PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
2014

Hollysys Automation Technologies Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Ended June 30, 2013

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn

BEIJING, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Q4 Financial Highlights

  • Quarterly revenues of $113.4 million, representing an increase of 28.7% compared to $88.1 million year over year, and an increase of 87.7% compared to $60.4 million quarter over quarter.
  • Gross margin at 34.3%, as compared to 41.4% year over year, and 43.8% quarter over quarter.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys of $16.6 million, a 32.8% increase compared to $12.5 million year over year, and a 41.9% increase compared to $11.7 million quarter over quarter
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS at $0.29 reported for the quarter, as compared to $0.22 year over year, and $0.21 quarter over quarter.
  • Backlog of $488.7 million as of June 30, 2013, a 25.4% increase compared to $389.8 million year over year, and 30.7% increase compared to $374.0 million quarter over quarter.
  • Quarterly DSO of 153 days, as compared to 139 days year over year, and 250 days quarter over quarter.
  • Inventory turnover days of 40 days for the current quarter compared to 53 days year over year, and 78 days quarter over quarter.
  • The total amount of cash and cash equivalents and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $133.1 million as of the current quarter end.

Fiscal Year Financial Highlights

  • Revenues of $349.1 million, representing an increase of 8.5% compared to $321.7 million year over year.
  • Gross margin at 35.4%, as compared to 39.3% year over year.
  • Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys of $57.6 million, a 0.4% increase compared to $57.4 million year over year.
  • Non-GAAP Diluted EPS at $1.02 reported for current year, as compared to $1.03 year over year.
  • DSO of 180 days, as compared to 145 days year over year.
  • Inventory turnover of 52 days, versus 54 days year-over-year.

Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal year 2013 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended on June 30, 2013 (see attached tables). Dr. Changli Wang, Chairman and CEO of Hollysys, stated,

"Looking back of the past fiscal year 2013, we were making strides under the circumstances of the slowdown of economic growth and economic restructure adjustment, which hampered our progress. In the early of this fiscal year, industrial automation growth rate declined sharply, which knocked us that the situation was worse than we expected and could last for a relatively long period. Even though we outperformed the whole industry and other automation providers, we were not satisfied and we did not complain. We analyzed the business environment calmly and adjusted our strategies in time. At that time our small medium enterprises got affected by the weak economy most, we set the strategies that vertically we would enhance our position in the high-end industrial automation market and spare no efforts to increase our market share in mid to low end markets; and horizontally we would dig deep the potentials of each customer to supply entire automation and control solutions and service leveraging our complete and mature products and platforms. Meanwhile we organized industry professional teams and appointed some new sales managers and conducted some personnel change, cut some management members' bonus and salary including myself, to boost our will to fight. In the past fiscal year, even though difficult, we overcome the hardships and obstacles and till this quarter, we recovered growth rate of industrial automation, and going into next fiscal year we believe that with the recovery of the economy and rail orders inflow, we could deliver much better results. Here I would like to share some of our achievements and breakthroughs and our future development thoughts in the specific areas:

Last calendar year we released new generation of Distributed Control System ("DCS") to the market, and it soon emerged as the most competitive product in terms of comprehensive capability, till now it has built up successful application track record, and we won several significant projects in the high-end market in the thermal power and chemical industries. One significant project is to provide the ProfiBus DCS for 2×1GW ultra-supercritical thermal power generating units in Fujian Hongshan Thermal Power Plant, the DCS is designed to control more than 13,000 points and the ProfiBus to control over 3,600 distributed devices, which is currently the largest ProfiBus DCS project in thermal power industry in China; Another significant contract win is in Chemical industry, which is to provide the complete suite of automation and control systems for Fujian Tianchen Yaolong New Material Co. Ltd. for the 20 ton/year caprolactam project of more than 16,000 points, which is also the largest one in this industry in terms of its scale and complexity.

We are proud of our achievements in DCS, what's more, our proprietary Safety Instrumented System named HiaGuard SIS used for the emergency shut down and safety protection in the industrial plants, which was released to the market at the end of last year, has also accumulated successful application cases, and we will accelerate the marketing process in the near future. Our HiaGuard SIS was certified according to international standards, and currently is the only domestic proprietary technology in China, we believe it will contribute more for the revenue growth by complementing our total solution providing.

Besides of the safety protection system, because the government has issued more stringent regulations and incentive policies for energy conservation and emission reduction, one of our software systems named Energy Management System ("EMS") achieved exciting growth compared with last year, the related software packages we have include Process Optimization System, Real-time Management Information System, Asset Management System, Operator Training System and etc, which will play a more important role in our future revenue contribution.

Despite of all the exciting achievements, we have to admit that last year because of the slowdown of the economy, we do have some business stagnated, like our newly developed Large Scale Comprehensive Control and Safety Surveillance System in the mining industry, which was successfully applied in Datong Mining Group, while because of the external conditions, some bidding and big contracts signing were postponed. But we are confident this business will be recovered and booming in the near future given the demand for safety protection.

Even though the market recovery may last for another period, we feel fortunate that we take the leading position in the rising industrial automation industry, and because of China's demographic change and environmental protection, there will be more and more automation and control application opportunities, and China's industrial automation market potential is large enough for us to expand. Going forward, we will further penetrate and expand our business in the high-end market, and dig deep the potentials and enlarge our service scope for the existing old customers. Moreover, we will continue to increase our overall market share in the industrial automation, nurture and quickly take commanding height in our new businesses leveraging our advanced technologies, experienced professionals, profound industry expertise, customization and innovation capability.

In the high-speed rail sector, it is another frozen year for fiscal year 2013, the reorganization of Ministry of Railways and the personnel change took much longer time than we expected, and some rail orders were repeatedly postponed; the domestic market has plummeted more than expected; However, we still worked our way for providing high quality products with full safety integrity and made sure all the contracts signed for those we should take. What is exciting and encouraging is that since June we have signed two significant high-speed rail signaling system contracts, one is Datong-Xi'an high-speed rail line Yuanping-Xi'an section, the other is Mudanjiang-Suifenhe high-speed rail line, with the contract value at $14.72 million and $5.47 million respectively. The accelerated orders signing process restored public confidence, we will tightly follow and grasp the opportunity of the intercity high-speed rail line construction and take the market share as much as we can. We believe with our key position in China's high-speed rail signaling system providing, superior products performance and well-reputed track record, we are well prepared to take our fair share in the high-speed rail signaling market In the near future.

In the subway sector, the development of subway signaling system CBTC is finished and we are currently preparing to test our system with several subway construction customers, and we believe that our proprietary subway signaling system will be in a good position to be applied on the subway lines in both China and abroad.

Nuclear automation and control business continued its delivering process, in this quarter our proprietary HOLLiAS-N Distributed Control System ("HOLLiAS-N DCS") was successfully applied to Unit 1 of Ningde Nuclear Power Plant ("Ningde NPP") and Unit 1 of Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant ("Hongyanhe NPP"). We are glad of the continuous development of nuclear power plants after Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident.. Currently China's nuclear power usage level is much lower than the world average, with China's enormous demand for electricity and pursuit of clean energy and environment protection, we believe with our leading position in the industry, we will continue to benefit from China's nuclear development.

Overseas, we are excited of Bond Group's solid financial and operational performance and strong orders backlog, while some large contracts of Concord delayed. In the next phase, we will accelerate the overseas business expansion, ensure the healthy development of Bond and Concord's original business, and increase our proprietary products and systems providing leveraging their market resources, and improve our overseas business gross margin. Our target is to have more than 1/3 of our group's revenue from overseas in the next five years.

In addition, analysts and investors are invited to attend our Annual Investor Day in the middle of October at our Beijing premises, which will be filled with showcasing our whole executive team, insightful presentations from various corporate executives and facility tour, to further enhance our transparency, corporate investor relations and communication. Our shareholders who would like to participate in this annual event shall contact their brokerage firms or contact with us directly to arrange the reservation; we are looking forward to meeting with you in October at our premises."

The Fourth Quarter and Fiscal year 2013 Unaudited Financial Results Summary

To facilitate a clear understanding of Hollysys' operational results, a summary of unaudited non-GAAP financial results is shown as below:

In USD thousands, except share numbers and EPS



Three months ended


Fiscal year ended



June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

%
Change


June 30, 2013

June 30, 2012

%
Change










Revenues

$

113,432

88,117

28.7%


349,055

321,704

8.5%

    Integrated contract revenue

$

108,071

83,829

28.9%


328,551

304,967

7.7%

    Products sales

$

5,361

4,288

25.0%


20,504

16,736

22.5%

Cost of revenues

$

71,635

51,610

38.8%


222,539

195,357

13.9%

Gross profit

$

41,797

36,507

14.5%


126,516

126,347

0.1%

Total operating expenses

$

20,097

19,271

4.3%


64,367

59,769

7.7%

    Selling

$

6,770

6,489

4.3%


26,794

27,637

(3.1)%

    General and administrative

$

11,709

7,709

51.9%


28,048

24,886

12.7%

    Research and development

$

9,137

7,014

30.3%


32,507

25,552

27.2%

    VAT refunds and government subsidies

$

(7,519)

(1,942)

287.1%


(22,982)

(18,306)

25.5%

Income from operations

$

21,700

17,236

25.9%


62,149

66,578

(6.7)%

Other income, net

$

(1,251)

(499)

150.8%


1,734

793

118.7%

Gains on disposal of long term investment

$

-

2,044

(100.0)%


-

2,044

(100.0)%

share of net (loss) income of equity investees

$

815

(1,690)

(148.2)%


297

(3)

(9561.2)%

Dividend income from cost investees

$

-

-

-


834

(3)

26638.2%

Interest income

$

659

636

3.6%


3,075

1,752

75.5%

Interest expenses

$

(300)

(596)

(49.7)%


(1,861)

(3,098)

(39.9)%

Income tax expenses(credit)

$

4,741

4,611

2.8%


8,097

10,352

(21.8)%

Non-GAAP net income  attributable to non-

     controlling interest

$

327

52

528.8%


526

352

49.6%

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys

      Automation Technologies Ltd.

$

16,556

12,468

32.8%


57,605

57,361

0.4%

Basic Non-GAAP EPS

$

0.29

0.22

31.8%


1.03

1.03

0.0%

Diluted  Non-GAAP EPS

$

0.29

0.22

31.8%


1.02

1.03

(1.0)%










Share-based compensation expense

$

29

725

(96.0)%


1,599

1,139

40.4%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

$

2,848

-

100%


2,848

-

100%

Acquisition-related contingent consideration fair

     value adjustments

$

1,163

-

100%


1,163

-

100%

Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation

     Technologies Ltd.(GAAP)

$

12,516

11,743

6.6%


51,994

56,222

(7.5)%

Basic GAAP EPS

$

0.22

0.21

4.8%


0.93

1.01

(7.9)%

Diluted GAAP EPS

$

0.22

0.21

4.8%


0.92

1.01

(8.9)%










Basic weighted average common shares

     outstanding


56,604,423

55,998,917

1.1%


56,167,592

55,659,765

0.9%

Diluted weighted average common shares

     outstanding


56,918,626

56,063,561

1.5%


56,412,469

55,828,361

1.0%

Operational Results Analysis for the Fourth quarter ended June 30, 2013

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, total revenues increased by 28.7% to $113.4 million, from $88.1 million for the same period in the prior year. Of the total revenues, revenue from integrated contracts increased by 28.9% to $108.1 million, as compared to $83.8 million for the same period of the prior year; revenue from products sales increased by 25.6% to $5.4 million, as compared to $4.3 million for the same period of the prior year. The Company's total revenue by segment was as followings:



Three months ended June 30,



2013


2012



$

% to Total Revenue


$

% to Total Revenue

Industrial Automation


59.1

52.1%


48.7

55.3%

Rail Transportation


28.5

25.1%


28.8

32.7%

Mechanical and Electrical Solution


23.2

20.5%


2.0

2.2%

Miscellaneous


2.6

2.3%


8.6

9.8%

Total


113.4

100.0%


88.1

100.0%

Starting from this quarter, the integrated revenue is presented in slightly different break-down manner from the previous earnings releases to better reflect our business. The Mechanical and Electrical Solution (M&E) segment reflects the revenue from the newly acquired company Bond Corporation Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Bond), and the revenue from Concord's mechanical and electrical solution business.

As a percentage of total revenues, overall gross margin excluding non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles was 36.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to 41.4% for the same period of the prior year. The gross margin for integrated contracts and product sales excluding non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles were 35.0% and 74.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to 40.8% and 54.1% for the same period of the prior year respectively. The gross margin fluctuation was mainly due to the different revenue mix with different margin. Including non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles, recorded on a GAAP basis, overall gross margin was 34.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to 41.4% for the same period of the prior year. The gross margin for integrated contracts and product sales including non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles, were 32.3% and 74.5% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to 40.8% and 54.1% for the same period of the prior year respectively.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, selling expenses were $6.8 million, as compared to $6.5 million for the same quarter of the prior year, representing an increase of $0.3 million or 4.6% year over year. As a percentage of total revenues, selling expenses were 6.0% and 7.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, and 2012, respectively.

General and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash share-based compensation expense, were $11.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, representing an increase of $4.0 million, or 51.9%, as compared to $7.7 million for the same period of the prior year. The increase was consisted of an increase of $1.4 million from the newly acquired company Bond Corporation Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Bond), and an increase of $2.0 million in bad debt allowance. As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 10.3% and 8.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Including the non-cash share-based compensation expense, recorded on a GAAP basis, G&A expenses were $11.7 million and $8.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Research and development expenses were $9.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $7.0 million for the same quarter of the prior year, representing a year over year increase of $2.1 million, or 30.3%. The increase was mainly due to the certification cost of safety systems. As a percentage of total revenues, R&D expenses were 8.1% and 8.0% for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The VAT refunds and government subsidies amounted to $7.5 million for three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $2.0 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of $5.5 million. The large increase was mainly due to an increase of $2.6 million in government subsidy, as compared to $0.1 million for the same prior year period.

The income tax expenses and the effective tax rate were $4.7 million and 27.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $4.6 million and 28.1% for the same prior year period.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, the non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys excluding non-cash stock compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangibles and acquisition-related contingent consideration fair value adjustments was $16.6 million or $0.29 per diluted share based on 56.9 million shares outstanding. This represents an increase of $4.1 million, or 32.8%, over the $12.5 million, or $0.22 per share based on 56.1 million shares outstanding, reported in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Hollysys was $12.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share representing an increase of $0.8 million or 6.8%, over the $11.7 million, or $0.21 per diluted share reported in the prior year period.

Operational Results Analysis for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013

For the fiscal year 2013, total revenues increased by 8.5% to $349.1 million, from $321.7 million of the prior year. Of the total revenues, revenue from integrated contracts increased by 7.7% to $328.6 million, as compared to $305.0 million of the prior year; revenue from products sales increased by 22.5% to $20.5 million, as compared to $16.7 million for the prior fiscal year. The Company's total revenue by segment was as followings:



Fiscal year ended June 30,



2013


2012



$

% to Total Revenue


$

% to Total Revenue

Industrial Automation


211.7

60.6%


190.3

59.1%

Rail Transportation


82.3

23.6%


100.9

31.4%

Mechanical and Electrical Solution


36.2

10.4%


2.0

0.6%

Miscellaneous


18.9

5.4%


28.5

8.9%

Total


349.1

100.0%


321.7

100.0%

As a percentage of total revenues, overall gross margin excluding non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles was 36.2% for the fiscal year 2013, as compared to 39.3% for the prior year. The gross margin for integrated contracts and product sales excluding non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles were 34.3% and 66.8% for the fiscal year 2013, as compared to 38.0% and 62.9% for the prior year respectively. The gross margin fluctuation was mainly due to the different revenue mix with different margin. Including non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles, recorded on a GAAP basis, overall gross margin was 35.4% for the fiscal year 2013, as compared to 39.3% for the prior year. The gross margin for integrated contracts and product sales including non-cash amortization of acquired intangibles were 33.5% and 66.8% for the year ended June 30, 2013, as compared to 38.8% and 62.9% for the prior year respectively.

For fiscal year 2013, selling expenses were $26.8 million, representing a slightly decrease of $0.8 million, or 3.1%, as compared to $27.6 million year over year. As a percentage of total revenues, selling expenses were 7.7% and 8.6% for fiscal year 2013 and 2012, respectively.

General and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash share-based compensation expense, were $28.0 million for the fiscal year 2013, representing an increase of $3.2 million, or 12.7%, as compared to $24.9 million year over year. The increase was mainly due to newly acquired company Bond Corporation Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Bond). As a percentage of total revenues, G&A expenses were 8.0% and 7.7% for fiscal year 2013 and 2012, respectively. Including the non-cash share-based compensation expense, recorded on a GAAP basis, G&A expenses were $29.6 million and $26.0 million for the fiscal year 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Research and development expenses were $32.5 million for the fiscal year 2013, as compared to $25.6 million of the prior year, representing an increase of $6.9 million, or 27.0%. The increase was mainly due to the certification cost of safety systems. As a percentage of total revenues, R&D expenses were 9.3% and 7.9% for the year ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

The VAT refunds and government subsidies amounted to $23.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2013, as compared to $18.3 million for the prior year, representing an increase of $4.7 million. The increase was consisted of an increase of $3.1 million in VAT refund, and an increase of $1.6 million in government subsidies.

The income tax expenses and the effective tax rate were $8.1 million and 13.4% for the fiscal year 2013, as compared to $10.4 million and 15.5% for the prior year. During this year, Beijing Hollysys, one of our subsidiaries, was certified as a Key Software Enterprise for calendar year 2011 and 2012, and applied to a preferential income tax rate of 10% retroactively from January 2011 to December 2012. The company thus recognized an income tax credit of $2.7 million during this year. Excluding this impact, the income tax expense and the effective tax rate were 10.8 million and 17.8% for the fiscal year 2013.

For the fiscal year 2013, the non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys excluding non-cash stock compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangibles and acquisition-related contingent consideration fair value adjustments was $57.6 million or $1.02 per diluted share based on 56.4 million shares outstanding. This represents an increase of $0.2 million, or 0.4%, over the $57.4 million, or $1.03 per share based on 55.8 million shares outstanding, reported in the prior year period. On a GAAP basis, net income attributable to Hollysys was $52.0 million, or $0.92 per diluted share representing a decrease of $4.2 million or 7.5%, over the $56.2 million, or $1.01 per diluted share reported in the prior year period.

Backlog Highlights

Hollysys' backlog as of June 30, 2013 was $488.7 million, representing an increase of 30.7% compared to $374.0 million as of March 31, 2013, and an increase of 25.4% compared to $389.8 million as of June 30, 2012.The detailed breakdown of the backlog by segment was as followings:






Quarter-over-Quarter Analysis


Year-over-Year Analysis



2013-6-30


2013-3-31


2012-6-30



$

% to Total Backlog


$

% to Total Backlog


%
Change


$

% to Total Backlog


%
Change

Industrial Automation


155.5

31.8%


146.3

39.1%


6.3%


150.9

38.7%


3.0%

Rail Transportation


210.0

43.0%


202.9

54.3%


3.5%


196.9

50.5%


6.6%

M&E


94.5

19.3%


-

-


-


11.8

3.0%


701.8%

Miscellaneous


28.7

5.9%


24.8

6.6%


15.7%


30.2

7.8%


(5.1 %)

Total


488.7

100.0%


374.0

100.0%


30.7%


389.8

100.0%


25.4%

Cash Flow Highlights

The net cash used by operating activities was $9.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013; including investing and financing activities, the total net cash inflows for this quarter was $1.9 million. Of the total net cash inflows, there was a cash inflow of matured time deposits with original maturities over three months amounting to $7.6 million and $4.5 million provided by Bond Group after acquisition included in investing activities during this quarter.

For fiscal year 2013, the total net cash inflow was $15.9 million, mainly consisted of $30.7 million provided by operating activities, $7.5 million proceeds from short-term loan, and $28.1 million from matured time deposits with original maturities over three months; offset by $19.6 million deposited in banks from current accounts to time deposits with maturities between six months and one year, $4.6 million used for repayment of short-term loans, $9.1 million used for purchase of property, plant and equipment, $12.0 million used for Bond acquisition, and $8.2 million used for repayment of long-term loans.

Balance Sheet Highlights

The total amount of cash and cash equivalents and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $133.1 million, $128.9 million, and $117.9 million as of June 30, March 31, 2013, and June 30, 2012, respectively. Of the total $133.1 million as of June 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $112.2 million, and time deposits with original maturities over three months were $20.9 million.

For the three months ended June 30, 2013, Days Sales Outstanding ("DSO") was 153 days, as compared to 139 days year over year and 250 days quarter over quarter; and inventory turnover was 40 days, as compared to 53 days year over year and 78 days quarter over quarter. For the year ended June 30, 2013, DSO is 180 days as compared to 145 days for the prior year; and inventory turnover is 52 days as compared to 54 days for the prior year.

Outlook for FY 2013

Dr. Wang concluded, "Given our strong backlog currently on-hand and sales pipeline envisioned so far, we set our guidance for fiscal year 2014 with revenue in the range of $460 million to $490 million and non-GAAP net income in the range of $65 million to $69 million."

Conference Call

Management will discuss the current status of the Company's operations during a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time on August 15, 2013 / 9:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Aug 14, 2013. Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing the following numbers approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and ask to be connected to the Hollysys Automation Technologies conference call. The conference call identification number is 1158991.

4001-200-539 (China)
800-905-927 (HK)
+852-5808-3202 (HK)
1-855-298-3404 (USA / International)
0800-015-9725 (United Kingdom)
800-616-3222 (Singapore)

In addition, a recorded replay of the conference call will be accessible within 24 hours via Hollysys' website at:
http://www.hollysys.com.sg/home/index.php/investor-relations/events-a-webcast

About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.

Hollysys Automation Technologies is a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China that enables its diversified industry and utility customers to improve operating safety, reliability, and efficiency. Founded in 1993, Hollysys has approximately 3,500 employees with nationwide presence in over 60 cities in China, with subsidiaries and offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India, and serves over 5,000 customers more than 20,000 projects in the industrial, railway, subway & nuclear industries in China, South-East Asia, and the Middle East. Its proprietary technologies are applied in its industrial automation solution suite including DCS (Distributed Control System), PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), RMIS (Real-time Management Information System), HAMS (HolliAS Asset Management System), OTS (Operator Training System), HolliAS BATCH (Batch Application Package), HolliAS APC Suite (Advanced Process Control Package), SIS (Safety Instrumentation System), high-speed railway signaling system of TCC (Train Control Center), ATP (Automatic Train Protection), Subway Supervisory and Control platform, SCADA (Surveillance Control and Data Acquisition), nuclear conventional island automation and control system and other products.

SAFE HARBOUR:

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding: the ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Hollysys' management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.
www.hollysys.com

Investor Relations
+8610-58981386
investors@hollysys.com

 


HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(In US Dollars except for per-share data)












Three months ended
June 30,


Fiscal year ended
June 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)

Revenues                                                                      









Integrated contract revenue

$

108,071,426

$

83,828,981

$

328,551,083

$

304,967,477

Products sales


5,360,640


4,287,809


20,503,919


16,736,455

Total revenues


113,432,066


88,116,790


349,055,002


321,703,932










Cost of integrated contracts


73,115,802


49,642,555


218,586,778


189,152,826

Cost of products sold


1,366,913


1,967,271


6,799,536


6,204,356

Gross profit


38,949,351


36,506,964


123,668,688


126,346,750










Operating expenses









Selling


6,769,907


6,489,347


26,793,752


27,636,866

General and administrative


11,737,606


8,434,318


29,647,665


26,025,459

Research and development


9,137,481


7,014,091


32,507,314


25,552,297

VAT refunds and government subsidies


(7,518,922)


(1,942,191)


(22,982,148)


(18,306,056)

Total operating expenses


20,126,072


19,995,565


65,966,583


60,908,566










Income from operations


18,823,279


16,511,399


57,702,105


65,438,184










Other income , net


(2,105,435)


(498,796)


879,427


792,817

Gains on disposal of long term investment


-


2,043,977


-


2,043,977

Share of net (loss) income of equity investees


815,484


(1,690,203)


297,177


(3,141)

Dividend income from cost investees


-


-


833,567


-

Interest income


658,851


635,862


3,075,072


1,751,982

Interest expenses


(608,362)


(596,133)


(2,169,667)


(3,097,754)

Income before income taxes


17,583,817


16,406,106


60,617,681


66,926,065










Income taxes (credit) expenses


4,740,711


4,611,241


8,096,798


10,352,318

Net income


12,843,106


11,794,865


52,520,883


56,573,747










Net income attributable to non-controlling interests


326,865


51,738


526,481


351,900

Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation
   Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

12,516,241

$

11,743,127

$

51,994,402

$

56,221,847










Other comprehensive income, net of tax









Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of nil tax


3,433,382


(338,501)


4,193,473


5,910,090

Comprehensive income


16,276,488


11,456,364


56,714,356


62,483,837










Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest


351,796


45,895


562,843


373,246

Comprehensive income attributable to Hollysys
  Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders

$

15,924,692

$

11,410,469


56,151,513


62,110,591










Net income per ordinary share:









Basic


0.22


0.21


0.93


1.01

Diluted


0.22


0.21


0.92


1.01

Weighted average ordinary shares used in
  income per share computation:









Basic


56,604,423


55,998,917


56,167,592


55,659,765

Diluted


56,918,626


56,063,561


56,412,469


55,828,361

 

HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In US Dollars)












June 30,


March 31,





2013


2013





(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

ASSETS






Current Assets







Cash and cash equivalents

$

112,228,579

$

110,359,795



Time deposits with original maturities over three months


20,858,840


18,577,775



Restricted cash


3,390,144


3,413,890



Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of
      $20,845,567 and $16,829,999 as of June 30,2013 and March
      31,2013, respectively


176,598,496


166,852,870



Cost and estimated earnings in excess of billings, net of allowance
      for doubtful accounts of $2,361,880 and $2,122,147 as of June 30,
      2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively


143,752,978


115,370,719



Other receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $322,218
      and $301,526 as of June 30, 2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively


11,722,535


8,281,165



Advances to suppliers


8,593,175


6,970,029



Amount due from related parties


26,511,454


16,541,775



Inventories, net


34,104,057


28,804,797



Prepaid expenses


1,073,655


657,296



Income tax recoverable


1,704,290


2,839,206



Deferred tax assets


3,033,931


1,855,436



Assets held for sale


2,876,054


-


Total current assets


546,448,188


480,524,753










Advance payment for acquisition of a subsidiary


-


16,390,000



Restricted cash


6,754,117


571,227



Prepaid expenses


425,936


148,654



Property, plant and equipment, net


79,496,315


70,089,301



Prepaid land leases


12,629,664


6,813,099



Acquired intangible assets, net


11,817,596


339,696



Investments in equity investees


16,063,731


13,469,942



Investments in cost investees


3,715,808


3,662,343



Goodwill


65,787,020


27,239,280



Deferred tax assets


1,494,551


1,762,784









Total assets


744,632,926


621,011,079








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current liabilities







Short-term bank loans


8,329,263


-



Current portion of long-term loans


8,671,080


7,986,000



Accounts payable


111,052,268


81,249,797



Construction cost payable


5,872,553


3,998,158



Deferred revenue


67,066,822


76,304,883



Accrued payroll and related expense


8,966,026


6,611,280



Income tax payable


6,296,759


3,266,278



Warranty liabilities


1,865,784


3,871,383



Other tax payables


22,048,392


20,287,484



Accrued liabilities


18,580,398


14,616,857



Amounts due to related parties


2,080,869


1,825,832



Deferred tax liabilities


2,186,518


213,268



Current portion of acquisition-related contingent payment


5,435,451


-


Total current liabilities


268,452,183


220,231,220










Long-term bank loans


19,104,733


18,874,414



Deferred tax liabilities


3,272,698


126,608



Long-term warranty liabilities


2,094,857


-



Long-term acquisition-related contingent payment


36,233,460


-


Total liabilities


329,157,931


239,232,242









Commitments and contingencies













Equity







Ordinary shares


57,555


56,087



Additional paid-in capital


170,779,250


153,491,661



Statutory reserves


23,146,671


23,144,776



Retained earnings


182,873,145


170,228,187



Accumulated other comprehensive income


36,871,667


33,463,215


Total Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholder's equity


413,728,288


380,383,926










Non-controlling interests


1,746,707


1,394,911


Total equity


415,474,995


381,778,837









Total liabilities and equity

$

744,632,926

$

621,011,079










HOLLYSYS AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In US Dollars)










Three months ended
June 30, 2013


Fiscal year ended
June 30, 2013




(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:






Net income

$

12,843,106

$

52,520,883

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






Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


1,829,171


6,223,644


Amortization of prepaid land leases


39,854


157,504


Amortization of intangible assets


2,647,664


2,847,773


Allowance for doubtful accounts


3,220,253


6,341,873


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


42,814


(97,449)


Share of net loss from equity investees


(815,484)


(297,177)


Stock dividends from cost investees


-


(833,567)


Gain on disposal of a subsidiary


-


(6,478)


Share based compensation expenses


29,093


1,599,496


Deferred income tax expenses


548,461


(1,955,829)


Acquisition-related contingent consideration fair value adjustments


1,163,180


1,163,180

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:






Accounts receivable


(1,309,133)


(33,422,591)


Costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings


(20,561,581)


(19,956,215)


Inventories


(4,792,485)


(6,673,261)


Advances to suppliers


(1,363,268)


2,054,370


Other receivables


(2,558,385)


(3,432,599)


Deposits and other assets


(6,595,220)


(4,856,915)


Due from related parties


(11,019,691)


(11,672,808)


Accounts payable


20,166,204


22,435,049


Deferred revenue


(12,267,622)


4,140,209


Accruals and other payable


4,998,425


11,040,307


Due to related parties


213,752


57,762


Income tax payable


3,117,961


53,799


Other tax payables


1,350,459


3,246,426


Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities


(9,072,472)


30,677,386







Cash flows from investing activities:






Time deposits placed with banks


(2,302,722)


(19,592,169)


Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(2,823,340)


(9,087,583)


Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment


333,810


333,810


Maturity of time deposits


7,576,232


28,068,557


Acquisition of a subsidiary, net of cash acquired


4,453,624


(11,936,376)


Proceeds from disposal of a subsidiary


-


112,674


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


7,237,604


(12,101,087)







Cash flows from financing activities:






Proceeds from short-term bank loans


7,499,136


7,499,136


Repayments of short-term bank loans


(4,555,348)


(4,555,348)


Proceeds from long-term bank loans


610,588


610,588


Repayments of long-term bank loans


(2,283,648)


(8,237,030)


Proceeds from exercise of share options


351,000


967,200


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


1,621,728


(3,715,454)








Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


2,081,924


1,034,772


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

1,868,784

$

15,895,617








Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

$

110,359,795

$

96,332,962


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


112,228,579


112,228,579

Non-GAAP Measures

In evaluating our results, the non-GAAP measures of "Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses", "Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. stockholders", "Non-GAAP basic earnings per share", and "Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share" serve as additional indicators of our operating performance and not as a replacement for other measures in accordance with U.S. GAAP. We believe these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors, as they exclude the share-based compensation expenses, which is calculated based on the number of shares or options granted and the fair value as of the grant date, amortization of acquired intangibles and acquisition-related contingent consideration fair value adjustments. They will not result in any cash inflows or outflows. We believe that using non-GAAP measures help our shareholders to have a better understanding of our operating results and growth prospects. In addition, given the business nature of Hollysys, it has been a common practice for investors and analysts to use such non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company.

The following table provides a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP measures to the non-GAAP measures for the periods indicated:




Three months ended


Fiscal year ended




June 30,


June 30,




2013


2012


2013


2012




(Unaudited)


(Audited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)

Cost of integrated contracts

$

73,115,802


49,642,555


218,586,778


189,152,826

Minus: amortization of acquired intangibles


2,847,773


-


2,847,773


-

Non-GAAP cost of integrated contracts

$

70,268,029


49,642,555


215,739,005


189,152,826











General and administrative expenses

$

11,737,606

$

8,434,318

$

29,647,665

$

26,025,459

Minus: share-based compensation expenses


29,093


725,050


1,599,496


1,139,368

Non-GAAP general and administrative expenses

$

11,708,513

$

7,709,268

$

28,048,169

$

24,886,091











Other income , net

$

(2,105,435)


(498,796)


879,427


792,817

Add: acquisition-related  incentive share contingent

       consideration


854,549


-


854,549


-

Non-GAAP Other income , net

$

(1,250,886)


(498,796)


1,733,976


792,817











Interest expenses

$

(608,362)


(596,133)


(2,169,667)


(3,097,754)

Add: acquisition-related cash contingent consideration fair

       value adjustments


308,630


-


308,630


-

Non-GAAP Interest expenses

$

(299,732)

$

(596,133)

$

(1,861,037)

$

(3,097,754)

Net income attributable to Hollysys Automation

       Technologies Ltd.stockholders

$

12,516,241

$

11,743,127

$

51,994,402

$

56,221,847

Add:










Share-based compensation expenses


29,093


725,050


1,599,496


1,139,368


Amortization of acquired intangible assets


2,847,773


-


2,847,773


-


Acquisition-related  contingent consideration fair value

       adjustments


1,163,179


-


1,163,179


-

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Hollysys

        Automation Technologies Ltd.stockholders

$

16,556,286

$

12,468,177

$

57,604,850

$

57,361,215












Weighted average number of ordinary shares


56,604,423


55,998,917


56,167,592


55,659,765


Weighted average number of diluted ordinary shares


56,918,626


56,063,561


56,412,469


55,828,361

Non-GAAP basic earnings per share

$

0.29

$

0.22

$

1.03

$

1.03

Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share

$

0.29

$

0.22

$

1.02

$

1.03

SOURCE Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.



RELATED LINKS
http://www.hollysys.com
http://www.hollysys.com.sg/home/index.php/investor-relations/events-a-webcast

Featured Video

Journalists and Bloggers

Visit PR Newswire for Journalists for releases, photos, ProfNet experts, and customized feeds just for Media.

View and download archived video content distributed by MultiVu on The Digital Center.

Share with Twitter Share with LinkedIn
 

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

 

 
 

PR Newswire Membership

Fill out a PR Newswire membership form or contact us at (888) 776-0942.

 
 

Learn about PR Newswire services

Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.

 
Area to test

Online Member Center

Not a Member?
Click Here to Join
Login
Search News Releases
Advanced Search
Search
  1. PR Newswire Services
  2. Knowledge Center
  3. Browse News Releases
  4. Contact PR Newswire
  5. Send a News Release