DeVry Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Results

DeVry Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Results

Fourth-quarter reported diluted per share loss of $0.51

Earnings per share from continuing operations and


excluding discrete items was $0.54, up 3.8 percent

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DeVry Inc. (NYS: DV) , a global provider of educational services, today reported academic, operational and financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter and full year ended June 30, 2013. DeVry also reported enrollment results at DeVry Medical International, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington Colleges Group, and DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management.

Academic and operational accomplishments included:

  • Carrington College California received reaccreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for a six year period
  • The percentage of DeVry University graduates who were actively seeking employment and had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation increased to 90 percent in calendar 2012
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing graduates achieved an average of 92 percent NCLEX pass rate in calendar 2012
  • DeVry Brasil completed the acquisition of Faculdade Differential Integral on July 1, 2013
  • DeVry decided to divest Advanced Academics Inc.
  • DeVry achieved more than $100 million in savings and value creation during fiscal 2013

Selected financial data for the three months ended June 30, 2013:

  • Revenues decreased 4.4 percent to $480 million
  • Reported a net loss of $32 million, compared to net income of $8 million last year; net income from continuing operations and excluding discrete items was $34 million, flat to prior year
  • Reported diluted per share loss of $0.51, compared to earnings per share of $0.12 last year; earnings per share from continuing operations and excluding discrete items was $0.54, up 3.8 percent

Selected financial data for the 12 months ended June 30, 2013:

  • Revenues decreased 5.2 percent to $1,964 million
  • Reported net income decreased 24.6 percent to $107 million; net income from continuing operations and excluding discrete items was $185 million, down 18.5 percent
  • Reported diluted earnings per share decreased 21.1 percent to $1.65; earnings per share from continuing operations and excluding discrete items was $2.86, down 14.6 percent
  • Operating cash flow of $263.9 million was down from $277.4 million last year
  • Repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares of common stock at an average price of $24.47

"We are responding to a challenging environment by executing a turnaround plan at DeVry University and Carrington including aligning our cost structure, regaining enrollment growth and making targeted investments to drive future growth," said Daniel Hamburger, DeVry's president and chief executive officer. "Our formula of quality plus diversification equals growth is helping us as we work through the cyclical weakness and we remain confident in the opportunities for long-term growth in career-oriented education."

The fourth quarter fiscal year 2013 results contain discrete items:

  • A non-cash goodwill and intangible asset impairment charge of $49.4 million after-tax, or $0.78 per share, for Carrington Colleges;
  • A $9.0 million after-tax, or $0.14 per share, restructuring charge for workforce reductions and real estate consolidations.
  • A benefit of $4.4 million after-tax, or $0.07 per share, recorded during the fourth quarter as a result of an adjustment to an earn out accrual from a previous acquisition.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, management decided to sell Advanced Academics Inc. As a result, the assets of this institution are reclassified as "held for sale" on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and the operating results are reported as "discontinued operations" in the Consolidated Statements of Income. The fiscal 2013 fourth quarter loss on discontinued operations of $12.4 million, net of tax, includes: operating losses; an asset impairment charge related to the write down of long-term assets to their fair market value; and restructuring charges related to real estate consolidations (see ''Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Supplemental Reconciliation Schedule'' on p.8).

Business Highlights

Medical and Healthcare Segment

Segment revenue of $171 million was strong, increasing 13.9 percent in the quarter and growing 9.9 percent to $672.6 million in fiscal year 2013. Segment earnings, excluding discrete items, increased 97.6 percent to $28.2 million in the quarter and increased to $117.2 million for the full year, up 35.3 percent.

DeVry Medical International

In the May 2013 term for DeVry Medical International, new students decreased 19.4 percent to 518 following a strong increase in the prior year of 643 students. Total students decreased 2.4 percent to 5,800 compared to 5,944 students in the same term last year. Turnover of key roles within enrollment management at Ross University School of Medicine impacted what is typically the smallest enrollment intake of the year. This operational issue has been addressed and enrollments in the September semester are expected to be solid.

In recent months, DeVry's medical schools have positioned themselves for future growth and academic success by expanding their education affiliations with a number of highly regarded teaching hospitals.

Expansion of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine's campus continues. The new academic building currently under construction is expected to open in January 2014 and will help meet expected enrollment.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

For the May 2013 session, new online students grew by 42.1 percent to 1,457 students, compared to 1,025 students in the prior year session. Total students increased 24.4 percent to 13,953. Chamberlain's new online student enrollment in the July session increased 5.9 percent to 1,283 students, compared with 1,211 students in the prior year. Total students in the July session (onsite and online) increased 16.5 percent to 12,648, compared to 10,852 in the prior year.

The fiscal fourth quarter marked the completion of Chamberlain's realignment of its campus-based academic calendar from July, November and March sessions to September, January and May. The calendar transition artificially made comparisons in the May session appear better, and those of the July session appear worse.

During the quarter, Chamberlain signed an agreement with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) to expand access to Chamberlain's post licensure programs for nurses across the CHI system, which includes 75 hospitals and 40 long-term care facilities across 17 states.

Chamberlain recently received approval from the Higher Learning Commission for a Family Nurse Practitioner program, which is expected to launch in September. In addition, Chamberlain is expanding its existing Atlanta and Chicago campuses to accommodate continued growth.

During calendar year 2012, Chamberlain students sitting for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) had an overall pass rate of 92 percent.

Carrington Colleges Group

For the three month period ending June 30, 2013, new student enrollment for Carrington Colleges Group decreased 1.5 percent to 1,607 versus 1,632 in the previous year. During the quarter, Carrington reduced the number of non-core programs in order to accelerate its return to profitability. Total enrollment increased 9.6 percent to 7,111 compared to 6,486 in the prior year.

Carrington College California recently received reaccreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for a six year period.

International and Professional Education Segment

Segment revenue increased 21.6 percent to $61.0 million in the quarter and increased 25.8 percent to $196.0 for the year. Excluding discrete items, segment earnings increased 25.9 percent to $17.7 million during the quarter and increased 22.3 percent to $47.0 million for the year.

Becker Professional Education

During the year, Becker grew its revenue by 4 percent. In addition, the recently acquired Falcon Physician Reviews, which provides exam review programs for medical boards, officially changed its name to Becker Professional Education.

DeVry Brasil

On July 1, 2013, DeVry Brasil completed the acquisition of Faculdade Differential Integral (Facid), which serves about 2,500 students primarily in healthcare, including a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. Along with its MD program, Facid offers undergraduate degrees in other healthcare fields such as nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry, as well as a law program.

DeVry Brasil continues to benefit from recent acquisitions and strong integration execution. Faculdade do Vale do Ipojuca (Favip), acquired in September 2012, is one of the fastest growing institutions in northern Brazil and has exceeded expectations of DeVry's acquisition plan.

Business, Technology, and Management Segment

Segment revenue of $248.3 million declined 17.7 percent in the fourth quarter and decreased 15.9 percent to $1,096.7 million for the full year. The segment generated a loss in the fourth quarter, excluding discrete items, declining $23.1 million. For the full-year, segment earnings of $99.1 million declined 51.9 percent.

DeVry University

For the May 2013 session at DeVry University new undergraduate enrollments decreased 19.4 percent to 4,616 versus 5,730 the previous year. Total undergraduate students decreased 18.7 percent to 48,842 versus 60,044 for the session a year ago. July 2013 new undergraduate enrollments decreased 24.7 percent to 5,674 compared to 7,532 the previous year. Total undergraduate students decreased 16.1 percent to 42,374 versus 50,503 for the July session a year ago.

At the graduate level, including Keller Graduate School of Management, total coursetakers in the May session decreased 17.1 percent to 18,836 versus 22,732 for the same session a year ago. For the July session, total coursetakers decreased 18.0 percent to 16,107 versus 19,635 for the same session a year ago.

The total number of online undergraduate and graduate coursetakers in the May session decreased 17.3 percent to 61,016 versus 73,803 in the same session a year ago. For July, total online coursetakers decreased 2.2 percent to 55,099 versus 56,340.

DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management continue to be negatively impacted by prospective students' lack of confidence in the job market.

During the fourth quarter, DeVry University made more strategic use of scholarships, focused on two objectives: attracting new students and improving student persistence. The Career Catalyst Scholarship aims to achieve both, as it is attractive to new students, and is awarded in progressively higher amounts over a three year period to motivate retention. The scholarship provides up to $20,000 for eligible students enrolling for the September session. New student enrollment in the September session is expected to decline at a more moderate pace than the July session.

In calendar 2012, 90 percent of DeVry University graduates who were actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation(6). DeVry University continues to execute its turnaround plan, which includes aligning its cost structure with enrollment levels; regaining enrollment growth; and making targeted investments to drive future growth. DeVry University is focused on highlighting the university's strong value proposition to students.

During the quarter, DeVry University earned specialized accreditation of its business and accounting degree programs from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). DeVry University became only the ninth institution to achieve separate accounting accreditation from the Council.

Balance Sheet/Cash Flow

For fiscal 2013, DeVry generated $263.9 million of operating cash flow. As of June 30, 2013, cash, marketable securities and investment balances totaled $199.6 million with no outstanding debt.

Share Repurchase Plan

During the quarter, DeVry repurchased 185,216 shares of its common stock for approximately $5.5 million, at an average cost of $29.87 per share.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

DeVry will host a conference call on August 8, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss its fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter and year-end results and other developments with respect to DeVry. The conference call will be led by Daniel Hamburger, president and chief executive officer, Tim Wiggins, chief financial officer and Pat Unzicker, vice president of finance.

For those wishing to participate by telephone, dial 888-317-6016 (domestic) or 412-317-6016 (international). Please say "DeVry Call". DeVry Inc. will also broadcast the conference call live online. Interested parties may access the webcast through the Investor Relations section of DeVry's website, or http://services.choruscall.com/links/dv130808.html.

Please access the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

DeVry will archive a telephone replay of the call until Sept. 4, 2013, 9:00 am EDT. To access the replay, dial 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international), conference number 10031847. To access the webcast replay, please visit the company's website, or http://services.choruscall.com/links/dv130808.html.

About DeVry Inc.

DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare, technology, accounting and finance. For more information, please call 630-353-3800 or visit http://www.devryinc.com.

Certain statements contained in this release concerning DeVry's future performance, including those statements concerning DeVry's expectations or plans, may constitute forward-looking statements subject to the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as DeVry or its management "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "foresees," "forecasts," "estimates" or other words or phrases of similar import. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. Potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ are described more fully in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," in DeVry's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending June 30, 2012 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 28, 2012.

Selected Operating Data (in thousands, except per share data)

 Fourth Quarter
FY 2013 FY 2012 Change
Revenues$479,964$501,962-4.4%
Net Income$(32,310)$8,085$(40,395)
Earnings per Share (diluted)$(0.51)$0.12$(0.63)
Number of common shares (diluted)63,75166,141-3.6%
 
 Fiscal Year
FY 2013 FY 2012 Change
Revenues$1,964,375$2,071,783-5.2%
Net Income$106,786$141,565-24.6%
Earnings per Share (diluted)$1.65$2.09-21.1%
Number of common shares (diluted)64,61167,705-4.6%
 

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information and Supplemental Reconciliation Schedule

During fiscal year 2013, DeVry recorded impairment charges related to its Carrington Colleges Group reporting unit. In addition, DeVry recorded restructuring charges primarily related to workforce reductions and real estate consolidations to align its cost structure with enrollments at DeVry University, Carrington Colleges and the DeVry Inc. home office. DeVry also recorded the operating results of its Advanced Academic Inc. reporting unit as discontinued operations beginning in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. Also, DeVry recorded an adjustment to reduce an accrual for an earn out payment from a previous acquisition. During fiscal year 2012, DeVry recorded impairment charges related to its Carrington Colleges Group reporting unit and its Advanced Academics reporting unit. In addition, DeVry recorded a restructuring charge primarily related to workforce reductions to align its cost structure with enrollments at DeVry University and Carrington Colleges. DeVry also recorded a gain from the sale of Becker's Stalla CFA review operations. The following table illustrates the effects of the impairment charges, restructuring charges, discontinued operations and gain on the sale of assets on DeVry's earnings. Management believes that the non-GAAP disclosure of net income and earnings per share excluding these discrete items and discontinued operations provides investors with useful supplemental information regarding the underlying business trends and performance of DeVry's ongoing operations and is useful for period-over-period comparisons of such operations given the discrete nature of the impairment and restructuring charges and gain on the sale of assets. DeVry uses these supplemental financial measures internally in its management and budgeting process. However, these non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as a substitute for, DeVry's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP information (in thousands, except per share data):

   
For The Three MonthsFor The Year
Ended June 30,Ended June 30,
2013 20122013 2012
Net Income$(32,310)$8,085$106,786$141,565
Earnings per Share (Diluted)$(0.51)$0.12$1.65$2.09
Discontinued Operations (net of tax)$12,357$21,645$16,902$27,541
Effect on Earnings per Share (Diluted)$0.19$0.33$0.26$0.41
Earn-out Accrual Adjustment (net of tax)$(4,381)$ -$(4,381)$ -

Effect on Earnings per Share (Diluted)

$(0.07)$ -$(0.07)$ -
Impairment Charges (net of tax)$49,448$ -$49,448$55,751
Effect on Earnings per Share (Diluted)$0.78$ -$0.77$0.82
Restructuring Expenses (net of tax)$9,029$4,334$16,240$4,334
Effect on Earnings per Share (Diluted)$0.14$0.07$0.25$0.06
Gain on Sale of Assets (net of tax)$ -$ -$ -$(2,216)
Effect on Earnings per Share (Diluted)$ -$ -$ -$(0.03)
Net Income from Continuing Operations
Excluding the Impairment and Restructuring Charges; Earn
Out Adjustment; and Gain on Sale of Assets$34,143$34,064$184,995$226,975
Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations
Excluding the Impairment and
Restructuring Charges and Gain on Sale of Assets (Diluted)$0.54$0.52$2.86$3.35
 
Shares used in Diluted EPS Calculation63,75166,14164,61167,705

   
20132012% Change
DeVry Inc. Student Enrollments(1)
 
Total students110,297117,315-6.0
 
DeVry University
Undergraduate: May Session
New students4,6165,730-19.4
Total students48,84260,044-18.7
Undergraduate: July Session
New students5,6747,532-24.7
Total students42,37450,503-16.1
Graduate: May Session
Coursetakers(2)18,83622,732-17.1
Graduate: July Session
Coursetakers(2)16,10719,635-18.0
Online
May Session
Total coursetakers(2)(3)61,01673,803-17.3
July Session
Total coursetakers(2)(3)55,09956,340-2.2
 
Chamberlain College of Nursing(4)
May Session
New students (online only)1,4571,02542.1
New students (onsite only)(5)82658N/A
Total students13,95311,21424.4
July Session
New students (online only)1,2831,2115.9
New students (onsite only)07634N/A
Total students12,64810,85216.5
 
Carrington Colleges Group
3 months ending June 30
New students1,6071,632-1.5
Total students7,1116,4869.6
 
DeVry Medical International
May Term
New students518643-19.4
Total students5,8005,944-2.4
  

Graduate Employment Statistics(6)

 

PercentEmployedAverage Salary
 
DeVry University (Undergraduate)90.4%$43,539
 
1)Excludes Becker and Advanced Academics.
2)The term "coursetaker" refers to the number of courses taken by a student. Thus one student taking two courses equals two coursetakers.
3)Includes both undergraduate and graduate students.
4)New enrollment comparisons for the May and July sessions were impacted by a realignment of Chamberlain's academic calendar, which resulted in no new campus-based students in July.
5)Chamberlain's Atlanta campus was the first to enroll onsite students in the May 2012 session.
6)Figures based on 2012 graduates' self-reported data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or who were actively seeking employment after graduation and found employment in their field within six months. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.

 

Chart 1: DeVry Inc. Remaining Calendar 2013 Announcements & Events

 
October 24, 2013 Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Results and September Enrollment
 
DeVry University

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Carrington Colleges Group

DeVry Medical International


DeVry Brasil

 
November 6, 2013Annual Shareholders' Meeting

 
DEVRY INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
PRELIMINARY
    
June 30,June 30,
20132012

ASSETS

 

Current Assets

Cash and Cash Equivalents$196,576$173,984
Marketable Securities and Investments2,9752,632
Restricted Cash7,0192,498
Accounts Receivable, Net139,77893,046
Deferred Income Taxes, Net32,51527,845
Refundable Income Taxes15440,278
Prepaid Expenses and Other 35,166  35,823 
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