Strayer Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Revenues and Earnings; and Summer Term 2013 Enrollments

  Strayer Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Revenues and Earnings;
  and Summer Term 2013 Enrollments

                    -- Second Quarter Diluted EPS $1.42 --

Business Wire

HERNDON, Va. -- July 25, 2013

Strayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA) today announced financial results for
the three months ended June 30, 2013. Financial highlights are as follows:

Three Months Ended June 30

  *Revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2013 decreased 10% to $132.0
    million, compared to $146.3 million for the same period in 2012,
    principally due to lower enrollment.
  *Income from operations was $26.3 million compared to $36.2 million for the
    same period in 2012, a decrease of 27%. Operating income margin was 19.9%
    compared to 24.7% for the same period in 2012.
  *Net income was $15.0 million compared to $21.2 million for the same period
    in 2012, a decrease of 29%. Diluted earnings per share was $1.42 compared
    to $1.85 for the same period in 2012, a decrease of 23%. Diluted weighted
    average shares outstanding decreased 8% to 10,535,000 from 11,483,000 for
    the same period in 2012, primarily as a result of share repurchases.

Six Months Ended June 30

  *Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2013 decreased 9% to $269.5
    million, compared to $295.8 million for the same period in 2012,
    principally due to lower enrollment and lower revenue per student.
  *Income from operations was $56.2 million compared to $77.0 million for the
    same period in 2012, a decrease of 27%. Operating income margin was 20.8%
    compared to 26.0% for the same period in 2012.
  *Net income was $32.2 million compared to $45.2 million for the same period
    in 2012, a decrease of 29%. Diluted earnings per share was $3.01 compared
    to $3.94 for the same period in 2012, a decrease of 24%. Diluted weighted
    average shares outstanding decreased 7% to 10,693,000 from 11,480,000 for
    the same period in 2012, primarily as a result of share repurchases.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

At June 30, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $67.5 million.
The Company generated $51.6 million from operating activities in the first six
months of 2013 compared to $42.7 million during the same period in 2012.
Capital expenditures were $5.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013
compared to $9.9 million for the same period in 2012.

As previously announced, the Company entered into an amended and restated
revolving credit and term loan agreement on November 8, 2012. This credit
facility, which is secured by the assets of the Company, provides a $100.0
million revolving credit facility and a $125.0 million term loan facility with
a maturity date of December 31, 2016. At June 30, 2013, the Company had $123.4
million outstanding under its term loan and no outstanding balance under its
revolving credit facility.

The Company had $70.0 million of share repurchase authorization remaining at
June 30, 2013. No shares were repurchased in the second quarter of 2013.

For the second quarter 2013, bad debt expense as a percentage of revenues was
4.3% compared to 4.4% for the same period in 2012. Days sales outstanding was
16 days at the end of the second quarter of 2013, compared to 15 days at the
end of the second quarter of 2012.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollments at Strayer University for the 2013 summer term decreased 13%
to 38,627 students compared to 44,236 students for the same term in 2012.
Across the Strayer University campus and online system, continuing student
enrollments decreased 12%, while new student enrollments decreased 17%.

Accreditation

The Company announced today that Strayer University’s business, management and
accounting programs achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). In addition, the Company announced
today that Strayer University’s Master of Education program achieved
accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Program Review

As previously announced by the Company, Strayer University underwent a
Department of Education Program Review in the third quarter of 2010. The
Company announced today that on July 18, 2013 the University received its
Final Program Review Determination from the Department, with no material
adverse findings and no additional actions required.

Stock-based Compensation Activity

In May 2013, the Company awarded 60,029 shares of restricted stock to certain
individuals under the Company’s 2011 Equity Compensation Plan, of which 43,659
shares are performance-based and vest in four years from the date of grant
subject to performance criteria being met. The remaining 16,370 shares of
restricted stock were awarded to various non-employee members of the Company’s
Board of Directors, as part of the Company’s annual director compensation. The
Company’s stock price closed at $45.81 on the date of these restricted stock
grants.

Common Stock and Common Stock Equivalents

At June 30, 2013, the Company had 10,870,468 common shares issued and
outstanding, 200,000 restricted stock units outstanding, and 100,000 unvested
stock options outstanding.

Conference Call with Management

Strayer Education, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss its second
quarter 2013 earnings at 10:00 a.m. (ET) today. To participate on the live
call, investors should dial (877) 303-9047 10 minutes prior to the start time.
In addition, the call will be available via live webcast. To access the live
webcast of the conference call, please go to www.strayereducation.com 15
minutes prior to the start time of the call to register. Following the call,
the webcast will be archived and available at www.strayereducation.com.

About Strayer Education, Inc.

Strayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA) is an education services holding
company that owns Strayer University. Strayer’s mission is to make higher
education achievable for working adults in today’s economy.Strayer University
is a proprietary institution of higher learning that offers undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information
technology, education, health services administration, public administration,
and criminal justice to working adult students at 100 campuses in 24 states
and Washington, D.C. and worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also
offers an executive MBA online and corporate training programs through its
Jack Welch Management Institute. Strayer University is committed to providing
an education that prepares working adult students for advancement in their
careers and professional lives. Founded in 1892, Strayer University is
accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

For more information on Strayer Education, Inc. visit www.strayereducation.com
and for Strayer University visit www.strayer.edu.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking and are made
pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”). Such statements may be identified by
the use of words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “assume,” “believe,”
“anticipate,” “will,” “forecast,” “plan,” “project,” or similar words. The
statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and are subject to
a number of assumptions, uncertainties and risks. In connection with the
safe-harbor provisions of the Reform Act, the Company has identified important
factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially
from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The assumptions,
uncertainties and risks include the pace of growth of student enrollment, our
continued compliance with Title IV of the Higher Education Act, and the
regulations thereunder, as well as regional accreditation standards and state
regulatory requirements, rulemaking by the Department of Education and
increased focus by the U. S. Congress on for-profit education institutions,
competitive factors, risks associated with the opening of new campuses, risks
associated with the offering of new educational programs and adapting to other
changes, risks relating to the timing of regulatory approvals, our ability to
implement our growth strategy, risks associated with the ability of our
students to finance their education in a timely manner, and general economic
and market conditions. Further information about these and other relevant
risks and uncertainties may be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and in its subsequent filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are incorporated
herein by reference and which are available from the Commission. We undertake
no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.

                                                      
STRAYER EDUCATION, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
                                                         
                                 For the three months    For the six months
                                 ended June 30,          ended June 30,
                                 2012       2013        2012       2013
Revenues                         $ 146,254   $ 131,980   $ 295,786   $ 269,486
Costs and expenses:
Instruction and educational        75,652      71,305      149,416     144,732
support
Marketing                          15,053      16,228      30,522      33,949
Admissions advisory                6,453       5,212       13,246      10,563
General and administration        12,928     12,978     25,576     24,066
Total costs and expenses          110,086    105,723    218,760    213,310
Income from operations             36,168      26,257      77,026      56,176
Investment income                  2           --          3           --
Interest expense                  1,109      1,337      2,317      2,633
Income before income taxes         35,061      24,920      74,712      53,543
Provision for income taxes        13,849     9,918      29,511     21,310
Net income                       $ 21,212    $ 15,002    $ 45,201    $ 32,233
Earnings per share:
Basic                            $ 1.86      $ 1.43      $ 3.96      $ 3.02
Diluted                          $ 1.85      $ 1.42      $ 3.94      $ 3.01
Weighted average shares
outstanding:
Basic                              11,430      10,502      11,425      10,658
Diluted                            11,483      10,535      11,480      10,693
                                                                     

                                                                  
STRAYER EDUCATION, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)
                                                                     
                                                      December 31,   June 30,
                                                      2012           2013
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                             $   47,517     $ 67,540
Tuition receivable, net of allowances for doubtful
accounts of $6,596 and $5,777 at December 31, 2012        23,262       23,336
and June 30, 2013, respectively
Income taxes receivable                                   4,454        --
Other current assets                                     14,422      11,383
Total current assets                                      89,655       102,259
Property and equipment, net                               121,520      114,198
Deferred income taxes                                     3,279        --
Goodwill                                                  6,800        6,800
Other assets                                             6,538       6,565
Total assets                                          $   227,792    $ 229,822
                                                                     
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
                                                                     
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses                 $   39,124     $ 31,617
Income taxes payable                                      --           711
Unearned tuition                                          494          227
Other current liabilities                                 281          281
Current portion of term loan                             3,125       3,125
Total current liabilities                                 43,024       35,961
Term loan, less current portion                           121,875      120,313
Other long-term liabilities                              21,905      22,593
Total liabilities                                        186,804     178,867
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, par value $.01; 20,000,000 shares
authorized; 11,387,299 and 10,870,468 shares issued       114          109
and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and June 30,
2013, respectively
Additional paid-in capital                                299          3,123
Retained earnings                                         41,311       47,437
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income            (736)       286
Total stockholders’ equity                               40,988      50,955
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity            $   227,792    $ 229,822
                                                                     

                                           
STRAYER EDUCATION, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands)
                                             
                                             For the six months ended June 30,
                                             2012              2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income                                   $   45,201         $  32,233
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization of gain on sale of assets           (140     )        (140     )
Amortization of deferred rent                    148               (114     )
Amortization of deferred financing costs         399               390
Depreciation and amortization                    11,749            12,434
Deferred income taxes                            (1,531   )        (1,447   )
Stock-based compensation                         5,830             5,232
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Tuition receivable, net                          788               (74      )
Other current assets                             357               2,496
Other assets                                     (133     )        (3       )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses            (7,752   )        (7,536   )
Income taxes payable and income taxes            (136     )        8,209
receivable
Unearned tuition                                 (12,203  )        (267     )
Other long-term liabilities                     84              165      
Net cash provided by operating activities       42,661          51,578   
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment             (9,871   )       (4,994   )
Net cash used in investing activities           (9,871   )       (4,994   )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repurchase of common stock                       --                (24,999  )
Payments on term loan                            (12,500  )        (1,562   )
Payments on revolving credit facility            (33,000  )        --
Proceeds from revolving credit facility          28,000            --
Common dividends paid                           (23,737  )       --       
Net cash used in financing activities           (41,237  )       (26,561  )
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash         (8,447   )        20,023
equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of        57,137          47,517   
period
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period    $   48,690        $  67,540   
Non-cash transactions:
Purchases of property and equipment          $   585            $  557
included in accounts payable
                                                                            

Contact:

Strayer Education, Inc.
Mark C. Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
703-247-2514
or
Dan Jackson, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
703-713-1862
daniel.jackson@strayer.edu
 
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