Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. – Company Information

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. is an American company, based in New York City, that provides commercial information and insight on businesses for use in business-to-business marketing, credit decisions and supply chain management.

It is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the stock ticker symbol ‘DNB’.

The company has a global commercial database that has over 225 million business records.

It claims to have the most data and insight about businesses than any other information company in the world.

Dun & Bradstreet provides two main services:

D&B Risk Management Solutions™ – focuses mitigating credit and supplier risk, and improving cash flow and profitability.

D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions™ – offers data management capabilities that provide marketing solutions aimed to increase revenue.

The company’s vision is “to be the most trusted source of commercial insight so our customers can decide with confidence.”

The history of the company traces back to the creation of the The Mercantile Agency (later called R.G. Dun & Company) by Lewis Tappan in 1841. It was formed to provide reliable credit information.


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  • President and CEO: Robert P. Carrigan
  • Chairman: Christopher J. Coughlin
  • CFO: Richard H. Veldran
  • Type: Public
  • Industry: Business Information Services
  • Publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • NYSE stock ticker symbol: DNB
  • S&P 500 Component
  • Revenue: $1.655 billion USD (2013)
  • Net income: $262.1 million USD (2013)
  • Diluted earnings per share: $6.54 USD (2013)
  • Founded: 1841
  • Founder(s): Lewis Tappan
  • Employees: 4,600 (2013)
  • Corporate headquarters: 103 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ, USA
  • Corporate contact number: (973) 921-5500
  • Website: http://www.dnb.com/

Operating data (in $ millions)20132012
Operating Expenses$550.5$521.0
Selling and Administrative Expenses$582.5$602.2
Depreciation and Amortization$71.2$78.3
Restructuring Charge$13.9$29.4
Operating Costs$1,218.1$1,230.9
Operating Income$437.1$432.1
Net Income$262.1$296.5
Net Income Attributable to D&B$258.5$295.5
Comprehensive Income Attributable to D&B$371.8$250.1
Balance sheet data (in $ millions)
Total assets$1,890.3$1,991.8
Total liabilities$2,932.6$3,006.1
Total D&B Shareholders’ deficit$(1,048.4)$(1,017.4)
Cash flow data (in $ millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities$333.3$357.8
Net cash used in investing activities$(61.6)$(59.0)
Net cash used in financing activities$(184.3)$(235.9)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$235.9$149.1
Common share data (in $)
Basic earnings (loss) per common share$6.61$6.47
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share$6.54$6.43

Source: “Dun & Bradstreet Corporation 2013 Annual Report”