Tianli Agritech Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

              Tianli Agritech Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results  Company generated $4.7 million in cash from operations YTD2012  PR Newswire  WUHAN CITY, China, Nov. 12, 2012  WUHAN CITY, China, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ:OINK - News), a leading producer of breeder and market hogs headquartered in Wuhan City, China, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.  Third Quarter 2012  Summarized Third quarter 2012 Results (Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)                                              Q3 2012        Q3 2011      +/- Sales                                        $6.6 million   $8.1 million -19% Gross Profit                                 $0.6 million   $3.6 million -83% Selling, General and Administrative Expenses $1.6 million   $0.6 million +166% Net Income                                   ($1.1 million) $2.9 million -138% EPS                                          ($0.10)        $0.29        -134%  Sales for the third quarter of 2012 fell 19% to $6.6 million primarily due to the drop in prices for market hogs and a reduction in the number of breeder hogs sold in the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the same period a year ago. The Company sold a combined total of 29,702 breeder and market hogs in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 25,519 hogs in the comparable period in 2011.  As a result of increased competition from exporters to China and softer demand from hog farms in China, sales of Tianli breeder hogs declined 26% in the third quarter of 2012. In terms of the number of breeders sold, Tianli sold 6,405 breeder hogs in the third quarter of 2012, down 11% from 7,169 breeder hogs sold in the same period last year. The average sales price for breeder hogs was $289, down 17% from the third quarter of 2011. Breeder hog revenues in the three months ended September 30, 2012 comprised 28% of revenues for the quarter.  Tianli sold approximately 27% more market hogs in the third quarter of 2012 than it did in the same period of 2011, though the average price per market hog decreased by 33% as a result of both lower market prices and the Company's decision to sell hogs at a younger age when they weigh less than they would at full maturity. As a result, sales revenue attributable to market hogs fell by approximately 16%. The primary reason for the reduction in the prices for market hogs in this quarter compared to 2011 was the competition from imported pork, which sell for less than domestic pork.  Sales by Products  (Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)                Q3 2012   Q3 2011 Products      No.ofHogs     Sales         No.ofHogs     Sales               Sold            Revenues      Sold            Revenues                                                             Breeder Hogs  6,405                         7,169                               $1.8 million                  $2.5 million                                                             Market Hogs   23,297                        18,350                               $4.7 million                  $5.6 million                                                             Total         29,702                        25,519                               $6.6 million                  $8.1 million  Gross profit in the third quarter was $0.6 million, an 83% decrease from the same period last year. Gross margin was 9.5% in the third quarter of 2012 compared to 42% in the third quarter of 2011. The decline in gross margin is a result of lower sales prices and significantly higher feed costs. Gross margin for breeder and market hogs was 32% and 1%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2012.  Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses were $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2012, an increase of approximately $1.0 million from $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. The primary cause of the year-over-year increase in SG&A expenses was $1.1 million of non-cash stock-based compensation paid to the Company's sales and marketing agents and employees related to black hog sales.  Tianli generated an operating loss of $1.1 million in the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to operating income of $2.9 million in the same period a year ago.  Net income from continuing operations for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was a loss of $1.1 million, down 139% from the same period last year. EPS per fully diluted share were ($0.10) compared to $0.29 for the comparable quarter last year. The weighted average number of shares outstanding was approximately 11.0 million and 10.1 million for the 2012 and 2011 periods, respectively.  "We are managing our business for the long term and are prepared to weather short term competitive forces," began Tianli's Chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Hanying Li. "Despite very challenging market conditions for breeder and market hogs in China currently, we are generating positive cash flows from operations. Our ability to quickly turn our hog inventory into cash, along with our investments in our Black Hog program, differentiates Tianli from other hog operators. We remain focused on maintaining a solid financial position in order to capitalize on the ongoing industry consolidation."  Year-to-Date 2012  Summarized Year to Date 2012 Results (Dollar Figures Rounded – Percentages based on Actual Results)                                            YTD 2012       YTD 2011       +/- Sales                                      $19.7 million  $21.7 million  -9% Gross Profit                               $ 2.7 million $ 9.3 million -71% Selling, General and Administrative        $ 2.7 million $ 2.1 million +31% Expenses Net Income*                                ($0.1 million) $ 7.2 million -102% EPS*                                       ($0.01)        $0.71          -101% *Net income and EPS from continuing operations  Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $19.7 million, down 9% from $21.7 million in the same period a year ago. Tianli sold 84,831 hogs in the first nine months of 2012 compared to 76,128 hogs sold in the corresponding period in 2011, an increase of 11%. Sales of breeder hogs and market hogs were $6 million and $13.7 million in the first nine months of 2012, down 23% and 2%, respectively, from the corresponding period a year ago.  Gross profit decreased 71% to $2.7 million, representing a gross margin of 14%.  Operating expenses were $2.7 million, up $0.7 million from $2.0 million in the first nine months of 2011. The Company had operating income of approximately $0.04 million compared to operating income of $7.2 million in the same period a year ago.  Net income from continuing operations for the nine months was a loss of $0.1 million compared to net income of $7.2 million in the year to date period in 2011. EPS for the first nine months of 2012 was ($0.01) based on 10.4 million weighted average shares outstanding.  Financial Position  As of September 30, 2012, the Company had $7.5 million in cash, compared to $6.5 million as of December 31, 2011. Working capital was $8.9 million, down from $12.0 million as of December 31, 2011. Because the Company conducts its hog sales on cash on delivery basis, it has low levels of accounts receivable outstanding, which totaled $0.2 million at September 30, 2012. Inventories were $9.6 million, unchanged from the end of 2011.  Tianli generated approximately $4.7 million of cash from operating activities and spent $5.4 million on capital expenditures and breeding stock during the first nine months of 2012, primarily to support its Enshi Black Hog program. It is envisioned that Tianli will fund construction of up to 800 program farms by the end of this year, of which over 497 program farms have been completed and put into use as of September 30, 2012.  Business Updates  The Company began selling Black Hogs raised through the first 75 farms it has partnered with in Enshi during the second quarter of 2011. Through the third quarter of the year the Company has sold approximately 1,590 Black hogs to processors in the province who in turn sold Tianli's high-quality Black Hog meat at retail locations.The Company has also begun conversations with two major food retailers in northern China where its sales agents in an effort to secure retail placements.The average sales price per Black Hog is approximately 1,600 RMB, or 10% higher than the current market price for standard market hogs in China.  In March 2012, Tianli commenced construction of a 3,210 square meter feed facility located in Laifeng County, Enshi Area. Through the end of the second quarter, it has completed construction of the office building, warehouse and barns. Construction of the facility has been completed and the Company is awaiting receipt of appropriate certifications which will allow the facility to commence operations. The new feed facility can support 100,000 hogs.  About Tianli Agritech, Inc.  Tianli Agritech, Inc. is in the business of breeding, raising and selling hogs in the People's Republic of China. The company is focused on growing high quality hogs for sale for breeding and meat purposes. The company conducts genetic, breeding and nutrition research to steadily improve its production capabilities.  Forward-Looking Statements  This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, product and service demand and acceptance, changes in technology, economic conditions, the impact of competition and pricing, government regulation, and other risks contained in reports filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, and whether made by or on behalf of the company, are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements and any other cautionary statements which may accompany the forward-looking statements. In addition, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.  For more information, please contact:  Company – US  Tianli Agritech, Inc.  Mr. Simon Guo Vice President and US Representative Phone: +1-347-343-0580 Email: simon@tianli-china.com Web: http://www.tianli-china.com  Company – CHINA  Tianli Agritech, Inc. Ms. Joyce Shen Administrative Secretary Phone: 86-27-82740726 x 895 Email: ir@tianli-china.com Web: http://www.tianli-china.com  Investor Relations Mr. John Mattio MZ Group, SVP Phone: (212) 730-7130 Email: john.mattio@mzgroup.us Web: http://www.mzgroup.com    TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS)                                         September 30, 2012   December 31, 2011                                         (Unaudited) ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and cash equivalents             $ 7,541,510          $ 6,507,742 Accounts receivable                     187,316              126,866 Inventories                             9,584,881            9,578,040 Advances to suppliers                   30,305               - Prepaid expenses                        275,926              164,664 Restricted cash                         39,563               - Loan to An Puluo                        -                    1,101,582 Other receivables, net                  250,780              154,775 Assets - discontinued operations        -                    1,402,842 Total Current Assets                    17,910,281           19,036,511 Long-term prepaid expenses              1,704,648            1,818,399 Plant and equipment, net                21,921,400           17,676,999 Construction in progress                2,616,700            3,126,317 Biological assets, net                  4,652,790            3,886,580 Land use rights, net                    1,493,989            1,522,709 Total Assets                          $ 50,299,808         $ 47,067,515 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Short-term loans                      $ 6,330,116          $ 4,721,064 Accounts payable and accrued            148,497              172,541 liabilities Due to An Puluo                         -                    35,951 Other payables                          2,409,151            781,037 Due to related party                    125,574              120,326 Liabilities - discontinued operations   -                    1,198,544 Total Liabilities                       9,013,338            7,029,463 Stockholders' Equity: Common stock ($0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 11,135,000 and 10,135,000 shares issued  and outstanding on September   11,135               10,135 30, 2012 and December  31, 2011) Additional paid in capital              14,665,306           13,520,276 Statutory surplus reserves              2,416,647            2,416,647 Retained earnings                       21,692,200           21,795,072 Accumulated other comprehensive         2,501,182            2,295,922 income Total Stockholders' Equity              41,286,470           40,038,052 Total Liabilities and Stockholders'  $ 50,299,808         $ 47,067,515 Equity    TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)                         For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended                         September 30,                September 30,                         2012            2011         2012           2011 Revenue               $ 6,574,673    $  8,090,596  $ 19,672,437  $  21,667,991 Cost of goods sold      5,953,024       4,495,248    16,947,240     12,391,691  Gross profit        621,649         3,595,348    2,725,197      9,276,300 General and administrative          490,723         581,163      1,549,397      1,962,120 expenses Selling expenses        1,131,133       29,379       1,132,386      91,689 Income (loss) from      (1,000,207)     2,984,806    43,414         7,222,491 operations Other income (expense): Interest expenses and   (115,429)       (77,334)     (294,787)      (186,307) bank charges Subsidy income          -               9,142        161,838        222,409 Other income            (9,570)         1,323        (52,516)       (24,036) (expense) Total other income      (124,999)       (66,869)     (185,465)      12,066 (expense) Income (loss) before    (1,125,206)     2,917,937    (142,051)      7,234,557 income taxes Income taxes            -               -            -              - Net income (loss) from continuing         (1,125,206)     2,917,937    (142,051)      7,234,557 operations Discontinued operations: Gain from operations of discontinued         -               26,436       39,179         26,436 component, net of taxes Net income (loss)     $ (1,125,206)  $  2,944,373  $ (102,872)   $  7,260,993 Earnings (losses) per share: Basic and diluted weighted average        10,968,333      10,125,000   10,412,778     10,128,382 shares Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per $ (0.10)       $  0.29       $ (0.01)      $  0.72 share from continuing operations Basic and diluted earnings per share    $ -            $  -          $ -           $  - from discontinued operations Comprehensive income (loss): Net income (loss)     $ (1,125,206)  $  2,944,373  $ (102,872)   $  7,260,993 Unrealized foreign currency translation    (64,111)        675,322      205,260        1,136,741 adjustment Comprehensive income  $ (1,189,317)  $  3,619,695  $ 102,388     $  8,397,734 (loss)    TIANLI AGRITECH, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)                                                      FortheNineMonthsEnded                                                      September30,                                                      2012          2011 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income (loss) from continuing operations       $ (142,051)   $ 7,234,557 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization                        2,138,097     1,641,170 Amortization of prepaid rental expenses              84,200        - Bad debt expense                                     -             112,640 Stock-based compensation                             1,146,030     237,926 Gain on disposal of biological assets                -             (209,502) Loss from disposal of construction in progress       49,299        - Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable                                  (59,837)      (122,318) Inventories                                          47,047        (3,607,070) Advances to suppliers                                (30,356)      (30,332) Prepaid expenses                                     (161,227)     (126,547) Other receivables                                    (95,293)      140,362 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities             (25,055)      (30,223) Other payables                                       1,627,446     385,840 Net cash provided by operating activities from       4,578,300     5,626,503 continuing operations Net cash provided by operating activities from       154,042       1,521 discontinued operations Net cash provided by operating activities            4,732,342     5,628,024 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Cash collected from loan to An Puluo                 1,109,614     - Advance to An Puluo                                  -             (1,077,337) Purchase of intangible assets                        -             (780,135) Payment for long-term prepaid expenses               -             (87,398) Purchase of plant and equipment                      (143,875)     (4,828,899) Deposits for purchase of equipment                   -             (153,905) Addition to construction in progress                 (5,212,022)   (1,206,203) Proceeds from disposal of construction in progress   509,430       - Purchase of biological assets                        (1,677,504)   (1,678,342) Proceeds from disposal of biological assets          -             134,156 Net cash used in investing activities                (5,414,357)   (9,678,063) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Increase in restricted cash                          (39,629)      - Repayment of short-term loans                        (3,170,326)   - Proceeds from short-term loans                       4,755,489     3,078,107 Net cash provided by financing activities            1,545,534     3,078,107 EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH              170,249       522,654 NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH                      1,033,768     (449,278) CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD       6,507,742     7,983,793 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD           $ 7,541,510   $ 7,534,515 SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES: Cash paid during the period for: Interest expense paid                              $ 312,157     $ 117,332 Income tax paid                                    $ -           $ -  SOURCE Tianli Agritech, Inc.  Website: http://www.tianli-china.com Website: http://www.mzgroup.com  
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