Recently, Guanghua Education (838468), a new early childhood education company listed on the New Third Board, has been exposed to long-term arrears of employee salaries and cut off social security; its nine directly-managed campuses under the brand Smart Tree Early Childhood Education have also ceased operations since the end of 2018. By November of this year, all nine campuses of Clever Tree were closed, and some parents had nowhere to recover the class time.
Guanghua Education is fully known as Seven-Color Guanghua (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd., which has 5 wholly-owned subsidiaries and two wholly-owned Sun companies (collectively referred to as "Seven-Color Guanghua"). , Childcare and other fields.
As a new third-board company, Qise Guanghua has successively received tens of millions of capital increase from Kaixing Capital and Zhongtai Huaxin after its listing. Employees revealed that Qise Guanghua then began to expand blindly. From the end of last year, major problems have emerged in the company's core franchise business as well as the overall operation.
In the publicly disclosed financial report, Qise Guanghua is still profitable every year, and achieved a net profit of 8.95 million yuan in the first half of 2019. However, in November of this year, Qise Guanghua's headquarters was cleared by the real estate company due to arrears in rent.
Seven Colors Guanghua's early childhood education brand Smart Tree
Li Si, director and principal of Seven-Color Guanghua, explained to reporters that the situation this year is indeed "very bad," and that Seven-Color Guanghua has attracted investment, adjusted some accounting methods of taxation, and made the financial data "look better." As for the demands of employees and parents, Li Yan said that at this stage, the most important thing is to ensure the operation of the nation's allies and strive for "survival" first.
Employees were paid arrears to pay social security, nine directly operated schools closed
Zhang Jiajia (pseudonym), an employee who left last month, told reporters that since the beginning of May this year, Seven Color Guanghua has intermittently owed her wages. It often takes several urgings before she can get a temporary salary of one or two thousand yuan.
Zhang Jiajia's experience is not a case in Qi Se Guang Hua. According to her narrative, as early as February of this year, a large number of employees of Qise Guanghua were delinquent. "Some can't sustain it, and they can only be forced to leave."
The employees who insist on staying, hope that the company can improve the situation after receiving the capital increase. "As a new third board company, it originally had a good foundation, and we also hope that it is done well. Many investment companies have come to the company every day before. Someone really came to understand the inspection. (The boss) said this today The company will definitely be able to vote. That company tomorrow will give us countless hopes of magnification. "Zhang Jiajia said.
However, Qise Guanghua failed to obtain blood transfusion from external capital, and the situation of employees became worse and worse. "In September, our social security was paid off. At that time, nearly 40 employees were collectively 'insurgent'." Zhang Jiajia said that the company issued social security in September under pressure, but it was no longer issued in subsequent months. In November, a large number of Seven-Color Guanghua employees were demobilized.
An employee who resigned in March this year, Chen Liangbin (pseudonym), said he had more than 20,000 wages unpaid at the time of his departure. Now, in December, more than 10,000 arrears of wages remain.
Former employees who want to get paid find it increasingly difficult to get in touch with Li Si, owner of Seven-Color Guanghua. "If you do not answer the phone, WeChat will not reply." It is understood that a group of employees have applied to the court for collective arbitration.
On November 14, the headquarters of Qise Guanghua was posted three notices by Beijing Huazhijie Real Estate for rent arrears. Huazhijie Real Estate stated in three notices that Beijing Smart Tree Technology Development Co., Ltd., which is owned by Seven Colors Guanghua, Seven Colors Guanghua (Beijing) Educational Technology Co., Ltd., and Heka (Beijing) International Cultural Development Co., Ltd. are all in On May 16th, a lease agreement was signed with Huazhijie Real Estate. The three subsidiaries owed rents in the second quarter of 53,640 yuan, 55,746 yuan, and 49,311 yuan (originally due on July 20). Hua Zhijie Real Estate could not get in touch with the person in charge of Party B, so he unilaterally terminated the contract and cleared the house to recover the house.
On December 26, the reporter came to the headquarters of Seven-color Guanghuayuan, and its gate was locked.
In addition to the notice, Seven-color Guanghua headquarters also posted two “Credit Advance Notices” in front of the China Merchants Bank Beijing Branch. The payment date was December 6. China Merchants Bank said that it issued a 4 million yuan loan to Seven-color Guanghua on January 24, 2019, and the loan will expire on December 10. China Merchants Bank required Qise Guanghua to perform the joint guarantee responsibility immediately after receiving the notice, and return all the principal and corresponding interest, penalty interest, liquidated damages and other expenses.
"The Dazhong Temple store is the latest to close, and we didn't know it at the beginning." Chen Lei (a pseudonym), the parent of the smart tree Dazhong Temple store, said that on November 1, she was notified that all the staff of the Dazhong Temple store went out for training 10 days, closed from November 4th until the resumption of classes on November 14th. But on November 19, Chen Lei found that the shop was closed.
A teacher at Smart Tree Daxing Changyingtianjie Store said that Changyingtianjie Store had closed at the end of 2018 and was evacuated in November. According to several employees of Smart Tree and the parents of the Dazhong Temple Store, Smart Tree's nine directly-managed campuses in Beijing have been closed one after another, and thousands of parents have been affected.
Chen Lei's “School School Campus Sales Schedule in October” obtained by Li Ye showed that the Smart School Campus has sold 38,885 yuan in class fees in October, with 4,350 class hours remaining. 628567 yuan. The reporters contacted several parents of the Great Bell Temple Store, and the unsold class hours cost nearly 10,000 yuan.
Employees claim blind expansion after listing
Qise Guanghua was established in July 2004. Han Songping (a pseudonym), a former employee who has worked in Qise Guanghua for nearly ten years, told reporters that the company's operating conditions before the listing were very good. "Since 2010, it has been in a rising phase. The original business idea was to be steady and firm. I really wanted to build a smart brand."
In August 2016, Seven-Color Guanghua (838468) was listed on the New Third Board. According to public information, in 2014 and 2015, Seven-Color Guanghua's operating income was 14.84 million yuan and 37.44 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 152.29%; net profit was 440,000 yuan and 6.32 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 1336.36%.
At the time, the public transfer instructions showed that Seven Color Guanghua established 4 direct-operated teaching bases in Beijing; launched teaching cooperation with more than 200 kindergartens and educational institutions in Beijing; and established large and medium-sized early education centers and art centers in 30 provinces across the country. Waiting for more than 400.
After successfully landing on the New Third Board, Qise Guanghua began to introduce capitalization operations. In July 2016, Qise Guanghua obtained strategic investment from Kaixing Capital; in May 2017, Qise Guanghua received another 15 million yuan of private placement from Zhongtai Huaxin, with a valuation of 229 million yuan.
"The blind expansion has begun one after another, and the number of direct-operated stores has grown to 9. The Fangzhuang Growth Center has more than 1,000 flat stores, which does not have continuous profitability. It is almost a negative profit and blindly recruits people to expand." Han Songping said, " Most of the money from initial investment, franchise or school district investment is spent on marketing expansion. "
An original teaching and research teacher from Seven-Color Guanghua said that after he was recruited into the company in 2017, he planned to do a good teaching and research project, but in fact the company's funds were not used for teaching and research. "It feels like it's for the management."
In the years after listing, Seven-Color Guanghua's financial reports showed that they were all profitable. In 2017, Seven-Color Guanghua's revenue was 113 million yuan, an increase of 56.04% year-on-year; the net profit attributable to shareholders of the listed company was 16,641,000 yuan, an increase of 34.74% year-on-year. In 2018, it realized revenue of 98.65 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 12.95%, and net profit of 17.5481 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.65%.
According to the 2018 annual report, after development, Seven Color Guanghua has 5 subsidiaries and 2 wholly-owned holding Sun companies, namely Beijing Smart Tree Technology Development Co., Ltd., Beijing Seven Color Guanghua Training School, and Heka International Cultural Development Co., Ltd. Company, Yizhimeng (Tianjin) Internet Information Service Co., Ltd., Holgos Yizhimeng Education Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing Bohang Education Consulting Co., Ltd., Holgos Smart Tree Education Technology Co., Ltd.
Han Songping told reporters that from 2016 to 2018, seven-color Guanghua franchisees can increase hundreds each year. Seven-color Guanghua official website promotional materials also show that in 2019 its number of franchisees has reached 900.
However, Zhang Jiajia said that Qise Guanghua has many problems with the management services of franchisees. "In August 2018, the franchisees have not sent all the books to the people, and there are still teaching aids that have been bumped or cracked, and the franchisees are extremely unwilling. The amount owed to the teaching aid makers should now be more than 1 million. . "
Several former employees revealed that many allies have long ceased to cooperate with Seven-Color Guanghua. "Some are closed, some contracts are not renewed, and some do not pay management fees. I don't know how many are alive, it is estimated that there are only two or three hundred." Zhang Jiajia said.
Smart Tree moved to new site "makeover", founder responded
Tianyan information showed that on December 4, Qise Guanghua moved away from the three subsidiaries of the headquarters of Dazhong Temple. Because the registered residence or business place could not be contacted, it was included in the list of abnormal business operations by the Haidian District Market Supervision Administration.
On December 24, Smart Tree, a brand of Seven Color Guanghua, issued a house relocation announcement, saying that Smart Tree had been relocated to the Beijing International Trade Business District in October this year.
The reporter found that Smart Tree newly registered Beijing Smart Tree Beibei Educational Technology Co., Ltd. on November 19, 2019. The major shareholder holding 80% of the shares is named Wang Zijun and invested 800,000 yuan; another shareholder holding 20% of the shares Chen He, a supervisor, invested 200,000 yuan. At the same time, the company profile on Smart Tree's official website has also changed. Several former employees questioned that the move was suspected of "avoiding arrears of wages and getting rid of shells."
According to the description of Smart Smart New official website, Beijing Smart Smart Beibei Educational Technology Co., Ltd. is a multi-integrated education service provider for early education + early childhood rescue. The business content covers children's enlightenment, culture, and arts; product projects involve curriculum development, supporting teaching, children's system evaluation, garden intelligent management, and teaching platform interaction, and provide various types of education and training institutions with a -site brand output, site selection Standardization services such as decoration, talent training and management operations.
Beijing Smart Tree's business includes early education, early childhood education, dance and creative arts. It has established an education industry chain with a complete teaching platform, a scientific teaching system, prominent educational advantages and rich profit models. .
Zhang Jiajia told reporters that when Seise Guanghua dismissed a large number of employees in November, no arrangements were left; most of the employees at the new China World Trade Center were employees who had previously been associated with franchisees, such as customer service, operations, and sales. "If you have customer resources in hand and you can charge management fees, you still have a part."
On the evening of December 27, the reporter contacted Li Zheng, the person in charge of Seven-color Guanghua. Li Yan responded, "The overall situation this year has been very bad. It is mainly banks and some loans. There is about 30 million repayment pressure, which affects the status of the overall staff."
According to the semi-annual report released by Qise Guanghua on August 30, 2019, Qise Guanghua achieved revenue of 45.75 million yuan during the reporting period from January 1 to June 30, 2019, a decrease of 6.53% year-on-year; Net profit decreased by 2.08% year-on-year.
In this regard, Li Min explained that the disclosed financial statements for the first half of the year were unpaid and unaudited. "Some things will be bad after auditing and after taxes. We were also fighting for investment at the time, so we wanted to make the financial data look better, and some taxes allowed the accountants to adjust their bookkeeping methods, but overall, this year's pressure It's really big. "
Li Yan said she did not want to disclose too much specific content. "Qisei Guanghua is a 15-year enterprise and there are many stores across the country. I also hope that it can survive. If it can survive, there will be hope for employees and parents to explain. If there is such a condition, I certainly hope so." For Aspirations of employees and parents, Li Yan said that at this stage, "guaranteeing the operation of national alliances is the most important."
As of press time, the stocks of Seven-color Guanghua are still trading at 0.77 yuan per share, with a total market value of 35.378 million yuan.
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