SinoHub, Inc. Announces 2012 First Quarter Financial Results
SHENZHEN, China, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — SinoHub, Inc. (“SinoHub” or the “Company”), (NYSE Amex: SIHI), an electronics company whose main growth driver is manufacturing and distributing custom, private-label mobile phones and tablets, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights
- Total net sales increased 62.7% year-over-year to US$61.8 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to US$38.0 million in the first quarter of 2011.
- Gross profit was US$1.6 million compared to US$7.7 million in the same quarter in 2011. Gross margin was 2.6% compared to 20.3% in the first quarter of 2011.
- Cash provided by operations was US$1.8 million, compared with US$4.4 million in the first quarter of 2011.
- There was a net loss of US$2.2 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to net income of US$3.5 million in the first quarter of 2011.
- Net loss per basic and diluted share were both US$0.07, compared to net income of US$0.12 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011.
Commenting on the results, SinoHub’s CEO, Mr. Harry Cochran said, “Our results for the quarter demonstrate both the continuing challenges that we face following the loss of our largest ICM customer in the second quarter of 2011 and the progress that we have made in the strategic repositioning of SinoHub as a custom mobile device manufacturer operating on a global basis. Our top line grew significantly in the first quarter but our bottom line continued to be impacted by the lower-margin business we accepted in order to utilize our capacity in the wake of the loss of certain higher margin business we had originally expected. This continues to be a challenge for us. Market conditions in our ECSS business are also challenging as margins have continued to suffer from intense competition and fewer profitable arbitrage opportunities. With the growth in sales and the resulting growth in receivables in the first quarter in a challenging economic environment, we assessed our accounts receivable and increased our bad debt reserve, which was the primary contributor to our loss for the quarter. However, we are pleased to see the continued expansion of our ICM customer base and significant growth in ICM revenue. ICM accounted for approximately 77.6% of our total net revenues for the first quarter, a significant increase on a sequential and year-over-year basis. As we have previously announced, we are strategically realigning our business by de-emphasizing the ECSS business segment due to the long-term structural challenges in that market, while placing greater focus on the development of our ICM segment, the global market for which is expected to continue growing at a healthy rate. We believe that a key challenge for us is to generate sales opportunities and scale which will allow us to improve our margins.
“A key element of this strategic realignment is our planned expansion into new markets in Brazil and the Americas. As previously announced, we signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Ciao Telecom, Inc. on February 13, 2012 to build a factory to manufacture mobile phones and tablets in Brazil. While our efforts to acquire all necessary approvals and secure funding for the factory project are ongoing, we have already commenced our marketing efforts in Brazil for imported mobile phones and tablets manufactured at our facility in Shenzhen, PRC and hope to generate sales in the coming months. We continue to work with our joint venture partner and the local government authorities in Brazil to move the manufacturing facility construction project forward, and are optimistic on the long-term prospects for this new initiative. At the same time, we are working to further expand our customer base in ICM, especially for higher margin custom mobile phones and tablets in our core markets in Southeast Asia. While we expect to face continuing near-term headwinds as we effectuate our strategic realignment and work to sign higher margin and higher value ICM customers, we believe that our competitive advantages in ICM and the growth in the worldwide market for white-box mobile devices present us with attractive opportunities to deliver increasing value to our shareholders over time.”
First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Net sales for the first quarter of 2012 were US$61.8 million, representing an increase of 62.7% from US$38.0 million in the first quarter of 2011. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the continued shift of focus and resultant growth in the ICM business. Sales in the ICM business segment in the first quarter of 2012 were US$48.0 million, representing an increase of 191.8% from US$16.4 million in the first quarter of 2011. The increase in ICM revenue for the quarter is in line with the Company’s strategy to emphasize the ICM segment and demonstrates the Company’s continued success in growing its ICM customer base.
Net sales from the electronic component sales and supply chain management services segment (collectively ECSS) for the first quarter of 2012 were US$13.8 million, a year-over-year decrease of 35.8% from US$21.5 million in the first quarter of 2011. The primary reason for the decrease in the ECSS business segment was SinoHub’s previously stated decision to shift emphasis away from ECSS and towards the ICM business.
Gross Profit and Margin
Gross profit for the first quarter was US$1.6 million, down 79.2% from US$7.7 million in the first quarter of 2011. Gross margin for the quarter was 2.6%, down from 20.3% in the first quarter of 2011. These decreases were the result of three main factors: 1) a more difficult environment in ECSS caused by a lack of a dominant company in the 3G market reducing opportunities for arbitrage and tightening of credit terms by Chinese banks leading to customers requesting longer payment terms and making collections more difficult; 2) the Company continuing to offer price incentives to gain new customers in ICM; and 3) the Company taking on more business where it provides pure contract manufacturing, an inherently low margin business, in order to maximize capacity utilization at its ICM manufacturing facility.
Operating expenses, including selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses, depreciation and provision for bad debts were US$4.0 million, compared to US$3.2 million in the first quarter of 2011, representing an increase of 23.4%. The increased provision for bad debts of US$1.6 million in the first quarter of 2012 based on market conditions more than offset the year-over-year decrease in SG&A, which was primarily due to lower fees for services and tighter cost control.
Income from Operations
The Company recorded a loss from operations of US$2.4 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to operating income of US$4.5 million in the first quarter of 2011.
The Company recorded US$235,000 of income tax expenses in the first quarter of 2012 versus US$1.5 million of income tax expenses recorded in the corresponding period in 2011. Income taxes were levied on profitable subsidiaries with no corresponding tax offset from subsidiaries with losses on consolidation. The Company’s subsidiaries in China are subject to Chinese income tax at 25% in 2012 versus a special rate of 24% in 2011. Income tax estimates in interim periods have varied as the Company has adjusted provisions and accruals in light of actual tax filings.
Net loss attributable to SinoHub’s shareholders was US$2.2 million, compared to net income of US$3.5 million in the first quarter of 2011. The net loss margin was 3.6%, as compared to a net income margin of 9.2% in the first quarter of 2011.
Foreign Currency Translation Gain and Comprehensive Net Income
The Company recorded US$185,000 of foreign currency translation loss in the first quarter of 2012, compared to a foreign currency gain of US$601,000 in the first quarter of 2011. Comprehensive net loss (net loss plus foreign currency translation loss) attributable to SinoHub’s shareholders was US$2.4 million, compared to comprehensive net income of US$4.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. Net loss margin on comprehensive net income for the first quarter of 2012 was 3.9%, as compared to net margin of 10.8% in the first quarter of 2011. Net loss per basic and diluted shares were both US$0.07, compared to net income of US$0.12 per basic and diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011, based on a weighted average of 33.5 million basic and diluted shares outstanding.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2012, the Company had US$7.2 million in cash and cash equivalents, a decrease from US$14.0 million as of March 31, 2011 resulting largely from investments made in plant and equipment in 2011. The Company had working capital of US$75.5 million on March 31, 2012, decreased from US$77.9 million on December 31, 2011, and a current ratio of 1.6 to 1 on March 31, 2012.
As of March 31, 2012, the Company had approximately US$24.6 million available to borrow under its credit facilities.
As of March 31, 2012, the net amount of cash used in the Company’s operating activities was US$1.8 million, which primarily included the loss from operations plus a US$32.8 million increase in accounts receivable, which was partially offset by a reduction in inventory and the increased provision for bad debts. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, the net amount of cash used in the Company’s operating activities was $4.4 million, which primarily included earnings from operations that were offset by an increase in inventory and accounts receivable.
As of March 31, 2012, inventories were approximately US$15.0 million and accounts receivable were US$71.2 million, compared to approximately US$43.1 million and US$40.0 million on December 31, 2011, respectively. The decrease in inventory was related to lower than normal finished goods inventory.
Full-year 2012 Revenue Guidance
The Company reconfirms its previously given full-year 2012 revenue guidance of approximately $200 million, compared to $196.2 million for the full-year 2011, with the expectation of continued growth in our ICM business accompanied by a continued decline in our ECSS business. The forecasts reflect the Company’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.
SinoHub remains focused on the expansion of its ICM business segment by broadening and deepening its customer base in Southeast Asia and by entering new markets (primarily North and South America). The Company continues to work on the development of its joint venture CiaoHub in Brazil, and intends to build a factory there to produce mobile phones and tablets, subject to receipt of sufficient financing. In the meantime, the Company will continue its ongoing marketing efforts in Brazil with its partner Ciao Telecom for imported mobile phones manufactured by SinoHub in China.
SinoHub’s senior management will host a conference call at 7:00 am (Pacific) / 10:00 am (Eastern) / 10:00 pm (Beijing/Hong Kong) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 to discuss the Company’s 2012 first quarter financial results and recent business activity. To access the live teleconference, please dial +1-888-549-7704 (US) or +1-480-629-9810 (International), and reference the passcode 4539750. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the call.
A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the call until 11:59 pm, May 23, 2012, by dialing +1-877-870-5176 (US) or +1-858-384-5517 (International) and entering the passcode 4539750.
A listen-only webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of SinoHub’s website at: http://www.sinohub.com
About SinoHub, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SIHI)
SinoHub, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SIHI) is an electronics company based in Shenzhen, PR China which services clients worldwide. The Company’s integrated contract manufacturing (ICM) business unit is currently focused on providing custom, private label mobile phones and tablets to customers in developing countries. This ICM segment is capitalizing on a trend by carriers and distributors to offer their own brands with features and functionality targeted at their local markets, including 3G smart phones, at competitive price points. The Company’s electronic component sales and services (ECSS) business unit provides procurement-fulfillment, spot component sales and supply chain management (SCM) services to manufacturers and design houses. The Company’s SCM services include warehousing, delivery, import/export, and give its customers total transparency into their supply chains by delivering SinoHub SCM, a proprietary, Web-based software platform the company has been using for almost ten years. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at http://www.sinohub.com and the B2B Chips Web site at http://www.b2chips.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Information
Some of the statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “intends,” “potential,” “proposed,” or “continue” or the negative of those terms. These statements involve risks known to the Company, significant uncertainties, and other factors, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which may not even be anticipated, which may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements, or our published guidance, to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to expand its manufacturing operations as well as its customer base, the ability to access capital for such expansion, assumptions concerning future economic and competitive conditions and other factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update, revise or supplement any forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, changes in the Company’s expectations or otherwise. The Company also disclaims any duty to comment upon or correct information that may be contained in reports published by investment analysts or others. For further information on factors which could impact SinoHub and the statements contained herein, see the “Risk Factors” included in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012.
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SinoHub, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condended Consolidated Balance Sheets March 31, 2012 December 31, 2011 -------------- ----------------- (Unaudited) ASSETS ------ CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $7,169,000 $7,743,000 Restricted cash 95,799,000 65,019,000 Accounts receivable, net 71,210,000 39,951,000 Deposit with suppliers 692,000 393,000 Inventories, net 15,012,000 43,112,000 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 697,000 705,000 Other tax refundable 6,053,000 7,448,000 Other tax recoverable 728,000 2,561,000 ------- --------- Total current assets 197,360,000 166,932,000 PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET 10,307,000 11,271,000 LONG TERM INVESTMENT 19,000 - ------ --- TOTAL ASSETS $207,686,000 $178,203,000 ============ ============ LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY ------------------------------------ CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts payable $6,073,000 $7,720,000 Customer deposits 1,663,000 658,000 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 1,292,000 1,587,000 Bank borrowings 98,117,000 68,681,000 Collateralized bank advances 11,579,000 8,408,000 Capital lease obligations - current portion 761,000 798,000 Income and other taxes payable 2,350,000 1,947,000 --------- --------- Total current liabilities 121,835,000 89,799,000 LONG-TERM LIABILITIES Capital lease obligations, net of current portion 214,000 452,000 Warrant derivatives 212,000 225,000 ------- ------- Total long term liabilities 426,000 677,000 TOTAL LIABILITIES 122,261,000 90,476,000 ----------- ---------- COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued - - Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 33,454,903 and 33,454,903 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively 33,000 33,000 Additional paid-in capital 30,968,000 30,868,000 Retained earnings Unappropriated 46,567,,000 48,785,000 Appropriated 1,126,000 1,125,000 Accumulated other comprehensive income 6,731,000 6,916,000 --------- --------- Total stockholders' equity 85,425,000 87,727,000 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $207,686,000 $178,203,000 ============ ============
SinoHub, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited) Three months ended March 31 2012 2011 ---- ---- NET SALES ECSS $13,810,000 $21,526,000 ICM 47,977,000 16,442,000 Total net sales 61,787,000 37,968,000 ---------- ---------- COST OF SALES ECSS 13,395,000 17,310,000 ICM 46,793,000 12,972,000 Total cost of sales 60,188,000 30,282,000 ---------- ---------- GROSS PROFIT 1,599,000 7,686,000 OPERATING EXPENSES Selling, general and administrative 1,798,000 2,713,000 Depreciation 627,000 466,000 (Write back of allowance for doubtful accounts) Provision for bad debts 1,562,000 52,000 --------- ------ Total operating expenses 3,987,000 3,231,000 INCOME FROM OPERATIONS (2,388,000) 4,455,000 OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE) Interest expense (744,000) (490,000) Interest income 645,000 342,000 Changes in fair values of warrant derivatives 14,000 511,000 Other, net 490,000 227,000 ------- ------- Total other income, net 405,000 590,000 INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES (1,983,000) 5,045,000 Income tax expense 235,000 1,502,000 ------- --------- NET (LOSS) INCOME (2,218,000) 3,543,000 OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME Foreign currency translation gain (185,000) 601,000 -------- ------- COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME $(2,403,000) $4,144,000 =========== ========== SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA Net (loss) income per share- basic $(0.07) $0.12 ====== ===== Weighted average number of shares- basic 33,455,000 30,181,000 ========== ========== Net (loss) income per share- diluted $(0.07) $0.12 ====== ===== Weighted average number of shares- diluted 33,455,000 30,336,000 ========== ==========
SinoHub, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Three months ended March 31 2012 2011 ---- ---- CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Net (loss) income $(2,218,000) $3,543,000 Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) used in operation: Depreciation - operating expenses 627,000 466,000 Depreciation - cost of sales 456,000 406,000 (Write back of allowance for doubtful accounts) Provision for bad debts 1,562,000 52,000 Stock option compensation amortization 100,000 109,000 Loss on disposal of property and equipment - - Changes in fair values of warrant derivatives (14,000) (511,000) Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (32,786,000) (3,181,000) Notes receivable - - Inventories 28,026,000 (5,175,000) Prepaid expenses and other current assets 8,000 (1,201,000) Deposit with suppliers (297,000) 739,000 Other tax refundable 1,388,000 - Accounts payable (1,640,000) 845,000 Customer deposits 1,005,000 639,000 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (294,000) 63,000 Income and other taxes payable/recoverable 2,232,000 (1,183,000) Net cash used in operating activities (1,845,000) (4,389,000) ---------- ---------- CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Increase of restricted cash (30,767,000) (42,545,000) Purchase of property and equipment (126,000) (2,793,000) Long term investment (19,000) - Net cash used in investment activities (30,912,000) (45,338,000) ----------- ----------- CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Proceeds from issuance of common stock , net of costs - 10,441,000 Proceeds from exercise of options, net of costs - - Bank borrowing proceeds 42,863,000 53,001,000 Bank borrowing repayments (13,435,000) (4,478,000) Collateralized bank advances proceeds 3,171,000 - Collateralized bank advances repayments - - Repayments of capital lease obligations (276,000) (128,000) Net cash provided by financing activities 32,323,000 58,836,000 ---------- ---------- EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATES ON CASH (140,000) 317,000 -------- ------- NET (DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (574,000) 9,426,000 -------- --------- CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD 7,743,000 4,524,000 --------- --------- $ CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD 7,169,000 $13,950,000 ========= =========== - SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION Cash paid for interest expense $358,000 $490,000 Cash paid for income tax $1,348,000 $2,092,000
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