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Apollo Group, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Apollo Group, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results07:00 EDT Tuesday, March 29, 2011 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) (“Apollo Group,” “Apollo” or the “Company”) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended February 28, 2011. “During the second quarter of fiscal 2011, we continued to execute on the key strategic initiatives that we've been developing and implementing, which are designed to enhance the student experience, expand student protections and ensure that we enroll students who we believe have a greater likelihood to succeed in our programs,” said Apollo Group Co-Chief Executive Officer and Apollo Global Chairman Greg Cappelli. “While these initiatives are resulting in a period of transition for our business, we are pleased that we have recently begun to see signs of improvement in several of the leading indicators of future activity.” Apollo Group Co-Chief Executive Officer Chas Edelstein added, “While we are in the early stage of implementing these initiatives, we are excited to see some initial positive signs, such as improving rates of student retention for those who complete Orientation and subsequently enroll, a continued mix shift toward our higher degree-level programs, and lower bad debt expense. We believe these actions are the right things to do for our students, and importantly, we are confident that over time they will solidify our leadership role within the industry and put our organization on a path of more consistently delivering high quality growth.” Unaudited Second Quarter of Fiscal 2011 Results of Operations Consolidated net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 totaled $1,048.6 million, which represents a 2.0% decrease from the second quarter of fiscal 2010, principally due to lower enrollments at University of Phoenix, partially offset by selective tuition price increases, a favorable mix shift toward higher degree-level programs, and improved student retention rates. University of Phoenix Degreed Enrollment decreased 11.6% to 405,300 compared with the prior year's second quarter, primarily due to a 44.9% decrease in New Degreed Enrollment compared with the prior year period. The Company believes the decline in New Degreed Enrollment is primarily the result of the operational changes and initiatives it has implemented to more effectively support students and improve educational outcomes, including changes in the manner in which admissions and other employees are evaluated and compensated, the full implementation of University Orientation, and the continued refinement of the Company's marketing approaches to more effectively identify students who have a greater likelihood to succeed in University of Phoenix's educational programs. Also contributing to the decrease in consolidated net revenue was a $6.4 million decrease in net revenue at Apollo Global in the second quarter compared to the prior year period, due to lower student enrollment at BPP and UNIACC. The Company reported a loss from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the three months ended February 28, 2011, of $66.6 million, or $0.47 per share (142.4 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding), compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $103.2 million, or $0.67 per share (155.2 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding) for the three months ended February 28, 2010. Results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 contain special items that include goodwill and other intangibles impairment charges of $219.9 million for the BPP subsidiary of Apollo Global ($188.3 million net of noncontrolling interests) and a $1.6 million charge for accrued incremental post-judgment interest and other estimated costs related to a securities class action lawsuit (Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago). The Company recorded a tax benefit of $5.0 million, net of noncontrolling interests, associated with these charges. The Company did not record a net tax benefit associated with the goodwill impairment, as it is not deductible for tax purposes. The fiscal 2010 second quarter results included a pre-tax charge of $44.5 million ($26.9 million net of tax) representing an accrual related to the previously mentioned securities class action lawsuit. Excluding these special items, income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the three months ended February 28, 2011, was $118.2 million, or $0.83 per share (142.7 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding), compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $130.1 million, or $0.84 per share for the three months ended February 28, 2010. (See the reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP financial information in the tables section of this press release.) Operating Expenses Instructional and student advisory expenses increased by $6.2 million, or 1.5%, to $421.6 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The increase was primarily due to various strategic initiatives implemented to more effectively support students and improve their educational outcomes, which has resulted in increased compensation related to certain student advisory and infrastructure support functions and increased curriculum development and delivery costs. Marketing expenses increased by $15.9 million, or 11.3%, to $157.2 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The increase was primarily a result of higher advertising expenditures, driven by the increased costs associated with the Company's efforts to more effectively identify students who have a greater likelihood to succeed in its educational programs and increases in advertising rates for traditional and online media due to increased competition for higher degree level students. Admissions advisory expenses decreased by $15.9 million, or 13.4%, to $102.3 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The decrease was a result of lower admissions advisory headcount, including the strategic reduction in force implemented during the first quarter of fiscal 2011 that eliminated approximately 700 full-time positions, principally among admissions personnel. Compensation expense was favorably impacted by a reduction of approximately $8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2011 related to this reduction in force, the majority of which was in admissions advisory. This decrease was partially offset by higher average employee compensation costs. General and administrative (“G&A”) expenses increased by $15.5 million, or 22.6%, to $84.3 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The increase is primarily attributable to expenses associated with the Company's investments in its information technology resources and capabilities, as well as various expenses related to compliance and external affairs activities. The provision for uncollectible accounts receivable (“bad debt expense”) decreased by $28.3 million, or 38.4%, to $45.5 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The decrease is primarily attributable to reductions in gross accounts receivable as a result of decreases in New Degreed Enrollment and improvements in student retention rates, partially due to the full implementation of University Orientation. Improved collection rates at University of Phoenix also contributed to the decrease. Depreciation and amortization increased by $3.9 million, or 11.1%, to $39.1 million for the three months ended February 28, 2011, compared to the three months ended February 28, 2010. The increase was primarily due to increased depreciation related to computer equipment and software, partially offset by a decrease in amortization of BPP intangible assets. Financial and Operating Metrics Below are Apollo Group's unaudited financial data and operating metrics for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 versus the prior-year period.       Q2 2011     Q2 2010Revenues (in thousands) Degree Seeking Gross Revenues (1) $ 1,002,854 $ 1,022,817 Less: Discounts and other   (49,908 )   (55,893 ) Degree Seeking Net Revenues (1) 952,946 966,924 Non-degree Seeking Revenues (2) 8,783 9,589 Other, net of discounts (3)   86,900     93,823   $ 1,048,629   $ 1,070,336     Revenue by Degree Type (in thousands) (1) Associates $ 320,288 $ 379,932 Bachelors 490,076 436,565 Masters 171,379 186,104 Doctoral 21,111 20,216 Less: Discounts and other   (49,908 )   (55,893 ) $ 952,946   $ 966,924     Degreed Enrollment (rounded to hundreds) (4) Associates 155,500 201,300 Bachelors 181,200 178,000 Masters 61,200 71,800 Doctoral   7,400     7,500     405,300     458,600     Degree Seeking Gross Revenues per Degreed Enrollment (1), (4) Associates $ 2,060 $ 1,887 Bachelors 2,705 2,453 Masters 2,800 2,592 Doctoral 2,853 2,695 All degrees (after discounts) $ 2,351 $ 2,108   New Degreed Enrollment (rounded to hundreds) (5) Associates 18,900 43,100 Bachelors 20,900 31,300 Masters 7,800 12,200 Doctoral   600     900     48,200     87,500     (1) Represents revenue from tuition and other fees for students enrolled in University of Phoenix degree programs. Also includes revenue from tuition and other fees for students participating in University of Phoenix certificate programs of at least 18 credits in length with some course applicability into a related degree program.   (2) Represents revenue from tuition and other fees for students participating in University of Phoenix certificate programs less than 18 credits in length, certificate programs with no applicability into a related degree program, single course and continuing education courses.   (3) Represents revenues from IPD, CFFP, Apollo Global - BPP, Apollo Global - Other, Meritus and other.   (4) Represents: • students enrolled in a University of Phoenix degree program who attended a course during the quarter and had not graduated as of the end of the quarter; • students who previously graduated from one degree program and started a new degree program in the quarter (for example, a graduate of the associate's degree program returns for a bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree graduate returns for a master's degree); and • students participating in certain certificate programs of at least 18 credits with some course applicability into a related degree program.   (5) Represents: • new students and students who have been out of attendance for more than 12 months who enroll in a University of Phoenix degree program and start a course in the quarter; • students who have previously graduated from a degree program and start a new degree program in the quarter; and • students who commence participation in certain certificate programs of at least 18 credits with some course applicability into a related degree program.   Unaudited First Six Months of Fiscal 2011 Results of Operations Consolidated net revenue for the six months ended February 28, 2011, was $2.4 billion, a 2.0% increase over the comparable period of fiscal 2010. The increase in consolidated net revenue was primarily attributable to selective tuition price increases at University of Phoenix, partially offset by a 3.2% decrease in University of Phoenix's average Degreed Enrollment during the six months ended February 28, 2011, as compared to the six months ended February 28, 2010. The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $169.4 million, or $1.17 per share, (144.7 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding), and $343.7 million, or $2.21 per share, (155.6 million diluted weighted average shares outstanding) for the six months ended February 28, 2011, and February 28, 2010, respectively. Results for the six months ended February 28, 2011 contain special items that include goodwill and other intangibles impairment charges of $219.9 million for the BPP subsidiary of Apollo Global ($188.3 million net of noncontrolling interests), a $2.5 million charge for accrued incremental post-judgment interest and other estimated costs related to a securities class action lawsuit (Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago), and a $3.8 million restructuring charge associated with a strategic reduction in force, primarily at University of Phoenix. The Company recorded a tax benefit of $6.9 million, net of noncontrolling interests, associated with these charges. The Company did not record a net tax benefit associated with the goodwill impairment, as it is not deductible for tax purposes. Results for the six months ended February 28, 2010 contain a pre-tax charge of $44.5 million ($26.9 million net of tax) representing an accrual related to the previously mentioned securities class action lawsuit and a tax benefit of $11.4 million resulting from the settlement of disputed tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service. Excluding these special items, income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the six months ended February 28, 2011 was $357.1 million, or $2.47 per share, compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $359.2 million, or $2.31 per share, for the six months ended February 28, 2010. (See the reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP financial information in the tables section of this press release.) Unaudited Balance Sheet As of February 28, 2011, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, totaled $1,033.3 million as compared to $1,284.8 million as of August 31, 2010. The decrease is attributable to repayments on borrowings, share repurchases, capital expenditures and an increase in restricted cash, partially offset by cash generated from operations. Restricted cash and cash equivalents (including long-term) increased by $21.5 million compared to August 31, 2010, primarily due to increased student deposits associated with students receiving financial aid. At February 28, 2011, accounts receivable decreased to $217.8 million from $264.4 million at August 31, 2010. Excluding accounts receivable and the associated net revenue for Apollo Global, the Company's days sales outstanding (“DSO”) was 22 days at February 28, 2011, compared to 30 days at August 31, 2010 and February 28, 2010. The decrease in DSO versus a year ago is primarily attributable to reductions in gross accounts receivable as a result of decreases in New Degreed Enrollment and improvements in student retention, partially due to the full implementation of University Orientation. Improved collection rates at University of Phoenix also contributed to the decrease. Total debt outstanding (including short-term borrowings and the current portion of long-term debt) decreased by $393.4 million to $191.0 million at February 28, 2011, from $584.4 million at August 31, 2010. The decrease is due to the repayment of U.S. denominated borrowings on the Company's $500 million credit facility. Share Repurchases The Company repurchased approximately 1.8 million and 6.5 million shares of its common stock at a weighted average purchase price of $42.75 and $38.99 per share for a total expenditure of $75.0 million and $251.5 million during the three and six months ended February 28, 2011, respectively. As of February 28, 2011, approximately $525 million remained available under the Company's current share repurchase authorization. Business Outlook The Company offers the following commentary regarding the outlook for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 based on the business trends observed during the second quarter of fiscal 2011, as well as management's current expectations of future trends, which could change. Fiscal 2011: Consolidated net revenue of $4.65-$4.75 billion; and Operating income, excluding the impact of special items, of $1.15-$1.20 billion. Fiscal 2012: Consolidated net revenue of $4.00-$4.25 billion; and Operating income, excluding the impact of special items, of $675-$800 million. The Company's outlook does not reflect the unknown impact of future regulation, including the proposed regulations relating to "gainful employment." Conference Call Information The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 8:00 AM Eastern, 5:00 AM Phoenix time, today, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The call may be accessed by dialing (877) 292-6888 (domestic) or (973) 200-3381 (international) and entering the conference ID number 47837838. A live webcast of this event may be accessed by visiting the Company's website at www.apollogrp.edu. A replay of the call will be available on the website or by dialing (800) 642-1687 (domestic) or (706) 645-9291 (international) and entering the conference ID number 47837838 until April 8, 2011. About Apollo Group, Inc. Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers and has been in the education business for more than 35 years. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company's programs and services are provided in 40 states and the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; Latin America; and Europe, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website at www.apollogrp.edu. Forward-Looking Statements Safe Harbor Statements about Apollo Group and its business in this release which are not statements of historical fact, including statements regarding Apollo Group's future strategy and plans and commentary regarding future results of operations and prospects, are forward-looking statements, and are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual plans implemented and actual results achieved may differ materially from those set forth in such statements due to various factors, including without limitation (i) changes in the overall U.S. or global economy, (ii) changes in enrollment or student mix, including as a result of the roll-out of the Company's University Orientation program to all eligible students in November 2010, (iii) the impact of recent changes in the manner in which the Company evaluates and compensates its counselors that advise and enroll students, (iv) changes in law or regulation affecting the Company's eligibility to participate in or the manner in which it participates in U.S. federal student financial aid programs, including the final program integrity regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education on October 29, 2010, and the proposed regulations relating to "gainful employment" initially published for comment by the Department on July 26, 2010 and which the Department previously indicated that it expected to publish in final form in early 2011, (v) changes in the Company's business necessary to remain in compliance with U.S. federal student financial aid program regulations, including the so-called 90/10 Rule and the limitations on cohort default rates, and to remain in compliance with the accrediting criteria of the relevant accrediting bodies, and (vi) other regulatory developments. For a discussion of the various factors that may cause actual plans implemented and actual results achieved to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the risk factors and other disclosures contained in Apollo Group's Form 10-K for fiscal year 2010 and subsequent Forms 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available on the Company's website at http://www.apollogrp.edu. Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information This press release and the related conference call contain non-GAAP financial measures, which are intended to supplement, but not substitute for, the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Management uses, and chooses to disclose to investors, these non-GAAP financial measures because (i) such measures provide an additional analytical tool to clarify the Company's results from operations and help to identify underlying trends in its results of operations; (ii) as to the non-GAAP earnings measures, such measures help compare the Company's performance on a consistent basis across time periods; and (iii) these non-GAAP measures are employed by the Company's management in its own evaluation of performance and are utilized in financial and operational decision-making processes, such as budgeting and forecasting. Exclusion of items in our non-GAAP presentation should not be construed as an inference that these items are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. Other companies, including other companies in the education industry, may calculate non-GAAP financial measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure across companies.   Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)     As ofFebruary 28,     August 31,($ in thousands)20112010ASSETS:Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,033,343 $ 1,284,769 Restricted cash and cash equivalents 465,689 444,132 Accounts receivable, net 217,800 264,377 Deferred tax assets, current portion 150,830 166,549 Prepaid taxes 38,702 39,409 Other current assets 41,576 38,031 Assets held for sale from discontinued operations   -     15,945   Total current assets 1,947,940 2,253,212 Property and equipment, net 654,465 619,537 Long-term restricted cash and cash equivalents 126,560 126,615 Marketable securities 5,946 15,174 Goodwill 131,285 322,159 Intangible assets, net 125,894 150,593 Deferred tax assets, less current portion 106,086 99,071 Other assets   17,923     15,090   Total assets $ 3,116,099   $ 3,601,451     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:Current liabilities Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt $ 23,254 $ 416,361 Accounts payable 79,300 90,830 Accrued liabilities 388,193 375,461 Student deposits 496,922 493,245 Deferred revenue 317,278 359,724 Other current liabilities 51,323 53,416 Liabilities held for sale from discontinued operations   -     4,474   Total current liabilities 1,356,270 1,793,511 Long-term debt 167,708 168,039 Deferred tax liabilities 32,621 38,875 Other long-term liabilities   237,060     212,286   Total liabilities   1,793,659     2,212,711     Commitments and contingencies   Shareholders' equity Preferred stock, no par value - - Apollo Group Class A nonvoting common stock, no par value 103 103 Apollo Group Class B voting common stock, no par value 1 1 Additional paid-in capital 69,646 46,865 Apollo Group Class A treasury stock, at cost (2,647,563 ) (2,407,788 ) Retained earnings 3,919,420 3,748,045 Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (26,607 )   (31,176 ) Total Apollo shareholders' equity   1,315,000     1,356,050   Noncontrolling interests   7,440     32,690   Total equity   1,322,440     1,388,740   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 3,116,099   $ 3,601,451       Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)     Three Months Ended February 28,     % of Net Revenue2011     20102011     2010(in thousands, except per share data)Net revenue $ 1,048,629   $ 1,070,336   100.0 % 100.0 % Costs and expenses: Instructional and student advisory 421,644 415,458 40.2 % 38.8 % Marketing 157,215 141,308 15.0 % 13.2 % Admissions advisory 102,283 118,152 9.8 % 11.0 % General and administrative 84,344 68,800 8.0 % 6.4 % Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 45,540 73,884 4.3 % 6.9 % Depreciation and amortization 39,142 35,244 3.7 % 3.3 % Goodwill and other intangibles impairment 219,927 - 21.0 % - Estimated litigation loss   1,574     44,500   0.2 % 4.2 % Total costs and expenses   1,071,669     897,346   102.2 % 83.8 % Operating (loss) income (23,040 ) 172,990 (2.2 %) 16.2 % Interest income 785 525 0.1 % - Interest expense (1,654 ) (3,220 ) (0.2 %) (0.3 %) Other, net   313     (79 ) -   -   (Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (23,596 ) 170,216 (2.3 %) 15.9 % Provision for income taxes   (76,052 )   (69,064 ) (7.2 %) (6.4 %) (Loss) income from continuing operations (99,648 ) 101,152 (9.5 %) 9.5 % Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   2,575     (10,638 ) 0.2 % (1.0 %) Net (loss) income (97,073 ) 90,514 (9.3 %) 8.5 % Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   33,035     2,092   3.2 % 0.2 % Net (loss) income attributable to Apollo $ (64,038 ) $ 92,606   (6.1 %) 8.7 %   Earnings (loss) per share - Basic: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ (0.47 ) $ 0.67 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo   0.02     (0.07 ) Basic (loss) income per share attributable to Apollo $ (0.45 )   $ 0.60     Earnings (loss) per share - Diluted: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ (0.47 ) $ 0.67 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo   0.02     (0.07 ) Diluted (loss) income per share attributable to Apollo $ (0.45 ) $ 0.60     Basic weighted average shares outstanding   142,354     154,119   Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   142,354     155,168       Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)                 Six Months Ended February 28,% of Net Revenue2011201020112010(in thousands, except per share data)Net revenue $ 2,375,064   $ 2,328,995   100.0 % 100.0 % Costs and expenses: Instructional and student advisory 877,456 846,133 37.0 % 36.3 % Marketing 323,358 292,925 13.6 % 12.6 % Admissions advisory 216,035 233,423 9.1 % 10.0 % General and administrative 169,218 139,459 7.1 % 6.0 % Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 102,449 136,582 4.3 % 5.9 % Depreciation and amortization 76,244 69,924 3.2 % 3.0 % Goodwill and other intangibles impairment 219,927 - 9.2 % - Estimated litigation loss 2,455 44,500 0.1 % 1.9 % Restructuring   3,846     -   0.2 % -   Total costs and expenses   1,990,988     1,762,946   83.8 % 75.7 % Operating income 384,076 566,049 16.2 % 24.3 % Interest income 1,768 1,457 0.1 % 0.1 % Interest expense (3,824 ) (6,128 ) (0.2 %) (0.3 %) Other, net   259     (749 ) -   -   Income from continuing operations before income taxes 382,279 560,629 16.1 % 24.1 % Provision for income taxes   (245,631 )   (219,045 ) (10.3 %) (9.4 %) Income from continuing operations 136,648 341,584 5.8 % 14.7 % Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   1,947     (10,938 ) -   (0.5 %) Net income 138,595 330,646 5.8 % 14.2 % Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   32,780     2,102   1.4 % 0.1 % Net income attributable to Apollo $ 171,375   $ 332,748   7.2 % 14.3 %   Earnings (loss) per share - Basic: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 1.17 $ 2.22 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo   0.02     (0.07 ) Basic income per share attributable to Apollo $ 1.19   $ 2.15     Earnings (loss) per share - Diluted: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 1.17 $ 2.21 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo   0.01     (0.07 ) Diluted income per share attributable to Apollo $ 1.18   $ 2.14     Basic weighted average shares outstanding   144,364     154,473   Diluted weighted average shares outstanding   144,658     155,621       Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsFrom Continuing and Discontinued Operations (Unaudited)         Six Months Ended February 28,20112010($ in thousands)Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities: Net income $ 138,595 $ 330,646 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Share-based compensation 30,490 29,115 Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (569 ) (338 ) Depreciation and amortization 76,244 71,179 Amortization of lease incentives (7,023 ) (6,518 ) Impairment of discontinued operations - 9,400 Goodwill and other intangibles impairment 219,927 - Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leasebacks (822 ) (883 ) Non-cash foreign currency (gain) loss, net (267 ) 534 Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 102,449 136,582 Estimated litigation loss 2,455 44,500 Deferred income taxes 843 (19,675 ) Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding the impact of disposition: Accounts receivable (32,443 ) (116,879 ) Prepaid taxes (856 ) (2,241 ) Other assets (9,399 ) (5,606 ) Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (6,210 ) (89,675 ) Student deposits 2,831 31,378 Deferred revenue (53,403 ) 18,443 Other liabilities   21,305     4,902   Net cash provided by operating activities   484,147     434,864   Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities: Additions to property and equipment (81,422 ) (68,032 ) Maturities of marketable securities 10,000 - Increase in restricted cash and cash equivalents (21,502 ) (74,847 ) Proceeds from disposition   6,250     -   Net cash used in investing activities   (86,674 )   (142,879 ) Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities: Payments on borrowings (419,454 ) (423,850 ) Proceeds from borrowings 8,129 17,819 Issuance of Apollo Group Class A common stock 6,082 8,567 Apollo Group Class A common stock purchased for treasury (252,003 ) (201,111 ) Noncontrolling interest contributions 6,875 - Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation   569     338   Net cash used in financing activities   (649,802 )   (598,237 ) Exchange rate effect on cash and cash equivalents   903     (1,150 ) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (251,426 ) (307,402 ) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   1,284,769     968,246   Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,033,343   $ 660,844   Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds $ 222,442 $ 243,435 Cash paid for interest $ 5,590 $ 3,583 Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities Accrued purchases of property and equipment $ 10,608 $ 6,741 Credits received for tenant improvements $ 8,021 $ 8,756 Restricted stock units vested and released $ 1,602 $ 2,802     Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesReconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP financial information (Unaudited)         Three Months Ended February 28,Six Months Ended February 28,2011     20102011     2010(in thousands, except per share data) Net (loss) income attributable to Apollo, as reported $ (64,038 ) $ 92,606 $ 171,375 $ 332,748 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax   2,575     (10,638 )   1,947     (10,938 ) (Loss) income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo (66,613 ) 103,244 169,428 343,686   Reconciling items: Goodwill and other intangibles impairment, net of noncontrolling interest (1) 188,258 - 188,258 - Estimated litigation loss (2) 1,574 44,500 2,455 44,500 Restructuring (3)   -     -     3,846     -   189,832 44,500 194,559 44,500 Less: tax effects, net of noncontrolling interest (5,043 ) (17,628 ) (6,914 ) (17,628 ) Tax benefit from IRS settlement (4)   -     -     -     (11,356 ) Income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, adjusted to exclude special items $ 118,176   $ 130,116   $ 357,073   $ 359,202     Diluted income per share from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, as reported $ (0.47 ) $ 0.67   $ 1.17   $ 2.21     Diluted income per share from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, adjusted to exclude special items $ 0.83   $ 0.84   $ 2.47   $ 2.31     Diluted weighted average shares outstanding (5)   142,677     155,168     144,658     155,621     (1) The $188.3 million charge for the three and six months ended February 28, 2011 represents impairments of BPP's goodwill and other intangible assets, net of noncontrolling interest. We did not record a tax benefit associated with the goodwill impairment because the goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes.   (2) The $1.6 million and $2.5 million charges for the three and six months ended February 28, 2011, respectively, represent an estimated loss related to a securities litigation matter (Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago). The $44.5 million charge for the three and six months ended February 28, 2010 represents an estimated loss associated with the same matter.   (3) The $3.8 million charge for the six months ended February 28, 2011 represents a charge associated with a strategic reduction in force at University of Phoenix during the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.   (4) The $11.4 million tax benefit during the six months ended February 28, 2010 resulted from our settlement of disputed tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010.   (5) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 includes the dilutive effect of share-based awards that are not reflected in the comparable GAAP reported number due to their anti-dilutive effect on the net loss from continuing operations attributable to Apollo.   Apollo Group, Inc.Investor Relations Contact:Jeremy Davis, 312-660-2071jeremy.davis@apollogrp.eduorMedia Contact:Media Relations Hotline, 602-254-0086media@apollogrp.edu