China New Borun Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results PR Newswire BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2012 BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN; "Borun" or the "Company"), a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2012. Third Quarter 2012 Quick View oTotal revenue decreased 10.8% to RMB559.2 million ($88.2 million(1)) from RMB627.0 million in the third quarter of 2011. oGross profit decreased 40.1% to RMB67.0 million ($10.6 million) from RMB111.8 million in the third quarter of 2011. oNet income decreased 48.5% to RMB34.8 million ($5.5 million) from RMB67.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. oBasic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were RMB1.35 ($0.21) for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Each ADS represents one of the Company's ordinary shares. oNet operating cash inflows increased 43.1% to RMB151.3 million ($23.9 million) from RMB105.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. (1) This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into US dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to US dollars for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 were made at a rate of RMB6.341 to USD1.00, the rate published by the People's Bank of China on September 30, 2012. China New Borun Corporation makes no representation that the Renminbi or US dollar amounts referred to in this press release could have been or could be converted into US dollars or Renminbi, at any particular rate or at all. Commenting on the results for the quarter, Mr. Jinmiao Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Borun, stated, "In addition to our annual scheduled maintenance that requires a production halt for ten days, this quarter we also ramped up production at a slower pace due to lower demand of edible alcohol from the chemical industry. During the quarter, the average selling price (the "ASP") for edible alcohol softened, while corn cost continued on an upward trend, and as a result, our gross margin decreased. Despite the macro challenges, our steadfast focus on improving operating efficiency and controlling operating costs helped us to resiliently earn positive net income and cash flows from operations of over RMB151 million, which further improved our financial position." Mr. Wang added, "Although the third quarter was challenging overall for the entire edible alcohol industry, looking forward, we are encouraged that in October, the spot corn price is on a downward trend which we could benefit from to lower our production cost. We continue to focus on improving our operating efficiency, as we are using our operating cash flows to increase our corn inventory in order to reduce corn storage costs to local granaries. We believe we are well positioned to not only being weathered through the tough macro environment but also gain greater market leadership and profitability when market conditions eventually improve." Third Quarter 2012 Financial Performance For the third quarter of 2012, revenue decreased by 10.8% year-over-year to RMB559.2 million ($88.2 million) from RMB627.0 million in the same period of 2011. Key factors affecting the Company's results of operations are as follows: oRevenue from edible alcohol, decreased by 14.6% to RMB381.8 million ($60.2 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB447.2 million in the third quarter of 2011. Primarily due to lower production as a result of weaker demand in Grade-C edible alcohol from chemical clients, the sales volume of edible alcohol decreased by 14.5% year-over-year to 68,758 tons. In the third quarter of 2012, selling price of edible alcohol decreased slightly by 0.1% year-over-year to RMB5,553 per ton. oRevenue from DDGS Feed increased by 9.6% to RMB123.2 million ($19.4 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB112.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of DDGS Feed decreased by 7.1% year-over-year to 60,035 tons, and selling price increased by 18.0% year-over-year to RMB2,051 per ton. oRevenue from liquid carbon dioxide decreased by 10.4% to RMB12.5 million ($2.0 million) in the third quarter of 2012 compared to RMB14.0 million in the third quarter of 2011, primarily due to a decrease in selling price per ton. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of liquid carbon dioxide increased by 11.6% to 26,730 tons, and selling price decreased by 19.7% year-over-year to RMB469 per ton. oRevenue from crude corn oil increased by 11.3% to RMB41.7 million ($6.6 million) in the third quarter of 2012 compared to RMB37.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. The increase was driven by higher sales volume during the quarter and partially offset by a decrease in selling price. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of crude corn oil increased by 17.2% year-over-year to 5,367 tons and selling price decreased by 5.0% year-over-year to RMB7,761 per ton. During the third quarter of 2012, gross profit decreased by 40.1% to RMB67.0 million ($10.6 million) from RMB111.8 million in the same period of 2011. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2012 decreased to 12.0% from 17.8% in the same period of 2011, primarily due to corn cost increasing at a faster rate than ASP during the third quarter of 2012. Operating income, despite stable operating expenses, decreased by 44.9% to RMB54.4 million ($8.6 million) in the third quarter of 2012, from RMB98.8 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to lower revenue and lower gross profit. Selling expenses decreased by 15.8% to RMB 0.9 million ($0.2 million) in the third quarter of 2012, from RMB 1.1 million in the same period of 2011, in line with the decrease in revenue during this quarter. General and administrative expenses were RMB11.7 million ($1.8 million) in the third quarter of 2012, which were stable compared to RMB11.9 million in the same period of 2011. Income tax expenses in the third quarter of 2012 were RMB11.6 million ($1.8 million), representing an effective tax rate of 25.0%. Net income decreased by 48.5% to RMB34.8 million ($5.5 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB67.5 million in the same quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2012, basic and diluted earnings per share and per ADS were RMB1.35 ($0.21), and the Company had 25.7 million weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and bank deposits of RMB276.4 million ($43.6 million), representing an increase of RMB52.5 million, compared with RMB223.9 million as of December 31, 2011. Cash flows generated in operating activities for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 were approximately RMB151.3 million ($23.9 million), reflecting the Company's efficient working capital management. Financial Outlook Reflecting the lower demand from chemical industry, the Company estimates that its revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 will be in the range of RMB430.0 million ($67.8 million) to RMB470.0 million ($74.1 million), a decrease of approximately 43.6% to 38.3% over the same quarter of 2011. This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change. Conference Call Borun's management will hold a corresponding earnings conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. E.T (9:00 p.m. Beijing time) on Friday, November 16, 2012 to discuss the results and highlights from the third quarter of 2012 and answer questions from investors. A webcast of the call will be available at http://ir.chinanewborun.com. Listeners may access the call by dialing: United States Toll Free: 1-866-519-4004 US Toll/International: 1-718-354-1231 Hong Kong Toll Free: 800-930-346 Hong Kong Toll: 852-2475-0994 China Toll Free: 800-819-0121 China Toll Free (Mobile): 400-620-8038 Conference ID: 59182438 A replay of the webcast will be accessible through November 23, 2012 on http://ir.chinanewborun.com or by dialing: United States toll free: 1-866-214-5335 International: 1-718-354-1232 Passcode 59182438 About China New Borun Corporation China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN) is a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China. Borun's edible alcohol products are primarily sold as an ingredient to producers of baijiu, a popular grain-based alcoholic beverage that is sold throughout China in retail stores, restaurants and bars. The Company also produces DDGS Feed, liquid carbon dioxide and crude corn oil as by-products of edible alcohol production. China New Borun is based in Shouguang, Shandong Province. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.chinanewborun.com and in documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking Statements All statements included in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Contact Information Asia Bridge Capital Limited Wendy Sun Phone: +86-10-8556-9033 (China) +1-888-870-0798 (U.S.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS December 31, 2011 September 30, 2012 RMB RMB US$ Assets Cash 223,875,750 276,385,155 43,586,998 Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful 300,023,348 228,452,671 36,027,862 accounts of nil and nil, respectively Inventories 86,205,820 315,071,628 49,688,003 Advance to suppliers 143,742,755 13,950,634 2,200,068 Other receivables 12,682,305 46,241,505 7,292,463 Prepaid expenses 3,957,293 4,335,283 683,691 Total current assets 770,487,271 884,436,876 139,479,085 Property, plant and equipment, 1,127,381,307 1,064,879,741 167,935,616 net Land use right, net 57,583,427 56,720,522 8,945,044 Intangible assets, net 17,301,257 14,431,575 2,275,915 Total assets 1,972,753,262 2,020,468,714 318,635,660 Liabilities and shareholders' equity Trade accounts payable 13,200,118 42,066,807 6,634,097 Accrued expenses and other 86,945,695 68,979,978 10,878,407 payables Income taxes payable 34,475,778 26,237,830 4,137,806 Short-term borrowings 508,700,000 387,200,000 61,062,924 Total current liabilities and 643,321,591 524,484,615 82,713,234 total liabilities Shareholders' equity Ordinary share (December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012: par value of RMB0.0068259, 25,725,000 shares issued and 175,596 175,596 25,725 outstanding) Additional paid-in capital 468,132,187 468,132,187 73,826,240 Retained earnings – appropriated 99,586,852 99,586,852 15,705,228 Retained earnings – 762,010,754 928,570,511 146,439,128 unappropriated Accumulated other comprehensive (473,718) (481,047) (73,895) loss Total shareholders' equity 1,329,431,671 1,495,984,099 235,922,426 Total liabilities and 1,972,753,262 2,020,468,714 318,635,660 shareholders' equity CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME For the three-month period ended, September30, June 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 (RMB) (RMB) (RMB) (US$) Revenues 627,005,034 803,731,107 559,159,766 88,181,638 Cost of goods sold 515,156,967 688,256,998 492,110,107 77,607,650 Gross profit 111,848,067 115,474,109 67,049,659 10,573,988 Operating expenses: Selling 1,144,684 1,153,473 964,123 152,046 General and administrative 11,907,975 13,333,724 11,692,129 1,843,893 Total operating expenses 13,052,659 14,487,197 12,656,252 1,995,939 Operating income 98,795,408 100,986,912 54,393,407 8,578,049 Other (income) expenses: Interest income (287,233) (373,465) (232,978) (36,742) Interest expense 9,167,384 10,538,792 8,302,047 1,309,265 Others, net (9,690) (3,197) (17,124) (2,700) Total other expense, net 8,870,461 10,162,130 8,051,945 1,269,823 Income before income taxes 89,924,947 90,824,782 46,341,462 7,308,226 Income tax expense 22,458,628 22,706,196 11,585,365 1,827,056 5,481,170 Net income 67,466,319 68,118,586 34,756,097 Earnings per share: Basic and diluted 2.62 2.65 1.35 0.21 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: Basic and diluted 25,725,000 25,725,000 25,725,000 25,725,000 CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME For the nine-month period ended, September 30, 2011 September 30, 2012 (RMB) (RMB) (US$) Revenues 1,923,186,042 2,084,066,723 328,665,309 Cost of goods sold 1,533,112,476 1,791,665,572 282,552,527 Gross profit 390,073,566 292,401,151 46,112,782 Operating expenses: Selling 3,534,604 3,280,385 517,329 General and administrative 40,305,435 39,606,386 6,246,079 Total operating expenses 43,840,039 42,886,771 6,763,408 Operating income 346,233,527 249,514,380 39,349,374 Other (income) expenses: Interest income (796,126) (925,843) (146,009) Interest expense 25,067,654 28,396,766 4,478,279 Others, net (1,509) (36,219) (5,712) Total other expense, net 24,270,019 27,434,704 4,326,558 Income before income taxes 321,963,508 222,079,676 35,022,816 Income tax expense 81,118,180 55,519,919 8,755,704 Net income 240,845,328 166,559,757 26,267,112 Earnings per share: Basic and diluted 9.36 6.47 1.02 Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding: Basic and diluted 25,725,000 25,725,000 25,725,000 SOURCE China New Borun Corporation Website: http://www.chinanewborun.com
China New Borun Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
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