Greenwood Hall Affirms Financial Outlook For FY-2017
Expects Over 100% Revenue Growth For EdTech Offerings In Q1
SANTA MONICA, CALIF., December 15, 2016 – Greenwood Hall, Inc. (QTCQB: ELRN), a Los Angeles based education technology company that helps colleges and universities improve student engagement and outcomes, affirmed its previously announced financial guidance for its 2017 fiscal year which began September 1. The Company also provided revenue guidance for its first fiscal quarter which ended November 30.
“We are excited about the revenue growth we continue to achieve. After accomplishing 86% revenue growth in our core EdTech business, between Q4-15 and Q4-16, we are now projecting over 100% strategic revenue growth in our first quarter of our fiscal year,” said Dr. John Hall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This performance sets a good foundation for the overall revenue growth we expect for Fiscal Year 2017.”
The Company today provided revenue guidance for Q1-2017, which ended on November 30 and affirmed previously issued financial guidance for FY-2017.
Revenue guidance for Q1-17 is for the period September 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016 and this compares to projected results for the three-month period of September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015. Based on projected revenue from existing contracts and the current new business pipeline for the Company’s strategic EdTech offerings, Management anticipates Q1-17 revenues related to the Company’s EdTech business to increase by 100-115% and be in the range of $ 2.10 – 2.25 million, compared to EdTech revenues of approximately $ 1.04 million during the first quarter of 2016. The Company anticipates overall revenue to increase by 80-100% and be in the range of $ 2.3 – 2.5 million during Q1-17, compared to overall revenue of $ 1.29 million during Q1-16.
Guidance for FY-17 is for the period September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 and this compares to projected results for the twelve-month period of September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Based on projected revenue from existing contracts and the current new business pipeline for the Company’s strategic EdTech offerings, Management affirms its previously issued guidance and anticipates FY-17 revenues related to the Company’s EdTech business to increase by 90-100% and be in the range of $ 11.6 – 12.2 million, compared to EdTech revenues of approximately $ 6.1 million during FY-16.
About Greenwood Hall, Inc.
Greenwood Hall is an education technology company that helps colleges and universities manage the student journey. Every Greenwood Hall solution is designed to increase revenue and improve student engagement as well as learning outcomes. Since 2006, Greenwood Hall has developed customized turnkey solutions that combine strategy, people, proven processes and robust technology to help schools effectively and efficiently improve student outcomes, as well as increase revenues and expand into new marketing channels, such as online learning. Greenwood Hall has served more than 60 education clients and over 80 degree programs.
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