SkyPeople Fruit Juice Reports Full Year 2012 Financial Results PR Newswire XI'AN , China, March 29, 2013 XI'AN , China, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) ("SkyPeople" or "the Company"), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Full Year 2012 Highlights: oTotal revenue was $102.4 million, an increase of 22% year-over-year oRevenue from the concentrated pear juice segment increased 116% to $28.9 million year-over-year oRevenue of the fruit juice beverage segment increased 29% to $27.1 million year-over-year oNet income attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. increased 38% to $18.2 million year-over-year oCash flow from operations for fiscal year 2012 was $19.4 million oCash and cash equivalents were $77.6 million as of December 31, 2012 "We are very pleased to report robust financial results for the fiscal year 2012 even as we explore new market opportunities and initiatives. The year was driven by the outstanding commitment of our employees across a wide variety of activities which led to superior performance in two of our key product segments, concentrated pear juice and fruit juice beverages," said Mr. Hongke Xue, Chief Executive Officer of SkyPeople. "We believe that our diversified product mix is a key to our success as it provides us with flexibility to shift our manufacturing towards fruit products that have better growing seasons as well as those with better market receptivity which, in turn, maximizes our performance." CEO Hongke Xue continued, "I am also pleased to report that the financial condition of the company is sound and that SkyPeople has excellent growth opportunities available to it. As announced last year, we entered into an agreement with the government of Hubei Province, one of the largest citrus production provinces in China, to invest approximately $61 million to develop facilities to produce a range of orange products. We believe that this project fits our diversification strategy as it is complements our existing product platform, enhances our competitive advantages and further mitigates both the regional and seasonal cyclicality of our fruit segments." "We continue to see China as a tremendous growth market as the country's unprecedented economic development and rising incomes are causing a transition in consumer tastes towards healthier lifestyles and improved nutrition. Our diversified range of fruit product offerings and branded fruit juice beverages with its downstream integration and unique delivery systems are all in place for SkyPeople to enjoy a successful and profitable year in 2013," CEO Hongke Xue concluded. Full Year 2012 Financial Results Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was $102.4 million, an increase of 22%, as compared to $84.0 million for the same period in 2011. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales of concentrated pear juice, fruit juice beverages and fresh fruit and vegetables which was partially offset by a decrease in the sales of concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwifruit puree and concentrated apple juice and apple aroma. Fiscal Year Revenue by Segment (in thousands) Year ended December 31, 2012 2011 % of change Concentrated apple juice and apple aroma 22,887 24,837 (8)% Concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwi puree 9,152 15,544 (41)% Concentrated pear juice 28,925 13,421 116% Fruit juice beverages 27,137 20,974 29% Fresh fruits and vegetables 8,417 7,880 7% Other 5,838 1,365 328% Total 102,356 84,021 22% Gross profit was $33.1 million in fiscal 2012, an increase of 20% from $27.5 million in fiscal 2011. Gross profit margin was 32% as compared to 33% for the same period of 2011. The slight year-over-year decrease in gross margin was attributable to a decrease in gross margin in our fruit juice beverages segment partially offset by gross margin increases in our apple products, kiwifruit products, concentrated pear juice and fresh fruit and vegetables segments. 2012 2011 Gross Gross Gross Gross profit margin profit margin Concentrated apple juice and apple aroma 4,640 20% 4,412 18% Concentrated kiwifruit juice and kiwi puree 4,535 50% 7,661 49% Concentrated pear juice 8,507 29% 3,182 24% Fruit juice beverages 9,288 34% 7,905 38% Fresh fruits and vegetables 4,663 55% 3,746 48% Other 1,440 25% 567 42% Total 33,073 32% 27,473 33% Operating expenses for fiscal 2012 decreased by 6% to $7.9 million, or 8% of sales, compared to $8.4 million, or 10% of sales for the same period of 2011. General and administrative expenses decreased 14% to $4.4 million, mainly due to decreases in legal fees related to currently pending litigations.Selling expenses increased 7% to $2.9 million, which was mainly due to an increase in the headcount of the Company's sales force. Research and development expenses increased 2% to $0.57 million in fiscal 2012 from $0.56 million in fiscal 2011. Income from operations for fiscal 2012 increased 33% to $25.2 million as compared to $19.0 million for fiscal 2011. Total other income was $0.9 million for the fiscal year 2012, as compared to total other income of $0.2 million in 2011. The increase in other income was primarily due to an increase in the subsidy income to $1.9 million in fiscal 2012 as a result of the value-added tax rebates provided on the Company's exports, which significantly increased in 2012 from 2011. Net income attributable to common SkyPeople Fruit Juice shareholders for the fiscal year 2012 increased 38% to $18.2 million from $13.2 million in the fiscal year 2011, while diluted earnings per share was $0.68 for the fiscal year 2012 as compared to $0.50 for fiscal year 2011. Financial Condition As of December 31, 2012, the Company had $77.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, up from $61.2 million as of fiscal year end 2011. The Company's working capital was $102.9 million. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had total liabilities of $31.8 million, which included $11.7 million in short-term bank loans. Shareholders' equity attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice was $156.5 million as of fiscal year end 2012 as compared to $137.9 million as of fiscal year end 2011. During 2012, the Company's operating activities generated net cash inflow of $19.4 million, a decrease of 25% as compared to $26.0 million in 2011. The decrease was mainly due to a 37% increase in accounts receivable year over year. Net cash used in investing activities were $8.8 million for fiscal 2012 versus $12.9 million in fiscal 2011. Cash flow generated from financing activities totaled $5.5 million in fiscal 2012, versus a net outflow of $4.0 million in fiscal 2011. Historically, the Company has financed its capital expenditures and other operating expenses through operating cash flows and bank loans. Financial Guidance The Company has previously provided financial guidance for the fiscal year 2012. Based on the business outlook in August 2012, the Company forecasted revenue to be in the range of $90 million to $110 million, net income attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice to be in the range of $16.2 million to $22.0 million, and fully diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.61 to $0.83. For fiscal year 2012, the Company's actual financial results for these three income statement metrics were within the ranges forecasted. The Company plans upon providing financial guidance for fiscal year 2013 once it has further visibility into the operating and business conditions for the year. Conference Call The Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, April 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. The Company's Chairman, Mr. Yongke Xue, and CFO, Mr. Xin Ma, will host the call. To attend the live conference call, please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call to ensure timely participation. Please use the dial-in information below. When prompted by the operator, mention the conference Pass Code. Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, US Conference Line Dial-In: +1-855-880-8437 International Dial-In: +1-931-229-4159 Conference Pass Code: 28286940 To access the replay, please dial 1-855-859-2056 within the United States or 1-404-537-3406 when dialing internationally, and enter the pass code 28286940 for the replay. The replay will be available on April 2 at 12:00 pm. About SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., a Florida company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Industry Holding Group Co., Ltd. ("Pacific"), a Vanuatu company, and SkyPeople Juice International Holding (HK) Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific, holds 99.78% ownership interest in SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. ("SkyPeople (China)"). SkyPeople (China), together with its operating subsidiaries in China, is engaged in the production and sales of fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit related products in the PRC and overseas markets. Its fruit juice concentrates are sold to domestic customers and exported directly or via distributors. Fruit juice concentrates are used as a basic ingredient component in the food industry. Its brands, "Hedetang" and "SkyPeople," which are registered trademarks in the PRC, are positioned as high quality, healthy and nutritious end-use juice beverages. For more information, please visit http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com. Safe Harbor Statement Certain of the statements made in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning and protections of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions, and future performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance, capital, ownership or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements through our use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipate," "assume," "should," "indicate," "would," "believe," "contemplate," "expect," "estimate," "continue," "plan," "point to," "project," "could," "intend," "target" and other similar words and expressions of the future. All written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and otherwise in our SEC reports and filings, including the final prospectus for our offering. Such reports are available upon request from the Company, or from the Securities and Exchange Commission, including through the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov. We have no obligation and do not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date hereof, or after the respective dates on which any such statements otherwise are made. -Financial Tables Follow- SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Audited) December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 77,560,278 $ 61,154,007 Restricted cash - 316,396 Accounts receivables, net of allowance of $46,643 and $46,529 as of December 49,435,961 35,999,858 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively Other receivables 201,417 192,032 Inventories 7,278,191 6,126,376 Deferred tax assets 90,576 174,285 Advances to suppliers and other 71,536 66,528 current assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 134,637,959 104,029,482 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 52,180,097 44,277,228 LAND USE RIGHT, NET 7,718,363 6,673,496 OTHER ASSETS 682,592 5,323,162 TOTAL ASSETS $ 195,219,011 $ 160,303,368 LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $ 14,399,282 $ 2,972,916 Accrued expenses 2,050,675 4,701,054 Income tax payable 3,127,245 1,910,779 Advances from customers 530,437 178,857 Short-term bank loans 11,661,761 6,425,713 Short-term notes payable - 284,654 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 31,769,400 16,473,973 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc, Stockholders' equity Series B Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; Nil shares and 1,456,647 shares issued and - 1,457 outstanding as of, December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Common stock, $0.001 par value; 66,666,666 shares authorized; 26,661,499 shares and 25,690,402 shares issued and 26,661 25,690 outstanding as of, December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively Additional paid-in capital 59,189,860 59,189,374 Retained earnings 82,793,585 64,623,453 Accumulated other comprehensive 14,500,860 14,086,620 income Total SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. stockholders' 156,510,966 137,926,594 equity Non-controlling interests 6,938,645 5,902,801 TOTAL EQUITY 163,449,611 143,829,395 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 195,219,011 $ 160,303,368 The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Audited) For the Year Ended December 31, 2012 2011 Revenue $ 102,356,001 $ 84,021,429 Cost of goods sold 69,283,010 56,548,845 Gross profit 33,072,991 27,472,584 Operating Expenses General and administrative expenses 4,409,055 5,138,388 Selling expenses 2,899,141 2,728,129 Research and development expenses 570,278 557,361 Total operating expenses 7,878,474 8,423,878 Income from operations 25,194,517 19,048,706 Other income (expenses) Interest income 314,628 277,458 Subsidy income 1,908,802 893,241 Interest expenses (888,574) (849,743) Others incomes - (149,015) Settlement relating to prior (475,248) - acquisition Total other income (expenses) 859,608 171,941 Income before income tax 26,054,125 19,220,647 Income tax provision 6,871,238 5,089,285 Net income 19,182,887 14,131,362 Less: Net income attributable to 1,012,755 926,192 non-controlling interests NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO $ 18,170,132 $ 13,205,170 SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. Earnings per share: Basic earnings per share $ 0.68 $ 0.51 Diluted earnings per share $ 0.68 $ 0.50 Weighted average number of shares outstanding Basic 26,107,264 25,690,402 Diluted 26,661,500 26,661,500 Comprehensive Income Net income $ 19,182,887 $ 14,131,362 Foreign currency translation adjustment 437,329 6,511,990 Total Comprehensive income $ 19,620,216 $ 20,643,352 Comprehensive income attributable to 1,035,844 1,175,529 non-controlling interests Comprehensive income attributable to $ 18,584,372 $ 19,467,823 SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Audited) For the Year Ended Dec 31, 2012 2011 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income $ 19,182,887 $ 14,131,362 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 4,596,276 3,552,740 Loss on disposal of properties and - 142,380 equipment Deferred tax assets 83,709 (174,285) Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts receivable (13,290,808) 11,932,885 Other receivable (8,900) 1,113,111 Advances to suppliers and other (4,861) (34,243) current assets Inventories (1,131,943) (419,708) Accounts payable 11,370,240 (623,141) Accrued expenses (2,648,963) (382,650) Short-term notes payable (284,131) (239,119) Income tax payable 1,206,559 (2,609,659) Advances from customers 349,640 (411,869) Net cash provided by operating 19,419,705 25,977,804 activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Additions to property, plant and (6,954,476) (7,791,997) equipment Additions to land use right (1,205,038) - Prepayment for other assets (591,518) (5,147,903) Net cash used in investing activities (8,751,032) (12,939,900) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Changes in restricted cash 315,814 208,154 Proceeds from short-term bank loans 6,336,634 4,235,865 Repayment of short-term bank loans (1,138,658) (8,433,584) Net cash provided by (used in) 5,513,790 (3,989,565) financing activities Effect of change in exchange rate 223,808 2,755,283 NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND 16,406,271 11,803,622 CASH EQUIVALENTS Cash and cash equivalents, 61,154,007 49,350,385 beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents, end of 77,560,278 61,154,007 year SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION Cash paid for interest 888,574 849,743 Cash paid for income taxes 5,556,241 7,853,661 SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE OF SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TRANSACTION Change in fair value of warrant liability Transferred from other assets to property, plant 5,221,925 1,687,012 and equipment and construction in process The notes in the Company's 10-K are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. For more information, please contact: COMPANY INVESTOR RELATIONS Xin Ma, Chief Financial Officer David Rudnick, Account Manager SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. CCG Investor Relations Tel: China + 86 - 29-8837-7161 Tel: US +1- 646-626-4172 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com Web: http://www.ccgir.com SOURCE SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. Website: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com
SkyPeople Fruit Juice Reports Full Year 2012 Financial Results
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