UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of September 2021

 

Commission File Number: 001-36363

 

 

TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC.

 

 

6/F, No. 1 Andingmenwai Street,

Litchi Tower, Chaoyang District,

Beijing 100011, People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86 10 6213-5687

 

1/F, Block A, Training Building,

65 Kejiyuan Road, Baiyang Jie Dao,

Economic Development District,

Hangzhou 310000, People’s Republic of China

 

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Wing Kee Lau
  Name: Wing Kee Lau
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
   
Date: September 24, 2021  

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit 99.1 – Press Release

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Tarena International, Inc. Announces the Results for the Second Quarter of 2021

 

BEIJING, September 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) ("Tarena" or the "Company"), a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood & adolescent quality education services in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

 

Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2021

 

Net revenues increased by 75.5% year-over-year to RMB582.3 million (US$90.2 million), from RMB331.8 million in the same period of 2020.
Net revenue from adult professional education business, which represented 50.3% of the total net revenues, increased by 22.3% year-over-year to RMB292.9 million (US$45.4 million), from RMB239.4 million in the same period of 2020.
Net revenue from childhood & adolescent quality education business, which represented 49.7% of the total net revenues, increased by 213.2% year-over-year to RMB289.4 million (US$44.8 million), from RMB92.4 million in the same period of 2020.
Gross profit increased by 211.0% year-over-year to RMB294.4 million (US$45.6 million), from RMB94.7 million in the same period of 2020.
Gross profit margin increased by 22.1% points year-over-year to 50.6%, from 28.5% in the same period of 2020.
Operating loss decreased by 69.2% to a loss of RMB90.7 million (US$14.0 million), from a loss of RMB294.9 million in the same period of 2020.
Non-GAAP operating loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB86.6 million (US$13.4 million), compared to non-GAAP operating loss of RMB282.7 million in the same period of 2020.
Net loss was RMB76.7 million (US$11.9 million), compared to net loss of RMB267.6 million in the same period of 2020.
Non-GAAP net loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB72.5 million (US$11.2 million), compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB255.4 million in the same period of 2020.
Basic and diluted loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS") was RMB1.39 (US$0.22), compared to loss per ADS of RMB4.92 in the second quarter of 2020.
Cash, cash equivalents and time deposits, including current and non-current, and restricted cash totaled RMB295.9 million (US$45.8 million) as of June 30, 2021, compared to RMB364.8 million as of December 31, 2020.
Net cash outflow from operating activities in the second quarter of 2021 was RMB47.5 million (US$7.4 million). Net cash inflow from investing activities in the second quarter of 2021 was RMB30.4 million (US$4.7 million).
Deferred revenue totaled RMB2,063.1 million (US$319.5 million) as of June 30, 2021, compared to RMB1,998.2 million as of December 31, 2020, representing an increase of 3.2%.
Total student enrollments in adult professional education business, defined as the total number of courses enrolled by students during that period, including multiple courses enrolled by the same student, in the second quarter of 2021 decreased by 14.8% year-over-year to 31,100.
Total number of learning centers in adult professional education decreased to 99 as of June 30, 2021, from 108 as of June 30, 2020.
Total student enrollments in childhood & adolescent quality education business, defined as the total number of students who attended at least one paid lesson during that period or have deposit balances in their accounts at the end of that period, in the second quarter of 2021 reached 140,200, increased by 40.2%, compared to the student enrollments of 100,000 in the same period of 2020.
Total number of learning centers in childhood & adolescent quality education increased to 235 as of June 30, 2021, from 232 as of June 30, 2020.

 

Highlights for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

Net revenues increased by 78.0% year-over-year to RMB1,116.0 million (US$172.8 million), from RMB626.8 million in the same period in 2020.
Net revenue from adult professional education business, which represented 49.1% of the total net revenues, increased by 21.2% year-over-year to RMB548.3 million (US$84.9 million), from RMB452.5 million in the same period of 2020

 

 

Net revenue from childhood & adolescent quality education business, which represented 50.9% of the total net revenues increased by 225.7% year-over-year to RMB567.7 million (US$87.9 million), from RMB174.3 million in the same period of 2020.

Gross profit increased by 345.1% year-over-year to RMB544.3 million (US$84.3 million), from RMB122.3 million in the same period in 2020.
Gross profit margin increased by 29.3% points year-over-year to 48.8%, from 19.5% in the same period of 2020.
Operating loss was RMB220.2 million (US$34.1 million), compared to operating loss of RMB664.7 million in the same period in 2020.
Non-GAAP operating loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB209.2 million (US$32.4 million), compared to non-GAAP operating loss of RMB643.4 million in the same period in 2020.
Net loss was RMB198.5 million (US$30.7 million), compared to net loss of RMB612.6 million in the same period in 2020.
Non-GAAP net loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB187.5 million (US$29.0 million), compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB591.3 million in the same period in 2020.
Basic and diluted loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS") was RMB3.56 (US$0.55).
Total student enrollments in adult professional education business, defined as the total number of courses enrolled by students during that period, including multiple courses enrolled by the same student, in the first half of 2021 decreased by 16.1% year-over-year to 43,300.
Total student enrollments in childhood & adolescent quality education business, defined as the total number of students who attended at least one paid lesson during that period or have deposit balances in their accounts at the end of that period, in the first half of 2021 reached 147,800, increased by 40.1%, compared to the student enrollments of 105,500 in the same period of 2020.

 

Key Financial Results

 

  

For the Three Months Ended
June 30,

   Variance   % of
change
  

For the Six Months Ended
June 30,

   Variance   % of
change
 
   2020   2021           2020   2021         
   RMB   RMB   RMB       RMB   RMB   RMB     
   (in thousands, except for percentages) 
Net revenues   331,833    582,258    250,425    75.5    626,826    1,116,044    489,218    78.0 
Cost of revenues(a)   (237,167)   (287,878)   (50,711)   21.4    (504,526)   (571,722)   (67,196)   13.3 
Gross profit   94,666    294,380    199,714    211.0    122,300    544,322    422,022    345.1 
Gross margin   28.5%   50.6%   22.1%        19.5%   48.8%   29.3%     
Selling and marketing expenses(a)   (206,254)   (218,876)   (12,622)   6.1    (443,784)   (432,632)   11,152    -2.5 
General and administrative expenses(a)   (151,585)   (142,820)   8,765    -5.8    (292,224)   (286,012)   6,212    -2.1 
Research and development expenses(a)   (31,681)   (23,415)   8,266    -26.1    (50,963)   (45,882)   5,081    -10.0 
Total operating expenses   (389,520)   (385,111)   4,409    -1.1    (786,971)   (764,526)   22,445    -2.9 
Operating loss   (294,854)   (90,731)   204,123    -69.2    (664,671)   (220,204)   444,467    -66.9 

 

Notes:

 

(a)Includes share-based compensation expenses.

 

" Despite some areas in China were still experiencing the negative impact from sporadic occurrences of COVID-19 cases, thanks to the effective prevention controls implemented by the government, which have successfully alleviated the further spread of the pandemic in China. We are delighted to see that our total net revenues have achieved a continued growth in the second quarter of this year. The total net revenues increased by 75.5%, to RMB582.3 million in the second quarter of 2021 from RMB331.8 million in the same period of 2020. The total net revenues generated in the second quarter of this year were in line with the revenue guidance we gave in the last quarter. The gross profit margin increased by 22.1 percentage points year-over-year to 50.6% in the second quarter of 2021 from 28.5% in the same period of 2020. Net revenues from childhood & adolescent quality education business increased by 213.2% to RMB289.4 million in the second quarter of 2021 from RMB92.4 million in the same period of 2020. The number of student enrollments increased by 40.2% to 140,200 in the second quarter of 2021 from 100,000 in the same period of 2020. The core strategies of our adult professional education business are to maintain a stable growth as well as improve our operational efficiency. Net revenues from adult professional education business increased by 22.3% to RMB292.9 million in the second quarter of 2021 from RMB239.4 million in the same period of 2020. The number of student enrollments decreased by 14.8% year-over-year to 31,100 in the second quarter of 2021 mainly because we have ceased the operation of nine under-performing adult learning centers since June 30, 2020. The operating loss decreased by 69.2% to a loss of RMB90.7 million in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB294.9 million in the same period of 2020. The net loss decreased by 71.3% to RMB76.7million in the second quarter of 2021 from RMB267.6 million in the same quarter of 2020. These were mainly attributable to the significant growth in total net revenues, continuous enhancement of operational efficiency and execution of cost and expenses optimization in the second quarter of this year." remarked Ms. Ying Sun, the Chief Executive Officer of Tarena.

 

 

"Looking ahead, we will continue to upgrade the quality of our comprehensive products and services and uplift our operational efficiencies. With the introduction of the new regulations on the education industry announced by the Chinese government, we expect that we can continue to maintain a sustainable growth in our adult professional education and childhood & adolescent quality education businesses." concluded Ms. Sun.

 

Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2021

 

Net Revenues

 

Total net revenues increased by 75.5% to RMB582.3 million (US$90.2 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB331.8 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Net revenue from adult professional education business increased by 22.3% to RMB292.9 million (US$45.4 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB239.4 million in same period of 2020. The increase was primarily due to the increase in class consumption rate and the alleviation of the negative impact from COVID-19 in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020.

 

Net revenue from childhood & adolescent quality education business increased by 213.2% to RMB289.4 million (US$44.8 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB92.4 million in same period of 2020. The increase was primarily due to the increase in student enrollment of childhood & adolescent quality education from 100,000 in the second quarter of 2020 to 140,200 in the same period of 2021 and the alleviation of the negative impact from COVID-19 in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020.

 

Cost of Revenues

 

Cost of revenues increased by 21.4% to RMB287.9 million (US$44.6 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB237.2 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was primarily due to an increase in personnel-related costs and social security fees resulting from growing number of teaching staffs at our childhood & adolescent quality education learning centers.

 

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

 

Gross profit increased by 211.0% to RMB294.4 million (US$45.6 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB94.7 million in the same period of 2020. Gross margin, which is equal to gross profit divided by net revenues, was 50.6% in the second quarter of 2021, compared to 28.5% in the same period of 2020. The increase in gross margin was primarily because the increase in net revenue outweighed the increase in cost of revenue in the second quarter of 2021.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses decreased by 1.1% to RMB385.1 million (US$59.6 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB389.5 million in the same period of 2020. Total non-GAAP operating expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, increased by 1.0% to RMB381.2 million (US$59.0 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB377.5 million in the same period of 2020. Total share-based compensation expenses allocated to the related operating expenses decreased by 67.1% to RMB3.9 million (US$0.6 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB12.0 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 6.1% to RMB218.9 million (US$33.9 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB206.3 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was mainly due to the increase in spending on marketing and promotional activities in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to the marketing and promotional expenses incurred in the same period of 2020.

 

 

General and administrative expenses decreased by 5.8% to RMB142.8 million (US$22.1 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB151.6 million in the same period of 2020. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease of one-time professional expenses related to financial restatement and internal control improvement advisory incurred in the same period of last year, partially offset by the loss on disposal of property and the increase of the employees’ social security fees which were exempted according to the preferential policies enacted by the government during COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter of 2020 but were not exempted in the second quarter of 2021.

 

Research and development expenses decreased by 26.1% to RMB23.4 million (US$3.6 million) in the second quarter of 2021, from RMB31.7 million in the same period of 2020. The decrease was mainly due to the decrease in personnel-related costs and welfare expenses as the number of staffs decreased.

 

Operating Loss

 

Operating loss was RMB90.7 million (US$14.0 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to operating loss of RMB294.9 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP operating loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB86.6 million (US$13.4 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of RMB282.7 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Interest Income / (Expense)

 

Net interest income was RMB0.6 million (US$0.1 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to net interest expense of RMB0.6 million in the same period of 2020. Interest income in both periods consisted of interest earned on our cash, cash equivalents and time deposits in commercial banks and interest income recognized in relation to our installment payment plan for students. Interest expense decreased in the second quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020 was mainly because the bank loans were fully repaid in February of 2021.

 

Other Income

 

Other income was RMB0.8 million (US$0.1 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to other income of RMB0.09 million in the same period of 2020. The income was mostly from government grant offered to our learning centers.

 

Foreign Exchange Gain / (Loss)

 

Foreign exchange gain was RMB0.4 million (US$0.1 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to foreign exchange loss of RMB0.6 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Income Tax Benefit

 

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of RMB12.3 million (US$1.9 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to income tax benefit of RMB28.4 million in the same period of 2020.

Net Loss

 

As a result of the foregoing, net loss was RMB76.7 million (US$11.9 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to net loss of RMB267.6 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP net loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB72.5 million (US$11.2 million) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB255.4 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Basic and Diluted Loss per ADS

 

Loss per ADS was RMB1.39 (US$0.22) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to loss per ADS of RMB4.92 in the second quarter of 2020. Non-GAAP loss per ADS, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB1.32 (US$0.20) in the second quarter of 2021, compared to non-GAAP loss per ADS of RMB4.70 in the second quarter of 2020.

 

 

Cash Flow

 

Net cash outflow used in operating activities in the second quarter of 2021 was RMB47.5 million (US$7.4 million). Net cash inflow from investing activities of RMB30.4 million (US$4.7 million) in the second quarter of 2021 was mainly due to the proceeds of RMB46.0 million (US$7.1 million) received from disposal of property and RMB0.5 million (US$0.1 million) received from disposal of office equipment, minus the spending of RMB16.5 million (US$2.6 million) on leasehold improvement and office equipment.

 

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

 

Net Revenues

 

Total net revenues increased by 78.0% to RMB1,116.0 million (US$172.8 million) in the first half of 2021, from RMB626.8 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was primarily driven by the significant increase in net revenue generated from the childhood & adolescent quality education business. Net revenue from childhood & adolescent quality education business increased by 225.7% in the first half of 2021 to RMB567.7 million (US$87.9 million), from RMB174.3 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Cost of Revenues

 

Cost of revenues increased by 13.3% to RMB571.7 million (US$88.5 million) in the first half of 2021, from RMB504.5 million in the same period of 2020. The increase was mainly due to the addition of teaching staffs in childhood & adolescent quality education, which resulted in increase in personnel-related costs.

 

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

 

Gross profit increased by 345.1% to RMB544.3 million (US$84.3 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB122.3 million in the same period of 2020. Gross margin, which is equal to gross profit divided by net revenues, was 48.8% in the first six months of 2021, compared with 19.5% in the same period of 2020. The significant increase in gross margin was primarily attributable to the increase in total net revenue largely outweighed the increase in cost of revenue in the first half of 2021.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses decreased by 2.9% to RMB764.5 million (US$118.4 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB787.0 million in the same period of 2020. Total non-GAAP operating expenses, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, decreased by 1.6% to RMB753.9 million (US$116.8 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB765.9 million in the same period of 2020. Total share-based compensation expenses allocated to the related operating expenses decreased by 49.3% to RMB10.7 million (US$1.7 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB21.1 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Selling and marketing expenses decreased by 2.5% to RMB432.6 million (US$67.0 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB443.8 million in the same period of 2020. The decline was mainly due to decrease in advertising expenses in the first six months of this year.

 

General and administrative expenses decreased by 2.1% to RMB286.0 million (US$44.3 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB292.2 million in the same period of 2020. The decline was mainly due to one-time professional expenses related to financial restatement and internal control improvement advisory incurred in the same period of last year, partially offset by the loss on disposal of property and the increase of the employees’ social security fees which were exempted according to the preferential policies enacted by the government during COVID-19 pandemic in the first six months of 2020 but were not exempted in the same period of 2021.

 

Research and development expenses decreased by 10.0% to RMB45.9 million (US$7.1 million) in the first six months of 2021, from RMB51.0 million in the same period of 2020. The decline was mainly due to the decrease in personnel-related costs and welfare expenses as the number of staffs decreased.

 

 

Operating Loss

 

Operating loss was RMB220.2 million (US$34.1 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to operating loss of RMB664.7 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP operating loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB209.2 million (US$32.4 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to non-GAAP operating loss of RMB643.4 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Interest Income / (Expense)

 

Interest income was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to interest expense of RMB2.1 million in the same period in 2020. Interest income in both periods consisted of interest earned on our cash, cash equivalents and time deposits in commercial banks and interest income recognized in relation to our installment payment plan for students. Interest expense decreased in the first six months of 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020 was mainly because the bank loans were fully repaid in February of 2021.

 

Other Income

 

Other income was RMB1.1 million (US$0.2 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to RMB0.3 million in other income in the same period of 2020. The income was mostly from government grants offered to learning centers.

 

Foreign Exchange Gain / (loss)

 

Foreign exchange loss was RMB0.3 million (US$0.05 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to RMB1.6 million foreign exchange gain in the same period of 2020.

 

Income Tax Benefit

 

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of RMB19.6 million (US$3.0 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to RMB52.2 million in income tax benefit in the same period of 2020.

Net Loss

 

As a result of the foregoing, net loss was RMB198.5 million (US$30.7 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to net loss of RMB612.6 million in the same period of 2020. Non-GAAP net loss, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB187.5 million (US$29.0 million) in the first six months of 2021, compared to non-GAAP net loss of RMB591.3 million in the same period of 2020.

 

Basic and Diluted Loss per ADS

 

Loss per ADS was RMB3.56 (US$0.55) in the first six months of 2021. Non-GAAP loss per ADS, which excluded share-based compensation expenses, was RMB3.36 (US$0.52) in the first six months of 2021.

 

Cash Flow

 

Net cash outflow from operating activities in the first six months of 2021 was RMB85.6 million (US$13.3 million). Net cash inflow from investing activities of RMB24.7 in the first half of 2021 was mainly due to the proceeds of RMB46.0 million (US$7.1 million) received from disposal of properties and RMB1.0 million (US$0.2 million) received from disposal of office equipment, minus the spending of RMB28.9 million (US$4.5 million) on leasehold improvement and office equipment.

 

Recent Developments Regarding Pending Going Private Transaction

 

On April 30, 2021, the Company announced that it entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Kidedu Holdings Limited (“Parent”) and Kidarena Merger Sub, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving company and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”), in a transaction at $4 per share. The Company subsequently obtained the PRC anti-trust approval. On August 3, 2021, the Company received a letter from Parent and Ascendent Capital Partners (“ACP”) proposing that relevant parties to the Merger engage in business discussions with respect to a recent PRC government policy issued on July 23, 2021 regarding after-school tutoring for students in compulsory education (the “Policy”) and the implications of the Policy on the Company’s business and the Merger Agreement. Since then the Company, through the special committee of independent directors consisting of Mr. Arthur Lap Tat Wong and Mr. Hon Sang Lee, and Parent and ACP have engaged in multiple rounds of discussions, including discussions of potential alternative terms for the Merger Agreement. The relevant parties have not been able to resolve their differences. While the Merger Agreement continues in effect, the Board of Directors of the Company cautions the Company’s shareholders and the public that there can be no assurance that the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be consummated, as substantial uncertainty exists as to whether the Merger will close, either on the terms of the Merger Agreement or on alternative terms. The Board of Directors of the Company is evaluating all options. The Company will provide further updates as required by applicable law.

 

 

Business Outlook

 

Based on the Company's current estimates, total net revenues for the third quarter of 2021 are expected to be in the range of RMB600 million and RMB630 million, after taking into consideration the seasonal fluctuation factor and the likely continued impact of the COVID-19.

 

This guidance is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company's current and preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions, which are subject to change, particularly as to the potential impact of COVID-19 on the economy in China and elsewhere in the world.

 

Exchange Rate Information

 

All translations made in the financial statements or elsewhere in this press release made from RMB into United States dollars (“US$”) are solely for convenience and calculated at the rate of US$1.00=RMB 6.4566, representing the exchange rate as of June 30, 2021, set forth in the H.10 statistical release of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into US$ at that rate, or at any other rate, on June 30, 2021.

 

About Tarena International, Inc.

 

Tarena is a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood and adolescent quality education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers adult professional education courses in IT and non-IT subjects. Its adult professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Tarena also offers childhood and adolescent quality education programs, including computer coding and robotics programming courses, etc., targeting students aged between three and eighteen.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and 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. Among other things, quotations from management in this announcement, as well as the Company’s strategic and operational plans (in particular, the impact of COVID-19 on our businesses; the solutions we adopt to address such impact of COVID-19; balancing growth and profitability; as well as the growth prospects of adult professional education and childhood and adolescent quality education services in China) contain forward-looking statements. Tarena may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed with or furnished 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. Any statements that are not historical facts, including any business outlook and statements about Tarena's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Many factors, risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but not limited to the following: the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak; the potential impact of the Proposal and any transaction in connection with the Proposal; Tarena's goals and strategies; its future business development, financial condition and results of operations; its ability to continue to attract students to enroll in its courses; its ability to continue to recruit, train and retain qualified instructors and teaching assistants; its ability to continually tailor its curriculum to market demand and enhance its courses to adequately and promptly respond to developments in the professional job market; its ability to maintain or enhance its brand recognition, its ability to maintain high job placement rate for its students, and its ability to maintain cooperative relationships with financing service providers for student loans. In addition, with respect to the “going private” Proposal, there can be no assurance that the Buyer Group will make any definitive offer to the Company, that any definitive agreement relating to the Proposal will be entered into between the Company and the Buyer Group or that a transaction based on the Proposal or any other similar transaction will be approved or consummated.

 

 

Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in Tarena’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of the press release, and Tarena does not undertake any obligation to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

 

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

 

Beginning in the second quarter of 2016, the Company revised its non-GAAP financial measures to exclude gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact, in addition to its historical practice of excluding share-based compensation expenses for non-GAAP results.

 

To supplement Tarena’s consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), Tarena's management uses non-GAAP measures of cost of revenues, operating expenses, operating income, net income, and basic and diluted net income per ADS, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the share-based compensation expenses, gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. In addition, calculation of the non-GAAP financial measures may be different from the calculation used by other companies, and therefore comparability may be limited.

 

Tarena’s management believes that excluding the share-based compensation expenses, gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact provides meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain items identified as non-recurring and infrequent in nature, and non-cash charges. The amount of share-based compensation expenses, gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact are not built into the Company’s annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, which generally will be the basis for information Tarena provides to analysts and investors as guidance for future operating performance.

 

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of Tarena’s current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP cost of revenues, operating expenses, operating income (loss) and net income (loss), excluding the share-based compensation expenses, gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact is that the share-based compensation charge has been and will continue to be a recurring expense in the Company’s business for the foreseeable future, and gain or loss on derivative instruments, goodwill impairment, impairment of intangibles via acquisitions of businesses and the related tax impact may recur in the future. In order to mitigate these limitations the Company has provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures the Company has presented.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Investor Relations Contact

Tarena International, Inc.

Email: ir@tedu.cn

 

 

TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data and per share data)

 

   As of 
   December 31,   June 30,   June 30, 
   2020   2021   2021 
   Audited   Unaudited   Unaudited 
   RMB   RMB   USD 
ASSETS               
Current assets:               
Cash and cash equivalents   320,179    257,601    39,897 
Time deposits   6,257    6,217    963 
Restricted cash   38,369    31,930    4,945 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts   32,790    43,538    6,743 
Amounts due from related parties   305    1,047    162 
Asset held for sale   -    91,034    14,099 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   138,353    160,914    24,922 
Total current assets   536,253    592,281    91,731 
Time deposits-non current   -    120    19 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts-non current   192    146    23 
Property and equipment, net   464,490    316,667    49,045 
Intangible assets, net   13,444    11,548    1,789 
Goodwill   52,782    52,782    8,176 
Right-of-use assets   586,451    566,617    87,758 
Long-term investments, net   67,592    67,580    10,467 
Deferred income tax assets   142,220    167,242    25,902 
Other non-current assets, net   95,825    90,976    14,092 
Total assets   1,959,249    1,865,959    289,002 
                
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY               
Current liabilities:               
Short-term bank loans   10,710    -    - 
Accounts payable   10,293    8,572    1,328 
Amounts due to related parties   180    96    15 
Operating lease liabilities-current   199,083    230,230    35,658 
Income taxes payable   76,817    81,560    12,632 
Deferred revenue-current   1,980,138    2,046,359    316,941 
Advance received for disposal of property   -    46,000    7,124 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities   391,904    417,984    64,738 
Total current liabilities   2,669,125    2,830,801    438,436 
Deferred revenue-non current   18,060    16,761    2,596 
Operating lease liabilities-non current   406,251    336,598    52,132 
Other non-current liabilities   5,082    4,927    763 
Total liabilities   3,098,518    3,189,087    493,927 
Commitments and contingencies - - - Shareholders’ equity:               
Class A ordinary shares   349    354    55 
Class B ordinary shares   74    75    12 
Treasury stock   (459,815)   (459,815)   (71,216)
Additional paid-in capital   1,324,161    1,338,981    207,382 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   49,120    50,145    7,766 
Accumulated deficit   (2,045,891)   (2,246,337)   (347,913)
Total deficit attributable to the shareholders of Tarena International, Inc.   (1,132,002)   (1,316,597)   (203,914)
Non-controlling interest   (7,267)   (6,531)   (1,011)
Total liabilities and equity   1,959,249    1,865,959    289,002 

 

 

TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(in thousands, except share data and per share data)

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

June 30

  

For the Six Months Ended

June 30

 
  

2020

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2020

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

 
   RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD 
Net revenues   331,833    582,258    90,180    626,826    1,116,044    172,853 
Cost of revenues(a)   (237,167)   (287,878)   (44,587)   (504,526)   (571,722)   (88,548)
Gross profit   94,666    294,380    45,593    122,300    544,322    84,305 
Selling and marketing expenses(a)   (206,254)   (218,876)   (33,900)   (443,784)   (432,632)   (67,006)
General and administrative expenses(a)   (151,585)   (142,820)   (22,120)   (292,224)   (286,012)   (44,298)
Research and development expenses(a)   (31,681)   (23,415)   (3,627)   (50,963)   (45,882)   (7,106)
Operating loss   (294,854)   (90,731)   (14,054)   (664,671)   (220,204)   (34,105)
Interest income (expense)   (586)   600    93    (2,063)   1,189    184 
Other income   85    768    119    307    1,111    172 
Foreign exchange gains (loss)   (642)   410    64    1,649    (279)   (43)
Loss before income taxes   (295,997)   (88,953)   (13,778)   (664,778)   (218,183)   (33,792)
Income tax benefit   28,444    12,283    1,902    52,172    19,634    3,041 
Net loss   (267,553)   (76,670)   (11,876)   (612,606)   (198,549)   (30,751)
Less: Net loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interests   1,216    (1,776)   (275)   3,148    (737)   (114)
Net loss attributable to Class A and Class B ordinary shareholders   (266,337)   (78,446)   (12,151)   (609,458)   (199,286)   (30,865)
                               
Net loss per Class A and Class B ordinary share:                              
Basic and diluted   (4.92)   (1.39)   (0.22)   (11.29)   (3.56)   (0.55)
Weighted average number of Class A and Class B ordinary shares outstanding:                              
Basic and diluted   54,123,107    56,257,188    56,257,188    54,004,236    55,965,711    55,965,711 
                               
Net loss   (267,553)   (76,670)   (11,876)   (612,606)   (198,549)   (30,751)
Other comprehensive income                              
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes   130    938    145    199    1,025    159 
Comprehensive loss   (267,423)   (75,732)   (11,731)   (612,407)   (197,524)   (30,592)
                               

Notes:

 

(a)Includes share-based compensation expenses as follows:

 

  

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2020   2021   2021   2020   2021   2021 
   RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD 
Cost of revenues   138    185    29    242    370    57 
Selling and marketing expenses   575    945    146    1,038    1,978    306 
General and administrative expenses   7,810    2,641    409    13,718    7,951    1,231 
Research and development expenses   3,602    356    55    6,298    736    114 

 

 

TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP MEASURES TO NON-GAAP MEASURES

(in thousands, except share data and per share data)

 

   For the Three Months Ended June 30,   For the Six Months Ended June 30, 
  

2020

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2020

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

  

2021

(Unaudited)

 
   RMB   RMB   USD   RMB   RMB   USD 
GAAP Cost of revenues   237,167    287,878    44,587    504,526    571,722    88,548 
Share-based compensation expense in cost of revenues   138    185    29    242    370    57 
Non-GAAP Cost of revenues   237,029    287,693    44,558    504,284    571,352    88,491 
                               
GAAP Selling and marketing expenses   206,254    218,876    33,900    443,784    432,632    67,006 
Share-based compensation expense in selling and marketing expenses   575    945    146    1,038    1,978    306 
Non-GAAP Selling and marketing expenses   205,679    217,931    33,754    442,746    430,654    66,700 
                               
GAAP General and administrative expenses   151,585    142,820    22,120    292,224    286,012    44,298 
Share-based compensation expense in general and administrative expenses   7,810    2,641    409    13,718    7,951    1,231 
Non-GAAP General and administrative expenses   143,775    140,179    21,711    278,506    278,061    43,067 
                               
GAAP Research and development expenses   31,681    23,415    3,627    50,963    45,882    7,106 
Share-based compensation expense in research and development expenses   3,602    356    55    6,298    736    114 
Non-GAAP Research and development expenses   28,079    23,059    3,572    44,665    45,146    6,992 
                               
Operating loss   (294,854)   (90,731)   (14,054)   (664,671)   (220,204)   (34,105)
Share-based compensation expenses   12,125    4,127    639    21,296    11,035    1,708 
Non-GAAP Operating loss   (282,729)   (86,604)   (13,415)   (643,375)   (209,169)   (32,397)
                               
Net loss   (267,553)   (76,670)   (11,876)   (612,606)   (198,549)   (30,751)
Share-based compensation expenses   12,125    4,127    639    21,296    11,035    1,708 
Non-GAAP Net loss   (255,428)   (72,543)   (11,237)   (591,310)   (187,514)   (29,043)
Less: Net loss (profit) attributable to non-controlling interests   (1,216)   1,776    275    (3,148)   737    114 
Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Class A and Class B ordinary shareholders   (254,212)   (74,319)   (11,512)   (588,162)   (188,251)   (29,157)
Non-GAAP net loss per Class A and Class B ordinary share(a)                              
Basic and diluted   (4.70)   (1.32)   (0.20)   (10.89)   (3.36)   (0.52)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding used in calculating Non-GAAP net loss per Class A and Class B ordinary share(a)                              
Basic and diluted   54,123,107    56,257,188    56,257,188    54,004,236    55,965,711    55,965,711 

 

Notes:

 

(a) The Non-GAAP net loss per share is computed using Non-GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and the same number of ordinary shares used in GAAP basic and diluted net loss per share calculation.

 

(b) There was no tax impact of share-based compensation expenses for the second quarter of 2021.