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Learning Tree International Announces Fourth Quarter & FY 2012 Results

Learning Tree International (NASDAQ: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012, which ended September 28, 2012.

In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Learning Tree reported revenues of $32.1 million, loss from operations of $4.1 million, and net loss of $4.8 million or $0.37 per share. These results compare with revenues of $34.3 million, income from operations of $2.9 million, and net income of $1.6 million or $0.12 per share in its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.

For the full fiscal year 2012, Learning Tree reported revenues of $129.0 million, loss from operations of $6.9 million, and net loss of $11.9 million or $0.89 per share. These results compare with revenues of $133.8 million, income from operations of $5.2 million, and net income of $3.2 million or $0.24 per share for fiscal year 2011.

"In response to weak economic conditions which continue to affect our major markets, we remain focused on improving our operations," said Learning Tree President Max Shevitz. “The losses we experienced reflect our investments in making those improvements. We are excited about these investments and their role in the company’s future as we fulfill our mission to assist our corporate and government customers by providing their IT professionals and managers with new knowledge and skills that improve their on-the-job productivity and capability.”


An investor conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2012 results is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (EST) December 18, 2012. Interested parties may access the conference call by via live webcast at: The webcast will be available for replay at:

About Learning Tree International

Established in 1974, Learning Tree International is a global provider of hands-on IT and management training. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on: web development, IT security, project management, operating systems, databases, networking, software development, leadership, management and business skills. Courses are offered at Learning Tree Education Centers and training locations around the world, on-site at client facilities, or via the Internet with Learning Tree AnyWare, the company’s web-based, remote-attendance platform. For more information about Learning Tree products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), or visit the Learning Tree Web site at

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters addressed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Please do not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since they are based on key assumptions about future risks and uncertainties. Although Learning Tree believes that its assumptions are reasonable, inevitably some will prove to be incorrect. As a result, Learning Tree's actual future results can be expected to differ from those in this release, and those differences may be material. Learning Tree is not undertaking any obligation to update forward-looking statements. In order to help the reader assess the major risks in Learning Tree's business, Learning Tree has identified many, but not all, of these risks in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in Learning Tree's Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Item 1A”). Please read that exhibit carefully. Some of the factors discussed in Item 1A that could affect Learning Tree include the following: risks associated with the timely development, introduction, and customer acceptance of Learning Tree's courses; competition; international operations, including currency fluctuations; changing economic and market conditions; technology development and new technology introduction; efficient delivery and scheduling of Learning Tree's courses; adverse weather conditions, strikes, acts of war or terrorism and other external events; and attracting and retaining qualified personnel.

(all amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
September 28, September 30, September 28, September 30,
2012   2011 2012   2011
Revenues $ 32,089 $ 34,290 $ 129,047 $ 133,782
Cost of revenues 16,986   15,119 62,820   61,641
Gross profit 15,103   19,171 66,227   72,141
Operating expenses:
Course development 2,398 1,802 8,754 7,493
Sales and marketing 9,477 7,300 35,054 30,836
General and administrative 7,358   7,145 29,367   28,565
Total operating expenses 19,233   16,247 73,175   66,894
Income (loss) from operations (4,130 ) 2,924 (6,948 ) 5,247
Other income (expense), net (237 ) 93 (73 ) 105
Income (loss) before income taxes (4,367 ) 3,017 (7,021 ) 5,352
Provision for income tax 482   1,387 4,890   2,110
Net income (loss) $ (4,849 ) $ 1,630 $ (11,911 ) $ 3,242
Earnings (loss) per share--diluted $ (0.37 ) $ 0.12 $ (0.89 ) $ 0.24
(all amounts in thousands)
September 28, September 30,
2012 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $ 25,784 $ 40,293
Available for sale securities 6,131 2,352
Trade accounts receivable, net 16,831 18,220
Prepaid expenses and other 8,552 6,373
Total current assets 57,298 67,238
Depreciable assets, net and other 31,748 34,914
Total assets $ 89,046 $ 102,152
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 20,264 $ 16,893
Deferred revenues 31,899 34,572
Total current liabilities 52,163 51,465
Other 12,377 12,936
Total liabilities 64,540 64,401
Stockholders' equity 24,506 37,751
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 89,046 $ 102,152

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