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RYB Education, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

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BEIJING, Dec. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RYB Education, Inc. ("RYB" or the "Company") (NYSE: RYB), a leading early childhood education service provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Operational and Financial Summary

  • Number of students enrolled at directly operated facilities was 36,513 as of September 30, 2021, compared with 33,760 as of September 30, 2020.

  • Net revenues were $42.8 million, compared with $32.6 million for the third quarter of 2020.

  • Gross profit was $3.1 million, compared with $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2020.

  • Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of RYB for the third quarter of 2021 was $2.2 million, compared with $7.1 million for the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders[1] of RYB for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.8 million, compared with $6.5 million for the third quarter of 2020.

  • Cash generated from operating activities was $7.3 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to $14.6 million for the third quarter of 2020.

"As China continues to carry out its reform in the education sector, private education will enter a new phase of development. RYB has long adhered to its original mission for preschool education and endeavored to contribute to the development of private education through providing high-quality products and services," said Ms. Yanlai Shi, Co-founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer of RYB. "Over the years, we have committed to the healthy, sustainable and compliant development of preschool education, and have steadily followed the policy to expand access to inclusive preschool education in China. For example, we not only managed to provide more inclusive kindergartens to society, but also have been constantly improving the quality of our education services with curriculum upgrades, teacher training as well as security and safety measures enhancement.

With respect to our strategic transformation, in the third quarter we continued to reinforce and explore the potential of our existing business while innovating and extending the scope of our business lines in several areas, including quality-oriented education (including art education), early-years childcare, teacher training (vocational training for preschool education), among other things, all aiming to capture market opportunities and foster new growth engines. As we leverage our competitive edge in existing distribution channels and gradually diversify our business lines, we are confident to strengthen our presence in all preschool education segments, thereby enabling the RYB's long-term healthy growth." concluded Ms. Shi.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Net Revenues

Net revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $42.8 million, a 31.5% increase compared with $32.6 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Service revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $40.0 million, a 34.5% increase compared with $29.8 million for the same quarter of 2020. The increase was mainly due to a significant increase in tuition fees revenue, thanks to a shorter facility closure period at the Company's directly operated kindergartens in China during this quarter compared to the same quarter of 2020. The increase in the number of students enrolled at facilities in both China and Singapore also contributed to a higher tuition fees revenue.

Product revenues for the third quarter of 2021 were $2.8 million, compared with $2.8 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues for the third quarter of 2021 was $39.7 million, a 30.2% increase from $30.5 million for the same quarter of 2020. Cost of revenues for services for the third quarter of 2021 was $38.4 million, compared with $29.2 million for the same quarter of 2020. The increase was primarily due to the increase in staff compensation and direct cost at the Company's directly operated facilities. Cost of products revenues for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.3 million, compared with $1.4 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2021 were $3.1 million, compared with $2.0 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Gross margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 7.2%, compared with 6.2% for the same quarter of 2020.

Operating Expenses

Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $5.7 million, compared with $5.5 million for the same quarter of 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating expenses were $5.3 million, compared with $4.9 million for the third quarter of 2020.

Selling expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $0.7 million, compared with $0.5 million for the same quarter of 2020.

General and administrative ("G&A") expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $5.0 million, compared with $5.0 million for the same quarter of 2020. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, G&A expenses were $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $4.4 million for the same quarter of 2020. G&A expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses and effect of exchange rate fluctuation were lower compared with the same quarter of 2020. The share-based compensation expenses included in G&A expenses were $0.5 million for the quarter.

Operating loss

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $2.7 million, compared with $3.5 million for the same quarter of 2020. Adjusted operating loss[2] was $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $2.9 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Net loss

Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of RYB for the third quarter of 2021 was $2.2 million, compared with $7.1 million for the same quarter of 2020. Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of RYB, which excluded the impact of $0.5 million of share-based compensation expense for the third quarter of 2021, was $1.8million, compared with $6.5 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Basic and diluted net loss per American depositary share ("ADS") attributable to ordinary shareholders of RYB for the third quarter of 2021 were $0.08 and $0.08, compared with $0.26 and $0.26, respectively, for the same quarter of 2020. Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share.

Adjusted basic and diluted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders[3] of RYB for the third quarter of 2021 were $0.06 and $0.06, compared with $0.23 and $0.23, respectively, for the same quarter of 2020.

EBITDA[4] for the third quarter of 2021 was $0.6 million, compared with $0.5 million for the same period of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA[5] for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.0 million, compared with $1.1 million for the same quarter of 2020.

Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had total cash and cash equivalents of $77.7 million, compared with $53.5 million as of December 31, 2020. The increase in cash and cash equivalents balances was mainly due to the operating cash inflow of $30.2 million during the first nine months of 2021 as a result of tuition fee collection.

Operating Cash Flow

Cash generated from operating activities were $7.3 million during the third quarter of 2021, compared with $14.6 million from operating activities during the third quarter of 2020.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company's management currently expects net revenues to be between $49.0 million and $50.0 million, representing a year-over-year increase of approximately 4% to 6%. The above outlook is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company management's current and preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions, customer demand and foreign exchange environment, which are all subject to change.

[1] Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses and changes of redeemable non-controlling interests. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" included elsewhere in this earnings release.

[2] Adjusted operating loss is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as operating loss excluding share-based compensation expenses. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" elsewhere in this earnings release.

[3] Adjusted basic and diluted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as basic and diluted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" elsewhere in this earnings release.

[4] EBITDA is defined as net income excluding depreciation, amortization and income tax expenses. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" included elsewhere in this earnings release.

[5] Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, which is defined as net income excluding depreciation, amortization, income tax expenses, and share-based compensation expenses. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" included elsewhere in this earnings release.

About RYB Education, Inc.

Founded on the core values of ''Care'' and ''Responsibility,'' "Inspire" and "Innovate," RYB Education, Inc. is a leading early childhood education service provider in China. Since opening its first play-and-learn center in 1998, the Company has grown and flourished with the mission to provide high-quality, individualized and age-appropriate care and education to nurture and inspire each child for his or her betterment in life. During its two decades of operating history, the Company has built "RYB" into a well-recognized education brand and helped bring about many new educational practices in China's early childhood education industry. RYB's comprehensive early childhood education solutions meet the needs of children from infancy to 6 years old through structured courses at kindergartens and play-and-learn centers, as well as at-home educational products and services.

For more information, please visit http://ir.rybbaby.com

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We use EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS, each a non-GAAP financial measure, in evaluating our operating results and for financial and operational decision-making purposes.

EBITDA is defined as net income excluding depreciation, amortization, and income tax expenses; adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding depreciation, amortization, income tax expenses, and share-based compensation expenses; adjusted operating income is defined as operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses; adjusted net income attributable to ordinary shareholders is defined as net income attributable to ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses and changes of redeemable non-controlling interests; and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders are defined as basic and diluted net income per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses and changes of redeemable non-controlling interests.

We believe that EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS, help identify underlying trends in our business that could otherwise be distorted by the effect of certain expenses that we include in income from operations and net income. We believe that EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS, provide useful information about our operating results, enhance the overall understanding of our past performance and future prospects and allow for greater visibility with respect to key metrics used by our management in its financial and operational decision-making.

EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS, should not be considered in isolation or construed as an alternative to net income or any other measure of performance or as an indicator of our operating performance. Investors are encouraged to review the historical adjusted financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted operating income, adjusted net income, and adjusted basic and diluted net income per ADS, presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. Other companies may calculate similarly titled measures differently, limiting their usefulness as comparative measures to our data. We encourage investors and others to review our financial information in its entirety and not rely on a single financial measure.

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," "confident" and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company'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: the Company's brand recognition and market reputation; student enrollment in the Company's teaching facilities; the Company's growth strategies; its future business development, results of operations and financial condition; trends and competition in China's early childhood education market; changes in its revenues and certain cost or expense items; the expected growth of the Chinese early childhood education market; Chinese governmental policies relating to the Company's industry and general economic conditions in China. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:
RYB Education, Inc.
Investor Relations
E-mail: ir@rybbaby.com

The Piacente Group, Inc.
Yang Song
Tel: +86 (10) 5730-6200
E-mail: ryb@tpg-ir.com

In the United States:
The Piacente Group, Inc.
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: ryb@tpg-ir.com

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)



As of


September 30,

2021

December 31,
2020

Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents

77,746

53,454

Accounts receivable, net

2,271

1,844

Inventories

6,501

5,773

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

8,927

8,927

Loan receivables

160

107




Total current assets

95,605

70,105




Non-current assets:



Restricted cash

1,318

1,127

Property, plant and equipment, net

42,667

47,638

Goodwill

46,458

46,147

Intangible assets, net

13,038

14,179

Long-term investment

212

217

Deferred tax assets

22,855

21,168

Other non-current assets

12,102

14,438

Operating lease right-of-use assets

74,058

87,472

Total assets

308,313

302,491




Liabilities



Current liabilities:



Prepayments from customers, current portion

5,761

4,145

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

58,847

54,406

Income tax payable

20,340

18,592

Operating lease liabilities, current portion

14,971

16,856

Deferred revenue, current portion

45,881

34,351

Long-term debt, current portion

-

7

Total current liabilities

145,800

128,357




Non-current liabilities:



Prepayments from customers, non-current portion

3,247

4,024

Deferred revenue, non-current portion

813

1,726

Other non-current liabilities

11,904

12,519

Deferred income tax liabilities

1,919

1,890

Operating lease liabilities, non-current portion

63,309

76,308

Total liabilities

226,992

224,824




Mezzanine equity



Redeemable non-controlling interests

9,366

9,988




Equity



Ordinary shares

29

29

Treasury stock

(9,042)

(10,321)

Additional paid-in capital

141,611

141,094

Statutory reserve

4,652

4,652

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,541)

(1,468)

Accumulated deficit

(69,700)

(71,837)

Total RYB Education, Inc. shareholders' equity

66,009

62,149

Non-controlling interest

5,946

5,530

Total equity

71,955

67,679

Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and total equity

308,313

302,491

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share, ADS, per share and per ADS data)




Three Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

Net revenues:



Services

40,016

29,755

Products

2,794

2,797

Total net revenues

42,810

32,552

Cost of revenues:



Services

38,409

29,150

Products

1,331

1,383

Total cost of revenues

39,740

30,533

Gross profit

3,070

2,019




Operating expenses



Selling expenses

692

513

General and administrative expenses

5,040

5,027

Total operating expenses

5,732

5,540




Operating loss

(2,662)

(3,521)

Interest income

47

102

Government subsidy income

268

1,103

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

(28)

(168)




Loss before income taxes

(2,375)

(2,484)

Less: Income tax expenses

(257)

3,725




Loss before loss in equity method investments

(2,118)

(6,209)

Loss from equity method investments

(12)

(128)




Net loss

(2,130)

(6,337)

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling
interest

98

794

Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of
RYB Education, Inc.

(2,228)

(7,131)




Net loss per share attributable to ordinary
shareholders of RYB Education, Inc.



Basic

(0.08)

(0.26)

Diluted

(0.08)

(0.26)




Net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary
shareholders of RYB Education, Inc. (Note 1)



Basic

(0.08)

(0.26)

Diluted

(0.08)

(0.26)




Weighted average shares used in calculating net loss
per ordinary share



Basic

28,467,242

27,736,777

Diluted

28,467,242

27,736,777




Net loss

(2,130)

(6,337)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax of nil:



Change in cumulative foreign currency translation
adjustments

(168)

(360)

Total comprehensive loss

(2,298)

(6,697)




Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to non-
controlling interest

47

1,122

Comprehensive loss attributable to RYB
Education, Inc.

(2,345)

(7,819)


Note 1:Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP RESULTS

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share, ADS, per share and per ADS data)




Three Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

Operating loss

(2,662)

(3,521)

Share-based compensation expenses

471

617

Adjusted operating loss

(2,191)

(2,904)




Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of RYB
Education, Inc.

(2,228)

(7,131)

Share-based compensation expenses

471

617

Adjusted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders
of RYB Education, Inc.

(1,757)

(6,514)




Net loss

(2,130)

(6,337)

Add: Income tax expense

(257)

3,725

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment, and
amortization of intangible assets

2,939

3,076

EBITDA

552

464

Share-based compensation expenses

471

617

Adjusted EBITDA

1,023

1,081




Net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders
of RYB Education, Inc.- Basic (Note1)

(0.08)

(0.26)

Net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary shareholders
of RYB Education, Inc.- Diluted (Note1)

(0.08)

(0.26)




Adjusted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary
shareholders of RYB Education Inc.- Basic (Note1)

(0.06)

(0.23)

Adjusted net loss per ADS attributable to ordinary
shareholders of RYB Education Inc.- Diluted (Note1)

(0.06)

(0.23)




Weighted average shares used in calculating basic net
loss per ADS (Note1)

28,467,242

27,736,777

Weighted average shares used in calculating diluted
net loss per ADS (Note1)

28,467,242

27,736,777




Adjusted net loss per share- Basic

(0.06)

(0.23)

Adjusted net loss per share- Diluted

(0.06)

(0.23)




Note 1:Each ADS represents one Class A ordinary share.

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