Nord Anglia Education Reports Third Quarter FY2017 Financial Results

07/25/2017

HONG KONG, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education, Inc. (NYSE: NORD), the world's leading premium schools organization, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the three month period ended May 31, 2017.

Third quarter FY2017 highlights (compared to third quarter FY2016)

  • Average full time equivalent students (FTEs) increased 8.4% to 38,287
  • Revenue of $272.2 million, up 7.4% on a reported basis and up 9.6% on a constant currency basis
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $69.3 million, down 0.2% on a reported basis but up 2.1% on a constant currency basis
  • Adjusted Net Income increased 2.9% to $29.3 million
  • Diluted Adjusted EPS increased 0.9% to $0.28

Year to date May 31, 2017 highlights (compared to year to date May 31, 2016)

  • Revenue of $792.2 million, up 7.0% on a reported basis and up 8.8% on a constant currency basis
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $199.5 million, down 0.5% on a reported basis but up 1.4% on a constant currency
  • Adjusted Net Income increased 2.7% to $84.2 million
  • Diluted Adjusted EPS increased 1.1% to $0.80

"We are pleased with our third quarter results," said Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive Officer of Nord Anglia Education. "We finished the 2016/2017 academic year with 38,754 full-time equivalent students, representing enrollment growth of 9.7% over the prior year. This is a very exciting time of the year for Nord Anglia as we celebrate the achievements of our students. Recently, 87 students participated in a special side meeting at the UN High-level Political Forum in New York, presenting to the President of the UN General Assembly and UN Membership about the work our schools have undertaken over the last academic year to support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. We would also like to congratulate our IB Diploma students who achieved a pass rate of 94% and an average score of 33.4 points, significantly higher than the world average. We are proud of the progress we have achieved this year and look forward to continuing our ambitious approach to support the success of our students and teachers in the coming years."

Third Quarter FY2017 Results

Average FTEs increased 8.4% to 38,287 in the three months ended May 31, 2017 ("Q3 FY2017") from 35,309 in the three months ended May 31, 2016 ("Q3 FY2016"). Average capacity and utilization were 55,750 seats and 69%, respectively, in Q3 FY2017 compared to 49,402 seats and 71%, respectively, in Q3 FY2016.

Revenue increased 7.4%, or $18.7 million, to $272.2 million in Q3 FY2017 from $253.5 million in Q3 FY2016. This increase was due primarily to higher revenues from premium schools, partly offset by the impact of the strengthening US dollar on our premium schools revenue. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased 9.6% in Q3 FY2017, compared to Q3 FY2016. Revenue per FTE was approximately $7,100 in Q3 FY2017, unchanged from Q3 FY2016.

Gross profit increased 5.7%, or $5.8 million, to $106.7 million in Q3 FY2017 from $100.9 million in Q3 FY2016. Gross profit margin was 39.2% in Q3 FY2017 compared to 39.8% in Q3 FY2016. The reduction in gross profit margin in Q3 FY2017 was primarily due to the additional rent included in cost of sales from the sale and leaseback transactions completed during Q3 FY2016 and the new school openings in September 2016, partially offset by tuition fee increases in excess of cost inflation and increased FTEs within our schools.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses increased 13.5% to $55.1 million in Q3 FY2017 from $48.5 million in Q3 FY2016. The increase in SG&A expenses was mainly due to the operating expenses of the new schools opened in September 2016, pre-opening costs associated with the opening of new campuses in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and Hong Kong, Global Campus related costs and Sarbanes-Oxley project costs.

Other (losses)/gains changed by $2.4 million from a loss of $10.1 million in Q3 FY2016 to a loss of $7.7 million in Q3 FY2017. In Q3 FY2017, other (losses)/gains included $3.7 million of non-cash foreign exchange losses on intercompany balances and $4.0 million non-cash losses on financial instruments including a $3.1 million loss on the cross currency swaps and a $0.9 million loss on embedded lease derivatives and other options. In Q3 FY2016, other (losses)/gains included $6.3 million of non-cash foreign exchange losses on intercompany balances and $3.8 million non-cash losses on financial instruments including a $3.2 million loss on the cross currency swaps and a $0.6 million loss on embedded lease derivatives and other options.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased 0.2%, or $0.2 million, to $69.3 million in Q3 FY2017 from Q3 FY2016. On a constant currency basis, adjusted EBITDA increased 2.1% in Q3 FY2017.

Net financing expense increased $3.4 million from $19.2 million in Q3 FY2016 to $22.6 million in Q3 FY2017 primarily due to an unrealized loss of $7.0 million in Q3 FY2017 compared to an unrealized loss of $2.0 million in Q3 FY2016 on the revaluation of the CHF 200.0 million bonds, partially offset by the reduction in interest margin on our term loan from December 2016 and the revolving credit facility remaining undrawn in Q3 FY2017.

Adjusted Net Income increased 2.9% to $29.3 million in Q3 FY2017 from $28.5 million in Q3 FY2016.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

Cash used in operating activities was $81.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017, compared to $54.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2016. Cash used in operations was $18.6 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 compared to cash generated from operations of $14.3 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2016 as a result of working capital changes, primarily a reduction in trade and other payables. The increased outflow was primarily due to the impact of a larger cost base as the business has grown. Interest paid decreased from $44.5 million to $38.8 million, and tax paid increased from $18.9 million to $21.0 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2016 and May 31, 2017, respectively. The reduction in interest paid for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 was primarily due to the revolving credit facility remaining undrawn compared to a drawn balance of $28.0 million as at May 31, 2016 and a reduced margin from December 2016 from 4.0% to 3.5% on the term loan. The outflows were in line with expectations.

Cash used in investing activities was $62.2 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 compared to cash generated from investing activities of $74.1 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2016. The outflow for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 included a $27.6 million outflow for the acquisition of subsidiaries (net of cash acquired), including the acquisition of the Prague British School for $14.2 million net of cash acquired and $13.5 million deferred payments for the Cambodia and Vietnam acquisitions, $44.9 million of capital expenditures in relation to the new campuses in Houston, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and the new China bilingual school in Shanghai, and general maintenance capital expenditure, offset by net sale proceeds of $8.9 million in relation to the sale of the old Houston campus. The inflow for the nine months ended May 31, 2016 was primarily due to a $167.0 million inflow from the proceeds of the sale and leaseback transaction and a $33.6 million outflow for the acquisition of subsidiaries (net of cash acquired), including the final deferred payment for the Meritas acquisition, and capital expenditures of $60.0 million.

Cash used in financing activities was $8.4 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 compared to cash generated from financing activities of $19.4 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2016. The outflow for the nine months ended May 31, 2017 was primarily due to repayment of borrowings of $6.8 million and payments to non-controlling interests of $1.8 million. The inflow for the nine months ended May 31, 2016 was primarily due to net drawings on the revolving credit facility of $28.0 million.

Cash and cash equivalents (excluding the bank overdraft on our notional pooling accounts) as of May 31, 2017 were $265.9 million, compared to $376.6 million as of May 31, 2016.

Cash and cash equivalents (including the bank overdraft on our notional pooling accounts) as of May 31, 2017 were $216.8 million, compared to $260.5 million as of May 31, 2016.

Recent Developments

As previously disclosed, we have called an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the "EGM") to be held on August 21, 2017 to consider and vote on, among other matters, the proposal to authorize and approve the agreement and plan of merger announced on April 25, 2017.  Additional information about the EGM and the merger agreement can be found in the transaction statement on Schedule 13E-3 and the proxy statement attached thereto as Exhibit (a)-(1) filed with the SEC.

On July 5, 2017, we completed the acquisition of an international school in Latin America to take our total number of schools to 46.  The school currently educates more than 820 FTEs with 870 seats of capacity.  The consideration of approximately $30.0 million (with $10.0 million deferred) for the school was within Nord Anglia Education's targeted range of 7-10x trailing EBITDA.

On May 11, 2017, we acquired effective control of and 100% economic interest in the Netherlands Inter-community School in Jakarta, Indonesia for approximately $0.7 million.  With over 160 FTEs and 300 seats of capacity, the school is expected to be EBITDA breakeven in fiscal 2017 and provides us entry into a high growth market in Southeast Asia.

We have not resolved objections raised by the Hong Kong Lands Department with respect to the new campus for Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong and therefore do not expect to open the new campus in September 2017.  To provide parents with a solution, we have secured two sites in Hong Kong with a combined capacity of 436 seats.  Both sites will cater to children aged three to five years old and are planned to open in September 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that express our current opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results and therefore are, or may be deemed to be, "forward looking statements".  These forward looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "seek," "project," "approximately," "intend," "plan," "estimate" or "anticipate," or, in each case, their negatives or other variations or comparable terminology.  These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts.  They appear in a number of places throughout this press release and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning among other things, anticipated school openings, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, growth prospects, strategies and the industry in which we operate.

By their nature, forward-looking statements relate to events that involve risks and uncertainties or that depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future.  We believe that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those under "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC.

Although we base these forward-looking statements on assumptions that we believe are reasonable when made, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, growth prospects, strategies and the development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.  In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, growth prospects, strategies and the development of the industry in which we operate, are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.  Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  Any forward-looking statement that we make in this press release speaks only as of the date of such statement, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of those statements to reflect future events or developments.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Financial Measures

We use EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share, as supplemental financial measures of our operating performance. We define EBITDA as (loss)/profit for the period plus income tax expense, net financing (expense)/income, exceptional items, impairment of goodwill, amortization and depreciation, and we define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for loss/(gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment, share based payments, realised gains or losses on hedging agreements and other items. We define Adjusted Net Income as Adjusted EBITDA adjusted for depreciation, net financing expense, income tax expense, tax adjustments and non-controlling interests. We define Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary share as Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the period.  EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share are not standard measures under IFRS. These measures should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to cash flows, net income, earnings per ordinary share or any other measure of financial performance or as indicators of our operating performance, liquidity, profitability or cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing activities. We may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation in the future and certain of these items could be recurring. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. 

About Nord Anglia Education, Inc.

Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is the world's leading premium schools organization. Our 46 international schools are located in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North America. Together, they educate more than 39,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary education.  We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious of our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. We primarily operate in geographic markets with high foreign direct investment, large expatriate populations and rising disposable income. We believe that these factors contribute to high demand for premium schools and strong growth in our business.  Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.

For further information, please contact:

Investors: 
Vanessa Cardonnel 
Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Director – Nord Anglia Education 
Tel: +852 3951 1130 
Email: vanessa.cardonnel@nordanglia.com

Media: 
Brunswick Group 
Tripp Kyle / Patricia Graue 
Tel: +1 212 333 3810 
Email: nordanglia@brunswickgroup.com

Sarah Doyle 
Head of Brand – Nord Anglia Education 
Tel: +852 3951 1144 
Email: sarah.doyle@nordanglia.com

 

NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

(Unaudited)

(in $ millions, except share data)




Three Months Ended May 31,


Nine Months Ended May 31,



2017


 2016(1)


2017


2016(1)

Revenue

272.2


253.5


792.7


740.9

Cost of sales

(165.5)


(152.6)


(488.5)


(445.6)

Gross profit

106.7


100.9


304.2


295.3










Selling, general and administrative
expenses

(55.1)


(48.5)


(157.3)


(140.8)

Depreciation

(0.1)


(0.2)


(0.4)


(0.6)

Amortization

(4.6)


(4.6)


(13.7)


(13.8)

Other (losses)/gains

(7.7)


(10.1)


10.6


(4.8)

Exceptional expenses

(1.2)


(6.1)


(2.5)


(11.0)

Total expenses

(68.7)


(69.5)


(163.3)


(171.0)










Operating profit

38.0


31.4


140.9


124.3









Finance income

0.6


0.6


2.5


2.3

Finance expense

(23.2)


(19.8)


(51.7)


(46.6)

Net finance expense

(22.6)


(19.2)


(49.2)


(44.3)










Profit before tax

15.4


12.2


91.7


80.0

Income tax expense

(3.8)


(9.6)


(21.3)


(23.7)

Profit for the period

11.6


2.6


70.4


56.3









Profit attributable to:








     -       Owners of the parent

10.5


2.1


68.2


54.9

     -       Non-controlling interest

1.1


0.5


2.2


1.4

Profit for the period

11.6


2.6


70.4


56.3










Earnings per ordinary share(2) (in
dollars)









Basic

0.10


0.02


0.66


0.53


Diluted

0.10


0.02


0.64


0.53


(1) During the year ended August 31, 2016, we finalized the purchase price allocation accounting from the prior year, made voluntary presentation changes and made corrections of prior period errors, by adjusting the prior period information. The information included in this press release for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2016 reflects these adjustments. For more information, see our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC and our report on Form 6-K ("Prior Period Changes in Basis of Presentation and Correction of Errors") furnished to the SEC on November 29, 2016.


(2) Earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent by the weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the period. For the three months ended May 31, 2017 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million and 106.1 million ordinary shares, respectively. For the nine months ended May 31, 2017 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million and 105.8 million ordinary shares, respectively. For the three and nine months ended May 31, 2016 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million ordinary shares.

 

NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Unaudited)

(in $ millions)




May 31,


August 31,

2017

2016






Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment


337.9


328.5

Intangible assets


1,367.8


1,365.4

Investments in joint ventures and associates


0.4


0.5

Derivative financial instruments


1.9


-

Trade and other receivables


43.9


42.0

Deferred lease expense


29.4


30.6

Deferred tax assets


77.9


79.0



1,859.2


1,846.0

Current assets





Current tax assets


1.9


3.4

Inventories


3.3


4.3

Derivative financial instruments


1.4


-

Trade and other receivables


151.8


132.5

Deferred lease expense


2.3


1.7

Cash and cash equivalents (excluding bank
overdrafts)


265.9


371.9



426.6


513.8

Assets held for sale


-


8.3

Total assets


2,285.8


2,368.1






Current liabilities





Trade and other payables


(181.3)


(140.3)

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings


(56.6)


(5.0)

Derivative financial instruments


(3.8)


-

Finance lease liabilities


(1.2)


(1.2)

Deferred revenue


(317.3)


(550.0)

Deferred gain


(0.2)


(0.2)

Provisions for other liabilities and charges


(0.6)


(0.0)

Current tax liabilities


(7.6)


(4.5)



(568.6)


(701.2)

Non-current liabilities





Interest-bearing loans and borrowings


(1,056.3)


(1,058.2)

Derivative financial instruments


(24.0)


(25.2)

Finance lease liabilities


(63.7)


(63.3)

Other payables


(43.0)


(49.1)

Deferred revenue


(11.6)


(8.0)

Deferred gain


(12.0)


(12.1)

Retirement benefit obligations


(35.6)


(48.9)

Deferred tax liabilities


(109.7)


(110.2)



(1,355.9)


(1,375.0)

Total liabilities


(1,924.5)


(2,076.2)






Net assets


361.3


291.9






Equity attributable to equity holders of the
parent





Share capital


1.0


1.0

Share premium


736.7


736.0

Other reserves


6.9


6.9

Currency translation reserve


(105.2)


(91.7)

Shareholders' deficit


(283.9)


(365.7)



355.5


286.5

Non-controlling interest


5.8


5.4

Total Equity


361.3


291.9

 

NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(in $ millions)



Three Months Ended May 31,


Nine Months Ended May 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016









Cash generated from/(used in) operations

69.2


26.9


(18.6)


14.3

Payment of loan/bond expenses

-


(0.1)


(2.7)


(5.0)

 Interest paid

(10.8)


(12.6)


(38.8)


(44.5)

 Tax paid

(11.0)


(6.5)


(21.0)


(18.9)

Net cash generated from/(used in) 
     operating activities

47.4


7.7


(81.1)


(54.1)









Net cash (used in)/generated from 
     investing activities

(21.9)


144.2


(62.2)


74.1









Net cash (used in)/generated from 
     financing activities

(2.6)


(47.9)


(8.4)


19.4









Net increase/(decrease) in cash and 
     cash equivalents

22.9


104.0


(151.7)


39.4












Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of 
     the period

188.9


155.1


371.9


225.9









Exchange gains/(losses) on cash and cash 
     equivalents

5.0


1.4


(3.4)


(4.8)









Cash and cash equivalents at the end 
     of the period (including overdrafts)

216.8


260.5


216.8


260.5

Bank overdrafts

49.1


116.1


49.1


116.1

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of 
     the period (excluding overdrafts)

265.9


376.6


265.9


376.6

 

KEY OPERATING DATA AND SUPPLEMENTARY FINANCIAL DATA


Key Operating Data


     We use the following key operating metrics to manage our schools: full-time equivalent students ("FTEs"), capacity, utilization and revenue per FTE. We monitor FTEs on a weekly basis and the other operating metrics on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, as we believe that they are the most reliable metrics for measuring the profitability of our schools. The table below sets out our key operating data for the periods indicated:



Three Months Ended May 31,


Nine Months Ended May 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Full-time equivalent students (average 
     for the period)(1)








China

5,946


5,902


5,903


5,813

China-Bilingual

471


-


457


-

China Total

6,417


5,902


6,360


5,813

Europe

7,677


6,871


7,151


6,656

Middle East

5,595


5,314


5,607


5,304

Southeast Asia

8,558


7,650


8,377


7,486

North America

10,040


9,572


9,977


9,508

Total

38,287


35,309


37,472


34,767









Capacity (average for the period)(2)








China

9,264


9,242


9,249


9,031

China-Bilingual

2,250


-


2,250


-

China Total

11,514


9,242


11,499


9,031

Europe

10,506


8,617


9,963


8,617

Middle East

6,187


5,851


6,187


5,851

Southeast Asia

12,661


12,185


12,594


12,146

North America

14,882


13,507


14,882


13,507

Total

55,750


49,402


55,125


49,152









Utilization (average for the period)(3)








China

64%


64%


64%


64%

China-Bilingual

21%


-


20%


-

China Total

56%


64%


55%


64%

Europe

73%


80%


72%


77%

Middle East

90%


91%


91%


91%

Southeast Asia

68%


63%


67%


62%

North America

67%


71%


67%


70%

Total

69%


71%


68%


71%









Revenue per FTE (in $ thousands)(4)








China

9.1


9.6


27.2


28.5

China-Bilingual

7.2


-


22.0


-

China Total

8.9


9.6


26.8


28.5

Europe

8.8


9.2


26.8


27.6

Middle East

4.9


4.9


14.6


14.6

Southeast Asia

5.1


4.9


15.0


14.5

North America

7.5


7.2


22.0


21.2

Total

7.1


7.1


21.1


21.2


(1)  We calculate average FTEs for a period by dividing the total number of FTEs at each calendar month end in the period by the number of calendar months in the period.

(2)  We calculate average capacity for a period as the total number of FTEs that can be accommodated in a school based on its existing classrooms at each academic calendar month divided by the number of months in such period.

(3)  We calculate utilization during a period as a percentage equal to the ratio of average FTEs for the period divided by average capacity for the period.

(4)  We calculate revenue per FTE by dividing our revenue from our schools for the period by the average FTEs for the period. 

 

Supplementary Financial Data


The following table sets forth certain supplementary financial data for the periods indicated.


$ millions

Three Months Ended May 31,


% Variance


2017


2016


Reported


Constant

Currency

Revenue (segment)
















Premium Schools








     China

53.9


56.5


(4.5%)


0.4%

     China-Bilingual

3.4


-


-


-

     China Total

57.3


56.5


1.5%


6.7%

     Europe

67.1


63.5


5.7%


8.3%

     Middle East

27.4


25.8


6.4%


6.4%

     Southeast Asia

43.4


37.6


15.6%


16.5%

     North America

75.2


68.8


9.1%


9.8%

     Total Premium Schools

270.4


252.2


7.2%


9.4%

Other

1.8


1.3


37.9%


56.9%

Total Revenue

272.2


253.5


7.4%


9.6%









Adjusted EBITDA (segment)
















Premium Schools








     China

23.1


24.6


(6.3%)


(1.2%)

     China-Bilingual

0.0


-


-


-

     China Total

23.1


24.6


(6.2%)


(1.1%)

     Europe

19.4


15.3


27.5%


30.6%

     Middle East

6.6


6.0


9.5%


9.5%

     Southeast Asia

14.5


11.9


21.4%


22.4%

     North America

17.8


21.9


(18.4%)


(18.0%)

     Total Premium Schools

81.4


79.7


2.2%


4.6%

Other

0.3


0.2


30.2%


44.4%

Central and Regional Expenses

(12.4)


(10.4)


18.8%


22.4%

Total Adjusted EBITDA

69.3


69.5


(0.2%)


2.1%

Adjusted Net Income

29.3


28.5


2.9%











$ millions

Nine Months Ended May 31,


% Variance


2017


2016


Reported


Constant

Currency

Revenue (segment)
















Premium Schools








     China

160.4


165.8


(3.2%)


2.0%

     China-Bilingual

10.1


-


-


-

     China Total

170.5


165.8


2.9%


8.4%

     Europe

191.3


184.4


3.7%


4.8%

     Middle East

82.1


76.9


6.9%


6.9%

     Southeast Asia

125.5


108.6


15.6%


15.3%

     North America

219.7


201.7


8.9%


9.9%

     Total Premium Schools

789.1


737.4


7.0%


8.8%

Other

3.6


3.5


1.9%


18.8%

Total Revenue

792.7


740.9


7.0%


8.8%









Adjusted EBITDA (segment)
















Premium Schools








     China

68.6


71.4


(4.0%)


1.4%

     China-Bilingual

0.5


-


-


-

     China Total

69.1


71.4


(3.2%)


2.2%

     Europe

49.8


43.1


15.6%


16.9%

     Middle East

20.1


17.6


14.2%


14.3%

     Southeast Asia

42.1


34.3


23.0%


21.9%

     North America

53.9


64.6


(16.4%)


(15.8%)

     Total Premium Schools

235.0


231.0


1.8%


3.8%

Other

0.4


0.0


519.1%


463.3%

Central and Regional Expenses

(35.9)


(30.4)


18.0%


21.3%

Total Adjusted EBITDA

199.5


200.6


(0.5%)


1.4%

Adjusted Net Income

84.2


82.1


2.7%











We use EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share as supplemental financial measures of our operating performance. We define EBITDA as profit for the period plus income tax expense, net financing expense, exceptional items, other losses/(gains), impairment of goodwill, amortization and depreciation, and we define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for the items set forth in the table below. We define Adjusted Net Income as Adjusted EBITDA adjusted for the items in the table below.  We define Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary share as Adjusted Net Income divided by the weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the period. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share are not standard measures under IFRS. These measures should not be considered in isolation or construed as alternatives to cash flows, net income, earnings per ordinary share or any other measure of financial performance or as indicators of our operating performance, liquidity, profitability or cash flows generated by operating, investing or financing activities. We may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation in the future and certain of these items could be recurring. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Ordinary Share presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies.   

 

Reconciliation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS


(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended May 31,


Nine Months Ended May 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016

$ millions
















Profit for the period

11.6


2.6


70.4


56.3

Income tax expense

3.8


9.6


21.3


23.7

Net financing expense

22.6


19.2


49.2


44.3

Exceptional items(1)

1.2


6.1


2.5


11.0

Other losses/(gains)(2)

7.7


10.1


(10.6)


4.8

Amortization

4.6


4.6


13.7


13.8

Depreciation

0.1


0.2


0.4


0.6

Depreciation in Cost of Sales

11.9


12.4


35.9


35.2

EBITDA

63.5


64.8


182.8


189.7









(Gain)/loss on disposal of property, plant 
     and equipment

0.2


(0.6)


(0.2)


(0.6)

Share based payments(3)

2.2


1.5


6.4


4.7

Greenfield pre-opening costs(4)

1.3


1.7


4.1


3.7

China Bilingual division establishment

0.6


-


1.4


-

Rollout of Juilliard Program(5)

0.8


0.5


2.3


1.7

Rollout of MIT collaboration(6)

0.2


0.4


0.9


0.4

Global campus expedition facility(7)

-


0.9


0.1


0.9

SOX implementation

0.4


-


1.4


-

Other

0.1


0.3


0.3


0.1

Adjusted EBITDA

69.3


69.5


199.5


200.6









Depreciation

(12.0)


(12.6)


(36.3)


(35.8)

Net Financing Expense

(22.6)


(19.2)


(49.2)


(44.3)

Financing Expense Adjustments(8)

7.0


2.0


2.7


(6.0)

Income Tax Expense

(3.8)


(9.6)


(21.3)


(23.7)

Tax Adjustments(9)

(7.5)


(1.1)


(9.0)


(7.3)

Non-Controlling Interest

(1.1)


(0.5)


(2.2)


(1.4)

Adjusted Net Income

29.3


28.5


84.2


82.1









Adjusted earnings per ordinary share(10)    








(in $)

Basic

0.28


0.27


0.81


0.79

Diluted

0.28


0.27


0.80


0.79









(1)  Exceptional expenses primarily relate to the acquisition of schools, including associated transaction and integration costs.

(2)  Represents the fair value gains and losses on our cross currency swaps, various put/call options, embedded lease derivatives at our Chicago South Loop school and the British International School of Houston and unrealized foreign exchange movements on our intercompany balances.  

(3)  Represents non-cash charges associated with share based payments to members of management.

(4)  Includes the pre-opening costs associated with the opening of new campuses in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Bangkok and China Bilingual. 

(5) Represents the costs associated with the development of dance and drama curricula as part of the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program.

(6) Represents the costs associated with the roll-out of the MIT collaboration as this is the first pilot year of the program.

(7) Represents the reclassification of certain Global Campus costs incurred in the three months ended November 30, 2016 to operating costs.

(8) Adjustment for unrealized foreign exchange gain arising from the revaluation of the CHF200.0 million senior secured notes to US dollar.

(9)  Represents the tax impact associated with the exclusion of certain costs including exceptional items and amortization in calculating Adjusted Net Income. The effective tax rate for the year used in calculating the tax impact is 25.97%, which is the estimated effective tax rate for fiscal 2017 excluding unrealized FX gains.

(10)  Earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent by the weighted average ordinary shares outstanding for the period. For the three months ended May 31, 2017 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million and 106.1 million ordinary shares, respectively. For the nine months ended May 31, 2017 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million and 105.8 million ordinary shares, respectively. For the three and nine months ended May 31, 2016 the basic and diluted weighted average ordinary shares outstanding were 104.1 million ordinary shares.

 

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