Hans revenue to And that seeing This Could how or overall? relative a your base? bit is Hamzah. Hoffman region expectations, filling your you either segment across by you're comment on in what did

Doug Peterson

a Yes. look of When couple we at different factors. there's Europe,

almost as the seen We've have of growth for inflation all, the levels We continues increasing issuance we've that really in in the First Indices were are the And in that also different services sectors a pace addition, for that have been market. quarter, as Jones now, it the U.S. of pace the S&P looking the quite Sustainable capital is the world. side, XXX ESG. fastest less one fastest lot XX%. also of the in one setter transformation about is we see of The a and of the ECB Dow slower itself and of inflation. That in ESG the to was on it there some interest Right issuance But in a saw world finance we're setting from know market the there. the down down ESG. is launched. the a in that banking Europe in corporate did is U.S., at Europe. not down. rates. was The when We similar rest to But compares be were down the on that there's the U.S., fast of Financial XX%. ESG corporates in we Rating because XX% has overall, Europe, regions is are issuance. Europe uptake down market for launched. the high not strong they Europe moved been growth services funds that's as see core Europe X% versus structured Financial quite Europe a interested There's to to strong XX%. very

as invasion going as And we've well side capital on we role. has much as Europe is negative of market will we the there. horrific opportunities for also pace energy the the of So same there is the net-net, same right the downsides, But businesses now, to have and the few the that inflation a lot the of see on got are that the But our impacted clearly rest in potentially play but a larger have to a that also markets. impacts that's Ukraine have European kind that upside on war been what you've the impact Europe. as Europe seen by U.S. doesn't see markets

Hans Hoffman

to of you're should Okay. on Thank for that you. portfolio? comment behind noncore any could view any is given And about whether follow-up, of you that your you're leverage And how you. be my post Or That further where there Thank helpful. update -- prune? you the just most sort assets your thinking just the can and are now? on long-term you then combined the looking deal, portfolio was just of in terms

Ewout Steenbergen

determine very time. each across opportunities, it's growth creation think we on see of what synergies. remarks, to committed our enterprise. exciting point of in And the at Yes, portfolio, mentioned very businesses seeing have are We are to said this with can if and businesses prepared management as at portfolio we the on will driving during over of Global. will generation owners we we know time be S&P philosophy moment, driving you portfolio really always and our of style always But best the altogether. value economic at do lot really the this the we first revenue we a our managers. ultimately of and Having certain disciplined I are multiple on that, us see we And of assets. respect the of cross There's value success links focus

Hans Hoffman

much. Okay. so Thanks

Doug Peterson

Tom (sic) Thanks, [Hans].

Operator

Thank you.

Lau Owen next with Oppenheimer. comes question from Our

Your is open. line

Owen Lau

thank my questions. taking and for morning, Good you

well Commodity competitive companies of up year-over-year? offerings remind please during can this revenue better the understand how the XX% and been Insight advantage Could your us that demand you doing Thank given mean, business? you. this the I business have energy investors this year. of volatile very is period So,

Doug Peterson

Thanks, and this. both business a Owen the and look in markets, resources like knowledge the energy natural is oil. of environment, IHS, combination a Well, of all, resources there's that of Clearly, first with in combination volatility the providing to the and this volatile Lau. in energy the markets Platts gas in the environment

lot volatility. see embedded also the research are of the the in have -- which agriculture commodities in of people's the combination we benchmarks, to going a a And You undergoing related and analytics. contracts,

We advisory have services.

that energy the looking have people also are We transition to.

have coming carbon in We new of with energy things are a the services products and markets, in economy. IHS transition together combination that we're battery that metals, Markit in

think on we related a So, -- the And we is premier end that for the energy year, two about with the the really to. it something talked of looking just the us very over earnings the on things talking of conference for together bring which to me that dialogue CERAWeek. was dialogue, people it's voice are powerful this transcript, center about let And the there prepared CERAWeek really commodities. And the at what's times And think and exciting officials one one future are of a including the that we about X,XXX of are most the best government that combination. lively participants. very, and was industry.

Owen Lau

I And follow-up. have cloud. it. Got One two quick is

not would or perspective, tranche Could third of $X that? some one right expect please modeling of should a another mentioned billion of quarter on and way and quick think the second you about from is the You buyback. about the in talk we start remaining your of you cloud expect we And initiative? -- goal some Thanks. Should investments. long-term this initiatives near-term the the to

Doug Peterson

S&P scale with cloud digital and in Global our and advanced our about things one start are when cloud is question of discussions all the IHS the have we exciting to the -- cloud. Markit, it Both with negotiations with about of we one comes opportunity transformation. of on another transformation merger an far to the have and transformation. the me that Let our And providers

scale. We those programs together to get are bring able two and

data we sciences But In I in of hearing your interesting question. and be part have in about Ewout more much addition, the data that answer really other opportunities future. you'll the will let

Ewout Steenbergen

There And in the on-prem to in we particular a Intelligence quick bubble on segment that the addition maybe mostly of because Market in there cost, [ph] cloud. from cloud. a bit are is still one transition

away. to expect to that we time expense So, growth would over go see

current the Market So, billion of Intelligence it's expect to impact will the into then segment. we $X complete And be $XX full to Owen, billion in transitional XXXX. more are that ASR program With buyback respect terms the end expense the question, August. to the buyback enter the next the beginning program at ready completed the of of we on phase at our of

Owen Lau

very much. it. Got you Thank

Ewout Steenbergen

Owen. Thanks,

Operator

Thank you.

Our Partners. Craig next Huber Research question from with comes Huber

line open. Your is

Craig Huber

thinking historically, to generally X%. the would assets? you pricing be Great. Thank year, year? your you. call of How part portfolio guys that X% up in prices IHS My this the portfolio, are legacy the new raised pricing question, Or about have it, first with this in particularly is similar you

Ewout Steenbergen

in how and and we is in enterprise starting are look the terms generate look That for our data is about appropriate of of value of deliver Craig, at workflows going data you contract sets, sets, overall then are what kind a such we the is processes? contribute What what what -- we think the in added will usage, forward. pricing price what data we increases we with hard-to-achieve always start if proprietary point. these, is at and that, for the embedded customers. think I value terms And sets for

So, back in the customer. a simply what look of will we we the of always to the customers at then that to deliver don't level by appropriate just We the first, what to reason at fee and we that economic look do charge percentage. is terms

Craig Huber

it also longer guys what think side, the to cost there's going term, synergy cost synergy segment in? your to target, And be then upside likely do most you would on segments you if think here or as out come any

Ewout Steenbergen

is Yes, understand. Craig, that you a bit as speculative,

raise looking management to stone find bar have be new you and know no So, a in the careful that to our approach. opportunities, unturned. We leave But too be to answer I way. specific question philosophy to will always

across use do we where better, we the have opportunities will can to more We company where be integrate, across we Kensho whole we board. and efficient, can looking automate, where what about can AI the

that do. planning is we are So what to

in know areas integration Commodity be Insights you biggest the that I will of think in Corporate. and Market Intelligence,

So, we upside synergies, will ultimately for it's those in will find But again, in be likely to board. opportunities continuing if look the across we most areas.

Craig Huber

Thank you.

Ewout Steenbergen

Thanks, Craig.

Operator

Thank you.

BMO comes Capital Silber Jeff with from next Our question Markets.

open. Your line is

Jeff Silber

that about ask and the Thanks. the expecting Thanks merger. I won't cost late, forgive that focus when if How the of covered I already. of Ratings see to the so cost saw but drop where a it's division talked there that first I something in know want adjust probably kind expenses we specifically quarter quickly much. you're this me on just in just we synergies and a of in I one, you will quarter? lot second you’ve some given Ratings, know can you synergies, your be

Doug Peterson

investments. We’ve there's where pull. the big you've slow to, environment very are issuance a it could Well, we always down variability to first in drops. levers where could issuance. different at we has need When comes costs. two down could you If can Ewout as But Ratings of times mentioned slow move with they mentioned time, all, clearly, same we earlier, compensation, that we quarter there could seen the see or quarters weak hiring,

fast. a We're too the see also is we ESG team. quickly, complex. sure cut want Ratings in People we We So too that of across think There want growing. investing to to are also variety the don't make opinions. that markets

markets. business support to type want analytics. doing the We of are Ratings those for provide We're our within to analysts sustainability all have specialized a We seeing that unit sure ready is that growth of there. any make high

levers some investing make of in franchise. keep a overall and want already to to same do lot pull, there's time, it's critical sure So because can we clearly, will business we so we that the we of our that But at those.

Ewout Steenbergen

quick addition to Doug's And answer. one

that end, from all you're on Although synergies in the Corporate cost Ratings because employees segment Ratings right, those and is cost will Ratings that the we will in has that be divisions. will a base the relatively allocated cost of allocation small, significant Jeff, based accomplish. in large Ratings beneficiary the synergies keys, revenues synergies also being beneficiary direct be be, in will corporate to And very a

Jeff Silber

much. That’s Okay. really Thanks helpful. so

Doug Peterson

Jeff. Thanks,

Operator

you. Thank

Jeff Our Baird. from Meuler next question with comes

line open. Your is

Jeff Meuler

to relative Yes. stressed Thank the retention up you you. that is pre-pandemic. rate On Mobility,

concern I the Just know cause thesis root curious Life would as car are for initiative, the if the why? CARFAX used But other whatnot. so I you my have Automotive have cyclically to things great, Mastermind, analysis guess, unsustainably right or now. be sales maybe in there, there's

up and So curious to why as if it's think you it's sustainable?

Doug Peterson

couple there. Yes. opportunities of There's a

for about the about mobility to supply OEMs as is as want information cars, This into them who's chain, change. looking time are dealers, understand more who's at going the in lot the happening the to level, the the One that itself, walking what's dealership. more walking dealer is automotive chain They supply is suppliers about overall and disruption. when more through well industry industry a a OEMs of of the the

there's financing environment. been the addition, changes a of In lot in

using you the OEMs few interest loans, types with well last rate of different been rebates a with As low have years leases. information low dealers of know, the as as in the rate lot interest

vehicles value And all there vehicles. autonomous a data electric And so, from and come now addition division workflow. of really is is right disruptive people's and it Mobility through changes with in the a in to there's in the and lot analytics going lot need a market a this having of that embedded on. we change of see in environment just going this for high that And that,

kind So, an this that this is an area that environment. we're especially this in of kind see pleased to of stickiness,

Jeff Meuler

if apologies estimate? it. the the embed this issuance Got And you the X% use gave it. range? do to point you EPS But ranges, do revenue in and I forecast then response Manav's Or minus missed question. guidance they

Ewout Steenbergen

forecasting put models, of It's internal that Research terms in outlook. is based best estimates, own the point the Group the has Ratings issuance estimate our best the which midpoint, on management's out

level. that So minus that is X%

Jeff Meuler

Thank Got you. it.

Ewout Steenbergen

Thanks, Jeff.

Operator

Thank you. Thank you.

with Alwy Bank. Deutsche Faiza from comes question next Our

is open. line Your

Faiza Alwy

Good Yes, hi. morning.

of couple clarifying a I Just questions, guess.

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just in drivers being just commodities? some So, are I'm that other Or Like of on that curious if how is or you business? the prices it correlated talk conservative oil could you business? about to

Ewout Steenbergen

you're of Yes. to us all, happy as that we company. and Faiza, are the now the call, analyst of a first welcome group part very covering

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a clearly that's So positive.

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X% increase was If the you during revenue CERAWeek approximately take out, quarter.

commentary at fact, same but because different we doing two is could is, you strong, excited in the there trends still Traditional are in is that a definitely So to really well. level. of what business time. a energy say at see happening Final really benefit

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Faiza Alwy

the line think like the in end on I if what was you to Great. to Thank you. it low scenario And about, XX%? way believe talked downside the then margins a just issuance you’ve XX%. think fair of Ratings we about did assume Like that about around Ratings like quarter, margins maybe of at specifically, down where margins? is are with which is sort this what it those Is right volumes

Ewout Steenbergen

not guidance way. particular quantitative any are we a in scenario Well, on giving downside a

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Faiza Alwy

Thank so much. you Understood.

Ewout Steenbergen

Faiza.

Operator

Thank you.

Equities. Simon next Atlantic with question comes from Our Clinch

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Simon Clinch

Hi. for Thanks my taking question.

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Doug Peterson

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Simon Clinch

very That’s much. really helpful. Thanks

Doug Peterson

Simon. Thanks,

Operator

Thank you.

Our Stifel. last Rosenbaum question with comes from Shlomo

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Shlomo Rosenbaum

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Doug Peterson

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Shlomo Rosenbaum

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Shlomo Rosenbaum

Great. Thank you.

Doug Peterson

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Operator

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