/C O R R E C T I O N -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd./ PR Newswire BEIJING, Nov. 8, 2013 In the news release, Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Unaudited Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results, issued 08-Nov-2013 by Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that third subheadline should read, "Raising 2013 Revenue, Contract Sales and Net Income Guidance Forecast," rather than "2014" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Unaudited Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results -- 3Q13 Contract Sales Exceeds Previous Guidance by 16.0% -- -- 3Q13 Revenue Exceeds Previous Guidance by 12.0% -- -- Raising 2013 Revenue, Contract Sales and Net Income Guidance Forecast -- BEIJING, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), a residential real estate developer with a primary focus on high growth cities in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Highlights for the Third Quarter 2013 oTotal third quarter revenues were US$240.7 million, a 21.3% increase from US$198.5 million recorded in the second quarter of 2013 and a 6.5% increase from US$226.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter revenue exceeded the previous guidance of US$215.0 million by 12.0%. oContract sales totaled US$243.7million, a 24.3% increase from US$196.0 million recorded in the second quarter of 2013 and a 6.0% increase from US$229.8 million recorded in the third quarter of 2012. Third quarter contract sales exceeded previous guidance of US$210.0 million by 16.0%. oTotal gross floor area ("GFA") sales were 151,900 square meters, a 3.2% increase from 147,200 square meters sold in the second quarter of 2013, and an 11.0% decrease from 170,700 square meters sold in the third quarter of 2012. oSelling, General, and Administrative ("SG&A") expenses as a percent of total revenue totaled 9.6% compared to 7.4% in the second quarter of 2013 and 6.6% in the third quarter of 2012. oNet income was US$28.7 million, a 27.2% decrease from US$39.4 million in the second quarter of 2013 and a 10.0% decrease from US$31.9million reported in the third quarter of 2012. oDiluted net earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") attributable to shareholders were US$0.39, compared to diluted net earnings per ADS of US$0.54 in the second quarter of 2013 and US$0.44 per ADS in the third quarter of 2012. oCash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, decreased by US$78.7 million from US$874.7 million as of June 30, 2013 to US$796.0 million as of September 30, 2013. Short and long term debt increased by US$4.9 million from US$510.7 million as of June 30, 2013 to US$515.6 million as of September 30, 2013. oBook value was US$11.55 per ADS, as of September 30, 2013. oThe Board of Directors of the Company has approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of US$0.05 per ADS payable on November 29, 2013 to shareholders of record as of November 18, 2013. Mr. Yong Zhang, Xinyuan's Chairman said, "The third quarter was exceptionally strong for Xinyuan as we exceeded our quarterly revenue and contract sales forecasts and came in at the high end of our range for our net income forecast.These results were driven by solid operational execution within our existing development projects, including two new projects launched in the third quarter, and aided by a robust housing market in the cities in which we operate." "The past few months have been an eventful period for Xinyuan. We've created a strong future revenue pipeline by adding five new projects to our development portfolio in the last two months alone.We also strengthened our management team through the addition of industry veterans Xinqi Wang as CEO and Kevin Wei as CFO. These talented and highly experienced executives will contribute significantly to Xinyuan's operational and financial performance and help realize our full growth potential." "During the third quarter, we received an investment of US$108.6 million from TPG, one of the world's leading private investment firms in the form of common equity and convertible debt. These investment proceeds will assist us in expanding our land portfolio and developing our internal infrastructure and operational capabilities to drive future growth.We look forward to a fruitful long term relationship with our new investor TPG." "Our Board recently approved the third quarterly cash dividend payment for 2013 of $0.05 per ADS. As we go forward, we are excited by our expansion opportunities and continue to focus on increasing our growth and profit opportunities for our shareholders." Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2013 Contract Sales Contract sales totaled US$243.7 million in the third quarter compared to US$196.0 million in the second quarter of 2013 and US$229.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. The Company's GFA sales were 151,900 square meters in the third quarter of 2013 versus 147,200 square meters in the second quarter of 2013 and 170,700 square meters in the third quarter of 2012. The average selling price ("ASP") per square meter sold was RMB9,976 (US$1,604)in the third quarter of 2013 versus RMB8,312 (US$1,332) in the second quarter of 2013 and RMB8,505 (US$1,346) in the third quarter of 2012. Two new projects became available for sale in the third quarter of 2013, namely Suzhou XIN City with 127,000 square meters and Zhengzhou XIN City with 186,000 square meters. Sales were brisk for both projects and they contributed approximately 40.1% of XIN's GFA sales in the quarter. Breakdown of GFA Sales and ASP's by Project Q3 2012 Q2 2013 Q3 2013 Unsold GFA ASP GFA ASP GFA ASP GFA Project (m^2 000) (Rmb) (m^2 000) (Rmb) (m^2 000) (Rmb) (m^2 000) Zhengzhou Royal 19.6 10,303 18.6 9,269 12.9 10,767 1.9 Palace Zhengzhou Century - - 27.2 10,451 13.7 10,708 4.5 East A Zhengzhou Century 30.8 8,355 3.9 15,030 7.9 14,058 3.2 East B Zhengzhou Xin - - - - 31.6 9,587 154.3 City Kunshan Intl City 41.7 7,851 3.8 9,378 4.5 11,419 12.3 Garden Suzhou Xin City - - - - 29.3 8,160 97.2 Jinan Xinyuan 43.6 7,956 91.0 7,062 48.5 10,021 159.7 Splendid Others 35.0 - 2.7 - 3.5 - 7.1 Total 170.7 8,505 147.2 8,312 151.9 9,976 440.2 Revenue In the third quarter of 2013, the Company's total revenue was US$240.7 million compared to US$198.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 and US$226.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. Gross Profit Gross profit for the third quarter of 2013 was US$78.5 million, or 32.6% of revenue, compared to a gross profit of US$69.9 million, or 35.2% of revenue, in the second quarter of 2013 and a gross profit of US$65.5 million, or 29.0% of revenue, in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease of gross profit as a percentage of revenue compared to last quarter was largely due to favorable project completion settlements in the previous quarter that resulted in lower costs. Selling, General and Administrative Expenses SG&A expenses were US$23.0 million for the third quarter of 2013 compared to US$14.7 million for the second quarter of 2013 and US$14.9 million for the third quarter of 2012. As a percentage of total revenue, SG&A expenses were 9.6% compared to 7.4% in the second quarter of 2013 and 6.6% in the third quarter of 2012.The increase of SG&A expenses as a percentage of revenue compared to previous quarter was due to more employee hiring, performance and retention bonuses and higher promotional spending on our two new project launches. Net Income Net income for the third quarter of 2013 was US$28.7 million compared to US$39.4 million for the second quarter of 2013 and US$31.9 million for the same period in 2012. Net margin was 11.9%, compared to 19.8% in the second quarter of 2013 and 14.1% in the third quarter of 2012.Diluted earnings per ADS were US$0.39, compared to US$0.54 per ADS in the second quarter of 2013 and to US$0.44 per ADS in the same period in 2012. Balance Sheet As of September 30, 2013, the Company reported US$796.0 million in cash and cash equivalents (including restricted cash) compared to US$874.7 million as of June 30, 2013 as a result of substantial land purchases made in the quarter, which offset the net proceeds of the TPG investment transaction. Total debt outstanding was US$515.6 million, an increase of US$4.9 million compared to US$510.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013. The balance of the Company's real estate property under development at the end of the third quarter was US$534.7 million compared to US$605.7 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013. Project Status Below is a summary table of projects that were active and available for sale in the third quarter of 2013. GFA Contract Sales (m^2 000) (US$ millions) Project Total Total Project Sold to Sales to % Sold Cost % Active Active date Complete date Projects Projects ZhengzhouRoyalPalace 132.2 130.3 236.6 228.6 96.6% 84.0% ZhengzhouCenturyEastA 77.3 72.8 124.7 115.9 92.9% 88.0% Zhengzhou Century East B 166.5 163.3 242.3 235.5 97.2% 94.6% Kunshan Intl City Garden 497.9 485.6 602.3 580.9 96.5% 99.9% Jinan Xinyuan Splendid 565.2 405.5 773.4 545.2 70.5% 78.9% Suzhou Xin City 126.5 29.3 170.8 38.5 22.5% 15.5% Zhengzhou Xin City 185.9 31.6 306.6 48.7 15.9% 12.3% Others remaining GFA 7.1 Total active projects 1,758.6 1,318.4 2,456.7 1,793.3 73.0% 82.4% As of September 30, 2013, the Company's total sellable GFA was approximately 1,581,100 square meters for active projects and pre-revenue stage projects. Below is a summary of all our planning stage projects: Unsold Pre sales GFA Scheduled (m^2 000) Xuzhou Colorful City 117.5 Q4 2013 Beijing Xindo Park 117.7 Q4 2013 Newly Acquired Kushan Land 284.0 Q4 2013 Newly Acquired Erqi Land 293.4 Q2 2014 Newly Acquired Suzhou Land 171.9 Q2 2014 Newly Acquired Xingyang Land 119.3 Newly Acquired New York Land 37.1 Total projects under planning 1,140.9 Total active projects 440.2 Total all Xinyuan projects 1,581.1 Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Outlook The Company expects fourth quarter contract sales to reach approximately US$310 to US$320 million. Fourth quarter revenue is expected to total US$255 to US$265 million while net income is projected at US$20 to US$30 million. With the addition of several new projects to the Company's active project list during the fourth quarter, the Company has raised its full year 2013 financial forecast. Contract sales for the full year 2013 are now expected to reach US$930 to US$940 million. Revenue under the percentage of completion method is expected to reach US$860 to US$870 million, while net income is expected to exceed US$115 million for the year. Conference Call Information Xinyuan's management will host an earnings conference call at 7:30 am ET on November 8, 2013 to discuss third quarter 2013 results. Listeners may access the call by dialing 1-719-325-2308. A webcast will also be available through the Company's investor relations website at http://www.xyre.com. A replay of the call will be available through November 15, 2013 by dialing 1-858-384-5517, access code: 9179858. About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") (NYSE: XIN) is a developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects aimed at providing middle-income consumers with a comfortable and convenient community lifestyle. In China, Xinyuan primarily focuses its development projects in Tier II cities, including Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou and Chengdu. The Company's U.S. development arm, XIN Development Group International, Inc. ("XIN") is a pioneer amongst Chinese real estate residential developers, entering the US market in 2012. Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements". These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Statements that are not historical statements are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including, but not limited to, our ability to continue to implement our business model successfully; our ability to secure adequate financing for our project development; our ability to successfully sell or complete our property projects under construction and planning; our ability to enter into new geographic markets and expand our operations; the marketing and sales ability of our third-party sales agents; the performance of our third-party contractors; the impact of laws, regulations and policies relating to real estate developers and the real estate industry in China and, to the extent we expand operations into other countries, such as the U.S., the laws, regulations and policies of such countries; our ability to obtain permits and licenses to carry on our business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; competition from other real estate developers; the growth of the real estate industry in China, particularly Tier II and Tier III cities, and in our targeted areas in the U.S.; fluctuations in general economic and business conditions in China, and, to the extent we expand operation into other countries, such as the U.S., the general economic and business conditions in such countries; and other risks outlined in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or review publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statement is made. Notes to Unaudited Financial Information This release contains unaudited financial information which is subject to year-end audit adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when the audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences between our audited financial statements and this unaudited financial information. For more information, please contact: In China: Mr. Kevin Wei Chief Financial Officer Tel: +86-10-8588-9278 Ms. Helen Zhang Financial Controller Tel: +86-10-8588-9255 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ICR, LLC In U.S.: +1-646-308-1472 In China: +86-10-6583-7511 Email: William.email@example.com XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands, except per share data) Three months ended September30, June 30, September30, 2013 2013 2012 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Total revenue 240,665 198,484 226,062 Total cost of revenue (162,152) (128,598) (160,576) Gross profit 78,513 69,886 65,486 Selling and distribution expenses (5,633) (2,860) (5,220) General and administrative expenses (17,397) (11,877) (9,667) Operating income 55,483 55,149 50,599 Interest income 4,085 2,877 2,827 Interest expense (5,608) (4,844) - Income from operations before income taxes 53,960 53,182 53,426 Income taxes (25,212) (13,820) (21,498) Net income 28,748 39,362 31,928 NetincomeattributabletoXinyuanRealEstateCo., 28,748 39,362 31,928 Ltd. shareholders Earnings per ADS: Basic 0.40 0.55 0.44 Diluted 0.39 0.54 0.44 ADS used in computation: Basic 71,360 71,256 71,839 Diluted 73,480 72,242 72,076 XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands, except per share data) Nine months ended September 30, September 30, 2013 2012 (unaudited) (unaudited) Revenue 608,578 651,705 Cost of revenue (404,512) (459,502) Gross profit 204,066 192,203 Selling expenses (11,281) (13,517) General and administrative expenses (38,848) (29,134) Operating income 153,937 149,552 Interest income 8,596 6,078 Interest expense (10,450) - Income from operations before income taxes 152,083 155,630 Income taxes (57,357) (31,091) Net income 94,726 124,539 Less: net income attributable to non-controlling - 1,110 interest Net income attributable to shareholders 94,726 123,429 Earnings per ADS: Basic 1.33 1.70 Diluted 1.31 1.70 ADS used in computation: Basic 71,266 72,521 Diluted 72,344 72,750 XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands) June 30, December 31, September30, 2013 2013 2012 (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited) ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents 562,019 635,800 496,205 Restricted cash 233,951 238,926 145,730 Accounts receivable 17,297 2,312 3,076 Other receivables 16,619 11,445 27,413 Other deposits and prepayments 404,389 231,289 105,427 Advances to suppliers 25,041 18,597 11,028 Real estate property held for sale 5,394 6,498 11,191 Real estate property development 34,214 4,780 3,158 completed Real estate property under 534,688 605,673 722,819 development Other current assets 198 - 295 Total current assets 1,833,810 1,755,320 1,526,342 Real estate properties held for 53,443 16,360 23,204 lease, net Property and equipment, net 45,560 1,850 1,576 Restricted deposit 11,418 11,362 11,169 Other long-term investment 249 247 242 Deferred tax asset 1,404 1,242 1,599 Deferred charges 4,878 4,834 - Other assets 2,260 2,013 2,249 TOTAL ASSETS 1,953,022 1,793,228 1,566,381 XINYUAN REAL ESTATE CO., LTD. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (All US$ amounts and number of shares data in thousands) September30, June 30, December31, 2013 2013 2012 (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited) LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable 184,763 171,677 241,894 Short-term bank loans and other debt 80,223 129,198 113,066 Customer deposits 92,578 78,636 50,201 Income tax payable 77,502 68,972 75,877 Deferred tax liabilities 40,857 33,029 13,612 Other payables and accrued 68,100 57,978 64,721 liabilities Payroll and welfare payable 7,872 7,500 9,663 Current portion of long-term bank 100,846 97,917 166,082 loans and other debt Current maturities of capital lease 2,723 - - obligations Total current liabilities 655,464 644,907 735,116 Non- current liabilities Long-term bank loans 58,796 83,554 35,000 Other long term debt 275,761 200,000 - Deferred tax liabilities 8,253 6,733 5,885 Unrecognized tax benefits 9,105 7,279 8,842 Capital lease obligations, net of 28,619 - - current maturities TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,035,998 942,473 784,843 Shareholders' equity Common shares 15 15 15 Treasury shares (3,086) (19,434) (13,667) Additional paid-in capital 533,647 513,904 511,964 Statutory reserves 49,622 49,622 49,622 Retained earnings 336,826 306,648 233,604 TOTAL EQUITY 917,024 850,755 781,538 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND 1,953,022 1,793,228 1,566,381 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY SOURCE Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. 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