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Graham Holdings Company Reports 2015 and Fourth Quarter Earnings

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2016-- Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) today reported a net loss attributable to common shares of $101.3 million ($17.87 per share) for the year ended December 31, 2015, compared to net income attributable to common shares of $1,293.0 million ($195.03 per share) for the year ended December 31, 2014. Net (loss) income includes $42.2 million ($7.36 per share) and $527.9 million ($79.63 per share) in income from discontinued operations for 2015 and 2014, respectively. Loss from continuing operations attributable to common shares was $143.5 million ($25.23 per share) for 2015, compared to income of $765.1 million ($115.40 per share) for 2014.

For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company reported net income attributable to common shares of $51.2 million ($8.72 per share), compared to $334.4 million ($57.41 per share) for the same period of 2014. Net income includes $28.6 million ($4.93 per share) in income from discontinued operations for the fourth quarter of 2014. The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to common shares of $51.2 million ($8.72 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $305.8 million ($52.48 per share) for the same period of 2014. (Refer to "Discontinued Operations" discussion below.)

In connection with the tax-free Berkshire exchange transaction that closed on June 30, 2014, the Company acquired 1,620,190 shares of its Class B common stock, resulting in 13% fewer diluted shares outstanding in 2015 compared to 2014.

In addition to discontinued operations, the results for 2015 and 2014 were affected by numerous items reflecting significant changes in our businesses. These items are described in the following paragraphs. Excluding these items, income from continuing operations attributable to common shares was $138.1 million ($23.56 per share) for 2015, compared to $147.1 million ($22.19 per share) for 2014. Excluding these items, income from continuing operations attributable to common shares was $50.5 million ($8.60 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $74.5 million ($12.78 per share) for the fourth quarter of 2014. (Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Information schedule attached to this release for additional details.)

Items included in the Company’s income from continuing operations for 2015 are listed below, and fourth quarter activity, if any, is highlighted for each item:

  • $259.7 million goodwill and long-lived assets impairment charges at the education division and other businesses (after-tax impact of $225.2 million, or $38.96 per share); $4.2 million of these charges were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $3.7 million, or $0.63 per share);
  • $45.8 million in restructuring charges at the education division, corporate office and other businesses (after-tax impact of $28.9 million, or $4.97 per share); $9.0 million of these charges were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $5.5 million, or $0.96 per share);
  • $24.9 million in expense related to the modification of stock option awards in conjunction with the Cable ONE spin-off and the modification of restricted stock awards (after-tax impact of $15.3 million, or $2.64 per share); $6.0 million of these charges were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $3.7 million, or $0.63 per share);
  • $12.5 million in net non-operating losses arising from the sales of five businesses and an investment, and on the formation of a joint venture (after-tax impact of $15.7 million, or $2.82 per share);
  • $21.4 million fourth quarter gain on the sale of land (after-tax impact of $13.2 million, or $2.27 per share); and
  • $15.6 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $9.7 million, or $1.67 per share); $0.6 million in gains were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $0.4 million, or $0.07 per share).

Items included in the Company’s income from continuing operations for 2014 are listed below, and fourth quarter activity, if any, is highlighted for each item:

  • $31.6 million in restructuring charges and early retirement program expense and related charges at the education division and the corporate office (after-tax impact of $20.2 million, or $3.05 per share); $3.0 million of these charges were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $1.9 million, or $0.33 per share);
  • $17.3 million in fourth quarter noncash intangible and other long-lived assets impairment charges at Kaplan and other businesses (after-tax impact of $11.2 million, or $1.69 per share);
  • $396.6 million fourth quarter gain from the sale of Classified Ventures (after-tax impact of $249.8 million, or $37.68 per share);
  • $90.9 million gain from the Classified Ventures’ sale of apartments.com (after-tax impact of $58.2 million, or $8.78 per share);
  • $266.7 million gain from the tax-free Berkshire exchange transaction (after-tax impact of $266.7 million, or $40.23 per share);
  • $127.7 million gain on the sale of the corporate headquarters building (after-tax impact of $81.8 million, or $12.34 per share); and
  • $11.1 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $7.1 million, or $1.08 per share); $8.5 million in losses were recorded in the fourth quarter (after-tax impact of $5.5 million, or $0.94 per share).

Revenue for 2015 was $2,586.1 million, down 6% from $2,737.0 million in 2014. Revenues declined at the education division and were down slightly at the television broadcasting division, offset by an increase in other businesses. The Company reported an operating loss for 2015 of $80.8 million, compared with operating income of $232.7 million in 2014. Operating results were down at the education and television broadcasting divisions, offset by improvement in other businesses.

For the fourth quarter of 2015, revenue was $616.4 million, down 15% from $727.6 million in 2014. Revenues declined at the education and television broadcasting divisions, offset by an increase in other businesses. The Company reported operating income of $67.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $99.0 million in 2014. Operating results declined at all reporting segments.

Division Results

Education

Education division revenue in 2015 totaled $1,927.5 million, down 11% from revenue of $2,160.4 million in 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2015, education division revenue totaled $421.5 million, down 24% from revenue of $551.4 million for the same period of 2014.

Kaplan reported an operating loss of $223.5 million for 2015, compared to operating income of $65.5 million in 2014; Kaplan reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $26.3 million, compared to $33.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Kaplan’s 2015 operating results include goodwill and intangible assets impairment charges of $256.8 million in comparison to a $17.2 million charge in 2014. In 2015, operating results at Kaplan Higher Education and Kaplan International were down, partially offset by improved results at Kaplan Test Preparation.

In recent years, Kaplan has formulated and implemented restructuring plans at its various businesses that have resulted in significant costs in 2015 and 2014, with the objective of establishing lower cost levels in future periods. Across all businesses, restructuring costs totaled $44.4 million in 2015 and $16.8 million in 2014. Restructuring costs totaled $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $3.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. (Refer to the Education Division Information, Summary of Restructuring Charges schedule attached to this release for additional details.)

A summary of Kaplan’s operating results is as follows:

       
Three Months Ended
December 31
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
(in thousands)   2015   2014   % Change   2015   2014   % Change
Revenue    
Higher education $ 167,811 $ 254,461 (34 ) $ 849,625 $ 1,010,058 (16 )
Test preparation 68,294 70,652 (3 ) 301,607 304,662 (1 )
Kaplan international 184,787 225,408 (18 ) 770,273 840,915 (8 )
Kaplan corporate and other 779 1,203 (35 ) 6,502 6,094 7
Intersegment elimination (123 )   (343 ) (486 )   (1,312 )
$ 421,548     $ 551,381   (24 ) $ 1,927,521     $ 2,160,417   (11 )
Operating Income (Loss)
Higher education $ 27,062 $ 43,582 (38 ) $ 55,572 $ 83,069 (33 )
Test preparation 433 (1,178 ) 16,798 (4,730 )
Kaplan international 20,076 28,544 (30 ) 53,661 69,153 (22 )
Kaplan corporate and other (18,677 ) (18,134 ) (3 ) (87,230 ) (57,093 ) (53 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,210 ) (2,089 ) 42 (5,523 ) (7,738 ) 29
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets (1,363 ) (17,203 ) 92 (256,830 ) (17,203 )
Intersegment elimination 1     (109 ) 96     5  
$ 26,322     $ 33,413   (21 ) $ (223,456 )   $ 65,463  
 

Kaplan Higher Education (KHE) includes Kaplan’s domestic postsecondary education businesses, made up of fixed-facility colleges and online postsecondary and career programs. KHE also includes the domestic professional training and other continuing education businesses.

Since 2012, KHE has continued to close campuses, consolidate facilities and reduce its workforce. On September 3, 2015, Kaplan completed the sale of substantially all of the remaining assets of its KHE Campuses business. In connection with these and other plans, KHE incurred $12.9 million and $6.5 million in restructuring costs in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

As a result of continued declines in student enrollments at KHE and the challenging industry operating environment, Kaplan completed an interim impairment review of KHE's remaining long-lived assets in the third quarter of 2015 that resulted in a $248.6 million goodwill impairment charge. This goodwill impairment charge followed long-lived asset impairment charges of $6.9 million and $13.6 million that were recorded in the second quarter of 2015 and fourth quarter of 2014, respectively, in connection with the KHE Campuses business.

KHE results include revenue and operating losses (including restructuring charges) related to all KHE Campuses, those sold or closed, including Mount Washington College and Bauder College, as follows:

         
Three Months Ended
December 31
Twelve Months Ended
December 31
(in thousands)         2015   2014   2015   2014
Revenue $ 1,934   $ 71,911 $ 178,734   $ 299,109
Operating loss $ (5,022 ) $ (2,914 ) $ (38,830 ) $ (28,549 )
 

In 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015, KHE revenue declined 16% and 34%, respectively, due to the campus sales and closings, and declines in average enrollments at Kaplan University, reflecting weaker market demand. KHE operating income declines in 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015 are due to increased losses at the KHE Campuses business, the revenue declines, and increased restructuring costs. In 2015, the decline was partially offset by improved results at the domestic professional training and other continuing education businesses.

New higher education student enrollments at Kaplan University declined 14% in 2015 due to lower demand across Kaplan University programs.

Total higher education students at Kaplan University at December 31, 2015, were down 6% compared to December 31, 2014. A summary of higher education student enrollments is as follows:

 
        As of
         

December 31,
2015

  December 31,
2014
Kaplan University 39,848   42,469

Kaplan University higher education student enrollments by certificate and degree programs are as follows:

       
As of December 31
          2015   2014
Certificate 4.4 %   2.3 %
Associate’s 25.0 % 29.6 %
Bachelor’s 48.4 % 44.3 %
Master’s 22.2 %   23.8 %
100.0 %   100.0 %
 

Kaplan Test Preparation (KTP) includes Kaplan’s standardized test preparation programs. KTP revenue declined 1% in 2015 and 3% for the fourth quarter of 2015. Excluding revenues from acquired businesses, KTP revenue declined 3% in 2015. Enrollments, excluding the new economy skills training offerings, were down 12% in 2015 due primarily to declines in graduate and pre-college programs; however, unit prices were generally higher. In comparison to 2014, KTP operating results improved in 2015 due to a reduction in operating expenses and the inclusion of a $7.7 million software asset write-off in the second quarter of 2014 that did not recur in 2015.

Kaplan International includes English-language programs and postsecondary education and professional training businesses largely outside the United States. Kaplan International revenue declined 8% in 2015 and 18% in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to the adverse impact of foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, Kaplan International revenue remained flat in 2015 but decreased 12% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to enrollment declines in English-language programs, partially offset by growth in Singapore higher education programs.

Kaplan International operating income decreased 22% and 30% in 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015, respectively, due to the declines in English-language programs’ results. Restructuring costs at Kaplan International totaled $1.3 million and $0.2 million in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Kaplan corporate represents unallocated expenses of Kaplan, Inc.’s corporate office, other minor businesses and certain shared activities. In 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015, Kaplan corporate recorded $29.4 million and $2.9 million, respectively, in restructuring costs, respectively, compared to $1.4 million in 2014.

In addition to the impairment charges of $255.5 million related to KHE recorded in the second and third quarters of 2015, Kaplan recorded an additional $1.4 million in noncash intangible and other long-lived assets impairment charges in the fourth quarter of 2015, related to businesses at KTP and Kaplan International. In 2014, Kaplan recorded $17.2 million in noncash intangible and other long-lived assets impairment charges in connection with businesses at KHE, KTP and Kaplan International.

In addition to the sale of the KHE Campuses business in 2015, Kaplan also sold a small business that was part of KHE, and two businesses that were part of Kaplan International. The net loss on the sale of these businesses totaled $24.9 million that is included in other non-operating expense.

Television Broadcasting

Revenue for the television broadcasting division decreased 1% to $359.2 million in 2015, from $363.8 million in 2014; operating income for 2015 was down 12% to $164.9 million, from $187.8 million in 2014. The decrease in revenue is due to a $27.7 million decrease in political advertising revenue and $9.5 million in incremental winter Olympics-related advertising revenue at the Company’s NBC affiliates in 2014, offset by $16.1 million in increased retransmission revenues, revenues from the Super Bowl at the Company's NBC affiliates in February 2015 and an increase in advertising revenue in several key sectors. The decline in operating income is due to the revenue decline and an increase in spending on digital initiatives and increased network fees.

For the fourth quarter of 2015, revenue decreased 7% to $95.2 million, from $102.4 million in 2014; operating income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was down 19% to $43.8 million, from $54.4 million in the same period of 2014. The decrease in revenue is due to a $14.6 million decrease in political advertising revenue, offset by $4.7 million in increased retransmission revenues. The decrease in operating income is due to the revenue decline and an increase in spending on digital initiatives and increased network fees.

Other Businesses

Other businesses includes the following:

- Celtic Healthcare (Celtic) and Residential Healthcare Group, Inc. (Residential, acquired in July 2014), providers of home health and hospice services;

- Group Dekko, a Garrett, IN, based manufacturer of electrical workspace solutions, architectural lighting, and electrical components and assemblies (acquired in November 2015); Joyce/Dayton Corp., a Dayton, OH, based manufacturer of screw jacks and other linear motion systems (acquired in May 2014); and Forney, a global supplier of products and systems that control and monitor combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications; and

- SocialCode, a marketing solutions provider helping companies with marketing on social-media platforms; and The Slate Group and Foreign Policy Group, which publish online and print magazines and websites.

In November 2015, the Company announced that Trove, a digital innovation team, would largely be integrated into SocialCode and that Trove’s existing offerings would be discontinued. In connection with this action, the Company recorded a $2.8 million goodwill impairment charge at Trove in the fourth quarter of 2015, along with $0.5 million in severance costs.

The increase in revenues for 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015 is due primarily to the inclusion of revenues from the businesses acquired in 2015 and 2014. The improvement in operating results in 2015 reflects the contribution of the acquired businesses, as well as improved results at Celtic and SocialCode. The decline in operating results in the fourth quarter of 2015 is due largely to declines at Slate and SocialCode, partly due to investment spending initiatives at these businesses.

In the second quarter of 2015, the Company sold The Root, an online magazine; the related gain on disposition is included in other non-operating expense, net.

Corporate Office

Corporate office includes the expenses of the Company’s corporate office, the pension credit for the Company’s traditional defined benefit plan and certain continuing obligations related to prior business dispositions. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company recorded $6.0 million in incremental stock compensation expense due to the modification of restricted stock awards, and implemented a Special Incentive Program that resulted in expense of $0.9 million, which is being funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan. In the third quarter of 2015, the Company recorded $18.8 million in incremental stock option expense, due to stock option modifications that resulted from the Cable ONE spin-off. In the first quarter of 2014, the corporate office implemented a Separation Incentive Program that resulted in expense of $4.5 million, which was funded from the assets of the Company’s pension plan. In the third quarter of 2014, the Company recorded $10.3 million in early retirement program expense and other related charges, a portion of which was funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan.

Excluding early retirement program and other pension incentive program expense, the total pension credit for the Company’s traditional defined benefit plan was $83.2 million and $91.2 million for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Excluding the $24.9 million in incremental stock compensation expense in 2015, the pension credit, early retirement program and other pension incentive program expense and other related charges in 2015 and 2014, corporate office expense declined in 2015. The decline is from lower compensation costs, and 2014 costs related to certain acquisitions, the Berkshire exchange transaction and the corporate office headquarters move to Arlington, VA, partially offset by 2015 costs related to the Group Dekko acquisition.

Equity in (Losses) Earnings of Affiliates

At December 31, 2015, the Company held a 40% interest in a Celtic joint venture and Residential Home Health Illinois, a 42.5% interest in Residential Hospice Illinois, and interests in several other affiliates. In the second quarter of 2015, the Company acquired an approximate 20% interest in HomeHero, a company that created and manages an online senior home care marketplace. At September 30, 2014, the Company held a 16.5% interest in Classified Ventures, LLC (CV) and interests in several other affiliates. On October 1, 2014, the Company and the remaining partners in CV completed the sale of their entire stakes in CV.

The Company’s equity in losses of affiliates, net, for 2015 was $0.7 million, compared to income of $100.4 million in 2014. The 2014 results include a pre-tax gain of $90.9 million from Classified Ventures’ sale of apartments.com in the second quarter of 2014.

Other Non-Operating (Expense) Income

The Company recorded other non-operating expense, net, of $8.6 million in 2015, compared to income of $778.0 million in 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company recorded other non-operating income, net, of $21.3 million, compared to $387.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2014.

The 2015 non-operating expense, net, included $23.3 million in losses from the sales of businesses, $15.6 million in unrealized foreign currency losses ($0.6 million in unrealized foreign currency gains in the fourth quarter) and other items, offset by a fourth quarter $21.4 million gain on the sale of land from Robinson Terminal, $6.0 million gain on the formation of a Celtic joint venture and a $4.8 million increase to the CV gain. The 2014 non-operating income, net, included a fourth quarter pre-tax gain of $396.6 million on the sale of Classified Ventures, the pre-tax gain of $266.7 million in connection with the Company’s exchange of Berkshire shares, a pre-tax gain of $127.7 million on the sale of the headquarters building, $11.1 million in unrealized foreign currency losses ($8.5 million in unrealized foreign currency losses in the fourth quarter) and other items.

Net Interest Expense and Related Balances

The Company incurred net interest expense of $30.7 million in 2015, compared to $33.4 million in 2014; net interest expense totaled $7.4 million and $8.6 million for the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively. At December 31, 2015, the Company had $399.9 million in borrowings outstanding at an average interest rate of 7.2%, and cash, marketable securities and other investments of $1,154.4 million. At December 31, 2014, the Company had $445.9 million in borrowings outstanding at an average interest rate of 7.1%, and cash, marketable securities and other investments of $1,024.4 million.

Provision for Income Taxes

The Company recorded a tax provision on the pre-tax loss from continuing operations in 2015, as a large portion of the goodwill impairment charges and the goodwill included in the loss on the KHE Campuses sale are permanent differences not deductible for income tax purposes. Excluding the effect of these permanent differences, the effective tax rate for continuing operations in 2015 was 38.1%, compared to an effective tax rate of 29.0% in 2014. The lower effective tax rate in 2014 largely relates to the Berkshire exchange transaction. The pre-tax gain of $266.7 million related to the disposition of the Berkshire shares was not subject to income tax as the exchange qualified as a tax-free transaction.

Discontinued Operations

On July 1, 2015, the Company completed the spin-off of Cable ONE as an independent, publicly traded company.

In the third quarter of 2014, Kaplan completed the sale of three of its schools in China that were previously part of Kaplan International. An additional school was sold by Kaplan in January 2015.

In the second quarter of 2014, the Company closed on the Berkshire exchange transaction, which included the disposition of WPLG, the Company’s Miami-based television station.

As a result of these transactions, income from continuing operations excludes the operating results and related net gain on dispositions of these businesses, which have been reclassified to discontinued operations, net of tax, for all periods presented.

(Loss) Earnings Per Share

The calculation of diluted (loss) earnings per share for 2015 and the fourth quarter of 2015 was based on 5,727,074 and 5,833,850 weighted average shares, respectively, compared to 6,559,442 and 5,769,889 weighted average shares, respectively, for 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2014. At December 31, 2015, there were 5,803,854 shares outstanding. On May 14, 2015, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to acquire up to 500,000 shares of Class B common stock; the Company has remaining authorization for 453,774 shares as of December 31, 2015.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains certain forward-looking statements that are based largely on the Company’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. For more information about these forward-looking statements and related risks, please refer to the section titled “Forward-Looking Statements” in Part I of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended  
December 31 %
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   2015   2014   Change
Operating revenues $ 616,367   $ 727,625 (15 )
Operating expenses 523,563 587,466 (11 )
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 15,640 18,618 (16 )
Amortization of intangible assets 5,120 5,215 (2 )
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets   4,233       17,302   (76 )
Operating income 67,811 99,024 (32 )
Equity in (losses) earnings of affiliates, net (35 ) 202
Interest income 546 367 49
Interest expense (7,975 ) (8,922 ) (11 )
Other income, net   21,262       387,346   (95 )
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 81,609 478,017 (83 )
Provision for income taxes   30,500       172,000   (82 )
Income from continuing operations 51,109 306,017 (83 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax         28,649  
Net income 51,109 334,666 (85 )
Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests   60       (256 )
Net income attributable to Graham Holdings Company 51,169 334,410 (85 )
Redeemable preferred stock dividends          
Net Income Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders $ 51,169     $ 334,410   (85 )
Amounts Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Income from continuing operations $ 51,169 $ 305,761 (83 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax         28,649  
Net income $ 51,169     $ 334,410   (85 )
Per Share Information Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Basic income per common share from continuing operations $ 8.78 $ 52.76 (83 )
Basic income per common share from discontinued operations         4.95  
Basic net income per common share $ 8.78     $ 57.71   (85 )
Basic average number of common shares outstanding   5,746       5,678  
Diluted income per common share from continuing operations $ 8.72 $ 52.48 (83 )
Diluted income per common share from discontinued operations         4.93  
Diluted net income per common share $ 8.72     $ 57.41   (85 )
Diluted average number of common shares outstanding   5,834       5,770  
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
 
  Twelve Months Ended  
December 31 %
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   2015   2014   Change
Operating revenues $ 2,586,114   $ 2,737,032 (6 )
Operating expenses 2,310,316 2,393,910 (3 )
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 77,906 74,913 4
Amortization of intangible assets 19,017 18,187 5
Impairment of intangible and other long-lived assets   259,700       17,302  
Operating (loss) income (80,825 ) 232,720
Equity in (losses) earnings of affiliates, net (697 ) 100,370
Interest income 1,909 2,136 (11 )
Interest expense (32,654 ) (35,533 ) (8 )
Other (expense) income, net   (8,623 )     778,010  
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (120,890 ) 1,077,703
Provision for income taxes   20,500       312,300   (93 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations (141,390 ) 765,403
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   42,170       527,857   (92 )
Net (loss) income (99,220 ) 1,293,260
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,435 )     583  
Net (loss) income attributable to Graham Holdings Company (100,655 ) 1,293,843
Redeemable preferred stock dividends   (631 )     (847 ) (26 )
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders $ (101,286 )   $ 1,292,996  
Amounts Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
(Loss) income from continuing operations $ (143,456 ) $ 765,139
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   42,170       527,857   (92 )
Net (loss) income $ (101,286 )   $ 1,292,996  
Per Share Information Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Basic (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (25.23 ) $ 115.88
Basic income per common share from discontinued operations   7.36       79.93   (91 )
Basic net (loss) income per common share $ (17.87 )   $ 195.81  
Basic average number of common shares outstanding   5,727       6,470  
Diluted (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (25.23 ) $ 115.40
Diluted income per common share from discontinued operations   7.36       79.63   (91 )
Diluted net (loss) income per common share $ (17.87 )   $ 195.03  
Diluted average number of common shares outstanding   5,727       6,559  
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
December 31 % December 31 %
(in thousands)   2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Operating Revenues    
Education $ 421,548 $ 551,381 (24 ) $ 1,927,521 $ 2,160,417 (11 )
Television broadcasting 95,182 102,446 (7 ) 359,192 363,836 (1 )
Other businesses 99,694 73,798 35 299,517 212,907 41
Corporate office
Intersegment elimination   (57 )         (116 )     (128 )
$ 616,367     $ 727,625   (15 ) $ 2,586,114     $ 2,737,032   (6 )
Operating Expenses
Education $ 395,226 $ 517,968 (24 ) $ 2,150,977 $ 2,094,954 3
Television broadcasting 51,357 48,066 7 194,265 176,003 10
Other businesses 102,979 67,850 52 313,184 233,993 34
Corporate office (949 ) (5,283 ) (82 ) 8,629 (510 )
Intersegment elimination   (57 )         (116 )     (128 )
$ 548,556     $ 628,601   (13 ) $ 2,666,939     $ 2,504,312   6
Operating Income (Loss)
Education $ 26,322 $ 33,413 (21 ) $ (223,456 ) $ 65,463
Television broadcasting 43,825 54,380 (19 ) 164,927 187,833 (12 )
Other businesses (3,285 ) 5,948 (13,667 ) (21,086 ) 35
Corporate office   949       5,283   (82 )   (8,629 )     510  
$ 67,811     $ 99,024   (32 ) $ (80,825 )   $ 232,720  
Depreciation
Education $ 10,032 $ 14,713 (32 ) $ 61,177 $ 61,737 (1 )
Television broadcasting 3,080 2,228 38 9,551 8,409 14
Other businesses 2,277 1,430 59 6,168 3,931 57
Corporate office   251       247   2   1,010       836   21
$ 15,640     $ 18,618   (16 ) $ 77,906     $ 74,913   4
Amortization of Intangible Assets and Impairment of Goodwill and Other Long-Lived Assets
Education $ 2,573 $ 19,292 (87 ) $ 262,353 $ 24,941
Television broadcasting 63 32 97 252 32
Other businesses 6,717 3,193 16,112 10,516 53
Corporate office                    
$ 9,353     $ 22,517   (58 ) $ 278,717     $ 35,489  
Pension Expense (Credit)
Education $ 3,385 $ 3,855 (12 ) $ 18,804 $ 15,418 22
Television broadcasting 413 338 22 1,620 1,355 20
Other businesses 257 191 35 964 748 29
Corporate office   (23,535 )     (23,070 ) 2   (81,945 )     (82,301 )
$ (19,480 )   $ (18,686 ) 4 $ (60,557 )   $ (64,780 ) (7 )
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY

EDUCATION DIVISION INFORMATION

(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended  
December 31 % December 31 %
(in thousands)   2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Operating Revenues    
Higher education $ 167,811 $ 254,461 (34 ) $ 849,625 $ 1,010,058 (16 )
Test preparation 68,294 70,652 (3 ) 301,607 304,662 (1 )
Kaplan international 184,787 225,408 (18 ) 770,273 840,915 (8 )
Kaplan corporate and other 779 1,203 (35 ) 6,502 6,094 7
Intersegment elimination   (123 )     (343 )   (486 )     (1,312 )
$ 421,548     $ 551,381   (24 ) $ 1,927,521     $ 2,160,417   (11 )
Operating Expenses
Higher education $ 140,749 $ 210,879 (33 ) $ 794,053 $ 926,989 (14 )
Test preparation 67,861 71,830 (6 ) 284,809 309,392 (8 )
Kaplan international 164,711 196,864 (16 ) 716,612 771,762 (7 )
Kaplan corporate and other 19,456 19,337 1 93,732 63,187 48
Amortization of intangible assets 1,210 2,089 (42 ) 5,523 7,738 (29 )
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets 1,363 17,203 (92 ) 256,830 17,203
Intersegment elimination   (124 )     (234 )   (582 )     (1,317 )
$ 395,226     $ 517,968   (24 ) $ 2,150,977     $ 2,094,954   3
Operating Income (Loss)
Higher education $ 27,062 $ 43,582 (38 ) $ 55,572 $ 83,069 (33 )
Test preparation 433 (1,178 ) 16,798 (4,730 )
Kaplan international 20,076 28,544 (30 ) 53,661 69,153 (22 )
Kaplan corporate and other (18,677 ) (18,134 ) (3 ) (87,230 ) (57,093 ) (53 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,210 ) (2,089 ) 42 (5,523 ) (7,738 ) 29
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets (1,363 ) (17,203 ) 92 (256,830 ) (17,203 )
Intersegment elimination   1       (109 )   96       5  
$ 26,322     $ 33,413   (21 ) $ (223,456 )   $ 65,463  
Depreciation
Higher education $ 4,249 $ 7,047 (40 ) $ 17,937 $ 29,187 (39 )
Test preparation 1,840 2,826 (35 ) 9,045 12,547 (28 )
Kaplan international 3,807 4,751 (20 ) 17,811 19,297 (8 )
Kaplan corporate and other   136       89   53   16,384       706  
$ 10,032     $ 14,713   (32 ) $ 61,177     $ 61,737   (1 )
Pension Expense
Higher education $ 1,821 $ 2,629 (31 ) $ 10,849 $ 10,514 3
Test preparation 776 722 7 3,101 2,888 7
Kaplan international 98 89 10 424 356 19
Kaplan corporate and other   690       415   66   4,430       1,660  
$ 3,385     $ 3,855   (12 ) $ 18,804     $ 15,418   22
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
EDUCATION DIVISION INFORMATION

SUMMARY OF RESTRUCTURING CHARGES

(Unaudited)
 
(in thousands)  

Severance
and SIP
Expense *

 

Accelerated
Depreciation

 

Lease
Obligation
Losses

 

Software
Asset
Write-offs

  Other   Total

Three Months Ended December 31

           

2015

Higher education $ 2,241 $ 268 $ 1,049 $ $ 145 $ 3,703
Test preparation 523 523
Kaplan international 389 389
Kaplan corporate and other   2,944                     2,944
$ 6,097   $ 268   $ 1,049   $   $ 145   $ 7,559

2014

Higher education $ 511 $ 855 $ 639 $ $ $ 2,005
Test preparation 850 850
Kaplan international 78 78
Kaplan corporate and other   35                     35
$ 1,474   $ 855   $ 639   $   $   $ 2,968

Twelve Months Ended December 31

2015

Higher education $ 7,531 $ 1,773 $ 3,371 $ $ 209 $ 12,884
Test preparation 727 3 730
Kaplan international 1,325 1,325
Kaplan corporate and other   8,385     16,180     4,869             29,434
$ 17,968   $ 17,956   $ 8,240   $   $ 209   $ 44,373

2014

Higher education $ 3,478 $ 2,062 $ 725 $ $ 230 $ 6,495
Test preparation 1,040 7,689 8,729
Kaplan international 227 227
Kaplan corporate and other   330         1,025             1,355
$ 5,075   $ 2,062   $ 1,750   $ 7,689   $ 230   $ 16,806
 
* Includes $1.7 million and $2.1 million in third quarter 2015 expenses related to a Special Incentive Program (SIP) at Higher Education and Corporate, respectively. The SIP expense was funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan.
 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
(Unaudited)

In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) included in this press release, the Company has provided information regarding income from continuing operations excluding certain items described below reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures, when read in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP financials, provide useful information to investors by offering:

  • the ability to make meaningful period-to-period comparisons of the Company’s ongoing results;
  • the ability to identify trends in the Company’s underlying business; and
  • a better understanding of how management plans and measures the Company’s underlying business.

Income from continuing operations excluding certain items should not be considered substitutes or alternatives to computations calculated in accordance with and required by GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures should be read only in conjunction with financial information presented on a GAAP basis.

The following table reconciles the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures:

 

Three Months Ended
December 31

  Twelve Months Ended
December 31
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   2015   2014   2015   2014
Amounts Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders      
Income (loss) from continuing operations, as reported $ 51,169     $ 305,761     $ (143,456 )   $ 765,139  
Adjustments:
Impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets 3,688 11,213 225,190 11,213
Restructuring and early retirement program charges 5,544 1,902 28,887 20,225
Modification of stock options and restricted stock 3,723 15,349
Gain on sale of Classified Ventures (249,828 ) (249,828 )
Classified Ventures' sale of apartments.com (58,242 )
Gain from exchange of Berkshire shares (266,733 )
Net losses from the sales of businesses, an investment and the formation of a joint venture 15,666
Sale of property, plant and equipment (13,191 ) (13,191 ) (81,836 )
Foreign currency (gain) loss   (387 )     5,455       9,677       7,134  
Income from continuing operations, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 50,546     $ 74,503     $ 138,122     $ 147,072  
Per Share Information Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Diluted income (loss) per common share from continuing operations, as reported $ 8.72     $ 52.48     $ (25.23 )   $ 115.40  
Adjustments:
Impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets 0.63 1.92 38.96 1.69
Restructuring and early retirement program charges 0.96 0.33 4.97 3.05
Modification of stock options and restricted stock 0.63 2.64
Gain on sale of Classified Ventures (42.89 ) (37.68 )
Classified Ventures' sale of apartments.com (8.78 )
Gain from exchange of Berkshire shares (40.23 )
Net losses from the sales of businesses, an investment and the formation of a joint venture 2.82
Sale of property, plant and equipment (2.27 ) (2.27 ) (12.34 )
Foreign currency (gain) loss   (0.07 )     0.94       1.67       1.08  
Diluted income per common share from continuing operations, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 8.60     $ 12.78     $ 23.56     $ 22.19  
 
 
The adjusted diluted per share amounts may not compute due to rounding.
 

Source: Graham Holdings Company

Graham Holdings Company
Hal S. Jones, 703-345-6370