CARLSTADT, N.J., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jinpan International Ltd (Nasdaq: JST), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cast resin transformers for voltage distribution equipment, today announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.
Net sales for the third quarter were $66.6 million, a 49.3% increase from $44.6 million in the same period last year. The increase in third quarter sales was the result of higher volume transformer sales in China and strong international wind transformers sales compared to the prior year period. In the third quarter, domestic sales accounted for $59.1 million, or 88.7% of net sales, compared to $42.2 million, or 94.6% of net sales in the same period last year. Net sales outside of China were $7.5 million, or 11.3% of net sales, compared to $2.4 million, or 5.4 % of net sales in the same period last year.
Cast resin transformers (excluding those for wind power applications), switch gears and unit substations represented $56.8 million, or 85.3% of net sales in the third quarter, while wind energy products represented $9.8 million, or 14.7% of net sales in the third quarter.
Gross profit in the 2011 third quarter increased 55.6% to $24.9 million from $16.0 million in the same period last year. Third quarter 2011 gross profit margin was 37.5% compared to 35.9% in the prior year period. The Company reaffirms its guidance of full year gross margin ranging from 36%-38%.
Selling and administrative expenses in the third quarter were $16.5 million, or 24.8% of net sales, compared to $11.6 million, or 26.0% of net sales in the same period last year. This percentage decrease was primarily due to the strong increase in net sales. Operating income increased 90.9% to $8.4 million, or 12.7% of net sales, from $4.4 million, or 9.9% of net sales in the same period last year.
Net income for the third quarter increased to $8.4 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, from $4.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the same period last year.
Mr. Zhiyuan Li, Chief Executive Officer of Jinpan, commented, "We are pleased to announce solid third quarter financial results which reflect continued strong core performance across both our domestic and international segments. Our effort to increase overall sales of higher margin, customized products has been a major initiative for Jinpan in recent quarters and is reflected in our strong results for this quarter. Our domestic business was driven by the continuing trend of higher volume of customized transformer orders. Demand for our products increased, because many state-owned enterprises and private businesses in China expanded their operations resulting in greater demand for cast resin transformers and related products. Our international business enjoyed steady demand in the third quarter fueled in part by rising wind transformer orders from both the U.S. and Europe."
"As of September 30th of this year, our backlog increased to approximately $100 million compared to $91 million at the end of June. Based on current order trends, we expect both domestic and international order flow to remain healthy in the fourth quarter. Consequently, we are raising our full year guidance."
"Our improved outlook for both top line and bottom line financials reflects strong demand for our products and provides us with greater confidence as we progressively execute our expansion initiatives going forward. We continue to leverage our strong research, design and engineering capabilities to increase our market share of high-end customized products, which in turn can generate higher gross profit margins and strengthen our foundation for future growth."
As of September 30, 2011, the Company had $13.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash compared to $28.6 million at December 31, 2010. Inventory increased to $44.8 million as of September 30, 2011, from $29.5 million on December 31, 2010, due to anticipated order demand. Accounts receivable on September 30, 2011 totaled $110.3 million, compared to $75.7 million on December 31, 2010. Total bank loans outstanding at September 30, 2011 increase to $28.5 million as compared to $13.7 million at December 31, 2010.
As of September 30th, 2011, the Company had a backlog of approximately $100 million, compared to $91 million as of June 30th, 2011, $79 million as of April 30, 2011 and $60 million as of December 31, 2010.
As a result of the Company's third quarter performance coupled with current favorable domestic and international order trends, the Company is raising its financial forecast for the year. For full year 2011, the company anticipates net sales growth of 48%-50% to $213 million-$216 million and net income growth to approximately 75%-80% to $23.4-$24.1 million. The Company maintains its gross profit margin estimate of 36-38% and believes that international sales will account for approximately 12%-14% of full year sales.
Conference Call Information
Jinpan's management will host an earnings conference call on November 10th, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the call by dialing # 1-719-325-2106. A webcast will also be available via www.viavid.net. A replay of the call will be available through November 24th, 2011. Listeners may access the replay by dialing # 1-858-384-5517, access code: 2294579.
About Jinpan International Ltd.
Jinpan International Ltd. (Nasdaq: JST) designs, manufactures, and markets cast resin transformers for power distribution and wind energy products. Jinpan's cast resin transformers allow high voltage transmissions of electricity to be distributed to various locations in lower, more usable voltages. The Company has obtained ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications for its cast resin transformers. Its principal executive offices are located in Hainan, China and its U.S. headquarters is based in Carlstadt, New Jersey.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and observations and involve known and unknown risks, and uncertainties or other factors not under the Company's control, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from the results, performance or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors are listed from time-to-time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the period ended December 31, 2010 and our subsequent reports on Form 6-K.
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Jinpan International Limited and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) For the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2011
(In thousands, except per share data)
Cost of Goods Sold
Selling and administrative
Income before income taxes
Earnings per share
Weighted average number of shares
Jinpan International Limited and Subsidiaries Consolidated Balance Sheets
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable, net
Total current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net
Construction in progress
Land use right
Deferred tax assets
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Short term bank loans
Advance from customers
Total current liabilities
Common stock, US$0.0045 par value:
Authorized shares - 40,000,000
Issued and outstanding shares – 16,395,456 in 2011
Common Stock, Warrants
Convertible preferred stock, US$0.0045 par value:
Authorized shares – 2,000,000
Issued and outstanding shares –none in 2011
Additional paid-in capital
Accumulated other comprehensive income
Less: Treasury shares at cost, common stock-227,306 in 2011 and 2010
Total shareholders' equity
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
Jinpan International Limited and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011(Unaudited)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to
net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:
Provision for Doubtful Debt
Loss/(Gain) on disposal of fixed assets
Deferred Income Tax
Stock-based compensation cost
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
Advance from customers
Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
Payment for construction in progress
Long Term Prepaid Lease
Investment in Beijing Jinpan Huineng Electronics Co
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
Increase( Decrease) in Notes payable
Proceeds from bank loan
Repayment of bank loan
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period
Income taxes paid
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