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10-Q
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form 10-Q on 11/01/2017
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In the third quarter and first nine months of 2017, KHE revenue was down 10% and 12%, respectively, due to declines in average enrollments at Kaplan University. KHE operating results declined in the first nine months of 2017 due primarily to lower enrollment at Kaplan University.
New higher education student enrollments at Kaplan University declined 8% in the third quarter of 2017 and 4% for the first nine months of 2017; total students at Kaplan University were 30,461 at September 30, 2017, down 12% from September 30, 2016.
Kaplan University enrollments at September 30, 2017 and 2016, by degree and certificate programs, are as follows:
  
 
As of September 30
  
 
2017
 
2016
Certificate
 
10.0
%
 
7.7
%
Associate’s
 
16.8
%
 
19.5
%
Bachelor’s
 
50.1
%
 
51.0
%
Master’s
 
23.1
%
 
21.8
%
  
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
Kaplan Test Preparation (KTP) includes Kaplan’s standardized test preparation programs. KTP revenue declined 7% and 5% for the third quarter and first nine months of 2017, respectively. Enrollments, excluding the new economy skills training offerings, were flat for both the third quarter and the first nine months of 2017; however, unit prices were generally lower. In comparison to 2016, KTP operating results were down 15% and 23% in the third quarter and first nine months of 2017, respectively, due to lower revenues and increased losses from the new economy skills training programs. Operating losses for the new economy skills training programs were $11.2 million and $9.8 million for the first nine months of 2017 and 2016, respectively, including $1.3 million in restructuring costs in the third quarter of 2017. In July 2017, Kaplan announced that Dev Bootcamp, which makes up the majority of KTP’s new economy skills training programs, will be closing operations by the end of 2017.
Kaplan International includes English-language programs, and postsecondary education and professional training businesses largely outside the United States. Kaplan International revenue increased 7% for the third quarter and decreased 1% for the first nine months of 2017, respectively. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 6% for the third quarter and 3% for the first nine months of 2017, respectively, primarily due to growth in Pathways enrollments and favorable timing of class starts in the third quarter of 2017. Operating income increased 26% in the first nine months of 2017, due largely to improved Pathways results, partially offset by a decline in Singapore. Restructuring costs at Kaplan International totaled $0.9 million and $3.2 million for the first nine months of 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Kaplan corporate and other represents unallocated expenses of Kaplan, Inc.’s corporate office, other minor businesses and certain shared activities.
Television Broadcasting
On January 17, 2017, the Company closed on its agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Media General, Inc. to acquire WCWJ, a CW affiliate television station in Jacksonville, FL and WSLS, an NBC affiliate television station in Roanoke, VA for $60 million in cash and the assumption of certain pension obligations. The Company continues to operate both stations under their current network affiliations.
In the third quarter of 2017, the Company's televisions stations in Texas and Florida ran extensive news programming coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma; this adversely impacted revenues by an estimated $2.1 million and resulted in $0.6 million in additional expenses during the third quarter of 2017
Revenue at the television broadcasting division decreased 10% to $101.3 million in the third quarter of 2017, from $112.4 million in the same period of 2016. Excluding revenue from the two newly acquired stations, revenue declined 15% due to $13.1 million in third quarter 2016 incremental summer Olympics-related advertising revenue at the Company's NBC affiliates, an $8.1 million decrease in political advertising revenue, lower network revenue and the adverse impact of the hurricanes, offset by $6.0 million in higher retransmission revenues. As previously disclosed, the Company’s NBC affiliates in Houston and Detroit are operating under a new contract with NBC effective January 1, 2017 that has resulted in a significant increase in network fees in 2017, compared to 2016. Operating income for the third quarter of 2017 decreased 44% to $32.9 million, from $59.2 million in the same period of 2016 due to lower revenues and the significantly higher network fees.
Revenue at the television broadcasting division decreased 1% to $298.9 million in the first nine months of 2017, from $300.9 million in the same period of 2016. Excluding revenue from the two newly acquired stations, revenue declined 7% due to $13.1 million in third quarter 2016 incremental summer Olympic-related advertising revenue at the Company's NBC affiliates, a $13.4 million decrease in political advertising revenue, lower network revenue and the adverse impact of the hurricanes, offset by $14.7 million in higher retransmission revenues. Operating income

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