Education Management Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results PR Newswire PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31, 2012 PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation(the "Company") (NASDAQ:EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, today reported net revenues of $609.6 million for the three months ended September30, 2012. The Company reported a net loss of $13.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share; excluding restructuring charges of $9.1 million and accelerated depreciation of $4.6 million related to the write-off of certain assets, the Company's net loss would have been $4.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the three months ended September30, 2012. "Our financial and operating results for the first quarter were largely consistent with our expectations, despite the challenges of the current operating environment. Further, we are seeing several encouraging demand trends for our campus-based programs," said Edward H. West, Education Management's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our results this quarter are attributable to the dedication of our faculty and staff who remain committed to helping more students improve their lives through education and in assisting them to find jobs that close the skills gap of the American workforce." Financial Highlights oFinancial highlights during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 included the following: oNet revenues were $609.6 million, a decrease of 10.6% from $682.1 million recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, primarily due to an 11.5% decline in average enrolled student body for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the prior year period. oThe Company recorded a net loss of $13.1 million, or a $0.11 loss per diluted share, compared to net income of $27.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter. oAfter adjusting for restructuring charges of $9.1 million ($5.5 million, net of tax), which included $7.5 million for employee severance and $1.6 million for a lease abandonment charge, and $4.6 million in accelerated depreciation ($2.8 million, net of tax), the net loss would have been $4.9 million, or a $0.04 loss per diluted share. In the same quarter in the prior year, the Company recorded net income of $31.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, after adjusting for restructuring charges of $6.7 million ($4.0 million, net of tax). oEarnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $53.8 million compared to $109.9 million in the prior year quarter. After adjusting for restructuring charges of $9.1 million and $6.7 million, respectively, EBITDA was $62.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $116.6 million in the prior year quarter. oCash flow provided by operations for the three months ended September30, 2012 was $156.6 million, compared to $221.3 million in the prior year period. The decrease in operating cash flows was due primarily to reduced operating performance as compared to the prior year period. oAt September30, 2012, cash and cash equivalents were $212.0 million, compared to $465.5 million at September 30, 2011. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents was due primarily to the transfer in March 2012 of $210.0 million to restricted cash in connection with the issuance of letters of credit under the Company's cash secured letter of credit facilities. These facilities are being used to help satisfy the Company's previously disclosed $414.5 million letter of credit with the U.S. Department of Education. There were no borrowings on the revolving credit facility at September30, 2012. oOn a cash basis, capital expenditures were $20.5 million, or 3.4% of net revenues, for the three months ended September30, 2012 compared to $20.2 million, or 3.0% of net revenues, in the same period in the prior year. oSubsequent to the quarter ended September 30, 2012, the Company entered into sale leaseback transactions on three of its facilities. The net cash proceeds from these transactions totaled approximately $36.9 million. Student Enrollment Total student enrollment by segment as of October 2012 and 2011 was as follows: October October % 2012 2011 Change The Art Institutes 71,000 80,400 (11.6)% Argosy University 24,800 29,000 (14.6)% Brown Mackie Colleges 17,800 19,900 (10.6)% South University 18,400 21,900 (16.0)% Total student enrollment 132,000 151,200 (12.7)% The student enrollment data shown above includes the number of students enrolled in fully-online programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Argosy University and South University. Total students enrolled in fully-online programs were approximately 30,300 as of October 2012 as compared to 39,100 as of October 2011. Fully-online enrollment is measured based on the number of students meeting attendance requirements over a two-week period near the start of the fiscal quarter. New Student Enrollment New student enrollment by segment for each quarter ended September 30 was as follows: For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 % Change The Art Institutes 17,000 19,800 (14.6)% Argosy University 5,900 7,200 (18.3)% Brown Mackie Colleges 5,000 5,400 (6.0)% South University 4,900 7,700 (36.2)% Total new student enrollment 32,800 40,100 (18.2)% The new student enrollment data shown above includes the number of new students who enrolled in fully-online programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Argosy University and South University. Total new students who enrolled in fully-online programs for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were approximately 8,600 as compared to 13,200 in three months ended September 30, 2011. Average Enrolled Student Body Average enrolled student body by segment for each quarter ended September 30 was as follows: For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 % Change The Art Institutes 66,900 75,100 (11.1)% Argosy University 24,600 28,800 (14.4)% Brown Mackie Colleges 17,400 19,800 (11.9)% South University 19,800 21,800 (9.1)% Total average enrolled student body 128,700 145,500 (11.5)% Average enrolled student body is the three month average of the unique students who met attendance requirements within a month of the quarter. The data above includes the number of students enrolled in fully-online programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Argosy University and South University. The average enrolled student body in fully-online programs was approximately 33,600 for the three months ended September 30, 2012 as compared to 42,100 in the three months ended September 30, 2011. Our quarterly revenues and income fluctuate primarily as a result of the pattern of student enrollments, and our first fiscal quarter is typically the lowest revenue quarter of the fiscal year due to student vacations. However, the seasonality of our business has decreased over the last several years, primarily due to the percentage of students enrolling in online programs, which generally experience less seasonal fluctuation than campus-based programs. Fiscal 2013 Guidance The following discussion of the Company's fiscal 2013 guidance includes information that could constitute forward-looking statements with the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As more fully described below under the heading "Cautionary Statement," these and other forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to management and involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and unpredictably from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, capital expenditures are projected to be between 3.0% and 3.5% of net revenues, compared to 3.4% of net revenues in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The following second quarter and annual guidance for fiscal 2013 exclude the impact of restructuring and other special charges. Reconciliation of Fiscal Year 2013 Second Quarter and Annual Guidance of Net Income to EBITDA (Dollars in millions, except earnings per share) (Unaudited) Fiscal 2013 Guidance – 2nd Quarter: For the Three Months Ending December 31, 2012 Low High Earning per diluted share $ 0.18 $ 0.19 Net income $ 22 $ 24 Net interest expense 32 32 Income tax expense 15 16 Depreciation and amortization 38 38 EBITDA $ 107 $ 110 Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance – Annual: For the Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2013 Low High Earnings per diluted share $ 0.43 $ 0.50 Earnings per diluted share excluding expenses $ 0.50 $ 0.57 related to restructuring and other charges Net income $ 54 $ 63 Expenses related to restructuring and other 8 8 charges, net of tax Net income excluding expenses related to $ 62 $ 71 restructuring and other charges Net interest expense 125 125 Income tax expense 42 48 Depreciation and amortization 156 156 EBITDA excluding expenses related to $ 385 $ 400 restructuring and other charges The presentation of EBITDA, as well as the presentations excluding certain expenses, do not comply with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). For an explanation of EBITDA and EBITDA and net income excluding certain expenses, together with a reconciliation to net income, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures disclosure in the financial tables section below. Conference Call and Webcast Education Management Corporation will host a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2013 first quarter results on Thursday, November1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Those wishing to participate in this call should dial 412-317-6789 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A listen-only audio of the conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at www.edmc.edu. A replay of the conference call will be available at www.edmc.edu for up to one year. EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) (In thousands, except per share amounts) For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 % Change Net revenues $ 682,095 (10.6)% $ 609,564 Costs and expenses: Educational services 381,296 374,447 1.8% ^(1) (2) General and administrative ^(1) 174,492 197,757 (11.8)% (3) Depreciation and 44,145 38,888 13.5% amortization ^(4) Total costs and 599,933 611,092 (1.8)% expenses Income before interest 9,631 71,003 (86.4)% and income taxes Interest expense, net 31,452 26,888 17.0% (Loss) Income before (21,821) 44,115 (149.5)% income taxes Income tax (benefit) (8,728) 17,161 (150.9)% expense Net (loss) income $ (13,093) $ 26,954 (148.6)% (Loss) Earnings per share: Basic $ (0.11) $ 0.21 Diluted $ (0.11) $ 0.21 Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic 124,478 128,474 Diluted 124,478 129,715 (1) Certain reclassifications of fiscal 2012 data have been made to conform to the fiscal 2013 presentation. (2) Includes bad debt expense of $48.9 million and $35.1 million, respectively, in the 2012 and 2011 periods presented above. Also, the 2012 period includes $6.6 million of employee severance costs and a lease abandonment charge of $1.6 million. The 2011 period includes a lease termination fee of $1.5 million. (3) Includes employee severance costs of $0.9 million and $5.2 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. (4) The 2012 period includes a $4.6 million charge related to software assets that no longer had a useful life. EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) June30, September30, September30, 2012 2011 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 211,956 $ 191,008 $ 465,492 Restricted cash 277,376 267,880 88,071 Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted 489,332 458,888 553,563 cash Student receivables net of allowances of $244,245, 229,847 198,411 202,523 $230,587 and $198,950 Notes, advances and other 30,856 22,174 31,057 receivables Inventories 10,041 8,382 12,858 Deferred income taxes 102,668 102,668 76,804 Prepaid income taxes 15,789 6,796 10,021 Other current assets 40,856 40,399 47,286 Total current assets 919,389 837,718 934,112 Property and equipment, 626,337 651,797 676,950 net Other long-term assets 57,551 56,001 43,733 Intangible assets, net 329,658 330,029 461,342 Goodwill 963,550 963,550 2,581,999 Total assets $ 2,896,485 $ 2,839,095 $ 4,698,136 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Current portion of $ 12,076 $ 12,076 $ 12,076 long-term debt Revolving credit facility — 111,300 — Accounts payable 30,168 54,834 34,395 Accrued liabilities 154,342 137,348 159,574 Unearned tuition 168,601 116,277 170,399 Advance payments 238,957 102,170 320,779 Total current liabilities 604,144 534,005 697,223 Long-term debt, less 1,450,583 1,453,468 1,463,749 current portion Deferred income taxes 110,053 111,767 215,481 Deferred rent 198,449 197,758 196,323 Other long-term 46,429 45,533 47,702 liabilities Shareholders' equity: Common stock, at par 1,434 1,434 1,432 Additional paid-in capital 1,781,345 1,777,732 1,764,848 Treasury stock (328,605) (328,605) (274,234) (Accumulated deficit) (949,053) (935,960) 606,735 Retained earnings Accumulated other (18,294) (18,037) (21,123) comprehensive loss Total shareholders' equity 486,827 496,564 2,077,658 Total liabilities and $ 2,896,485 $ 2,839,095 $ 4,698,136 shareholders' equity EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (In thousands) For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net (loss) income $ (13,093) $ 26,954 Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash flows from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization of 42,616 36,978 property and equipment Amortization of intangible assets 1,529 1,910 Bad debt expense 48,931 35,130 Amortization of debt issuance costs 1,280 1,316 Share-based compensation 3,613 2,926 Non cash adjustments related to (3,622) (2,410) deferred rent Changes in assets and liabilities: Restricted cash (9,496) (40,558) Receivables (89,033) (95,813) Reimbursements for tenant 1,202 6,980 improvements Inventory (1,654) (3,282) Other assets (3,410) (217) Accounts payable (21,896) (17,701) Accrued liabilities 10,624 29,894 Unearned tuition 52,324 30,249 Advance payments 136,662 208,951 Total adjustments 169,670 194,353 Net cash flows provided by 156,577 221,307 operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Expenditures for long-lived assets (20,541) (20,198) Reimbursements for tenant (1,202) (6,980) improvements Net cash flows used in investing (21,743) (27,178) activities Cash flows from financing activities: Payments under revolving credit (111,300) (79,000) facility Issuance of common stock — 75 Common stock repurchased for — (49,702) treasury Principal payments on long-term (2,885) (3,025) debt Net cash flows used in financing (114,185) (131,652) activities Effect of exchange rate changes on 299 (209) cash and cash equivalents Net change in cash and cash 20,948 62,268 equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, 191,008 403,224 beginning of period Cash and cash equivalents, end of $ 211,956 $ 465,492 period Cash paid during the period for: Interest (including swap $ 22,044 $ 26,904 settlement) Income taxes, net of refunds 1,059 14,945 As of September 30, Noncash investing activities: 2012 2011 Capital expenditures in current $ 9,050 $ 9,117 liabilities EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (Unaudited) The Company reports results in four segments - The Art Institutes, Argosy University, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University. The Company evaluates segment performance based on EBITDA excluding certain expenses. Adjustments to reconcile segment results to consolidated results are included under the caption "Corporate and Other," which primarily includes unallocated corporate activity. EBITDA, a measure used by management to measure operating performance, is defined as net income before interest expense, net, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA is not a recognized term under GAAP and does not purport to be an alternative to net income as a measure of operating performance or to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. Additionally, EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of free cash flow available for management's discretionary use, as it does not consider certain cash requirements such as interest payments, tax payments and debt service requirements. Management believes EBITDA is helpful in highlighting trends because EBITDA excludes the results of decisions that are outside the control of operating management and can differ significantly from company to company depending on long-term strategic decisions regarding capital structure, the tax jurisdictions in which companies operate and capital investments. We also present earnings per share, net income and EBITDA after adjusting for certain expenses, which also are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes this presentation is also helpful in highlighting trends in our business because it excludes certain expenses management believes are not indicative of ongoing operations. Management compensates for the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures by using them to supplement GAAP results to provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting the business than GAAP results alone. Because not all companies use identical calculations, this presentation of EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. A reconciliation of EBITDA excluding certain expenses by segment to consolidated net (loss) income is detailed below: Segment Information and Reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Income to Net Income Excluding Certain Expenses (In thousands except per share amounts) (Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 2011 % Change Net revenues: The Art Institutes $ 380,139 $ (11.4)% 428,900 Argosy University 81,920 98,143 (16.5)% Brown Mackie Colleges 73,972 80,923 (8.6)% South University 73,533 74,129 (0.8)% Total EDMC 609,564 682,094 (10.6)% EBITDA excluding certain expenses: The Art Institutes 67,926 110,318 (38.4)% Argosy University 1,193 10,234 (88.3)% Brown Mackie Colleges 10,595 17,583 (39.7)% South University 6,313 164 N/M Corporate and other (23,106) (21,741) 6.3% Total EDMC 62,921 116,558 (46.0)% Reconciliation to EBITDA: Restructuring 9,145 6,667 37.2% EBITDA 53,776 109,891 (51.1%) Reconciliation to operating income: Depreciation and 44,145 38,888 13.5% amortization Operating income 9,631 71,003 (86.4%) Reconciliation to net (loss) income: Net interest expense 31,452 26,888 17.0% Income tax (benefit) (8,728) 17,161 (150.9)% expense Net (loss) income $ (13,093) $ (148.6)% 26,954 Restructuring, net of tax $ 5,488 $ 37.2% 4,000 Software-related charge, 2,753 — N/M net of tax Net (loss) income, $ $ excluding (4,852) 30,954 (115.7)% certain expenses Diluted (loss) earnings per $ $ share, excluding (0.04) 0.24 certain expenses Weighted average number of 124,478 129,715 diluted shares outstanding About Education Management Corporation Education Management Corporation (www.edmc.edu), with approximately 132,000 students as of October 2012, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with a total of 110 locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada. We offer academic programs to our students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. We are committed to offering quality academic programs and strive to improve the learning experience for our students. Our educational institutions offer students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of disciplines, including media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information technology. Cautionary Statement This press release includes information that could constitute forward-looking statements with the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which are based on information currently available to management, concern the Company's strategy, plans, intentions or expectations and typically contain words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," or "plans" or similar words, although the absence of such words does not mean that any particular statement is not forward-looking. All of the statements included in this press release that relate to estimated and projected earnings, margins, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and financial results, including the second quarter and annual guidance for fiscal 2013, and including statements regarding expected enrollment, revenue, expense levels, capital expenditures and earnings, are forward-looking statements, as are any statements concerning the Company's expected future operations and performance and other future developments. These and other forward-looking statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and unpredictably from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company derives many of its forward-looking statements from its operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions, and the Company cautions that it is very difficult to predict the impact of unknown factors, and impossible to anticipate all factors, that could affect its actual results. Some of the factors that the Company believes could affect its results and that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to: the timing and magnitude of student enrollment and changes in student mix, including the relative proportions of campus-based and online students enrolled in its programs; changes in average registered credits taken by students; the Company's ability to maintain eligibility to participate in Title IV programs; other changes in its students' ability to access federal and state financial aid, as well as obtain loans from third-party lenders; difficulties the Company may face in opening new schools, growing its academic programs and otherwise implementing its growth strategy; increased or unanticipated legal and regulatory costs; the results of program reviews and audits; changes in accreditation standards; the implementation of new operating procedures for the Company's fully online programs; the implementation of program initiatives in response to the U.S. Department of Education's new gainful employment regulations; adjustments to the Company's programmatic offerings to comply with the 90/10 rule; its high degree of leverage and ability to generate sufficient cash to service all of its debt obligations and other liquidity needs; market and credit risks associated with the post-secondary education industry, adverse media coverage of the industry and the overall condition of the industry; changes in the overall U.S. or global economies and access to credit and capital markets; the effects of war, terrorism, natural disasters or other catastrophic events and other risks affecting the Company, including but not limited to those described in its periodic reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Education Management Corporation COMPANY CONTACT: John Iannone Director of Investor Relations (412)995-7727 SOURCE Education Management Corporation Website: http://www.edmc.edu
Education Management Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results
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