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VisionChina Media Inc. Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

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BEIJING, May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: VISN), one of China's largest out-of-home digital television advertising networks on mass transportation systems, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.

Key Quarterly Financial and Operating Data for the First Quarter of 2010

-- Total revenues were $23.4 million

-- Gross loss was $4.5 million

-- Operating loss was $12.5 million

-- Net loss attributable to VisionChina Media shareholders was

$11.6 million

-- Net loss attributable to VisionChina Media shareholders, excluding

share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets

(non-GAAP), was $8.1 million

-- Total broadcasting hours were 47,400 hours

-- Average advertising revenue per broadcasting hour was $472

-- Average of 5.01 advertising minutes sold per broadcasting hour

-- Completion of acquisition of Digital Media Group Co. Ltd. ("Digital

Media Group"), a leader in China's subway mobile television advertising

market, on January 2, 2010. The purchase price allocation was

preliminary as of March 31, 2010

Mr. Limin Li, VisionChina Media's chairman and chief executive officer, commented, "The first quarter of 2010 was challenging for VisionChina Media as we encountered a number of factors that negatively impacted our results. We are confident, however, that these challenges are largely behind us, and we are encouraged by the outlook for the second quarter of 2010. Large key clients have shifted spending back towards VisionChina Media thus far in the second quarter of this year. We continue to focus the sales force on large multinational advertisers as well as fully utilizing local client resources, and we are encouraged by new contracts from multinational brands as well as large global advertising agencies. By securing the leaders of the Chinese advertising industry as our customers, we will continue to drive long-term adoption of mobile TV advertising in China. We are also encouraged by strong momentum surrounding the Shanghai World Expo."

Scott Chen, VisionChina Media's chief financial officer, added, "As expected, our first quarter revenue was negatively impacted by three factors. First, an increase in the cost of advertising on traditional television led certain of our large advertisers to shift spending to traditional television during the Chinese New Year holiday. This trend has reversed in the second quarter and we have seen spending resume on our platform. Second, the six advertising agencies that the Company acquired in 2008 contributed less revenue. The contribution made by these acquired agencies in the first quarter is indicative of our expectations for the coming quarters. We expect to more effectively direct our sales strategy going forward as a result of quantifying the impact on revenue from historical earn-out payments. Third, the integration of our recent acquisition of Digital Media Group and the resulting price increases across its network have resulted in lower sales volume in the subway lines we acquired. However, we have maintained our pricing strategy and successfully increased effective pricing on the Digital Media Group subway lines. We are encouraged by the growing acceptance by advertisers of our pricing structure. In addition, the former shareholders and staff of Digital Media Group continue to assist us in leveraging our strong market presence in subway advertising. While these three factors impacted our first quarter results, we believe recent turnaround trends will continue to allow us to increase sales volume going forward."

First Quarter 2010 Results

VisionChina Media's total revenues were $23.4 million in the first quarter of 2010, a decrease of 14.2% from $27.3 million in the first quarter of 2009 and a decrease of 26.4% from $31.8 million in the last quarter of 2009. Total revenues in the first quarter of 2010 exceeded guidance previously provided by the Company.

Total broadcasting hours in the Company's network in the first quarter of 2010 increased significantly to 47,400 hours, compared to 32,737 hours in the first quarter of 2009 and 36,250 hours in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in broadcasting hours was largely due to the increased capacity gained through the Company's acquisition of Digital Media Group in the first quarter of 2010, as well as recent expansion of the Company's bus network in the city of Changsha.

Average advertising revenue per broadcasting hour was $472 in the first quarter of 2010, compared to $792 per broadcasting hour in the first quarter of 2009 and $796 in the fourth quarter of 2009. On average, the Company sold 5.01 advertising minutes per broadcasting hour in the first quarter of 2010, compared to 5.62 advertising minutes per broadcasting hour in the first quarter of 2009 and 6.93 advertising minutes per broadcasting hour in the fourth quarter of 2009. Both advertising revenue per broadcasting hour and advertising minutes sold per broadcasting hour were adversely affected by the significant increase in the Company's total broadcasting hours in the first quarter of 2010 resulting from the Company's acquisition of Digital Media Group in the first quarter of 2010. As a result, these operating metrics for the first quarter of 2010 may not be directly comparable to historical operating metrics.

During the first quarter of 2010, 419 advertisers purchased advertising time on the Company's advertising network either directly or through advertising agents, compared to 267 advertisers in the first quarter of 2009 and 354 advertisers in the fourth quarter of 2009. In the first quarter of 2010, the Company sold a total of 237,563 advertising minutes in its network compared to 184,045 minutes in the first quarter of 2009 and 215,210 minutes in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in advertising minutes sold in the first quarter of 2010 reflects an increase in the overall scale of the Company's network.

Media cost, the most significant component of advertising service costs, was $22.8 million in the first quarter of 2010, representing 81.8% of total advertising service costs, compared to $11.2 million, or 80.5% of total advertising service costs in the first quarter of 2009 and compared to $14.3 million, or 82.8% of total advertising service costs in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in media cost for the first quarter of 2010 was due to contract costs of Digital Media Group, which were inherited by the Company in the acquisition, as well as increases in media costs associated with the expansion of the Company's bus network, including contracts in the cities of Hangzhou, Changzhou and Changsha.

Gross loss in the first quarter of 2010 was $4.5 million, compared to gross profit of US$13.3 million in the first quarter of 2009 and $14.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Advertising service gross margin was negative 19.4% in the first quarter of 2010, compared to positive 48.7% in the first quarter of 2009 and 45.6% in the fourth quarter of 2009. The loss was primarily due to increased media costs as a result of the expansion of the Company's advertising network. The Company expects to return to positive gross margin in the second quarter of 2010.

Selling and marketing expenses were $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 13.6% from $5.3 million in the first quarter of 2009 and a decrease of 4.2% from $6.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Selling and marketing expenses represented 25.7% of the Company's advertising service revenues in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 19.4% in the first quarter of 2009 and 19.7% in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in selling and marketing expenses as a percentage of advertising service revenues was primarily due to a decrease in advertising service revenues in the first quarter of 2010.

General and administrative expenses were $2.0 million in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 34.7% from $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2009 and a decrease of 6.5% from $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The decrease in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter of 2009 was primarily attributable to higher third-party professional fees in the fourth quarter of 2009, incurred in connection with the Company's acquisition of Digital Media Group. However, as a result of diligent cost control efforts, the Company maintained selling and marketing and general and administrative expenses largely in line with the previous quarter on an absolute basis, despite the integration of Digital Media Group's operations.

Earnings from equity method investments amounted to $0.03 million in the first quarter of 2010, compared to a $0.4 million loss in the first quarter of 2009 and a $0.1 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Operating loss was $12.5 million in the first quarter of 2010, compared with operating profit of $6.1 million in the first quarter of 2009 and operating profit of $6.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The Company recorded net interest expenses of $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2010, compared to net interest income of $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2009 and $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in interest expenses was primarily attributable to short-term bank loans assumed from the acquisition of Digital Media Group and the Company entering into a long-term loan with a PRC financial institution. As a result of the net loss and deferred tax liabilities assumed from acquisitions, the Company recorded a tax benefit of $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2010.

Net loss attributable to VisionChina Media shareholders was $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2010. Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to VisionChina Media shareholders in the first quarter of 2010 was $0.14 and $0.14, respectively. Net loss attributable to VisionChina Media shareholders excluding share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets (non-GAAP) in the first quarter was $8.1 million.

As of March 31, 2010, the Company had 123,592 digital television displays in its network, compared to 89,299 as of December 31, 2009. The expansion in displays was primarily a result of the Company's acquisition of Digital Media Group.

As of March 31, 2010, the Company had 808 employees, compared to 553 employees as of December 31, 2009. The increase in employees was primarily as a result of the Company's acquisition of Digital Media Group.

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $89.1 million as of March 31, 2010, an increase of $20.3 million from $68.8 million as of December 31, 2009. The net increase was primarily due to the combined effect of the receipt of proceeds from the draw-down of a long-term bank loan, offset by the company's net operating and investing cash outflow during the first quarter of 2010. The Company's net cash used in operating activities was $2.2 million in the first quarter of 2010.

Depreciation and amortization in the first quarter of 2010 was $4.5 million and capital expenditures were $1.2 million.

Business Outlook

The Company estimates total revenues, which consist of advertising service revenues only, in the second quarter of 2010 to be no less than $29.5 million. Second quarter 2010 net loss excluding share based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets (non-GAAP) is expected to be no more than $6.8 million.

The Company bases these estimates on a foreign exchange rate of RMB6.8360 per US$1.00.

The Company noted that its guidance is based on its current network of 23 cities that, as of release date, have already been secured by contracts. If the Company's network expands to additional cities, either organically or through acquisitions, management's forecast would be affected.

Conference Call

VisionChina's management will hold an earnings conference call at 8:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time on May 10, 2010 (8:00 AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on May 11, 2010).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

U.S. Toll Free: +1-866-730-5766

Hong Kong: +852-3002-1672

International: +1-857-350-1590

Passcode for all regions: VisionChina Earnings Call

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following numbers until June 9, 2010.

U.S. Toll Free: +1-888-286-8010

International: +1-617-801-6888

Passcode: 18033867

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of VisionChina Media's website at http://www.visionchina.cn .

About VisionChina Media Inc.

VisionChina Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VISN) operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems, including buses and subways that reaches over 40 million viewers each day in China, according to CTR Market Research. As of March 31, 2010 VisionChina Media's advertising network included 123,592 digital television displays on mass transportation systems in 23 of China's economically prosperous cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. VisionChina Media has the ability to deliver real-time, location-specific broadcasting, including news, stock quotes, weather and traffic reports and other entertainment programming. For more information, please visit http://www.visionchina.cn .

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to VisionChina Media's consolidated financial results under GAAP, the Company also provides non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP net income, excluding non-cash share-based compensation and amortization of intangible assets. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with another method for assessing VisionChina Media's operating results in a manner that is focused on the performance of its ongoing operations. Readers are cautioned not to view non-GAAP results on a stand-alone basis or as a substitute for results under GAAP, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the performance of VisionChina Media's liquidity and when planning and forecasting future periods.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on its annual report on Form 20-F. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Mrs. Helen Plummer

Investor Relations Officer

VisionChina Media Inc.

Tel: +86-13911672124

Email: helen.plummer@visionchina.cn

Mr. Derek Mitchell

Ogilvy Financial, Beijing

Tel: +86-10-8520-6284

Email: derek.mitchell@ogilvy.com

In the United States:

Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen

Ogilvy Financial, New York

Tel: +1-646-460-9989

Email: jessica.cohen@ogilvypr.com

VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in U.S. dollars)

March December

31, 2010 31, 2009

ASSETS (Unaudited) (Unaudited)

Current Assets:

Cash and cash equivalents 89,129,219 68,834,087

Restricted cash 79,739,409 64,368,455

Accounts receivable, net 32,552,008 37,050,076

Amounts due from related parties 4,294,676 4,334,472

Prepaid expenses and other current

assets 14,452,638 10,049,007

Deferred tax assets 1,063,462 41,309

Total current assets 221,231,412 184,677,406

Non-current Assets:

Fixed assets, net 15,268,650 9,192,741

Investments under equity method 6,701,963 6,670,189

Other investments 2,660,617 2,660,189

Long-term prepayments and deposits 36,931,579 65,241,570

Intangible assets 99,486,621 11,455,972

Goodwill 215,267,001 109,017,669

Total non-current assets 376,316,431 204,238,330

TOTAL ASSETS 597,547,843 388,915,736

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current Liabilities:

Short-term bank loan 79,192,715 40,800,000

Accounts payable 9,786,927 2,311,224

Amounts due to related parties 1,252,255 213,029

Consideration payable 42,910,017 47,873,901

Income tax payable 1,342,511 2,411,156

Accrued expenses and other current

liabilities 10,170,244 9,326,208

Total current liabilities 144,654,669 102,935,518

Non-current Liabilities:

Long-term bank loan 58,512,895 731,294

Consideration payable 39,994,078 9,330,085

Deferred tax liabilities 24,549,845 2,503,125

Total non-current liabilities 123,056,818 12,564,504

Total liabilities 267,711,487 115,500,022

Equity:

Common shares 7,992 7,214

Common shares to be issued 85 --

Additional paid-in capital 260,301,617 192,362,565

Accumulated profits 58,505,851 70,112,299

Accumulated other comprehensive

income 10,582,580 10,499,278

Total VisionChina Media Inc.

shareholders' equity 329,398,125 272,981,356

Noncontrolling interest 438,231 434,358

Total equity 329,836,356 273,415,714

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 597,547,843 388,915,736

VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Amounts in thousand U.S. Dollars, except number of shares and per share data)

For three months ended

March December March

31, 2010 31, 2009 31, 2009

(Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)

Revenues:

Advertising service revenue 23,396 31,829 27,266

Total revenues 23,396 31,829 27,266

Cost of revenues:

Advertising service cost -27,939 -17,309 -13,978

Total cost of revenues -27,939 -17,309 -13,978

Gross (loss) profit -4,543 14,520 13,288

Operating expenses:

Selling and marketing -6,014 -6,278 -5,295

General and administrative -2,013 -2,154 -1,494

Total operating expenses -8,027 -8,432 -6,789

Government grant -- 293 --

Gain (loss) from equity method

investees 31 -96 -357

Operating profit (loss) -12,539 6,285 6,142

Interest income 556 383 755

Interest expense -1,363 -110 --

Other income 7 1 --

Net (loss) income before income taxes -13,339 6,559 6,897

Income tax benefits (expenses) 1,734 -957 -237

Net (loss) income -11,605 5,602 6,660

Net (income) loss attributable to

noncontrolling interest -1 30 49

Net (loss) income attributable to

VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders -11,606 5,632 6,709

Net (loss) income attributable to

VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders

per share:

Basic -0.14 0.08 0.09

Diluted -0.14 0.08 0.09

Shares used in computation of net

(loss) income attributable to

VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders

per share:

Basic 80,544,635 71,940,008 71,734,562

Diluted 81,325,320 73,024,531 72,808,512

Share-based compensation expenses

during the related periods

included in:

Cost of revenues -26 -33 -10

Selling and marketing expenses -154 -690 -1,005

General and administrative expenses -121 -166 -116

Total -301 -889 -1,131

Reconciliation from GAAP net (loss) income attributable to VisionChina

Media Inc. shareholders to Adjusted Non-GAAP net (loss) income

attributable to VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders:

Net (loss) income attributable to

VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders

(GAAP) -11,606 5,632 6,709

Add back share-based compensation

expenses during the related periods 301 889 1,131

Add back intangible assets

amortization expenses during the

related periods 3,251 691 690

Net (loss) income attributable to

VisionChina Media Inc. shareholders

(Non-GAAP) -8,054 7,212 8,530

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