HAWTHORNE, N.Y., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO), a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, today announced upcoming changes in its operations.
Allen Greene, SmartPros' Chairman and CEO stated:
In light of current and near term market conditions, over the last several months we have been reviewing the Company's performance from both an operational perspective and the yields from our customers. We felt it appropriate to share with you our current direction, along with our ongoing commitment, in finding ways to enhance shareholder value. As a result of this review we have adopted what we are calling a "Back to Basics" approach.
We intend to reduce staffing in certain areas, and either close, sell or reduce certain verticals of our business that are not profitable, and to re-purpose resources to areas of our business that we believe will contribute most towards our profitability and future growth.
These changes may result in a decrease in near-term revenue, but we believe that it will correspond with an increase in profitability and further potential for long-term growth.
Specifically, we will be investing a portion of our savings in expanding our sales force as well as lead generation and direct marketing activities. Because the sales cycle for our products can be several months, we expect to see the full benefit of these changes take hold during the 2015 fiscal year.
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,800+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' eCampus™ Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information for enterprise clients and association partners. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 1 million monthly visits, serving a user base of more than 1.5 million profiled members. Visit: www.smartpros.com
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