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Universal Technical Institute, Inc. UTI reported adjusted loss of 40 cents per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2018, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 19 cents. The loss figure was also wider than the year-ago quarter’s loss of 12 cents.
Revenues & Enrollment
Revenues of $80.7 million in the second quarter fell 2.2% from $82.5 million in the prior-year quarter. The decline was caused by a 4.4% drop in average student enrollment.
Total starts fell 2.7% year over year during the quarter.
The company reported operating loss of $8.8 million against an operating income of $0.7 million in the prior-year quarter.
Operating expenses rose 9.4% to $89.5 million. The increase was primarily a result of planned increases in compensation costs.
Earnings (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were $4 million compared with $5.6 million in the prior-year quarter.
Universal Technical Institute Inc Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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The company had cash and cash equivalents of $82.2 million as of Mar 31, 2018, compared with $50.1 million as of Sep 30, 2017.
Fiscal 2018 Guidance Reaffirmed
Universal Technical expects new student starts growth in low-single digits. The average student population is likely to decline mid-single digits.
Revenues are expected in the range of $310-$320 million for the year.
Operating expenses are projected in the range of $348-$353 million.
Universal Technical expects to incur operating loss between $28 million and $33 million as well as projects a negative EBITDA.
Capital expenditures are expected between $24 million and $25 million for the year ending Sep 30, 2018. This includes approximately $11 million from New Jersey campus that is expected to open in the fall of 2018 along with approximately $4 million to expand welding program to two additional campuses, $7 million for new and replacement equipment for existing campuses; and approximately $2.5 million for real estate consolidation.
Zacks Rank & Peer Releases
Universal Technical carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Capella Education CPLA reported adjusted earnings of $1.20 per share in the first quarter of 2018, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.16 by 3.5%. In the year-ago quarter, earnings were 94 cents. Capella’s quarterly revenues of $112 million missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $113 million and inched up 0.2% year over year.
Strayer Education Inc. STRA reported first-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.23 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.11 by 10.8%. However, earnings improved 29.5% year over year. Revenues improved 1.4% from the prior-year quarter to $116.5 million, owing to higher winter term enrollment.
Upcoming Peer Release
American Public Education, Inc. APEI is scheduled to release quarterly earnings on May 8, after the market closes.
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