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New Oriental Announces Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter Ended February 28, 2011
April 27, 2011 at 4:01 AM EDT

Net Revenues Increased by 48.6% Year-Over-Year
Net Income Attributable to New Oriental Increased by 68.1% Year-Over-Year

BEIJING, April 27, 2011 /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 fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2011, which is the third quarter of New Oriental's fiscal year 2011.

Highlights for the Third Fiscal Quarter Ended February 28, 2011

  • Total net revenues increased by 48.6% year-over-year to US$132.5 million from US$89.2 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Net income attributable to New Oriental increased by 68.1% year-over-year to US$23.3 million from US$13.8 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, increased by 42.4% year-over-year to US$26.6 million from US$18.7 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Income from operations increased by 55.5% year-over-year to US$21.2 million from US$13.6 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP income from operations, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, increased by 32.8% year-over-year to US$24.6 million from US$18.5 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Basic and diluted net income attributable to New Oriental per ADS was US$0.61 and US$0.60, respectively. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, was US$0.69 and US$0.68, respectively. Each ADS represents four common shares of the Company.
  • Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses increased by 17.8% year-over-year to approximately 490,200 from approximately 416,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.
  • Total number of schools and learning centers increased to 456 in the quarter ended February 28, 2011, up from 447 in the previous quarter. New Oriental established one school in Nantong city and a net of 8 learning centers in the quarter. The total number of schools increased to 52 and the total number of learning centers to 404 as of February 28, 2011.

Financial and Student Enrollments Summary - Third Quarter 2011and First Nine Months of FY2011

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


Q3 of FY2011

Q3 of FY2010

Pct. Change

Net revenues

132,518

89,167

48.6%

Net income attributable to New Oriental

23,274

13,843

68.1%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental(1)

26,632

18,698

42.4%

Operating income

21,206

13,641

55.5%

Non-GAAP operating income(1)

24,564

18,496

32.8%

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

0.61

0.37

65.2%

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

0.60

0.36

66.4%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - basic(1) (2)

0.69

0.50

40.0%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - diluted(1) (2)

0.68

0.48

40.9%

Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses

490,200

416,000

17.8%



YTD 9-Mo FY201111

YTD 9-Mo FY201011

Pct. Change

Net revenues

420,486

299,726

40.3%

Net income attributable to New Oriental

87,471

72,016

21.5%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental(1)

99,109

84,935

16.7%

Operating income

85,080

73,661

15.5%

Non-GAAP operating income(1)

96,718

86,580

11.7%

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

2.29

1.91

19.6%

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

2.24

1.86

20.5%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - basic(1) (2)

2.59

2.25

14.9%

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - diluted (1) (2)

2.54

2.20

15.7%

Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses

1,600,500

1,370,500

16.8%



(1) 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 to reflect meaningful 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.

(2) Each ADS represents four common shares.

Michael Yu, New Oriental's Chairman and Chief Executive officer, commented, "We are pleased to report solid third fiscal quarter results with continued strong revenue growth of 48.6% and even higher profit growth of 68.1% year-over-year. The improvement in operating margin and net margin indicates that substantial progress has been made in improving operational efficiency through our expense control initiatives announced last quarter. During this quarter, to effectively cut costs and expenses and improve utilization of existing facilities, we strictly controlled the pace of school and learning center expansion. In this quarter, we only added 1 new school in Nantong city and a net of 8 learning centers in 7 existing cities, while in the previous three quarters we built 43, 33 and 24 new learning centers, respectively as well as 2 new schools in our fiscal first quarter. We also effectively executed strict control on the hiring of non-teaching staff. During this quarter, we added a net of about 660 employees, approximately 470 of whom were teachers. Our total headcount at the end of this quarter was about 21,300, including about 11,300 teachers. We were also successful in controlling marketing expenses in the quarter which totaled approximately $18.3 million, down from approximately $23.3 million in our fiscal first quarter and $18.6 million last quarter. Of the $18.3 million spent on marketing, about $7.5 million was for direct brand promotion spending, which was not headcount-related. This represented an increase of 12% from approximately $6.7 million in the same period a year ago. In the quarters ahead we will strive to balance rapid expansion to capture the enormous market opportunity in front of us with continued vigilance towards expense controls in order to realize operational efficiencies."

Louis T. Hsieh, New Oriental's President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Strong top line growth was primarily driven by the continued stellar performance of several key business lines, with year-over-year gross revenue growth rates of about 55% for overseas test preparation, about 133% for non-English U-Can all-subjects training and about 140% for VIP personalized instruction. First, our overseas test preparation segment maintained strong momentum with year-over-year enrollment growth of more than 33% to over 73,100 and year-over-year gross revenue growth of about 55% to about US$43.4 million in this quarter. We remain the dominant player in the overseas test preparation market in China with approximately US$152 million gross revenues and over 311,000 enrollments in the 12-month period ended February 28, 2011.

Second, our K-12 all-subjects after-school tutoring business recorded year-over-year enrollment growth of more than 35% to over 290,400 and year-over-year gross revenue growth of over 70% to over US$46 million in this quarter. It has been almost three years since we launched our non-English U-Can all-subjects business and we continue to experience extremely strong demand, recording year-over-year enrollment growth of more than 83% to over 66,900 and year-over-year gross revenue growth of over 133% to over US$18 million in this quarter. We are the leading service provider in the K-12 all-subjects after-school tutoring market in China with approximately US$173 million of gross revenues and approximately 996,500 enrollments in the 12-month period ending February 28, 2011."

Mr. Hsieh continued, "Our VIP (one-to-maximum five) personalized courses continue to gain popularity with year-over-year enrollment growth of more than 68% to over 15,700 and year-over-year gross revenue growth of over 140% to about US$31 million in this quarter. In the 12-month period ended February 28, 2011, our VIP personalized courses recorded over US$104 million gross revenues and over 58,300 enrollments."

Financial Results for the Fiscal Quarter Ended February 28, 2011

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$132.5 million, representing a 48.6% increase year-over-year.

Net revenues from educational programs and services for the third fiscal quarter were US$122.6 million, representing a 48.6% increase year-over-year. The growth was mainly driven by the increase in number of student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses and higher average selling prices (ASPs) resulting from students selecting more expensive, smaller class options. Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses in the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 increased by 17.8% year-over-year to approximately 490,200 from approximately 416,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Operating costs and expenses for the quarter were US$111.3 million, a 47.4% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses, for the quarter were US$108.0 million, a 52.8% increase year-over-year.

Cost of revenues for the quarter increased by 55.0% year-over-year to US$54.9 million, primarily due to the increased number of courses and the greater number of schools and learning centers in operation.

Selling and marketing expenses for the quarter increased by 32.5% year-over-year to US$18.3 million, primarily due to the addition of over 900 customer service representatives and marketing staff in the 12-month period ended February 28, 2011.

General and administrative expenses for the quarter increased by 44.9% year-over-year to US$38.0 million. Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses, which exclude share-based compensation expenses, were US$34.9 million, a 61.1% increase year-over-year, 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, decreased by 30.8% to US$3.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 from US$4.9 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Income from operations for the quarter was US$21.2 million, a 55.5% increase from US$13.6 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP income from operations for the quarter was US$24.6 million, a 32.8% increase from US$18.5 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Operating margin for the quarter was 16.0%, compared to 15.3% in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, for the quarter was 18.5%, compared to 20.7% in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Net income attributable to New Oriental for the quarter was US$23.3 million, representing a 68.1% increase from the same period of the prior fiscal year. Basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental were US$0.61 and US$0.60, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental for the quarter was US$26.6 million, representing a 42.4% increase from the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental were US$0.69 and US$0.68, respectively.

Capital expenditures for the quarter were US$9.0 million, primarily used to add one school and a net of 8 learning centers.

As of February 28, 2011, New Oriental had cash and cash equivalents of US$348.0 million, as compared to US$248.1 million as of November 30, 2010. In addition, the Company had US$190.6 million in term deposits at the end of the quarter. Net operating cash flow for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 was approximately US$40.1 million.

The deferred revenue balance, which is cash collected from registered students for courses and is recognized proportionally as revenue as the instructions are delivered, at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 was US$150.7 million, an increase of 115.9% as compared to US$69.8 million at the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2010.

Financial Results for the Nine Months Ended February 28, 2011

For the first nine months of fiscal year 2011, New Oriental reported net revenues of US$420.5 million, representing a 40.3% increase year-over-year.

Total student enrollments in academic subjects tutoring and test preparation courses in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 increased by 16.8% to approximately 1,600,500 from approximately 1,370,500 in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Income from operations for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was US$85.1 million, representing a 15.5% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP income from operations for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was US$96.7 million, representing a 11.7% increase year-over-year.

Operating margin for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was 20.2%, compared to 24.6% for the same period of the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin, which excludes share-based compensation expenses, for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was 23.0%, compared to 28.9% for the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Net income attributable to New Oriental for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was US$87.5 million, representing a 21.5% increase year-over-year. Basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 amounted to US$2.29 and US$2.24, respectively.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to New Oriental for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 was US$99.1 million, representing a 16.7% increase year-over-year. Non-GAAP basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011 amounted to US$2.59 and US$2.54, respectively.

Outlook for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011

New Oriental expects its total net revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 (March 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011) to be in the range of US$114.3 million to US$118.6 million, representing year-over-year growth in the range of 32% to 37%. 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 April 27, 2011 U.S. Eastern Time (8 PM on April 27, 2011 Beijing/Hong Kong time).

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


US:

+1-857-350-1603

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 May 5, 2011:


International:

+1-617-801-6888

Passcode:

14935611


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 fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 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 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 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; 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; 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, 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 and per share 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 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 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 measures is that they exclude 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.


Contacts


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@xdf.cn


Mr. Henry Fraser

Beijing Brunswick Consultancy Ltd.

Tel: +86-10-5960 8613

Email: hfraser@brunswickgroup.com


In the U.S.:


Ms. Kate Tellier

Brunswick Group LLC

Tel: +1-212 333 3810

Email: ktellier@brunswickgroup.com


NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)


As of February 28


As of November 30


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


RMB

ASSETS:




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

348,046


248,110

Restricted cash

2,998


622

Term deposits

190,622


255,791

Accounts receivable, net

2,390


2,425

Inventory

17,307


17,345

Deferred tax assets-Current

3,511


3,134

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

31,487


28,308





Total current assets

596,361


555,735





Property, plant and equipment, net

153,338


142,103

Land use right, net

3,474


3,445

Amounts due from related parties

-


405

Deferred tax assets

985


810

Long term deposit

6,941


9,694

Long term prepaid rent

2,754


2,957

Intangible assets

5,364


5,056

Goodwill

8,670


8,544

Long term investment

2


2





Total assets

777,889


728,751





LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to New Oriental of US$ 10,355 and US$ 8,994 as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2011, respectively)

9,001


10,388

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to New Oriental of US$ 49,215 and US$ 53,998 as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2011, respectively)

57,416


53,095

Income tax payable (including income tax payable of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to New Oriental of US$ 5,692 and US$ 5,202 as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2011, respectively)

6,648


6,989

Acquisition payable (including acquisition payable of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to New Oriental of US$ 4,124 and US$ 4,184 as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2011, respectively)

4,184


4,124

Deferred revenue (including deferred revenue of the consolidated VIEs without recourse to New Oriental of US$ 136,969 and US$ 149,664 as of November 30, 2010 and February 28, 2011, respectively)

150,652


137,910





Total current liabilities

227,901


212,506





Deferred tax liabilities

1,178


1,203





Total long-term liabilities

1,178


1,203





Total liabilities

229,079


213,709





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

548,810


515,269





Noncontrolling interests

-


(227)





Total equity

548,810


515,042





Total liabilities and equity

777,889


728,751

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 February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD

Net Revenues:




Educational Programs and services

122,635


82,552

Books and others

9,883


6,615

Total net revenues

132,518


89,167





Operating costs and expenses (note 1):




Cost of revenues

54,922


35,430

Selling and marketing

18,348


13,848

General and administrative

38,042


26,248





Total operating costs and expenses

111,312


75,526

Operating income

21,206


13,641





Other income, net

3,952


1,561





Provision (benefits) for income taxes

(1,884)


(1,438)

Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests

-


79

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

23,274


13,843









Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Basic

0.15


0.09

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Diluted

0.15


0.09





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

0.61


0.37

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

0.60


0.36

Notes:

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


For the Three Months Ended February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD

Cost of revenues

223


269

Selling and marketing

-


9

General and administrative

3,135


4,577

Total

3,358


4,855


Note 2: 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 for per share and per ADS amounts)



For the Three Months Ended February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD





General and administrative expenses

38,042


26,248

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses

3,135


4,577

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

34,907


21,671





Total operating costs and expenses

111,312


75,526

Share-based compensation expenses

3,358


4,855

Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses

107,954


70,671





Operating income

21,206


13,641

Share-based compensation expenses

3,358


4,855

Non-GAAP operating income

24,564


18,496





Operating margin

16.0%


15.3%

Non-GAAP operating margin

18.5%


20.7%





Net income attributable to New Oriental

23,274


13,843

Share-based compensation expense

3,358


4,855

Non-GAAP net income

26,632


18,698





Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental- Basic (note 1)

0.61


0.37

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental- Diluted (note 1)

0.60


0.36





Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - Basic (note 1)

0.69


0.50

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - Diluted (note 1)

0.68


0.48





Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per ADS (note 1)

153,644,538


150,993,483

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per ADS (note 1)

156,233,320


154,596,156

















Note 1: Each ADS represents four common shares.

NEW ORIENTAL EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

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






For the Nine Months Ended February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD

Net Revenues:




Educational Programs and services

388,020


278,554

Books and others

32,466


21,172

Total net revenues

420,486


299,726





Operating costs and expenses (note 1):




Cost of revenues

165,934


110,905

Selling and marketing

60,247


41,034

General and administrative

109,225


74,126





Total operating costs and expenses

335,406


226,065

Operating income

85,080


73,661





Other income, net

9,860


4,659





Provision (benefits) for income taxes

(7,704)


(6,708)

Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests

235


404

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

87,471


72,016





Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Basic

0.57


0.48

Net income per share attributable to New Oriental-Diluted

0.56


0.47





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

2.29


1.91

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

2.24


1.86

Notes:

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


For the Nine Months Ended February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD

Cost of revenues

675


635

Selling and marketing

-


115

General and administrative

10,963


12,169

Total

11,638


12,919






Note 2: 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 for per share and per ADS amounts)




For the Nine Months Ended February 28


2011


2010


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


USD


USD





General and administrative expenses

109,225


74,126

Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses

10,963


12,169

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

98,262


61,957





Total operating costs and expenses

335,406


226,065

Share-based compensation expenses

11,638


12,919

Non-GAAP operating costs and expenses

323,768


213,146





Operating income

85,080


73,661

Share-based compensation expenses

11,638


12,919

Non-GAAP operating income

96,718


86,580





Operating margin

20.2%


24.6%

Non-GAAP operating margin

23.0%


28.9%





Net income attributable to New Oriental

87,471


72,016

Share-based compensation expense

11,638


12,919

Non-GAAP net income

99,109


84,935





Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental- Basic (note 1)

2.29


1.91

Net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental- Diluted (note 1)

2.24


1.86





Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - Basic (note 1)

2.59


2.25

Non-GAAP net income per ADS attributable to New Oriental - Diluted (note 1)

2.54


2.20





Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net income per ADS (note 1)

153,049,637


150,754,539

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted net income per ADS (note 1)

155,936,707


154,681,104





Note 1: Each ADS represents four common shares.

SOURCE New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.