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China Xiniya Fashion Limited Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

XIAMEN, China, May 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Xiniya Fashion Limited ("Xiniya" or the "Company" NYSE: XNY), a leading provider of men's business casual apparel in China, today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2013. The financial statements and other financial information included in this press release have been prepared in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

The Company publishes its financial statements in Renminbi ("RMB").

First Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Revenue in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 4.2% to RMB221.2 million, as compared to RMB212.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, which is within the prior guidance of 1%-5%.
  • Gross margin was 30.7% in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to 34.1% in the first quarter of 2012. 
  • Profit before taxation in the first quarter of 2013 declined by 19.9% to RMB46.4 million as compared to RMB57.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Net profit in the first quarter of 2013 declined by 23.1% to RMB33.2 million as compared to RMB43.2 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Earnings per ADS were $0.09 in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to $0.12 per ADS in the first quarter of 2012, which is within the prior guidance of $0.05-$0.09 per ADS.
  • Xiniya's network of authorized retailers had a net reduction of 34 retail outlets in the first quarter of 2013, consisting of 37 new retail outlets opened and 71 retail outlets closed. The total number of authorized retail outlets was 1,676 as of March 31, 2013. 

Recent developments

  • The Company successfully held its Fall and Winter Collections Sales Fair on April 15, 2013, in Xiamen City, Fujian Province. The Company's distributors and authorized retailers in attendance placed their purchase orders for Xiniya's latest fall/winter collections. Xiniya exhibited over 2,000 new products during the week-long sales fair including apparel, shoes, bags and accessories for distributors and authorized retailers to select from based on each store's location, climate and local consumer taste. Deliveries will take place during the second half of 2013. The distributors will then either deliver these products to authorized retailers or display them in their own retail outlets. The results of the sales fair will be announced soon.
  • The Company successfully renewed the celebrity endorsement contact with leading cantopop star Jacky Cheung for an additional ten-month period commencing on March 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Mr. Cheung has represented the Xiniya brand since October 2007.
  • In order to improve sales performance in Inner Mongolia and Hebei provinces, the Company is going to reorganize its distribution system in these two provinces and consolidate their management under the distributor in Beijing. The Company and its existing distributors in Inner Mongolia and Hebei provinces mutually agreed to cease their business relationship immediately after these distributors fulfill their obligation to distribute the 2013 spring and summer collections to the authorized retailers. The Company has put in place transitional arrangements for the distributor in Beijing to take over the distribution of Xiniya branded products in Inner Mongolia and Hebei provinces. Its distributor in Beijing will be responsible for the delivery of the 2013 fall and winter collections and beyond. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had 42 and 41 authorized retail outlets in Inner Mongolia and Hebei provinces, respectively.

Guidance

  • Revenue in RMB for the second quarter of 2013 is expected to be in the range between -4% to +1%.
  • Earnings per ADS in the second quarter of 2013 are expected to be in the range between -$0.03 to +$0.01.

"We expect China's economic softening will continue to affect consumer demand for apparel in China in 2013," commented Mr. Qiming Xu, Xiniya's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The aggressive discounting offered by other menswear brands has exacerbated the situation in the near-term and reduced the profitability of our authorized retailers. The challenges faced by our authorized retailers is affecting the confidence of our distributors and authorized retailers, which may in turn lead to declining orders to be placed with us. The enthusiasm generally exhibited by our partners in opening new retail outlets and the willingness to maintain existing ones has softened. While this sentiment has impacted our bottom line, I believe the impact will be temporary and that we will eventually benefit from our strategy that focuses on adapting our business to an ever changing retail landscape.

"In order to adapt to these challenging conditions, we will continue to implement our shop rack subsidy initiative to retain our existing retailers as well as attract prospective retailers to join us. This has been further supported by initiatives put in place to expand the store size of our existing authorized retail outlets. We also reduced the recommended retail prices of our 2013 Spring and Summer Collections by approximately 2% so that our products are more price competitive with those of our competitors. Furthermore, we will continue to support our distributors by increasing our sales rebates and extending the credit period from 30 to 90 days to 30 to 120 days for all our distributors in 2013. We are confident that we will be able to overcome these short-term challenges and that these initiatives will provide the necessary support that our distributors and authorized retailers need as we continue to pursue long-term sustainable growth."

First Quarter 2013 Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was RMB221.2 million, compared with revenue of RMB212.3 million for the first quarter of 2012, which represents a 4.2% increase. The Company delivered approximately 1.18 million units to it's distributors during the first quarter of 2013, compared with 1.20 million units during the first quarter of 2012. The total retail outlet count as of March 31, 2013 was 1,676. The table below sets forth the number of retail outlets by outlet type:

 

Outlet Type:

As of 
December
31, 2012

As of 
March
31, 2013

Company-operated flagship stores

2

2

Managed by distributors

113

109

Distributor-operated flagship stores

5

5

Managed by authorized retailers

1,590

1,560

Total outlet count

1,710

1,676

Gross profit decreased to RMB67.8 million in the first quarter of 2013 from RMB72.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. Gross margin was 30.7% in the first quarter of 2013 as compared with 34.1% in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to the reduced prices offered by the Company on its 2013 spring and summer collections and the rebates offered by Xiniya to further enhance its distributors' and retailers' ability to compete in a currently challenging retail environment.

Interest and other income was RMB4.2 million in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to RMB5.1 million in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease was mainly due to the lower time deposits of RMB390 million placed with banks in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to time deposits of RMB480 million placed with banks in the first quarter of 2012.

Selling and distribution expenses in the first quarter of 2013 increased to RMB16.9 million from RMB11.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. Such increase was mainly due to increases in rack expenses for authorized retail outlets of RMB4.6 million, brand consulting expenses of RMB0.8 million and freight expenses of RMB0.3 million.

  • As part of the Company's overall strategy to unify the image of its authorized retail outlets, the Company has been paying for shop rack, signage and various outlet-related accessories for authorized retail outlets opened or refurbished since July 2011. During the first quarter of 2013, the Company paid for shop rack, signage and various outlet-related accessories for 37 new retail outlets and refurbished 28 existing retail outlets, which includes expanding floor space for seven existing retail outlets, as compared to 23 new retail outlets and 24 refurbished retail outlets during the first quarter of 2012.  The refurbishment of existing retail outlets is expected to upgrade the older retail store image, help attract new consumers and improve the presentation of Xiniya's products all in an effort to enhance retail outlet sales in the future. These expenses were approximately RMB11.5 million, or 5.2% of revenue, in the first quarter of 2013, compared with RMB6.9 million, or 3.3% of revenue during the first quarter of 2012.  
  • The brand consulting expenses were related to consultancy fees paid to an external consultant who devised promotional plans and activities for authorized retail outlets. These promotional plans and activities are expected to enhance retail sales of the authorized retail outlets and reduce inventory levels at the retail channels.

Administrative expenses increased to RMB8.8 million in the first quarter of 2013 from RMB8.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to increases in staff salaries.

Profit before taxation was RMB46.4 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with RMB57.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Income tax expense in the first quarter of 2013 was RMB13.1 million, compared with RMB14.7 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Profit after taxation for the first quarter of 2013 was RMB33.2 million, compared with RMB43.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings per ADS were $0.09 in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $0.12 per ADS in the first quarter of 2012.

Financial Position

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB1.0 billion, and time deposits held at banks with maturities of more than three months of RMB220.0 million.

As of March 31, 2013, the Company had trade receivables of RMB225.2 million, arising entirely from sales during the first quarter of 2013.  Trade receivables outstanding as of December 31, 2012 have been fully collected as of March 31, 2013.

Prepayments to suppliers are prepayments paid to the contract manufacturers for 2013 spring and summer orders. The decrease in these prepayments from December 31, 2012 is primarily due to offsets with payables to the contract manufacturers during the first quarter of 2013.

Deposits received from distributors are payments made by distributors for 2013 spring and summer orders placed with the Company. The decrease in these deposits from December 31, 2012 is primarily due to offsets trade receivables from these distributors during the first quarter of 2013.

Conference Call

Xiniya will host a conference call and live webcast at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 20, 2013, (8 p.m. Beijing time on the same day).

The toll free dial-in details for the live conference call are as follows:

- USA:  

1866 978 9970

- China:   

8008 0361 03

- Hong Kong:

3027 5500

- International access:

+852 3027 5500

Participant PIN Code:

448615#

A live webcast of the conference call will be available on:  http://www.mzcan.com/cancast/us/index.php?id=usXNY_25&version=e

A telephone replay of the call will be available 2 hours after the end of the conference through May 27, 2012 at 8 a.m. EDT.

The dial-in details for the replay are as follows: 

- Hong Kong:  

+852 3027 5520

- China:

800 876 5016

- USA:

1866 753 0743

Conference Reference:

168218#

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "target," "going forward," "outlook" and similar statements. Such statements are based upon management's current expectations and current market and operating conditions, and relate to events that involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control, which may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under law.

Exchange Rate Information

The United States dollar ($) amounts disclosed in this press release are presented solely for the convenience of the reader. Translations of amounts from RMB into United States dollars for the convenience of the reader were calculated at the certified exchange rate of $1.00 = RMB6.2078 on March 31, 2013 as set forth in the H.10 weekly statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board. No representation is made that the RMB amounts could have been, or could be, converted into $ at that rate on March 31, 2013, or at any other date. The percentages stated are calculated based on RMB amounts.

About China Xiniya Fashion Limited

Xiniya is a leading provider of men's business casual apparel in China. The Company designs and manufactures men's business casual and business formal apparel and accessories, which are marketed under the Xiniya brand, and sells through its distribution network that includes 29 distributors. Its products are sold to consumers at over 1,600 authorized retail outlets owned and managed by third parties located in 21 provinces, four autonomous regions, and four municipalities in China. This retail network focuses on second and lower-tier cities, where increasing affluence has led to an improvement in living standards and where most international men's apparel brands do not have a significant presence. The Company's target consumers are male working professionals in China between the ages of 25 and 45 who seek fashionable clothing to suit their working and lifestyle needs. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.xiniya.com.

For additional information, please contact:

China Xiniya Fashion Limited
Mr. Chee Jiong Ng
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +86 1365 5939 932
Email: ngcheejiong@xiniya.com

Christensen
Ms. Kimberly Minarovich
Telephone: +1 212-542-0795 in New York 
Email: kminarovich@christensenir.com

Or

Mr. Christian Arnell 
Telephone +86 10 5826 4939 in Beijing  
Email: carnell@christensenir.com


 


CHINA XINIYA FASHION LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Expressed in thousands, except per share and per ADS amounts)



Three months ended March 31,


2012

RMB

Unaudited


2013

RMB

Unaudited


2013

USD

Unaudited







Revenue

212,339


221,166


35,627

Cost of sales

(140,030)


(153,360)


(24,704)

Gross profit

72,309


67,806


10,923







Interest and other income

5,050


4,219


680

Selling and distribution expenses

(11,152)


(16,896)


(2,722)

Administrative expenses

(8,326)


(8,777)


(1,414)

Profit before taxation

57,881


46,352


7,467

Income tax expense

(14,652)


(13,125)


(2,114)

Profit for the period

43,229


33,227


5,353

Other comprehensive income for the period:






Exchange differences on translation of financial statements of
  entities outside the
mainland of the People's Republic of China

(516)


 

(259)


 

(42)

Total comprehensive income for the period

42,713


32,968


5,311

Earnings per share - basic and diluted (in RMB)

0.19


0.15


Earnings per ADS – basic and diluted (in USD)

0.12



0.09







Weighted average shares outstanding in the period ('000)

230,759


227,717


227,717

Weighted average ADS outstanding in the period ('000)

57,690


56,929


56,929







One ADS represents four ordinary shares.






 

CHINA XINIYA FASHION LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(Expressed in thousands)



As of

December 31,


As of

March 31,


2012


2013


2013


RMB


RMB


USD




Unaudited


Unaudited

Assets






Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment

15,512


14,235


2,293

Intangible assets

12,695


10,206


1,644

Deposit for land use right

8,854


8,854


1,426

Total non-current assets

37,061


33,295


5,363







Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

1,096,103


1,012,475


163,097

Time deposits held at banks with maturity over three

   months

 

50,000


 

220,000


 

35,439

Trade receivables

351,989


225,203


36,278

Prepayments to suppliers

88,894


31,790


5,121

Inventories

10,157


91,340


14,714

Other receivables and prepayments

14,141


15,942


2,568

Total current assets

1,611,284


1,596,750


257,217







Total assets

1,648,345


1,630,045


262,580







Equity and liabilities






Equity






Share capital

77


77


12

Additional paid-in capital

519,077


519,077


83,617

Statutory reserve

112,138


112,138


18,064

Currency translation reserve

(19,122)


(19,381)


(3,122)

Retained earnings

790,837


824,327


132,789

Total equity

1,403,007


1,436,238


231,360







Current liabilities






Trade payables

90,563


113,506


18,285

Deposits received from distributors

101,600


53,700


8,650

Other payables and accruals

34,034


13,476


2,171

Current income tax payable

19,141


13,125


2,114

Total current liabilities

245,338


193,807


31,220







Total equity and liabilities

1,648,345


1,630,045


262,580

 

CHINA XINIYA FASHION LIMITED

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Expressed in thousands)



Three months ended March 31,


2012


2013


2013


RMB


RMB


USD


Unaudited


Unaudited


Unaudited

Cash flows from operating activities:






Profit before taxation

57,881


46,352


7,467

Adjustments for:






Depreciation for property, plant and equipment

1,093


1,292


208

Amortization for intangible assets


613


98

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

23



Interest income

(4,364)


(3,671)


(591)

Foreign exchange gains

(409)


(276)


(44)

Share-based compensation

493


263


42

Operating profit before working capital changes

54,717


44,573


7,180

Decrease in trade receivable

134,814


126,786


20,424

Decrease in prepayments to suppliers

40,510


57,104


9,199

Increase in inventories

(38,070)


(81,183)


(13,078)

Increase in other receivables and prepayments

(6,625)


(1,204)


(194)

Increase in trade payables

18,875


22,943


3,696

Decrease in deposits received from distributors

(46,300)


(47,900)


(7,716)

Decrease in other payables and accruals

(15,531)


(20,558)


(3,312)

Cash generated by operating activities

142,390


100,561


16,199

Income tax paid

(37,508)


(19,141)


(3,083)

Net cash generated by operating activities

104,882


81,420


13,116

Cash flows from investing activities:






Increase in time deposits held at banks with maturity over

   three months

 

(220,000)


 

(170,000)


 

(27,385)

Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and

   equipment

 

52


 


 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(369)


(15)


(2)

Proceeds from VAT refund related to intangible assets


1,876


302

Interest received

7,317


3,074


495

Net cash used in investing activities

(213,000)


(165,065)


(26,590)

Cash flows from financing activities:






Purchase of treasury shares

(2,126)



Net cash used in financing activities

(2,126)









Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(110,244)


(83,645)


(13,474)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

1,031,930


1,096,103


176,569

Exchange (losses)/gains on cash and cash equivalents

(107)


17


2

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

921,579


1,012,475


163,097

SOURCE China Xiniya Fashion Limited



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