China New Borun Announces First Quarter 2013 Unaudited Financial
China New Borun Announces First Quarter 2013 Unaudited Financial Results
Company Beats First Quarter Guidance
Raises Second Quarter 2013 Production Volume
Expects Second Quarter 2013 Net Revenue Growth of 22% to 33% Quarter-over-Quarter
BEIJING, May 20, 2013 - China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN; “Borun” or the “Company”), a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2013.
Mr. Jinmiao Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Borun, commented on the results, “I am pleased that Borun once again exceeded revenue guidance, remained profitable, and continued to forge ahead with our strategy and operations, despite facing market headwinds and lower demand due to the PRC’s challenging macro-economic environment in the first quarter. This April, we were encouraged to witness an improvement in demand for our products, and correspondingly, we have raised our second quarter production volume. With higher production volume, our capacity utilization rate will improve, and given that we have secured adequate corn during the harvest season at favorable price, we believe that Borun will remain profitable during a very challenging environment for the edible alcohol industry.”
Mr. Wang added, “During the first quarter, we further optimized our sourcing capacity by using a combination of short-term borrowings and the bond proceeds issued in January to pre-purchase 300,000 tons of corn in the harvest season. We are also diversifying into the promising and complementary foam insulation market. Our construction of the new foam insulation and chlorinated polyethylene plant is, thus far, on schedule and on budget, and we expect to begin trial production by the third quarter of this year. We believe these initiatives will ultimately drive our long-term revenue growth and margin expansion, while at the same time lower our market concentration risks.”
First Quarter 2013 Quick View
— Total revenue decreased 37.5% to RMB450.7 million ($71.9 million)
from RMB721.2 million in the first quarter of 2012.
— Gross profit decreased 57.1% to RMB47.1 million ($7.5 million) from
RMB109.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.
— Net income decreased 80.0% to RMB12.8 million ($2.0 million) from
RMB63.7 million in the first quarter of 2012.
— Basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) were
RMB0.50 ($0.08) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Each ADS
represents one of the Company’s ordinary shares.
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First Quarter 2013 Financial Performance
For the first quarter of 2013, revenue decreased by 37.5% year-over-year to RMB450.7 million ($71.9 million) from RMB721.2 million in the same period of 2012. The decrease in revenue was mainly attributable to lower average selling price and a decrease in sales volume of edible alcohol due to weaker demand from the baijiu and chemical industries.
Revenue breakdown by product lines is as follows:
— Revenue from edible alcohol decreased by 39.5% to RMB313.5 million
($50.0 million) in the first quarter of 2013, compared to RMB517.8
million in the first quarter of 2012. The sales volume of edible alcohol
in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 36.1% year-over-year to 59,499
tons, primarily due to lower production as a result of weaker demand,
and the average selling price of edible alcohol decreased by 5.3%
year-over-year to RMB5,268 per ton.
— Revenue from DDGS Feed decreased by 27.6% to RMB96.8 million ($15.4
million) in the first quarter of 2013, compared to RMB133.8 million in
the first quarter of 2012. The sales volume of DDGS Feed in the first
quarter of 2013 decreased by 39.5% year-over-year to 48,534 tons, and
the average selling price increased by 19.6% year-over-year to RMB1,995
— Revenue from liquid carbon dioxide decreased by 44.9% to RMB8.1 million
($1.3 million) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to RMB14.8 million
in the first quarter of 2012. The sales volume of liquid carbon dioxide
in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 44.4% year-over-year to 18,492
tons, and the average selling price decreased by 0.9% year-over-year to
RMB441 per ton.
— Revenue from crude corn oil decreased by 41.1% to RMB32.3 million ($5.2
million) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to RMB54.8 million in the
first quarter of 2012. The sales volume of crude corn oil in the first
quarter of 2013 decreased by 41.9% year-over-year to 4,214 tons, and the
average selling price increased by 1.3% year-over-year to RMB7,656 per
During the first quarter of 2013, gross profit decreased by 57.1% to RMB47.1 million ($7.5 million) from RMB109.9 million in the same period of 2012. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2013 decreased to 10.4%, from 15.2% in the same period of 2012, which was primarily attributable to a combination of increased corn purchase price and decreased average selling price.
Operating income, despite a lower year-over-year level of operating expenses, decreased by 61.5% to RMB36.2 million ($5.8 million) in the first quarter of 2013, from RMB94.1 million in the same period of 2012, primarily due to lower gross profit earned.
Selling expenses decreased by 9.8% to RMB1.1 million ($0.2 million) in the first quarter of 2013, from RMB1.2 million in the same period of 2012, in line with the decrease in revenue.
General and administrative expenses decreased by 32.7% to RMB9.8 million ($1.5 million) in the first quarter of 2013, from RMB14.6 million in the same period of 2012, benefiting from disciplined cost control.
Income tax expenses in the first quarter of 2013 were RMB4.3 million ($0.7 million), representing an effective tax rate of 25.0%.
Net income decreased by 80.0% to RMB12.8 million ($2.0 million) in the first quarter of 2013, compared to RMB63.7 million in the same quarter of 2012. In the first quarter of 2013, basic and diluted earnings per share and per ADS were RMB0.50 ($0.08), and the Company had 25.7 million weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding.
As of March 31, 2013, reflecting the large corn pre-purchase, cash and bank deposits of RMB394.3 million ($62.9 million) decreased by RMB216.4 million, compared with RMB610.7 million as of December 31, 2012. Correspondingly, cash flows used in operating activities for the first quarter of 2013 were RMB554.7 million ($88.5 million) mainly due to cash pre-payments for corn. As of March 31, 2013, advance to supplier balance was RMB546.9 million ($87.2 million), representing an increase of RMB479.1 million, compared with RMB67.8 million as of December 31, 2012.
The Company estimates that its revenue for the second quarter of 2013 will be in the range of RMB550.0 million ($87.7 million) to RMB600.0 million ($95.7 million), an increase of 22.0% to 33.1% over the prior quarter and a decrease of approximately 25.3% to 31.6% over the same quarter in 2012.
This guidance is based on the current market conditions and reflects the Company’s current and preliminary estimates of market and operating conditions and customer demand, which are all subject to change.
Borun’s management will hold a corresponding earnings conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (8:00 p.m. Beijing time on Tuesday, May 21, 2013) to discuss the results and highlights from the first quarter and answer questions from investors. A webcast of the call will be available at http://ir.chinanewborun.com. Listeners may access the call by dialing:
United States Toll Free: 1-866-519-4004
US Toll/International: 1-718-354-1231
Hong Kong Toll Free: 800-930-346
Hong Kong Toll: 852-2475-0994
China Toll Free: 800-819-0121
China Toll Free (Mobile): 400-620-8038
Conference ID: 64851810
A replay of the webcast will be accessible through May 29, 2013 on http://ir.chinanewborun.com or by dialing:
United States toll free: 1-855-452-5696
About China New Borun Corporation
China New Borun Corporation (NYSE: BORN) is a leading producer and distributor of corn-based edible alcohol in China. Borun’s edible alcohol products are primarily sold as an ingredient to producers of baijiu, a popular grain-based alcoholic beverage that is sold throughout China in retail stores, restaurants, and bars. The Company also produces DDGS Feed, liquid carbon dioxide and crude corn oil as by-products of edible alcohol production. China New Borun is based in Shouguang, Shandong Province. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.chinanewborun.com and in documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
All statements included in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.
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CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
December 31, 2012 March 31, 2013
RMB RMB US$
Cash 610,692,645 394,335,855 62,903,517
Restricted cash 75,000,000 272,500,000 43,468,551
Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful 302,779,899 283,661,545 45,249,014
accounts of nil and nil, respectively
Available-for-sale financial assets - 17,778,718 2,836,019
Inventories 138,280,880 245,287,637 39,127,700
Advance to suppliers 67,828,505 546,905,650 87,241,087
Other receivables 34,880,868 44,633,556 7,119,839
Prepaid expenses 6,039,816 16,623,239 2,651,700
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Total current assets 1,235,502,613 1,821,726,200 290,597,427
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,047,934,015 1,123,937,601 179,287,850
Land use right, net 56,432,887 56,145,253 8,956,157
Intangible assets, net 13,475,014 12,518,453 1,996,914
Other non-current assets 89,648,135 89,648,135 14,300,457
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Total assets 2,442,992,664 3,103,975,642 495,138,805
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Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Trade accounts payable 12,605,132 11,031,031 1,759,644
Accrued expenses and other payables 63,942,736 117,714,304 18,777,505
Income taxes payable 6,661,771 7,484,511 1,193,911
Short-term borrowings 842,200,000 991,800,000 158,209,574
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Total current liabilities 925,409,639 1,128,029,846 179,940,634
Long-term borrowings - 90,000,000 14,356,586
- 355,605,833 56,725,396
Total liabilities 925,409,639 1,573,635,679 251,022,616
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Ordinary share - (December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013: par value of RMB0.0068259, 25,725,000 shares issued
and outstanding) 175,596 175,596 25,725
Additional paid-in capital 468,132,187 468,132,187 74,675,332
Retained earnings - appropriated 118,401,996 118,401,996 18,887,204
Retained earnings - unappropriated 931,347,064 944,100,697 150,600,695
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (473,818) (470,513) (72,767)
Total shareholders’ equity 1,517,583,025 1,530,339,963 244,116,189
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Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity 2,442,992,664 3,103,975,642 495,138,805
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CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
For the three-month period ended,
March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013
(RMB) (RMB) (RMB) (US$)
Revenues 721,175,850 503,375,028 450,692,059 71,893,324
Cost of goods sold 611,298,467 448,934,524 403,601,450 64,381,542
Gross profit 109,877,383 54,440,504 47,090,609 7,511,782
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Selling 1,162,789 1,286,558 1,049,336 167,388
General and administrative 14,580,533 10,238,935 9,808,797 1,564,676
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Total operating expenses 15,743,322 11,525,493 10,858,133 1,732,064
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Operating income 94,134,061 42,915,011 36,232,476 5,779,718
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Other (income) expenses:
Interest income (319,400) (438,967) (626,090) (99,872)
Interest expense 9,555,927 14,371,023 19,879,666 3,171,157
Others, net (15,898) 194,026 (25,944) (4,139)
Total other expense, net 9,220,629 14,126,082 19,227,632 3,067,146
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Income before income taxes 84,913,432 28,788,929 17,004,844 2,712,572
Income tax expense 21,228,358 7,197,232 4,251,211 678,143
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Net income 63,685,074 21,591,697 12,753,633 2,034,429
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Earnings per share:
Basic and diluted 2.48 0.84 0.50 0.08
Weighted average ordinary shares
Basic and diluted 25,725,000 25,725,000 25,725,000 25,725,000
SOURCE China New Borun Corporation
China New Borun Corporation
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