Tigrent Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tigrent Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TIGE, http://www.tigrent.com), a leading provider of practical, high-quality and value-based training, conferences, publications, technology-based tools and mentoring where customers acquire learning they can apply to accumulate wealth, today reported financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2009, which ended on September 30, 2009.

Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 was $47.8 million, or an increase of $13.1 million or 37.8%, from $34.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The increase in revenue in the third quarter of 2009 compared with the third quarter of 2008 is primarily due to the recognition of deferred revenue related to sales which were fulfilled through shipment of course materials on DVDs to customers. Net income before non-controlling interest for the third quarter was $3.9 million; net income attributable to Tigrent Inc. was $3.1 million, or $.27 per basic and diluted share. For the comparable quarter in 2008, the net loss was ($7.1) million or ($0.61) per basic and diluted share. An important non-GAAP financial measure used to evaluate our operations, Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was ($5.2) million compared to ($2.1) million for the third quarter 2008. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income (loss) before non-controlling interest excluding the impact of asset impairments; special items; certain litigation settlement expenses related to non-core real estate investments; interest income; interest expense; other income (expense), net; income tax (provision) benefit; (gain) loss on asset dispositions; stock-based compensation expense; depreciation and amortization expense; and equity income (loss) from related parties; adjusted for the net change in deferred revenue less the net change in deferred course expenses. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 is attached to this press release.

Deferred revenue decreased by $16.8 million in the third quarter of 2009 compared with an increase of $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2008. This decrease of the deferred revenue balance is primarily attributable to the result of our expansion of the options for course delivery.

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2009, revenue was $109.4 million, or a decrease of $10.5 million or 8.8%, from $119.9 million for nine months ended September 30, 2008. Net loss before non-controlling interest for the first nine months of 2009 was ($6.7) million; net income attributable to Tigrent Inc. was $0.7 million, or $.06 per basic and diluted share. For the comparable nine month period in 2008, our net loss was ($12.9) million, or ($1.10) per share. Adjusted EBITDA for the nine month period ended September 30, 2009 was ($5.2) million compared to $2.2 million for the first nine months of 2008.

Deferred revenue decreased by $4.7 million in the first nine months of 2009 compared with an increase of $18.0 million in the first nine months of 2008. This decrease of the deferred revenue balance is primarily attributable to the result of our expansion of the options for course delivery and a decline in sales. Additionally, we have implemented an outreach notification program, contacting our customers by email and the United States mail as courses near expiration.

"In these challenging economic times, we are pleased that course registration remains robust as evidenced by an increase of 4.5% in total number of registrants quarter over quarter," said Charles M. Peck, Chief Executive Officer. "As noted in our recently released Tigrent 2009 Financial Independence Survey, the number one reason preventing respondents from taking steps to achieve financial independence is insufficient knowledge about investing. Our top-notch training and tools clearly speak to this need."

"We continue to stay the course on our cost cutting efforts with reductions in staff, facilities consolidation, insurance premium reductions, compensation plan revisions and vendor renegotiations," Peck commented.

Peck continued, "We are confident that our transformation to Tigrent Inc. with our new trading symbol coupled with communication to the marketplace about the enhanced customer experience we deliver also will have a positive impact on our business."

About Tigrent Inc.

Tigrent Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TIGE, http://www.tigrent.com) is a leading provider of practical, high-quality and value-based training, conferences, publications, technology-based tools and mentoring where customers acquire learning they can apply to accumulate wealth. Through our affiliates, Tigrent Brands, Tigrent Learning, Tigrent eLearning and Rich Dad Education, we provide an innovative training model that imparts skills and knowledge in investing (real estate and financial instruments), entrepreneurship and personal finance. Tigrent combines a team of trainers, mentors and coaches who possess practical, hands-on experience in their areas of expertise with a rigorous instructional design methodology and proprietary content-rich advanced training courses to create rewarding customer experiences across the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the Asia-Pacific region.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Adjusted EBITDA

As used in our operating data, EBITDA is defined as net income (loss) excluding the impact of asset impairments; special items (including the costs associated with the SEC and the DOJ investigations and the related class action and derivative lawsuits); certain litigation settlement expenses related to non-core real estate investments in Costa Rica; interest income; interest expense; other income (expense), net; income tax (provision) benefit; (gain) loss on asset dispositions; stock-based compensation expense; depreciation and amortization expense; and equity income (loss) from related parties. We define "Adjusted EBITDA" as EBITDA adjusted for the net change in deferred revenue less the net change in deferred course expenses. Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial performance measurement according to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP").

We use Adjusted EBITDA as a key measure in evaluating our operations and decisionmaking. We feel it is a useful measure in determining our performance since it takes into account the change in deferred revenue and deferred course expenses in combination with our operating expenses. We reference Adjusted EBITDA frequently, since it provides supplemental information that facilitates internal comparisons to historical operating performance of prior periods and external comparisons to competitors' historical operating performance in our industry. We plan and forecast our business using Adjusted EBITDA, with comparisons of actual to planned and forecasted Adjusted EBITDA and we provide incentives to management based on Adjusted EBITDA goals. In addition, we provide Adjusted EBITDA because we believe investors and security analysts find it to be a useful measure for evaluating our performance.

Many costs to acquire customers have been expended before a customer attends any basic or advanced training. Those costs include media, travel, facilities and instructor fees for the preview workshops and are expensed when incurred. Licensing fees paid to Rich Global and telemarketing and speaker commissions are deferred and recognized when the related revenue is recognized. Revenue recognition of course fees paid by customers to enroll in any basic or advanced training courses at registration is deferred until (i) the course is attended by the customer, (ii) the customer has received the course content in an electronic format, (iii) the contract expires, or (iv) revenue is recognized through course breakage. It is only after one of those four occurrences that revenue is considered earned. Thus, reporting in accordance with GAAP creates significant timing differences between the receipt and disbursement of cash with the recognition of the related revenue and expenses, both in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows and Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. As a result of these factors, our operating cash flows can vary significantly from our results of operations for the same period. For this reason, we believe Adjusted EBITDA is an important non-GAAP financial measure.

Adjusted EBITDA has material limitations and should not be considered as an alternative to net income (loss), cash flows provided by operations, investing or financing activities or other financial statement data presented in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as indicators of financial performance or liquidity. Items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding our financial performance. Because Adjusted EBITDA is not a financial measurement calculated in accordance with GAAP and is subject to varying calculations, Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of performance used by other companies.

The table below is a reconciliation of the Company's net income (loss) to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for the periods set forth below (in millions):

                                Three months ended        Nine months ended
                                  September 30,             September 30,
                                ------------------        -----------------
                                2009          2008       2009           2008
                                ----          ----       ----           ----

    Net income (loss)           $3.9         $(7.1)     $(6.7)        $(12.9)
    Impairment of assets           -           2.7        0.4            2.7
    Special items                  -           0.2        0.3            0.4
    Litigation settlement        3.9             -        3.9              -
    Other income, net           (0.1)         (0.3)      (0.4)          (1.2)
    Provision for income
     taxes                       0.1           0.2        0.4            0.7
    Gain on sale of assets         -             -          -           (1.1)
    Stock-based compensation       -           0.2          -            0.5
    Depreciation and
     amortization                0.2           0.3        0.8            1.1
    Equity loss from related
     parties                       -           0.2        0.1            0.6
                                 ---           ---        ---            ---
    EBITDA                       8.0          (3.6)      (1.2)          (9.2)

    Net change in deferred
     revenue                   (16.8)          2.7       (4.7)          17.9
    Net change in deferred
     course costs                3.6          (1.2)       0.7           (6.5)
                                 ---          ----        ---           ----
    Adjusted EBITDA            $(5.2)        $(2.1)     $(5.2)          $2.2
                               =====         =====      =====           ====
    Adjusted EBITDA as a
     percentage of cash
     received from course
     and product sales         (16.8)%        (5.6)%     (5.0)%          1.6%
                               =====          ====       ====            ===


Special Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include all statements other than those made solely with respect to historical facts. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results or performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include those factors which can be found in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we cannot provide any assurances regarding future results. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


                         TIGRENT INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                     Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                 (in thousands)

                                                 September 30,   December 31,
                                                      2009           2008
                                                      ----           ----
                                                   (unaudited)
                            Assets
    Current assets:
        Cash and cash equivalents                  $14,089        $23,594
        Restricted cash                             12,865         13,492
        Deferred course expenses, current portion   21,327         22,070
        Income taxes receivable and prepayments        494              -
        Other current assets                         2,823          2,452
        Inventory                                      506            953
        Assets held for sale                             -          3,748
                                                    ------          -----
    Total current assets                            52,104         66,309
                                                    ------         ------

    Notes receivable, net of current portion         6,806          9,677
    Property, equipment and intangible assets, net   3,534          4,241
    Other assets                                     4,320          1,381
                                                     -----          -----
    Total assets                                   $66,764        $81,608
                                                   =======        =======

             Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit
    Current liabilities:
        Accounts payable                            $3,215         $4,516
        Income taxes payable                             -            799
        Deferred revenue, current portion          111,678        116,642
        Accrued course expenses                      1,167          1,440
        Accrued salaries, wages and benefits           755            851
        Other accrued expenses                       5,172          6,611
        Other current liabilities                      806            288
                                                       ---            ---
    Total current liabilities                      122,793        131,147
                                                   -------        -------

    Long-term debt, net of current portion           4,921          2,913
    Other long-term liabilities                        349            222
                                                       ---            ---
    Total liabilities                              128,063        134,282
                                                   -------        -------

    Commitments and contingencies

    Tigrent Inc.'s stockholders' deficit:
        Preferred stock                                  -              -
        Common stock                                 2,591          2,591
        Paid-in capital                              2,540          2,507
        Cumulative foreign currency translation
         adjustment                                    125          1,236
        Accumulated deficit                        (58,280)       (59,008)
                                                   -------        -------
    Total Tigrent Inc.'s stockholders' deficit     (53,024)       (52,674)
    Noncontrolling interest                         (8,275)             -
                                                    ------        -------
    Total stockholders' deficit                    (61,299)       (52,674)
                                                   -------        -------
    Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit    $66,764        $81,608
                                                   =======        =======



                             TIGRENT INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and
                              Comprehensive Income (Loss)
                   (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)

                                     Three months ended    Nine months ended
                                        September 30,        September 30,
                                     ------------------    -----------------
                                        2009       2008       2009      2008
                                        ----       ----       ----      ----

    Revenue                          $47,820    $34,713   $109,421  $119,922

         Direct course expenses       17,630     18,896     50,567    64,522
         Advertising and sales
          expenses                    14,829     11,558     38,245    40,011
         General and administrative
          expenses                     7,536     11,149     23,250    29,280
         Litigation settlement
          expenses                     3,948          -      3,948         -
                                       -----     ------      -----    ------

    Income (loss) from
     operations                        3,877     (6,890)    (6,589)  (13,891)

         Other income, net               116          -        310     1,624
                                         ---     ------        ---     -----

    Income (loss) before income
     taxes                             3,993     (6,890)    (6,279)  (12,267)

         Provision for income taxes      (63)      (213)      (436)     (661)
                                         ---       ----       ----      ----

    Net income (loss)                  3,930     (7,103)    (6,715)  (12,928)

         Net income (loss)
          attributable to the
          noncontrolling interest        817          -     (7,443)        -
                                         ---     ------     ------    ------

    Net income (loss)
     attributable to Tigrent Inc.     $3,113    $(7,103)      $728  $(12,928)
                                      ======    =======       ====  ========

    Basic and diluted net income
     (loss) per share attributable
      to Tigrent Inc. common
      stockholders                     $0.27     $(0.61)     $0.06    $(1.10)
                                       =====     ======      =====    ======

    Basic and diluted weighted
     average shares outstanding       11,739     11,739     11,739    11,739
                                      ======     ======     ======    ======

    Comprehensive income (loss):
        Net income (loss)             $3,930    $(7,103)   $(6,715) $(12,928)
        Foreign currency translation
         adjustments                    (455)       925     (1,687)      928
                                        ----        ---     ------       ---
    Comprehensive income (loss)        3,475     (6,178)    (8,402)  (12,000)
        Comprehensive income (loss)
         attributable to
         noncontrolling interest         565          -     (8,019)        -
                                         ---        ---     ------       ---
    Comprehensive income (loss)
     attributable to Tigrent
     Inc.                             $2,910    $(6,178)     $(383) $(12,000)
                                      ======    =======      =====  ========



                            TIGRENT INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                              (Unaudited, in thousands)

                                                         Nine months ended
                                                            September 30,
                                                         -----------------
                                                          2009          2008
                                                          ----          ----

    Cash flows from operating activities:
    Net loss                                           $(6,715)     $(12,928)
    Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash
     used in operating activities:
        Depreciation and amortization                      768         1,061
        Impairments of assets                              350         2,717
        Litigation settlement through issuance of
         secured long-term debt                          2,600             -
        Share-based compensation expense                    33           498
        Gain on sales of assets                              -        (1,080)
        Equity loss from related parties                    57           600
        Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
           Restricted cash                                 627        (2,268)
           Deferred course expenses                        696        (6,548)
           Income taxes receivable and prepayments        (494)            -
           Inventory                                       447          (284)
           Other current assets                           (518)        2,025
           Other assets                                   (127)          (38)
           Accounts payable                             (1,301)       (2,521)
           Income taxes payable                           (799)          244
           Deferred revenue                             (4,704)       17,930
           Accrued course expenses                        (273)          253
           Accrued salaries, wages and benefits            (96)         (679)
           Accrued executive severance                       -        (1,625)
           Other accrued expenses                       (1,441)           29
           Other liabilities                              (148)          (91)
                                                          ----           ---
    Net cash used in operating activities              (11,038)       (2,705)
                                                       -------        ------

    Cash flows from investing activities:
        Purchases of property and equipment               (163)         (308)
        Proceeds from repayment of notes receivable        145            58
        Investments in and advances to related parties    (195)            -
        Proceeds from sales of assets                    3,748         3,019
                                                         -----         -----
    Net cash provided by investing activities            3,535         2,769
                                                         -----         -----

    Cash flows from financing activities:
        Distributions to noncontrolling interest          (256)       (1,576)
        Proceeds from issuance of unsecured debt             -             7
        Payments on secured and unsecured debt             (59)         (110)
                                                           ---          ----
    Net cash used in financing activities                 (315)       (1,679)
                                                          ----        ------

    Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on
     cash and cash equivalents                          (1,687)          928
                                                        ------           ---

    Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents           (9,505)         (687)
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period    23,594        33,012
                                                        ------        ------
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period         $14,089       $32,325
                                                       =======       =======
    Supplemental non-cash disclosures:
    Accounts receivable converted to a note
     receivable                                             $-          $335
                                                            ==          ====
    Note receivable converted to investment
     in real estate (included in Other assets)          $2,627            $-
                                                        ======            ==

SOURCE Tigrent Inc.



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