VANCOUVER, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (TSXV: CHN) (OTCQX: CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses and social media for teachers, students and education professionals, announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. All figures are expressed in U.S. dollars.
China Education Resources generated gross revenues of $2,403,369 in the first quarter of 2013. This is compared to gross revenue of $2,570,769 for the same period in 2012. It recorded a net loss attributable to shareholders of $246,079 as compared to a net profit attributable to shareholders of $610,839 for the same period in 2012.
Q1 of 2013 financial highlights include:
Online products revenue of $1,584,044 generated during the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $1,566,985 during the same period in 2012;
Text book sales revenue of $819,325 generated during the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $1,003,784 during the same period in 2012. The decrease in textbook sales is due to some customers have delayed in making the decision on whether to purchase traditional textbook or digital textbook.
CER is also very pleased to announce that we have signed the agreement with China Telecom (Gansu) to provide Smartphone services to our mobile learning program which is the new solution to CER School Platform for both of the students and teachers.
This program is a keystone to CER's business strategy, the teachers and students interact through our school platform, which is the centerpiece of our online education service business. Not only do teachers and students interact through our platform, they will propagate its use with other teachers, students and parents. Because of its advanced features and complete compliance with government programs, the Company expects that educators, students and parents will gravitate to the system to work, study, interact and develop social networks. We expect the new functions of the school platform will be an example of the high-growth potential of our products and business model.
In collaboration with China's education administrators and experts, China Education Resources has been helping to transform the curriculum of the world's largest educational system. Recognizing the need to address education reform changes, China Education Resources has created educational tools and curriculum for China's entire kindergarten through twelfth grade system. The Company is playing an integral part in transforming China's educational system through helping to convert the existing educational system from a memory-based learning system to a creative thinking and interactive approach. Presently, China Education Resources has over 1 million kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers registered through its Web portal. For more information, please visit www.chinaeducationresources.com or call (604) 331-2388.
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SOURCE China Education Resources Inc.