First Advantage Corporation Reports Operating Results for the Third Quarter of 2005

October 26, 2005

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Advantage Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV), a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced operating results for the third quarter of 2005.

First Advantage reported net income of $16.0 million (30 cents per diluted share) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2005. Net income was $13.0 million (26 cents per diluted share) for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2004.

Revenues for the company were $169.9 million and $134.1 million for the quarters ended Sept. 30, 2005, and Sept. 30, 2004, respectively.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were $35.1 million and $28.7 million for the quarters ended Sept. 30, 2005, and Sept. 30, 2004, respectively.

"We are very pleased to report our third quarter operating results, inclusive of the Credit Information Group (CIG) we recently acquired from our parent company, The First American Corporation," said John Long, chief executive officer of First Advantage Corporation. "The operating results for the quarter demonstrate the earnings and cash flow potential of the combined companies, which we intend to leverage to pursue future opportunities."

In addition to CIG, First Advantage also acquired Phoenix Research Corporation, Jenark Business Systems, Inc. and Recruiternet, Inc. during the third quarter, and Road Manager Financial Services, Inc. and True Data Partners in October. In September, First Advantage also entered into a $225 million senior secured credit facility with a syndicate of financial institutions led by Banc of America, which will be used to refinance existing debt, support future acquisitions and provide ongoing working capital.

Management estimates that diluted earnings per share will be in the range of 22 cents to 26 cents for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2005.

Source: First Advantage


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