China Precision Steel Announces Fiscal 2013 Year End Results PR Newswire SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2013 SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Precision Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSL), a niche precision steel processing company principally engaged in producing and selling high precision, cold-rolled steel products, announced today its financial results for the fiscal year 2013 ended June 30, 2013. Full Year 2013 Highlights oRevenue was $36.5 million oTotal volume sold was 56,232 tons oGross loss was $11.8 million oNet loss was $69.0 million oNet loss per share was $17.76 "We started the year off with a challenging environment of overcapacity of steel production combined with sluggish demand which resulted in a significant drop in our sales volume for fiscal year 2013. In response to the industry's problems, the State Council and other oversight organizations have decided to implement steps to address the overcapacity including putting aside funds for promoting restructuring and mergers of steel companies," commented Mr. Hai Sheng Chen, CEO of China Precision Steel. "While government organizations work to improve the conditions in the industry, we are pleased to have experienced a progressive increase in our sales volume from the low of the first quarter in fiscal year 2013, primarily due to strengthening of our relationships with customers in less competitive markets such as the auto and international markets." Revenue for fiscal year 2013 was $36.5 million, down 74.5% from revenue of $143.0 million in fiscal year 2012. High carbon and low carbon products accounted for 38.2% and 59.8% of sales, respectively, compared to 18.3% and 79.3%, respectively, in the prior year. International sales represented 10% of total sales, up from 5% in fiscal year 2012. With China's economy losing steam over the past year combined with overcapacity and softening demand for steel, steel prices have been under pressure. Subsequently, gross loss for the fiscal year 2013 was $11.8 million compared to a gross loss of $5.8 million in fiscal year 2012. Gross margin was (32.2%), compared to gross margin of (4.1%) a year ago. Operating loss was $70.2 million, compared to operating loss of $14.0 million in fiscal year 2012. Net loss was $69.0 million, compared to a net loss of $16.9 million a year ago. Fully diluted loss per share was $17.76, compared to fully diluted loss per share of $4.37 for fiscal year 2012. Financial Condition As of June 30, 2013, China Precision Steel had $75,243 in cash and cash equivalents, total liabilities of $67.0 million. Stockholders' equity was $52.9 million, compared to $118.9 million as of June 30, 2012. "China's economy appears to be improving as economic activity is increasing and confidence is returning for the country's growth prospects. As a result, many local governments that hadn't been able to expand investments amid the economic slowdown are now restarting their plans to spend on infrastructure which is expected to support the rebound in demand for steel," Mr. Chen continued. "While the economy and the steel industry in particular are in the early stages of turning around, we are taking steps to improve our working capital and operating cash flow by implementing policies to reduce our accounts receivable. We are also working to continue to strengthen our collection efforts as well as tighten controls on all further credit sales to minimize future risks during this difficult environment. We remain committed to our shareholders and will continue to focus on building long-term shareholder value." About China Precision Steel China Precision Steel is a niche precision steel processing company principally engaged in the production and sale of high precision cold-rolled steel products and provides value added services such as heat treatment and cutting medium and high carbon hot-rolled steel strips. China Precision Steel's high precision, ultra-thin, high strength (7.5 mm to 0.05 mm) cold-rolled steel products are mainly used in the production of automotive components, food packaging materials, saw blades, steel roofing and textile needles. The Company sells to manufacturers in the People's Republic of China as well as overseas markets such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Thailand and Indonesia. China Precision Steel was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Additional information can be found at the Company's website http://chinaprecisionsteelinc.com. Forward-Looking Statements Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this press release by China Precision Steel constitute "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, without limitation, statements regarding: the ability of the Company to maintain compliance with the NASDAQ minimum bid price requirements; the ability of the Company to successfully implement planned measures to cut costs and increase profitability and to strengthen its financial position; the likelihood that China's economy will rebound in response to new pro-growth policies and infrastructure projects and that the Company will be able to benefit from any such growth; and predictions and guidance relating to the Company's future financial performance. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs but they involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, business conditions in China, weather and natural disasters, changing interpretations of generally accepted accounting principles; outcomes of government reviews; inquiries and investigations and related litigation; continued compliance with government regulations; legislation or regulatory environments, requirements or changes adversely affecting the businesses in which China Precision Steel is engaged; cyclicality of steel consumption including overcapacity and decline in steel prices, limited availability of raw material and energy may constrain operating levels and reduce profit margins, environmental compliance and remediation could result in increased cost of capital as well as other relevant risks not included herein. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. For more information, please contact: Elite IR Leslie J. Richardson, Partner +852-3183 0283 Leslie.firstname.lastname@example.org -Financial Tables Follow- China Precision Steel, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets June 30, June 30, 2013 2012 Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $75,243 $1,602,805 Accounts receivable Trade, net of allowances of $30,642,373 and $3,231,613 at June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively 29,480,738 59,116,931 Bills receivable 94,089 173,089 Other 1,041,255 1,117,243 Inventories, net 15,837,201 15,516,220 Prepaid expenses 467,890 668,867 Advances to suppliers, net of allowance of $19,689,609 and $4,623,323 at June 30, 2013 and 2012, 9,304,847 37,384,684 respectively Total current assets 56,301,263 115,579,839 Property, plant and equipment Property, plant and equipment, net 61,366,745 67,752,991 Construction-in-progress 255,996 233,512 61,622,741 67,986,503 Intangible assets, net 1,903,675 1,880,129 Goodwill 99,999 99,999 Total assets $119,927,678 $185,546,470 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities Short-term loans $28,028,722 $27,246,477 Long-term loan - current portion 16,200,000 16,200,000 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 7,044,007 6,772,892 Advances from customers 1,456,420 2,253,956 Other taxes payables 8,295,220 8,446,373 Current income taxes payable 5,993,574 5,756,178 Total current liabilities 67,017,943 66,675,876 Long-term loan - - Stockholders' equity: Preferred stock: $0.001 per value, 8,000,000 shares authorized, no shares outstanding at June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively - - Common stock: $0.001 par value, 62,000,000 shares authorized, 3,880,866 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively 3,880 3,880 Additional paid-in capital 75,685,066 75,685,066 Accumulated other comprehensive income 22,075,822 19,097,295 (Accumulated deficit)/retained earnings (44,855,033) 24,084,353 Total stockholders' equity 52,909,735 118,870,594 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $119,927,678 $185,546,470 China Precision Steel, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income For the Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 2013 2012 Sales revenues $36,527,550 $142,973,631 Cost of goods sold 48,301,295 148,780,427 Gross (loss) (11,773,745) (5,806,796) Operating expenses Selling expenses 112,991 209,793 Administrative expenses 2,465,576 2,684,432 Bad debts written off 14,147,604 - Allowance for bad and doubtful debts 41,466,990 5,022,138 Depreciation and amortization expense 199,885 216,444 Total operating expenses 58,393,046 8,132,807 (Loss) from operations (70,166,791) (13,939,603) Other income/(expense) Other revenues 4,784,116 89,604 Interest and finance costs (3,556,711) (3,104,207) Total other income/(expense) 1,227,405 (3,014,603) (Loss) from operations before income tax (68,939,386) (16,954,206) Provision for income tax Current - (5,061) Total income tax (benefit) - (5,061) Net (loss) (68,939,386) (16,949,145) Basic (loss) per share ($17.76) ($4.37) Basic weighted average shares outstanding 3,880,866 3,880,866 Diluted (loss) per share (17.76) (4.37) Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 3,880,866 3,880,866 China Precision Steel, Inc. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows For the Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 2013 2012 Cash flows from operating activities Net (loss) (68,939,386) (16,949,145) Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation and amortization 9,104,176 9,043,993 Allowance for bad and doubtful debts 47,437,208 5,022,138 Reversal of provision for bad and doubtful debts (5,970,218) - Bad debts written off 14,147,604 - Other income - write off of accounts payable and (3,116,535) - other payables Other income - write off of advances from (984,970) - customers Inventory provision 518,184 350,817 Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment - (36,993) Net changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable, net 3,328,317 (19,407,494) Inventories (298,456) 9,637,950 Prepaid expenses 212,651 (31,828) Advances to suppliers 1,464,390 10,632,903 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,211,106 1,620,381 Advances from customers 124,940 (60,058) Other taxes payable (450,470) 2,041,833 Current income taxes 33,412 (32,269) Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities (178,047) 1,832,228 Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment, (489,526) (340,155) including construction in progress Purchases of intangible assets (2,737) - Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and - 56,006 equipment Net cash (used in) investing activities (492,263) (284,149) Cash flows from financing activities Repayments of short-term loans (757,381) (2,697,352) Net cash (used in) financing activities (757,381) (2,697,352) Effect of exchange rate (99,871) 44,324 Net (decrease) in cash (1,527,562) (1,104,949) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 1,602,805 2,707,754 Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $75,243 $1,602,805 SOURCE China Precision Steel Inc. 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China Precision Steel Announces Fiscal 2013 Year End Results
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