SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries Announces Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results Reports 22.8% Increase in Revenue Upgrade of the Existing Coking Facility Reduces Dependency on High Cost Raw Coal and Improves Margins PR Newswire PINGDINGSHAN, China, Feb. 19, 2013 PINGDINGSHAN, China, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOK) (the "Company" or "SinoCoking"), a vertically-integrated coal and coke processor, announced today its financial results for the fiscal 2013 second quarter ended December 31, 2012. Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter vs. Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter oTotal revenue increased by 22.8% to $21.2 million, as compared to $17.3 million. oGross margin decreased to 13.8%, as compared to 19.0%. oNet income, including foreign currency transaction adjustment, was $1.1 million or $0.04 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $3.3 million or $0.13 per diluted share. Producttype Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Weighted Revenue % of Weighted Revenue %ofTotal MT*Sold Average (million) Total MT*Sold Average (million) Revenue Price/MT* Revenue Price/MT* Coke Products Coke 56,413 $ 185 $ 10.4 49.0% 36,094 $ 234 $ 8.5 49.2% Coal Tar 1,441 $ 257 $ 0.3 1.4% 1,668 $ 255 $ 0.4 2.3% Coal Products Raw Coal 17,520 $ 75 $ 1.3 6.2% 10,116 $ 72 $ 0.7 4.0% Washed Coal 46,951 $ 195 $ 9.2 43.4% 42,605 $ 181 $ 7.7 44.5% * metric ton Discussing fiscal 2013 second quarter financial results, SinoCoking's Chairman and CEO, Mr. Jianhua Lv, noted, "The 22.8% increase in total revenue was mainly due to higher coke and washed coal revenues. Coke revenue increased by 22% from a year ago despite lower average selling price due to the coke powder that we sold during the period. Washed coal revenue increased by 19% due to higher sales volume and average selling price than a year ago." Mr. Lv continued, "Due to the ongoing mining moratorium for mid-size coal producers, coal supplies in Henan Province were limited. Operations at our four coal mines remain halted, as were production activities for all Henan Province producers other than state-owned enterprises, and we met our coal requirements largely by purchasing raw coal from other provinces. Our gross margin for the quarter declined due to product mix as we purchased more coking coal in the open market, for both coking and coal processing. Coking coal prices remain at historically high levels and we expect prices to remain high until the mining moratorium is lifted sometime in 2013 calendar year, although there can be no assurance as to exactly when the mining moratorium will end and when we can resume operations." Mr. Lv added, "To reduce our dependency on high cost raw materials, such as coking coal, we upgraded our existing coking facility, which has an annual production capacity of 250,000 metric tons. Following the upgrade, we expect our margins to improve, as the facility can now produce high quality coke and coke by-products using low cost raw coal, such as long flame coal." "The facility is designed to produce metallurgical coke and chemical coke, using an identical manufacturing process from a series of three WG-86 Type coke ovens lined up in a row. In 2012 calendar year, we purchased land use rights to expand the facility site, and upgraded the ovens' capabilities to improve their energy efficiency, capture additional by-products for refinement into high value-added chemical products, and satisfy strict environmental requirements. The upgrade was completed on December 26, 2012, and after a 30-day trial run, all three ovens have now reached the desired effects of the upgrade." He added, "Although the soft demand for coke and coke by-products in China continues, we expect the market to recover in 2013 calendar year. Our ambitious business plan includes the following: oComplete construction of our new 900,000 metric ton coking facility which will increase our annual production capacity to over 1.1 million metric tons. The facility will also have the ability to generate power and distill chemicals such as crude benzol, sulfur and ammonium sulfate from the coking process. The plant is also expected to produce purified coal gas, which we plan to sell as a fuel source through the state-owned gas grid, at a 20% lower price than liquid natural gas currently used by local residents. oAcquire coal mines in other provinces to source raw materials. oExplore opportunities to build up long term strategic business relations with quality mining companies to expand our coal trading business." Mr. Sam Wu, SinoCoking's Chief Financial Officer noted, "We continue to fund our business activities from cash flow from operations and bank loans. As required by the Henan government, we are upgrading the safety-related systems at our coal mines in order to be approved to resume our mining operations and we are also in process of merging the operations of Hongchang mine, Shunli mine and Shuangrui mine into a fully integrated mining operation. In the first half of fiscal 2013, we invested approximately $24.7 million in these mine upgrading and consolidation projects. To date, we have invested a total of approximately $27.9 million as follows: oMine upgrading: total estimated cost of approximately $35.0 million; 70% or approximately $24.5 million to be paid by SinoCoking and the remainder by Henan Coal Seam Gas, our joint-venture partner. To date, we have paid approximately $17.0 million for these safety upgrades which are expected to be completed in calendar year 2013. oMine consolidation: total estimated cost of approximately $32.0 million. To date, we have paid approximately $10.9 million toward such integration. We expect to complete such integration 4-6 months after we obtain clearance from local authorities to resume our mining operations, which clearance we expect to receive in calendar year 2013." Mr. Lv. concluded, "Our business remains strong and we believe that through the upgrade of our current facility, we will be able to expand our product offering and customer base, and also substantially improve our top and bottom lines in 2013. Additionally, we are well positioned to take advantage of additional opportunities once the coke market recovers." Conference Call Mr. Lv and Mr. Wu will host a conference call on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00 am ET / 11:00 pm China time to discuss these results as well as recent corporate developments. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing: (201) 493-6744. Please call in 10 minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin and ask for the SinoCoking call. After opening remarks, there will be a question and answer period. 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About SinoCoking SinoCoking and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc., a Florida corporation, is a vertically-integrated coal and coke processor that uses coal from both its own mines and that of third-party mines to produce basic and value-added coal products for steel manufacturers, power generators, and various industrial users. SinoCoking has been producing metallurgical coke since 2002, and acts as a key supplier to regional steel producers in central China. SinoCoking also produces and supplies thermal coal to its customers in central China. SinoCoking currently owns its assets and conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, Top Favour Limited and Pingdingshan Hongyuan Energy Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., and its affiliated companies, Henan Province Pingdingshan Hongli Coal & Coke Co., Ltd., Baofeng Coking Factory, Baofeng Hongchang Coal Co., Ltd., Baofeng Hongguang Environment Protection Electricity Generating Co., Ltd., Zhonghong Energy Investment Company, Henan Hongyuan Coal Seam Gas Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., Baofeng Shuangri Coal Mining Co., Ltd., and Baofeng Xingsheng Coal Mining Co., Ltd. For further information about SinoCoking, please refer to our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be cancelled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of local, regional, and global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports and on documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statement. Actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations and estimates. The Company provides no assurances that any potential acquisitions will actually be consummated, or if consummated that such acquisitions will be on terms and conditions anticipated on the date of this press release, and the Company makes no assurances with regard to any results of any such acquisitions. 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AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED) For the Three Months Ended For the Six Months Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 REVENUE $ 21,238,642 $ 17,297,333 $ 38,800,836 $ 39,448,667 COST OF REVENUE 18,302,685 14,008,015 33,955,623 28,955,472 GROSS PROFIT 2,935,957 3,289,318 4,845,213 10,493,195 OPERATING EXPENSES: Selling 42,176 43,324 85,757 124,867 General and 581,345 906,367 1,208,173 1,333,786 administrative Total operating 623,521 949,691 1,293,930 1,458,653 expenses INCOME FROM OPERATIONS 2,312,436 2,339,627 3,551,283 9,034,542 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest income 208,461 218,749 431,101 777,300 Interest expense (997,461) (315,463) (2,019,065) (731,022) Other finance expense (91,123) (37,767) (163,367) (73,433) Other (expense) 8,333 8,492 8,333 (9,089) income, net Change in fair value 41,317 1,343,214 714,847 4,362,936 of warrants Total other (expense) income, (830,473) 1,217,225 (1,028,151) 4,326,692 net INCOME BEFORE INCOME 1,481,963 3,556,852 2,523,132 13,361,234 TAXES PROVISION FOR INCOME 650,238 911,148 1,031,494 2,406,817 TAXES NET INCOME 831,725 2,645,704 1,491,638 10,954,417 OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) Foreign currency translation 280,321 640,615 (8,374) 1,829,359 adjustment COMPREHENSIVE INCOME $ 1,112,046 $ 3,286,319 $ 1,483,264 $ 12,783,776 WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES Basic 21,121,372 21,090,948 21,121,372 21,090,948 Diluted 21,121,372 21,090,948 21,121,372 21,090,948 EARNINGS PER SHARE Basic $ 0.04 $ 0.13 $ 0.07 $ 0.52 Diluted $ 0.04 $ 0.13 $ 0.07 $ 0.52 SINOCOKING COAL AND COKE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED) ASSETS December 31, June 30, 2012 2012 CURRENT ASSETS Cash $ 216,201 $ 2,366,718 Restricted cash 6,500,000 9,668,000 Accounts receivable, trade, net 14,884,162 12,017,231 Notes receivable, trade 237,750 14,176,800 Notes receivable, mine acquisition - 9,155,520 Other receivables 685,985 1,412,008 Loans receivable 8,112,037 9,849,937 Refundable deposit 4,755,000 4,752,000 Inventories 2,890,260 2,382,444 Advances to suppliers 7,841,780 12,267,806 Prepaid expenses 196,716 633,313 Total current assets 46,319,891 78,681,777 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net 15,568,206 16,211,984 CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS 39,404,413 39,379,553 OTHER ASSETS Prepayments 60,788,925 36,071,853 Intangible assets, net 31,620,946 31,635,487 Long-term investments 2,827,514 2,825,730 Other assets 110,950 110,880 Total other assets 95,348,335 70,643,950 Total assets $ 196,640,845 $ 204,917,264 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CURRENT LIABILITIES Short term loan - bank $ 5,706,000 $ 5,702,400 Current maturity of long term loan 23,775,000 20,592,000 Accounts payable, trade 572 4,023 Notes payable - 4,752,000 Other payables and accrued liabilities 980,952 802,028 Other payables - related parties 189,711 156,227 Acquisition payable 4,596,500 4,593,600 Customer deposits 138,545 138,457 Taxes payable 1,732,681 1,522,062 Total current liabilities 37,119,961 38,262,797 LONG TERM LIABILITIES Long term loan 28,530,000 36,432,000 Warrants liability 1,801 716,648 Total long term liabilities 28,531,801 37,148,648 Total liabilities 65,651,762 75,411,445 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES EQUITY Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 21,121 21,121 authorized, 21,121,372 shares issued and outstanding Additional paid-in capital 3,592,053 3,592,053 Statutory reserves 3,689,941 3,689,941 Retained earnings 111,748,770 110,257,132 Accumulated other comprehensive income 7,605,598 7,613,972 TotalSinoCoking Coal and CokeChemicalsIndustries, Inc's equity 126,657,483 125,174,219 NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS 4,331,600 4,331,600 Total equity 130,989,083 129,505,819 Total liabilities and equity $ 196,640,845 $ 204,917,264 SOURCE SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. 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SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries Announces Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results
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