Ossen Innovation Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results To Host Conference call at 8:30 am ET on June 30, 2014

               

SHANGHAI, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. ("Ossen" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: OSN), a China-based manufacturer of an array of plain surface, rare earth and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials, today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

"I am pleased with Ossen's significant increase in revenue during this quarter," said Dr. Liang Tang, Chairman of Ossen Innovation. "We experienced year over year demand growth for our higher quality and more durable rare earth coated products. Although our margin was impacted by price competition, I am pleased to announce the addition of several new customers who placed large orders in the first quarter of 2014. We are striving to add more customers throughout the year, who continue to be drawn to our products' superior performance, durability and cost effectiveness, compared to our competitors," concluded Dr. Tang.

Financial Summary

(in millions ex- EPS)

Q1 2014

Q1 2013

Chg.

Revenue

$28.0

$14.6

+92%

Gross Profit

$2.6

$1.7

+56%

Net Income*

$0.5

$0.1

+550%

EPS

$0.02

$0.004

+400%

Shares Outstanding

19.9

19.9

0%


*Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.


First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014 Financial Results

Revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $28.0 million, up 92% from the same period a year ago. Sales of coated pre-stressed steel materials, including rare earth and zinc coated products, were approximately $26.5 million, up 105.4% compared to approximately $12.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. Sales of plain surface PC strands were $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $0.2 million compared to the prior year. The overall increase in revenue was primarily due to increased demand because of our ability to use lower grade raw material for rare earth coated steel products, enabling us to compete on price, as well as the addition of several new customers. The decrease in sales of plain surface products was due to the Company's strategy to focus more on the sales of rare earth coated products.

Gross profit was $2.6 million, a 56% increase from $1.7 million in the year ago period. Gross margin was 9.4% in the first quarter of 2014, down from 11.6% in the first quarter of 2013. Gross margin was lower primarily due to increased price competition and lower unit pricing of its coated products in the first quarter of 2014, in order to attract new customers.

Selling expenses increased by 146% to $0.1 million due to an increase in sales. General and administrative expenses increased 122% to $1.3 million, primarily due to increased R&D expenses. Operating income was approximately $1.2 million, an increase of 14.4% from the same period a year ago.

Net income attributable to Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. was $0.5 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to $0.1 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share were $0.02 versus $0.00 a year ago. The weighted average diluted shares outstanding were 19.9 million, unchanged from the year-ago period.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flows

Ossen had approximately $26.4 million of cash and restricted cash as of March 31, 2014 compared to $32.9 million at December 31, 2013. Total accounts receivable on March 31, 2014 decreased to $44.2 million from $48.2 million on December 31, 2013. The average accounts receivable days sales outstanding were 142 days for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 152 days for 2013. This decrease was primarily due to improved accounts receivable collection times and increased revenue in the first quarter.The balance of prepayments to suppliers of raw materials was $54.4 million as of March 31, 2014, an increase of $3.8 million compared with December 31, 2013. The increase was mainly due to prepayment for raw materials due to an anticipated increase in future sales. Inventories increased from $18.8 million at December 31, 2013 to $33.9 million at March 31, 2014, primarily due to an increase in raw materials for coated products. Total working capital was $87.1 million at March 31, 2014.

The Company experienced cash outflows from operations of $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to positive cash flows from operations of $9.1 for the same period of 2013. The primary reasons for the cash outflows from operations were an increase in inventories and advances to suppliers, partially offset by an increase in net income and a decrease in accounts receivable.

Cash flow used in financing activities was $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to cash flow used in financing activities of $7.8 million for the same period of 2013. The primary reasons for the decrease in cash used in financing activities was a decrease in the repayment of short-term bank loans and an increase in proceeds from short-term bank loans.

Business Updates and Outlook

On June 16, China's central bank made a targeted cut in the portion of deposits that banks need to keep on reserve. It trimmed the rate by half a percentage point for banks that lend to the rural sector and smaller companies. It is consistent with the Chinese central bank's objective of avoiding big stimulus that had been used in the past. We believe it is a positive signal in support of the economy and we expect that infrastructure spending will be selectively targeted at developing regions in Central and Western China.

The CPC Committee Political Bureau held a meeting on April 25 and discussed the current Chinese economic situation and development. The meeting announced that the government will accelerate the development of railroad in Central and Western China. In addition, currently a number of Development and Reform Commission departments in Western provinces are studying a number of new high speed rail projects, including high speed rail projects from ​​Guiyang to Zhengzhou, from Guiyang to Nanning, from Lanzhou to Yinchuan, from Lanzhou to Xi'an, and from Lanzhou to Taiyuan. We expect these projects should create additional bidding opportunities for us if they are successfully launched by the government.

We note several positive developments in the first part of 2014. Specifically:

  • In February 2014, Ossen was awarded the national title of 'outstanding foreign-invested enterprise.' This prestigious recognition is awarded by the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, a division of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. Separately, Ossen's two new products, 15.24 mm 1860 MPa coated steel strand and 7.0 mm 1670 MPa high performance zinc coated steel wire, received key new products identification from the Jiangxi Provincial Department of Science and Technology.
  • In March 2014, we announced that the Company's Jiujiang subsidiary, Ossen (Jiujiang) Steel Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., was recently honored as an 'Innovative Enterprise' in Jiangxi province. This recognition is awarded by the Jiangxi provincial government. In addition, Ossen (Jiujiang) Steel Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. was recognized as a 'First Class Export Enterprise' in Jiangxi province by the Jiangxi government agency.
  • In June 2014, we received new sales contracts to supply our coated steel wire for cables used for the construction of five bridges in South Korea, including the Saecheonnyeon bridge, Jangja bridge, Bubal bridge, Daedeok 2nd bridge and Gujeuk bridge. Product delivery is expected in June 2014.
  • In June 2014, Ossen (Jiujiang) Steel Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. applied for Major Scientific and Technological Innovation Title in Jiujiang City for the year 2014. It is to develop 5mm series zinc-aluminum rare earth coated bridge cables. Currently Science and Technology Bureau of Jiujiang City has recommended this project to Science and Technology Department of Jiangxi province. If this project is recognized as Major Scientific and Technological Innovation by the Science and Technology Department of Jiangxi province, Ossen (Jiujiang) will receive tax incentives and subsidy from the government.

Conference Call

To attend the call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted on dial-in, ask for "Ossen Innovation First Quarter 2014 Conference Call" or be prepared to utilize the conference ID.

Conference Call

Ossen Innovation First Quarter 2014 Conference Call

Date:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Time:

8:30 am Eastern Time, US

Conference Line Dial-In (U.S.):

+1-845-675-0437

International Toll Free:

United States: +1-866-519-4004
China, Domestic Mobile: 4006208038
China, Domestic: 8008190121

Conference ID:

64623766

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About Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells a wide variety of plain surface pre-stressed steel materials and rare earth coated and zinc coated pre-stressed steel materials. The Company's products are mainly used in the construction of bridges, as well as in highways and other infrastructure projects. Ossen has two manufacturing facilities located in Maanshan, Anhui Province, and Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province.

Safe Harbor Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks outlined in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F, as amended. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For more information, please contact:              

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.
Feng Peng, Chief Financial Officer
Email: feng.peng@ossencorp.com
Phone: +86 (21) 6888-8886
Web: www.osseninnovation.com

Investor Relations
FCC Group LLC
Phone: +1-347-850-7098
Email: ir@ossencorp.com

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




March 31,



December 31,



2014



2013



(Unaudited)




ASSETS






Current Assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$

762,242


$

1,139,450

Restricted cash


25,683,669



31,783,670

Notes receivable – bank acceptance notes


4,867,601



2,421,581

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of
$1,251,115 and $1,336,177 at March 31, 2014 and December
31,2013, respectively


44,208,748



48,200,076

Inventories


33,863,234



18,750,770

Advance to suppliers


54,426,353



50,614,815

Other current assets


2,633,153



3,447,886

Notes receivable from related party – bank acceptance notes


-



12,915,099

  Total Current Assets


166,445,000



169,273,347

Property, plant and equipment, net


8,141,594



8,458,121

Land use rights, net


4,294,538



4,297,849

TOTAL ASSETS

$

178,881,132


$

182,029,317

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




March 31,



December 31,



2014



2013



(Unaudited)




LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY






Current Liabilities






Notes payable – bank acceptance notes

$

43,459,566


$

50,990,427

Short-term bank loans


29,043,354



27,283,147

Accounts payable


347,889



503,944

Customer deposits


4,970,260



2,908,271

Income tax payable


409,198



232,541

Other payables and accrued expenses


937,303



1,549,748

Due to related party


95,633



16,911

Due to shareholder


100,000



50,000

  Total Current Liabilities


79,363,203



83,534,989

TOTAL LIABILITIES


79,363,203



83,534,989





EQUITY




Shareholders' Equity






Ordinary shares, $0.01 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized,
20,000,000 shares issued; 19,901,959 shares outstanding as of
March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively


200,000



200,000

Additional paid-in capital


33,971,455



33,971,455

Statutory reserve


4,680,101



4,615,699

Retained earnings


41,936,309



41,518,259

Treasury stock, at cost: 98,041 shares as of March 31, 2014 and
December 31, 2013, respectively


 

(96,608)



(96,608)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


8,141,882



7,646,562

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


88,833,139



87,855,367

Non-controlling interest


10,684,790



10,638,961

TOTAL EQUITY


99,517,929



98,494,328

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

178,881,132


$

182,029,317

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,



2014



2013







REVEUNUES

$

28,036,908


$

14,592,753

COST OF GOODS SOLD


25,392,916



12,900,737

GROSS PROFIT


2,643,992



1,692,016

Selling expenses


108,438



44,075

General and administrative expenses


1,339,531



602,707

  Total Operating Expenses


1,447,969



646,782







INCOME FROM OPERATIONS


1,196,023



1,045,234

Financial expenses, net


(700,735)



(904,173)

Other income, net


168,265



44,391

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX


663,553



185,452

INCOME TAX


(135,272)



(85,270)

NET INCOME


528,281



100,182

LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST


45,829



26,143

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST


482,452



74,039

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME






Foreign currency translation gain


495,320



510,447

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


495,320



510,447

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

$

977,772


$

584,486







EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE






Basic and diluted

$

0.02


$

0.004

WEIGHTED AVERAGE ORDINARY SHARES  OUTSTANDING






Basic and diluted


19,901,959



19,901,959

 


OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY

(Unaudited)










Total Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. Shareholders' Equity








Ordinary Shares

$0.01 Par Value


Treasury Stock



Additional Paid-in Capital



Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income



Statutory Reserve



Retained
Earnings



Non Controlling
 Interest



Total


Shares

Amount


Shares

Amount













Balance at December 31, 2013

20,000,000


200,000


(98,041)

(96,608)

33,971,455

7,646,562


4,615,699



41,518,259



10,638,961



98,494,328

Net income

-


-


-

-



-



-



-



482,452



45,829



528,281

Transfer to statutory reserve

-


-


-

-



-



-



64,402



(64,402)



-



-

Foreign currency translation adjustment

-


-


 

-

 

-



-



495,320



 

-



-



-



495,320

Balance at March 31, 2014

20,000,000

$

200,000


(98,041)

$

(96,608)

$

33,971,455

$

8,141,882


$

4,680,101


$

41,936,309


$

10,684,790


$

99,517,929

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:







 Net income


$

528,281


$

100,182

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







 Depreciation and amortization



388,213



384,490

 Share-based compensation expense






-

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:







(Increase) Decrease In:







 Accounts receivable



3,991,328



7,598,791

 Inventories



(15,112,464)



(6,346,785)

 Advance to suppliers



(3,811,538)



5,061,431

 Other current assets



814,733



39,668

 Notes receivable - bank acceptance notes



(2,446,020)



394,079

 Notes receivable from related party - bank acceptance notes



12,915,099



1,830,208

 Accounts receivable from related party



-



(2,625,082)

Increase (Decrease) In:







 Accounts payable



(156,056)



25,822

 Customer deposits



2,061,988



3,259,299

 Income tax payable



176,656



(337,907)

 Other payables and accrued expenses



(612,444)



(297,020)

 Due to related party



78,722



-

 Due to shareholder



50,000



-

Net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities



(1,133,502)



9,087,176








CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:







 Purchases of plant and equipment



(1,150)



(12,671)

Net cash used in investing activities



(1,150)



(12,671)

 

OSSEN INNOVATION CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31,




2014



2013

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:







 Decrease in restricted cash



6,100,001



6,561,343

 Proceeds from short-term bank loans



8,336,466



6,049,607

 Repayments of short-term bank loans



(6,701,865)



(12,177,826)

 Proceeds from notes payable-bank acceptance notes



15,365,252



14,487,216

 Repayment of notes payable-bank acceptance notes



(23,211,338)



(22,765,625)

Net cash used in financing activities



(111,484)



(7,845,285)








INCREASE/(DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



(1,246,136)



1,229,220

 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash



868,927



879,543

 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period



1,139,451



1,996,764

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD


$

762,242


$

4,105,527








SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION







Cash paid during the periods:







 Income taxes paid


$

241,679


$

389,179

 Interest paid


$

572,627


$

899,973

Non-cash transactions:







Appropriation to statutory reserve


$

64,402


$

45,706

SOURCE Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.



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