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Bridgepoint Education Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services, today announced its results for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $129.5 million, compared with revenue of $133.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $9.7 million, compared with operating loss of $16.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $9.9 million, compared with net loss of $10.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Diluted income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $0.23, compared with diluted loss per share of $0.22 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

The Company recognized income tax expense of $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared with income tax benefit of $5.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Non-GAAP Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

Non-GAAP operating income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $9.7 million, compared with non-GAAP operating loss of $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Non-GAAP operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2016 excludes a legal settlement expense of $13.9 million and restructuring and impairment charges of $0.7 million.

Non-GAAP net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $9.9 million, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $0.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Non-GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2016 excludes a legal settlement expense of $13.9 million, restructuring and impairment charges of $0.7 million and a tax benefit of $5.4 million.

Non-GAAP diluted income per share for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $0.23, compared with non-GAAP diluted loss per share of $0.02 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments of $216.7 million, compared with cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments of $381.8 million as of December 31, 2016.

The Company used $11.5 million of cash in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared with $20.5 million of cash used in operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2016.

Student Enrollment

Total student enrollment at the Company's academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, was 46,383 students at March 31, 2017, compared with total student enrollment of 50,814 at March 31, 2016.

As of March 31, 2017, the 12-month retention rate for all Ashford students who were active on the last day of the first quarter of 2016 was 60%. As of March 31, 2016, the 12-month retention rate for all Ashford students who were active on the last day of the first quarter of 2015 was 62%.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures for non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted income per share, which exclude a legal settlement expense, restructuring and impairment charges, and certain income tax adjustments, as applicable. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules. Management believes non-GAAP financial measures are useful in providing investors with an understanding of how specific line items in the consolidated statements of income are affected by items that may not be indicative of the operating results of the Company's core business. To the extent that other companies use similar methods in calculating and reporting non-GAAP operating results, the Company believes provision of supplemental non-GAAP financial information allows for a meaningful comparison of the Company's performance against the performance of other companies. The Company further believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information regarding its ongoing operating activities and business trends related to its results of operations, as well as a meaningful comparison with historical financial results. The Company's management and board of directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures, together with the Company's financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, in developing operating budgets and evaluating the Company's performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information, and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Refer to the accompanying tables for a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Bridgepoint Education will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time) today to discuss its latest financial results and recent highlights. The dial-in number for callers in the United States and Canada is 866-859-7412, and the dial-in number for other callers is 832-900-4623. The access code for all callers is 5115657. A live broadcast of the call will also be available on the Company's website at http://ir.bridgepointeducation.com.

A replay of the call will be available via telephone through June 2, 2017. To access the replay, callers in the United States and Canada should dial 855-859-2056 and other callers should dial 404-537-3406, and enter the access code 5115657.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, beliefs or expectations, and statements regarding the Company's outlook for the remainder of 2017 and beyond. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the failure to comply with the extensive regulatory framework applicable to the Company and its institutions, adverse administrative, economic, legislative or regulatory changes affecting the Company and its institutions, the imposition of fines or other corrective measures against the Company's institutions, competition in the postsecondary education market and its potential impact on the Company's market share, recruiting costs and tuition rates, reputational and other risks related to potential compliance audits, regulatory or legal actions, negative publicity or service disruptions, and the inability to recruit and retain students or develop new or expanded programs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Additional information on factors that could affect the Company's performance or results is included from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the SEC on March 7, 2017, the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and the Company's current reports on Form 8-K. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management's good faith beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding future events based on information available at the time such statements are made.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or any changes in assumptions, expectations or other factors affecting such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

Contact: Kevin Royal, Chief Financial Officer
866.475.0317 x11120
investorrelations@bridgepointeducation.com

 

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


2017


2016

Revenue

$

129,490



$

133,002


Costs and expenses:




Instructional costs and services

63,039



69,586


Admissions advisory and marketing

44,762



51,677


General and administrative

12,027



13,455


Legal settlement expense



13,874


Restructuring and impairment charges



709


Total costs and expenses

119,828



149,301


Operating income (loss)

9,662



(16,299)


Other income, net

443



683


Income (loss) before income taxes

10,105



(15,616)


Income tax expense (benefit)

236



(5,504)


Net income (loss)

$

9,869



$

(10,112)






Income (loss) per share:




Basic

$

0.23



$

(0.22)


Diluted

$

0.23



$

(0.22)


Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing income (loss) per share:




Basic

42,100



45,933


Diluted

42,997



45,933


 

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)






March 31,
 2017


December 31,
2016

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

164,733



$

307,802


Restricted cash

20,182



24,533


Investments

31,803



49,434


Accounts receivable, net

32,925



26,457


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

23,386



23,467


Total current assets

273,029



431,693


Property and equipment, net

12,206



12,218


Goodwill and intangibles, net

16,593



17,419


Deferred income taxes

1,300




Other long-term assets

1,942



2,046


Total assets

$

305,070



$

463,376






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

67,203



$

77,866


Deferred revenue and student deposits

71,795



74,666


Total current liabilities

138,998



152,532


Rent liability

13,370



16,508


Other long-term liabilities

13,408



13,630


Total liabilities

165,776



182,670


Total stockholders' equity

139,294



280,706


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

305,070



$

463,376


 

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION, INC.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


2017


2016

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$

9,869



$

(10,112)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:




  Provision for bad debts

9,294



9,619


  Depreciation and amortization

2,388



3,729


  Amortization of premium/discount

20



(51)


  Deferred income taxes

(1,284)




  Stock-based compensation

900



2,298


  Excess tax benefit of option exercises



(336)


  Write-off or impairment of student loans receivable



141


  Net (gain) loss on marketable securities

(76)



(19)


  Loss on disposal or impairment of fixed assets

66




Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




  Accounts receivable

(15,762)



(19,633)


  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

81



(5,336)


  Student loans receivable



320


  Other long-term assets

102



157


  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

(10,872)



7,470


  Deferred revenue and student deposits

(2,872)



(6,367)


  Other liabilities

(3,373)



(2,348)


  Net cash used in operating activities

(11,519)



(20,468)


Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(1,293)



(291)


Purchases of investments

(37)



(20,156)


Capitalized costs for intangible assets

(114)



(227)


Maturities of investments

17,725




  Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

16,281



(20,674)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1,299



138


Excess tax benefit of option exercises



336


Tax withholdings on issuance of stock awards

(1,481)



(1,603)


Repurchase of common stock

(152,000)




  Net cash used in financing activities

(152,182)



(1,129)


Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(147,420)



(42,271)


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

332,335



306,830


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

184,915



$

264,559


 

BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended 
March 31,


2017


2016

Operating Income (Loss) Reconciliation:




GAAP operating income (loss)

$

9,662



$

(16,299)


Legal settlement expense



13,874


Restructuring and impairment charges



709


Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

$

9,662



$

(1,716)










Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation:




GAAP net income (loss)

$

9,869



$

(10,112)


Legal settlement expense



13,874


Restructuring and impairment charges



709


Income tax impact



(5,406)


Non-GAAP net income (loss)

$

9,869



$

(935)










Diluted Income (Loss) Per Share Reconciliation:




GAAP diluted income (loss) per share

$

0.23



$

(0.22)


Legal settlement expense



0.30


Restructuring and impairment charges



0.02


Income tax impact



(0.12)


Non-GAAP diluted income (loss) per share

$

0.23



$

(0.02)


 

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education

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