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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Reports Second Quarter of 2018 Financial Results

August 2, 2018

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc. (NYSE: BFAM), a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and family life, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2018 and updated certain financial guidance for the full year 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights (compared to second quarter 2017):

Revenue increased 10% to $490 million Income from operations increased 14% to $65 million Net income increased 22% to $40 million and diluted earnings per common share increased 26% to $0.68

Non-GAAP measures

Adjusted income from operations* increased 13% to $66 million Adjusted EBITDA* increased 10% to $95 million Adjusted net income* increased 14% to $51 million and diluted adjusted earnings per common share* increased 18% to $0.87

“We are pleased to report strong financial results for the second quarter of 2018,” said Stephen Kramer, Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue to provide our employer clients and the working families that we serve with the high quality, critical supports they need to maximize their productivity, our results continue to reflect positive momentum across our entire suite of solutions. These results are powered by our people and our culture,” Kramer continued. “I am proud that we continue to make important investments in our people, most recently by adding the Bright Horizons Early Education Degree Achievement Plan - a market-leading program for early childhood educators to earn their college degree with no financial barriers.”

Second Quarter 2018 Results

Revenue increased $44.2 million, or 10%, in the second quarter of 2018 from the second quarter of 2017 on contributions from new and ramping full service child care centers, average price increases of 3-4%, and expanded sales of our back-up dependent care and educational advisory services.

Income from operations was $64.6 million for the second quarter of 2018, an increase from $56.8 million in the same 2017 period. Increases in revenue and gross profit reflect contributions from enrollment gains in mature and ramping centers, new child care centers, back-up dependent care and educational advisory clients that have increased utilization levels or been added since the second quarter of 2017, and strong cost management. These gains were partially offset by investments in marketing and technology to support our customer user experience, service delivery and operating efficiency, and costs incurred during the pre-opening and ramp-up phase of newer lease/consortium centers. Net income was $40.4 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to net income of $33.0 million in the same 2017 period, an increase of $7.4 million, or 22%, attributable to the expanded income from operations and a lower effective tax rate primarily due to the decrease in the federal corporate tax rate promulgated by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. Diluted earnings per common share was $0.68 for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $0.54 in the same 2017 period.

In the second quarter of 2018, adjusted EBITDA increased $8.9 million, or 10%, to $95.4 million, and adjusted income from operations increased $7.5 million, or 13%, to $66.2 million, from the second quarter of 2017 due primarily to the expanded gross profit. Adjusted net income increased by $6.4 million, or 14%, to $50.9 million on the expanded income from operations and a lower effective tax rate. Diluted adjusted earnings per common share was $0.87 compared to $0.74 in the second quarter of 2017.

As of June 30, 2018, the Company operated 1,065 child care and early education centers with the capacity to serve 118,000 children and their families.

*Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share are non-GAAP measures. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, straight line rent expense, stock-based compensation expense, and transaction costs. Adjusted income from operations represents income from operations before transaction costs. Adjusted net income represents net income determined in accordance with GAAP, adjusted for stock-based compensation expense, amortization expense, transaction costs and the income tax provision (benefit) thereon. Diluted adjusted earnings per common share is a non-GAAP measure, calculated using adjusted net income. These non-GAAP measures are more fully described and are reconciled from the respective measures determined under GAAP in “Presentation of Non-GAAP Measures” and the attached table “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company generated approximately $188.7 million of cash flows from operations compared to $167.6 million for the same 2017 period and invested $89.8 million in fixed assets and acquisitions compared to $59.2 million in the same 2017 period. Net cash used in financing activities totaled $99.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to $89.9 million for the same 2017 period, and the Company reported a net reduction in cash and cash equivalents of $0.3 million to $22.9 million as of June 30, 2018.

2018 Outlook

As described below, the Company is updating certain financial guidance. For the full year 2018, the Company currently expects:

Revenue growth in 2018 in the range of 8-10% Net income in the range of $150 million to $152 million and diluted earnings per common share in the range of $2.53 to $2.55 Adjusted net income in the range of $184 million to $186 million and diluted adjusted earnings per common share in the range of $3.13 to $3.16 Diluted weighted average shares of approximately 59 million shares

For a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measure, refer to the attached table “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Conference Call

Bright Horizons Family Solutions will host an investor conference call today at 5:00 pm ET. Interested parties are invited to listen to the conference call by dialing 1-877-407-9039 or, for international callers, 1-201-689-8470, and asking for the Bright Horizons Family Solutions conference call moderated by Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kramer. Replays of the entire call will be available through August 23, 2018 at 1-844-512-2921 or, for international callers, 1-412-317-6671, conference ID #13678191. The webcast of the conference call, including replays, and a copy of this press release are also available through the Investor Relations section of the Company’s web site, www.brighthorizons.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements that express the Company’s opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results and therefore are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements.” The Company’s actual results may vary significantly from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements, which can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “projects,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates,” or, in each case, their negatives or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. They include statements regarding the Company’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth plan, strategies, our service offerings, our clients, estimated effective tax rate, estimates and impact of recently enacted tax legislation and excess tax benefits, our investments in education, and our 2018 financial guidance. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. The Company believes that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for child care and other dependent care services, including variation in enrollment trends and lower than expected demand from employer sponsor clients; the possibility that acquisitions may disrupt our operations and expose us to additional risk; our ability to pass on our increased costs; our indebtedness and the terms of such indebtedness; our ability to withstand seasonal fluctuations in the demand for our services; our ability to implement our growth strategies successfully; the impact of recently enacted tax legislation; and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed February 28, 2018, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the time of this release and we do not undertake to publicly update or revise them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Presentation of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) throughout this press release, the Company has provided non-GAAP measurements - adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share - which present operating results on a basis adjusted for certain items. The Company uses these non-GAAP measures as key performance indicators for the purpose of evaluating performance internally, and in connection with determining incentive compensation for Company management, including executive officers. Adjusted EBITDA is also used in connection with the determination of certain ratio requirements under our credit agreement. We also believe these non-GAAP measures provide investors with useful information with respect to our historical operations. These non-GAAP measures are not intended to replace, and should not be considered superior to, the presentation of our financial results in accordance with GAAP. The use of the terms adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share may differ from similar measures reported by other companies and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures. Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share are reconciled from the respective measures under GAAP in the attached table “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Non-GAAP Reconciliations.”

Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of intangible assets, expenses related to the completion of secondary offerings and debt financing transactions, and expenses associated with completed acquisitions as well as tax effects associated with these items. These adjustments to net income and diluted earnings per common share in future periods are generally expected to be similar to the types of charges and costs excluded from adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share in prior quarters, although we can provide no assurance as to the timing or magnitude of any such adjustments. The exclusion of these charges and costs in future periods will have an impact on the Company’s adjusted net income and diluted adjusted earnings per common share.

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and family life. The Company provides full service center-based child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 1,100 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 150 Fortune 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.” Bright Horizons has been recognized 17 times as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and is one of the U.K. and Netherlands’ Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work ® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company’s web site is located at www.brighthorizons.com.

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