New Oriental Education reports Q3 EPS 69c, consensus 69c
Reports Q3 revenue $796.7M, consensus $783.99M. Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses increased by 82.3% year-over-year to approximately 1,570,600 for Q3. The total number of schools and learning centers was 1,164 as of February 28, 2019, an increase of 164 compared to 1,000 as of February 28, 2018, and an increase of 39 compared to 1,125 as of November 30, 2018. The total number of schools was 92 as of February 28, 2019. Michael Minhong Yu, New Oriental's Executive Chairman, commented, "We are pleased to see continued acceleration of growth momentum in Q3 and to achieve a top line growth of 28.9%, or 36.1% if computed in Renminbi. Our key growth driver, the K-12 after-school tutoring business, achieved a year-over-year revenue growth of approximately 38%, or 46% if computed in Renminbi. Furthermore, our U-Can middle and high school all-subjects after-school tutoring business grew by approximately 37%, or 44% if computed in Renminbi, and our POP Kids program achieved a growth of approximately 41%, or 49% if computed in Renminbi. We are confident and well-placed to continue to expand our market share in the long term through our ceaseless efforts in improving teaching quality and enhancing learning experience for our students."