K12 Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 with Revenues of $257.6 Million

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), one of the nation’s leading tech-enabled education companies, today announced its results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2019.

Financial Highlights for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2019 (Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020)

  • Revenues of $257.6 million, compared to revenues of $254.9 million in the second quarter of FY 2019.
  • Income from operations of $30.3 million, compared to $33.3 million in the second quarter of FY 2019.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $20.6 million, compared to $23.7 million in the second quarter of FY 2019.
  • Diluted net income attributable to common stockholders per share of $0.52, compared to $0.59 per share in the second quarter of FY 2019.

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we are also presenting adjusted operating income and adjusted EBITDA. Management believes that these additional metrics provide useful information to our investors as an indicator of performance because they exclude stock-based compensation expense. Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the three months ended December 31, 2019 (Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2020) are as follows:

  • Adjusted operating income of $36.5 million, compared to $37.4 million in the second quarter of FY 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $53.7 million, compared to $55.1 million in the second quarter of FY 2019.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2019 (Year-to-Date Fiscal 2020)

  • Revenues of $514.7 million, compared to $506.2 million for the first six months of FY 2019.
  • Income from operations of $10.9 million, compared to $19.5 million for the first six months of FY 2019.
  • Net income attributable to common stockholders of $10.9 million, compared to $15.4 million for the first six months of FY 2019.
  • Diluted net income attributable to common stockholders per share of $0.27, compared to $0.38 for the first six months of FY 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2019 (Year-to-Date Fiscal 2020) are as follows:

  • Adjusted operating income of $22.6 million, compared to $27.7 million for the first six months of FY 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $57.0 million, compared to $63.9 million for the first six months of FY 2019.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

Liquidity

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash of $213.1 million, a decrease of $71.5 million compared to $284.6 million reported at June 30, 2019. This decrease is largely the result of normal seasonal trends. On a year-over-year basis, cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash increased $7.8 million compared to December 31, 2018.

On January 27, 2020, K12 announced that it closed a 5-year senior secured revolving credit facility of up to $100.0 million. This includes an incremental facility of up to $200.0 million, for a total of $300.0 million in available financing.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for the six months ended December 31, 2019 were $26.3 million, a decrease of $1.0 million from the prior year’s first six months, and was comprised of:

  • $1.3 million for property and equipment,
  • $13.0 million for capitalized software development, and
  • $12.0 million for capitalized curriculum development.

Revenue and Enrollment Data

Revenue

The Company’s lines of business are: Managed Public School Programs (programs which offer an integrated package of systems, services, products, and professional expertise that K12 administers to support an online or blended public school, including administrative support, information technology and provisioning, academic support services, curriculum, learning systems, and instructional services), Institutional (Non-managed Public School Programs – programs which provide instruction, curriculum, supplemental courses, marketing, enrollment and other educational services where K12 does not provide primary administrative support services and Institutional Software and Services – educational software and services provided to school districts, public schools and other educational institutions), and Private Pay Schools and Other (private schools for which the Company charges student tuition and makes direct consumer sales). The following table sets forth the Company’s revenues for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Change 2019 / 2018

Six Months Ended

December 31,

Change 2019 / 2018

2019

2018

$

%

2019

2018

$

%

(In thousands, except percentages)

 
Managed Public School Programs

$

229,576

$

222,793

$

6,783

 

3.0

%

$

457,111

$

443,336

$

13,775

 

3.1

%

 
Institutional
Non-managed Public School Programs

 

9,045

 

13,217

 

(4,172

)

-31.6

%

 

18,619

 

24,622

 

(6,003

)

-24.4

%

Institutional Software & Services

 

10,312

 

9,891

 

421

 

4.3

%

 

21,666

 

20,985

 

681

 

3.2

%

Total Institutional

 

19,357

 

23,108

 

(3,751

)

-16.2

%

 

40,285

 

45,607

 

(5,322

)

-11.7

%

Private Pay Schools and Other

 

8,626

 

8,971

 

(345

)

-3.8

%

 

17,284

 

17,243

 

41

 

0.2

%

Total Revenues

$

257,559

$

254,872

$

2,687

 

1.1

%

$

514,680

$

506,186

$

8,494

 

1.7

%

Enrollment Data

The following table sets forth average enrollment data for the period indicated. These figures exclude enrollments from classroom pilot programs and consumer programs.

Three Months Ended

December 31,

2019 / 2018

Six Months Ended

December 31,

2019 / 2018

2019

2018

Change

Change %

2019

2018

Change

Change %

(In thousands, except percentages)

 
Managed Public School Programs (1,2)

117.6

116.4

1.2

1.0%

118.8

117.0

1.8

1.5%

Non-managed Public School Programs (1)

15.6

23.7

(8.1)

-34.2%

15.6

23.7

(8.1)

-34.2%

 

 (1)

If a school changes from a Managed Public School Program to a Non-managed Public School Program, the corresponding enrollment classification would change in the period in which the contract arrangement changed.

 (2)

Managed Public School Programs include enrollments for which K12 receives no public funding or revenue.

Revenue per Enrollment Data

The following table sets forth revenue per average enrollment data for students in Public School Programs for the period indicated.

Three Months Ended

Change

Six Months Ended

Change

December 31,

2019 / 2018

December 31,

2019 / 2018

2019

2018

$

%

2019

2018

$

%

Managed Public School Programs

$

1,952

$

1,914

 

38

2.0

%

$

3,848

$

3,789

 

59

1.6

%

Non-managed Public School Programs

 

580

 

558

 

22

3.9

%

 

1,194

 

1,039

 

155

14.9

%

 

Outlook

The Company announced it closed its acquisition of Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science, on January 27, 2020. More information on the acquisition can be found on K12’s Investor Relations website. The Company is announcing an update to its full year outlook and providing an outlook for the third quarter to include the impact from the Galvanize Inc. acquisition, inclusive of the impact of purchase price accounting.

Updated outlook for the full year, fiscal 2020:

  • Revenue in the range of $1,033.0 million to $1,040.0 million.
  • Capital expenditures of $45.0 million to $49.0 million. Note: Capital expenditures include the purchase of property and equipment, and capitalized software and curriculum development costs as defined on our Statement of Cash Flows.
  • Tax rate of 28.0% to 30.0%.
  • Adjusted operating income in the range of $48.0 million to $52.0 million. The reduction in guidance for adjusted operating income is largely due to purchase price accounting adjustments relating to the Galvanize Inc. acquisition. (3)
  • Excluding the impact of this acquisition, the company was on pace to achieve revenue and adjusted operating income within the original outlook range.

The company is providing the following outlook for the third quarter, fiscal 2020:

  • Revenue in the range of $252.0 million to $255.0 million.
  • Capital expenditures of $8.0 million to $10.0 million.
  • Adjusted operating income in the range of $18.0 million to $20.0 million. (3)

See below for a table comparing the previous full year fiscal 2020 outlook with the updated outlook:

(in millions)

Full Year Fiscal 2020

Previous Outlook

Updated Outlook

 
Revenue $1,020 – $1,035 $1,033 – $1,040
Capital expenditures $45 – $49 $45 – $49
Adjusted operating income (3) $68 – $72 $48 – $52

(3)

In addition to providing an outlook for revenue and capital expenditures, adjusted operating income is provided as a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure as management believes that it provides useful information to our investors.

Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “continues,” “likely,” “may,” “opportunity,” “potential,” “projects,” “will,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends” and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, whether in the negative or the affirmative. These statements reflect our current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to us. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. These risks, uncertainties, factors and contingencies include, but are not limited to: reduction of per pupil funding amounts at the schools we serve; inability to achieve a sufficient level of new enrollments to sustain our business model; failure to enter into new school contracts or renew existing contracts, in part or in their entirety; failure of the schools we serve or us to comply with federal, state and local regulations, resulting in a loss of funding, an obligation to repay funds previously received or contractual remedies; governmental investigations that could result in fines, penalties, settlements, or injunctive relief; declines or variations in academic performance outcomes of the students and schools we serve as curriculum standards, testing programs and state accountability metrics evolve; harm to our reputation resulting from poor performance or misconduct by operators or us in any school in our industry and/or in any school in which we operate; legal and regulatory challenges from opponents of virtual public education or for-profit education companies; discrepancies in interpretation of legislation by regulatory agencies that may lead to payment or funding disputes; termination of our contracts, or a reduction in the scope of services with schools; failure to develop the career readiness education business; entry of new competitors with superior technologies and lower prices; unsuccessful integration of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; failure to further develop, maintain and enhance our technology, products, services and brands; inadequate recruiting, training and retention of effective teachers and employees; infringement of our intellectual property; disruptions to our Internet-based learning and delivery systems, including but not limited to our data storage systems, resulting from cybersecurity attacks; misuse or unauthorized disclosure of student and personal data; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of December 31, 2019, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.

Conference Call

The Company will discuss its second quarter fiscal year 2020 financial results during a conference call scheduled for Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time (ET).

The conference call will be webcast and available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=136953. Please access the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.

To participate in the live call, investors and analysts should dial (877) 407-4019 (domestic) or (201) 689-8337 (international) at 4:45 p.m. (ET). No passcode is required.

A replay of the call will be available starting on January 27, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET through February 27, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET, at (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international) using conference ID 13696312. A webcast replay of the call will be available at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=136953 for 30 days.

Financial Statements

The financial statements set forth below are not the complete set of K12 Inc.’s financial statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019 and are presented below without footnotes. Readers are encouraged to obtain and carefully review K12 Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2019, including all financial statements contained therein and the footnotes thereto, filed with the SEC, which may be retrieved from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from K12 Inc.’s website at www.k12.com.

K12 INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

December 31,

June 30,

2019

2019

(audited)

(In thousands except share and

per share data)

 
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents

$

211,641

$

283,121

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $9,496 and $11,766 at December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019,
respectively

251,624

191,639

Inventories, net

20,071

29,946

Prepaid expenses

16,669

12,643

Other current assets

13,689

12,307

Total current assets

513,694

529,656

Property and equipment, net (1)

35,188

31,980

Capitalized software, net

49,259

51,165

Capitalized curriculum development costs, net

52,345

53,297

Intangible assets, net

13,495

14,981

Goodwill

90,197

90,197

Deposits and other assets (1)

72,772

48,330

Total assets

$

826,950

$

819,606

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable

$

30,598

$

50,488

Accrued liabilities

19,616

20,685

Accrued compensation and benefits

28,055

41,998

Deferred revenue

23,569

22,828

Current portion of finance lease liability

23,336

19,588

Current portion of operating lease liability (1)

8,496

Total current liabilities

133,670

155,587

Long-term finance lease liability

2,146

5,060

Long-term operating lease liability (1)

14,906

Deferred tax liability

16,789

16,670

Other long-term liabilities

8,343

8,924

Total liabilities

175,854

186,241

Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock, par value $0.0001; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 46,282,173 and 45,575,236 shares issued;
and 40,947,430 and 40,240,493 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively

4

4

Additional paid-in capital

720,451

713,436

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(188)

(40)

Retained earnings

33,311

22,447

Treasury stock of 5,334,743 shares at cost at December 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019

(102,482)

(102,482)

Total stockholders’ equity

651,096

633,365

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

826,950

$

819,606

 
(1) Reflects the adoption of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which the Company adopted on July 1, 2019.

K12 INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

Six Months Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(In thousands except share and per share data)

Revenues

$

257,559

$

254,872

$

514,680

$

506,186

Instructional costs and services

167,470

160,329

336,828

319,314

Gross margin

90,089

94,543

177,852

186,872

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

59,784

61,253

166,935

167,334

Income from operations

30,305

33,290

10,917

19,538

Interest income, net

441

477

1,351

793

Other income (expense), net

365

(789)

357

(596)

Income before income taxes and loss from equity method investments

31,111

32,978

12,625

19,735

Income tax expense

(10,392)

(9,074)

(1,574)

(4,016)

Loss from equity method investments

(125)

(192)

(187)

(289)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

20,594

$

23,712

$

10,864

$

15,430

Net income attributable to common stockholders per share:
Basic

$

0.52

$

0.61

$

0.28

$

0.40

Diluted

$

0.52

$

0.59

$

0.27

$

0.38

Weighted average shares used in computing per share amounts:
Basic

39,450,017

38,816,669

39,369,287

38,625,359

Diluted

39,973,933

40,325,260

40,692,822

40,178,555

 

K12 INC.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

Six Months Ended December 31,

2019

2018

(In thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities
Net income

$

10,864

$

15,430

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense

34,376

36,221

Stock-based compensation expense

11,699

8,164

Deferred income taxes

346

6,334

(Recovery of) provision for doubtful accounts

(344)

740

Other

7,116

3,971

Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable

(59,650)

(52,174)

Inventories, prepaid expenses, deposits and other current and long-term assets

2,556

3,935

Accounts payable

(14,141)

(3,428)

Accrued liabilities

690

769

Accrued compensation and benefits

(13,943)

(7,930)

Operating lease liability

(4,089)

Deferred revenue and other liabilities

3,255

12,853

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(21,265)

24,885

Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property and equipment

(1,338)

(1,914)

Capitalized software development costs

(12,978)

(15,263)

Capitalized curriculum development costs

(11,991)

(10,099)

Acquisitions and investments

(4,114)

(11,652)

Net cash used in investing activities

(30,421)

(38,928)

Cash flows from financing activities
Repayments on finance lease obligations (1)

(14,959)

(6,938)

Payments of contingent consideration

(987)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

48

1,035

Repurchase of restricted stock for income tax withholding

(4,883)

(6,905)

Net cash used in financing activities

(19,794)

(13,795)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(71,480)

(27,838)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

284,621

233,113

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

213,141

$

205,275

 
Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to balance sheet as of December 31st:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

211,641

$

203,275

Other current assets (restricted cash)

500

Deposits and other assets (restricted cash)

1,000

2,000

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

213,141

$

205,275

 
(1) Previously referred to as repayments on capital lease obligations.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we have presented adjusted operating income (loss), and adjusted EBITDA. These measures are not measurements recognized under GAAP.

  • Adjusted operating income (loss) is defined as income (loss) from operations as adjusted for stock-based compensation.
  • Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from operations as adjusted for stock-based compensation and depreciation and amortization.
  • Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss) exclude stock-based compensation, which consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance stock units.

Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors relating to our financial performance. These measures remove such things as stock-based compensation, which is a non-cash charge that varies based on market volatility and the terms and conditions of the awards. Adjusted EBITDA also removes depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets. Adjusted EBITDA provides a measure of corporate performance exclusive of capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired.

Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures:

  • as additional measures of operating performance because they assist us in comparing our performance on a consistent basis; and
  • in presentations to the members of our Board of Directors to enable our Board to review the same measures used by management to compare our current operating results with corresponding prior periods.

Other companies may define these non-GAAP financial measures differently and, as a result, our use of these non-GAAP financial measures may not be directly comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Although we use these non-GAAP financial measures to assess the performance of our business, the use of non-GAAP financial measures is limited as they include and/or do not include certain items not included and/or included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, income or loss from operations, net income or loss attributable to common stockholders, and net income or loss attributable to common stockholders per share or other related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below.

Three Months Ended December 31,

Six Months Ended December 31,

2019

2018

2019

2018

(In thousands)

Income from operations

$ 30,305

$ 33,290

$ 10,917

$ 19,538

Stock-based compensation expense

6,177

4,140

11,699

8,164

Adjusted operating income

36,482

37,430

22,616

27,702

Depreciation and amortization

17,230

17,710

34,376

36,221

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 53,712

$ 55,140

$ 56,992

$ 63,923

About K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools, families, and in post-secondary settings. In total, this work serves more than 70 public and private schools, more than 2,000 school districts, and students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company, which has delivered millions of courses over the past decade, is taking a leadership role in career readiness education through K12-powered Destinations Career Academies, programs which combine traditional high school academics with Career Technical Education (CTE), and in adult and professional development education. K12 is a proud sponsor of the Future of School, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at K12.com, destinationsacademy.com, jobshadowweek.com, and getfueled.com.

Contacts

K12 Inc.
Investors and Press:
Mike Kraft, 571-353-7778

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

mkraft@k12.com

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