Strayer Education (STRA) Tops Q2 EPS by 3c

August 1, 2018 6:33 AM EDT
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Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) reported Q2 EPS of $0.87, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $0.84. Revenue for the quarter came in at $112.72 million versus the consensus estimate of $115.66 million.

Robert Silberman, Executive Chairman of SEI said, “We are delighted to announce the completion of a merger that brings together two best-in-class academic institutions. Capella’s expertise in online advanced degree programs, combined with Strayer’s 125-year heritage, uniquely positions us to provide first-rate educational experiences to working adults.”

Karl McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer of SEI said, “Over the last few months, my appreciation has deepened for the powerful ways Strayer University and Capella University complement each other, and the shared culture across the entire organization that values integrity and innovation. The strong second quarter 2018 performance for both Strayer Education, Inc. and Capella Education Company demonstrates our organizations’ ability to execute, and positions us for continued future success.”

Three Months Ended June 30

  • For the second quarter, student enrollment at Strayer Education, Inc.’s main operating unit, Strayer University, increased 8.0% to 46,868 compared to 43,411 for the same period in 2017. New student enrollment for the period increased 7.0% and continuing student enrollment for the period increased 8.2%.
  • Revenue increased 1.7% to $114.7 million compared to $112.7 million for the same period in 2017, as higher spring term enrollment was offset by lower revenue-per-student due to the continuing effect of scholarships issued in the fall 2017 term and growth in corporate sponsored students who pay lower tuition.
  • Income from operations decreased to $4.2 million from $13.9 million for the same period in 2017. Income from operations in 2018 includes a $6.2 million noncash charge resulting from the impairment of intangible assets associated with The New York Code + Design Academy, and $2.8 million in costs associated with the merger with Capella Education Company. Income from operations in 2017 included a $2.3 million noncash benefit associated with the reduction in value of contingent consideration payable to the sellers of The New York Code + Design Academy, and a $0.3 million charge due to an increase in the fair value of the Company\'s reserve for leases on facilities no longer in use. Adjusted income from operations, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, was $13.2 million in 2018 compared to $11.9 million in the same period in 2017. For more details on non-GAAP financial measures, refer to the information on pages 14 through 18. The operating income margin was 3.6%, compared to 12.3% for the same period in 2017. The adjusted operating income margin was 11.5% compared to 10.5% for the same period in 2017.
  • Net income, which includes the adjustments described above and certain tax benefits, including the effects of the new lower federal income tax rate, was $5.2 million in 2018 compared to net income of $10.3 million in 2017, a decrease of 49.6%. Adjusted net income was $9.9 million, an increase of 36.7%, compared to adjusted net income of $7.2 million in the same period in 2017.
  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) was $9.1 million compared to $18.5 million in 2017. Adjusted EBITDA was $21.7 million compared to $20.2 million in the same period in 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.46 compared to $0.92 for the same period in 2017. Adjusted diluted earnings per share grew 33.8% to $0.87 from $0.65 for the same period in 2017. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding increased 1.7% to 11,380,000 from 11,190,000 for the same period in 2017.

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