BEIJING, April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX) ("GSX" or the "Company"), a leading online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring service provider in China, today firmly denied the false and ungrounded allegations raised in a report by Citron Research dated April 14, 2020. The Company strongly believes that the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misinterpretation of information.
Specifically, the Company has two K-12 live large course brands, Gaotu and Genshuixue, with Gaotu contributing more than a majority of the Company's net revenue from K-12 courses. The report falsefully equated the revenue from Genshuixue to the Company's entire revenue from K-12 courses, showing an apparent ignorance of the Company's business.
Notably, hours after initially issuing the report on April 14, Citron removed the portion of the report that included the data collection methodology which they used to support its core allegation, implying doubt of its own research methodology.
GSX will consider any necessary and appropriate course of action to protect the interest of the Company and all of its shareholders, as well as its students, instructors and other constituents. The Company endeavors to provide full and accurate disclosure to investors and to rebut any false claims that attempt to impair market confidence in GSX's business, operations and financial statements. GSX is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance, as well as transparent and timely disclosure in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Stock Exchange.
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GSX is a technology-driven education company and leading online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring service provider in China. GSX offers K-12 courses covering all primary and secondary grades as well as foreign language, professional and interest courses. GSX adopts an online live large-class format to deliver its courses, which the Company believes is the most effective and scalable model to disseminate scarce high-quality teaching resources to aspiring students in China. Big data analytics permeates each aspect of the Company's business and facilitates the application of the latest technology to improve teaching delivery, student learning experience, and operational efficiency.
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