Learning Tree International Announces Fourth Quarter & FY 2012 Results

Learning Tree International Announces Fourth Quarter & FY 2012 Results

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Learning Tree International (NAS: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012, which ended September 28, 2012.

In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Learning Tree reported revenues of $32.1 million, loss from operations of $4.1 million, and net loss of $4.8 million or $0.37 per share. These results compare with revenues of $34.3 million, income from operations of $2.9 million, and net income of $1.6 million or $0.12 per share in its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.


For the full fiscal year 2012, Learning Tree reported revenues of $129.0 million, loss from operations of $6.9 million, and net loss of $11.9 million or $0.89 per share. These results compare with revenues of $133.8 million, income from operations of $5.2 million, and net income of $3.2 million or $0.24 per share for fiscal year 2011.

"In response to weak economic conditions which continue to affect our major markets, we remain focused on improving our operations," said Learning Tree President Max Shevitz. "The losses we experienced reflect our investments in making those improvements. We are excited about these investments and their role in the company's future as we fulfill our mission to assist our corporate and government customers by providing their IT professionals and managers with new knowledge and skills that improve their on-the-job productivity and capability."

Webcast

An investor conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012 results is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (EST) December 18, 2012. Interested parties may access the conference call by via live webcast at: www.learningtree.com/investor. The webcast will be available for replay at: www.learningtree.com/investor.

About Learning Tree International

Established in 1974, Learning Tree International is a global provider of hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on: web development, IT security, project management, operating systems, databases, networking, software development, leadership, management and business skills. Courses are offered at Learning Tree Education Centers and training locations around the world, on-site at client facilities, or via the Internet with Learning Tree AnyWare, the company's web-based, remote-attendance platform. For more information about Learning Tree products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), or visit the Learning Tree Web site at www.learningtree.com.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters addressed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Please do not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since they are based on key assumptions about future risks and uncertainties. Although Learning Tree believes that its assumptions are reasonable, inevitably some will prove to be incorrect. As a result, Learning Tree's actual future results can be expected to differ from those in this release, and those differences may be material. Learning Tree is not undertaking any obligation to update forward-looking statements. In order to help the reader assess the major risks in Learning Tree's business, Learning Tree has identified many, but not all, of these risks in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in Learning Tree's Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Item 1A"). Please read that exhibit carefully. Some of the factors discussed in Item 1A that could affect Learning Tree include the following: risks associated with the timely development, introduction, and customer acceptance of Learning Tree's courses; competition; international operations, including currency fluctuations; changing economic and market conditions; technology development and new technology introduction; efficient delivery and scheduling of Learning Tree's courses; adverse weather conditions, strikes, acts of war or terrorism and other external events; and attracting and retaining qualified personnel.

LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(all amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

September 28,

September 30,

September 28,

September 30,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Revenues

$

32,089

$

34,290

$

129,047

$

133,782

Cost of revenues

16,986

15,119

62,820

61,641

Gross profit

15,103

19,171

66,227

72,141

Operating expenses:

Course development

2,398

1,802

8,754

7,493

Sales and marketing

9,477

7,300

35,054

30,836

General and administrative

7,358

7,145

29,367

28,565

Total operating expenses

19,233

16,247

73,175

66,894

Income (loss) from operations

(4,130

)

2,924

(6,948

)

5,247

Other income (expense), net

(237

)

93

(73

)

105

Income (loss) before income taxes

(4,367

)

3,017

(7,021

)

5,352

Provision for income tax

482

1,387

4,890

2,110

Net income (loss)

$

(4,849

)

$

1,630

$

(11,911

)

$

3,242

Earnings (loss) per share--diluted

$

(0.37

)

$

0.12

$

(0.89

)

$

0.24

LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(all amounts in thousands)

September 28,

September 30,

2012

2011

Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,784

$

40,293

Available for sale securities

6,131

2,352

Trade accounts receivable, net

16,831

18,220

Prepaid expenses and other

8,552

6,373

Total current assets

57,298

67,238

Depreciable assets, net and other

31,748

34,914

Total assets

$

89,046

$

102,152

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

20,264

$

16,893

Deferred revenues

31,899

34,572

Total current liabilities

52,163

51,465

Other

12,377

12,936

Total liabilities

64,540

64,401

Stockholders' equity

24,506

37,751

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

89,046

$

102,152

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Learning Tree International
Max Shevitz
President
703-925-5590
max_shevitz@learningtree.com

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