Learning Tree International, Inc. (OTCQX: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its second quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended April 1, 2016.

In its second quarter of fiscal year 2016, Learning Tree reported revenues of $18.7 million, loss from continuing operations before income taxes of $5.3 million, and a net loss of $5.4 million, or $(0.41) per share. These results compare with revenues of $22.2 million, loss from continuing operations before income taxes of $4.8 million, loss from discontinued operations of $3.0 million, and a net loss of $7.9 million, or $(0.60) per share, in Learning Tree's second quarter of fiscal year 2015. As previously reported, on March 3, 2015, Learning Tree completed the sale of its subsidiary in France, Learning Tree International S.A., to Educinvest SPRL. Historical Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations results for fiscal year 2015 for Learning Tree France have been reclassified as discontinued operations in the tables presented below.

"We are continuing to examine all facets of our business," stated Richard Spires, the Chief Executive Officer of Learning Tree. "To address the declines in revenues, we are working to implement new sales and marketing approaches to attract new customers and those previous customers who have not trained with us in the past few years. We recognize the imperative to improve the financial performance of Learning Tree, with the objective of returning the Company to a growing and profitable business while maintaining the quality of our training and professional development services."

Conference Call and Webcast

Learning Tree will host an investor conference call to discuss its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 and outlook for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET, May 10, 2016. To participate, call (888) 339-2688 or +1 (617) 847-3007 (International Callers) and enter pass code: 674 728 63 at least five minutes before 4:30pm (ET) / 1:30pm (PT) on Tuesday, May 10, 2016; or, go to Learning Tree's Investor website at www.learningtree.com/investor to gain access and listen to the live webcast. A webcast replay of the investor conference call is available for 90 days via the Internet through the Investor Relations section of Learning Tree's website at www.learningtree.com/investor. We have also filed our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our second quarter of fiscal year 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") which is available at the SEC's Internet site ( http://www.sec.gov).

About Learning Tree International, Inc.

Established in 1974,  Learning Tree International is a leading provider of IT training and management training to business and government organizations worldwide. In addition, Learning Tree provides IT Workforce Optimization Solutions - a modern approach that improves the adoption of skills and accelerates the implementation of technical and business processes required to improve IT service delivery.

To support both business and government organizations in their workforce optimization efforts, Learning Tree develops structured learning paths prior to training, and provides implementation services that extend the value of training long after a training event has concluded. These custom services include: needs assessments, skill gaps analyses, blended learning solutions, and project acceleration/process implementation workshops.

Over 2.4 million IT professionals have enhanced their knowledge, skills and abilities from Learning Tree's hands-on instructor-led training by accessing a broad, proprietary library of courses on topics including:  web development, cyber security, project management, Agile and best practice adoption, operating systems, database administration and programming, networking, cloud computing, big data, software design and development, business intelligence, activity-based intelligence, leadership, management and business skills, and more. Courses are offered at Learning Tree Education Centers around the world, on-site at client facilities, and live, online using AnyWare™ — Learning Tree's superior, web-based attendance platform.

To learn more, call 1-888-THE-TREE (843-8733) or visit  LearningTree.comConnect with us on  Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google+ or  YouTube

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on Learning Tree. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Learning Tree. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Learning Tree will be the same as those anticipated. Learning Tree cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. Investors should not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since they are based on key assumptions about future risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties that could affect Learning Tree and its business include, but are not limited to 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; a majority of our outstanding common stock is beneficially owned by our chairman and his spouse; efficient delivery and scheduling of Learning Tree's courses; intellectual property, including having to defend potential infringement claims; risks associated with cyber security; adverse weather conditions, strikes, acts of war or terrorism and other external events; and attracting and retaining qualified personnel. Learning Tree is not undertaking any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events, developments or changed circumstances.

In order to help the reader assess the factors and risks in Learning Tree's business that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements, Learning Tree discusses in its 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Form 10-K"), those risks in Item 1A, "Risk Factors". Please read the Form 10-K, including the Risk Factors included therein, which is filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's Internet site ( http://www.sec.gov).

                Table 1
LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(all amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
April 1, April 3, April 1, April 3,
2016 2015 2016 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
 
Revenues $ 18,688 $ 22,152 $ 38,819 $ 46,552
Cost of revenues   12,659     13,962     24,513     27,688  
Gross profit   6,029     8,190     14,306     18,864  
 
Operating expenses:
Course development 1,322 2,111 2,636 3,820
Sales and marketing 4,890 6,080 9,509 11,612
General and administrative   5,044     4,991     9,658     9,855  
Total operating expenses   11,256     13,182     21,803     25,287  
 
Loss from operations (5,227 ) (4,992 ) (7,497 ) (6,423 )
Other income (expense), net   (85 )   166     (9 )   387  

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes
(5,312 ) (4,826 ) (7,506 ) (6,036 )
Provision for income tax   59     52     144     210  
 
Loss from continuing operations   (5,371 )   (4,878 )   (7,650 )   (6,246 )
 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
- (482 ) - (264 )
Loss on disposal of discontinued segment   -     (2,501 )   -     (2,501 )
 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax   -     (2,983 )   -     (2,765 )
 
Net loss $ (5,371 ) $ (7,861 ) $ (7,650 ) $ (9,011 )
 
Loss per share basic and diluted:
Continuing operations $ (0.41 ) $ (0.37 ) $ (0.58 ) $ (0.47 )
Discontinued operations   -     (0.23 )   -     (0.21 )
Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.41 ) $ (0.60 ) $ (0.58 ) $ (0.68 )
 
 
 

 
Table 2

LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(all amounts in thousands)
 
 
April 1, October 2,
2016 2015
(unaudited)
 
Cash and cash equivalents $ 10,769 $ 17,936
Trade accounts receivable, net 8,893 10,475
Prepaid expenses and other   5,555     5,018  
Total current assets 25,217 33,429
Depreciable assets, net and other   10,614     10,492  
Total assets $ 35,831   $ 43,921  
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 10,135 $ 12,409
Deferred revenues   22,912     22,909  
Total current liabilities 33,047 35,318
Other long term liabilities   7,432     5,556  
Total liabilities   40,479     40,874  
 
Stockholders' (deficit) equity   (4,648 )   3,047  

Total liabilities and stockholders' (deficit) equity
$ 35,831   $ 43,921  
 

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