CAPE CORAL, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB:LEAI) ( www.legacyeducationalliance.com ), a leading international provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

First Quarter 2018 Overview

Net loss was ($0.9) million or ($0.04) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to a net loss of ($0.3) million or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase in net loss of ($0.6) million or ($0.03) per basic and diluted common share. Net loss was negatively impacted by a $0.7 million increase in income tax expense or ($0.03) per basic and ($0.03) per diluted common share in 2018 compared to the same period on 2017. Revenue was $25.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $21.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase of $3.8 million or 17.4%. Combined UK and Other Foreign Market Segments revenue was $9.8 million for the period ended March 31, 2018 compared to $9.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of $0.5 million or 5.6%. Cash sales were $27.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $24.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase of $3.2 million or 13.1%. Total operating costs and expenses were $26.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $22.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase of $3.5 million or 15.5%. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $1.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2017, representing a period-over-period decrease of $0.4 million. This decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in current liabilities for deferred revenue in 2018.

"We continue to execute on our key business initiatives, resulting in continued increases in revenue, customer fulfillment, and cash sales growth; while continuing to make progress in our new brand development and enhanced course delivery capabilities during the first quarter of 2018,” said Anthony Humpage, Legacy Education Alliance CEO. “As we begin this 25 th year of service, we are focused on maintaining our leadership as a provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques.”

FIRST QUARTER 2018 VERSUS FIRST QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

Revenue was $25.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $21.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Revenue increased $3.8 million or 17.4% during the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The increase in revenue was due to increased attendance (i.e. fulfillment) of $2.7 million or 14.1% and from expired contracts of $1.1 million or 37.9%.

Total operating costs and expenses were $26.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to $22.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase of $3.5 million or 15.5%. The increase was primarily due to a $1.3 million increase in direct course expenses, a $1.0 million increase in advertising and sales expenses, a $0.7 million increase in royalty expense and a $0.5 million increase general and administrative expenses.

Net loss was ($0.9) million or ($0.04) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to a net loss of ($0.3) million or ($0.01) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2017, an increase in net loss of ($0.6) million or ($0.03) per basic and diluted common share. Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was partially offset by the increase in revenue primarily due to increased attendance (i.e. fulfillment) of $2.7 million or 14.1% and from expired contracts of $1.1 million or 37.9%. Net loss was negatively impacted by a $0.7 million increase in income tax expense or ($0.03) per basic and ($0.03) per diluted common share in 2018 compared to the same period on 2017.

CASH FLOW AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Net cash provided by operating activities was $1.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $1.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2017, representing a period-over-period decrease of $0.4 million. This decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in current liabilities for deferred revenue in 2018.

Our consolidated capital structure as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was 100.0% equity.

CONFERENCE CALL

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. will hold a conference call on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:30pm ET to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

To listen to the conference call, interested parties within the U.S. should dial 1-800-289-0438 or 1-323-794-2423 for international calls, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Conference ID: 5982132. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast, which can be accessed at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=129760 or through the company’s website at http://ir.legacyeducationalliance.com/ir-calendar.

Management will answer pre-submitted questions gathered prior to the earnings conference call in the Question and Answer period of the call. Interested parties may submit questions for Management’s consideration prior to the call by submitting them in writing to Legacy Education Alliance Investor Relations at scottg@coreir.com.

A replay of the call will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call through June 5, 2018. The number for the replay is (844) 512-2921 (US), or (412) 317-6671 for international calls; the passcode for the replay is 5982132.

About Legacy Education Alliance Inc.

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (http://www.legacyeducationalliance.com) is a leading international provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques. Legacy Education Alliance was founded in 1996, today we are a global company with approximately 200 employees that has cumulatively served more than two million students from more than 150 countries and territories over the course of our operating history.

We offer our training through a variety of brands including Rich Dad® Education; Rich Dad® Stock Education; Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts TM; Brick Buy Brick TM; Building Wealth; Robbie Fowler Property Academy TM; Women in Wealth TM; Perform in Property TM, Teach Me to Trade TM, and Trade Up Investor Education TM. For more information, please visit our website at www.legacyeducationalliance.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “prospects,” “outlook,” and similar words or expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may,” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any anticipated results, performance or achievements. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise. For additional risks and uncertainties that could impact the Company’s forward-looking statements, please see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (including but not limited to the discussion under “Risk Factors” therein) filed with the SEC on April 2, 2018 and which may be viewed at http://www.sec.gov.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Follow:

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