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2U Reports Results for Third Quarter 2022

Completes Strategic Realignment

Expects to Reduce Annual Operating Expense by $70 Million

Increases 2022 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

LANHAM, Md., Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a leading online education platform company, today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Results for Third Quarter 2022 compared to Third Quarter 2021

  • Revenue of $232.2 million was flat
  • Degree Program Segment revenue decreased 7% to $137.2 million
  • Alternative Credential Segment revenue increased 12% to $95.0 million
  • Net loss was $121.7 million, or $1.57 per share and includes non-cash impairment charges of $79.5 million

Non-GAAP Results for Third Quarter 2022 compared to Third Quarter 2021

  • Adjusted EBITDA increased $17.8 million to $32.5 million; adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 14% from 6%
  • Adjusted net loss improved $13.9 million to $3.5 million, or $0.05 per share

“We completed our strategic realignment and accelerated 2U’s transition to a platform company under the edX platform during the quarter,” said 2U Co-Founder and CEO Christopher “Chip” Paucek. “We realigned our organization around a single platform, streamlined our cost structure and implemented a new, more efficient marketing framework. We believe these structural changes will not only strengthen our bottom line, but also supercharge our ability to match millions of learners with accessible, best-in-class learning experiences from top institutions that help them advance their careers and transform their lives.”

Paul Lalljie, 2U’s Chief Financial Officer, added, “Our third quarter results demonstrate early returns from our platform strategy and execution of our Strategic Realignment Plan.  We delivered record adjusted EBITDA of $32.5 million, a 121% increase versus the prior year driven by improvements from both segments.  As a result, we are increasing our adjusted EBITDA outlook for 2022 and remain committed to delivering further profitability improvements and positive free cash flow in 2023.”

Discussion of Third Quarter 2022 Results

Revenue for the third quarter totaled $232.2 million, which was flat when compared with $232.4 million in the third quarter of 2021. Total revenue includes $9.3 million from legacy edX offerings. Revenue from the Degree Program Segment decreased $10.6 million, or 7.1%, due to a 5.9% decrease in average revenue per full course equivalent (FCE) enrollment and a decrease in FCE enrollments of 1.3%. Revenue from the Alternative Credential Segment increased $10.4 million, or 12.3%, primarily due to legacy edX offerings and an increase in FCE enrollments of 14.6%, partially offset by an 8.2% decrease in average revenue per FCE enrollment.

Costs and expenses for the third quarter totaled $336.5 million, a 22.0% increase from $275.9 million in the third quarter of 2021. This increase includes $79.5 million of non-cash impairment charges in our Alternative Credential Segment.   The company determined that the recent decline in its market capitalization triggered an interim goodwill impairment review, which led to a non-cash write down of certain goodwill assets and indefinite-lived intangible assets. Of note, third quarter expense includes $17.0 million of operating expense related to edX, which was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2021, and a $6.2 million increase in restructuring costs.  These increases were partially offset by a $26.5 million decrease in paid marketing costs in connection with the platform strategy and a $10.7 million decrease in personnel and personnel-related expenses primarily relating to the Strategic Realignment Plan. 

As of September 30, 2022, the company’s cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash totaled $185.2 million, a decrease of $64.8 million from $249.9 million as of December 31, 2021. Cash used in operations was $1.4 million, cash used in investing activities was $54.0 million and cash used in financing activities was $4.7 million. Unlevered free cash flow was a use of $1.3 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2022 and compares with unlevered free cash flow of $11.5 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2022.

Business Outlook for Fiscal Year 2022

The Company affirmed its revenue guidance provided on July 28, 2022 and updated its guidance for net loss and adjusted EBITDA as follows: 

  • Revenue to exceed $960 million, representing growth of 2%
  • Net loss to range from $320 million to $310 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA to range from $115 million to $117 million, representing growth of 74% at the midpoint

Update on 2022 Strategic Realignment Plan

In connection with our previously announced Strategic Realignment Plan, during the quarter the company i) implemented a portfolio-based marketing framework to drive traffic to the edX marketplace and decreased paid marketing costs by $18.7 million when compared with the second quarter, ii) consolidated its real estate footprint and iii) reduced employee headcount. The company expects to generate approximately $70 million in operating expense savings on a 12-month basis from this plan.

Business Highlights

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science launched two new MicroBachelors® programs, its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the edX platform and two new bachelor’s programs.
  • The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill expanded its partnership with the company to offer a new, online master’s degree in applied data science.
  • The company introduced a new partnership model for degree programs which offers greater flexibility to university partners. New degree programs added under this model include
    • a master’s of business analytics with the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of WisconsinMadison
    • a new doctorate of public health at The George Washington University
  • The George Washington University agreed to launch its first MicroMasters® in Public Health. Credits earned will count towards a 2U-powered master’s degree in public health.
  • The company rebranded its boot camps under the edX brand, incorporating more than 200 boot camp offerings into the edX platform, creating additional cross-sell opportunities.
  • Thomas Edison State University (TESU) expanded its partnership with edX to offer its first MicroBachelors program in information literacy, in which students can earn credit towards a TESU undergraduate degree.
  • edX launched over 115 courses from 46 unique institutions and added new partners including Google Cloud, Stellenbosch University, Qatar University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Riverside and the Web3 Foundation.

Non-GAAP Measures

To provide investors and others with additional information regarding 2U’s results, the company has disclosed the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted EBITDA (loss), adjusted EBITDA margin, unlevered free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss), and adjusted net income (loss) per share. The company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. The company defines adjusted EBITDA (loss) as net income or net loss, as applicable, before net interest income (expense), other income (expense), net, taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, deferred revenue fair value adjustments, transaction costs, integration costs, restructuring-related costs, stockholder activism costs, certain litigation-related costs, consisting of fees for certain non-ordinary course litigation and other proceedings, impairment charges, losses on debt extinguishment, and stock-based compensation expense. The company defines adjusted EBITDA margin as adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue. The company defines unlevered free cash flow as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, less capital expenditures, payments to university clients, certain non-ordinary cash payments, and cash interest payments on debt. The company defines adjusted net income (loss) as net income or net loss, as applicable, before other income (expense), net, acquisition-related gains or losses, deferred revenue fair value adjustments, transaction costs, integration costs, restructuring-related costs, stockholder activism costs, certain litigation-related costs, consisting of fees for certain non-ordinary course litigation and other proceedings, impairment charges, losses on debt extinguishment, and stock-based compensation expense. Adjusted net income (loss) per share is calculated as adjusted net income (loss) divided by diluted weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding for periods that result in adjusted net income, and basic weighted-average shares outstanding for periods that result in an adjusted net loss. Some of the adjustments described in the definitions of adjusted EBITDA (loss), unlevered free cash flow, and adjusted net income (loss) may not be applicable in any given reporting period and they may vary from period to period.

The company’s management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to understand and compare operating results across accounting periods, to understand cash that is generated by or available for operational expenses and investment in the business after capital expenditures, for internal budgeting and forecasting purposes, for short- and long-term operating plans, and to evaluate the company’s financial performance. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures reflect the company’s ongoing business in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparisons and analysis of trends in the company’s business as they exclude expenses that are not reflective of ongoing operating results. Management also believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the company’s operating results and prospects in the same manner as management and in comparing financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies.

The use of adjusted EBITDA (loss), unlevered free cash flow, adjusted net income (loss), and adjusted net income (loss) per share measures has certain limitations, as they do not reflect all items of income and expense that affect the company’s operations. The company compensates for these limitations by reconciling the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Further, these non-GAAP measures may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Management encourages investors and others to review the company’s financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

Conference Call Information

What:


2U’s third quarter 2022 financial results conference call

When:


Monday, November 7, 2022

Time:


4:30 p.m. ET

Live Call:


(888) 330-2446

Conference ID #:


1153388

Webcast:


investor.2U.com

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)

For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 46 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential. To learn more: visit 2U.com.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding 2U, Inc.’s future business expectations, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding future results of operations and financial position of 2U, including financial targets, business strategy, and plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. 2U has based these forward-looking statements largely on its estimates of its financial results and its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs as of the date of this press release. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted, including, but not limited to:

  • trends in the higher education market and the market for online education, and expectations for growth in those markets;
  • the acceptance, adoption and growth of online learning by colleges and universities, faculty, students, employers, accreditors and state and federal licensing bodies;
  • the impact of competition on the company’s industry and innovations by competitors;
  • the company’s ability to comply with evolving regulations and legal obligations related to data privacy, data protection and information security;
  • the company’s expectations about the potential benefits of its cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services to university clients and students;
  • the company’s dependence on third parties to provide certain technological services or components used in its platform;
  • the company’s expectations about the predictability, visibility and recurring nature of its business model;
  • the company’s ability to meet the anticipated launch dates of its degree programs, executive education offerings and boot camps;
  • the company’s ability to acquire new university clients and expand its degree programs, executive education offerings and boot camps with existing university clients;
  • the company’s ability to successfully integrate the operations of its acquisitions, including the edX acquisition, to achieve the expected benefits of its acquisitions and manage, expand and grow the combined company;
  • the company’s ability to refinance its indebtedness on attractive terms, if at all, to better align with its focus on profitability;
  • the company’s ability to service its substantial indebtedness and comply with the covenants and conversion obligations contained in the indenture governing its convertible senior notes and the term loan agreement governing its term loan facility;
  • the company’s ability to generate sufficient future operating cash flows from recent acquisitions to ensure related goodwill is not impaired;
  • the company’s ability to execute its growth strategy in the international, undergraduate and non-degree alternative markets;
  • the company’s ability to continue to recruit prospective students for its offerings;
  • the company’s ability to maintain or increase student retention rates in its degree programs;
  • the company’s ability to attract, hire and retain qualified employees;
  • the company’s expectations about the scalability of its cloud-based platform;
  • potential changes in regulations applicable to the company or its university clients;
  • the company’s expectations regarding the amount of time its cash balances and other available financial resources will be sufficient to fund its operations;
  • the impact and cost of stockholder activism;
  • the impact of the significant decline in the market price of our common stock, including the impairment of goodwill and indefinite-lived assets;
  • the timing, structure and expected impact of our realignment plan and the estimated savings and amounts expected to be incurred in connection therewith;
  • the impact of any natural disasters or public health emergencies, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic;
  • the company’s expectations regarding the effect of the capped call transactions and regarding actions of the option counterparties and/or their respective affiliates; and
  • other factors beyond the company’s control.

These and other potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted are more fully detailed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and other SEC filings. Moreover, 2U operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for 2U management to predict all risks, nor can 2U assess the impact of all factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements 2U may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated.

Investor Relations Contact: investorinfo@2U.com

Media Contact: media@2U.com

2U, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



September 30,

2022


December 31,

2021






(unaudited)



Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents

$         170,165


$         232,932

Restricted cash

14,985


16,977

Accounts receivable, net

97,164


67,287

Other receivables, net

31,009


29,439

Prepaid expenses and other assets

81,538


47,217

Total current assets

394,861


393,852

Other receivables, net, non-current

21,007


21,568

Property and equipment, net

45,513


48,650

Right-of-use assets

74,175


76,841

Goodwill

732,586


834,539

Intangible assets, net

569,408


665,523

Other assets, non-current

72,006


68,033

Total assets

$      1,909,556


$      2,109,006

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity




Current liabilities




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$         133,385


$         164,723

Deferred revenue

127,597


91,926

Lease liability

13,286


13,985

Accrued restructuring liability

13,551


1,735

Other current liabilities

95,252


61,138

Total current liabilities

383,071


333,507

Long-term debt

928,197


845,316

Deferred tax liabilities, net

359


1,726

Lease liability, non-current

102,221


98,666

Other liabilities, non-current

1,792


636

Total liabilities

1,415,640


1,279,851

Stockholders’ equity




Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued


Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 77,845,436 shares issued

     and outstanding as of September 30, 2022; 75,754,663 shares issued and outstanding as

     of December 31, 2021

78


76

Additional paid-in capital

1,683,860


1,735,628

Accumulated deficit

(1,168,129)


(890,638)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(21,893)


(15,911)

Total stockholders’ equity

493,916


829,155

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$      1,909,556


$      2,109,006

 

2U, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021









Revenue

$         232,238


$         232,376


$         727,031


$         702,058

Costs and expenses








Curriculum and teaching

31,558


30,869


96,933


98,805

Servicing and support

36,110


33,898


112,795


101,947

Technology and content development

43,976


43,106


140,649


128,539

Marketing and sales

94,311


118,300


341,643


346,181

General and administrative

39,388


44,341


131,146


137,128

Restructuring charges

11,632


5,395


29,172


7,214

Impairment charges

79,509



138,291


Total costs and expenses

336,484


275,909


990,629


819,814

Loss from operations

(104,246)


(43,533)


(263,598)


(117,756)

Interest income

269


474


767


1,188

Interest expense

(15,913)


(16,945)


(43,709)


(33,014)

Loss on debt extinguishment




(1,101)

Other income (expense), net

(1,845)


(425)


(4,242)


22,730

Loss before income taxes

(121,735)


(60,429)


(310,782)


(127,953)

Income tax benefit

59


319


474


448

Net loss

$        (121,676)


$          (60,110)


$        (310,308)


$        (127,505)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$              (1.57)


$              (0.80)


$              (4.03)


$              (1.72)

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding,

     basic and diluted

77,692,911


74,691,521


77,013,180


74,266,999

Other comprehensive income (loss)








Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax of $0

     for all periods presented

(5,637)


(4,268)


(5,982)


(2,096)

Comprehensive loss

$        (127,313)


$          (64,378)


$        (316,290)


$        (129,601)

 

2U, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited, in thousands)



Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities




Net loss

$        (310,308)


$        (127,505)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:




Non-cash interest expense

9,929


28,278

Depreciation and amortization expense

95,070


77,577

Stock-based compensation expense

62,740


74,745

Non-cash lease expense

16,507


13,518

Restructuring

9,523


4,845

Provision for credit losses

6,129


5,712

Loss on debt extinguishment


1,101

Gain on sale of investment


(27,762)

Impairment charges

138,291


Other

4,660


2,100

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of assets and liabilities acquired:




Accounts receivable, net

(36,253)


(54,689)

Other receivables, net

(2,867)


(24,598)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1,973


(6,639)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(12,964)


24,249

Deferred revenue

43,252


21,960

Other liabilities, net

(27,124)


(16,028)

Net cash used in operating activities

(1,442)


(3,136)

Cash flows from investing activities




Purchase of a business, net of cash acquired

5,010


Additions of amortizable intangible assets

(50,155)


(45,179)

Purchases of property and equipment

(8,777)


(5,397)

Purchase of investment


(1,000)

Proceeds from sale of investment


38,762

Advances made to university clients

(310)


Advances repaid by university clients

200


200

Other

(17)


56

Net cash used in investing activities

(54,049)


(12,558)

Cash flows from financing activities




Proceeds from debt

530


469,595

Payments on debt

(5,313)


(2,203)

Payment of debt issuance costs


(10,259)

Tax withholding payments associated with settlement of restricted stock units

(2,320)


(14,543)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

1,083


6,101

Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan share purchases

1,282


1,773

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(4,738)


450,464

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

(4,530)


(2,312)

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

(64,759)


432,458

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

249,909


518,866

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$          185,150


$          951,324

 

2U, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net loss for each of the periods indicated.



Three Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021










(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Revenue

$     232,238


$     232,376


$     727,031


$     702,058









Net loss

$    (121,676)


$      (60,110)


$    (310,308)


$    (127,505)

Stock-based compensation expense

15,967


25,022


62,740


74,745

Other (income) expense, net

1,845


425


4,242


(22,730)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

9,187


10,376


42,516


31,408

Income tax benefit on amortization of acquired

     intangible assets

(326)


(251)


(1,201)


(845)

Impairment charges

79,509



138,291


Loss on debt extinguishment




1,101

Restructuring charges

11,632


5,395


29,172


7,214

Other*

343


1,688


5,025


3,820

Adjusted net loss

(3,519)


(17,455)


(29,523)


(32,792)

Net interest expense

15,644


16,471


42,942


31,826

Income tax expense (benefit)

267


(68)


727


397

Depreciation and amortization expense

20,126


15,792


52,554


46,169

Adjusted EBITDA

$       32,518


$       14,740


$       66,700


$       45,600









Adjusted EBITDA margin

14.0 %


6.3 %


9.2 %


6.5 %

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$          (1.57)


$          (0.80)


$          (4.03)


$          (1.72)

Adjusted net loss per share, basic and diluted

$          (0.05)


$          (0.23)


$          (0.38)


$          (0.45)

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding,

     basic and diluted

77,692,911


74,691,521


77,013,180


74,266,999




*


Includes (i) transaction and integration expense of $0.0 million and $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $3.4 million and $2.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and (ii) stockholder activism and litigation-related expense of $0.3 million and $0.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $1.6 million and $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

2U, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA (loss) to net loss by segment for each of the periods indicated.



Degree Program Segment


Alternative Credential Segment


Consolidated


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Three Months Ended

September 30,


Three Months Ended

September 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021


2022


2021














(in thousands)

Revenue

$   137,242


$   147,795


$     94,996


$     84,581


$   232,238


$   232,376













Net (loss) income

$      (4,620)


$    (21,675)


$  (117,056)


$    (38,435)


$  (121,676)


$    (60,110)

Adjustments:












Stock-based compensation expense

8,989


17,146


6,978


7,876


15,967


25,022

Other (income) expense, net

441


129


1,404


296


1,845


425

Net interest expense (income)

15,710


16,514


(66)


(43)


15,644


16,471

Income tax expense (benefit)

(38)


75


(21)


(394)


(59)


(319)

Depreciation and amortization expense

13,770


13,837


15,543


12,331


29,313


26,168

Impairment charges



79,509



79,509


Restructuring charges

10,295


5,260


1,337


135


11,632


5,395

Other

360


1,639


(17)


49


343


1,688

Total adjustments

49,527


54,600


104,667


20,250


154,194


74,850

Total adjusted EBITDA (loss)

$     44,907


$     32,925


$    (12,389)


$    (18,185)


$     32,518


$     14,740













Adjusted EBITDA margin

32.7 %


22.3 %


(13.0) %


(21.5) %


14.0 %


6.4 %

 

2U, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA (loss) to net loss by segment for each of the periods indicated.



Degree Program Segment


Alternative Credential Segment


Consolidated


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


Nine Months Ended

September 30,


2022


2021


2022


2021


2022


2021














(in thousands)

Revenue

$   434,499


$   439,884


$   292,532


$   262,174


$   727,031


$   702,058













Net (loss) income

$    (25,890)


$    (20,746)


$  (284,418)


$  (106,759)


$  (310,308)


$  (127,505)

Adjustments:












Stock-based compensation expense

34,624


50,566


28,116


24,179


62,740


74,745

Other (income) expense, net

1,688


(27,554)


2,554


4,824


4,242


(22,730)

Net interest expense (income)

43,144


31,929


(202)


(103)


42,942


31,826

Income tax expense (benefit)

(127)


225


(347)


(673)


(474)


(448)

Depreciation and amortization expense

41,273


41,096


53,797


36,481


95,070


77,577

Impairment charges



138,291



138,291


Loss on debt extinguishment


1,101





1,101

Restructuring charges

21,236


6,687


7,936


527


29,172


7,214

Other

4,316


3,482


709


338


5,025


3,820

Total adjustments

146,154


107,532


230,854


65,573


377,008


173,105

Total adjusted EBITDA (loss)

$   120,264


$     86,786


$    (53,564)


$    (41,186)


$     66,700


$     45,600













Adjusted EBITDA margin

27.7 %


19.7 %


(18.3) %


(15.7) %


9.2 %


6.5 %

 

2U, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of unlevered free cash flow to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities for each of the twelve-month periods indicated.



Twelve Months Ended


September 30,

2022


June 30,

2022


March 31,

2022


December 31,

2021










(in thousands)

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$          (16,378)


$           12,765


$          (25,766)


$          (18,074)

Additions of amortizable intangible assets

(65,522)


(65,533)


(63,814)


(60,546)

Purchases of property and equipment

(13,168)


(12,555)


(10,716)


(9,788)

Payments to university clients

6,775


7,025


7,150


6,800

Non-ordinary cash payments*

30,812


25,229


23,943


22,193

Free cash flow

(57,481)


(33,069)


(69,203)


(59,415)

Cash interest payments on debt

56,175


44,532


35,082


25,537

Unlevered free cash flow

$            (1,306)


$           11,463


$          (34,121)


$          (33,878)





*


Includes transaction, integration, restructuring-related, stockholder activism, and litigation-related expense.

 

2U, Inc.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA guidance to net loss guidance, at the midpoint of the

ranges provided by the company, for the period indicated.



Year Ending

December 31, 2022


(in millions)

Net loss

$                  (315)

Stock-based compensation expense

79

Other expense, net

4

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

50

Impairment charges

139

Restructuring

33

Other

2

Adjusted net loss

(8)

Net interest expense

65

Income tax benefit

(1)

Depreciation and amortization expense

60

Adjusted EBITDA

$                    116

 

2U, Inc.

Key Financial Performance Metrics

(unaudited)


Full Course Equivalent Enrollments


Degree Program Segment*


The following table presents FCE enrollments and average revenue per FCE enrollment in the company’s Degree Program Segment for the last eight quarters.



Q3 ’22


Q2 ’22


Q1 ’22


Q4 ’21


Q3 ’21


Q2 ’21


Q1 ’21


Q4 ’20

Degree Program Segment FCE

     enrollments

57,092


60,303


62,609


58,967


57,842


60,429


60,007


58,425

Degree Program Segment average

     revenue per FCE enrollment

$  2,404


$  2,373


$  2,462


$  2,585


$  2,555


$  2,420


$  2,431


$  2,234


Alternative Credential Segment**


The following table presents FCE enrollments and average revenue per FCE enrollment in the company’s Alternative Credential Segment for the last eight quarters.



Q3 ’22


Q2 ’22


Q1 ’22


Q4 ’21


Q3 ’21


Q2 ’21


Q1 ’21


Q4 ’20

Alternative Credential Segment FCE

     enrollments

23,128


23,443


22,664


21,153


20,174


23,679


21,078


22,190

Alternative Credential Segment average

     revenue per FCE enrollment

$  3,850


$  3,891


$  4,012


$  4,312


$  4,193


$  3,843


$  4,108


$  3,821





*


FCE enrollments and average revenue per FCE enrollment include enrollments in edX degree offerings and revenue from these offerings of $3.4 million and $8.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively.

**


FCE enrollments and average revenue per FCE enrollment exclude the impact of enrollments in edX offerings and the related revenue of $5.9 million and $21.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively.

 

 

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SOURCE 2U, Inc.

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