MOODYS CORP /DE/, 10-Q filed on 10/24/2016
Quarterly Report
Document and Entity Information
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Document Information [Line Items]
 
Document Type
10-Q 
Amendment Flag
false 
Document Period End Date
Sep. 30, 2016 
Document Fiscal Year Focus
2016 
Document Fiscal Period Focus
Q3 
Trading Symbol
MCO 
Entity Registrant Name
MOODYS CORP /DE/ 
Entity Central Index Key
0001059556 
Current Fiscal Year End Date
--12-31 
Entity Filer Category
Large Accelerated Filer 
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding
191.2 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (USD $)
In Millions, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Revenues
$ 917.1 
$ 834.9 
$ 2,662.1 
$ 2,618.6 
Expenses
 
 
 
 
Operating
253.2 
236.1 
761.3 
724.4 
Selling, general and administrative
225.3 
220.8 
683.2 
669.1 
Restructuring
8.4 
 
12.0 
 
Depreciation and amortization
32.7 
28.3 
93.8 
84.8 
Total expenses
519.6 
485.2 
1,550.3 
1,478.3 
Operating Income
397.5 
349.7 
1,111.8 
1,140.3 
Non-operating (expense) income, net
 
 
 
 
Interest income (expense), net
(35.4)
(25.8)
(103.8)
(87.0)
Other non-operating income (expense), net
6.9 
19.7 
15.5 
14.0 
Total non-operating (expense) income, net
(28.5)
(6.1)
(88.3)
(73.0)
Income before provisions for income taxes
369.0 
343.6 
1,023.5 
1,067.3 
Provision for income taxes
112.4 
109.8 
322.2 
338.1 
Net income
256.6 
233.8 
701.3 
729.2 
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
1.3 
2.2 
6.1 
5.8 
Net income attributable to Moody's
$ 255.3 
$ 231.6 
$ 695.2 
$ 723.4 
Earnings per share attributable to Moody's common shareholders
 
 
 
 
Basic
$ 1.33 
$ 1.16 
$ 3.6 
$ 3.6 
Diluted
$ 1.31 
$ 1.14 
$ 3.55 
$ 3.54 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
Basic
191.7 
199.4 
193.3 
201.1 
Diluted
194.3 
202.5 
196.0 
204.5 
Dividends declared per share attributable to Moody's common shareholders
$ 0.37 
$ 0.34 
$ 0.74 
$ 0.68 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Net income
$ 256.6 
$ 233.8 
$ 701.3 
$ 729.2 
Foreign currency translation:
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments - Pre Tax
(12.0)
(43.2)
(9.4)
(94.3)
Foreign currency translation adjustment - Tax
2.6 
1.5 
16.6 
(5.8)
Foreign currency translation adjustments - Net of Tax
(9.4)
(41.7)
7.2 
(100.1)
Foreign currency translation adjustments - reclassification of losses included in net income - Pre Tax
 
 
 
(0.1)
Foreign currency translation adjustments - reclassification of losses included in net income - Net of Tax
 
 
 
(0.1)
Cash flow hedges:
 
 
 
 
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges - Pre Tax
5.1 
 
2.5 
 
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges - Tax Amount
(1.9)
 
(1.0)
 
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges - Net of Tax
3.2 
 
1.5 
 
Reclassification of losses (gains) included in net income - Pre Tax
(1.3)
 
(0.9)
 
Reclassification of losses included in net income - Tax Amount
0.4 
 
0.3 
 
Reclassification of losses included in net income- Net of Tax
(0.9)
 
(0.6)
 
Available for sale securities:
 
 
 
 
Net unrealized gains on available for sale securities - Pre Tax
0.7 
0.7 
1.9 
2.8 
Net unrealized gains on available for sale securities - Net of Tax
0.7 
0.7 
1.9 
2.8 
Reclassification of gains included in net income - Pre Tax
 
(0.6)
 
(0.8)
Reclassification of gains included in net income - Net of Tax
 
(0.6)
 
(0.8)
Pension and Other Retirement Benefits:
 
 
 
 
Amortization of actuarial losses and prior service costs included in net income - Pre Tax
2.4 
3.4 
7.3 
10.3 
Amortization of actuarial losses and prior service costs included in net income - Tax
(0.9)
(1.3)
(2.8)
(3.9)
Amortization of actuarial losses and prior service costs included in net income - Net of Tax
1.5 
2.1 
4.5 
6.4 
Net actuarial losses and prior service costs - Pre Tax
 
 
5.3 
10.9 
Net actuarial losses and prior service costs - Tax
 
 
(2.0)
(4.2)
Net actuarial losses and prior service costs - Net of Tax
 
 
3.3 
6.7 
Total other comprehensive income (loss) - Pre Tax
(5.1)
(39.7)
6.7 
(71.2)
Total other comprehensive income (loss) - Tax
0.2 
0.2 
11.1 
(13.9)
Total other comprehensive income (loss) - Net of Tax
(4.9)
(39.5)
17.8 
(85.1)
Comprehensive income
251.7 
194.3 
719.1 
644.1 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interest
(14.8)
2.2 
(10.0)
5.8 
Comprehensive income attributable to Moody's
$ 266.5 
$ 192.1 
$ 729.1 
$ 638.3 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Current assets:
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 1,746.1 
$ 1,757.4 
Short-term investments
311.8 
474.8 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of net of allowances of $26.4 in 2016 and $27.5 in 2015
831.4 
802.0 
Deferred tax assets, net
 
29.3 
Other current assets
127.6 
179.6 
Total current assets
3,016.9 
3,243.1 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $581.7 in 2016 and $518.9 in 2015
329.6 
306.4 
Goodwill
1,040.8 
976.3 
Intangible assets, net
307.8 
299.1 
Deferred tax assets, net
169.6 
137.7 
Other assets
154.6 
140.4 
Total assets
5,019.3 
5,103.0 
Current liabilities:
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
450.3 
566.6 
Deferred tax liabilities, net
 
16.7 
Current portion of long-term debt
299.9 
 
Deferred revenue
652.3 
635.2 
Total current liabilities
1,402.5 
1,218.5 
Non-current portion of deferred revenue
135.0 
132.5 
Long-term debt
3,118.2 
3,380.6 
Deferred tax liabilities, net
107.5 
83.8 
Unrecognized tax benefits
201.1 
203.4 
Other liabilities
412.9 
417.2 
Total liabilities
5,377.2 
5,436.0 
Contingencies (Note 15)
   
   
Shareholders' deficit
 
 
Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
   
   
Capital surplus
450.4 
451.3 
Retained earnings
7,261.2 
6,709.0 
Treasury stock, at cost; 151,731,498 and 146,826,744 shares of common stock at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively
(7,973.8)
(7,389.2)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(305.7)
(339.5)
Total Moody's shareholders' deficit
(564.5)
(565.0)
Noncontrolling interests
206.6 
232.0 
Total shareholders' deficit
(357.9)
(333.0)
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit
5,019.3 
5,103.0 
Series common stock
 
 
Shareholders' deficit
 
 
Common stock
   
   
Common Stock
 
 
Shareholders' deficit
 
 
Common stock
$ 3.4 
$ 3.4 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Parenthetical) (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Accounts receivable, allowances
$ 26.4 
$ 27.5 
Property and equipment, accumulated depreciation
$ 581.7 
$ 518.9 
Preferred stock, par value
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Preferred stock, shares authorized
10,000,000.0 
10,000,000.0 
Common stock, shares authorized
1,000,000,000.0 
1,000,000,000.0 
Treasury stock, shares
151,731,498.0 
146,826,744.0 
Series common stock
 
 
Common stock, par value
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Common stock, shares authorized
1,000,000,000.0 
10,000,000.0 
Common Stock
 
 
Common stock, par value
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Common stock, shares authorized
1,000,000,000.0 
1,000,000,000.0 
Common stock, shares issued
342,902,272.0 
342,902,272.0 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Cash flows from operating activities
 
 
Net income
$ 701.3 
$ 729.2 
Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
93.8 
84.8 
Stock-based compensation expense
72.8 
66.5 
Deferred income taxes
7.1 
19.7 
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation plans
(32.4)
(44.5)
Legacy Tax Matters
(1.6)
(6.4)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
Accounts receivable
(35.6)
61.0 
Other current assets
51.1 
4.9 
Other assets
10.2 
(6.6)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(54.6)
(35.7)
Deferred revenue
31.2 
10.6 
Unrecognized tax benefits and other non-current tax liabilities
(1.8)
(9.9)
Other liabilities
15.1 
19.9 
Net cash provided by operating activities
856.6 
893.5 
Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
Capital additions
(84.8)
(65.9)
Purchases of investments
(279.7)
(480.4)
Sales and maturities of investments
438.7 
448.6 
Acquisitions, net of cash required
(79.1)
(4.6)
Settlement of net investment hedges
2.5 
20.8 
Net cash used in investing activities
(2.4)
(81.5)
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
Issuance of notes
 
552.8 
Proceeds from stock-based compensation plans
72.5 
72.1 
Repurchase of shares for payroll tax withholdings related to stock-based compensation
(44.0)
(59.3)
Cost of treasury shares repurchased
(678.9)
(905.6)
Excess tax benefits from settlement of stock-based compensation plans
32.4 
44.5 
Payment of dividends
(214.5)
(205.0)
Acquisition of NCI
(45.4)
 
Payment of dividends to noncontrolling interests
(4.6)
(4.6)
Contingent consideration paid
 
(1.5)
Debt issuance costs and related fees
(0.1)
(5.9)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(882.6)
(512.5)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
17.1 
(47.9)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(11.3)
251.6 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period
1,757.4 
1,219.5 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period
$ 1,746.1 
$ 1,471.1 
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
The following terms, abbreviations and acronyms are used to identify frequently used terms in this report:
TERMDEFINITION
Adjusted Operating Income Operating income excluding restructuring, depreciation and amortization
Adjusted Operating Income divided by revenue
AmbaAmba Investment Services; a provider of outsourced investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions; a majority owned subsidiary of the Company acquired 100% of Amba in December 2013
AmericasRepresents countries within North and South America, excluding the U.S.
AOCIAccumulated other comprehensive income (loss); a separate component of shareholders’ equity
ASCThe FASB Accounting Standards Codification; the sole source of authoritative GAAP as of July 1, 2009 except for rules and interpretive releases of the SEC, which are also sources of authoritative GAAP for SEC registrants
Asia-PacificRepresents countries in Asia including but not limited to: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand
ASUThe FASB Accounting Standards Update to the ASC. It also provides background information for accounting guidance and the bases for conclusions on the changes in the ASC. ASUs are not considered authoritative until codified into the ASC
BlackBox BlackBox Logic; a leading provider of Residential Mortgage-Backed securities loan level data. The Company acquired the customer base and products of BlackBox Logic in December 2015
BoardThe board of directors of the Company
BPSBasis points
Brexit Abbreviation of "British exit", which refers to the June 23, 2016 referendum by British voters to exit the European Union
Canary Wharf LeaseOperating lease agreement entered into on February 6, 2008 for office space in London, England, occupied by the Company in the second half of 2009
CFGCorporate finance group; an LOB of MIS
CLOCollateralized loan obligation
CMBSCommercial mortgage-backed securities; part of the CREF asset class within SFG
CommissionEuropean Commission
Common StockThe Company’s common stock
CompanyMoody’s Corporation and its subsidiaries; MCO; Moody’s
CopalCopal Partners; an acquisition completed in November 2011; part of the MA segment; leading provider of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional investors
Copal AmbaOperating segment and reporting unit created in January 2014 that consists of all operations from Copal as well as the operations of Amba. The Copal Amba operating segment provides outsourced research and analytical services to the global financial and corporate sectors
CouncilCouncil of the European Union
CPCommercial Paper
CP NotesUnsecured CP issued
CP ProgramA program entered into on August 3, 2016 allowing the Company to privately place CP up to a maximum of $1 billion for which the matuirty may not exceed 397 days from the date of issue.
CRAsCredit rating agencies
CRA3Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which updated the regulatory regimes imposing additional procedural requirements on CRAs
CREFand mortgage-backed securities; part of SFGCommercial real estate finance which includes REITs, commercial real estate CDOs
CSICSI Global Education, Inc.; an acquisition completed in November 2010; part of the MA segment; a provider of financial learning, credentials, and certification services primarily in Canada
CSPPCorporate Sector Purchase Programme;  quantitative easing  program implemented by the ECB. This program allows the central bank to purchase bonds issued by European companies, as well as provide access to the secondary bond market in which existing corporate bonds trade
D&ADepreciation and amortization
DBPPDefined benefit pension plans
ECBEuropean Central Bank
ECCAEconomics and Consumer Credit Analytics; a business within the RD&A LOB which provides economic and consumer credit trend analytics
EMEARepresents countries within Europe, the Middle East and Africa
EPSEarnings per share
EquilibriumA leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Panama; acquired by Moody’s in May 2015
ERSsoftware products as well as software implementation services and related risk The enterprise risk solutions LOB within MA, which offers risk management management advisory engagements
ESMAEuropean Securities and Markets Authority
ETREffective tax rate
EUEuropean Union
EUREuros
Excess Tax BenefitsThe difference between the tax benefit realized at exercise of an option or delivery of a restricted share and the tax benefit recorded at the time the option or restricted share is expensed under GAAP
Exchange ActThe Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board
FIGFinancial institutions group; an LOB of MIS
Financial Reform ActDodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Free Cash FlowNet cash provided by operating activities less cash paid for capital additions
FSTCFinancial Services Training and Certifications; a reporting unit within the MA segment that includes on-line and classroom-based training services and CSI Foreign exchange
FX
GAAPU.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GBPBritish pounds
GGYGilliland Gold Young; a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the global insurance industry. The Company acquired GGY on March 1, 2016
ICRAICRA Limited; a leading provider of credit ratings and research in India. The Company previously held 28.5% equity ownership and in June 2014, increased that ownership stake to just over 50% through the acquisition of additional shares
ITInformation technology
KISKorea Investors Service, Inc; a leading Korean rating agency and consolidated subsidiary of the Company
KIS PricingKorea Investors Service Pricing, Inc; a leading Korean provider of fixed income securities pricing and consolidated subsidiary of the Company
Legacy Tax Matter(s)Exposures to certain potential tax liabilities assumed in connection with the Company's spin-off from Dun & Bradstreet in 2000.
LewtanLewtan Technologies; a leading provider of analytical tools and data for the global structured finance market; part of the RD&A LOB within MA; an acquisition completed in October 2014
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rate
LOBLine of business
MAMoody’s Analytics – a reportable segment of MCO formed in January 2008 which provides a wide range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets; consists of three LOBs – RD&A, ERS and PS
M&AMergers and acquisitions
MCOMoody’s Corporation and its subsidiaries; the Company; Moody’s
MD&AManagement’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
MISMoody’s Investors Service – a reportable segment of MCO; consists of five LOBs – SFG, CFG, FIG, PPIF and MIS Other
MIS OtherConsists of non-ratings revenue from ICRA, KIS Pricing and KIS Research. These businesses are components of MIS; MIS Other is an LOB of MIS
Moody’sMoody’s Corporation and its subsidiaries; MCO; the Company
Net IncomeNet income attributable to Moody’s Corporation, which excludes net income from
consolidated noncontrolling interests belonging to the minority interest holder
NMPercentage change is not meaningful
Non-GAAPA financial measure not in accordance with GAAP; these measures, when read in
conjunction with the Company’s reported results, can provide useful supplemental
information for investors analyzing period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s
performance, facilitate comparisons to competitors’ operating results and to provide
greater transparency to investors of supplemental information used by management
in its financial and operational decision making
NRSRONationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization
OCIOther comprehensive income (loss); includes gains and losses on cash flow and net
investment hedges, unrealized gains and losses on available for sale securities, certain
gains and losses relating to pension and other retirement benefit obligations and
foreign currency translation adjustments
Other Retirement PlanThe U.S. retirement healthcare and U.S. retirement life insurance plans
PPIFPublic, project and infrastructure finance; an LOB of MIS
Profit Participation PlanDefined contribution profit participation plan that covers substantially all U.S.
employees of the Company
PSProfessional Services, an LOB within MA that provides outsourced research and
analytical services as well as financial training and certification programs
RD&AResearch, Data and Analytics; an LOB within MA that produces, sells and distributes
research, data and related content. Includes products generated by MIS, such as
analyses on major debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit
events, as well as economic research, data, quantitative risk scores, and other
analytical tools that are produced within MA
Reform ActCredit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006
REITReal Estate Investment Trust
Relationship RevenueFor MIS represents monitoring of a rated debt obligation and/or entities that issue
such obligations, as well as revenue from programs such as commercial paper,
medium-term notes and shelf registrations. For MIS Other represents subscription-
based revenue. For MA, represents subscription-based and maintenance revenue
Retirement PlansMoody’s funded and unfunded pension plans, the healthcare plans and life insurance
plans
SAVStructured Analytics and Valuation; a business within the RD&A LOB which
provides data and analytics for securitized assets
SECU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities ActSecurities Act of 1933, as amended
Series 2007-1 NotesPrincipal amount of $300 million, 6.06% senior unsecured notes due in September
2017 pursuant to the 2007 Agreement
SFGStructured finance group; an LOB of MIS
SG&ASelling, general and administrative expenses
Total DebtAll indebtedness of the Company as reflected on the consolidated balance sheets
Transaction RevenueFor MIS, represents the initial rating of a new debt issuance as well as other one-time
fees. For MIS Other, represents revenue from professional services and outsourcing
engagements. For MA, represents software license fees and revenue from risk
management advisory projects, training and certification services, and outsourced
research and analytical engagements
U.K.United Kingdom
U.S.United States
USDU.S. dollar
UTBsUnrecognized tax benefits
UTPsUncertain tax positions
VSOEVendor specific objective evidence; as defined in the ASC, evidence of selling price
limited to either of the following: the price charged for a deliverable when it is sold
separately, or for a deliverable not yet being sold separately, the price established by
management having the relevant authority
2007 AgreementNote purchase agreement dated September 7, 2007, relating to the Series 2007-1 Notes
2010 IndentureSupplemental indenture and related agreements dated August 19, 2010, relating to the 2010 Senior Notes
2010 Senior NotesPrincipal amount of $500 million, 5.50% senior unsecured notes due in September 2020 pursuant to the 2010 Indenture
2012 FacilityRevolving credit facility of $1 billion entered into on April 18,2012; was replaced with the 2015 Facility
2012 IndentureSupplemental indenture and related agreements dated August 18, 2012, relating to the 2012 Senior Notes
2012 Senior NotesPrincipal amount of $500 million, 4.50% senior unsecured notes due in September 2022 pursuant to the 2012 Indenture
2013 IndentureSupplemental indenture and related agreements dated August 12, 2013, relating to the 2013 Senior Notes
2013 Senior NotesPrincipal amount of the $500 million, 4.875% senior unsecured notes due in February 2024 pursuant to the 2013 Indenture
2014 IndentureSupplemental indenture and related agreements dated July 16, 2014, relating to the 2014 Senior Notes
2014 Senior Notes (5-Year)Principal amount of $450 million, 2.75% senior unsecured notes due in July 2019
2014 Senior Notes (30-Year)
2015 FacilityFive-year unsecured revolving credit facility, with capacity to borrow up to $1 billion; replaces the 2012 Facility
2015 IndentureSupplemental indenture and related agreements dated March 9, 2015, relating to the 2015 Senior Notes
2015 Senior NotesPrincipal amount €500 million, 1.75% senior unsecured notes issued March 9, 2015 and due in March 2027
7WTC The Company’s corporate headquarters located at 7 World Trade Center in New York, NY
7WTC LeaseOperating lease agreement entered into on October 20, 2006
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

NOTE 1. DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Moody’s is a provider of (i) credit ratings, (ii) credit, capital markets and economic research, data and analytical tools, (iii) software solutions and related risk management services, (iv) quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services and (v) outsourced research and analytical services. Moody’s has two reportable segments: MIS and MA.

MIS, the credit rating agency, publishes credit ratings on a wide range of debt obligations and the entities that issue such obligations in markets worldwide. Revenue is primarily derived from the originators and issuers of such transactions who use MIS ratings in the distribution of their debt issues to investors. Additionally, MIS earns revenue from certain non-ratings-related operations, which consist primarily of the distribution of research and fixed income pricing services in the Asia-Pacific region and from ICRA non-ratings services. The revenue from these operations is included in the MIS Other LOB and is not material to the results of the MIS segment.

The MA segment develops a wide range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. Within its Research, Data and Analytics business, MA distributes research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including in-depth research on major debt issuers, industry studies and commentary on topical credit-related events. The RD&A business also produces economic research as well as data and analytical tools such as quantitative credit risk scores. Within its Enterprise Risk Solutions business, MA provides software solutions as well as related risk management services. The Professional Services business provides outsourced research and analytical services along with financial training and certification programs.

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related notes in the Company’s 2015 annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2016. The results of interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year or any subsequent period. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (including normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, results of operations and cash flows at the dates and for the periods presented have been included. The year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current presentation.

In the first quarter of 2016, the Company adopted ASU No. 2015-17 “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes” on a prospective basis, and accordingly, prior year comparative periods have not been adjusted. This ASU requires the classification of all deferred income tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent on the balance sheet.

In the first quarter of 2016, the Company adopted ASU No. 2015-03,“Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs” on a retrospective basis. This ASU requires a company to present debt issuance costs in the balance sheet as a reduction of debt rather than as an asset. The impact to the Company’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2016 relating to the adoption of this ASU is set forth in the table below:

As reported December 31, 2015ReclassificationDecember 31, 2015 As adjustedAs reported September 30, 2016ReclassificationSeptember 30, 2016 Under previous accounting guidance
Long-term debt$ 3,401.0 $ (20.4)$ 3,380.6 $ 3,118.2 $ 18.5 $ 3,136.7
Other assets$ 160.8 $ (20.4)$ 140.4 $ 154.6 $ 18.6 $ 173.2
Current portion of long-term debt$ 299.9 $ 0.1 $ 300.0
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (Tables)
Schedule of Change in Balance Sheets Item Due to Adoption of Debt Issuance Costs Policy
As reported December 31, 2015ReclassificationDecember 31, 2015 As adjustedAs reported September 30, 2016ReclassificationSeptember 30, 2016 Under previous accounting guidance
Long-term debt$ 3,401.0 $ (20.4)$ 3,380.6 $ 3,118.2 $ 18.5 $ 3,136.7
Other assets$ 160.8 $ (20.4)$ 140.4 $ 154.6 $ 18.6 $ 173.2
Current portion of long-term debt$ 299.9 $ 0.1 $ 300.0
Change in Financial Statement due to adoption of Policy (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Item Effected [Line Items]
 
 
Long-term debt
$ 3,118.2 
$ 3,380.6 
Other assets
154.6 
140.4 
Current portion of long-term debt
299.9 
 
As Previously Reported [Member]
 
 
Item Effected [Line Items]
 
 
Long-term debt
 
3,401.0 
Other assets
 
160.8 
Reclassification [Member]
 
 
Item Effected [Line Items]
 
 
Long-term debt
18.5 
(20.4)
Other assets
18.6 
(20.4)
Current portion of long-term debt
0.1 
 
Previous Accounting Guidance [Member]
 
 
Item Effected [Line Items]
 
 
Long-term debt
3,136.7 
 
Other assets
173.2 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$ 300.0 
 
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation - Additional Information (Detail)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]
 
Number of reportable segments
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

NOTE 2. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Presented below is a summary of the stock-based compensation cost and associated tax benefit included in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations:

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
Stock-based compensation cost$23.9$22.1$72.8$66.5
Tax benefit$7.8$7.2$23.7$21.8

During the first nine months of 2016, the Company granted 0.5 million employee stock options, which had a weighted average grant date fair value of $22.98 per share based on the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The Company also granted 1.2 million shares of restricted stock in the first nine months of 2016, which had a weighted average grant date fair value of $80.90 per share. Both the employee stock options and restricted stock generally vest ratably over a four-year period. Additionally, the Company granted approximately 0.2 million shares of performance-based awards whereby the number of shares that ultimately vest are based on the achievement of certain non-market based performance metrics of the Company over a three-year period. The weighted average grant date fair value of these awards was $76.66 per share.

The following weighted average assumptions were used in determining the fair value for options granted in 2016:

Expected dividend yield1.83%
Expected stock volatility32.3%
Risk-free interest rate1.60%
Expected holding period6.8 yrs
Grant date fair value$22.98

Unrecognized compensation expense at September 30, 2016 was $10.4 million and $129.6 million for stock options and unvested restricted stock, respectively, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.3 years and 1.7 years, respectively. Additionally, there was $14.6 million of unrecognized compensation expense relating to the aforementioned non-market based performance-based awards, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.0 years.

The following tables summarize information relating to stock option exercises and restricted stock vesting:

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Exercise of stock options:20162015
Proceeds from stock option exercises$67.7$68.0
Aggregate intrinsic value$67.8$64.7
Tax benefit realized upon exercise$23.1$23.0
Number of shares exercised1.41.3
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Vesting of restricted stock:20162015
Fair value of shares vested$92.8$111.3
Tax benefit realized upon vesting$29.5$35.7
Number of shares vested1.01.1
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Vesting of performance-based restricted stock:20162015
Fair value of shares vested$23.6$43.1
Tax benefit realized upon vesting$8.4$15.6
Number of shares vested0.20.5
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION (Tables)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
Stock-based compensation cost$23.9$22.1$72.8$66.5
Tax benefit$7.8$7.2$23.7$21.8
Expected dividend yield1.83%
Expected stock volatility32.3%
Risk-free interest rate1.60%
Expected holding period6.8 yrs
Grant date fair value$22.98
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Exercise of stock options:20162015
Proceeds from stock option exercises$67.7$68.0
Aggregate intrinsic value$67.8$64.7
Tax benefit realized upon exercise$23.1$23.0
Number of shares exercised1.41.3
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Vesting of restricted stock:20162015
Fair value of shares vested$92.8$111.3
Tax benefit realized upon vesting$29.5$35.7
Number of shares vested1.01.1
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Vesting of performance-based restricted stock:20162015
Fair value of shares vested$23.6$43.1
Tax benefit realized upon vesting$8.4$15.6
Number of shares vested0.20.5
Stock-Based Compensation Cost and Associated Tax Benefit (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Compensation Related Costs Share Based Payments Disclosure [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation cost
$ 23.9 
$ 22.1 
$ 72.8 
$ 66.5 
Tax benefit
$ 7.8 
$ 7.2 
$ 23.7 
$ 21.8 
Weighted Average Assumptions used in Determining Fair Value for Options Granted (Detail)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Schedule Of Weighted Average Assumptions For Fair Values Of Stock Options [Line Items]
 
Expected dividend yield
1.83% 
Expected stock volatility
32.30% 
Risk-free interest rate
1.60% 
Expected holding period
6 years 9 months 18 days 
Grant date fair value
$ 22.98 
Stock Option Exercises and Restricted Stock Vesting (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Employee Stock Options [Member]
 
 
Share Based Compensation Shares Authorized Under Stock Option Plans Exercise Price Range [Line Items]
 
 
Proceeds from stock option exercises
$ 67.7 
$ 68.0 
Aggregate intrinsic value
67.8 
64.7 
Tax benefit realized upon exercise/vesting
23.1 
23.0 
Number of shares exercised
1.4 
1.3 
Restricted Stock [Member]
 
 
Share Based Compensation Shares Authorized Under Stock Option Plans Exercise Price Range [Line Items]
 
 
Fair value of shares vested
92.8 
111.3 
Tax benefit realized upon exercise/vesting
29.5 
35.7 
Number of shares vested
1.0 
1.1 
Vesting of Performance Based Restricted Stock [Member]
 
 
Share Based Compensation Shares Authorized Under Stock Option Plans Exercise Price Range [Line Items]
 
 
Fair value of shares vested
23.6 
43.1 
Tax benefit realized upon exercise/vesting
$ 8.4 
$ 15.6 
Number of shares vested
0.2 
0.5 
Stock-Based Compensation - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Share Based Compensation Arrangement By Share Based Payment Award [Line Items]
 
Employee stock options, weighted average grant date fair value
$ 22.98 
Employee Stock Options [Member]
 
Share Based Compensation Arrangement By Share Based Payment Award [Line Items]
 
Employee stock options, granted
0.5 
Employee stock options, weighted average grant date fair value
$ 22.98 
Vesting period (in years)
4 years 
Unrecognized compensation expense
$ 10.4 
Weighted average period to recognize expense
1 year 3 months 18 days 
Restricted Stock [Member]
 
Share Based Compensation Arrangement By Share Based Payment Award [Line Items]
 
Other than options, Shares granted
1.2 
Other than options, weighted average grant date fair value
$ 80.9 
Vesting period (in years)
4 years 
Unrecognized compensation expense
129.6 
Weighted average period to recognize expense
1 year 8 months 12 days 
Performance Based Restricted Stock [Member]
 
Share Based Compensation Arrangement By Share Based Payment Award [Line Items]
 
Other than options, Shares granted
0.2 
Other than options, weighted average grant date fair value
$ 76.66 
Vesting period (in years)
3 years 
Unrecognized compensation expense
$ 14.6 
Weighted average period to recognize expense
1 year 
INCOME TAXES
INCOME TAXES

NOTE 3. INCOME TAXES

Moody’s effective tax rate was 30.5% and 32.0% for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively and 31.5% and 31.7% for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The decrease in the ETR compared to the third quarter of 2015 was primarily due to lower taxes on non-US income.

The Company classifies interest related to UTBs in interest income (expense), net in its consolidated statements of operations. Penalties, if incurred, would be recognized in other non-operating income (expense), net. The Company had an increase in its UTBs of $2.9 million ($2.1 million net of federal tax) during the third quarter of 2016 and an overall decrease in its UTBs during the first nine months of 2016 of $2.3 million (increase of $0.6 million net of federal tax). Moody’s Corporation and subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax in various state, local and foreign jurisdictions.

The Company’s U.S. federal income tax returns for the years 2011 and 2012 are under examination and its returns for 2013 through 2015 remain open to examination. The Company’s New York State tax returns for 2011 through 2014 are currently under examination and the Company’s New York City tax return for 2014 remains open to examination. The Company’s U.K. tax return for 2012 is currently under examination and its returns for 2013 and 2014 remain open to examination.

For ongoing audits, it is possible the balance of UTBs could decrease in the next twelve months as a result of the settlement of these audits, which might involve the payment of additional taxes, the adjustment of certain deferred taxes and/or the recognition of tax benefits. It is also possible that new issues might be raised by tax authorities which could necessitate increases to the balance of UTBs. As the Company is unable to predict the timing or outcome of these audits, it is therefore unable to estimate the amount of changes to the balance of UTBs at this time. However, the Company believes that it has adequately provided for its financial exposure relating to all open tax years by tax jurisdiction in accordance with the applicable provisions of Topic 740 of the ASC regarding UTBs.

The following table shows the amount the Company paid for income taxes:

Nine Months Ended
September 30,
20162015
Income taxes paid$242.8$299.9
INCOME TAXES (Tables)
Income Taxes Paid
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
20162015
Income taxes paid$242.8$299.9
Income Taxes - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Income Tax Contingency [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
Effective tax rate
30.50% 
32.00% 
31.50% 
31.70% 
Overall increase (decrease) in unrecognized tax benefits (UTPs)
 
 
$ (1.8)
$ (9.9)
Gross [Member]
 
 
 
 
Income Tax Contingency [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
Overall increase (decrease) in unrecognized tax benefits (UTPs)
2.9 
 
2.3 
 
Net of federal tax benefit [Member]
 
 
 
 
Income Tax Contingency [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
Overall increase (decrease) in unrecognized tax benefits (UTPs)
$ 2.1 
 
$ 0.6 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

NOTE 4. WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING

Below is a reconciliation of basic to diluted shares outstanding:

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
Basic191.7199.4193.3201.1
Dilutive effect of shares issuable under stock-based compensation plans2.63.12.73.4
Diluted194.3202.5196.0204.5
Anti-dilutive options to purchase common shares and restricted stock as well as contingently issuable restricted stock which are excluded from the table above0.50.60.90.8

The calculation of diluted EPS requires certain assumptions regarding the use of both cash proceeds and assumed proceeds that would be received upon the exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted stock outstanding as of September 30, 2016 and 2015. These assumed proceeds include Excess Tax Benefits and any unrecognized compensation of the awards.

The decrease in the diluted shares outstanding primarily reflects treasury share repurchases under the Company’s Board authorized share repurchase program.

WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING (Tables)
Reconciliation of Basic to Diluted Shares Outstanding
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
Basic191.7199.4193.3201.1
Dilutive effect of shares issuable under stock-based compensation plans2.63.12.73.4
Diluted194.3202.5196.0204.5
Anti-dilutive options to purchase common shares and restricted stock as well as contingently issuable restricted stock which are excluded from the table above0.50.60.90.8
Reconciliation of Basic to Diluted Shares Outstanding (Detail)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Sep. 30, 2016
Sep. 30, 2015
Schedule Of Earnings Per Share Basic And Diluted By Common Class [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
Basic
191.7 
199.4 
193.3 
201.1 
Dilutive effect of shares issuable under stock-based compensation plans
2.6 
3.1 
2.7 
3.4 
Diluted
194.3 
202.5 
196.0 
204.5 
Anti-dilutive options to purchase common shares and restricted stock as well as contingently issuable restricted stock which are excluded from the table above
0.5 
0.6 
0.9 
0.8 
CASH EQUIVALENT AND INVESTMENTS
CASH EQUIVALENT AND INVESTMENT

NOTE 5. CASH EQUIVALENTS AND INVESTMENTS

The table below provides additional information on the Company’s cash equivalents and investments:

As of September 30, 2016
Balance sheet location
CostGross Unrealized GainsFair ValueCash and cash equivalentsShort-term investmentsOther assets
Money market mutual funds$38.9$-$38.9$38.9$-$-
Certificates of deposit and money market deposit accounts (1)$798.0$ - $798.0$458.1$311.8$28.1
Fixed maturity and open ended mutual funds (2)$27.9$5.0$32.9$-$-$32.9
As of December 31, 2015
Balance sheet location
CostGross Unrealized GainsFair ValueCash and cash equivalentsShort-term investmentsOther assets
Money market mutual funds$188.3$-$188.3$188.3$-$-
Certificates of deposit and money market deposit accounts (1)$1,307.3$-$1,307.3$809.4$474.8$23.1
Fixed maturity and open ended mutual funds (2)$28.7$3.2$31.9$-$-$31.9
(1) Consists of time deposits and money market deposit accounts. The remaining contractual maturities for the certificates of deposits classified as short-term investments were one month to 12 months at both September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015. The remaining contractual maturities for the certificates of deposits classified in other assets are one month to 18 months at September 30, 2016 and one month to 27 months at December 31, 2015. Time deposits with a maturity of less than 90 days at time of purchase are classified as cash and cash equivalents.
(2) Consists of investments in fixed maturity mutual funds and open-ended mutual funds. The remaining contractual maturities for the fixed maturity instruments range from two months to 22 months and 11 months to 31 months at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively.

The money market mutual funds as well as the fixed maturity and open ended mutual funds in the table above are deemed to be available for sale under ASC Topic 320 and the fair value of these instruments is determined using Level 1 inputs as defined in the ASC.

CASH EQUIVALENT AND INVESTMENTS (Tables)
Schedule of Available For Sale Securities
As of September 30, 2016
Balance sheet location
CostGross Unrealized GainsFair ValueCash and cash equivalentsShort-term investmentsOther assets
Money market mutual funds$38.9$-$38.9$38.9$-$-
Certificates of deposit and money market deposit accounts (1)$798.0$ - $798.0$458.1$311.8$28.1
Fixed maturity and open ended mutual funds (2)$27.9$5.0$32.9$-$-$32.9
As of December 31, 2015
Balance sheet location
CostGross Unrealized GainsFair ValueCash and cash equivalentsShort-term investmentsOther assets
Money market mutual funds$188.3$-$188.3$188.3$-$-
Certificates of deposit and money market deposit accounts (1)$1,307.3$-$1,307.3$809.4$474.8$23.1
Fixed maturity and open ended mutual funds (2)$28.7$3.2$31.9$-$-$31.9
(1) Consists of time deposits and money market deposit accounts. The remaining contractual maturities for the certificates of deposits classified as short-term investments were one month to 12 months at both September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015. The remaining contractual maturities for the certificates of deposits classified in other assets are one month to 18 months at September 30, 2016 and one month to 27 months at December 31, 2015. Time deposits with a maturity of less than 90 days at time of purchase are classified as cash and cash equivalents.
(2) Consists of investments in fixed maturity mutual funds and open-ended mutual funds. The remaining contractual maturities for the fixed maturity instruments range from two months to 22 months and 11 months to 31 months at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively.
Cash Equivalent and Investments (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Sep. 30, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Sep. 30, 2016
Money Market [Member]
Dec. 31, 2015
Money Market [Member]
Sep. 30, 2016
Certificates Of Deposit [Member]
Dec. 31, 2015
Certificates Of Deposit [Member]
Sep. 30, 2016
Fixed Maturity and Mutual Funds [Member]
Dec. 31, 2015
Fixed Maturity and Mutual Funds [Member]
Schedule Of Available For Sale Securities [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost
 
 
 
 
$ 38.9 
$ 188.3 
$ 798.0 
$ 1,307.3 
$ 27.9 
$ 28.7 
Gross unrealized gain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.0 
3.2 
Fair value
32.9 
31.9 
 
 
38.9 
188.3 
798.0 
1,307.3 
32.9 
31.9 
Cash and cash equivalents
1,746.1 
1,757.4 
1,471.1 
1,219.5 
38.9 
188.3 
458.1 
809.4 
 
 
Short-term investments
311.8 
474.8 
 
 
 
 
311.8 
474.8 
 
 
Other assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
$ 28.1 
$ 23.1 
$ 32.9 
$ 31.9 
Cash Equivalent and Investments (Parenthetical) (Detail)
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Minimum [Member] |
Certificates Of Deposit [Member] |
Short Term Investments [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
1 month 
1 month 
Minimum [Member] |
Certificates Of Deposit [Member] |
Other Assets [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
1 month 
1 month 
Minimum [Member] |
Fixed Maturity and Mutual Funds [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
2 months 
11 months 
Maximum [Member] |
Certificates Of Deposit [Member] |
Short Term Investments [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
12 months 
12 months 
Maximum [Member] |
Certificates Of Deposit [Member] |
Cash And Cash Equivalents [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
90 days 
 
Maximum [Member] |
Certificates Of Deposit [Member] |
Other Assets [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
18 months 
27 months 
Maximum [Member] |
Fixed Maturity and Mutual Funds [Member]
 
 
Schedule Of Investments [Line Items]
 
 
Securities Maturity period
22 months 
31 months 
ACQUISITIONS
ACQUISITIONS

NOTE 6. ACQUISITIONS

The GGY business combination described below is accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting whereby assets acquired and liabilities assumed were recognized at fair value on the date of the transaction.  Any excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed was recorded to goodwill. The Company has not presented proforma combined results because the impact on previously reported statements of operations would not have been material. Additionally, the near term impact to the Company’s operations and cash flows is not material.

Korea Investor Service (KIS)

In July 2016, a subsidiary of the Company acquired the non-controlling interest of KIS and additional shares of KIS Pricing. The aggregate purchase price was not material and the near term impact to operation and cash flow is not expected to be material. KIS and KIS Pricing are a part of the MIS segment.

Gilliland Gold Young (GGY)

On March 1, 2016, subsidiaries of the Company acquired 100% of GGY, a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the life insurance industry. The cash payments noted in the table below were funded with cash on hand. The acquisition of GGY will allow MA to provide an industry-leading enterprise risk offering for global life insurers and reinsurers.

The table below details the total consideration relating to the acquisition:

Cash paid at closing$83.4
Additional consideration paid to sellers in the third quarter 2016(1)3.1
Total consideration $86.5
(1) Represents additional consideration paid to the sellers for amounts withheld at closing pending the completion of certain administrative matters

Shown below is the purchase price allocation, which summarizes the fair value of the assets and liabilities assumed, at the date of acquisition:

Current assets$11.7
Property and equipment, net2.0
Indemnification assets1.5
Intangible assets:
Trade name (19 year weighted average life)$3.7
Client relationships (21 year weighted average life)13.8
Software (7 year weighted average life)16.6
Total intangible assets (14 year weighted average life)34.1
Goodwill59.4
Liabilities(22.2)
Net assets acquired$86.5

Current assets in the table above include acquired cash of $7.5 million. Additionally, current assets include accounts receivable of $2.9 million. Goodwill, which has been assigned to the MA segment, is not deductible for tax.

In connection with the acquisition, the Company assumed liabilities relating to UTPs and certain other tax exposures which are included in the liabilities assumed in the table above. The sellers have contractually indemnified the Company against any potential payments that may have to be made regarding these amounts. Accordingly, the Company carries an indemnification asset on its consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2016.

The Company incurred $0.9 million of costs directly related to the GGY acquisition of which $0.6 million was incurred in 2015 and $0.3 million was incurred in the first quarter of 2016. These costs are recorded within selling, general and administrative expenses in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.

GGY is part of the ERS reporting unit for purposes of the Company’s annual goodwill impairment assessment.

ACQUISITIONS (Tables) (Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member])
Cash paid at closing$83.4
Additional consideration paid to sellers in the third quarter 2016(1)3.1
Total consideration $86.5
(1) Represents additional consideration paid to the sellers for amounts withheld at closing pending the completion of certain administrative matters
Current assets$11.7
Property and equipment, net2.0
Indemnification assets1.5
Intangible assets:
Trade name (19 year weighted average life)$3.7
Client relationships (21 year weighted average life)13.8
Software (7 year weighted average life)16.6
Total intangible assets (14 year weighted average life)34.1
Goodwill59.4
Liabilities(22.2)
Net assets acquired$86.5
Total Consideration Transferred to Sellers (Detail) (Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member], USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended
Mar. 1, 2016
Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member]
 
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
Cash paid
$ 83.4 
Additional consideration to be paid to seller in 2016
3.1 
Total consideration
$ 86.5 
Purchase Price Allocation (Detail) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Mar. 1, 2016
Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member]
Mar. 1, 2016
Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member]
Trade Names [Member]
Mar. 1, 2016
Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member]
Customer Relationships [Member]
Mar. 1, 2016
Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member]
Software [Member]
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
$ 11.7 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
 
 
 
2.0 
 
 
 
Indemnification asset
20.7 
19.2 
 
1.5 
 
 
 
Total intangible assets
 
 
 
34.1 
3.7 
13.8 
16.6 
Goodwill
1,040.8 
976.3 
1,021.1 
59.4 
 
 
 
Liabilities assumed
 
 
 
(22.2)
 
 
 
Net assets acquired
 
 
 
$ 86.5 
 
 
 
Purchase Price Allocation (Parenthetical) (Detail) (Gilliland Gold Young (GGY) [Member])
0 Months Ended
Mar. 1, 2016
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
Weighted average life of intangible assets acquired (in years)
14 years 
Trade Names [Member]
 
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
Weighted average life of intangible assets acquired (in years)
19 years 
Customer Relationships [Member]
 
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
Weighted average life of intangible assets acquired (in years)
21 years 
Software [Member]
 
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
Weighted average life of intangible assets acquired (in years)
7 years 
Acquisitions - Additional Information (Detail) (Gilliland Gold Young [Member], USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended
Mar. 1, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Gilliland Gold Young [Member]
 
 
 
Business Acquisition [Line Items]
 
 
 
Acquired cash
$ 7.5 
 
 
Amount related to transaction cost
0.9 
0.3 
0.6 
Percentage of interests acquired
100.00% 
 
 
Acquired account receivables
2.9 
 
 
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash required
$ 83.4 
 
 
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

NOTE 7. DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

The Company is exposed to global market risks, including risks from changes in FX rates and changes in interest rates. Accordingly, the Company uses derivatives in certain instances to manage the aforementioned financial exposures that occur in the normal course of business. The Company does not hold or issue derivatives for speculative purposes.

Derivatives and non-derivative instruments designated as accounting hedges:

Interest Rate Swaps

In the second quarter of 2014, the Company entered into interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $250 million to convert the fixed interest rate on the 2010 Senior Notes to a floating interest rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. In the third quarter of 2014, the Company entered into interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $250 million to convert the fixed interest rate on the remaining balance of the 2010 Senior Notes to a floating interest rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. The purpose of these hedges is to mitigate the risk associated with changes in the fair value of the 2010 Senior Notes, thus the Company has designated these swaps as fair value hedges. The fair value of the swaps is adjusted quarterly with a corresponding adjustment to the carrying value of the 2010 Senior Notes. The changes in the fair value of the hedges and the underlying hedged item generally offset and the net cash settlements on the swaps are recorded each period within interest income (expense), net, in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

In the third quarter of 2014, the Company entered into interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $250 million to convert the fixed interest rate on a portion of the 2014 Senior Notes (5-year) to a floating interest rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. In the first quarter of 2015, the Company entered into interest rate swaps with a total notional amount of $200 million to convert the fixed interest rate on the remaining balance of the 2014 Senior Notes (5-year) to a floating interest rate based on the 3-month LIBOR. The purpose of these hedges is to mitigate the risk associated with changes in the fair value of the 2014 Senior Notes (5-year), thus the Company has designated these swaps as fair value hedges. The fair value of the swaps is adjusted quarterly with a corresponding adjustment to the carrying value of the 2014 Senior Notes (5-year). The changes in the fair value of the hedges and the underlying hedged item generally offset and the net cash settlements on the swaps are recorded each period within interest income (expense), net, in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

The following table summarizes the impact to the statement of operations of the Company’s interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges:

Amount of income recognized in the consolidated statements of operations
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
Derivatives designated as fair value accounting hedgesLocation on Statement of Operations2016201520162015
Interest rate swaps Interest income (expense), net$2.7$3.9$8.8$11.5

Cross-currency swaps

In conjunction with the issuance of the 2015 Senior Notes, the Company entered into a cross-currency swap to exchange €100 million for U.S. dollars on the date of the settlement of the notes. The purpose of this cross-currency swap is to mitigate FX risk on the remaining principal balance on the 2015 Senior Notes that was not designated as a net investment hedge as more fully discussed below. Under the terms of the swap, the Company will pay the counterparty interest on the $110.5 million received at 3.945% per annum and the counterparty will pay the Company interest on the €100 million paid at 1.75% per annum. These interest payments will be settled in March of each year, beginning in 2016, until either the maturity of the cross-currency swap in 2027 or upon early termination at the discretion of the Company. The principal payments on this cross currency swap will be settled in 2027, concurrent with the repayment of the 2015 Senior Notes at maturity or upon early termination at the discretion of the Company. In March 2016, the Company designated these cross-currency swaps as cash flow hedges. Accordingly, changes in fair value subsequent to the date the swaps were designated as cash flow hedges will initially be recognized in OCI. Gains and losses on the swaps initially recognized in OCI will be reclassified to the statement of operations in the period in which changes in the underlying hedged item affects net income. Ineffectiveness, if any, will be recognized in other non-operating (expense) income, net in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

Net investment hedges

The Company enters into foreign currency forward contracts which are designated as net investment hedges and has designated €400 million of the 2015 Senior Notes as a net investment hedge. These hedges are intended to mitigate FX exposure related to non-U.S. dollar net investments in certain foreign subsidiaries against changes in foreign exchange rates. These net investment hedges are designated as accounting hedges under the applicable sections of Topic 815 of the ASC.

Hedge effectiveness is assessed based on the overall changes in the fair value of the hedge. For hedges that meet the effectiveness requirements, changes in the fair value are recorded in AOCI in the foreign currency translation account. Any change in the fair value of these hedges that is the result of ineffectiveness is recognized immediately in other non-operating (expense) income, net in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.

The following table summarizes the notional amounts of the Company’s outstanding net investment hedges:

September 30,December 31,
20162015
Notional amount of net investment hedges:
Long-term debt designated as net investment hedge400.0400.0
Contracts to sell GBP for euros£22.1£21.2
Contracts to sell Japanese yen for USD19,40019,400

The outstanding contracts to sell Japanese yen for USD expire in November 2016. The outstanding contracts to sell GBP for euros expire in December 2016. The hedge relating to the portion of the 2015 Senior Notes that was designated as a net investment hedge will end upon the repayment of the notes in 2027 unless terminated earlier at the discretion of the Company.

The following table provides information on the gains/(losses) on the Company’s net investment and cash flow hedges:

Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in AOCI on Derivative (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)
Derivatives and non-derivative instruments in Net Investment Hedging RelationshipsThree Months EndedThree Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
FX forwards$(0.2)$(0.7)N/A$-$-
Long-term debt(3.2)(0.6)N/A--
Total net investment hedges$(3.4)$(1.3)N/A$-$-
Three Months EndedThree Months Ended
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationshipsSeptember 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
Cross currency swap$3.2$-Other non-operating income, net$0.9$-
Total $(0.2)$(1.3)Total $0.9$-
Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in AOCI on Derivative (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)
Derivatives and non-derivative instruments in Net Investment Hedging RelationshipsNine Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
2016201520162015
FX forwards$(13.4)$12.7N/A$-$-
Long-term debt(9.2)(2.7)N/A--
Total net investment hedges$(22.6)$10.0N/A$-$-
Nine Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships2016201520162015
Cross currency swap$1.5$-Other non-operating income, net$0.6$-
Total $(21.1)$10.0Total $0.6$-

The cumulative amount of realized and unrecognized net investment hedge and cash flow hedge gains (losses) recorded in AOCI is as follows:

Cumulative
Gains/(Losses), net of tax
September 30,December 31,
Net investment hedges20162015
FX forwards $20.9$34.3
Long-term debt (4.5)4.7
Total gains on net investment hedges$16.4$39.0
Cash flow hedges
Treasury rate lock$(1.1)$(1.1)
Cross currency swap0.9-
Total losses on cash flow hedges(0.2)(1.1)
Total net gains in AOCI$16.2$37.9

Derivatives not designated as accounting hedges:

Foreign exchange forwards

The Company also enters into foreign exchange forwards to mitigate the change in fair value on certain assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than a subsidiary’s functional currency. These forward contracts are not designated as accounting hedges under the applicable sections of Topic 815 of the ASC. Accordingly, changes in the fair value of these contracts are recognized immediately in other non-operating (expense), income net in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations along with the FX gain or loss recognized on the assets and liabilities denominated in a currency other than the subsidiary’s functional currency. These contracts have expiration dates at various times through December 2016.

The following table summarizes the notional amounts of the Company’s outstanding foreign exchange forwards:

September 30,December 31,
20162015
Notional amount of currency pair:
Contracts to purchase USD with euros$263.1$-
Contracts to sell USD for euros$298.6$70.1
Contracts to purchase euros with other foreign currencies36.335.5
Contracts to sell euros for other foreign currencies-1.4
Contracts to sell euros for GBP22.723.1

The following table summarizes the impact to the consolidated statements of operations relating to the net gain (loss) on the Company’s derivatives which are not designated as hedging instruments:

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
Derivatives not designated as accounting hedgesLocation on Statement of Operations2016201520162015
Foreign exchange forwardsOther non-operating income (expense), net$(0.7)$0.6$(5.9)$(1.3)

The table below shows the classification between assets and liabilities on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets for the fair value of the derivative instrument as well as the carrying value of its nonderivative debt instruments designated and qualifying as net investment hedges:

Derivative and Non-derivative Instruments
Balance Sheet LocationSeptember 30, 2016December 31, 2015
Assets:
Derivatives not designated as accounting hedges:
FX forwards on certain assets and liabilitiesOther current assets$1.3$0.1
Derivatives designated as accounting hedges:
Cross-currency swapOther assets0.1
FX forwards on net investment in certain foreign subsidiariesOther current assets2.50.4
Interest rate swapsOther assets28.012.1
Total assets$31.9$12.6
Liabilities:
Derivatives designated as accounting hedges:
FX forwards on net investment in certain foreign subsidiariesAccounts payable and accrued liabilities$30.0$1.2
Interest rate swapsOther liabilities-0.3
Non-derivative instrument designated as accounting hedge:
Long-term debt designated as net investment hedgeLong-term debt449.5434.5
Derivatives not designated as accounting hedges:
Cross-currency swapOther liabilities-7.0
FX forwards on certain assets and liabilitiesAccounts payable and accrued liabilities0.61.9
Total liabilities$480.1$444.9
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES (Tables)
Amount of income recognized in the consolidated statements of operations
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
Derivatives designated as fair value accounting hedgesLocation on Statement of Operations2016201520162015
Interest rate swaps Interest income (expense), net$2.7$3.9$8.8$11.5
Amount of Gain/(Loss) Recognized in AOCI on Derivative (Effective Portion)Location of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)Amount of Gain/(Loss) Reclassified from AOCI into Income (Effective Portion)
Derivatives and non-derivative instruments in Net Investment Hedging RelationshipsThree Months EndedThree Months Ended
September 30,