2014

Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Full Year 2013 Financial Results - Annual Revenue Increased to $52.3 Million

- Net Income Increased to $809,046, or EPS of $0.06 in FY 2013

XIANYANG, China, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a PRC-based manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical and health supplement products in China for a variety of diseases and conditions, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Highlights for the Full Year 2013

  • Total sales increased to $52.73 million, as compared to $49.32 million for the year ended December 31, 2012.
  • Sales directly to hospitals were up 145% in 2013 to approximately $7.1 million as compared to $2.88 million in 2012
  • Net income improvedto $809,046 for the full year 2013, compared with a net loss of $20 million for the full year 2012.
  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the full year 2013 was $0.06, compared with diluted loss per share of ($2.09) for 2012

Summary of Financial Results:

(In '000s of U.S. Dollars, except for per share data)

FULL YEAR ENDED DEC 31


2013

2012

Total Sales

52,729

49,318

Gross Profit

25,683

29,851

Operating Expenses

(25,175)

(51,637)

Income from Operations

508

(21,786)

Net Income

809

(19,997)

Basic EPS

0.06

(2.09)

Diluted EPS

0.06

(2.09)

Mr. Ronghua Wang, Chairman and CEO of BSPM, commented, "Fiscal year 2013 was a year of turnaround for Biostar as we achieved profitability as compared to the prior year. Thanks to our heightened controls in product safety as well as pricing adjustments for Xin Ao Xing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, our flagship drug for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV), we believe we have regained the trust and confidence of our customers and stabilized our market share in the HBV segment, as evident by the increase in our sales volume.  During the year, our sales to hospital increased 145% due to several new products which were launched and sold exclusively to hospitals in Shaanxi province since late 2012, In 2014, we expect to continue our current strategies by expanding our sales and distribution network, strengthening the research and development of new drugs, and investing in low risk, high margin and fast growing businesses. "

Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Total Revenues

Total revenues for the full year 2013 were $52.73 million, an increase of 7% from $49.32million for the full year 2012. The increase was primarily due to the increase in new products and hospital products. The hospital products increased 145.8% to $7.08 million, compared with $2.88 million for the full year 2012.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit decreased by approximately $4.2 million or 14% for the year ended December 31, 2013, as compared to the year of 2012. The decrease in gross profit was due primarily to the decrease in sales price and increase in product cost, offset by the increase in sales volume.

The overall gross profit margin decreased to 48% for the year ended December 31, 2013 from 60.5% for the year ended December 31, 2012. Our overall gross profit was significantly affected by the decrease in gross margin of Xin Aoxing Oleanolic Capsule from 80.9% during the year ended December 31, 2012 to 65.5%

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses mainly consisted of advertising, selling, administrative, and R&D expenses totaling $25.17million for the year ended December 31, 2013 as compared to $51.64 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, a decrease of $26.47million or 51.2%. The decrease is attributable to the decrease in advertising and selling expenses and bad debts. During the year ended December 31, 2012, as a result of the developments relating to the capsule production discussed above, we paid compensation of $8.0 million to our customers for their cost of holding our products in their warehouses and portion of their lost profits during the sales suspension, as well as an administrative penalty of $1.6 million.

Net Income (loss) and Earnings per Share

Net income attributable to Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s ordinary shareholders for the full year 2013 was $809,046, compared with a net loss of $20 million in 2012.

Basic and diluted income per share for the full year 2013 were $0.06, compared with basic and diluted losses per share of $2.09 for the full year 2012.

Financial Position as of December 31, 2013

As of December 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $0.1 million, other current assets were $35.91 million and current liabilities were $4.79 million. Total shareholders' equity was $62.77 million, as compared to $57.77 million as of December 31, 2012.

About Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary and controlled affiliate in China, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical and health supplement products for a variety of diseases and conditions. The Company's most popular product is its Xin Aoxing Oleanolic Acid Capsule, an over-the-counter ("OTC") medicine for chronic hepatitis B, a disease affecting approximately 10% of the Chinese population. For more information please visit: http://www.biostarpharmaceuticals.com.

Safe Harbor Relating to the Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The company uses words and phrases such as "guidance," "forecasted," "projects," "is expected," "remain confident," "will" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Biostar and described in the forward-looking information contained in this news release. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the Company's ability to achieve the projected sales through continuing its sales and expansion strategies, to complete the contemplated clinical trials and capitalize on such opportunities, the Company's ability to recover its sales and revenue for the gel capsule segment of its business, the state of consumer confidence and market demand or the Company's products, success of our investments, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to sustain our previous levels of profitability including on account of our ability to manage growth, intense competition, wage increases in China, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts and legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside China. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and other subsequent filings. These filings are available at www.sec.gov.  We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on our behalf.

 

BIOSTAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


December 31,


2013


2012













ASSETS












Current Assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

80,072


$

1,759,078

Note receivable 


1,636,072



-

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,454,108 (2012: $3,645,817)


17,965,082



21,851,412

Inventories


830,311



847,135

Deposits and other receivables


5,282,574



7,740,673

Income tax recoverable


374,958



265,007

Loan receivables


9,816,433



9,510,826

Total Current Assets


35,985,502



41,974,131







Non-current Assets






Deposits


3,926,573



8,718,258

Deferred tax assets


2,789,175



3,665,951

Property and equipment, net


7,728,700



6,980,521

Intangible assets, net


17,134,494



9,136,439







Total Assets

$

67,564,444


$

70,475,300







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY












Current Liabilities






Accounts and other payables

$

4,447,314


$

5,732,329

Short-term bank loans


-



4,755,413

Due to a related party


-



1,585,138

Value-added tax payable


344,191



629,672

Total Current Liabilities


4,791,505



12,702,552







Commitment and contingencies












Stockholders' Equity






Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 12,676,113 and 9,993,549 shares issued and outstanding as at December 31, 2013 and 2012


12,676



9,993

Additional paid-in capital


25,748,669



23,266,776

Deferred stock-based compensation


(365,017)



-

Statutory reserve


7,126,432



6,737,368

Retained earnings


23,649,725



23,229,743

Accumulated other comprehensive income


6,600,454



4,528,868

Total Stockholders' Equity


62,772,939



57,772,748







Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$

67,564,444


$

70,475,300



















 

BIOSTAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)








Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012







Sales, net of discount of $807,905 (2012: $nil)

$

52,729,054


$

49,317,844

Cost of sales


27,046,216



19,466,821

Gross profit


25,682,838



29,851,023







Operating expenses:






Advertising expenses


7,562,662



14,154,879

Selling expenses


9,012,456



13,734,910

General and administrative expenses


6,092,139



5,951,322

(Recovery of) Provision for doubtful account


(1,291,510)



3,674,905

Compensation paid to customers


-



8,044,249

Administrative penalty


-



1,601,012

Research and development expenses


3,228,775



4,475,806

Impairment loss on other receivable


330,004



-

Impairment loss on intangible assets


240,091



-

Total operating expenses


25,174,617



51,637,083







Income (Loss) from operations


508,221



(21,786,060)







Other income (expense)






Interest income


1,344,566



296,146

Interest expense


(367,493)



(84,387)

Other


2,281



599

Gain on disposal of intangible assets


1,168,451



-



2,147,805



212,358







Income (Loss) before income taxes


2,656,026



(21,573,702)







Provision for income tax (recovery)


1,846,980



(1,576,379)







Net income (Loss)

$

809,046


$

(19,997,323)







Other comprehensive income - Foreign currency translation adjustment


2,071,586



546,662







Comprehensive income (loss)

$

2,880,632


$

(19,450,661)







Net income (loss) per share






      Basic and diluted

$

0.06


$

(2.09)







Weighted average number of common shares outstanding


13,509,463



9,570,901

      Basic and diluted












 

BIOSTAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS








Year ended December 31,


2013


2012

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES






Net income (loss)

$

809,046


$

(19,997,323)

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Deferred income tax expense (benefit)


981,390



(2,036,089)

Depreciation and amortization


2,786,702



1,827,852

(Recovery of) Provision for doubtful accounts


(1,291,510)



3,674,905

Recognition of deferred research and development expenses


3,228,775



4,475,805

Credits to accounts receivable as compensation to customers


-



1,347,779

Impairment loss on other receivables


330,004



-

Impairment loss on intangible assets


240,091



-

Gain on disposition of intangible assets


(1,168,451)



-

Stock-based compensation


757,380



821,709







Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


4,204,776



6,629,264

Inventories


43,461



535,583

Deposits and other receivables


(161,358)



(1,870,286)

Accounts payable and accrued expenses


(1,449,439)



3,197,628

Value-added tax payable


(301,662)



(271,889)

Income tax payable/recoverable


(100,092)



(1,918,632)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities


8,909,113



(3,583,694)







CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES






Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(982,012)



(32,870)

Disposition of property, plant and equipment


-



21,788

Payment for acquisition of Shaanxi Weinan


-



(823,880)

Deposit paid for research and development


(2,744,459)



-

Deposit paid to acquire drug approval numbers


-



(8,714,114)

Deposit paid for intended acquisition of a health product manufacturer


(3,874,530)



-

Compensation received for disposed land use right


3,390,214



1,766,589

Provision of loan


-



(9,506,306)

Net cash (used in) investing activities


(4,210,787)



(17,288,793)







CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES






Advance from a related party


-



1,584,384

Repayment to a related party


(1,614,387)



-

Proceeds from short-term bank loans


-



4,753,153

Repayment of short-term loans


(4,843,162)



(792,192)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(6,457,549)



5,545,345







Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents


80,217



114,431







Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(1,679,006)



(15,212,711)







Cash and cash equivalents, beginning balance


1,759,078



16,971,789

Cash and cash equivalents, ending balance

$

80,072


$

1,759,078

 

SOURCE Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




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