Agoracom Blog Small-Cap Company Feature: New Oriental Education and Technology Group

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:24 AM on Monday, May 4th, 2009

As many of you know, we are very bullish on the long-term future of Chinese small cap and mid cap companies for two reasons:

1]  The obvious reason – China is the fastest growing economy on the planet and nothing is going to slow down its ascent over the next 50 years and beyond. Investing in growth companies there just makes too much sense.

2]  Great Results and Valuations – Many Small Cap Chinese Companies are listing in the US (OTCBB, NYSE Alternext and NASDAQ) with great financial results.  Unlike many dubious US Small Cap Companies, Chinese Companies don’t seem to believe in losing money or failing to execute in a business plan.  As such, 7-digit revenues and profits are very common.

From a valuation point of view, many Chinese companies became a victim of their own success in Q4 2008 and Q1 2009.  Why?  When the world needed to start liquidating, one of the first places they looked were China where most investors had significant gains to sell into.  This resulted in the proverbial baby being thrown out with the bathwater and some great valuations.


New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc – (NYSE: EDU)

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.

On April 21st, the Company announced their results for the third fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2009.

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  • Total net revenues increased by 36.1% year-over-year to US$65.4 million.
  • Non-GAAP increased by 4.3% year-over-year to US$14.5 million however, if you go according to GAAP, the net income decreased 10% year-over-year.
  • NON-GAAP from income operations increased 2.4% however once again, if you look at the GAAP income, it actually decreased by 14.7% year-over-year to US$8.7 million


I’d imagine this is going to be a growing field for the next several years. The Company closed on April 20th at $51.25

As always, this is my view in a snapshot.  It is intended to give you a running start into your research.  Now, you have to do your own due diligence to make sure the valuation is not impaired by other factors including balance sheet items, lawsuits or any other negative events.

If you have any comments, I’d love to see them below.


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2.  Right here on AGORACOM, you can refer to our China category for other featured Chinese Small-Cap Companies.  As always, we will disclose any IR relationship with any public company.  Given the sheer number of great Chinese Small-Cap Companies out there, you can expect us NOT to have an IR relationship with most of these companies.


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