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Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2018 Results

November 14, 2018

CAPE CORAL, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Overview

Net loss was $1.2 million or ($0.05) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to a net income of $1.4 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Revenue was $22.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $25.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Combined UK and Other Foreign Market Segments revenue was $9.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $10.1 million for the third quarter of 2017. Cash sales were $23.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $24.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Total operating costs and expenses were $24.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $23.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

“Even though we ended the third quarter with a net loss, our company remains positive as it looks toward the future,” said Anthony Humpage, Legacy Education Alliance CEO. In early Q3 of this year we took steps to reduce our expenses to improve profitability and cash flow. Because of these actions, our net loss improved by $1.2 million or 49.4% and our operating cash flow improved by $0.6 million or 28.3% this quarter as compared with the prior quarter. We anticipate this trend to continue in Q4.”

THIRD QUARTER 2018 VERSUS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

Revenue was $22.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $25.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Revenue decreased $2.6 million or 10.3% during the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The decrease in revenue was due to a decrease in revenue from expired contracts of $1.7 million or 27.3% and decreased attendance (i.e. fulfillment) of $0.9 million or 5.0%.

Cash sales were $23.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $24.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, a decrease of $1.2 million or 4.9%. The decrease was driven primarily by a $1.4 million decrease in our Other Foreign Markets segment and a $0.6 million decrease in our U.K. segment, partially offset by an increase of $0.8 million in our North America segment.

Total operating costs and expenses were $24.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $23.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $0.8 million or 3.4%. The increase was primarily due to a $0.7 million increase in advertising and sales expenses, a $0.5 million increase general and administrative expenses, and a $0.1 million increase in royalty expenses, partially offset by a $0.5 million decrease in direct course expenses.

Net loss was $1.2 million or ($0.05) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to a net income of $1.4 million or $0.06 per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended September 30, 2017, an increase in net loss of ($2.6) million or ($0.11) per basic and diluted common share. Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was primarily due to decreases in revenue as a result of decrease in revenue from expired contracts of $1.7 million or 27.3% and decreased attendance (i.e. fulfillment) of $0.9 million or 5.0%.

YTD 2018 VERSUS YTD 2017 RESULTS

Revenue was $73.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $73.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Revenue increased $0.1 million or 0.1% during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. The increase in revenue was due to increase in revenue from expired contracts of $1.4 million or 11.4%, partially offset by decreased attendance (i.e. fulfillment) of $1.3 million or 2.2%.

Cash sales were $75.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $75.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, a slight decrease of $0.1 million or 0.1%. The decrease was driven primarily by a $2.3 million decrease in our Other Foreign Markets segment and a $0.6 million decrease in our U.K. segment, which was partially offset by a $2.8 million increase in our North America segment.

Total operating costs and expenses were $78.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $70.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase of $8.2 million or 11.6%. The increase was primarily due to a $3.0 million increase in direct course expenses, a $2.6 million increase in advertising and sales expenses, a $1.9 million increase general and administrative expenses and a $0.7 million increase in royalty expense.

Net loss was $4.5 million or ($0.20) per basic and diluted common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to a net income of $3.0 million or $0.13 per basic and $0.12 per diluted common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, an increase in net loss of ($7.5) million or ($0.33) per basic and ($0.32) per diluted common share. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, was negatively affected by the increase in operating expenses.

CASH FLOW AND CAPITAL STRUCTURE

Net cash used in operating activities was $1.6 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $4.8 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2017, representing a period-over-period decrease of $6.4 million. This decrease was primarily the result of decreased earnings as a result of (i) increased advertising and marketing expense primarily related to our efforts to diversify our product offerings through the introduction and the development of our proprietary brands, and (ii) increased general and administrative expenses primarily driven by increases in professional fees and software costs in connection with our new ERP system which was placed into production in January 2018.

Our consolidated capital structure as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was 100.0% equity.

CONFERENCE CALL

The company will it will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:30pm ET to discuss its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

To listen to the conference call, interested parties within the U.S. should dial 1-866-548-4713 or 1-323-794-2093 for international calls, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Conference ID: 3323769. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast, which can be accessed at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=132291 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 November 29, 2018. The number for the replay is (844) 512-2921 (US), or (412) 317-6671 for international calls; the passcode for the replay is 3323769.

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™; Brick Buy Brick™; Building Wealth; Robbie Fowler Property Academy™; Women in Wealth™; Perform in Property™; Teach Me to Trade™; and Trade Up Investor Education™. 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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