China New Borun Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 third quarter of 2012.

Third Quarter 2012 Quick View

  • Total revenue decreased 10.8% to RMB559.2 million ($88.2 million(1)) from RMB627.0 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Gross profit decreased 40.1% to RMB67.0 million ($10.6 million) from RMB111.8 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Net income decreased 48.5% to RMB34.8 million ($5.5 million) from RMB67.5 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • Basic and diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were RMB1.35 ($0.21) for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Each ADS represents one of the Company's ordinary shares.
  • Net operating cash inflows increased 43.1% to RMB151.3 million ($23.9 million) from RMB105.7 million in the third quarter of 2011.

(1) This press release contains translations of certain Renminbi amounts into US dollars at specified rates solely for the convenience of readers. Unless otherwise noted, all translations from Renminbi to US dollars for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 were made at a rate of RMB6.341 to USD1.00, the rate published by the People's Bank of China on September 30, 2012. China New Borun Corporation makes no representation that the Renminbi or US dollar amounts referred to in this press release could have been or could be converted into US dollars or Renminbi, at any particular rate or at all.

Commenting on the results for the quarter, Mr. Jinmiao Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Borun, stated, "In addition to our annual scheduled maintenance that requires a production halt for ten days, this quarter we also ramped up production at a slower pace due to lower demand of edible alcohol from the chemical industry.  During the quarter, the average selling price (the "ASP") for edible alcohol softened, while corn cost continued on an upward trend, and as a result, our gross margin decreased. Despite the macro challenges, our steadfast focus on improving operating efficiency and controlling operating costs helped us to resiliently earn positive net income and cash flows from operations of over RMB151 million, which further improved our financial position."

Mr. Wang added, "Although the third quarter was challenging overall for the entire edible alcohol industry, looking forward, we are encouraged that in October, the spot corn price is on a downward trend which we could benefit from to lower our production cost. We continue to focus on improving our operating efficiency, as we are using our operating cash flows to increase our corn inventory in order to reduce corn storage costs to local granaries. We believe we are well positioned to not only being weathered through the tough macro environment but also gain greater market leadership and profitability when market conditions eventually improve."

Third Quarter 2012 Financial Performance

For the third quarter of 2012, revenue decreased by 10.8% year-over-year to RMB559.2 million ($88.2 million) from RMB627.0 million in the same period of 2011.  Key factors affecting the Company's results of operations are as follows:

  • Revenue from edible alcohol, decreased by 14.6% to RMB381.8 million ($60.2 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB447.2 million in the third quarter of 2011. Primarily due to lower production as a result of weaker demand in Grade-C edible alcohol from chemical clients, the sales volume of edible alcohol decreased by 14.5% year-over-year to 68,758 tons. In the third quarter of 2012, selling price of edible alcohol decreased slightly by 0.1% year-over-year to RMB5,553 per ton.
  • Revenue from DDGS Feed increased by 9.6% to RMB123.2 million ($19.4 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB112.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of DDGS Feed decreased by 7.1% year-over-year to 60,035 tons, and selling price increased by 18.0% year-over-year to RMB2,051 per ton.
  • Revenue from liquid carbon dioxide decreased by 10.4% to RMB12.5 million ($2.0 million) in the third quarter of 2012 compared to RMB14.0 million in the third quarter of 2011, primarily due to a decrease in selling price per ton. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of liquid carbon dioxide increased by 11.6% to 26,730 tons, and selling price decreased by 19.7% year-over-year to RMB469 per ton.
  • Revenue from crude corn oil increased by 11.3% to RMB41.7 million ($6.6 million) in the third quarter of 2012 compared to RMB37.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. The increase was driven by higher sales volume during the quarter and partially offset by a decrease in selling price. In the third quarter of 2012, sales volume of crude corn oil increased by 17.2% year-over-year to 5,367 tons and selling price decreased by 5.0% year-over-year to RMB7,761 per ton.

During the third quarter of 2012, gross profit decreased by 40.1% to RMB67.0 million ($10.6 million) from RMB111.8 million in the same period of 2011.  Gross margin for the third quarter of 2012 decreased to 12.0% from 17.8% in the same period of 2011, primarily due to corn cost increasing at a faster rate than ASP during the third quarter of 2012.

Operating income, despite stable operating expenses, decreased by 44.9% to RMB54.4 million ($8.6 million) in the third quarter of 2012, from RMB98.8 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to lower revenue and lower gross profit.

Selling expenses decreased by 15.8% to RMB 0.9 million ($0.2 million) in the third quarter of 2012, from RMB 1.1 million in the same period of 2011, in line with the decrease in revenue during this quarter.    

General and administrative expenses were RMB11.7 million ($1.8 million) in the third quarter of 2012, which were stable compared to RMB11.9 million in the same period of 2011.

Income tax expenses in the third quarter of 2012 were RMB11.6 million ($1.8 million), representing an effective tax rate of 25.0%.

Net income decreased by 48.5% to RMB34.8 million ($5.5 million) in the third quarter of 2012, compared to RMB67.5 million in the same quarter of 2011.  In the third quarter of 2012, basic and diluted earnings per share and per ADS were RMB1.35 ($0.21), and the Company had 25.7 million weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding.

As of September 30, 2012, the Company had cash and bank deposits of RMB276.4 million ($43.6 million), representing an increase of RMB52.5 million, compared with RMB223.9 million as of December 31, 2011. Cash flows generated in operating activities for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 were approximately RMB151.3 million ($23.9 million), reflecting the Company's efficient working capital management.

Financial Outlook

Reflecting the lower demand from chemical industry, the Company estimates that its revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 will be in the range of RMB430.0 million ($67.8 million) to RMB470.0 million ($74.1 million), a decrease of approximately 43.6% to 38.3% over the same quarter of 2011.

This forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

Borun's management will hold a corresponding earnings conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. E.T (9:00 p.m. Beijing time) on Friday, November 16, 2012 to discuss the results and highlights from the third quarter of 2012 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:                                             

59182438

A replay of the webcast will be accessible through November 23, 2012 on http://ir.chinanewborun.com or by dialing:

United States toll free:                                 

1-866-214-5335

International:                                                 

1-718-354-1232

Passcode                                                    

59182438

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 ("SEC"), which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

Forward-looking Statements

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.

Contact Information

Asia Bridge Capital Limited
Wendy Sun
Phone: +86-10-8556-9033 (China)
           +1-888-870-0798  (U.S.)
Email:  wendy.sun@asiabridgegroup.com


CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 


December 31, 2011


 

September 30, 2012


RMB


RMB


US$

Assets






Cash

223,875,750


276,385,155


43,586,998

Trade accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of nil and nil, respectively

300,023,348


228,452,671


36,027,862

Inventories

86,205,820


315,071,628


49,688,003

Advance to suppliers

143,742,755


13,950,634


2,200,068

Other receivables

12,682,305


46,241,505


7,292,463

Prepaid expenses

3,957,293


4,335,283


683,691

Total current assets

770,487,271


884,436,876


139,479,085

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,127,381,307


1,064,879,741


167,935,616

Land use right, net

57,583,427


56,720,522


8,945,044

Intangible assets, net

17,301,257


14,431,575


2,275,915

Total assets

1,972,753,262


2,020,468,714


318,635,660







Liabilities and shareholders' equity






Trade accounts payable

13,200,118


42,066,807


6,634,097

Accrued expenses and other payables

86,945,695


68,979,978


10,878,407

Income taxes payable

34,475,778


26,237,830


4,137,806

Short-term borrowings

508,700,000


387,200,000


61,062,924

Total current liabilities and total liabilities

643,321,591


524,484,615


82,713,234







Shareholders' equity






 

Ordinary share (December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012: 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


73,826,240

Retained earnings – appropriated

99,586,852


99,586,852


15,705,228

Retained earnings – unappropriated

762,010,754


928,570,511


146,439,128

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(473,718)


(481,047)


(73,895)

Total shareholders' equity

1,329,431,671


1,495,984,099


235,922,426

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

1,972,753,262


2,020,468,714


318,635,660


 

 

CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 


For the three-month period ended,


September 30,

 2011


June 30,

2012


September 30, 2012


(RMB)


(RMB)


(RMB)


(US$)









Revenues

627,005,034


803,731,107


559,159,766


88,181,638

Cost of goods sold

515,156,967


688,256,998


492,110,107


77,607,650

Gross profit

111,848,067


115,474,109


67,049,659


10,573,988

Operating expenses:








Selling

1,144,684


1,153,473


964,123


152,046

General and administrative

 

11,907,975


 

13,333,724


 

11,692,129


 

1,843,893

Total operating expenses

13,052,659


14,487,197


12,656,252


1,995,939

Operating income

98,795,408


100,986,912


54,393,407


8,578,049

Other (income) expenses:








Interest income

(287,233)


(373,465)


(232,978)


(36,742)

Interest expense

9,167,384


10,538,792


8,302,047


1,309,265

Others, net

(9,690)


(3,197)


(17,124)


(2,700)

Total other expense, net

8,870,461


10,162,130


8,051,945


1,269,823

Income before income taxes

89,924,947


90,824,782


46,341,462


7,308,226

Income tax expense

22,458,628


22,706,196


11,585,365


1,827,056

 

Net income

 

67,466,319


 

68,118,586


 

34,756,097


 

5,481,170

 









Earnings per share:








       Basic and diluted

2.62


2.65


1.35


0.21

 

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:








       Basic and diluted

25,725,000


25,725,000


25,725,000


25,725,000


 

 

CHINA NEW BORUN CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 


For the nine-month period ended,


September 30, 2011



September 30, 2012


(RMB)


(RMB)


(US$)







Revenues

1,923,186,042


2,084,066,723


328,665,309

Cost of goods sold

1,533,112,476


1,791,665,572


282,552,527

Gross profit

390,073,566


292,401,151


46,112,782

Operating expenses:






Selling

3,534,604


3,280,385


517,329

General and administrative

40,305,435


39,606,386


6,246,079

Total operating expenses

43,840,039


42,886,771


6,763,408

Operating income

346,233,527


249,514,380


39,349,374

Other (income) expenses:






Interest income

(796,126)


(925,843)


(146,009)

Interest expense

25,067,654


28,396,766


4,478,279

Others, net

(1,509)


(36,219)


(5,712)

Total other expense, net

24,270,019


27,434,704


4,326,558

Income before income taxes

321,963,508


222,079,676


35,022,816

Income tax expense

81,118,180


55,519,919


8,755,704

Net income

240,845,328


166,559,757


26,267,112







Earnings per share:






Basic and diluted

9.36


6.47


1.02

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding:






Basic and diluted

25,725,000


25,725,000


25,725,000













 

SOURCE China New Borun Corporation



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