May 3, 2017

FNFV Reports First Quarter 2017 Results With $917 Million Book Value of Portfolio Company Investments, or $13.80 Per Share

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. today reported the operating results for FNFV Group (NYSE:FNFV), a tracking stock established to highlight the inherent value of the portfolio companies of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., for the three month period ended March 31, 2017

  • Total revenue of $328 million in the first quarter versus $329 million in the first quarter of 2016
  • First quarter diluted EPS of $0.01 versus diluted EPS of $0.01 in the first quarter of 2016
  • Pretax earnings of $1 million and EBITDA of $21 million for the first quarter versus pretax earnings of $1 million and EBITDA of $19 million for the first quarter of 2016
  • $160 million in holding company cash on March 31, 2017
  • Since the formation of FNFV in July 2014, more than 26 million shares of FNFV common stock have been repurchased for a total of more than $354 million; approximately 29% of the shares of FNFV common stock distributed in July 2014 have been repurchased

Restaurant Group

  • $273 million in total revenue, pretax loss of $4 million, EBITDA of $9 million, and an EBITDA margin of 3.3% for the first quarter, versus $290 million in total revenue, pretax earnings of $0 million, EBITDA of $11 million, and an EBITDA margin of 3.8% in the first quarter of 2016
  • Same store sales decreased approximately 4% in the first quarter, as Ninety Nine same stores sales declined 0.8%, O'Charley's declined by 5.0%, Village Inn decreased 5.9% and Bakers Square fell by 6.7%

One Digital

  • First quarter total revenue of nearly $47 million, a 28% increase over the first quarter of 2016; pretax earnings of $4.8 million; EBITDA of $11.4 million, a 37% increase over the first quarter of 2016; first quarter EBITDA margin of 24.4%

Ceridian HCM

  • First quarter total revenue of approximately $187 million, a 4.7% increase over the first quarter of 2016, pretax loss of $9.2 million, EBITDA of $26.3 million, a 16% increase over the first quarter of 2016, and an EBITDA margin of 14.1%

Monetization and Investment Initiatives

  • During the first quarter, we sold 1,882,441 shares of Del Frisco's common stock for total cash proceeds of approximately $31.6 million and a realized gain of $5.1 million

"The first quarter was relatively quiet on the monetization front as we prepare for the exchange of the FNFV tracking stock in the third quarter," said Chairman William P. Foley, II.  "However, in two transactions during the first quarter, we sold a total of 1,882,441 shares of Del Frisco's common stock for total cash proceeds of approximately $31.6 million, bringing our holdings in Del Frisco's down to 1,161,888 shares.

"We are continuing to focus on completing the necessary filings, shareholder votes and other closing conditions for the FNFV tracking stock exchange.  As part of the exchange that we expect to complete in the third quarter, the newly formed public company is expected to be named Cannae Holdings, Inc. to more formally reflect its independence from FNF, with a new trading symbol of 'CNNE' currently on reserve with the New York Stock Exchange."

Conference Call
We will host a call with investors and analysts to discuss first quarter 2017 results of FNFV on Thursday, May 4, 2017, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Events and Multimedia page of the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com.  The conference call replay will be available via webcast through the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com.  The telephone replay will be available from 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on May 4, 2017, through May 11, 2017, by dialing 800-475-6701 (USA) or 320-365-3844 (International).  The access code will be 421932.

About Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is organized into two groups, FNF Group (NYSE: FNF) and FNFV Group (NYSE: FNFV).  FNF is a leading provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries.  FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York - that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States.  FNF also provides industry-leading mortgage technology solutions and transaction services, including MSP®, the leading residential mortgage servicing technology platform in the U.S., through its majority-owned subsidiaries, Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. and ServiceLink Holdings, LLC.  FNFV holds majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, Ceridian HCM, Inc., Digital Insurance, Inc. and Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.  More information about FNF and FNFV can be found at www.fnf.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is the term used to refer to the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting. GAAP includes the standards, conventions, and rules accountants follow in recording and summarizing transactions and in the preparation of financial statements. In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided non-GAAP financial measures, which it believes are useful to help investors better understand its financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. These non-GAAP measures include earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), and earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation as a percent of revenue (EBITDA margin).

Any non-GAAP measures should be considered in context with the GAAP financial presentation and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP net earnings. Further, FNF's non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently from similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to related GAAP measures are provided below.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: our ability to successfully achieve the conditions to and consummate the plan to redeem and exchange the FNFV tracking stock with the result being an independent, publicly-traded FNFV common stock; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; weakness or adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak  U. S. economy; our potential inability to find suitable acquisition candidates, acquisitions in lines of business that will not necessarily be limited to our traditional areas of focus, or difficulties in integrating acquisitions; our dependence on distributions from our title insurance underwriters as a main source of cash flow; significant competition that our operating subsidiaries face; compliance with extensive government regulation of our operating subsidiaries.

This press release should be read in conjunction with the press release filed for the results of FNF Group on this same date as well as the risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-Q,10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL VENTURES

FIRST QUARTER SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In millions)

(Unaudited)




Total FNFV


Restaurant
Group


FNFV
Corporate and
Other

Three Months Ended




March 31, 2017




Operating revenue


$

322



$

273



$

49


Interest and investment income


1





1


Realized gains and losses, net


5





5


Total revenue


328



273



55









Personnel costs


46



13



33


Other operating expenses


25



15



10


Cost of restaurant revenue


236



236




Depreciation and amortization


16



11



5


Interest expense


4



2



2


Total expenses


327



277



50









Pre-tax earnings (loss) from continuing operations


$

1



$

(4)



$

5









  Income tax benefit


$

(2)



$



$

(2)


  Loss from equity investments


(4)





(4)


  Non-controlling interests


(2)



(2)











Net earnings (loss) attributable to FNFV common shareholders


$

1



$

(2)



$

3









EPS attributable to FNFV common shareholders - basic


$

0.02



$

(0.03)



$

0.05


EPS attributable to FNFV common shareholders - diluted


$

0.01



$

(0.03)



$

0.04









FNFV weighted average shares - basic


66






FNFV weighted average shares - diluted


68













Pre-tax earnings (loss) from continuing operations


$

1



$

(4)



$

5









Interest expense


$

4



$

2



$

2


Depreciation and amortization


16



11



5









EBITDA


$

21



$

9



$

12


EBITDA margin


6.4

%


3.3

%


21.8

%

 

 

 

FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL VENTURES

FIRST QUARTER SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In millions)

(Unaudited)




Total FNFV


Restaurant
Group


FNFV
Corporate and
Other

Three Months Ended




March 31, 2016




Operating revenue


$

331



$

293



$

38


Interest and investment income


1





1


Realized gains and losses, net


(3)



(3)




Total revenue


329



290



39









Personnel costs


38



13



25


Other operating expenses


27



21



6


Cost of restaurant revenue


245



245




Depreciation and amortization


15



10



5


Interest expense


3



1



2


Total expenses


328



290



38









Pre-tax earnings from continuing operations


$

1



$



$

1









  Income tax benefit


$

(1)



$



$

(1)


 Loss from equity investments


(1)





(1)









Net earnings attributable to FNFV common shareholders


$

1



$



$

1









EPS attributable to FNFV common shareholders - basic


$

0.01



$



$

0.01


EPS attributable to FNFV common shareholders - diluted


$

0.01



$



$

0.01









FNFV weighted average shares - basic


70






FNFV weighted average shares - diluted


72













Pre-tax earnings from continuing operations


$

1



$



$

1









Interest expense


$

3



$

1



$

2


Depreciation and amortization


15



10



5









EBITDA


$

19



$

11



$

8


EBITDA margin


5.8

%


3.8

%


20.5

%

 

 

 

FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL VENTURES

SUMMARY BALANCE SHEET AND BOOK VALUE SUMMARY

(In millions)




FNFV

March 31, 2017


FNFV

December 31,
2016



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Cash and investment portfolio



$

662




$

642


Goodwill



216




206


Total assets



1,423




1,400


Notes payable



259




233


Non-controlling interest



114




116


Total equity and redeemable non-controlling interests



1,031




1,032


Total equity attributable to common shareholders



917




916






FNF Group

March 31, 2017



FNFV

March 31, 2017



Consolidated

March 31, 2017


Consolidated

December 31,
2016



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)




Cash and investment portfolio



$

4,660




$

662





$

5,322




$

5,607


Goodwill



4,869




216





5,085




5,065


Title plant



395








395




395


Total assets



12,755




1,423





14,178




14,463


Notes payable



2,463




259





2,722




2,746


Reserve for title claim losses



1,484








1,484




1,487


Secured trust deposits



748








748




860


Redeemable non-controlling interests



344








344




344


Non-redeemable non-controlling interests



797




114





911




902


Total equity and redeemable non-controlling
interests



6,203




1,031





7,234




7,242


Total equity attributable to common shareholders



5,062




917





5,979




5,996




Adjusted Book Value Summary


FNFV

March 31,

2017



FNFV

December 31,
2016



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)

Ceridian/Fleetcor


$

385




$

386


American Blue Ribbon Holdings


171




173


One Digital


77




75


Del Frisco's Restaurant Group


20




49


Holding Company Cash


160




129


Other


104




104


     FNFV Book Value


$

917




$

916


     Outstanding FNFV shares


66.4




66.4


     FNFV Book Value per Share


$

13.80




$

13.78


 

 

 

FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC.

CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY OF EARNINGS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


March 31, 2017


Consolidated


Core


FNFV

Direct title premiums

$

465



$

465



$


Agency title premiums

583



583




     Total title premiums

1,048



1,048




Escrow, title-related and other fees

868



819



49


     Total title and escrow and other

1,916



1,867



49








Restaurant revenue

273





273


Interest and investment income

29



28



1


Realized gains and losses, net

(1)



(6)



5


     Total revenue

2,217



1,889



328








Personnel costs

715



669



46


Other operating expenses

460



435



25


Cost of restaurant revenue

236





236


Agent commissions

446



446




Depreciation and amortization

112



96



16


Title claim loss expense

52



52




Interest expense

35



31



4


     Total expenses

2,056



1,729



327








Earnings from continuing operations before taxes

161



160



1


Income tax expense (benefit)

78



80



(2)


Earnings from continuing operations before equity investments

83



80



3


(Loss) earnings from equity investments

(2)



2



(4)


Net earnings (loss)

81



82



(1)


Non-controlling interests

9



11



(2)


Net earnings attributable to common shareholders

$

72



$

71



$

1








Cash flows provided by (used in) operations

4



(11)



15


 

 

 

FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC.

CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY OF EARNINGS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


March 31, 2016


Consolidated


Core


FNFV

Direct title premiums

$

422



$

422



$


Agency title premiums

530



530




  Total title premiums

952



952




Escrow, title-related and other fees

779



741



38


     Total title and escrow and other

1,731



1,693



38








Restaurant revenue

293





293


Interest and investment income

30



29



1


Realized gains and losses, net

(6)



(3)



(3)


     Total revenue

2,048



1,719



329








Personnel costs

652



614



38


Other operating expenses

432



405



27


Cost of restaurant revenue

245





245


Agent commissions

402



402




Depreciation and amortization

100



85



15


Title claim loss expense

52



52




Interest expense

34



31



3


     Total expenses

1,917



1,589



328








Earnings from continuing operations before taxes

131



130



1


Income tax expense (benefit)

49



50



(1)


Earnings from continuing operations before equity investments

82



80



2


Earnings (loss) from equity investments

2



3



(1)


Net earnings from continuing operations

84



83



1


Non-controlling interests

10



10




Net earnings attributable to common shareholders

$

74



$

73



$

1








Cash flows provided by operations

92



73



19


 

 

 

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