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China Distance Education Holdings Limited Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017

- Fourth Quarter 2017 Net Revenue Up 9.1% Year-Over-Year to $41.7 Million, At High-End of Guidance Range -

- Fourth Quarter 2017 Cash Receipts from Online Course Registration Up 22.2% Year-Over-Year to $22.3 Million -

- Declares Annual Special Cash Dividend of $0.1125 per Ordinary Share or $0.45 per ADS -

BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 ended September 30, 2017.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total course enrollments were 830,000, a decrease of 17.8% from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Cash receipts from online course registration were $22.3 million, a 22.2% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Net revenue increased by 9.1% to $41.7 million from $38.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Gross profit was $25.2 million, flat compared with the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 gross profit was $25.2 million, flat compared with the prior year period.
  • Gross margin was 60.3%, compared with 65.8% in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 60.4%, compared with 65.9% in the prior year period.
  • Operating income decreased by 27.7% to $10.5 million from $14.6 million in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 operating income decreased by 25.9% to $11.2 million from $15.1 million in the prior year period.
  • Net income decreased by 52.0% to $5.9 million from $12.2 million in the prior year period.
  • Non-GAAP1 net income decreased by 43.5% to $7.2 million from $12.7 million in the prior year period.
  • Basic and diluted net income per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were $0.178 and $0.177, respectively, compared with basic and diluted net income per ADS of $0.370 and $0.369, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Each ADS represents four ordinary shares.
  • Basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS were $0.219 and $0.218, respectively, compared with basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS of $0.387 and $0.385, respectively, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Cash flow from operations decreased by 49.8% to $2.9 million from $5.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.
  • Completion of acquisition of 40% equity interest in Beijing Ruida in September 2017.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial and Operational Highlights

  • Total course enrollments were 3.4 million, a decrease of 8.5% from fiscal year 2016.
  • Cash receipts from online course registration were $109.5 million, a 12.5% increase from fiscal year 2016.
  • Net revenue increased by 11.4% to $131.0 million from $117.5 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Gross profit increased by 6.3% to $73.6 million from $69.2 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Non-GAAP1 gross profit increased by 6.3% to $73.7 million from $69.4 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Gross margin was 56.2%, compared with 58.9% in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 56.3%, compared with 59.0% in fiscal year 2016.
  • Operating income decreased by 26.5% to $21.1 million from $28.7 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Non-GAAP1 operating income decreased by 24.5% to $23.2 million from $30.7 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Net income decreased by 43.2% to $14.9 million from $26.3 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Non-GAAP1 net income decreased by 37.4% to $17.7 million from $28.3 million in fiscal year 2016.
  • Basic and diluted net income per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were $0.453 and $0.448, respectively, compared with basic and diluted net income per ADS of $0.767 and $0.759, respectively, for fiscal year 2016. Each ADS represents four ordinary shares.
  • Basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS were $0.539 and $0.532, respectively, compared with basic and diluted non-GAAP1 net income per ADS of $0.829 and $0.818, respectively, for fiscal year 2016.
  • Cash flow from operations decreased by 4.6% to $37.1 million from $38.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

1 For more information about the non-GAAP financial measures contained in this press release, please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, Chairman and CEO of CDEL, said, "We are pleased to report fourth quarter fiscal 2017 revenue growth of 9.1% year-over-year, at the high end of our guidance range, driven by the continued robust growth of our accounting vertical and strong growth from the sale of learning simulation software. Our fourth quarter total enrollments declined by 17.8% year-over-year, primarily due to a decline in Accounting Certificate and accounting continuing education course enrollments, as a result of the previously disclosed suspension of the Accounting Certificate examination. Excluding the enrollments of these courses, however, our fourth quarter total enrollments increased by 28.2% year-over-year.

"Despite the adverse impact of the suspension of the Accounting Certificate Examination, we saw healthy growth in total cash receipts from online course registration, which increased by 22.2% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, led once again by strong growth in cash receipts from online accounting course registration of 29.9% year-over-year. Continuing the momentum in cash receipts growth, we are pleased to report that we've kicked-off fiscal year 2018 on a positive note, as our total cash receipts from online course registration in the first quarter fiscal 2018 through last week grew over 50% year-over-year."

Mr. Zhu added, "In-line with our strategy to build out certain practice areas where we see strong growth potential with complementary offerings, in September 2017 we successfully closed our acquisition of a 40% equity interest in Beijing Ruida Chengtai Education Technology Co., Ltd. ('Beijing Ruida'), a leading provider of exam preparation services for participants in China's National Judicial Examination, for RMB192 million ($28.8 million) as previously announced. Our early integration efforts have been seamless with Beijing Ruida delivering strong revenue of over RMB190 million during the 2017 National Judicial Examination preparation season. In addition, our investment in Beijing Ruida will enable us to leverage our leading online learning platform to gain a deeper foothold in the legal education services arena.

"We continue to focus on growing our existing industry verticals, and utilizing our resources to broaden our course offerings and services in key disciplines. Our goal is to build industry-leading education verticals that promote our lifelong learning ecosystem, with a commitment to providing best-of-breed content as well as different modalities of learning and solutions to best serve a broad constituency of student and enterprise needs. As we head into fiscal 2018, we remain confident in our ability to deliver superior learning outcomes, expand our service offerings and maximize shareholder value," Mr. Zhu concluded.

Mr. Mark Marostica, Co-Chief Financial Officer of CDEL, said, "The significant year-over-year decrease in our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 operating margins was primarily due to increased salaries and related expenses, as well as an increase in advertising and promotional expenses. The softer growth in revenue due to the suspension of the Accounting Certificate Examination also adversely impacted our operating margins. The increase in salaries and related expenses was mainly attributable to an upfront investment in additional headcount ahead of fiscal 2018 to best position CDEL to drive key growth initiatives in the coming quarters. As such, we expect headcount to remain relatively stable over the next few quarters. The increase in our advertising and promotional expenses in the fourth quarter was aimed at driving key growth initiatives as well, and as we have previously indicated, we expect the level of advertising and promotional spending to moderate in fiscal 2018. We are pleased to see early returns from these investments and are encouraged by the acceleration in growth of cash receipts in our fourth quarter fiscal 2017 and in our first quarter fiscal 2018 to date. As always, we strive to maintain operating efficiency while balancing our growth and profitability."

Dividend

The Company today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.1125 per ordinary share on its outstanding shares to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on January 12, 2018.

Holders of American Depositary Shares ("ADS"), each representing four ordinary shares of CDEL, are accordingly entitled to a cash dividend of $0.45 per ADS. The depository, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, will charge a fee of $0.02 per ADS when the dividends are distributed on or about January 18, 2018.

Subject to the Company's ongoing financial performance, cash position, budget and business plan, and market conditions, the Company's Board of Directors will, on a yearly basis, consider paying a dividend.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

Net Revenue. Total net revenue increased by 9.1% to $41.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $38.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Net revenue from online education services, books and reference materials, and other sources contributed 76.8%, 5.0% and 18.2%, respectively, of total net revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Online education services. Net revenue from online education services increased by 5.2% to $32.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $30.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, mainly due to relatively higher revenue growth from CDEL's accounting vertical. In particular, the strong revenue growth of APQE, CPA and practical skills training courses in the accounting vertical more than offset the adverse revenue impact from the suspension of the Accounting Certificate Examination and the downstream effect of this examination suspension on Accounting Continuing Education revenue.

Books and reference materials. Net revenue from books and reference materials decreased by 24.0% to $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, from $2.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

Others. Net revenue from other sources increased by 50.5% to $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $5.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, primarily due to revenue growth from the sale of learning simulation software.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased by 26.5% to $16.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $13.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Non-GAAP1 cost of sales increased by 26.6% to $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $13.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The increase was mainly due to increased salaries and related expenses resulting from a growing number of personnel, as well as increased cost of books and reference materials.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin. Gross profit was $25.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, flat compared with the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 gross profit was $25.2 million, also flat compared with the prior year period. Gross margin was 60.3% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with 65.8% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Non-GAAP1 gross margin was 60.4% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with 65.9% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by 35.6% to $14.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, from $11.0 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 total operating expenses increased by 35.9% to $14.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, from $10.6 million in the prior year period.

Selling expenses. Selling expenses increased by 44.2% to $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $6.2 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 selling expenses increased by 44.4% to $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $6.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily driven by increased salaries and related expenses, increased advertising and promotional expenses, and increased commissions to online agents.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses increased by 24.7% to $6.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $4.8 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 general and administrative expenses increased by 24.0% to $5.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $4.4 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to increased professional fees, as well as other miscellaneous expenses.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense decreased by 22.7% to $2.1 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $2.7 million in the prior year period, primarily due to a decrease in taxable income.

Net Income. As a result of the foregoing, net income decreased by 52.0% to $5.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $12.2 million in the prior year period. Non-GAAP1 net income decreased by 43.5% to $7.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $12.7 million in the prior year period.

Operating Cash Flow. Net operating cash inflow decreased by 49.8% to $2.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 from $5.8 million in the prior year period. The decrease in operating cash inflow was mainly attributable to the decrease in net income before non-cash items generated in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. The increase in accounts receivable, prepayments and other current assets, and the decrease in deferred revenue and deferred tax liabilities also contributed to the operating cash outflow. This operating cash outflow was partially offset by the increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities, and income tax payable.

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits, Restricted Cash and Short-term Investments. Cash and cash equivalents, term deposits, restricted cash and short-term investments as of September 30, 2017 decreased by 6.3% to $100.6 million from $107.4 million as of June 30, 2017, mainly due to the payment of purchase consideration of 40% equity interest in Beijing Ruida and 10.72% equity interest in Hangzhou Wanting of $28.8 million and $2.6 million, respectively. The decrease was partially offset by operating cash flow generated and a 3-year bank loan of $19.9 million raised in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

Net revenue. Total net revenue increased by 11.4% to $131.0 million in fiscal year 2017, from $117.5 million in fiscal year 2016. Net revenue from online education services, books and reference materials, and other sources contributed 72.9%, 6.9% and 20.2%, respectively, of total net revenues for fiscal year 2017.

Online education services. Net revenue from online education services increased by 1.7% to $95.5 million in fiscal year 2017 from $93.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

Books and reference materials. Net revenue from books and reference materials increased by 11.3% to $9.0 million in fiscal year 2017 from $8.1 million in fiscal year 2016.

Others. Net revenue from other sources increased by 70.4% to $26.5 million in fiscal year 2017 from $15.6 million in fiscal year 2016.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales increased by 18.8% to $57.4 million in fiscal year 2017, from $48.3 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 cost of sales increased by 18.8% to $57.2 million in fiscal year 2017 from $48.2 million in fiscal year 2016.

Gross Profit. Gross profit increased by 6.3% to $73.6 million in fiscal year 2017 from $69.2 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 gross profit increased by 6.3% to $73.7 million in fiscal year 2017 from $69.4 million in fiscal year 2016. Gross margin for fiscal year 2017 was 56.2%, compared with 58.9% in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 gross margin for fiscal year 2017 was 56.3%, compared with 59.0% in fiscal year 2016.

Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses increased by 31.7% to $54.4 million in fiscal year 2017 from $41.3 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 total operating expenses increased by 32.9% to $52.4 million in fiscal year 2017 from $39.4 million in fiscal year 2016.

Selling expenses. Selling expenses increased by 42.4% to $34.9 million in fiscal year 2017 from $24.5 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 selling expenses increased by 42.5% to $34.8 million in fiscal year 2017 from $24.4 million in fiscal year 2016.

General and administrative expenses. General and administrative expenses increased by 16.0% to $19.5 million in fiscal year 2017 from $16.8 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 general and administrative expenses increased by 17.3% to $17.6 million in fiscal year 2017 from $15.0 million in fiscal year 2016.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense decreased by 24.9% to $4.6 million in fiscal year 2017 from $6.2 million in fiscal year 2016.

Net Income. Net income decreased by 43.2% to $14.9 million in fiscal year 2017 from $26.3 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP1 net income decreased by 37.4% to $17.7 million in fiscal year 2017 from $28.3 million in fiscal year 2016.

Operating Cash Flow. Net operating cash inflow decreased by 4.6% to $37.1 million from $38.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

Outlook

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company expects to generate total net revenue in the range of $33.6 million to $35.2 million, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 5% to 10%.

For fiscal year 2018, the Company expects to generate total net revenues in the range of $150.6 million to $157.2 million, representing year-over-year growth of approximately 15% to 20%.

The above guidance reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

Management will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (9:00 p.m. Beijing Time on November 29, 2017) to discuss financial results and answer questions from investors and analysts. Listeners may access the call by dialing:

US Toll Free: +1-866-519-4004
International: +65-6713-5090
Mainland China: 400-620-8038
Hong Kong: +852-3018-6771
United Kingdom: +44-203-6214-779
Passcode: CDEL or DL

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the call until December 6, 2017 by dialing:

US Toll Free: +1-855-452-5696
International: +61-2-8199-0299
Mainland China: 400-632-2162
Hong Kong: 800-963-117
United Kingdom: 0808-234-0072
Replay Passcode: 3166629

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://ir.cdeledu.com.

About China Distance Education Holdings Limited

China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills through our professional development courses in China in the areas of accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, and other industries. The Company also offers professional education courses for participants in the national judicial examination, online test preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, test preparation courses for university students intending to take the nationwide graduate school entrance exam, practical accounting training courses for college students and working professionals, as well as online language courses and third-party developed online courses. In addition, the Company provides business services to corporate clients, including but not limited to tax advisory, bookkeeping and accounting outsourcing services. For further information, please visit http://ir.cdeledu.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expect," "predict," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "is/are likely to," "estimate" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2018 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as the Company's strategic and operational plans (in particular, the anticipated benefits of strategic growth initiatives, including acquisition and strategic investments such as the acquisition of 40% equity interest in Beijing Ruida, as well as cost control) contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic and annual reports to the SEC, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: goals and growth strategies; future prospects and market acceptance of the Company's courses and other products and services; future business development and results of operations; projected revenues, profits, earnings and other estimated financial information; projected enrollment numbers; plans to expand and enhance courses and other products and services; competition in the education and test preparation markets; and Chinese laws, regulations and policies, including those applicable to the Internet, Internet content providers, the education and telecommunications industries, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and foreign exchange.

Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed or furnished with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set forth in this press release is preliminary and subject to adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when audit work is performed for the year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP net income, operating income, gross profit, cost of sales, selling expenses, general and administrative expenses, net income margin, operating margin, gross profit margin and basic and diluted earnings per ADS and per share. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this release.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding share-based compensation expenses and impairment loss of long-term investments. However, non-GAAP financial measures may not be indicative of the Company's operating performance from a cash perspective. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance and liquidity. The Company computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of excluding share-based compensation expenses and impairment loss of long-term investments from the above-mentioned line items and presenting these non-GAAP measures is that such charges may continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Management compensates for this limitation by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying table at the end of this release provides more detail on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

Contacts:

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Investor Relations Department

Tel: +86-10-8231-9999 ext. 1805

Email: IR@cdeledu.com

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Email: DL@tpg-ir.com

(Financial Tables on Following Pages)


China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares and per share data)









September 30, 2016


September 30, 2017



(Derived from Audited)


(Unaudited)


Assets:





Current assets:






Cash and cash equivalents

53,677


60,526



Restricted cash

15,547


34,855



Short term investments

1,278


5,261



Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of US$1,190 and
US$661 as of September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively

5,454


5,525



Inventories

971


864



Prepayment and other current assets

5,893


10,439



Amount due from a related party

208


-



Deferred tax assets, current portion

1,676


1,654



Deferred cost

1,118


711



Total current assets

85,822


119,835








Non-current assets:






Property, plant and equipment, net

13,908


14,022



Goodwill

29,392


29,459



Long term investments

3,079


43,631



Other intangible assets, net

11,675


9,947



Deposit for purchase of non-current assets

1,116


641



Other non-current assets

3,928


7,016



Total non-current assets

63,098


104,716









Total assets

148,920


224,551








Liabilities and equity:





Current liabilities:






Bank borrowings

15,551


29,965



Accrued expenses and other liabilities (including accrued expenses and other
liabilities of the consolidated VIE without recourse to China Distance Education
Holdings Limited of US$31,684 and US$26,279 as of September 30, 2017 and
September 30, 2016, respectively)

30,564


38,767



Amount due to a related party

-


1,648



Income tax payable (including income tax payable of the consolidated VIE without
recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$3,641 and
US$3,353 as of September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively)

5,308


6,750



Deferred revenue (including deferred revenue of the consolidated VIE without
recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$49,575 and
US$35,437 as of September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively)

36,332


50,506



Refundable fees (including refundable fees of the consolidated VIE without
recourse to China Distance Education Holdings Limited of US$1,074 and US$862
as of September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively)

862


1,074



Total current liabilities

88,617


128,710








Non-current liabilities:






Deferred tax liabilities, non-current portion

3,831


3,099



Long-term bank borrowing

-


19,930



Total non-current liabilities

3,831


23,029















Total liabilities

92,448


151,739








Equity:






Ordinary shares (par value of US$0.0001 per share at September 30, 2017 and
September 30, 2016, respectively; Authorized –500,000,000 shares at September
30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively; Issued and outstanding –
131,854,773 and 131,729,773 shares at September 30, 2017 and September 30,
2016, respectively)

13


13



Additional paid-in capital

15,697


19,097



Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(3,418)


(3,367)



Retained Earnings

32,944


33,040



Total China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholder's equity

45,236


48,783



Noncontrolling interest

11,236


24,029



Total equity

56,472


72,812



Total liabilities and equity

148,920


224,551








China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Operations

(in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)



Three Months Ended September 30,


2016


2017





Sales, net of business tax, value-added tax and related surcharges:





Online education services

30,454


32,045


Books and reference materials

2,755


2,093


Others

5,030


7,570


- Sale of learning simulation software

1,910


2,930


- Business start-up training services

946


1,102


- Others

2,174


3,538


Total net revenues

38,239


41,708






Cost of sales





Cost of services and others

(11,835)


(14,513)


Cost of tangible goods sold

(1,250)


(2,042)


Total cost of sales

(13,085)


(16,555)






Gross profit

25,154


25,153





Operating expenses





Selling expenses

(6,175)


(8,906)


General and administrative expenses

(4,841)


(6,037)


Total operating expenses

(11,016)


(14,943)

Other operating income

445


328






Operating income

14,583


10,538

Impairment loss from long-term investments

-


(679)

Interest income

255


375

Interest expense

(118)


(615)

Exchange gain (loss)

243


(1,429)






Income before income taxes

14,963


8,190

Income tax expense

(2,653)


(2,051)

Loss from equity method investment

(91)


(34)





Net income

12,219


6,105

Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interest

6


(239)

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

12,225


5,866

Net income per share:




Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders





Basic

0.093


0.044


Diluted

0.092


0.044

Net income per ADS:




Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders





Basic

0.370


0.178


Diluted

0.369


0.177





Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per share:





Basic

131,546,652


131,517,541


Diluted

132,362,078


132,197,374


China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Consolidated Statements Of Operations

(in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)



Year Ended September 30,


2016


2017


(Derived from Audited)


(Unaudited)





Sales, net of business tax, value-added tax and related surcharges:





Online education services

93,923


95,503


Books and reference materials

8,067


8,980


Others

15,558


26,505


- Sale of learning simulation software

3,036


11,522


- Business start-up training services

4,344


5,223


- Others

8,178


9,760


Total net revenues

117,548


130,988






Cost of sales





Cost of services and others

(43,796)


(50,540)


Cost of tangible goods sold

(4,538)


(6,872)


Total cost of sales

(48,334)


(57,412)






Gross profit

69,214


73,576





Operating expenses





Selling expenses

(24,517)


(34,910)


General and administrative expenses

(16,778)


(19,468)


Total operating expenses

(41,295)


(54,378)

Other operating income

806


1,912






Operating income

28,725


21,110

Impairment loss from long-term investments

-


(679)

Interest income

2,020


1,531

Interest expense

(555)


(1,049)

Exchange gain

2,462


128






Income before income taxes

32,652


21,041

Income tax expense

(6,150)


(4,620)

Loss from equity method investment

(91)


(153)





Net income

26,411


16,268

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(121)


(1,333)

Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited

26,290


14,935

Net income per share:




Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders





Basic

0.192


0.113


Diluted

0.190


0.112

Net income per ADS:




Net income attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited shareholders





Basic

0.767


0.453


Diluted

0.759


0.448





Weighted average shares used in calculating net income per share:





Basic

136,497,929


131,432,211


Diluted

138,465,944


133,203,255

China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures

(In thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)






Three Months Ended September 30,



2016


2017



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)






Cost of sales


13,085


16,555

Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales


40


43

Non-GAAP cost of sales


13,045


16,512






Selling expenses


6,175


8,906

Share-based compensation expense in selling expenses


21


22

Non-GAAP selling expenses


6,154


8,884






General and administrative expenses


4,841


6,037

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses


442


581

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses


4,399


5,456






Gross profit


25,154


25,153

Share-based compensation expenses


40


43

Non-GAAP gross profit


25,194


25,196






Gross profit margin


65.8%


60.3%

Non-GAAP gross profit margin


65.9%


60.4%






Operating income


14,583


10,538

Share-based compensation expenses


503


646

Non-GAAP operating income


15,086


11,184






Operating margin


38.1%


25.3%

Non-GAAP operating margin


39.5%


26.8%






Net income


12,225


5,866

Share-based compensation expense


503


646

Impairment loss from long-term investments


-


679

Non-GAAP net income


12,728


7,191






Net income margin


32.0%


14.1%

Non-GAAP net income margin


33.3%


17.2%






Net income per share—basic


0.093


0.044

Net income per share—diluted


0.092


0.044

Non-GAAP net income per share—basic


0.097


0.055

Non-GAAP net income per share—diluted


0.096


0.054






Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited
shareholders—basic (note 1)


0.370


0.178

Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited
shareholders—diluted (note 1)


0.369


0.177

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders—basic (note 1)


0.387


0.219

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders—diluted (note 1)


0.385


0.218






Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per share


131,546,652


131,517,541

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per share


132,362,078


132,197,374

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic non-GAAP net income per share


131,546,652


131,517,541

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income per share


132,362,078


132,197,374


China Distance Education Holdings Limited

Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures

(In thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares, per share and per ADS data)






Year Ended September 30,



2016


2017



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)






Cost of sales


48,334


57,412

Share-based compensation expense in cost of sales


162


164

Non-GAAP cost of sales


48,172


57,248






Selling expenses


24,517


34,910

Share-based compensation expense in selling expenses


84


85

Non-GAAP selling expenses


24,433


34,825






General and administrative expenses


16,778


19,468

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses


1,769


1,862

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses


15,009


17,606






Gross profit


69,214


73,576

Share-based compensation expenses


162


164

Non-GAAP gross profit


69,376


73,740






Gross profit margin


58.9%


56.2%

Non-GAAP gross profit margin


59.0%


56.3%






Operating income


28,725


21,110

Share-based compensation expenses


2,015


2,111

Non-GAAP operating income


30,740


23,221






Operating margin


24.4%


16.1%

Non-GAAP operating margin


26.2%


17.7%






Net income


26,290


14,935

Share-based compensation expense


2,015


2,111

Impairment loss from long-term investments


-


679

Non-GAAP net income


28,305


17,725






Net income margin


22.4%


11.4%

Non-GAAP net income margin


24.1%


13.5%






Net income per share—basic


0.192


0.113

Net income per share—diluted


0.190


0.112

Non-GAAP net income per share—basic


0.207


0.135

Non-GAAP net income per share—diluted


0.204


0.133






Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited
shareholders—basic (note 1)


0.767


0.453

Net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings Limited
shareholders—diluted (note 1)


0.759


0.448

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders—basic (note 1)


0.829


0.539

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders—diluted (note 1)


0.818


0.532






Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per share


136,497,929


131,432,211

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per share


138,465,944


133,203,255

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic non-GAAP net income per share


136,497,929


131,432,211

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income per share


138,465,944


133,203,255







Note 1: Each ADS represents four ordinary shares

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