ATA Reports Financial Results For Three- And Nine-Month Transition Periods Ended December 31, 2017

BEIJING, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATA Inc. ("ATA" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:ATAI), a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China, today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2017.

As previously disclosed on the Company's Form 6-K filing with the SEC on June 2, 2017, ATA's Board of Directors approved a change in the Company's fiscal year end from March 31 to December 31. This change was made to better reflect the business cycle of the Company as well as to allow ATA to manage and streamline its financial reporting processes by aligning its reporting schedule with statutory requirements in China. The Company will file a transition report on Form 20-F after December 31, 2017, to account for the transition period from April 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017 ("Nine-month Transition Period 2017"), as a result of this change.

Financial and Operating Highlights for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2017 ("Quarter ended December 31, 2017") (percentage changes and comparisons against the quarter ended December 31 , 2016)
  • Entered into share purchase agreement (the "Share Purchase Agreement") with a group of investors with respect to the sale of ATA Online (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd. ("ATA Online"), the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, for a total consideration of US$200 million in cash on February 6, 2018
  • Net revenues of RMB316.4 million (US$48.6 million), up 15.7%, driven by exam volume growth from several exams including the National Unified Certified Public Accountants ("CPA") Exam and the National Tax Adviser Occupational Qualification ("CTA") Exam
  • Gross profit of RMB153.9 million (US$23.6 million), up 10.7%
  • Income from operations of RMB91.5 million (US$14.1 million), compared to RMB93.8 million, primarily due to increased operating expenses related to labor costs for new hires and incremental remuneration packages, as well as higher share-based compensation expense
  • Net income attributable to ATA Inc. of RMB54.1 million (US$8.3 million), compared to RMB75.4 million, due to RMB15.2 million in impairment charges associated with one of the Company's strategic investments as well as increased consulting fees particularly related to the review and evaluation of the proposal to acquire ATA Online
  • Adjusted net income attributable to ATA Inc. excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain (non-GAAP) of RMB58.6 million (US$9.0 million), compared to RMB76.5 million
  • Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ATA Inc. were both RMB2.16 (US$0.34). Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ATA Inc. excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain (non-GAAP) were RMB2.36 (US$0.36).
  • Delivered approximately 7.3 million billable tests, compared to 7.0 million billable tests in prior-year period
  • RMB256.1 million (US$39.4 million) in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2017

Mr. Kevin Ma, ATA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We achieved record net revenues of RMB316.4 million in the Quarter ended December 31, 2017. On October 14-15, 2017, we successfully delivered the CPA Exam to about 2.9 million test takers, compared to 2.2 million last year, working closely with the China Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the sixth consecutive year. During the period, we also saw increased exam volumes from the CTA Exam, National Tour Guide Qualification Examination, and the Qualification Exam for Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Field Professionals, which contributed to top line growth. In addition, ATA delivered new exams such as the National Real Estate Broker Associate Qualification Exam and National Tax System Tax Staff Enforcement Qualification Test. The National and Local Tax Law Knowledge Contests continued to expand to new cities and provinces in China, which included Yunnan, Hunan, Guizhou, Qinghai and Nanjing. Revenue contributions from our online education services business also saw growth primarily from projects for the China Banking Association and Fund Practitioner Association. Our bottom line was impacted by increased operating expenses due to higher labor costs and share-based compensation expense, an RMB15.2 million impairment charge associated with one of the Company's strategic investments, and increased consulting fees particularly related to the proposal to acquire ATA Online."

Mr. Ma continued, "Last month, we announced that the Company has entered into a share purchase agreement with a group of investors with respect to the sale of our testing technologies and related services business housed under our wholly-owned subsidiary ATA Online. With the first closing of the transaction expected to be completed by early second quarter, we continue working with all parties involved. The Company intends to remain a publicly traded company and expects to continue the development of K-12 assessment tools and content, while exploring acquisition opportunities within the education sector."

Update on ATA Online AcquisitionOn February 6, 2018, ATA announced that it entered into a share purchase agreement with a group of investors including two entities affiliated with funds managed by CDH Investments, a major Chinese alternative asset management firm based in Beijing; New Beauty Holdings Limited, a company controlled by ATA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kevin Xiaofeng Ma; and four holding companies controlled by certain management members of ATA Online, with respect to the sale of ATA Online (collectively, the "Buyer Group").

Under the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement, the Buyer Group has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of ATA Online, which is currently held directly or indirectly by ATA, for a total consideration of US$200 million in cash (the "Transaction"). The US$200 million in cash consideration payable by the Buyer Group for ATA Online represents an 87.4% premium over ATA's market capitalization (calculated based on the closing trading price of ATA's ADSs on February 5, 2018).

Mr. Ma has paid a cash deposit in the amount of US$20 million to ATA as collateral and security for the payment obligations of the Buyer Group as agreed under the Share Purchase Agreement.

The closing of the Transaction is expected to take place in three stages subject to the satisfaction of various conditions precedent in the Share Purchase Agreement. The first of the three closings is expected to take place within 30 business days after the date of the Share Purchase Agreement, and the Company expects the Transaction to be completed in the third quarter of 2018. The Company will continue to provide updates throughout the process but cautions investors that there are no assurances that all of the conditions for the closing stated in the Share Purchase Agreement will be satisfied or that the Transaction will ultimately be completed.

If the Transaction is not completed, ATA will continue to conduct ATA Online-related businesses and may consider and evaluate other strategic opportunities. In such a circumstance, there can be no assurances that ATA's continued operation of the ATA Online-related businesses or any alternative strategic opportunities will result in the same or greater value to shareholders as with the sale of ATA Online.

The Company also filed a Form 6-K on February 6, 2018, containing additional information regarding the Transaction, which investors may access on the SEC Filings page on ATA's website or on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov.

Operating ReviewIn the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, ATA delivered a total of approximately 7.3 million billable tests, compared to 7.0 million billable tests in the three months ended December 31, 2016. The Company had a network of 3,344 authorized test centers throughout China as of December 31, 2017, which the Company believes is the largest test center network in China operated by a single commercial testing service provider. ATA has delivered a total of approximately 100.7 million billable tests since it began operations in 1999.

GAAP Results

Quarter Ended December 31, 2017 ATA's total net revenues for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, were RMB316.4 million (US$48.6 million), a 15.7% increase from RMB273.5 million in the prior-year period.

Gross profit for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, was RMB153.9 million (US$23.6 million), a 10.7% increase from RMB138.9 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin was 48.6% during the period, compared to 50.8% in the prior-year period. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to increased test monitoring costs, as well as increased licensing fees and higher share-based compensation expense related to new share options and restricted shares issued in January 2017.

Income from operations for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, was RMB91.5 million (US$14.1 million), compared to RMB93.8 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to increased operating expenses related to labor costs for new hires and incremental remuneration packages, as well as higher share-based compensation expense.

Net income attributable to ATA Inc. for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, was RMB54.1 million (US$8.3 million), compared to RMB75.4 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to an RMB15.2 million impairment charge associated with one of the Company's investee companies as well as increased consulting fees particularly related to the review and evaluation of the proposal to acquire ATA Online.

For the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, basic and diluted earnings per common share attributable to ATA Inc. were both RMB1.08 (US$0.17), compared to RMB1.65 for the prior-year period. Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ATA Inc. were both RMB2.16 (US$0.34) in the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to RMB3.30 in the prior-year period.

Nine-month Transition Period 2017 For Nine-month Transition Period 2017, ATA's total net revenues increased 12.5% to RMB490.1 million (US$75.3 million), from RMB435.4 million in the prior-year period, primarily driven by increased revenue contributions from the testing services business.

Gross profit for Nine-month Transition Period 2017 increased 6.7% to RMB231.0 million (US$35.5 million), from RMB216.6 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin was 47.1% in Nine-month Transition Period 2017, compared to 49.7% in the prior-year period. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the same reasons listed above.

Operating expenses for Nine-month Transition Period 2017 increased 33.6% to RMB161.5 million (US$24.8 million), from RMB120.8 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to the RMB10.0 million expenditure relating to the Tsinghua University academic project, increased consulting fees particularly related to the review and evaluation of the proposal to acquire ATA Online, and increased labor costs for new hires and incremental remuneration packages, as well as higher share-based compensation expense.

Income from operations in Nine-month Transition Period 2017 was RMB69.5 million (US$10.7 million), compared to RMB95.7 million in the prior-year period.

Net income attributable to ATA Inc. for Nine-month Transition Period 2017 was RMB29.6 million (US$4.6 million), compared to RMB44.0 million in the prior-year period.

For Nine-month Transition Period 2017, basic and diluted earnings per common share attributable to ATA Inc. were both RMB0.48 (US$0.07), compared to RMB0.96 in the prior-year period. Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ATA Inc. were both RMB0.96 (US$0.14) in Nine-month Transition Period 2017, compared to RMB1.92 in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP MeasuresAdjusted net income attributable to ATA Inc. for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, which excludes share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain (non-GAAP), was RMB58.6 million (US$9.0 million), compared to RMB76.5 million in the prior-year period.

Basic and diluted earnings per common share attributable to ATA Inc. excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain (non-GAAP) for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, were both RMB1.18 (US$0.18). Basic and diluted earnings per ADS attributable to ATA Inc. excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain (non-GAAP) for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, were both RMB2.36 (US$0.36), compared to RMB3.34 in the prior-year period.

Please see the note about non-GAAP measures and the reconciliation table at the end of this press release.

Other DataThe number of weighted average ADSs used to calculate both basic and diluted earnings per ADS for the quarter and nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2017, was 22.9 million. Each ADS represents two common shares.

Balance Sheet HighlightsAs of December 31, 2017, ATA's cash and cash equivalents were RMB256.1 million (US$39.4 million), working capital was RMB225.1 million (US$34.6 million), and total shareholders' equity was RMB365.1 million (US$56.1 million); compared to RMB222.4 million, RMB192.9 million, and RMB392.5 million, respectively, as of March 31, 2017.

Conference Call and Webcast Information (With Accompanying Presentation)ATA will host a conference call at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 19, 2018, during which management will discuss the results of the quarter and nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2017. To participate in the conference call, please use the following dial-in numbers about 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time:
       
U.S. & Canada (Toll-Free):   +1 (888) 419-5570  
International (Toll):   +1 (617) 896-9871  
       
    Toll-Free Local Access
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Hong Kong:     3002 1672
       
Participant Passcode:   28612768  
       

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed at the investor relations section of ATA's website at www.atai.net.cn or by clicking the following link: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/274/24850.   

An accompanying slide presentation in PDF format will also be made available 30 minutes prior to the conference call on the same investor relations section of ATA's website. To listen to the webcast, please visit ATA's website a few minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software.

A replay will be available shortly after the call on the investor relations section of ATA's website and will remain available for 90 days.

About ATA Inc.ATA is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. ATA's testing technologies are used for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries, including information technology services, banking, teaching, asset management, insurance, and accounting. As of December 31, 2017, ATA's test center network comprised 3,344 authorized test centers located throughout China. The Company believes that it has the largest test center network of any commercial testing service provider in China.

ATA has delivered approximately 100.7 million billable tests since ATA started operations in 1999. For more information, please visit ATA's website at www.atai.net.cn.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking StatementsThis announcement 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, and as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "intend," "look forward to," "outlook," "plan," "should," "will," and similar terms and include, among other things, statements regarding market demand and trends, the delivery of various exams and related services including the National Unified Certified Public Accountants Exam, National Tax Adviser Occupational Qualification Exam, National Tour Guide Qualification Examination, Qualification Exam for Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Field Professionals, National Real Estate Broker Associate Qualification Exam, National Tax System Tax Staff Enforcement Qualification Test, National and Local Tax Law Knowledge Contests, online education services delivered to China Banking Association and Fund Practitioner Association, the Transaction and the Company's future growth and results of operations.

The factors that could cause the Company's actual financial and operating results to differ from what the Company currently anticipates can include its ability to meet challenges associated with its rapid expansion, its ability to meet the expectations of current and future clients, its ability to deploy new test titles, its ability to win new enterprise contracts, its ability to convert its existing contracts into actual revenues, the economy of China, uncertainties with respect to China's legal and regulatory environments, and other factors stated in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, and other filings that ATA has made with the SEC. The filings are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and at ATA's website at www.atai.net.cn. For additional information on the risk factors that could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and prospects, please see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

The preliminary results for the Quarter ended December 31, 2017, remain subject to the finalization of the Company's year-end closing and reporting processes.

The forward-looking statements in this release involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates, and projections about ATA and the markets in which it operates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company cannot assure you that its expectations and assumptions will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

Currency Convenience TranslationThe Company's financial information is stated in Renminbi ("RMB"), the currency of the People's Republic of China. The translation of RMB amounts for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2017, into U.S. dollars are included solely for the convenience of readers and have been made at the rate of RMB6.5063 to US$1.00, the noon buying rate as of December 31, 2017, in New York for cable transfers in RMB per U.S. dollar as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. Such translations should not be construed as representations that RMB amounts could be converted into U.S. dollars at that rate or any other rate, or to be the amounts that would have been reported under U.S. GAAP.

About Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresTo supplement ATA's consolidated financial information presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), ATA uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss, and basic and diluted earnings (losses) per common share and ADS excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss.

The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. ATA believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information about its performance by excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss, which may not be indicative of its operating performance.

ATA believes that both management and investors benefit from these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to ATA's historical performance. ATA computes its non-GAAP financial measures using a consistent method from period to period. ATA believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using non-GAAP net income (loss) excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss and basic and diluted earnings (losses) per common share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expense and foreign currency exchange gain or loss is that share-based compensation charges and foreign currency exchange gain or loss have been, and are expected to continue to be for the foreseeable future, a significant recurring expense in ATA's business.

Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The table captioned "Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Measures to the Most Comparable GAAP Measures" shown at the end of this news release has more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures used by ATA.

For more information on our company, please contact the following individuals:

At the Company   ATA Inc. Amy Tung, CFO+86 10 6518 1122 x 5518  amytung@atai.net.cn   

Investor Relations The Equity Group Inc.Carolyne Y. Sohn, Senior Associate415-568-2255 csohn@equityny.com 

Adam Prior, Senior Vice President 212-836-9606 aprior@equityny.com
           
ATA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
           
  March 31,     December 31,     December 31,  
    2017     2017     201 7  
  RMB     RMB     USD  
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents 222,448,413     256,090,942     39,360,457  
Accounts receivable, net 56,161,255     100,105,027     15,385,861  
Receivable due from shareholder 10,000,000          
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,335,824     10,620,434     1,632,331  
Total current assets 295,945,492     366,816,403     56,378,649  
           
Long-term investments 88,891,687     75,121,700     11,545,994  
Property and equipment, net 51,868,914     52,460,885     8,063,090  
Goodwill 32,523,983     32,009,025     4,919,697  
Intangible assets, net 11,326,513     25,683,937     3,947,549  
Restricted cash 30,000,000          
Deferred income tax assets 3,388,760     2,110,862     324,434  
Other assets 5,894,767     14,238,695     2,188,447  
Total assets 519,840,116     568,441,507     87,367,860  
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Current liabilities:          
Short-term loan 3,449,650          
Accrued expenses and other payables 89,358,847     130,960,979     20,128,333  
Deferred revenues 10,221,897     10,804,951     1,660,691  
Total current liabilities   103,030,394     141,765,930     21,789,024  
           
Deferred revenues 1,731,622     1,831,173     281,446  
Deferred income tax liabilities 22,620,872     22,797,747     3,503,950  
Other non-current liabilities     669,647     102,923  
Total liabilities 127,382,888     167,064,497     25,677,343  
           
Mezzanine equity-redeemable non - controlling interests     36,304,276     5,579,865  
           
Shareholders' equity:          
Common shares 3,533,912     3,534,871     543,300  
Treasury shares (27,737,073 )   (27,737,073 )   (4,263,110 )
Additional paid-in capital 402,631,430     389,897,690     59,926,178  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (25,069,771 )   (26,850,955 )   (4,126,917 )
Retained earnings 38,018,802     25,884,905     3,978,437  
Total shareholders' equity attributable to ATA Inc. 391,377,300     364,729,438     56,057,888  
Non-redeemable non-controlling interests 1,079,928     343,296     52,764  
Total shareholders' equity 392,457,228     365,072,734     56,110,652  
Commitments and contingencies          
Total liabilities, mezzanine equity and shareholders' equity 519,840,116     568,441,507     87,367,860  
                 

   
ATA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  
           
        Three-month Period Ende d  
        December 31 ,     December 31 ,     December 31 ,    
          201 6     201 7     201 7    
        RMB     RMB     USD    
  Net r evenues:                  
Testing services       256,936,425     297,850,120      45,778,725    
Online education services       3,293,757     3,934,623     604,740    
Other revenue       13,230,369     14,663,308     2,253,710    
Total n et revenues       273,460,551     316,448,051     48,637,175    
Cost of revenues       134,537,262      162,597,155      24,990,725    
Gross profit       138,923,289     153,850,896     23,646,450    
                   
Operating expenses:                  
Research and development        13,980,905      14,193,606      2,181,517    
Sales and marketing       13,083,485      14,375,277      2,209,440    
General and administrative       18,054,222      33,742,208      5,186,082    
Total operating expenses       45,118,612     62,311,091     9,577,039    
Income from operations       93,804,677     91,539,805     14,069,411    
                   
Other income (expense):                  
Share of net loss of equity method investments       (3,758,373 )   (266,014 )   (40,886 )  
Impairment loss of long-term investment           (15,216,510 )   (2,338,735 )  
Gain from disposal of long-term investments       1,600,000     2,787,221     428,388    
Interest income, net of interest expenses       774,277     (135,858 )   (20,881 )  
Foreign currency exchange gain (loss), net       (29,575 )   421,411     64,770    
Income before income taxes       92,391,006     79,130,055     12,162,067    
                   
Income tax expense       17,012,911      26,010,370     3,997,721    
Net income       75,378,095     53,119,685     8,164,346    
Net loss attributable to non-redeemable non-controlling interests       (34,001 )    (32,394 )    (4,979 )  
Net loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests           (899,894 )   (138,311 )  
Net income attributable to ATA Inc.       75,412,096     54,051,973     8,307,636    
                   
Other comprehensive income (loss) :                  
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes       (64,497 )   (505,254 )   (77,656 )  
Comprehensive income attributable to ATA Inc.       75,347,599     53,546,7 19     8,229,980    
                   
Basic and diluted earnings                  
per common share attributable to ATA Inc.       1.65     1.08     0.17    
Basic and diluted earnings                  
per ADS attributable to ATA Inc.       3.30     2.16     0.34    
                         

   
ATA INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)  
           
        Nine -month Period Ende d  
        December 31 ,     December 31 ,     December 31 ,    
          2016     201 7     201 7    
        RMB     RMB     USD    
  Net r evenues:                  
Testing services       402,549,438     453,225,035     69,659,412    
Online education services       7,069,577     6,552,599     1,007,116    
Other revenue       25,817,411     30,281,465     4,654,176    
Total n et revenues       435,436,426     490,059,099     75,320,704    
Cost of revenues       218,885,233      259,049,753      39,815,218    
Gross profit       216,551,193     231,009,346     35,505,486    
                   
Operating expenses:                  
Research and development        33,319,876      37,927,926      5,829,415    
Sales and marketing       37,246,963      42,376,723      6,513,183    
General and administrative       50,275,748      81,196,681      12,479,702    
Total operating expenses       120,842,587     161,501,330     24,822,300    
Income from operations       95,708,606     69,508,016     10,683,186    
                   
Other income (expense):                  
Gain from disposal of long-term investments       1,600,000      3,244,457      498,664    
Share of net loss of equity method investments       (11,868,714 )    (1,878,172 )    (288,670 )  
Impairment loss of long-term investment       (21,904,611 )    (15,216,510 )    (2,338,735 )  
Interest income, net of interest expenses       2,480,174      1,804,953      277,417    
Foreign currency exchange losses, net       (75,718 )    (217,415 )    (33,416 )  
Income before income taxes       65,939,737     57,245,329     8,798,446    
                   
Income tax expense       21,995,839     29,408,249     4,519,965    
Net income       43,943,898     27,837,080     4,278,481    
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests       (34,001 )    (352,101 )    (54,116 )  
Net loss attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests           (1,444,363 )   (221,995 )  
Net income attributable to ATA Inc.       43,977,899     29,633,544     4,554,592    
                   
Other comprehensive income (loss) :                  
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of nil income taxes       174,916     (1,781,184 )   (273,763 )  
Comprehensive income attributable to ATA Inc.       44,152,815     27,852,360     4,280,829    
                   
Basic and diluted earnings                  
per common share attributable to ATA Inc.       0.96     0.48     0.07    
Basic and diluted earnings                  
per ADS attributable to ATA Inc.       1.92     0.96     0.14    
                         

 
RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES 
TO THE MOST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES
 
             
        Three-month Period Ende d   Nine -month Period Ende d
        December 31 ,   December 31 ,     December 31 ,   December 31 ,
          201 6   201 7       201 6   201 7
        RMB   RMB     RMB   RMB
                     
GAAP net income attributable to ATA Inc.       75,412,096   54,051,973     43,977,899   29,633,544
Share-based compensation expenses       1,032,107    4,927,831     3,080,342    15,135,646
Foreign currency exchange loss (gain), net       29,575    (421,411 )   75,718    217,415
Non-GAAP net income attributable to ATA Inc.       76,473,778   58,558,393     47,133,959   44,986,605
                     
GAAP earnings per common share attributable to ATA Inc.            
Basic and diluted       1.65   1.08     0.96   0.48
                     
Non-GAAP earnings per common share attributable to ATA Inc.            
Basic and diluted       1.67   1.18     1.03   0.82

 

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