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harry_wild 7 posts  |  Last Activity: May 29, 2014 12:29 AM Member since: Dec 28, 1999
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    Win Win situation

    by rationalthought3 May 27, 2014 7:58 PM
    harry_wild harry_wild May 29, 2014 12:29 AM Flag

    The actual amount is: "The $163 million breakup fee in this scenario is roughly equal to Pinnacle’s 2013 net income." From Bloomberg News!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Two call ins this time around. Laurence Udell is back on the CC as well as Jared Cohen - JM Cohen and Co.
    Q&A lasted for about 50 minutes. Xiqun Yu did not attend. Cloris Li had a hard time explaining the new website and the new training centers but given much more detail info - which is very usual to hear from her. She in the past respond with more generalized to point that her answer had no meaning to the questions ask.

    Basically, they have 8K students attending the training center at the end of March; peak four years ago was 20K. Total revenues of the on site training center potential is around $3 million tops - a year - ever unless then open more on site! The management still is not given up on the on site training center even if it does not have potential to generate unlimited income and has overhead. EDU is one of their competition that is doing the same thing as CEAI in terms of online education software.

    It sounds like from the CC that the breakeven will take a lot of time since the online website seems to have a lot of overhead associated with it and they do not have very many customers sign up before launch. I am guessing that it might take 18 months from launch to get it to breakeven or more since they are spending a lot of marketing money on promotions but no real results in terms of revenue increases.

    There is a lot more in this quarters CC! May want to listen or wait for Alpha print! I got a lot of info on CEAI from this quarters CC then I have gotten in the past 3 years! LOL!

  • harry_wild by harry_wild May 19, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    "HARBIN, China, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Education Alliance, Inc. ("China Education Alliance" or the "Company", OTCQX: CEAI), a China-based education resource and services company, today announced its first quarter 2014 financial results. The Company will host a conference call on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 8 a.m. EDT (8 p.m. Beijing time the same day).

    Financial Highlights for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2014
    •Total revenues decreased by 70% to $0.7 million.
    •Net loss of $6.0 million.
    •Loss per share was $0.56 per fully diluted share.

    First Quarter 2014 Review:

    Revenue decreased by $1.7 million, or 70% to $0.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from $2.4 million during the same period in 2013.

    Revenue from the on-line education division decreased by $0.5 million, or 80%, to $0.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from $2.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Revenue from the training center division decreased by $1.2 million, or 67%, to $0.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013

    The decline in revenue was primarily a result of a decline in revenue across all of our business. We believe revenue was affected by external factors including slowdown in economic growth within the PRC, untruthful allegations about our businesses, and increased competition. These factors contributed to the continuous decline in interest of existing and new students, which resulted in decrease in student enrollments and led to a decline in revenue as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2013....As such, we predict that our revenue will gradually recover after we launch the new web-based platform and set up more training centers. "

    No comments by me!

  • harry_wild harry_wild May 14, 2014 9:02 PM Flag

    No reply, huh?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • harry_wild harry_wild May 12, 2014 4:20 PM Flag

    Is there anyone in DTV management here? I'm a shareholder of this company! If I were not; I would go happen to a competitor and not spend so much effort!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • harry_wild harry_wild May 11, 2014 7:51 PM Flag

    I try again by calling DTV and got to the sales. I ask for the customer retention department and they said that he could help me! LOL! Hung up! This is my 8th try! Not including my emails!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • When I left DTV after 7 years as a customer; customer retention said that I could come back on a month to month basis. DTV customer service nor sales will not give out the telephone number to customer retention. Here is my reply back from DTV customer service shown below:

    You recently requested assistance from DIRECTV. Below is a summary of your inquiry and our response.

    Subject: What to know how to comeback as a customer! It almost impossible to do!

    Mary Raolyn - 100510555 (05/09/2014 04:56 AM)

    Hi! My name is Mary, a DIRECTV Customer Service Representative and I am glad to assist you today. I understand that you want to be a part of our family family but don't want to be in a two year contract. I am sorry to hear that your request was not granted when you spoke with several representatives over the phone.

    I would like to inform you that we don't have an offer for returning customers to go on a month to month basis. I can certainly understand your concerns with the length of your programming agreement when you get a new account with us. Because we significantly discount the price of the equipment and installation we ask that our customers accept a 24 month programming agreement.

    But don't worry, I've forwarded your comment to DIRECTV Management for review. Your feedback helps alert us to areas that need improvement and we often make changes based on customer feedback like yours, and we are doing our best to attain our customer's expectations.

    Thank you for writing. We are hoping that you'll get DIRECTV for your future entertainment needs.


    Mary E. -100510555
    DIRECTV Customer Service

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    Does anyone know the telephone number to customer retention or is able to help me?


    Sentiment: Hold

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