Zhongpin Reports Higher Revenues and Lower Net Income for the Year 2012 PR Newswire BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, March 14, 2013 BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin" or the "Company," Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher sales revenues and lower net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared with the year 2011. Year 2012 highlights: oSales revenues increased 13% to $1,639.6 million in 2012 from $1,456.2 million in 2011 primarily due to higher sales volume for pork products sold at lower average selling prices. oNet income decreased 31% to $44.1 million in 2012 from $64.2 million in 2011 primarily due to a lower gross profit margin, the cost of more employees to support expansion, higher salaries, higher promotional activities, rising labor and utility costs, and higher interest expenses. The higher expenses were mainly due to the higher volume of business and intense competitive pressure in the pork market due to the ongoing industry consolidation. oBasic earnings per share (based on net income attributable to Zhongpin shareholders) decreased 29% to $1.18 in 2012 from $1.66 in 2011. Weighted average basic shares outstanding decreased 3% to 37,273,652 shares in 2012 from 38,505,027 shares in 2011. oDiluted earnings per share (based on net income attributable to Zhongpin shareholders) decreased 29% to $1.18 in 2012 from $1.66 in 2011. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding decreased 3% to 37,328,792 shares in 2012 from 38,539,880 shares in 2011. oAs of December 31, 2012, Zhongpin had 40,376,182 shares of common stock issued, of which 37,209,344 were outstanding and 3,166,838 were held as treasury stock. Mr. Xianfu Zhu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zhongpin, said, "In 2012, our sales revenues increased 13 percent on higher tonnage at lower average prices, compared with 2011, primarily due to the intense competitive market pressure generated mainly by the continuing pork industry consolidation in China. "Our costs continued to increase, mainly in support of our current operations and planned expansions. As a result, our gross profit margin declined to 9.4% in 2012 from 10.7% in 2011 and our net profit margin declined to 2.7% in 2012 from 4.4% in 2011. "We are sustaining our prudent expansions in geographic markets and operations to gain market share for our long-term success in the face of the ongoing industry consolidation. We are managing our costs to maintain as much gross and net profit margin as possible and are aggressively working to further increase our asset utilization, effectiveness, and efficiency. "In 2013, we expect that the demand for pork in China should remain strong and that Zhongpin's revenues from pork and pork products are likely to increase modestly based on higher tonnage sold at lower average prices, while live hog prices will remain at current levels, compared with 2012. We anticipate that our net profit margin in 2013 will decrease due to increased competition in the industry, the expected increase in labor cost and overheads, and the expected increase in quality assurance and control costs in response to increased importance on food safety placed by the government and consumers." Capacity and market expansions in 2012 Zhongpin is investing approximately $58.5 million to build a new production, research and development, and training complex in Changge, Henan province, excluding the cost of land use rights that it has already obtained. When completed, this new facility is expected to have an annual production capacity of about 100,000 metric tons for prepared pork products. Adjacent to this new production facility, Zhongpin plans to develop a center for research and development, training, and quality assurance and control. Construction for the first phase with a production capacity of approximately 50,000 metric tons for prepared pork products started in the second quarter of 2011 and was completed in the second quarter of 2012. Trial production started in July 2012, and the plant has been in regular production since the end of the third quarter of 2012. Zhongpin established a joint venture company in June 2011, of which the Company owns 65%, with Henan Xinda Animal Husbandry Company Limited. The joint venture company is financed by capital contributions and bank loans. All capital contributions to the joint venture company have been made. The joint venture company is expected to provide 20,000 sire boars annually. Upon the completion of the building of infrastructures for sire boar breeding in the third quarter of 2012, we leased the facility to a third party for annual rental in the amount of RMB 5.0 million. Zhongpin is investing approximately $18.0 million in a cold-chain logistics distribution center in Anyang, Henan province. This distribution center will have a temperature-adjustable warehouse with a floor area of approximately 27,000 square meters, processing capacity, a distribution center, and a quality control center. The distribution center will be used for third-party cold-chain logistics service. Zhongpin expects to put this distribution center into operation in the third quarter of 2013. Zhongpin is investing approximately $87.5 million in a chilled and frozen food processing and distribution center in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, which is near Shanghai. The center will be built in three phases. The first phase will include a processing center, cold-chain logistics center, and business complex. Zhongpin invested about $35.0 million on the first phase that was put into operation in February 2013. Zhongpin put a new by-products production facility in Changge, Henan province, into operation in November 2012, eight months after the construction began in March 2012. The new plant has an annual production capacity for 100 million meters of sausage casings and 300 billion units of raw material to make heparin sodium. Cost was approximately $10.5 million. Zhongpin will be investing approximately $47.6 million to build a cold-chain logistics distribution center in Tangshan, Hebei province. This distribution center will have a 27,000 square meter temperature-adjustable warehouse, processing capacity, distribution center, and quality control center. This distribution center will be used for third-party cold-chain logistics service and is expected to be in operation in the fourth quarter of 2013. In November 2012, Zhongpin decided to stop production in its Deyang Zhongpin facility in Sichuan province because its western location was inconsistent with Zhongpin's strategy to focus on Central China, North China, East China, and Northeast China markets. As a result, Zhongpin's annual capacity for chilled and frozen pork was reduced by 45,000 metric tons in 2012. As of March 1, 2013, Zhongpin had an annual capacity of 683,760 metric tons for chilled and frozen pork, 176,000 tons for prepared pork products, 20,000 tons for pork oil, and 30,000 tons for vegetables and fruits, for a combined total of 909,760 metric tons. In addition, its annual capacity for sausage casings was 100 million meters and for the raw material to make heparin sodium was 300 billion units. Detailed guidance discontinued In light of the pending going-private transaction, Zhongpin has discontinued its detailed guidance for the year 2013. Sales revenues in 2012 Total sales revenues increased $183.4 million or 13% to $1,639.6 million in 2012 from $1,456.2 million in 2011 primarily due to higher sales volume for pork and pork products sold at lower average selling prices. The higher revenues resulted mainly from continued increases in the number of retail outlets, geographic expansion of its distribution network and processing facilities, and higher sales to food service distributors in China, which were partially offset by the lower average pork price resulting from market fluctuations and industry competition. The following table shows tonnage, sales revenues, and average price per metric ton by product division for 2012 and 2011. Sales by Product Division Year ended Year ended December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Average Metric Sales price Metric Sales Average tons revenues per tons revenues price per (millions) metric (millions) metric ton ton Pork and Pork Products Chilledpork 393,462 $1,018.6 $2,589 309,545 $ 890.1 $2,876 Frozenpork 137,810 332.3 $2,411 134,537 347.7 $2,584 Prepared 107,996 273.5 $2,533 88,505 202.5 $2,288 porkproducts Vegetables and 15,427 15.2 $ 985 17,668 15.9 $ 900 Fruits Total 654,695 $1,639.6 $2,504 550,255 $1,456.2 $2,646 Chilled pork revenues increased on higher tonnage at lower average prices per metric ton. Chilled pork revenues increased 14% in 2012 from 2011. Chilled pork tonnage increased 27% and the average price per metric ton decreased 10% in 2012 from 2011. The higher revenues from chilled pork were mainly due to higher tonnage sold as a result of higher capacity, increased sales to existing customers, and increased volume of sales from new geographic markets, expanded points of sales, and added new customers, partly offset by the lower average selling price that resulted from fluctuations in market prices for chilled pork or chilled pork-related products in a more competitive market. Frozen pork revenues decreased on higher tonnage at lower average prices. Frozen pork revenues decreased 4% in 2012 from 2011. Frozen pork tonnage increased 2% and the average price per metric ton decreased 7% in 2012 from 2011. The lower average selling price of frozen pork products was the result of fluctuations in market prices for frozen pork or frozen pork-related products in a more competitive market, which was partly offset by higher tonnage sold. Prepared pork revenues increased on higher tonnage at higher average prices. Revenues from prepared pork products increased 35% in 2012 from 2011. Prepared pork tonnage increased 22% and the average price per metric ton increased 11% in 2012 from 2011. Prepared pork products are becoming more important to our business since customers are increasingly demanding them for their flavor and convenience and are willing to pay higher average prices for these products. We plan to gradually increase sales from prepared pork products by increasing our brand recognition and expanding our capacity for these products. Pork products totaled 99.1% of total sales revenues in 2012 and 98.9% in 2011. Geographic coverage and distribution channels The sales of pork and vegetable products are closely related to the particular regional markets in which our distribution channels are located. Therefore, the increase in metric tons sold in 2012 was partly attributable to our efforts to expand our geographic coverage and broaden our distribution channels since 2011. The following table shows sales revenues by distribution channel. In 2012, sales to wholesalers and distributors accounted for 41% of sales revenues, restaurants and food services were 28%, retail channels were 29%, and import and export were 2%. Sales Revenues by Distribution Channel U.S. $ in millions except % Year ended December 31, Net change Percent change 2012 2011 Wholesalersand $ 679.7 $ 536.4 $ 143.3 27% distributors Restaurants and food 460.1 416.2 43.9 11% services Retail channels 469.2 466.5 2.7 1% Import and export 30.6 37.1 (6.5) (18)% Total $1,639.6 $1,456.2 $ 183.4 13% The increase in sales revenues from different distribution channels was mainly due to the following factors: (a) our production capacity has increased because we completed the expansion of our chilled and frozen pork processing facilities in Taizhou, Jiangsu province and in Changchun, Jilin province in December 2011, and the expansion of our prepared meat processing facilities in Changge, Henan province in July 2012. To increase the utilization of our new facilities, we focused our sales efforts on the wholesalers and distributors, as it is easier to achieve higher volume sales within this channel. As a result, we had significantly higher sales in the wholesalers and distributors channel than in other distribution channels, with the overall capacity utilization rate that was lower in 2012 from 2011 due to the capacity added by the new production facilities that were put into operation at the end of 2011 and middle of 2012; (b) we have built our brand image and brand recognition through general advertising, display promotions, and sales campaigns; (c) we have increased the number of stores and other channels through which we sell our products; and (d) we believe consumers are placing more importance on food safety and are willing to pay higher prices for safe food products. As of December 31, 2012, Zhongpin's customers included 156 international and domestic fast food companies, 162 processing factories, and 1,389 school cafeterias, factory canteens, hotels, army bases, hospitals, and government departments. As of December 31, 2012, Zhongpin also sold directly to consumers in 3,490 retail outlets, including supermarkets, in China. The following table shows the retail channels and number of stores and counters that generated sales volume in 2012 and 2011. Numbers of Retail Stores and Counters (Generating Sales Volume) As of December 31, Net Percent Retail channels 2012 2011 change change Showcase stores 158 162 (4) (2)% Branded stores 1,476 1,310 166 13% Supermarket counters 1,856 1,956 (100) (5)% Total 3,490 3,428 62 2% Geographic expansion and broader channel coverage together have been important factors in our long-term success, including in 2012. The table below shows the number of cities, subdivided by the size, in which we distribute our products through all of our distribution channels at the end of 2012 and 2011. Number of Cities by Tier for All Distribution Channels As of Deceember 31, Net Percent 2012 2011 change change First-tier cities (largest) 29 29 - 0% Second-tier cities 136 134 2 1% Third-tier cities 438 432 6 1% Total cities 603 595 8 1% Cost of Sales Cost of sales primarily includes the costs of raw materials, labor costs, and overhead. Of the total cost of sales, the cost of raw materials typically accounts for about 96.0% to 96.4%, overhead typically accounts for 2.1% to 2.6%, and labor costs typically account for 1.4% to 1.5%, with slight variations from period to period. All of our meat products are derived from the same raw materials, which are live hogs. Vegetable and fruit products are purchased from farmers located close to Zhongpin's processing facility in Changge in Henan province. As a result, the purchasing costs of live hogs and vegetables and fruits represent substantially all of the costs of raw materials. The increase in the cost of sales was consistent with but considerably higher than the increase in sales revenues. Cost of Sales by Product Division Year ended Year ended December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 Average Average Metric Amount cost per Metric Amount cost per tons (millions) metric tons (millions) metric ton ton Pork and Pork Products Chilled pork 393,462 $ 930.1 $2,364 309,545 $ 803.1 $2,594 Frozen pork 137,810 313.1 $2,272 134,537 324.1 $2,409 Prepared pork 107,996 229.8 $2,128 88,505 164.5 $1,859 products Vegetables and 15,427 13.2 $ 856 17,668 13.2 $ 747 Fruits Total 654,695 $1,486.2 $2,270 550,255 $1,304.9 $2,371 Gross profit margin (gross profit divided by sales revenues) decreased to 9.4% in 2012 from 10.4% in 2011 primarily due to (a) increased competition in the market, (b) the increase in write-off of VAT recoverable, (c) increased promotional activities to grow our market share, (d) the increase in overhead due to the higher labor costs and utility costs, and (e) higher quality control costs in response to increased importance placed by the government and consumers on food safety. As a result, the gross profit margin was lower than the level Zhongpin would expect to achieve once it fully integrates its new production facilities and expands into new regional markets for its products. General, administrative, and selling expenses General and administrative expenses increased $9.6 million or 33% to $38.8 million in 2012 from $29.2 million in 2011. As a percent of revenues, general and administrative expenses increased to 2.4% in 2012 from 2.0% in 2011. The higher general and administrative expenses in 2012 were primarily due to a $2.5 million increase in salary expenses resulted from hiring more employees required to support the expansion of the business, an increase in the average salary we paid to our employees, a $1.1 million increase in legal fees due to the proposed going private transaction, a $1.9 million increase in the bad debt provision due to increases in revenues and accounts receivable, and a $1.8 million increase in other taxes due to land and property placed into service in December 2011 for two new facilities in Taizhou and Changchun on which the Company started paying land and property taxes in the first quarter of 2012. Selling expenses increased $4.0 million or 12% to $37.6 million in 2012 from $33.6 million in 2011. Selling expenses as a percent of revenues remained at 2.3% in 2012 and 2011. The higher selling expenses were primarily the result of a $1.4 million increase in salary expenses, a $0.9 million increase in supermarket management fees, and a $1.0 million increase in promotion expenses. Impairment loss Impairment loss increased $2.4 million or 150% to $4.0 million in 2012 from $1.6 million in 2011 primarily due to a $2.7 million increase in a provision for plant and equipment in our Deyang Zhongpin operation. In November 2012, we decided to stop production in the Deyang facility in Sichuan province in western China because our strategy is to focus on the Central China, North China, East China, and Northeast China markets. We will concentrate our resources on these markets. We evaluated the plant and equipment of Deyang Zhongpin and decided to accrue an impairment loss based on the difference between the book value and the estimated fair value of the plant and equipment. Interest expense, net Interest expense, net of interest income, increased $8.9 million or 41% to $30.4 million in 2012 from $21.5 million in 2011. The increase in interest expense was primarily the result of an increase of $113.0 million in short-term bank loans, an increase of $40.7 million in long-term bank loans, an increase of $41.7 million in bank notes payable, and an increase in the interest rates published by the People's Bank of China, which increases were partly offset by an increase in interest income. Other income and government subsidies Other income and government subsidies increased $3.3 million or 79% to $7.5 million in 2012 from $4.2 million in 2011 primarily due to an increase in government subsidies of $1.4 million and an increase in other income of $2.0 million as a result of recognizing the exempted output VAT for fruits and vegetables as other income and the recognition of rental income from renting out the sire boar breeding facility in Henan. Provision for income taxes The enterprise income tax rate in China on income generated from the sale of prepared products is 25% and there is no income tax on income generated from the sale of raw products, including raw meat products and raw vegetable and fruit products. The provision for income taxes increased $0.9 million in 2012 from 2011 due to higher sales of prepared pork products. Net income As a result of the foregoing, net income decreased $20.1 million or 31% to $44.1 million in 2012 from $64.2 million in 2011. The Company's net profit margin (net income divided by sales revenues) declined to 2.7% in 2012 from 4.4% in 2011. Earnings per share The earnings per share numbers below are based on net income attributable to Zhongpin Inc. shareholders. Basic earnings per share decreased 29% to $1.18 in 2012 from $1.66 in 2011. Weighted average basic shares outstanding decreased 3% to 37,273,652 shares in 2012 from 38,505,027 shares in 2011. Diluted earnings per share decreased 29% to $1.18 in 2012 from $1.66 in 2011. Weighted average diluted shares outstanding decreased 3% to 37,328,792 shares in 2012 from 38,539,880 shares in 2011. As of December 31, 2012, Zhongpin had 40,376,182 shares of common stock issued, of which 37,209,344 were outstanding and 3,166,838 were held as treasury stock. For a discussion of Zhongpin's results for 2011 compared with 2010, please see the Form 10-K that Zhongpin will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2013. Liquidity and capital resources During the year 2012, Zhongpin's cash and cash equivalents increased by $40.6 million. Cash and cash equivalents (excluding restricted cash) totaled $176.4 million as of December 31, 2012 compared with $135.8 million as of December 31, 2011. As of December 31, 2012, working capital (current assets minus current liabilities) was a negative $41.7 million, which is primarily because (i) we borrowed more short-term loans in 2012 in light of the proposed going private transaction, which resulted in more short-term loans outstanding at December 31, 2012, and (ii) we had a larger balance of the current portion of long-term loans outstanding at December 31, 2012 as a larger portion of the long-term loans we borrowed in prior years will mature in twelve months from December 31, 2012. We do not believe we have material risks to our financial position or results of operations in connection with our negative working capital. In 2013, we plan to borrow more long-term loans and use more operating cash to pay back short-term loans, in order to achieve a positive working capital balance. Net cash provided by operating activities in 2012 was $35.4 million, primarily from net income that provided $44.1 million, depreciation and amortization that provided $25.8 million, a provision for allowance for bad debts that provided $2.5 million, an impairment loss that provided $4.0 million, accounts receivable and accounts payable that used a total of $50.9 million, purchase deposits that provided $7.5 million, inventories that provided $4.1 million, VAT tax refund receivable that used $3.5 million, and other items that provided $1.8 million, net. Net cash used in investing activities in 2012 was $119.4 million, primarily for construction in progress, additions to land use rights, and prepayment and additions to property, plant, and equipment that together used $122.4 million. Net cash provided by financing activities in 2012 was $124.0 million, primarily from the proceeds from loans and notes, net of repayments, that provided $134.2 million, repayment of a capital lease obligation that used $5.8 million, repurchases of common stock that used $2.8 million, and another item that provided $0.2 million. As a result, including the effect from foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash, Zhongpin increased its cash and cash equivalents in 2012 by $40.6 million. Cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2012 totaled $176.4 million compared with $135.8 million as of December 31, 2011. Zhongpin believes its existing cash and cash equivalents, together with its ability to secure bank borrowings, will be sufficient to finance its investment in new facilities, with budgeted capital expenditures of about $102.0 million over the next 12 months, and to satisfy its working capital needs. It intends to satisfy its short-term debt obligations that mature over the next 12 months through additional short-term bank loans, in most cases by rolling over the maturing loans into new short-term loans with the same lenders as the Company has done in the past. Conference call and webcast Zhongpin will host its year 2012 earnings conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (New York) on Friday, March 15, 2012, which is also 8:00 p.m. in China and Hong Kong on the same day. The dial-in details for the live conference call are: 1 866 978 9970 U.S. toll free 1 800 033 457 Australia toll free 1 855 790 8866 Canada toll free 800 803 6103 China mainland toll free land line 400 681 6405 China mainland (small access fee) mobile 400 658 8165 China mainland (small access fee) mobile 8025 0180 Denmark toll free 0805 631 899 France toll free 3027 5500 Hong Kong local 180 940 6949 Israel toll free 005 3112 2600 Japan toll free 8002 8922 Luxembourg toll free 0800 022 7874 Netherlands toll free 800 120 6122 Singapore local 800 600 667 Spain toll free 0800 279 7785 United Kingdom toll free 1 866 978 9970 United States toll free +852 3027 5500 International dial-in toll call 326 957# Live call -- participant access code The live webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Zhongpin's website at http://www.zpfood.com. A telephone playback of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, March 29, 2013. The dial-in details for the telephone playback are: 1 866 753 0743 U.S. toll free 1 800 792 965 Australia toll free 1 866 518 1652 Canada toll free 800 876 5016 China mainland toll free land line 8088 6774 Denmark toll free 0800 901 585 France toll free 3027 5520 Hong Kong local 0053 1121 925 Japan toll free 800 852 3586 Singapore toll free 0808 234 7126 United Kingdom toll free 1 866 753 0743 United States toll free +852 3027 5520 International toll call 145 136# Playback -- conference reference About Zhongpin Zhongpin Inc. is a leading meat and food processing company that specializes in pork and pork products, vegetables, and fruits in China. Its distribution network in China covers 20 provinces plus Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing and includes 3,490 retail outlets as of December 31, 2012. Zhongpin's export markets include Europe, Hong Kong, and other countries in Asia. For more information about Zhongpin, please visit Zhongpin's website at http://www.zpfood.com. Safe harbor statement Certain statements in this news release may be forward-looking statements made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Zhongpin has based its forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and trends that it believes may affect its business strategy, results of operations, financial condition, and financing needs. These projections involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include but are not limited to such factors as downturns in the Chinese economy, unanticipated changes in product demand, interruptions in the supply of live pigs and or raw pork, the effects of weather on hog feed production, poor performance of the retail distribution network, delivery delays, freezer facility malfunctions, Zhongpin's ability to build and commence new production facilities according to intended timelines, the ability to prepare Zhongpin for growth, the ability to predict Zhongpin's future financial performance and financing ability, changes in regulations, the impacts of the proposed going private transaction, and other information detailed in Zhongpin's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available fromwww.sec.govor from Zhongpin's website atwww.zpfood.com. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating Zhongpin's forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All information provided in this news release is as of the date of this release. Zhongpin does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law. For more information, please contact: Zhongpin Inc. 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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Amounts in U.S. dollars) Years Ended December 31, 2012 2011 2010 Revenues Sales revenues $ 1,639,603,334 $ 1,456,208,266 $ 946,720,275 Cost of sales (1,486,217,828) (1,304,879,663) (835,990,804) Gross profit 153,385,506 151,328,603 110,729,471 Operating expenses General and (38,828,805) (29,232,976) (24,062,697) administrative expenses Selling expenses (37,553,595) (33,581,604) (20,726,564) Research and (573,508) (495,815) (638,899) development expenses Impairment loss (4,048,453) (1,614,167) (1,015,780) Total operating (81,004,361) (64,924,562) (46,443,940) expenses Income from operations 72,381,145 86,404,041 64,285,531 Other income (expense) Interest expenses, (30,426,753) (21,547,864) (7,910,006) net Other income, net 2,223,272 233,075 1,953,667 Gain on disposal of 285,159 - - a subsidiary Government 5,310,979 3,933,821 4,184,302 subsidies Total other (22,607,343) (17,380,968) (1,772,037) expense Net income before taxes 49,773,802 69,023,073 62,513,494 Provision for income (5,658,623) (4,808,041) (4,233,525) taxes Net income after taxes 44,115,179 64,215,032 58,279,969 Net income (loss) attributable to (46,502) 5,695 - non-controlling interests Net income attributable to Zhongpin Inc. 44,068,677 64,220,727 58,279,969 shareholders Foreign currency 1,511,134 23,361,288 10,638,236 translation adjustment Foreign currency translation adjustment attributable to (2,227) (33,388) - non-controlling interests Foreign currency translation adjustment 1,508,907 23,327,900 10,638,236 attributable to Zhongpin Inc. shareholders Comprehensive income $ 45,626,313 $ 87,576,320 $ 68,918,205 Comprehensive income attributable to (48,729) (27,693) - noncontrolling interests Comprehensive income attributable to Zhongpin $ 45,577,584 $ 87,548,627 $ 68,918,205 Inc. shareholders Basic earnings per $ 1.18 $ 1.66 $ 1.67 common share Diluted earnings per $ 1.18 $ 1.66 $ 1.65 common share Basic weighted average 37,273,652 38,505,027 34,837,656 shares outstanding Diluted weighted average 37,328,792 38,539,880 35,270,410 shares outstanding ZHONGPIN INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Amounts in U.S. dollars) December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 176,441,332 $ 135,845,095 Restricted cash 109,954,161 91,444,216 Bank notes receivable 72,369,700 29,171,060 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,775,526 and 85,167,801 40,161,898 $2,323,920 Other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $493,484 and 865,060 1,081,311 $449,048 Purchase deposits 6,798,356 14,320,357 Inventories 37,979,226 41,944,020 Prepaid expenses 449,127 379,633 Allowance receivables 956,166 3,116,108 VAT recoverable (net) 32,719,543 30,472,864 Deferred tax assets 800,179 572,791 Other current assets 73,413 1,545,534 Total current assets 524,574,064 390,054,887 Long-term investment 477,289 476,122 Property, plant and equipment (net) 470,447,775 427,929,871 Deposits for purchase of land usage 17,285,461 27,930,404 rights Construction in progress 86,509,865 47,887,224 Land usage rights 116,785,769 96,981,393 Deferred charges - 8,665 Other non-current assets 2,554,680 - Total assets $ 1,218,634,903 $ 991,268,566 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Short-term loans $ 228,632,849 $ 115,653,574 Bank notes payable 219,333,386 177,627,006 Long-term loans - current portion 52,183,597 16,016,419 Capital lease obligation - current - 5,769,600 portion Accounts payable 11,918,351 15,693,948 Other payables 24,053,321 26,873,586 Accrued liabilities 18,353,887 12,596,651 Deposits from customers 9,935,877 12,550,096 Tax payable 1,778,724 1,822,812 Deferred subsidy - current portion 84,852 68,773 Total current liabilities 566,274,844 384,672,465 Deferred tax liabilities 743,869 524,399 Deposits from customers - long-term - 2,615,449 portion Long-term loans 101,792,652 97,261,330 Deferred subsidy - long-term portion 2,386,002 1,988,693 Total liabilities 671,197,367 487,062,336 Equity Common stock:par value $0.001; 100,000,000 authorized; 40,376,182 and 40,355,502 shares issued as of December 40,376 40,355 31, 2012 and 2011; and 37,209,344 and 37,556,964 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 Additional paid-in capital 240,063,993 239,364,449 Retained earnings 278,268,748 234,200,071 Treasury stock, at cost: 3,166,838 and 2,798,538 shares as of December 31, 2012 (26,225,646) (23,131,074) and 2011 Accumulated other comprehensive income 54,413,960 52,905,053 Total Zhongpin Inc. shareholders' equity 546,561,431 503,378,854 Non-controlling interests 876,105 827,376 Total shareholders' equity 547,437,536 504,206,230 Total liabilities and shareholders' $ 1,218,634,903 $ 991,268,566 equity ZHONGPIN INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Amounts in U.S. dollars) Years Ended December 31, 2012 2011 2010 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 44,115,179 $ 64,215,032 $ 58,279,969 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operations: Depreciation 23,364,078 17,415,069 13,613,922 Amortization of land 2,390,501 1,886,475 1,422,251 use rights Staff welfare - - (356,074) amortization Provision for allowance 2,478,601 714,685 464,311 for bad debt Impairment loss 4,048,453 1,614,167 1,015,780 Other income (148,961) (43,123) (1,139,783) Deferred subsidy (68,647) - - Stock-based 515,566 1,610,815 2,343,771 compensation Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (47,150,874) (8,129,664) (10,049,304) Other receivables (107,773) (193,590) (289,947) Purchase deposits 7,524,762 (6,366,517) (1,552,498) Prepaid expenses (68,486) 29,478 (195,997) Inventories 4,050,162 (13,711,256) 8,194,171 Allowance receivables 2,158,305 (499,119) (2,424,121) VAT receivable (3,498,272) (9,611,116) (7,150,913) Deferred tax (7,765) (10,696) (26,560) asset/liability, net Other current assets 1,469,594 29,527 60,677 Long-term deferred 8,650 13,782 18,984 charges Accounts payable (3,797,735) 6,542,278 (975,453) Other payables (2,745,655) 10,003,595 1,637,437 Deferred subsidy 475,248 2,007,167 - Accrued liabilities 5,704,541 1,835,646 3,506,546 Taxes payable (48,347) 132,678 (364,633) Deposits from customers (2,633,655) 3,778,601 2,693,920 Deposits from customers (2,610,642) 542,973 (88,463) - long-term portion Net cash provided by 35,416,828 73,806,887 68,637,993 operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Prepayment on property, (2,543,754) - - plant, and equipment Deposits for purchase (1,722,313) (17,581,832) (7,895,121) of land use rights Construction in (98,675,648) (134,970,620) (55,719,217) progress Additions to property (9,416,974) (16,504,812) (10,925,116) and equipment Additions to land use (10,138,124) - (23,282,316) rights Proceeds from sale of 326,300 91,298 - fixed assets Increase in restricted - (71,236,828) (2,530,627) cash Long term investment - - (443,151) Proceeds from disposal 2,740,042 - - of a subsidiary Net cash used in investing (119,430,471) (240,202,794) (100,795,548) activities Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from (repayment of) bank (1,848,050) 145,479,016 (2,199,139) notes, net Proceeds from 296,364,990 159,472,347 107,559,768 short-term loans Repayment of short-term (184,151,102) (140,749,090) (103,171,859) loans Proceeds from long-term 48,325,615 24,772,404 66,681,885 loans Repayment of long-term (8,077,545) (15,382,141) (20,086,899) loans Repayment of capital (5,758,997) (6,576,095) (6,729,655) lease obligation Proceeds from common - 66,356,662 - stock issuance Repurchase of common (2,812,322) (23,131,074) - stock Proceeds from exercised 184,000 - 2,888,992 warrants and options Capital contribution by non-controlling - 799,953 - interest Increase in restricted (18,207,686) - - cash Net cash provided by 124,018,903 211,041,982 44,943,093 financing activities Effect of rate changes on 590,977 7,026,834 2,404,389 cash Increase in cash and cash $ 40,596,237 $ 51,672,909 $ 15,189,927 equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, 135,845,095 84,172,186 68,982,259 beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents, $ 176,441,332 $ 135,845,095 $ 84,172,186 end of year Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid for interest $ 33,002,672 $ 22,387,434 $ 8,717,320 Cash paid for income taxes $ 5,714,735 $ 4,675,144 $ 3,880,679 ZHONGPIN INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (Amounts in U.S. dollars) Additional Common Stock Treasury stock paid-in Part 1 Shares Par value Shares Total cost capital Balance as of December 31, 34,662,314 34,662 - - 166,169,902 2009 Warrants exercised 135,057 135 - - (135) (cashless) Warrants exercised 497,789 498 - - 2,503,454 (cash) Option 43,000 43 - - 384,997 exercised Compensation expense for - - - - 2,343,771 stock option granted Net income for - - - - - the year Translation - - - - - adjustment Balance as of December 31, 35,338,160 35,338 - - 171,401,989 2010 Warrants exercised 17,342 17 - - (17) (cashless) Compensation expense for - - - - 1,610,815 stock option granted Common shares 5,000,000 5,000 - - 66,351,662 offering Common share - - (2,798,538) (23,131,074) - repurchase Net income for - - - - - the year Translation - - - - - adjustment Capital contribution from - - - - - non-controlling interests Balance as of December 31, 40,355,502 40,355 (2,798,538) (23,131,074) 239,364,449 2011 Warrants exercised 680 1 - - (1) (cashless) Option 20,000 20 - - 183,980 exercised Compensation expense for - - - - 515,565 stock option granted Common share - - (368,300) (3,094,572) - repurchase Net income for - - - - - the year Translation - - - - - adjustment Balance as of December 31, 40,376,182 40,376 (3,166,838) (26,225,646) 240,063,993 2012 Total Accumulated Zhongpin Total Retained other Non-controlling Inc. shareholders' comprehensive shareholders' Part 2 earnings income equity interest equity Balance as of December 31, 111,699,375 18,938,917 296,842,856 - 296,842,856 2009 Warrants exercised - - - - - (cashless) Warrants exercised - - 2,503,952 - 2,503,952 (cash) Option - - 385,040 - 385,040 exercised Compensation expense for - - 2,343,771 - 2,343,771 stock option granted Net income for 58,279,969 - 58,279,969 - 58,279,969 the year Translation - 10,638,236 10,638,236 - 10,638,236 adjustment Balance as of December 31, 169,979,344 29,577,153 370,993,824 - 370,993,824 2010 Warrants exercised - - - - - (cashless) Compensation expense for - - 1,610,815 - 1,610,815 stock option granted Common shares - - 66,356,662 - 66,356,662 offering Common share - - (23,131,074) - (23,131,074) repurchase Net income for 64,220,727 - 64,220,727 (5,695) 64,215,032 the year Translation - 23,327,900 23,327,900 33,388 23,361,288 adjustment Capital contribution from - - - 799,683 799,683 non-controlling interests Balance as of December 31, 234,200,071 52,905,053 503,378,854 827,376 504,206,230 2011 Warrants exercised - - - - - (cashless) Option - - 184,000 - 184,000 exercised Compensation expense for - - 515,565 - 515,565 stock option granted Common share - - (3,094,572) - (3,094,572) repurchase Net income for 44,068,677 - 44,068,677 46,502 44,115,179 the year Translation - 1,508,907 1,508,907 2,227 1,511,134 adjustment Balance as of December 31, 278,268,748 54,413,960 546,561,431 876,105 547,437,536 2012 SOURCE Zhongpin Inc. 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Zhongpin Reports Higher Revenues and Lower Net Income for the Year 2012
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