Thomson posted net profit of $116 million for the most recently ended quarter, compared to a loss of $311 million in last year’s corresponding period. Revenue was $1.48 billion, an 8 percent rise from $1.38 billion a year earlier; up 10 percent in constant currency. That included quarterly payments from Refinitiv for Reuters News service. EBIDTA was $274 million in the recently ended quarter, up 2 percent rise from $268 million a year ago.
In a recent earnings webcast, CEO James Smith said recurring revenue was the strongest it had been in several years.
Tax Professional revenue was $274 million, up 2 percent from $268 million. Recurring revenue, which represented 78 percent of the total, rose by 7 percent. Transaction revenue was flat. Accounting firm revenue—84 percent of the total—rose by 5 percent while global business was up 15 percent, driven by Latin America. The government business, which comprises 5 percent of revenue, was down by 4 percent.Last modified on Tuesday, 14 May 2019