Education Management Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results PR Newswire PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30, 2013 PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30, 2013 /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 $654.9 million for the three months ended December31, 2012. The Company reported net income of $31.1 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. "As a result of the efforts and dedication of our faculty and staff, I am pleased with the progress we have made to improve student retention which is reflected in our January class start," said Edward H. West, Education Management's President and Chief Executive Officer. "While the operating environment remains challenging, we continue to see several encouraging signs. In addition to positive retention rates, new student demand has turned positive at several of our colleges and universities. Furthermore, we are continuing to make investments in our students to help them achieve their goals as they progress toward graduation in this difficult economy." Financial Highlights oFinancial highlights for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 included the following: oNet revenues were $654.9 million, a decrease of 11.2% from $737.2 million recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2012, primarily due to a 12.7% decline in average enrolled student body for the three months ended December31, 2012 compared to the prior year quarter. oThe Company recorded net income of $31.1 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $63.1 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the prior year quarter. oEarnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $123.3 million compared to $169.3 million in the prior year quarter. oCash flows provided by operating activities remained relatively flat for the six months ended December31, 2012 at $93.2 million, compared to $97.0 million in the six months ended December31, 2011. Lower operating performance was substantially offset by lower tax payments and lower working capital usage in the current year period compared to the prior year period. Additionally, the conversion to a non-term academic structure for students attending fully-online programs at Argosy University and South University resulted in a greater change in restricted cash in the prior year period compared to the current year period. oAt December31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents were $189.0 million, compared to $299.9 million at December31, 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 letter of credit with the U.S. Department of Education. oOn a cash basis, capital expenditures were $39.5 million, or 3.1% of net revenues, for the six months ended December31, 2012 compared to $36.1 million, or 2.5% of net revenues, in the same period in the prior year. oDuring the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Company completed five sale-leaseback transactions with unrelated third parties for net proceeds of $65.1 million. The Company recorded a net loss of $3.5 million related to these transactions during the quarter ended December 31, 2012. A deferred gain of approximately $17.8 million will be recognized over the initial terms of the new leases, which range from three to 15 years. New Student Enrollment New student enrollment by segment was as follows: For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 % Change The Art Institutes 12,300 15,200 (20.2) % Argosy University 3,400 3,800 (10.3) % Brown Mackie Colleges 3,800 4,100 (5.3) % South University 4,500 7,600 (40.0) % Total EDMC 24,000 30,700 (21.9) % 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 December 31, 2012 were approximately 7,300 as compared to 12,500 in three months ended December 31, 2011. The reduction in new students enrolled in fully-onlineprograms represented approximately 80% of the total EDMC year-over-year decline in new students for the three months ending December 31, 2012. Average Enrolled Student Body Average enrolled student body by segment was as follows: For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2012 2011 % Change The Art Institutes 69,500 78,900 (12.1) % Argosy University 25,500 29,900 (14.7) % Brown Mackie Colleges 17,500 19,500 (10.0) % South University 19,000 22,300 (14.8) % Total EDMC 131,500 150,600 (12.7) % 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 32,100 for the three months ended December 31, 2012 as compared to 41,000 in the three months ended December 31, 2011. Starting Student Enrollment Starting student enrollment by segment was as follows: January January % 2013 2012 Change The Art Institutes 67,700 75,600 (10.5) % Argosy University 24,100 27,700 (13.0) % Brown Mackie Colleges 17,200 18,700 (8.4) % South University 17,800 20,600 (13.4) % Total EDMC 126,800 142,600 (11.1) % The starting 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. Starting students enrolled in fully-online programs were approximately 29,100 as of January 2013 as compared to 35,800 as of January 2012. 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. 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, 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 third quarter and annual guidance for fiscal 2013 exclude the impact of restructuring and other special charges. Reconciliation of Fiscal Year 2013 Third Quarter and Annual Guidance of Net Income to EBITDA (Dollars in millions, except earnings per share) (Unaudited) Fiscal 2013 Guidance – 3rd Quarter: For the Three Months Ending March 31, 2013 Low High Earning per diluted share $ 0.20 $ 0.22 Net income $ 25 $ 27 Net interest expense 31 31 Income tax expense 17 19 Depreciation and amortization 40 40 EBITDA $ 113 $ 117 Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance – Annual: For the Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2013 Low High Earnings per diluted share $ 0.32 $ 0.37 Earnings per diluted share excluding expenses $ 0.38 $ 0.44 related to restructuring and other charges Net income $ 40 $ 47 Expenses related to restructuring and other 8 8 charges, net of tax Net income excluding expenses related to $ 48 $ 55 restructuring and other charges Net interest expense $ 124 $ 124 Income tax expense 34 37 Depreciation and amortization 159 159 EBITDA excluding expenses related to $ 365 $ 375 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 second quarter results on Thursday, January31, 2013 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.edufor 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 For the Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 % Change 2012 2011 % Change Net revenues $ 654,895 $ 737,188 (11.2) % $ 1,264,459 $ 1,419,283 (10.9) % Costs and expenses: Educational services ^(1) 360,377 375,770 (4.1) % 741,673 750,217 (1.1) % (2) General and administrative 171,190 192,085 (10.9) % 345,682 389,879 (11.3) % ^(1) (3) Depreciation and 39,255 39,196 0.2 % 83,400 78,084 6.8 % amortization ^(4) Total costs 570,822 607,051 (6.0) % 1,170,755 1,218,180 (3.9) % and expenses Income before interest and income 84,073 130,137 (35.4) % 93,704 201,103 (53.4) % taxes Interest 31,009 26,846 15.5 % 62,461 53,697 16.3 % expense, net Income before 53,064 103,291 (48.6) % 31,243 147,406 (78.8) % income taxes Income tax 21,920 40,164 (45.4) % 13,192 57,325 (77.0) % expense Net income $ 31,144 $ 63,127 (50.7) % $ 18,051 $ 90,081 (80.0) % Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.25 $ 0.50 $ 0.14 $ 0.70 Diluted $ 0.25 $ 0.49 $ 0.14 $ 0.70 Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic 124,560 127,193 124,519 127,833 Diluted 124,762 128,764 124,620 129,240 (1) Certain reclassifications of fiscal 2012 data have been made to conform to the fiscal 2013 presentation. Includes bad debt expense of $40.8 million and $41.3 million in the three (2) months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively and $89.8 million and $76.5 million in the six months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Also, the six months ended December 31, 2012 period include $6.6 million of employee severance costs and a lease abandonment charge of $1.6 million. The six months ended December 31, 2011 include a lease termination fee of $1.5 million. (3) Includes employee severance costs of $0.9 million and $5.2 million in the six months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. (4) The six months ended December 31, 2012 period include 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) December31, 2012 June30, 2012 December31, 2011 Assets (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash $ 189,042 $ 191,008 $ 299,934 equivalents Restricted cash 273,425 267,880 79,323 Total cash, cash equivalents and 462,467 458,888 379,257 restricted cash Student receivables net of allowances of $180,337, 151,364 198,411 156,495 $230,587 and $211,467 Notes, advances and 16,532 22,174 14,652 other receivables Inventories 8,968 8,382 9,430 Deferred income taxes 102,668 102,668 76,804 Prepaid income taxes — 6,796 — Other current assets 39,139 40,399 46,941 Total current assets 781,138 837,718 683,579 Property and equipment, 562,184 651,797 663,660 net Other long-term assets 57,585 56,001 45,717 Intangible assets, net 329,361 330,029 460,144 Goodwill 963,550 963,550 2,581,999 Total assets $ 2,693,818 $ 2,839,095 $ 4,435,099 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Current liabilities: Current portion of $ 12,076 $ 12,076 $ 12,076 long-term debt Revolving credit — 111,300 — facility Accounts payable 38,161 54,834 28,620 Accrued liabilities 136,613 137,348 130,512 Accrued income taxes 10,525 — 18,976 Unearned tuition 55,038 116,277 61,170 Advance payments 116,569 102,170 140,323 Total current 368,982 534,005 391,677 liabilities Long-term debt, less 1,447,699 1,453,468 1,460,720 current portion Deferred income taxes 99,845 111,767 215,157 Deferred rent 212,085 197,758 195,723 Other long-term 41,599 45,533 45,391 liabilities Shareholders' equity: Common stock, at par 1,435 1,434 1,434 Additional paid-in 1,785,413 1,777,732 1,770,645 capital Treasury stock, at cost (328,605) (328,605) (296,409) (Accumulated deficit) (917,909) (935,960) 669,862) Retained earnings Accumulated other (16,726) (18,037) (19,101) comprehensive loss Total shareholders' 523,608 496,564 2,126,431 equity Total liabilities and $ 2,693,818 $ 2,839,095 $ 4,435,099 shareholders' equity EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) (In thousands) For the Six Months Ended December 31, Cash flows from operating activities: 2012 2011 Net income $ 18,051 $ 90,081 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities: Depreciation and amortization of property and 80,241 74,246 equipment Amortization of intangible assets 3,159 3,838 Bad debt expense 89,768 76,458 Amortization of debt issuance costs 2,561 2,632 Share-based compensation 7,679 6,530 Non cash adjustments related to deferred rent (7,824) (5,398) Changes in assets and liabilities: Restricted cash (5,545) (31,810) Receivables (40,727) (76,106) Reimbursements for tenant improvements 3,891 10,705 Inventory (583) 155 Other assets 2,939 (6,666) Accounts payable (15,853) (26,522) Accrued liabilities 2,343 29,437 Unearned tuition (61,239) (78,980) Advance payments 14,316 28,404 Total adjustments 75,126 6,923 Net cash flows provided by operating 93,177 97,004 activities Cash flows from investing activities: Expenditures for long-lived assets (39,458) (36,125) Sale of fixed assets 65,065 — Reimbursements for tenant improvements (3,891) (10,705) Net cash flows provided by (used in) 21,716 (46,830) investing activities Cash flows from financing activities: Payments under revolving credit facility (111,300) (79,000) Issuance of common stock 3 2,270 Common stock repurchased for treasury — (70,378) Principal payments on long-term debt (5,769) (6,054) Net cash flows used in financing activities (117,066) (153,162) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and 207 (302) cash equivalents Net change in cash and cash equivalents (1,966) (103,290) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of 191,008 403,224 period Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 189,042 $ 299,934 Cash paid during the period for: Interest (including swap settlement) $ 60,980 $ 60,433 Income taxes, net of refunds 7,860 27,525 As of December 31, Noncash investing activities: 2012 2011 Capital expenditures in current liabilities $ 13,538 $ 12,249 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 net interest expense, 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 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 For the Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 % Change 2012 2011 % Change Net revenues: The Art $ 411,533 $ 469,603 (12.4) % $ 791,672 $ 898,503 (11.9) % Institutes Argosy 92,312 106,070 (13.0) % 174,232 204,213 (14.7) % University Brown Mackie 78,274 81,745 (4.2) % 152,246 162,668 (6.4) % Colleges South University 72,776 79,770 (8.8) % 146,309 153,899 (4.9) % Total EDMC 654,895 737,188 (11.2) % 1,264,459 1,419,283 (10.9) % EBITDA excluding certain expenses: The Art 112,263 151,759 (26.0) % 180,189 262,038 (31.2) % Institutes Argosy 15,797 21,144 (25.3) % 16,990 31,380 (45.9) % University Brown Mackie 9,766 18,629 (47.6) % 20,361 36,212 (43.8) % Colleges South University 8,946 3,136 185.3 % 15,259 3,300 362.4 % Corporate and (23,444) (25,335) (7.5) % (46,550) (47,076) (1.1) % other Total EDMC 123,328 169,333 (27.2) % 186,249 285,854 (34.8) % Reconciliation to EBITDA: Restructuring — — N/M 9,145 6,667 37.2 % EBITDA 123,328 169,333 (27.2) % 177,104 279,187 (36.6) % Reconciliation to operating income: Depreciation and 39,255 39,196 0.2 % 83,400 78,084 6.8 % amortization Operating income 84,073 130,137 (35.4) % 93,704 201,103 (53.4) % Reconciliation to net income: Net interest 31,009 26,846 15.5 % 62,461 53,697 16.3 % expense Income tax 21,920 40,164 (45.4) % 13,192 57,325 (77.0) % expense Net income $ 31,144 $ 63,127 (50.7) % $ 18,051 $ 90,081 (80.0) % Restructuring, $ — $ — N/M $ 5,488 $ 4,000 37.2 % net of tax Software-related charge, net of — — N/M 2,753 — N/M tax Net income, excluding $ 31,144 $ 63,127 (50.7) % $ 26,292 $ 94,081 (72.1) % certain expenses Diluted earnings per share, $ 0.25 $ 0.49 $ 0.21 $ 0.73 excluding certain expenses Weighted average number of 124,762 128,764 124,620 129,240 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 third 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 Second Quarter Results
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