Strayer Education, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2011 Revenues And Earnings; And Winter Term 2012 Enrollments

Strayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRA) today announced financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011. Financial highlights are as follows:

Three Months Ended December 31
  • Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2011 decreased 9% to $155.8 million, compared to $172.0 million for the same period in 2010, due to lower enrollment partly offset by a 5% tuition increase which commenced in January 2011.
  • Income from operations was $45.4 million compared to $58.9 million for the same period in 2010, a decrease of 23%. Operating income margin was 29.1% compared to 34.3% in 2010.
  • Net income was $26.7 million compared to $35.9 million for the same period in 2010, a decrease of 26%. Diluted earnings per share was $2.30 compared to $2.73 for the same period in 2010, a decrease of 16%. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding decreased 12% to 11,592,000 from 13,156,000 for the same period in 2010.

Year Ended December 31
  • Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011 decreased 1% to $627.4 million, compared to $636.7 million for the same period in 2010, due to lower average enrollment partly offset by a 5% tuition increase effective for 2011.
  • Income from operations was $179.1 million compared to $215.8 million for the same period in 2010, a decrease of 17%. Operating income margin was 28.6% compared to 33.9% in 2010.
  • Net income was $106.0 million compared to $131.3 million in 2010, a decrease of 19%. Diluted earnings per share was $8.88 compared to $9.70 in 2010, a decrease of 8%. Diluted weighted average shares outstanding decreased 12% to 11,943,000 from 13,535,000 in 2010.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

At December 31, 2011, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $57.1 million. The Company generated $154.4 million in cash from operating activities in 2011 compared to $162.8 million during the same period in 2010. Capital expenditures in 2011 were $30.0 million compared to $46.0 million for the same period in 2010.

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