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China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 10, 2010

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHC.WS) (“China Hydroelectric” or “the Company”), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), today announced its financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months ended September 30, 2010.

The Company completed three acquisitions of four operating hydroelectric power projects with an aggregate of 116.8 MW of installed capacity during the first nine months of 2010. As of September 30, 2010, the Company’s installed capacity was 493.4 megawatts (“MW”) as compared to 376.6 MW as of September 30, 2009. Comparing the Company’s results of operations from one period to another and its financial condition at the end of two comparable periods may be difficult due to the impact of those newly acquired hydroelectric power projects.

Third Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • As of the end of the third quarter of 2010, aggregate installed capacity was 493.4 MW, representing an increase of 116.8 MW, or 31%, from the end of the third quarter of 2009, as well as an increase of 62.9 MW, or 15%, from the end of second quarter of 2010. This increase was primarily due to the acquisition of the following projects: the Husahe project (18.7 MW, acquired April 2010); the Minrui projects (54.1 MW) consisting of Aluhe (10.0 MW, acquired June 2010), Zilenghe (25.2 MW, acquired June 2010), and Latudi (18.9 MW, acquired August 2010); and the Xiaopengzu project (44 MW, acquired September 2010).
  • Revenue increased by 42% to $18.4 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $13.0 million for the third quarter of 2009.
  • Gross profit increased by 41% to $12.0 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared to $8.5 million for the third quarter of 2009. Gross margin remained at 65% for the third quarter of 2010, the same as the third quarter of 2009.
  • Operating income increased by 17% to $7.4 million in the third quarter of 2010 compared to $6.3 million in the third quarter of 2009.
  • Adjusted EBITDA (see the table entitled “Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income Reconciliation” for detailed information) increased by 30% to $12.7 million for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $9.8 million for the third quarter of 2009. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 69% for the third quarter of 2010 compared to 76% for the same period in 2009.
  • GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders of $1.7 million, or $0.03 per American Depository Share (“ADS”) (each representing three ordinary shares) for the third quarter of 2010 compared to GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of $7.5 million for the same period in 2009. Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders in the third quarter of 2009 was impacted by a non-cash charge of $8.8 million in cumulative dividends on the redeemable preferred shares outstanding in that period that were converted into ordinary shares at the time of the Company’s IPO in January 2010.
  • Non-GAAP net income (see the table entitled “GAAP Net Income (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income (loss) Reconciliation” for detailed information) of $3.0 million, or $0.06 per ADS for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2009.

Nine Months Ended September 30 2010 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Increased aggregate installed capacity by 116.8 MW, or 31%, to 493.4 MW as of September 30, 2010 compared to 376.6 MW as of September 30, 2009, see the paragraph above.
  • Revenue increased by 86% to $56.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $30.5 million for the same period in 2009.
  • Gross profit increased by 107% to $39.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $18.9 million for the same period in 2009. Gross margin was 69% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to 62% for the same period in 2009.
  • Operating income increased by 91% to $25.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $13.3 million for the same period in 2009.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased by 80% to $40.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to $22.3 million for the same period in 2009. Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 71% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from 73% for the same period in 2009.
  • GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders was $5.9 million, or $0.13 net loss per ADS, for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, compared to a net loss of $23.4 million for the same period in 2009. Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was impacted by non-cash charges of $3.6 million in cumulative dividends on the convertible redeemable preferred shares and $12.3 million on the beneficial conversion features triggered by the conversion of the convertible redeemable preferred shares to commons shares on IPO. Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 resulted from a non-cash charge of $24.2 million in cumulative dividends on the convertible redeemable preferred shares.
  • Non-GAAP net income of $12.7 million, or $0.27 per ADS, for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to $1.5 million non-GAAP net income for the same period in 2009.

“We are pleased with the progress we continued to make in the third quarter of this year towards meeting our operational and acquisition goals for the year. The first half of 2010 saw favorable rainfall in most of our catchment areas, producing excellent runoff and a high level of reservoir storage at many of our projects. The third quarter continued to see favorable rainfall at our Fujian and Yunnan projects, while our Zhejiang projects saw slightly less than favorable rainfall. However, due to our geographic diversification, less than favorable rainfall in one region does not significantly impact our operations. However, the latter half of the year promises to be much drier than the first half.”

“In the first nine months of this year, we expanded our geographic diversification by completing three acquisitions in Yunnan province of four operating projects, with a combined installed capacity totaling 116.8 MW,” said Mr. John D. Kuhns, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

“For the remainder of 2010, we continue to expand our geographically diverse portfolio through the evaluation and acquisition of operational, construction and development hydroelectric projects in the PRC. We seek to continue to utilize our IPO proceeds, cash generated from operations, and funds expected to be available under the loan framework arrangement we have with the Bank of China’s Fujian Branch to further expand our asset base.”

Third Quarter 2010 Financial and Operational Results

Key Drivers of Growth in the Third Quarter 2010

  • Increase of 116.8 MW installed capacity to 493.4 MW from 376.6 MW at the beginning of 2010.
  • Electricity sold was 436.6 million kilowatt hours (“kWh”) for the third quarter of 2010 compared to 291.7 million kWh for the third quarter of 2009.
  • The average effective utilization rate was 43.8% for the third quarter of 2010 compared to 39.4% for the third quarter of 2009. Average effective utilization rate is calculated by dividing the quantity of electricity actually sold by the theoretical quantities of electricity which could be generated from the Company’s hydroelectric power projects.

Revenues

Revenues, net of value added taxes, for the third quarter of 2010 were $18.4 million, an increase of 42%, or $5.4 million from $13.0 million for the third quarter of 2009. The Company sold 436.6 million kWh for the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 50% from 291.7 million kWh for the same period in 2009. The increase in revenues is mainly due to favorable precipitation at the Company’s Fujian projects, offset by less than favorable precipitation at the Zhejiang projects, during the third quarter of 2010, and partially due to the revenue contribution from newly acquired projects since the end of the third quarter of 2009. Of the $5.4 million increase in revenue for the third quarter, $3.7 million was contributed by existing projects as of September 30, 2009 and $1.7 million was contributed by the newly acquired projects mentioned above, a total of 116.8 MW.

The effective tariff, calculated by dividing revenues, before Value Added Tax, or VAT, in RMB (Renminbi), the functional currency of the hydroelectric power projects, by the amount of electricity sold, for the third quarter of 2010 was RMB 0.30 per kWh, a decrease of 12% from RMB 0.34 per kWh in the third quarter of 2009. The decrease was caused by slightly lower revenue contribution from operating projects in Zhejiang province, a relatively high tariff region, and revenue contribution from newly acquired projects in Yunnan, a lower tariff region. Tariffs vary at the Company’s individual hydroelectric power projects, which causes effective tariffs, which are a consolidated figure, to vary based on different revenue contribution mixes.

The average effective utilization rate was 43.8% for the third quarter of 2010, compared to 39.4% for the third quarter of 2009. The higher average effective utilization rate was mainly the result of the favorable precipitation in Fujian and Yunnan provinces, offset by less than favorable precipitation in Zhejiang province in the third quarter of 2010.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues for the third quarter of 2010 was $6.3 million, as compared to $4.5 million for the third quarter of 2009, primarily due to the operating assets the Company has acquired since the end of the third quarter of 2009. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues decreased to 34% for the third quarter of 2010, from 35% for the same period in 2009, as a result of higher revenue contribution from the projects in Fujian and Yunnan provinces in the third quarter of 2010.

Higher costs were also associated with increased power generation and labor costs associated with the previously mentioned acquisitions.

Gross Profit and Margin

Gross profit was $12.0 million for the third quarter of 2010, an increase of $3.5 million, or 41%, from $8.5 million for the same period in 2009. This increase was due to higher revenues from the Company’s operating projects and from the newly acquired operating projects. Of the $3.5 million increase in gross profit, $2.4 million was contributed by existing projects as of September 30, 2009 and $1.1 million was contributed by the newly acquired projects mentioned above. Gross margin of 65% for the third quarter of 2010 remained unchanged, compared with the same period in 2009.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses (“G&A expenses”) for the third quarter of 2010 were $4.6 million, or 25% of revenues, compared to $2.2 million, or 17% of revenues for the third quarter of 2009. The G&A expenses in the third quarter of 2010 included an employee stock-based compensation expense of $1.0 million, compared to $0.1 million in the same period in 2009. The increase in G&A expenses was also due to acquisition costs and higher professional fees associated with being a public company.

Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA Margin

Adjusted EBITDA was $12.7 million for the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 30%, or $2.9 million, over $9.8 million for the third quarter of 2009. Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 69% for the third quarter of 2010 from 76% for the same period in 2009.

Interest Expenses

Interest expenses for the third quarter of 2010 were $4.3 million, or 23% of revenues, compared to $3.9 million, or 30% of revenues for the same period in 2009. The increase was the result of additional borrowing since the fourth quarter of 2009.

GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income

As a result of the factors discussed above, net income attributable to ordinary and preferred shareholders, was $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared to $1.3 million in the comparable period in 2009. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders (or “GAAP net income attributable to ordinary shareholders”) was $1.7 million, or $0.03 per ADS, for the third quarter of 2010 compared to a GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of $7.5 million, for the third quarter of 2009.

Non-GAAP net income was $3.0 million, or $0.06 per ADS, for the third quarter of 2010 compared to $1.5 million, or $0.01 per ordinary share, for the third quarter of 2009. For reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings, see the table entitled “GAAP Net Income (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income Reconciliation.”

Weighted average American depository shares used in the earnings per share calculation was 51.1 million ADS, representing 153.3 million ordinary shares, for the third quarter of 2010 and 121.8 million ordinary shares for the third quarter of 2009.

Nine Months Ended September 30 2010 Financial and Operational Results

Key Drivers of Growth in the First Nine Months of 2010

  • Increase of 116.8 MW of installed capacity to 493.4 MW in the nine months ended September 30, 2010.
  • Electricity sold was 1,234.0 million kWh for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to 667.4 million kWh for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.
  • The average effective utilization rate was 46.2% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to 35.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Revenues

Revenues, net of value added taxes, were $56.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 86%, or $26.2 million, compared to $30.5 million for the same period in 2009. The Company sold 1,234.0 million kWh for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 85% from 667.4 million kWh for the same period in 2009. The increase in revenues is mainly due to favorable precipitation at the Company’s operating projects in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces in the first half of 2010 and partially due to increased operating capacity as a result of acquisitions. Of the $26.2 million increase in revenues, $24.2 million was contributed by existing projects as of September 30, 2009, and $2.0 million was contributed by the newly acquired projects mentioned above, a total of 116.8 MW.

The effective tariff of RMB 0.34 per kWh, for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, remained unchanged, compared to the same period ended in 2009. Tariffs vary at the Company’s individual hydroelectric power projects, which causes effective tariffs, which are a consolidated figure, to vary based on different revenue contribution mixes.

The average effective utilization rate was 46.2% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to 35.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The increase in average effective utilization rate is due to favorable precipitation in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces in the first half of 2010 and the new acquisitions in Yunnan province.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was $17.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to $11.5 million for the same period in 2009. The increase in cost of revenues was primarily due to the additional operating projects the Company acquired since the end of the third quarter of 2009. Cost of revenues as a percentage of revenues decreased to 31% for the first nine months ended September 30, 2010 from 38% for the same period in 2009, mainly as a result of higher revenue contribution from the Fujian and Zhejiang projects in the first half of 2010.

Gross Profit and Margin

Gross profit was $39.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010; an increase of $20.3 million, or 107%, from $18.9 million for the same period in 2009 due to higher revenues from the Company’s operating projects and from the newly acquired operating projects. Of the $20.3 million increase in gross profit, $19.1 million was contributed by existing projects as of September 30, 2009 and $1.2 million was contributed by the newly acquired projects mentioned above. Gross margin increased to 69% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from 62% for the same period in 2009. The gross margin increase is due to the higher revenue contribution as a result of favorable precipitation at the Company’s Fujian and Zhejiang projects in the first half of 2010.

General and Administrative Expenses

The Company’s general and administrative expenses (“G&A expenses”) were $13.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, or 24% of revenues, compared to $5.7 million, or 19% of revenues, for the same period in 2009. The G&A expenses in the first nine months of 2010 included an employee stock-based compensation expense of $2.6 million, compared to $0.3 million in the same period in 2009. The increase in G&A expenses was also due to acquisition costs for new projects as well as higher professional fees associated with being a public company.

Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA Margin

Adjusted EBITDA was $40.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 80%, or $17.9 million, compared to $22.3 million for the same period in 2009. Adjusted EBITDA margin decreased to 71% for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from 73% in the same period in 2009.

Interest Expenses

Interest expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 were $11.6 million or 20% of revenues compared to $10.2 million or 34% of revenues for the same period in 2009. The increase was the result of additional borrowings since the fourth quarter of 2009.

GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income

As a result of the factors discussed above, net income attributable to ordinary and preferred shareholders, was $9.9 million in the first nine months of 2010, compared to of $0.8 million in the comparable period in 2009. Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (or “GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders”) was $5.9 million, or $0.13 net loss per ADS, for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, which included cumulative dividends on convertible redeemable preferred shares of $3.6 million and the beneficial conversion features on such shares of $12.3 million that occurred upon the consummation of the Company’s IPO in the first quarter of 2010, compared to a GAAP net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of $23.4 million for the same period in 2009, which included a $24.2 million cumulative dividend on convertible redeemable preferred shares.

Non-GAAP net income was $12.7 million, or $0.27 per ADS for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to $1.5 million, or $0.01 per ordinary share, for the same period in 2009. For a complete reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings, see the table entitled “GAAP Net Income (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income Reconciliation.”

Weighted average American depository shares used in the earnings per share calculation was 46.6 million ADS, representing 139.9 million ordinary shares, for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 116.6 million ordinary shares for the same period in 2009.

Business Outlook for Full Year 2010

Although Yunnan and Fujian continued to experience favorable rainfall during the third quarter of 2010, less than favorable rainfall was realized in Zhejiang as a result of fewer than normal impacting typhoons. However, the impact that fourth quarter results will have on the Company’s full year results remains uncertain at this time.

In addition to our 493.4 MW capacity as of September 30, 2010, as of today, we have signed definitive agreements to acquire the first five of seven Taiyu Projects, totaling 55.4 MW, as well as the Dazhaihe project, a 15 MW facility in Yunnan. Consummation of these two acquisitions is expected to be completed in November of 2010. Due to the length of bank financing processes, the remaining 44 MW to complete our overall 607.8 MW post IPO capacity target will likely be delayed until December 2010 or possibly the first quarter of 2011.

Non-GAAP Net Income Figures

Non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2010, the third quarter of 2009, the first nine months of 2010 and the first nine months of 2009 excludes the following non-cash charges: stock-based compensation expenses; non-cash dividends and conversion features on convertible redeemable preferred shares; exchange gains or losses; and, the change in fair value of derivative financial liabilities and warrant liability. A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP items is provided in the table entitled “GAAP Net Income (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income Reconciliation.”

Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and excluding certain non-cash charges, including: stock-based compensation expenses, exchange losses, change in fair value of derivative financial liabilities and warrant liability. For further details, see the table entitled “Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income Reconciliation.”

Comparability

As the Company continues to complete acquisitions of hydroelectric power projects certain additional hydroelectric power projects during the first nine months of 2010, comparability of the Company’s results of operations from one period to another and its financial condition at the end of two comparable periods may be difficult due to the impact of those newly acquired or commissioned hydroelectric power projects.

The 2009 GAAP net income (loss) per share — basic and diluted — and weighted average common shares — basic and diluted — on the table entitled “Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations” and “GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income Reconciliation” are based on the assumption that all preferred shares were converted into ordinary shares for the purpose of providing investors with meaningful supplement and comparative information.

Currency Conversion

Solely for the convenience of readers, certain Renminbi amounts have been translated into U.S. dollar amounts at the rate of RMB 6.829 to US $1.00, the Bank of China Middle Rate as of September 30, 2009 and RMB 6.7011 to US $1.00, the Bank of China Middle rate of September 30, 2010. No representation is intended to imply that the Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted, realized or settled into U.S. dollar amounts at such rate, or at any other rate.

Conference Call

China Hydroelectric will host a conference call at 6:00 am (Pacific) /9:00 am (Eastern) / 10:00 pm (Beijing/Hong Kong) on Thursday, November 11, 2010 to discuss its third quarter 2010 financial results and recent business activities. To access the live teleconference, please dial (US) +1-877-941-2324 or International + 1-480-629-9716, and enter pass code 4383391.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 pm (Eastern) on November 12, 2010 to 11:59 pm (Eastern) on November 25, 2010, by dialing (US)+1-877-870-5176 or (International) +1-858-384-5517 and entering the pass code 4383391.

About China Hydroelectric

China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHC.WS) (“China Hydroelectric” or “the Company”) is an owner and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People’s Republic of China. Led by an international management team, the Company’s primary business is to identify, evaluate, acquire, develop, construct and finance hydroelectric power projects. China produces approximately 22% of its total energy from hydroelectric power. The Company currently owns 16 operating hydropower subsidiaries in China with total installed capacity of 493.4 MW. These hydroelectric power projects are located in four provinces: Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan and Sichuan. www.chinahydroelectric.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

Statements contained herein that address operating results, performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements relating to the Company’s business strategies and plan of operations, the Company’s ability to acquire hydroelectric assets, the Company’s capital expenditure and funding plans, the Company’s operations and business prospects, projects under development, construction or planning and the regulatory environment. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those anticipated. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Among the factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include: supply and demand changes in the electric markets, changes in electricity tariffs, hydrological conditions, the Company’s relationship with and other conditions affecting the power grids we service, the Company’s production and transmission capabilities, availability of sufficient and reliable transmission resources, our plans and objectives for future operations and expansion or consolidation, interest rate and exchange rate changes, the effectiveness of the Company’s cost-control measures, the Company’s liquidity and financial condition, environmental laws and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in China, and other factors affecting the Company’s operations that are set forth in the Company’s Prospectus dated January 25, 2010 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and in the Company’s future filings with the SEC. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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 the Company’s audited financial statements and this unaudited financial information.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement China Hydroelectric consolidated financial results presented in accordance with GAAP, China Hydroelectric uses non-GAAP net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned “Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income Reconciliation” and “GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income Reconciliation” below.

China Hydroelectric believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance and financial condition from a cash perspective. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the Company’s performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to China Hydroelectric historical performance and liquidity. China Hydroelectric has computed its non-GAAP financial measures using methods consistent with the Company’s F-1 registration statement. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful for investors because they permit greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude certain charges that have been and may continue for the foreseeable future to be significant expenses in the Company’s results of operations.

For further information, please contact:


    Company:                          Investor Relations:

     Mary Fellows, EVP and
      Secretary                        Scott Powell
     China Hydroelectric
      Corporation                      HC International, Inc.
     Phone: +1-860-435-7000            Phone: +1-917-721-9480
     Email:
      mfellows@chinahydroelectric.com  Email: scott.powell@hcinternational.net

                               CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION
                  UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                     (In US$ 000's, except for share and per share data)
                                            Three Months Ended
                                            ------------------
                                       September        September
                                        30, 2010         30, 2009
                                      ----------       ----------
    Revenues                               18,365           13,007
    Cost of revenues                       (6,321)          (4,511)
    Gross profit                           12,044            8,496
                                           ------            -----
    Operating expenses
    General and administrative
     expenses                              (4,636)          (2,231)
                                           ------           ------
    Total operating expenses               (4,636)          (2,231)
    Operating income                        7,408            6,265
                                            -----            -----
    Interest income                           275              119
    Interest expenses                      (4,308)          (3,906)
    Change in fair value of
     derivative financial
     liability and warrant
     liability                                  -              (53)
    Exchange loss                            (299)              (7)
    Share of gain/(loss) in an
     equity investee                            -                5
    Other income/(expense), net              (225)               5
    Profit before income tax
     expenses                               2,851            2,428
                                            -----            -----
    Income tax expenses                    (1,071)          (1,073)
    Consolidated net income                 1,780            1,355

    Net loss attributed to
     noncontrolling interest                  (82)             (58)

    Net income attributable to
     China Hydroelectric
     Corporation shareholders               1,698            1,297

    Less:
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series A convertible
     redeemable preferred shares                -           (5,243)
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series B convertible
     redeemable preferred shares                -           (3,560)
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series C convertible
     redeemable preferred shares                -                -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series A
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                           -                -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series B
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                           -                -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series C
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                           -                -
    Net income/(loss)
     attributable to ordinary
     shareholders                           1,698           (7,506)
                                            =====           ======

    GAAP net income/(loss) per
     ADS -basic and diluted                  0.03              n/a
    GAAP net income/(loss) per
     share -basic and diluted                0.01             0.01

    Weighted average American
     depository shares -basic
     and diluted                       51,098,505              n/a
    Weighted average ordinary
     shares -basic and diluted        153,295,516      121,821,776


                                      Nine Months Ended
                                      -----------------
                                       September        September 30,
                                        30, 2010             2009
                                      ----------        --------------
    Revenues                               56,702               30,453
    Cost of revenues                      (17,455)             (11,526)
    Gross profit                           39,247               18,927
                                           ------               ------
    Operating expenses
    General and administrative
     expenses                             (13,816)              (5,653)
                                          -------               ------
    Total operating expenses              (13,816)              (5,653)
    Operating income                       25,431               13,274
                                           ------               ------
    Interest income                         1,118                  444
    Interest expenses                     (11,619)             (10,239)
    Change in fair value of
     derivative financial
     liability and warrant
     liability                                365                 (443)
    Exchange loss                            (554)                 (20)
    Share of gain/(loss) in an
     equity investee                            -                  (70)
    Other income/(expense), net               175                    2
    Profit before income tax
     expenses                              14,916                2,948
                                           ------                -----
    Income tax expenses                    (4,748)              (2,167)
    Consolidated net income                10,168                  781

    Net loss attributed to
     noncontrolling interest                 (262)                 (18)

    Net income attributable to
     China Hydroelectric
     Corporation shareholders               9,906                  763

    Less:
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series A convertible
     redeemable preferred shares           (1,989)             (13,828)
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series B convertible
     redeemable preferred shares           (1,412)             (10,326)
    Cumulative dividends on
     Series C convertible
     redeemable preferred shares             (162)                   -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series A
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                      (6,990)                   -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series B
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                      (5,040)                   -
    Beneficial conversion
     feature on Series C
     convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                        (222)                   -
    Net income/(loss)
     attributable to ordinary
     shareholders                          (5,909)             (23,391)
                                           ======              =======

    GAAP net income/(loss) per
     ADS -basic and diluted                 (0.13)                 n/a
    GAAP net income/(loss) per
     share -basic and diluted               (0.04)                0.01

    Weighted average American
     depository shares -basic
     and diluted                       46,623,104                  n/a
    Weighted average ordinary
     shares -basic and diluted        139,869,311          116,635,592

                   CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION
     GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME RECONCILIATION
                           (In US $ 000's)
                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                   ------------------
                                              September        September
                                               30, 2010         30, 2009
                                             ----------       ----------
    Net income/(loss) attributable to
     ordinary shareholders                         1,698           (7,506)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments:
    Non-cash cumulative dividends on
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares (1)                                        -            8,803
    Non-cash beneficial conversion
     feature on convertible redeemable
     preferred shares (1)                              -                -
    Stock-based compensation expense
     (2)                                             991              131
    Exchange losses                                  299                7
    Change in fair value of derivative
     financial liabilities and warrant
     liability                                         -               53
                                                     ---
    Non-GAAP net income                            2,988            1,488
                                                   =====            =====

    Non-GAAP net income per ADS -
     basic and diluted (3)                          0.06              n/a
    Non-GAAP net income per ordinary
     share - basic and diluted                      0.02             0.01

    Weighted average American
     depository shares -basic and
     diluted                                  51,098,505              n/a
    Weighted average ordinary shares -
     basic and diluted                       153,295,516      121,821,776

    (1)    Non-cash equity charges
    Cumulative dividends on Series A
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                            -            5,243
    Cumulative dividends on Series B
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                            -            3,560
    Cumulative dividends on Series C
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                            -                -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series A convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                                  -                -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series B convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                                  -                -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series C convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                                  -                -
                                                     ---              ---
       Total                                           -            8,803
                                                     ===            =====


                                             Nine Months Ended
                                             -----------------
                                              September        September 30,
                                               30, 2010             2009
                                             ----------        --------------
    Net income/(loss) attributable to
     ordinary shareholders                        (5,909)             (23,391)
    Non-GAAP Adjustments:
    Non-cash cumulative dividends on
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares (1)                                    3,563               24,154
    Non-cash beneficial conversion
     feature on convertible redeemable
     preferred shares (1)                         12,252                    -
    Stock-based compensation expense
     (2)                                           2,597                  311
    Exchange losses                                  554                   20
    Change in fair value of derivative
     financial liabilities and warrant
     liability                                      (365)                 443
    Non-GAAP net income                           12,692                1,537
                                                  ======                =====

    Non-GAAP net income per ADS -
     basic and diluted (3)                          0.27                  n/a
    Non-GAAP net income per ordinary
     share - basic and diluted                      0.09                 0.01

    Weighted average American
     depository shares -basic and
     diluted                                  46,623,104                  n/a
    Weighted average ordinary shares -
     basic and diluted                       139,869,311          116,635,592

    (1)    Non-cash equity charges
    Cumulative dividends on Series A
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                        1,989               13,828
    Cumulative dividends on Series B
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                        1,412               10,326
    Cumulative dividends on Series C
     convertible redeemable preferred
     shares                                          162                    -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series A convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                              6,990                    -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series B convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                              5,040                    -
    Beneficial conversion feature on
     Series C convertible redeemable
     preferred shares                                222                    -
       Total                                      15,815               24,154
                                                  ======               ======
    (2)   Stock-Based Compensation Related Items: We provide non-GAAP
    information relative to our expense for stock-based compensation.
    We include stock-based compensation expense in our GAAP financial
    measures in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board
    ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 718,
    Compensation - Stock Compensation ("FASB ASC Topic 718"). Because of
    varying available valuation methodologies, subjective assumptions
    and the variety of award types, which affect the calculations of
    stock-based compensation, we believe that the exclusion of stock-
    based compensation allows for more accurate comparisons of our
    operating results to our peer companies. Stock-based compensation
    is very different from other forms of compensation. The expense
    associated with granting an employee a stock option is spread over
    multiple years unlike other compensation expenses which are more
    proximate to the time of award or payment. For example, we may
    recognize expense on a stock option in a year in which the stock
    option is significantly underwater and typically would not be
    exercised or would not generate any compensation for the employee.
    The expense associated with an award of a stock option for 1,000
    shares of stock by us in one quarter, for example may have a very
    different expense than an award of an identical number of shares in
    a different quarter. Further, the expense recognized by us for such
    an option may be very different than the expense recognized by other
    companies for the award of a comparable option. This makes it
    difficult to assess our operating performance relative to our
    competitors. Because of these unique characteristics of stock-based
    compensation, management excludes these expenses when analyzing the
    organization's business performance. We also believe that
    presentation of such non-GAAP information is important to enable
    readers of our financial statements to compare current period
    results with future periods.

    (3)   The Company's American depository shares ("ADS") convert to
    ordinary shares at a rate of one ADS to three ordinary shares.

                                 CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION
                         UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                         (In US $ 000's)
                                          As of September  As of December
                                                 30,             31,
                                                     2010            2009
                                                      ---             ---
    ASSETS                                  (unaudited)      (audited)
    Current Assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                      41,826          31,618
    Accounts receivable                             8,501           8,434
    Deferred tax assets                             1,204             489
    Prepayments and other current assets            6,669           4,582
    Total current assets                           58,200          45,123
                                                   ------          ------

    Non-current Assets:
    Deferred initial public offering
     costs                                              -          12,774
    Property, plant and equipment, net            550,576         423,200
    Intangible assets, net                          4,953           4,513
    Goodwill                                      125,806         107,824
    Deferred tax assets                             1,919           1,231
    Other non-current assets                          526             399
    Total non-current assets                      683,780         549,941
                                                  -------         -------

    TOTAL ASSETS                                  741,980         595,064
                                                  =======         =======

    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current Liabilities:
    Accounts payable                                2,508           1,305
    Short-term loans                                1,940           7,098
    Current portion of long-term loans             50,029          56,809
    Warrant liability                                   -          14,333
    Amounts due to related parties                    246             242
    Accrued expenses and other current
     liabilities                                   28,316          22,704
    Deferred tax liabilities                            1               1
    Total current liabilities                      83,040         102,492
                                                   ------         -------

    Non-current Liabilities:
    Long term loans                               224,135         172,469
    Deferred tax liabilities                       20,908          18,805
    Other non-current liabilities                     138             104
    Subtotal of non-current liabilities           245,181         191,378
                                                  -------         -------

    TOTAL LIABILITIES                             328,221         293,870
                                                  =======         =======

    Convertible redeemable preferred
     shares
    Series A (par value US$0.001 per
     share; 2,500,000 shares authorized;
     152,193 shares issued and
     outstanding as of December 31, 2009)               -         184,541
    Series B (par value US$0.001 per
     share; 2,500,000 shares authorized;
     129,000 shares issued and
     outstanding as of December 31, 2009)               -         148,943
    Series C (par value US$0.001 per
     share; 1,000,000 shares authorized;
     nil and 20,000 shares issued and
     outstanding as of December 31, 2009)               -          20,356
    Shareholders' equity
    Ordinary shares (par value US$ 0.001
     per share, 130,000,000 and
     400,000,000 shares authorized as of
     December 31, 2009 and September 30,
     2010, respectively; 15,541,666 and
     153,295,516 shares issued and
     outstanding as of December 31, 2009
     and September 30, 2010,
     respectively)                                    153           16
    Additional paid in capital                    494,635          36,251
    Accumulated other comprehensive
     income                                        18,262          11,065
    Accumulated deficit                          (106,674)       (100,767)
                                                 --------        --------
    Total China Hydroelectric Corporation
     Shareholders' equity/(deficit)               406,376         (53,435)
    Noncontrolling interests                        7,383             789
    Equity (deficit) attributable to
     equity holders of the Company                413,759         (52,646)
                                                  -------         -------

    TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS'
     EQUITY                                       741,980         595,064
                                                  =======         =======

                               CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION
                         ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET INCOME RECONCILIATION
                      Three Months Ended            Nine Months Ended
                      ------------------            -----------------
                     September    September     September   September 30,
                      30, 2010     30, 2009      30, 2010        2009
                    ----------   ----------    ----------   --------------
    Net income
     available to
     China
     Hydroelectric
     Corporation
     shareholders         1,698     1,297      9,906          763
    Interest
     expenses, net        4,033        3,787        10,501           9,795
    Other non cash
     charges,
     including
     exchange loss,
     change in fair
     value of
     derivative
     financial
     liabilities
     and warrant
     liability, and
     stock-based
     compensation         1,290       191      2,786          774

    Income tax
     expenses             1,071        1,073         4,748           2,167
    Depreciation of
     property,
     plant and
     equipment and
     amortization
     of intangible
     assets               4,571     3,487     12,268        8,752
    EBITDA, as
     adjusted            12,663        9,835        40,209          22,251
                         ======        =====        ======          ======

    EBITDA margin,
     as adjusted             69%          76%           71%             73%

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and certain non-cash charges including exchange loss, change in fair value of derivatives financial liabilities and warrant liability, and stock-based compensation. We believe that EBITDA is widely used by other companies in the power industry and may be useful to investors as a measure of the Company’s financial performance. Given the significant investments that we have made in net property, plant and equipment, depreciation and amortization expense comprises a meaningful portion of the Company’s cost structure. We believe that EBITDA will provide a useful tool for comparability between periods because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expenses attributable to capital expenditures and business acquisitions. The presentation of EBITDA should not be construed as an indication that the Company’s future results will be unaffected by other charges and gains we consider to be outside the ordinary course of our business.

SOURCE China Hydroelectric Corporation


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