Thomson Reuters Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results

TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2017 /CNW/ -- Thomson Reuters (TSX /NYSE: TRI) today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

  • The company achieved its full-year 2016 Outlook.
  • Fourth-quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $3.03, reflecting the gain on the sale of IP & Science.
    • Fourth-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.31, a decrease of $0.24 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $0.60, an increase of 9%.
  • Full-year diluted EPS was $4.13, reflecting the gain on the sale of IP & Science.
    • Full-year adjusted EPS was $1.79, an increase of $0.01 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $2.07, up 16% from the prior year.
  • Full-year cash flow from operations increased 5% to $3.0 billion.
    • Full-year free cash flow increased 12% to $2.0 billion.
  • The company's board of directors approved an additional $1 billion share buyback program and also approved a $0.02 per share annualized increase in the dividend to $1.38.

"2016 was a year of continued progress. I am encouraged by the momentum and the foundation we have built heading into 2017, and we are well positioned to deliver on our commitments," said Jim Smith, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. "Today's results reflect the clear progress we are making against the objectives we set out three years ago. 2017 is the year we work to accelerate revenue growth. In these uncertain times, customers lean more heavily on trusted partners like Thomson Reuters to help navigate a changing environment – and we are ready to help them."

Consolidated Financial Highlights – Fourth-Quarter 2016

Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts for the fourth quarter and full year are from continuing operations and exclude the results of the IP & Science business, which was sold in October 2016. IP & Science was classified as a discontinued operation for 2016 reporting purposes. 2015 amounts (except cash flow measures) are restated to conform to the 2016 presentation.

IFRS Financial Measures

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except earnings per share (EPS))

IFRS Financial Measures

2016

2015

Change

Revenues

$2,860

$2,887

-1%

Operating profit

$294

$433

-32%

Diluted EPS (includes discontinued operations)

$3.03

$0.53

472%

Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations)

$998

$963

4%

  • Revenues declined 1% due to the impact of foreign currency.
  • Operating profit declined 32% due to the fourth-quarter severance charges of $212 million.
  • Diluted EPS, which includes discontinued operations, was $3.03 compared to $0.53 in the prior-year period due to a $2.0 billion gain on the sale of the IP & Science business.
  • Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued operations, increased 4%.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures (1)

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

Excluding Q4 2016 Charges(2)

2016

2015

Change

2016

Change

Change Before Currency

Revenues

$2,860

$2,887

-1

%

$2,860

-1

%

1

%

Adjusted EBITDA

$635

$802

-21

%

$847

6

%

5

%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

22.2

%

27.8

%

-560

bp

29.6

%

180

bp

100

bp

Underlying operating profit

$368

$560

-34

%

$580

4

%

2

%

Underlying operating profit margin

12.9

%

19.4

%

-650

bp

20.3

%

90bp

20

bp

Adjusted EPS

$0.31

$0.55

-44

%

$0.60

9

%

7

%

Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations)

$755

$708

7

%

$794

12

%

(1)

In addition to results reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.

(2)

Results exclude the impact of $212 million of fourth-quarter 2016 charges from adjusted EBITDA, underlying operating profit and adjusted EPS. Free cash flow excludes 2016 cash payments of $39 million associated with these charges. See Appendix A for a reconciliation of the company's results including and excluding the impact of the charges.

  • Revenues decreased 1% to $2.9 billion.
    • Before currency, revenues increased 1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 21% to $635 million from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EBITDA increased 6% to $847 million, and the margin increased to 29.6% from 27.8%.
  • Underlying operating profit decreased 34% to $368 million from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, underlying operating profit increased 4% to $580 million, and the margin increased to 20.3% from 19.4%.
  • Adjusted EPS was $0.31, a decrease of 44% or $0.24 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $0.60, an increase of 9% or $0.05 per share. Currency had a $0.01 favorable impact.

Consolidated Financial Highlights – Full-Year 2016

IFRS Financial Measures

Year Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS)

2016

2015

Change

Revenues

$11,166

$11,257

-1%

Operating profit

$1,390

$1,526

-9%

Diluted EPS (includes discontinued operations)

$4.13

$1.60

158%

Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations)

$2,984

$2,838

5%

  • Revenues declined 1% as higher subscription revenues were more than offset by the impact of foreign currency and a decline in both transactions and recoveries revenues.
  • Operating profit decreased 9% due to the fourth-quarter charges.
  • Diluted EPS, which includes discontinued operations, was $4.13 compared to $1.60 in the prior year due to the $2.0 billion gain on the sale of the IP & Science business.
  • Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued operations, increased 5%.

Non-IFRS Financial Measures (1)

Year Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

Excluding Q4 2016 Charges(2)

2016

2015

Change

2016

Change

Change Before Currency

Revenues

$11,166

$11,257

-1%

$11,166

-1%

1%

Adjusted EBITDA

$2,954

$3,089

-4%

$3,166

2%

2%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

26.5%

27.4%

-90bp

28.4%

100bp

20bp

Underlying operating profit

$1,930

$2,055

-6%

$2,142

4%

2%

Underlying operating profit margin

17.3%

18.3%

-100bp

19.2%

90bp

20bp

Adjusted EPS

$1.79

$1.78

1%

$2.07

16%

12%

Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations)

$2,022

$1,801

12%

$2,061

14%

(1)

In addition to results reported in accordance with IFRS, the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.

(2)

Results exclude the impact of $212 million of fourth-quarter 2016 charges from adjusted EBITDA, underlying operating profit and adjusted EPS. Free cash flow excludes 2016 cash payments of $39 million associated with these charges. See Appendix A for a reconciliation of the company's results including and excluding the impact of the charges.

  • Revenues decreased 1% to $11.2 billion.
    • Before currency, revenues increased 1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 4% to $3.0 billion from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EBITDA increased 2% to $3.2 billion, and the margin increased to 28.4% from 27.4%.
  • Underlying operating profit decreased 6% to $1.9 billion from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, underlying operating profit increased 4% to $2.1 billion, and the margin increased to 19.2% from 18.3%.
  • Adjusted EPS was $1.79, an increase of $0.01 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $2.07, a 16% increase or $0.29 per share. Currency had a $0.07 favorable impact.
  • Free cash flow increased 12% to $2.0 billion, benefiting from a $200 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter related to a $500 million cash contribution made to the company's US defined benefit pension plan in the first quarter of 2017.

Recent Developments

Fourth-Quarter 2016 Charges

In November 2016, the company announced that it planned to take between $200 million and $250 million of charges in the fourth quarter to accelerate the pace of its Transformation program by further simplifying and streamlining the business. The company subsequently incurred $212 million of charges in the quarter. Approximately 80% of the charges were taken in the Financial & Risk business with the balance incurred in Legal, Tax & Accounting and Corporate. The resulting run-rate cash savings in 2017 are estimated to be of a similar magnitude to the charges, with some of the savings to be reinvested in the business.

$500 Million Pension Contribution

The company made a contribution of $500 million to its US defined benefit pension plan in January 2017. As a result of this contribution, the overall funded status of the plan now exceeds 90% based on current market conditions. The contribution was funded from free cash flow and is expected to eliminate any material near-term contribution requirements for the US plan. The tax benefit of approximately $200 million related to the contribution is reflected in the company's fourth-quarter 2016 cash flow from operations and free cash flow.

Dividend and Share Repurchases

In February 2017, the Thomson Reuters board of directors approved a $0.02 per share annualized increase in the dividend to $1.38 per common share. A quarterly dividend of $0.345 per share is payable on March 15, 2017 to common shareholders of record as of February 23, 2017.

In 2016, the company repurchased approximately 41.9 million shares at a cost of $1.7 billion. Of this amount, 10.7 million shares were repurchased in the fourth quarter at a cost of $441 million.

Today, the company announced that it plans to repurchase up to an additional $1.0 billion of its shares as it has completed its $1.5 billion program announced in February 2016.

Business Outlook 2017 (Before Currency)

Thomson Reuters today provided its Outlook for 2017. The company's 2017 Outlook assumes constant currency rates compared to 2016 and does not factor in the impact of acquisitions or divestitures that may occur during the year.

For the full year 2017, the company expects:

  • Low single-digit revenue growth
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 28.8% to 29.8%
  • Free cash flow to range between $0.9 billion and $1.2 billion (which reflects cash payments in 2017 relating to the fourth-quarter 2016 charge, the $500 million contribution to the US defined benefit pension plan made earlier in the first quarter and the loss of free cash flow from the divestiture of the IP & Science business)
  • Adjusted EPS target of $2.35, consistent with its previously disclosed objective

The information in this section is forward-looking and should be read in conjunction with the section below entitled "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Material Assumptions and Material Risks."

2016 Highlights by Business Unit

Unless otherwise noted, all revenue growth comparisons in this news release are before the impact of foreign currency (constant currency) as Thomson Reuters believes this provides the best basis to measure the performance of its business.

Financial & Risk

Fourth Quarter

  • Revenues increased 1% to $1.5 billion. Revenues grew approximately 2% excluding the impact of lower recoveries revenues and commercial pricing adjustments related to the migration of certain customers to new platforms.
    • Recurring revenues (77% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) were up 1%, primarily due to the impact of an annual price increase and positive net sales for the year. Growth was partly offset by lower revenues resulting from pricing adjustments relating to the migration of certain customers to new platforms and macro-economic conditions impacting large European banks and banks in several emerging markets.
    • Transactions revenues (15% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) were up 5% due to increased revenue from Tradeweb and BETA brokerage processing. This increase was offset by the impact of lower foreign exchange spot trading revenues.
    • Low-margin recoveries revenues (8% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) decreased 8% as some third-party partners continued to move to direct billing with their customers. The decline in recoveries revenues is expected to be more modest in 2017.
      • Recoveries represent revenues for content or services provided by third parties and distributed through Financial & Risk's platform. Reductions in recoveries revenue have no impact on the unit's EBITDA or operating profit.
  • By geography, revenues in the Americas were up 2% (up 4%, excluding recoveries), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) declined 1% (no change, excluding recoveries), and Asia was up 1% (up 2%, excluding recoveries).
  • EBITDA decreased 36% to $289 million and the margin decreased to 19.2% from 29.5% due to $167 million of charges incurred in the quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, EBITDA increased 1% to $456 million and the margin increased to 30.2% from 29.5%. Currency had a 110 basis point favorable impact on margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 56% to $139 million and the margin decreased to 9.2% from 20.8% primarily due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, operating profit decreased 4% to $306 million and the margin decreased to 20.3% from 20.8%. Currency had a 120 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Net sales were positive in the Americas and Asia, but were negative in EMEA and in aggregate in the quarter.

Full Year

  • Revenues were unchanged from the prior year at $6.1 billion. Revenues grew approximately 2% excluding the impact of lower recoveries revenues and commercial pricing adjustments related to the migration of certain customers to new platforms.
    • Recurring revenues (77% of the segment's revenues in the year) were up 1%, primarily due to the impact of an annual price increase and positive net sales for the year, partly offset by lower revenues resulting from the pricing adjustments relating to the migration of certain customers to new platforms and macro-economic conditions impacting large European banks and banks in several emerging markets.
    • Transactions revenues (15% of the segment's revenues in the year) were up 2% due to increased revenue from Tradeweb, BETA brokerage processing and transactional revenues from the Risk business. This increase was offset by the impact of lower foreign exchange trading revenues.
    • Low-margin recoveries revenues (8% of the segment's revenues in the year) decreased 13% as some third-party partners continued to move to direct billing with their customers. The decline in recoveries revenues is expected to be more modest in 2017.
    • By geography, revenues in the Americas were up 2% (up 3%, excluding recoveries), EMEA was down 2% (down 1%, excluding recoveries), and Asia was up 1% (up 3%, excluding recoveries).
    • EBITDA decreased 4% to $1.6 billion and the margin decreased to 26.9% from 27.7% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, EBITDA increased 6% to $1.8 billion and the margin increased to 29.7% from 27.7%. Currency had a 90 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
    • Operating profit decreased 5% to $1.0 billion and the margin decreased to 17.2% from 18.0% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, operating profit increased 10% to $1.2 billion and the margin increased to 20.0% from 18.0%. Currency had an 80 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
    • Net sales for the full year were positive in the Americas and Asia, but were negative in EMEA.

    Legal

    Fourth Quarter

    • Revenues were unchanged from the prior-year period at $864 million. Excluding US print, revenues grew 2%.
      • Solutions businesses (44% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) grew 1% as a result of subscription revenue growth of 5%, partially offset by a 10% reduction in transactional revenues.
      • US Online Legal Information (41% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) grew 2%, marking its eighth consecutive quarter of growth.
      • US Print (15% of the segment's revenues in the quarter) declined 7%.
    • Subscription revenues (74% of the segment's revenues) grew 3%. However, transactional revenues (12% of the segment's revenues) declined 9% due to lower Legal Managed Services and Elite transactional revenues.
    • EBITDA declined 9% to $296 million and the margin decreased to 34.3% from 37.2% primarily due to $26 million of charges incurred in the quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, EBITDA declined 2% to $322 million and the margin increased to 37.3% from 37.2%. Currency had a negative 10 basis point impact on the margin.
    • Operating profit decreased 11% to $235 million and the margin decreased to 27.2% from 30.0% primarily due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, operating profit decreased 1% to $261 million and the margin increased to 30.2% from 30.0%. Currency had a 30 basis point negative impact on the margin.

    Full Year

    • Revenues increased 1% to $3.4 billion. Excluding US print, revenues grew 2%.
      • Solutions businesses (45% of the segment's revenues in the year) grew 2% as a result of subscription revenue growth of 5%, partially offset by a 6% reduction in transactional revenues.
      • US Online Legal Information (41% of the segment's revenues in the year) grew 2%.
      • US Print (14% of the segment's revenues in the year) declined 7%.
    • Subscription revenues (74% of the segment's revenues) grew 3%. However, transactional revenues (12% of the segment's revenues) declined 6% due to lower Legal Managed Services and Findlaw transactional revenues.
    • EBITDA declined 3% to $1.2 billion and the margin declined to 36.6% from 37.2% primarily due to charges of $26 million incurred in the fourth quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, EBITDA decreased 1% to $1.3 billion and the margin increased to 37.4% from 37.2% in the prior year. Currency had a 40 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
    • Operating profit decreased 3% to $984 million and the margin decreased to 29.2% from 29.7% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, operating profit was unchanged at $1.0 billion and the margin increased to 30.0% from 29.7%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

    Tax & Accounting

    Fourth Quarter

    • Revenues increased 2% to $416 million, driven by the Corporate and Professional businesses, partially offset by a decline in the Knowledge Solutions and Government businesses.
    • EBITDA decreased 19% to $131 million and the margin decreased to 31.5% from 39.3% due to charges of $18 million incurred in the quarter, increased investment and additional costs incurred related to the Government business.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, EBITDA declined 7% to $149 million and the margin decreased to 35.8% from 39.3%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
    • Operating profit decreased 35% to $86 million and the margin decreased to 20.7% from 32.2% due to higher depreciation and amortization expense, and similar factors that impacted EBITDA margin.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, operating profit decreased 21% to $104 million and the margin decreased to 25.0% from 32.2%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

    Full Year

    • Revenues increased 4% to $1.5 billion driven by the Corporate, Professional and Knowledge Solutions businesses, partially offset by a decline in the Government business.
    • EBITDA decreased 9% to $414 million and the margin decreased to 28.5% from 32.2% due to charges and costs incurred in the Government business.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, EBITDA declined 5% to $432 million and the margin decreased to 29.8% from 32.2%. Currency had a 90 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
    • Operating profit decreased 17% to $283 million and the margin decreased to 19.5% from 24.2% due to higher depreciation and amortization expense, and similar factors that impacted the EBITDA margin.
      • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, operating profit declined 12% to $301 million and the margin decreased to 20.7% from 24.2%. Currency had an 80 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

    Corporate & Other (Including Reuters News)

    Fourth Quarter

    • Reuters News revenues were $77 million, up 5%.
    • Corporate & Other costs were $92 million compared to $154 million. The decrease was primarily due to the elimination of certain costs in connection with the sale of IP & Science, as well as some costs previously recorded in Corporate that are now recorded in the business segments following the sale of IP & Science. Lower severance and healthcare costs also contributed to the decrease in the quarter.

    Full Year

    • Reuters News revenues were $304 million, up 4%.
    • Corporate & Other costs were $381 million compared to $405 million in the prior year.

    Thomson Reuters

    Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

    NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

    Thomson Reuters prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

    This news release includes certain non-IFRS financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA and the related margin, underlying operating profit and the related margin, free cash flow, adjusted EPS, and selected measures before the impact of foreign currency and the impact of the fourth quarter 2016 charges. Thomson Reuters uses these non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These measures do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to the calculation of similar measures used by other companies, and should not be viewed as alternatives to measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the appended tables.

    The company's outlook contains various non-IFRS financial measures. For outlook purposes only, the company is unable to reconcile these non-IFRS measures to the most comparable IFRS measures because it cannot predict, with reasonable certainty, the 2017 impact of changes in foreign exchange rates which impact (i) the translation of its results reported at average foreign currency rates for the year, (ii) fair value adjustments associated with foreign currency derivatives embedded in certain customer contracts, and (iii) other finance income or expense related to foreign exchange contracts and intercompany financing arrangements. Additionally, the company cannot reasonably predict the occurrence or amount of other operating gains and losses, which generally arise from business transactions that it does not anticipate.

    SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND MATERIAL RISKS

    Certain statements in this news release, including, but not limited to, statements in the "2017 Business Outlook (Before Currency)" section, Mr. Smith's comments and statements regarding expected run-rate savings from the fourth-quarter 2016 charges, recoveries revenues within the Financial & Risk business, the expected impact of the 2017 US defined benefit pension plan contribution and the company's plans to repurchase additional shares in 2017, are forward-looking. As a result, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There is no assurance that the events described in any forward-looking statement will materialize. A business outlook is provided for the purpose of presenting information about current expectations for 2017. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements which reflect expectations only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable law, Thomson Reuters disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

    The company's 2017 Business Outlook is based on various external and internal assumptions. Economic and market assumptions include, but are not limited to, GDP growth in most of the countries where Thomson Reuters operates, a continued increase in demand for high quality information and workflow solutions and a continued need for trusted products and services that help customers navigate changing geopolitical, economic and regulatory environments. Internal financial and operational assumptions include, but are not limited to, the successful execution of sales initiatives, ongoing product release programs, our globalization strategy and other growth and efficiency initiatives.

    Some of the material risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, changes in the general economy; actions of competitors; failure to develop new products, services, applications and functionalities to meet customers' needs, attract new customers or expand into new geographic markets and identify areas of higher growth; failures or disruptions of telecommunications, network systems or the Internet; fraudulent or unpermitted data access or other cyber-security or privacy breaches; increased accessibility to free or relatively inexpensive information sources; failure to maintain a high renewal rate for subscription-based services; dependency on third parties for data, information and other services; changes to law and regulations; tax matters, including changes to tax laws, regulations and treaties; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates; failure to adapt to recent organizational changes and effectively implement strategic initiatives; failure to recruit, motivate and retain high quality management and key employees; failure to meet the challenges involved in operating globally; failure to derive fully the anticipated benefits from existing or future acquisitions, joint ventures, investments or dispositions; failure to protect the brands and reputation of Thomson Reuters; impairment of goodwill and identifiable intangible assets; inadequate protection of intellectual property rights; threat of legal actions and claims; risk of antitrust/competition-related claims or investigations; downgrading of credit ratings and adverse conditions in the credit markets; the effect of factors outside of the control of Thomson Reuters on funding obligations in respect of pension and post-retirement benefit arrangements; and actions or potential actions that could be taken by the company's principal shareholder, The Woodbridge Company Limited. These and other factors are discussed in materials that Thomson Reuters from time to time files with, or furnishes to, the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomson Reuters annual and quarterly reports are also available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com.

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    Thomson Reuters will webcast a discussion of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results today beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). You can access the webcast by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com. An archive of the webcast will be available following the presentation.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Consolidated Income Statement (millions of U.S. dollars, except per share data) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    2016

    2015(1)

    CONTINUING OPERATIONS

    Revenues

    $2,860

    $2,887

    $11,166

    $11,257

    Operating expenses

    (2,168)

    (2,079)

    (8,232)

    (8,162)

    Depreciation

    (74)

    (77)

    (313)

    (340)

    Amortization of computer software

    (193)

    (165)

    (711)

    (694)

    Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets

    (140)

    (133)

    (528)

    (548)

    Other operating gains, net

    9

    -

    8

    13

    Operating profit

    294

    433

    1,390

    1,526

    Finance costs, net:

    Net interest expense

    (99)

    (102)

    (403)

    (416)

    Other finance income

    78

    17

    50

    41

    Income before tax and equity method investments

    273

    348

    1,037

    1,151

    Share of post-tax earnings in equity method investments

    2

    2

    4

    10

    Tax (expense) benefit

    (1)

    8

    15

    (34)

    Earnings from continuing operations

    274

    358

    1,056

    1,127

    Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

    1,967

    59

    2,093

    184

    Net earnings

    $2,241

    $417

    $3,149

    $1,311

    Earnings attributable to:

    Common shareholders

    2,226

    408

    3,098

    1,255

    Non-controlling interests

    15

    9

    51

    56

    Earnings per share:

    Basic earnings per share:

    From continuing operations

    $0.35

    $0.45

    $1.34

    $1.37

    From discontinued operations

    2.69

    0.08

    2.80

    0.23

    Basic earnings per share

    $3.04

    $0.53

    $4.14

    $1.60

    Diluted earnings per share:

    From continuing operations

    $0.35

    $0.45

    $1.34

    $1.37

    From discontinued operations

    2.68

    0.08

    2.79

    0.23

    Diluted earnings per share

    $3.03

    $0.53

    $4.13

    $1.60

    Basic weighted-average common shares

    732,740,952

    767,449,251

    747,328,483

    781,273,338

    Diluted weighted-average common shares

    734,538,534

    770,285,540

    748,961,494

    784,138,389

    (1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    December 31,

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    Assets

    Cash and cash equivalents

    $2,368

    $966

    Trade and other receivables

    1,392

    1,732

    Other financial assets

    188

    176

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    686

    683

    Current assets

    4,634

    3,557

    Computer hardware and other property, net

    961

    1,067

    Computer software, net

    1,394

    1,486

    Other identifiable intangible assets, net

    5,655

    6,417

    Goodwill

    14,485

    15,878

    Other financial assets

    135

    116

    Other non-current assets

    537

    544

    Deferred tax

    51

    47

    Total assets

    $27,852

    $29,112

    Liabilities and equity

    Liabilities

    Current indebtedness

    $1,111

    $1,595

    Payables, accruals and provisions

    2,448

    2,255

    Deferred revenue

    901

    1,319

    Other financial liabilities

    102

    238

    Current liabilities

    4,562

    5,407

    Long-term indebtedness

    6,278

    6,829

    Provisions and other non-current liabilities

    2,258

    2,124

    Other financial liabilities

    340

    387

    Deferred tax

    1,158

    1,265

    Total liabilities

    14,596

    16,012

    Equity

    Capital

    9,589

    9,852

    Retained earnings

    7,477

    6,458

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (4,293)

    (3,697)

    Total shareholders' equity

    12,773

    12,613

    Non-controlling interests

    483

    487

    Total equity

    13,256

    13,100

    Total liabilities and equity

    $27,852

    $29,112

    (1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    December 31,

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    2016

    2015(1)

    Cash provided by (used in):

    Operating activities

    Earnings from continuing operations

    $274

    $358

    $1,056

    $1,127

    Adjustments for:

    Depreciation

    74

    77

    313

    340

    Amortization of computer software

    193

    165

    711

    694

    Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets

    140

    133

    528

    548

    Net losses (gains) on disposals of businesses and investments

    1

    -

    (3)

    (24)

    Deferred tax

    119

    (86)

    (11)

    (194)

    Other

    (66)

    52

    288

    236

    Changes in working capital and other items

    362

    215

    18

    (186)

    Operating cash flows from continuing operations

    1,097

    914

    2,900

    2,541

    Operating cash flows from discontinued operations

    (99)

    49

    84

    297

    Net cash provided by operating activities

    998

    963

    2,984

    2,838

    Investing activities

    Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

    (1)

    (20)

    (112)

    (37)

    Proceeds from disposals of businesses and

    investments, net of taxes paid

    1

    8

    5

    83

    Capital expenditures, less proceeds from disposals

    (247)

    (248)

    (905)

    (951)

    Other investing activities

    17

    16

    40

    21

    Investing cash flows from continuing operations

    (230)

    (244)

    (972)

    (884)

    Investing cash flows from discontinued operations, net of taxes paid

    3,196

    (12)

    3,158

    (52)

    Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    2,966

    (256)

    2,186

    (936)

    Financing activities

    Proceeds from debt

    -

    -

    498

    4

    Repayments of debt

    -

    (1)

    (503)

    (594)

    Net (repayments) borrowings under short-term loan facilities

    (1,740)

    (62)

    (1,038)

    1,037

    Repurchases of common shares

    (441)

    (167)

    (1,673)

    (1,417)

    Dividends paid on preference shares

    -

    -

    (2)

    (2)

    Dividends paid on common shares

    (240)

    (248)

    (980)

    (1,013)

    Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

    (13)

    (11)

    (57)

    (53)

    Other financing activities

    21

    4

    43

    67

    Net cash used in financing activities

    (2,413)

    (485)

    (3,712)

    (1,971)

    Increase (decrease) in cash and bank overdrafts

    1,551

    222

    1,458

    (69)

    Translation adjustments

    (10)

    (5)

    (13)

    (24)

    Cash and bank overdrafts at beginning of period

    826

    705

    922

    1,015

    Cash and bank overdrafts at end of period

    $2,367

    $922

    $2,367

    $922

    Cash and bank overdrafts at end of period comprised of:

    Cash and cash equivalents

    $2,368

    $966

    $2,368

    $966

    Bank overdrafts

    (1)

    (44)

    (1)

    (44)

    $2,367

    $922

    $2,367

    $922

    (1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the current presentation.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency by Business Segment (millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    December 31,

    Change

    2016

    2015(1)

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Revenues

    Financial & Risk

    $1,508

    $1,527

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Legal

    864

    880

    -2%

    -2%

    0%

    Tax & Accounting

    416

    410

    1%

    -1%

    2%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    77

    74

    4%

    -1%

    5%

    Eliminations

    (5)

    (4)

    Revenues

    $2,860

    $2,887

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Change

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $289

    $450

    -36%

    4%

    -40%

    Legal

    296

    327

    -9%

    0%

    -9%

    Tax & Accounting

    131

    161

    -19%

    1%

    -20%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (81)

    (136)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $635

    $802

    -21%

    3%

    -24%

    Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    19.2%

    29.5%

    -1030bp

    160bp

    -1190bp

    Legal

    34.3%

    37.2%

    -290bp

    30bp

    -320bp

    Tax & Accounting

    31.5%

    39.3%

    -780bp

    50bp

    -830bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    22.2%

    27.8%

    -560bp

    120bp

    -680bp

    Change

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Underlying Operating Profit (3)

    Financial & Risk

    $139

    $318

    -56%

    6%

    -62%

    Legal

    235

    264

    -11%

    -1%

    -10%

    Tax & Accounting

    86

    132

    -35%

    2%

    -37%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (92)

    (154)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit

    $368

    $560

    -34%

    5%

    -39%

    Underlying Operating Profit Margin (3)

    Financial & Risk

    9.2%

    20.8%

    -1160bp

    160bp

    -1320bp

    Legal

    27.2%

    30.0%

    -280bp

    10bp

    -290bp

    Tax & Accounting

    20.7%

    32.2%

    -1150bp

    50bp

    -1200bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit margin

    12.9%

    19.4%

    -650bp

    110bp

    -760bp

    n/a - not applicable Refer to page 17 for footnotes.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency by Business Segment (millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins) (unaudited)

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    Change

    2016

    2015(1)

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Revenues

    Financial & Risk

    $6,057

    $6,148

    -1%

    -1%

    0%

    Legal

    3,367

    3,407

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Tax & Accounting

    1,452

    1,417

    2%

    -2%

    4%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    304

    296

    3%

    -1%

    4%

    Eliminations

    (14)

    (11)

    Revenues

    $11,166

    $11,257

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Change

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $1,629

    $1,701

    -4%

    2%

    -6%

    Legal

    1,232

    1,268

    -3%

    -1%

    -2%

    Tax & Accounting

    414

    456

    -9%

    2%

    -11%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (321)

    (336)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $2,954

    $3,089

    -4%

    2%

    -6%

    Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    26.9%

    27.7%

    -80bp

    100bp

    -180bp

    Legal

    36.6%

    37.2%

    -60bp

    50bp

    -110bp

    Tax & Accounting

    28.5%

    32.2%

    -370bp

    90bp

    -460bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    26.5%

    27.4%

    -90bp

    100bp

    -190bp

    Change

    Total

    Foreign Currency (4)

    Before Currency (4)

    Underlying Operating Profit (3)

    Financial & Risk

    $1,044

    $1,104

    -5%

    4%

    -9%

    Legal

    984

    1,013

    -3%

    -1%

    -2%

    Tax & Accounting

    283

    343

    -17%

    3%

    -20%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (381)

    (405)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit

    $1,930

    $2,055

    -6%

    3%

    -9%

    Underlying Operating Profit Margin (3)

    Financial & Risk

    17.2%

    18.0%

    -80bp

    90bp

    -170bp

    Legal

    29.2%

    29.7%

    -50bp

    30bp

    -80bp

    Tax & Accounting

    19.5%

    24.2%

    -470bp

    90bp

    -560bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit margin

    17.3%

    18.3%

    -100bp

    80bp

    -180bp

    n/a - not applicable Refer to page 17 for footnotes.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Operating Profit to Adjusted EBITDA (2) (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    Operating profit

    $294

    $433

    -32%

    $1,390

    $1,526

    -9%

    Adjustments to remove:

    Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets

    140

    133

    528

    548

    Fair value adjustments

    (57)

    (6)

    20

    (6)

    Other operating gains, net

    (9)

    -

    (8)

    (13)

    Underlying operating profit

    $368

    $560

    -34%

    $1,930

    $2,055

    -6%

    Remove: depreciation and amortization of computer

    software

    267

    242

    1,024

    1,034

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $635

    $802

    -21%

    $2,954

    $3,089

    -4%

    Underlying operating profit margin (3)

    12.9%

    19.4%

    -650bp

    17.3%

    18.3%

    -100bp

    Adjusted EBITDA margin (2)

    22.2%

    27.8%

    -560bp

    26.5%

    27.4%

    -90bp

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Earnings from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDA (2) (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    Earnings from continuing operations

    $274

    $358

    -23%

    $1,056

    $1,127

    -6%

    Adjustments to remove:

    Tax expense (benefit)

    1

    (8)

    (15)

    34

    Other finance income

    (78)

    (17)

    (50)

    (41)

    Net interest expense

    99

    102

    403

    416

    Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets

    140

    133

    528

    548

    Amortization of computer software

    193

    165

    711

    694

    Depreciation

    74

    77

    313

    340

    EBITDA

    $703

    $810

    $2,946

    $3,118

    Adjustments to remove:

    Share of post-tax earnings in equity method investments

    (2)

    (2)

    (4)

    (10)

    Other operating gains, net

    (9)

    -

    (8)

    (13)

    Fair value adjustments

    (57)

    (6)

    20

    (6)

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $635

    $802

    -21%

    $2,954

    $3,089

    -4%

    Refer to page 17 for footnotes.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Underlying Operating Profit (3) to Adjusted EBITDA (2) by Business Segment (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    December 31, 2016

    Three Months Ended

    December 31, 2015(1)

    Underlying

    Operating Profit

    Add:

    Depreciation

    and

    Amortization

    of Computer Software

    Adjusted

    EBITDA

    Underlying

    Operating Profit

    Add:

    Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software

    Adjusted

    EBITDA

    Financial & Risk

    $139

    $150

    $289

    $318

    $132

    $450

    Legal

    235

    61

    296

    264

    63

    327

    Tax & Accounting

    86

    45

    131

    132

    29

    161

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (92)

    11

    (81)

    (154)

    18

    (136)

    $368

    $267

    $635

    $560

    $242

    $802

    Year Ended

    December 31, 2016

    Year Ended

    December 31, 2015(1)

    Underlying

    Operating Profit

    Add:

    Depreciation

    and

    Amortization

    of Computer Software

    Adjusted

    EBITDA

    Underlying

    Operating Profit

    Add:

    Depreciation and Amortization of Computer Software

    Adjusted

    EBITDA

    Financial & Risk

    $1,044

    $585

    $1,629

    $1,104

    $597

    $1,701

    Legal

    984

    248

    1,232

    1,013

    255

    1,268

    Tax & Accounting

    283

    131

    414

    343

    113

    456

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (381)

    60

    (321)

    (405)

    69

    (336)

    $1,930

    $1,024

    $2,954

    $2,055

    $1,034

    $3,089

    Refer to page 17 for footnotes.

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Earnings Attributable to Common Shareholders to Adjusted Earnings (5) (millions of U.S. dollars, except for share and per share data) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    December 31,

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    2016

    2015(1)

    Change

    Earnings attributable to common shareholders

    $2,226

    $408

    446%

    $3,098

    $1,255

    147%

    Adjustments to remove:

    Fair value adjustments

    (57)

    (6)

    20

    (6)

    Amortization of other identifiable intangible assets

    140

    133

    528

    548

    Other operating gains, net

    (9)

    -

    (8)

    (13)

    Other finance income

    (78)

    (17)

    (50)

    (41)

    Share of post-tax earnings in equity method investments

    (2)

    (2)

    (4)

    (10)

    Tax on above items

    (46)

    (45)

    (184)

    (168)

    Tax items impacting comparability

    21

    3

    34

    19

    Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

    (1,967)

    (59)

    (2,093)

    (184)

    Interim period effective tax rate normalization (6)

    -

    8

    -

    -

    Dividends declared on preference shares

    -

    -

    (2)

    (2)

    Adjusted earnings

    $228

    $423

    -46%

    $1,339

    $1,398

    -4%

    Adjusted earnings per share

    $0.31

    $0.55

    -44%

    $1.79

    $1.78

    1%

    Foreign currency(4)

    5%

    5%

    Before currency(4)

    -49%

    -4%

    Diluted weighted-average common shares (millions)

    734.5

    770.3

    749.0

    784.1

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow (7) (millions of U.S. dollars) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    December 31,

    2016

    2015(1)

    2016

    2015(1)

    Net cash provided by operating activities

    $998

    $963

    $2,984

    $2,838

    Capital expenditures, less proceeds from disposals

    (247)

    (248)

    (905)

    (951)

    Capital expenditures from discontinued operations

    -

    (12)

    (38)

    (52)

    Other investing activities

    17

    16

    40

    21

    Dividends paid on preference shares

    -

    -

    (2)

    (2)

    Dividends paid to non-controlling interests

    (13)

    (11)

    (57)

    (53)

    Free cash flow

    $755

    $708

    $2,022

    $1,801

    Refer to page 17 for footnotes.

    Footnotes

    (1) Prior-year period amounts have been restated to reflect the reclassification of the Intellectual Property & Science segment as a discontinued operation through the closing date of the sale.

    (2) Thomson Reuters defines adjusted EBITDA as underlying operating profit excluding the related depreciation and amortization of computer software. Adjusted EBITDA margin is adjusted EBITDA expressed as a percentage of revenues. Thomson Reuters uses adjusted EBITDA as it provides a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors as an indicator of a company's operating performance and as a valuation metric. Additionally, this measure is used by Thomson Reuters and investors to assess a company's ability to incur and service debt.

    (3) Underlying operating profit is operating profit from reportable segments and Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News). Underlying operating profit margin is the underlying operating profit expressed as a percentage of revenues. Thomson Reuters uses underlying operating profit as it provides a basis to evaluate operating profitability and performance trends, excluding the impact of items which distort the performance of the company's operations.

    (4) The changes in revenues, adjusted EBITDA and underlying operating profit and the related margins, and adjusted earnings per share before currency (at constant currency or excluding the effects of currency) are determined by converting the current and prior-year period's local currency equivalent using the same exchange rates.

    (5) Adjusted earnings and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) include dividends declared on preference shares but exclude the post-tax impacts of fair value adjustments, amortization of other identifiable intangible assets, other operating (gains) and losses, certain impairment charges, other finance (income) costs, Thomson Reuters share of post-tax (earnings) losses in equity method investments, discontinued operations and other items affecting comparability. Thomson Reuters calculates the post-tax amount of each item excluded from adjusted earnings based on the specific tax rules and tax rates associated with the nature and jurisdiction of each item. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated using diluted weighted-average shares and does not represent actual earnings or loss per share attributable to shareholders. Thomson Reuters uses adjusted earnings and adjusted EPS as they provide a more comparable basis to analyze earnings and they are also measures commonly used by shareholders to measure the company's performance.

    (6) Adjustment to reflect income taxes based on estimated full-year effective tax rate. Earnings or losses for interim periods under IFRS reflect income taxes based on the estimated effective tax rates of each of the jurisdictions in which Thomson Reuters operates. The non-IFRS adjustment reallocates estimated full-year income taxes between interim periods, but has no effect on full-year income taxes.

    (7) Free cash flow (includes free cash flow from continuing and discontinued operations) is net cash provided by operating activities, and other investing activities less capital expenditures, dividends paid on the company's preference shares, and dividends paid to non-controlling interests. Thomson Reuters uses free cash flow as it helps assess the company's ability, over the long term, to create value for its shareholders as it represents cash available to repay debt, pay common dividends and fund share repurchases and new acquisitions.

    Appendix A

    The following supplemental information is provided to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook, which was provided both including and excluding the impact of the fourth-quarter charges (1).

    Thomson Reuters Corporation

    Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins, and Adjusted EPS Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency and the Fourth Quarter 2016 Charges

    (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended December 31, (Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

    Non-IFRS Financial Measures (2)

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Revenues

    $2,860

    -

    $2,860

    $2,887

    -1

    %

    -2

    %

    1

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $635

    $212

    $847

    $802

    6

    %

    1

    %

    5

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    22.2

    %

    29.6

    %

    27.8

    %

    180

    bp

    80

    bp

    100

    bp

    Underlying operating profit

    $368

    $212

    $580

    $560

    4

    %

    2

    %

    2

    %

    Underlying operating profit margin

    12.9

    %

    20.3

    %

    19.4

    %

    90

    bp

    70

    bp

    20

    bp

    Adjusted EPS

    $0.31

    $0.29

    $0.60

    $0.55

    9

    %

    2

    %

    7

    %

    Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations)

    $755

    $39

    $794

    $708

    12

    %

    Year Ended December 31, (Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

    Non-IFRS Financial Measures (2)

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Revenues

    $11,166

    -

    $11,166

    $11,257

    -1

    %

    -2

    %

    1

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $2,954

    $212

    $3,166

    $3,089

    2

    %

    0

    %

    2

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    26.5

    %

    28.4

    %

    27.4

    %

    100

    bp

    80

    bp

    20

    bp

    Underlying operating profit

    $1,930

    $212

    $2,142

    $2,055

    4

    %

    2

    %

    2

    %

    Underlying operating profit margin

    17.3

    %

    19.2

    %

    18.3

    %

    90

    bp

    70

    bp

    20

    bp

    Adjusted EPS

    $1.79

    $0.28

    $2.07

    $1.78

    16

    %

    4

    %

    12

    %

    Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations)

    $2,022

    $39

    $2,061

    $1,801

    14

    %

    (1)

    In this appendix, the fourth-quarter charges of $212 million are removed from the company's 2016 actual non-IFRS results to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook. Similarly, 2016 cash payments of $39 million associated with these charges are removed from free cash flow.

    (2)

    These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes on page 17.

    (3)

    Based on 2016 actual non-IFRS results excluding the previously announced fourth-quarter charges.

    Appendix A

    The following supplemental information is provided to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook, which was provided both including and excluding the impact of the fourth-quarter charges (1).

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency and Fourth Quarter 2016 Charges by Business Segment (millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins) (unaudited)

    Three Months Ended

    December 31,

    Change

    2016

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Revenues

    Financial & Risk

    $1,508

    $1,527

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Legal

    864

    880

    -2%

    -2%

    0%

    Tax & Accounting

    416

    410

    1%

    -1%

    2%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    77

    74

    4%

    -1%

    5%

    Eliminations

    (5)

    (4)

    Revenues

    $2,860

    $2,887

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $289

    $167

    $456

    $450

    1%

    1%

    0%

    Legal

    296

    26

    322

    327

    -2%

    -3%

    1%

    Tax & Accounting

    131

    18

    149

    161

    -7%

    1%

    -8%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (81)

    1

    (80)

    (136)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $635

    $212

    $847

    $802

    6%

    1%

    5%

    Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    19.2%

    30.2%

    29.5%

    70bp

    110bp

    -40bp

    Legal

    34.3%

    37.3%

    37.2%

    10bp

    -10bp

    20bp

    Tax & Accounting

    31.5%

    35.8%

    39.3%

    -350bp

    30bp

    -380bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    22.2%

    29.6%

    27.8%

    180bp

    80bp

    100bp

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Underlying Operating Profit (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $139

    $167

    $306

    $318

    -4%

    3%

    -7%

    Legal

    235

    26

    261

    264

    -1%

    -3%

    2%

    Tax & Accounting

    86

    18

    104

    132

    -21%

    1%

    -22%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (92)

    1

    (91)

    (154)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit

    $368

    $212

    $580

    $560

    4%

    2%

    2%

    Underlying Operating Profit Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    9.2%

    20.3%

    20.8%

    -50bp

    120bp

    -170bp

    Legal

    27.2%

    30.2%

    30.0%

    20bp

    -30bp

    50bp

    Tax & Accounting

    20.7%

    25.0%

    32.2%

    -720bp

    30bp

    -750bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit margin

    12.9%

    20.3%

    19.4%

    90bp

    70bp

    20bp

    (1)

    In this appendix, the fourth-quarter charges of $212 million are removed from the company's 2016 actual non-IFRS results to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook.

    (2)

    These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes on page 17.

    (3)

    Based on 2016 actual non-IFRS results excluding the previously announced fourth-quarter charges.

    n/a - not applicable

    Appendix A

    The following supplemental information is provided to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook, which was provided both including and excluding the impact of the fourth quarter charges(1).

    Thomson Reuters Corporation Reconciliation of Changes in Revenues, Adjusted EBITDA, Underlying Operating Profit and the Related Margins Excluding the Effects of Foreign Currency and Fourth Quarter 2016 Charges by Business Segment (millions of U.S. dollars, except for margins) (unaudited)

    Year Ended

    December 31,

    Change

    2016

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Revenues

    Financial & Risk

    $6,057

    $6,148

    -1%

    -1%

    0%

    Legal

    3,367

    3,407

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Tax & Accounting

    1,452

    1,417

    2%

    -2%

    4%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    304

    296

    3%

    -1%

    4%

    Eliminations

    (14)

    (11)

    Revenues

    $11,166

    $11,257

    -1%

    -2%

    1%

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Adjusted EBITDA (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $1,629

    $167

    $1,796

    $1,701

    6%

    2%

    4%

    Legal

    1,232

    26

    1,258

    1,268

    -1%

    -1%

    0%

    Tax & Accounting

    414

    18

    432

    456

    -5%

    1%

    -6%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (321)

    1

    (320)

    (336)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA

    $2,954

    $212

    $3,166

    $3,089

    2%

    0%

    2%

    Adjusted EBITDA Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    26.9%

    29.7%

    27.7%

    200bp

    90bp

    110bp

    Legal

    36.6%

    37.4%

    37.2%

    20bp

    40bp

    -20bp

    Tax & Accounting

    28.5%

    29.8%

    32.2%

    -240bp

    90bp

    -330bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Adjusted EBITDA margin

    26.5%

    28.4%

    27.4%

    100bp

    80bp

    20bp

    Change Excluding Charges(3)

    2016 Actual

    Remove Charges

    2016 Excluding Charges

    2015

    Total

    Foreign Currency

    Before Currency

    Underlying Operating Profit (2)

    Financial & Risk

    $1,044

    $167

    $1,211

    $1,104

    10%

    3%

    7%

    Legal

    984

    26

    1,010

    1,013

    0%

    -1%

    1%

    Tax & Accounting

    283

    18

    301

    343

    -12%

    2%

    -14%

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    (381)

    1

    (380)

    (405)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit

    $1,930

    $212

    $2,142

    $2,055

    4%

    2%

    2%

    Underlying Operating Profit Margin (2)

    Financial & Risk

    17.2%

    20.0%

    18.0%

    200bp

    80bp

    120bp

    Legal

    29.2%

    30.0%

    29.7%

    30bp

    30bp

    0bp

    Tax & Accounting

    19.5%

    20.7%

    24.2%

    -350bp

    80bp

    -430bp

    Corporate & Other (includes Reuters News)

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Underlying operating profit margin

    17.3%

    19.2%

    18.3%

    90bp

    70bp

    20bp

    (1)

    In this appendix, the fourth-quarter charges of $212 million are removed from the company's 2016 actual non-IFRS results to facilitate comparison to the 2016 Business Outlook.

    (2)

    These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes on page 17.

    (3)

    Based on 2016 actual non-IFRS results excluding the previously announced fourth-quarter charges.

    n/a - not applicable

    SOURCE Thomson Reuters


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