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FORM 10-Q
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

(Mark One)

ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2001

OR

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the transition period from ________ to ________

Commission file number     1-13144

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 36-2061311
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
incorporation or organization)  
   
5975 Castle Creek Parkway N. Drive  
P.O. Box 50466  
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250-0466
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (317) 594-9499

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes    ý                     No      ¨

23,791,999

Number of shares of Common Stock, $.01 par value, outstanding at July 27, 2001



 

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Quarterly Report to Securities and Exchange Commission
June 30, 2001

PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.              FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

INDEX

   
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2001 and 2000  
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2001 and 2000 (unaudited) and December 31, 2000  
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2001 and 2000  
   
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31 and June 30, 2001 (unaudited) and the year ended December 31, 2000  
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements  

 

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
June 30,

  Six Months Ended
June 30,

 
  2001   2000   2001   2000  
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues $ 98,464   $ 82,745   $ 192,240   $ 163,937  
                 
Costs and Expenses                
Cost of educational services 62,953   52,379   121,922   103,986  
Student services and administrative expenses 27,887   24,671   55,596   48,463  
 
 
 
 
 
  Total costs and expenses 90,840   77,050   177,518   152,449  
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income 7,624   5,695   14,722   11,488  
                 
Interest income, net 568   527   1,191   1,155  
 
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes and cumulative effect of change in accounting principle 8,192   6,222   15,913   12,643  
                 
Income taxes 3,114   2,363   6,047   4,804  
 
 
 
 
 
                 
Income before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle 5,078   3,859   9,866   7,839  
                 
Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax       (2,776 )
 
 
 
 
 
Net income $ 5,078   $ 3,859   $ 9,866   $ 5,063  
 
 
 
 
 
                 
Earnings (loss) per common share (basic):                
  Income before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.42   $ 0.32  
  Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax       (0.11 )
 
 
 
 
 
  Net income $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.42   $ 0.21  
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) per common share (diluted):                
  Income before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.41   $ 0.32  
  Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax       (0.11 )
   
 
 
 
 
  Net income $ 0.21   $ 0.16   $ 0.41   $ 0.21  
 
 
 
 
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except per share data)

  June  30, 2001   December 31, 2000   June  30, 2000  
  (unaudited)       (unaudited)  
 

 

 

 
Assets            
Current assets            
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 69,480   $ 56,366   $ 26,218  
  Restricted cash 993   5,666   1,202  
  Marketable debt securities 972   8,586   8,208  
  Accounts receivable, net 14,303   12,414   13,438  
  Deferred and prepaid income tax 6,991   3,420   6,798  
  Prepaids and other current assets 10,631   6,118   7,141  
 
 
 
 
  Total current assets 103,370   92,570   63,005  
Property and equipment, net 53,013   46,560   44,936  
Direct marketing costs 10,620   10,094   9,357  
Other assets 1,315   1,672   1,423  
 
 
 
 
  Total assets $ 168,318   $ 150,896   $ 118,721  
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity            
Current liabilities            
  Accounts payable $ 20,437   $ 16,274   $ 19,002  
  Accrued compensation and benefits 4,109   4,454   2,076  
  Other accrued liabilities 3,989   3,547   5,568  
  Deferred revenue 51,306   55,651   34,256  
 
 
 
 
  Total current liabilities 79,841   79,926   60,902  
Deferred income tax 6,044   5,056   4,624  
Other liabilities 1,416
  1,228
  1,108
 
  Total liabilities 87,301   86,210   66,634  
 
 
 
 
Shareholders’ equity            
  Preferred stock, $.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding      
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 27,034,452 issued 270   270   270  
  Capital surplus 36,634   33,938   33,912  
  Retained earnings 125,829   117,115   97,469  
  Treasury stock, 3,259,119, 3,537,463 and 3,123,563 shares, at cost (81,716 ) (86,637 ) (79,564 )
 
 
 
 
  Total shareholders’ equity 81,017   64,686   52,087  
 
 
 
 
  Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 168,318   $ 150,896   $ 118,721  
 
 
 
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 

 

 
  2001   2000   2001   2000  
 

 

 

 

 
Cash flows provided by (used for) operating activities:                
  Net income $ 5,078   $ 3,859   $ 9,866   $ 5,063  
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
  Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle       2,776  
  Depreciation and amortization 4,770   3,811   9,204   7,077  
  Provision for doubtful accounts 1,627   1,183   3,883   2,152  
  Deferred taxes 694   1,023   1,569   2,314  
  Increase/decrease in operating assets and liabilities:                
  Marketable debt securities 5,951   7,063   7,614   6,889  
  Accounts receivable (2,228 ) (187 ) (5,772 ) (3,905 )
  Direct marketing costs (433 ) (462 ) (526 ) (645 )
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,653 ) (3,628 ) 296   (5,965 )
  Prepaids and other assets 771   (651 ) (4,156 ) (3,047 )
  Deferred tuition revenue (516 ) (1,811 ) (4,345 ) (6,786 )
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities 14,061   10,200   17,633   5,923  
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows provided by (used for) investing activities:                
  Capital expenditures, net (6,334 ) (13,362 ) (15,657 ) (20,327 )
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (6,334 ) (13,362 ) (15,657 ) (20,327 )
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows provided by (used for) financing activities:                
  Purchase of treasury stock   (5,599 )   (11,040 )
  Exercise of stock options 4,753     6,465    
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash flow provided by (used for) financing activities 4,753   (5,599 ) 6,465   (11,040 )
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 12,480   (8,761 ) 8,441   (25,444 )
                 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 57,993   36,181   62,032   52,864  
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 70,473   $ 27,420   $ 70,473   $ 27,420  
 
 
 
 
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(In thousands)

  Common Stock

  Capital   Retained   Treasury Stock

 
  Shares   Amount   Surplus   Earnings   Shares   Amount  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Balance as of December 31, 1999 27,034   $ 270   $ 33,912   $ 92,501   (2,419 ) $ (68,912 )
Exercise of stock options     26     4   68  
Purchase of treasury stock         (1,144 ) (18,181 )
Issue treasury stock for employee incentive plan       (95 ) 22   388  
Net income for 2000       24,709      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of December 31, 2000 27,034   270   33,938   117,115   (3,537 ) (86,637 )
For the three months ended                        
  March 31, 2001 (unaudited):                        
  Exercise of stock options     386   (219 ) 65   1,252  
  Issue treasury stock for employee incentive plan     3     14   272  
  Issue treasury stock for outside directors plan     3     1   15  
  Net income       4,788      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of March 31, 2001 27,034   270   34,330   121,684   (3,457 ) (85,098 )
For the three months ended                        
  June 30, 2001 (unaudited):                        
  Exercise of stock options     2,304   (933 ) 198   3,382  
  Net income       5,078      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of June 30, 2001 27,034   $ 270   $ 36,634   $ 125,829   (3,259 ) $ (81,716 )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
June 30, 2001
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

1. ITT Educational Services, Inc. (“ESI”) prepared the accompanying unaudited financial statements without audit. In the opinion of management, the financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial condition and results of operations of ESI.  Certain information and footnote disclosures, including significant accounting policies, normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, have been omitted.  The interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto contained in ESI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the year ended December 31, 2000.
   
2. In December 1999, the SEC issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 101, “Revenue Recognition in Financial Statements” (“SAB 101”).  ESI began following the guidance provided by SAB 101 effective January 1, 2000 and recorded a cumulative effect of change in accounting of $4,477, less $1,701 of deferred taxes.  In conformity with SAB 101, ESI changed the method by which it recognizes the laboratory and application fees charged to a student as revenue.  Previously, the quarterly laboratory fee was recognized as revenue at the beginning of each academic quarter and the application fee was recognized as revenue when ESI received the fee.  As of January 1, 2000, application and laboratory fees are recognized as revenue on a straight-line basis over the average program length of 24 months.  If a student discontinues training, all unrecognized revenue relating to those fees is recognized upon the student’s departure.
   
3. Earnings per common share for all periods have been calculated in conformity with Statement of Financial Accounting Standard No. 128, “Earnings Per Share.”  This data is based on historical net income and the average number of shares of ESI common stock outstanding during each period.

 

  Average Shares Outstanding  
  (in thousands)  
 

 
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
 

 

 
  2001   2000   2001   2000  
 

 

 

 

 
Basic 23,694   24,022   23,620   24,264  
Diluted 24,230   24,182   24,099   24,385  

 

  The difference in the number of shares used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share represents the average number of shares issued under ESI’s stock option plans less shares assumed to be purchased with proceeds from the exercise of those stock options.
   
4. ESI has a number of pending legal and other claims arising out of the ordinary course of its business.  Among the legal actions is United States ex rel. Dan Graves and Susan Newman v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., et al.  This action is a qui tam action that was filed on November 5, 1999 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas by two former employees (“relators”) on behalf of themselves and the federal government (the “Qui Tam Action”).  The Qui Tam Action alleges, among other things, violations of the False Claims Act. 31 U.S.C. § 3730, by ESI, one of its employees and its independent auditor in connection with how ESI compensated its sales representatives.  The relators seek various forms of recovery on behalf of themselves and the federal government, including: (i) treble the amount of unspecified damages sustained by the federal government; (ii) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation of the False Claims Act; and (iii) attorney’s fees, costs and interest.
   
  A qui tam action is a civil lawsuit brought by one or more individuals (a qui tam "relator") on behalf of the federal government for an alleged submission to the federal government of a false claim for payment.  A qui tam action is always filed under seal and remains under seal until the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) decides whether to intervene in the litigation.  Whenever a relator files a qui tam action, the DOJ typically initiates an investigation in order to determine whether to intervene in the litigation.  If the DOJ intervenes, it has primary control over the litigation.  If the DOJ declines to intervene, the relator may pursue the litigation on behalf of the federal government and, if successful, receives a portion of the federal government’s recovery. On May 25, 2001, the DOJ declined to intervene in the Qui Tam Action.  ESI believes that it has meritorious defenses to the Qui Tam Action and, if the action proceeds, ESI intends to vigorously defend itself against the claims.

 

  As previously reported, in July 2000, ESI received a subpoena from the DOE’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) requesting information that related primarily to the compensation of our sales representatives (the “OIG Investigation”), which ESI now believes resulted from the Qui Tam Action.
   
  As previously reported, in August 2000, the DOE advised ESI that, during the pendency of the OIG Investigation, it will not approve any application submitted by any ITT Technical Institute with respect to any change of ownership, additional location, certification of initial or continuing eligibility, or extension of course or program offerings (such as raising the level of programs offered at an institution).  In June 2001, the DOE notified ESI that the DOE is in the process of approving the additional location applications submitted by three ITT Technical Institutes to participate in the federal student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (“Title IV Programs”).  The DOE has recently advised ESI that the approval process is still progressing; however, ESI has not yet received those approvals and does not know when they will be received.
   
  Another pending legal action is Contreras, et al. v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., et al., which was filed on March 3, 2000 (served on January 19, 2001) in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in Santa Clara, California by five former students of the ITT Technical Institute in Santa Clara, California.  The suit alleges, among other things, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of oral contract, and statutory violations of the California Business and Professions Code and California Education Code by ESI and three of its employees who reside in California.  The claims relate primarily to ESI’s marketing and recruitment practices and the quality of its services.  The plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, civil penalties, restitution on behalf of the plaintiffs and all other persons similarly situated, injunctive relief, attorney’s fees and costs.  On February 6, 2001, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in this action adding 57 plaintiffs, who are current and former students of the ITT Technical Institute in either Santa Clara, California or Hayward, California.  The written enrollment agreement between each of the plaintiffs and ESI provides that all disputes between the parties will be resolved through binding arbitration, instead of litigation.  In May 2001, the court compelled the arbitration of each plaintiff’s claims in this action.  ESI believes that it has meritorious defenses and intends to vigorously defend itself against the plaintiffs’ claims.
   
  In the opinion of management, based on the information currently available to it, the ultimate outcome of the pending legal and other claims should not have a material adverse effect on ESI’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

 

Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

             This management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the same titled section contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the year ended December 31, 2000 (“2000 Form 10-K”) for discussion of, among other matters, the following items:

Cash receipts from financial aid programs
Nature of capital additions
Seasonality of revenues
Components of income statement captions
Marketable debt securities and market risk
Change in ownership and control
Changes in federal regulations regarding:
  Timing of receipt of funds from Title IV Programs
  Percentage of applicable revenues that may be derived from Title IV Programs
  Return of Title IV Program funds for withdrawn students
Default rates
College Advantage Loan Program (“CALP”)

             In 1998, we began offering an information technology program of study involving computer network systems (“CNS”) at three ITT Technical Institutes.  We began offering the CNS program at an additional 31 ITT Technical Institutes in 1999, at an additional 29 ITT Technical Institutes in the six months ended June 30, 2000, and at an additional six ITT Technical Institutes in the remainder of 2000.  We incur a loss with respect to each CNS program offered at an ITT Technical Institute until the revenue from the number of enrolled students is high enough to offset the fixed costs associated with the program offering (such as salaries, equipment depreciation, rent and marketing), which typically has not occurred until the program has been offered for three or four quarters.  The initial amount of capital required to offer the CNS program at an ITT Technical Institute is approximately $0.2 million.

             In 2000, we began offering a computer and electronics engineering technology (“CEET”) program at 34 ITT Technical Institutes and a computer drafting and design (“CDD”) program at 20 ITT Technical Institutes.  In the first quarter of 2001, we began offering the CEET program at an additional 33 ITT Technical Institutes and the CDD program at an additional 28 ITT Technical Institutes.

Results of Operations

Three Months Ended June 30, 2001 Compared with Three Months Ended June 30, 2000

             Revenues increased $15.8 million, or 19.0%, to $98.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from $82.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2000.  This increase was due primarily to a 5% increase in tuition rates in June 2000 (10% for information technology programs) and a 9.6% increase in the total student enrollment at April 1, 2001 compared to April 1, 2000.  The number of students attending ITT Technical Institutes at April 1, 2001 was 28,229 compared to 25,747 at April 1, 2000.

             The total number of new students beginning classes in June 2001 was 7,575 compared to 7,310 in June 2000, an increase of 3.6%.  The total student enrollment on June 30, 2001 was 29,522 compared to 27,014 on June 30, 2000, an increase of 9.3%.

             Cost of educational services increased $10.6 million, or 20.2%, to $63.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from $52.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2000.  The principal causes of this increase include:

the costs required to service the increased enrollment;
normal inflationary cost increases for wages, rent and other costs of services;
increased costs at new institutes (one opened in March 2000, one opened in December 2000 and one opened in March 2001);
increased costs associated with offering the CNS program at 70 institutes; and
the costs associated with responding to an investigation being conducted by the US Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and other legal matters.

             Cost of educational services as a percentage of revenues increased to 63.9% in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from 63.3% in the three months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to the costs associated with an investigation being conducted by the OIG and other legal matters.

             Student services and administrative expenses increased $3.2 million, or 13.0%, to $27.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from $24.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to increased media advertising expenses (up 18%) and an increase in bad debt expense.  Student services and administrative expenses were 28.4% of revenues in the three months ended June 30, 2001 compared to 29.8% in the three months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to increased revenue without a corresponding proportionate increase in fixed costs at our institutes.

             Operating income increased $1.9 million, or 33.3%, to $7.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from $5.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2000.  The operating margin increased to 7.7% of revenues in the three months ended June 30, 2001 from 6.9% in the three months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to the greater facility and faculty utilization efficiencies associated with the three-day per week class schedule of the CNS program which has been offered for more than one year (i.e., 63 ITT Technical Institutes began offering the CNS program prior to June 2000).

Six Months Ended June 30, 2001 Compared with Six Months Ended June 30, 2000

             Revenues increased $28.3 million, or 17.3%, to $192.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 from $163.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2000.  This increase was due primarily to a 5% increase in tuition rates in June 2000 (10% for information technology programs), a 4.6% increase in the total student enrollment at January 1, 2001 compared to January 1, 2000 and a 9.6% increase in the total student enrollment at April 1, 2001 compared to April 1, 2000.  The number of students attending ITT Technical Institutes at January 1, 2001 was 27,640 compared to 26,428 at January 1, 2000.

             The total number of new students beginning classes in the six months ended June 30, 2001 was 14,281 compared to 12,943 in the six months ended June 30, 2000, an increase of 10.3%.  The total student enrollment on June 30, 2001 was 29,522 compared to 27,014 on June 30, 2000, an increase of 9.3%.

             Cost of educational services increased $17.9 million, or 17.2%, to $121.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 from $104.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2000.  The principal causes of this increase include:

the costs required to service the increased enrollment;
normal inflationary cost increases for wages, rent and other costs of services;
increased costs at new institutes (one opened in March 2000, one opened in December 2000 and one opened in March 2001);
increased costs associated with offering the CNS program at 70 institutes; and
the costs associated with responding to an investigation being conducted by the OIG and other legal matters.

             Cost of educational services as a percentage of revenues was unchanged at 63.4% in the six months ended June 30, 2001 and in the six months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to increased revenue without a corresponding proportionate increase in fixed costs at our institutes, offset by the costs associated with an investigation being conducted by the OIG and other legal matters.

             Student services and administrative expenses increased $7.1 million, or 14.6%, to $55.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 from $48.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to increased media advertising expenses (up 19%) and an increase in bad debt expense.  Student services and administrative expenses were 28.9% of revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2001 compared to 29.6% in the six months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to increased revenue without a corresponding proportionate increase in fixed costs at our institutes.

             Operating income increased $3.2 million to $14.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 from $11.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2000.  The operating margin increased to 7.7% of revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2001 from 7.0% in the six months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to the greater facility and faculty utilization efficiencies associated with the three-day per week class schedule of the CNS program which has been offered for more than one year (i.e., 63 ITT Technical Institutes began offering the CNS program prior to June 2000).

Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

             Due to the seasonal pattern of enrollments and our receipt of tuition payments, comparisons of financial position and cash generated from operations should be made both to the end of the previous year and to the corresponding period during the previous year.

             Net cash provided by operating activities (excluding the $7.6 million decrease in marketable debt securities) was $10.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 compared to $1.0 million of net cash used for operating activities (excluding the $6.9 million decrease in marketable debt securities) in the six months ended June 30, 2000.  This $11.0 million increase was primarily due to higher cash flows from operations resulting from the increase in income and accelerated cash collections from students associated with their use of the CALP.

             Deferred revenue, which represents the unrecognized portion of revenue received from students, increased to $51.3 million at June 30, 2001 from $34.3 million at June 30, 2000.  This increase was primarily due to the students’ use of the CALP and increased tuition revenue resulting from higher tuition rates and a larger number of students.

             Capital expenditures were $6.3 million in the three months ended June 30, 2001 compared to $13.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2000.  Capital expenditures decreased to $15.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2001 compared to $20.3 million in the six months ended June 30, 2000, primarily due to capital expenditures incurred in the first half of 2000 for the changes made in our electronics engineering technology curriculum.  We expect that capital expenditures for the full 2001 year will be approximately $30 million, which will be comparable to 2000.

             Capital expenditures for a new institute are approximately $0.4 million.  We expect to be able to fund our planned capital expenditures in 2001 from cash flows from operations.

             Cash flows on a long-term basis are highly dependent upon the receipt of Title IV Program funds and the amount of funds spent on new institutes, curricula additions at existing institutes and possible acquisitions.

             During 1999 and 2000, our Board of Directors authorized us to repurchase in aggregate up to 4.0 million shares of our common stock.  As of June 30, 2001, 1.9 million shares remain under the existing repurchase authorization.  We may repurchase the shares of our common stock in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions in accordance with Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  We may elect to repurchase additional shares of our common stock from time to time in the future, depending on market conditions and other considerations.  The purpose of the stock repurchase is to help us achieve our long-term goal of enhancing shareholder value.

             As previously reported, in July 2000, we received a subpoena from the OIG requesting information that related primarily to the compensation of our sales representatives (the “OIG Investigation”), which we now believe resulted from the Qui Tam Action.  See Note 4 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

             As previously reported, in August 2000, the DOE advised us that, during the pendency of the OIG Investigation, it will not approve any application submitted by any ITT Technical Institute with respect to any change of ownership, additional location, certification of initial or continuing eligibility, or extension of course or program offerings (such as raising the level of programs offered at an institution).  In June 2001, the DOE notified us that the DOE is in the process of approving the additional location applications submitted by three ITT Technical Institutes to participate in Title IV Programs.  The DOE has recently advised us that the approval process is still progressing; however, we have not yet received those approvals and do not know when they will be received.

Factors That May Affect Future Results

             This report contains certain forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following:  business conditions and growth in the postsecondary education industry and in the general economy; changes in federal and state governmental regulations with respect to education and accreditation standards, or the interpretation or enforcement thereof, including, but not limited to, the level of government funding for, and our eligibility to participate in, student financial aid programs utilized by our students; the results of the OIG Investigation which, if adversely determined, could cause the DOE to subject us to monetary fines or penalties or other sanctions (including a limitation, suspension or termination of our ability to participate in federal student financial aid programs) that could adversely affect our ability to enroll students, expand the number of our institutes and increase the number of the programs of study offered at our institutes; the results of the Qui Tam Action which, if adversely determined, could result in a demand for repayment of Title IV Program funds, trebled under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730,  and penalties; our ability to hire and retain qualified faculty; effects of any change in ownership of us resulting in a change in control of us, including, but not limited to, the consequences of such changes on the accreditation and federal and state regulation of the institutes; our ability to implement our growth strategies, including our information technology programs; receptivity of students and employers to our existing program offerings and new curricula; and loss of lender access to our students for student loans.

 

Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

             Not applicable.

 

PART II
OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

             The information set forth in Note 4 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements set forth elsewhere in this report is incorporated herein by reference.

             We cannot assure you of the ultimate outcome of any litigation involving us.  Based on the information currently available to us, we do not believe any pending legal proceeding will result in a judgment or settlement that will have, after taking into account our existing insurance and provisions for such liabilities, a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. Any litigation alleging violations of education or consumer protection laws and/or regulations, misrepresentation, fraud or deceptive practices may also subject our affected institutes to additional regulatory scrutiny.

Item 2. CHANGES IN SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

             On July 1, 2001, we credited 400 treasury shares of ESI Common Stock to the deferred share accounts of two non-employee directors under the ESI Non-Employee Directors Deferred Compensation Plan as the stock portion of the semi-annual installment payment of their annual retainer.  These shares of ESI Common Stock will be issued upon the termination of the non-employee director’s service as a non-employee director for any reason, including retirement or death.  The shares described in this paragraph were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The transaction described in this paragraph is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act pursuant to Section 4(2) thereof.

Item 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

             During the second quarter of fiscal year 2001, we held the ESI 2001 annual meeting of shareholders on May 9, 2001 to elect directors.  Our Board of Directors currently consists of eight directors divided into three classes.  The first and third classes contain three directors each and the second class contains two directors.  The term of one class expires each year.  Generally, each director serves until the annual meeting of shareholders held in the year that is three years after that director’s election and thereafter until that director’s successor is elected and has qualified.  At the ESI 2001 annual meeting of shareholders, our shareholders elected the following persons to serve as directors of ESI in the first class of our Board of Directors, each to hold office for the term of three years and until his successor is elected and has qualified:

First Class - Term expiring at 2004 Annual Meeting
  1.   Rene R. Champagne
  2.   James D. Fowler, Jr.
  3.   Harris N. Miller

             The final results of the vote taken at the ESI 2001 annual meeting of shareholders for the director nominees are as follows:

  Votes For   Votes Withheld   Broker Nonvotes   Abstentions  
 
 
 
 
 
Rene R. Champagne 19,927,503   78,490   0   0  
James D. Fowler, Jr. 18,563,062   1,442,931   0   0  
Harris N. Miller 15,495,346   4,510,647   0   0  

             The ESI directors who continued in office after the ESI 2001 annual meeting of shareholders are as follows:

Second Class - Term expiring at 2002 Annual Meeting
  1.   John E. Dean
  2.   Vin Weber

 

Third Class - Term expiring at 2003 Annual Meeting
  1.   Rand V. Araskog
  2.   Leslie Lenkowsky
  3.   Daniel P. Weadock

Item 6.        EXHIBITS AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K.

(a) Exhibits.

             A list of exhibits required to be filed as part of this report is set forth in the Index to Exhibits, which immediately precedes the exhibits, and is incorporated herein by reference.

(b) Reports on Form 8-K.

             No reports on Form 8-K were filed during the quarter ended June 30, 2001.

 

SIGNATURES

             Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  ITT Educational Services, Inc.
Date: August 8, 2001  
  By: /s/ Gene A. Baugh
   
    Gene A. Baugh
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit
No.
Description


10.26 * Second Amendment of ESI Pension Plan
11 Statement re Computation of Per Share Earnings
   

* The indicated exhibit is a management contract, compensatory plan or arrangement required to be filed by Item 601 of Regulation S-K.