China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Nov 17, 2015, 06:00 ET from China Pharma Holdings, Inc.

HAIKOU CITY, China, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CPHI) ("China Pharma" or the "Company"), an NYSE MKT listed corporation with its  fully-integrated specialty pharmaceuticals subsidiary based in China, today announced the financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Revenue decreased 19.5% to $4.8 million in the third quarter of 2015 from $5.6 million in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Gross profit was $0.3 million in the third quarter of 2015, compared to gross profit of $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Loss from operations was $3.9 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $6.0 million in the third quarter of 2014.
  • Net loss was $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared to $6.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.  Loss per common share was $0.10 per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2015 compared with $0.15 per basic and diluted share in the same period of 2014.

"Our cost and expenses have experienced certain increase in this quarter due to the new GMP standards for quality control improvement, which lead to an increase in our production costs and the increased sales efforts to recover our market shares." said Ms. Zhilin Li, China Pharma's Chairman and CEO.  Ms. Li continued, "Although the financial performance in this quarter did not immediately reflect the improvement of our production ability, through  continuous efforts, we are very confident on  recovering and expanding market. The CNY 9.6 million (approximately USD 1.6 million) government subsidies we received in July 2015 also reflects the recognition from the government on the fundamentals of our business. In addition, we are currently upgrading the granule and cephalosporin production lines in our old factories, and expect to receive new GMP certificates for the two production lines by the end of this year. "

Third Quarter Results

Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $4.5 million, a decrease of 19.5% from $5.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. This was mainly because we were in the middle of the GMP upgrading process starting from 2014 and, as a result, we missed some drug tenders in several provinces, which affect the sales of the subsequent quarters.

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, our cost of revenue was $3.7 million, or 83% of total revenue, which represented a decrease of $0.3 million from $4.1 million, or 73% of total revenue, in the third quarter of 2014.  The increase in the percentage of cost to revenue in the third quarter of 2015 was mainly caused by the introduction of new GMP standards for quality control improvement, which leads to an increase in our production costs, such as energy consumption and depreciation.

There was $0.4 million of inventory obsolescence recorded for the three months ended September 30, 2015, and no inventory obsolescence for the three months ended September 30, 2014. We previously tested and recorded inventory obsolescence allowance on an annual basis. We started recording inventory obsolescence allowance on a quarterly basis during the first quarter of 2015 as we believe otherwise it may result in material modification in our financial statements at the interim periods.

Gross profit for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $0.03 million, compared to $1.5 million in the same period of 2014. Our gross profit margin in the third quarter of 2015 was 7.2% compared to 27.1% in the same period of 2014. Without considering the effect of inventory obsolescence in the three months ended September 30, 2015, management estimates that our gross profit margin would have been approximately 16.9% in this period. The decrease in gross profit margin was mainly due to the increase in production costs incurred to comply with the new GMP requirements, as well as the inventory obsolescence incurred in the third quarter 2015.

Our selling expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $1.2 million, compared to $0.7 million in the same period last year. Selling expenses accounted for 25.8% of the total revenue in the third quarter 2015 compared to 13.4% in the same period 2014. Due to many adjustments in our selling processes under healthcare reform policies, despite the decrease in sales, we still rely on fixed personnel and expenses to support our revenue and collection of accounts receivable. In addition, after receiving new GMP certificates, we are aiming to recover our market share and therefore require more sales expenses and marketing efforts.

Our research and development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 were $0.4 million, compared to $0.2 million in the same period last year. The change in research and development expenses was mainly due to the costs related to some consumption goods purchased by our laboratory incurred in this quarter; while no comparable expenses incurred in the third quarter 2014.

Our bad debt expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were both $3.9 million. In order to collect cash to support the construction of our new plant and to meet the policy requirements for new GMP upgrading, we have shifted to prudent sales strategies in the recent two years. This strategy strengthened the preference on sales to customers with good credit performance, while reduced the supplement to customers with poor credit. On the one hand, this strategy contributed to the recovery of funds; on the other hand, it negatively impacted our sales and indirectly prolonged the payment from the estranged customers. These two factors resulted in increased proportion of our older-aged accounts receivable balance.

The Company received USD 1.6 million subsidy income in the three months ended September 30, 2015, mainly in the name of an interest discount due to the technological innovation we have achieved and the industrial upgrading related to our new GMP; while in the same period 2014, we received USD 0.07 million subsidy income.

Net loss for three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were $4.1 million and $6.3 million, respectively. The decrease in net loss was primarily due to the increase in subsidy income and partially offset by the decrease in revenue in the third quarter of 2015. For the three months ended September 30, 2015, loss per basic and diluted common share was $0.10, compared to loss per basic and diluted share of $0.15 for the same period in 2014.

Nine Months Results

Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $15.8 million, down 16% from revenue of $18.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

Gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 was $1.3 million, compared to $6.6 million in the same period of 2014. Gross profit margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 were 8% and 35%, respectively.  Without considering the effect of inventory obsolescence in the nine months ended September 30, 2015, management estimates that our gross profit margin would have been approximately 20%. The decrease in gross profit margin was mainly due to the increase in production costs incurred to comply with the new GMP requirements, more lower margin products sold in this period, as well as the inventory obsolescence incurred for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Operating loss was $15.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, decreased by $1.5 million from $16.9 million for the same period of 2014.

Net loss was $16.2 million, or $0.37 per basic and diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, compared to $17.4 million, or $0.40 per basic and diluted share, for the same period a year ago.

Financial Condition

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.7 million, compared to $5.3 million as of December 31, 2014. Working capital decreased to $23.7 million in September 30, 2015 from $40.3 million in December 31, 2014 and the current ratio was 2.5 times at September 30, 2015, decreased from 3.8 times as of December 31, 2014.

Our accounts receivable balance decreased to $11.8 million as of September 30, 2015 from $24.9 million as of December 31, 2014. The decrease was due to the decrease in sales and the increase in bad debt allowance.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 8:30 am ET on November 17, 2015 to discuss the financial results for the third quarter of 2015. Listeners may access the call by dialing 1-866-519-4004 or 65-671-350-90 for international callers, Conference ID # 74350423.  A replay of the call will be accessible through November 25, 2015 by dialing 1-855-452-5696 or 61-281-990-299 for international callers, Conference ID # 74350423.

About China Pharma Holdings, Inc.

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of products focused on conditions with a high incidence and high mortality rates in China, including cardiovascular, CNS, infectious, and digestive diseases. The Company's cost-effective, high-margin business model is driven by market demand and supported by new GMP-certified product lines covering the major dosage forms. In addition, the Company has a broad and expanding nationwide distribution network across all major cities and provinces in China. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hainan Helpson Medical & Biotechnology Co., Ltd., is located in Haikou City, Hainan Province. For more information about China Pharma Holdings, Inc., please visit http://www.chinapharmaholdings.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Safe Harbor Statement 

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, such factors as the achievability of financial guidance, success of new product development, unanticipated changes in product demand, increased competition, downturns in the Chinese economy, uncompetitive levels of research and development, and other information detailed from time to time in the Company's filings and future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations except as required by applicable law or regulation.

Contact:

China Pharma Holdings, Inc.
Phone: +86-898-6681-1730 (China)
Email: hps@chinapharmaholdings.com

- FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW -

CHINA PHARMA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)








September 30,


December 31,



2015


2014

ASSETS





Current Assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$      5,741,709


$      5,295,790

Banker's acceptances


312,801


458,233

Trade accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful





accounts of $44,920,727 and $33,350,109, respectively


11,779,405


24,851,086

Other receivables, less allowance for doubtful





accounts of $84,280 and $60,325, respectively


419,022


272,199

Advances to suppliers


9,314,711


7,889,009

Inventory, less allowance for obsolescence 





of $7,355,699 and $6,934,044, respectively


12,290,243


15,321,856

Prepaid expenses


-


404,370

Total Current Assets


39,857,891


54,492,543






Advances for purchases of intangible assets


41,337,205


42,390,186

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of





$8,862,709 and $6,640,718, respectively


30,453,919


33,881,878

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of





$4,389,602 and $4,186,273, respectively


1,034,058


1,317,221

TOTAL ASSETS


$  112,683,073


$  132,081,828






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current Liabilities:





Trade accounts payable


$      4,329,918


$      2,550,816

Accrued expenses


221,856


269,870

Other payables


1,436,124


1,401,470

Advances from customers


914,276


2,078,866

Other payables - related parties


1,354,567


1,354,567

Current portion of construction loan facility


3,147,723


1,629,062

Short-term notes payable


4,721,584


4,887,187

Total Current Liabilities


16,126,048


14,171,838

Non-current Liabilities:





Construction loan facility


9,443,167


11,403,438

Long-term deferred tax liability


300,010


252,707

Total Liabilities


25,869,225


25,827,983

Stockholders' Equity:





Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized;





no shares issued or outstanding


-


-

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 95,000,000 shares authorized;





43,579,557 shares and 43,579,557 shares outstanding, respectively


43,580


43,580

Additional paid-in capital


23,590,204


23,590,204

Retained earnings


46,610,873


62,848,901

Accumulated other comprehensive income


16,569,191


19,771,160

Total Stockholders' Equity


86,813,848


106,253,845

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


$  112,683,073


$  132,081,828

 

CHINA PHARMA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Unaudited)












For the Three Months


For the Nine Months



Ended September 30,


Ended September 30,



2015


2014


2015


2014

Revenue


$          4,479,113


$          5,566,543


$        15,848,218


$        18,802,602

Cost of revenue


3,720,447


4,057,480


12,667,104


12,215,756

Inventory obsolescence


436,666


-


1,855,814


-










Gross profit


322,000


1,509,063


1,325,300


6,586,846










Operating expenses:









Selling expenses


1,155,137


745,976


3,156,553


2,193,823

General and administrative expenses


384,412


422,729


1,315,867


1,229,488

Research and development expenses


405,438


181,796


741,116


2,528,230

Bad debt expense


3,919,595


3,940,144


13,125,809


15,280,588

Losses from natural disaster


-


2,275,593


-


2,275,593

Total operating expenses


5,864,582


7,566,238


18,339,345


23,507,722










Subsidy income


1,655,683


65,086


1,655,683


65,086










Loss from operations


(3,886,899)


(5,992,089)


(15,358,362)


(16,855,790)










Other income (expense):









Interest income


36,185


8,824


93,262


47,435

Interest expense


(279,113)


(325,244)


(915,310)


(495,054)

Net other expense


(242,928)


(316,420)


(822,048)


(447,619)










Loss before income taxes


(4,129,827)


(6,308,509)


(16,180,410)


(17,303,409)

Income tax expense


(18,906)


(19,215)


(57,618)


(57,758)

Net loss


(4,148,733)


(6,327,724)


(16,238,028)


(17,361,167)

Other comprehensive income (loss) - foreign currency









translation adjustment


(4,037,382)


33,366


(3,201,969)


(927,954)

Comprehensive loss


$        (8,186,115)


$        (6,294,358)


$      (19,439,997)


$      (18,289,121)

Loss per share:









Basic


$                 (0.10)


$                 (0.15)


$                 (0.37)


$                 (0.40)

Diluted


$                 (0.10)


$                 (0.15)


$                 (0.37)


$                 (0.40)





CHINA PHARMA HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)








For the Nine Months



Ended September 30,



2015


2014

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:





Net loss


$   (16,238,028)


$   (17,361,167)

Depreciation and amortization


2,769,761


1,014,221

Bad debt expense


13,125,809


15,280,588

Inventory obsolencence reserve


677,209


-

Deferred income taxes


460,537


57,758

Changes in assets and liabilities:





Trade accounts and other receivables


(2,642,445)


(3,371,398)

Advances to suppliers


(1,746,117)


(1,468,882)

Inventory


3,314,458


7,671,072

Trade accounts payable


2,061,895


1,338,724

Accrued taxes payable


16,307


(34,638)

Other payables and accrued expenses


(18,951)


(90,108)

Advances from customers


(1,128,459)


(439,740)

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities


651,976


2,596,430






Cash Flows from Investing Activities:





Purchases of property and equipment and


-


-

construction in process


(310,247)


(4,638,265)

Advances for purchases of intangible assets


-


(244,073)

Bankers acceptances redeemed for cash


306,904


-

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities


(3,343)


(4,882,338)






Cash Flows from Financing Activity:





Proceeds from construction term loan


-


604,756

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activity


-


604,756






Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash


(226,914)


(42,950)

Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents


421,719


(1,724,102)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period


5,319,990


5,993,139

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period


$       5,741,709


$       4,269,037






Supplemental Cash Flow Information:





Cash paid for interest


$          905,151


$          943,251

Cash paid for income taxes


-


-






Supplemental Noncash Investing and Financing Activities:





Accounts payable for purchases of property and equipment


$          137,854


$            69,378

Accounts receivable collected with banker's acceptances


1,968,818


1,955,808

Inventory purchased with banker's acceptances


1,400,447


2,173,689

Advances for intangible assets purchased with banker's acceptances


395,445


-






SOURCE China Pharma Holdings, Inc.



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