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HARBIN, China, April 2,
2013 /PRNewswire/ — China Education Alliance, Inc. (“China Education
Alliance” or the “Company”, OTCQX: CEAI), a China-based education resource and services company
today announced its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. The Company will
host a conference call on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at
8 a.m. EDT (8 p.m. Beijing time on the same day).
Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter ended December 31, 2012
- Total revenues were $1.8 million.
- Gross loss was $0.4 million.
- Operating loss was $4.0 million
- Net loss was $3.4 million.
- EPS was $(0.32) per fully diluted
Financial Highlights for Full Year 2012
- Total revenue was $11.7 million compared to
$34.8 million in 2011.
- Gross profit was $1.6 million compared to $24.1 million in 2011.
- Operating loss was $14.4 million compared to
operating income of $5.0 million in 2011.
- Net loss was $14.1 million compared to $6.1 million in 2011.
- Loss per share was $1.33 per fully diluted share
compared to earnings per share of $0.58 in 2011.
“Our business continued to face significant challenges in 2012 due to the
continuing economic uncertainty lingering over China‘s economy and more intense competition in the
domestic education business which directly impacted our financial results”
commented Mr. Xiqun Yu, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of China Education Alliance. “While we are disappointed with
the results, we are optimistic about our future as we continue to work
diligently to build a new model for our online business and expanding our
training center network.”
“The new online platform we have been developing for some time and which, in
effect, is an online mall for education content is in its final testing stage. A
number of schools have contributed content to the trial runs and I am satisfied
with the progress accomplished so far. Once officially launched, sometime this
year, the new platform will act as a digital marketplace for a wide array of
proprietary educational products developed by China Education Alliance in
addition to content from third party developers and educational institutions. As
the growth and adoption of e-commerce platforms in China continue to surge, we are confident that this new
business model will significantly enhance user experience, substantially improve
educational options for a wide population of students, and give us a definite
Mr. Yu concluded, “While this investment will take time to fully yield
results, we are excited about the future opportunities and growth potential of
our new approach to online education and are generally positive about our
business prospects for the future.”
Fiscal Year 2012 Review:
Revenue decreased by $23.0 million, or 66% to
$11.7 million for the full year 2012 from $34.8 million in 2011. The decline in revenue for the year
ended December 31, 2012 was a result of decline in
revenue across all of our business. We believe revenue was affected by external
factors including slowdown in economic growth within the PRC, untruthful
allegations about our businesses, and increased competition. These factors
contributed to the continuous decline in interest of existing and new students,
which resulted in decrease in student enrollments and led to a decline in
revenue as compared to the year ended December 31,
2011. We expect to improve the performance of our online education
division in the future by providing students with more competitive, up-to-date
study materials and easy access. We have contracted technology companies to
design a new web-based platform providing video based long-distance teaching
services which encompass online community system and online teaching management
system. Additionally, we are seeking to establish more onsite training centers
and optimize the operation of existing training centers. As such, we predict
that our revenue will gradually recover after we launch the new web-based
platform and set up more training centers.
Revenue from the on-line education division decreased by $15.3 million, or 77%, to $4.5
million in 2012 from $19.8 million in 2011.
Revenue from the training center division decreased by $7.8 million, or 52%, to $7.2
million in 2012 from $15.0 million in 2011.
Total cost of revenue decreased by $0.6 million,
or 5%, to $10.1 million in 2012 from $10.7 million in 2011.
Cost of revenue for the online education division increased by $0.3 million, or 4% in 2012 to $7.2
million compared with $6.9 million in 2011.
This increase was mainly attributable to the purchase of new examination papers,
tutorial materials, new servers and computers. In order to keep the online
education material up-to-date and competitive, the Company must constantly
purchase new study materials. Gross profit margin for the online education
division decreased to negative 59% of revenue in 2012 from 65% of revenue in
2011 due to the decrease in revenue and increase in cost of revenue.
Cost of revenue for the training center division decreased by $0.9 million, or 23% to $2.9
million in 2012 from $3.8 million in 2011.
The decrease in cost of revenue for the training center division was primarily
due to the decrease in revenue. However, cost of revenue did not decrease in
proportion to the decrease in revenue as a result of increase in salaries. In
order to improve the performance of the training center division, the Company
offered higher salaries to retain reputable teachers. Increases in salary for
non-faculty staff also contributed to the increase in salaries paid. Gross
profit margin for the training center division decreased to 60% of revenue from
75% in 2011 as a result of the decrease in revenue and increase in salary for
both reputable teachers and non-faculty staff.
Gross profit for the full year 2012 was $1.6
million compared to $24.1 million in
Selling expenses decreased by $4.9 million, or
46%, to $5.8 million in 2012 from $10.7 million in 2011. Selling expenses were 50% of total
revenue in 2012 compared with 31% in 2011. The decrease in selling expenses was
mainly due to the decrease in revenue. The Company’s sales commissions decreased
dramatically as a result of significant drop in revenue. However, advertising
expenses increased by $2.1 million, or 326% due to
increased promotional activities.
Administrative expenses increased by $1.4
million, or 26% to $6.9 million in 2012 from
$5.5 million in 2011. The increase in
administrative expenses was primarily due to the increase in research and
development expenses relating to the development of the web based platform.
Total administrative expenses were 59% of total revenue.
Interest income remained flat at $1.9 million for
both full year 2011 and 2012.
Provision for income tax was nil and deferred tax expenses were $0.3 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, as compared to the deferred tax
benefits of $0.1 million for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2011.
Net loss for the year of 2012 was $14.1 million
compared to net income of $6.1 million in 2011.
Basic and diluted loss per share was $1.33 in 2012
compared to earnings per share of $0.58 in 2011. The
decrease in earnings per share was mainly due to the decrease in net income. The
basic weighted average shares outstanding and diluted weighted average shares
outstanding were 10,582,530 in 2012, and 10,572,388 and 10,577,966, respectively
At December 31, 2012, the Company had cash and
cash equivalents of $64.2 million. The Company
generated net cash provided by operating activities of $8.3
At December 31, 2012, the Company had no
China Education Alliance will host a conference call and live webcast at
8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 2, 2013 (8 p.m. in Harbin/Beijing on the
The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:
- Participant Dial In (Toll Free USA):
- International Dial In: +65-6723-9381
- China Toll Free:
- Hong Kong Toll Free: 8009-30346
A live webcast of the conference call will be available in the investor
relations section of the Company’s website at: http://www.chinaeducationalliance.com/index.jsp
A telephone replay of the call will be available 1 hour after the end of the
conference for seven days.
The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:
- US Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696
- International Toll:
Passcode Number: 31478528
About China Education Alliance, Inc.
China Education Alliance, Inc. (http://www.chinaeducationalliance.com) is a leading
educational services company offering high-quality instructors and online
education materials for students between the ages of 6 to 18 and adults
(university students and professionals) aged 18 and over. Divided into two
segments, students and graduate professionals, our business model delivers the
skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a rapidly growing and highly
competitive China. The Company provides students
in the first segment with online education materials sourced from top tier
schools and famous instructors for download, as well as online training and
tutoring services. With teaching centers located across China, the Company also offers hands on training and
tutoring to aid Chinese students pass the two most important tests they will
face in their educational careers: the senior high school entrance and college
entrance exams. In the second segment for graduates and professionals, China
Education Alliance provides vocational training courses in subjects including
IT, administration, multimedia, as well as several professional training
Safe Harbor Statement
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Certain statements in this press release, constitute forward-looking
statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without
limitation, statements regarding our ability to prepare the company for growth,
the Company’s planned expansion in 2009 and predictions and guidance relating to
the Company’s future financial performance. We have based these forward-looking
statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future
events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition,
results of operations, business strategy and financial needs and are not a
guarantee of future performance but they involve risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, such
factors as unanticipated changes in product demand especially in the education
industry, pricing and demand trends for the Company’s products, changes to
government regulations, risk associated with operation of the Company’s new
facilities, risk associated with large scale implementation of the company’s
business plan, the ability to attract new customers, ability to increase its
product’s applications, cost of raw materials, downturns in the Chinese economy,
and other information detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings and
future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Investors are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the
forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by
this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only
as of the date of this press release, readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on any of them and the Company undertakes no duty to update any
forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes
in the company’s expectations.
For more information, please contact:
China Education Alliance, Inc.
Ms. Cloris Li
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +86 10 5826 4939
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