Wowjoint Holdings Limited Reports Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results - FY 2012 revenue of $10.1 million - Q4 2012 revenue of $6.0 million - EPS for FY 2012 was a negative of $0.46 from a positive of $0.15 for FY 2011 - Gross margins increased by 137 basis points from 27.72% in FY 2011 to 29.09% in FY 2012 PR Newswire BEIJING, June 19, 2013 BEIJING, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wowjoint Holdings Limited ("Wowjoint," or the "Company") (OTC: BWOWF), China's innovative infrastructure solutions provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery, reported today financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. Full Year Ended December 31, 2012 oRevenues for the full year ended December 31, 2012 were $10.1 million, compared to $24.4 million reported for 2011. oTechnical service sales were $0.3 million in FY 2012, a decrease from $1.3 million in FY 2011. Lease income for FY 2012, represented $6.2 million, or 61% of total revenues, a 75% increase from $3.5 million in 2011. The company began generating revenue from its leasing business in 2010 and it is traditionally a higher margin segment. oInternational based revenues accounted for approximately 26% of total sales in 2012. oGross profit for 2012 was $2.9 million, compared to gross profit of $6.8 million in the full year 2011. Gross margin increased to 29.09%, from 27.72% in the same period 2011. The 137 basis points gross margin increase was due to higher lease income and a higher margin product mix. oNet loss was $3.9 million, or a negative $0.46 per share based on 8.34 million weighted average shares outstanding for 2012, compared to net income of $1.2 million, or $0.15 per share based on 7.97 million weighted average shares outstanding as of the end 2011. Operating expenses for 2012 were approximately $7.2 million, compared to $4.7 million in the same period of 2011. Selling expenses were $2.2 million in 2012, compared to $1.2 million in the same period of 2011. General and administrative expenses were $5.1 million and $3.5 million for the 2012 and 2011 periods, respectively. The increase in operating expenses were primarily due to the set-up of a new sales office in Italy, increased sales efforts in international markets, as well as generated corporate expenses. Fourth-quarter Ended December 31, 2012 oRevenues for the Company's fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $6.0 million, a 51% increase from $4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. oTechnical service sales $0.3 million in 2012, compared to $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. oLease income increased to $4.5 million for the fourth quarter 2012, from $2.7 million in the same period of 2011. This is a higher margin line of business for Wowjoint. oGross profit was $1.64 million compared to $1.59 million for the same period in 2011. Gross margin were 27.1%, a decrease from 39.7% for the same period in 2011. oNet loss for the fourth quarter 2012 was $1.6 million, compared to net loss of $0.1 million in same period 2011. Cost of sales for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was approximately $4.4 million as compared to $2.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Operating expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were approximately $3.2 million, compared to $1.7 in the same period in 2011. Selling expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2012 totaled $1.3 million compared to $0.3 million in the same period of 2011. "During 2012, we continued to pursue International expansion and successfully entered new markets in Malaysia and Peru. We also conducted sales trips and attended conferences in the US, South America, India, Asia and others, which enabled us to introduce Wowjoint to various contractors and designers that could become our customers in the future," commented Mr. Yabin Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wowjoint. "Gross margin has improved for the year due to the increase in our leasing business. Providing leasing and technical services creates a more stable income flow and helps us better serve our customers." Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2012 oCash and cash equivalents totaled $1.7 million as of December 31, 2012, compared to $4.6 million as of December 31, 2011. oAccounts receivable were $8.1 million as of December 31, 2012 as compared to $12.3 million as of December 31, 2011. oInventories amounted to $3.57 million and working capital was a negative $1.52 million as of December 31, 2012. oThe Company had total stockholders' equity of $18.7 million, with total assets of $41.3 million versus total liabilities of $22.7 million as of December 31, 2012. Leverage was low, with bank debt/equity of only 19.5%. "We're pleased that during 2012 we added new products, entered new vertical markets and new international locations. We also continued to grow our sales force internationally and in China. We remain encouraged by the traction that we are achieving in these new markets and believe we will see the results over the next few years," stated Mr. Yabin Liu, Chairman and CEO of Wowjoint. Business Updates Wowjoint continued to diversify its customer base in 2012 by entering new markets and pursuing additional vertical markets. The Company entered into an agreement to provide two Movable Scaffolding Systems ("MSS") for a highway bridge construction project with BBE Solutions Sdn Bhd in Malaysia in March 2012. This is a new type of equipment for Wowjoint. The Company further expanded its product range in construction machinery from providing not only machines for the precast arena, but now also non-prefabricated girder/beam bridge construction. The MSS is equipment has initially been marketed in the Southeast Asian markets and the Company anticipates the demand for the equipment to be significant once the initial machine is deployed. In addition, in May 2012, the Company announced a contract with Titan Peru, S.A.C., for a 50-ton Rubber Tire Gantry to be used in Peru. This was a new market for Wowjoint that is expected to increase sales. The Company commenced construction of a new R&D and new manufacturing facilities in Zhenjiang City, which is located in Eastern China, northwest of Shanghai, in mid-2012. The new manufacturing facility will cover 2 million square feet of land, including 140,000 square feet of production workshop, 70,000 square feet of office space, shipping field and testing ground. Phase one has been completed and was put into use in early May 2013. The new manufacturing facility will be focused on producing large equipment and providing maintenance services for Wowjoint's launching gantries, lifting equipment, railway transportation equipment and railway testing equipment. The new R&D center will work with the new manufacturing facility to supply enhanced equipment and services to Wowjoint's customers and will focus on customers located around the Eastern China Yangtze River Delta area, Southern China and international market customers. Going forward the Company believes the new R&D and manufacturing facilities will be one of its drivers for future growth. Wowjoint's focus in 2013 is to develop additional international markets, vertical markets and new products to enhance its sales reach and potential in a broader scope. The Company will continue to provide quality products and engage in strategic partnerships that widen its customer interaction. Backlog as of the December 31, 2012 was just over $14 million (10 contracts), of which approximately 66% is expected to be recognized in 2013 and the remainder in 2014, although there can be no assurance that this level will be achieved. Wowjoint's management views backlog as one of many indicators of the performance of its business. Because many variables can cause changes in backlog, and these changes may or may not be of any significance, the Company consequently views backlog as an important, but not necessarily determinative, indicator of future results. About Wowjoint Holdings Limited Wowjoint is a leading provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery used in such large scale infrastructure projects such as railway, highway and bridge construction. Wowjoint's main product lines include launching gantries, tyre trolleys, special carriers and marine hoists. The company's innovative design capabilities have resulted in patent grants and proprietary products. Wowjoint is well positioned to benefit directly from China's rapid infrastructure development by leveraging its extensive operational experience and long-term relationships with established blue chip customers. Information on Wowjoint's products and other relevant information are available on its website at http://www.wowjoint.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes," "predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include matters that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Wowjoint undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this communication. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Wowjoint or other matters and attributable to Wowjoint or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. For additional information contact: Wowjoint Holdings: Aubrye Foote, Vice President, Investor Relations Tel: +1-530-475-2793 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wowjoint.com WOWJOINT HOLDINGS LTD Consolidated Statements of Income (US dollars in thousands, except for EPS and share data) Three Months Ended Fiscal Year Ended December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 (Unaudited) (Audited) Sales Machinery Sales 1,268 1,111 3,639 19,599 Technical Service 302 151 301 1,275 Lease Income 4,470 2,749 6,158 3,524 Total Sales 6,040 4,011 10,098 24,398 Cost of Sales 4,405 2,420 7,160 17,636 Gross Profit 1,635 1,591 2,938 6,762 Operating Expenses: Selling Expenses 1,280 331 2,180 1,160 General and Administrative 1,939 1,360 5,067 3,544 Expenses Total Operating 3,219 1,691 7,246 4,704 Expenses Operating Income (1,584) (100) (4,308) 2,058 (Loss) Other Income (Expenses): Other Income 117 58 1,006 69 Other Expenses (21) (317) (25) (264) Bank Expenses 0 (3) 0 (45) Interest Income 1 3 3 14 Interest Expense (56) (77) (311) (299) Government Income 0 0 4 0 Total Other Income 41 (336) 677 (525) (Loss) & Expense Earnings Before Tax (1,543) (436) (3,632) 1,533 Income taxes 227 60 226 346 /Deferred Tax Benefit Net Income (Loss) (1,770) (376) (3,858) 1,188 Foreign Currency 226 60 21 917 Translation Gain Comprehensive Income (1,544) (316) (3,837) 2,105 Earnings per share Basis (0.20) (0.05) (0.46) 0.15 Diluted (0.20) (0.05) (0.46) 0.15 Weighted average number of shares used in computing earnings per share Basis 8,337,320 7,971,465 8,337,320 7,971,465 Diluted 8,337,320 7,971,465 8,337,320 7,971,465 WOWJOINT HOLDINGS LTD Consolidated Balance Sheets (US dollars in thousands) December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 (Audited) ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and Cash Equivalents 1,714 4,627 Restricted Cash 973 578 Accounts Receivable, net 8,083 12,308 Other Receivable, net 133 1,656 Note Receivable, net 48 0 Advance to Suppliers 3,567 8,956 Inventories 3,739 3,979 Costs and Estimated Earnings in Excess of Billings 2,250 4,413 Prepaid Expenses - Short Term 0 0 Due from Related Parties 0 76 Total Current Assets 20,506 36,592 Property, Plant and Equipment, net 12,396 9,016 Construction in Progress 5,301 5,573 Intangible Assets, net 3,141 1,067 Other Long Term Asset - Deposit 2 - Total Assets 41,347 52,249 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Short Term Loans 2,539 3,492 Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses 8,683 14,203 Advances from Customers 3,414 5,314 Taxes Payable 4,602 4,591 Other Payables 1,992 481 Due to Related Parties 316 54 Bank Loan - Short Term 476 476 Total Current Liabilities 22,022 28,610 Bank Loan - Long Term 635 1,111 Total Liabilities 22,657 29,721 Stockholders' Equity: Common stock 8 8 Additional Paid in Capital 4,755 4,755 Warrants 5,581 5,581 Statutory Surplus Reserve 3,025 3,025 Retained Earnings 3,291 7,149 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income 2,031 2,010 Total Stockholders' Equity 18,690 22,527 Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity 41,347 52,249 WOWJOINT HOLDINGS LTD Statements of Cash Flows (US dollars in thousands) Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 (Audited) CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: Net Income (Loss) (3,858) 1,188 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cashprovided by operating activities: Depreciation and Amortization 996 725 Issuance of Share Based Compensation 0 0 Loss/(Gain) on Disposal of Property, Plant and (11) 0 Equipment Bad Debt Expenses 371 110 Issuance of Common Shares for Services 0 36 Decrease / (Increase) in Accounts Receivable 3,854 5,486 Decrease / (Increase) in Other Receivable 1,523 (932) Decrease / (Increase) in Note Receivable (48) 0 Decrease / (Increase) in Advance to Suppliers 5,389 (5,432) Decrease / (Increase) in Inventories 240 1,245 Decrease / (Increase) in Cost and Estimated Earnings 2,163 (1,723) in Excess of Billings Decrease / (Increase) in Prepaid Expenses - Short (0) 0 Term Increase / (Decrease) in Accounts Payable and (5,520) 6,700 Accrued Expenses Increase / (Decrease) in Advances from Customer (1,899) 4,141 Increase / (Decrease) in Unearned Lease Income 0 (748) Increase / (Decrease) in Taxes Payable 10 (459) Increase / (Decrease) in Other Payable 1,511 158 Increase / (Decrease) in Billings in Excess of Costs 0 (897) and Estimated Earnings Increase/ (Decrease) in Deposit (2) 0 Net cash provided by / (used in) operating 4,720 9,597 activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES: Purchase of Property, Plant and Equipment (4,314) (8,045) (Increase) / Decrease in Construction in Progress 272 (4,061) Purchases of Intangible Asset- Land (2,125) 0 Prepaid Expense - Long Term Loan 0 101 Net cash provided by / (used in) investing (6,167) (12,004) activities CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES: Repayment of Short Term Loans (952) (1,510) Due from Related Parties 76 6 Due to Related Parties 262 54 Restricted Cash (395) 344 Proceeds of Short Term Debt 0 3,492 Proceeds of Long Term Debt (476) 1,587 Net cash provided by /(used in) financing (1,486) 3,973 activities NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH (2,934) 1,565 EFFECT OF CURRENCY TRANSLATION 21 893 CASH, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 4,626 2,168 CASH, END OF PERIOD 1,713 4,626 SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES: Interest Received 3 - Interest paid 311 220 Income tax paid 707 427 SOURCE Wowjoint Holdings Limited
Wowjoint Holdings Limited Reports Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results
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