Zhaopin (ZPIN) Tops Q4 EPS by 8c; Updates on Non-Binding Proposal Status
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Zhaopin (NYSE: ZPIN) reported Q4 EPS of $0.24, $0.08 better than the analyst estimate of $0.16. Revenue for the quarter came in at $61.1 million versus the consensus estimate of $57.35 million.
Status of Preliminary Non-Binding Proposal
On January 19, 2016, the Company announced that its board of directors (the "Board") had received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated January 19, 2016, from CDH V Management Company Limited and Shanghai Goliath Investment Management L.P. , proposing to acquire all outstanding ordinary shares in Zhaopin not owned by Zhaopin's controlling shareholder, SEEK International Investments Pty Ltd, for US$17.50 in cash per ADS, or US$8.75 per ordinary share of the Company, in a going-private transaction.
On February 1, 2016, the Board formed a special committee (the "Special Committee") consisting of two independent and disinterested directors, Mr. Alex Chit Ho and Mr. Peter Andrew Schloss, to consider the January 19 going-private proposal.
On March 2, 2016, the Company announced that the Special Committee had retained Duff & Phelps, LLC as its independent financial advisor and Fenwick & West LLP as its U.S. legal counsel to assist it in this process.
On May 5, 2016, the Company announced that the Board had received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated May 5, 2016, from Mr. Evan Sheng Guo, director and chief executive officer of the Company, Mr. Ge Wang, vice president of the Company, Mr. Weigang Wang, vice president of the Company, Mr. Luyang Tang, vice president of the Company, Mr. Tianruo Pu, chief financial officer of the Company, and Sequoia China Investment Management LLP (together, the "Management Buyer Group"), proposing to acquire all outstanding ordinary shares in Zhaopin not owned by the Management Buyer Group for US$17.75 in cash per ADS, or US$8.875 per ordinary share of the Company, in a going-private transaction. The Special Committee will also consider this going-private proposal in due course.
Due to the potential pending transaction, Zhaopin will not be providing an outlook statement.
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