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Soft Issuance Markets Take a Toll on Moody’s Outlook

Rajiv Bhatia, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Rajiv Bhatia, CFA |

Wide-moat-rated Moody’s reported first-quarter 2022 results that were reasonably close to consensus. Moody’s reported first-quarter revenue of $1.52 billion and adjusted EPS of $2.89, which compares with the FactSet consensus estimates of $1.51 billion and $2.90, respectively. However, macroeconomic volatility and rising interest rates are weighing on the firm’s bond issuance outlook and as a result the firm meaningfully reduced its revenue and earnings outlook for 2022. As we temper our near-term expectations, we are reducing our fair value estimate on Moody’s shares to $350 from $360.

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Moody’s, along with S&P Ratings, is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody’s ratings segment, known as Moody’s Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm’s revenue and profits. Moody’s other segment is Moody’s Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A’s products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.

7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, 10007
T +1 212 553-0300
Sector Financial Services
Industry Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 13,913

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