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New Oriental Announces Results for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2009
January 19, 2010 at 3:01 AM EST
--Net Revenues Increased by 23.8% Year-Over-Year --GAAP Net Income Decreased by 63.9% Year-Over-Year
BEIJING, Jan 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended November 30, 2009, which is the second quarter of New Oriental's fiscal year 2010.


    Highlights for the Second Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2009
    -- Total net revenues increased by 23.8% year-over-year to US$61.2 million
       from US$49.4 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
    -- GAAP net income decreased by 63.9% year-over-year to US$1.1 million
       from US$3.1 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-
       GAAP net income, which excludes share-based compensation expenses,
       decreased by 25.8% year-over-year to US$5.5 million from US$7.4 million
       in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
    -- GAAP loss from operations was US$0.9 million, compared to income from
       operations of US$0.9 million in the same period of the prior fiscal
       year.
       Non-GAAP income from operations decreased by 33.4% year-over-year to
       US$3.5 million from US$5.2 million in the same period of the prior
       fiscal year.
    -- GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$0.03 and US$0.03,
       respectively. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS were
       US$0.15 and US$0.14, respectively. Each ADS represents four common
       shares of the Company.
    -- Total student enrollments in language training and test preparation
       courses increased by 5.1% year-over-year to approximately 307,000 from
       approximately 292,200 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
    -- The total number of schools remained at 48, located in 40 cities, as of
       November 30, 2009. The number of learning centers increased by 11 to
       250 as of November 30, 2009, up from 239 as of August 31, 2009.




Financial and Student Enrollments Summary -- Second Fiscal Quarter 2010 and First Six Months of FY2010



    (US$ 000, except per ADS data and student enrollments)

                                      Q2 of FY2010 Q2 of FY 2009   Pct. Change
    Net revenues                          61,195        49,430         23.8%
    GAAP net income                        1,107         3,064        -63.9%
    Non-GAAP net income (1)                5,470         7,376        -25.8%
    GAAP operating income (loss)            (911)          870       -204.7%
    Non-GAAP operating income (1)          3,452         5,182        -33.4%
    GAAP net income per ADS basic (2)       0.03          0.08        -64.3%
    GAAP net income per ADS diluted (2)     0.03          0.08        -64.1%
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS
     basic (1)(2)                           0.15          0.20        -26.7%
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS
     diluted (1)(2)                         0.14          0.19        -26.4%
    Total student enrollments in
     language training and test
     preparation courses                 307,000       292,200          5.1%



                                      1H of FY2010  1H of FY2009   Pct. Change
    Net revenues                         210,559       167,692         25.6%
    GAAP net income                       58,173        47,967         21.3%
    Non-GAAP net income (1)               66,237        56,163         17.9%
    GAAP operating income                 60,020        49,735         20.7%
    Non-GAAP operating income (1)         68,084        57,931         17.5%
    GAAP net income per ADS basic (2)       1.54          1.29         19.8%
    GAAP net income per ADS diluted (2)     1.50          1.25         20.5%
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS
     basic (1)(2)                           1.76          1.51         16.5%
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS
     diluted (1)(2)                         1.71          1.46         17.2%
    Total student enrollments in
     language training and test
     preparation courses                 954,500       837,600         14.0%


    (1) New Oriental provides net income, operating income, net income per ADS
        on a Non-GAAP basis that excludes share-based compensation expenses to
        reflect meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance
        and liquidity. 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.
    (2) Each ADS represents four common shares.



"Despite the continued challenges posed by the H1N1 flu outbreak, we saw sustained year-over-year revenue growth of 23.8% to US$61.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010," said Michael Yu, New Oriental's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This was driven by strong revenue growth in our middle-high school and kids business lines, namely over 50% growth in middle and high school English and U-Can all-subjects training and over 40% growth in POP Kids English. We recorded blended average selling price year-over-year growth of approximately 13.8% for the quarter, mostly due to strong demand for higher priced one-to-one and small size class offerings. Also we enhanced market coverage during the quarter by adding a net of eleven new learning centers in ten existing cities."

Mr. Yu continued, "Our 5.1% year-over-year increase in enrollments in this quarter was negatively impacted by fear of H1N1, especially as the number of reported cases increased throughout the quarter and peaked in the last week of November. Since that time, however, the challenging situation has stabilized as the initial fear of H1N1 has begun to subside and the H1N1 vaccine has become widely available throughout the country, especially in large cities. As of January 12, 2010 more than 58 million people have been vaccinated in mainland China, and approximately 60% of school-aged children haven been immunized in Beijing and Shanghai. As expected, since early December 2009 we have been seeing a noticeable bounce back in cash receipts (cash collected in advance for enrollments). In the past six weeks, cash receipts have increased at least 30% each week compared to the same period in the prior year."

New Oriental's President and Chief Financial Officer, Louis T. Hsieh, stated, "We are delighted to report continued excellent progress in our non- English U-Can programs, including our new customized learning program of small and one-to-one class offerings. Even the seasonally slowest second fiscal quarter witnessed more than 13,400 U-Can enrollments, up from approximately 5,800 in the year ago period, representing over 100% year-over-year growth. In the first half of fiscal year 2010, we recorded more than 46,900 U-Can enrollments and over US$12 million in revenue, more than double the enrollments and over four times the revenue generated from the U-Can program in the year ago period. We are on track to achieve the US$25 million revenue target in fiscal year 2010 from the non-English U-Can program and our new customized learning program, and another approximately US$40-45 million in middle-high school English revenue."

Mr. Hsieh continued, "Given the much better than expected demand for our U-Can platform offerings, including the new customized learning program, we have made the strategic decision to accelerate our expansion of U-Can offerings to reach over 110 learning centers in 37 cities (previously 30 cities), with one-to-one and small class offerings reaching 30 cities (previously 8 to 10 cities), by our May 31, 2010 fiscal year end. To accomplish these aggressive targets, we plan to hire over 1,000 full and part- time U-Can teachers in fiscal year 2010, bringing the U-Can teacher total to over 1,400. In addition, we plan to significantly augment our U-Can department by adding over 250 staff, primarily in marketing and customer service and R&D- content development. The incremental cost of this accelerated expansion will be approximately US$4-5 million for the remaining two quarters of fiscal year 2010, but this will position us well for our seasonally most important summer quarter and beyond. We are confident that with New Oriental's leading brand and our two-pronged strategy of offering both affordable larger classes and higher priced individualized smaller classes, we will continue to be the leader in China's huge after-school training market."

Mr. Hsieh noted that the second quarter of New Oriental's fiscal year is typically the slowest in terms of revenue quarter as students are occupied with the beginning of the formal school year.

Financial Results for the Fiscal Quarter Ended November 30, 2009

For the second fiscal quarter of 2010, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$61.2 million, representing a 23.8% increase year-over-year.

Net revenues from educational programs and services for the second fiscal quarter were US$53.6 million, representing a 22.2% increase year-over-year. The growth was mainly driven by the increase in the number of student enrollments in language training and test preparation courses. Total student enrollments in language training and test preparation courses in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 increased by 5.1% year-over-year to approximately 307,000 from approximately 292,200 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

GAAP operating costs and expenses for the quarter were US$62.1 million, representing a 27.9% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses for the quarter were US$57.7 million, representing a 30.5% increase year-over-year.

Cost of revenues increased by 28.1% year-over-year to US$27.8 million, primarily due to the increased number of courses and the greater number of schools and learning centers in operation.

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 40.8% year-over-year to US$11.7 million, primarily due to brand promotion expenses, especially for new programs such as U-Can and the customized learning program.

GAAP general and administrative expenses were US$22.6 million, representing a 21.9% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses for the quarter increased by 28.5% year-over-year to US$18.5 million, primarily due to increased headcount as the Company expanded its network of schools and learning centers.

Total share-based compensation expenses, which were allocated to related operating costs and expenses, increased slightly to US$4.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 from US$4.3 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

GAAP loss from operations for the quarter was US$0.9 million, compared to an income from operations of US$0.9 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year, and Non-GAAP income from operations for the quarter was US$3.5 million, compared to US$5.2 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

GAAP operating margin for the quarter was negative 1.5%, compared to 1.8% in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin for the quarter was 5.6%, compared to 10.5% in the same period of the prior fiscal year. This decline in operating margin was primarily due to the negative impact from the H1N1 flu pandemic and the increased marketing expenses for brand promotion, especially for new programs such as U-Can and the customized learning program.

GAAP net income for the quarter was US$1.1 million, representing a 63.9% decrease from the same period of the prior fiscal year. Basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$0.03 and US$0.03, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income was US$5.5 million, representing a 25.8% decrease from the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS were US$0.15 and US$0.14, respectively.

Capital expenditures for the quarter were US$3.4 million, which was primarily used to add a net of 11 new learning centers and remodel older learning centers during the quarter.

As of November 30, 2009, New Oriental had cash and cash equivalents of US$210.6 million, as compared to US$238.7 million as of August 31, 2009. In addition, the Company had US$141.7 million in term deposits at the end of the quarter. Net operating cash flow generated for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 was US$9.6 million.

The deferred revenue balance (cash collected from registered students for courses and to be recognized proportionally as revenue as the instructions are delivered) at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 was US$71.1 million, representing an increase of 34.9% from US$52.7 million at the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2009.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended November 30, 2009

For the first six months of fiscal year 2010, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$210.6 million, representing a 25.6% increase year-over-year.

Total student enrollments in language training and test preparation courses in the first six months of fiscal year 2010 increased by 14.0% to approximately 954,500 from approximately 837,600 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

GAAP income from operations for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was US$60.0 million, representing a 20.7% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP income from operations for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was US$68.1 million, representing a 17.5% increase year-over-year.

GAAP operating margin for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was 28.5%, compared to 29.7% for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non- GAAP operating margin for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was 32.3%, compared to 34.5% for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

GAAP net income for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was US$58.2 million, representing a 21.3% increase year-over-year. GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 amounted to US$1.54 and US$1.50, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 was US$66.2 million, representing a 17.9% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the first six months of fiscal year 2010 amounted to US$1.76 and US$1.71, respectively.

Outlook for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010

New Oriental expects its total net revenues in the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 (December 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010) to be in the range of US$82.5 million to US$85.1 million, representing year-over-year growth in the range of 26% to 30%, respectively. Please note that Chinese New Year 2010 will occur on February 14, 19 days later than the corresponding date in 2009 when Chinese New Year occurred on January 26, 2009. The Company believes that the late timing of Chinese New Year in 2010 will have the effect of pushing some enrollments into the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 at the expense of the third quarter of fiscal year 2010 as students return to their formal studies and enroll in New Oriental's Spring classes in early March 2010. The opposite occurred in 2009, due to the early timing of Chinese New Year, when students returned to their formal studies in mid-February 2009 and enrolled in Spring classes in the third quarter instead of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009. Therefore, in fiscal year 2009, New Oriental recorded third quarter enrollment growth of 31% and fourth quarter enrollment growth of only 8% as enrollments shifted to the third quarter of 2009 from the fourth quarter of 2009. 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 19, 2010 U.S. Eastern Time (9PM on January 19, 2010Beijing/Hong Kong time).



    Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

    US:             + 1-617-213-8054
    Hong Kong:      + 852-3002-1672
    UK:             + 44-207-365-8426



Please dial-in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "New Oriental earnings call."

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until January 26, 2010:

International: +1-617-801-6888

Passcode: 76618020

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

About New Oriental

New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for major admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the PRC and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education. New Oriental's ADSs, each of which represents four common shares, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EDU."

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

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 2010 and 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 periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report 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 attract students without a significant decrease in course fees; our ability to continue to hire, train and retain qualified teachers; our ability to maintain and enhance our "New Oriental" brand; health epidemics and other outbreaks in China; our ability to effectively and efficiently manage the expansion of our school network and successfully execute our growth strategy; 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 in China; changes in our revenues and certain cost or expense items as a percentage of our revenues; the expected growth of the Chinese private education market; Chinese governmental policies relating to private educational services and providers of such services; 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, unless indicated otherwise, 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, operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating costs 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 excluding share-based compensation expenses. 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 "Reconciliation 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 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 computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter. 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 financial measures is that these non-GAAP measures exclude the share- based compensation charge 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.





                NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
                UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                (In thousands)

                                            As of November 30  As of August 31
                                                   2009             2009
                                                    USD              USD
    ASSETS:
    Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                     210,574          238,709
    Restricted cash                                   571              541
    Term deposits                                 141,666          129,027
    Accounts receivable, net                        2,039            1,985
    Inventory                                      14,577           13,672
    Deferred tax assets-Current                     2,043            1,855
    Prepaid expenses and other current
     assets                                        17,437           16,963

    Total current assets                          388,907          402,752

    Property, plant and equipment, net            113,213          112,721
    Land use right, net                             3,445            3,464
    Amounts due from related parties                  396              396
    Deferred tax assets                               854              664
    Long term deposit                               3,050            2,861
    Long term prepaid rent                          1,138            1,223
    Intangible assets                                 821              837
    Goodwill                                        2,712            2,711
    Long term investment                                2                2

    Total assets                                  514,538          527,631

    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current liabilities:
    Accounts payable-trade                          9,110            8,300
    Accrued expenses and other current
     liabilities                                   32,930           45,398
    Income tax payable                              6,189            7,801
    Amount due to related parties                      36               51
    Deferred revenue                               71,061           57,941

    Total current liabilities                     119,326          119,491

    Deferred tax liabilities                          142              149

    Total long-term liabilities                       142              149

    Total liabilities                             119,468          119,640

    Total New Oriental Education &
     Technology Group Inc. shareholders'
     equity                                       395,157          407,991

    Noncontrolling interest (note 1)                  (87)              --

    Total equity                                  395,070          407,991

    Total liabilities and equity                  514,538          527,631



                 NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
            UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
             (In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

                                        For the Three Months Ended November 30
                                                     2009              2008
                                                      USD               USD
    Net Revenues:
    Educational Programs and services               53,581            43,833
    Books and others                                 7,614             5,597
    Total net revenues                              61,195            49,430

    Operating costs and expenses (note 2):
    Cost of revenues                                27,823            21,719
    Selling and marketing                           11,676             8,291
    General and administrative                      22,607            18,550

    Total operating costs and expenses              62,106            48,560
    Operating income (loss)                           (911)              870

    Other income, net                                1,635             2,605

    Provision for income taxes                         296              (411)
    Less: Net income attributable to the
     noncontrolling interest (note 3)                   87                --

     Net income attributable to New
      Oriental Education & Technology
      Group Inc.                                     1,107             3,064

    Net income per share-basic                        0.01              0.02
    Net income per share-diluted                      0.01              0.02

    Net income per ADS-basic (note 4)                 0.03              0.08
    Net income per ADS-diluted (note 4)               0.03              0.08



    Notes:
    Note 1: Amount in relation to noncontrolling interest, formerly named
            minority interest, as of May 31, 2009 is separately presented as a
            component of stockholders' equity on the unaudited condensed
            consolidated financial statements in accordance with FASB
            Statement No. 160, Noncontrolling Interest, which was adopted by
            the Company on June 1, 2009.
    Note 2: Share-based compensation expenses (in thousands) are included in
            the operating costs and expenses as follows:

                                        For the Three Months Ended November 30
                                                     2009              2008
                                                  (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)
                                                      USD               USD
    Cost of revenues                                   173                83
    Selling and marketing                               52                52
    General and administrative                       4,138             4,177
    Total                                            4,363             4,312


    Note 3: Amount in relation to noncontrolling interest, formerly named
            minority interest, for the three-month period ended November 30,
            2008 is reclassified in accordance with FASB Statement No. 160,
            Noncontrolling Interest, which was adopted by the Company on June
            1, 2009.
    Note 4: Each ADS represents four common shares.



                 NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES
                 (In thousands except share and per ADS amounts)

                                        For the Three Months Ended November 30
                                                    2009              2008
                                                 (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
                                                     USD               USD

    General and administrative expenses             22,607            18,550
    Share-based compensation expense in
     general and administrative expenses             4,138             4,177
    Non-GAAP general and administrative
     expenses                                       18,469            14,373

    Total operating costs and expenses              62,106            48,560
    Share-based compensation expenses                4,363             4,312
    Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses           57,743            44,248

    Operating income (loss)                           (911)              870
    Share-based compensation expenses                4,363             4,312
    Non-GAAP operating income                        3,452             5,182

    Operating margin                                 -1.5%              1.8%
    Non-GAAP operating margin                         5.6%             10.5%

    Net income                                       1,107             3,064
    Share-based compensation expense                 4,363             4,312
    Non-GAAP net income                              5,470             7,376

    Net income per ADS - basic (note 1)               0.03              0.08
    Net income per ADS - diluted (note 1)             0.03              0.08

    Non-GAAP net income per ADS - basic
     (note 1)                                         0.15              0.20
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS - diluted
     (note 1)                                         0.14              0.19

    Weighted average shares used in
     calculating basic net income per ADS
     (note 1)                                  150,684,203       148,852,433
    Weighted average shares used in
     calculating diluted net income per
     ADS (note 1)                              154,578,625       153,437,244

    Note 1: Each ADS represents four common shares.




                 NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
            UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
             (In thousands except for per share and per ADS amounts)

                                          For the Six Months Ended November 30
                                                    2009              2008
                                                     USD               USD
    Net Revenues:
    Educational Programs and services              196,002           155,054
    Books and others                                14,557            12,638
    Total net revenues                             210,559           167,692

    Operating costs and expenses (note 1):
    Cost of revenues                                75,475            60,205
    Selling and marketing                           27,186            18,150
    General and administrative                      47,878            39,602

    Total operating costs and expenses             150,539           117,957
    Operating income                                60,020            49,735

    Other income, net                                3,098             4,468

    Provision for income taxes                      (5,270)           (6,637)
    Less: Net income attributable to the
     noncontrolling interest (note 2)                  325               401

     Net income attributable to New
      Oriental Education & Technology
      Group Inc.                                    58,173            47,967

    Net income per share-basic                        0.39              0.32
    Net income per share-diluted                      0.38              0.31

    Net income per ADS-basic (note 3)                 1.54              1.29
    Net income per ADS-diluted (note 3)               1.50              1.25



    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
                                                     2009              2008
                                                  (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)
                                                      USD               USD
    Cost of revenues                                   366               313
    Selling and marketing                              106               114
    General and administrative                       7,592             7,769
    Total                                            8,064             8,196

    Note 2: Amount in relation to noncontrolling interest, formerly named
            minority interest, for the six-month period ended November 30,
            2008 is reclassified in accordance with FASB Statement No. 160,
            Noncontrolling Interest, which was adopted by the Company on June
            1, 2009
    Note 3: Each ADS represents four common shares.



                 NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.
    RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES
                 (In thousands except share and per ADS amounts)

                                         For the Six Months Ended November 30
                                                    2009              2008
                                                 (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
                                                     USD               USD

    General and administrative expenses             47,878            39,602
    Share-based compensation expense in
     general and administrative expenses             7,592             7,769
    Non-GAAP general and administrative
     expenses                                       40,286            31,833

    Total operating costs and expenses             150,539           117,957
    Share-based compensation expenses                8,064             8,196
    Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses          142,475           109,761

    Operating income                                60,020            49,735
    Share-based compensation expenses                8,064             8,196
    Non-GAAP operating income                       68,084            57,931

    Operating margin                                 28.5%             29.7%
    Non-GAAP operating margin                        32.3%             34.5%

    Net income                                      58,173            47,967
    Share-based compensation expense                 8,064             8,196
    Non-GAAP net income                             66,237            56,163

    Net income per ADS - basic (note 1)               1.54              1.29
    Net income per ADS - diluted (note 1)             1.50              1.25

    Non-GAAP net income per ADS - basic
     (note 1)                                         1.76              1.51
    Non-GAAP net income per ADS - diluted
     (note 1)                                         1.71              1.46

    Weighted average shares used in
     calculating basic net income per ADS
     (note 1)                                  150,638,331       148,770,074
    Weighted average shares used in
     calculating diluted net income per
     ADS (note 1)                              154,726,841       153,718,565

    Note 1: Each ADS represents four common shares.


    For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

    In China:
     Ms. Sisi Zhao
     New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
     Tel:   +86-10-6260-5568
     Email: zhaosisi@staff.neworiental.org

     Ms. Courtney Shike
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel:   +86-10-6566-2256
     Email: cshike@brunswickgroup.com

   In the U.S.:
     Ms. Kate Tellier
     Brunswick Group LLC
     Tel:   +1-212-333-3810
     Email: ktellier@brunswickgroup.com



SOURCE New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.