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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number 1-39361

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware83-2008699
(State of
incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
101 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ
07078
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(973) 921-5500
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par valueDNBNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No
There were 431,189,078 shares outstanding of the Registrant's common stock as of October 31, 2021.






FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT
Quarter Ended September 30, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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Part I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
(Tabular amounts in millions, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
 20212020 (1)20212020 (1)
Revenue$541.9 $444.4 $1,567.3 $1,258.8 
Operating expenses159.4 128.5 487.6 403.9 
Selling and administrative expenses171.5 131.7 515.6 401.2 
Depreciation and amortization156.7 134.3 458.7 401.4 
Restructuring charges4.8 4.4 20.7 16.3 
Operating costs492.4 398.9 1,482.6 1,222.8 
Operating income (loss)49.5 45.5 84.7 36.0 
Interest income0.2 0.1 0.5 0.6 
Interest expense(48.3)(60.8)(145.2)(221.8)
Other income (expense) - net13.3 (8.8)32.5 (42.4)
Non-operating income (expense) - net(34.8)(69.5)(112.2)(263.6)
Income (loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes and equity in net income of affiliates14.7 (24.0)(27.5)(227.6)
Less: provision (benefit) for income taxes (2.8)(9.1)30.4 (111.0)
Equity in net income of affiliates0.7 0.6 2.0 1.9 
Net income (loss) 18.2 (14.3)(55.9)(114.7)
Less: net (income) loss attributable to the non-controlling interest(1.6)(2.0)(4.2)(3.6)
Less: Dividends allocated to preferred stockholders   (64.1)
Net income (loss) attributable to Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.$16.6 $(16.3)$(60.1)$(182.4)
Basic earnings (loss) per share of common stock attributable to Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.$0.04 $(0.04)$(0.14)$(0.52)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share of common stock attributable to Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.$0.04 $(0.04)$(0.14)$(0.52)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding-basic428.6 415.7 428.7 348.5 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding-diluted428.7 415.7 428.7 348.5 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes:
Net income (loss)$18.2 $(14.3)$(55.9)$(114.7)
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax (2)$(30.3)$19.4 $(63.2)$(2.7)
Defined benefit pension plans:
     Prior service credit (cost), net of tax expense (benefit) (3)(0.2)(0.9)(0.3)(1.0)
     Net actuarial gain (loss), net of tax expense (benefit) (4)0.6  1.5  
Derivative financial instrument, net of tax expense (benefit) (5)(0.1)0.6 0.7 0.1 
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax$(30.0)$19.1 $(61.3)$(3.6)
Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax$(11.8)$4.8 $(117.2)$(118.3)
Less: comprehensive (income) loss attributable to the non-controlling interest(1.6)(4.1)(5.8)(4.6)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.$(13.4)$0.7 $(123.0)$(122.9)
(1)See discussion in Note 1 - Basis of Presentation for further detail regarding the elimination of the International lag reporting.
(2)Tax Expense (Benefit) of $(1.3) million and $2.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Tax Expense (Benefit) of $1.7 million and $1.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(3)Tax Expense (Benefit) of (0.3) million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Tax Expense (Benefit) of $(0.1) million and $(0.3) million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(4)Tax Expense (Benefit) of $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021. Tax Expense (Benefit) of $0.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.
(5)Tax Expense (Benefit) of (0.1) million and $0.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Tax Expense (Benefit) of $0.2 million and less than $0.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.


The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in millions, except share data and per share data)
(Unaudited)
September 30,
2021
December 31, 2020 (1)
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$234.4 $352.3 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $15.5 at September 30, 2021 and $11.4 at December 31, 2020 (Notes 3 and 17)
285.2 319.3 
Other receivables9.7 7.5 
Prepaid taxes55.4 130.4 
Other prepaids (Note 17)60.5 37.9 
Other current assets (Note 12)3.8 27.0 
Total current assets649.0 874.4 
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $27.6 at September 30, 2021 and $14.3 at December 31, 2020 (Note 15)
97.9 25.7 
Computer software, net of accumulated amortization of $203.8 at September 30, 2021 and $125.6 at December 31, 2020 (Notes 15 and 17)
525.6 437.0 
Goodwill (Notes 15 and 16)3,318.7 2,857.9 
Deferred income tax16.4 14.1 
Other intangibles (Notes 15 and 16)4,909.9 4,814.8 
Deferred costs (Note 3)97.7 83.8 
Other non-current assets (Note 6)132.1 112.6 
Total non-current assets9,098.3 8,345.9 
Total assets$9,747.3 $9,220.3 
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Accounts payable$65.1 $60.1 
Accrued payroll102.5 110.5 
Accrued income tax18.6 3.9 
Short-term debt (Note 5)28.1 25.3 
Other accrued and current liabilities (Notes 6 and 17)149.7 151.1 
Deferred revenue (Notes 3 and 17)555.6 477.2 
Total current liabilities919.6 828.1 
Long-term pension and postretirement benefits (Note 9)308.1 291.5 
Long-term debt (Note 5)3,543.5 3,255.8 
Liabilities for unrecognized tax benefits18.1 18.9 
Deferred income tax1,183.6 1,106.6 
Other non-current liabilities (Notes 6 and 17)129.1 135.5 
Total liabilities6,102.0 5,636.4 
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 7 and 17)
 
Equity
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share, authorized—2,000,000,000 shares; 432,080,532 shares issued and 431,207,315 shares outstanding at September 30, 2021 and 423,418,131 shares issued and 422,952,228 shares outstanding at December 31, 2020
  
Capital surplus4,491.0 4,310.1 
Accumulated deficit(754.0)(693.9)
Treasury Stock, 873,217 shares at September 30, 2021 and 465,903 shares at December 31, 2020
(0.3) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(153.5)(90.6)
Total stockholder equity3,583.2 3,525.6 
Non-controlling interest62.1 58.3 
Total equity3,645.3 3,583.9 
Total liabilities and stockholder equity$9,747.3 $9,220.3 
(1)See discussion in Note 1 - Basis of Presentation for further detail regarding the elimination of the International lag reporting.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Tabular amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
Nine months ended September 30,
 20212020 (1)
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
Net income (loss)$(55.9)$(114.7)
Reconciliation of net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization458.7 401.4 
Amortization of unrecognized pension loss (gain)1.4 (0.3)
Equity-based compensation expense23.7 38.6 
Restructuring charge20.7 16.3 
Restructuring payments(13.5)(13.6)
Change in fair value of make-whole derivative liability 32.8 
Changes in deferred income taxes(48.7)(100.6)
Changes in prepaid and accrued income taxes7.2 (95.6)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities: (3)
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable88.9 26.1 
(Increase) decrease in other current assets62.5 (11.6)
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue2.5 5.3 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable(12.8)6.4 
Increase (decrease) in accrued liabilities(55.2)0.3 
Increase (decrease) in other accrued and current liabilities(23.9)(35.8)
(Increase) decrease in other long-term assets(10.3)(34.8)
Increase (decrease) in long-term liabilities(63.7)(22.6)
Net, other non-cash adjustments (2)19.6 33.1 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities401.2 130.7 
Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired(617.0)(20.6)
Cash settlements of foreign currency contracts22.8 1.3 
Payments for real estate purchase(76.6) 
Capital expenditures(8.2)(8.1)
Additions to computer software and other intangibles (4)(112.3)(85.3)
Other investing activities, net0.6 0.4 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities(790.7)(112.3)
Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock in the IPO transaction and Private Placement, net  2,248.2 
Payment for the redemption of Cumulative Series A Preferred Stock (1,067.8)
Payment for make-whole liability (205.2)
Payment for debt early redemption premiums (50.0)
Payments of dividends (64.1)
Proceeds from borrowings on Credit Facility64.1 407.2 
Proceeds from borrowings on Term Loan Facilities300.0  
Payments of borrowings on Credit Facility(64.1)(407.2)
Payments of borrowing on Term Loan Facility(21.1)(12.7)
Payments of borrowings on Successor’s Senior Notes (580.0)
Payments of borrowings on Bridge Loan (63.0)
Payment of debt issuance costs(2.6)(2.5)
Other financing activities, net(2.2)(6.7)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities274.1 196.2 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(2.5)0.5 
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(117.9)215.1 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period352.3 84.4 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period$234.4 $299.5 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:
Cash Paid for:
Income taxes payment (refund), net$(2.4)$85.2 
Interest$149.7 $223.1 
(1)See discussion in Note 1 - Basis of Presentation for further detail regarding the elimination of the International lag reporting.
(2)Primarily includes non-cash amortization of deferred debt issuance cost and discount of $14.2 million and $16.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
(3)Net of the effect of acquisitions, see further details in Note 14.
(4)Non-cash investment of $10.4 million related to computer software for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, of which $7.9 million and $2.5 million were reflected in "Other accrued and short-term liability" and "Other non-current liability", respectively.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholder Equity
(Tabular amounts in millions)
(Unaudited)
 Common
stock 
Capital
surplus
(Accumulated deficit) Retained
earnings
Treasury
stock
Cumulative
translation
adjustment
Defined benefit postretirement plansCash flow hedging derivativeTotal
stockholder
equity
Non-controlling
interest
Total
equity
Nine months ended September 30, 2020 (1)
Balance, January 1, 2020 (1)$ $2,116.8 $(577.4)$ $4.8 $(24.0)$(1.1)$1,519.1 $58.2 $1,577.3 
Net income (loss)— — (118.3)— — — — (118.3)3.6 (114.7)
Accretion - Series A Preferred Stock (2)— (36.1)— — — — — (36.1)— (36.1)
Issuance of Common Stock in IPO, net of issuance costs2,248.2 2,248.2 2,248.2 
Equity-based compensation plans— 38.7 — — — — — 38.7 — 38.7 
Pension adjustments, net of tax benefit of $0.3
— — — — — (1.0)— (1.0)— (1.0)
Change in cumulative translation adjustment, net of tax expense of $1.5
— — — — (3.7)— — (3.7)1.0 (2.7)
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax expense of less than $0.1
— — — — — — 0.1 0.1 — 0.1 
Preferred dividend — (64.1)— — — — — (64.1)— (64.1)
Payment to non-controlling interest— — — — — — — — (6.8)(6.8)
Balance, September 30, 2020 (1)$ $4,303.5 $(695.7)$ $1.1 $(25.0)$(1.0)$3,582.9 $56.0 $3,638.9 
Three months ended September 30, 2020 (1)
Balance, June 30, 2020$ $2,043.8 $(679.4)$ $(16.2)$(24.1)$(1.6)$1,322.5 $57.6 $1,380.1 
Net income (loss)— — (16.3)— — — — (16.3)2.0 (14.3)
Issuance of Common Stock in IPO, net of issuance costs—  2,248.2 — — — — — 2,248.2 — 2,248.2 
Equity-based compensation plans — 11.5 — — — — — 11.5 — 11.5 
Pension adjustments, net of tax benefit of $0.3
— — — — — (0.9)— (0.9)— (0.9)
Change in cumulative translation adjustment, net of tax expense of $2.4
— — — — 17.3 — — 17.3 2.1 19.4 
Derivative financial instruments, net of tax expense of $0.2
— — — — — — 0.6 0.6 — 0.6 
Preferred dividend—  — — — — —  —  
Payment to non-controlling interest— — — — — — — — (5.7)(5.7)
Balance, September 30, 2020 (1)$ $4,303.5 $(695.7)$ $1.1 $(25.0)$(1.0)$3,582.9 $56.0 $3,638.9 
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Common
stock
Capital
surplus
(Accumulated deficit) retained
earnings
Treasury
stock
Cumulative
translation
adjustment
Defined benefit postretirement plansCash flow hedging derivativeTotal
stockholder
equity
Non-controlling
interest
Total
equity
Nine months ended September 30, 2021
Balance, January 1, 2021 (1)$ $4,310.1 $(693.9)$ $30.1 $(120.3)$(0.4)$3,525.6 $58.3 $3,583.9 
Net income (loss)— — (60.1)— — — — (60.1)4.2 (55.9)
Shares issued for Bisnode acquisition— 158.9 — — — — — 158.9 — 158.9 
Equity-based compensation plans— 22.0 — (0.3)