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New Oriental Education & Technology (EDU)

Participants
Sisi Zhao Director, Investor Relations
Stephen Yang Executive President and Chief Financial Officer
Tian Hou T.H. Capital
Mark Li Citi
Felix Liu UBS
Alex Xie Credit Suisse
Sheng Zhong Morgan Stanley
Lucy Yu Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Christine Cho Goldman Sachs
Alex Liu China Renaissance
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Operator

Good evening and thank you for standing by for New Oriental’s FY 2021 Second Quarter Results Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the managements' prepared remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. Today’s conference is being recorded.

If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. to conference, meeting Ms. like host to now today’s for would turn over the your I Sisi Zhao. please you, Thank go ahead.

Sisi Zhao

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Stephen Yang

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Sisi Zhao

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hand back Stephen to and the Now guidance. I'll hand over -- about talk to outlook

Stephen Yang

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Operator

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Tian Hou

on Stephen, Sisi, congratulations quarter. good the

talk your opening your and results more -- last enrollment growth, in and also shows much peers. So positive OMO in quarter's offline remarks, revenue some shows positive growth it is you the earnings than about your higher

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Stephen Yang

question. Thank This you, great a Tian. is

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Tian Hou

much so you Thank Stephen. Yes.

Stephen Yang

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Tian Hou

much. you so great. Okay, Thank

Stephen Yang

Thank you, Tian.

Operator

of Please next comes the your Your question from Citi. ask question. of Li Mark line

Mark Li

color expansion at to the for Thank capacity this any thanks you. the would could tier Sisi guidance give you growth I us ask point, the for the and want or the and presentation. and Stephen lower FYXX revenue penetration or city like some color Hi be in helpful? of terms

Stephen Yang

Yes, I think.

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Mark Li

Thank you, Sure. Stephen.

Stephen Yang

Thank you, Mark.

Operator

next Felix Please Your question of UBS. Liu ask. [Operator Instructions] is from

Felix Liu

out revenue that Good of guidance I current COVID-XX the on in your is or XX% on lockdown the of level And measures? reflected well you you. evening that impact. enrollment round enrollment be COVID-XX impacted COVID-XX roll My XX% or new and are to expecting at cities mentioned growth than congratulations Thank for results. we are time? okay question quarter, to better more management potentially know, has with next for know time? growth prepared this or last May of I we this growth, new the you're quarter similar the

Stephen Yang

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Felix Liu

Okay, you thank much. very

Operator

ask Suisse. Credit question. question the of Next from your comes Xie Alex line of Please

Alex Xie

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Stephen Yang

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Alex Xie

very Got you. helpful. Thank it,

Operator

ask Morgan of Stanley. comes the question. Sheng Please question next your Your of Zhong from line

Sheng Zhong

evening. you good Hi, Thank question. taking my for

one Just offline your price. about question

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your increase, that also supply of see offline online. especially, smaller Thank reasons, institutions, COVID-XX And there discount. they post the reasons a or other the you. see of from because the it wondering, provide Is you some lot supply, for price decrease pricing So competition price also the are the the strategy? we

Stephen Yang

Hi, Zhong.

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forward, going consistent. won't our think I strategy be So price

Sheng Zhong

Thank you.

Stephen Yang

Thank you.

Operator

Your Please comes question. of Bank of of America. next from question Lucy your Yu line ask the

Lucy Yu

I question. quick Steven. got a Hi just very

quarter, third please be that mentioned please? scheduling. You that from cost impact there the will us, negative you quantify some Could for in

Stephen Yang

the happens this first we But because Yes, because typically of will March. the New impact spring year, the semester, courses first the in revenue business, the what's the year, delay X% the in in clock, all Chinese K-XX yes to Year the by last courses started X% QX. two

revenue it's just Kids X% X% of U-Can, we the means POP just difference. and but sacrificed one of that the time the impact So timing to

Lucy Yu

that sure is to to just on third guidance the quarter - XX%. make K-XX your XX% So,

X% low if XXs So right? it like X% back, adding be a should gross XXs we're to of kind high to

Stephen Yang

Yes.

Lucy Yu

Yes, thank you.

Operator

from Goldman Your line Please question of Sachs. Christine ask your the Cho of question. next comes

Christine Cho

that Thank you. listing. dual know thank you, Stephen. you Hi, are I

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us give strategy any very XX% margin, related you going thoughts could And guidance So problems Thank some XX% on color Stephen, then quickly to that? have secondly, of as to do operating profit allocation any to capital your you. you just your midterm forward?

Stephen Yang

capital us last use to to special second November in valuable year market, from Yes, Historically, money the several pay money we've and capital we the we investors. love use to the I some raised Christine, make potential to allocation? the change times one - find targeted think And the in the synergy but we Hong near buybacks. term can we pay will, prefer -- don’t potential of will do two Yes, dividends the the listing. share yes, allocation been Number money, to this Kong And want margin several number times question guidance. your question. we the if it And to investments, and long worldwide, about have company investors. between carefully. we second is and some the very we will is our And

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Christine Cho

Thank you, much. so

Operator

Your next the Liu China from comes Alex Please Renaissance. of question question. ask your of line

Alex Liu

Hi, yes thanks Sisi. Yang, thanks

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Stephen Yang

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Alex Liu

Thank you.

Stephen Yang

Okay.

Operator

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Stephen Yang

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