K12 Inc. (LRN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results

Posted by Andrew Walz on Aug 9th, 2016 // 0 Comments

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.04. The business earned $221.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $210.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. K12’s quarterly revenue was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) opened at 12.83 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is $481.02 million. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.13. K12 has a 12-month low of $7.11 and a 12-month high of $15.00.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on LRN shares. Barrington Research restated a “market perform” rating on shares of K12 in a report on Friday, July 15th. TheStreet upgraded K12 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 8th.

K12 Inc (K12) is a technology-based education company. The Company offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12). It provides a range of technology-based educational products and solutions to public school districts, public schools, virtual charter schools, private schools and families.

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Grand Canyon Education, Inc. and K12, Inc. Head to Head Compare

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. versus K12, Inc. Head to Head Compare

This is a head to head comparison of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) and K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) . We will compare the two companies on revenue growth, earnings, revenue per employee, operating margins, free cash flow and valuation. The head to head scorecard assigns 100 points in total.

Before we dive into the analysis, we will look at the stock returns for each company over the last three months, six months and the last year. The stock returns do not impact the head to head comparison scores which are focused on the fundamentals of each company, but ultimately stock returns are are still a critical piece to a full analysis.

Stock Returns
Symbol 3-Months 6-Months One-Year Fundamentals
LOPE -1.4% +7.9% -2.8%
LRN +12.8% +27.6% -14.3%

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. has a substantially higher fundamental rating then K12, Inc. which has an impact on the head-to-head comparison. The CML Star Rating is an objective, quantifiable measure of a company’s operating and financial condition. The rating is computed by measuring numerous elements of the company’s current financial data and their associated changes over time.

Now, let’s dive into the two companies to compare them.

➤ Income Statement

↪ LRN has larger revenue in the last year than LOPE. Raw revenue comps do not affect the head to head rating.

↪ Both LOPE and LRN show positive earnings over the last year with the edge to LOPE.

➤ Margins

↪LOPE generates $1.41 in revenue for every $1 of expense, while LRN generates an operating loss of $0.94 in revenue per $1 of expense.

LRN generates $0.06 in levered free cash flow for every $1 of revenue, while LOPE generates a cash flow loss of $-0.00 per $1 of revenue.

➤ Growth

↪ Both companies are growing revenue. LOPE is growing revenue massively faster than LRN.

↪ For every $1 in revenue, the stock market prices in $2.82 in market cap for LOPE and $0.51 in market cap for LRN.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) defeats K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) : 84 to 16


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Home » Analyst Views » K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Costs Of Goods Sold Stands At $607.756 Millions

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Costs Of Goods Sold Stands At $607.756 Millions

on May 28, 2016

For the fiscal ended 2015-06-30, K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) comprehensive income was $-1.065 millions and for the quarter ended 2015-06-30, it was $-1.065 millions.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) posted $9.326 millions on net loss/income for the fiscal closed 2015-06-30. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, it came at $9.326 millions.

Cost of goods sold

For the year ended 2015-06-30, K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) costs of goods sold was $607.756 millions. This figure came at $607.756 for the quarter ended 2015-06-30.

The cost of goods sold is posted on the income statement and is stated as cost of the accounting period. By comparing the revenues from the goods sold and cost of the goods sold, the matching concept of accounting is achieved. Also, cost of goods sold deducted from the sales revenues represents gross profit. By adjusting the cost of the goods manufactured or purchased by the change in record of finished goods gives cost of goods sold.

Deferred revenue

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) current deferred revenue was $24.927 millions, for the year ending on 2015-06-30. It was $24.927 millions for the quarter closed 2015-06-30.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) posted $7.692 millions for the fiscal ended 2015-06-30, which was $7.692 millions for the quarter closed 2015-06-30.

EBIT and EBIT margins

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) EBIT for the year ended 2015-06-30 and quarter 2015-06-30 came at $18.4271 millions and $18.4271 millions, respectively.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) announced EBIT margin of 18.4271% and 18.4271% for the year ended 2015-06-30 and quarter ended 2015-06-30, respectively.

EBIT is a measure of a firm’s earning capacity from ongoing businesses, equal to earnings before subtraction of income taxes and interest. It excludes expenditure and income from unusual, discontinued or non-recurring activities. In event of a firm with minimal amortization activities and depreciation, EBIT is tracked closely by creditors, because it indicates the amount of funds that such a firm will be able to deploy to pay off creditors, also termed operating profit.

EBITDA and EBITDA margins

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) reported EBITDA of $18.4271 millions for the year closed 2015-06-30. EBITDA for the quarter closed 2015-06-30 was 18.4271 millions. For the fiscal ended 2015-06-30 EBITDA margin was 18.4271%

Book value

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) book value for the fiscal ended 2015-06-30 was $14.0065. The book value was $14.0065 for the quarter ended 2015-06-30.

Common shares count

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) common shares for the fiscal closing 2015-06-30 was 38.335. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, there were 38.335 common shares outstanding.

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K12’s (LRN) CEO Stuart Udell on Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Apr. 27, 2016 10:31 AM ET

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN)

Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call

April 27, 2016 08:30 AM ET


Mike Kraft – VP of Finance

Nate Davis – Executive Chairman

Stuart Udell – CEO

James Rhyu – CFO


Jeff Silber – BMO Capital Markets

Corey Greendale – First Analysis


Greetings, and welcome to the K12 Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Earnings Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Mike Kraft, Vice President of Finance. Please go ahead sir.

Mike Kraft

Thank you and good morning. Welcome to K12’s third quarter earnings call for fiscal year 2016. Before we begin, I would like to remind you that in addition to historical information, certain comments made during this conference call may be considered forward-looking statements, made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and should be considered in conjunction with cautionary statements contained in our earnings release and the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. In addition, this conference call contains time sensitive information that reflects management’s best analysis only as of the day of this live call. K12 does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. For further information concerning risks and uncertainties that could materially affect financial and operational performance and results, please refer to our reports filed with the SEC, including without limitation, cautionary statements made in K12’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These filings can be found on the Investor Relations section of our website at www.k12.com.

In addition to disclosing financial results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the US or GAAP, we will discuss certain information that is considered non-GAAP financial information. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial information to the most closely comparable GAAP information was included in our earnings release and is also posted on our website. This call is open to the public and is being webcast. The call will be available for replay for 30 days. With me on today’s call is Nate Davis, Executive Chairman, Stuart Udell, Chief Executive Officer and James Rhyu, Chief Financial Officer. Following our prepared remarks, we will answer any questions you may have.

I like to now turn the call over to Stuart Udell. Stuart?

Stuart Udell

Thank you Mike, good morning and thanks for joining us on the call today. Before reviewing the results for the quarter, I just want to share how delighted I am that I came to K12. My entire career is focused on providing instructional services to kids who need the most help. I have always been a champion of school choice and educational options for students. Now, after almost 3 months on the job, I’m even further convinced that there is no better platform to do this at scale and to make a difference with kids than in K12. I’ve spent the last 75 days visiting schools, attending school board meetings, listening to customers and talking with employees to quickly gain a deep understanding of the Company’s operations, curriculum and talent. My takeaway is that the K12 team is more than just a leader in building create curriculum and technology; it’s a team of incredibly passionate and committed individuals including teachers, school administrators and support personnel who are on a mission. It’s those individuals that truly differentiate this organization and make us a true pioneer and leader in online and blended education.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Reported Basic Consolidated EPS Of $0.2498

April 21, 2016 1:55 pm

The yearly basic consolidated EPS for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) for the period ended 2015-06-30 was $0.2498. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, the basis consolidated EPS was $0.2498.

EPS from continuing operations

The basic EPS from continuing operations as reported by K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) for the period ended 2015-06-30 was $0.2498. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, the respective number stood at $0.2498.

For any stock there may be numerous brokerage analysts tracking the company and releasing EPS projections. For over 20 years, Zacks has been following individual sell-side analyst projections and setting consensus EPS targets. The consensus projection is the mean of all the current projections made available by brokerages. Consensus estimates are considerably advantageous because they mitigate the risk of any single market analyst making an inaccurate forecast.

EPS contribution from parent

For the annual period closed 2015-06-30, K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) received basic EPS of $0.2943 from its parent firm. On quarterly basis, the contribution from the parent firm for the period ended 2015-06-30 was $0.2943.

Basic net EPS

For the annual period closed 2015-06-30, K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) posted basic net EPS of $0.29. On quarterly basis, the firm’s basic net per-share earnings for the quarter closed 2015-06-30 stood at $0.29.

Consolidated diluted EPS

The annual consolidated diluted per-share earnings reading for the period closed 2015-06-30 stood at $0.2479. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, consolidated diluted EPS was $0.2479.

Basic diluted EPS

For the period ended 2015-06-30, diluted EPS number from continuing operation was $0.2479. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, the respective number stood at $0.2479.

Net diluted EPS

Net diluted EPS number for the annual period closed 2015-06-30 was $0.29. For the quarter ended 2015-06-30, net diluted EPS was $0.29.

Diluted EPS from parent

From the parent company, K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) obtained diluted EPS of $0.292 for the period ended 2015-06-30. On quarterly basis, the diluted EPS payment from the parent firm for the quarter ended 2015-06-30 was $0.292.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) posted net basic EPS of $0.29 for the annual period closed 2015-06-30. For the quarter, this basic net EPS came at $0.29 for the quarter closed 2015-06-30.

The average basic shares outstanding for the fiscal ended 2015-06-30 is 37.331 while for the quarter closed 2015-06-30 is 37.331.

The diluted shares outstanding for the twelve-monthly period ended 2015-06-30 is 37.625 while for the quarter closed 2015-06-30 is 37.625.

Author: Enterprise Staff

A Reversal for K12 Inc. Is Not Near. The Stock Declines Again

The stock of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 3.00% or $0.3 on February 17, hitting $9.69. About 419,732 shares traded hands or 102.68% up from the average. K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) has declined 27.61% since July 13, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.89% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $385.28M company. It was reported on Feb, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $8.53 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:LRN worth $46.23 million less.

Analysts await K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) to reports earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.31 earnings per share, down 31.11% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.45 per share. LRN’s profit will be $12.33 million for 7.81 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by K12 Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 34.78% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is a leading national provider of proprietary curriculum and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. Its mission is to maximize a child’s potential by providing access to an engaging and effective education, regardless of geographic location or socio-economic background.”

The institutional sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2015 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.15 in 2015Q2. The ratio increased, as 17 funds sold all K12 Inc. shares owned while 44 reduced positions. 22 funds bought stakes while 51 increased positions. They now own 29.54 million shares or 0.02% less from 29.55 million shares in 2015Q2.

Technology Crossover Management Vii Ltd. holds 3.28% of its portfolio in K12 Inc. for 4.00 million shares. Kestrel Investment Management Corp owns 390,700 shares or 1.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Highland Capital Management Lp has 1.07% invested in the company for 2.94 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Tfs Capital Llc has invested 0.61% in the stock. Globeflex Capital L P, a California-based fund reported 155,935 shares.

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K12 Inc. (LRN) Shares Bought by Acadian Asset Management

Acadian Asset Management increased its position in shares of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 813,788 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 11,120 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management’s holdings in K12 were worth $7,160,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) traded up 4.26% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $9.80. 145,984 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. K12 Inc. has a 1-year low of $7.11 and a 1-year high of $17.71. The stock has a market cap of $366.18 million and a P/E ratio of 316.13. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.66 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.12.

K12 (NYSE:LRN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 28th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. The business earned $208.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $211.54 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that K12 Inc. will post $0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of K12 from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 22nd.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is a technology-based education company. The Company offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12).

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Enrollment At Nation’s Largest For-Profit Charter Operator Still Growing Despite Lawsuits, Regulatory Problems

K12 Inc. is facing a litany of regulatory problems and a new shareholder lawsuit, but as long as new students are signing up, none of that matters to investors.

Molly Hensley-Clancy

BuzzFeed News Reporter

A K12 student does coursework in of the company’s virtual charter schools.

The problems plaguing K12 Inc., the country’s largest publicly traded virtual charter operator, are no secret. They’ve been hit with two shareholder lawsuits, subjected to state investigations, and weathered exposes in the New York Times and the Associated Press.

But in their quarterly earnings call today, K12 reported that enrollment has grown yet again, swelling to 125,000 students — an increase of more than 5% since March of last year. Their revenue, which topped $235 million, actually exceeded analysts’ estimates, as did their operating margins. Net income was $15.9 million.

Enrollment is what matters to the company and its shareholders: each student that signs up for K12’s online schools comes with public funding attached, and as long as enrollment grows, revenue likely will, too.

Though enrollment is growing, as many as 50% of K12’s students drop out within a year, according to Gary Miron, a researcher with the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. Because funding is allocated on a yearly basis in most states, however, Miron says that doesn’t matter much to K12’s bottom line.

“It doesn’t really hurt them because if the student leaves, the money stays,” Miron said. “They can just enroll another student the next year.”

A representative for the company disputed Miron’s analysis, saying, “K12 is not paid for the students who are not there.”

In addition to high dropout rates, K12’s student outcomes are notoriously poor, with students performing worse than their counterparts in brick-and-mortar schools. As a result, just a quarter of their schools meet adequate yearly progress metrics. Just like for-profit giants University of Phoenix and Everest College, K12 attributes these outcomes to the higher numbers of poor and academically challenged students it enrolls, and the high turnover among its students.

After a 2011 article in the New York Times highlighted the company’s many problems with student performance, shareholders filed suit against K12, alleging that they had been misled about student outcomes and had boosted its enrollment and revenue by using “deceptive recruitment” practices. That lawsuit was eventually settled last year, although a portion of its claims were voluntarily dismissed. A second one is in the works, according to an announcement by law firm Levi & Korsinsky.

A K12 representative noted that the company has seen academic improvement “in some areas.”

Prominent hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, of Kase Capital, has been one of K12’s biggest critics, announcing last year that the company was his biggest short position.

Though legislators and state education departments have started to go after K12 and its smaller counterparts, Miron said most attempts to close down or limit funding to underperforming virtual charter schools have been settled or dropped altogether.

On the company’s earnings call, executives assured investors that the latest attempt to scale back virtual schools, a Pennsylvania bill that targets online charter funding, would have minimal impact.

Why K12 Inc. Stock Fell 22% in October

The for-profit educator continues to struggle in 2015.

What: Shares of childhood educator K12 Inc(NYSE:LRN) were sent to the principal’s office last month, falling 22% according to data from S&P Capital IQ. As the chart below shows, the stock skidded late in the month following an unimpressive earnings report.

LRN data by YCharts

So what: The school-aged curriculum provider posted first quarter revenue of $221.2 million, down 6% from a year ago, but that drop was largely due to the Agora Cyber School’s shift from a managed curriculum to a non-managed curriculum. More importantly, K12 posted a loss of $0.34 per share for the summer months, which are typically loss-generating for the company, worse than an expected $0.30 shortfall. Another warning sign was that overall enrollment fell by about 7,000 in the quarter, or 5%.

As the for-profit college industry has crumbled, pressure on K12 stock has increased, and the stock now trades at an all-time low. What was once a high-growth company is on the decline as skepticism about for-profit education has spread quickly.

Now what: Revenue growth at K12 has flatlined, and even after lapping the Agora shift next year, analysts are only expecting a 4% increase in sales. The decline in K12 stock has made its valuation much more reasonable at a price-to-earnings around 15 times, but the company will need to show it can deliver profitable growth before shares move higher. Revenue guidance for the next quarter at $205 to $215 million is in line with expectations, but it remains unclear how management plans to return the company to growth. Earnings per share are expected to fall by more than half, in part due to the loss of Agora as a managed program, but that was because the school did not make adequate yearly progress according to No Child Left Behind.

As the government continues to crack down on underperforming for-profit schools, the potential for another such development remains. Until K12 can reassure investors that its schools are delivering positive results, the company is unlikely to find significant growth, and the stock will remain mired in the single digits. 

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K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) Expected to Report $-0.26 Per Share

Oct 12, 2015
Markets Staff

All eyes will be on K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) when the firm issues their quarterly earnings report, which is expected to go out this week. Analysts on Wall Street, on a consensus basis, are expecting the firm to report earnings of $-0.26 per share for the fiscal quarter. In comparing to last quarter, K12 Inc posted EPS of $0.18 for the period which ended on 2015-06-30.

Investors will be paying particularly close attention to how the expected EPS consensus number compares to the actual reported EPS. If the actual greatly differs from the consensus estimate, then a sharp price movement is likely in the days following the report. Last quarter the firm posted a surprise factor of 100. Before the earnings announcement, the standard deviation for the earnings per share estimates was 0.

Now taking a look at where research firms see the stock heading short term, the analyst consensus price target for K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) is currently at $N/A. There are N/A analysts in total total that contribute to the Zacks consensus target. The most bearish price target has the stock at $N/A within the year. The most bullish analyst price target sees the stock at $N/A.

K12 Inc (NYSE:LRN) has an average broker recommendation of 2. This is based on a scale of 1 to 5 where a 1 would constitute a strong buy and 5 represents a strong sell recommendation. This number is based on the average of N/A brokers polled by Zacks Research. Comparatively, the stock had a rating of 2 three months ago.