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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): June 11, 2019

H&R BLOCK, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
MISSOURI
1-06089
44-0607856
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO 64105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(816) 854-3000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, without par value
HRB
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
 





Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On June 11, 2019, the Company issued a press release regarding the Company’s results of operations for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2019. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
As announced in the press release described under Item 2.02 and furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company’s Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend of 4%, to $0.26 per share, and declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share payable on July 1, 2019 to shareholders of record as of June 21, 2019.
The Company also announced that its Board of Directors extended its previous share repurchase authorization three years. Approximately $1.0 billion remains under this authorization, which now expires in June 2022.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit Number    Description
99.1     Press Release Issued June 11, 2019






SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
H&R BLOCK, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 11, 2019
By:
/s/ Scott W. Andreasen
 
 
 
Scott W. Andreasen
 
 
 
Vice President and Secretary



Exhibit

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Exhibit 99.1
News Release
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2019
H&R Block Reports Fiscal 2019 Results; Enters into Agreement to Acquire Wave Financial; Announces Dividend Increase and Extension of Share Repurchase Authorization
Achieved overall U.S. tax return growth, outpacing the industry for the second consecutive year.
Reported fiscal 2019 revenues and margins at the high end of previously-provided outlook.
Signed definitive agreement to acquire Wave Financial, Inc. (“Wave”), accelerating the company’s strategy in the large and expanding small business market, providing new growth opportunities.
Announced dividend increase to an annual rate of $1.04, or $0.26 per quarter, representing a 4 percent increase over the prior year.
Repurchased approximately 7.9 million shares for $185 million during the fiscal year; extended share repurchase authorization to June 2022.
Company will share its financial outlook for fiscal 2020 during its earnings conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today released its financial results for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2019. Following a strong tax season, the company achieved revenues of $3.1 billion1 and EBITDA margin of 25.8 percent. These results reflect strategic investments the company announced at the start of the fiscal year in pricing, technology, and operational initiatives to drive long-term growth.
For fiscal 2019, U.S. tax returns prepared by or through H&R Block increased 1.5 percent, to 20.3 million. Overall client growth was driven by DIY online growth of 9.3 percent, as the company provided enhanced value for consumers through improvements in the user experience, and also increased awareness. Assisted returns decreased 1.7 percent, which was anticipated due to the elimination of the Free Federal 1040EZ promotion.
“I’m pleased with how our associates and franchisees executed year one of our enterprise strategy, as our strategic investments led to numerous improvements across our tax business,” said Jeff Jones, H&R Block’s president and chief executive officer. “We delivered great value for our clients and took overall market share by offering upfront transparent pricing, focusing on the quality of our service, enhancing our DIY offerings, and innovating in Virtual. I’m excited about our future as we continue to strengthen the relevance of H&R Block by offering consumers industry-leading choice and value. Additionally, we entered into an agreement to acquire Wave, which will enable us to accelerate our small business strategy and broaden our product suite, ultimately providing new growth opportunities for H&R Block.”

1 
All amounts in this release are unaudited. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons refer to the current period compared to the corresponding prior year period.











Fiscal 2019 Results From Continuing Operations
"We executed well against our objectives for fiscal 2019 and it showed in our results, as we achieved the high end of our revenue and margin expectations," said Tony Bowen, H&R Block's chief financial officer. "We were also able to return a significant amount of capital to our shareholders while maintaining a strong balance sheet, which provides us financial flexibility as we work toward long-term, sustainable growth."

(in millions, except EPS)
 
Fiscal Year 2019
 
Fiscal Year 2018
Revenue
 
$
3,095

 
$
3,160

Pretax Income
 
$
545

 
$
669

Net Income
 
$
445

 
$
627

Weighted-Avg. Shares - Diluted
 
206.7

 
210.2

EPS2
 
$
2.15

 
$
2.98

EBITDA3
 
$
799

 
$
941

 
 
 
 
 
Key Financial Metrics
Total revenues of $3.1 billion decreased 65 million, or 2.1 percent, as anticipated, driven by targeted price decreases in our U.S. Assisted tax business. This decrease was partially offset by increased U.S. DIY tax preparation fees resulting from increased return volumes and favorable product mix.
Total operating expenses of $2.5 billion increased $71 million, or 3.0 percent, primarily due to planned investments in technology as well as an increase in marketing expenses.
Pretax income of $545 million decreased $124 million, or 18.5 percent.
The company’s effective tax rate increased to 18.3 percent in fiscal 2019 from 6.3 percent in fiscal 2018. The effective tax rate in fiscal 2018 was unusually low due to the timing of the change in federal corporate tax rates.
Net income from continuing operations of $445 million decreased $182 million, or 29.0 percent, primarily due to the decrease in pretax income as well as the change to the company's effective tax rate. EBITDA from continuing operations of $799 million decreased $142 million, or 15.1 percent, reflecting an EBITDA margin of 25.8 percent.3  
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.15 decreased $0.83, or 27.9 percent. Approximately $0.32 of the $0.83 decrease was due to a higher effective tax rate.







2 All per share amounts are based on fully diluted shares at the end of the corresponding period.
3 The company reports non-GAAP financial measures of performance, including earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA), EBITDA margin and free cash flow, which it considers to be useful metrics for management and investors to evaluate and compare the ongoing operating performance of the company. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Information" below for more information regarding financial measures not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).



Wave Acquisition (waveapps.com)
Today the company announced in a separate release that it entered into an agreement to acquire Wave, a rapidly-growing financial solutions platform focused on changing the way small business owners manage their finances. Under the terms of the agreement, H&R Block will acquire all outstanding shares of Wave for $405 million, funded with available cash. The transaction is expected to close in the next few months, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
Dividend Increase and Share Repurchase Authorization
The company announced that its Board of Directors approved a 4 percent increase in its quarterly dividend, to $0.26 per share. Future actions regarding dividends will be dependent upon the Board's approval following consideration of operating results, market conditions, and capital needs, among other factors.
A quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share is payable on July 1, 2019 to shareholders of record as of June 21, 2019. H&R Block has paid quarterly dividends consecutively since the company went public in 1962.
The company also announced that its Board of Directors extended its previous share repurchase authorization three years. Approximately $1.0 billion remains under this authorization, which now expires in June 2022. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the company repurchased 3.2 million shares for $75 million, bringing total fiscal 2019 repurchases to 7.9 million shares for $185 million, at an average price of $23.51.
Discontinued Operations
For information on Sand Canyon, please refer to disclosures in the company’s reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and other filings with the SEC.
Conference Call
Discussion of the fiscal 2019 results, outlook, the pending acquisition of Wave, and a general business update will occur during the company’s previously-announced fiscal 2019 earnings conference call for analysts, institutional investors, and shareholders. The call is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2019. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:
U.S./Canada (866) 987-6821 or International (630) 652-5951
Conference ID: 8988609
The call, along with a presentation for viewing, will also be webcast in a listen-only format for the media and public. The link to the webcast can be accessed directly at http://investors.hrblock.com. The presentation will be posted on the Webcasts and Presentations page at http://investors.hrblock.com following the conclusion of the call.
A replay of the call will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on June 11, 2019, and continuing for seven days, by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International). The conference ID is 8988609. The webcast will be available for replay beginning on June 12, 2019 and continuing for 90 days at http://investors.hrblock.com.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 11,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY



consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2019, H&R Block had annual revenues of $3.1 billion with over 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.

About Non-GAAP Financial Information
This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial information. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "Non-GAAP Financial Information."
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words or variation of words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "commits," "seeks," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," "targets," "would," "will," "should," "goal," "could" or "may" or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements provide management's current expectations or predictions of future conditions, events or results. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future are forward-looking statements. They may include estimates of revenues, client trajectory, income, effective tax rate, earnings per share, cost savings, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases, liquidity, capital structure, market share, industry volumes or other financial items, descriptions of management’s plans or objectives for future operations, products or services, or descriptions of assumptions underlying any of the above. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and reflect the company's good faith beliefs, assumptions and expectations, but they are not guarantees of future performance or events. Furthermore, the company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions, factors, or expectations, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes, except as required by law. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to a variety of economic, competitive and regulatory factors, many of which are beyond the company's control, that are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2018 in the section entitled "Risk Factors" and additional factors we may describe from time to time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You may get such filings for free at our website at http://investors.hrblock.com. In addition, factors that may cause the company’s actual estimated effective tax rate to differ from estimates include the company’s actual results from operations compared to current estimates, future discrete items, changes in interpretations and assumptions the company has made, and future actions of the company. You should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors and, consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties.
For Further Information
Investor Relations:    Colby Brown, (816) 854-4559, colby.brown@hrblock.com
Media Relations:    Susan Waldron, (816) 854-5522, susan.waldron@hrblock.com

TABLE FOLLOWS





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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
 
 
(unaudited, in 000s - except per share amounts)
 
 
 
Three months ended April 30,
 
Year ended April 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service revenues
 
$
2,063,941

 
$
2,125,037

 
$
2,691,727

 
$
2,766,426

Royalty, product and other revenues
 
268,502

 
267,812

 
403,154

 
393,505

 
 
2,332,443

 
2,392,849

 
3,094,881

 
3,159,931

OPERATING EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costs of revenues
 
863,521

 
855,394

 
1,756,922

 
1,739,729

Selling, general and administrative
 
317,650

 
286,959

 
722,167

 
668,152

Total operating expenses
 
1,181,171

 
1,142,353

 
2,479,089

 
2,407,881

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense), net
 
5,144

 
2,795

 
16,419

 
6,054

Interest expense on borrowings
 
(21,837
)
 
(22,270
)
 
(87,051
)
 
(89,372
)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
1,134,579

 
1,231,021

 
545,160

 
668,732

Income taxes
 
249,810

 
85,057

 
99,904

 
41,823

Net income from continuing operations
 
884,769

 
1,145,964

 
445,256

 
626,909

Net loss from discontinued operations
 
(6,860
)
 
(3,037
)
 
(22,747
)
 
(13,760
)
NET INCOME
 
$
877,909

 
$
1,142,927

 
$
422,509

 
$
613,149

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
4.36

 
$
5.47

 
$
2.16

 
$
2.99

Discontinued operations
 
(0.04
)
 
(0.02
)
 
(0.11
)
 
(0.06
)
Consolidated
 
$
4.32

 
$
5.45

 
$
2.05

 
$
2.93

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC SHARES
 
202,675

 
209,230

 
205,372

 
208,824

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
4.32

 
$
5.43

 
$
2.15

 
$
2.98

Discontinued operations
 
(0.03
)
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.11
)
 
(0.07
)
Consolidated
 
$
4.29

 
$
5.42

 
$
2.04

 
$
2.91

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE DILUTED SHARES
 
204,199

 
210,527

 
206,724

 
210,213

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(unaudited, in 000s - except per share data)
 
As of April 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
1,572,150

 
$
1,544,944

Cash and cash equivalents - restricted
 
135,577

 
118,734

Receivables, net
 
138,965

 
146,774

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
146,667

 
81,261

Total current assets
 
1,993,359

 
1,891,713

Property and equipment, net
 
212,092

 
231,888

Intangible assets, net
 
342,493

 
373,981

Goodwill
 
519,937

 
507,871

Deferred tax assets and income taxes receivable
 
141,979

 
34,095

Other noncurrent assets
 
90,085

 
101,401

Total assets
 
$
3,299,945

 
$
3,140,949

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
249,525

 
$
251,975

Accrued salaries, wages and payroll taxes
 
196,527

 
141,499

Accrued income taxes and reserves for uncertain tax positions
 
271,973

 
263,050

Current portion of long-term debt
 

 
1,026

Deferred revenue and other current liabilities
 
204,976

 
186,101

Total current liabilities
 
923,001

 
843,651

Long-term debt
 
1,492,629

 
1,494,609

Deferred tax liabilities and reserves for uncertain tax positions
 
197,906

 
229,430

Deferred revenue and other noncurrent liabilities
 
144,882

 
179,548

Total liabilities
 
2,758,418

 
2,747,238

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
 
 
 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
 
 
 
 
Common stock, no par, stated value $.01 per share
 
2,383

 
2,462

Additional paid-in capital
 
767,636

 
760,250

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(20,416
)
 
(14,303
)
Retained earnings
 
499,386

 
362,980

Less treasury shares, at cost
 
(707,462
)
 
(717,678
)
Total stockholders' equity
 
541,527

 
393,711

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
3,299,945

 
$
3,140,949

 
 
 
 
 






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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
(unaudited, in 000s)
 
Year ended April 30,
 
2019
 
2018
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
422,509

 
$
613,149

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
166,695

 
183,295

Provision for bad debt
 
70,569

 
74,489

Deferred taxes
 
1,129

 
112,140

Stock-based compensation
 
23,767

 
21,954

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
 
 
 
 
Receivables
 
(73,648
)
 
(63,935
)
Prepaid expenses and other current and noncurrent assets
 
(4,503
)
 
(6,453
)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, salaries, wages and payroll taxes
 
54,827

 
(10,532
)
Deferred revenue, other current and noncurrent liabilities
 
(13,758
)
 
9,127

Income tax receivables, accrued income taxes and income tax reserves
 
(36,824
)
 
(75,491
)
Other, net
 
(4,225
)
 
(7,740
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
606,538

 
850,003

 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
(95,490
)
 
(98,583
)
Payments made for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
 
(43,637
)
 
(42,539
)
Franchise loans funded
 
(19,922
)
 
(22,320
)
Payments received on franchise loans
 
32,671

 
39,968

Other, net
 
(28,753
)
 
11,417

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(155,131
)
 
(112,057
)
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Repayments of line of credit borrowings
 
(720,000
)
 
(830,000
)
Proceeds from line of credit borrowings
 
720,000

 
830,000

Dividends paid
 
(205,461
)
 
(200,469
)
Repurchase of common stock, including shares surrendered
 
(189,912
)
 
(9,147
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 
2,532

 
28,340

Other, net
 
(10,854
)
 
(9,388
)
Net cash used in financing activities
 
(403,695
)
 
(190,664
)
 
 
 
 
 
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash
 
(3,663
)
 
(1,143
)
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
44,049

 
546,139

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the year
 
1,663,678

 
1,117,539

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the year
 
$
1,707,727

 
$
1,663,678

 
 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW DATA:
 
 
 
 
Income taxes paid, net of refunds received
 
$
132,982

 
$
8,276

Interest paid on borrowings
 
82,442

 
84,320

Accrued additions to property and equipment
 
6,159

 
3,010

 
 
 
 
 






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FINANCIAL RESULTS
 
(unaudited, in 000s - except per share amounts)
 
 
 
Three months ended April 30,
 
Year ended April 30,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. assisted tax preparation
 
$
1,529,429

 
$
1,613,204

 
$
1,858,998

 
$
1,947,160

U.S. royalties
 
185,643

 
186,049

 
243,541

 
245,444

U.S. DIY tax preparation
 
222,422

 
204,348

 
260,082

 
243,159

International revenues
 
123,582

 
126,607

 
220,562

 
227,266

Revenues from Refund Transfers
 
120,519

 
117,238

 
169,985

 
171,959

Revenues from Emerald Card®
 
59,552

 
62,348

 
98,256

 
102,640

Revenues from Peace of Mind® Extended Service Plan
 
30,623

 
25,077

 
108,114

 
101,572

Revenues from Tax Identity Shield®
 
18,022

 
21,494

 
35,661

 
28,823

Interest and fee income on Emerald AdvanceTM
 
26,414

 
24,653

 
58,182

 
56,986

Other
 
16,237

 
11,831

 
41,500

 
34,922

  Total revenues
 
2,332,443

 
2,392,849

 
3,094,881

 
3,159,931

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Compensation and benefits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Field wages
 
488,600

 
478,809

 
751,392

 
740,675

Other wages
 
64,950

 
51,344

 
217,061

 
191,981

Benefits and other compensation
 
90,389

 
86,837

 
180,276

 
173,221

 
 
643,939

 
616,990

 
1,148,729

 
1,105,877

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Occupancy
 
111,328

 
118,769

 
401,341

 
401,524

Marketing and advertising
 
181,451

 
166,267

 
269,807

 
249,142

Depreciation and amortization
 
40,682

 
46,417

 
166,695

 
183,295

Bad debt
 
37,504

 
41,060

 
70,695

 
74,489

Other (1)
 
166,267

 
152,850

 
421,822

 
393,554

Total operating expenses
 
1,181,171

 
1,142,353

 
2,479,089

 
2,407,881

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense), net
 
5,144

 
2,795

 
16,419

 
6,054

Interest expense on borrowings
 
(21,837
)
 
(22,270
)
 
(87,051
)
 
(89,372
)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
1,134,579

 
1,231,021

 
545,160

 
668,732

Income taxes
 
249,810

 
85,057

 
99,904

 
41,823

Net income from continuing operations
 
884,769

 
1,145,964

 
445,256

 
626,909

Net loss from discontinued operations
 
(6,860
)
 
(3,037
)
 
(22,747
)
 
(13,760
)
NET INCOME
 
$
877,909

 
$
1,142,927

 
$
422,509

 
$
613,149

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
4.36

 
$
5.47

 
$
2.16

 
$
2.99

Discontinued operations
 
(0.04
)
 
(0.02
)
 
(0.11
)
 
(0.06
)
Consolidated
 
$
4.32

 
$
5.45

 
$
2.05

 
$
2.93

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE BASIC SHARES
 
202,675

 
209,230

 
205,372

 
208,824

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
$
4.32

 
$
5.43

 
$
2.15

 
$
2.98

Discontinued operations
 
(0.03
)
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.11
)
 
(0.07
)
Consolidated
 
$
4.29

 
$
5.42

 
$
2.04

 
$
2.91

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE DILUTED SHARES
 
204,199

 
210,527

 
206,724

 
210,213

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EBITDA from continuing operations (2)
 
$
1,197,098

 
$
1,299,708

 
$
798,906

 
$
941,399

EBITDA margin of continuing operations (2)
 
51.3
%
 
54.3
%
 
25.8
%
 
29.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) 
We reclassified $31.0 million of supplies expense from its own financial statement line to other expenses for fiscal year 2018 to conform to the current year presentation.
(2) 
See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures.





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TAX OPERATING DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Year ended April 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
% Change
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Tax Returns Prepared: (in 000s) (1) (2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-Owned Operations
 
8,033

 
8,186

 
(1.9
)%
Franchise Operations
 
3,583

 
3,633

 
(1.4
)%
   Total H&R Block Assisted
 
11,616

 
11,819

 
(1.7
)%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Desktop
 
1,969

 
2,031

 
(3.1
)%
Online
 
6,012

 
5,502

 
9.3
 %
Total H&R Block DIY
 
7,981

 
7,533

 
5.9
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IRS Free File
 
665

 
613

 
8.5
 %
Total H&R Block U.S. Returns
 
20,262

 
19,965

 
1.5
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
International tax returns prepared: (in 000s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canada
 
2,465

 
2,423

 
1.7
 %
Australia
 
747

 
757

 
(1.3
)%
Other
 
142

 
187

 
(24.1
)%
Total international returns
 
3,354

 
3,367

 
(0.4
)%
Tax returns prepared worldwide
 
23,616

 
23,332

 
1.2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Average Charge (U.S. only): (3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company-Owned Operations
 
$
231.60

 
$
241.41

 
(4.1
)%
Franchise Operations (4)
 
216.61

 
210.63

 
2.8
 %
DIY
 
32.59

 
32.28

 
1.0
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)  
An assisted tax return is defined as a current or prior year individual tax return that has been accepted and paid for by the client, including Tax Pro GoSM and Tax Pro ReviewSM returns. Also included are business returns, which account for less than 1% of assisted tax returns. A DIY return is defined as a return that has been electronically filed and accepted by the IRS. Also included are online returns paid and printed.
(2)  
Amounts have been reclassified between company-owned and franchise operations for offices which were refranchised or repurchased by the company during the year.
(3)  
Net average charge is calculated as tax preparation fees divided by tax returns prepared. For DIY, net average charge excludes IRS Free File.
(4) 
Net average charge related to H&R Block Franchise Operations represents tax preparation fees collected by H&R Block franchisees divided by returns prepared in franchise offices. H&R Block will recognize a portion of franchise revenues as franchise royalties based on the terms of franchise agreements.





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Three months ended April 30,
 
Year ended April 30,
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE - EBITDA
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income - as reported
 
$
877,909

 
$
1,142,927

 
$
422,509

 
$
613,149

Discontinued operations, net
 
6,860

 
3,037

 
22,747

 
13,760

Net income from continuing operations - as reported
 
884,769

 
1,145,964

 
445,256

 
626,909

Add back:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income taxes of continuing operations
 
249,810

 
85,057

 
99,904

 
41,823

Interest expense of continuing operations
 
21,837

 
22,270

 
87,051

 
89,372

Depreciation and amortization of continuing operations
 
40,682

 
46,417

 
166,695

 
183,295

 
 
312,329

 
153,744

 
353,650

 
314,490

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EBITDA from continuing operations
 
$
1,197,098

 
$
1,299,708

 
$
798,906

 
$
941,399

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EBITDA margin from continuing operations (1)
 
51.3
%
 
54.3
%
 
25.8
%
 
29.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended April 30,
 
Year ended April 30,
Supplemental Information
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock-based compensation expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretax
 
$
5,759

 
$
4,889

 
$
23,767

 
$
21,954

After-tax
 
4,492

 
4,551

 
19,418

 
20,571

Amortization of intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pretax
 
$
18,757

 
$
20,418

 
$
73,218

 
$
79,883

After-tax
 
14,630

 
19,007

 
59,819

 
74,850

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)
EBITDA margin from continuing operations is computed as EBITDA from continuing operations divided by revenues from continuing operations.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The accompanying press release contains non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because these measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and are susceptible to varying calculations, they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures for other companies.
We consider our non-GAAP financial measures to be performance measures and a useful metric for management and investors to evaluate and compare the ongoing operating performance of our business.
We may consider whether significant items that arise in the future should be excluded from our non-GAAP financial measures.
We measure the performance of our business using a variety of metrics, including EBITDA from continuing operations and free cash flow. We also use EBITDA from continuing operations and pretax income of continuing operations, each subject to permitted adjustments, as performance metrics in incentive compensation calculations for our employees.