ChinaEdu Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results Quarterly Net Revenue Exceeds Company Guidance, Increasing 19.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

Full Year 2011 Net Revenue Increases 12.1 Percent Year-Over-Year

BEIJING, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ChinaEdu Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDU) ("ChinaEdu" or the "Company"), a leading online educational services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.[1]

Fourth Quarter 2011 Highlights  

  • Total net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $19.2 million, a 19.4 percent increase from $16.0 million in the corresponding period in 2010. Total net revenue exceeded Company guidance for the quarter.
  • Net revenue from online degree programs was $15.4 million, an increase of 19.8 percent from $12.8 million in the corresponding period of 2010.
  • Net income attributable to ChinaEdu was $0.4 million.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu[2] was $0.8 million.
  • Net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS[3] was $0.022.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS[4] was $0.049.
  • The number of revenue students[5] in online degree programs during the Fall 2011 semester increased roughly 27.9 percent year-over-year to approximately 197,000 students.

Full Year 2011 Highlights

  • Total net revenue for 2011 was $69.3 million, a 12.1 percent increase from $61.8 million in 2010.
  • Net revenue from online degree programs was $55.2 million, an increase of 12.0 percent from $49.3 million in 2010.
  • Net income attributable to ChinaEdu was $2.7 million.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu was $4.4 million.
  • Net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS was $0.158.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS was $0.260.
  • The number of revenue students in online degree programs during 2011 increased roughly 14.5 percent over 2010 to approximately 356,000 students.

Julia Huang, chairman of the board of directors of ChinaEdu commented, "We were pleased to see a healthy increase in our online degree enrollment as well as increases in revenue from other business lines in the fourth quarter. Our learning centers network expansion was on track and we also saw the results of our effort to drive increased monetization at each of our learning centers." She continued, "Last year was a year of reinvention in our non-online degree programs. While investment in those areas continued throughout the full fiscal year 2011, we are confident that after school tutoring and international curriculum programs will be important pieces of the Company's business in the years to come. We continue to focus on driving enrollment in our core online degree programs, while prudently expanding the other areas of our business."

Mr. Simon Mei, chief financial officer commented, "By enforcing tight cost control measures throughout 2011, we ended the fourth quarter with general and administrative expenses well under control. At the same time we saw strong revenue increases from our online degree programs as well as from other areas of our business. We will continue to control costs in 2012 and focus on further bolstering online degree program revenue. With a strong balance sheet and steady revenue growth from core business lines, we are well positioned to continue to ramp up operations in our online and offline tutoring programs, private schools and international curriculum programs."

Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2011

Net Revenue

Total net revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $19.2 million, a 19.4 percent increase from $16.0 million in the corresponding period in 2010.

Net revenue from online degree programs for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $15.4 million, a 19.8 percent increase over $12.8 million in the corresponding period in 2010. The increase was primarily due to the continued expansion of the Company's learning centers network, as well as organic growth in revenue students enrolled in online degree programs. Enrollment for 2011 Fall semester online degree programs was approximately 197,000 revenue students, a 27.9 percent increase from approximately 154,000 revenue students enrolled in the Fall 2010 semester.

As of December 31 2011, ChinaEdu's learning centers network was providing recruiting services for 21 universities with 105 operational learning centers, of which 61 were proprietary centers[6] and 44 were contracted centers[7]. This compares to 97 operational learning centers as of December 31, 2010, of which 54 were proprietary and 43 were contracted centers.

Net revenue from non-degree programs, including online tutoring programs, private primary and secondary schools and international and elite curriculum programs, in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $3.8 million, a 17.6 percent increase from $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Of that, approximately $0.4 million was attributable to increased enrollment at our private school in Anqing.

Cost of Revenue

Total cost of revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $8.6 million, an increase of 21.8 percent, from $7.1 million in the corresponding period of 2010.

Cost of revenue for online degree programs in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $5.8 million, an increase of 19.6 percent compared to $4.9 million in the corresponding period of 2010. The increase is mainly attributable to increased recruiting related costs as well as spending related to the expansion of the Company's learning centers network.

Cost of revenue for non-degree programs in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $2.8 million, an increase of 26.5 percent from $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The rise in cost was related to an increase in staff and rental costs associated with the expansion of international and elite curriculum programs as well as the further development of interactive and personalized learning products for online tutoring programs. There was also a portion related to fixed asset depreciation and cafeteria expansion costs at the Anqing private school.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $10.6 million, compared to $9.0 million in the corresponding period of 2010. Gross margin decreased slightly to 55.1 percent, compared to 56.0 percent for the corresponding period in 2010.

Gross margin for online degree programs remained stable at 62.3 percent. In the future, we expect gross margin for online degree programs to decrease somewhat as the percentage of total net revenue contributed by the Company's learning centers network increases. The learning centers network's sales and service based model results in a higher cost of sales, whereas the joint venture model is more operationally driven.

Gross margin for online tutoring programs decreased to 55.7 percent, from 67.1 percent in fourth quarter of 2010, largely due to increased staff costs associated with the expansion of our interactive course offerings and the addition of more off-line personalized tutoring services. Gross margin for private schools increased to 24.8 percent, compared to 18.1 percent in the corresponding period in 2010. The increase was primarily due to strong enrollment at the Anqing School which is seeing economics of scale. 

Gross margin for the international curriculum and elite programs was negative 20.3 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011. In the fourth quarter, there were continued increases in staff costs and rental costs associated with the expansion of new programs in this division.  

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses were $7.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, a very slight increase compared to $7.6 million in the corresponding period in 2010. As a percentage of net revenue, total operating expenses decreased to 40.6 percent, compared to 47.1 percent in the corresponding period in 2010. The slight increase in total operating expense was the result of the following:

  • General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $3.8 million, a decrease of 7.9 percent from $4.2 million in the corresponding period in 2010. As a percentage of net revenue, general and administrative expenses decreased to 20.0 percent from 25.9 percent in the same period in 2010. A reduction in certain staff costs as well as a one-time government subsidy received resulted in the decrease.
  • Selling and marketing expenses were $2.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 28.2 percent compared to $1.9 million in the corresponding period in 2010. As a percentage of net revenue, selling and marketing expenses increased to 12.7 percent, up from 11.9 percent in the same period in 2010. The increase in selling and marketing expenses was primarily attributable to the expansion of selling and marketing staff and an increase in advertisements placed for the 101 online tutoring programs as well as an increase in marketing activities, such as conference attendance and brand promotion activities across the brands.
  • Research and development expenses for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $1.5 million, flat with the corresponding period in 2010. As a percentage of net revenue, the research and development expense was 7.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, decreasing from 9.3 percent in the same period of 2010.
  • Share-based compensation for the fourth quarter of 2011, which is allocated to the related cost and operating expenses line items, remained stable at $0.3 million.    

Income from Operations

Income from operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $2.8 million, an increase of 94.8 percent compared to $1.4 million in the corresponding period of 2010. Operating margin increased to 14.5 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 8.9 percent in the corresponding period of 2010.

Adjusted income from operations, a non-GAAP measure defined as income from operations excluding share-based compensation,  amortization of intangible assets and land use rights, was $3.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 64.7 percent compared to $2.0 million in the corresponding period of 2010.

Adjusted operating margin, a non-GAAP measure defined as the ratio of adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) over net revenue, for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased to 16.9 percent, compared to 12.3 percent for the corresponding period of 2010.

Interest and Investment Income

Interest and investment income for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 51.7 percent to $0.4 million, compared to $0.3 million for the corresponding quarter of 2010.

Income Tax Expense

In the fourth quarter of 2011, income tax expense was $1.2 million and the effective income tax rate was 37.4 percent. The Company had a higher tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to the allowance provided for on deferred income tax assets, resulting from cumulative historical losses at certain subsidiaries. The fourth quarter 2011 tax rate compares to an income tax credit of $1.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The tax credit enjoyed by the Company in the fourth quarter of 2010 was the result of one of the Company's subsidiaries being granted "new and high technology enterprises" status at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, thus qualifying the Company for a 2010 preferential statutory tax rate of 15 percent commencing in the fourth quarter of 2010. As a result, deferred tax liabilities overbooked in the first three quarters in 2010 were reversed in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Net Income Attributable to Non-controlling Interests

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests remained stable at $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $1.6 million in the corresponding period in 2010.

Net Income Attributable to ChinaEdu Shareholders

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu, which is net income, excluding net income attributable to non-controlling interests, was $0.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, representing a decrease of 65.8 percent from $1.1 million in the corresponding period of 2010.

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu per basic and diluted ADS was $0.024 and $0.022, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2011, as compared to $0.068 and $0.062, respectively, for the corresponding period in 2010.

Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu (non-GAAP) was $0.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $1.6 million in the corresponding period of 2010. Adjusted net margin, a non-GAAP measure defined as the ratio of adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu (non-GAAP) over net revenue, was 4.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 10.0 percent in the corresponding period of 2010.

Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu per basic and diluted ADS (non-GAAP) was $0.052 and $0.049, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $0.100 and $0.092, respectively, in the corresponding period of 2010.

Deferred Revenue

As of December 31, 2011, deferred revenue was $21.8 million, consisting of current deferred revenue in the amount of $19.9 million and non-current deferred revenue in the amount of $1.9 million. In general, Fall semester tuition is received during the fourth quarter but is recognized both in the fourth quarter of the current year and in the first quarter of the following year. Private school revenue is received in September, but amortized over 6 or 12 months while online tutoring program revenue can be received at program enrollment and is mostly amortized within 12 months.

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Term Deposits

As of December 31, 2011, the Company reported cash and cash equivalents and term deposits of $59.1 million, which primarily consisted of cash, demand deposits with original maturity terms of three months or less, and term deposits with original maturity terms of greater than three months but less than one year.

Amounts Due from Related Parties

Amounts due from related parties, which represents cash owed to the Company by collaborative alliance partners, were $37.8 million as of December 31, 2011 compared to $39.2 million as of December 31, 2010.

Fiscal Year 2011 Results

Net Revenue

Total net revenue in 2011 was $69.3 million, an increase of 12.1 percent over $61.8 million in 2010.

Net revenue from online degree programs in 2011 was $55.2 million, a 12.0 percent increase from $49.3 million in 2010. This increase was primarily attributable to strong enrollment growth in online degree programs in 2011, particularly through our learning centers network. In aggregate, the number of revenue students enrolled in online degree programs was approximately 356,000 in 2011, a 14.5 percent increase from approximately 311,000 revenue students enrolled in online degree programs in 2010.

Net revenue from non-online degree programs in 2011 was $14.1 million, compared to $12.5 million in 2010. The 12.6 percent increase was primarily attributable to an increase in student enrollment at the Anqing private school and an increase in net revenue from 101 online tutoring programs in 2011.

Cost of Revenue

Total cost of revenue in 2011 was $29.5 million, an increase of 25.7 percent from $23.5 million in 2010.

Cost of revenue for online degree programs in 2011 was $19.7 million, an increase of 21.9 percent compared to $16.2 million in 2010. The increase was primarily due to escalated costs related to the expansion of the Company's learning centers network and an increase in headcount throughout the year to support efforts to enhance current programs.   

Cost of revenue for non-online degree programs in 2011 was $9.7 million, an increase of 34.0 percent compared to $7.3 million in 2010. The increase was primarily attributable to higher teaching and recruiting costs related to the expansion of international and elite curriculum programs to meet market demand for study-abroad opportunities. The increase was also due to increased staffing costs and depreciation charges at the Anqing School, as well as additional headcount required to develop interactive and personalized learning products for online tutoring programs.

Gross Profit

Gross profit for 2011 was $39.8 million, an increase of 3.8 percent compared with $38.3 million in 2010.

Gross margin in 2011 was 57.4 percent, compared with gross margin of 62.0 percent in 2010. The slight decrease was primarily due to increase of staffing and rental costs related to new business development and the expansion of the learning centers business.

Gross margin for online degree programs was 64.2 percent in 2011 compared with gross margin for online degree programs of 67.1 percent in 2010. 

Gross margin for non-online degree programs was 30.9 percent in 2011 compared with gross margin for non-online degree programs of 41.9 percent in 2010.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses in 2011 were $29.8 million, a 17.7 percent increase from $25.3 million in 2010. The increase was primarily attributable to the following:

  • General and administrative expenses in 2011 were $14.9 million, an 11.7 percent increase from $13.4 million in 2010. With tight cost control measures enforced throughout 2011, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of total net revenue were 21.6 percent, similar to 2010.
  • Selling and marketing expenses in 2011 were $8.4 million, a 40.2 percent increase from $6.0 million in 2010. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in advertising expenses across our non-degree business lines as well as increased sales and marketing headcount at certain subsidiaries.
  • Research and development expenses in 2011 were $6.4 million, representing an 8.6 percent increase from $5.9 million in 2010. This increase was primarily attributable to increased headcount and increased depreciation expenses associated with new research and development projects for online degree programs as well as new business initiatives for non-online degree programs.
  • Share-based compensation in 2011, which was allocated to the related cost of revenue and operating expense line items, was $1.0 million, similar to 2010.

Income from Operations

Income from operations was $10.0 million in 2011, a decrease of 23.3 percent from $13.0 million in 2010. Operating margin was 14.4 percent in 2011, compared to 21.1 percent in 2010.

Adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) in 2011 was $11.8 million, a decrease of 20.5 percent compared to $14.8 million in 2010. Adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP) was 17.0 percent in 2011, compared to 24.0 percent in 2010.

Interest Income and Investment Income

Interest income and investment income increased 40.6 percent to $1.5 million in 2011, compared to $1.1 million in 2010.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense in 2011 was $2.7 million, compared with $2.1 million in 2010. The 2011 effective tax rate was 23.2 percent.

Net Income Attributable to Non-controlling Interests

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $6.3 million in 2011, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to $5.9 million in 2010. The increase was primarily due to the non-controlling interest impact related to the increase in net income from online degree programs.

Net Income attributable to ChinaEdu Shareholders

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu was $2.7 million in 2011, representing a decrease of 57.2 percent from $6.2 million in 2010. Net margin was 3.9 percent in 2011, compared to 10.1 percent in 2010.

Adjusted net margin was 6.3 percent for in 2011, compared to 12.8 percent in 2010. 

First Quarter 2012 Guidance

ChinaEdu management expects total net revenue in the first quarter of 2012 to range from RMB110 million to RMB115 million or $17.5 million to $18.0 million, representing a 21 percent to 26 percent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2011. This forecast reflects ChinaEdu's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

ChinaEdu's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on March 8, 2012 (9:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time on March 8, 2012).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

International:

+65 67239381

Hong Kong:

+852 24750994

United States:

+1 (718) 354-1231

Toll-free China, Mobile:

4006208038

Toll-free China:

8008190121

Toll-free United States:

+1 (866) 519-4004

Conference ID:

53185468

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the investor relations page of ChinaEdu's website at http://ir.chinaedu.net and a replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone until March 17, 2012.

Dial-in numbers for the replay are as follows:

Toll Free United States:

+1 (866) 214 5335

International:

+1 718 354 1232

Conference ID:

53185468

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the unaudited condensed consolidated financial information presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"), the Company uses non-GAAP measures of income from operations and net income attributable to ChinaEdu, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain non-cash items of share-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets and land use rights. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the investors' overall understanding of the Company's current and past financial performance in on-going core operations as well as prospects for the future. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for or superior to GAAP results. Management considers the non-GAAP information as important measures internally and therefore deems it important to provide all of this information to investors.

About ChinaEdu

ChinaEdu Corporation is an educational services provider in China, incorporated as an exempted limited liability company in the Cayman Islands. Established in 1999, the Company's primary business is to provide comprehensive services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities. These services include academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations. The Company's other lines of businesses include the operation of private primary and secondary schools, online interactive tutoring services and providing marketing support for international and elite curriculum programs and online learning community for adult students.

The Company believes it is the largest service provider to online degree programs in China in terms of the number of higher education institutions that are served and the number of student enrollments supported.  The Company currently has 19 long-term contracts that generally vary from 10 to 50 years in length.  ChinaEdu also performs recruiting services for 21 universities through nationwide learning centers network.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control which may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Helen Plummer
Senior Investor Relations Coordinator
ChinaEdu Corporation
Phone: +86 13911672124
E-mail: helen@chinaedu.net

Jin Yu
Investor Relations Manager
ChinaEdu Corporation
Phone: +86 15711096022
E-mail: jinyu@chinaedu.net

ChinaEdu Corporation

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands, unaudited)

December
31, 2010

December
31, 2011

December
31, 2011

 

RMB

RMB

US$

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

   Cash and cash equivalents

190,493

273,746

43,494

   Term deposits 

120,500

98,163

15,597

   Short-term investments

32,469

34,648

5,505

   Accounts receivable

35,091

31,478

5,001

   Inventories

358

-

-

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

30,966

22,725

3,611

   Amounts due from related parties 

246,925

238,016

37,817

   Deferred tax assets-current

5,003

5,697

905

Total current assets 

661,805

704,473

111,930

   Deferred tax assets-non-current

3,470

8,217

1,306

   Rental deposits

936

2,213

351

   Land use rights

27,265

26,657

4,235

   Property and equipment, net 

227,507

239,210

38,007

   Deposits paid for acquisition of property and equipment

19,792

17,902

2,844

   Acquired intangible assets, net 

65,849

63,638

10,111

   Goodwill 

43,255

43,255

6,873

Total assets 

1,049,879

1,105,565

175,657

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and equity

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

   Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated VIE without recourse

     to the Group of 10,277 and 1,975 as of December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011)

11,410

2,239

356

   Deferred revenues-current (including deferred revenues of the consolidated VIE without
     recourse  to the Group of 18,762 and 20,525 as of December 31, 2010 and December 31,
     2011)

105,891

125,332

19,913

   Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued expenses and other
     current liabilities of the consolidated VIE without recourse to the Group of 12,486 and
     18,644  as of December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011)

83,486

91,980

14,614

   Amounts due to related parties (including amounts due to related parties of the consolidated 
     VIE without recourse to the Group of 2,201 and 1,953 as of December 31, 2010 and
     December 31, 2011)

31,177

13,146

2,089

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

     recourse to  the Group of 8,432 and 8,893 as of December 31, 2010 and December 31,
     2011)

44,612

51,448

8,174

   Other taxes payable (including other taxes payable of the consolidated VIE without recourse
     to the Group of 2,482 and 3,047 as of December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011)

20,508

21,970

3,491

Total current liabilities 

297,084

306,115

48,637

   Deferred revenues-non-current (including deferred revenues of the consolidated VIE
     without recourse to the Group of 71 and 33 as of December 31, 2010 and December 31,
     2011)

9,804

12,059

1,916

   Deferred tax liabilities-non-current (including deferred tax liabilities of the consolidated VIE
     without recourse to the Group of 1,057 and 1,017 as of December 31, 2010 and December
     31, 2011)

9,836

9,243

1,469

   Unrecognized tax benefit (including unrecognized tax benefit of the consolidated VIE
     without recourse to the Group of 1,251 and 2,364 as of December 31, 2010 and December
     31, 2011)

3,691

6,089

967

Total liabilities 

320,415

333,506

52,989

 

 

 

 

 

595,979

604,806

96,094

Non-controlling interests

133,485

167,253

26,574

Total  equity 

729,464

772,059

122,668

Total liabilities and equity 

1,049,879

1,105,565

175,657

ChinaEdu Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended 

 

Years Ended 

(in thousands, except for percentage, share, and per share information)

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Revenue *

 

102,023

 

123,127

 

19,562

 

402,335

 

453,116

 

71,994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Tax

 

1,046

 

2,569

 

408

 

13,493

 

17,257

 

2,743

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online degree programs

 

80,742

 

96,760

 

15,374

 

310,005

 

347,107

 

55,150

Online tutoring programs

 

6,004

 

6,057

 

962

 

23,669

 

25,755

 

4,092

Private primary and secondary schools

 

11,472

 

14,088

 

2,238

 

41,054

 

49,653

 

7,889

International and elite curriculum programs

 

2,759

 

3,653

 

580

 

14,114

 

13,344

 

2,120

Total net revenue

 

100,977

 

120,558

 

19,154

 

388,842

 

435,859

 

69,251

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online degree programs

 

30,455

 

36,433

 

5,789

 

101,906

 

124,242

 

19,740

Online tutoring programs

 

1,977

 

2,683

 

426

 

6,101

 

9,107

 

1,447

Private primary and secondary schools

 

9,401

 

10,589

 

1,682

 

30,279

 

36,127

 

5,740

International and elite curriculum programs

 

2,591

 

4,393

 

698

 

9,416

 

16,128

 

2,562

Total cost of revenue

 

44,424

 

54,098

 

8,595

 

147,702

 

185,604

 

29,489

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit(loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online degree programs

 

50,287

 

60,327

 

9,585

 

208,099

 

222,865

 

35,410

Online tutoring programs

 

4,027

 

3,374

 

536

 

17,568

 

16,648

 

2,645

Private primary and secondary schools

 

2,071

 

3,499

 

556

 

10,775

 

13,526

 

2,149

International and elite curriculum programs

 

168

 

(740)

 

(118)

 

4,698

 

(2,784)

 

(442)

Total gross profit

 

56,553

 

66,460

 

10,559

 

241,140

 

250,255

 

39,762

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online degree programs

 

62.3%

 

62.3%

 

62.3%

 

67.1%

 

64.2%

 

64.2%

Online tutoring programs

 

67.1%

 

55.7%

 

55.7%

 

74.2%

 

64.6%

 

64.6%

Private primary and secondary schools

 

18.1%

 

24.8%

 

24.8%

 

26.2%

 

27.2%

 

27.2%

International and elite curriculum programs

 

6.1%

 

(20.3%)

 

(20.3%)

 

33.3%

 

(20.9%)

 

(20.9%)

Gross margin

 

56.0%

 

55.1%

 

55.1%

 

62.0%

 

57.4%

 

57.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

26,185

 

24,121

 

3,832

 

84,110

 

93,950

 

14,927

Selling and marketing

 

11,980

 

15,362

 

2,441

 

37,632

 

52,777

 

8,385

Research and development

 

9,410

 

9,487

 

1,507

 

37,358

 

40,589

 

6,449

Total operating expenses

 

47,575

 

48,970

 

7,780

 

159,100

 

187,316

 

29,761

Income from operations

 

8,978

 

17,490

 

2,779

 

82,040

 

62,939

 

10,001

Operating margin

 

8.9%

 

14.5%

 

14.5%

 

21.1%

 

14.4%

 

14.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

141

 

284

 

45

 

572

 

1,003

 

159

Interest income 

 

1,590

 

2,641

 

420

 

5,552

 

8,843

 

1,405

Interest expense 

 

(5)

 

-

 

-

 

(5)

 

-

 

-

Investment income 

 

260

 

166

 

26

 

1,331

 

832

 

132

Income before income tax

 

10,964

 

20,581

 

3,270

 

89,490

 

73,617

 

11,697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit(expense)

 

6,002

 

(7,691)

 

(1,222)

 

(13,333)

 

(17,044)

 

(2,708)

Net income

 

16,966

 

12,890

 

2,048

 

76,157

 

56,573

 

8,989

Net income attributable to the non-controlling interests

 

(10,151)

 

(10,557)

 

(1,677)

 

(36,840)

 

(39,752)

 

(6,316)

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu

 

6,815

 

2,333

 

371

 

39,317

 

16,821

 

2,673

Net margin

 

6.7%

 

1.9%

 

1.9%

 

10.1%

 

3.9%

 

3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu per ADS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Basic 

 

0.43

 

0.15

 

0.024

 

2.46

 

1.06

 

0.169

      Diluted 

 

0.39

 

0.14

 

0.022

 

2.27

 

1.00

 

0.158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average aggregate number of ADSs outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Basic 

 

15,976,963

 

15,756,432

 

15,756,432

 

16,001,441

 

15,817,977

 

15,817,977

      Diluted 

 

17,267,688

 

16,569,830

 

16,569,830

 

17,336,743

 

16,879,636

 

16,879,636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Gross revenue are detailed as follows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online degree programs

 

81,462

 

98,978

 

15,726

 

322,433

 

362,888

 

57,657

Online tutoring programs

 

6,163

 

6,177

 

981

 

23,873

 

26,381

 

4,192

Private primary and secondary schools

 

11,479

 

14,106

 

2,241

 

41,095

 

49,726

 

7,901

International curriculum programs

 

2,919

 

3,866

 

614

 

14,934

 

14,121

 

2,244

 

ChinaEdu Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended 

 

Years Ended 

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Net income 

 

16,966

 

12,890

 

2,048

 

76,157

 

56,573

 

8,989

       Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by          operating activities: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Share-based compensation 

 

2,079

 

1,660

 

263

 

6,283

 

6,483

 

1,030

           Depreciation and amortization of property and equipment 

 

6,504

 

6,637

 

1,055

 

20,971

 

23,900

 

3,797

           Amortization of land use rights 

 

152

 

152

 

24

 

609

 

608

 

97

           Amortization of acquired intangible assets 

 

1,171

 

1,078

 

171

 

4,432

 

4,171

 

663

           Gain on consolidation of Hongcheng Xueyuan 

 

(260)

 

-

 

-

 

(260)

 

-

 

-

           Gain on sale of investment 

 

-

 

(166)

 

(26)

 

(1,071)

 

(832)

 

(132)

           Provision for amounts due from related parties and              account receivables 

 

540

 

-

 

-

 

540

 

-

 

-

           Loss from disposal of property and equipment  

 

82

 

81

 

13

 

82

 

234

 

37

           Deferred income taxes 

 

(5,036)

 

(2,894)

 

(460)

 

(4,600)

 

(6,034)

 

(959)

      Changes in assets and liabilities 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Change in restricted cash 

 

365

 

-

 

-

 

365

 

-

 

-

           Accounts receivable 

 

(11,973)

 

(8,033)

 

(1,276)

 

(6,900)

 

3,613

 

574

           Inventory

 

971

 

-

 

-

 

1,494

 

358

 

57

           Prepaid expenses and other current assets 

 

(9,950)

 

4,436

 

705

 

(4,930)

 

7,458

 

1,185

           Amounts due from related parties 

 

(42,571)

 

(8,708)

 

(1,384)

 

(68,791)

 

8,646

 

1,374

           Rental deposits 

 

126

 

409

 

65

 

(61)

 

(1,277)

 

(203)

           Accounts payable 

 

(864)

 

(8,449)

 

(1,342)

 

1,128

 

(2,013)

 

(320)

           Deferred revenues 

 

69,612

 

81,115

 

12,888

 

8,589

 

21,858

 

3,473

           Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 

 

5,789

 

(9,464)

 

(1,504)

 

14,628

 

8,700

 

1,382

           Amounts due to related parties 

 

(21,336)

 

(10,136)

 

(1,610)

 

4,009

 

(19,717)

 

(3,133)

           Income tax payable  

 

2,173

 

9,319

 

1,481

 

11,223

 

6,836

 

1,086

           Other taxes payable

 

4,476

 

3,480

 

553

 

4,555

 

1,462

 

232

           Unrecognized tax benefit 

 

(4,583)

 

667

 

106

 

(4,036)

 

2,398

 

381

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

14,433

 

74,074

 

11,770

 

64,416

 

123,425

 

19,610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Purchase of business, net of cash acquired of RMB1,382 
              and RMB nil in 2010 and 2011 

 

1,382

 

-

 

-

 

(6,078)

 

-

 

-

           Purchase of property and equipment 

 

(4,608)

 

(2,702)

 

(429)

 

(26,859)

 

(20,788)

 

(3,303)

           Deposits paid for acquisition of property and equipment 

 

-

 

(3,873)

 

(615)

 

(19,792)

 

(18,863)

 

(2,997)

           Purchase of term deposits 

 

40,971

 

(11,000)

 

(1,748)

 

1,434

 

22,337

 

3,549

           Purchase of short-term investments 

 

(1,598)

 

(2,556)

 

(406)

 

(28,016)

 

(19,556)

 

(3,107)

           Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment 

 

4

 

20

 

3

 

112

 

275

 

44

           Proceeds from the sale of investment 

 

-

 

4,119

 

654

 

17,071

 

17,339

 

2,755

           Purchase of exclusive partnership with universities 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(1,960)

 

(311)

           Acquisition of non-controlling interest of Yuancheng               Education 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(998)

 

-

 

-

Net cash provided by(used in) investing activities

 

36,151

 

(15,992)

 

(2,541)

 

(63,126)

 

(21,216)

 

(3,370)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Deferred payment of purchase of property and              equipment 

 

-

 

(1,479)

 

(235)

 

-

 

(1,479)

 

(235)

           Cash dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders 

 

-

 

(49)

 

(8)

 

(5,632)

 

(13,510)

 

(2,147)

           Capital contributions by non-controlling shareholders 

 

490

 

-

 

-

 

490

 

2,960

 

470

           Proceeds from exercise of share options 

 

3,315

 

20

 

3

 

6,098

 

598

 

95

           Prepayment for shares repurchase 

 

1,089

 

(38)

 

(6)

 

(735)

 

(168)

 

(27)

           Repurchase and cancellation of ordinary shares 

 

(13,142)

 

(688)

 

(109)

 

(13,468)

 

(7,437)

 

(1,182)

           Repayment of loan from related party 

 

-

 

(14,500)

 

(2,304)

 

-

 

(47,500)

 

(7,547)

           Loan from related party 

 

-

 

10,000

 

1,589

 

-

 

47,500

 

7,547

           Short term loan 

 

(5,725)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(13,973)

 

(6,734)

 

(1,070)

 

(13,247)

 

(19,036)

 

(3,026)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

 

(106)

 

(23)

 

(4)

 

(693)

 

80

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period

 

153,988

 

222,421

 

35,339

 

203,143

 

190,493

 

30,266

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

 

190,493

 

273,746

 

43,494

 

190,493

 

273,746

 

43,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net  increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

36,505

 

51,325

 

8,155

 

(12,650)

 

83,253

 

13,228

 

ChinaEdu Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited reconciliations from income from operations to adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) and adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended 

 

Years Ended 

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

December
31, 2010

 

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

US$

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

 

100,977

 

 

120,558

 

19,154

 

388,842

 

435,859

 

69,251

Income from operations 

 

8,978

 

 

17,490

 

2,779

 

82,040

 

62,939

 

10,001

Adjustment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Share-based compensation

 

2,079

 

 

1,660

 

263

 

6,283

 

6,483

 

1,030

Amortization of intangible assets and land use rights

 

1,323

 

 

1,230

 

195

 

5,041

 

4,779

 

760

Adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP)

 

12,380

 

 

20,380

 

3,237

 

93,364

 

74,201

 

11,791

Adjusted operating margin (non-GAAP)

 

12.3%

 

 

16.9%

 

16.9%

 

24.0%

 

17.0%

 

17.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ChinaEdu Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited reconciliations from net income attributable to ChinaEdu to adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu (non-GAAP), adjusted net margin (non-GAAP) and adjusted net income per ADS (non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended 

 

Years Ended 

(in thousands, unaudited)

 

December
31, 2010

 

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2010

 

December
31, 2011

 

December
31, 2011

 

 

RMB

 

 

RMB

 

US$

 

RMB

 

RMB

 

US$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

 

100,977

 

 

120,558

 

19,154

 

388,842

 

435,859

 

69,251

Net income attributable to ChinaEdu

 

6,815

 

 

2,333

 

371

 

39,317

 

16,821

 

2,673

Adjustment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Share-based compensation

 

2,079

 

 

1,660

 

263

 

6,283

 

6,483

 

1,030

  Share-based compensation attributable to the
    non-controlling interest

 

(140)

 

 

(110)

 

(17)

 

(913)

 

(486)

 

(77)

Amortization of intangible assets and land use rights

 

1,323

 

 

1,230

 

195

 

5,041

 

4,779

 

760

Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu   (non-GAAP)

 

10,077

 

 

5,113

 

812

 

49,728

 

27,597

 

4,386

Adjusted net margin (non-GAAP)

 

10.0%

 

 

4.2%

 

4.2%

 

12.8%

 

6.3%

 

6.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu per ADS (non-GAAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Basic 

 

0.63

 

 

0.32

 

0.052

 

3.11

 

1.74

 

0.277

      Diluted 

 

0.58

 

 

0.31

 

0.049

 

2.87

 

1.63

 

0.260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average aggregate number of ADSs outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Basic 

 

15,976,963

 

 

15,756,432

 

15,756,432

 

16,001,441

 

15,817,977

 

15,817,977

      Diluted 

 

17,267,688

 

 

16,569,830

 

16,569,830

 

17,336,743

 

16,879,636

 

16,879,636

 



[1] The reporting currency of the Company is RMB, but for the convenience of the reader, the amounts for the three months and the years ended on December 31, 2011and 2010 are presented in U.S. dollars. Unless otherwise stated, all translations from RMB to U.S. dollars were made at the rate of RMB6.2939 to $1.00, the noon buying rate in effect on December 31, 2011 in the H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. The Company makes no representation that the RMB or U.S. dollar amounts referred could be converted into U.S. dollars or RMB, as the case may be, at any particular rate or at all. For analytical presentation, all percentages are calculated using the numbers presented in the financial statements contained in this earnings release. An explanation of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures is included in the section entitled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below, and the related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are presented in the accompanying financial statements.

[2] "Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu" is a non-GAAP measure defined as net income attributable to ChinaEdu excluding share-based compensation net of non-controlling interests' portion, and amortization of intangible assets and land use rights.

[3] "ADS" is American Depositary Share. Each ADS represents three ordinary shares.

[4] "Adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS" is a non-GAAP measure which is computed using adjusted net income attributable to ChinaEdu over number of ADSs used in net income attributable to ChinaEdu per diluted ADS calculation.

[5] "Revenue students" refers to students of university online degree programs who have paid tuitions. The numbers for the three months ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 are revenue students in fall 2011 and fall 2010, respectively. The numbers for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 are total revenue students in spring 2011 and fall 2010, respectively.

[6] Proprietary centers refer to self-owned learning centers operated either under the Company's own brand name or the brand name of a university pursuant to a licensing arrangement with that university.

[7] Contracted centers refer to agreement with third party learning centers pursuant to which the Company only provides assistance applying for approval from provincial level education authorities as well as securing additional university online degree programs. In return, the Company receives a percentage of the tuition earned by these third party learning centers.

 

SOURCE ChinaEdu Corporation



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