In a difficult economy, Wiley posted a 2% revenue decline for the quarter, reflecting declines in our STMS and Global Education businesses, partially offset by an increase in P/T. On a U.S. GAAP basis, earnings per share fell 26% to $0.60. U.S. GAAP EPS includes deferred tax benefits of $0.14 per share for both fiscal years 2013 and 2012 and a 6% share restructuring charge in fiscal year 2013. Tax benefits were derived from 2 consecutive legislative reductions in the United Kingdom corporate income tax rates. The benefit had no current cash tax impact.Adjusted EPS of $0.52 declined by $0.16, both including and excluding the effects of foreign exchange. Lower revenues and higher operating and administrative expenses offset the lower tax rate. Adjusted EPS excludes the deferred tax benefit and the restructuring charge. Shared services and administrative costs of $95 million were flat to prior year, including foreign exchange. Excluding a $500,000 restructuring charge and foreign exchange, shared service costs increased by 1%, driven mostly by higher technology costs to support investments in digital product and infrastructure, partially offset by lower distribution costs.
John Wiley & Sons Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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