ChinaCast Education Reports Strong Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results; Raises Fiscal Year 2011 Guidance

Aug 09, 2011, 18:50 ET from ChinaCast Education Corporation

BEIJING, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaCast Education Corporation (the "Company" or "ChinaCast") (Nasdaq GS: CAST), a leading post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Financial Highlights for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 (1):

  • Total revenues increased 60% year-over-year to $26.0 million
  • Net income attributable to the Company increased 34% year-over-year to $6.5 million
  • Diluted EPS of $0.13
  • Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) increased 42% year-over-year to $9.0 million
  • Adjusted diluted EPS (non-GAAP) of $0.18
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 26% year-over-year to $12.0 million
  • Cash, cash equivalents and term deposits were $132.1 million
  • Total shareholder equity was $282.3 million or $5.76 per share
  • Company repurchased over 1 million shares with an average purchase price of $4.69 per share

Financial Highlights for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2011:

  • Total revenues increased 51% year-over-year to $48.7 million
  • Net income attributable to the Company increased 30% year-over-year to $12.1 million
  • Diluted EPS of $0.24
  • Adjusted net income (non-GAAP) increased 33% year-over-year to $16.8 million
  • Adjusted diluted EPS (non-GAAP) of $0.33
  • Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) increased 33% year-over-year to $25.2 million

Ron Chan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "I am pleased to report we had a record first half and have raised our annual guidance which reflects the continued strong demand in China for our postsecondary education services.  During the second quarter, we experienced further financial and operational benefits from the integration of our third university partner and had strong enrollment growth in our summer programs.  We've also recently established CAST International College to address the high demand for global education in China and plan to launch additional international degree programs in partnership with four US universities on all our campuses this fall to further augment growth.  Our E-Learning business continues to perform as planned and we anticipate a ramp-up in revenues associated with the increased utilization of our nationwide distance learning network in the second half of the year.  In summary, we continue to invest in expanding our existing education services and to seek accretive acquisition opportunities in the PRC tertiary education sector to further accelerate growth.  We have ambitious goals for our growth businesses and I remain confident in our ability to execute our strategy," commented Ron Chan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Added Antonio Sena, Chief Financial Officer, "We continue to generate healthy top and bottom line growth while our strong cash flows allow us to re-invest in expanding our existing businesses, make new acquisitions and return excess capital to shareholders.  In the second quarter, the Company repurchased over 1 million shares with an average purchase price of $4.69 per share. We believe this balanced and disciplined capital allocation strategy maximizes returns for our shareholders."


(1) See financial tables and the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation table attached to this press release.  The US dollar figures presented in this release are derived from the corresponding RMB figures from the Company's Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2011, and are based on the historical exchange rate of US$1.0 = 6.5 RMB on June 30, 2011, and US$1.0 = 6.8 RMB on June 30, 2010. Such translation should not be construed to be the amount that would have been reported under US GAAP.



Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

ChinaCast is organized into two business segments, the Traditional University Group ("TUG") and the E-Learning Services Group ("ELG").  The TUG offers fully-accredited bachelor and diploma degree programs to students from our three universities in China:  Chongqing Normal University Foreign Trade and Business College ("FTBC") in Chongqing, the Lijiang College of Guilin Normal University ("LJC") in Guilin and Hubei Industrial University Business College ("HIUBC") in Wuhan.  The ELG provides distance learning services to post-secondary institutions, K-12 schools and government/corporate enterprises via the Company's nationwide satellite broadband network platform.

Total Revenues - Total revenues in the second quarter of 2011 increased 60% to $26.0 million from $16.3 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010 and an increase in equipment sales.  TUG revenue in the second quarter of 2011 increased 71% to $15.9 million from $9.3 million in the second quarter of 2010 while total student enrollment increased to approximately 32,600 from approximately 20,400 in the second quarter of 2010.  ELG revenue in the second quarter of 2011 increased 44% to $10.1 million from $7.0 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to an increase in equipment sales.  ELG total number of post-secondary students enrolled in courses using the Company's distance learning platform in the quarter increased to 144,000 compared to 141,000 in the second quarter of 2010.  ELG total number of subscribing schools for K-12 distance learning services in the second quarter of 2011 remained stable year-over-year at 6,500.  

Cost of Sales - Cost of sales in the second quarter of 2011 increased 90% to $14.6 million from $7.7 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to an increase in depreciation and amortization costs associated with the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010 and an increase in equipment sales.

Depreciation - Depreciation in the second quarter of 2011 increased 68% to $2.5 million from $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets - Amortization of acquired intangible assets in the second quarter of 2011 increased 50% to $1.9 million from $1.3 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin - Gross profit in the second quarter of 2011 increased 32% to $11.4 million from $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2010.   Gross profit margin in the second quarter of 2011 was 44% compared to 53% in the second quarter of 2010 due to equipment sales of $2.6 million which had margin of less than 1%. Gross margin for service revenue was 48.5% for the quarter.  The lower margin was due to the higher percentage of TUG revenue after the acquisition of HIUBC.

Share-Based Compensation - Share-based compensation in the second quarter of 2011 increased 144% to $0.6 million from $0.3 million in the second quarter of 2010.

Operating Expenses - Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2011 increased 102% to $4.6 million compared to $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to the increase in administrative expenses related to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Operating Income and Operating Income Margin - Operating income in the second quarter of 2011 increased 7% to $6.8 million compared to $6.3 million in the second quarter of 2010.  Operating income margin in the second quarter of 2011 was 26% compared to 39% in the second quarter of 2010.

Income Taxes - Income taxes in the second quarter of 2011 decreased 82% to $0.3 million from $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2010 primarily due to the reversal of unrecognized tax benefits recorded for previous years for which legal enforcement period has expired, which was offset slightly by the increase in tax rate for the TUG business segment from 15% to 25% after the expiration of the western development preferential policy.  

Net Income and Net Income Margin - Net income attributable to the Company in the second quarter of 2011 increased 35% to $6.4 million from $4.8 million in the second quarter of 2010. Net income margin in the second quarter of 2011 was 25% compared to 30% in the second quarter of 2010.

Diluted EPS - Diluted EPS in the second quarter of 2011 were $0.13 compared to $0.10 in the second quarter of 2010.  The weighted average number of shares used in the computation was 50,253,690 for the second quarter of 2011 and 47,454,800 for the second quarter of 2010.  Since the repurchase of 1,015,503 shares occurred late in the second quarter, the impact of this on the weighted average number of shares was minimal.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Margin - Adjusted net income excluding share-based compensation, non-cash impairment charges and amortization of acquired intangible assets (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2011 increased 42% to $9.0 million from $6.3 million in the second quarter of 2010.  Adjusted net income margin (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2011 was 35% compared to 39% in the second quarter of 2010.

Adjusted Diluted EPS - Adjusted diluted earnings per share excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-cash impairment charges and amortization of acquired intangible assets (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2011 were $0.18 compared to $0.14 in the second quarter of 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin - Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2011 increased 26% to $12.0 million from $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2010.  Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) in the second quarter of 2011 was 46% compared to 58% in the second quarter of 2010.

Capital Expenditures - Capital Expenditures is the expenditure to purchase property, plant and equipment. Capital expenditures in the second quarter of 2011 were $1.8 million.

Cash and Bank Balances together with Term Deposits - Cash and bank balances together with term deposits were $132.1 million as of June 30, 2011.

Total Shareholder Equity - Total equity was $282.3 million or $5.76 per share.

First Half 2011 Financial Results

Total Revenues - Total revenues in the first half of 2011 increased 51% to $48.7 million from $32.2 million in the first half of 2010.  TUG revenue in the first half of 2011 increased 70% to $31.3 million from $18.4 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.  ELG revenue in the first half of 2011 increased 26% to $17.4 million from $13.8 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to an increase in equipment sales.  

Cost of Sales - Cost of sales in the first half of 2011 increased 64% to $24.3 million from $14.8 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to an increase in depreciation and amortization costs related to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010 and an increase in equipment sales.

Depreciation - Depreciation in the first half of 2011 increased 52% to $4.7 million from $3.1 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets - Amortization of acquired intangible assets in the first half of 2011 increased 50% to $3.8 million from $2.5 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin - Gross profit in the first half of 2011 increased 41% to $24.5 million from $17.4 million in the first half of 2010.  Gross profit margin in the first half of 2011 was 50% compared to 54% in the first half of 2010 due to equipment sales of $2.6 million which had margin of less than 1%. Gross margin for service revenue in the first half was 53.0%.  The slightly lower margin was due to the higher percentage of TUG revenue after the acquisition of HIUBC.

Share-Based Compensation - Share-based compensation in the first half of 2011 increased 22% to $0.8 million from $0.7 million in the first half of 2010.

Operating Expenses - Operating expenses in the first half of 2011 increased 78% to $8.9 million compared to $5.0 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to the increase in administrative expenses related to the acquisition of HIUBC in the third quarter of 2010.

Operating Income and Operating Income Margin - Operating income in the first half of 2011 increased 26% to $15.6 million compared to $12.4 million in the first half of 2010.  Operating income margin in the first half of 2011 was 32% compared to 39% in the first half of 2010.

Income Taxes - Income taxes in the first half of 2011 increased 21% to $3.5 million from $2.9 million in the first half of 2010 primarily due to the increase in tax rate for the TUG business segment from 15% to 25% after the expiration of the western development preferential policy.  

Net Income and Net Income Margin - Net income attributable to the Company in the first half of 2011 increased 30% to $12.1 million from $9.4 million in the first half of 2010. Net income margin in the first half of 2011 was 25% compared to 29% in the first half of 2010.

Diluted EPS - Diluted EPS in the first half of 2011 were $0.24 compared to $0.20 in the first half of 2010.  The weighted average number of shares used in the computation was 50,368,075 in the first half of 2011 and 46,880,355 in the first half of 2010.  Since the repurchase of 1,015,503 shares occurred late in the first half, the impact of this on the weighted average number of shares was minimal.

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Margin - Adjusted net income excluding share-based compensation, non-cash impairment charges and amortization of acquired intangible assets (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2011 increased 33% to $16.8 million from $12.6 million in the first half of 2010.  Adjusted net income margin (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2011 was 34% compared to 39% in the first half of 2010.

Adjusted Diluted EPS - Adjusted diluted earnings per share excluding share-based compensation expenses, non-cash impairment charges and amortization of acquired intangible assets (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2011 were $0.33 compared to $0.28 in the first half of 2010.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin - Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2011 increased 33% to $25.3 million from $19.0 million in the first half of 2010.  Adjusted EBITDA margin (non-GAAP) in the first half of 2011 was 52% compared to 59% in the first half of 2010.

Capital Expenditures - Capital expenditures is the expenditure on purchase of property, plant and equipment. Capital expenditures in the first half of 2011 were $4.0 million.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2011

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, the Company revises its guidance as follows:

  • Total net revenue will be between $97 million to $99 million representing a year-on-year increase of 24% to 27%. Adjusted net income excluding share-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, gain on disposal of property and equipment and impairment expenses (non-GAAP) is expected to be at the higher end of $32 million to $34 million representing a year-on-year increase of at least 25%.
  • Based on the current weighted average shares and the higher tax rate accrual used in computation, adjusted diluted EPS (non-GAAP) is expected to be at the higher end of $0.64 to $0.68
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding share-based compensation (non-GAAP) is expected to be at the higher end of $50 million to $52 million representing a year-on-year increase of at least 25%.  

This is the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

ChinaCast's management team will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 am ET, Wednesday, August 10, 2011.  The dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

Earnings Call Telephone Numbers:

US/Canada Toll Free:

+877-303-9226

International:

+1-760-666-3566



A replay of the earnings conference call will be available at the following numbers:

Replay Telephone Numbers:

US/Canada Toll Free:

+1-855-859-2056

International:

+1-404-537-3406

Replay Pass Code:

85695731



The replay will be available starting at 11:00 am ET, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, through 11:59 pm ET, Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

Additionally, a live and archived version of the earnings call will be available at www.chinacasteducation.com. Please access the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time in order to download and install any necessary software.

About ChinaCast Education Corporation

Established in 1999, ChinaCast Education Corporation is a leading post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China. The Company provides post-secondary degree and diploma programs through its three fully accredited universities:  The Foreign Trade and Business College of Chongqing Normal University located in Chongqing; Lijiang College of Guangxi Normal University located in Guilin; and Hubei Industrial University Business College located in Wuhan.  These universities offer four year and three year, career-oriented bachelor's degree and diploma programs in business, finance, economics, law, IT, engineering, hospitality and tourism management, advertising, language studies, art and music.

The Company also provides e-learning services to post-secondary institutions, K-12 schools, government agencies and corporate enterprises via its nationwide satellite broadband network. These services include interactive distance learning applications, multimedia education content delivery and vocational training courses. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market with the ticker symbol CAST.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements express our current expectations or forecasts of possible future results or events, including projections of future performance, statements of management's plans and objectives, future contracts, and forecasts of trends and other matters. These projections, expectations and trends are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties including such factors, among others, as growth in demand for education services, smooth and timely implementation of new training centers and other risk factors listed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this filing, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historic or current facts and often use words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "believe," "will likely result," "outlook," "project" and other words and expressions of similar meaning. No assurance can be given that the results in any forward-looking statements will be achieved and actual results could be affected by one or more factors, which could cause them to differ materially. For these statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which statements are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted net income, adjusted net-income margin, adjusted EPS (basic and diluted), adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures" included at the end of this release.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance by excluding certain expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our recurring core business operating results."  These non-GAAP financial measures exclude from our operating performance not only non-cash charges, such as stock-based compensation, but also discrete cash charges that are infrequent in nature. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to our historical performance and liquidity as well as comparisons to our competitors' operating results. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision making and (2) they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business.  The accompanying tables have more details on the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures and the related reconciliations between these financial measures.

CONTACTS:


ChinaCast Education

Michael J. Santos, President-International

+1-347-482-1588

mjsantos@chinacasteducation.com


MZ-HCI

Ted Haberfield, President

+1-760-755-2716

thaberfield@hcinternational.net



CHINACAST EDUCATION CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share-related data)




As of June 30,


As of December 31,



2011


2011


2010



US$


RMB


RMB



(Note 1)




(Note 1)

Assets







Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents


65,905


428,382


244,403

Term deposits


66,154


430,000


704,000

Accounts receivable


8,605


55,937


59,420

Inventory


150


972


993

Prepaid expenses and other current assets


5,041


32,766


48,221

Amounts due from related parties


529


3,438


3,438

Deferred tax assets


423


2,750


2,972

Current portion of prepaid lease payments for land use rights


613


3,986


3,986

Total current assets


147,420


958,231


1,067,433

Non-current deposits


843


5,480


7,388

Prepayment for construction projects


5,762


37,452


-

Property and equipment, net


116,505


757,283


763,926

Prepaid lease payments for land use rights - non-current


26,999


175,496


177,544

Acquired intangible assets, net


11,705


76,081


100,816

Long-term investments


462


3,000


3,000

Goodwill


119,085


774,051


774,083

Total assets


428,781


2,787,074


2,894,190













As of June 30


Dec. 31,



2011


2011


2010



US$


RMB


RMB

Liabilities and equity







Current liabilities







Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated
VIE without recourse to ChinaCast Education Corporation of
RMB1,563 and RMB1,635 as of June 30, 2011 and
December 31, 2010, respectively)


5,304


34,478


48,602

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued
expenses and other liabilities of the consolidated VIE without
recourse to ChinaCast Education Corporation of RMB16,305
and RMB17,502 as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010,
respectively)


40,350


262,273


279,973

Deferred revenues


10,821


70,339


262,824

Income taxes payable (including income taxes payable of
the consolidated VIE without recourse  to ChinaCast
Education Corporation of RMB3,956 and RMB4,844 as
of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively)


16,641


108,168


99,461

Current portion of long-term bank borrowings (including current
portion of long-term bank borrowings of the consolidated VIE
without recourse to ChinaCast Education Corporation of nil as
of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010)


26,154


170,000


170,000

Other borrowings(including other borrowings of the consolidated
VIE without recourse to ChinaCast Education Corporation of nil
as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010)


5,231


34,000


1,500

Total current liabilities


104,501


679,258


862,360

Non-current liabilities:







Long-term bank borrowings (including long-term bank Borrowings
of the consolidated VIE without recourse to ChinaCast Education
Corporation of nil as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010)


16,154


105,000


90,000

Deferred tax liabilities – non-current (including deferred tax
liabilities - non-current of the consolidated VIE without recourse
to ChinaCast Education Corporation of nil as of June 30, 2011
and December 31, 2010)


7,567


49,187


51,503

Unrecognized tax benefits – non-current (including unrecognized
tax benefits of the consolidated VIE without recourse to
ChinaCast Education Corporation of RMB5,799 as of
June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010)


18,308


119,003


109,933

Total non-current liabilities


42,029


273,190


251,436








Total  liabilities


146,530


952,448


1,113,796

Commitments and contingencies







Equity:







Ordinary shares (US$0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares
authorized; 48,987,235 and 49,778,952 shares issued and
outstanding as of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010,
respectively)


6


36


36

Additional paid-in capital


228,473


1,485,075


1,510,527

Statutory reserve



7,334


47,671


47,671

Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(430)


(2,793)


(3,194)

Retained earnings


42,882


278,728


199,862








Total  ChinaCast Education Corporation shareholders' equity


278,265


1,808,717


1,754,902

Noncontrolling interest


3,986


25,909


25,492








Total equity


282,251


1,834,626


1,780,394








Total  liabilities and equity


428,781


2,787,074


2,894,190




CHINACAST EDUCATION CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share-related data)




For the three months ended June 30,


For the six months ended June 30,



2011


2011


2011


2011


2011


2011



US$


RMB


RMB


US$


RMB


RMB

Revenues













Service


23,357


151,826


110,645


46,119


299,774


218,975

Equipment


2,600


16,897


-


2,600


16,897


31
















25,957


168,723


110,645


48,719


316,671


219,006














Cost of revenues:













Service


(12,027)


(78,177)


(52,136)


(21,674)


(140,881)


(100,355)

Equipment


(2,580)


(16,771)


-


(2,580)


(16,771)


-
















(14,607)


(94,948)


(52,136)


(24,254)


(157,652)


(100,355)














Gross profit


11,350


73,775


58,509


24,465


159,019


118,651














Operating (expenses) income:


























Selling and marketing expenses (including share-based compensation of RMB nil and RMBnil for the three months ended June 30 for 2011 and 2010, respectively, share-based compensation of RMBnil and RMB410 for the six months ended June 30 for 2011 and 2010, respectively)


(116)


(752)


(503)


(182)


(1,184)


(1,308)

General and administrative expenses (including share-based compensation of RMB4,044 and RMB1,712 for the three months ended June 30 for 2011 and 2010, respectively, share-based compensation of RMB5,359 and RMB4,192 for the six months ended June 30 for 2011 and 2010, respectively)


(4,384)


(28,496)


(14,925)


(8,624)


(56,057)


(32,552)

Foreign exchange gain (loss)


(60)


(389)


(250)


(92)


(595)


(553)

Other operating income


(36)


(232)


207


18


118


214














Total operating expenses, net


(4,596)


(29,869)


(15,471)


(8,880)


(57,718)


(34,199)
































For the three months ended June 30,


For the six months ended June 30,



2011


2011


2010


2011


2011


2010



US$


RMB


RMB


US$


RMB


RMB



(Note 1)




(Note 1)


(Note 1)




(Note 1)

Income from operations


6,754


43,906


43,038


15,585


101,301


84,452

Interest income


615


3,998


3,534


1,261


8,195


6,488

Interest expense


(638)


(4,148)


(3,594)


(1,192)


(7,749)


(6,565)

Income before provision for income taxes and earnings in equity method investments


6,731


43,756


42,978


15,654


101,747


84,375

Provision for income taxes


(263)


(1,708)


(9,938)


(3,459)


(22,485)


(19,749)

Net income before earnings in equity investments


6,468


42,048


33,040


12,195


79,262


64,626

Loss in equity investments


-


-


(30)


-


-


(60)

Net income


6,468


42,048


33,010


12,195


79,262


64,566

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(28)


(184)


(434)


(60)


(396)


(868)

Net income attributable to ChinaCast Education Corporation


6,440


41,864


32,576


12,135


78,866


63,698

Net income


6,468


42,048


33,010


12,195


79,262


64,566

Foreign currency translation adjustments


25


164


1,442


65


422


1,608

Comprehensive income


6,493


42,212


34,452


12,260


79,684


66,174

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(24)


(157)


(448)


(64)


(417)


(820)

Comprehensive income attributable to ChinaCast Education Corporation


6,469


42,055


34,004


12,196


79,267


65,354














Net income per share













Net income attributable to ChinaCast Education Corporation per share:













Basic


0.13


0.84


0.69


0.24


1.58


1.37














Diluted


0.13


0.83


0.69


0.24


1.57


1.36














Weighted average shares used in computation:













Basic


49,696,037


49,696,037


47,250,261


49,796,348


49,796,348


46,606,070














Diluted


50,253,690


50,253,690


47,454,800


50,368,075


50,368,075


46,880,355




CHINACAST EDUCATION CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share-related data)


ChinaCast Education Corporation Shareholders













Accumulated











Additional






other







Ordinary


paid-in


Statutory


Retained


comprehensive


Noncontrolling


Total



Shares


Amount


Capital


reserve


earnings


loss


interest


Equity





RMB


RMB



RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB

Balance at January 1, 2010


45,170,698



33



1,290,651



39,139



136,583



(6,055)



23,167



1,483,518

Issuance of shares of common stock


4,428,254



3



232,987



-



-



-



-



232,990

Share-based compensation


-



-



4,600



-



-



-



-



4,600

Issuance of vested shares


180,000



-



-



-



-



-



-



-

Net income


-



-



-



-



63,698



-



868



64,566

Foreign currency translation adjustments


-



-



-



-



-



1,656



(48)



1,608

























Balance at June 30, 2010


49,778,952



36



1,528,238



39,139



200,281



(4,399)



23,987



1,787,282





























US$

5


US$

224,741


US$

5,756


US$

29,453


US$

(647)


US$

3,528


US$

262,836



























ChinaCast Education Corporation Shareholders













Accumulated











Additional






other







Ordinary


paid-in


Statutory


Retained


comprehensive


Noncontrolling


Total



Shares


Amount


Capital


reserve


earnings


loss


interest


Equity





RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB


RMB

Balance at January 1, 2011



49,778,952



36



1,510,527



47,671



199,862



(3,194)



25,492



1,780,394

Repurchase of common stock



(1,015,503)



-



(30,769)



-



-



-



-



(30,769)

Share-based compensation



223,786



-



5,317



-



-



-



-



5,317

Net income



-



-



-



-



78,866



-



396



79,262

Foreign currency translation adjustments



-



-



-



-



-



401



21



422


























Balance at June 30, 2011



48,987,235



36



1,485,075



47,671



278,728



(2,793)



25,909



1,834,626































US$

6


US$

228,473


US$

7,334


US$

42,882


US$

(430)


US$

3,986


US$

282,251





























CHINACAST EDUCATION CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)

(In thousands)



For the six months ended June 30,



2011


2011


2010



US$


RMB


RMB



(Note 1)




(Note 1)

Cash flows from operating activities:










Net income



12,195



79,262



64,566

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










Depreciation



4,726



30,717



21,204

Amortization of acquired intangible assets



3,805



24,735



17,235

Amortization of land use rights



315



2,048



1,627

Share-based compensation



818



5,317



4,600

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment



112



728



1

Loss in equity investments



-



-



60

Changes in assets and liabilities:










Accounts receivable



484



3,147



5,722

Inventory



3



21



(54)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets



2,376



15,443



(2,054)

Non-current deposits



26



168



4,434

Amounts due from related parties



-



-



2,950

Accounts payable



(2,169)



(14,097)



3,852

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities



(2,436)



(15,836)



(1,903)

Deferred revenues



(29,613)



(192,485)



(116,343)

Income taxes payable



1,340



8,707



13,022

Deferred tax assets



34



222



606

Deferred tax liabilities



(356)



(2,316)



(2,653)

Unrecognized tax benefits



1,395



9,070



8,070

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities



(6,945)



(45,149)



24,942











Cash flows from investing activities:










Repayment from advance to related party



-



-



45

Purchase of property and equipment



(3,991)



(25,941)



(39,051)

Purchase of term deposits



(58,462)



(380,000)



(43,000)

Proceeds from maturity of term deposits



100,615



654,000



-

Deposits for investments



(78)



(510)



(3,000)

Prepayment for construction projects



(5,762)



(37,452)



-

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities



32,322



210,097



(85,006)











Cash flows from financing activities:










Other borrowings raised



5,231



34,000



82,000

Repayment of other borrowings



(231)



(1,500)



(67,200)

Bank borrowings raised



16,154



105,000



80,000

Bank borrowings repaid



(13,846)



(90,000)



(78,400)

Repayment of capital lease obligation



-



-



(44)

Share repurchase



(4,734)



(30,769)



-

Deposit for bank borrowing guarantee



(115)



(750)



-















For the six months ended June 30,



2011


2011


2010



US$


RMB


RMB

Collection of deposit for bank borrowing guarantee



462



3,000



-

Proceeds from issuance of share, net of issuance costs



-



-



232,990

Net cash provided by financing activities



2,921



18,981



249,346

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes



7



50



124

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents



28,305



183,979



189,406

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period



37,600



244,403



327,628











Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period



65,905



428,382



517,034














CHINACAST EDUCATION CORPORATION

NON-GAAP FIGURES






YoY




YoY



3 months ended

3 months ended

%change


6 months ended

6 months ended

%change



30/6/2011

30/6/2010

+/(-)


30/6/2011

30/6/2010

+/(-)



US$'000

US$'000



US$'000

US$'000


Adjusted Net Income (Non-GAAP)









Net income attributable to ChinaCast


6,440

4,791

34.42


12,135

9,367

29.55

Share-based Compensation


616

252

144.44


818

676

21.01

Non-cash impairment charges


-

-



-

-


Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets


1,903

1,267

50.20


3,805

2,535

50.10

Adjusted Net Income (non-GAAP)


8,959

6,310

41.98


16,758

12,578

33.23

Adjusted Net Margin (non-GAAP)


34.5%

38.8%



34.4%

39.1%


Adjusted Diluted EPS (Non-GAAP)


0.18

0.14

28.57


0.33

0.28

17.86



















Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)









Net income attributable to ChinaCast


6,440

4,791

34.42


12,135

9,367

29.55

Depreciation


2,533

1,508

67.97


4,726

3,118

51.57

Amortization of Acquired Intangible Assets


1,903

1,267

50.20


3,805

2,535

50.10

Amortization of Land Use Rights


158

119

32.77


315

239

31.80

Share-based Compensation


616

252

144.44


818

676

21.01

Non-cash impairment charges


-

-



-

-


Interest Income


(615)

(521)

18.04


(1,261)

(954)

32.18

Interest Expesne


638

529

20.60


1,192

965

23.52

Provision for income taxes


263

1,461

(82.00)


3,459

2,904

19.11

Earnings in equity investments


-

4



-

9


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


28

64

(56.25)


60

128

(53.13)

Adjusted EBITDA(non-GAAP)


11,964

9,474

26.28


25,249

18,987

32.98

Adjusted EBITDA Margin (non-GAAP)


46.1%

58.2%



51.8%

59.0%





SOURCE ChinaCast Education Corporation



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