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China MediaExpress Holdings, Inc. (CCME) Revises Its 2010 Net Income Guidance

FUJIAN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–China MediaExpress Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: CCME) (“CME” or “Company”), China’s largest television advertising operator on inter-city and airport express buses, today announced that based on the latest developments, including the expanded geographic coverage, increased number of inter-city buses, and higher margins from the airport express buses platform, it is revising its 2010 net income guidance.

The revised guidance calls for 2010 net income to be in the range of $82 million to $85 million (on a non-GAAP basis, exclusive of non-cash charges for (i) share based compensation in connection with grants under the Company’s share incentive plan expected to be adopted later in 2010 and (ii) deemed dividends on outstanding convertible preferred shares), compared to the initial 2010 net income guidance of $71 million to $75 million.

Jacky Lam, CME’s Chief Financial Officer stated, “Our revised 2010 net income guidance reflects the continued growth of our business from existing revenue sources, and excludes the impact of any possible acquisitions, additional new buses, new revenue streams and any new investments in other media projects in 2010.

“We expect to continue to benefit from China’s rapid increase in advertising spending – which is projected to remain one of the fastest growing advertising markets in the world – sustained economic growth, and increases in disposable income and domestic consumption. We plan to continue to grow our business organically and we are also actively looking for acquisition opportunities within our core business platform. Furthermore, we are working hard to finalize several new projects which we believe will further enhance CME’s shareholder value. We have sufficient resources to fund our business expansion plans, including internal growth initiatives as well as potential acquisitions.”

About CME

CME, through contractual arrangements with Fujian Fenzhong, an entity majority owned by CME’S former majority shareholder, operates the largest television advertising network on inter-city and airport express buses in China. While CME has no direct equity ownership in Fujian Fenzhong, through the contractual agreements CME receives the economic benefits of Fujian Fenzhong’s operations. Fujian Fenzhong generates revenue by selling advertisements on its network of television displays installed on over 22,700 express buses originating in fifteen of China’s most prosperous regions, including the four municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing and eleven economically prosperous regions, namely Guangdong, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Fujian, Sichuan, Hebei, Anhui, Hubei, Shandong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia which generate over half of China’s GDP.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this report may include, for example, statements about:

  • The Company’s goals and strategies;
  • The Company’s future prospects and market acceptance of its advertising network;
  • The Company’s future business development, financial condition and results of operations;
  • Projected changes in revenue, costs, expense items, profits, earnings, and other estimated financial information;
  • The Company’s ability to manage the growth of its existing advertising network on inter-city express buses and expansion to prospective advertising network on high speed railways;
  • Trends and competition in the out-of-home advertising media market in China;
  • Changes in general economic and business conditions in China; and
  • Chinese laws, regulation and policies, including those applicable to the advertising industry.
Monday, July 12th, 2010 Uncategorized
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