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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Intangible Assets

: $8,754 Mil (As of Sep. 2021)
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Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Dun & Bradstreet Holdings's intangible assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $8,754 Mil.


Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Intangible Assets Historical Data

The historical data trend for Dun & Bradstreet Holdings's Intangible Assets can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Annual Data
Trend Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Intangible Assets
- 1,188.70 8,471.30 8,100.90

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Quarterly Data
Dec17 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Intangible Assets Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 8,200.80 8,100.90 8,984.00 8,894.90 8,754.20

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Intangible Assets Calculation

Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Examples of intangible assets include trade secrets, copyrights, patents, trademarks. If a company acquires assets at the prices above the book value, it may carry goodwill on its balance sheet. Goodwill reflects the difference between the price the company paid and the book value of the assets.


Dun & Bradstreet Holdings  (NYSE:DNB) Intangible Assets Explanation

If a company (company A) received a patent through their own work, though it has value, it does not show up on its balance sheet as an intangible asset. However, if company A sells this patent to company B, it will show up on company B's balance sheet as an intangible asset.

The same applies to brand names, trade secrets etc. For instance, Coca-Cola's brand is extremely valuable, but the brand does not appear on its balance sheet, because the brand was never acquired.

Some intangibles are amortized. Amortization is the depreciation of intangible assets.

Many intangibles are not amortized. They may still be written down when the company decides the asset is impaired.

Whenever you see an increase in goodwill over a number of years, you can assume it's because the company is out buying other businesses above book value. GOOD if buying businesses with durable competitive advantage.

If goodwill stays the same, the company when acquiring other companies is either paying less than book value or not acquiring. Businesses with moats never sell for less than book value.

Intangibles acquired are on balance sheet at fair value.

Internally developed brand names (Coke, Wrigleys, Band-Aid) however are not reflected on the balance sheet.

One of the reasons competitive advantage power can remain hidden for so long.


Be Aware

Companies may change the way intangible assets are amortized, and this will affect their reported earnings.


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Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Business Description

Dun & Bradstreet Holdings logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 541519 SIC : 7374
Comparable Companies
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
101 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ, USA, 07078
Dun & Bradstreet Holdings Inc is one of the leading providers of business decisioning data and analytics. The company provides commercial credit decisioning, which helps businesses to make informed decisions when considering extending business loans and trade credit. Also, the company offers solutions to firms looking to analyze supplier relationships and more effectively collect outstanding receivables. Its operating segment includes North America and International. The company generates maximum revenue from the North American region. Other services provided by the company include digital marketing, sales acceleration, and risk management among others.
Executives
Quella James director C/O CATALENT, INC. 14 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD SOMERSET NJ 08822
Thl Equity Fund Viii Investors (d&b), L.p. director, 10 percent owner C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P. 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thl Managers Viii, Llc director, 10 percent owner 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thl Equity Advisors Viii, Llc director, 10 percent owner 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thl Fund Viii Coinvestment Partners, L.p. director, 10 percent owner 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund Viii, L.p. director, 10 percent owner C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P. 100 FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Thl Executive Fund Viii, L.p. director, 10 percent owner C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P. 100 FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Thomas H. Lee Parallel Fund Viii, L.p. director, 10 percent owner C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P. 100 FEDERAL STREET BOSTON MA 02110
Jackson Keith J director ONE MISSISSIPPI PLAZA 201 SOUTH SPRING STREET TUPELO MS 38804
Ammerman Douglas K director 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Thl Holdco, Llc director, 10 percent owner 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thomas H Lee Partners Lp director, 10 percent owner 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Thomas H. Lee Advisors, Llc director, 10 percent owner C/O THOMAS H. LEE PARTNERS, L.P. 100 FEDERAL STREET, 35TH FLOOR BOSTON MA 02110
Foley William P Ii director, 10 percent owner, other: Chairman of the Board FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL, INC. 601 RIVERSIDE AVENUE JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
Massey Richard N director 900 S. SHACKLEFORD ROAD SUITE 401 LITTLE ROCK AR 72211

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