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Oct 20, 2021
(1) To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), we also present non-GAAP financial measures including adjusted operating income, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. Management believes that these additional metrics provide useful information to investors relating to our financial performance. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below. Cash Flow and Capital Allocation As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents totaled $218.5 million, compared with $386.1 million reported at June 30, 2021. The decrease is largely the result of normal seasonal expenditures incurred at the start of the school year. Capital expenditures for the quarter were $15.4 million, compared to $12.8 million in the first fiscal quarter 2021, and were comprised of $1.3 million of property and equipment, $9.7 million of capitalized software development, and $4.4 million of capitalized curriculum development. Early Adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2020-06 (“ASU 2020-06”) During the quarter, the Company early adopted ASU 2020-06, which resulted in a change in accounting for the convertible notes. As of September 30, 2021, the impact to long-term debt was a non-cash increase from $299.3 million to $410.3 million. Other impacts to the balance sheet were a decrease of $89.5 million to additional paid-in capital, a decrease of $29.3 million to deferred tax liability, and an increase to retained earnings of $8.2 million. This early adoption also results in the elimination of the non-cash interest expense related to the amortization of the debt discount from the Company’s consolidated statement of operations. Revenue and Enrollment Data Revenue in the range of $1.56 billion to $1.60 billion. Capital expenditures in the range of $65 million to $75 million. Note that capital expenditures include the purchase of property and equipment, capitalized software, and curriculum development costs as defined on our Statement of Cash Flows. Effective tax rate of 28% to 30%. Adjusted operating income in the range of $165 million to $180 million. (1) The Company is forecasting the following for the second quarter fiscal 2022: Revenue in the range of $390 million to $400 million. Capital expenditures in the range of $14 million to $17 million. Note that capital expenditures include the purchase of property and equipment, and capitalized software and curriculum development costs as defined on our Statement of Cash Flows. Adjusted operating income in the range of $55 million to $60 million. (1) (1) In addition to providing an outlook for revenue and capital expenditures, adjusted operating income is provided as a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure as management believes that it provides useful information to our investors. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below. Please also see Special Note on Forward Looking Statements below. Conference Call The Company will discuss its first quarter fiscal year 2022 financial results during a conference call scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time (ET). A live webcast of the call will be available at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3424006/15C710CEDD571AAF3D7E93B85DF67FFF . To participate in the live call, investors and analysts should dial (833) 900-1536 (domestic) or (236) 712-2276 (international) at 4:45 p.m. (ET). The conference ID number is 7562832. Please access the website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available starting on October 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) through November 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) by dialing (800) 585-8367 (domestic) or (416) 621-4642 (international) and entering the conference ID 7562832. A webcast replay will be available at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3424006/15C710CEDD571AAF3D7E93B85DF67FFF for 30 days. About Stride Inc. At Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN) we are reimagining learning – where learning is lifelong, deeply personal, and prepares learners for tomorrow. The company has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. Stride is a premier provider of K-12 education for students, schools, and districts, including career learning services through middle and high school curriculum. For adult learners, Stride delivers professional skills training in healthcare and technology, as well as staffing and talent development for Fortune 500 companies. Stride has delivered millions of courses over the past decade and serves learners in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The company is a proud sponsor of the Future of School , a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gap between the pace of technology and the pace of change in education. More information can be found at stridelearning.com , K12.com , galvanize.com , techelevator.com , and medcerts.com . Special Note on Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “continues,” “likely,” “may,” “opportunity,” “potential,” “projects,” “will,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends” and similar expressions to identify forward looking statements, whether in the negative or the affirmative. These statements reflect our current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to us. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such statements. These risks, uncertainties, factors and contingencies include, but are not limited to: reduction of per pupil funding amounts at the schools we serve; inability to predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact our business; inability to achieve a sufficient level of new enrollments to sustain our business model; failure to replace students who have graduated from the terminal grade in a school or have left our programs for other reasons with new students of a sufficient number; inability to maintain our current rate of retention of students enrolled in our courses; an increase in the amount of failures to enter into new school contracts or renew existing contracts, in part or in their entirety; the failure of perceived industry trends and projections resulting from the expected effects of COVID-19 on virtual education; failure of the schools we serve or us to comply with federal, state and local regulations, resulting in a loss of funding, an obligation to repay funds previously received or contractual remedies; governmental investigations that could result in fines, penalties, settlements, or injunctive relief; declines or variations in academic performance outcomes of the students and schools we serve as curriculum standards, testing programs and state accountability metrics evolve; harm to our reputation resulting from poor performance or misconduct by operators or us in any school in our industry and/or in any school in which we operate; legal and regulatory challenges from opponents of virtual public education or for-profit education companies; changes in national and local economic and business conditions and other factors such as natural disasters, pandemics and outbreaks of contagious diseases and other adverse public health developments, such as COVID-19; discrepancies in interpretation of legislation by regulatory agencies that may lead to payment or funding disputes; termination of our contracts, or a reduction in the scope of services with schools; failure to develop the career learning education business; entry of new competitors with superior technologies and lower prices; unsuccessful integration of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, failure to further develop, maintain and enhance our technology, products, services and brands; inadequate recruiting, training and retention of effective teachers and employees; infringement of our intellectual property; disruptions to our Internet-based learning and delivery systems, including but not limited to our data storage systems, resulting from cybersecurity attacks; misuse or unauthorized disclosure of student and personal data; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this presentation is as of today’s date, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations. Financial Statements The financial statements set forth below are not the complete set of Stride Inc.’s financial statements for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and are presented below without footnotes. Readers are encouraged to obtain and carefully review Stride Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, including all financial statements contained therein and the footnotes thereto, filed with the SEC, which may be retrieved from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or from Stride Inc.’s website at www.stridelearning.com . STRIDE INC. Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we have presented adjusted operating income (loss), and adjusted EBITDA, which are not presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted operating income (loss) is defined as income (loss) from operations as adjusted for stock-based compensation and the amortization of intangible assets. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income (loss) from operations as adjusted for stock-based compensation and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating income (loss) exclude stock-based compensation, which consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance stock units. Management believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors relating to our financial performance. These measures remove stock-based compensation, which is a non-cash charge that varies based on market volatility and the terms and conditions of the awards. Adjusted EBITDA also removes depreciation and amortization, which can vary depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets. Adjusted EBITDA provides a measure of corporate performance exclusive of capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired. Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures: as additional measures of operating performance because they assist us in comparing our performance on a consistent basis; and in presentations to the members of our Board of Directors to enable our Board to review the same measures used by management to compare our current operating results with corresponding prior periods. Other companies may define these non-GAAP financial measures differently and, as a result, our use of these non-GAAP financial measures may not be directly comparable to similar non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Although we use these non-GAAP financial measures to assess the performance of our business, the use of non-GAAP financial measures is limited as they include and/or do not include certain items not included and/or included in the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, revenues, income (loss), net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share or other related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA is not intended to be a measure of liquidity. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is provided below. First Quarter Fiscal 2022
Stride Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Stride founded?
Stride was founded in 2017.
Where is Stride's headquarters?
Stride's headquarters is located at 44 Tehama St, San Francisco.
What is Stride's latest funding round?
Stride's latest funding round is Seed VC.
Who are the investors of Stride?
Investors of Stride include Social Starts.
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