NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CADC) ("China ACM" or the "Company"), a provider of ready-mix concrete and related technical services in China, on February 13, 2015, reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, i.e., the second quarter of the fiscal year 2015.
Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Highlights
- Revenue increased 49% year over year to $17.6 million
- Net loss of $2.9 million or EPS of - $1.48
- $27.0 million in working capital at December 31, 2014
Mr. Xianfu Han, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China ACM, commented, "In the past quarter, the government of China hosted the APEC meeting in Beijing. To mitigate the adverse pollutions, the government ordered suspensions of industrial production in Beijing and vicinity area, larger, wider, and longer than expected. Such suspensions had adversely affected certain industries and companies. Our company got affected as well for the quarter. However, for the rest of the year, we will continue our efforts to increase our client base and improve the collection of account receivables. In the ongoing third quarter, we are committed to sweat to stop loss and bring our business back to the normal track. We target to turn around as soon as possible and are cautiously optimistic to break even for the whole fiscal year as we had planned."
Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results
Revenue. For the three months ended December 31, 2014, we incurred total revenue of approximately $17.6 million compared to approximately $11.8 million during the three months ended December 31, 2013, an increase of approximately $5.8 million or 49%. Such increase is due to our sales generated from the concrete division for the three months ended December 31, 2014. Our concrete sales revenue was approximately $17.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, an increase of approximately $6.3 million, or 55% compared to the three months ended December 31, 2013. The increase was principally due to the commencement of operation of our manufacturing plant in the suburban area of Beijing in early 2014. In addition, after the suspension caused by the China International Garden Expo and a temporary suspension order imposed by the Beijing government for industrial activities in the area, operations at one of our concrete producing plants recommenced in the first calendar quarter of 2014 and regained capacity, which contributed to the increase in revenue.
Cost of Revenue. For the three months ended December 31, 2014, we incurred total cost of revenue of approximately $16.1 million compared to approximately $10.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, an increase of approximately $5.7 million, or 56%. The increase in cost of revenue was primarily due to the increase in production from our concrete plants in the Beijing area and the increase in material price compared to the three months ended December 31, 2013.
Gross Profit. Total gross profit was approximately $1.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to approximately $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. Our gross profit for sale of concrete was approximately $1.6 million, or 9% of revenue, for the three months ended December 31, 2014, compared to approximately $1.4 million, or 13% of revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2013, an increase of approximately $0.1 million. The increase in gross profit for concrete sales for the three months ended December 31, 2014, compared with the three months ended December 31, 2013, was primarily due to increased production volume, partially offset by the increased material prices.
Provision for doubtful accounts. We incurred provision for doubtful accounts of $1.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, a decrease of approximately $3.6 million, as compared to $5.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The allowance for doubtful accounts decreased to approximately $31.1 million at December 31, 2014, as compared to approximately $31.7 million at June 30, 2014.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses. We incurred selling, general and administrative expenses of approximately $2.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, an increase of approximately $0.2 million, or 6%, as compared to approximately $2.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The increase of $0.2 million was a result of the increase in stock-based compensation.
Research and development expenses. Research and development expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $0.3 million, an increase of approximately $0.1 million, or 41%, as compared to approximately $0.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The Company's research and development expenditure was maintained at a certain percentage of revenue and adjusted by outside consultants on certain projects based on economic outlook, plus discretionary spending on projects that helped to improve our competitive advantage.
Net Loss. We recognized net loss of approximately $2.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2014, as compared to net loss of approximately $5.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, a decrease of $2.8 million. Such decrease in net loss was the result of the combination of the changes as discussed above.
Balance Sheet Overview
China ACM had working capital of $27.0 million at December 31, 2014, including $3.3 million in cash and equivalents, $11.2 million in restricted cash, $2.3 million in short term investment, $51.6 million in net accounts receivable, $46.7 million in prepayments, $4.7 million in other receivables and $98.1 million in total liabilities. Shareholders' equity was $40.5 million compared with $40.4 million at June 30, 2014.
The total number of shares outstanding as of December 31, 2014 was approximately 1.9 million.
Third Quarter and Full Year Guidance of Fiscal Year 2015
For the third quarter ended on March 31,2015, we expect to earn revenue of between $10 million and $11 million, net income of between $1 million and $1.5 million, and EPS of between $0.48 and $0.71 based on fully diluted shares of 2.1 million as of February 15, 2015.
For the full fiscal year ended on June 30, 2015, we expect to earn revenue of between $70 million and $75 million, net income of between $1 million and $2 million, and EPS of between $0.48 and $0.95 based on fully diluted shares of 2.1 million as of February 15, 2015.
The company will host a conference call with a live webcast and a full Q&A session on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to discuss financial results for the second quarter of the 2015 Fiscal Year.
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About China ACM
China ACM is a producer of advanced, certified eco-friendly ready-mix concrete (RMC) and provider of related technical services for large scale, and other complex infrastructure projects. Leveraging its proprietary technology and value-add engineering services model, the Company has won work on many high profile projects including the 30,000 km China HSR expansion, the Olympic Stadium Bird's Nest, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing International Airport, National Centre for Performing Arts, CCTV Headquarters, Beijing Yintai Building and U.S. and French embassies in China. More information about the Company is available at www.china-acm.com, the Company routinely updates information in its website.
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature, including statements regarding the Company's competitive position and product and service offerings. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this press release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ significantly from such estimates. The risks include, but are not limited to, the degree of market adoption of the Company's product and service offerings; market competition; dependence on strategic partners; and the Company's ability to manage its business effectively in a rapidly evolving market. Certain of these and other risks are set forth in more detail in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in China ACM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. China ACM does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.
|CHINA ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|December 31,||June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 3,349,793||$ 15,431,110|
|Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $31,120,660 and $31,667,803, as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively||51,649,075||49,367,452|
|Short term investment||2,304,506||14,716,023|
|Prepayments and advances||46,713,112||35,699,065|
|Deferred stock-based compensation||431,852||--|
|Deferred tax assets||2,572,587||2,585,902|
|Total current assets||125,167,348||136,896,675|
|PROPERTY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net||11,200,430||12,878,263|
|ADVANCES ON EQUIPMENT PURCHASES, net||2,266,614||2,855,937|
|Total assets||$ 138,634,392||$ 152,630,875|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Short term loans, banks and bank guarantees||$ 38,885,300||$ 54,396,713|
|Short term loans - other||--||3,250,000|
|Other payables - shareholders||93,868||925,385|
|Capital lease obligations - current||5,324,932||4,659,756|
|Total current liabilities||98,130,824||111,049,367|
|Capital lease obligations - non current||--||1,177,586|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 74,000,000 shares authorized, 2,080,799 and 1,486,871 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, respectively||2,081||1,487|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||10,311,892||10,155,478|
|Total shareholders' equity||40,503,568||40,403,922|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$ 138,634,392||$ 152,630,875|
|CHINA ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS|
|For the three months ended||For the six months ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Sales of concrete||17,638,416||11,374,306||38,539,106||21,095,423|
|COST OF REVENUE|
|Total cost of revenue||16,051,481||10,320,700||35,380,321||19,346,598|
|PROVISION FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS||(1,427,942)||(5,055,600)||(399,969)||(8,105,021)|
|SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES||(2,899,501)||(2,735,275)||(5,566,805)||(5,645,900)|
|RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES||(348,881)||(247,563)||(849,048)||(451,562)|
|LOSS REALIZED FROM DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT||(584)||(4,222)||(81,316)||(1,373,683)|
|LOSS FROM OPERATIONS||(3,089,394)||(6,535,028)||(3,424,711)||(12,931,012)|
|OTHER (EXPENSE) INCOME, NET|
|Non-operating (expense) income, net||(178,023)||(59,312)||(296,787)||72,934|
|TOTAL OTHER INCOME, NET||196,392||836,239||953,283||1,396,839|
|LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||(2,893,002)||(5,698,789)||(2,471,428)||(11,534,173)|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||(9,649)||--||(346,313)||--|
|NET LOSS||$ (2,902,651)||$ (5,698,789)||$ (2,817,741)||$ (11,534,173)|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||81,965||271,556||156,414||710,564|
|COMPREHENSIVE LOSS||$ (2,820,686)||$ (5,427,233)||$ (2,661,327)||$ (10,823,609)|
|LOSS PER COMMON SHARE|
|Weighted average number of shares:|
|Loss per share:|
|Basic||$ (1.60)||$ (3.83)||$ (1.66)||$ (7.76)|
|Diluted||$ (1.48)||$ (3.83)||$ (1.57)||$ (7.76)|
|CHINA ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the six months ended|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Net loss||$ (2,817,741)||$ (11,534,173)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash (used in) provided by operating activities:|
|Stock-based compensation expense||201,560||--|
|Deferred tax provision||16,487||--|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||399,969||8,105,021|
|Loss realized from disposal of property, plant and equipment||81,316||1,373,683|
|Imputed interest on other receivable from termination of leases||--||(442,295)|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities|
|Accounts and notes receivable||(1,558,668)||5,720,891|
|Other receivable from termination of lease||--||11,063,600|
|Prepayments and advances||(11,020,554)||(2,425,283)|
|Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities||(19,577,800)||9,418,204|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Redemption (acquisition) of short-term investments, net||12,421,990||(19,579,595)|
|Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment||--||399,600|
|Purchase of property, plant and equipment||(39,406)||(263,360)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities||12,382,584||(19,443,355)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from short term loans and bank guarantees||31,544,400||38,559,900|
|Payments of short term loans and bank guarantees||(47,113,187)||(35,175,740)|
|Proceeds from short term loans - shareholders||--||2,928,600|
|Proceeds from short term loans - other||--||325,400|
|Payments of short term loan - other||(3,252,000)||--|
|Proceeds from notes payable||20,568,900||8,135,000|
|Payments of notes payable||(9,756,000)||--|
|Payable to shareholder||128,492||86,736|
|Principal payments on capital lease obligations||(519,275)||(1,197,898)|
|Proceeds from issuance of common stock||1,167,552||--|
|Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities||(5,003,521)||8,394,367|
|EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE IN CASH||117,420||40,079|
|NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(12,081,317)||(1,590,705)|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period||15,431,110||3,949,939|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period||$ 3,349,793||$ 2,359,234|
CONTACT: China ACM Investor Relations Phone: +86-10-82525361 E-mail: IR@china-acm.com