New Oriental Announces Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2023

BEIJING, Jan. 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (the “Company” or “New Oriental”) (NYSE: EDU/ 9901.SEHK), a provider of private educational services in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2023, which is the second quarter of New Oriental’s fiscal year 2024.

Financial Highlights for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2023

  • Total net revenues increased by 36.3% year over year to US$869.6 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2024.
  • Operating income was US$21.3 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2024, compared to a loss of US$2.5 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Net income attributable to New Oriental increased by 4,007.4% year over year to US$30.1 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2024.

Key Financial Results 

(in thousands US$, except per ADS(1) data)

2Q FY2024

2Q FY2023

% of
change

Net revenues

869,600

638,214

36.3 %

Operating income/ (loss)

21,342

(2,488)

957.8 %

Non-GAAP operating income (2)(3)

50,902

16,303

212.2 %

Net income attributable to New Oriental

30,066

732

4,007.4 %

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental (2)(3)

50,158

17,750

182.6 %

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – basic

0.18

0.00

4,092.1 %

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – diluted

0.18

0.00

7,174.3 %

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – basic
(2)(3)(4)

0.30

0.11

188.4 %

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – diluted
(2)(3)(4)

0.29

0.10

201.1 %

(in thousands US$, except per ADS(1) data)

1H FY2024

1H FY2023

% of
change

Net revenues

1,969,621

1,383,036

42.4 %

Operating income

226,466

75,501

200.0 %

Non-GAAP operating income (2)(3)

295,657

113,347

160.8 %

Net income attributable to New Oriental

195,452

66,734

192.9 %

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental (2)(3)

239,476

101,456

136.0 %

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – basic

1.18

0.39

200.3 %

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – diluted

1.17

0.38

206.6 %

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – basic
(2)(3)(4)

1.45

0.60

142.0 %

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental – diluted
(2)(3)(4)

1.42

0.58

143.6 %

(1) Each ADS represents ten common shares. The Hong Kong-listed shares are fully fungible with the ADSs listed on NYSE.

(2) GAAP represents Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States of America.

(3) New Oriental provides net income attributable to New Oriental, operating income and net income per ADS attributable to New
Oriental on a non-GAAP basis that excludes share-based compensation expenses and (loss) / gain from fair value change of
investments to provide supplemental information regarding its operating performance. For more information on these non-
GAAP financial measures, please see the section captioned “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the tables captioned
“Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Most Comparable GAAP Measures” set forth at the end of this release.

(4) The Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental is computed using Non-GAAP net income attributable to
New Oriental and the same number of shares and ADSs used in GAAP basic and diluted EPS calculation.

 

Operating Highlights for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2023

  • The total number of schools and learning centers was 843 as of November 30, 2023, an increase of 50 and 135 compared to 793 as of August 31, 2023 and 708 as of November 30, 2022, respectively. The total number of schools was 83 as of November 30, 2023.

Michael Yu, New Oriental’s Executive Chairman, commented, “We are pleased to see results surpassed our expectations for the second quarter, with a 36.3% growth in revenue and improvement in operating margin year over year. Our overseas test preparation and overseas study consulting businesses maintained strong momentum with approximately 46.5% and 31.7% growth year over year, respectively. In addition, the domestic test preparation business targeting adults and university students recorded a growth of approximately 42.7% year over year. Moreover, it is also encouraging that our new educational business initiatives have sustained promising results in this fiscal quarter, with 68.3% revenue growth year over year. Among these new educational business initiatives, our non-academic tutoring courses were offered in around 60 cities, attracting approximately 786,000 student enrollments in this fiscal quarter; simultaneously, our intelligent learning system and devices were adopted in around 60 cities, with approximately 181,000 active paid users in this fiscal quarter. The strong growth was fueled by increased student satisfaction, as a result of our continued improvement in customer retention rate and endless efforts in enhancing the quality of our product offerings and services. We have confidence in our ability and capability to seize lucrative market opportunities by leveraging our brand advantage and rich educational resources.”

Chenggang Zhou, New Oriental’s Chief Executive Officer, added, “In this fiscal quarter, we continued to expand our capacity in some existing cities with greater growth potential and higher utilization of facilities and profitability in a moderate pace. By the end of this fiscal quarter, our total number of schools and learning centers increased to 843. Simultaneously, we committed continuous investment in maintaining our online-merge-offline teaching system to support a vigorous recovery of our remaining key businesses and rapid development of new educational initiatives. We also invested reasonable resources in the research and application of new technologies into our educational and product offerings, with the goal of uplifting our strengths in pursuit of higher quality services and operating efficiency. In this fiscal quarter, East Buy (东方甄选) achieved solid revenue growth as it implemented a series of new initiatives to enhance the development of its private label products. These initiatives included a comprehensive and meticulous optimization of product quality, through which East Buy has launched a total of 264 SKUs of private label products as of November 30, 2023. Its dedicated selection of only the best manufacturers in the industry for long term collaboration, coupled with stringent adjustments in product design and quality control have also enabled an excellent supply chain integration for East Buy.”

Stephen Zhihui Yang, New Oriental’s Executive President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Despite the fact that the second quarter is traditionally the slowest quarter of the year, we managed to generate GAAP operating income of US$21.3 million and Non-GAAP operating income of US$50.9 million for the quarter. Our GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 2.5%, representing an improvement of 290 basis points year over year. Our Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter were 5.9%, representing an improvement of 330 basis points year over year. We recorded a positive operating cash flow of US$300.6 million for this quarter, and by the end of this fiscal quarter, our cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and short-term investments totaled approximately US$4.8 billion. We are committed to maintaining a healthy balance between our growth momentum and cost control, with continued efforts to improve the utilization of our facilities and teaching resources. We are confident in sustaining healthy growth across all business lines while enhancing operational efficiency and creating sustainable value for our customers and shareholders in the long term.”

Share Repurchase

On July 26, 2022, the Company’s board of directors authorized a share repurchase program, under which the Company may repurchase up to US$400 million of the Company’s ADSs or common shares during the period from July 28, 2022 through May 31, 2023. The Company’s board of directors further authorized to extend such share repurchase program by twelve months through May 31, 2024. As of January 23, 2024, the Company repurchased an aggregate of approximately 6.0 million ADSs for approximately US$194.2 million from the open market under the share repurchase program.

Financial Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2023

Net Revenues

For the second fiscal quarter of 2024, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$869.6 million, representing a 36.3% increase year over year. The growth was mainly driven by the increase in net revenues from our educational new business initiatives and East Buy private label products and livestreaming e-commerce business.

Operating Costs and Expenses

Operating costs and expenses for the quarter were US$848.3 million, representing a 32.4% increase year over year. Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses for the quarter, which exclude share-based compensation expenses, were US$818.7 million, representing a 31.6% increase year over year. The increase was primarily due to the cost and expenses related to the substantial growth in East Buy private label products and livestreaming e-commerce business.

  • Cost of revenues increased by 25.7% year over year to US$422.6 million.
  • Selling and marketing expenses increased by 62.2% year over year to US$155.0 million.
  • General and administrative expenses for the quarter increased by 29.6% year over year to US$270.7 million. Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses, were US$256.1 million, representing a 34.2% increase year over year.

Total share-based compensation expenses, which were allocated to related operating costs and expenses, increased by 57.3% to US$29.6 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2024.

Operating Income and Operating Margin

Operating income was US$21.3 million, compared to a loss of US$2.5 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP income from operations for the quarter was US$50.9 million, representing a 212.2% increase year over year.

Operating margin for the quarter was 2.5%, compared to negative 0.4% in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, for the quarter was 5.9%, compared to 2.6% in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Net Income and Net Income per ADS

Net income attributable to New Oriental for the quarter was US$30.1 million, representing a 4,007.4% increase year over year. Basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental were US$0.18 and US$0.18, respectively.

Non-GAAP Net Income and Non-GAAP Net Income per ADS

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental for the quarter was US$50.2 million, representing a 182.6% increase year over year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental were US$0.30 and US$0.29, respectively.

Cash Flow

Net operating cash inflow for the second fiscal quarter of 2024 was approximately US$300.6 million and capital expenditures for the quarter were US$43.4 million.

Balance Sheet

As of November 30, 2023, New Oriental had cash and cash equivalents of US$1,942.6 million. In addition, the Company had US$1,324.1 million in term deposits and US$1,571.2 million in short-term investment.

New Oriental’s deferred revenue, which represents cash collected upfront from customers and related revenue that will be recognized as the services or goods are delivered, at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2024 was US$1,645.0 million, an increase of 44.4% as compared to US$1,139.1 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2023.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended November 30, 2023

For the first six months of fiscal year 2024, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$1,969.6 million, representing a 42.4% increase year over year.

Operating income was US$226.5 million, representing a 200.0% increase year over year. Non-GAAP operating income for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 was US$295.7 million, representing a 160.8% increase year over year.

Operating margin for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 was 11.5%, compared to 5.5% for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes share-based compensation expenses for the first six months of fiscal year 2024, was 15.0%, compared to 8.2% for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Net income attributable to New Oriental for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 was US$195.5 million, representing a 192.9% increase year over year. Basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 amounted to US$1.18 and US$1.17, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 was US$239.5 million, representing a 136.0% increase year over year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental for the first six months of fiscal year 2024 amounted to US$1.45 and US$1.42, respectively.

East Buy’s Financial Highlights for the Six Months Ended November 30, 2023

New Oriental’s subsidiary, East Buy Holding Limited (“East Buy”), a well-known private label products and livestreaming e-commerce platform in China listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, announced its financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) for the first six months of fiscal year 2024. East Buy’s financial information in this section is presented in accordance with IFRS.

For the first six months ended November 30, 2023, East Buy recorded the total revenue of RMB2,795.0 million (US$386.3 million), a 34.4% increase from the revenue of RMB2,080.1 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year, and recorded a net profit of RMB249.2 million (US$34.4 million), a 57.4% decrease from the net profit of RMB585.3 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year. East Buy’s gross profit was RMB1,094.1 million (US$151.2 million) and gross profit margin was 39.1% for the six months ended November 30, 2023.

The translations of RMB amounts into U.S. dollars in this section are presented solely for the convenience of the readers. The conversion of RMB into U.S. dollars is based on the exchange rate set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as of November 30, 2023, which was RMB7.2362 to US$1.00. The percentages stated in this section are calculated based on the RMB amounts.

Outlook for the Third Quarter of the Fiscal Year 2024

New Oriental expects total net revenues in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2024 (December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024) to be in the range of US$1,070.9 million to US$1,093.5 million, representing year over year increase in the range of 42% to 45%.

This forecast reflects New Oriental’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call Information

New Oriental’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8 AM on January 24, 2024, U.S. Eastern Time (9 PM on January 24, 2024, Beijing/Hong Kong Time). 

Please register in advance of the conference, using the link provided below. Upon registering, you will be provided with participant dial-in numbers, and unique personal PIN.

Conference call registration link: https://register.vevent.com/register/BId34793ec6e7247f9a6b66a117f3a1b86. It will automatically direct you to the registration page of “New Oriental FY2024 Q2 Earnings Conference Call” where you may fill in your details for RSVP.

In the 10 minutes prior to the call start time, you may use the conference access information (including dial in number(s) and personal PIN) provided in the confirmation email received at the point of registering.

Joining the conference call via a live webcast:

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at http://investor.neworiental.org.

Listening to the conference call replay:

A replay of the conference call may be accessed via the webcast on-demand by registering at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/mh5engkb first. The replay will be available until January 24, 2025.

About New Oriental

New Oriental is a provider of private educational services in China offering a wide range of educational programs, services and products to a varied student population throughout China. New Oriental’s program, service and product offerings mainly consist of educational services and test preparation courses, private label products and livestreaming e-commerce and other services, and overseas study consulting services. New Oriental is listed on NYSE (NYSE: EDU) and SEHK (9901.SEHK), respectively. New Oriental’s ADSs, each of which represents ten common shares, are listed and traded on the NYSE. The Hong Kong-listed shares are fully fungible with the ADSs listed on NYSE.

For more information about New Oriental, please visit http://www.neworiental.org/english/.

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 third quarter of fiscal year 2024, quotations from management in this announcement, as well as New Oriental’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. New Oriental may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed 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 New Oriental’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: our ability to effectively and efficiently manage changes of our existing business and new business; our ability to execute our business strategies; uncertainties in relation to the interpretation and implementation of or proposed changes to, the PRC laws, regulations and policies regarding the private education industry; our ability to attract students without a significant increase in course fees; our ability to maintain and enhance our “New Oriental” brand; our ability to maintain consistent teaching quality throughout our school network, or service quality throughout our brand; our ability to achieve the benefits we expect from recent and future acquisitions; the outcome of ongoing, or any future, litigation or arbitration, including those relating to copyright and other intellectual property rights; competition in the private education sector and livestreaming e-commerce business in China; the continuing efforts of our senior management team and other key personnel, health epidemics and other outbreaks in China; and general economic conditions in China. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New Oriental does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and New Oriental undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement New Oriental’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, New Oriental uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC: net income excluding share-based compensation expenses and (loss) / gain from fair value change of investments, operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating cost and expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating margin excluding share-based compensation expenses, and basic and diluted net income per ADS and per share excluding share-based compensation expenses and (loss) / gain from fair value change of investments. 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 tables captioned “Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measures” set forth at the end of this release.

New Oriental believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding share-based compensation expenses and (loss) / gain from fair value change of investments that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash perspective. New Oriental believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to 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 New Oriental’s historical performance and liquidity. New Oriental 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 these non-GAAP measures is that they exclude share-based compensation charge and (loss) / gain from fair value change of investments that has been and will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our 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.

Contacts

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Rita Fong

Ms. Sisi Zhao

FTI Consulting

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.

Tel: +852 3768 4548

Tel: +86-10-6260-5568

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected] 

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)

As of
November 30

As of May 31

2023

2023

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

USD

USD

ASSETS:

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

1,942,559

1,662,982

Restricted cash, current

130,758

110,892

Term deposits, current

932,760

855,784

Short-term investments

1,571,163

1,477,843

Accounts receivable, net

33,484

33,074

Inventory, net

86,638

52,689

Prepaid expenses and other current assets, net

272,239

211,240

Amounts due from related parties, current

7,285

9,383

Total current assets

4,976,886

4,413,887

Restricted cash, non-current

47,429

31,553

Term deposits, non-current

391,309

462,734

Property and equipment, net

408,342

359,760

Land use rights, net

3,268

3,321

Amounts due from related parties, non-current

4,122

1,735

Long-term deposits

29,088

26,492

Intangible assets, net

21,870

25,179

Goodwill, net

105,201

105,514

Long-term investments, net

403,462

399,585

Deferred tax assets, net

57,339

55,933

Right-of-use assets

496,062

439,535

Other non-current assets

187,116

67,230

Total assets

7,131,494

6,392,458

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

108,949

69,764

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

590,898

569,437

Income taxes payable

153,389

118,049

Amounts due to related parties

428

346

Deferred revenue

1,644,991

1,337,630

Operating lease liability, current

166,252

155,752

Total current liabilities

2,664,907

2,250,978

Deferred tax liabilities

26,359

23,849

Unsecured senior notes

14,403

14,653

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

330,018

288,190

Total long-term liabilities

370,780

326,692

Total liabilities

3,035,687

2,577,670

Equity

  New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. shareholders’ equity

3,829,619

3,604,348

  Non-controlling interests

266,188

210,440

Total equity

4,095,807

3,814,788

Total liabilities and equity

7,131,494

6,392,458

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

For the Three Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Net revenues

869,600

638,214

Operating cost and expenses (note 1)

Cost of revenues

422,558

336,196

Selling and marketing

154,965

95,525

General and administrative

270,735

208,981

Total operating cost and expenses

848,258

640,702

Operating income/(loss)

21,342

(2,488)

(Loss)/Gain from fair value change of investments

(180)

271

Other income, net

37,002

26,320

Provision for income taxes

(8,926)

(3,942)

Loss from equity method investments

(14,506)

(3,575)

Net income

34,732

16,586

Add: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(4,666)

(15,854)

Net income attributable to New Oriental Education &
Technology Group Inc.’s shareholders

30,066

732

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Basic
(note 2)

0.02

0.00

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Diluted
(note 2)

0.02

0.00

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-Basic
(note 2)

0.18

0.00

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-Diluted
(note 2)

0.18

0.00

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES

(In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

For the Three Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

General and administrative expenses

270,735

208,981

Less: Share-based compensation expenses in
general and administrative expenses

14,649

18,114

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

256,086

190,867

Total operating cost and expenses

848,258

640,702

Less: Share-based compensation expenses

29,560

18,791

Non-GAAP operating cost and expenses

818,698

621,911

Operating income/(loss)

21,342

(2,488)

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

29,560

18,791

Non-GAAP operating income

50,902

16,303

Operating margin

2.5 %

-0.4 %

Non-GAAP operating margin

5.9 %

2.6 %

Net income attributable to New Oriental

30,066

732

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

19,912

17,289

Less: (Loss)/Gain from fair value change of
investments

(180)

271

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental

50,158

17,750

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-
Basic (note 2)

0.18

0.00

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-
Diluted (note 2)

0.18

0.00

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New
Oriental – Basic (note 2)

0.30

0.11

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New
Oriental – Diluted (note 2)

0.29

0.10

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic
net income per ADS (note 2)

1,655,069,348

1,689,218,254

Weighted average shares used in calculating
diluted net income per ADS (note 2)

1,669,692,046

1,689,994,459

Non-GAAP net income per share – basic

0.03

0.01

Non-GAAP net income per share – diluted

0.03

0.01

Notes:

Note 1: Share-based compensation expenses (in thousands) are included in the operating cost and expenses as 
follows:

For the Three Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Cost of revenues

6,600

116

Selling and marketing

8,311

561

General and administrative

14,649

18,114

Total

29,560

18,791

Note 2: Each ADS represents ten common shares.

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

For the Three Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Net cash provided by operating activities

300,586

173,670

Net cash used in investing activities

(93,031)

(54,203)

Net cash used in financing activities

(4,725)

(97,758)

Effect of exchange rate changes

27,195

(35,997)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

230,025

(14,288)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning
of period

1,890,721

1,137,112

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of
period

2,120,746

1,122,824

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

For the Six Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Net revenues

1,969,621

1,383,036

Operating cost and expenses (note 1):

Cost of revenues

863,776

648,263

Selling and marketing

291,086

194,269

General and administrative

588,293

465,003

Total operating cost and expenses

1,743,155

1,307,535

Operating income

226,466

75,501

Gain/(Loss) from fair value change of investments

7,068

(47)

Other income, net

71,730

58,218

Provision for income taxes

(71,456)

(27,285)

Loss from equity method investments

(23,002)

(5,220)

Net income

210,806

101,167

Add: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(15,354)

(34,433)

Net income attributable to New Oriental Education &
Technology Group Inc.’s shareholders

195,452

66,734

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Basic
(note 2)

0.12

0.04

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-
Diluted (note 2)

0.12

0.04

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-Basic
(note 2)

1.18

0.39

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-Diluted
(note 2)

1.17

0.38

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES

(In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

For the Six Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

General and administrative expenses

588,293

465,003

Less: Share-based compensation expenses in general
and administrative expenses

41,881

36,699

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

546,412

428,304

Total operating cost and expenses

1,743,155

1,307,535

Less: Share-based compensation expenses

69,191

37,846

Non-GAAP operating cost and expenses

1,673,964

1,269,689

Operating income

226,466

75,501

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

69,191

37,846

Non-GAAP operating income

295,657

113,347

Operating margin

11.5 %

5.5 %

Non-GAAP operating margin

15.0 %

8.2 %

Net income attributable to New Oriental

195,452

66,734

Add: Share-based compensation expenses

51,092

34,675

Less: Gain/(Loss) from fair value change of investments

7,068

(47)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental

239,476

101,456

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-
Basic (note 2)

1.18

0.39

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental-
Diluted (note 2)

1.17

0.38

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New
Oriental – Basic (note 2)

1.45

0.60

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New
Oriental – Diluted (note 2)

1.42

0.58

Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net
income per ADS (note 2)

1,653,126,055

1,695,055,767

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted
net income per ADS (note 2)

1,667,494,807

1,696,196,397

Non-GAAP net income per share – basic

0.14

0.06

Non-GAAP net income per share – diluted

0.14

0.06

Notes:

Note 1: Share-based compensation expenses (in thousands) are included in the operating costs and expenses as
follows:

For the Six Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Cost of revenues

11,572

6

Selling and marketing

15,738

1,141

General and administrative

41,881

36,699

Total

69,191

37,846

Note 2: Each ADS represents ten common shares.

 

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

For the Six Months Ended November 30

2023

2022

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

USD

USD

Net cash provided by operating activities

636,372

358,917

Net cash used in investing activities

(301,197)

(249,499)

Net cash used in financing activities

(17,716)

(117,751)

Effect of exchange rate changes

(2,140)

(63,370)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

315,319

(71,703)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of
period

1,805,427

1,194,527

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

2,120,746

1,122,824

 

Reconciliation between US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu was engaged by the company to conduct limited assurance engagement in accordance with Hong Kong Standard on Assurance Engagements 3000 (Revised) “Assurance Engagements Other Than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information” (“HKSAE 3000 (Revised)”) issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the “HKICPA”) on the reconciliation of the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the six months ended November 30, 2023 and the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of November 30, 2023 of the company and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the “Group”) between the accounting policies adopted by the Group of the relevant period in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (the “US GAAP”) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (the “IFRSs”) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (together, the “Reconciliation”).

The limited assurance engagement undertaken in accordance with HKSAE 3000 (Revised) involves performing procedures to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence about whether:

  • the related adjustments and reclassifications give appropriate effect to those criteria; and
  • the Reconciliation reflects the proper application of the adjustments and reclassifications to the differences between the Group’s accounting policies in accordance with the US GAAP and the IFRSs.

The procedures performed by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu were based on their professional judgment, having regard to their understanding of the management’s process on preparing the Reconciliation, nature, business performance and financial position of the Group. Given the circumstances of the engagement, the procedures performed included:

(i) Comparing the “Amounts as reported under US GAAP” for the six months ended November 30, 2023 in the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix with the financial results for the six months ended November 30, 2023 prepared in accordance with the US GAAP;

(ii) Evaluating the assessment made by the board of directors in identifying the differences between the accounting policies in accordance with the US GAAP and the IFRSs, and the evidence supporting the adjustments and reclassifications made in the Reconciliation in arriving at the “Amounts as reported under IFRSs” in the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix; and

(iii) Checking the arithmetic accuracy of the computation of the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix.

The procedures performed by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in this limited assurance engagement vary in nature and timing from, and are less in extent than for, a reasonable assurance engagement. Consequently, the level of assurance obtained in a limited assurance engagement is substantially lower than the assurance that would have been obtained had a reasonable assurance engagement been performed. Accordingly, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu do not express a reasonable assurance opinion.

Based on the procedures performed and evidence obtained, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu have concluded that nothing has come to their attention that causes them to believe that:

(i) The “Amounts as reported under US GAAP” for the six months ended November 30, 2023 in the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix is not in agreement with the financial results for the six months ended November 30, 2023 prepared in accordance with the US GAAP;

(ii) The adjustments and reclassifications made in the Reconciliation in arriving at the “Amounts as reported under IFRSs” in the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix, do not reflect, in all material respects, the different accounting treatments according to the Group’s accounting policies in accordance with the US GAAP and the IFRSs of the relevant period; and

(iii) The computation of the Reconciliation as set out in the Appendix is not arithmetically accurate.

 

Appendix

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP, which differ in certain respects
from IFRSs. The effects of material differences between the consolidated financial statements of the Group
prepared under US GAAP and IFRSs are as follows:

For the six months ended November 30, 2022

IFRSs adjustments

Amounts as

Investments
measured at
fair value

Share-based
compensation

Lease
accounting

Amounts as

reported
under

reported
 under

US GAAP

IFRSs

Note i

Note ii

Note iii

(US$ in thousand)

Cost of revenues

(648,263)

(19)

10,108

(638,174)

Selling and marketing

(194,269)

772

1,196

(192,301)

General and administrative

(465,003)

3,630

2,748

(458,625)

Operating income

75,501

4,383

14,052

93,936

Interest expense

(498)

(9,276)

(9,774)

Loss from fair value
change of investments

(47)

(1,492)

(1,539)

Income before income
taxes and loss from
equity method
investments

133,672

(1,492)

4,383

4,776

141,339

Provision for income
taxes

(27,285)

373

(26,912)

Net income

101,167

(1,119)

4,383

4,776

109,207

Net income attributable
to New Oriental
Education &
Technology Group
Inc.’s shareholders

66,734

(1,119)

4,383

4,776

74,774

 

For the six months ended November 30, 2023

IFRSs adjustments

Amounts as

Investments
 measured at
fair value

Share-based
compensation

Lease
accounting

Amounts as

reported
under

reported
 under

US GAAP

IFRSs

Note i

Note ii

Note iii

(US$ in thousand)

Cost of revenues

(863,776)

2,176

1,189

(860,411)

Selling and marketing

(291,086)

2,356

130

(288,600)

General and
administrative

(588,293)

(618)

290

(588,621)

Operating income

226,466

3,914

1,609

231,989

Interest expense

(144)

(9,786)

(9,930)

Gain from fair value
change of  investments

7,068

11,098

18,166

Income before income
taxes and loss from
equity method
investments

305,264

11,098

3,914

(8,177)

312,099

Provision for income
taxes

(71,456)

(2,775)

(74,231)

Net income

210,806

8,323

3,914

(8,177)

214,866

Net income attributable
to New Oriental
Education &
Technology Group
Inc.’s shareholders

195,452

8,323

3,914

(8,177)

199,512

 

As of May 31, 2023

IFRSs adjustments

Amounts
as

Investments 
measured at
fair value

Share-based
compensation

Lease
accounting

Amounts
as

reported
under

reported
under

US GAAP

IFRSs

Note i

Note ii

Note iii

(US$ in thousand)

ASSETS

Long-term investments, net

399,585

(204,014)

195,571

Financial assets at fair
value through profit or loss

207,927

207,927

Right-of-use assets

439,535

(16,068)

423,467

Total assets

6,392,458

3,913

(16,068)

6,380,303

LIABILITIES

Deferred tax liabilities

23,849

708

24,557

Total liabilities

2,577,670

708

2,578,378

Total New Oriental
Education & Technology
Group Inc. shareholders’
equity

3,604,348

3,205

(16,068)

3,591,485

Total equity

3,814,788

3,205

(16,068)

3,801,925

Total liabilities and equity

6,392,458

3,913

(16,068)

6,380,303

 

As of November 30, 2023

IFRSs adjustments

Amounts
as

Investments
measured at
fair value

Share-based
compensation

Lease
accounting

Amounts
as

reported
under

reported
under

US GAAP

IFRSs

Note i

Note ii

Note iii

(US$ in thousand)

ASSETS

Long-term investments, net

403,462

(237,908)

165,554

Financial assets at fair value
through profit or loss

242,118

242,118

Right-of-use assets

496,062

(24,245)

471,817

Total assets

7,131,494

4,210

(24,245)

7,111,459

LIABILITIES

Deferred tax liabilities

26,359

782

27,141

Total liabilities

3,035,687

782

3,036,469

Total New Oriental Education
& Technology Group Inc.
shareholders’ equity

3,829,619

3,428

(24,245)

3,808,802

Total equity

4,095,807

3,428

(24,245)

4,074,990

Total liabilities and equity

7,131,494

4,210

(24,245)

7,111,459

 

Notes

(i) Investments measured at fair value

Under US GAAP, the Group elects measurement alternative to the fair value measurement for the equity securities
without readily determinable fair values, under which these investments are measured at cost, less impairment, plus
or minus observable price changes of an identical or similar investment of the same issuer with the fair value
change recorded in the consolidated statements of operations.

For investments in investee’s shares which are determined to be debt securities, the Group accounts for them as
available-for-sale investments when they are not classified as either trading or held-to-maturity investments. 
Available-for-sale investments are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses, net of taxes recorded in 
accumulated other comprehensive income or loss. Realized gains or losses on the sales of these securities are
recognized in the consolidated statements of operations.

Under IFRSs, the aforementioned investments are classified as financial assets at fair value through profit or loss
and measured at fair value. Fair value changes of these long-term investments are recognized in profit or loss.

(ii) Share-based compensation

Under US GAAP, the Group recognized as compensation expenses net of forfeitures as they occur using graded
vesting method over the requisite service period.

Under IFRSs, the compensation expenses are recognized net of estimated forfeitures using graded vesting method
over the requisite service period.

(iii) Lease accounting

Under US GAAP, the amortization of the right-of-use assets and interest expense related to the lease liabilities are
recorded together as lease expense to produce a straight-line recognition effect in profit or loss.

Under IFRSs, the amortization of the right-of-use asset is on a straight-line basis while the interest expense related
to the lease liabilities are measured at amortized cost.

 

Source : New Oriental Announces Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2023

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