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S&P Global Platts

spglobal.com/platts

Commodity Pricing.
Analytics.
Industry Insights.

S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the energy and commodity markets. With more than a century of business experience, S&P Global Platts provides the insights that enable its customers to make better-informed trading and business decisions. Customers in more than 150 countries look to S&P Global Platts expertise in news, pricing, and analytics to deliver transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and natural gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture, and shipping.

Our Focus Forward

Extending the core through innovation

Simplifying our product and platform strategy

Driving commercial transformation

How S&P Global Platts Generates Revenue
(excludes J.D. Power)

  • Subscriptions for proprietary market information (price assessments, benchmarks), market reports, real-time services, and analytics
    (subscription revenue)
  • Licensing fees from issuers of financial products, including exchanges and clearinghouses for the utilization of S&P Global Platts data (price assessments and benchmarks) and brand in derivatives contracts
    (sales usage-based royalties and subscription revenue)
  • Conferences and events across all commodity markets served by S&P Global Platts
    (non-subscription revenue)

Revenue by Type

(dollars in millions)

91%
7%
2%
92%
7%
1%
92%
7%
1%
'17
'18
'19
Subscription
$704
$750
$774
Sales usage-based royalties
57
54
60
Non-subscription
13
11
10
Total revenue
$774
$815
$844

Revenue by Geography

(dollars in millions)

37%
63%
35%
65%
33%
67%
'17
'18
'19
U.S.
$284
$283
$281
Ex-U.S.
490
532
563
Total revenue
$774
$815
$844

S&P Global Platts provides news, pricing, and analytics to deliver transparency and efficiency to commodity and energy markets

Petroleum Is an Important Segment for S&P Global Platts, with Market-Leading Positions in Other Key Segments

Revenue Mix

(dollars in millions)

'15
'16
'17
'18
'19
Petroleum
$440
$491
$539
$565
$582
Power & Gas
129
131
140
146
156
Petrochemicals
34
36
39
43
44
Metals & Agriculture
52
53
56
60
63
Total Platts
$655
$711
$774
$815
$844

Details may not sum to total due to rounding

Revenue Growth Despite Challenging Markets for Customers

Comparison of S&P Global Platts’ and Customers’ Revenues

Index of Revenue Growth of Platts versus its Customer Segments

2016=100201620172018201970160130100

Source:  S&P Global (MI/Coalition)

S&P Global Platts Serves Customers from Upstream to Downstream

Revenue by Customer Segment  

UpstreamDownstreamMidstream’19

S&P Global Platts is the Company’s most global business, with approximately 67% of its revenue from outside the U.S. 

Notes:

Presentation excludes J.D. Power, which was sold in September 2016

2019 results reflect the acquisitions of Canadian Enerdata Ltd. and Live Rice Index and the divestiture of RigData

2016 results reflect the acquisitions of PIRA Energy Group and RigData

2015 results reflect the acquisition of Petromedia Ltd.