Core and total revenue for the first quarter of 2007 was US$ 392.5 million up 5% before the effect of foreign exchange (up 7 percent after the effect of foreign exchange) compared to prior year quarter.

Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the first quarter of 2007 was US$101.0, up 9% from prior year period.  Free cash flow for Q1 2007, excluding the impact of legacy tax matters, was US$ 104.6 million, up 49 % from Q1 2006.  D&B repurchased shares for US$ 143.7 million during Q1.

D&B continues to focus on Asia, mainly China, India and Japan as major growth areas for its business.  It is also on the hunt for tuck-under acquisitions to boost its data integration capabilities, platforms and analytics.  Source: Company Earnings Release –

BIIA Newsletter May – 2007 Issue