China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2013

Nov 25, 2013, 16:30 ET from China Hydroelectric Corporation

BEIJING, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or "the Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

For the third quarter of 2013, revenues from continuing operations (net of value-added tax) declined by 18.4% year over year to $16.4 million, due to a 14.1% decline in electricity sold. We recorded a net loss attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders from continuing operations of $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared to $1.7 million for the same period of 2012, partially attributable to a $3.5 million asset impairment loss related to flood damage at the Liyuan project in Sichuan province.

"The management team has continued to execute its strategy in controlling operating expenses and reducing third party borrowings, thus lowering the impact of less favorable rainfall," stated Mr. Amit Gupta, Chairman of China Hydroelectric.

"We experienced dryer weather conditions in two of our three main operating regions this quarter. Precipitation in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces were 39% and 17% below respective regional long-term averages. On the other hand, precipitation in Yunnan has rebounded and experienced slightly above long-term average rainfall," stated Dr. You Su-Lin, interim Chief Executive Officer of China Hydroelectric. "Due to damage caused by flooding to our Liyuan project located in Sichuan during Q3 2013, we have taken an asset impairment loss as a prudent measure. In terms of revenue, Liyuan previously contributed less than 2% of our revenues in each of the last three years, hence had a minimal impact on our revenues," concluded Dr. Lin.

Operating Highlights

Precipitation in the third quarter of 2013 was approximately 14% below the long-term average, due to dryer conditions in two of the three main provinces in which the Company operates. In contrast, precipitation in the third quarter of 2012 was 5% below the long-term average. Due to less precipitation, electricity sold in the third quarter of 2013 declined approximately 14.1% when compared to the third quarter of 2012. The reduced rainfall resulted in a utilization rate of 35.6% in the third quarter of 2013, compared to 44.6% in the third quarter of 2012.

The following table presents precipitation levels for the Company's three main operating regions as a percentage of historical long term average for the periods indicated.

Precipitation – Percentage of Long-Term Average *+

Province

Q3 2013

Q3 2012

YTD**

2013

YTD**

2012

Zhejiang

61%

116%

86%

136%

Fujian

83%

107%

85%

119%

Yunnan

106%

90%

88%

89%

Total Company

86%

95%

86%

107%

Province

Fiscal

2012

Fiscal

2011

Fiscal

2010

Zhejiang

134%

70%

130%

Fujian

128%

62%

114%

Yunnan

87%

86%

N/A

Total Company

121%

84%

120%

 

*Source: Data collected by the Company and by provincial and national meteorological recording stations + The Company refined collection of precipitation data in 2013 and believes refined collections are more representative of actual historical experience. ** "YTD" refers to the nine months ended September 30. N/A – Not available.

 

The following table presents some key comparative financial and other information (in US$ millions, except for electricity sold, effective tariff, average effective utilization rate, per ADS data and percentages):

Summary Data

Q3 2013

Q3 2012

% Change

YTD(4)

2013

YTD(4)

2012

% Change

Continuing Operations

Electricity sold (millions kWh)

406.7

473.5

-14.1%

1,299.1

1,485.9

-12.6%

Effective tariff (RMB/kWh)

0.27

0.28

-3.6%

0.33

0.34

-2.9%

Average effective utilization rate

35.6%

44.6%

-20.2%

38.3%

44.1%

-13.2%

Revenues

16.4

20.1

-18.4%

64.5

73.0

-11.6%

Gross profit

8.1

11.3

-28.3%

38.8

46.9

-17.3%

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

10.7

12.1

-11.6%

47.0

50.3

-6.6%

GAAP net (loss)/income

(3.0)

(1.7)

-76.5%

2.9

4.1

-29.3%

GAAP net (loss)/income per ADS (3)

($0.06)

($0.03)

-100.0%

$0.06

$0.07

-14.3%

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income (2)

(0.5)

(1.1)

54.5%

6.2

4.4

40.9%

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income per ADS (2,3)

($0.01)

($0.02)

50%

$0.12

$0.07

71.4%

Net income from discontinued operations

-

-

-

-

2.8

-100%

 

(1) See "Net (loss) /income to adjusted EBITDA reconciliation" below (2) See "GAAP net (loss) /income to non-GAAP net income/(loss) reconciliation" below (3) Per ADS data is representative of basic and diluted ADS (4) "YTD" refers to the nine months ended September 30.

 

Precipitation levels are one of the principal factors affecting the Company's revenues, profitability and cash generated by operations. Other important factors include, but are not limited to: consistency of precipitation; upstream reservoir conditions; the cascading effects of multiple hydroelectric power projects on a single waterway; and upstream precipitation levels in the Company's river basins. The various provinces in which the Company operates are subject to different weather patterns or systems and precipitation fluctuates from region to region and quarter to quarter.

Third Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

Revenues

Revenues, net of value added taxes, from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 were $16.4 million, a decrease of 18.4%, or $3.7 million, from $20.1 million for the third quarter of 2012. As previously noted, the decrease was principally due to reduced electricity sales. The lower electricity sales resulted from lower precipitation levels in two of the Company's three main operating regions.

The Company sold 406.7 million kWh from continuing operations in the third quarter of 2013, a decrease of 66.8 million kWh, or 14.1%, from the 473.5 million kWh sold in the third quarter of 2012. The effective tariff for the third quarter of 2013 was RMB 0.27/kWh, a decrease of 3.6% from 0.28/kWh in the third quarter of 2012.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 was $8.3 million, a decrease of $0.5 million or 5.7% from the third quarter of 2012. Cost of revenues in the third quarter of 2013 primarily included (i) depreciation and amortization (non-cash expenses included in cost of revenues from continuing operations) of $5.6 million, unchanged from the third quarter of 2012, (ii) labor cost of $1.0 million, compared to $1.3 million for the third quarter of 2012 and (iii) repairs and maintenance costs of $0.4 million, compared to $0.2 million for the third quarter of 2012.

Gross Profit and Margin

Gross profit from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2013 decreased by 28.3% to $8.1 million, from $11.3 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2013 decreased to 49% compared to 56% in the same period of 2012 primarily due to decreased revenues and the fixed nature of certain expenditures included in cost of revenues.

Operating Expenses

General and administrative expenses ("G&A expenses") for the third quarter of 2013 decreased 37.7% to $3.3 million from $5.3 million for the third quarter of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to one-time expenses in the third quarter of 2012 related to the proxy contest, the closure of our U.S. office and reduction of professional service expenses. In the third quarter of 2013, we incurred expenses related to a preliminary non-binding proposal from NewQuest Capital Partners ("NewQuest") received on September 4, 2013 to acquire all of the Company's outstanding ordinary shares not owned by the buyer consortium.

Assets impairment loss

We recorded an asset impairment loss of $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, primarily reflecting the estimated asset damages resulting from a severe flood in Sichuan province in July 2013 which damaged the tailrace concrete apron, spillway gates, power generation plant, auxiliary equipment and the 35KV substation of our Liyuan hydroelectric power project. The net asset impairment loss of $3.5 million also reflected the insurance recovery of $0.6 million we received so far. The company is still assessing the total asset loss caused by such flood and is working with the insurance company to determine how much of the total loss can be recovered.

Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA Margin

Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 16.4% to $10.7 million in the third quarter of 2013 compared to $12.8 million in the same period of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 66% for the third quarter of 2013 compared to 61% in the same period of 2012.

On a continuing basis, Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 11.6%, or $1.4 million, to $10.7 million in the third quarter of 2013 from $12.1 million in the same period of 2012, and Adjusted EBITDA margin increased from 60% to 66%.

Interest Expenses, net

Net interest expenses were $6.0 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $7.0 million in the prior year period. The decrease was primarily due to a reduced balance on short term borrowings from third party individuals.

GAAP and Non-GAAP Net (loss)/Income

Net loss attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders from continuing operations was $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $1.7 million in the same period of 2012 which excluded $0.03 million of net income attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders from discontinued operations. The increase of net loss was primarily due to less favorable hydrological factors and the Liyuan assets impairment loss during the flood in Sichuan province.

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders from continuing operations was $0.5 million, or $0.01 per diluted ADS, for the third quarter of 2013, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.02 per diluted ADS in the prior year period. For reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings, see the table below entitled "GAAP Net Income/ (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income/ (loss) Reconciliation."

Weighted average American depository shares ("ADSs") used in the third quarter of 2013 and 2012 per share calculations were 54.0 million and 54.0 million ADSs, representing 162.1 million and 162.0 million ordinary shares, respectively.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 Financial Highlights

Revenues

Revenues, net of value added taxes, from continuing operations, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were $64.5 million, a decrease of 11.6%, or $8.5 million, from $73.0 million for the same period of the prior year. The decrease in revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was principally due to lower precipitation levels in two of the Company's three main operating regions compared to the same period the prior year. The Company sold 1,299.1 million kWh from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, a decrease of 186.8 million kWh, or 12.6%, from 1,485.9 million kWh sold in the same period of the prior year. The effective tariff decreased to RMB 0.33/kWh for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 from RMB 0.34/kWh during the same period of 2012.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $25.6 million, as compared to $26.1 million for the same period of the prior year. Cost of revenues in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 primarily included (i) depreciation and amortization (non-cash expenses included in cost of revenues from continuing operations) of $17.1 million, compared to $17.0 million of the prior year; (ii) labor cost of $3.0 million, unchanged from the prior year; (iii) repairs and maintenance costs of $1.1 million, compared to $1.2 million for the same period of the prior year.

Gross Profit and Margin

Gross profit from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 decreased by 17.3% to $38.8 million, from $46.9 million in the prior-year period. Gross margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 decreased to 60% compared to 64% in the same period of 2012 primarily due to decreased revenues and the fixed nature of certain expenses included in cost of revenues.

Operating Expenses

G&A expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 decreased by 30.0% to $9.8 million, from $14.0 million for the prior-year period. The decrease was primarily due to the closure of the U.S. office, one-time expenses in the third quarter of 2012 related to the proxy contest and reduction of professional service expenses, offset by expenses related to the consideration of a non-binding proposal from NewQuest received on September 4, 2013.

Assets impairment loss

We recorded an asset impairment loss of $3.5 million in the third quarter of 2013, primarily reflecting the estimated asset damages resulting from a severe flood in Sichuan province in July 2013 which damaged the tailrace concrete apron, spillway gates, power generation plant, auxiliary equipment and the 35KV substation of our Liyuan hydroelectric power project. The net asset impairment loss of $3.5 million also reflected the insurance recovery of $0.6 million we received so far. The company is still assessing the total asset loss caused by such flood and working with the insurance company to determine how much of the total loss can be recovered.

Adjusted EBITDA and EBITDA Margin

Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 15.6% to $47.0 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $55.7 million in the same period of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA margin increased to 73% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, compared to 72% in the same period of 2012. On a continuing basis, Adjusted EBITDA decreased by 6.6%, or $3.3 million, to $47.0 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 from $50.3 million in the same period of 2012. On a continuing basis, Adjusted EBITDA margin increased from 69% to 73% year over year.

Interest Expenses, net

Net interest expenses were $17.9 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013, compared to $21.3 million in the same period of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the balance of third party borrowings from the same period of the prior year.

GAAP and Non-GAAP Net Income

Net income attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders was $2.9 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 compared to $4.1 million in the same period of the prior year, which excluded $2.8 million net income attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders from discontinued operations.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders was $6.2 million, or $0.12 per diluted ADS, for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, compared to $4.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted ADS, for the same period of 2012. For reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP earnings, see the table below entitled "GAAP Net Income/ (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income/ (loss) Reconciliation."

Weighted average ADSs used in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 per share calculations were 54.0 million and 54.0 million ADSs, representing 162.1 million and 162.0 million ordinary shares, respectively.

Balance Sheet

The Company's cash flow in the quarter resulted in a strengthened balance sheet. Cash and cash equivalents (excluding restricted cash) were $17.6 million as of September 30, 2013, compared to $17.5 million as of June 30, 2013. Long-term bank loans were $238.5 million (including the current portion of long-term loans of $37.2 million) as of September 30, 2013, a decrease from $251.7 million (including current portion of long-term loans of $41.2 million) as of June 30, 2013. Short-term loans as of September 30, 2013 were $14.4 million, an increase of $3.1 million from $11.3 million as of June 30, 2013.

As of September 30, 2013, the Company's working capital deficiency was $72.5 million. Up to the date of this release, the Company raised $40.6 million through borrowings from banks and other institutions. Investors should expect the Company to have a working capital deficit in the foreseeable future, due to the use of leverage to finance the construction and acquisition of hydroelectric projects, as well as the nature of hydroelectric power projects to utilize a low level of working capital assets. The Company regularly raises funds through various means, such as new borrowings from banks and other non-financial institutions. New borrowings are used for multiple purposes, such as daily operating liquidity, to fund new projects, and to refinance existing short-term loans into longer-term debt.

Legal Proceeding

In 2009, the Company entered into a capital injection agreement with Henan Lantian Group ("Lantian") to acquire a certain equity interest in Henan Wuyue Storage Power Generation Co., Ltd. ("Wuyue"). The Company completed the first capital injection of RMB 32.5 million in 2010. Thereafter, the project has been largely at a standstill and the investment in Wuyue was written off as of December 31, 2011. In 2012, the Company initiated a negotiation with Lantian to terminate the original agreement. In May 2013, Lantian filed an arbitration claim against the Company at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC") for the penalty of late capital injection in Wuyue, in a total amount of RMB25.74 million. The Company filed a counterclaim against Lantian at CIETAC for termination of the agreements between Lantian and the Company, no penalty of late capital injection and return of the Company's capital injected in Wuyue. In September 2013, Lantian increased the penalty claim amount from RMB 25.74 million to RMB 38.2 million. The hearing was held on November 8, 2013. As of the date of this earning release, no ruling or award has been granted in respect of the claim.

In October 2013, twenty-four employees of Wuyue filed an arbitration claim against Wuyue. Lantian and the Company were named as joint respondents for unpaid salary and social security payment of RMB6.6 million. The claim was heard by the Henan Guangshan County Labour Arbitration Committee ("GCLAC") in November 2013. As of the date of this earning release, no ruling or award has been granted in respect of the claim.

Business Outlook

As of the date of this release, rainfall in the fourth quarter of 2013 has been lower than that of the same period in 2012. Fujian and Zhejiang, which are regions in which the Company receives higher tariffs, continue to experience average to slightly below average levels of precipitation. Please note that all precipitation updates are offered as of the date of this release, and may be materially different when actual precipitation results are reported.

Conference Call

China Hydroelectric will host a conference call at 6:00 am (Pacific Time) / 9:00 am (Eastern Time) / 10:00 pm (Beijing/Hong Kong Time) on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to discuss its third quarter financial results and recent business activities. To access the live teleconference, please dial (U.S.) +1-888-337-8198 or (International) +1-719-785-1765, and enter pass code 7833520. This call is being webcast by ViaVid Communications and can be accessed by clicking on this link: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=106960, or at ViaVid's website at http://www.viavid.com.

A playback will be available through December 10, 2013, by dialing (U.S.) +1-877-870-5176 or (International) 1-858-384-5517 and entering the pass code 7833520.

About China Hydroelectric Corporation

China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or "the Company") is an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China. Through its geographically diverse portfolio of operating assets, the Company generates and sells electric power to local power grids. The Company's primary business is to identify, evaluate, acquire, develop, construct and finance hydroelectric power projects. The Company currently owns 25 hydropower stations in China with total installed capacity of 517.8 MW, of which it acquired 21 stations and constructed four. These hydroelectric power projects are located in four provinces: Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan and Sichuan. Hydropower is an important factor in meeting China's electric power needs, accounting for approximately 22% of total nation-wide capacity.

For further information about China Hydroelectric Corporation, please visit the Company's website at: http://www.chinahydroelectric.com.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Liquidity

The management remains confident in the Company's ability to secure capital in order to fund its liquidity needs, debt obligations and growth plans, but obtaining financing cannot be guaranteed. In the event that the Company fails to raise funds sufficient to meet its liquidity needs, the Company may be forced to substantially curtail its operations or otherwise take measures that would materially and adversely affect its current operations and business prospects.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements and Weather Data

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 capital expenditure and funding plans, the Company's operations and business prospects, projects under development, construction or planning, the Company's ability to meet its liquidity needs, the availability of restructuring measure or of lending by financing sources, including banks in China, the regulatory environment, the potential impact of flood damages to Liyuan project, and the business outlook. 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, the availability of financing from lenders in China due to bank restrictions or otherwise, and other factors affecting the Company's operations that are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 18, 2013 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.

This release also contains statistical data and estimates that we obtained from provincial and national meteorological recording stations. Although we believe that this data is reliable and consistent with our experience, we have not independently verified it.

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) attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders and adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP net income/ (loss) attributable to China Hydroelectric shareholders for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 excludes the following non-cash charges: stock-based compensation expenses, exchange gains or losses and the change in fair value of warrant liabilities. A reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP items is provided in the table entitled "GAAP Net Income/ (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income/ (loss) 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, and change in fair value of warrant liabilities. For further details, see the table entitled "Net income/ (loss) to adjusted EBITDA reconciliation." 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 "Net Income/ (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation" and "GAAP Net Income/ (loss) to Non-GAAP Net Income/ (loss) 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 annual report on Form 20-F. 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.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Financial Information

The financial information set forth in this press release is unaudited and subject to adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when our annual financial statements are prepared and audit work is performed for the year end audit, which could result in significant differences from this unaudited financial information.

For further information, please contact:

China Hydroelectric Corporation

 

Scott Powell

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Phone (U.S.): +1 (646) 650-1351

Email: ir@china-hydro.com

 

ICR, LLC  

 

Gary Dvorchak, CFA

Senior Vice President

Phone (U.S.): +1 (310) 954-1123

Phone (China): +86-10-6583-7500

Email: gary.dvorchak@icrinc.com

 

 

James Hull

Financial Analyst

Phone (China): +86-10-6408-2341

Email: james.hull@chinahydroelectric.com

 

 

CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In US$ 000's, except for share and per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2012

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2012

Continuing Operations:

Revenues

16,356

20,129

64,465

73,013

Cost of revenues

(8,288)

(8,829)

(25,646)

(26,131)

Gross profit

8,068

11,300

38,819

46,882

Operating expenses

General and administrative expenses (including share-based

  compensation expenses of $178 and $107 for the nine months ended

   September 30, 2013 and 2012, expense of $38 and an income of $47

   for three months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively)

(3,337)

(5,295)

(9,784)

(13,957)

Assets impairment loss

(3,535)

-

(3,535)

-

Total operating expenses

(6,872)

(5,295)

(13,319)

(13,957)

Operating income/(loss)

1,196

6,005

25,500

32,925

Interest income

(110)

7

81

20

Interest expense

(5,857)

(7,040)

(18,018)

(21,337)

Changes in fair value of warrant liabilities

1,002

(708)

286

(356)

Exchange gain

24

22

87

68

Other income/(expenses), net

156

415

166

32

Income before income tax expenses

(3,589)

(1,299)

8,102

11,352

Income tax expense

441

(386)

(5,215)

(7,159)

Net (loss)/income from continuing operations

(3,148)

(1,685)

2,887

4,193

Net income from discontinued operations

-

33

-

2,770

Net (loss)/income

(3,148)

(1,652)

2,887

6,963

Less:

Net loss/(income) attributable to non-controlling interests

142

(6)

(8)

(142)

Net (loss)/income attributable to China Hydroelectric Corporation

     shareholders

(3,006)

(1,658)

2,879

6,821

- Continuing operations

(3,006)

(1,691)

2,879

4,051

- Discontinued operations

-

33

-

2,770

Other Comprehensive income/(loss), net of taxes

   Foreign currency translation adjustments

2,110

(1,040)

9,007

(3,417)

Comprehensive income

(1,038)

(2,692)

11,894

3,546

   Less: comprehensive loss/(income) attributable to non-controlling

        interest

149

(17)

37

(150)

Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to CHC shareholders

(889)

(2,709)

11,931

3,396

GAAP net income per ADS – basic and diluted

(0.06)

(0.03)

0.06

0.13

From continuing operation

(0.06)

(0.03)

0.06

0.07

From discontinued operation

-

-

-

0.06

GAAP net income per share – basic and diluted

(0.02)

(0.01)

0.02

0.04

From continuing operation

(0.02)

(0.01)

0.02

0.02

From discontinued operation

-

-

-

0.02

Weighted average American Depository Shares – basic

54,033,222

53,996,366

54,020,725

53,996,366

Weighted average ordinary shares – basic

162,099,665

161,989,097

162,062,176

161,989,097

Weighted average American Depository Shares – diluted

54,142,236

53,996,366

54,121,302

53,996,366

Weighted average ordinary shares – diluted

162,426,708

161,989,097

162,363,907

161,989,097

 

 

CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION

GAAP NET (LOSS) /INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET (LOSS) /INCOME RECONCILIATION

(In US$ 000's)

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2012

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2012

Net (loss)/income attributable to CHC shareholders

(3,006)

(1,658)

2,879

6,821

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Exchange gain

(24)

(22)

(87)

(68)

Stock based compensation expense/(income)(1)

(38)

(47)

178

107

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities(2)

(1,002)

708

(286)

356

Assets impairment loss

3,535

-

3,535

-

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to CHC shareholders

(535)

(1,019)

6,219

7,216

Less:

Net income attributable to CHC shareholders from discontinued

   operations

-

(33)

-

(2,770)

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to CHC shareholders

   from continuing operations

(535)

(1,052)

6,219

4,446

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income attributable to CHC shareholders

   per ADS – basic and diluted (3)

(0.01)

(0.02)

0.12

0.13

From continuing operation

(0.01)

(0.02)

0.12

0.07

From discontinued operation

-

-

-

0.06

Non-GAAP net (loss)/income  attributable to CHC

   shareholders per ordinary share – basic and diluted

(0.00)

(0.01)

0.04

0.04

From continuing operation

(0.00)

(0.01)

0.04

0.02

From discontinued operation

-

-

-

0.02

Weighted average American depository shares – basic

54,033,222

53,996,366

54,020,725

53,996,366

Weighted average ordinary shares – basic

162,099,665

161,989,097

162,062,176

161,989,097

Weighted average American Depository Shares – diluted

54,142,236

53,996,366

54,121,302

53,996,366

Weighted average ordinary shares – diluted

162,426,708

161,989,097

162,363,907

161,989,097

 

(1)   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.

(2)   Warrant liabilities Related Items: We provide non-GAAP information relative to the change in fair value of warrant liabilities. We include the change in fair value of warrant liabilities in our GAAP financial measures in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging ("FASB ASC Topic 815"). Because of varying available valuation methodologies, and subjective assumptions, which affect the calculations of the change in fair value of warrant liabilities, we believe that the exclusion of the change in fair value of warrant liabilities allows for more accurate comparisons of our operating results to our peer companies. Because of the characteristics of warrant liabilities, management excludes the change in fair value 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.

(4)   All the reconciliation items are attributed to China Hydroelectric Corporation Shareholders.

 

 

CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In US$ 000's)

 

 As of September 30,

 As of December 31,

2013

2012

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

17,644

7,967

Restricted cash

33

5,171

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of nil as of September 30,

   2013 and December 31, 2012)

6,272

5,772

Notes receivable

488

1,877

Deferred tax assets

1,780

1,659

Amounts due from related parties

87

86

Prepayments and other current assets

3,229

14,150

Total current assets

29,533

36,682

Non-current assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

539,675

548,511

Land use right, net

48,848

48,640

Intangible assets, net

4,722

4,660

Goodwill

114,997

112,481

Deferred tax assets

1,474

1,329

Other non-current assets

1,934

2,013

Total non-current assets

711,650

717,634

TOTAL ASSETS

741,183

754,316

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

1,954

3,124

Short-term loans

14,395

21,676

Current portion of long-term loans

37,226

35,537

Amounts due to related parties

14,369

12,705

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

33,555

43,825

Warrant liabilities

553

839

Total current liabilities

102,052

117,706

Non-current liabilities:

Long term loans

201,285

212,970

Deferred tax liabilities

24,524

24,345

Other non-current liabilities

9,262

6,780

Total non-current liabilities

235,071

244,095

TOTAL LIABILITIES

337,123

361,801

Shareholders' equity

Ordinary shares (par value US$0.001 per share, 400,000,000 shares authorized as of

September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012; 162,099,665 and 161,989,097 shares

issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)

162

162

Additional paid in capital

509,869

509,665

Accumulated other comprehensive income

50,649

41,597

Accumulated deficit

(157,146)

(159,472)

Total China Hydroelectric Corporation shareholders' equity

403,534

391,952

Non-controlling interests

526

563

TOTAL SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY

404,060

392,515

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

741,183

754,316

 

CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION

NET (LOSS)/INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

 

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September

30, 2013

September

30, 2012

September

30, 2013

September

30, 2012

Net (loss)/income

(3,148)

(1,652)

2,887

6,963

Interest expenses, net

5,967

7,033

17,937

21,317

Other non-cash charges, including exchange gain,

   change in fair value of warrant liabilities, and

   stock-based compensation expense

(1,064)

639

(195)

395

Income tax expenses

(441)

386

5,215

7,159

Interest expenses, income tax expenses, depreciation

   and amortization related to discontinued operations

-

636

-

2,605

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and

   amortization of land use rights and intangible assets

5,896

5,729

17,575

17,226

Assets impairment loss

3,535

-

3,535

-

EBITDA, as adjusted

10,745

12,771

46,954

55,665

66%

61%

73%

72%

Less:

Income from discontinued operations

-

(33)

-

(2,770)

Interest expenses, income tax expense, depreciation and

   amortization related to discontinued operations

-

(636)

-

(2,605)

EBITDA, on a continuing basis, as adjusted

10,745

12,102

46,954

50,290

66%

60%

73%

69%

 

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 warrant liability, 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.

 

EBITDA margin, as adjusted, is calculated by dividing the period's EBITDA by net revenue including discontinued operations.

 

 

CHINA HYDROELECTRIC CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In US$ 000's)

 

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

September 30,

2012

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

2,887

6,963

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash generated from operating

   activities:

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortization of

   land use rights and intangible assets

17,575

17,775

Deferred income taxes

(386)

411

Changes in fair value of warrant liabilities

(286)

356

Amortization of debt issuance costs

90

158

Authorization of government grant

(2)

(2)

Stock-based compensation expense

178

107

Loss from disposal of property, plant and equipment

24

355

Exchange gain

(87)

(68)

Asset impairment loss

4,082

-

Gain from disposal of discontinued operation

-

(1,376)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

Accounts receivable

(368)

(2,787)

Notes receivable

792

-

Accounts due from related parties

-

(85)

Prepayments and other current assets

(430)

(1,023)

Other non-current assets

31

(72)

Accounts payable

(281)

(412)

Amounts due to related parties

1,365

263

Other non-current liabilities

2,485

84

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

(3,112)

2,806

Net cash provided by operating activities

24,557

23,453

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired

-

(8,994)

Proceeds from the disposal of subsidiaries, net of tax

11,051

10,843

Acquisition of an intangible assets

(89)

-

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(1,484)

(7,110)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

56

34

Payment to contractors for construction projects

(96)

(3,316)

Net cash provided by/ (used in) investing activities

9,438

(8,543)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Proceeds from short-term loans

9,108

15,626

Proceeds from long-term loans

7,408

26,494

Proceeds from loans from related parties

-

570

Proceeds from loans from third parties

1,490

17,181

Proceeds from sales and lease back

-

6,265

Payment of debt issuance cost

-

(352)

Repayment of loans from third parties

(8,829)

(32,355)

Repayment of short-term loans

(17,848)

(13,772)

Repayment of long-term loans

(21,096)

(32,544)

Restricted cash

5,138

-

Repayment of principle under sales and lease back

-

(180)

Net cash used in financing activities

(24,629)

(13,067)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

9,366

1,843

Effect of changes in exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents

311

(54)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

7,967

8,402

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

17,644

10,191

 

SOURCE China Hydroelectric Corporation



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