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TAL Education Group Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter and the Fiscal Year 2017 and Declares a Special Cash Dividend

2017-04-27 16:01
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- Quarterly Results:

    Net Revenues up by 80.7% Year-Over-Year

    Income from Operations up by 160.9% Year-Over-Year

    Non-GAAP Income from Operations up by 113.2% Year-Over-Year

    Total Student Enrollments up by 69.6% Year-Over-Year

- Fiscal Year Results:

    Net Revenues up by 68.3%

    Income from Operations up by 58.2%

    Non-GAAP Income from Operations up by 53.9%

BEIJING, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) ("TAL" or the "Company"), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended February 2 8 , 2017.

Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

-- Net revenues increased by 80.7% year-over-year to US$316.3 million from US$175.0 million in the same period of the prior year.

-- Income from operations increased by 160.9% to US$43.4 million from US$16.6 million in the same period of the prior year.

-- Non-GAAP income from operations increased by 113.2% to US$53.8 million from US$25.2 million in the same period of the prior year.

-- Net income attributable to TAL increased by 196.3% to US$32.2 million from US$10.9 million in the same period of the prior year.

-- Non-GAAP net income attributable to TAL, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was US$42.6 million, compared to US$19.5 million in the same period of the prior year.

-- Basic and diluted net income per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were US$0.39 and US$0.36, respectively. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, were US$0.52 and US$0.47, respectively. Each ADS represents two Class A common shares.

-- Cash, cash equivalents, term deposits and short-term investments totaled US$699.7 million as of February 28, 2017, compared to US$478.8 million as of February 29, 2016.

-- Total student enrollments increased by 69.6% year-over-year to approximately 1,336,600 from approximately 788,320 in the same period of the prior year.

-- Total physical network increased from 474 in 27 cities as of November 30, 2016 to 507 learning centers in 30 cities as of February 28, 2017.

Highlights for the Fiscal Year Ended February 28, 2017

-- Net revenues increased by 68.3% year-over-year to US$1,043.1 million from US$619.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

-- Income from operations increased by 58.2% to US$134.6 million from US$85.1 million in fiscal year 2016.

-- Non-GAAP income from operations increased by 53.9% to US$170.7 million from US$110.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

-- Net income attributable to TAL increased by 11.6% year-over-year to US$114.8 million from US$102.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

-- Non-GAAP net income attributable to TAL, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 17.2% year-over-year to US$150.9 million from US$128.7 million in fiscal year 2016.

-- Basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$1.41 and US$1.30, respectively. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS, excluding share-based compensation expenses, were US$1.86 and US$1.68, respectively.

-- Total student enrollments in fiscal year 2017 increased by 70.3% year-over-year to approximately 3,934,720 from approximately 2,309,830 in fiscal year 2016.

-- Total physical network increased from 363 learning centers in 25 cities as of February 29, 2016 to 507 learning centers in 30 cities as of February 28, 2017.

Financial and Operating Data——Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017

(In US$ thousands, except per ADS data, student enrollments and percentages)


Three Months Ended


February 29/28,


2016

2017

Pct. Change

Net revenues

175,049

316,331

80.7%

Net income attributable to TAL

10,859

32,179

196.3%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to
TAL

19,455

42,564

118.8%

Operating income

16,647

43,430

160.9%

Non-GAAP operating income

25,243

53,815

113.2%

Net income per ADS attributable to
TAL – basic

0.14

 

0.39

 

191.4%

Net income per ADS attributable to
TAL – diluted

0.13

 

0.36

 

177.3%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS
attributable to TAL – basic

0.24

 

0.52

 

115.1%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS
attributable to TAL – diluted

0.23

 

0.47

 

103.3%

Total student enrollments in small
class, one-on-one, and online courses

788,320

1,336,600

69.6%



Fiscal Year Ended


February 29/28,


2016

2017

Pct. Change

Net revenues

619,949

1,043,100

68.3%

Net income attributable to TAL

102,879

114,781

11.6%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to
TAL

128,726

 

150,896

 

17.2%

Operating income

85,052

134,594

58.2%

Non-GAAP operating income

110,899

170,710

53.9%

Net income per ADS attributable to
TAL – basic

1.29

 

1.41

 

9.9%

Net income per ADS attributable to
TAL – diluted

1.21

 

1.30

 

7.6%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS
attributable to TAL – basic

1.61

 

1.86

 

15.5%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS
attributable to TAL – diluted

1.49

 

1.68

 

12.9%

Total student enrollments in small
class, one-on-one, and online courses

2,309,830

3,934,720

70.3%

"Fiscal year 2017 was another year of progress for TAL. We delivered solid financial and operational results driven by robust enrollment growth mostly through the continued expansion of our small class classrooms, as well as additional contributions from our newly acquired businesses," stated Mr. Rong Luo, TAL's Chief Financial Officer. "Fourth quarter top-and-bottom-line results reflected our ability to harvest from the classroom capacity expansion and teacher recruitment efforts during the first half of the fiscal year.

"As we look ahead, well-paced strategic expansion of our learning center network through the addition of new classrooms and entry into new cities will remain a key part of our growth momentum," commented Mr. Rong Luo. "We are committed to investing in new technologies and courses to advance our education initiatives. With solid business execution and strong market demand, we believe we are in good shape to continue our performance and deliver long-term value for all our stakeholders."

Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

Net Revenues

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, TAL reported net revenues of US$316.3 million, representing an 80.7% increase from US$175.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly driven by an increase in total student enrollments, which increased by 69.6% to approximately 1,336,600 from approximately 788,320 in the same period of the prior year. The increase in total student enrollments was driven primarily by the growth of enrollments in the small class offerings and online courses.

Operating Costs and Expenses

In the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, operating costs and expenses were US$272.9 million, a 72.2% increase from US$158.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, were US$262.5 million, a 75.2% increase from US$149.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Cost of revenues increased by 78.1% to US$158.1 million, from US$88.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. The increase in cost of revenues was mainly due to i) an increase in teacher compensation and rental costs; and ii) new business acquisitions of Firstleap and Beijing Shunshun Bida Information Consulting Co., Ltd. Non-GAAP cost of revenues, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 78.1% to US$158.0 million from US$88.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 70.5% to US$38.0 million from US$22.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP selling and marketing expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 72.3% to US$37.0 million from US$21.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. The increase in selling and marketing expenses in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 was primarily a result of a rise in the compensation to sales and marketing staff to support a greater number of programs and service offerings compared to the year-ago period, as well as more marketing promotion activities both in brand enhancement and consumer experience.

General and administrative expenses increased by 62.0% to US$76.8 million from US$47.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. The increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly due to an increase of the number of our general and administrative personnel compared to the year-ago period and a rise in compensation to our general and administrative personnel, as well as an increase in rental cost. Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 70.3% to US$67.5 million from US$39.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Total share-based compensation expenses allocated to the related operating costs and expenses increased by 20.8% to US$10.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 from US$8.6 million in the same period of fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly due to new grants of non-vested shares and options to directors and employees by the Company in fiscal year 2017.                                                                                                                                

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by 83.4% to US$158.2 million from US$86.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Income from Operations

Income from operations increased by 160.9% to US$43.4 million from US$16.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP income from operations, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 113.2% to US$53.8 million from US$25.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Other income / (expenses)

Other expenses was US$52.7 thousand in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, compared to other income of US$0.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Impairment loss on long-term investments

Impairment loss on long-term investments was US$2.1 million, mainly due to the other-than-temporary declines in the value of long-term investments in several investees.

Net Income Attributable to TAL Education Group

Net income attributable to TAL increased by 196.3% to US$32.2 million from US$10.9 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP net income attributable to TAL, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 118.8% to US$42.6 million from US$19.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Basic and Diluted Net Income per ADS

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$0.39 and US$0.36, respectively, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP basic and Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, were US$0.52 and US$0.47, respectively.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 were US$22.4 million, an increase of US$10.8 million from US$11.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly due to leasehold improvements and the purchase of servers, computers, software systems and other hardware for the Company's teaching facilities and mobile network research and development.

Cash, Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits and Short-Term Investments

As of February 28, 2017, the Company had US$470.2 million of cash and cash equivalents and US$229.5 million of short term investments, compared to US$434.0 million of cash and cash equivalents, US$17.3 million of term deposits and US$ 27.5 million of short-term investments as of February 29, 2016.

Deferred Revenue

As of February 28, 2017, the Company's deferred revenue balance was US$518.9 million, compared to US$289.3 million as of February 29, 2016, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 79.4%, which primarily consisted of the tuition collected in advance for the spring semester of Xueersi Peiyou small classes, as well as the deferred revenue related to the acquired businesses.

Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended February 28, 2017

Net Revenues

For fiscal year 2017, TAL reported net revenues of US$1,043.1 million, representing a 68.3% increase from US$619.9 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly driven by an increase in total student enrollments. Total student enrollments increased by 70.3% to approximately 3,934,720 from approximately 2,309,830 in the prior year. The increase in total student enrollments resulted primarily from increases of enrollments in the small class offerings and online courses.

Operating Costs and Expenses

In fiscal year 2017, operating costs and expenses were US$911.6 million, a 69.4% increase from US$538.2 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, were US$875.5 million, a 70.9% increase from US$512.4 million in fiscal year 2016.

Cost of revenues increased by 72.0% to US$522.3 million from US$303.6 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase in cost of revenues was mainly due to i) an increase in teacher compensation and rental costs; and ii) cost of sales attributable to the newly acquired business. Non-GAAP cost of revenues, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 72.0% to US$522.2 million from US$303.6 million in fiscal year 2016.

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 71.3% to US$126.0 million from US$73.6 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP selling and marketing expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 72.5% to US$122.6 million from US$71.1 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase in selling and marketing expenses in fiscal year 2017 was primarily a result of an increase in the compensation to sales and marketing staff to support a greater number of programs and service offerings versus the year-ago period.

General and administrative expenses increased by 63.5% to US$263.3 million from US$161.0 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly due to an increase in the number of our general and administrative personnel compared to the year-ago period and an increase in compensation to our general and administrative personnel, in particular such personnel supporting our online education initiatives among other new programs and service offerings, as well as an increase in consulting fees related to investment activities. Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 67.5% to US$230.7 million from US$137.7 million in fiscal year 2016.

Total share-based compensation expenses allocated to the related operating costs and expenses increased by 39.7% to US$36.1 million in fiscal year 2017 from US$25.8 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly due to new grants of non-vested shares and options to directors and employees by the Company in fiscal year 2017.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased by 64.6% to US$520.8 million from US$316.3 million in fiscal year 2016.

Income from Operations

Income from operations increased by 58.2% to US$134.6 million from US$85.1 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP income from operations, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 53.9% to US$170.7 million from US$110.9 million in fiscal year 2016.

Other income / (expenses)

Other income was US$23.1 million for fiscal year 2017, compared to other expense of US$2.5 million for fiscal year 2016. Other income in the fiscal year 2017 was mainly due to a gain from remeasuring the fair value of the previously held equity interests in an acquiree at its acquisition date fair value during a business combination achieved in stages.

Impairment loss on long-term investments

Impairment loss on long-term investments was US$8.1 million, mainly due to the other-than-temporary declines in the value of long-term investments in several investees.

Gain from disposal of components

Gain from disposal of components was nil for the fiscal year 2017, compared to a gain of US$50.4 million in the fiscal year 2016, which was mainly derived from a transaction in which the Company transferred its one-on-one business component in Guangzhou in exchange for noncontrolling equity interest in a third party.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense was US$36.2 million in fiscal year 2017, compared to US$33.5 million in fiscal year 2016.

Net Income Attributable to TAL Education Group

Net income attributable to TAL increased by 11.6% to US$114.8 million from US$102.9 million in fiscal year 2016. Non-GAAP net income attributable to TAL, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 17.2% to US$150.9 million from US$128.7 million in fiscal year 2016.

Basic and Diluted Net Income per ADS

Basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$1.41 and US$1.30, respectively, in fiscal year 2017. Non-GAAP basic and Non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, were US$1.86 and US$1.68, respectively.

Capital Expenditures

Capital expenditures for fiscal year 2017 were US$71.1 million, an increase of US$36.0 million from US$35.1 million in fiscal year 2016. The increase was mainly due to leasehold improvements and the purchase of servers, computers, software systems and other hardware for the Company's teaching facilities and mobile network research and development.

Declaration of Special Cash Dividend

TAL's board of directors has considered and approved the declaration and payment of a special cash dividend to our shareholders out of TAL's cash balances in an amount of US$0.25 per common share (US$0.50 per ADS), representing an aggregate dividend payment of approximately US$41.2 million to all shareholders of the Company.

The declaration and payment of the special cash dividend highlights TAL's strong cash position and cash flow generating ability, which has enabled the Company to return surplus capital to shareholders while still investing in the business.

The special cash dividend will be paid on or about May 25, 2017 to the Company's shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 11, 2017.

Business Outlook

Based on the Company's current estimates, total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 are expected to grow 65% to 67% on a year-over-year basis, in RMB terms. Taking into consideration the recent significant change in RMB exchange rate against the US dollar, the Company expects total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 to be between US$302.4 million and US$306.3 million, representing an increase of 55% to 57% on a year-over-year basis, assuming no material change in exchange rates.

These estimates reflect the Company's current expectation, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on April 27, 2017 (8:00 p.m. Beijing time on April 27, 2017).

The dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:

- U.S. toll free:                        

+1-866-519-4004

- Hong Kong toll free:           

800-906-601

- International toll:                 

+65-6713-5090

Conference ID:                      

92956367

A live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of TAL's website at en.100tal.com.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available through 9:59 a.m. U.S. Eastern time, May 5, 2017 (9:59p.m. Beijing time, May 5, 2017).

The dial-in details for the replay are as follows:

- U.S. toll free:               

+1-855-452-5696

- Hong Kong toll free:            

800-963-117

- International toll:                  

+61-2-8199-0299

Conference ID:                      

92956367

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," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, quotations from management in this announcement, as well as TAL Education Group's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with, or furnished to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual reports to shareholders, 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: the Company's ability to continue to attract students to enroll in its courses; the Company's ability to continue to recruit, train and retain qualified teachers; the Company's ability to improve the content of its existing course offerings and to develop new courses; the Company's ability to maintain and enhance its brand; the Company's ability to maintain and continue to improve its teaching results; and the Company's ability to compete effectively against its competitors. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's reports filed with, or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and TAL Education Group undertakes no duty to update such information or any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

About TAL Education Group

TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The acronym "TAL" stands for "Tomorrow Advancing Life," which reflects our vision to promote top learning opportunities for Chinese students through both high-quality teaching and content, as well as leading edge application of technology in the education experience. TAL Education Group offers comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. Our tutoring services cover the core academic subjects in China's school curriculum including mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, and biology. The Company's learning center network includes 507 physical learning centers as of February 28, 2017, located in 30 key cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi`an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Suzhou, Shenyang, Jinan, Shijiazhuang, Qingdao, Changsha, Luoyang, Nanchang, Ningbo, Wuxi, Fuzhou, Hefei, Changchun, Guiyang, Xiamen, Lanzhou and Dalian. We also operate www.jzb.com, a leading online education platform in China. Our ADSs trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TAL."

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In evaluating its business, TAL considers and uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as supplemental metrics to review and assess its operating performance: non-GAAP operating costs and expenses, non-GAAP cost of revenues, non-GAAP selling and marketing expenses, non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP net income attributable to TAL, non-GAAP basic and non-GAAP diluted net income per ADS. To present each of these non-GAAP measures, the Company excludes share-based compensation expenses. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation from 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 the most comparable GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this release.

TAL believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding share-based expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash perspective. TAL 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 TAL's historical performance and liquidity. TAL computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter and from period to period. TAL 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 using non-GAAP measures is that these non-GAAP measures exclude share-based compensation charges that have been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in the Company's business. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

For further information, please contact:

Mei Li
Investor Relations
TAL Education Group
Tel: +86 10 5292 6658
Email: ir@100tal.com

Caroline Straathof
IR Inside
Tel: +31 6 5462 4301
Email: info@irinside.com

 

TAL EDUCATION GROUP

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In U.S. dollars)












As of


As of

February 29,

February 28,

2016

2017

ASSETS







Current assets




  Cash and cash equivalents

$434,042,036


$470,217,004

  Term deposits

17,292,636


-

  Restricted cash-current

1,083,787


2,732,559

  Short-term investments

27,470,431


229,456,397

  Inventory

600,441


2,823,039

  Amounts due from related parties-current

2,594,430


3,424,285

  Deferred tax assets-current

738,406


-

  Income tax receivable

-


145,162

  Prepaid expenses and other current assets

32,037,407


160,222,823

Total current assets

515,859,574


869,021,269

  Restricted cash-non-current

3,881,858


5,660,713

  Property and equipment, net

114,629,683


154,306,718

  Deferred tax assets-non-current

6,654,778


16,188,301

  Rental deposit

17,114,552


32,659,360

  Intangible assets, net

15,194,421


37,966,808

  Goodwill

87,022,517


267,162,685

  Amounts due from related parties-non-current

1,342,999


-

  Long-term investments

274,356,960


347,732,444

  Long-term prepayments and other non-current assets

25,321,691


96,107,917

Total assets

$1,061,379,033


$1,826,806,215





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY








Current liabilities




Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the
  consolidated VIEs without recourse to TAL Education
  Group of 9,371,013 and 20,905,226 as of February 29,
  2016, and February 28, 2017, respectively)

$10,404,047


$22,637,199

Deferred revenue-current (including deferred revenue-
  current of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to
  TAL Education Group of 260,137,064 and 465,944,822
  as of February 29, 2016,and February 28, 2017,
  respectively)

280,934,750


504,147,032

Amounts due to related parties-current (including amounts
  due to related parties-current of the consolidated VIEs
  without recourse to TAL Education Group of 4,277,896 and 
  192,785 as of February 29, 2016, and February 28, 2017,
  respectively)

4,277,896


3,042,785

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including
  accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the 
  consolidated VIEs without recourse to TAL Education
  Group of 51,183,663 and 90,834,954 as of February 29,
  2016, and February 28, 2017, respectively)

70,267,551


116,830,290

Income tax payable (including income tax payable of the
  consolidated VIEs without recourse to TAL Education
  Group of 15,525,069 and 15,204,900 as of February 29,
  2016, and February 28, 2017, respectively)

17,187,453


20,483,037

Deferred tax liabilities-current (including deferred tax
  liabilities-current of the consolidated VIEs without
  recourse to TAL Education Group of 57,230 and nil as of
  February 29, 2016, and February 28, 2017, respectively)

91,730


-

Total current liabilities

383,163,427


667,140,343

Deferred revenue-non-current (including deferred revenue-
  non-current of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to
  TAL Education Group of 8,346,457 and 14,726,473 as of
  February 29, 2016, and February 28, 2017, respectively)

8,346,457


14,726,473

Amounts due to related parties-non-current (including
  amounts due to related parties-non-current of the
  consolidated VIEs without recourse to TAL Education
  Group of nil and nil as of February 29, 2016, and February
  28, 2017, respectively)

-


2,840,000

Deferred tax liabilities-non-current (including deferred tax
  liabilities-non-current of the consolidated VIEs without
  recourse to TAL Education Group of 1,164,389 and
  13,063,488 as of February 29, 2016, and February 28,
  2017, respectively)

1,304,361


13,185,886

Bond payable (including bond payable of the consolidated
  VIEs without recourse to TAL Education Group of nil and
  nil as of February 29, 2016, and February 28,
  2017, respectively)

227,827,301


225,148,918

Long-term debt (including long-term debt of the consolidated
  VIEs without recourse to TAL Education Group of nil and
  nil as of February 29, 2016, and February 28, 2017,
  respectively)

-


225,000,000



Total liabilities

620,641,546


1,148,041,620

TAL Education Group Shareholders' Equity




Class A common shares

90,310


93,131

Class B common shares

71,456


71,456

Additional paid-in capital

108,404,873


141,968,264

Statutory reserve

22,981,900


28,407,421

Retained earnings

306,381,011


415,736,658

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)/income

(949,647)


55,868,240

Total TAL Education Group's equity

436,979,903


642,145,170

Noncontrolling interest

3,757,584


36,619,425

Total equity

440,737,487


678,764,595

Total liabilities and equity

$1,061,379,033


$1,826,806,215







 

 

TAL EDUCATION GROUP

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In U.S. dollars, except share, ADS, per share and per ADS data)










For the Three Months Ended


For the Fiscal Year Ended

February 29/28,

February 29/28,


2016


2017


2016


2017

Net revenues

$175,048,674


$316,330,780


$619,948,777


$1,043,099,655

Cost of revenues (note 1)

88,774,459


158,092,034


303,634,829


522,326,988

Gross profit

86,274,215


158,238,746


316,313,948


520,772,667

Operating expenses (note 1)








     Selling and marketing

22,295,986


38,025,565


73,567,617


126,005,365

General and administrative

47,393,529


76,797,811


161,021,637


263,286,710

Total operating expenses

69,689,515


114,823,376


234,589,254


389,292,075

Government subsidies

62,535


14,783


3,327,169


3,113,877

Income from operations

16,647,235


43,430,153


85,051,863


134,594,469

Interest income

4,184,001


6,411,619


17,732,879


18,133,229

Interest expense

(1,886,730)


(4,797,814)


(7,499,323)


(13,144,561)

Other income/(expenses) 

247,820


(52,680)


(2,522,253)


23,072,718

Gain from disposal of components

-


-


50,377,126


-

Gain on fair value change from
     long-term investments

134,852


-


1,265,852


-

Impairment loss on long-term
     investments

-


(2,093,599)


(7,503,944)


(8,074,891)

Income before provision for
     income tax and loss from
     equity method investments

19,327,178


42,897,679


136,902,200


154,580,964

Provision for income tax

(8,229,596)


(11,036,004)


(33,482,744)


(36,164,533)

Loss from equity method
     investments

(342,325)


(1,834,212)


(663,256)


(8,025,431)

Net income

10,755,257


30,027,463


102,756,200


110,391,000

Add: Net loss attributable to
noncontrolling interest

103,973


2,151,831


122,318


4,390,168

Total net income attributable
   to TAL Education Group

$10,859,230


$32,179,294


$102,878,518


$114,781,168









Net income per common share








Basic

$0.07


$0.20


$0.64


$0.71

Diluted

0.06


0.18


0.60


0.65

Net income per ADS (note 2)








Basic

$0.14


$0.39


$1.29


$1.41

Diluted

0.13


0.36


1.21


1.30









Weighted average shares used in
calculating net income per
common share

     Basic

160,693,380


163,440,145


160,109,169


162,548,494

     Diluted

168,185,267


190,130,758


183,056,255


188,508,419









Note1: Share-based compensation expenses are included
in the operating costs and expenses as follows:









For the Three Months


For the Fiscal Year


Ended February 29/28,

Ended February 29/28,


2016


2017


2016


2017









       Cost of revenues

$9,414


$43,008


$42,679


$111,001

       Selling and marketing

819,275


1,016,926


2,479,864


3,367,840

       General and administrative

7,766,622


9,325,033


23,324,954


32,636,359

       Total

$8,595,311


 

$10,384,967


 

$25,847,497


 

$36,115,200









Note 2: Each ADS represents two Class A common shares. 

















 

 

TAL EDUCATION GROUP


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


(In U.S. dollars)








For the Three Months Ended

February 29/28,


For the Fiscal Year Ended

February 29/28,



2016


2017


2016


2017











Net income

$ 10,755,257


$ 30,027,463


$ 102,756,200


$ 110,391,000


Other comprehensive
(loss)/income, net of tax

(4,589,245)


3,632,821


(5,116,019)


55,595,116


Comprehensive income

6,166,012


33,660,284


97,640,181


165,986,116


Add: Comprehensive loss
attributable to
noncontrolling interest

96,926


1,910,200


120,142


5,612,939


Comprehensive income
attributable to TAL
Education Group

$ 6,262,938


$ 35,570,484


$ 97,760,323


$ 171,599,055


 

 

 

TAL EDUCATION GROUP

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures to the Most Comparable GAAP Measures

(In U.S. dollars, except share, ADS, per share and per ADS data)






For the Three Months

Ended February 29/28,


For the Fiscal Year
Ended
February 29/28,


2016


2017


2016


2017









Cost of revenues

$88,774,459


$ 158,092,034


$303,634,829


$ 522,326,988

Share-based compensation
  expense in cost of revenues

9,414


 

43,008


42,679


111,001

Non-GAAP cost of revenues

88,765,045


158,049,026


303,592,150


522,215,987









Selling and marketing expenses

22,295,986


38,025,565


73,567,617


126,005,365

Share-based compensation
   expense in selling and marketing
   expenses

819,275


 

 

1,016,926


2,479,864


3,367,840

Non-GAAP selling and
marketing expenses

21,476,711


 

37,008,639


71,087,753


122,637,525

General and administrative
expenses

47,393,529


76,797,811


161,021,637


263,286,710

Share-based compensation
   expense in general and
   administrative expenses

7,766,622


9,325,033


23,324,954


32,636,359

Non-GAAP general and
administrative expenses

39,626,907


67,472,778


137,696,683


230,650,351









Operating costs and expenses

158,463,974


272,915,410


538,224,083


911,619,063

Share-based compensation
   expense in operating costs and
   expenses

8,595,311


10,384,967


25,847,497


36,115,200

Non-GAAP operating costs and
expenses

149,868,663


262,530,443


512,376,586


875,503,863









Income from operations

16,647,235


43,430,153


85,051,863


134,594,469

Share based compensation expenses

8,595,311


10,384,967


25,847,497


36,115,200

Non-GAAP income from
operations

25,242,546


53,815,120


110,899,360


170,709,669









Net income attributable to TAL
Education Group

10,859,230


32,179,294


102,878,518


114,781,168

Share based compensation
expenses

8,595,311


10,384,967


25,847,497


36,115,200

Non-GAAP net income
attributable to TAL Education

Group

$ 19,454,541


$ 42,564,261


$ 128,726,015


$ 150,896,368

Net income per ADS








Basic

$0.14


$ 0.39


$1.29


$ 1.41

Diluted

0.13


0.36


1.21


1.30

Non-GAAP net income per
ADS








Basic

$0.24


$ 0.52


$ 1.61


$ 1.86

Diluted

0.23


0.47


1.49


1.68









ADSs used in calculating net
income per ADS








Basic

80,346,690


81,720,072


80,054,585


81,274,247

Diluted

84,092,634


95,065,379


91,528,128


94,254,210

ADSs used in calculating Non-GAAP net income per ADS








Basic

80,346,690


81,720,072


80,054,585


81,274,247

Diluted

92,842,539


95,065,379


91,528,128


94,254,210










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