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Zovio Inc Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

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CHANDLER, Ariz., May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Zovio Inc (NASDAQ: ZVO), an education technology services company, today announced its results for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

Revenue and other revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $61.6 million, compared with revenue and other revenue of $76.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $7.2 million, compared with operating loss of $9.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $7.4 million, compared with net loss of $9.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $0.22, compared with diluted loss per share of $0.29 for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

The Company recognized income tax expense of approximately $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared with income tax expense of $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Non-GAAP Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022

Non-GAAP operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $4.3 million, compared with non-GAAP operating loss of $3.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Non-GAAP operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 excludes acquisition costs of $0.5 million, non-GAAP stock compensation of $0.2 million and other non-GAAP costs, including severance, of $2.2 million. Non-GAAP operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 excludes separation transaction costs of $0.8 million, acquisition costs of $0.8 million and other non-GAAP costs, including severance, of $4.6 million.

Non-GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $4.5 million, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $3.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Non-GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2022 excludes acquisition costs of $0.5 million, non-GAAP stock compensation of $0.2 million, and other non-GAAP costs, including severance, of $2.2 million. Non-GAAP net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021 excludes separation transaction costs of $0.8 million, acquisition costs of $0.8 million, other non-GAAP costs, including severance, of $4.6 million, and an immaterial income tax benefit.

Non-GAAP diluted loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2022 was $0.13, compared with non-GAAP diluted loss per share of $0.10 for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

As of March 31, 2022, the Company had combined cash and cash equivalents of $33.7 million, compared with combined cash and cash equivalents of $28.3 million as of December 31, 2021.

The Company had $2.6 million of cash provided by operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2022, compared with $0.8 million of cash provided by operating activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures for non-GAAP operating loss, non-GAAP net loss, non-GAAP diluted loss per share, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. These non-GAAP measures exclude acquisition costs, certain non-GAAP stock compensation, other non-GAAP costs including severance, as well as certain income tax adjustments, as applicable. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and are not based on a comprehensive set of accounting rules. Management believes non-GAAP financial measures are useful in providing investors with an understanding of how specific line items in the consolidated statements of income (loss) are affected by items that may not be indicative of the operating results of the Company's core business. To the extent that other companies use similar methods in calculating and reporting non-GAAP operating results, the Company believes provision of supplemental non-GAAP financial information allows for a meaningful comparison of the Company's performance against the performance of other companies. The Company further believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information regarding its ongoing operating activities and business trends related to its results of operations, as well as a meaningful comparison with historical financial results. The Company's management and board of directors utilize these non-GAAP financial measures, together with the Company's financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, in developing operating budgets and evaluating the Company's performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are intended to supplement GAAP financial information, and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Refer to the accompanying tables for a detailed reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Zovio Inc will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) today to discuss its latest financial results and recent highlights. The dial-in number for callers in the United States is (877) 395-6119, and the dial-in number for other callers is (647) 689-5537. The access code for all callers is 5393272. A live broadcast of the call will also be available on the Company's website at http://ir.zovio.com.

About Zovio Inc

Zovio Inc (NASDAQ: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. The Zovio network, which includes Fullstack Academy, leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. Using advanced data and analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to enhance the learner experience and deliver strong outcomes for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio's purpose is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit www.zovio.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements which are not statements of historical fact and are subject to the Safe Harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, beliefs or expectations, and statements regarding the Company's outlook for the remainder of 2022 and beyond. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual performance or results may differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by such statements due to various factors, including, without limitation: our ability to successfully transition to being an education technology services company and the reliability of certain financial and accounting measures we utilize.

Additional information on factors that could cause actual plans implemented and actual results achieved to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements is included from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022, the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and the Company's current reports on Form 8-K which are available at www.zovio.com. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management's good faith beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding future events based on information available at the time such statements are made. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or any changes in assumptions, expectations or other factors affecting such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

 

ZOVIO INC

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

       

University Partners segment revenue

$          52,333

 

$          69,679

Zovio Growth segment revenue

9,300

 

7,180

Revenue and other revenue

$          61,633

 

$          76,859

Costs and expenses:

     

     Technology and academic services

$          18,498

 

$          19,144

     Counseling services and support

21,331

 

25,325

     Marketing and communication

21,914

 

25,831

     General and administrative

7,122

 

15,896

Total costs and expenses

68,865

 

86,196

Operating loss

(7,232)

 

(9,337)

Other income (expense), net

(127)

 

(73)

Loss before income taxes

(7,359)

 

(9,410)

Income tax expense

78

 

83

Net loss

$          (7,437)

 

$          (9,493)

       

Loss per share:

     

     Basic

$            (0.22)

 

$            (0.29)

     Diluted

$            (0.22)

 

$            (0.29)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding used in computing
loss per share:

     

     Basic

33,562

 

32,769

     Diluted

33,562

 

32,769

 

ZOVIO INC

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 
 

March 31,
2022

 

December 31,
2021

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

     Cash and cash equivalents

$         33,698

 

$         28,265

     Restricted cash

6,083

 

9,288

     Investments

905

 

974

     Accounts receivable, net

6,596

 

9,631

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets

17,243

 

13,423

Total current assets

64,525

 

61,581

Property and equipment, net

24,965

 

26,382

Operating lease assets

28,103

 

28,881

Goodwill and intangibles, net

29,079

 

29,499

Other long-term assets

2,079

 

2,691

Total assets

$       148,751

 

$       149,034

       

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

     

Current liabilities:

     

     Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$         85,521

 

$         74,769

     Deferred revenue and student deposits

15,157

 

14,939

Total current liabilities

100,678

 

89,708

Rent liability

33,132

 

34,205

Other long-term liabilities

3,674

 

5,115

Total liabilities

137,484

 

129,028

Total stockholders' equity

11,267

 

20,006

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$       148,751

 

$       149,034

 

ZOVIO INC

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 
 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

     

Net loss

$                   (7,437)

 

$                   (9,493)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

     

     Provision for bad debts

201

 

661

     Depreciation and amortization

2,033

 

2,285

     Stock-based compensation

(1,169)

 

2,382

     Noncash lease expense

1,433

 

2,077

     Net loss (gain) on marketable securities

63

 

(68)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

     

     Accounts receivable

2,833

 

(288)

     Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(3,820)

 

(2,776)

     Other long-term assets

612

 

(305)

     Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

10,784

 

7,457

     Deferred revenue and student deposits

218

 

(13)

     Operating lease liabilities

(1,705)

 

(2,598)

     Other liabilities

(1,440)

 

1,455

   Net cash provided by operating activities

2,606

 

776

Cash flows from investing activities:

     

Capital expenditures

(24)

 

(184)

Purchases of investments

(2)

 

(30)

Capitalized costs for intangible assets

(227)

 

(143)

Sale of investments

8

 

247

   Net cash used in investing activities

(245)

 

(110)

Cash flows from financing activities:

     

Tax withholdings on issuance of stock awards

(133)

 

(1,078)

   Net cash used in financing activities

(133)

 

(1,078)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,228

 

(412)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

37,553

 

55,497

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$                  39,781

 

$                  55,085

 

ZOVIO INC

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Operating Loss Reconciliation:

     

GAAP operating loss

$               (7,232)

 

$               (9,337)

     Separation transaction costs

 

777

     Acquisition costs, net

513

 

832

     Non-GAAP stock compensation

222

 

     Other non-GAAP costs

2,199

 

4,601

Non-GAAP operating loss

$               (4,298)

 

$               (3,127)

       

Net Loss Reconciliation:

     

GAAP net loss

$               (7,437)

 

$               (9,493)

     Separation transaction costs

 

777

     Acquisition costs, net

513

 

832

     Non-GAAP stock compensation

222

 

     Other non-GAAP costs

2,199

 

4,601

     Income tax impact, non-GAAP

 

(10)

Non-GAAP net loss

$               (4,503)

 

$               (3,293)

       

Diluted Loss Per Share Reconciliation:

     

GAAP diluted loss per share

$                 (0.22)

 

$                 (0.29)

     Separation transaction costs

 

0.02

     Acquisition costs, net

0.01

 

0.03

     Non-GAAP stock compensation

0.01

 

     Other non-GAAP costs

0.07

 

0.14

     Income tax impact, non-GAAP

 

0.00

Non-GAAP diluted loss per share

$                 (0.13)

 

$                 (0.10)

 

ZOVIO INC

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures (continued)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 
 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2022

 

2021

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation:

     

GAAP net income loss

$               (7,437)

 

$               (9,493)

     Interest expense (income), net

127

 

73

     Income tax expense

78

 

83

     Depreciation and amortization

2,033

 

2,285

EBITDA

(5,199)

 

(7,052)

     Separation transaction costs

 

777

     Non-GAAP stock compensation

222

 

     Other non-GAAP costs

2,199

 

4,601

Adjusted EBITDA

$               (2,778)

 

$               (1,674)

 

Contact: Vickie Schray
[email protected]
866 475 0317 x10003

 

 

SOURCE Zovio