Fuwei Films Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Unaudited Financial Results -Teleconference to be Held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00 am EST-

BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: FFHL, "Fuwei Films" or the "Company"), a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Mr. Xiaoan He, Chairman and CEO of Fuwei Films, said, "We are still facing strong competition arising from increased supply over demand in China's BOPET market as well as the overseas market which is impacting the Company's quarterly results. However, I am pleased to report that we have made progress in the construction of our third production line for thick films, which we believe, remains a key driver of the Company's long-term growth strategy and profitability. As of September 2013, our third production line has been approved and as a result, we believe we can sustain stable production for common thick films ranging from thickness of 38μm to 250μm. In addition, a sample diffusion film (a type of TFT-LCD optical films) has been delivered to a client for testing. This type of diffusion film will be produced in small batches if the test is well received. We believe the addition of the third line is a sound strategy that will help us deliver long-term value for our shareholders."

Third Quarter 2013 Results

Revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 were RMB75.9 million (US$12.4 million), representing a decrease of 14.5% from RMB88.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in revenues was due to the reduction of average sales price by 6.3% driven by stronger competition in China and a simultaneous decrease in total sales volumes by 8.8%.

Overseas sales in the third quarter of 2013 were RMB12.8 million or US$2.1 million, or 16.9% of total revenues, compared with RMB19.5 million or 22% of total revenues in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in overseas sales was mainly due to enhanced competition from international markets as well as anti-dumping measures taken by the USA and South Korea, which led to a decrease in orders from the overseas markets compared to the third quarter of 2012.

The following is a breakdown of domestic versus overseas sales for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 (amounts in thousands):

Three-Month Period Ended



September 30,
2013

% of
Total

September 30,
2012

% of
Total



RMB

US$

RMB

Sales in China


63,064

10,305

83.1%

69,240

78.0%

Sales in other countries


12,826

2,095

16.9%

19,521

22.0%










75,890

12,400

100.0%

88,761

100.0%

Gross loss was RMB9.9 million (US$1.6 million) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, representing a gross loss rate of 13.0%, as compared to a gross profit rate of 1.0% for the same period in 2012. Correspondingly, gross loss rate increased by 14.0 percentage points compared to the same period in 2012. Our average product sales prices decreased by 6.3% compared to the same period last year while the average cost of goods sold increased by 7.0% compared to the same period last year. Consequently, the amount of decrease in sales revenue together with the increase in cost of goods sold during the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, resulted in an increase in our gross loss.

Operating expenses for the third quarter 2013 were RMB9.6 million (US$1.6 million), which was RMB3.8 million, or 28.4% lower than the same period in 2012. This decrease was mainly due to the decrease in general and administration expenses in the third quarter of 2013.

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2013 was RMB19.5 million (US$3.2 million), compared with operating loss of RMB12.5 million in the same period of 2012.

Net loss attributable to the Company for the third quarter of 2013 was RMB23.2 million (US$3.8 million), compared with net loss attributable to the Company of RMB14.9 million in the third quarter of 2012.

Basic and diluted net loss per share was RMB1.78 (US$0.29), compared with basic and diluted net loss per share of RMB1.14 in the third quarter of 2012.

Total shareholders' equity was RMB459.8 million (US$75.1 million) as of September 30, 2013, compared with RMB519.2 million as of December 31, 2012.

As of September 30, 2013, the Company had 13,062,500 basic and diluted total ordinary shares outstanding.

On August 14, 2013, the Company announced that it had received a notice from the its controlling shareholder, the Weifang State-owned Assets Operation Administration Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weifang State-owned Asset Management and Supervision Committee (collectively, the "Administration Company") indicating that the Administration Company had determined to place control over 6,912,503 (or 52.9%) of its outstanding ordinary shares up for sale at a public auction to be held in China. To date, three public auctions have been held in Jinan, Shandong Province, China, and the Company has learned that these public auctions have failed due to a lack of bidders registered for the auction. To date, the Company has not received any additional notices relating to any further actions that may take place with respect to such public auctions from its controlling shareholder.

Conference Call Information

The Company will host a teleconference on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM Beijing time to discuss the financial results. To participate in the call, please dial +1-877-407-9205 in North America, or +1-201-689-8054 internationally, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call can also be accessed via telephone by calling +1-877-660-6853 in North America, or +1-201-612-7415 internationally, and entering the following Conference ID: 13572780. The replay will be available until December 21, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

About Fuwei Films

Fuwei Films conducts its business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei"). Shandong Fuwei develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality plastic films using the biaxial oriented stretch technique, otherwise known as BOPET film (biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate). Fuwei's BOPET film is widely used to package food, medicine, cosmetics, tobacco, and alcohol, as well as in the imaging, electronics, and magnetic products industries.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to risks. Risk factors that could contribute to such differences include those matters more fully disclosed in the Company's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which, among other things, include both the possible delisting of the Company's ordinary shares from the NASDAQ Global Market; competition in the BOPET film industry; growth of, and risks inherent in, the BOPET film industry in China; uncertainty as to future profitability and our ability to obtain adequate financing for our planned capital expenditure requirements; uncertainty as to our ability to continuously develop new BOPET film products and keep up with changes in BOPET film technology; risks associated with possible defects and errors in our products; uncertainty as to our ability to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights; uncertainty as to our ability to attract and retain qualified executives and personnel; and uncertainty in acquiring raw materials on time and on acceptable terms, particularly in view of the volatility in the prices of petroleum products in recent years. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company's estimates as of the date of the press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company's estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Actual results of our operations may differ materially from information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of the risk factors.

For more information, please contact:

In China:

Mr. Yong Jiang
Board Secretary
Phone: +86 158 632 92177
Email: fuweiir@fuweifilms.com

In the U.S.:

Ms. Vivian Chen
Investor Relations
Grayling
Phone: +1-646-284-9427
Email: vivian.chen@grayling.com

Financial Tables to Follow

 

 

FUWEI FILMS (HOLDINGS) CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012

(amounts in thousands except share and per share value)

(Unaudited)

 



September 30, 2013


December 31, 2012


RMB

US$


RMB

ASSETS

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents


3,891

636


5,006

Restricted cash


39,566

6,465


21,457

Accounts and bills receivable, net


9,457

1,545


21,587

Inventories


41,247

6,740


34,291

Advance to suppliers


6,449

1,054


13,543

Prepayments and other receivables


29,139

4,761


26,174

Deferred tax assets - current


1,749

286


1,857

Total current assets


131,498

21,487


123,915







Property, plant and equipment, net


197,262

32,232


233,335

Construction in progress


334,618

54,676


337,990

Lease prepayments, net


19,130

3,126


19,523

Advance to suppliers - long term, net


5,222

853


5,299

Long-term deposit


16,760

2,739


16,760

Other Assets


13,393

2,188


262

Deferred tax assets - non current


10,360

1,693


10,466







Total assets


728,243

118,994


747,550







LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities






Short-term borrowings


106,432

17,391


110,000

Accounts payables


36,273

5,927


28,796

Notes payable


73,393

11,992


38,299

Advance from customers


13,918

2,274


11,714

Accrued expenses and other payables

6,861

1,121


6,831

Obligations under capital leases-current


8,180

1,337


6,282

Total current liabilities


245,057

40,042


201,922







Obligations under capital leases


10,692

1,747


13,718

Long-term loan


10,000

1,634


10,000

Deferred tax liabilities


3,469

567


3,476







Total liabilities


269,218

43,990


229,116







Equity






Shareholders' equity






Registered capital(of US$0.129752 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 13,062,500 issued and outstanding)


13,323

2,177


13,323

Additional paid-in capital


311,907

50,965


311,907

Statutory reserve


37,441

6,118


37,441

Retained earnings


95,871

15,665


155,341

Cumulative translation adjustment


1,253

205


1,222

Total shareholders' equity


459,795

75,130


519,234

Non-controlling interest


(770)

(126)


(800)

Total equity


459,025

75,004


518,434

Total liabilities and equity


728,243

118,994


747,550

 

 


 

FUWEI FILMS (HOLDINGS) CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

FOR THE THREE- AND NINE-MONTH PERIODS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND 2012

(amounts in thousands except share and per share value)

(Unaudited)

 



The Three-Month Period Ended September 30,

The Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 



2013


2012

2013


2012


RMB

US$


RMB

RMB

US$


RMB

Net sales


75,890

12,400


88,761

229,868

37,560


272,196

Cost of sales


85,747

14,011


87,895

243,223

39,742


272,475











Gross (loss) profit


(9,857)

(1,611)


866

(13,355)

(2,182)


(279)











Operating expenses










Selling expenses


3,991

652


4,561

11,961

1,954


13,325

Administrative expenses


5,635

921


8,801

24,926

4,073


22,618

Total operating expenses


9,626

1,573


13,362

36,887

6,027


35,943











Operating loss


(19,483)

(3,184)


(12,496)

(50,242)

(8,209)


(36,222)











Other income (expense)










- Interest income


494

81


83

835

136


2,592

- Interest expense


(3,566)

(583)


(2,564)

(9,447)

(1,544)


(8,621)

- Others income (expense), net


(265)

(43)


126

(393)

(64)


475











Total other income (expense)


(3,337)

(545)


(2,355)

(9,005)

(1,472)


(5,554)











Loss before provision for income taxes


(22,820)

(3,729)


(14,851)

(59,247)

(9,681)


(41,776)











Income tax expense


(366)

(60)


(12)

(207)

(34)


(133)











Net loss 


(23,186)

(3,789)


(14,863)

(59,454)

(9,715)


(41,909)











Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests


17

3


(7)

16

3


(9)

Net loss attributable to the Company


(23,203)

(3,792)


(14,856)

(59,470)

(9,718)


(41,900)











Other comprehensive income










- Foreign currency translation adjustments attributable to noncontrolling interest


2

0


9

14

2


1

- Foreign currency translation adjustments attributable to the Company


1

0


9

31

5


(17)











Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest


19

3


2

30

5


(8)

Comprehensive loss attribute to the Company


(23,202)

(3,792)


(14,847)

(59,439)

(9,713)


(41,917)











Loss per share,
Basic and diluted


(1.78)

(0.29)


(1.14)

(4.55)

(0.74)


(3.21)

Weighted average number ordinary shares,
Basic and diluted 


13,062,500

13,062,500


13,062,500

13,062,500

13,062,500


13,062,500


 

 

 

FUWEI FILMS (HOLDINGS) CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE-MONTH PERIODS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND 2012

(amounts in thousands except share and per share value)

(Unaudited)

 



The Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 



2013


2012



RMB

US$


RMB

Cash flow from operating activities






Net loss


(59,454)

(9,715)


(41,909)

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






- Loss/(Gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment


-

-


(35)

- Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


36,401

5,948


36,537

- Amortization of intangible assets


393

64


340

- Deferred income taxes


207

34


133

- Bad debt (recovery) expense


(87)

(14)


(236)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities 






- Accounts and bills receivable


12,218

1,996


35,040

- Inventories


(6,957)

(1,137)


1,863

- Advance to suppliers


7,094

1,159


(9,186)

- Prepaid expenses and other current assets


(303)

(50)


28,216

- Accounts payable


7,478

1,222


3,210

- Accrued expenses and other payables


92

15


653

- Advance from customers


2,205

360


7,009

- Tax payable


(2,663)

(435)


(19,399)







Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities


(3,376)

(553)


42,236







Cash flow from investing activities






Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(328)

(54)


(5,452)

Restricted cash related to trade finance


(18,115)

(2,960)


53,043

Advance to suppliers - non current


77

13


25,257

Amount change in construction in progress


(9,759)

(1,595)


(157,673)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment


-

-


250







Net cash used in investing activities


(28,125)

(4,596)


(84,575)







Cash flow from financing activities






Principal payments of short-term bank loans


(110,000)

(17,974)


(168,501)

Proceeds from short-term bank loans


106,432

17,391


120,000

Payment of capital lease obligation


(6,128)

(1,001)


-

Change in notes payable


35,094

5,734


62,459

Proceeds from sale-leaseback equipment


5,000

817


-







Net cash provided by financing activities


30,398

4,967


13,958







Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


(12)

14


(24)







Net decrease in cash and cash equivalent


(1,115)

(168)


(28,405)







Cash and cash equivalent






At beginning of period/year


5,006

804


44,172

At end of period/year


3,891

636


15,767







SUPPLEMENTARY DISCLOSURE:






Interest paid


9,447

1,544


8,621

Income tax paid


-

-


-







SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEDULE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES:

Account payable for plant and equipment:


8,445

1,380


3,834

Obligations for acquired equipment under capital lease:


18,872

3,084


-

 

SOURCE Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd.



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