Bright Horizons Family Solutions Reports Second Quarter of 2022 Financial Results
NEWTON, MA - (BUSINESS WIRE) - August 2, 2022 - Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc. (NYSE: BFAM), a leading provider of high-quality education and care solutions designed to help employers support employees across life and career stages, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2022 and revised financial guidance for 2022.
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights (compared to Second Quarter 2021):
•Revenue of $490 million (increase of 11%)
•Income from operations of $48 million (increase of 41%)
•Net income of $25 million and diluted earnings per common share of $0.42 (increases of 33% and 35%, respectively)
•Adjusted income from operations* of $50 million (increase of 48%)
•Adjusted EBITDA* of $83 million (increase of 22%)
•Adjusted net income* of $42 million and diluted adjusted earnings per common share* of $0.71 (increases of 41% and 45%, respectively)
“We continued to make good progress in our second quarter with 11% revenue growth and 45% adjusted EPS growth,” said Stephen Kramer, Chief Executive Officer. “Occupancy levels improved sequentially and, in June, traditional back-up use eclipsed pre-COVID-19 levels for the first time since the pandemic began. While the operating environment remains fluid, we continue to be very optimistic about our strategy, operating quality and discipline, the strength and value of our client relationships and the commitment of our employees.”
“We are also thrilled to announce we completed the acquisition of Only About Children on July 1st. Our teams have been working hard on the integration and we remain very excited about the possibilities this acquisition brings to Bright Horizons’ global platform.”
Second Quarter 2022 Results
Revenue increased $48.9 million, or 11%, in the second quarter of 2022 from the second quarter of 2021, primarily attributable to enrollment gains at our centers and expanded sales and utilization of back-up care services, partially offset by lower foreign currency exchange rates for our United Kingdom and Netherlands operations. While we continued to see steady gains in enrollment in our child care centers during the quarter, our centers are still operating below pre-COVID-19 enrollment levels during this re-ramping phase.
Income from operations was $47.8 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $34.0 million for the second quarter of 2021, representing a 41% increase. The increase in income from operations reflects improved gross profit contributions in the full service center-based child care segment arising from increased enrollment and a higher level of support from government programs compared to the prior year. Net income was $24.9 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $18.8 million for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 33%, due to the increase in income from operations noted above, partially offset by transaction costs associated with acquisitions and a higher effective tax rate. Diluted earnings per common share was $0.42 for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.31 for the second quarter of 2021.
In the second quarter of 2022, adjusted EBITDA* increased $15.1 million, or 22%, to $83.1 million, and adjusted income from operations* increased $16.3 million, or 48%, to $50.3 million from the second quarter of 2021, due primarily to the increase in gross profit in the full service center-based child care segment. Adjusted net income* increased $12.3 million, or 41%, to $42.1 million, due to the increase in income from operations, partially offset by a higher effective tax rate. Diluted adjusted earnings per common share* was $0.71 for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.49 for the same period in 2021.
As of June 30, 2022, the Company had more than 1,350 client relationships with employers across a diverse array of industries, and operated 1,014 early education and child care centers with the capacity to serve approximately 114,000 children and their families, of which 992 early education and child care centers were open.
*Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share are non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation expense, and at times, non-recurring costs, such as loss on foreign currency forward contracts and transaction costs. Adjusted income from operations represents income from operations before non-recurring costs, such as transaction costs. Adjusted net income represents net income determined in accordance with GAAP, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense, and non-recurring costs, such as loss on foreign currency forward contracts and transaction costs, and the income tax provision (benefit) thereon. Diluted adjusted earnings per common share is a non-GAAP measure, calculated using adjusted net income. These non-GAAP measures are more fully described and are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in “Presentation of Non-GAAP Measures” and the attached table “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations,” respectively.
Balance Sheet and Liquidity
Bright Horizons has a strong balance sheet, with $270 million of cash and cash equivalents and $400 million available for borrowing under our revolving credit facility at June 30, 2022. In the six months ended June 30, 2022, we generated approximately $125.8 million of cash from operations, compared to $135.7 million for the same period in 2021, and made investments in fixed assets, other investments and acquisitions totaling $23.1 million, compared to $37.7 million for the same period in the prior year.
2022 Revised Outlook
Although the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our global operations, we remain focused on our strategic priorities to deliver high-quality education, care and workforce services. Based on current trends and expectations, we have revised 2022 guidance and we currently expect fiscal year 2022 revenue to be approximately $2.0 billion, which includes expected contributions from Only About Children, and diluted adjusted earnings per common share in the range of $2.60 to $2.75. The Company will provide additional information on its outlook during its earnings conference call.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions will host an investor conference call today at 5:00 pm ET to discuss the results for the second quarter of 2022, as well as the Company’s updated business outlook, its strategy and operating expectations. Interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 1-877-407-9039 or, for international callers, 1-201-689-8470, and asking for the Bright Horizons Family Solutions conference call moderated by Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kramer. Replays of the entire call will be available through August 23, 2022 at 1-844-512-2921 or, for international callers, at 1-412-317-6671, conference ID #13726920. A link to the audio webcast of the conference call and a copy of this press release are also available through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site, www.brighthorizons.com.
This press release includes forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s actual results may vary significantly from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements, which can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “projects,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates,” or, in each case, their negatives or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts, including statements regarding the Company’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, operating expectations, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations, our investments, impact of our services, our market position, our client relations and partners, our future opportunities and business model, our post-pandemic recovery, enrollment and occupancy levels, long-term growth strategy and value, estimated effective tax rate and tax expense and benefits, our care solutions, quality and expanded service offerings, our ability to respond to changing demands, contributions from acquisitions, our future business and financial performance, and our revised 2022 financial guidance. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. The Company believes that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, prolonged disruptions to our operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including current conditions and future developments in the public health arena; the continued impact of COVID-19 on the global economy; developments in the persistence and treatment of COVID-19 and its variants; the approval, delivery, effectiveness and public acceptance of vaccines for adults and children; vaccine and workplace mandates; the availability or lack of government support; changes in the demand for child care, dependent care and other workplace solutions, including variations in enrollment trends and lower than expected demand from employer sponsor clients as well as variations in return to work protocols; the constrained labor market for teachers and staff and ability to hire and retain talent; the possibility that acquisitions may disrupt our operations and expose us to additional risk; increased costs resulting from enhanced health and safety protocols and physical distancing; our ability to pass on our increased costs; our indebtedness and the terms of such indebtedness; our ability to withstand seasonal fluctuations in the demand for our services; our ability to implement our growth strategies successfully; changes in tax rates or policies or in rates of inflation; and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 25, 2022, and other factors disclosed from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the time of this release and we do not undertake to publicly update or revise them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Presentation of Non-GAAP Measures
In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) throughout this press release, the Company has provided non-GAAP measurements - adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share - which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance indicators for the purpose of evaluating performance internally, and in connection with determining incentive compensation for Company management, including executive officers. Adjusted EBITDA is also used in connection with the determination of certain ratio requirements under our credit agreement. We also believe these non-GAAP measures provide investors with useful information with respect to our historical operations. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace, and should not be considered superior to, the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. The use of the terms adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share may differ from similar measures reported by other companies and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures.
With respect to our outlook for diluted adjusted earnings per common share, we do not provide the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure or corresponding reconciliation to such GAAP financial measure on a forward-looking basis. We are unable to predict with reasonable certainty and without unreasonable effort certain items such as the timing and amount of excess income tax benefits, transaction costs, and other non-recurring costs, as well as gains or losses from the early retirement of debt and the outcome from legal proceedings. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors outside our management’s control, and could significantly impact, either individually or in the aggregate, our future period earnings per common share as calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.
For more information regarding adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share, please see the reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures in the attached table “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”
About Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
Bright Horizons® is a leading global provider of high-quality early education and child care, back-up care, and workforce education services. For 35 years, we have partnered with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. Bright Horizons operates approximately 1,100 early education and child care centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia and India, and serves more than 1,350 of the world’s leading employers. Bright Horizons’ early education and child care centers, back-up child and elder care, and workforce education programs help employees succeed at each life and career stage. For more information, go to www.brighthorizons.com.
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The following information was filed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM) on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.