The Company reported income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for fiscal year 2012, of $393.7 million, or $3.22 per share (122.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), compared to $566.3 million, or $4.00 per share (141.8 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding), for fiscal year 2011. Results for fiscal years 2012 and 2011 contained special items, which are detailed in the reconciliation of GAAP financial information to non-GAAP financial information tables of this press release. Excluding the special items, income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group for fiscal year 2012 was $435.7 million, or $3.56 per share, compared to income from continuing operations attributable to Apollo Group of $696.5 million, or $4.91 per share for fiscal year 2011.
Unaudited Balance Sheet
As of August 31, 2012, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, totaled $1.3 billion, compared to $1.6 billion as of August 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to share repurchases, capital expenditures, and the purchase of Carnegie Learning, partially offset by cash provided by operations, and proceeds from the disposition of Mander Portman Woodward.
As of August 31, 2012, accounts receivable decreased to $198.3 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 August 31, 2012, as compared to 23 days as of August 31, 2011.Total debt outstanding (including short-term borrowings and the current portion of long-term debt) increased by $120.9 million to $719.9 million as of August 31, 2012, from $599.0 million as of August 31, 2011. Subsequent to August 31, 2012, the Company repaid the $615.0 million drawn on its revolving credit facility. Share Repurchases The Company repurchased approximately 2.0 million and 19.1 million shares of its common stock at a weighted average purchase price of $31.60 and $41.82 per share for a total cost of $63.5 million and $799.5 million during the three and twelve months ended August 31, 2012, respectively.