China Distance Education Holdings Limited Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

- Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Net Revenue Meets Guidance, Reaching $35.6 Million and $108.2 Million, Respectively -

- Declares Annual Special Cash Dividend of $0.225 per Ordinary Share or $0.90 per ADS -

- Expands Share Repurchase Program to $20 Million -

Nov 11, 2015, 17:00 ET from China Distance Education Holdings Limited

BEIJING, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 ended September 30, 2015.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total course enrollments reached 901,000, an increase of 2.4% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Cash receipts from online course registration reached $17.0 million, a 1.2% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Net revenue increased slightly by 0.8% to $35.6 million from $35.3 million in the prior year period, meeting the Company's guidance range of $35.3 million to $37.0 million.
  • Gross profit decreased slightly by 1.9% to $23.6 million from $24.1 million in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 gross profit decreased slightly by 1.7% to $23.6 million from $24.1 million in the prior year period.
  • Gross margin was 66.4%, compared with 68.2% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 66.5%, compared with 68.2% in the prior year period.
  • Operating income increased by 6.0% to $15.1 million from $14.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 operating income increased by 8.4% to $15.6 million from $14.4 million in the prior year period.
  • Net income increased slightly by 0.7% to $13.5 million from $13.4 million in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 net income increased by 3.4% to $14.0 million from $13.6 million in the prior year period.
  • Basic and diluted net income per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were $0.377 and $0.376, compared with basic and diluted net income per ADS of $0.376 and $0.375, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Each ADS represents four ordinary shares.
  • Basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS were $0.393 and $0.390, respectively, compared with basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS of $0.380 and $0.379, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Operating cash flow decreased by 33.3% to $4.9 million from $7.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Fiscal Year 2015 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total course enrollments were 3.3 million, an increase of 2.9% from fiscal year 2014.
  • Cash receipts from online course registration reached $94.4 million, a 11.4% increase from fiscal year 2014.
  • Net revenue increased by 11.3% to $108.2 million from $97.2 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Gross profit increased by 11.2% to $63.8 million from $57.4 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Non-GAAP1 gross profit increased by 11.5% to $64.0 million, from $57.4 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Gross margin was 59.0%, in line with fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 59.1%, compared with 59.0% in fiscal year 2014.
  • Operating income increased by 8.6% to $26.7 million from $24.6 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Non-GAAP1 operating income increased by 13.5% to $28.4 million from $25.1 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Net income increased by 5.0% to $24.6 million from $23.4 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Non-GAAP1 net income increased by 10.2% to $26.4 million from $23.9 million in fiscal year 2014.
  • Basic and diluted net income per ADS were $0.686 and $0.684, compared with $0.671 and $0.666 for fiscal year 2014, respectively.
  • Basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS was $0.739 and $0.733, respectively, compared with $0.685 and $0.681 for fiscal year 2014, respectively.

[1] For more information about the non-GAAP financial measures contained in this press release, please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, Chairman and CEO of CDEL, said, "2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary since our inception and yet another milestone in our journey. We saw modest increases in enrollment this year despite a weaker business climate, indicating that professionals recognize the high value of our courseware and appreciate the various ways they can access our courses according to their individual schedules and preferred learning methods. Moreover, during fiscal 2015 we faced a number of challenges which impacted our revenue growth, including the previously announced suspension of the Registered Tax Agent exam, industry developments related to our Engineering and Construction vertical, and exam timing changes. Despite these challenges, we were able to deliver year-over-year revenue growth in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 of 0.8% and 11.3%, respectively, both meeting our guidance, driven by our focus on delivering high quality courseware and services to our course participants. Our relentless efforts are paying off, reflected by the accelerating cash revenue growth in October 2015, and position us well for continued improvement in fiscal 2016."

"We have a strong track record of developing and delivering innovative, results-oriented and high-quality courses and services to our course participants. To escalate our competitive advantages, we will continue to invest in advanced technology and innovative areas such as our Open Learning Platform, mobile related products, Big Data initiative, and our College Cooperation Program. "

"Education development is a strategic priority for the Chinese government. The recent inclusion of innovative education reform in China's thirteenth five-year plan offers significant opportunities for CDEL and the online professional education sector. We remain enthusiastic about our future and believe our strong focus on driving innovation in learning will position us to deliver sustainable growth for years to come. " Mr. Zhu concluded.

Mr. Mark Marostica, Co-Chief Financial Officer of CDEL, added, "We are pleased to deliver an improvement in non-GAAP operating margins during our fourth fiscal quarter compared with the same period last year, as well as a modest year-over-year increase in our fiscal 2015 non-GAAP operating margins. While we faced a challenging environment in fiscal 2015, our non-GAAP operating margin performance demonstrates the resiliency of our business model and our ability to control operating expenses. As we look ahead to fiscal 2016, we will continue to balance our efforts to drive revenue growth with a strong focus on profitability and expense controls."

Dividend

The Company today announced that its Board of Directors has approved and declared a special cash dividend of $0.225 per ordinary share on its outstanding shares to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on January 6, 2016.

Holders of American Depositary Shares ("ADS"), each representing four ordinary shares of CDEL, are accordingly entitled to the cash dividend of $0.90 per ADS. The depository, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, will charge a fee of $0.02 per ADS when the dividends are distributed on or about January 13, 2016.

Subject to the Company's ongoing financial performance, cash position, budget and business plan and market conditions, the Company's Board of Directors will, on a yearly basis, consider paying a dividend.

Expansion of Share Repurchase Program

On August 18, 2015, the Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program which originally authorized the Company to repurchase up to $10 million of its issued and outstanding American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") during a one-year period from August 18, 2015 to August 17, 2016. As of October 31, 2015, the Company had repurchased 539,567 ADSs on the open market for a consideration of $6.8 million.

On November 11, 2015, the Board of Directors approved an increase to the share repurchase authorization of an additional $10 million to a total of $20 million.

"The special cash dividend and the expansion of the share repurchase program attest to our strong commitment to increasing the return to our shareholders," said Zhengdong Zhu, CDEL's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe these programs are an effective use of capital to maximize long-term shareholder value and underscore our strong belief in the underlying strength of our business."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results

Net Revenue. Total net revenue increased slightly by 0.8% to $35.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $35.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Net revenue from online education services, books and reference materials, and other sources contributed 84.3%, 4.7% and 11.0%, respectively, of our total net revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Online education services. Net revenue from online education services was $30.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, in line with the prior year period. In particular, strong revenue from the healthcare vertical was offset by a decrease in revenue from the accounting vertical, primarily due to a change in the exam date of the Elementary Level Accounting Professional Qualification Exam and the suspension of Registered Tax Agent exam.

Books and reference materials. Net revenue from books and reference materials decreased by 6.1% to $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $1.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Others. Net revenue from other sources increased by 12.2% to $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, mainly due to higher revenue from in-person accounting professional training courses and business start-up training courses. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in revenue from platform production services.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased by 6.8% to $12.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $11.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP1 cost of sales increased by 6.4% to $11.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $11.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. The increase in cost of sales was mainly due to increased lecture fees, salaries and related expenses and rental and related expenses. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in the cost of books and reference materials.

Gross Profit. Gross profit decreased slightly by 1.9% to $23.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $24.1 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 gross profit decreased slightly by 1.7% to $23.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $24.1 million in the prior year period. Gross margin was 66.4% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to 68.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 66.5% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to 68.2% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses decreased by 13.5% to $8.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $9.9 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 total operating expenses decreased by 17.0% to $8.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $9.7 million in the prior year period. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to decreased commissions for the Company's online distributors and a decrease in the Company's performance-based employee bonus. This decrease was partially offset by higher marketing and promotional expenses, share-based compensation expenses, and other selling and administrative expenses.

Selling expenses. Selling expenses decreased by 23.1% to $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $5.6 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 selling expenses decreased by 23.5% to $4.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $5.6 million in the prior year period. The decrease in selling expenses was primarily driven by decreased commissions for the Company's online distributors and a decrease in the Company's performance-based employee bonus. This decrease was partially offset by an expansion of our marketing and promotional activities, and higher other selling expenses.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses remained flat at $4.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, as compared to the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 general and administrative expenses decreased by 8.0% to $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $4.1 million in the prior year period. The decrease in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to the decrease in performance-based employee bonus. This decrease was partially offset by higher share-based compensation expenses, and other administrative expenses.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense increased by 96.3% to $3.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $1.6 million in the prior year period.  Income tax expense in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 included a reversal of certain accumulated unpaid income tax expenses accrued in earlier fiscal years.

Net Income. As a result of the foregoing, net income increased slightly by 0.7% to $13.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $13.4 million in the prior year period.  Non-GAAP1 net income increased by 3.4% to $14.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 from $13.6 million in the prior year period. 

Operating Cash FlowNet operating cash inflow decreased by 33.3% to $4.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, from $7.4 million in the prior year period. The operating cash inflow was mainly attributable to net income before non-cash items generated in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities, income tax payable, and refundable fees also contributed to the cash inflow. This operating cash inflow was partially offset by the increase in accounts receivable and the decrease in deferred revenue.

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits and Restricted Cash. Cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and restricted cash as of September 30, 2015 decreased by 2.7% to $138.8 million from $142.6 million as of June 30, 2015, mainly due to the share repurchase of $3.3 million, capital expenditures of $1.4 million primarily for new office space in our Company headquarters' building, and the payment of outstanding dividend payable of $0.8 million. This decrease was partially offset by cash inflow generated from operating activities in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Net revenue. Total net revenue increased by 11.3% to $108.2 million in fiscal year 2015, from $97.2 million in fiscal year 2014. Net revenue from online education services, books and reference materials, and other sources contributed to 82.0%, 6.3% and 11.7%, respectively, of our total net revenue for fiscal year 2015.

Online education services. Net revenue from online education services increased by 10.1% to $88.7 million in fiscal year 2015 from $80.5 million in fiscal year 2014.

Books and reference materials. Net revenue from books and reference materials increased by 7.5% to $6.9 million in fiscal year 2015 from $6.4 million in fiscal year 2014.

Others. Net revenue from other sources increased by 23.3% to $12.6 million in fiscal year 2015 from $10.3 million in fiscal year 2014.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased by 11.4% to $44.3 million in fiscal year 2015, from $39.8 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 cost of sales increased by 11.0% to $44.2 million in fiscal year 2015 from $39.8 million in fiscal year 2014.

Gross Profit. Gross profit increased by 11.2% to $63.8 million in fiscal year 2015 from $57.4 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 gross profit increased by 11.5% to $64.0 million in fiscal year 2015 from $57.4 million in fiscal year 2014. Gross profit margin for fiscal year 2015 was 59.0%, in line with fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 gross margin for fiscal year 2015 was 59.1%, compared with 59.0% in fiscal year 2014.

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by 13.0% to $37.4 million in fiscal year 2015 from $33.1 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 total operating expenses increased by 9.7% to $35.8 million in fiscal year 2015 from $32.6 million in fiscal year 2014.

Selling expenses. Selling expenses increased by 12.8% to $24.2 million in fiscal year 2015 from $21.4 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 selling expenses increased by 12.4% to $24.1 million in fiscal year 2015 from $21.4 million in fiscal year 2014.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses increased by 13.4% to $13.2 million in fiscal year 2015 from $11.6 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 general and administrative expenses increased by 4.5% to $11.6 million in fiscal year 2015 from $11.1 million in fiscal year 2014.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense increased by 45.0% to $5.9 million in fiscal year 2015 from $4.1 million in fiscal year 2014.

Net Income. Net income increased by 5.0% to $24.6 million in fiscal year 2015 from $23.4 million in fiscal year 2014. Non-GAAP1 net income increased by 10.2% to $26.4 million in fiscal year 2015 from $23.9 million in fiscal year 2014.

Operating Cash FlowNet operating cash inflow in fiscal year 2015 was $37.6 million, compared with $44.1 million in fiscal year 2014.

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits and Restricted Cash. Cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and restricted cash as of September 30, 2015 decreased by 1.2% to $138.8 million from $140.4 million as of September 30, 2014.

Outlook

For the 2016 fiscal year, the Company expects to generate total net revenue in the range of $124.4 million to $129.8 million, representing a year-over-year growth of approximately 15% to 20%. 

For the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company expects to generate total net revenue in the range of $21.5 million to $22.6 million, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 0% to 5% as our quarterly revenue distribution fluctuates year to year. 

The above guidance reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 12, 2015 to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 financial results and recent developments. The conference call may be accessed by calling +1-866-5194-004 (US Toll Free), +65-6713-5090 (International), 400-620-8038 (China), +852-3018-6771 (Hong Kong), or +44-203-0598-139 (UK). The passcode is CDEL or DL.

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the call until November 19, 2015 at +1-855-4525-696 (US Toll Free), +61-2-8199-0299 (International), 400-632-2162 (China), 800-963-117 (Hong Kong), or 0808-234-0072 (UK). The replay passcode is 66127436.

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://ir.cdeledu.com.

About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills through our professional development courses in China in the areas of accounting, health-care, engineering & construction, and other industries. The Company also offers other professional education courses for the national judicial examination, online test preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the nationwide graduate school entrance exam, and online language courses. We also offer third-party developed online courses through our Online Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform that allows people to share their educational content or deliver live courses online. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expect," "predict," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "is/are likely to," "estimate" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2016 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as the Company's strategic and operational plans (in particular, the opportunity of recent inclusion of innovative education reform in China's thirteenth five-year plan and its intended benefits, the launch and anticipated benefits of the CDEL's investment in innovative areas such as Open Learning Platform, mobile related products, Big Data initiative, and College Cooperation Program, CDEL's distribution of special cash dividends and CDEL's share repurchase program) contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic and annual reports to the SEC, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our goals and growth strategies; our future prospects and market acceptance of our courses and other products and services; our future business development and results of operations; projected revenues, profits, earnings and other estimated financial information; projected enrollment numbers; our plans to expand and enhance our courses and other products and services; competition in the education and test preparation markets; and changes to Chinese laws, regulations and policies, including those applicable to the Internet and Internet content providers, the education and telecommunications industries, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and foreign exchange.

Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed or furnished with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set forth in this press release is preliminary and subject to adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when audit work is performed for the year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP net income, operating income, gross profit, cost of sales, selling expenses, general and administrative expenses, net income margin, operating margin, gross profit margin and basic and diluted earnings per ADS and per share. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this release.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding share-based compensation expenses. However, non-GAAP financial measures may not be indicative of the Company's operating performance from a cash perspective. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance and liquidity. The Company computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of excluding share-based compensation expenses from the above-mentioned line items and presenting these non-GAAP measures is that such charges may continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Management compensates for this limitation by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying table at the end of this release provides more detail on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

Contacts:

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(Financial Tables on Following Pages)

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares and per share data)

September 30, 2014

September 30, 2015

(Derived from Audited)

(Unaudited)

Assets:

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

118,075

117,750

Term deposit

5,702

4,720

Restricted cash

16,637

16,312

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of US$158 and

US$1,250 as of September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively

1,637

2,800

Inventories

449

871

Prepayment and other current assets

3,749

4,960

Amount due from a related party

-

103

Deferred tax assets, current portion

2,116

1,508

Deferred cost

1,248

1,163

   Total current assets

149,613

150,187

Non-current assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

10,721

12,916

Goodwill

7,689

7,429

Other intangible assets, net

1,384

1,078

Deposit for purchase of non-current assets

94

93

Other non-current assets

2,128

2,457

   Total non-current assets

22,016

23,973

   Total assets

171,629

174,160

Liabilities and equity:

Current liabilities:

Bank borrowing

16,583

16,467

Accrued expenses and other liabilities (including accrued expenses and other

liabilities of the consolidated VIE without recourse to China Distance Education

Holdings Limited of US$24,168 and US$21,275 as of September 30, 2015 and

2014, respectively)

22,695

26,033

Income tax payable (including income tax payable of the consolidated VIE without

recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$3,474 and

US$3,504  as of September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively)

4,209

4,453

Deferred revenue (including deferred revenue of the consolidated VIE without

recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$29,540 and

US$23,319 as of September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively)

23,423

29,563

Refundable fees (including refundable fees of the consolidated VIE without

recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$5,245 and

US$5,199 as of September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively)

5,199

5,245

   Total current liabilities

72,109

81,761

Non-current liabilities:

Deferred tax liabilities, non-current portion

1,110

1,590

Total non-current liabilities

1,110

1,590

   Total liabilities

73,219

83,351

Equity:

Ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share at September 30, 2015 and

2014, respectively; Authorized - 500,000,000 and 500,000,000 at September 30,

2015 and 2014, respectively; Issued and outstanding -142,406,933 and

142,752,873 shares at September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively)

14

14

Additional paid-in capital

77,270

55,598

Accumulated other comprehensive income

6,220

2,735

Retained Earnings

14,906

32,462

   Total equity

98,410

90,809

   Total liabilities and equity

171,629

174,160

 

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Operations

 (in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended September 30,

2014

2015

Sales, net of business tax, value-added tax and related surcharges:

Online education services

30,033

30,015

Books and reference materials

1,769

1,661

Others

3,480

3,903

   Total net revenue

35,282

35,579

Cost of sales

Cost of services

(9,511)

(11,486)

Cost of tangible goods sold

(1,701)

(484)

   Total cost of sales

(11,212)

(11,970)

Gross profit

24,070

23,609

Operating expenses

Selling expenses

(5,639)

(4,336)

General and administrative expenses 

(4,227)

(4,200)

   Total operating expenses

(9,866)

(8,536)

Other operating income

32

14

Operating income 

14,236

15,087

Interest income

1,045

1,096

Interest expense

(97)

(148)

Exchange gain/(loss)

(210)

532

Income before income taxes

14,974

16,567

Less: Income tax expense

(1,555)

(3,052)

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited 

13,419

13,515

Net income per share:

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders

Basic

0.094

0.094

Diluted

0.094

0.094

Net income per ADS:

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders

Basic

0.376

0.377

Diluted

0.375

0.376

Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per share:

Basic 

142,624,622

142,709,504

Diluted 

143,269,355

143,816,644

 

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Operations

 (in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)

Year Ended September 30,

2,014

2,015

Sales, net of business tax, value-added tax and related surcharges:

Online education services

80,545

88,657

Books and reference materials

6,392

6,873

Others

10,259

12,647

   Total net revenue

97,196

108,177

Cost of sales

Cost of services

(35,187)

(41,043)

Cost of tangible goods sold

(4,616)

(3,300)

   Total cost of sales

(39,803)

(44,343)

Gross profit

57,393

63,834

Operating expenses

Selling expenses

(21,445)

(24,186)

General and administrative expenses 

(11,645)

(13,211)

Total operating expenses

(33,090)

(37,397)

Other operating income

253

224

Operating income 

24,556

26,661

Interest income

2,964

3,513

Interest expense

(291)

(464)

Exchange gain

232

737

Income before income taxes

27,461

30,447

Less: Income tax expense

(4,052)

(5,874)

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited 

23,409

24,573

Net income per share:

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders

Basic

0.168

0.172

Diluted

0.167

0.171

Net income per ADS:

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders

Basic

0.671

0.686

Diluted

0.666

0.684

Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per share:

Basic 

139,613,967

142,720,838

Diluted 

140,497,204

143,767,990

 

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures

(In thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)

Three Months Ended September 30,

2014

2015

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Cost of sales                                                                                                                             

11,212

11,970

Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales

-

40

Non-GAAP cost of sales

11,212

11,930

Selling expenses

5,639

4,336

Share-based compensation expense in selling expenses

-

20

Non-GAAP selling expenses

5,639

4,316

General and administrative expenses

4,227

4,200

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses

143

443

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

4,084

3,757

Gross profit

24,070

23,609

Share-based compensation expenses

-

40

Non-GAAP gross profit

24,070

23,649

Gross profit margin

68.2%

66.4%

Non-GAAP gross profit margin

68.2%

66.5%

Operating income

14,236

15,087

Share-based compensation expenses

143

503

Non-GAAP operating income

14,379

15,590

Operating margin

40.3%

42.4%

Non-GAAP operating margin

40.8%

43.8%

Net income

13,419

13,515

Share-based compensation expense

143

503

Non-GAAP net income

13,562

14,018

Net income margin

38.0%

38.0%

Non-GAAP net income margin

38.4%

39.4%

Net income per share - basic

0.094

0.094

Net income per share - diluted

0.094

0.094

Non-GAAP net income per share - basic

0.095

0.098

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted

0.095

0.097

Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

    shareholders - basic (note 1)

0.376

0.377

Net income  per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

    shareholders - diluted (note 1)

0.375

0.376

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings

    Limited shareholders - basic (note 1)

0.380

0.393

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings

    Limited shareholders - diluted (note 1)

0.379

0.390

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per share

142,624,622

142,709,504

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per share

143,269,355

143,816,644

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic non-GAAP net income per share

142,624,622

142,709,504

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income per share

143,269,355

143,816,644

 

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures

(In thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)

Year Ended September 30,

2014

2015

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Cost of sales                                                                                                                             

39,803

44,343

Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales

-

143

Non-GAAP cost of sales

39,803

44,200

Selling expenses

21,445

24,186

Share-based compensation expense in selling expenses

-

74

Non-GAAP selling expenses

21,445

24,112

General and administrative expenses

11,645

13,211

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses

503

1,566

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

11,142

11,645

Gross profit

57,393

63,834

Share-based compensation expenses

-

143

Non-GAAP gross profit

57,393

63,977

Gross profit margin

59.0%

59.0%

Non-GAAP gross profit margin

59.0%

59.1%

Operating income

24,556

26,661

Share-based compensation expenses

503

1,783

Non-GAAP operating income

25,059

28,444

Operating margin

25.3%

24.6%

Non-GAAP operating margin

25.8%

26.3%

Net income

23,409

24,573

Share-based compensation expense

503

1,783

Non-GAAP net income

23,912

26,356

Net income margin

24.1%

22.7%

Non-GAAP net income margin

24.6%

24.4%

Net income per share - basic

0.168

0.172

Net income per share - diluted

0.167

0.171

Non-GAAP net income per share - basic

0.171

0.185

Non-GAAP net income per share - diluted

0.170

0.183

Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

    shareholders - basic (note 1)

0.671

0.686

Net income  per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

    shareholders - diluted (note 1)

0.666

0.684

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings

    Limited shareholders - basic (note 1)

0.685

0.739

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings

    Limited shareholders - diluted (note 1)

0.681

0.733

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per share

139,613,967

142,720,838

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per share

140,497,204

143,767,990

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic non-GAAP net income per share

139,613,967

142,720,838

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income per share

140,497,204

143,767,990

Note 1: Each ADS represents four ordinary shares.

SOURCE China Distance Education Holdings Limited



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