Tri-Tech Holding Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

         Tri-Tech Holding Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results  Conference Call Scheduled on April 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT  PR Newswire  BEIJING, April 1, 2012  BEIJING, April 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced its financial performance for fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. Highlights include the following:  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/CNTH016LOGO)    oIn 2012, Total Revenues declined by 15.4% to $72.6 million compared to     $85.9 million in FY 2011.         oRevenue from the Water, Wastewater Treatment and Municipal          Infrastructure ("WWTM") declined by 55.3% to $26.0 million from $58.1          million;        oRevenue from the Water Resource Management System and Engineering          Service ("WRME") increased by 72.6% to $22.3 million from $12.9          million; and,        oRevenue from Industrial Pollution Control and Safety ("IPCS")          increased by 64.2% to $24.3 million from $14.8 million;    oIn 2012, Gross Profit declined by 19.9% to $17.5 million compared to $21.9     million in FY 2011. Gross Margin dropped to 24.1% from 25.5% from a year     ago.   oIncome From Operations declined to a loss of $0.8 million compared to a     gain of $10.7 million from a year ago.   oNet Income declined to a loss of $2.3 million compared to a gain of $8.1     million in 2011.   oWeighted average number of diluted shares outstanding was 8,211,089     compared to 8,238,291 from FY2011.   oDiluted Earnings Per Share was a loss of $0.28 compared to a gain of $0.98     from 2011.  Mr. Gavin Cheng, CEO of Tri-Tech Holding Inc. commented, "Overall, we experienced deteriorations in our fiscal 2012 operating results compared with that of 2011. Despite a noteworthy increase in sales in both the WRME and IPCS segments, we sustained significant reduction in sales in WWTM segment which hindered our performances. The reduction was partially due to our decision to avoid Build & Transfer projects to ease cash pressures. The deviation led us to focus on Engineering Procurement & Construction ("EPC") projects which usually feature a lower profit margin compared to that of BT projects. Furthermore, we saw delays in implementation in major projects in the WWTM segment which further impacted our revenues.  Our gross margin overall dropped by about 1percentage point, but our operating related expenses grew by 64.7%. These expenses increased because we increased headcount to compete for more business early in the year. As we encountered challenges in the WWTM segment, we shifted expenditures to grow revenues in the WRME and IPCS segments.  To address the underlying reasons believed to cause the loss, we have taken the following steps:    oStreamline the corporate structure to increase the operating efficiency;   oRecalibrate sales related strategies and budget management based on     profitability analysis; and,   oEnforce project implementation related methods and cost management.  In 2013 we plan to devote our energy to:    oManage our cash flows by increasing oversight of capital-sensitive     projects to improve our cash position;   oAlign the Company with established partners in the WWTM segment to     maintain competitiveness and to fuel a sustained growth; and,   oImprove our gross margin especially in WWTM and WRME segment through     perfected marking strategies.  With our devotions to a better environment, we believe our business benefits people in millions and our industry continues to thrive. While invigorating our strength, we shall dynamically act upon presented opportunities by exploring business endeavors with creativities. As always, we are devoted to grow the company to its potentials."  FY2012 Financial Performance Metrics  Revenue  The 15.4% decrease in revenues noted above is primarily attributable to a significant decrease in the system integration revenues, from $82,401,473 for the year ended December 31, 2011 to $67,961,198 in 2012. Although the Company increased revenues in two of its three operating segments, the decrease in WWTM revenues overshadowed those increases.  Gross Margin  The gross margin decrease noted above is a result of several factors, including increases in material and equipment costs and labor subcontracting costs. The rapid expansion into overseas market also had a direct impact on the increase of cost of sales. These factors all contributed to the lower gross margin.  Total Operating Expenses  The Company's total operating expenses increased to $18,310,880 in the year ended December 31, 2012 from $11,116,205 in the same period of 2011, an increase of 64.7%. The increase is attributable to increased selling and marketing expenses and general and administration expenses. Research and development expenses decreased from $179,396 in 2011 to $174,726 in 2012.    oSelling and Marketing Expenses     Selling and marketing expenses increased from $2,164,363 in the year ended     December 31, 2011 to $4,148,861 in the same period of 2012, an increase of     91.7%. Increased sales staff headcount elevated the total amount of every     related expense such as travel expenses, compensation-related expenses,     and entertainment expenses.   oGeneral and Administrative Expenses     General and administrative expenses consist primarily of compensation     costs, rental expenses, professional fees, and other overhead expenses.     General and administrative expenses increased from $8,772,446 in 2011 to     $13,987,293 in 2012, an increase of 59.4% largely due to significant     increases in salary expenses, transnational professional fees as we have     expended internationally and amortization and depreciation expenses.      General and administrative expenses for 2012 and 2011 took up     approximately 19.3% and 10.2% of total revenues, respectively.  Loss before Income Taxes  In the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company's net loss before provision for income taxes was $943,457, a decrease of 108.8% compared to income $10,729,428 in 2011. The Company's provision for income taxes decreased by 7.7%, from $1,958,864 in 2011 to $1,808,415 in 2012. The decrease in income taxes for 2012 was primarily caused as some subsidiaries experienced losses from ordinary business operations. In the year ended December 31, 2012, net loss attributable to the shareholders of TRIT was $2,264,074, a decrease of 128.0%, from income of $8,088,374 for the year ended December 31, 2011.  Net loss and EPS  Diluted EPS was a loss of $0.28, based on net loss of $2.3 million and 8,211,089 weighted average of diluted shares outstanding for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to earnings of $0.98 in 2011, based on net income of $8.1 million and 8,238,291 weighted average diluted shares outstanding.  Liquidity and Capital Resources  As highlighted in the consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company's liquidity and available capital resources are impacted by four key components: (i) cash and cash equivalents, (ii) operating activities, (iii) financing activities and (iv) investing activities.  Cash and Cash Equivalents  The Company's cash and cash equivalents of $8,098,657 at December 31, 2012 decreased by 32.1%, from $11,935,746 on December 31, 2011, mainly due to rapid overseas expansion and the implementation of the current projects. The current portion of restricted cash as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 amounted to $5,283,541 and $2,087,920, respectively, which is not included in the total of cash and cash equivalents. The restricted cash was on deposit as collateral for the issuance of letters of credit for project financing. Our subsidiaries that own the deposits do not have material cash obligations to any third parties. Therefore, the restriction does not impact the liquidity of the Company.  Operating Activities  Net cash used for operating activities was $20,254,517 in the year ended December 31, 2012, compared with that of $24,418,947 in same period of 2011. The decrease of 17.1% in operating cash outflow was mainly due to the new acquired bank borrowings and corporate bond to fund the Company's operations in 2012. Net accounts receivable increased from $19,888,084 on December 31, 2011 to $18,598,110 on December 31, 2012, a decrease of 6.5%. Current unbilled receivables increased from $7,254,830 on December 31, 2011 to $27,954,525 on December 31, 2012, an increase of 285.3%, mainly from the Company's increasing BT projects and several overseas projects. The remaining portion was mainly due to the decreased inventory and prepayments to suppliers, due to the total revenue decline.  Investing Activities  Net cash used for investing activities was $1,381,911 in the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to $3,563,836 in the same period of 2011. Currently we have no further plan to add capital expenditure on the construction of Baoding as it is close to completion.  Financing Activities  The cash provided by financing activities was $18,138,246 in 2012, compared to $17,152,767 in the same period of 2011. The increase was due to increased bank borrowings and the corporate bond issued in September 2012.  Effect of Change in Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents  Net cash loss due to currency exchange was $338,906 in the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to a loss of $629,233 in the same period of 2011.  Restricted Net Assets  As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, restricted retained earnings were $2,246,910 and $1,866,994, respectively, and restricted net assets were $4,878,975 and $4,553,729, respectively. The unrestricted retained earnings as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 were $17,038,396 and $19,682,386, respectively, which were the amounts ultimately available for distribution if we were to pay dividends.  Working Capital and Cash Flow Management  As of December 31, 2012, the Company's working capital was $17,923,637, with current assets totaling $83,042,716 and current liabilities totaling $65,119,079. Of the current assets, cash and cash equivalents were $13,382,198.  Recent Business Updates and Development  Domestic Market  By the end of 2012, the initial phase of the Ordos project was 97.5% completed and started trial operation. The expansion phase, which was awarded in June 2011 was 90% complete.  In January 2012, we secured a Build-Transfer contract for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and a wastewater pipeline network in Dawangdian Industrial Park in Xushui County, Hebei Province. The project was one of our initiatives in the industrial wastewater treatment sector in China. To implement the project, we established a project company in Xushui County. We have completed the major construction and most of the equipment purchasing. The Xushui project contributed more than 13.8% of revenues during 2012.  Overseas Market  The wastewater treatment plant projects in Bihar India contributed 13.2% of revenues during 2012. Although dealing with a delay in implementation, we have already completed the design and redesign per client's request, land preparation and a portion of equipment purchasing.  Order Backlog and Pipelines  The Company's backlog represents the amount of contract work remaining to be completed, that is, revenues from existing contracts and work in progress expected to be recognized in current period, based on the assumption that these projects will be completed on time according to the project schedules.  The following table provides backlog by segment as of December 31, 2012, in comparison to that of December 31, 2011. The percentage of change shows how much of our backlog became revenue in 2012. Backlog decreased significantly in Segments 1 and 2 and moderately in Segment 3. This reflects both (i) the recognition of revenue in projects in Segments 1 and 2 in 2012 and (ii) that such recognized revenues were not replaced with an equivalent amount of new projects in such Segments. Based on remaining backlog, we expect much higher revenues in Segment 1 than in Segments 2 or 3 in 2013.                    December 31, 2012              December 31, 2011                   USD Million % of Total Backlog USD Million % of Total                                                              Backlog Segment 1 (WWTM): 38.7        64.4%              63.1        66.8% Segment 2 (WRME): 6.7         11.1%              16.1        17.0% Segment 3 (IPCS): 14.7        24.5%              15.3        16.2% Total             60.1        100.0%             94.5        100.0%  Pipeline represents the values of projects we have been actively pursuing. Our pipeline as of December 31, 2012 was $50.7 million in Segment 1, $2.5 million in Segment 2 and $34.8 million in Segment 3.  Having a dynamic nature, the value of projects moves from pipeline into backlog when we secure the project and from backlog to revenue based on percentage of completion.  Conference Call  Tri-Tech Chairman Warren Zhao, CEO Gavin Cheng, CFO & President Phil Fan and COO Peter Dong will host a conference call at 9:00AM EDT, April 2, 2013, (9:00PM Beijing/Hong Kong Time on April 2, 2013) to review the company's financial results and outlook of operations, to discuss our growth strategies and to respond to questions and comments.  To participate, call U.S. toll free number(877) 941-2068approximately 10 minutes before the call. International callers, please dial1 (480) 629-9712.The conference ID number is4609352. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available athttp://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=103960.An MP3 file will be available one hour after the call and will be archived for 90 days atwww.tri-tech.cn/ir.  -FINANCIAL TABLES -  TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS                                                                             December      December                                                                             31,           31,                                                                             2012          2011 ASSETS Current assets Cash                                                                      $ 8,098,657   $ 11,935,746 Restricted cash                                                             4,352,443     2,087,920 Accountsandnotesreceivable,netofallowancefordoubtfulaccountsof   18,598,110    19,888,084 $1,475,771and$619,062asof December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively Unbilled revenue                                                            27,954,525    7,254,830 Other receivables                                                           3,825,770     2,761,548 Inventories                                                                 8,459,073     7,705,752 Deposits on projects                                                        1,469,550     1,212,691 Prepayments to suppliers and subcontractors                                 9,353,490     4,908,697  Total current assets                                          82,111,618    57,755,268 Long-term unbilled revenue                                                  51,219,694    59,298,740 Long-term accounts receivables                                              413,770       - Plant and equipment, net                                                    1,764,784     1,436,838 Construction in progress                                                    5,359,466     4,566,934 Intangible assets, net                                                      10,902,932    11,609,662 Long-term restricted cash                                                   3,464,524     2,541,958 Goodwill                                                                    1,441,278     1,441,278  Total Assets                                        $ 156,678,066 $ 138,650,678 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable                                                          $ 5,890,511   $ 11,401,187 Notes payable                                                               -             1,176,197 Costs accrual on projects                                                   23,637,751    19,402,047 Advance from customers                                                      1,157,247     1,886,607 Loans from third party companies and individual                             6,400,659     972,196 Amount due to related party                                                 1,656,420     0 Amount due to noncontrolling interest investor                              9,047,068     6,557,548 Other payables                                                              461,258       187,038 Taxes payable                                                               5,577,533     3,221,869 Accrued liabilities                                                         485,354       379,357 Payable on investment consideration                                         582,966       895,000 Deferred income taxes                                                       1,782,786     358,519 Deferred revenue                                                            289,485 Short-term bank borrowing (including VIE short-term borrowing of the consolidated VIEswithout recourse to Tri-Tech Holdings of $2,754,158       8,150,041     8,010,365 and $2,296,895 as of December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively) Total current liabilities                                     65,119,079    54,447,930 Long-term bank borrowing                                                    17,976        - Corporate Bond                                                              7,935,122     - Noncurrent deferred income taxes                                            3,699,790     3,455,823  Total Liabilities                                      76,771,967    57,903,753 Shareholders' equity Tri-Tech Holding Inc. shareholders' equity Ordinary shares ($0.001 par value, 30,000,000 shares authorized; 8,259,506 and 8,203,299 shares issued as of December 31, 2012               8,259         8,203 and 2011, respectively) Additional paid-in-capital                                                  50,119,428    48,772,307 Statutory reserves                                                          2,246,910     1,866,994 Retained earnings                                                           17,038,396    19,682,386 Treasury shares (21,100 shares in treasury as of December 31,               (193,750)     (193,750) 2012 and 2011, respectively) Accumulated other comprehensive income                                      5,086,827     4,593,046  Total Tri-Tech Holding Inc. shareholders' equity                        74,306,070    74,729,186 Noncontrolling interests                                                    5,600,029     6,017,739 Total shareholders' equity                                   79,906,099    80,746,925 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity                          $ 156,678,066 $ 138,650,678    TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                                                                                       For the Years Ended                                                                                       December 31,                                                                                       2012          2011 Revenues:  System integration                                                      67,961,198    82,401,473  Hardware products                                                       4,668,354     3,460,610  Software products                                                       -             10,838  Total revenues                                               72,629,552    85,872,921 Cost of revenues  System integration                                                      51,800,856    61,677,449  Hardware products                                                       3,328,662     2,338,269  Software products                                                       -             1,734  Total cost of revenues                                       55,129,518    64,017,452 Gross profit                                                                          17,500,034    21,855,469 Operating expenses:  Selling and marketing expenses                                          4,148,861     2,164,363  General and administrative expenses                                     13,987,293    8,772,446  Research and development expenses                                       174,726       179,396  Total operating expenses                                     18,310,880    11,116,205 (Loss) Income from operations                                                         (810,846)     10,739,264 Other expense:  Other income (expense)                                                  1,958,119     607,674  Interest income                                                         230,920       284,950  Interest expense                                                        (2,407,209)   (695,475)  Investment gain                                                         -             (6,985)  Fair Value change on contingent investment consideration                 85,558        (200,000)  Total other expenses                                               (132,612)     (9,836) (Loss) Income before provision for income taxes                                       (943,458)     10,729,428 Provision for income taxes                                                            1,808,415     1,958,864 Net (loss) income                                                                     (2,751,873)   8,770,564 Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrollinginterests                      (487,799)     682,190 Net (loss) income attributable to Tri-Tech Holding Inc.shareholders                $ (2,264,074) $ 8,088,374 Net (loss) income                                                                     (2,751,873)   8,770,564 Other comprehensive income Foreign currency translation adjustment                                       527,672       3,052,049 Comprehensive (loss) income                                                           (2,224,201)   11,822,613 Less:Comprehensive(loss)incomeattributabletononcontrollinginterests            (487,799)     880,992 Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to Tri-Tech Holding Inc.                   $ (1,736,402) $ 10,941,621 Net(loss)incomeattributabletoTriTechHoldingInc.shareholderspershareare: Basic                                                                        $ (0.28)      $ 0.99 Diluted                                                                      $ (0.28)      $ 0.98 Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding: Basic                                                                          8,211,089     8,142,867 Diluted                                                                        8,211,089     8,238,291       TRI-TECH HOLDING INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS  For the Years Ended December 31,                                         2012             2011 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:  Net (loss) income                      $            $      8,770,564                                         (2,751,873)  Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by  operating activities:  Amortization of share-based            1,117,227        371,003  compensation expense  Amortization of warrants               -                60,962  Depreciation and amortization          1,224,646        773,604  Provision for doubtful accounts        855,302          163,575  Fair value change on contingent        (85,558)         200,000  investment consideration  Loss on disposal of plant and          9,756            8,645  equipment  Gain on investment in joint venture    -                6,985  Deferred income taxes                  1,634,308        1,423,523  Changes in operating assets and  liabilities::  Accounts receivable                    22,835           (881,733)  Unbilled revenue                       (12,837,189)     (45,295,256)  Restricted cash                        (3,174,767)      (2,785,325)  Other current assets                   (1,022,956)      (186,440)  Inventories                            (752,618)        (1,021,897)  Prepaid expenses                       (203,302)        (157,307)  Prepayments                            (4,723,440)      (3,225,525)  Accounts payable                       (5,695,882)      5,877,391  Notes payable                          (1,174,203)      1,147,442  Cost accrual on projects               4,440,666        9,484,981  Advance from customers                 (756,745)        (29,143)  Other payables                         1,568,225        565,736  Taxes payable                          1,739,367        204,546  Accrued liabilities                    22,681           104,722  Deferred revenue                       289,003          -  Net cash used in operating             (20,254,517)     (24,418,947)  activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:  Payment in business acquisition        (114,910)        (488,000)  Cash paid on investment                -                829,802  consideration  Cash proceeds from disposal of PP&E    -                4,804  Payment to purchase plant and          (643,607)        (268,532)  equipment  Payment in investment in joint         -                (6,985)  venture  Cash paid to acquire intangible        (128,681)        (165,279)  asset  Cash paid for construction in          (814,293)        (2,319,370)  progress  Payment of loan to third-party         (158,438)        (1,150,276)  companies  Collection of loan to third-party      704,494          -  companies  Net cash used in investing             (1,155,435)      (3,563,836)  activities CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:  Proceeds from the exercise of          -                454,009  options into ordinary shares  Payment of installment of purchasing   -                (15,374)  vehicle  Proceeds from bank borrowings          18,831,078       7,814,533  Payment of bank borrowing              (18,693,584)     -  Proceeds from the issuance of          230,937          -  ordinary shares  Proceeds from the Issuance of          8,052,449        -  corporate bond  Capital injection by shareholders     477,247          -  Capital injection by noncontrolling    -                1,737,115  shareholders  Proceeds from amount due from          31,373           -  shareholder  Payment of amount due from             (52,891)         -  shareholder  Proceeds from loan from third-party    8,130,386        715,776  companies  Payment of loan from third-party       -                -  companies  Proceeds from loan from                (475,315)        6,446,708  non-controlling shareholders  Payment of loan from non-controlling   1,606,566        -  shareholders  Net cash provided by financing         18,138,246       17,152,767  activities EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGE IN      (565,383)        (629,233) CASH NET DECREASE IN CASH                    $            $                                             (3,837,089)     (11,459,249) CASH, beginning of the period           11,935,746       23,394,995 CASH, end of the period                 8,098,657        11,935,746  About Tri-Tech Holding Inc.  Tri-Tech is an innovative provider of consulting, engineering, procurement, construction and technical services. The Company supports government, state owned entities and commercial clients by providing efficiency oriented solutions focused on treatment of water and waste water, management of water resources and water-efficient irrigation, as well as industrial emission and safety controls. With software copyrights, product patents, and capable employees in China, the U.S. and India, Tri-Tech's capabilities span the cycle of innovation. Please visit www.tri-tech.cn for more information.  An online investor kit including a company profile, presentations, press releases, current price quotes, stock charts and other valuable information for investors is available at http://www.tri-tech.cn/ir. To subscribe to future releases via e-mail alert, visit http://www.tri-tech.cn/ir/info/request .  This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of 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:  Tri-Tech Holding Inc. www.tri-tech.cn IR Department +86 10 57323666 ir@tri-tech.cn    SOURCE Tri-Tech Holding Inc.  Website: http://www.Tri-Tech.cn  
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