DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS AND RISKS
|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2014
|DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS AND RISKS|
|DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS AND RISKS||
(1) DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT CONCENTRATIONS AND RISKS
Description of Business and Organization
ATA Inc. (the “Company”), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, ATA Testing Authority (Holdings) Limited (“ATA BVI”), Xing Wei Institute (Hong Kong) Limited (“Xing Wei”), ATA Testing Authority (Beijing) Limited (“ATA Testing”), Beijing JinDiXin Software Technology Limited (“Beijing JDX”), ATA Learning (Beijing) Inc. (“ATA Learning”), Zhong Xiao Zhi Xing Education Technology Company Limited (“Zhi Xing”), and its consolidated variable interest entity (“VIE”), ATA Online (Beijing) Education Technology Limited (“ATA Online”) (collectively, referred to as the “Group”), provides computer-based testing services, test-based educational services, test preparation and training solutions and other related services in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”).
Significant Concentrations and Risks
The Group is subject to the following significant concentration and risks:
The Group is subject to special risks associated with the PRC. These include risks associated with, among others, the political, economic, legal and social environment in the PRC, including the relative difficulty of protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in the PRC. The interpretation and application of current or proposed requirements and regulations may have an adverse effect on the Group’s business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, the ability to negotiate and implement specific business development projects in a timely and favorable manner may be impacted by political considerations unrelated to or beyond the control of the Group. Although the PRC government has been pursuing economic reform policies for over three decades, no assurance can be given that the PRC government will continue to pursue such policies or that such policies may not be significantly altered. Any change in PRC government policies and regulations affecting the education and testing service industry may have a negative impact on the Group’s operating results and financial condition.
For the years ended March 31, 2012, 2013 and 2014, RMB240.7 million, RMB246.9 million and RMB250.3 million, representing 68.4%, 67.3% and 65.1% of the Group’s net revenues, respectively, were generated from service fees from Chinese government controlled entities including governmental agencies, educational institutions and industry associations controlled by the PRC government. The demand for the Group’s products and services by these agencies, institutions and associations is affected by government budgetary cycles, funding availability and government policies. Funding reductions, reallocations or delays could adversely impact demand for the Group’s products and services or reduce the fees these customers are willing to pay for the Group’s products and services.
Net revenues from customers that individually exceeded 10% of the Group’s net revenues are as follows:
Accounts receivable, net from customers, that individually exceeded 10% of the Group’s accounts receivable, net are as follows:
Concentration of cash and cash equivalent balances held at financial institutions
Cash and cash equivalents balances include deposits in:
Management believes these financial institutions have high credit ratings. Cash and cash equivalents denominated in currencies other than functional currency are subject to foreign currency risk due to the appreciation or depreciation of the RMB under the current exchange rate regime in the PRC and HKSAR.
The entire disclosure for the general note to the financial statements for the reporting entity which may include business description and entities included in the consolidation, as well as disclosures relating to country risk, revenue concentration and concentration of cash balances.
No definition available.