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Orient Paper, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

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BAODING, China, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orient Paper, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONP) ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Financial Highlights:

US$ million

2Q 2013

YOY Change

1H 2013

YOY Change

Revenue

33.0

-7.0%

52.8

-24.5%

Revenue excluding PM1*

33.0

17.0%

52.8

-3.9%

Corrugating medium paper

20.6

-4.6%

33.2

-18.3%

Offset printing paper

11.3

-6.9%

17.7

-31.6%

Digital photo paper

1.2

-35.8%

1.9

-44.9%

Gross profit

6.1

5.4%

7.7

-42.9%

Gross margin

18.5%

2.2pp

14.6%

-4.7pp

Corrugating medium paper

20.0%

4.0pp

15.6%

-4.8pp

Offset printing paper

15.8%

0.5pp

13.1%

-3.8pp

Digital photo paper

16.5%

-9.2pp

11.6%

-14.0pp

Operating income

5.2

2.2%

6.0

-49.6%

Net income

3.7

1.3%

4.0

-52.3%

EBITDA

7.1

-1.4%

9.4

-40.9%


Note:

*PM1 suspended operation since 31 December 2012 for modernization

Pp represents percentage points.

Key Highlights for Second Quarter 2013:

  • Secured  RMB150 million (approximately US$24 million) financing arrangement to fund new tissue business expansion
  • Construction of tissue paper production facility on schedule
  • Maintain 2013 net income and EPS guidance

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Paper, Mr. Zhenyong Liu commented, "We are pleased to report that our businesses have started to recover with production ramping up steadily from the previous quarter and the decline in raw material costs. As a result, the Company's overall profitability has improved even though the economic environment remains challenging."

Mr. Liu added, "Our expansion into the tissue paper segment is also progressing well. The construction works in the Wei County Economic Development Zone site is on schedule to be completed by the end of 2013, and we have successfully obtained the $24 million financing arrangement, which reflects creditable rating of Orient Paper as a Company especially in the midst of tight credit conditions in China. This financing will provide adequate working capital for the later stage of the expansion plan critical to driving our mid to long term business growth."

Mr. Liu concluded, "Orient Paper is committed to establish a track record for solid financial performance. With product prices gradually stabilizing, we reiterate our commitment to meeting our 2013 guidance.

Financial Review:
Quarter ended June 2013 Financial Results compared with quarter ended June 2012

Changes in revenues, sales volumes, and Average Selling Prices ("ASPs") for 2Q 2013 are presented as follows:


Sales Volumes (Tonnes)

YOY Change

Revenue

(US$ millions)

YOY Change

ASP

(US$)

YOY Change

Corrugating Medium Paper

55,025

-5.8%

20.6

-4.6%

374

1.4%

Offset Printing Paper

16,424

-1.2%

11.3

-6.9%

686

-5.8%

Digital Photo Paper

311

-36.4%

1.2

-35.8%

3,870

1.0%

Revenue

Total Revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was $33.0 million, decreased 7.0% from $35.5 million.

Corrugating Medium Paper ("CMP")

  • Revenue from CMP decreased 4.6% to $20.6 million, representing 62.3% of total revenue. The decrease was mainly due to the suspension of operation of CMP production line PM1 for modernization since the end of 2012.
  • Volumes sold were down 5.8% to 55,025 tonnes, which were solely produced from PM6. No CMP was produced from PM1, which contributed 20,269 tonnes to the second quarter 2012 sales revenue.
  • ASP increased 1.4% year-over-year to $374/tonne, as the downward pressure in the Chinese packaging paper industry started to ease off.

Offset Printing Paper

  • Revenue from offset printing paper in the quarter decreased 6.9% to $11.3 million, representing 34.1% of total revenue. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decline of the ASP in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Volumes sold were down 1.2% to16,424 tonnes.
  • ASP decreased 5.8% year-over-year to $686/tonne.

Digital Photo Paper

  • Revenue from digital photo paper decreased 35.8% to $1.2 million, representing 3.6% of total revenue.
  • Volumes sold dropped 36.4% to 311 tonnes, resulting from the suspension of night-time operations that started since October 2012, due to intensifying restrictions from government urban planning officials and rising pressure from the residential community, owing to the increasing presence of residential buildings in the neighborhood.
  • ASP increased 1.0% year-over-year to $3,870/tonne.

Cost of Sales

Cost of Sales in the second quarter of 2013 was $26.9 million, down 9.4%, primarily due to the decrease of revenue and declining raw material cost during the quarter. Costs per tonne for CMP went down by 3.6% to $299, due to the drop of the recycled paperboard cost correlated to the sudden decline in price of the imported recycled paper, which is a result of the Chinese government's "Green Fence" policy lifting the import standards for all recycled materials. The policy has been implemented since February and will be in force till the end of 2013.

Gross Profit

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2013 was $6.1 million, up 5.4% from $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. The improvement was mainly due to the decline of raw materials costs and a slight increase of ASP for CMP.

Overall gross margin in the second quarter of 2013 was 18.5%, up from16.3% for the second quarter of 2012. Gross profit margins for CMP, offset printing paper and digital photo paper for the second quarter of 2013 were 20.0%, 15.8% and 16.5%, respectively.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $0.9 million for the second quarter of 2013, up 29.2% from $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2012.The increase was mainly due to land lease payment for the Wei County industrial park facilities, which was not present until the fourth quarter of 2012.

Income from Operations & Operating Margin

Income from operations was $5.2 million for the second quarter of 2013, up 2.2% from $5.1 million for the second quarter of 2012, primarily due to the increased gross profit margin. Operating margin improved to 15.8% from 14.4% a year ago, as well as 3.8% from the previous quarter.

EBITDA

Excluding the impact of interest expenses, income tax expenses, depreciation and amortization, EBITDA, a non-GAAP measurement, was $7.1 million, down 1.4% from $7.2 million. See Note 2 hereto for a reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA.

Net Income

Net income was $3.7 million, up 1.3% from $3.6 million. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 were $0.20, compared to $0.20 for the corresponding period of 2012.

Cash, Liquidity and Financial Position

As of June 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $22.5 million, compared to $13.1 million at the end of 2012.In the second quarter of 2013,Orient Paper generated net cash flow from operating activities of $9.1 million, representing a decrease of 34.1%, from $13.9 million for the corresponding period of 2012.

Working capital was $19.3 million at the end of June 30, 2013. Short-term debt was $4.0 million, and long-term debt was $30.3 million, of which $24.5 million are long-term obligations under capital lease. As of June 30, 2013, shareholders' equity totaled $149.7 million, compared to $142.8 million at the end of 2012.

Operations and Business Updates

PM6 ramp up on track

The average utilization rate in the second quarter of 2013 was 61.1%, compared to 36.8% in the previous quarter. The Company will continue to focus on the ramp up of PM6 in the second half of 2013 to achieve the goal of an average utilization rate of 70% by the end of fiscal 2013.

PM1 Modernization Plan

As announced earlier, Orient Paper has voluntarily shut down PM1 as part of its facility upgrade plan. The modernization will transform PM1 into a more energy-efficient production line, producing higher quality and higher profit margin products. The management is evaluating the feasibility of different options for the modernization, including the possibility of moving the location of the production line from Baoding to the Wei County industrial park, the site of the new household/tissue paper production facilities.

Tissue Paper Expansion on schedule

Orient Paper has started building the factory and other infrastructures for the household / tissue paper production facilities located in the Wei County Economic Development Zone in Hebei Province since mid- February this year. The building of the factory is set to be ready by the end of the third quarter for the installation of PM8, the first 15,000 tonnes-per-year production line. Installation of PM8 is targeted for completion by the end of the second quarter of 2014.

Relocation and sale of headquarters estate

As announced separately today, in order to comply with the recent Xushui County urban development plan mandates to develop the area where the Company's Headquarters Compound is located into residential area, the Company's Audit Committee and the Board of Directors have approved the sale of the land use rights of the Headquarters Compound, the office building and all industrial-use buildings (the "Industrial Buildings"), and three employee dormitory buildings located within the Headquarters Compound (the "Dormitories") to Hebei Fangsheng Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. ("Hebei Fangsheng") on August 7, 2013 for a total sales prices of $8.23 million.

In connection with the sale, Hebei Fangsheng agrees to lease the Industrial Buildings back to Orient Paper for a term up to three years, while the Company explores different options to relocate its office and Digital Photo Paper workshop for PM4 and PM5.

The net proceeds from the sale were approximately $7.84 million and are expected to be used to fund the Company's household and tissue paper business expansion.

Government continued to push for industry efficiency and environment conservation

Following the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's ("MIIT") April 2013 announcement to retire a total of 4.6 million tonnes of old and inefficient paper production capacities in China, the Hebei Province also announced in May its target to close 2.15 million tonnes of paper production capacities in 2013. In July, the MIIT released its list for the first phase of the 2013 closures for 6.2 million tonnes in the country, with 0.9 million tonnes of such capacities located in the Hebei Province. This has led to the expectation in the market that the actual closures for 2013 may eventually exceed the earlier announced target plan. While this will curb surplus capacity, several industry analysts view that paper ASPs are not likely to recover significantly for the rest of the year.

As a leading player in the fragmented North China packaging paper segment, Orient Paper is committed to both efficiency and environmental conservation, and believes it is well positioned to take advantage of the mandatory closures to increase market share and further establish its leadership in the industry consolidation."

Full Year 2013 Guidance

The Company is maintaining its guidance on most of the financial KPI or metrics, including net income and earnings per share, for the full year of 2013. Revenues for the full year are expected to be in the range of between $117 million and $129 million, gross profit to be between $17 million and $19 million, net income to be between $9 million and $10 million, and basic and diluted earnings per share to be between $0.51 and $0.56.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call for institutional and retail investors at 8:30 am US Eastern Time (5:30 am US Pacific Time / 8:30 pm Beijing Time) on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, to discuss its quarterly results and recent business, operational and corporate activities.

To participate in the conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time:

China:                                    

400-120-0654

Hong Kong:                          

800-903-737

United States:                    

1-855-500-8701

International:                     

+65-6723-9385

Passcode:                             

2212 4989

A replay of this conference call will be available by dialing:

China:                                    

400-120-0932 / 800-870-0205

Hong Kong:                          

800-963-117

United States:                    

1-855-452-5696

International:                     

+61-2-8199-0299

Passcode:                             

2212 4989

The replay will be archived for fourteen days following the earnings announcement until August 27, 2013.

This conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties by clicking on http://www.orientpaperinc.com/. Please access the link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. A replay will be archived for one year shortly after the call by accessing the same link.

About Orient Paper, Inc.

Orient Paper, Inc. ("Orient Paper") is a leading paper manufacturer in North China. Using recycled paper as its primary raw material, Orient Paper produces and distributes three types of paper products namely, packaging paper (corrugating medium paper), offset printing paper, and other paper products, including digital photo paper, and household/tissue paper that the company is currently expanding into.

With production operations based in Baoding in North China's Hebei Province, Orient Paper is located strategically close to the Beijing and Tianjin region, home to a growing base of industrial and manufacturing activities and one of the largest markets for paper products consumption in the country.

Orient Paper's production facilities are controlled and operated by its wholly owned subsidiary Shengde Holdings, Inc., which in turn controls and operates Baoding Shengde Paper Co., Ltd., and Hebei Baoding Orient Paper Milling Co., Ltd for manufacturing digital photo, printing and packaging paper.

Founded in 1996, ONP has been listed on the NYSE MKT Board since December 2009. (Please visit http://www.orientpaperinc.com.)

Note 1: Production Facilities of Orient Paper


PM#

Paper Product

Designed Capacity (tonnes/year)

Location

PM1*

Corrugating medium paper

150,000

Xushui County, Baoding city, Hebei province

PM2

Offset printing paper

50,000

PM3

Offset printing paper

40,000

PM4

Digital photo paper

2,500

ONP's Headquarters Compound

PM5

Digital photo paper

2,500**

PM6

Corrugating medium paper

360,000

Xushui County, Baoding city, Hebei province

PM7*

Specialty paper

10,000

PM8*

Tissue paper

15,000

Economic Development Zone in Wei County, Hebei Province

PM9*

Tissue paper

15,000


*: Paper machines under renovation or under construction, or in the planning stage.

**: PM4 and PM5 have a total coating capacity of 2,500 tonnes per year.

Note 2:

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA

(Amounts expressed in US$)


(in millions)

For the Three Months Ended

June 30

For the Six Months Ended

June 30


2013

2012

2013

2012

Net income

$

3.6

$

3.6

$

4.0

$

8.3

Add: Income tax


1.3


1.3


1.1


3.1

Add: Net interest expense


0.2


0.2


0.4


0.4

Add: Depreciation and amortization


2.0


2.1


3.9


4.1

EBITDA

$

7.1

$

7.2

$

9.4


15.9

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, anticipated revenues from the digital photo paper business segment; the actions and initiatives of current and potential competitors; the Company's ability to introduce new products; the Company's ability to implement the planned capacity expansion of corrugate medium paper; market acceptance of new products; general economic and business conditions; the ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the companies and the industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

 


ORIENT PAPER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED

JUNE 30, 2013 AND 2012

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended



June 30,


June 30,



2013


2012


2013


2012










Revenues                                                         


$

33,038,512


$

35,521,672



52,785,168



69,930,671














Cost of Sales



(26,940,117)



(29,736,008)



(45,056,536)



(56,391,835)














Gross Profit



6,098,395



5,785,664



7,728,632



13,538,836














Selling, general and administrative 
   expenses



(886,556)



(686,130)



(1,773,722)



(1,730,802)














Income from Operations



5,211,839



5,099,534



5,954,910



11,808,034














Other Income (Expense):













Interest income



35,796



5,994



54,789



10,710

Interest expense



(252,393)



(220,761)



(478,718)



(425,635)














Income before Income Taxes



4,995,242



4,884,767



5,530,981



11,393,109














Provision for Income Taxes



(1,339,106)



(1,273,977)



(1,571,790)



(3,100,628)














Net Income



3,656,136



3,610,790



3,959,191



8,292,481














Other Comprehensive Income:


























Foreign currency translation
         adjustment



2,236,487



92,341



3,200,061



761,834














Total Comprehensive Income


$

5,896,623


$

3,703,131



7,159,252



9,054,315














Earnings Per Share:


























Basic and Fully Diluted Earnings per
   Share


$

0.20


$

0.20



0.21



0.45

Weighted Average Number of Shares













Outstanding - Basic and Fully Diluted



18,456,995



18,459,775



18,458,377



18,453,754

 

ORIENT PAPER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF JUNE 30, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012

(Unaudited)



June 30,


December 31,



2013


2012

ASSETS














Current Assets







Cash and cash equivalents


$

22,488,260


$

13,140,288

Restricted cash



-



1,585,138

Accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful
       accounts of $63,324 and $57,643 as of June 30,
       2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)



3,150,784



2,836,335

Inventories



13,452,703



15,104,101

Prepayments and other current assets



4,409,472



5,401,705








Total current assets



43,501,219



38,067,567








Prepayment on property, plant and equipment



1,477,354



1,445,645

Property, Plant, and Equipment



147,298,914



122,391,456

Deferred tax asset



982,681



941,646








Total Assets


$

193,260,168


$

162,846,324






















Current Liabilities







Short-term bank loans


$

4,049,763


$

3,962,844

Current portion of long-term debt from credit 
    union



5,855,958



4,168,912

Current obligations under capital lease



8,206,234



-

Accounts payable



1,193,562



1,012,906

Security deposit from related party



1,099,198



1,075,606

Notes payable



-



3,170,276

Accrued payroll and employee benefits



499,274



292,638

Other payables and accrued liabilities



2,219,276



1,262,284

Income taxes payables



1,088,358



1,255,457








Total current liabilities



24,211,623



16,200,923








Loan from credit union



-



1,561,361

Loan from a related party



2,366,020



2,315,239

Deferred gain on sale-leaseback



758,257



-

Long-term obligations under capital lease



16,243,120



-








Total liabilities



43,579,020



20,077,523








Commitments and Contingencies














Stockholders' Equity







Common stock, 500,000,000 shares authorized,
       $0.001 par value per share, 18,456,900 and
       18,459,775 shares issued and outstanding as of
       June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012,
       respectively



18,457



18,460

Additional paid-in capital



46,119,820



46,135,975

Statutory earnings reserve



5,963,960



5,963,960

Accumulated other comprehensive income



15,527,500



12,327,439

Retained earnings



82,051,411



78,322,967








Total stockholders' equity



149,681,148



142,768,801








Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity


$

193,260,168


$

162,846,324








 

ORIENT PAPER, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012




Six Months Ended



June 30,



2013


2012






Cash Flows from Operating Activities:





Net income


$

3,959,191


$

8,292,481

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by 
   operating activities







Depreciation and amortization



3,921,450



4,050,749

Allowance for/ (recovery from) bad debts



4,370



(16,875)

Stock-based expense for service received (reversed)



(16,158)



378,065

Deferred tax



(20,155)



-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







Accounts and notes receivable



(253,929)



806,855

Prepayments and other current assets



1,508,193



594,872

Inventories



1,961,617



1,478,010

Accounts payable



156,755



(2,045,625)

Notes payable



(3,205,385)



-

Accrued payroll and employee benefits



199,139



(73,871)

Other payables and accrued liabilities



1,125,684



1,247,500

Income taxes payable



(192,567)



(829,437)








Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities



9,148,205



13,882,724








Cash Flows from Investing Activities:







Prepayment/deposit for purchase of property, plant and
      equipment



(24,231,749)



(4,263,157)

Refund of prepayment for purchase of property, plant and
      equipment



-



3,111,240

Purchases of property, plant and equipment



(161,148)



(10,245,764)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment



-



-








Net Cash Used in Investing Activities



(24,392,897)



(11,397,681)








Cash Flows from Financing Activities:







Proceeds from related party loans



779,386



500,000

Repayment of related party loans



(779,386)



(700,000)

Proceeds from bank loans



-



1,979,696

Proceeds from sale-leaseback financing



24,158,461



-

Repayments of bank loans



-



(2,058,884)

Payment of lease obligation



(1,348,571)



-

Release of restricted cash



1,602,693



-

Dividend paid



(230,747)



(230,747)








Net Cash Provided by/ (Used in) Financing Activities



24,181,836



(509,935)








Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents



410,828



18,138








Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents



9,347,972



1,993,246








Cash and Cash Equivalents - Beginning of Period



13,140,288



4,165,446








Cash and Cash Equivalents - End of Period


$

22,488,260


$

6,158,692








Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:







Cash paid for interest


$

135,556


$

357,974

Cash paid for income taxes


$

1,784,515


$

3,930,064

SOURCE Orient Paper, Inc.



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