Educational development corp

Educational Development Corporation Announces Record Monthly Net Revenues and Active Sales Consultants in the Company’s UBAM Division

TULSA, Okla., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Educational Development Corporation (“EDC”, or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EDUC) (http://www.edcpub.com) reports that the Company has achieved record net revenues in March 2021 totaling approximately $19.1 million, an increase of $10.9 million, or 133%, over net revenues achieved in March 2020 of $8.2 million. The Company’s Usborne Books & More (UBAM) division achieved record net revenues in March 2021 totaling $17.9 million, an increase of $10.2 million, or 132%, over March 2020. The Company’s Publishing division achieved net revenues of $1.2 million, an increase of $0.7 million, or 140%, over March last year. The Company’s UBAM division finished March 2021 with approximately 56,400 active consultants.    

Per Randall White, Chief Executive Officer, “March 2021 represents our twelfth straight month of reporting record monthly net revenue growth over the comparable month of the prior year. And while this growth has been consistently repeating, our March 2021 sales growth is magnified against its prior period, which saw a 25% reduction of sales due to the negative impact of the pandemic.”

Mr. White continued, “Our UBAM division sales growth continues to be driven by our increased number of active sales consultants. Our active consultant sales force has grown from 29,400 in March 2020 to 56,400 at the end of March 2021. This growth of 27,000 active consultants represents a 92% increase in our sales force. It is this expanded consultant sales force that continues to drive our growth; with more consultants introducing our products to more customers, we continue to generate more orders and increased net revenues.”
           
Mr. White concluded, “In addition to our continued growth from UBAM, our Publishing division’s sales in the month of March exceeded $1.0 million for the first time in history. We continue to see growth as our retail customers build positive sales momentum and we look forward to our Publishing division continuing its recent success in increased sales.”

About Educational Development Corporation (EDC)

EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children. EDC is the exclusive United States trade co-publisher of the line of educational children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited (“Usborne”) and we also exclusively publish books through our ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher (“Kane Miller”); both international award-winning publishers of children’s books. EDC’s current catalog contains over 2,000 titles, with new additions semi-annually. Both Usborne and Kane Miller products are sold via 4,000 retail outlets and by independent consultants, who hold book showings in individual homes, book fairs with school and public libraries as well as sales over the internet.

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        Educational Development Corporation
        Randall White, (918) 622-4522

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