|IHS MARKIT LTD. filed this Form 10-Q on 06/26/2018|
Free Cash Flow (non-GAAP measure)
The following table reconciles our non-GAAP free cash flow measure to net cash provided by operating activities.
The increase in free cash flow was primarily due to higher net cash provided by operating activities and lower capital expenditure activity. Our free cash flow has historically been positive due to the robust cash generation attributes of our business model, and we expect that it will continue to be a significant source of funding for our business strategy of growth through organic and acquisitive means.
Credit Facility and Other Debt
Please refer to Note 4 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a discussion of the current status of our debt arrangements.
Share Repurchase Programs
Please refer to Note 10 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and to Part II, Item 2 in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a discussion of our share repurchase programs.
Off-Balance Sheet Transactions
We have no off-balance sheet transactions.
Critical Accounting Policies
Our management makes a number of significant estimates, assumptions and judgments in the preparation of our financial statements. See “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates” in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K for a discussion of the estimates and judgments necessary in our accounting for revenue recognition, business combinations, goodwill and other intangible assets, income taxes, pensions, and stock-based compensation.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Please refer to Note 1 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements and their anticipated effect on our business.
For information regarding our exposure to certain market risks, see “Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk,” in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Borrowings under the 2016 revolving facility and 2016 term loans are subject to variable interest rates. We use interest rate swaps in order to fix a portion of our variable rate debt as part of our overall interest rate risk management strategy. As of May 31, 2018, we had approximately $2.435 billion of floating-rate debt at a 4.08 percent weighted-average interest rate, of which $400 million was subject to effective floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps. A hypothetical increase in interest rates of 100 basis points applied to our floating rate indebtedness would increase our annual interest expense by approximately $20 million ($24 million without giving effect to any of our interest rate swaps). We do not believe that the 2018 revolving facility arrangement entered into in June 2018 would significantly impact the hypothetical increase analysis.