Learning Tree International Announces Second Quarter FY 2013 Results

Learning Tree International Announces Second Quarter FY 2013 Results

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Learning Tree International (NAS: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended March 29, 2013.

In its second quarter of fiscal year 2013, Learning Tree reported revenues of $26.9 million, loss from operations of $3.8 million, and net loss of $4.0 million or $0.30 per share. These results compare with revenues of $28.9 million, loss from operations of $3.5 million and net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.16 per share in its second quarter of fiscal year 2012.

"The economic conditions that exist in Europe and the effect of federal budget cuts on our US business due to sequestration may continue to adversely impact our financial results in the near future," said Learning Tree President Max Shevitz. "However, over the past year, we have made significant improvements to the quality of the service and products which we provide to our customers. We believe that these improvements have already partially offset the effects of the adverse headwinds we've been facing, and will position us well for the future."


An investor conference call to discuss second quarter fiscal year 2013 results is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (ET) May 9, 2013. Interested parties may access the conference call via live webcast at: www.learningtree.com/investor. The webcast will also 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, and 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

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 Item 1A 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.

Table 1
(all amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
March 29,March 30,March 29,March 30,
Cost of revenues14,859 14,558 31,280 30,192 
Gross profit12,074 14,384 28,943 33,725 
Operating expenses:
Course development1,9302,0704,0314,191
Sales and marketing7,3128,36015,11715,870
General and administrative6,667 7,468 14,994 14,357 
Total operating expenses15,909 17,898 34,142 34,418 
Loss from operations(3,835)(3,514)(5,199)(693)
Other income (expense), net206 (191)187 (145)
Loss before income taxes(3,629)(3,705)(5,012)(838)
Provision (benefit) for income tax386 (1,586)419 (554)
Net loss$(4,015)$(2,119)$(5,431)$(284)
Loss per share--diluted$(0.30)$(0.16)$(0.41)$(0.02)
(all amounts in thousands)
March 29,September 28,
Cash and cash equivalents$26,317$25,784
Available for sale securities-6,131
Trade accounts receivable, net13,30716,831
Prepaid expenses and other8,9538,552
Total current assets48,57757,298
Depreciable assets, net and other23,47331,748
Total assets$72,050$89,046
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$15,976$20,264
Deferred revenues29,08431,899
Total current liabilities45,06052,163
Total liabilities53,68764,540
Stockholders' equity18,36324,506
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$72,050$89,046

Learning Tree International
Max Shevitz

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