BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and micro cap sectors, notes that based on recent moves announced by Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB – SIBE), the Company appears poised to transform the fast-growing education technology segment.
In a recently published article, analyst Rob Goldman commented, “By actively embracing new opportunities in digital technology, operations, and curriculum design, education leaders are seeking to re-define and substantially improve education efficacy and performance. This rapid evolution of the education sector is driven by academic leaders seeking more effective, low-cost solutions that fully leverage technology to create the best possible outcomes for students. Through its current and future operations and subsidiaries, Sibling Group sits at the apex of this huge market opportunity.”
SIBE has engaged in a targeted rollup strategy that provides the Company with maximum operating leverage and future proftiability. SIBE’s first acqusition, the Blended Schools Network (“BSN”), is an education company founded by Pennsylvania school superintendents seeking to provide high quality online learning to all K-12 students, including homebound students along with charter and homeschooled students.
Today, BSN currently serves 160+ school districts with over 300,000 course enrollments in the 2013/2014 school year. The BSN team has developed more than 200 online courses, 15,000 lessons, 12,000 videos and over 8,000 modules and has garnered an enviable reputation in the online education arena. Leveraging the success of the BSN offering, along with its $3M in annual revenues, SIBE plans to penetrate additional markets nationally and internationally through direct sales and joint marketing agreements.
SIBE recently announced its intention to acquire Urban Planet Mobile Media and Entertainment, Inc., the operator of the award-winning Urban Planet Mobile™ (“UPM”) education software platform. The transaction is expected to close by year-end. UPM is an education technology company distributing its proprietary content through mobile carrier networks. The innovative company boasts revenue generating programs in over 50 countries.
Management believes that UPM appears poised to deeply penetrate its target markets with low-cost, in-demand solutions delivered over the fastest growing media, mobile networks. At present, it is estimated that 1.6 billion people, largely living in emerging markets wish to learn English. However, with the associated high cost of classes and the limited number of available qualified teachers in general, this opportunity has not been historically affordable or available to the masses until now.
Today, UPM owns the largest digital library of English language courses that are available for use via the billions of mobile devices around the world. UPM creates and distributes its content for English language learners, and recently expanded into other areas such as literacy and mobile health. With mobile learning programs recognized for their social and global impact, UPM is currently working with more than 36 distributors and 30 mobile operators in over 50 countries worldwide. UPM’s platform delivers content to all devices (mobile, tablet, computer) via SMS, IVR/voice, ringtone, apps mobile web.
Going forward, the domestic success and deep online solutions library offered by BSN combined with the mobile education platform offered by UPM abroad may represent meaningful cross-sale and cross-solution opportunities and broad market penetration for SIBE. As a result, 2015 appears to be shaping up as a banner year for the Company as more complementary firms join the SIBE family.
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About Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.:
Sibling Group Holdings Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), provides benchmark quality online curriculum for the K-12 marketplace, complete hosted course authoring tools, professional development for teachers and a learning management system (LMS) environment. Sibling Group Holdings is focused on pursuing market expansion and new product development to meet the global trend towards leveraging educational technology to improve student performance.
For more information, visit www.siblinggroup.com
Goldman Small Cap Research
Rob Goldman, Analyst
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