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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 January 31, 2012

OR

 

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

For the transition period from                     to                     

Commission file number 1-6089

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H&R Block, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

MISSOURI   44-0607856

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

One H&R Block Way

Kansas City, Missouri 64105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(816) 854-3000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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

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

The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s Common Stock, without par value, at the close of business on February 29, 2012 was 293,563,719 shares.


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Form 10-Q for the Period Ended January 31, 2012

 

 

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          Page  

PART I

   Financial Information   

Item 1.

  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011

     1   
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Three and Nine months Ended January 31, 2012 and 2011

     2   
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Nine months Ended January 31, 2012 and 2011

     3   
  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     4   

Item 2.

  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     33   

Item 3.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     40   

Item 4.

  

Controls and Procedures

     40   

PART II

  

Other Information

  

Item 1.

  

Legal Proceedings

     40   

Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

     40   

Item 2.

  

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     40   

Item 5.

  

Other Information

     41   

Item 6.

  

Exhibits

     43   

SIGNATURES

     44   

 

 


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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS   

(amounts in 000s, except share and per share amounts)

 
As of    January 31, 2012     April 30, 2011  
     (Unaudited)        

ASSETS

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,218,984      $ 1,677,844   

Cash and cash equivalents – restricted

     34,168        48,383   

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts
of $64,139 and $47,943

     1,035,902        230,172   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     230,612        191,360   

Assets of discontinued operations, held for sale

            900,328   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     2,519,666        3,048,087   

Mortgage loans held for investment, less allowance for
loan losses of $89,949 and $92,087

     430,189        485,008   

Investments in available-for-sale securities

     312,183        163,836   

Property and equipment, at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $617,314 and $578,655

     260,755        255,298   

Intangible assets, net

     268,148        275,342   

Goodwill

     433,595        434,151   

Other assets

     628,253        627,731   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 4,852,789      $ 5,289,453   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Liabilities:

    

Customer banking deposits

   $ 1,587,988      $ 852,220   

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     597,644        550,982   

Accrued salaries, wages and payroll taxes

     130,245        208,748   

Accrued income taxes

     40,596        458,911   

Commercial paper borrowings

     230,947          

Current portion of long-term debt

     630,996        557   

Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings

     25,000        25,000   

Liabilities of discontinued operations, held for sale

            241,562   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     3,243,416        2,337,980   

Long-term debt

     409,241        1,039,527   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     393,683        462,372   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     4,046,340        3,839,879   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, no par, stated value $.01 per share, 800,000,000 shares authorized, shares issued of 399,397,099 and 412,440,599

     3,994        4,124   

Additional paid-in capital

     797,853        812,666   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     7,409        11,233   

Retained earnings

     2,018,252        2,658,103   

Less treasury shares, at cost

     (2,021,059     (2,036,552
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     806,449        1,449,574   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 4,852,789      $ 5,289,453   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF        

(Unaudited, amounts in 000s,

except per share amounts)

 

 

OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

   
   

Three months ended

January 31,

   

Nine months ended

January 31,

 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenues:

       

Service revenues

  $   524,240      $   513,914      $   717,243      $   695,269   

Product and other revenues

    99,564        110,370        116,117        127,786   

Interest income

    39,476        56,012        59,737        76,666   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    663,280        680,296        893,097        899,721   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Expenses:

       

Cost of revenues:

       

Compensation and benefits

    207,480        206,970        316,139        327,734   

Occupancy and equipment

    93,024        90,653        263,078        261,841   

Depreciation/amortization of property and equipment

    17,770        18,044        50,894        54,925   

Provision for bad debt and loan losses

    52,932        100,028        68,423        118,754   

Interest

    23,543        24,662        69,352        70,549   

Other

    60,491        54,527        127,551        118,731   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    455,240        494,884        895,437        952,534   

Impairment of goodwill

           22,700        4,257        22,700   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    211,736        190,639        408,144        350,201   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    666,976        708,223        1,307,838        1,325,435   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

    (3,696     (27,927     (414,741     (425,714

Other income, net

    2,670        1,959        9,185        9,079   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before taxes (benefit)

    (1,026     (25,968     (405,556     (416,635

Income taxes (benefit)

    2,541        (14,934     (159,821     (166,349
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss from continuing operations

    (3,567     (11,034     (245,735     (250,286

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

    218        (1,687     (74,436     (2,165
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

  $ (3,349   $ (12,721   $ (320,171   $ (252,451
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss per share:

       

Net loss from continuing operations

  $ (0.01   $ (0.04   $ (0.82   $ (0.80

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

                  (0.25     (0.01
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

  $ (0.01   $ (0.04   $ (1.07   $ (0.81
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic and diluted shares

    292,963        305,144        299,450        310,546   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dividends paid per share

  $ 0.20      $ 0.15      $ 0.50      $ 0.45   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss):

       

Net loss

  $ (3,349   $ (12,721   $ (320,171   $ (252,451

Unrealized gains (losses) securities, net of taxes:

       

Unrealized holding gains (losses) arising during the period, net of taxes of $(199), $(122), $1,113 and $(75)

    (291     (198     1,682        (118

Reclassification adjustment for gains included in income net of taxes of $ –, $(602), $58 and $(176)

           844        (93     125   

Change in foreign currency translation adjustments

    3,341        4,101        (5,413     5,477   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss

  $ (299   $ (7,974   $ (323,995   $ (246,967
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS    (unaudited, amounts in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012     2011  

Net cash used in operating activities

   $ (1,382,771   $ (1,505,418 )
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

     (178,014       

Principal repayments on mortgage loans held for investment, net

     35,460        45,316   

Purchases of property and equipment, net

     (71,549     (51,198

Payments made for business acquisitions, net

     (16,022     (50,832

Proceeds from sale of businesses, net

     533,055        62,298   

Franchise loans:

    

Loans funded

     (43,649     (90,304

Payments received

     8,455        9,926   

Other, net

     55,794        38,651   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     323,530        (36,143
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Repayments of commercial paper

     (413,221     (2,654,653

Proceeds from commercial paper

     644,168        3,286,603   

Customer banking deposits, net

     735,252        1,002,274   

Dividends paid

     (150,058     (140,926

Repurchase of common stock, including shares surrendered

     (180,566     (283,494

Proceeds from exercise of stock options, net

     (324     (866

Other, net

     (31,424     (10,062
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     603,827        1,198,876   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effects of exchange rates on cash

     (3,446     4,330   

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (458,860     (338,355

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     1,677,844        1,804,045   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

   $ 1,218,984      $ 1,465,690   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplementary cash flow data:

    

Income taxes paid

   $ 163,471      $ 159,916   

Interest paid on borrowings

     55,266        69,313   

Interest paid on deposits

     5,170        6,191   

Transfers of foreclosed loans to other assets

     6,521        12,931   

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS   (unaudited)

 

1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 31, 2012, the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss) for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 have been prepared by the Company, without audit. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows at January 31, 2012 and for all periods presented have been made. See below for discussion of our presentation of discontinued operations.

“H&R Block,” “the Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” are used interchangeably to refer to H&R Block, Inc. or to H&R Block, Inc. and its subsidiaries, as appropriate to the context.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our April 30, 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders on Form 10-K. All amounts presented herein as of April 30, 2011 or for the year then ended, are derived from our April 30, 2011 Annual Report to Shareholders on Form 10-K.

Management Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Significant estimates, assumptions and judgments are applied in the determination of our allowance for loan losses, potential losses from loan repurchase and indemnity obligations associated with our discontinued mortgage business, contingent losses associated with pending claims and litigation, fair value of reporting units, valuation allowances based on future taxable income, reserves for uncertain tax positions, credit losses on receivable balances and related matters. Estimates have been prepared on the basis of the most current and best information available as of each balance sheet date. As such, actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

Seasonality of Business

Our operating revenues are seasonal in nature with peak revenues occurring in the months of January through April. Therefore, results for interim periods are not indicative of results to be expected for the full year.

Discontinued Operations – Recent Events

In November 2011, we sold substantially all assets of RSM McGladrey, Inc. (RSM) to McGladrey & Pullen LLP (M&P) for net cash proceeds of $495.6 million. We also received a short-term note in the amount of $32.3 million and a long-term note in the amount of $54.0 million. M&P assumed substantially all liabilities of RSM, including contingent payments and lease obligations. We have indemnified M&P for certain litigation matters as discussed in note 13. The net after tax loss on the sale of RSM totaled $37.1 million, which includes an $85.4 million impairment of goodwill recorded in our first quarter and tax benefits of $20.5 million recorded in the third quarter associated with capital loss carry-forwards utilized.

In the first quarter, we also announced we were evaluating strategic alternatives for RSM EquiCo, Inc. (EquiCo), and effective January 31, 2012, we sold the assets of EquiCo’s subsidiary, McGladrey Capital Markets LLC (MCM), for cash proceeds of $1.0 million. We have indemnified the buyer for certain litigation matters related to this business. The net after tax loss on the sale of MCM totaled $12.4 million and included a $14.3 million impairment of goodwill recorded in our first quarter. The remaining EquiCo businesses will be wound down.

 

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As of January 31, 2012, the results of operations of these businesses are presented as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated financial statements. All periods presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations have been reclassified to reflect our discontinued operations. See additional information in note 13.

 

2. Loss Per Share and Stockholders’ Equity

Basic and diluted loss per share is computed using the two-class method. The two-class method is an earnings allocation formula that determines net income per share for each class of common stock and participating security according to dividends declared and participation rights in undistributed earnings. Per share amounts are computed by dividing net income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders by the weighted average shares outstanding during each period. The dilutive effect of potential common shares is included in diluted earnings per share except in those periods with a loss from continuing operations. Diluted earnings per share excludes the impact of shares of common stock issuable upon the lapse of certain restrictions or the exercise of options to purchase 9.6 million shares for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012, and 12.6 million shares for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011, as the effect would be antidilutive due to the net loss from continuing operations during each period.

The computations of basic and diluted loss per share from continuing operations are as follows:

 

      (in 000s, except per share amounts)  
      Three months ended
January 31,
    Nine months ended
January 31,
 
      2012     2011     2012     2011  

Net loss from continuing operations attributable to shareholders

   $ (3,567   $ (11,034   $ (245,735   $ (250,286

Amounts allocated to participating securities (nonvested shares)

     24        (148     (152     (142
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders

   $ (3,543   $ (11,182   $ (245,887   $ (250,428
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares

     292,963        305,144        299,450        310,546   

Potential dilutive shares

                            
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dilutive weighted average common shares

     292,963        305,144        299,450        310,546   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss per share from continuing operations:

        

Basic

   $ (0.01   $ (0.04   $ (0.82   $ (0.80

Diluted

     (0.01     (0.04     (0.82     (0.80

The weighted average shares outstanding for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012 decreased to 293.0 million and 299.5 million, respectively, from 305.1 million and 310.5 million for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011, respectively, primarily due to share repurchases completed in the current fiscal year. During the nine months ended January 31, 2012, we purchased and immediately retired 13.0 million shares of our common stock at a cost of $177.5 million. The cost of shares retired during the current period was allocated to the components of stockholders’ equity as follows:

 

              (in 000s)

Common stock

   $ 130      

Additional paid-in capital

     7,826      

Retained earnings

     169,548      
  

 

 

    
   $ 177,504      
    

 

 

      

During the nine months ended January 31, 2011, we purchased and immediately retired 19.0 million shares of our common stock at a cost of $279.9 million.

In addition to the shares we repurchased as described above, during the nine months ended January 31, 2012, we acquired 0.2 million shares of our common stock at an aggregate cost of $3.1 million. These shares represent shares swapped or surrendered to us in connection with the vesting of nonvested shares

 

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and the exercise of stock options. During the nine months ended January 31, 2011, we acquired 0.2 million shares at an aggregate cost of $3.5 million for similar purposes.

During the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011, we issued 1.0 million and 1.1 million shares of common stock, respectively, due to the exercise of stock options, employee stock purchases and vesting of nonvested shares.

During the nine months ended January 31, 2012, we granted 2.4 million stock options and 1.0 million nonvested shares and units under our stock-based compensation plans. The weighted average fair value of options granted was $3.36 for management options. These awards typically vest over a three year period with one-third vesting each year. Stock-based compensation expense of our continuing operations totaled $2.0 million and $11.0 million for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012, respectively, and $3.5 million and $7.3 million for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011, respectively. At January 31, 2012, unrecognized compensation cost for options totaled $7.5 million, and for nonvested shares and units totaled $16.5 million.

 

3. Receivables

Short-term receivables of our continuing operations consist of the following:

 

                    (in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012     January 31, 2011     April 30, 2011  

Emerald Advance lines of credit

   $ 443,717      $ 674,317      $ 31,645   

Receivables for tax preparation and related fees

     333,636        280,364        38,930   

Royalties from franchisees

     88,597        84,049        11,645   

Loans to franchisees

     81,415        85,269        62,181   

Receivable from M&P

     32,342                 

RAC fees receivable

     28,942        51,704          

Tax client receivables related to RALs

     1,727        4,874        2,412   

Other

     89,665        95,732        131,302   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,100,041        1,276,309        278,115   

Allowance for doubtful accounts

     (64,139     (102,837     (47,943
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 1,035,902      $ 1,173,472      $ 230,172   
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

As discussed in note 1, we have a short-term receivable for $32.3 million and a long-term note receivable in the amount of $54.0 million due from M&P related to the sale of RSM. The short-term receivable note is based on the final post-closing adjustments to the purchase price we expect to receive. The long-term note is unsecured and bears interest at a rate of 8.0%, with all principal and accrued interest due in May 2017. As of January 31, 2012, there is no allowance recorded related to the short-term receivable or the long-term note, however we will monitor publicly available information relevant to the financial condition of M&P to assess future collectability. The long-term note is included in other assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 

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The short-term portion of Emerald Advance lines of credit (EAs), tax client receivables related to refund anticipation loans (RALs) and loans made to franchisees is included in receivables, while the long-term portion is included in other assets in the condensed consolidated financial statements. These amounts are as follows:

 

                      (in 000s)  
      Emerald Advance
Lines of Credit
     Tax Client
Receivables - RALs
    

Loans

to Franchisees

 

As of January 31, 2012:

        

Short-term

   $ 443,717       $ 1,727       $ 81,415   

Long-term

     15,001         5,120         134,136   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 458,718       $ 6,847       $ 215,551   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of January 31, 2011:

        

Short-term

   $ 674,317       $ 4,874       $ 85,269   

Long-term

     13,608         5,856         131,340   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 687,925       $ 10,730       $ 216,609   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of April 30, 2011:

        

Short-term

   $ 31,645       $ 2,412       $ 62,181   

Long-term

     21,619         5,855         110,420   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 53,264       $ 8,267       $ 172,601   
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

We review the credit quality of our EA receivables and tax client receivables related to RALs based on pools, which are segregated by the year of origination, with older years being deemed more unlikely to be repaid. These amounts as of January 31, 2012, by year of origination, are as follows:

 

     

(in 000s)

 
      Emerald Advance
Lines of Credit
     Tax Client
Receivables - RALs
 

Credit Quality Indicator – Year of origination:

     

2012

   $ 410,648       $   

2011

     21,913           

2010

     4,848           

2009

     4,866         2,034   

2008 and prior

     2,045         4,813   

Revolving loans

     14,398           
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 458,718       $ 6,847   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

As of January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, $41.4 million and $46.8 million, respectively, of EAs were on non-accrual status and classified as impaired, or more than 60 days past due. All tax client receivables related to RALs are considered impaired.

Loans made to franchisees totaled $215.6 million at January 31, 2012, and consisted of $150.4 million in term loans made to finance the purchase of franchises and $65.2 million in revolving lines of credit made to existing franchisees primarily for the purpose of funding their off-season needs.

 

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Activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts for the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
      Emerald Advance
Lines of Credit
    Tax Client
Receivables - RALs
   

Loans

to Franchisees

   

All

Other

    Total  

Balance as of April 30, 2011

   $ 4,400      $      $      $ 43,543      $ 47,943   

Provision

     33,570                      17,062        50,632   

Charge-offs

                          (34,436     (34,436
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of January 31, 2012

   $ 37,970      $      $      $ 26,169      $ 64,139   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of April 30, 2010

   $ 35,239      $ 12,191      $ 4      $ 43,723      $ 91,157   

Provision

     71,325        2               22,961        94,288   

Charge-offs

     (32,919     (12,193     (4     (37,492     (82,608
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of January 31, 2011

   $ 73,645      $      $      $ 29,192      $ 102,837   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

There were no changes to our methodology related to the calculation of our allowance for doubtful accounts during the nine months ended January 31, 2012.

 

4. Mortgage Loans Held for Investment and Related Assets

The composition of our mortgage loan portfolio as of January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011 is as follows:

 

      (dollars in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012     April 30, 2011  
      Amount             % of Total             Amount             % of Total  

Adjustable-rate loans

   $ 297,375        58   $ 333,828        58

Fixed-rate loans

     219,134        42     239,146        42
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     516,509        100     572,974        100

Unamortized deferred fees and costs

     3,629          4,121     

Less: Allowance for loan losses

     (89,949       (92,087  
  

 

 

     

 

 

   
   $ 430,189        $ 485,008     
  

 

 

     

 

 

   
    

 

 

           

 

 

         

Our loan loss allowance as a percent of mortgage loans was 17.4% at January 31, 2012, compared to 16.1% at April 30, 2011.

Activity in the allowance for loan losses for the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012     2011  

Balance, beginning of the period

   $ 92,087      $ 93,535   

Provision

     17,275        24,100   

Recoveries

     160        169   

Charge-offs

     (19,573     (29,928
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, end of the period

   $ 89,949      $ 87,876   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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When determining our allowance for loan losses, we evaluate loans less than 60 days past due on a pooled basis, while loans we consider impaired, including those loans more than 60 days past due or modified as troubled debt restructurings (TDRs), are evaluated individually. The balance of these loans and the related allowance is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012      April 30, 2011  
      Portfolio Balance      Related Allowance      Portfolio Balance      Related Allowance  

Pooled (less than 60 days past due)

   $ 260,916       $ 9,467       $ 304,325       $ 11,238   

Impaired:

           

Individually (TDRs)

     84,443         9,011         106,328         11,056   

Individually (60 days or more past due)

     171,150         71,471         162,321         69,793   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 516,509       $ 89,949       $ 572,974       $ 92,087   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Our portfolio includes loans originated by Sand Canyon Corporation, previously known as Option One Mortgage Corporation, and its subsidiaries (SCC) and purchased by H&R Block Bank (HRB Bank), which constitute 63% of the total loan portfolio at January 31, 2012. We have experienced higher rates of delinquency and believe that we have greater exposure to loss with respect to this segment of our loan portfolio. Our remaining loan portfolio totaled $192.4 million and is characteristic of a prime loan portfolio, and we believe therefore subject to a lower loss exposure. Detail of our mortgage loans held for investment and the related allowance at January 31, 2012 is as follows:

 

     

(dollars in 000s)

 
     

Outstanding

          Loan Loss Allowance      % 30+ Days  
     Principal Balance              Amount         % of Principal         Past Due   

Purchased from SCC

     $324,122            $77,373         23.9%         47.1%   

All other

     192,387            12,576         6.5%         12.4%   
  

 

 

    

 

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     $516,509            $89,949         17.4%         34.2%   
  

 

 

    

 

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Credit quality indicators at January 31, 2012 include the following:

 

     

(in 000s)

 
Credit Quality Indicators    Purchased from SCC      All Other      Total Portfolio  

Occupancy status:

        

Owner occupied

   $ 229,463       $ 122,424       $ 351,887   

Non-owner occupied

     94,659         69,963         164,622   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 324,122       $ 192,387       $ 516,509   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Documentation level:

        

Full documentation

   $ 95,323       $ 140,179       $ 235,502   

Limited documentation

     8,414         19,999         28,413   

Stated income

     189,698         19,793         209,491   

No documentation

     30,687         12,416         43,103   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 324,122       $ 192,387       $ 516,509   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Internal risk rating:

        

High

   $ 129,745       $       $ 129,745   

Medium

     194,377                 194,377   

Low

             192,387         192,387   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 324,122       $ 192,387       $ 516,509   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loans given our internal risk rating of “high” were generally originated by SCC, have no documentation or are stated income and are non-owner occupied. Loans given our internal risk rating of “medium” were generally full documentation or stated income, with loan-to-value at origination of more than 80% and

 

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have credit scores at origination below 700. Loans given our internal risk rating of “low” were generally full documentation, with loan-to-value at origination of less than 80% and have credit scores greater than 700.

Our mortgage loans held for investment include concentrations of loans to borrowers in certain states, which may result in increased exposure to loss as a result of changes in real estate values and underlying economic or market conditions related to a particular geographical location. Approximately 52% of our mortgage loan portfolio consists of loans to borrowers located in the states of Florida, California and New York.

Detail of the aging of the mortgage loans in our portfolio that are past due as of January 31, 2012 is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
      Less than 60
Days Past Due
     60–89 Days
Past Due
     90+ Days
Past Due
(1)
    

Total

Past Due

     Current      Total  

Purchased from SCC

   $ 28,876       $ 6,159       $ 141,247       $ 176,282       $ 147,840       $ 324,122   

All other

     8,423         1,524         20,639         30,586         161,801         192,387   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 37,299       $ 7,683       $ 161,886       $ 206,868       $ 309,641       $ 516,509   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(1)     We do not accrue interest on loans past due 90 days or more.

 

        

Information related to our non-accrual loans is as follows:

 

              (in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012      April 30, 2011  

Loans:

     

Purchased from SCC

   $ 142,853       $ 143,358   

Other

     23,283         14,106   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     166,136         157,464   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

TDRs:

     

Purchased from SCC

     5,729         2,849   

Other

     1,282         329   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     7,011         3,178   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total non-accrual loans

   $ 173,147       $ 160,642   
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Information related to impaired loans is as follows:

 

                              (in 000s)  
      Portfolio Balance
With Allowance
     Portfolio Balance
With No Allowance
     Total
Portfolio Balance
     Related Allowance  

As of January 31, 2012:

           

Purchased from SCC

   $ 179,776       $ 40,672       $ 220,448       $ 71,084   

Other

     25,390         9,755         35,145         9,398   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 205,166       $ 50,427       $ 255,593       $ 80,482   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

As of April 30, 2011:

           

Purchased from SCC (1)

   $ 180,387       $ 51,674       $ 232,061       $ 71,733   

Other (1)

     29,027         7,561         36,588         9,116   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 209,414       $ 59,235       $ 268,649       $ 80,849   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(1)     Classification of amounts as of April 30, 2011 has been restated to conform to the current period presentation.

        

 

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Information related to the allowance for impaired loans is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012      April 30, 2011  

Portion of total allowance for loan losses allocated to impaired loans and TDR loans:

     

Based on collateral value method

   $ 71,471       $ 69,794   

Based on discounted cash flow method

     9,011         11,055   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 80,482       $ 80,849   
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Information related to activities of our non-performing assets is as follows:

 

              (in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012      2011  

Average impaired loans:

     

Purchased from SCC

   $ 224,002      

All other

     35,421      
  

 

 

    
   $ 259,423       $ 308,282   
  

 

 

    

Interest income on impaired loans:

     

Purchased from SCC

   $ 4,340      

All other

     348      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,688       $ 4,975   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest income on impaired loans recognized on a cash basis on non-accrual status:

     

Purchased from SCC

   $ 4,182      

All other

     324      
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 4,506       $ 4,711   
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Our real estate owned (REO) includes loans accounted for as in-substance foreclosures of $5.7 million and $7.7 million at January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, respectively. Activity related to our REO is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012     2011  

Balance, beginning of the period

   $ 19,532      $ 29,252   

Additions

     6,521        12,931   

Sales

     (7,933     (16,900

Writedowns

     (2,193     (3,442
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, end of the period

   $ 15,927      $ 21,841   
    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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5. Investments in Available-for-Sale Securities

The amortized cost and fair value of securities classified as available-for-sale (AFS) held at January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011 are summarized below:

 

      (in 000s)  
As of            January 31, 2012                     April 30, 2011         
     

Amortized
Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses (1)

   

Fair

Value

    

Amortized

Cost

    

Gross

Unrealized

Gains

    

Gross

Unrealized

Losses (1)

   

Fair

Value

 

Short-term:

                     

Municipal bonds

   $ 2,001       $ 3       $      $ 2,004       $ 3,023       $ 58       $      $ 3,081   

Long-term:

                     

Mortgage-backed

    securities

     303,519         3,243         (287     306,475         157,970         401         (194     158,177   

Municipal bonds

     5,260         448                5,708         5,312         347                5,659   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
     308,779         3,691         (287     312,183         163,282         748         (194     163,836   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ 310,780       $ 3,694       $ (287   $ 314,187       $ 166,305       $ 806       $ (194   $ 166,917   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

(1)      At January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, we had no investments that had been in a continuous loss position for more than twelve months.

 

          

We did not record any other-than-temporary impairments of AFS securities during the three or nine months ended January 31, 2012. During the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011, we recorded other-than-temporary impairments of AFS securities totaling $1.5 million and $1.9 million, respectively, as a result of an assessment that it was probable we would not collect all amounts due or an assessment that we would not be able to hold the investments until potential recovery of market value.

Contractual maturities of AFS debt securities at January 31, 2012, occur at varying dates over the next 30 years, and are set forth in the table below.

 

      (in 000s)  
      Cost Basis      Fair Value  

Maturing in:

     

Less than one year

   $ 2,001       $ 2,004   

Two to five years

     4,204         4,502   

Six to ten years

     1,056         1,206   

Beyond

     303,519         306,475   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 310,780       $ 314,187   
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

6. Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value

We use the following valuation methodologies for assets and liabilities measured at fair value and the general classification of these instruments pursuant to the fair value hierarchy.

   

Available-for-sale securities – Available-for-sale securities are carried at fair value on a recurring basis. When available, fair value is based on quoted prices in an active market for identical securities and as such, would be classified as Level 1. If quoted market prices are not available, we use a third-party pricing service to determine fair value and classify the securities as Level 2. The service’s pricing model is based on market data and utilizes available trade, bid and other market information for similar securities. Available-for-sale securities that we classify as Level 2 include certain agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities and municipal bonds.

   

Real estate owned – REO includes foreclosed properties securing mortgage loans. Foreclosed assets are adjusted to fair value less costs to sell upon transfer of the loans to REO. Fair value is generally based on independent market prices or appraised values of the collateral. Subsequent holding period losses and losses arising from the sale of REO are expensed as incurred. Because our REO is valued based on significant inputs that are unobservable in the market and our own estimates of assumptions that we believe market participants would use in pricing the asset, these assets are classified as Level 3.

 

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Impaired mortgage loans held for investment – The fair value of impaired mortgage loans held for investment is generally based on the net present value of discounted cash flows for TDRs or the appraised value of the underlying collateral for all other loans. These loans are classified as Level 3.

The following table presents for each hierarchy level the assets that were remeasured at fair value on both a recurring and non-recurring basis during the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 and the gains (losses) on those remeasurements:

 

      (dollars in 000s)  
      Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Gain (loss)  

As of January 31, 2012:

          

Recurring:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 306,475      $      $ 306,475      $      $ 2,956   

Municipal bonds

     7,712               7,712               451   

Non-recurring:

          

REO

     16,883                      16,883        (772

Impaired mortgage loans held for investment

     103,509                      103,509        (6,986
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 434,579      $      $ 314,187      $ 120,392      $ (4,351
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

As a percentage of total assets

     9.0         6.5     2.5  

As of January 31, 2011:

          

Recurring:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 19,927      $      $ 19,927      $      $ (91

Municipal bonds

     8,740               8,740               380   

Trust preferred security

     21               21               (1,575

Non-recurring:

          

REO

     19,532                      19,532        (1,512

Impaired mortgage loans held for investment

     174,062                      174,062        (7,792
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 222,282      $      $ 28,688      $ 193,594      $ (10,590
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

As a percentage of total assets

     3.8         0.5     3.3  

(1)      Prior year amounts have been restated to include trust preferred securities that were remeasured during the quarter and the gain (loss) on all remeasurements.

          

There were no changes to the unobservable inputs used in determining the fair values of our level 2 and level 3 financial assets.

The following methods were used to determine the fair values of our other financial instruments:

   

Cash equivalents, accounts receivable, investment in Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) stock, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, commercial paper borrowings and FHLB borrowings – The carrying values reported in the balance sheet for these items approximate fair market value due to the relative short-term nature of the respective instruments.

   

Long-term financing receivables – The carrying values reported in the balance sheet for loans to franchisees approximate fair market value due to the variable interest rates and respective collateral values of these assets. The long-term note receivable from M&P bears interest at a rate similar to available market rates, and therefore carrying value approximates fair market value. Long-term EA and tax client receivables related to RALs are carried at net realizable value which approximates fair value.

   

Mortgage loans held for investment – The fair value of mortgage loans held for investment is generally determined using market pricing sources based on origination channel and performance characteristics.

   

Deposits – The estimated fair value of demand deposits is the amount payable on demand at the reporting date. The estimated fair value of IRAs and other time deposits is estimated by discounting the future cash flows using the rates currently offered by HRB Bank for products with similar remaining maturities.

   

Long-term debt and FHLB borrowings – The fair value of borrowings is based on rates currently available to us for obligations with similar terms and maturities, including current market yields on our Senior Notes.

 

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The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of our financial instruments at January 31, 2012 are as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
      Carrying
Amount
     Estimated
Fair Value
 

Mortgage loans held for investment

   $ 430,189       $ 260,691   

Deposits

     1,593,604         1,585,985   

Long-term borrowings

     1,040,237         1,078,152   
                   

 

7. Goodwill and Intangible Assets

Changes in the carrying amount of the goodwill of our continuing operations for the nine months ended January 31, 2012 consist of the following:

 

      (in 000s)  
      Tax Services  

Balance at April 30, 2011:

  

Goodwill

   $ 459,039   

Accumulated impairment losses

     (24,888
  

 

 

 
     434,151   
  

 

 

 

Changes:

  

Acquisitions

     9,506   

Disposals and foreign currency changes

     (5,805

Impairments

     (4,257

Balance at January 31, 2012:

  

Goodwill

     462,740   

Accumulated impairment losses

     (29,145
  

 

 

 
   $ 433,595   
  

 

 

 
  

 

 

 
    

 

 

 

In the current year, we discontinued service under our ExpressTax brand. As a result, we recorded an impairment of the reporting unit’s goodwill, which totaled $4.3 million.

We test goodwill and other indefinite-life intangible assets for impairment annually or more frequently if events occur or circumstances change which would, more likely than not, reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value.

Intangible assets of our continuing operations consist of the following:

 

              (in 000s)  
As of            January 31, 2012              April 30, 2011         
      Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net      Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
    Net  

Tax Services:

               

Customer relationships

   $ 90,355       $ (44,805   $ 45,550       $ 87,624       $ (41,076   $ 46,548   

Noncompete agreements

     23,725         (22,628     1,097         23,456         (22,059     1,397   

Reacquired franchise rights

     214,330         (13,052     201,278         214,330         (9,961     204,369   

Franchise agreements

     19,201         (4,053     15,148         19,201         (3,093     16,108   

Purchased technology

     14,700         (10,200     4,500         14,700         (8,505     6,195   

Trade name

     1,325         (750     575         1,325         (600     725   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 363,636       $ (95,488   $ 268,148       $ 360,636       $ (85,294   $ 275,342   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets of our continuing operations for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2012 was $4.7 and $15.2 million, respectively. Additionally, we recorded an impairment of customer relationships of $4.0 million, related to the discontinuation of our ExpressTax brand, as discussed above. Amortization of intangible assets of our continuing operations for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011 was $4.5 and $12.8 million, respectively. Estimated amortization of

 

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intangible assets for fiscal years 2012 through 2016 is $17.7 million, $16.5 million, $14.6 million, $11.3 million and $10.7 million, respectively.

 

8. Borrowings

Borrowings consist of the following:

                 (in 000s)  

As of

     January 31, 2012        January 31, 2011        April 30, 2011   

Commercial paper

   $ 230,947      $ 632,566      $   

Senior Notes, 7.875%, due January 2013

   $ 599,871      $ 599,758      $ 599,788   

Senior Notes, 5.125%, due October 2014

     399,364        399,117        399,177   

Other

     41,002        40,913        41,119   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total long-term debt

     1,040,237        1,039,788        1,040,084   

Less: Current portion

     (630,996     (551     (557
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 409,241      $ 1,039,237      $ 1,039,527   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

We had commercial paper borrowings of $230.9 million at January 31, 2012, compared to $632.6 million at the same time last year. These borrowings were used to fund our off-season losses and cover our seasonal working capital needs.

As of January 31, 2012, our $600.0 million Senior Notes are included in current portion of long-term debt in our condensed consolidated balance sheet due to their contractual maturity in January 2013.

At January 31, 2012, we maintained a committed line of credit (CLOC) agreement to support commercial paper issuances, general corporate purposes or for working capital needs. This facility provides funding up to $1.7 billion and matures July 31, 2013. This facility bears interest at an annual rate of LIBOR plus 1.30% to 2.80% or PRIME plus 0.30% to 1.80% (depending on the type of borrowing) and includes an annual facility fee of 0.20% to 0.70% of the committed amounts (based on our credit ratings). Covenants in this facility include: (1) maintenance of a minimum equity of $650.0 million on the last day of any fiscal quarter; and (2) reduction of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of short-term debt, as defined in the CLOC agreement, to $200.0 million or less for thirty consecutive days during the period March 1 to June 30 of each year. At January 31, 2012, we were in compliance with these covenants and had net worth of $806.4 million. We had no balance outstanding under the CLOC at January 31, 2012. Effective March 2, 2012, we amended our CLOC agreement to reduce the amount of minimum equity that we must maintain as of the last day of any fiscal quarter from $650.0 million to $500.0 million.

HRB Bank is a member of the FHLB of Des Moines, which extends credit to member banks based on eligible collateral. At January 31, 2012, HRB Bank had total FHLB advance capacity of $284.2 million. There was $25.0 million outstanding on this facility, leaving remaining availability of $259.2 million. Mortgage loans held for investment of $372.7 million serve as eligible collateral and are used to determine total capacity.

 

9. Income Taxes

We file a consolidated federal income tax return in the United States and file tax returns in various state and foreign jurisdictions. The U.S. Federal consolidated tax returns for the years 1999 through 2010 are currently under examination by the Internal Revenue Service, with the 1999-2007 years currently at the appellate level. Federal returns for tax years prior to 1999 are closed by statute. Historically, tax returns in various foreign and state jurisdictions are examined and settled upon completion of the exam.

We had gross unrecognized tax benefits of $199.2 million and $154.8 million at January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, respectively. The gross unrecognized tax benefits increased $44.4 million net in the current year, due primarily to accruals of tax on positions related to current and prior years partially offset by statute of limitations expirations and settlements with taxing authorities. A majority of the tax expense related to the increase in unrecognized benefits is recorded in discontinued operations as it relates to

 

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operations that have been discontinued and/or disposed. Except as noted below, we have classified the liability for unrecognized tax benefits, including corresponding accrued interest, as long-term at January 31, 2012, and included this amount in other noncurrent liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.

Based upon the expiration of statutes of limitations, payments of tax and other factors in several jurisdictions, we believe it is reasonably possible that the gross amount of reserves for previously unrecognized tax benefits may decrease by approximately $3.5 million within the twelve month period after January 31, 2012. This portion of our liability for unrecognized tax benefits has been classified as current and is included in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

10. Interest Income and Expense

The following table shows the components of interest income and expense of our continuing operations:

 

      (in 000s)  
     Three months ended January 31,         Nine months ended January 31,   
       2012         2011         2012         2011   

Interest income:

           

Emerald Advance lines of credit

   $ 30,062       $ 46,132       $ 30,297       $ 47,590   

Mortgage loans, net

     4,948         5,923         15,760         18,771   

Other

     4,466         3,957         13,680         10,305   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 39,476       $ 56,012       $ 59,737       $ 76,666   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest expense:

           

Borrowings

   $ 21,382       $ 21,678       $ 63,625       $ 62,903   

Deposits

     2,011         2,587         5,275         6,457   

FHLB advances

     150         397         452         1,189   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 23,543       $ 24,662       $ 69,352       $ 70,549   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

11. Regulatory Requirements

HRB Bank historically filed its regulatory Thrift Financial Report (TFR) on a calendar quarter basis with the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). In July 2011, as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Reform Act), the responsibility and authority of the OTS moved to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). HRB Bank filed its TFRs with the OCC through December 31, 2011. Beginning March 31, 2012, HRB Bank will file Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) with the OCC quarterly. Additionally, H&R Block, Inc. as the bank holding company is now regulated by the Federal Reserve Bank and, as such, is subject to certain reporting requirements.

 

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The following table sets forth HRB Bank’s regulatory capital requirements, as calculated in its TFR:

 

      (dollars in 000s)  
           

 

To Be Well

Capitalized

 

  

     

Actual

    For Capital Adequacy
Purposes
   

Under Prompt

Corrective

Action
Provisions

 
      Amount            Ratio     Amount      Ratio     Amount      Ratio  

As of December 31, 2011:

                  

Total risk-based capital ratio (1)

   $ 411,163            48.8   $ 67,407         8.0   $ 84,258         10.0

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (2)

   $ 400,438            47.5     N/A         N/A      $ 50,555         6.0

Tier 1 capital ratio (leverage) (3)

   $ 400,438            25.6   $ 187,642         12.0   $ 78,184         5.0

Tangible equity ratio (4)

   $ 400,438            25.6   $ 23,455         1.5     N/A         N/A   

As of March 31, 2011:

                  

Total risk-based capital ratio (1)

   $ 405,000            92.5   $ 35,019         8.0   $ 43,773         10.0

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (2)

   $ 399,187            91.2     N/A         N/A      $ 26,264         6.0

Tier 1 capital ratio (leverage) (3)

   $ 399,187            22.8   $ 209,758         12.0   $ 87,399         5.0

Tangible equity ratio (4)

   $ 399,187              22.8   $ 26,220         1.5     N/A         N/A   

 

  (1) 

Total risk-based capital divided by risk-weighted assets.

  (2) 

Tier 1 (core) capital less deduction for low-level recourse and residual interest divided by risk-weighted assets.

  (3) 

Tier 1 (core) capital divided by adjusted total assets.

  (4) 

Tangible capital divided by tangible assets.

 

 

Block Financial LLC (BFC) typically makes capital contributions to HRB Bank to help it meet its capital requirements. BFC made capital contributions to HRB Bank of $200.0 million during the nine months ended January 31, 2012, with an additional $200.0 million contributed in February 2012.

As of January 31, 2012, HRB Bank’s leverage ratio was 27.1%.

 

12. Commitments and Contingencies

Changes in deferred revenue balances related to our Peace of Mind (POM) program, the current portion of which is included in accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities and the long-term portion of which is included in other noncurrent liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheets, are as follows:

 

             (in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012     2011  

Balance, beginning of period

   $ 140,603      $ 141,542   

Amounts deferred for new guarantees issued

     19,471        19,376   

Revenue recognized on previous deferrals

     (57,254     (59,882
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, end of period

   $ 102,820      $ 101,036   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
                  

In addition to amounts accrued for our POM guarantee, we had accrued $12.5 million and $14.7 million at January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, respectively, related to our standard guarantee which is included with our standard tax preparation services.

The following table summarizes certain of our other contractual obligations and commitments:

 

              (in 000s)  
As of    January 31, 2012      April 30, 2011  

Franchise Equity Lines of Credit – undrawn commitment

   $ 22,209       $ 37,695   

Media advertising purchase obligation

     5,714         9,498   
                   

We have recorded liabilities totaling $8.2 million and $11.0 million as of January 31, 2012 and April 30, 2011, respectively, in conjunction with contingent payments related to recent acquisitions of our continuing operations, with the short-term amount recorded in accounts payable, accrued expenses and

 

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deposits and the long-term portion included in other noncurrent liabilities. Our estimate is based on current financial conditions. Should actual results differ materially from our assumptions, the potential payments will differ from the above estimate.

We routinely enter into contracts that include embedded indemnifications that have characteristics similar to guarantees. Guarantees and indemnifications of the Company and its subsidiaries include obligations to protect counterparties from losses arising from the following: (1) tax, legal and other risks related to the purchase or disposition of businesses; (2) penalties and interest assessed by federal and state taxing authorities in connection with tax returns prepared for clients; (3) indemnification of our directors and officers; and (4) third-party claims relating to various arrangements in the normal course of business. Typically, there is no stated maximum payment related to these indemnifications, and the terms of the indemnities may vary and in many cases are limited only by the applicable statute of limitations. The likelihood of any claims being asserted against us and the ultimate liability related to any such claims, if any, is difficult to predict. While we cannot provide assurance we will ultimately prevail in the event any such claims are asserted, we believe the fair value of guarantees and indemnifications relating to our continuing operations is not material as of January 31, 2012.

Variable Interests

We evaluated our financial interests in variable interest entities (VIEs) as of January 31, 2012 and determined that, other than the changes related to the sale of RSM, there have been no significant changes related to those financial interests.

Discontinued Operations – Representation and Warranty Obligations

SCC ceased originating mortgage loans in December 2007 and, in April 2008, sold its servicing assets and discontinued its remaining operations. The sale of servicing assets did not include the sale of any mortgage loans.

In connection with the sale of loans and/or residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), SCC made certain representations and warranties, including, but not limited to, representations relating to matters such as ownership of the loan, validity of the lien securing the loan, borrower fraud and the loan’s compliance with SCC’s underwriting criteria. Representations and warranties related to borrower fraud in whole loan sale transactions to institutional investors, which represented approximately 68% of the disposal of originated loans, included a “knowledge qualifier” which limits SCC’s liability to those instances where SCC had knowledge of the fraud at the time the loans were sold. Representations and warranties made in other sale transactions did not include a knowledge qualifier. In the event that there is a breach of a representation and warranty and such breach materially and adversely affects the value of a mortgage loan or a securitization insurer’s or bondholders’ interest in the mortgage loan, SCC may be obligated to repurchase the loan or otherwise indemnify certain parties for losses incurred in connection with loan liquidation. Generally, repurchase requests are not subject to a stated term, but actions to enforce a repurchase obligation would be subject to the applicable statutes of limitations.

Representation and warranty claims received by SCC have primarily related to alleged breaches of representations and warranties related to a loan’s compliance with the underwriting standards established by SCC at origination and borrower fraud. Claims received since May 1, 2008 are as follows:

 

(in millions)  
     Fiscal Year            Fiscal Year 2010               Fiscal Year 2011            Fiscal Year 2012      
      2009      Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      Q1      Q2      Q3      Total  

Loan Origination Year:

  

                          

2005

   $ 62       $       $ 15       $       $       $ 6       $ 1       $       $ 1       $       $       $ 4       $ 89   

2006

     217         2         57         4         45         100         15         29         50         29         130         29         707   

2007

     153         4         11         7                 3         5         4         4         2         353         2         548   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 432       $ 6       $ 83       $ 11       $ 45       $ 109       $ 21       $ 33       $ 55       $ 31       $ 483       $ 35       $ 1,344   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
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SCC received $35 million in claims in the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, most of which were asserted by a private-label securitization trustee on behalf of bondholders ($29 million) with the remainder asserted by monoline insurers ($6 million). The nature of the claims and the characteristics of the loans to which they relate, including loan vintage, loan performance characteristics, and alleged breaches of representations and warranties, are generally consistent with claims received in prior periods. The amount of claims received varies from period to period, and these variances have been and are expected to continue to fluctuate substantially. Although there is no certainty regarding future claims volume, expiring statutes of limitations and developments in securities litigation and other proceedings to which we are not a party could impact claim volumes during upcoming periods. SCC believes that claim volumes fluctuate in relation to the volume of requests from third parties for access to loan files managed by the party that services the majority of the outstanding SCC-originated loans. SCC and the servicer are currently in a legal dispute over the manner in which the servicer provides that access and the results of the dispute could impact the loan file access of third parties.

For claims received, reviewed and determined to be valid or otherwise settled, SCC has complied with its obligations by either repurchasing the mortgage loans or related collateral, reimbursing losses in connection with liquidated collateral, or reaching other settlements. Since May 2008, SCC has denied approximately 88% of all claims reviewed, excluding loans covered by other settlements. Of claims determined to be valid, approximately 22% resulted in loan repurchases and 78% resulted in reimbursement or settlement payments. Losses on loan repurchase, indemnification and settlement payments totaled approximately $120 million for the period May 1, 2008 through January 31, 2012. Loss severity rates on repurchases and indemnification have approximated 59% and SCC has not observed any material trends related to average losses. Repurchased loans are considered held for sale and are included in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The net balance of all mortgage loans held for sale by SCC was $10.6 million at January 31, 2012.

SCC generally has 60 to 120 days to respond to representation and warranty claims and performs a loan-by-loan review of all claims during this time. During the current quarter, SCC completed its review of prior period claims with an approximate principal balance of $220 million. Claims determined to be valid during the current quarter have estimated losses of $1.2 million. Payments related to these claims remained pending at January 31, 2012. Counterparties are able to reassert claims that SCC has denied. Claims totaling approximately $399 million remained subject to review as of January 31, 2012. As of January 31, 2012, approximately $79 million of claims under review represent a reassertion of previously denied claims.

All claims asserted against SCC since May 1, 2008 relate to loans originated during calendar years 2005 through 2007, of which, approximately 90% relate to loans originated in calendar years 2006 and 2007. During calendar years 2005 through 2007, SCC originated approximately $84 billion in loans, of which less than 1% were sold directly to government sponsored entities. Government sponsored entities also purchased bonds backed by SCC-originated mortgage loans and, with respect to these bonds, have the same rights as other bondholders in private label securitizations. SCC is not subject to representation and warranty losses on loans that have been paid in full, repurchased, or were sold without recourse.

The majority of claims asserted since May 1, 2008 determined by SCC to represent a valid breach of its representations and warranties, relate to loans that became delinquent within the first two years following the origination of the mortgage loan. Based on its experiences to date, SCC believes the longer a loan performs prior to an event of default, the less likely the default will be related to a breach of a representation and warranty. A loan that defaults within the first two years following the origination of the mortgage loan does not necessarily default due to a breach of a representation and warranty. Loans originated in 2005, 2006 and 2007 that defaulted in the first two years totaled $4.0 billion, $6.3 billion and $2.9 billion, respectively.

SCC estimates losses relating to representation and warranty claims by estimating loan repurchase and indemnification obligations based on historical validity and severity rates on both known claims and projections of future claims. Projections of future claims are based on an analysis that includes a review of the terms and provisions of related agreements, the historical experience under repurchase and indemnification obligations related to breaches of representations and warranties and third-party activity, which includes inquiries from various third-parties, loan file access by third parties, and repurchase

 

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demands. SCC’s methodology for calculating this liability also includes an assessment of the probability that individual counterparties (private label securitization trustees on behalf of bondholders, monoline insurers and whole-loan purchasers) will assert future claims.

SCC has recorded a liability for estimated contingent losses related to representation and warranty claims as of January 31, 2012 of $142.9 million, which represents SCC’s estimate of the probable loss that may occur. Although SCC reviewed claims during the quarter that were deemed valid, payments related to those claims were still pending as of January 31, 2012. As such, the balance of the recorded liability at January 31, 2012 remained unchanged from the preceding quarter. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, SCC observed substantially increased third-party activity. As a result of this third-party activity, SCC’s estimate of probable claims increased from its prior expectations and accordingly, it recorded an additional loss provision at the end of the second quarter. In the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, third-party activity decreased relative to the second quarter. During the prior fiscal year, SCC made payments totaling $49.8 million under an indemnity agreement dated April 2008 with a specific counterparty in exchange for a full and complete release of such party’s ability to assert representation and warranty claims. The indemnity agreement was given as part of obtaining the counterparty’s consent to SCC’s sale of its mortgage servicing business in 2008. SCC has no remaining payment obligations under this indemnity agreement.

The recorded liability represents SCC’s estimate of losses from future representation and warranty claims where assertion of a claim and a related contingent loss are both determined to be probable. Because the rate at which future claims may be determined to be valid and actual loss severity rates may differ significantly from historical experience, SCC is not able to estimate reasonably possible loss outcomes in excess of its current accrual. A 1% increase in both assumed validity rates and loss severities would result in losses beyond SCC’s accrual of approximately $22 million. This sensitivity is hypothetical and is intended to provide an indication of the impact of a change in key assumptions on the representations and warranties liability. In reality, changes in one assumption may result in changes in other assumptions, which could affect the sensitivity and the amount of losses.

While SCC uses what it believes to be the best information available to it in estimating its liability, assessing the likelihood that claims will be asserted in the future and estimating probable losses are inherently subjective and require considerable management judgment. To the extent that the volume of asserted claims, the level of valid claims, the counterparties asserting claims, the nature of claims, or the value of residential home prices, among other factors, differ in the future from current estimates, future losses may be greater than the current estimates and those differences may be significant.

A rollforward of our liability for losses on repurchases for the nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 is as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
Nine months ended January 31,    2012     2011  

Balance at beginning of period:

    

Amount related to repurchase and indemnifications

   $ 126,260      $ 138,415   

Amount related to indemnity agreement dated April 2008

            49,785   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     126,260        188,200   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Changes:

    

Provision for estimated losses

     20,000          

Losses on repurchase and indemnifications

     (3,337     (7,652

Payments under indemnity agreement dated April 2008

            (25,562
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of period:

    

Amount related to repurchase and indemnifications

     142,923        130,763   

Amount related to indemnity agreement dated April 2008

            24,223   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 142,923      $ 154,986   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Discontinued Operations – Indemnification Obligations

SCC may also have indemnification obligations with respect to loans and securities it originated and sold, as discussed in note 14.

 

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See discussion in note 13 below for indemnification obligations related to the sales of RSM and MCM.

 

13. Discontinued Operations

As of January 31, 2012, the results of operations and the related losses on the sale of RSM and MCM businesses are presented as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated financial statements. Our discontinued operations also include the results of operations of SCC, which exited its mortgage business in fiscal year 2008.

In connection with the sale of RSM and MCM, we indemnified the buyers against certain litigation matters. The indemnities are not subject to a stated term or limit. Accounting Standards Codification 460 – Guarantees (ASC 460) requires that we recognize a liability for the estimated fair value of guarantee and indemnification obligations at the inception of the arrangement. We have estimated an aggregate fair value of $6.0 million related to these indemnifications and recorded a liability in that amount as of the date of the sales. Subsequent changes in this liability will be determined in accordance with ASC 460 and ASC 450 – Loss Contingencies and recorded in discontinued operations.

The results of operations of our discontinued operations are as follows:

 

      (in 000s)  
    
 
Three months ended
January 31,
  
  
   
 
Nine months ended
January 31,
  
  
      2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenues

   $ 50,508      $ 171,071      $ 416,436      $ 549,180   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pretax income (loss) from operations:

        

RSM and related businesses

   $ 1,117      $ 8,327      $ 18,831      $ 15,228   

Mortgage

     (27,385     (10,551     (54,019     (17,125
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (26,268     (2,224     (35,188     (1,897

Income taxes (benefit)

     (6,462     (537     (10,268     268   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from operations

     (19,806     (1,687     (24,920     (2,165
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pretax loss on sales of businesses

     (236            (109,485       

Income tax benefit

     (20,260            (59,969       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net gain (loss) on sales of businesses

     20,024               (49,519       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

   $ 218      $ (1,687   $ (74,436   $ (2,165
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The sale of RSM resulted in a pretax financial statement loss, but produced a gain for tax purposes. The tax gain resulted primarily from larger amortization deductions taken for tax purposes than for financial statement purposes. A portion of the gain from the sale of intangible assets is capital in nature and can be offset by utilization of capital loss carry forwards. A net income tax benefit of $20.5 million was recorded in discontinued operations related to the sale.

 

14. Litigation and Related Contingencies

We are a defendant in a large number of litigation matters, arising both in the ordinary course of business and otherwise, including as described below. The matters described below are not all of the lawsuits to which we are subject. In some of the matters, very large and/or indeterminate amounts, including punitive damages, are sought. U.S. jurisdictions permit considerable variation in the assertion of monetary damages or other relief. Jurisdictions may permit claimants not to specify the monetary damages sought or may permit claimants to state only that the amount sought is sufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of the trial court. In addition, jurisdictions may permit plaintiffs to allege monetary damages in amounts well exceeding reasonably possible verdicts in the jurisdiction for similar matters. We believe that the monetary relief which may be specified in a lawsuit or claim bears little relevance to its merits or disposition value due to this variability in pleadings and our experience in litigating or resolving through settlement numerous claims over an extended period of time.

 

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The outcome of a litigation matter and the amount or range of potential loss at particular points in time may be difficult to ascertain. Among other things, uncertainties can include how fact finders will evaluate documentary evidence and the credibility and effectiveness of witness testimony, and how trial and appellate courts will apply the law. Disposition valuations are also subject to the uncertainty of how opposing parties and their counsel will themselves view the relevant evidence and applicable law.

In addition to litigation matters, we are also subject to other claims and regulatory investigations arising out of our business activities, including as described below.

We establish liabilities for litigation and regulatory loss contingencies when it is probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Liabilities have been established for a number of the matters noted below. For such matters where a loss is believed to be reasonably possible, but not probable, no accrual has been made. It is possible that litigation and regulatory matters could require us to pay damages or make other expenditures or establish accruals in amounts that could not be reasonably estimated at January 31, 2012. While the potential future charges could be material in the particular quarterly or annual periods in which they are recorded, based on information currently known, we do not believe any such charges are likely to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows. As of January 31, 2012, we have accrued $89.0 million, including obligations under certain indemnifications, compared to $70.6 million at April 30, 2011.

Matters as to Which an Estimate Can Be Made

For some matters, we are able to estimate a reasonably possible range of loss. For those matters, as of January 31, 2012, we estimate the aggregate range of reasonably possible losses in excess of amounts accrued to be approximately $0 to $61 million.

Matters as to Which an Estimate Cannot Be Made

For other matters, we are not currently able to estimate the reasonably possible loss or range of loss. We are often unable to estimate the possible loss or range of loss until developments in such matters have provided sufficient information to support an assessment of the range of possible loss, such as quantification of a damage demand from plaintiffs, discovery from other parties and investigation of factual allegations, rulings by the court on motions or appeals, analysis by experts, and the progress of settlement negotiations. On a quarterly and annual basis, we review relevant information with respect to litigation contingencies and update our accruals, disclosures and estimates of reasonably possible losses or ranges of loss based on such reviews.

Litigation and Other Claims Pertaining to Discontinued Mortgage Operations

Although SCC’s mortgage loan origination activities ceased in December 2007 and SCC’s loan servicing business was sold in April 2008, SCC and HRB have been, remain and may in the future be subject to investigations, claims and lawsuits pertaining to SCC’s mortgage business activities that occurred prior to such termination and sale. These investigations, claims and lawsuits include actions by state and federal regulators, third party indemnitees, individual plaintiffs, and cases in which plaintiffs seek to represent a class of others alleged to be similarly situated. Among other things, these investigations, claims and lawsuits allege discriminatory or unfair and deceptive loan origination and servicing practices, fraud and other common law torts, rights to indemnification, and violations of securities laws, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act. Given the non-prime mortgage environment, the number of these investigations, claims and lawsuits has increased over time and is expected to continue to increase further. The amounts claimed in these investigations, claims and lawsuits are substantial in some instances, and the ultimate resulting liability is difficult to predict and thus in many cases cannot be reasonably estimated. In the event of unfavorable outcomes, the amounts that may be required to be paid in the discharge of liabilities or settlements could be substantial and could have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows. Certain of these matters are described in more detail below.

On February 1, 2008, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against SCC and other related entities styled Cecil Barrett, et al. v. Option One Mortgage Corp., et al. (Civil Action No. 08-10157-RWZ). Plaintiffs allege discriminatory practices relating to the origination of mortgage loans in violation of the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act,

 

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and seek declaratory and injunctive relief in addition to actual and punitive damages. The court dismissed H&R Block, Inc. from the lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction. In March 2011, the court issued an order certifying a class, which defendants sought to appeal. On August 24, 2011, the First Circuit Court of Appeals declined to hear the appeal, noting that the district court could reconsider its certification decision in light of a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court in an unrelated matter. SCC has filed a motion to decertify the class, which remains pending. A portion of our loss contingency accrual is related to this lawsuit for the amount of loss that we consider probable and estimable. We believe SCC has meritorious defenses to the claims in this case and it intends to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

On December 9, 2009, a putative class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against SCC and H&R Block, Inc. styled Jeanne Drake, et al. v. Option One Mortgage Corp., et al. (Case No. SACV09-1450 CJC). Plaintiffs allege breach of contract, promissory fraud, intentional interference with contractual relations, wrongful withholding of wages and unfair business practices in connection with the failure to pay severance benefits to employees when their employment transitioned to American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. in connection with the sale of certain assets and operations of Option One. Plaintiffs seek to recover severance benefits of approximately $8 million, interest and attorney’s fees, in addition to penalties and punitive damages on certain claims. On September 2, 2011, the court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on all claims. Plaintiffs have filed an appeal, which remains pending. We have not concluded that a loss related to this matter is probable nor have we established a loss contingency related to this matter. We believe we have meritorious defenses to the claims in this case and intend to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

On October 15, 2010, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Case No. 10CH45033) styled Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago v. Bank of America Funding Corporation, et al. against multiple defendants, including various SCC-related entities, H&R Block, Inc. and other entities, arising out of FHLB’s purchase of mortgage-backed securities. The plaintiff seeks rescission and damages under state securities law and for common law negligent misrepresentation in connection with its purchase of two securities originated and securitized by SCC. These two securities had a total initial principal amount of approximately $50 million, of which approximately $41 million remains outstanding. The plaintiff agreed to voluntarily dismiss H&R Block, Inc. from the suit. The remaining defendants, including SCC, have filed motions to dismiss, which are pending. We have not concluded that a loss related to this matter is probable nor have we established a loss contingency related to this matter. We believe SCC has meritorious defenses to the claims in this case and intends to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

SCC has been working with the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the staff’s investigation of matters related to eighteen RMBS transactions of SCC. Based on the progress of the investigation, the scope of which has continued to narrow in focus, SCC has offered to resolve the matter with the payment of approximately $28 million. As a result, SCC has established a liability as of January 31, 2012, which is included in our loss contingency accrual. Although we believe that this matter can be resolved on satisfactory terms, any resolution of this matter would require approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and of the U.S District Court, neither of which has been obtained, and which we cannot provide assurance will be obtained on satisfactory terms or at all.

SCC or its subsidiaries entered into indemnification agreements with certain third parties that sold or underwrote the sale of securities. Some of those third parties are defendants in lawsuits where various other parties are seeking damages and other remedies based on the activities of such third parties in the sale of RMBS, including in some instances, SCC securitizations. SCC has received notices from some of these third parties for indemnification against losses, including defense costs, that those third parties might incur as a result of these lawsuits. We have not concluded that a loss related to any of these matters is probable nor have we established a loss contingency related to any of these matters.

 

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Employment-Related Claims and Litigation

We have been named in several wage and hour class action lawsuits throughout the country, including Alice Williams v. H&R Block Enterprises LLC, Case No. RG08366506 (Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, filed January 17, 2008) (alleging improper classification and failure to compensate for all hours worked and to provide meal periods to office managers in California); Arabella Lemus, et al. v. H&R Block Enterprises LLC, et al., Case No. CGC-09-489251 (United States District Court, Northern District of California, filed June 9, 2009) (alleging failure to timely pay compensation to tax professionals in California); Delana Ugas, et al. v. H&R Block Enterprises LLC, et al., Case No. BC417700 (United States District Court, Central District of California, filed July 13, 2009) (alleging failure to compensate tax professionals in California for all hours worked and to provide meal periods); and Barbara Petroski, et al. v. H&R Block Eastern Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-CV-00075 (United States District Court, Western District of Missouri, filed January 25, 2010) (alleging failure to compensate tax professionals nationwide for off-season training).

A class was certified in the Lemus case in December 2010 (consisting of tax professionals who worked in company-owned offices in California from 2007 to 2010); in the Williams case in March 2011 (consisting of office managers who worked in company-owned offices in California from 2004 to 2011); and in the Ugas case in August 2011 (consisting of tax professionals who worked in company-owned offices in California from 2006 to 2011). In Petroski, a conditional class was certified under the Fair Labor Standards Act in March 2011 (consisting of tax professionals nationwide who worked in company-owned offices and who were not compensated for certain training courses occurring on or after April 15, 2007). Two classes were also certified under state laws in California and New York (consisting of tax professionals who worked in company-owned offices in those states). A trial date has been set in the Williams case for April 30, 2012.

The plaintiffs in the wage and hour class action lawsuits seek actual damages, pre-judgment interest and attorneys’ fees, in addition to statutory penalties under state and federal law, which could equal up to 30 days of wages per tax season for class members who worked in California. A portion of our loss contingency accrual is related to these lawsuits for the amount of loss that we consider probable and estimable. The amounts claimed in these matters are substantial in some instances and the ultimate liability with respect to these matters is difficult to predict. We believe we have meritorious defenses to the claims in these cases and intend to defend the cases vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to the outcome of these cases or their impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows, individually or in the aggregate.

To avoid the cost and inherent risk associated with litigation, we reached an agreement to settle the Lemus case in January 2012, subject to approval by the federal court in California in which the case is pending. This settlement would require a maximum payment of $35 million, although the actual cost of the settlement would depend on the number of valid claims submitted by class members. The federal court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on February 10, 2012. A final approval hearing is scheduled to occur on May 10, 2012. We have recorded a liability for our estimate of the expected loss. If for any reason the settlement is not approved, we will continue to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

RAL and RAC Litigation

We have been named in a putative class action styled Sandra J. Basile, et al. v. H&R Block, Inc., et al., April Term 1992 Civil Action No. 3246 in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, instituted on April 23, 1993. The plaintiffs allege inadequate disclosures with respect to the RAL product and assert claims for violation of consumer protection statutes, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, common law fraud, usury, and violation of the TILA. Plaintiffs seek unspecified actual and punitive damages, injunctive relief, attorneys’ fees and costs. A Pennsylvania class was certified, but later decertified by the trial court in December 2003. An appellate court subsequently reversed the decertification decision. We are appealing the reversal. We have not concluded that a loss related to this matter is probable nor have we accrued a loss contingency related to this matter. We believe we have meritorious defenses to this case and intend to defend the case

 

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vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to the outcome of this case or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

A series of class action lawsuits were filed against us in various federal courts beginning on November 17, 2011 concerning the RAL and RAC products, styled Anthony Johnson v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 2:11-cv-09577) (C.D. Cal.); Norma Molina-Servin v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-08244) (N.D. Ill.); William Wimbley v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-24159) (S.D. Fla.); Sandy Morton v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 4:11-cv-00859) (E.D. Ark.); Iris Orta v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 2:11-cv-01149) (E.D. Wis.); Maggie Murchio v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No.1:12-cv-00063) (W.D. Md.); and Catherine Gaddy v. H&R Block, Inc., et. al. (Case No. 1:12-cv-00052) (M.D. N.C). The plaintiffs generally allege we engaged in unfair, deceptive and/or fraudulent acts in violation of various state consumer protection laws by facilitating RALs that were accompanied by allegedly inaccurate TILA disclosures, and by offering RACs without any TILA disclosures. Certain plaintiffs also allege violation of disclosure requirements of various state statutes expressly governing RALs and provisions of those statutes prohibiting tax preparers from charging or retaining certain fees. Collectively, the plaintiffs seek to represent clients who purchased RAL or RAC products in up to forty-two states and the District of Columbia during timeframes ranging from 2007 to the present. The plaintiffs seek equitable relief, disgorgement of profits, compensatory and statutory damages, restitution, civil penalties, attorneys’ fees and costs. The plaintiffs filed a motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 9, 2011 to consolidate the cases before a single court for pretrial proceedings (In Re Refund Anticipation Loan Litigation, MDL No. 2334). This motion remains pending. We have not concluded that a loss related to this matter is probable nor have we accrued a loss contingency related to this matter. We believe we have meritorious defenses to the claims in these cases, and we intend to defend the cases vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to the outcome or the impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

Express IRA Litigation

We have one remaining lawsuit regarding our former Express IRA product. That case was filed on January 2, 2008 by the Mississippi Attorney General in the Chancery Court of Hinds County, Mississippi First Judicial District (Case No. G 2008 6 S 2) and is styled Jim Hood, Attorney for the State of Mississippi v. H&R Block, Inc., H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc., et al. The complaint alleges fraudulent business practices, deceptive acts and practices, common law fraud and breach of fiduciary duty with respect to the sale of the product in Mississippi and seeks equitable relief, disgorgement of profits, damages and restitution, civil penalties and punitive damages. We believe we have meritorious defenses to the claims in this case and intend to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

Although we sold H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc. (HRBFA) effective November 1, 2008, we remain responsible for any liabilities relating to the Express IRA litigation, among other things, through an indemnification agreement. A portion of our accrual is related to these indemnity obligations.

Litigation and Claims Pertaining to the Discontinued Operations of RSM McGladrey

On April 17, 2009, a shareholder derivative complaint was filed by Brian Menezes, derivatively and on behalf of nominal defendant International Textile Group, Inc. against McGladrey Capital Markets, LLC (MCM) in the Court of Common Pleas, Greenville County, South Carolina (C.A. No. 2009-CP-23-3346) styled Brian P. Menezes, Derivatively on Behalf of Nominal Defendant, International Textile Group, Inc. (f/k/a Safety Components International, Inc.) v. McGladrey Capital Markets, LLC (f/k/a RSM EquiCo Capital Markets, LLC), et al. Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in October 2011 styled In re International Textile Group Merger Litigation, adding a putative class action claim against MCM. Plaintiffs allege claims of aiding and abetting, civil conspiracy, gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against MCM in connection with a fairness opinion MCM provided to the Special Committee of Safety Components International, Inc. (SCI) in 2006 regarding the merger between International Textile Group, Inc. and SCI. Plaintiffs seek actual and punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees and costs. On February 8, 2012, the court dismissed plaintiffs’ civil conspiracy claim against all defendants. Plaintiffs’

 

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other claims remain pending. We have not concluded that a loss related to this matter is probable nor have we established a loss contingency related to this matter. We believe we have meritorious defenses to the claims in this case and intend to defend the case vigorously, but there can be no assurances as to its outcome or its impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

EquiCo, its parent and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates, are parties to a class action filed on July 11, 2006 and styled Do Right’s Plant Growers, et al. v. RSM EquiCo, Inc., et al. (the “RSM Parties”), Case No. 06 CC00137, in the California Superior Court, Orange County. The complaint contains allegations relating to business valuation services provided by EquiCo, including allegations of fraud, conversion and unfair competition. Plaintiffs seek unspecified actual and punitive damages, in addition to pre-judgment interest and attorneys’ fees. On March 17, 2009, the court granted plaintiffs’ motion for class certification on all claims. To avoid the cost and inherent risk associated with litigation, the parties reached an agreement to settle the case for a maximum payment of $41.5 million, although the actual cost of the settlement will depend on the number of valid claims submitted by class members. The California Superior Court granted final approval of the settlement on October 20, 2011. We previously recorded a liability for our best estimate of the expected loss. The amount we paid during our third quarter did not exceed the amount we had previously accrued.

Other

We are from time to time party to investigations, claims and lawsuits not discussed herein arising out of our business operations. These investigations, claims and lawsuits may include actions by state attorneys general, other state regulators, federal regulators, individual plaintiffs, and cases in which plaintiffs seek to represent a class of others similarly situated. We believe we have meritorious defenses to each of these investigations, claims and lawsuits, and we are defending or intend to defend them vigorously. The amounts claimed in these matters are substantial in some instances; however, the ultimate liability with respect to such matters is difficult to predict. In the event of an unfavorable outcome, the amounts we may be required to pay in the discharge of liabilities or settlements could have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

We are also party to claims and lawsuits that we consider to be ordinary, routine litigation incidental to our business, including claims and lawsuits (collectively, “Other Claims”) concerning the preparation of customers’ income tax returns, the fees charged customers for various products and services, relationships with franchisees, intellectual property disputes, employment matters and contract disputes. While we cannot provide assurance that we will ultimately prevail in each instance, we believe the amount, if any, we are required to pay in the discharge of liabilities or settlements in these Other Claims will not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

 

15. Segment Information

Results of our continuing operations by reportable operating segment are as follows:

 

                           (in 000s)  
     Three months ended
January 31,
    Nine months ended
January 31,
 
      2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenues:

        

Tax Services

   $ 655,701      $ 672,810      $ 868,144      $ 875,376   

Corporate

     7,579        7,486        24,953        24,345   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 663,280      $ 680,296      $ 893,097      $ 899,721   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pretax income (loss):

        

Tax Services

   $ 31,716      $ 4,114      $ (311,733   $ (324,865

Corporate

     (32,742     (30,082     (93,823     (91,770
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before income tax (benefit)

   $ (1,026   $ (25,968   $ (405,556   $ (416,635
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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As of January 31, 2012, the results of operations of our previously reported Business Services segment are presented as discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. All periods presented have been reclassified to reflect our discontinued operations. See notes 1 and 13 for additional information.

 

16. Accounting Pronouncements

In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-08, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment.” Under the amendments in this guidance, an entity may consider qualitative factors before applying Step 1 of the goodwill impairment assessment, but may no longer be permitted to carry forward estimates of a reporting unit’s fair value from a prior year when specific criteria are met. These amendments are effective for goodwill impairment tests performed in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the effect of this guidance on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-05, “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Statement of Comprehensive Income.” Under the amendments in this guidance, an entity has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. This guidance eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. The amendments in this guidance do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. These amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted. We elected to adopt this guidance as of May 1, 2011, and it did not have an effect on our presentation of comprehensive income in our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In May 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-04, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs.” Under the amendments in this guidance, an entity will be required to provide additional disclosures about the valuation processes and sensitivities of Level 3 assets and the categorization by level of the fair value hierarchy for items that are not measured at fair value in the statement of financial position, but for which the fair value is required to be disclosed These amendments are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is not permitted. We do not expect this guidance to have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In April 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2011-02, “Receivables (Topic 310) – A Creditor’s Determination of Whether a Restructuring is a Troubled Debt Restructuring.” This guidance assists in determining if a loan modification qualifies as a TDR and requires that creditors must determine that a concession has been made and the borrower is having financial difficulties. We adopted this guidance as of May 1, 2011. We did not identify any new TDRs attributable to this new guidance and it did not have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In October 2009, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2009-13, “Revenue Recognition (Topic 605) – Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements.” This guidance amends the criteria for separating consideration in multiple-deliverable arrangements to enable vendors to account for products or services (deliverables) separately rather than as a combined unit. This guidance establishes a selling price hierarchy for determining the selling price of a deliverable, which is based on: (1) vendor-specific objective evidence; (2) third-party evidence; or (3) estimates. This guidance also eliminates the residual method of allocation and requires that arrangement consideration be allocated at the inception of the arrangement to all deliverables using the relative selling price method. In addition, this guidance significantly expands required disclosures related to a vendor’s new multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. We adopted this guidance as of May 1, 2011 and it did not have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In December 2010, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2010-28, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): When to Perform Step 2 of the Goodwill Impairment Test for Reporting Units with Zero or Negative Carrying Amounts.” The amendments affect reporting units whose carrying amount is

 

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zero or negative, and require performance of Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test if it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists. In determining whether it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists, a reporting unit would consider whether there are any adverse qualitative factors indicating that an impairment may exist. The qualitative factors are consistent with existing guidance. The reporting unit would evaluate if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount. We adopted this guidance as of May 1, 2011 and it did not have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In December 2010, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2010-29, “Business Combinations (Topic 805): Disclosure of Supplementary Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations.” The amendments in this guidance specify that if a public entity presents comparative financial statements, the entity would disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination(s) that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. Additionally, disclosures should be accompanied by a narrative description about the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments. We adopted this guidance as of May 1, 2011 and it did not have a material effect on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

17. Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements

BFC is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. BFC is the Issuer and the Company is the Guarantor of the Senior Notes issued on January 11, 2008 and October 26, 2004, our CLOC and other indebtedness issued from time to time. These condensed consolidating financial statements have been prepared using the equity method of accounting. Earnings of subsidiaries are, therefore, reflected in the Company’s investment in subsidiaries account. The elimination entries eliminate investments in subsidiaries, related stockholders’ equity and other intercompany balances and transactions.

 

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations            (in 000s)  

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January 31, 2012

   H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    BFC
(Issuer)
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Total revenues

   $      $ 65,604      $ 597,837      $ (161   $ 663,280   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

            77,965        377,436        (161     455,240   

Selling, general and administrative

            9,705        202,031               211,736   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

            87,670        579,467        (161     666,976   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

            (22,066     18,370               (3,696

Other income (expense), net

     (1,026     1,301        1,369        1,026        2,670   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before tax (benefit)

     (1,026     (20,765     19,739        1,026        (1,026
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income tax (benefit)

     2,541        12,036        (9,495     (2,541     2,541   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

     (3,567     (32,801     29,234        3,567        (3,567

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

     218        (15,695     15,913        (218     218   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ (3,349   $ (48,496   $ 45,147      $ 3,349      $ (3,349
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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January 31, 2012

   H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    BFC
(Issuer)
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Total revenues

   $      $ 74,103      $ 606,193      $      $ 680,296   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

            118,708        376,176               494,884   

Selling, general and administrative

            10,220        203,119               213,339   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

            128,928        579,295               708,223   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

            (54,825     26,898               (27,927

Other income (expense), net

     (25,968     (521     2,480        25,968        1,959   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes (benefit)

     (25,968     (55,346     29,378        25,968        (25,968

Income taxes (benefit)

     (14,934     (26,783     11,849        14,934        (14,934
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

     (11,034     (28,563     17,529        11,034        (11,034

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (1,687     (8,283     6,596        1,687        (1,687
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ (12,721   $ (36,846   $ 24,125      $ 12,721      $ (12,721
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
                                          
Three months ended January 31, 2012    H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    BFC
(Issuer)
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Total revenues

   $      $ 104,937      $ 788,321      $ (161   $ 893,097   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

            152,605        742,993        (161     895,437   

Selling, general and administrative

            24,044        388,357               412,401   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

            176,649        1,131,350        (161     1,307,838   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

            (71,712     (343,029            (414,741

Other income (expense), net

     (405,556     7,647        1,538        405,556        9,185   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before tax benefit

     (405,556     (64,065     (341,491     405,556        (405,556

Income tax benefit

     (159,821     (4,877     (154,944     159,821        (159,821
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss from continuing operations

     (245,735     (59,188     (186,547     245,735        (245,735

Net loss from discontinued operations

     (74,436     (36,398     (38,038     74,436        (74,436
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (320,171   $ (95,586   $ (224,585   $ 320,171      $ (320,171
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
                                          
Nine months ended January 31, 2011    H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    BFC
(Issuer)
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Total revenues

   $      $ 112,423      $ 787,298      $      $ 899,721   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

            193,695        758,839               952,534   

Selling, general and administrative

            21,689        351,212               372,901   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total expenses

            215,384        1,110,051               1,325,435   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

            (102,961     (322,753            (425,714

Other income (expense), net

     (416,635     4,751        4,328        416,635        9,079   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations before tax benefit

     (416,635     (98,210     (318,425     416,635        (416,635

Income tax benefit

     (166,349     (42,278     (124,071     166,349        (166,349
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss from continuing operations

     (250,286     (55,932     (194,354     250,286        (250,286

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (2,165     (12,617     10,452        2,165        (2,165
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (252,451   $ (68,549   $ (183,902   $ 252,451      $ (252,451
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Table of Contents
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets                           (in 000s)  
As of January 31, 2012    H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    

BFC

(Issuer)

    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Cash & cash equivalents

   $       $ 1,065,448      $ 153,825      $ (289   $ 1,218,984   

Cash & cash equivalents – restricted

             2,254        31,914               34,168   

Receivables, net

     63         502,231        533,608               1,035,902   

Mortgage loans held for investment

             430,189                      430,189   

Intangible assets and goodwill, net

                    701,743               701,743   

Investments in subsidiaries

     1,694,728                1,706        (1,694,728     1,706   

Other assets

     8,841         535,743        885,513               1,430,097   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 1,703,632       $ 2,535,865      $ 2,308,309      $ (1,695,017   $ 4,852,789   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Customer deposits

   $       $ 1,588,277      $      $ (289   $ 1,587,988   

Long-term debt

             999,235        41,002               1,040,237   

Commercial paper borrowings

             230,947                      230,947   

FHLB borrowings

             25,000                      25,000   

Other liabilities

     246         (108,361     1,270,283               1,162,168   

Net intercompany advances

     896,937         68,684        (965,621              

Stockholders’ equity

     806,449         (267,917     1,962,645        (1,694,728     806,449   

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 1,703,632       $ 2,535,865      $ 2,308,309      $ (1,695,017   $ 4,852,789   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
                                           
As of April 30, 2011    H&R Block, Inc.
(Guarantor)
    

BFC

(Issuer)

    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
H&R Block
 

Cash & cash equivalents

   $       $ 616,238      $ 1,061,656      $ (50   $ 1,677,844   

Cash & cash equivalents – restricted

             9,522        38,861               48,383   

Receivables, net

     88         102,011        128,073               230,172   

Mortgage loans held for investment, net

             485,008                      485,008   

Intangible assets and goodwill, net

                    709,493               709,493   

Investments in subsidiaries

     2,699,555                32        (2,699,555     32   

Assets held for sale

                    900,328               900,328   

Other assets

     13,613         469,461        755,119               1,238,193   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 2,713,256       $ 1,682,240      $ 3,593,562      $ (2,699,605   $ 5,289,453   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Customer deposits

   $       $ 852,270      $      $ (50   $ 852,220   

Long-term debt

             998,965        41,119               1,040,084   

FHLB borrowings

             25,000                      25,000   

Liabilities held for sale

                    241,562               241,562   

Other liabilities

     178         (26,769     1,707,604               1,681,013   

Net intercompany advances

     1,263,504         24,173        (1,287,677              

Stockholders’ equity

     1,449,574         (191,399     2,890,954        (2,699,555