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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

x Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

or

 

¨ Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Commission File Number: 001-34849

 

 

THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   52-2056410

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1919 North Lynn Street

Arlington, Virginia

  22209
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(571) 303-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name, former address or former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).     Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

The Company had 33,533,265 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding at August 7, 2012.

 

 

 


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THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Financial Statements

     3   

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

     3   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

     4   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

     5   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     6   

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

     7   

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     13   

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     23   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     23   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     23   

Item 1A. Risk Factors

     24   

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     24   

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     24   

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

     24   

Item 5. Other Information

     24   

Item 6. Exhibits

     25   

Signatures

     26   

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

     June 30,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
     (Unaudited)        

Assets

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 178,718      $ 133,429   

Marketable securities

     6,165        3,794   

Membership fees receivable, net

     111,514        154,255   

Deferred income taxes, net

     18,373        17,844   

Deferred incentive compensation

     20,170        17,330   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     15,990        21,624   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     350,930        348,276   

Deferred income taxes, net

     16,234        20,490   

Marketable securities

     2,940        6,722   

Property and equipment, net

     83,742        80,981   

Goodwill

     40,010        29,492   

Intangible assets, net

     19,451        13,581   

Other non-current assets

     36,630        34,150   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 549,937      $ 533,692   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

    

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   $ 39,745      $ 46,067   

Accrued incentive compensation

     28,078        37,884   

Deferred revenues

     293,917        284,935   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     361,740        368,886   

Deferred income taxes

     1,306        1,436   

Other liabilities

     88,325        83,806   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     451,371        454,128   

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, par value $0.01; 100,000,000 shares authorized, 44,167,252 and 43,857,020 shares issued, and 33,533,265 and 33,302,495 shares outstanding at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     442        439   

Additional paid-in capital

     422,094        418,318   

Retained earnings

     350,889        332,258   

Accumulated elements of other comprehensive income

     704        778   

Treasury stock, at cost, 10,633,987 and 10,554,525 shares at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

     (675,563     (672,229
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     98,566        79,564   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 549,937      $ 533,692   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
     2012     2011     2012      2011  

Revenues

   $ 135,718      $ 117,482      $ 264,185       $ 231,105   

Costs and expenses:

         

Cost of services

     47,372        43,132        90,979         82,919   

Member relations and marketing

     38,615        35,281        76,741         70,225   

General and administrative

     16,040        15,978        32,124         31,939   

Acquisition related costs

     2,253        —          2,729         —     

Depreciation and amortization

     5,935        4,383        10,964         8,437   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

     110,215        98,774        213,537         193,520   

Income from operations

     25,503        18,708        50,648         37,585   

Other (expense) income, net

     (745     323        665         1,828   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before provision for income taxes

     24,758        19,031        51,313         39,413   

Provision for income taxes

     9,993        8,075        20,987         16,397   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     14,765        10,956        30,326         23,016   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

     —          (612     —           (1,318
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 14,765      $ 10,344      $ 30,326       $ 21,698   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.44      $ 0.30      $ 0.91       $ 0.63   

Continuing operations

   $ 0.44      $ 0.32      $ 0.91       $ 0.67   

Discontinued operations

   $ —        $ (0.02   $ —         $ (0.04

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ 0.44      $ 0.30      $ 0.90       $ 0.62   

Continuing operations

   $ 0.44      $ 0.31      $ 0.90       $ 0.66   

Discontinued operations

   $ —        $ (0.02   $ —         $ (0.04

Weighted average shares outstanding:

         

Basic

     33,502        34,516        33,416         34,435   

Diluted

     33,718        34,851        33,713         34,805   

Dividends per share

   $ 0.175      $ 0.15      $ 0.35       $ 0.30   

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Net income

   $ 14,765      $ 10,344      $ 30,326      $ 21,698   

Other comprehensive income (loss):

        

Currency translation adjustment

     (382     4        (122     8   

Foreign currency hedge, net of tax

     (254     (135     142        (110

Change in unrealized gains on available-for-sale marketable securities, net of tax

     (52     (68     (94     (148
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 14,077      $ 10,145      $ 30,252      $ 21,448   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     2011  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 30,326      $ 21,698   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     10,964        8,846   

Deferred income taxes

     2,032        3,176   

Share-based compensation

     4,236        4,159   

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements

     (1,938     (1,821

Foreign currency translation loss (gain)

     216        (746

Amortization of marketable securities premiums, net

     56        130   

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Membership fees receivable, net

     44,293        53,545   

Deferred incentive compensation

     (2,814     (446

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     6,051        (8,020

Other non-current assets

     (2,286     (1,880

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     (9,568     (17,219

Accrued incentive compensation

     (9,855     (18,955

Deferred revenues

     8,980        8,934   

Other liabilities

     2,818        2,902   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

     83,511        54,303   

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Purchases of property and equipment

     (6,161     (4,583

Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

     (20,982     —     

Cost method investment

     —          (150

Maturities of marketable securities

     1,200        5,780   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities

     (25,943     1,047   

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options

     807        1,587   

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock under the employee stock purchase plan

     293        232   

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation arrangements

     1,938        1,821   

Acquisition of business, contingent consideration

     —          (3,655

Credit facility issuance costs

     (200     (542

Withholding of shares to satisfy minimum employee tax withholding for restricted stock units

     (3,334     (2,721

Payment of dividends

     (11,696     (10,314
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash flows used in financing activities

     (12,192     (13,592

Effect of exchange rates on cash

     (87     521   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

     45,289        42,279   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     133,429        102,498   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 178,718      $ 144,777   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

Note 1. Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation

The Corporate Executive Board Company (the “Company”) provides essential information by analyzing and disseminating the most successful practices from its global network of members. The Company drives corporate performance through a network of executives and business professionals by providing actionable insights, analytical tools, and advisory support to quickly and confidently focus efforts on what executives and their teams need to know, and do, next. The Company provides its members with the authoritative and timely decision support they need to elevate company performance and excel in their careers. For an annual fee, members of each program and service have access to an integrated set of products and services, including best practices studies, executive education, customized analysis, proprietary databases and decision support tools. On July 2, 2012, the Company acquired SHL Group Holdings I and its subsidiaries (together “SHL Group”), a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions headquartered in the United Kingdom. See Note 12.

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the Company in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for reporting on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, certain information and disclosures required for complete consolidated financial statements are not included. It is recommended that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes in the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

In management’s opinion, all adjustments, consisting of a normal recurring nature, considered necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations, and cash flows at the dates and for the periods presented have been included. The condensed consolidated balance sheet presented at December 31, 2011 has been derived from the financial statements that were audited by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 may not be indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ended December 31, 2012 or any other period within 2012.

Note 2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recently Adopted

In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2011-04, “Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRS.” The ASU is the result of joint efforts by the FASB and International Accounting Standards Board to develop a single, converged fair value framework on how (not when) to measure fair value and what disclosures to provide about fair value measurements. While the ASU is largely consistent with existing fair value measurement principles in U.S. GAAP, it modifies Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820”) to expand existing disclosure requirements for fair value measurements and makes other amendments. The Company adopted ASU 2011-04 on January 1, 2012 and such adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-05, “Presentation of Comprehensive Income.” This ASU revises the manner in which entities present comprehensive income in their financial statements. The new guidance removes the presentation options in ASC Topic 220, “Comprehensive Income” and requires entities to report components of comprehensive income in either (1) a continuous statement of comprehensive income or (2) two separate but consecutive statements. The ASU does not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income. The Company adopted ASU 2011-05 on January 1, 2012 and has presented consolidated net income and consolidated comprehensive income in two separate, but consecutive, statements.

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08 “Testing Goodwill for Impairment.” This ASU allows entities to first assess qualitatively whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. If an entity believes, as a result of its qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the quantitative two-step goodwill impairment test is required. An entity has the unconditional option to bypass the qualitative assessment and proceed directly to performing the first step of the goodwill impairment test. The Company adopted ASU 2011-08 on January 1, 2012 and such adoption did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.

 

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Note 3. Acquisitions

On February 3, 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Valtera Corporation (“Valtera”), a global talent management company that provides tools and services to assist organizations in hiring, engaging, and developing talent. The Company acquired 100% of the equity interests for an initial cash payment of $22.4 million less cash acquired of $1.9 million. The initial cash payment included $4.7 million which was placed in escrow and will be held until March 15, 2013 at which point the funds will be released to the sellers. The Company allocated $8.8 million to intangible assets with a weighted average amortization period of 6 years and $10.5 million to goodwill. The results of operations of Valtera have been consolidated with those of the Company from the date of the acquisition and are not considered material to the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements. Accordingly, pro forma financial information has not been presented for the acquisition.

Note 4. Discontinued Operations

On December 30, 2011, the Company sold substantially all of the assets of Toolbox.com for $2.1 million subject to a customary post-closing working capital adjustment. The components of discontinued operations included in the consolidated statements of income consisted of (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30, 2011
    Six Months Ended
June 30, 2011
 

Revenues

   $ 1,733      $ 2,968   

Costs and expenses:

    

Cost of services

     763        1,387   

Member relations and marketing

     761        1,363   

General and administrative

     932        1,811   

Depreciation and amortization

     207        410   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations before provision for income taxes

     (930     (2,003

Provision for income taxes

     (318     (685
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

   $ (612   $ (1,318
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Note 5. Fair Value Measurements

Measurements

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. There is a three-level fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value. This hierarchy requires entities to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The three levels of inputs used to measure fair value are as follows:

 

   

Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

   

Level 2 — Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.

 

   

Level 3 — Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. This includes certain pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies and similar techniques that use significant unobservable inputs.

 

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The Company has segregated all assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis into the most appropriate level within the fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to determine the fair value at the measurement date in the tables below (in thousands):

 

     June 30, 2012      December 31, 2011  
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Financial assets

                 

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 178,718       $ —         $ —         $ 133,429       $ —         $ —     

Debt securities issued by the District of Columbia

     9,105         —           —           10,516         —           —     

Investments held through variable insurance products in a Rabbi Trust

     —           14,500         —           —           13,985         —     

Forward currency exchange contracts

     —           69         —           —           34         —     

Financial liabilities

                 

Forward currency exchange contracts

   $ —         $ 82       $ —         $ —         $ 334       $ —     

Investments held through variable insurance products in a Rabbi Trust consist of mutual funds available only to institutional investors. The fair value of these investments are based on the fair value of the underlying investments held by the mutual funds allocated to each share of the mutual fund using a net asset value approach. The fair values of the underlying investments held by the mutual funds are observable inputs. The fair value of foreign currency exchange contracts are based on bank quotations for similar instruments using models with market-based inputs.

Certain assets (i.e., goodwill, intangible assets) and liabilities are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis; that is, the assets and liabilities are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments in certain circumstances (e.g., when there is impairment). No fair value adjustments were made in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Marketable Securities

The aggregate fair value, amortized cost, gross unrealized gains, and gross unrealized losses on available-for-sale marketable securities are as follows (in thousands):

 

     June 30, 2012  
     Fair
Value
     Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
 

Washington D.C. tax exempt bonds

   $ 9,105       $ 8,970       $ 135       $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     December 31, 2011  
     Fair
Value
     Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
 

Washington D.C. tax exempt bonds

   $ 10,516       $ 10,226       $ 290       $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table summarizes maturities of marketable securities (in thousands):

 

     June 30, 2012  
     Fair
Value
     Amortized
Cost
 

Less than one year

   $ 6,165       $ 6,040   

Matures in 1 to 5 years

     2,940         2,930   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Marketable securities

   $ 9,105       $ 8,970   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Note 6. Other Liabilities

Other liabilities consist of the following (in thousands):

 

     June 30,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Deferred compensation

   $ 11,417       $ 10,894   

Lease incentives

     29,907         29,999   

Deferred rent benefit

     27,487         25,862   

Other

     19,514         17,051   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other liabilities

   $ 88,325       $ 83,806   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Note 7. Stockholders’ Equity and Share-Based Compensation

Share-Based Compensation

The Company granted 300,298 and 286,783 restricted stock units with a weighted-average fair value of $41.87 and $39.02 in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Share-based compensation expense is recognized on a straight line basis, net of an estimated forfeiture rate, for those shares expected to vest over the requisite service period of the award. Included in the 2012 grant of restricted stock units are 32,834 performance-based share awards (“PSAs”) granted to the Company’s corporate leadership team. The ultimate number of PSAs that will vest is based upon the achievement of specified levels of revenue and adjusted EBITDA during the three-year period ending December 31, 2014.

Approximately 63,000 and 222,000 shares were issued relating to the vesting of restricted stock units and exercise of stock options in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Approximately 78,000 and 216,000 shares were issued relating to the vesting of restricted stock units and exercise of stock options in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

The Company recognized total share-based compensation costs of $2.3 million and $2.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $4.2 million and $4.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. At June 30, 2012, there was $24.4 million of total unrecognized share-based compensation cost.

Dividends

In May 2012, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.175 per share for the second quarter of 2012 for stockholders of record on June 15, 2012. This dividend, totaling $5.8 million, was paid on June 29, 2012.

In August 2012, the Board of Directors declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.175 per share. The dividend is payable on September 28, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012. The Company funds its dividend payments with cash on hand and cash generated from operations.

Note 8. Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

The Company’s international operations are subject to risks related to currency exchange fluctuations. Prices for the Company’s products and services are denominated primarily in United States dollars (“USD”), including products and services sold to members that are located outside the United States. Many of the costs associated with the Company’s operations located outside the United States are denominated in local currencies. As a consequence, increases in local currencies against the USD in countries where the Company has foreign operations would result in higher effective operating costs and reduced earnings. The Company uses forward contracts, designated as cash flow hedging instruments, to protect against foreign currency exchange rate risks inherent with its cost reimbursement agreements with its United Kingdom subsidiary. A forward contract obligates the Company to exchange a predetermined amount of USD to make equivalent British pound sterling (“GBP”) payments equal to the value of such exchanges.

The Company formally documents all relationships between hedging instruments and hedged items as well as its risk management objective and strategy for undertaking hedge transactions. The maximum length of time over which the Company is hedging its exposure to the variability in future cash flows is 12 months. The forward contracts are recognized on the consolidated balance sheets at fair value and changes in fair value measurements are reflected as adjustments to other comprehensive income (“OCI”) until such time as the actual foreign currency expenditures are made and the unrealized gain/loss is reclassified from accumulated OCI to current earnings. There is generally no or an immaterial amount of ineffectiveness. The notional amount of outstanding forward contracts was $13.0 million at June 30, 2012.

 

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The fair value of derivative instruments, which are designated as hedging instruments, on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets are as follows (in thousands):

 

Balance Sheet Location

   June 30, 2012      December 31, 2011  

Asset Derivatives

     

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

   $ 69       $ 34   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liability Derivatives

     

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

   $ 82       $ 334   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The pre-tax effect of the derivative instruments on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of income is as follows (in thousands):

 

Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships

   Amount of Gain (Loss) Recognized in OCI on Derivative  (Effective portion)  
     Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
     2012     2011     2012      2011  

Forward currency contracts

   $ (337   $ (11   $ 340       $ 518   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Location of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI
into Income (Effective portion)

   Amount of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective portion)  
     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2012      2011      2012      2011  

Cost of services

   $ 39       $ 97       $ 45       $ 312   

Member relations and marketing

     32         79         38         265   

General and administrative

     16         39         18         127   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 87       $ 215       $ 101       $ 704   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Note 9. Income Taxes

The Company computes its provision for income taxes by applying the estimated annual effective tax rate to income from operations and adjusts the provision for discrete tax items recorded in the period. The effective tax rate was 40.4% and 40.9% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. The Company currently anticipates that its 2012 tax rate will be approximately 41.0%, excluding the effects of unrealized currency translation gains and losses. The effective tax rate was 42.4% and 41.6% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

The Company made income tax payments of $10.8 million and $19.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $11.4 million and $20.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently commenced an examination of the Company’s U.S. income tax returns for 2008 through 2010 in the second quarter of 2012.

Note 10. Earnings per Share

A reconciliation of basic to diluted weighted average common shares outstanding is as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three months ended June 30,      Six months ended June 30,  
     2012      2011      2012      2011  

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding

     33,502         34,516         33,416         34,435   

Dilutive effect of common shares outstanding

     216         335         297         370   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding

     33,718         34,851         33,713         34,805   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Approximately 1.4 million and 1.3 million shares in the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and approximately 1.3 million and 1.9 million shares in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, have been excluded from the calculation of the dilutive effect shown above because their impact would be anti-dilutive. All of these shares were related to share-based compensation awards.

 

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Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies

Operating Leases

The Company leases office facilities that expire on various dates through 2028. Generally, the leases carry renewal provisions and rental escalations and require the Company to pay executory costs such as taxes and insurance.

Future minimum rental payments under non-cancelable operating leases and future minimum receipts under subleases, excluding executory costs, are as follows at June 30, 2012:

 

     Total     2012*     YE 2013     YE 2014     YE 2015     YE 2016     Thereafter  

Operating lease obligations

   $ 561,581      $ 18,603      $ 37,168      $ 36,893      $ 37,334      $ 37,971      $ 393,612   

Sublease receipts

     (288,566     (7,036     (14,310     (13,794     (16,612     (17,028     (219,786
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total net lease obligations

   $ 273,015      $ 11,567      $ 22,858      $ 23,099      $ 20,722      $ 20,943      $ 173,826   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

* For the six months ended December 31, 2012.

Contingencies

From time to time, the Company is subject to litigation related to normal business operations. The Company vigorously defends itself in litigation and is not currently a party to, and the Company’s property is not subject to, any legal proceedings likely to materially affect the Company’s financial results.

The Company continues to evaluate potential tax exposures relating to sales and use, payroll, income and property tax laws, and regulations for various states in which the Company sells or supports its goods and services. Accruals for potential contingencies are recorded by the Company when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the liability can be reasonably estimated. As additional information becomes available, changes in the estimates of the liability are reported in the period that those changes occur. The Company had a $3.3 million and $3.0 million liability at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, relating to certain sales and use tax regulations for states in which the Company sells or supports its goods and services.

Note 12. Subsequent Events

On July 2, 2012, the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Corporate Executive Board Company (UK) Limited (“CEB UK”) entered into a sale and purchase agreement (the “Sale and Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which CEB UK would acquire the entire issued share capital of the SHL Group from funds managed by HG Capital (“Hg Capital”) and Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”), as well as shares held by members of management and other investors (together the “Sellers”) for an enterprise value of $660 million (the “Gross Purchase Price”). The Gross Purchase Price is subject to adjustment as provided in the Sale and Purchase Agreement.

In addition, on July 2, 2012, the Company, together with certain of its subsidiaries acting as guarantors, entered into a senior secured credit agreement, with Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and Barclays Bank, PLC, as Syndication Agent in connection with the execution of the Sale and Purchase Agreement, which was amended on July 18, 2012, and again on August 1, 2012 (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for (i) a term loan A in an aggregate principal amount of $275 million (the “Term A Loan Facility”), (ii) a term loan B in an aggregate principal amount of $250 million (the “Term B Loan Facility” and together with the Term A Facility, the “Term Facilities”) and (iii) a $100 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”, and together with the Term A Loan Facility and the Term B Loan Facility, the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”).

 

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On August 2, 2012, the Company and CEB UK completed the acquisition in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Sale and Purchase Agreement. In connection with the closing of the acquisition, the full amounts of the Term A Loan Facility and the Term B Loan Facility were drawn with an additional $30 million drawn under the Revolving Credit Facility. Along with the net proceeds of the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, approximately $121 million of the Company’s available cash on hand was used to fund the Gross Purchase Price. A portion of the Gross Purchase Price was used to repay the SHL Group’s outstanding bank debt and the balance (after reduction for certain expenses and costs set forth in the Sale and Purchase Agreement and the assumption of certain liabilities of the SHL Group that were assumed in the acquisition) was paid to the Sellers in exchange for the shares they owned in the SHL Group and to repay outstanding loans made to the SHL Group by certain of the Sellers. Upon completion of the acquisition, the SHL Group became a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company.

In addition, approximately $6 million of availability under the Revolving Credit Facility was used to cover letters of credit that were issued to replace similar letters of credit previously issued under the credit agreement the Company entered on March 16, 2011 ( the “Prior Credit Facility”), which was terminated concurrently with the drawings under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. Upon termination of the Prior Credit Facility, all of the commitments (including the previous letters of credit) under it were released.

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and with our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein. The following discussion includes forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. For additional information regarding forward-looking statements and risk factors, see “Forward-looking statements.”

Executive Overview

In 2012, our efforts for the historical CEB business will remain focused on our four key operating priorities: create “must have” data and insights, build brand strength through member impact, globalize the business, and deliver innovative products and services. We maintain a strong balance sheet and the gains we experienced in 2011 for bookings, Contract Value, and revenues have positioned us to sustain growth and progress in 2012. We continue to focus on three opportunities for growth in our business. Our largest and most scalable opportunity is to grow relationships with existing customers. Our second is to add new member companies, including in key international markets and the middle market. Our third is to leverage the member platform to launch new products and services.

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, we acquired SHL Group Holdings I and its subsidiaries (together “SHL Group”), a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions for an enterprise value of $660 million. In light of the SHL Group acquisition, future results may not be comparable to historical results.

In the six months ended June 30, 2012, our teams established a solid foundation and delivered solid returns. Contract Value, which we define as the aggregate annualized revenues attributed to all agreements in effect at a given date without regard to the remaining duration of any such agreement, was $512.7 million at June 30, 2012, an increase of 12.2%, compared to $456.8 million at June 30, 2011, primarily as a result of attributable to an increase in organic sales bookings in our large corporate market and middle markets. The acquisitions of Valtera Corporation (“Valtera”) and Baumgartner Partner GmbH (“Baumgartner”) accounted for approximately $5.7 million and $0.7 million of the increase in Contract Value, respectively. Contract Value per member institution increased 2.1% at June 30, 2012 to $86,756 from $84,942 at June 30, 2011.

The growth in revenues of $18.2 million and $33.1 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, includes the impact of the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions. Total costs and expenses were $110.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $11.4 million from the three months ended June 30, 2011. Higher operating costs are attributed to the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions and additional investments in new products and market extensions to further enhance organic growth. Total costs and expenses were $213.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012, an increase of $20.0 million from the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Net income and income from continuing operations was $14.8 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to net income of $10.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted share and income from continuing operations of $11.0 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Adjusted net income was $16.1 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.48 in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $11.0 million and $0.31 for the same period of 2011, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin was $32.9 million and 24.2%, respectively, in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $23.3 million and 19.8%, respectively, in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Adjusted net income, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are reconciled to their respective GAAP counterpart in the Non-GAAP Measures section below.

 

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Net income and income from continuing operations was $30.3 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to net income of $21.7 million, or $0.62 per diluted share and income from continuing operations of $23.0 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in the six months ended June 30, 2011. Adjusted net income was $31.9 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.95 in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $23.0 million and $0.66 for the same period of 2011, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin was $64.9 million and 24.6%, respectively, in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $47.4 million and 20.5%, respectively, in the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes a discussion of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBIDTA margin, Adjusted net income, and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, which are non-GAAP financial measures provided as a complement to the results provided in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The term “Adjusted EBITDA” refers to a financial measure that we define as net income before loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes; interest income, net; depreciation and amortization; provision for income taxes; acquisition related costs; costs associated with exit activities; restructuring costs; and gain on acquisition. The term “Adjusted net income” refers to net income before loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes and excludes the after tax effects of acquisition related costs, costs associated with exit activities, restructuring costs, and gain on acquisition. “Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share” refers to diluted earnings per share before the per share effect of loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes and excludes the after tax per share effects of acquisition related costs, costs associated with exit activities, restructuring costs, and gain on acquisition. Adjusted EBITDA margin is Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenues.

We believe that Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted net income, and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are relevant and useful supplemental information for our investors. We use these non-GAAP financial measures for internal budgeting and other managerial purposes, when publicly providing the Company’s business outlook and as a measurement for potential acquisitions. A limitation associated with Adjusted EBITDA is that it does not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues in our business. Management evaluates the costs of such tangible and intangible assets through other financial measures such as capital expenditures. Management compensates for these limitations by also relying on the comparable GAAP financial measure of Income from operations, which includes depreciation and amortization.

These non-GAAP measures may be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but they should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. We intend to continue to provide these non-GAAP financial measures as part of our future earnings discussions and, therefore, the inclusion of these non-GAAP financial measures will provide consistency in our financial reporting.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is provided below (in thousands):

 

     Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Adjusted EBITDA

        

Net income

   $ 14,765      $ 10,344      $ 30,326      $ 21,698   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

     —          612        —          1,318   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     14,765        10,956        30,326        23,016   

Interest income, net

     (58     (149     (135     (463

Depreciation and amortization

     5,935        4,383        10,964        8,437   

Provision for income taxes

     9,993        8,075        20,987        16,397   

Acquisition related costs (1)

     2,253        —          2,729        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 32,888      $ 23,265      $ 64,871      $ 47,387   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

     24.2     19.8     24.6     20.5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

        

Net income

   $ 14,765      $ 10,344      $ 30,326      $ 21,698   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

     —          612        —          1,318   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     14,765        10,956        30,326        23,016   

Acquisition related costs, net of tax of $910 and $1,107, respectively (2)

     1,343        —          1,622        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted net income

   $ 16,108      $ 10,956      $ 31,948      $ 23,016   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share

        

Earnings per diluted share

   $ 0.44      $ 0.30      $ 0.90      $ 0.62   

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

     —          0.02        —          0.04   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per diluted share from continuing operations

     0.44        0.31        0.90        0.66   

Acquisition related costs (2)

     0.04        —          0.05        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share

   $ 0.48      $ 0.31      $ 0.95      $ 0.66   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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(1) Amounts represent costs incurred by the Company in connection with its acquisitions, substantially all of which relates to the pending acquisition of SHL.
(2) Adjustment reflects the net amount of the estimated tax effects based on the effective tax rate for income from continuing operations for the applicable period.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our accounting policies require us to apply methodologies, estimates and judgments that have a significant impact on the results we report in our consolidated financial statements. In our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K under the heading “Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates”, we discussed those material policies that we believe are critical and require the use of complex judgment in their application. There have been no changes to our critical accounting policies since that time.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 2 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

Results of Operations

We generate the majority of our revenues through memberships that provide access to our products and services, which are delivered through several channels. Memberships, which principally are annually renewable agreements, primarily are payable by members at the beginning of the contract term. Billings attributable to memberships for our products and services initially are recorded as deferred revenues and then generally are recognized on a pro-rata basis over the membership contract term, which typically is 12 months. Generally, a member may request a refund of its membership fee during the membership term under our service guarantee. Refunds are provided from the date of the refund request on a pro-rata basis relative to the remaining term of the membership.

Our operating costs and expenses consist of:

 

   

Cost of services, which represents the costs associated with the production and delivery of our products and services, consisting of compensation, including share-based compensation, for research personnel, in-house faculty, and product advisors; the organization and delivery of membership meetings, seminars, and other events; ongoing product development costs; production of published materials, costs of developing and supporting our membership Web platform and digital delivery of products and services; and associated support services.

 

   

Member relations and marketing, which represents the costs of acquiring new members and the costs of account management, consisting of compensation, including sales incentives and share-based compensation; travel and related expenses; recruiting and training of personnel; sales and marketing materials; and associated support services, as well as the costs of maintaining our member relationship management software.

 

   

General and administrative, which represents the costs associated with the corporate and administrative functions, including human resources and recruiting, finance and accounting, legal, management information systems, facilities management, business development, integration costs and other. Costs include compensation, including share-based compensation; third-party consulting and compliance expenses; and associated support services.

 

   

Acquisition related costs, which represents costs incurred in connection with acquisitions, substantially all of which relate to the acquisition of the SHL Group.

 

   

Depreciation and amortization, consisting of depreciation of our property and equipment, including leasehold improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment, capitalized software and website development costs and the amortization of intangible assets.

Three and six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the three and six months ended June 30, 2011

 

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Contract Value and Other Operating Data

 

     June 30,  
     2012     2011  

Contract Value (in thousands)

   $ 512,660      $ 456,814   

Member institutions

     5,909        5,378   

Contract Value per member institution

   $ 86,756      $ 84,942   

Wallet retention rate

     100     103

Contract Value increased 12.2% to $512.7 million at June 30, 2012 from $456.8 million at June 30, 2011. The year over year increase is primarily attributable to an increase in organic sales bookings in our large corporate market and middle markets. Contract Value also benefited from our acquisitions of Baumgartner and Valtera in the aggregate amount of $6.4 million. Wallet retention rate, which we define as the total current year Contract Value from prior year members as a percentage of the total prior year Contract Value, was 100% at June 30, 2012 compared to 103% at June 30, 2011. This decrease is primarily due to a one-time increase in the 2011 rate resulting from the integration of the Iconoculture acquisition. We believe that Wallet Retention Rate provides an integrated view of member buying activity as it reflects the cumulative year-over-year impact of renewals, cross sales, and pricing growth.

Revenues

Revenues increased 15.5% to $135.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $117.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Revenues increased 14.3% to $264.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $231.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011.

The increase of $18.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012, was primarily due to an increase in sales bookings to new and existing members throughout 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 and approximately $5.1 million of revenues from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions.

The increase of $33.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012, was primarily due to an increase in sales bookings to new and existing members throughout 2011 and the first half of 2012 and approximately $7.1 million of revenues from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions.

Costs and Expenses

Changes in compensation and related costs, variable compensation, share-based compensation, third-party consulting, travel and related expenses, facilities costs, deferred compensation, additional costs from the businesses we acquired, and the impact of changes in the exchange rates of the US dollar to the British Pound all contributed to year-over-year variances in costs and expenses. These items are allocated to Cost of services, Member relations and marketing, and General and administrative expenses. We discuss these major components of costs and expenses on an aggregated basis below:

 

   

Compensation and related costs, including salaries, payroll taxes and benefits, increased $5.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $55.6 million from $50.0 million in three months ended June 30, 2011. Compensation and related costs increased $11.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $108.3 million from $96.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. These increases were primarily due to headcount and salary increases, as well as the addition of employees from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions.

 

   

Variable compensation, consisting of sales commissions and annual bonuses, increased $3.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $15.2 million from $12.1 million in three months ended June 30, 2011. The increase was primarily due to a $2.2 million increase in bonus expense due to higher headcount and improved financial performance. Additionally, sales commission expense increased $0.8 million. Variable compensation increased $3.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $29.6 million from $25.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increase was primarily due to a $2.7 million increase in bonus expense. Additionally, sales commission expense increased $1.2 million. The increases in sales incentives were the result of an increase in sales bookings and estimated incentive rates.

 

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Share-based compensation costs increased $0.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $2.3 million from $2.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Share-based compensation costs were $4.2 million in each of the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

 

   

Third-party consulting expenses decreased $1.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $5.0 million from $6.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Third-party consulting expenses decreased $0.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $9.7 million from $10.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The decrease in the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012 was primarily due to decreases in the use of consultants for member-facing and IT services.

 

   

Travel and related expenses increased $0.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $6.0 million from $5.8 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Travel and related expenses increased $0.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $12.0 million from $11.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011.

 

   

Allocated facilities costs, consisting primarily of rent, operating expenses, and real estate tax escalations increased $0.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to $6.8 million from $6.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Allocated facilities costs decreased $0.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $13.2 million from $13.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The decrease in the six months ended June 30, 2012 was primarily due to the expansion of the sublease of our corporate headquarters in the second quarter of 2011 from 172,000 square feet to approximately 331,000 square feet.

 

   

Deferred compensation costs included in operating expenses decreased $0.4 million to a benefit of $0.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011. Deferred compensation costs increased $0.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to $0.7 million of expense from $0.6 million of expense in the six months ended June 30, 2011. Variances related to deferred compensation were the result of changes in the value of investments held through variable insurance products in a Rabbi Trust. Operating expense variances resulting from changes in the fair value of deferred compensation costs are offset in Other (expense) income, net and have no impact on Net income or earnings per share.

 

   

Our operating expenses are impacted by currency fluctuations, primarily in the value of the British Pound compared to the US dollar. The value of the British Pound versus the US dollar was approximately $0.05 and $0.04 lower, on average, in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2011. Costs incurred for foreign subsidiaries will fluctuate based on changes in foreign currency rates in addition to other operational factors. We enter into cash flow hedges for our UK subsidiary to mitigate foreign currency risk, which offsets a portion of the impact foreign currency fluctuations have on costs and expenses.

 

   

In September 2011, we acquired 100% of the equity interests in Baumgartner. As a result of this acquisition, our total costs and expenses, including compensation and related costs, increased $1.4 million and $2.8 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2011.

 

   

In February 2012, we acquired 100% of the equity interests in Valtera. As a result of this acquisition, our total costs and expenses, including compensation and related costs, increased $4.5 million and $7.7 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to the same period in 2011.

Cost of services

Cost of services increased 9.8%, or $4.2 million, to $47.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $43.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Cost of services increased 9.7%, or $8.1 million, to $91.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $82.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The following table outlines the primary components of Cost of services (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
    2012      % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
 

Compensation and related

   $ 26,667        19.6   $ 23,877         20.3   $ 51,266         19.4   $ 45,591         19.7

Variable compensation

     4,742        3.5     3,301         2.8     9,230         3.5     7,586         3.3

Share-based compensation

     895        0.7     811         0.7     1,570         0.6     1,622         0.7

Third-party consulting

     3,208        2.4     3,553         3.0     5,781         2.2     6,003         2.6

Travel and related

     2,924        2.2     2,667         2.3     5,497         2.1     5,134         2.2

Allocated facilities

     2,851        2.1     2,620         2.2     5,495         2.1     5,606         2.4

Deferred compensation (benefit)/expense

     (151     (0.1 %)      18         0.0     303         0.1     296         0.1

 

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In the three months ended June 30, 2012, the $2.8 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases relating to investments in our product research and delivery teams and headcount obtained from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions. The $1.4 million increase in variable compensation is due to an increase in the estimated annual bonus payouts for 2012 compared to 2011 which is primarily the result of headcount increases and improved financial performance.

In the six months ended June 30, 2012, the $5.7 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases relating to investments in our product research and delivery teams and headcount obtained from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions. The $1.6 million increase in variable compensation is due to an increase in the estimated annual bonus payouts for 2012 compared to 2011 which is primarily the result of headcount increases. The $0.1 million decrease in allocated facilities costs was primarily due to the sublease of a portion of our headquarters as discussed above.

Cost of services as a percentage of revenues was 34.9% and 34.4% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively compared to 36.7% and 35.9% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. Cost of services as a percentage of revenues may fluctuate from year to year due to the timing of the completion and delivery of best practices research studies, the timing of executive education seminars, the introduction of new membership programs, and the fixed nature of a portion of the production costs of best practices research studies, as these costs are not significantly affected by growth in the number of membership subscriptions. Accordingly, Cost of services as a percentage of revenues may not be indicative of future operating results. However, because Cost of services includes both fixed and variable components in terms of both the amount and timing of expenses incurred, we have some flexibility to manage a portion of these expenses in light of changing market conditions.

Member relations and marketing

Member relations and marketing increased 9.4%, or $3.3 million, to $38.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $35.3 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. Member relations and marketing increased 9.3%, or $6.5 million, to $76.7 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $70.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The following table outlines the primary components of Member relations and marketing (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
    2012      % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
 

Compensation and related

   $ 19,942        14.7   $ 18,203         15.5   $ 39,690         15.0   $ 35,355         15.3

Variable compensation

     8,758        6.5     7,710         6.6     16,895         6.4     15,456         6.7

Share-based compensation

     476        0.4     387         0.3     848         0.3     698         0.3

Third-party consulting

     741        0.5     405         0.3     1,385         0.5     862         0.4

Travel and related

     2,735        2.0     2,637         2.2     5,611         2.1     5,432         2.4

Allocated facilities

     2,939        2.2     3,008         2.6     5,845         2.2     6,094         2.6

Deferred compensation (benefit) / expense

     (140     (0.1 %)      8         0.0     282         0.1     137         0.1

In the three months ended June 30, 2012, the $1.7 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases relating to additional capacity and support for our sales teams. The increase in variable compensation of $1.0 million is the result of an increase in sales bookings and estimated incentive rates.

In the six months ended June 30, 2012, the $4.3 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases relating to additional capacity and support for our sales teams and headcount obtained from the acquisitions of Baumgartner and Valtera. The increase in sales incentives of $1.4 million is the result of an increase in sales bookings and estimated incentive rates.

 

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Member relations and marketing expense as a percentage of revenues was 28.5% and 29.0% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to 30.0% and 30.4% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

General and administrative

General and administrative was $16.0 million in each of the three months ended June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2011, respectively. General and administrative increased 0.6%, or $0.2 million, to $32.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $31.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The following table outlines the primary components of General and administrative (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
    2012      % of
Revenues
    2011      % of
Revenues
 

Compensation and related

   $ 9,019        6.6   $ 7,955         7.0   $ 17,363         6.6   $ 15,468         6.7

Variable compensation

     1,672        1.2     1,091         1.0     3,448         1.3     2,631         1.1

Share-based compensation

     891        0.7     948         0.8     1,814         0.7     1,863         0.8

Third-party consulting

     1,042        0.8     2,043         1.8     2,580         1.0     3,338         1.4

Allocated facilities

     982        0.7     941         0.8     1,893         0.7     2,014         0.9

Deferred compensation (benefit) / expense

     (59     (0.0 %)      9         0.0     119         0.0     142         0.1

In the three months ended June 30, 2012, the $1.0 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases and headcount obtained from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions. The $0.6 million increase in variable compensation is due to an increase in the estimated annual bonus payouts for 2012 compared to 2011 which is primarily the result of headcount increases and improved financial performance. Third-party consulting expense decreased $1.0 million primarily related to a decrease in the use of consultants for IT support.

In the six months ended June 30, 2012, the $1.9 million increase in compensation and related costs was primarily due to headcount increases and headcount obtained from the Baumgartner and Valtera acquisitions. The $0.8 million increase in variable compensation is due to an increase in the estimated annual bonus payouts for 2012 compared to 2011 which is primarily the result of headcount increases and improved financial performance. Third-party consulting expense decreased $0.8 million primarily related to a decrease in the use of consultants for IT support. Additionally, there was a $0.6 million charge in the six months ended June 30, 2011 for the fair value of the Iconoculture contingent consideration and employee search costs decreased $0.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

General and administrative expense as a percentage of revenues was 11.8% and 12.2% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to 13.6% and 13.8% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.

Acquisition related costs

Acquisition related costs were $2.3 million and $2.7 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Substantially all of these costs relate to our acquisition of the SHL Group which we completed in August 2012.

Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization increased 35.4%, or $1.6 million, to $5.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 from $4.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. The increase of $1.6 million was primarily due to a $0.7 million increase in amortization related to intangible assets resulting from acquisitions and an increase in depreciation related to fixed asset purchases and fixed assets acquired with Valtera.

Depreciation and amortization increased 30.0%, or $2.6 million, to $11.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $8.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The increase of $2.6 million was primarily due to a $1.2 million increase in amortization related to intangible assets resulting from acquisitions and an increase in depreciation related to fixed asset purchases and fixed assets acquired with Valtera.

 

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Depreciation and amortization expense as a percentage of revenues was 4.4% and 4.2% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to 3.7% in the each of the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.

Other (expense) income, net

Other (expense) income, net decreased $1.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 to a loss of $0.7 million from income of $0.3 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011 and decreased $1.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 to income of $0.7 million from income of $1.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011. The table below details the components of other (expense) income, net:

 

     Three Months Ended June 30,      Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2012     2011      2012     2011  

(Decrease) Increase in fair value of deferred compensation plan assets

   $ (395   $ 41       $ 751      $ 619   

Foreign currency translation (loss) gain

     (397     133         (216     746   

Interest income, net

     58        149         135        463   

Other

     (11     —           (5     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other (expense) income, net

   $ (745   $ 323       $ 665      $ 1,828   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes.

We recorded a provision for income taxes of $10.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $8.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011. We recorded a provision for income taxes of $21.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $16.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011.

The effective tax rate was 40.4% and 40.9% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. The Company currently anticipates that its 2012 tax rate will be approximately 41.0%, excluding the effects of unrealized currency translation gains and losses. The effective tax rate was 42.4% and 41.6% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. Our provision for income taxes differs from the U.S. statutory rate of 35% primarily due to state income taxes and nondeductible expenses.

Loss from discontinued operations, net of provision for income taxes

On December 30, 2011, we sold substantially all of the assets of Toolbox.com for $2.1 million subject to a customary post-closing working capital adjustment. As a result, the operations of Toolbox.com have been classified as discontinued operations.

Iconoculture

We test our goodwill for impairment annually on October 1, or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate impairment may have occurred, by comparing its fair value to its carrying value. In the second quarter of 2012, we identified an indicator of a possible impairment of the carrying value of the Iconoculture reporting unit. Iconoculture sales bookings for the first six months of 2012 have been lower than amounts previously estimated. Lower sales bookings may result in a decrease in revenues and cash flows from operations. The carrying value of the Iconoculture reporting unit was $13.7 million at June 30, 2012, including $11.5 million of goodwill and $4.5 million of intangible assets. We calculated the fair value of the reporting unit using a discounted cash flow model (income approach) for the subsequent five year period with a terminal value. We used a discount rate of 16% and current estimates of sales bookings and cash flows. The fair value of the reporting unit exceeded its carrying value by approximately 4%. If our sales teams do not achieve the 2012 bookings target or we obtain new information that would impact our estimates of operating results in future periods, the result of updating these estimates may result in an impairment.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash flows generated from operating activities have been our primary source of liquidity. In March 2011, we entered into a $100 million five-year senior unsecured, revolving credit facility (the “Prior Credit Facility”) with certain lenders, including Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Syndication Agent. The Credit Facility contains letter of credit and swing line loan sub-facilities and has a maturity date of March 16, 2016. No amounts have been drawn under this facility.

On July 2, 2012, we entered into a senior secured credit agreement, with Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and Barclays Bank, PLC, as Syndication Agent in connection with the execution of the Sale and Purchase Agreement, which was amended and restated on July 18, 2012, and again on August 1, 2012 (as amended and restated, the “Credit Agreement”). The Credit Agreement provides for (i) a term loan A in an aggregate principal amount of $275 million (the “Term A Loan Facility”), (ii) a term loan B in an aggregate principal amount of $250 million (the “Term B Loan Facility” and together with the Term A Facility, the “Term Facilities”) and (iii) a $100 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”, and together with the Term A Loan Facility and the Term B Loan Facility, the “Senior Secured Credit Facilities”).

 

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On August 2, 2012, in connection with the closing of the acquisition of the SHL Group, the full amounts of the Term A Loan Facility and the Term B Loan Facility were drawn and $30 million under the Revolving Credit Facility was drawn. In addition to the net proceeds from the Senior Secured Credit Facilities, we used approximately $121 of our available cash on hand to pay the Gross Purchase Price. We expect to incur approximately $13 to $14 million of additional transaction costs in the remaining six months of 2012. In addition, approximately $6 million of availability under the Revolving Credit Facility was used to cover letters of credit that were issued to replace similar letters of credit previously issued under the Prior Credit Facility which was terminated concurrently with the drawings under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities. Upon termination of the Prior Credit Facility, all of the commitments (including the previous letters of credit) under it were released. Other than with respect to the letters of credit, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the Prior Credit Facility.

We had cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities of $187.8 million and $143.9 million at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. On August 2, 2012, after completing the SHL acquisition, we had approximately $70 million of cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities and $64 million available for borrowing under the Revolving Credit Facility. We believe that existing cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities balances, the revolving credit facility, and operating cash flows will be sufficient to support operations, anticipated capital expenditures, and the payment of dividends, as well as potential share repurchases for at least the next 12 months. Our future cash flows will depend on many factors, including our rate of Contract Value growth and selective investments to expand our market presence and enhance technology. Also, we may make investments in, or acquisitions of, complementary businesses, which could require us to seek additional financing as an additional source of liquidity for permitted acquisitions, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all.

In September 2011, we completed the acquisition of Baumgartner. We acquired 100% of the equity interests of Baumgartner for an initial cash payment of approximately $6.4 million less cash acquired of $1.0 million. We will be required to pay up to an additional $1.5 million at various times prior to September 30, 2013.

In February 2012, we completed the acquisition of Valtera. We acquired 100% of the equity interests of Valtera for an initial cash payment of $22.4 million less cash acquired of $1.9 million. The initial cash payment includes $4.7 million which was placed in escrow and will be held until March 15, 2013 at which point the funds will be released to the sellers.

Cash flows from operating activities

Membership subscriptions, which principally are annually renewable agreements, generally are payable by members at the beginning of the contract term. Historically, the combination of revenue growth, profitable operations, and advance payments of membership subscriptions has resulted in net cash flows provided by operating activities. Net cash flows provided by operating activities were $83.5 million and $54.3 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase in cash flows from operations was primarily due to an increase in net income, a decrease in prepaid expenses and other current assets and an increase in accrued incentive compensation in the first six months of 2012 versus the same period of 2011.

We made income tax payments of $11.4 million and $20.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively and expect to continue making tax payments in future periods. We expect cash income tax payments in 2012 to benefit from the overpayment of 2011 taxes as a result of the income tax deductions associated with the sale of Toolbox.com.

Cash flows from investing activities

Our cash management, acquisition, and capital expenditure strategies affect cash flows from investing activities. Net cash flows used in investing activities were $25.9 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to net cash flows provided by investing activities of $1.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011.

In the six months ended June 30, 2012, we used $6.2 million for capital expenditures, primarily on technology infrastructure and new product platforms and used $21.0 million for acquisitions of businesses, primarily related to Valtera. The acquisition of Valtera in the first quarter of 2012 included an initial payment of $20.5 million, which is net of cash acquired totaling $1.9 million. Additionally, we generated $1.2 million from maturities of marketable securities.

In the six months ended June 30, 2011, we generated $5.8 million from maturities of marketable securities and used $4.6 million for capital expenditures, primarily on technology infrastructure and new product platforms.

We estimate that capital expenditures for the historical CEB business to support our infrastructure will be between $12.0 million and $15.0 million in 2012.

 

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Cash flows from financing activities

Net cash flows used in financing activities were $12.2 million and $13.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The $1.4 million decrease in cash flows used in financing activities is primarily the result of a 2011 payment of $3.7 million for contingent consideration and a holdback relating to our acquisition of Iconoculture. This decrease was offset by a $1.4 million increase in dividends paid. The quarterly dividend rate in 2012 was $0.175 per share compared to $0.15 in 2011. Additionally, we withheld $3.3 million and $2.7 million in shares in the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, to satisfy the minimum statutory employee tax withholding requirements for vested restricted stock units.

Commitments and contingencies

We continue to evaluate potential tax exposure relating to sales and use, payroll, income and property tax laws, and regulations for various states in which we sell or support our goods and services. Accruals for potential contingencies are recorded when it is probable that a liability has been incurred, and the liability can be reasonably estimated. As additional information becomes available, changes in the estimates of the liability are reported in the period that those changes occur. We had a liability of $3.3 million at June 30, 2012 and a liability of $3.0 million at December 31, 2011, relating to certain sales and use tax regulations for states in which we sell or support our goods and services.

Contractual obligations

As of June 30, 2012, there have been no material changes to the contractual obligations table as disclosed in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K other than operating lease obligations incurred as a result of our acquisition of Valtera. See Note 11 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for the updated future minimum rental payments under non-cancelable operating leases.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, we had no off-balance sheet financing or other arrangements with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships (such as entities often referred to as structured finance or special purpose entities) established for purposes of facilitating off-balance sheet financing or other debt arrangements or for other contractually narrow or limited purposes.

Forward-looking statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, including “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Item 2, contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of revenues, margins, expenses, provision for income taxes, earnings, cash flows, share repurchases, acquisition synergies, foreign currency exchange rates or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of cost reduction programs and restructuring plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products or services; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements regarding the impact of the SHL acquisition and related debt financing on our future business, financial results or financial condition, including our liquidity and capital resources; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

 

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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by forward-looking statements include, among others, our dependence on renewals of our membership-based services, the sale of additional programs to existing members and our ability to attract new members, our potential failure to adapt to member needs and demands, our potential inability to attract and retain a significant number of highly skilled employees, risks associated with the results of restructuring plans, fluctuations in operating results, our potential inability to protect our intellectual property, our potential exposure to loss of revenues resulting from our unconditional service guarantee, exposure to litigation related to our content, various factors that could affect our estimated income tax rate or our ability to utilize our deferred tax assets, changes in estimates, assumptions or revenue recognition policies used to prepare our consolidated financial statements, our potential inability to make, integrate and maintain acquisitions and investments, and the amount and timing of the benefits expected from acquisitions and investments including our acquisition of the SHL Group, our potential inability to implement, maintain, upgrade and effectively operate our technology and information infrastructure, our potential inability to effectively manage the risks associated with the indebtedness we incurred and the credit facilities we entered into in connection with our acquisition of the SHL Group, our potential inability to effectively manage the risks associated with our international operations, including the risk of foreign currency exchange fluctuations, our potential inability to effectively anticipate, plan for and respond to changing economic and financial markets conditions, especially in light of ongoing uncertainty in the worldwide economy and possible volatility of our stock price. In Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of the Company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the SEC on February 29, 2012, the Company discusses in more detail various important factors that could cause actual results to differ from expected or historic results. One should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, the reader should not consider any such list to be a complete statement of all potential risks or uncertainties. All forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are qualified by these cautionary statements and are made only as of the date this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is filed. We assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

As of June 30, 2012, there has been no material change in the Company’s assessment of its sensitivity to market risk since its presentation set forth in Item 7A, “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk,” in its 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

In connection with the preparation of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, with the participation of management, have evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)). Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have concluded that as of June 30, 2012, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in providing reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports that the Company files and submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported when required and is accumulated and communicated to management, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

From time to time, the Company is subject to litigation related to normal business operations. The Company vigorously defends itself in litigation. The Company is not currently a party to, and the Company’s property is not subject to, any legal proceedings likely to materially affect our financial results.

 

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Item 1A. Risk Factors.

In addition to the other information contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. There were no material changes during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 to the information included in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

     Total
Number of
Shares Purchased (1)
     Average
Price
Paid Per
Share
     Total Number  of
Shares
Purchased as
Part of a
Publicly
Announced Plan
     Approximate $
Value of  Shares
That May Yet  Be
Purchased
Under the Plans (2)
 

April 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012

     33,855       $ 42.35         —         $ 28,063,156   

May 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012

     506       $ 38.51         —         $ 28,063,156   

June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012

     8,175       $ 38.00         —         $ 28,063,156   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     42,536       $ 41.47         —        
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

(1) Represents shares of common stock surrendered by employees to the Company in April, May and June 2012, respectively, to satisfy minimum statutory employee tax withholding obligations.
(2) Reflects remaining authorization under the $50 million stock repurchase program approved by the Board of Directors in August 2011.

Repurchases may be made from time to time in open market and privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions. No minimum number of shares has been fixed. We fund our share repurchases with cash on hand and cash generated from operations.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information.

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits.

(a) Exhibits:

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

2.1   Agreement Relating to the Sale and Purchase of the Entire Issued Share Capital of SHL Group Holdings 1 Limited and Certain Shares in SHL Group Holdings 3 Limited between the Sellers, The Corporate Executive Board Company (UK) Limited (as Buyer), The Corporate Executive Board Company (as Guarantor), and VSS Communications Partners IV, L.P. (as Qwiz Guarantor), dated July 2, 2012. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3, 2012.)
3.1   Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1, declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 1999 (Registration No. 333-5983).)
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2009.)
10.1   Credit Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3, 2012.)
10.2*   Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement, dated as of July 18, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer.
10.3*  

Amendment No. 2 to the Credit Agreement, dated as of August 1, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer.

31.1*   Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a — 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
31.2*   Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a — 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
32.1*   Certifications pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
101.INS**   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.LAB**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith
** Furnished with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012

 

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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.

 

  THE CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BOARD COMPANY (Registrant)

Date: August 9, 2012

  By:  

/s/ Richard S. Lindahl

    Richard S. Lindahl
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

2.1   Agreement Relating to the Sale and Purchase of the Entire Issued Share Capital of SHL Group Holdings 1 Limited and Certain Shares in SHL Group Holdings 3 Limited between the Sellers, The Corporate Executive Board Company (UK) Limited (as Buyer), The Corporate Executive Board Company (as Guarantor), and VSS Communications Partners IV, L.P. (as Qwiz Guarantor), dated July 2, 2012. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3, 2012.)
3.1   Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1, declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 1999 (Registration No. 333-5983).)
3.2   Amended and Restated Bylaws. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2009.)
10.1   Credit Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 3, 2012.)
10.2*   Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement, dated as of July 18, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer.
10.3*  

Amendment No. 2 to the Credit Agreement, dated as of August 1, 2012, by and among The Corporate Executive Board Company, the Lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C Issuer.

31.1*   Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a — 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
31.2*   Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a — 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
32.1*   Certifications pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350
101.INS**   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.LAB**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE**   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith
** Furnished with the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2012

 

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