Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results and Completion of Renovation of Production Facilities
Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results and Completion of Renovation of Production Facilities PR Newswire NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. ("Asia Carbon", or the "Company") today announced its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company, whose shares trade in the U.S. on the OTCQB Tier of the OTC Markets under the stock symbol "ACRB", filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2013. The Company also reported the completion of the conversion of its three remaining dry production lines to special carbon black ("SCB") production lines. Initiated in October 2012, the project was implemented as part of the Company's strategy to broaden its product line and increase revenues. SCB is typically used in products which require higher quality carbon black, and is generally priced at a substantial premium to traditional carbon black. The transition required the suspension of much of the Company's production, which in turn negatively impacted the Company's operating results for the first half of 2013. Yao Guoyun, Asia Carbon's Chairwoman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We appreciate our shareholders' and customers' support throughout the renovation of our manufacturing facility. While the transition did require an interruption of much of our production for the first half of 2013, we were able to remain profitable throughout the process. In fact, the gross profit margin in our second quarter of 2013 is higher than that in the same period of 2012, which is 24% versus 22%" Ms. Yao went on to say "This was a critical step in Asia Carbon's expansion strategy. Our ability to produce and sell specialty carbon black not only enables us to better serve market demand, but also provides the opportunity for significant improvements to revenues and margins going forward." Overview of Second Quarter 2013 Financials Net Sales for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $5,487,310, a $7,707,224 or 58% decline as compared to $13,194,534 for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in sales was primarily due to the suspension of production for the conversion to SCB, and a decrease in unit sales prices reflective of lower coal tar oil prices, the primary raw material for carbon black production. The average selling prices for the Company's products during the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $796 per metric ton, a decrease of 14% from $929 in the same period of 2012. The Company sold 6,890 metric tons of carbon black and naphthalene oil in the second quarter of 2013, a decrease of 7,318 metric tons or 52% compared to 14,208 metric tons in the same period of 2012. Gross profit was $1,299,793 for the three months ended June 30, 2013, a decrease of $1,636,880, or 56%, compared to $2,936,673 in the same period of 2012, consistent with the decline in sales. The gross profit margin was 24% and 22% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013, was $622,522, a decrease of $1,248,955, or 67%, compared to $1,871,477 in the same period of 2012. The decrease in net income reflects the decline in gross profit and higher operating expenses, which were partly offset by lower income taxes. ASIA CARBON INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS June 30, December 31, 2013 2012 (Unaudited) ASSETS Current Assets: Cash and equivalents $ 5,317,693 $ 6,664,444 Accounts receivable, net 2,479,290 3,622,644 Inventories 1,710,831 2,393,121 Prepaid expenses and other receivable 6,480 6,420 Total Current Assets 9,514,294 12,686,629 Property, Plant and Equipment, net 30,896,251 26,906,929 Other Assets: Land use rights, net 213,815 214,356 TOTAL ASSETS $ 40,624,360 $ 39,807,914 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current Liabilities: Short term debt $ 1,376,596 $ 1,364,014 Accounts payable 1,401,725 1,962,695 Accrued liabilities 146,969 169,302 Taxes payable 235,047 714,413 Due to shareholder 26,820 26,625 Total Current Liabilities $ 3,187,157 4,237,049 Commitments and Contingencies Stockholders' Equity: Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 authorized, - - none issued and outstanding Blank Check Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 authorized, - - none issued and outstanding Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 authorized, 56,056,858 and 52,857,052 issued and outstanding at June 30, 56,057 52,857 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital 7,195,501 6,690,461 Statutory reserves 2,757,200 2,757,200 Retained earnings 23,872,373 22,859,898 Accumulated other comprehensive income 3,556,072 3,210,449 Total Stockholders' Equity 37,437,203 35,570,865 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 40,624,360 $ 39,807,914 ASIA CARBON INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 2013 2012 Net Sales $ 5,487,310 $ 13,194,534 $ 11,451,255 $ 25,776,226 Cost of Sales 4,187,517 10,257,861 8,762,206 19,913,601 Gross Profit 1,299,793 2,936,673 2,689,049 5,862,625 Operating Expenses: Selling 114,990 93,297 196,775 184,988 General and 266,669 247,402 885,377 557,790 administrative Total Operating 381,659 340,699 1,082,152 742,778 Expenses Income From 918,134 2,595,974 1,606,897 5,119,847 Operations Other Income and (Expense) Interest income - 7,044 - 18,104 Interest expense (35,198) (49,247) (69,449) (94,881) Total Other Income and (35,198) (42,203) (69,449) (76,777) (Expense) Income Before Provision for 882,936 2,553,771 1,537,448 5,043,070 Income Tax Provision for 260,414 682,294 524,973 1,364,512 income tax Net Income 622,522 1,871,477 1,012,475 3,678,558 Other comprehensive 551,412 (268,325) 345,623 (283,736) income (loss) Comprehensive $ 1,173,934 $ 1,603,152 $ 1,358,098 $ 3,394,822 Income Net Income Per $ 0.01 $ 0.04 $ 0.02 $ 0.07 Share - Basic Net Income Per $ 0.01 $ 0.04 $ 0.02 $ 0.07 Share - Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 55,624,316 52,315,538 54,248,333 51,755,060 - Basic Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 55,624,316 52,315,538 54,248,333 51,755,060 - Diluted ASIA CARBON INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED) Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 2012 Cash Flows from Operating Activities: Net Income $ 1,012,475 $ 3,678,558 Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Provision for doubtful accounts 90,638 13,284 Depreciation and amortization 938,554 892,165 Stock-Based Compensation 358,240 225,000 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 1,069,778 (947,564) Inventories 692,591 (248,528) Prepaid expenses and other receivable 173 4,842 Accounts payable (610,076) (865,476) Accrued expenses 12,831 31,646 Taxes payable (476,717) 202,247 Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 3,088,487 2,986,174 Cash Flows from Investing Activities: Additions to construction in progress (1,580,504) (5,351,940) Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment (3,052,822) (933,441) Net Cash Used in Investing Activities (4,633,326) (6,285,381) Cash Flows from Financing Activities: Repayment of short term debt - (1,370,012) Proceeds from short term debt - 1,358,938 Proceeds from issuance of common stock 150,000 149,955 Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities 150,000 138,881 Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash 48,088 (127,351) Net Decrease in Cash and Equivalents (1,346,751) (3,287,677) Cash and Equivalents - Beginning of the Period 6,664,444 8,092,411 Cash and Equivalents - End of the Period $ 5,317,693 $ 4,804,734 Supplemental Cash Flow Information: Interest Paid $ 67,655 $ 95,032 Income taxes $ 728,753 $ 1,266,291 Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities: Issuance of stocks for stock-Based $ 2,165 $ - Compensation Transfer from construction in progress to $ 4,991,192 $ - plant and equipment About Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. Asia Carbon Industries Inc. is an emerging, China-based producer of a series of high quality carbon black products under the brand name "Great Double Star." The Company was established in 2003 in Shanxi, China's highest coal producing province. Asia Carbon is one of the top ten carbon black producers in the province and has established relationships with a high-profile customer base. The Company went public in 2010 through a registration statement on Form S-1 which was declared effective by the SEC on October 26, 2010, and is currently in the process of expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated demand. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State. Forward-looking statements: The above news release contains forward-looking statements. The statements contained in this document that are not statements of historical fact, including but not limited to, statements identified by the use of terms such as "anticipate," "appear," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "hope," "indicate," "intend," "likely," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "project," "seek," "should," "will," "would," and other variations or negative expressions of these terms, including statements related to expected market trends and the Company's performance, are all "forward-looking statements" and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on currently available information, and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performances, and are subject to a wide range of external factors, uncertainties, business risks, and other risks identified in filings made by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in the company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances upon which any statement is based. Company contact: Elaine Zhao Asia Carbon Industries, Inc. Phone: +1-626-386-8062 SOURCE Asia Carbon Industries, Inc.