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Apollo Group, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Second Quarter Results

Monday, March 26, 2012

Apollo Group, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Second Quarter Results16:05 EDT Monday, March 26, 2012 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 29, 2012. Second Quarter 2012 Highlights Net revenue of $969.6 million, with net income attributable to Apollo of $63.9 million Earnings per share attributable to Apollo, of $0.51 per share, or $0.58 per share excluding a charge related to the Company's real estate rationalization plan University of Phoenix New Degreed Enrollment up 1.0%, compared to prior year period, with Total Degreed Enrollment of 355,800 Surpassed graduation milestone of 700,000 University of Phoenix Alumni Opened John Sperling Center for Educational Innovation featuring the new prototype Classroom without Boundaries, designed to foster student engagement “Empowering our students to achieve their desired academic and life outcomes is our highest priority,” said Apollo Group Co-Chief Executive Officer and Apollo Global Chairman Greg Cappelli. “We are building on our mission to provide world class education, as well as connecting education to careers, in order to further differentiate University of Phoenix. We are committed to leading education into the future.” Apollo Group Co-Chief Executive Officer Chas Edelstein added, “We are working to continually improve our services to students to enhance their educational experience and outcomes. As we pursue opportunities for increased operating efficiency, our efforts to optimize allow us to invest in innovation and create new and better ways to reach adult learners, while keeping education affordable and accessible and delivering the best possible experience to our students.” Unaudited Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012 Results of Operations Consolidated net revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 totaled $969.6 million, which represents a 7.5% decrease compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. The decrease is the result of an 8.0% decrease in University of Phoenix net revenue, due principally to lower University of Phoenix enrollment, partially offset by selective tuition price and other fee changes. For the quarter, University of Phoenix Degreed Enrollment decreased 12.2% to 355,800, largely due to the decrease in New Degreed Enrollment during fiscal year 2011. The Company believes the decrease in 2011 New Degreed Enrollment was primarily the result of a number of important changes and initiatives implemented in recent years to more effectively support students and enhance their educational outcomes. Although University of Phoenix New Degreed Enrollment increased 1.0% in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we believe it has been impacted by changes in marketing content and channels to better identify potential students more likely to succeed at University of Phoenix, by changes in economic conditions and, in particular, an improving U.S. labor market, as well as by a continuing robust competitive environment. The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the three months ended February 29, 2012, of $63.9 million, or $0.51 per share (126.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to a loss from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $66.6 million, or $0.47 per share (142.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding) for the three months ended February 28, 2011. Results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 included restructuring and other charges of $16.1 million associated with the Company's real estate rationalization plan. Results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 included the following: Goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges of $219.9 million for the BPP subsidiary of Apollo Global ($188.3 million net of the portion attributable to noncontrolling interests). A $1.6 million charge representing an accrual for incremental post-judgment interest and other estimated costs related to the Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago securities class action lawsuit. A $5.0 million tax benefit, net of noncontrolling interests, associated with these charges. The Company did not record a tax benefit associated with the goodwill impairment as it is not deductible for tax purposes. Excluding the special items noted above, income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the three months ended February 29, 2012, was $73.8 million, or $0.58 per share (126.5 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $118.2 million, or $0.83 per share (142.7 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding) for the three months ended February 28, 2011. (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 increased $7.9 million, or 1.9%, to $429.5 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 410 basis point increase as a percentage of net revenue. The expense increase was primarily related to the Company's initiatives, including technology, to more effectively support students and improve their educational outcomes. Marketing increased $2.0 million, or 1.3%, to $159.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 140 basis point increase as a percentage of net revenue. Marketing expense included costs attributable to establishing relationships with employers and community colleges. Admissions advisory decreased $0.9 million, or 0.9%, to $101.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 60 basis point increase as a percentage of net revenue. While admissions advisory head count decreased, the cost savings was offset by higher average employee compensation costs. General and administrative decreased $0.3 million, or 0.4%, to $84.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 70 basis point increase as a percentage of net revenue. Depreciation and amortization increased $2.8 million, or 7.3%, to $42.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 60 basis point increase as a percentage of net revenue. The increase is principally attributable to $3.1 million of intangible asset amortization in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 as a result of the Carnegie Learning acquisition. The provision for uncollectible accounts receivable (“bad debt expense”) decreased $14.5 million, or 31.9%, to $31.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, which represents a 110 basis point decrease as a percentage of net revenue. The decrease was primarily attributable to reductions in gross accounts receivable associated with decreased University of Phoenix Degreed Enrollment; a decrease in the proportion of receivables that are attributable to students enrolled in associate's degree programs, as collection rates for these students are generally lower compared to students in more advanced level programs; and improved collection rates due, in part, to process initiatives implemented in fiscal year 2011. Financial and Operating Metrics Below are Apollo Group's unaudited financial data and operating metrics for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 versus the prior-year period.   Q2 2012   Q2 2011 Revenues (in thousands) Degree Seeking Gross Revenues(1) $ 931,610 $ 1,002,854 Less: Discounts and other (56,508 ) (49,908 ) Degree Seeking Net Revenues(1) 875,102 952,946 Non-degree Seeking Revenues(2) 8,885 8,783 Other, net of discounts(3) 85,565   86,900   $ 969,552   $ 1,048,629     Revenue by Degree Type (in thousands)(1) Associate's $ 245,771 $ 320,288 Bachelor's 516,028 490,076 Master's 148,867 171,379 Doctoral 20,944 21,111 Less: Discounts and other (56,508 ) (49,908 ) $ 875,102   $ 952,946     Degreed Enrollment (rounded to hundreds)(4) Associate's 118,100 155,500 Bachelor's 179,400 181,200 Master's 51,000 61,200 Doctoral 7,300   7,400   355,800   405,300     Degree Seeking Gross Revenues per Degreed Enrollment(1), (4) Associate's $ 2,081 $ 2,060 Bachelor's 2,876 2,705 Master's 2,919 2,800 Doctoral 2,869 2,853 All degrees (after discounts) $ 2,460 $ 2,351   New Degreed Enrollment (rounded to hundreds)(5) Associate's 18,500 18,900 Bachelor's 22,000 20,900 Master's 7,500 7,800 Doctoral 700   600   48,700   48,200     (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 and Other. (4)Represents: - students enrolled in a University of Phoenix degree program who attended a credit bearing 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 credit bearing 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 Year 2012 Results of Operations Consolidated net revenue for the first six months of fiscal year 2012 totaled $2.1 billion, which represents a 9.6% decrease compared to the first six months of fiscal year 2011. The decrease in consolidated net revenue was primarily attributable to University of Phoenix's 10.1% decrease in net revenue principally due to lower University of Phoenix enrollment, partially offset by selective tuition price and other fee changes. In the first six months of fiscal year 2012, University of Phoenix's Average Degreed Enrollment decreased 15.6% as compared to the first six months of fiscal year 2011. The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the six months ended February 29, 2012, of $213.2 million, or $1.66 per share, (128.7 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), and $169.4 million, or $1.17 per share, (144.7 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding) for the six months ended February 28, 2011. Results for the first six months of fiscal year 2012 contained special items that include $21.7 million of restructuring and other charges associated with the Company's real estate rationalization plan and $16.8 million of goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges for the UNIACC subsidiary of Apollo Global ($14.4 million net of the portion attributable to noncontrolling interests). The Company did not record a net tax benefit associated with the goodwill and other intangible asset impairment, as they are not deductible for tax purposes. Results for the first six months of fiscal year 2011 include goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges of $219.9 million for the BPP subsidiary of Apollo Global ($188.3 million net of the portion attributable to noncontrolling interests); a $3.8 million restructuring charge associated with a strategic reduction in force; and $2.5 million of charges for accrued incremental post-judgment interest and other estimated costs related to the Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago securities class action lawsuit. 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. Excluding these special items, income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for the six months ended February 29, 2012, was $241.0 million, or $1.87 per share, compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $357.1 million, or $2.47 per share, for the six months ended February 28, 2011. (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 29, 2012, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, totaled $800.7 million, compared to $1,571.7 million as of August 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to payments on borrowings, share repurchases, funding a common fund account associated with our preliminary settlement in a legal matter, the purchase of Carnegie Learning and capital expenditures, partially offset by cash generated from operations. As of February 29, 2012, accounts receivable decreased to $207.1 million from $215.6 million at August 31, 2011. Excluding accounts receivable and the related net revenue for Apollo Global, the Company's days sales outstanding was 22 days as of February 29, 2012, which remained consistent compared to 23 days as of August 31, 2011, and 22 days as of February 28, 2011. Total debt outstanding (including short-term borrowings and the current portion of long-term debt) decreased by $471.5 million to $127.5 million as of February 29, 2012, from $599.0 million as of August 31, 2011. The decrease is due to the repayment of the borrowings on the Company's $500 million credit facility. Share Repurchases The Company repurchased approximately 6.4 million and 8.1 million shares of its common stock at a weighted average purchase price of $51.65 and $50.42 per share for a total cost of $328.8 million and $407.0 million during the three and six months ended February 29, 2012, respectively. Additionally, subsequent to February 29, 2012, the Company repurchased approximately 2.2 million shares at a total cost of $92.5 million, resulting in $0.5 million remaining of the current share repurchase authorization. SEC Update On March 21, 2012, the Company was notified by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission that the informal inquiry initiated in October 2009 was completed and that the staff does not intend to recommend any enforcement action by the Commission. Business Outlook The Company offers the following commentary regarding the outlook for fiscal year 2012 based on the business trends observed during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, as well as management's current expectations of future trends. Consolidated net revenue of $4.1-$4.3 billion; and Operating income, excluding the impact of special items, of $625-$725 million. Conference Call Information The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 p.m. Phoenix time, today, Monday, March 26, 2012. Dial-In Numbers: 877-292-6888 (Domestic) 973-200-3381 (International) Conference ID: 56164637 A live webcast of this event may be accessed by visiting the Company's website at www.apollogrp.edu. A webcast replay will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the call at the same link. A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the call until April 10, 2012. Dial-In Numbers: 855-859-2056 (Domestic) 404-537-3406 (International) Conference ID: 56164637 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 is authorized to offer programs and services in 41 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 or implied by such statements due to various factors, including without limitation (i) changes in the overall U.S. or global economy and, in particular, improvements in employment levels in the U.S., (ii) the impact of increased competition from traditional public universities and proprietary educational institutions, (iii) the impact of changes in marketing channels and other recruiting practices to better identify students who are more likely to succeed at University of Phoenix, (iv) changes in enrollment or student mix, (v) the impact of the Company's initiatives to improve the student experience, (vi) changes in law or regulation affecting the Company's eligibility to participate in or the manner in which it participates in U.S. federal and state student financial aid programs, and (vii) changes in the Company's business necessary to remain in compliance with existing, new, or amended 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. 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 2011 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 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 the 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, limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure across companies. Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)     As of($ in thousands)February29, 2012   August 31,2011ASSETS:Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 800,733 $ 1,571,664 Restricted cash and cash equivalents 372,953 379,407 Accounts receivable, net 207,127 215,567 Restricted funds held for legal matter 145,000 — Prepaid taxes 8,074 35,629 Deferred tax assets, current portion 113,418 124,137 Other current assets 45,318   44,382   Total current assets 1,692,623 2,370,786 Property and equipment, net 570,004 553,027 Marketable securities 5,946 5,946 Goodwill 151,488 133,297 Intangible assets, net 167,038 121,117 Deferred tax assets, less current portion 76,649 70,949 Other assets 25,854   14,584   Total assets $ 2,689,602   $ 3,269,706   LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY:Current liabilities Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt $ 33,694 $ 419,318 Accounts payable 86,916 69,551 Accrued liabilities 394,290 398,806 Student deposits 408,921 424,045 Deferred revenue 302,787 293,436 Other current liabilities 55,785   50,131   Total current liabilities 1,282,393 1,655,287 Long-term debt 93,816 179,691 Deferred tax liabilities 24,065 26,400 Other long-term liabilities 205,767   164,339   Total liabilities 1,606,041   2,025,717   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 89,940 68,724 Apollo Group Class A treasury stock, at cost (3,510,646 ) (3,125,175 ) Retained earnings 4,533,668 4,320,472 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (27,566 ) (23,761 ) Total Apollo shareholders' equity 1,085,500   1,240,364   Noncontrolling (deficit) interests (1,939 ) 3,625   Total equity 1,083,561   1,243,989   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,689,602   $ 3,269,706   Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)   Three Months Ended     % of Net RevenueFebruary 29,2012   February 28,20112012   2011(In thousands, except per share data)Net revenue $ 969,552   $ 1,048,629   100.0 % 100.0 % Costs and expenses: Instructional and student advisory 429,500 421,644 44.3 % 40.2 % Marketing 159,254 157,215 16.4 % 15.0 % Admissions advisory 101,405 102,283 10.4 % 9.8 % General and administrative 84,000 84,344 8.7 % 8.0 % Depreciation and amortization 41,985 39,142 4.3 % 3.7 % Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 30,996 45,540 3.2 % 4.3 % Restructuring and other charges 16,148 — 1.7 % — % Goodwill and other intangibles impairment — 219,927 — % 21.0 % Litigation charge —   1,574   — % 0.2 % Total costs and expenses 863,288   1,071,669   89.0 % 102.2 % Operating income (loss) 106,264 (23,040 ) 11.0 % (2.2 )% Interest income 277 785 — % 0.1 % Interest expense (1,789 ) (1,654 ) (0.2 )% (0.2 )% Other, net 217   313   — % — % Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 104,969 (23,596 ) 10.8 % (2.3 )% Provision for income taxes (43,798 ) (76,052 ) (4.5 )% (7.2 )% Income (loss) from continuing operations 61,171 (99,648 ) 6.3 % (9.5 )% Income from discontinued operations, net of tax —   2,575   — % 0.2 % Net income (loss) 61,171 (97,073 ) 6.3 % (9.3 )% Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 2,711   33,035   0.3 % 3.2 % Net income (loss) attributable to Apollo $ 63,882   $ (64,038 ) 6.6 % (6.1 )%   Earnings (loss) per share — Basic: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 0.51 $ (0.47 ) Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo —   0.02   Basic income (loss) per share attributable to Apollo $ 0.51   $ (0.45 )   Earnings (loss) per share — Diluted: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 0.51 $ (0.47 ) Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo —   0.02   Diluted income (loss) per share attributable to Apollo $ 0.51   $ (0.45 )   Basic weighted average shares outstanding 125,298   142,354   Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 126,467   142,354   Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)           Six Months Ended% of Net RevenueFebruary 29,2012February 28,201120122011(In thousands, except per share data)Net revenue $ 2,148,242   $ 2,375,064   100.0 % 100.0 % Costs and expenses: Instructional and student advisory 886,297 877,456 41.3 % 37.0 % Marketing 325,099 323,358 15.1 % 13.6 % Admissions advisory 202,793 216,035 9.4 % 9.1 % General and administrative 163,944 169,218 7.6 % 7.1 % Depreciation and amortization 88,283 76,244 4.1 % 3.2 % Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 72,579 102,449 3.4 % 4.3 % Restructuring and other charges 21,710 3,846 1.0 % 0.2 % Goodwill and other intangibles impairment 16,788 219,927 0.8 % 9.2 % Litigation charge —   2,455   — % 0.1 % Total costs and expenses 1,777,493   1,990,988   82.7 % 83.8 % Operating income 370,749 384,076 17.3 % 16.2 % Interest income 866 1,768 — % 0.1 % Interest expense (3,788 ) (3,824 ) (0.2 )% (0.2 )% Other, net 358   259   — % — % Income from continuing operations before income taxes 368,185 382,279 17.1 % 16.1 % Provision for income taxes (159,730 ) (245,631 ) (7.4 )% (10.3 )% Income from continuing operations 208,455 136,648 9.7 % 5.8 % Income from discontinued operations, net of tax —   1,947   — % — % Net income 208,455 138,595 9.7 % 5.8 % Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests 4,741   32,780   0.2 % 1.4 % Net income attributable to Apollo $ 213,196   $ 171,375   9.9 % 7.2 %   Earnings per share — Basic: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 1.67 $ 1.17 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo —   0.02   Basic income per share attributable to Apollo $ 1.67   $ 1.19     Earnings per share — Diluted: Continuing operations attributable to Apollo $ 1.66 $ 1.17 Discontinued operations attributable to Apollo —   0.01   Diluted income per share attributable to Apollo $ 1.66   $ 1.18     Basic weighted average shares outstanding 127,808   144,364   Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 128,729   144,658   Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesCondensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows From Continuing and Discontinued Operations (Unaudited)   Six Months EndedFebruary 29,2012February 28,2011($ in thousands)Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities: Net income $ 208,455 $ 138,595 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Share-based compensation 40,492 30,490 Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation (1,137 ) (569 ) Depreciation and amortization 88,283 76,244 Amortization of lease incentives (7,668 ) (7,023 ) Amortization of deferred gains on sale-leasebacks (1,399 ) (822 ) Goodwill and other intangibles impairment 16,788 219,927 Non-cash foreign currency gain, net (295 ) (267 ) Provision for uncollectible accounts receivable 72,579 102,449 Litigation charge — 2,455 Restructuring and other charges 21,710 3,846 Deferred income taxes (9,843 ) 843 Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding the impact of business acquisition and disposition: Restricted cash and cash equivalents 6,454 (21,502 ) Accounts receivable (64,093 ) (32,443 ) Prepaid taxes 27,529 (856 ) Other assets (9,789 ) (9,399 ) Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (10,110 ) (10,056 ) Student deposits (13,777 ) 2,831 Deferred revenue 8,551 (53,403 ) Other liabilities 11,749   21,305   Net cash provided by operating activities 384,479   462,645   Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities: Additions to property and equipment (62,357 ) (81,422 ) Restricted funds held for legal matter (145,000 ) — Maturities of marketable securities — 10,000 Acquisition, net of cash acquired (73,736 ) — Proceeds from disposition 3,285 6,250 Other investing activities (1,694 ) —   Net cash used in investing activities (279,502 ) (65,172 ) Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities: Payments on borrowings (498,895 ) (419,454 ) Proceeds from borrowings — 8,129 Apollo Group Class A common stock purchased for treasury (386,716 ) (252,003 ) Issuance of Apollo Group Class A common stock 9,336 6,082 Noncontrolling interest contributions — 6,875 Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation 1,137   569   Net cash used in financing activities (875,138 ) (649,802 ) Exchange rate effect on cash and cash equivalents (770 ) 903   Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (770,931 ) (251,426 ) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,571,664   1,284,769   Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 800,733   $ 1,033,343   Supplemental disclosure of cash flow and non-cash information Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds $ 141,047 $ 222,442 Cash paid for interest $ 4,859 $ 5,590 Unsettled share repurchases $ 25,461 $ — Credits received for tenant improvements $ 22,671 $ 8,021 Capital lease additions $ 19,440 $ 10,017 Restricted stock units vested and released $ 14,640 $ 1,602 Acquired technology $ 14,389 $ —     Apollo Group, Inc. and SubsidiariesReconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP financial information (Unaudited)   Three Months Ended   Six Months EndedFebruary 29,2012   February 28,2011   February 29,2012     February 28,2011(In thousands, except per share data) Net income (loss) attributable to Apollo, as reported $ 63,882 $ (64,038 ) $ 213,196 $ 171,375 Income from discontinued operations, net of tax —   2,575   —   1,947   Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Apollo 63,882 (66,613 ) 213,196 169,428 Reconciling items: Restructuring and other charges(1) 16,148 — 21,710 3,846 Goodwill and other intangibles impairment, net of noncontrolling interest(2) — 188,258 14,370 188,258 Litigation charge(3) —   1,574   —   2,455   16,148 189,832 36,080 194,559 Less: tax effects (6,199 ) (5,043 ) (8,290 ) (6,914 ) Income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, adjusted to exclude special items $ 73,831   $ 118,176   $ 240,986   $ 357,073     Diluted income (loss) per share from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, as reported $ 0.51   $ (0.47 ) $ 1.66   $ 1.17     Diluted income per share from continuing operations attributable to Apollo, adjusted to exclude special items $ 0.58   $ 0.83   $ 1.87   $ 2.47     Diluted weighted average shares outstanding(4) 126,467   142,677   128,729   144,658     (1) Restructuring and other charges for the three and six months ended February 29, 2012 represents charges associated with the Company's real estate rationalization plan. The charges for the six months ended February 28, 2011 represent charges associated with a strategic reduction in force at University of Phoenix. (2) The charges for the six months ended February 29, 2012 represent impairments of UNIACC's goodwill and other intangible assets, net of noncontrolling interest, with no income tax benefit as UNIACC's goodwill and other intangible assets are not deductible for tax purposes. The charges for the three and six months ended February 28, 2011 represent impairments of BPP's goodwill and other intangible assets, net of noncontrolling interest. The Company did not record a tax benefit associated with BPP's goodwill impairment because the goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes. (3) The charges for the three and six months ended February 28, 2011 represent estimated losses associated with the Policeman's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago securities class action lawsuit. (4) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended February 28, 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:Beth Coronelli, 312-660-2059beth.coronelli@apollogrp.eduMedia Contact:Media Relations Hotline, 602-254-0086media@apollogrp.edu