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ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) today reported a loss from continuing operations attributable to common shares of $231.2 million ($40.32 per share) for the third quarter of 2015, compared to income of $10.1 million ($1.73 per share) for the third quarter of 2014. Net loss attributable to common shares was $230.8 million ($40.25 per share) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to income of $76.4 million ($13.12 per share) for the third quarter of last year. Net (loss) income includes $0.4 million ($0.07 per share) and $66.2 million ($11.39 per share) in income from discontinued operations for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. (Refer to "Discontinued Operations" discussion below.)

As a result of continued declines in student enrollments at Kaplan Higher Education (KHE) and the challenging industry operating environment, Kaplan completed an interim impairment review of KHE's goodwill in the third quarter of 2015 that resulted in a preliminary $248.6 million goodwill impairment charge. Due to the complexity and effort required to estimate the fair value of KHE, the Company derived the fair value estimate based on preliminary assumptions and analysis that are subject to change. Any adjustment to the estimated impairment charge will be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The results for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 were affected by the goodwill impairment charge and a number of other items as described in the following paragraphs. Excluding these items, income from continuing operations attributable to common shares was $35.6 million ($6.05 per share) for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $25.6 million ($4.39 per share) for the third quarter of 2014. (Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Information schedule at the end of this release for additional details.)

Items included in the Company's loss from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2015:

  • $248.6 million preliminary goodwill impairment charge related to the KHE business (after-tax impact of $217.1 million, or $37.85 per share);
  • $9.5 million in restructuring charges at the education division (after-tax impact of $5.8 million, or $1.00 per share);
  • $18.8 million in expense related to the modification of stock options awards related to the cable spin-off (after-tax impact of $11.6 million, or $1.99 per share);
  • $26.3 million in net non-operating losses arising from the sales of two businesses (after-tax impact of $24.3 million, or $4.16 per share); and
  • $13.0 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $8.0 million, or $1.37 per share).

Items included in the Company's income from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2014:

  • $13.6 million in restructuring charges at the education division and early retirement program expense and related charges at the corporate office (after-tax impact of $8.7 million, or $1.50 per share); and
  • $10.6 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $6.8 million, or $1.16 per share).

Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $641.4 million, down 9% from $703.2 million in the third quarter of 2014. Revenues declined at the education division and in other businesses, offset by an increase at the television broadcasting division. The Company reported an operating loss of $213.7 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to operating income of $41.2 million for the third quarter of 2014. Operating results were down at the education and television broadcasting divisions, offset by improvement in other businesses.

For the first nine months of 2015, the Company reported a loss from continuing operations attributable to common shares of $194.6 million ($34.18 per share), compared to income of $459.4 million ($66.52 per share) for the first nine months of 2014. Net loss attributable to common shares was $152.5 million ($26.19 per share) for the first nine months of 2015, compared to income of $958.6 million ($138.79 per share) for the same period of 2014. Net (loss) income includes $42.2 million ($7.99 per share) and $499.2 million ($72.27 per share) in income from discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively. (Refer to "Discontinued Operations" discussion below.)

The results for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014 were affected by a number of significant items as described in the following paragraphs. Excluding these items, income from continuing operations attributable to common shares was $87.6 million ($14.95 per share) for the first nine months of 2015, compared to $72.6 million ($10.52 per share) for the first nine months of 2014. (Refer to the Non-GAAP Financial Information schedule at the end of this release for additional details.)

In connection with the Berkshire exchange transaction that closed on June 30, 2014, the Company acquired 1,620,190 shares of its Class B common stock, resulting in 15% fewer diluted shares outstanding in the first nine months of 2015, versus the same period in 2014.

Items included in the Company's loss from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2015:

  • $255.5 million preliminary goodwill and long-lived asset impairment charges related to the KHE business (after-tax impact of $221.5 million, or $38.57 per share);
  • $36.8 million in restructuring charges and accelerated depreciation at the education division (after-tax impact of $23.3 million, or $4.01 per share);
  • $18.8 million in expense related to the modification of stock options awards related to the cable spin-off (after-tax impact of $11.6 million, or $2.00 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); and
  • $16.2 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $10.1 million, or $1.73 per share).

Items included in the Company's income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2014:

  • $28.6 million in early retirement program expense, restructuring charges and software asset write-offs at the education division and the corporate office (after-tax impact of $18.3 million, or $2.65 per share);
  • $90.9 million gain from the Classified Ventures' sale of apartments.com (after-tax impact of $58.2 million, or $8.43 per share);
  • $266.7 million gain from the Berkshire exchange transaction (after-tax impact of $266.7 million, or $38.61 per share);
  • $127.7 million gain on the sale of the corporate headquarters building (after-tax impact of $81.8 million, or $11.85 per share); and
  • $2.6 million in non-operating unrealized foreign currency losses (after-tax impact of $1.7 million, or $0.24 per share).

Revenue for the first nine months of 2015 was $1,969.7 million, down 2% from $2,009.4 million in the first nine months of 2014. Revenues were down at the education division, but increased in other businesses and at the television broadcasting division. The Company reported an operating loss of $148.6 million for the first nine months of 2015, compared to operating income of $133.7 million for the first nine months of 2014. Operating results declined at the education and television broadcasting divisions, but improved in other businesses.

On July 1, 2015, the Company completed the spin-off of Cable ONE as an independent, publicly traded company. The transaction was structured as a tax-free spin-off of Cable ONE to the stockholders of the Company as one share of Cable ONE common stock was distributed for every share of Class A and Class B common stock of Graham Holdings outstanding on the June 15, 2015, record date. The historical operating results of the Company's cable division are included in discontinued operations, net of tax, for all periods presented.

On February 12, 2015, Kaplan entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Education Corporation of America (ECA) to sell substantially all of the assets of its KHE Campuses business, consisting of thirty-eight nationally accredited ground campuses, and certain related assets, in exchange for a preferred equity interest in ECA. The transaction closed on September 3, 2015.

On June 30, 2014, the Company and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. completed a transaction in which Berkshire acquired a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company that included, among other things, WPLG, a Miami-based television station, 2,107 Class A Berkshire shares and 1,278 Class B Berkshire shares owned by Graham Holdings and $327.7 million in cash, in exchange for 1,620,190 shares of Graham Holdings Class B common stock owned by Berkshire Hathaway (Berkshire exchange transaction). As a result, income from continuing operations for the first nine months of 2014 includes a $266.7 million gain from the exchange of the Berkshire Hathaway shares, and income from discontinued operations for the first nine months of 2014 includes a $375.0 million gain from the WPLG exchange.

Division Results

Education

Education division revenue totaled $481.7 million for the third quarter of 2015, down 11% from revenue of $543.9 million for the same period of 2014. Kaplan reported an operating loss of $242.8 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to operating income of $12.6 million for the third quarter of 2014. Operating results for the third quarter of 2015 include a preliminary $248.6 million goodwill impairment charge related to Kaplan Higher Education (KHE). Operating results for the third quarter of 2015 and 2014 also include restructuring costs of $9.5 million and $3.3 million, respectively.

For the first nine months of 2015, education division revenue totaled $1,506.0 million, down 6% from revenue of $1,609.0 million for the same period of 2014. Kaplan reported an operating loss of $249.8 million for the first nine months of 2015, compared to operating income of $32.1 million for the first nine months of 2014. The operating results for the first nine months of 2015 include preliminary $255.5 million in goodwill and other long-lived asset impairment charges related to KHE. Restructuring costs totaled $36.8 million and $13.8 million for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

A summary of Kaplan's operating results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 compared to 2014 is as follows:

                       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
(in thousands)     2015     2014     % Change     2015     2014     % Change
Revenue
Higher education $ 203,529 $ 249,882 (19 ) $ 681,814 $ 755,597 (10 )
Test preparation 83,706 85,108 (2 ) 233,313 234,010 0
Kaplan international 192,702 207,615 (7 ) 585,486 615,507 (5 )
Kaplan corporate and other 1,905 1,492 28 5,723 4,891 17
Intersegment elimination   (96 )       (179 )   (363 )       (969 )
$ 481,746       $ 543,918   (11 ) $ 1,505,973       $ 1,609,036   (6 )
Operating Income (Loss)
Higher education $ 3,153 $ 5,391 (42 ) $ 28,510 $ 39,487 (28 )
Test preparation 13,620 6,980 95 16,365 (3,552 )
Kaplan international 8,295 13,853 (40 ) 33,585 40,609 (17 )
Kaplan corporate and other (17,952 ) (11,724 ) (53 ) (68,553 ) (38,959 ) (76 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,339 ) (1,927 ) 31 (4,313 ) (5,649 ) 24
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets (248,591 ) (255,467 )
Intersegment elimination   37         (22 )   95         114  
$ (242,777 )     $ 12,551   $ (249,778 )     $ 32,050  
 

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 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 $3.8 million and $9.2 million in restructuring costs for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015, respectively, and $2.0 million and $4.5 million in restructuring costs in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014. For the third quarter of 2015, these costs included severance ($3.1 million, $1.7 million of which will be funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan), lease obligation losses ($0.5 million) and accelerated depreciation ($0.2 million). For the first nine months of 2015, these costs included severance ($5.3 million, $1.7 million of which will be funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan), lease obligation losses ($2.3 million), accelerated depreciation ($1.5 million) and other items ($0.1 million). For the third quarter of 2014, these costs included severance ($1.0 million), accelerated depreciation ($0.9 million) and other items ($0.1 million). For the first nine months of 2014, these costs included severance ($3.0 million), accelerated depreciation ($1.2 million), lease obligation losses ($0.1 million) and other items ($0.2 million).

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 preliminary $248.6 million goodwill impairment charge. Any adjustment to the estimated impairment charge will be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015. This goodwill impairment charge followed a $6.9 million long-lived asset impairment charge that was recorded in the second quarter of 2015 in connection with the KHE Campuses business.

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

       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
(in thousands)     2015     2014     2015     2014
Revenue $ 45,341     $ 72,960 $ 176,800     $ 227,198
Operating loss $ (14,745 ) $ (7,333 ) $ (33,808 ) $ (25,635 )
 

In the third quarter and first nine months of 2015, KHE revenue declined 19% and 10%, respectively, due to campus sales and closings, and declines in average enrollments at Kaplan University, reflecting weaker market demand. KHE operating results declined in the third quarter of 2015 due to increased losses at the KHE Campuses business. KHE operating results were down in the first nine months of 2015 due to revenue declines, and increased restructuring costs, partially offset by improved results at the domestic professional and other continuing education businesses.

New higher education student enrollments at Kaplan University declined 11% in each of the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 due to lower demand across Kaplan University programs.

Total students at Kaplan University were down 7% at September 30, 2015 compared to September 30, 2014. A summary of student enrollments is as follows:

       

As of September 30

      2015     2014
Kaplan University 42,931 46,342
 

Kaplan University enrollments at September 30, 2015 and 2014, by degree and certificate programs, are as follows:

 
As of September 30
      2015     2014
Certificate 3.5 % 2.7 %
Associate's 27.4 % 31.4 %
Bachelor's 47.3 % 43.3 %
Master's 21.8 %     22.6 %
100.0 %     100.0 %
 

Kaplan Test Preparation (KTP) includes Kaplan's standardized test preparation programs. KTP revenue declined 2% for the third quarter of 2015 and was flat for the first nine months of 2015. Excluding revenues from acquired businesses, KTP revenue decreased 2% in the first nine months of 2015. Enrollments, excluding the new economy skills training offerings, were down 13% for first nine months of 2015 due primarily to declines in graduate programs; however, unit prices were generally higher. In comparison, KTP operating results improved in the third quarter and first nine months of 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 7% in the third quarter and 5% in the first nine months of 2015, respectively, due to the adverse impact of foreign exchange rates. On a constant currency basis, Kaplan International revenue increased 2% and 4% for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015, respectively, due to enrollment growth in Australia and in Singapore higher education programs, offset by enrollment declines in English-language programs. Kaplan International operating income declined in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 due largely to the declines in English-language results.

Kaplan corporate and other represents unallocated expenses of Kaplan, Inc.'s corporate office, other minor businesses and certain shared activities. In the third quarter of 2015, Kaplan corporate recorded $5.3 million in severance expense, $2.1 million of which will be funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan. In the first nine months of 2015, Kaplan corporate recorded $26.5 million in restructuring charges, including accelerated depreciation ($16.2 million) and lease obligation losses ($4.9 million) related to office space managed by Kaplan corporate, and severance ($5.4 million, $2.1 million of which will be funded from the assets of the Company's pension plan).

In the first nine months of 2015, Kaplan sold four businesses, including the KHE Campuses business and a small business that was part of KHE, and two business that were part of Kaplan International. The net loss on the sale of these businesses totaled $26.3 million and $24.9 million in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015, respectively, that is included in other non-operating expense for the relevant periods.

Kaplan continues to evaluate its cost structure and is pursuing additional cost savings opportunities that will result in additional restructuring plans and related costs in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Television Broadcasting

Revenue at the television broadcasting division increased 3% to $89.7 million in the third quarter of 2015, from $87.4 million in the same period of 2014; operating income for the third quarter of 2015 was down 10% to $40.5 million, from $45.0 million in the same period of 2014. The revenue increase is due to $4.8 million in increased retransmission revenues and an overall increase in advertising revenue in several key sectors, including automotive, offset by an $8.9 million decrease in political advertising revenue. The decline in operating income is due to an increase in spending on digital initiatives and increased network fees.

Revenue at the television broadcasting division increased 1% to $264.0 million in the first nine months of 2015, from $261.4 million in the same period of 2014; operating income for the first nine months of 2015 was down 9% to $121.1 million, from $133.5 million in the same period of 2014. The revenue increase is due to $11.5 million in increased retransmission revenues, revenues from the Super Bowl at the Company's NBC affiliates in February 2015 and an overall increase in advertising revenue in several key sectors, offset by a $13.1 million decrease in political advertising revenue and $9.5 million in incremental winter Olympics-related advertising revenue at the Company's NBC affiliates booked in the prior year. The decline in operating income is due to 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;

- Joyce/Dayton Corp., a Dayton, OH-based manufacturer of screw jacks and other linear motion systems (acquired in June 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; The Slate Group and Foreign Policy Group, which publish online and print magazines and websites; and Trove, a digital innovation team that builds products and technologies in the news space.

The increase in revenues for the first nine months of 2015 is primarily due to newly acquired businesses in 2014 and growth at SocialCode. The improved operating results for the first nine months of 2015 is also due to newly acquired businesses in 2014 and improved results at SocialCode and Celtic.

In January 2015, Celtic Healthcare and Allegheny Health Network formed a joint venture to combine each other's home health and hospice assets in the western Pennsylvania region. Celtic manages the operations of the joint venture for a fee and holds a 40% interest. The pro rata operating results of the joint venture are included in the Company's equity in earnings of affiliates. In connection with this transaction, the Company recorded a noncash pre-tax gain of $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2015 that is included in other non-operating expense.

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.

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 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 early retirement program expense of $4.5 million, which is being 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 expense, the total pension credit for the Company's traditional defined benefit plan was $58.7 million and $68.0 million in the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Excluding the $18.8 million incremental stock option expense in 2015, the pension credit, early retirement program expense and other related charges in 2014, corporate office expense declined in the first nine months of 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. These costs did not recur in 2015.

Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Affiliates

At September 30, 2015, the Company held a 40% interest in the 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 recorded equity in earnings of affiliates of $0.1 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2014. The Company recorded equity in losses of affiliates of $0.7 million for the first nine months of 2015, compared to income of $100.2 million for the first nine months of 2014. The equity in earnings of affiliates for the third quarter and first nine months of 2014 was from the Company's CV investment, which included 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 total other non-operating expense, net, of $40.5 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $10.7 million for the third quarter of 2014. The 2015 amounts included $26.3 million in losses from the sales of businesses, $13.0 million in unrealized foreign currency losses and other items. The 2014 amounts included $10.6 million in unrealized foreign currency losses and other items.

The Company recorded total other non-operating expense, net, of $29.9 million for the first nine months of 2015, compared to income of $390.7 million for the first nine months of 2014. The 2015 amounts included $23.3 million in losses from the sales of businesses, $16.2 million in unrealized foreign currency losses and other items, offset by a $6.0 million gain on the Celtic joint venture transaction and a $4.8 million increase to the CV gain. The 2014 amounts included the pre-tax gain of $266.7 million in connection with the Company's exchange of Berkshire shares, the pre-tax $127.7 million gain on the sale of the headquarters building, offset by $2.6 million in unrealized foreign currency losses and other items.

Net Interest Expense and Related Balances

The Company incurred net interest expense of $7.3 million and $23.3 million for the third quarter and first nine months of 2015, respectively, compared to $8.8 million and $24.8 million for the same periods of 2014. At September 30, 2015, the Company had $402.8 million in borrowings outstanding at an average interest rate of 7.2% and cash, marketable equity securities and other investments of $1,346.4 million.

Provision for Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate on the loss for continuing operations for the first nine months of 2015 was 4.9%, as a large portion of the goodwill impairment charge and the goodwill included in the loss on the KHE Campuses sale are permanent differences. Excluding the effect of these permanent differences, the effective tax rate for continuing operations for the first nine months of 2015 was 38.0%, compared to 23.4% for the first nine months of 2014. The lower effective tax rate in 2014 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 qualifies as a tax-free distribution.

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 gain (loss), if any, 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 the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 was based on 5,837,107 and 5,810,672 weighted average shares outstanding, respectively, compared to 5,756,682 and 6,823,248 for the third quarter and first nine months of 2014. At September 30, 2015, there were 5,839,104 shares outstanding. On May 14, 2015, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to acquire up to 500,000 shares of its Class B common stock; the Company has remaining authorization for all 500,000 shares as of September 30, 2015.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release 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
September 30

%

Change

(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2015     2014    
Operating revenues $ 641,432 $ 703,205 (9 )
Operating expenses 587,592 635,978 (8 )
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 14,460 18,664 (23 )
Amortization of intangible assets 4,512 7,354 (39 )
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets   248,591          
Operating (loss) income (213,723 ) 41,209
Equity in earnings of affiliates, net 95 4,613 (98 )
Interest income 481 529 (9 )
Interest expense (7,830 ) (9,298 ) (16 )
Other expense, net   (40,458 )       (10,723 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (261,435 ) 26,330
(Benefit) provision for income taxes   (30,500 )       16,100  
(Loss) income from continuing operations (230,935 ) 10,230
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   379         66,209   (99 )
Net (loss) income (230,556 ) 76,439
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (287 )       121  
Net (loss) income attributable to Graham Holdings Company (230,843 ) 76,560
Redeemable preferred stock dividends           (209 )
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders $ (230,843 )     $ 76,351  
Amounts Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
(Loss) income from continuing operations $ (231,222 ) $ 10,142
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   379         66,209   (99 )
Net (loss) income $ (230,843 )     $ 76,351  
Per Share Information Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Basic (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (40.32 ) $ 1.73
Basic income per common share from discontinued operations   0.07         11.45   (99 )
Basic net (loss) income per common share $ (40.25 )     $ 13.18  
Basic average number of common shares outstanding   5,738         5,671  
Diluted (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (40.32 ) $ 1.73
Diluted income per common share from discontinued operations   0.07         11.39   (99 )
Diluted net (loss) income per common share $ (40.25 )     $ 13.12  
Diluted average number of common shares outstanding   5,837         5,757  
 
           
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)
 
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30

%

Change

(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2015     2014    
Operating revenues $ 1,969,747 $ 2,009,407 (2 )
Operating expenses 1,786,753 1,806,445 (1 )
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 62,266 56,295 11
Amortization of intangible assets 13,897 12,972 7
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets   255,467          
Operating (loss) income (148,636 ) 133,695
Equity in (losses) earnings of affiliates, net (662 ) 100,168
Interest income 1,363 1,769 (23 )
Interest expense (24,679 ) (26,610 ) (7 )
Other (expense) income, net   (29,885 )       390,664  
(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes (202,499 ) 599,686
(Benefit) provision for income taxes   (10,000 )       140,300  
(Loss) income from continuing operations (192,499 ) 459,386
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   42,170         499,208   (92 )
Net (loss) income (150,329 ) 958,594
Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests   (1,495 )       839  
Net (loss) income attributable to Graham Holdings Company (151,824 ) 959,433
Redeemable preferred stock dividends   (631 )       (847 ) (26 )
Net (Loss) Income Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders $ (152,455 )     $ 958,586  
Amounts Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
(Loss) income from continuing operations $ (194,625 ) $ 459,378
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax   42,170         499,208   (92 )
Net (loss) income $ (152,455 )     $ 958,586  
Per Share Information Attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Basic (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (34.18 ) $ 66.77
Basic income per common share from discontinued operations   7.99         72.53   (89 )
Basic net (loss) income per common share $ (26.19 )     $ 139.30  
Basic average number of common shares outstanding   5,721         6,737  
Diluted (loss) income per common share from continuing operations $ (34.18 ) $ 66.52
Diluted income per common share from discontinued operations   7.99         72.27   (89 )
Diluted net (loss) income per common share $ (26.19 )     $ 138.79  
Diluted average number of common shares outstanding   5,811         6,823  
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 % September 30 %
(in thousands)   2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Operating Revenues    
Education $ 481,746 $ 543,918 (11 ) $ 1,505,973 $ 1,609,036 (6 )
Television broadcasting 89,693 87,442 3 264,010 261,390 1
Other businesses 70,052 71,845 (2 ) 199,823 139,109 44
Corporate office
Intersegment elimination (59 )     (59 )   (128 )
$ 641,432     $ 703,205   (9 ) $ 1,969,747     $ 2,009,407   (2 )
Operating Expenses
Education $ 724,523 $ 531,367 36 $ 1,755,751 $ 1,576,986 11
Television broadcasting 49,167 42,463 16 142,908 127,938 12
Other businesses 73,111 81,137 (10 ) 210,205 166,143 27
Corporate office 8,413 7,029 20 9,578 4,773
Intersegment elimination (59 )     (59 )   (128 )
$ 855,155     $ 661,996   29 $ 2,118,383     $ 1,875,712   13
Operating (Loss) Income
Education $ (242,777 ) $ 12,551 $ (249,778 ) $ 32,050
Television broadcasting 40,526 44,979 (10 ) 121,102 133,452 (9 )
Other businesses (3,059 ) (9,292 ) 67 (10,382 ) (27,034 ) 62
Corporate office (8,413 )   (7,029 ) (20 ) (9,578 )   (4,773 )
$ (213,723 )   $ 41,209   $ (148,636 )   $ 133,695  
Depreciation
Education $ 10,637 $ 15,237 (30 ) $ 51,145 $ 47,024 9
Television broadcasting 2,237 2,148 4 6,471 6,181 5
Other businesses 1,335 1,201 11 3,891 2,501 56
Corporate office 251     78   759     589   29
$ 14,460     $ 18,664   (23 ) $ 62,266     $ 56,295   11

Amortization of Intangible Assets and Impairment of Goodwill and Other Long-lived Assets

Education $ 249,930 $ 1,927 $ 259,780 $ 5,649
Television broadcasting 63 189
Other businesses 3,110 5,427 (43 ) 9,395 7,323 28
Corporate office            
$ 253,103     $ 7,354   $ 269,364     $ 12,972  
Pension Expense (Credit)
Education $ 7,525 $ 3,854 95 $ 15,419 $ 11,563 33
Television broadcasting 425 338 26 1,207 1,016 19
Other businesses 328 191 72 707 557 27
Corporate office (24,533 )   (18,620 ) 32 (58,410 )   (59,231 ) (1 )
$ (16,255 )   $ (14,237 ) 14 $ (41,077 )   $ (46,095 ) (11 )
 
 
GRAHAM HOLDINGS COMPANY
EDUCATION DIVISION INFORMATION
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 % September 30 %
(in thousands)   2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Operating Revenues    
Higher education $ 203,529 $ 249,882 (19 ) $ 681,814 $ 755,597 (10 )
Test preparation 83,706 85,108 (2 ) 233,313 234,010 0
Kaplan international 192,702 207,615 (7 ) 585,486 615,507 (5 )
Kaplan corporate and other 1,905 1,492 28 5,723 4,891 17
Intersegment elimination (96 )   (179 ) (363 )   (969 )
$ 481,746     $ 543,918   (11 ) $ 1,505,973     $ 1,609,036   (6 )
Operating Expenses
Higher education $ 200,376 $ 244,491 (18 ) $ 653,304 $ 716,110 (9 )
Test preparation 70,086 78,128 (10 ) 216,948 237,562 (9 )
Kaplan international 184,407 193,762 (5 ) 551,901 574,898 (4 )
Kaplan corporate and other 19,857 13,216 50 74,276 43,850 69
Amortization of intangible assets 1,339 1,927 (31 ) 4,313 5,649 (24 )
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets 248,591 255,467
Intersegment elimination (133 )   (157 ) (458 )   (1,083 )
$ 724,523     $ 531,367   36 $ 1,755,751     $ 1,576,986   11
Operating (Loss) Income
Higher education $ 3,153 $ 5,391 (42 ) $ 28,510 $ 39,487 (28 )
Test preparation 13,620 6,980 95 16,365 (3,552 )
Kaplan international 8,295 13,853 (40 ) 33,585 40,609 (17 )
Kaplan corporate and other (17,952 ) (11,724 ) (53 ) (68,553 ) (38,959 ) (76 )
Amortization of intangible assets (1,339 ) (1,927 ) 31 (4,313 ) (5,649 ) 24
Impairment of goodwill and other long-lived assets (248,591 ) (255,467 )
Intersegment elimination 37     (22 ) 95     114  
$ (242,777 )   $ 12,551   $ (249,778 )   $ 32,050  
Depreciation
Higher education $ 4,066 $ 7,320 (44 ) $ 13,688 $ 22,140 (38 )
Test preparation 2,052 2,865 (28 ) 7,205 9,721 (26 )
Kaplan international 4,277 4,951 (14 ) 14,004 14,546 (4 )
Kaplan corporate and other 242     101   16,248     617  
$ 10,637     $ 15,237   (30 ) $ 51,145     $ 47,024   9
Pension Expense
Higher education $ 3,964 $ 2,628 51 $ 9,028 $ 7,885 14
Test preparation 775 722 7 2,325 2,166 7
Kaplan international 114 89 28 326 267 22
Kaplan corporate and other 2,672     415   3,740     1,245  
$ 7,525     $ 3,854   95 $ 15,419     $ 11,563   33
 
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 Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
(in thousands, except per share amounts)   2015   2014   2015   2014
Amounts attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders    
(Loss) income from continuing operations, as reported $ (231,222 )   $ 10,142     $ (194,625 )   $ 459,378  
Adjustments:
Preliminary impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets 217,101 221,502
Restructuring and early retirement charges 5,846 8,720 23,343 18,323
Modification of stock options 11,626 11,626
Classified Ventures sale of apartments.com (58,242 )
Gain from exchange of Berkshire shares (266,733 )
Sale of headquarters building (81,836 )
Net losses from the sales of businesses, an investment and the formation of a joint venture 24,265 15,666
Foreign currency loss 8,004     6,772     10,064     1,678  
Income from continuing operations, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 35,620     $ 25,634     $ 87,576     $ 72,568  
 
Per share information attributable to Graham Holdings Company Common Stockholders
Diluted (loss) income per common share from continuing operations, as reported $ (40.32 )   $ 1.73     $ (34.18 )   $ 66.52  
Adjustments:
Preliminary impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets 37.85 38.57
Restructuring and early retirement charges 1.00 1.50 4.01 2.65
Modification of stock options 1.99 2.00
Classified Ventures sale of apartments.com (8.43 )
Gain from exchange of Berkshire shares (38.61 )
Sale of headquarters building (11.85 )
Net losses from the sales of businesses, an investment and the formation of a joint venture 4.16 2.82
Foreign currency loss 1.37     1.16     1.73     0.24  
Diluted income per common share from continuing operations, adjusted (non-GAAP) $ 6.05     $ 4.39     $ 14.95     $ 10.52  
 

The adjusted diluted per share amounts may not compute due to rounding.

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

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