SkyPeople Fruit Juice Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results PR Newswire XI'AN, China, May 14, 2013 XI'AN, China, May 14, 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2013. First Quarter 2013 Highlights: oRevenue was $18.6 million, an increase of 24% year-over-year oGross profit was $7.6 million, an increase of 60% year-over-year oGross profit margin was 41% as compared to 32% for the same period of 2012. oIncome from operations was $5.5 million, an increase of 108% year-over-year oNet income attributable to the Company was $3.8 million, an increase of 99% year-over-year oRevenue from the fruit juice beverage segment was $8.6 million, an increase of 155% year-over-year oCash and cash equivalents were $91.3 million as of March 31, 2013 "We are very pleased to report strong financial results for the first quarter of 2013 as revenue grew 24% from the comparable year-ago quarter and net income almost doubled as our margins improved. The quarter was highlighted by the growth of our fruit juice beverages segment primarily in China. We anticipate further growth for this segment as we expand our domestic footprint and market to more highly populated Chinese cities. We currently sell our fruit beverages to more than 20,000 retail stores in approximately 20 provinces," said Mr. Hongke Xue, Chief Executive Officer of SkyPeople. "Also, as recently announced we entered into an agreement with the Managing Committee of Mei County National Kiwi Fruit Wholesale Trading Center, which has been authorized by the People's Government of Mei County to be in charge of the construction and administration of the Mei County National Kiwi Fruit Wholesale Trading Center (the "Trading Center") to establish kiwi processing facilities which we believe has excellent potential and will strengthen our competitive positioning in this important product segment. As announced in the fourth quarter of last year, we entered into an agreement to develop orange products in Hubei Province since we believe that there is a shortage of such products in the market. We believe that these two initiatives augment our existing product platform with the potential of driving additional revenue while mitigating both the regional and seasonal cyclicality of our products," Mr. Hongke Xue concluded. First Quarter 2013 Financial Results Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $18.6 million, an increase of 24% as compared to $15.0 million for the same period in 2012. This increase was primarily due to an increase in sales of fruit juice beverages, concentrated pear juice and fresh fruits and vegetables, which was partially offset by a decrease in revenue generated from sales of the apple-related products and kiwi-related products. The revenue attributable to the fruit beverages segment, in particular, was $8.6 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 155% as compared to $3.4 million for the same period of 2012. The fruit juice beverages segment comprised 46% of total Company revenue for the first quarter for 2013 as compared to 22% for the same period of 2012, and so was a large factor in the increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. First Quarter 2013 Revenue by Segment (in thousands) Three Months ended March 31, 2013 2012 % of change Concentrated apple juice and apple 636 2,508 (75)% aroma Concentrated kiwifruit juice and 3,419 3,761 (9)% kiwi puree Concentrated pear juice 5,173 4,767 9% Fruit juice beverages 8,585 3,370 155% Fresh fruits and vegetables 798 588 36% Total 18,611 14,994 24% First Quarter 2013 Gross Profit by Segment (in thousands) Gross profit was $7.6 million in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 60% from $4.8 million for the same period in 2012. The Company's total gross profit margin was 41% in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to 32% for the same period of 2012, primarily due to an adjustment of product mix. The fruit juice beverages segment's gross profit margin increased to 41% in the first quarter of 2013 from 25% for the same period of 2012. This had the effect of increasing the total gross profit levels and gross profit margin for the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the same period of 2012. Three months ended March 31, 2013 2012 Gross Gross Gross Gross profit margin profit margin Concentrated apple juice and 31 5% 414 16% apple aroma Concentrated kiwifruit juice and 2,114 62% 1,687 45% kiwi puree Concentrated pear juice 1,599 31% 1,534 32% Fruit juice beverages 3,512 41% 855 25% Fresh fruits and vegetables 385 48% 296 50% Total 7,641 41% 4,786 32% Operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.1 million, or 12% of sales, which were at the same level for that of the same period of 2012, where operating expenses represented 15% of sales. General and administrative expenses decreased 12% to $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $1.5 million for the same period of 2012, mainly due to the continued decrease in legal fees related to currently pending litigations.Selling expenses increased 41% to $0.7 million as compared to $0.5 million the same period of 2012, mainly due to an increase in the headcount of the Company's sales force. Research and development expenses decreased 31% to $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $0.14 million for the same period of 2012 as former research and development agreements the Company had with various institutions expired in January of 2013. During the first quarter of 2013, the Company renewed/entered into several new research and development agreements with outside research institutions. Currently, the Company has four research and development agreements that are in effect. Income from operations was $5.5 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 108% as compared to $2.6 million for the same period in 2012. Net income attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice was $3.8 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 99% as compared to $1.9 million for the same period in 2012, while diluted earnings per share was $0.14, an increase of 100% as compared to $0.07 for the same period in 2012. Financial Condition As of March 31, 2013, the Company had $91.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, up from $77.6 million as of fiscal year end 2012. The Company's working capital was $108.1 million. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had total liabilities of $22.6 million, which included $8.5 million in short-term bank loans and a $4.0 million short-term loan to a related party. As of March 31, 2013, shareholders' equity attributable to SkyPeople Fruit Juice was $160.7 million as compared to $156.5 million as of fiscal year end of 2012. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, the Company's operating activities generated a net cash inflow of $13.2 million, as compared to $14.8 million for the same period in 2012. Net cash used in investing activities were $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to $1.3 million for the same period in 2012. For the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, cash flow generated from financing activities totaled $0.8 million as compared to $2.0 million for the same period in 2012. Historically, the Company has financed its capital expenditures and other operating expenses through cash on hand, operating cash flows and bank loans. During the first quarter of 2013, the Company entered into a loan agreement with SkyPeople International Holdings Group Limited ("SkyPeople International"), which indirectly holds a 50.2% interest in the Company. Mr. Yongke Xue, the Chairman of the Board and Mr. Hongke Xue, its Chief Executive Officer and a director, indirectly and beneficially own 80.0% and 9.4% of equity interest in SkyPeople International, respectively. This entity has extended to the Company a one-year unsecured term loan of $8.0 million at an interest rate of 6% per year; during first quarter of 2013, the Company received $4.0 million of this amount. Recent Developments On April 3, 2013, SkyPeople (China) entered into an investment agreement with the Managing Committee of Mei County National Kiwi Fruit Wholesale Trading Center, which has been authorized by the People's Government of Mei County to be in charge of the construction and administration of the Mei County National Kiwi Fruit Wholesale Trading. Under the investment agreement, the parties agreed to invest and establish a kiwi fruit comprehensive deep processing zone and kiwi fruit and fruit-related materials trading zone in Yangjia Village, Changxing Town of Mei County with a total planned area of total planned area of 286 mu (approximately 47 acres). Pursuant to the investment agreement, the Company will be responsible for construction and financing with a total investment of RMB 445.6 million (approximately $71.9 million) in buildings and equipment.In addition, the Company agreed to pay a fee of RMB 0.3 million per mu for the land use rights. Conference Call The Company will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9:00 am Eastern Time to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company's Chairman, Mr. Yongke Xue, and Chief Financial Officer, 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: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Time: 9:00 am Eastern Time, US Conference Line Dial-In: +1-855-880-8437 International Dial-In: +1-931-229-4159 Conference Pass Code: 68990185 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 68990185 for the replay. The replay will be available on May 16, 2013 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. 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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. 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/ -Financial Tables Follow- SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 (Unaudited) ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $ 91,320,803 $ 77,560,278 Accounts receivables, net of allowance of $46,766 and $46,643 as of March 31, 31,083,435 49,435,961 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Other receivables 465,725 201,417 Inventories 7,582,226 7,278,191 Deferred tax assets 147,126 90,576 Advances to suppliers and other 141,158 71,536 current assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 130,740,473 134,637,959 PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET 51,851,976 52,180,097 LAND USE RIGHT, NET 7,693,256 7,718,363 OTHER ASSETS 378,137 682,592 TOTAL ASSETS $ 190,663,842 $ 195,219,011 LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $ 7,127,984 $ 14,399,282 Accrued expenses 1,540,894 2,050,675 Income tax payable 1,347,111 3,127,245 Advances from customers 127,861 530,437 Short-term loan - related party 4,000,000 - Short-term bank loans 8,502,289 11,661,761 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES $ 22,646,139 $ 31,769,400 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc, Stockholders' equity Series B Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, Nil shares issued and - - outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Common stock, $0.001 par value; 66,666,666 shares authorized; 26,661,499 shares and 26,661,499 shares issued and 26,661 26,661 outstanding as of, March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital 59,189,860 59,189,860 Retained earnings 86,611,733 82,793,585 Accumulated other comprehensive 14,874,872 14,500,860 income Total SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. stockholders' 160,703,126 156,510,966 equity Non-controlling interests 7,314,577 6,938,645 TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 168,017,703 163,449,611 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' $ 190,663,842 $ 195,219,011 EQUITY The notes in the Company's 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Revenue $ 18,611,456 $ 14,993,500 Cost of goods sold 10,970,558 10,207,501 Gross profit 7,640,898 4,785,999 Operating Expenses General and administrative 1,305,914 1,477,604 expenses Selling expenses 741,166 525,334 Research and development expenses 98,622 142,685 Total operating expenses 2,145,702 2,145,623 Income from operations 5,495,196 2,640,376 Other income (expenses) Interest income 71,579 69,689 Subsidy income 350,974 433,504 Interest expenses (277,023) (154,812) Others expenses - (968) Total other income 145,530 347,413 Income before income tax 5,640,726 2,987,789 Income tax provision 1,483,865 928,380 Net income 4,156,861 2,059,409 Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling 338,713 140,251 interests NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO $ 3,818,148 $ 1,919,158 SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. Earnings per share: Basic earnings per share $ 0.14 $ 0.07 Diluted earnings per share $ 0.14 $ 0.07 Weighted average number of shares outstanding Basic 26,661,499 25,690,402 Diluted 26,661,499 26,661,499 Comprehensive Income Net income $ 4,156,861 $ 2,059,409 Foreign currency translation 411,231 156,571 adjustment Total Comprehensive income $ 4,568,092 $ 2,215,980 Comprehensive income attributable to 375,932 146,732 non-controlling interests Comprehensive income attributable to $ 4,192,160 $ 2,069,248 SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. The notes in the Company's 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net income $ 4,156,861 $ 2,059,409 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 863,343 706,064 Deferred income tax assets (56,550) 60,515 Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts receivable 18,455,170 14,225,403 Other receivable (263,398) 2,009 Advances to suppliers and other (69,496) (109,276) current assets Inventories 107,472 1,163,961 Accounts payable (7,298,251) (875,022) Accrued expenses (513,157) (1,233,484) Income tax payable (1,785,680) (1,055,393) Advances from customers (403,363) (178,673) Net cash provided by operating 13,192,951 14,765,513 activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Additions to property, plant and (428,692) (1,320,608) equipment Prepayment for other assets (9,600) (13,621) Net cash used in investing activities (438,292) (1,334,229) CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Increase in restricted cash - 284,361 Short-term notes payable - (284,361) Proceeds from related party loan 4,000,000 - Proceeds from short-term bank loans - 3,170,879 Repayment of short-term bank loans (3,185,474) (1,139,578) Net cash provided by (used in) financing 814,526 2,031,301 activities Effect of change in exchange rate 191,340 96,897 NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH 13,760,525 15,559,482 EQUIVALENTS Cash and cash equivalents, beginning 77,560,278 61,154,007 of year Cash and cash equivalents, end of 91,320,803 76,713,489 year SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION Cash paid for interest 250,722 154,812 Cash paid for income taxes 3,326,095 1,923,258 SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE OF SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TRANSACTION Change in fair value of warrant liability Transferred from other assets to property, plant and 315,394 5,158,425 equipment and construction in process The notes in the Company's 10-Q are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. SOURCE SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. Website: http://www.skypeoplefruitjuice.com
SkyPeople Fruit Juice Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
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